- Will Power won in Sonoma after Scott Dixon was penalized for hitting Power's crew member in the pits. Dixon claimed the crew member was intentionally trying to slow down Dixon's exit, but things stood.
- Simon Pagenaud won in Baltimore in a crash filled event, particularly when on one restart, Power either didn't see Dixon or hit him intentionally. Either way, both cars were out and the bad blood continued.
- Helio Castroneves's points lead increased to 39 over Dixon, with Pagenaud in 3rd 70 back. Ryan Hunter-Reay had an electrical problem in Baltimore that essentially eliminated him.
- First the bad off-track news: Izod has announced they are out of IndyCar at the end of the year, meaning the series must look for a new title sponsor. Also, the Baltimore race has been cancelled the next two years due to date conflicts, which likely signals the death knell for that event.
- The biggest Silly Season move shocked everyone. Juan Pablo Montoya, let go by Ganassi's NASCAR team, has been signed by Penske for a 3rd IndyCar ride for 2014. This puts the Penske-Ganassi rivalry in overdrive, and gives IndyCar fans a villain for next year.
- Not to be outdone, Ganassi filled its fourth slot for next year: reigning Indy 500 champ Tony Kanaan. A team of Dario-Dixon-Kimball-TK is going to be pretty formidable.
- In an even bigger shocker, Ganassi announced that they would switch to Chevy power next season. They are the first team to switch their engine partner.
- The other big piece of the Silly Season puzzle, James Hinchcliffe, will likely be choosing between staying at Andretti Autosport and going to KV Racing. GoDaddy is not continuing its sponsorship, so the two teams and racing to get the package ready.
- Finally, the most controversial move of all, the series will run a race on the Indianapolis road course to start the month of May. Some think its worth a shot, others think it's a huge risk and will hurt the 500. I'm honestly not sure. The series needs to try things, so hopefully it works out. At some point though, they need to think outside the Indianapolis area.
Yes, I said races. This is the third doubleheader weekend of the season, and with just one race to go after this, it's a big one for the championship. Helio has a nice lead, but if Dixon or Pagenaud can win both races (as Dixon did in Toronto), it could tighten up very quickly. Helio is already behind the 8-ball after a poor qualifying effort for race 1. He will start back in 21st. His rivals, meanwhile, will start on the second row: Dixon 3rd and Pagenaud 4th. The front row will be Takuma Sato, Foyt's first pole since 1999, and Will Power. It appears to be difficult to pass on this course, so Helio could have his work cut out for him in Race 1.