Newman’s 18th career victory was his second at Phoenix
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Everyone had their checklists, some longer than others, and all left with more information than when they arrived
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams wrapped up a two-day organizational test here at Phoenix Raceway on Wednesday, and now all that data is in the hands of laptop-wielding engineers.
Kyle Busch will head to the South Florida track to try to defend his 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title as well. And Kevin Harvick won’t be competing for the title for the first time since NASCAR debuted its elimination Chase format in 2014. Needing a victory to advance, as it turned out, Harvick finished fourth in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Following an 11-year absence, INDYCAR returned to the oval in the desert this past season
Following a successful return to the iconic Phoenix International Raceway during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, five driver/car combinations tested Tuesday on the mile oval in Avondale, Ariz., in an effort to make the 2017 race even more exciting.
Four times four rings. Audi dominated prodceedings in third free practice at the Red Bull Ring
Once again, Edoardo Mortara (1:22.654 minutes) concluded the session as the best-placed driver of his manufacturer. Neither his fellow Audi driver Jamie Green (1:22.759 minutes) nor the Phoenix duo of Timo Scheider (1:22.805 minutes) and Mike Rockenfeller (1:22.857 minutes) were able to beat the Italian’s time.
In the heat of the desert, the “Ice Man” lived up to his nickname by remaining cool all the way to Victory Lane
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon won the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway under caution after rookie Alexander Rossi made contact with the wall two laps from the finish of the 250-lap event. It was the first career win at PIR for both Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (in any race series).
Pole sitter Helio Castroneves posted the best lap in the practice
The usual suspects led the final practice for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix as the sun set on Phoenix International Raceway, but it may have been the driver who was 12th on the speed chart that had the most important session.
Missing the most of the early session didn’t affect Helio Castroneves too much
The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner made up for lost time by setting the fastest lap in the final three-hour session of the Verizon IndyCar Series Test in the West, a two-day promoter test at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Test in the West is already bringing out the best in Team Penske. Record best.
Helio Castroneves led four Team Penske drivers in the top six after the first session of the Phoenix International Raceway promoter test Feb. 26, with a lap time that unofficially eclipsed the track record on the 1.022-mile short oval.
Ryan Hunter-Reay remembers vividly when he caught the bug to race Indy cars.
The 35-year-old Andretti Autosport driver, who won the 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series championship and 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, gladly recounted the story as part of a special roundtable discussion at the Arizona Concours d’Elegance in Phoenix featuring a quartet of Indy 500 winners.
The No. 4 driver led a race-high 224 laps in the desert
Yes, the best car won Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway — but one-man juggernaut Kevin Harvick had to hold off charging Jamie McMurray on the final restart with 12 laps left to notch his fourth straight victory at the one-mile track.
PIR will work with NASCAR to enhance ‘impact-absorbing technologies’
Phoenix International Raceway, which will host the second leg of NASCAR’s West Coast trip, announced Wednesday that it will install a tire barrier in time for next weekend’s tripleheader.
Harvick, Hamlin, Logano and Newman make up final four Chasers
A victory at Phoenix—and a dominating one at that—was exactly what Kevin Harvick needed to keep his hopes for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship alive.
Kevin Harvick dominates in Phoenix win
In a race that began with an air of inevitability as thick as the storm clouds that pelted Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday night, Kevin Harvick survived a succession of late restarts to win Sunday’s The Profit on CNBC 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.