IndyCar Category

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It all comes down to the final two weeks on the West Coast to determine who’ll be crowned as the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series champion. Six drivers from two race teams are the few remaining that’ll be fighting for bragging rights with both teams taking different approach to their quest for the Astor Cup. The two teams are Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing, who’ve been scratching and clawing for wins all season long. Penske opted to use their final test session of the year atRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – Josef Newgarden took a major step forward in the NTT IndyCar Series championship chase on Saturday night, winning the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway to pull within three points of the lead. Entering the day at a 22-point deficit to fellow Team Penske driver Will Power, Newgarden used a rain delay that stretched two hours and nine minutes to his advantage, passing another Penske teammate in Scott McLaughlin with 35 laps to go to score his third-straightRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – As the sun was setting at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Friday, a new challenger emerged in final practice, as Graham Rahal put his Honda on the top of the board. Rahal’s lap of 25.319 seconds (177.728 mph) was enough to bump six-time champion Scott Dixon from the top spot with only a few minutes remaining in the session, marking a steady progression through the day for the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team as he was seventh fastest inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – If there’s one constant in life, it’s that Will Power is very good at qualifying and winning poles. At World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway he added to his legacy, capturing the pole for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 – his 67th career pole – to move into a tie with the legendary Mario Andretti for the all-time lead. As the points leader, Power rolled off last during Friday’s qualifying session, laying down a two-lap average of 182.727 mph to bump Marcus EricssonRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – After hinting that an announcement about his future would be coming soon, official word came down Friday that Helio Castroneves will remain as the driver of the No. 06 Meyer Shank Racing Honda in 2023. The four-time Indianapolis 500 winner first joined the team on a part-time basis before moving into a full-time role this season – his first full-time season since 2017. “Keeping Helio onboard wasn’t really a question for us,” team owner Mike Shank said. “We’ve built a really strong relationshipRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – Will Power has gotten the weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway started off on the right foot, leading the way in the Friday’s first practice session. Power turned a lap around the 1.25-mile oval in 24.925 seconds (180.539 mph) to jump to the top of the board in his No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet, just ahead of defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou. “We just worked on qualifying, I think, like everyone else,” Power said of the team’s strategy inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After a grueling, love-hate drama string of races, the NTT IndyCar Series had a much needed week off from the madness. Now they’re getting ready for the final three rounds of the championship trail, beginning with the final oval of 2022 at Gateway. A popular circuit amongst fans, the main headline involves the two protagonist from the crash fest at Nashville. In the closing laps, last year’s Gateway winner Josef Newgarden and the race’s media darling Romain Grosjean, tangled and it ended the latter’s afternoon. ThereRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Scott Dixon knew his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda had the speed in it to win Sunday’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, he just needed the chance to show it. After starting back in 14th place, Dixon would have to overcome some damage early in the race to make it happen, getting caught up in the Lap 26 melee in Turn 7. But Dixon’s crew went to work to get him back in the game and he was able toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Scott Dixon led the way in Sunday morning warm-up for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, snagging the top spot in the waning minutes of the session. The six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion, who will start 14th in the race, put up a lap of one minute, 15.605 seconds in his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to jump to the top of the scoring pylon on his 16th and final lap on track. Colton Herta was second fastest, as he looks toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – It’s just been Scott McLaughlin’s day in Nashville. After leading the way in practice to kick off the day, the driver of the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet laid down a flying lap in the last few seconds of qualifying for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to score his second pole of the season with a lap of one minute, 14.555 seconds. The last time McLaughlin won the pole at St. Pete to start the season, he came away as the victor.Read More