As a Rookie Power Wanted the 500 Milk; Ten Years Later…

first_img SHARE By Andy Eubank – May 28, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleDoud Says USTR Is Searching For More Trade Opportunities Outside of NAFTANext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 29, 2018 Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News As a Rookie Power Wanted the 500 Milk; Ten Years Later He… As a Rookie Power Wanted the 500 Milk; Ten Years Later He Makes it Happen Facebook Twitter Will-Power-the-rookieSunday veteran driver Will Power won the 102nd Indianapolis 500-mile race. Power’s post-race emotions showed what Indy has come to mean to the racer who first started to understand the “Month of May” ten years ago. He spoke with Hoosier Ag Today in 2008 at American Dairy Association Indiana’s rookie luncheon.“It feels really good,” he said then. “It’s been a huge month and I didn’t realize until the first day how big this event really is. I’m a bit anxious and I can’t wait until Sunday. It’s going to be a big event for me.”In the intervening years, Power has truly become one of the powers in IndyCar, winning 51 poles, 37 races, and the IndyCar series championship in 2014. He even won the road course, the INDYCAR Grand Prix, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this May. But, the ultimate success of winning the Indy 500 has remained elusive, to the point that it seemed to define Will Power’s career. An elite driver and champion, but no Indy 500. Lacking that win has dogged many an Indy driver. Look no further than the Andretti’s, Michael and Marco.The win Sunday was team owner Roger Penske’s 17th Indianapolis 500 title. Power’s first 500 title secures for Penske what he seeks from all of his IndyCar drivers.At that rookie event a decade ago, Power tried to grasp what the drink of milk would mean to him if he won that race.“I tell you, that would be a very lucky day for us. Obviously, there’s some very fast drivers and teams at the front, but as you know anything can happen at this event and I’ll be doing my best. If I ended up at the front that would be the biggest thing that ever happened in my career.”As meaningful as it seemed to be to that rookie, the enormity appeared to have multiplied ten-fold this Memorial Day weekend for the decorated veteran who finally drank and poured Indiana milk in victory circle and then took an emotional trip around IMS as an Indy 500 champion.(Picture: Milk Woman and dairy farmer Kim Minich of LaPorte, IN delivered the bottle and celebrates with 2018 Indy 500 winner Will Power. Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway)last_img read more


Arsenal identify Emiliano Martinez replacement as Mikel Arteta sanctions sale of FA Cup hero

first_img Mikel Arteta discusses changes at ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:46FullscreenMikel Arteta discusses changes at Arsenal is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Michael Owen makes prediction for Arsenal v Liverpool Community Shield clashMORE: Mikel Arteta makes Willian and William Saliba promise to Arsenal fansFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Martinez wants to be the starting stopper (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are ready to cash in on Emiliano Martinez and have already identified a replacement, reports say.Martinez shone for Arsenal at the end of the season having stepped up to replace the injured Bernd Leno and lifted the FA Cup with his team-mates at Wembley at the start of the month.The Argentine is determined to be a No.1 goalkeeper and is prepared to pursue that aim away from Arsenal.The Athletic claim Mikel Arteta and his staff still consider German stopper Leno their starting goalkeeper and the head coach is prepared to offload Martinez.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal think the 25-year-old could fetch £20million in the transfer market, although Martinez is hopeful the Gunners’ asking price will not block his exit.AdvertisementAdvertisementMartinez would like Arsenal to take a hit on his transfer fee if needs be, considering he is the longest serving player at the club.Having signed a six-year deal in 2016 worth £20,000 a week, Martinez and his team have been pushing for a better contract. Coral BarryFriday 28 Aug 2020 5:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisement Commentcenter_img Arsenal identify Emiliano Martinez replacement as Mikel Arteta sanctions sale of FA Cup hero Martinez won the FA Cup with Arsenal last season (Picture: Getty)Martinez would expect Arsenal chiefs to follow through on their promise of a salary bump by handing over a bonus before he joins another club.While the future of Martinez is now unclear, Arteta is keen to sign Brentford’s David Raya as his replacement.Arsenal have been tracking the Spanish goalkeeper for some time and he has received glowing reviews from Gunners coach Inaki Cana, who worked with Raya at Brentford.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityRaya also qualifies as a homegrown player after coming through Blackburn Rovers’ youth ranks.Ahead of Arsenal’s Community Shield clash with Liverpool, Arteta was asked whether he thought he could keep Leno and Martinez happy. He said: ‘I don’t want to keep them both happy, I want the one that is not playing to be upset. ‘But upset and then challenge the next player to make him better, or if not, earn his place to do that. It’s not easy to do that.’ Advertisementlast_img read more