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Jul 16

Newgarden captures Honda Indy Toronto for Second win of 2017

Full-course caution allowed Newgarden to take the lead when other front-runners pitted under yellow

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden capitalized on fortunate pit strategy to drive to victory in today’s Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th Verizon IndyCar Series race of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 14

Pagenaud posts fastest lap of second Toronto practice

Teammate Will Power who won the 2016 Toronto race was second

Simon PagenaudSimon Pagenaud paced today’s second practice for the Honda Indy Toronto, leading the stable of four Team Penske drivers in the top seven on the session’s time sheet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 10

Castroneves ends victory drought, climbs fence at Iowa

The victory drought is finally over for Helio Castroneves

Helio CastronevesNow his chase toward a first Verizon IndyCar Series championship is in high gear. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner ended a three-year, 54-race streak without a win by taking the checkered flag today in the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway.

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Jul 04

Documentary will let Dixon’s greatness shine through

“It’s funny, he has a whole entourage of people (following him)” – Kanaan

Scott DixonFor someone who has earned the spotlight with his tremendous racing achievements, Scott Dixon certainly doesn’t like to bask in it. But with each added accomplishment on track, the glare of success shines brighter on the Chip Ganassi Racing star. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 26

Dixon captures prized win at Road America, adds to career lore (updated)

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver checked that box today, winning the KOHLER Grand Prix

Scott DixonOne outstanding prize eluding Scott Dixon in his illustrious Indy car career was a win at Road America’s picturesque and lightning-fast permanent road course.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 25

Kanaan’s consecutive starts streak began 16 years ago today

In his 20th Indy car season

Tony KanaanLong considered INDYCAR’s iron man, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan holds the reputation as one of the most physically fit and durable drivers in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 22

Pagenaud nominated for 2017 ESPY Best Driver Award

The annual ESPN awards show airs at 8 p.m. ET July 12 and will be hosted by retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning

Simon PagenaudSimon Pagenaud, who drove to an impressive Verizon IndyCar Series championship last year, has been nominated for a 2017 ESPY Award in the Best Driver category.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Mann on the move, already working toward 2018 Indy 500

Prep for next year’s Indianapolis 500 began the moment her race ended this year

Pippa MannIt was perfectly understandable if Pippa Mann pulled off her helmet and decided to kick back for a while after driving to a 17th-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be a grind, not to mention the 12-month effort it took for Mann to get there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 15

Kanaan enjoying rookie feeling at 24 Hours of Le Mans

At 42 years old and in his 20th season racing Indy cars, Tony Kanaan likes the feeling of being a rookie again

2017-06-04-0216The Chip Ganassi Racing driver is in France this week to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time. As if the pressure of competing in the world’s most prestigious endurance sports car race wasn’t enough, Kanaan is filling in for injured Sebastien Bourdais on the defending GTE class champion team in the No. 68 Ford GT.

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Jun 11

Power claims ‘Texas-style’ win in frantic Rainguard Water Sealers 600

By the stat book, Will Power’s 180 laps led and win in the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 may seem mundan

Will PowerBut to anyone who watches it was anything but, as Power claimed his 31st career Indy car win and second at Texas Motor Speedway. Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet) led Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan (No. 10 NTT Data Honda) and teammate Simon Pagenaud (No. 1 DXC Technology Chevrolet) to the checkered flag in the ninth race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

Dallara selected to provide Verizon IndyCar Series’ universal bodywork kit in 2018 (+video)

The universal kit to be used by all teams next season was a collaboration between INDYCAR and Dallara

DallaraINDYCAR announced that longtime partner Dallara Automobili will manufacture the universal bodywork kit that will fit the current Dallara IR-12 chassis for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 04

How sweep it is! Rahal wins two at Belle Isle

But it was no Sunday afternoon cruise

Graham Rahal, Josef Newgarden, and Will PowerWith his second win in as many days, Graham Rahal completed a near-perfect weekend at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 03

Rahal owns the day with pole, win at Belle Isle

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Honda) recovered from a spin on the opening lap to finish third

Graham Rahal and James HinchcliffeJust hours after scoring his third career pole with a new track record lap, Graham Rahal took the point today and dominated en route to victory in Dual 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. It is Rahal’s fifth career Indy car win and first since Texas last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 30

Sato’s life comes full circle with first oval win at Indianapolis 500

“I didn’t realize it was the Indianapolis 500, but now I can tell you 100 percent (that it was)” – Sato

Takuma SatoTakuma Sato first watched the Indianapolis 500 on television when he was 6 or 7 years old. He didn’t know at the time he was watching the race he would one day win.

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May 28

Takuma Sato wins 101st Indianapolis 500

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

2017-05-21477a9108Much of the focus for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was on a Formula One driver competing for Andretti Autosport, but it was another former F1 pilot who took the checkered flag in today’s race.

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May 26

Castroneves paces Miller Lite Carb Day practice in final Indy 500 tune-up

Followed by Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan

2017-05-28-2493It has been eight years since Helio Castroneves claimed victory at the Indianapolis 500, but the Brazilian made his case for a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 win by setting the fastest lap of Miller Lite Carb Day practice today in final preparations for Sunday’s 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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May 25

New images of ‘NEXT’ car for Verizon IndyCar Series unveiled

The newest images give more definition to the sleek and bold look of the universal aerodynamic bodywork kit

New 2018 Aero Kit Concept RenderingINDYCAR has released the “NEXT” concept images of the car that will be used by all Verizon IndyCar Series competitors in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

Indy 500: Scott Dixon scores Indy 500 Pole at 232.164 Mph

Bourdais medical update

Scott DixonFollowing a brief delay for track drying after morning showers, final practice and preparations got underway for Day 2 of qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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May 20

Bourdais fastest in Indy 500 ‘Fast Friday’ practice

As expected, “Fast Friday” lived up to its billing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sebastien BourdaisSpeeds crested in the final practice day prior to weekend qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, despite 2.5 hours of track time lost to midday rain. When the checkered flag waved to conclude practice, Sebastien Bourdais had the fastest lap of the day and week, at 233.116 mph. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

Carpenter defies winds to lead Indianapolis 500 Third practice day

Team owner/driver Ed Carpenter posted the fastest of 408 total laps turned by 21 drivers

Ed CarpenterStrong, gusting winds limited running by teams on the third day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, but a number of competitors persevered and logged important fact-finding laps. Read the rest of this entry »

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