Category Archive: IndyCar

Sep 22

Champion team owner Penske likes direction Indycar heading

When Roger Penske speaks, it’s usually wise to listen.

Roger PenskeMoments after capturing his 15th Indy car title as a team owner, Penske wasn’t just celebrating with driver Josef Newgarden at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. He was talking about the growing health of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

After another title near-miss, Castroneves awaits INDYCAR fate

“One thing I know,” the Team Penske driver said of his uncertain future, “I’ll be driving. I’ll be driving next year, for sure.”

Helio CastronevesSitting in the shadows on Sonoma Raceway’s pit lane wall after Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Helio Castroneves assured that the sun has not yet set on his racing career after the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 13

Gommendy named to Schmidt Peterson entry for 2018 Indy 500

Gommendy, of Le Chesnay, France, will pilot a blue, white and red No. 77 Honda, in honor of his native country

Tristan GommendySchmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today a partnership with Frenchman Didier Calmels, owner of Calmels Sport, and driver Tristan Gommendy for an entry in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May 2018. 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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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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Sep 01

Rossi Renews With NAPA AUTO PARTS & Andretti Autosport

NAPA Auto Parts and Andretti Autosport renew partnership

Alexander Rossi - NAPA - Andretti 98A partnership renewal between five-time Indianapolis 500 champions Andretti Autosport and NAPA AUTO PARTS will see Alexander Rossi return to the cockpit of an Andretti Autosport machine as part of a multi-year agreement starting in 2018. 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 29

Andersen Promotions signs 3-Year agreement with Green Savoree Racing Promotions

The Mazda Road to Indy provides opportunities for drivers from around the world

Green Savoree Racing Promotions logoAll three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires – the world’s most effective open-wheel development ladder – will continue to enjoy competition at three high profile venues as Andersen Promotions and Green Savoree Racing Promotions today announced a new multi-year contract.

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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 26

Final Gateway practice more than a passing fancy

Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline

Josef NewgardenTwo things were learned in tonight’s final practice for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline: The Team Penske cars are still fast in race conditions and there will be passing opportunities in Saturday’s race under the lights at Gateway Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Bourdais returning to race this weekend at Gateway

Bourdais made an amazing recovery from the injuries and was cleared to drive by Dr. Geoffrey Billows

Sebastien BourdaisDale Coyne Racing announced that Sebastien Bourdais will return to drive the team’s No. 18 Honda this weekend at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline, less than 14 weeks after the four-time Indy car champion suffered hip and pelvic fractures when he crashed during an Indianapolis 500 qualifications attempt. 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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