Tag Archive: Verizon IndyCar Series

Sep 19

Newgarden and Pagenaud: a tale of two celebrations

“That’s how hard you fight in an Indy car race,” Pagenaud said, proudly wiping blood from his wound with a towel.

Josef NewgardenAt one area of Sonoma Raceway, new Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden draped himself in an American flag, kissed the Astor Cup and gave a golf cart the honor of his autograph. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Pagenaud wins Sonoma finale as Newgarden claims championship

Josef Newgarden becomes the first American to win the Verizon IndyCar Series crown since Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2012

Josef Newgarden did everything he needed to do to claim the Verizon IndyCar Series championship except win GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. That honor went to Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, but Newgarden’s second-place race finish was enough to wrap up his first series title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Pagenaud tops time sheet at Sonoma Raceway open test

Pagenaud sits fourth in the standings heading into Sunday’s 85-lap race

Simon PagenaudDrivers chasing points leader Josef Newgarden took full advantage of today’s Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Sonoma Raceway to prepare for Sunday’s season finale, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. 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 12

Andretti Autosport Sonoma Raceway preview

Verizon IndyCar Series Sonoma Raceway preview

Andretti Autosport logoOnly one more weekend remains on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule and the Andretti Autosport team is prepared to carry the momentum forward from Watkins Glen to Sonoma.

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Sep 12

Signed Prints of Indianapolis 500 Field set to Benefit Wilson Children’s Fund  

Continuing an effort that was initiated ahead of the 2016 finale

Signed Prints of Indianapolis 500 Field set to Benefit Wilson Children's Fund  Continuing an effort that was initiated ahead of the 2016 finale that featured an image of the start of the Watkins Glen IndyCar race, the Wilson Children’s Fund (http://wilsonchildrensfund.com/) will once again be offering a custom run of items to generate funding for the children of late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson. As the Verizon IndyCar Series prepares to crown a champion this weekend at Sonoma Raceway, the assembled drivers will have one extra item on their to do list—help a friend.  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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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 18

Points leader Newgarden sees ‘close fight’ for championship

Team Penske driver and Tennessee native is the first American to lead the Verizon IndyCar Series standings

Josef NewgardenThe top six drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings are separated by just 58 points heading into Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. At this time last year, 58 was the margin between first and second places. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 11

Universal Aero Kit has another successful test, this time at Iowa

The veteran driver duo ran laps on Iowa Speedway

2018 Aero Kit on track at IowaFor the third time in as many weeks, Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya were all smiles after completing a test of the universal aero kit destined for all Verizon IndyCar Series entries in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 09

Iowa universal aero kit test open to public

The test will be the first on a short oval for the two cars testing the new kit to be used by all series competitors next season.

Chevrolet and HondaIowa Speedway race fans can watch the latest test of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series universal aerodynamic bodywork kit free on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 08

Pagenaud continues fight to repeat as INDYCAR champion

Last year, the Team Penske driver won five races

Simon PagenaudThe challenge of Simon Pagenaud replicating his impressive Verizon IndyCar Series championship from last year has been arduous, to say the least. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 06

Dixon laser focused on collecting fifth series championship

“The hardest ones are the ones that you lost” – Dixon

Scott DixonAs he prepares for a final four-race charge in his bid to win a fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Scott Dixon doesn’t draw inspiration from the previous titles.  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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