IndyCar news bits

Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power are nominees to win Best Driver honors at the 23rd ESPY Awards, which will be telecast at 8 p.m. ET today on ABC. Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay won prestigious Best Driver accolades the past two years. … With his runner-up showing in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250, Team Penske's Helio Castroneves finished second for the 38th time in his career, breaking a tie with Bobby Rahal for second on the Indy car roll of runner-up finishes since 1946. Mario Andretti leads the list with 56 bridesmaid performances. … CFH Racing driver Luca Filippi and his wife, Elisa, welcomed their first child into the world on July 14, when daughter Mia was born. … Austin Cindric, 16-year-old son of Team Penske president Tim Cindric, will make his ARCA Racing Series stock car debut July 17 as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 race weekend. … AutoZone will serve as an associate sponsor on Montoya's Team Penske car at Iowa.

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