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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013 file photo, Will Power (12), of Australia, races towards victory in the IndyCar auto race at the Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, Calif. IndyCar has reached a multi-year agreement with Verizon that will make the telecommunications giant the title sponsor of the series.  Verizon replaces former title sponsor Izod and its sponsorship of what will now be known as the Verizon IndyCar Series launches with the March 30 season opening race. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013 file photo, Will Power (12), of Australia, races towards victory in the IndyCar auto race at the Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, Calif. IndyCar has reached a multi-year agreement with Verizon that will make the telecommunications giant the title sponsor of the series. Verizon replaces former title sponsor Izod and its sponsorship of what will now be known as the Verizon IndyCar Series launches with the March 30 season opening race. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

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