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Nov 18

Danica Patrick to end racing career at Indianapolis 500

The first woman to win an Indy car race

Danica Patrick will end her racing career at the 102nd Indianapolis 500.Danica Patrick plans to return to the Verizon IndyCar Series and race in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May 2018, the final start in her barrier-breaking career as a race driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Hinchcliffe takes personal interest in ‘Stop the Bleed’ initiative

Stop the Bleed

James Hinchcliffe knows something about life-threatening bleeding, so the Verizon IndyCar Series driver was eager to help when asked to promote the national “Stop the Bleed” campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

Newgarden earns right to drive car No. 1 in 2018

No word yet on what car number Pagenaud will drive

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden earned the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship on the racetrack, winning four races in the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet on the way to his first title in his sixth season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 01

Kanaan, Cowdin look to bring winning chemistry to AJ Foyt Racing

The driver-engineer relationship is paramount to success in the Verizon IndyCar Series

Larry Foyt, Eric Cowdin, Tony Kanaan, and A.J. FoytIt’s been proven time after time. If the length of that relationship is any indicator, AJ Foyt Racing is sitting pretty for 2018 with Tony Kanaan driving the team’s No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet and Eric Cowdin as his engineer.

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Oct 27

Honda aero kit test at IMS offers glimpse into Indy 500’s future

“On ovals, it’s been such a smooth transition (from the previous car)” – Hinchcliffe

James HinchcliffeJames Hinchcliffe says he learns something every time he gets to get behind the wheel of his Verizon IndyCar Series car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Hinchcliffe, Wickens form all-Canadian lineup for Schmidt Peterson

Hinchcliffe has renewed his contract with the Indianapolis-based team with a multiyear extension

James Hinchcliffe and Robert WickensSchmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today its lineup for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season that will feature an all-Canadian driving duo of James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

2018 INDYCAR schedule builds on consistency, adds Portland event (+video)

Take a look at the venues hosting races in 2018

2018 Verizon IndyCar Series ScheduleConsistency and stability, plus the return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest, highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule that again contains 17 races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

Manufacturer testing period begins (+video)

Team Chevy’s two-car effort visited Road America with Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske and Spencer Pigot of Ed Carpenter Racing

Spencer PigotVerizon IndyCar Series engine manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda continued the learning process of working with the new universal aerodynamic body kits that will debut in 2018 with one day tests at Road America and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 04

Championship dream realized, Newgarden ready to carry banner

Like any young driver, Josef Newgarden dreamed of winning a Verizon IndyCar Series championship

Josef NewgardenHe didn’t know if or when that would happen. Now that it has in his first season with Team Penske, the accomplishment has enhanced the 26-year-old Tennessean’s perspective on being a champion, his personal growth and the influential role bestowed upon him as an energetic ambassador representing the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Fisher takes pride in helping put Newgarden on title path

For Fisher – the former driver and team owner who now pilots the pace car at races – the moment was a long time coming.

Sarah Fisher and Josef NewgardenThe confetti rained on the Verizon IndyCar Series’ newest champion, Josef Newgarden, at Sonoma Raceway on Sept. 17. As it did, Sarah Fisher also enjoyed the celebration. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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