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Helio Castroneves has been penalized following contact with Scott Dixon in Turn 1 of the first lap of the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The Brazilian has lost eight points in the series championship which drops his points total from 161 to 153 and still leaves him third in the standings, nine points ahead of fourth place Scott Dixon. IndyCar officials elected to review the penalty in the days following the race to get a clearer view of what happened. “Following every event, the IndyCar race stewards conduct aRead More

Posted On May 12, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Castroneves rises on second day

Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves didn’t need any help to show speed on Tuesday as he led all drivers with and without a tow. The Brazilian hooked up with his Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud to produce the fastest lap so far this month at 227.514 mph (39.5580s) while Pagenaud was clocked just a tick slower at 227.382 mph (39.5809s). The Penske have been the only two drivers to break into the 227 mph range so far. Castroneves topped the charts without a tow while practicing with upgraded sidepodsRead More

Posted On May 12, 2015By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Honda’s saving grace

This past weekend at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis for the Verizon IndyCar Series, we saw Chevrolet cars dominate practice, dominate qualifying and take a convincing win. Aside from the rain-drenched non-race at NOLA, that’s pretty much been the story of the season thus far. Indications are that Honda will close the gap on the oval track events, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are five more street or road courses remaining on the schedule. Some of the Honda drivers have been more vocal than othersRead More
Simona de Silvestro has escaped injury following a fire during today’s practice session for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Her #29 TE Connectivity Honda/Dallara started trailing smoke as she was leaving the pit road warm up lane in turn 2. The smoke soon erupted into a fire and she coasted to stop in turn 3 and climbed from the car unharmed. Andretti Autosport discovered that the fuel buckeye was stuck open and allowed ethanol to leak out and heat from the exhaust headers ignited the fire. The teamRead More
Will Power kicked off the Month of May perfectly with a dominating win in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The Aussie had the perfect combination of a quick car as well as making the fuel mileage last to the end and led 65 of the race’s 82 laps. The race was slowed on on the first lap for the second straight year as second place starter Scott Dixon was spun by Helio Castroneves in turn one while Josef Newgarden and Jack Hawksworth spun further back in the field.Read More
Will Power led an all Penske and Ganassi shootout for the pole and twice broke the track record on his way to claiming his 38th career pole and the eighth straight pole position for Team Penske, dating back to Milwaukee last August. Once the green flag dropped in the 10 minute pole-determining session, Power made his necessary install laps on the Firestone Blacks before switching to a set of faster reds while Dixon and Castroneves joined him on the track. Castroneves lost a lap after locking up the wheels inRead More
This morning, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee was announced on the Bob & Tom Show as the Pace Car driver of Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To prepare for his role as driver of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 on the IMS road course, he will get a tutorial Friday evening from two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk. McAfee, Luyendyk and IMS president Doug Boles will be available for interviews at 7 p.m. Friday at the Yard of Bricks on the front straightaway.Read More
INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2015) – Three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon recorded the quickest lap time of 25 drivers during the first day of practice for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Click HERE to view and download the combined practice results from today at Indianapolis road course Dixon’s lap of 1 minute, 10.6971 seconds in the second of two sessions on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was one second off the track record set by Simon Pagenaud in May 2014. “It’s always a lotRead More

Posted On May 6, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Huertas back for GP of Indy

Dale Coyne Racing confirmed Wednesday that Carlos Huertas will return to the #18 Honda/Dallara for this weekend’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Huertas was slated to race the whole season in the #18 car, but was forced to sit out the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach due to financial issues on his end. He was replaced first by Rocky Moran, Jr. and then by Conor Daly before Rodolfo Gonzalez taking over at Barber. Gonzalez was on the provisional entry list alongside Francesco Dracone, who was initially only slatedRead More
Simon Pagenaud 41st Grand Prix of Long Beach 2015 IndyCar
INDIANAPOLIS (May 6, 2015) – INDYCAR announced the following manufacturers’ championship points adjustments following the Indianapolis 500 Open Test Day on May 3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: • Honda received a bonus of 30 engine manufacturer points for attaining the life cycle minimum for three of its engines. According to Rule of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook, any engine that reaches a lifespan of 2,500 miles will receive 10 bonus for its manufacturer. Honda engines for the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry, No. 26 Andretti Autosport entry andRead More