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Reigning IndyCar champion Will Power smashed his year-old track record in grabbing pole position for the season-ending Grand Prix of Sonoma. "I’m really stoked," said Australia's Power, who is fourth in the title chase led by Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya. "Lots of points on the table," added Power -- a three-time winner on the 2.385-mile (3.84-kilometer), 12-turn Sonoma road course in California.
New Orleans remembered the dead and celebrated its painstaking comeback from disaster, a decade after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the "Big Easy" leaving devastation and chaos in its wake. New Orleans was plunged into a nightmarish scene of death and looting after Katrina barreled her way through and government help was painfully slow to come, something which still rankles in the city. "New Orleans will be unbowed and unbroken.