IndyCar 2014 points leader Will Power has a name my wife refused to believe was real. He’s regarded by many as aloof, even arrogant.
His behavior after Race 1 in Houston this weekend would suggest otherwise. After a day in which he failed to make it out of the first round of qualifying, started the race 18th (his worst spot on the grid in more than a year), and finished P14, he was leaving the team paddock at about 6 pm. Half a dozen families, each with anywhere from one to three kids, were waiting.
He could have gone out the back door. He could have gotten on a scooter and ridden away. He could have just waved them off. But instead, without realizing he was being watched by anyone, he walked comfortably towards them and proceeded to sign anything anybody had brought with them, took pictures with whatever combination of kids and grownups was requested, and didn’t stop until everyone had gotten what they wanted.