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Sep 14

Zach Veach named to drive Andretti Autosport entry in 2018

Veach made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut earlier in April

Zach VeachAndretti Autosport announced today that Zach Veach will drive the team’s fourth entry in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 22-year-old will pilot the team’s No. 26 Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Zachary Claman DeMelo to drive second Rahal entry at Sonoma

Claman DeMelo, 19, finished fifth in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires standings this season

Zachary Claman De MeloRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced that Zachary Claman DeMelo will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in a second entry for the team at the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sept. 17. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 03

Rossi wins at Watkins Glen as championship takes wild turn (updated)

Rossi won the 60-lap race at Watkins Glen International from the pole

Alexander RossiAlexander Rossi completed a dream weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen, as the Verizon IndyCar Series championship competition took a dramatic turn with but one race remaining on the schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Rossi’s last-effort dash secures first INDYCAR pole position

A day after it was announced he would return to Andretti Autosport next season

Alexander RossiAlexander Rossi’s weekend of great news continued today when he won the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Familiar name tops Watkins Glen practice chart: Dixon

Dixon topped the end-of-day speed chart on Watkins Glen International’s iconic road course

Scott DixonPractice day is complete for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen and – surprise, surprise – Scott Dixon is atop the leaderboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 31

Rossi believes Alonso would be challenged, happy in Indycar

He speaks from experience

Fernando AlonsoAlexander Rossi is one whose opinion holds merit when talking about drivers from Formula One trying their hand in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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Aug 27

Newgarden’s bold pass carries him to Gateway victory

The Team Penske driver won by 0.6850 of a second over Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden made a daring pass for the lead 30 laps from the finish of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline and drove on to his third win in the last four Verizon IndyCar Series races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 21

Power recovers to repeat as ABC Supply 500 winner

Will Power kept telling himself to not give up. They wound up being winning words.

Will PowerPower overcame numerous obstacles to get to the front today in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, then held off charging Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden to win the Verizon IndyCar Series race for a second straight year.

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Aug 20

Medical update on Verizon IndyCar Series driver Hunter-Reay

The Andretti Autosport driver is released from the hospital and will be re-evaluated Sunday morning

Ryan Hunter-ReayVerizon IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was evaluated at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania, today for injuries to his left hip and knee sustained in a crash in qualifying for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.

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Aug 17

Bourdais cleared to return to racing

Bourdais was involved in a crash during an Indianapolis 500 qualifying

Sebastien Bourdais on trackVerizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to resume driving by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, following his recovery from injuries sustained in a crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifications. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Gateway’s smooth new surface has drivers itching to race

If early impressions prove correct, Gateway Motorsports Park is ready for a grand return to the Verizon IndyCar Series

Helio CastronevesEight drivers, one representing each of the eight fulltime entrants currently racing in the series, tested at the 1.25-mile oval, which underwent a complete repave this summer.

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Aug 02

Universal Aero Kit passes another test, this one on road course

Developed by chassis supplier Dallara

Oriol ServiaOne thing is certain following another successful test of the new Verizon IndyCar Series universal aero kit: Any misconception of drivers not earning their keep in the cockpit will be put to rest in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

Bourdais confident he’s ready to race after successful Mid-Ohio test…

For those on the outside, the 10 weeks it took Sebastien Bourdais to get back in an Indy car flew by

Sebastien Bourdais

The Dale Coyne Racing driver gets back in an Indy car for the first time since his qualifying attempt crash at the Indianapolis 500, turning more than 80 laps at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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Jul 29

Hunter-Reay leans on lessons learned to persevere

“I’ll be there, I’ll be ready for it. I’ll be right at the front.”

Ryan Hunter-ReayNot that long ago, the patience of intensely competitive Ryan Hunter-Reay was tested to the extreme in a Verizon IndyCar Series season going nowhere fast. Or, maybe more accurately, not so fast. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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