Tag Archive: Verizon IndyCar Series

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

Toronto debut for Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires

Mazda-owned series hits the Streets in Toronto as part of Verizon IndyCar Series event

Patrick Gallagher scores Road America Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup victory by .0263-secondWhile the cars are as similar as possible, the tracks on the 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires schedule are very different. For the first time in series history, the Global MX-5 Cup championship will take to the streets of Toronto as part of the huge Verizon IndyCar Series race event this weekend.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

Pagenaud sends speedy reminder in final Iowa practice

“I think it’s a little tricky out there right now” – Pagenaud

Simon PagenaudConsidering he’s the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and sits second in the current point standings, Simon Pagenaud’s name hasn’t drawn much attention through the first 10 races of the 2017 season Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 06

Iowa’s Bullring doesn’t make driver picks any easier

If there’s one word that’s defined the Verizon IndyCar Series season so far, it would have to be “inconsistency.”

Iowa Speedway LogoThat’s good for racing – wheel-to-wheel competitiveness – but bad for fantasy picks. There’s been a bit too much luck and not enough sample size to really figure out the patterns that we’ll likely see by the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

Honda finds fix for what was plaguing its IndyCar engines

“It’s not saying we won’t have more failures, but we won’t have that failure anymore.”

HondaScott Dixon’s win June 25 in the KOHLER Grand Prix gave Honda its sixth victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season, in what’s shaping up to be quite the competition with manufacturer Chevrolet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 25

Rossi fast, but victim of more bad luck in Road America

“One of these days it will all fall into place. It’s not like we aren’t quick.”

2017-05-21477a8237 After some mechanical troubles in qualifying, Alexander Rossi knew he needed a bold plan to move up the charts from P15 on the grid. 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 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 06

Andretti Autosport Texas preview

Verizon IndyCar Series – Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Andretti Autosport logoUp next on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule is a race in No Limits, Texas, at the 1.5-mile oval of Texas Motor Speedway. This historically fast and thrilling race is known to test the limits of both man and machine while the field races under the lights for an opportunity to be crowned with a 10-gallon hat.

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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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Jun 03

Castroneves, Rahal trade top spot in Belle Isle practices

Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit presented by Lear

Helio CastronevesIt has been three years since Helio Castroneves visited victory lane in the Verizon IndyCar Series, but the Brazilian veteran looks to be a contender for victory after a strong practice day at the Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit presented by Lear. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

Verizon IndyCar Series: Andretti Autosport Detroit Motor City preview

Dual in Detroit preview

Andretti Autosport logoFor Rounds 7 and 8 of Verizon IndyCar Series competition, the field heads to the backyard of the American automotive industry for a double-header weekend in the Motor City. Coming off IndyCar’s biggest month of the season, the action packed weekend in Detroit will continue to show the diversity of America’s premiere league of open-wheel racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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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.

Flagworld photo album

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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 17

Electrical gremlins continue to haunt Hinchcliffe in Indy 500 practice

Hinchcliffe said that the team still is unsure what the issue is

James HinchcliffeIt’s not been the best pair of days for defending Indianapolis 500 pole sitter and Verizon IndyCar Series star James Hinchcliffe. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

Pagenaud sets sights on repeating as Indycar Grand Prix Winner

He’s the Frenchman driving a fluorescent freight train

Simon PagenaudIt’s impossible to miss Simon Pagenaud, not just because his No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet is Day-Glo yellow. The defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion is leading the points standings again entering Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and is beginning to distance himself from competitors when running up front. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 03

Daly sets pace in valuable series open test at Gateway Motorsports Park

Daly said the egg-shaped oval drives more like a road course, which is fine with him

Conor DalyVerizon IndyCar Series open test at Gateway Motorsports Park provided a glowing example of what happens when INDYCAR, its teams, drivers and a racetrack work together for the good of all. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

Castroneves sentimental on return to Gateway for open test

Helio Castroneves is one driver who holds very special memories for the track

Helio CastronevesThe Verizon IndyCar Series prepares for its anticipated return to Gateway Motorsports Park in August with an open test for full-season entries Tuesday at the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Illinois. Read the rest of this entry »

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