IndyCar Category

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A no-go restart turned catastrophic for both Rinus VeeKay and Colton Herta, who were involved in a scary Lap 157 crash during Friday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway. INDYCAR Race Control had waved off the restart just before Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward could take off as the race leader. Further behind is where things got chaotic as drivers began bunching up at the entrance in Turn 4. Both drivers cleared from the medical center after the @ColtonHerta @rinusveekay incident.#INDYCAR // #IOWA250S pic.twitter.com/ODiBbwY4xi — NTTRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Nothing but smiles for rookie Oliver Askew as his three-race skid over the past two weeks ended with his maiden NTT IndyCar Series podium following a third-place finish during Friday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway. At a track he’s only previously driven in USF2000 and where the team has had plenty of success, Askew was thrilled to accomplish this feat at the 7/8 mile oval. “I think this is the third podium in a row for Arrow McLaren SP here, so traditionally we’ve had reallyRead More
By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – Simon Pagenaud charged from last to first to win Race 1 of the INDYCAR Iowa 250s Friday night, July 17 at Iowa Speedway. Pagenaud held off Scott Dixon by .4954 of a second for his first win of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season in the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet. Pagenaud started last in the 23-car field after a fuel pressure problem prevented him from making a qualifying attempt earlier in the day. CLICK HERE: Official Race 1 Results It’s the first time a driverRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A feelgood moment for both Conor Daly and Carlin as they’ll lead the field to the green flag for the first time ever in the NTT IndyCar Series after setting a blistering opening lap speed of 175.188 mph, beating outside pole sitter Josef Newgarden’s speed of 175.107 mph. Several tried, but nobody could dethrone Daly and as soon the last driver to qualify (Scott Dixon) couldn’t pull it off, nervousness quickly turned into jubilation as the NTT P1 Pole Award for tonight’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Colton Herta set the pace of the only practice session for Friday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway as his fastest speed was 171.990 mph, topping Carlin’s Conor Daly’s speed of 171.488 mph with just four minutes remaining. The Iowa doubleheader will mark Daly’s second race with the No. 59 team this season and he navigated at the bumpy and physically demanding circuit days with ease despite undergoing rehabilitation to his right shoulder. Last Saturday at Road America, Daly was involved in a heavy shunt followingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A week removed from what can be best described a youthful weekend at Road America (except Scott Dixon winning last Saturday of course), there’s no resting time as the NTT IndyCar Series wraps up its 15-day grind at Iowa Speedway for the second doubleheader of 14-round championship trail. Whether people call it a short track or an intermediate oval, one thing is certain about these next two races, the young guns aren’t afraid to mix it up with the established veterans. It was definitely the caseRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems have been involved in Indy car racing when it first sponsored six-time Indianapolis 500 top-10 finisher Eddie Johnson in 1958. Fast forward 62 years, the company are still going strong as they’ll be sponsoring Tony Kanaan in the Iowa INDYCAR 250s at Iowa Speedway. Bryant has been Kanaan’s associate sponsor for 13 out of the last 14 years, but they’ve stepped up their game as they’ll don the red and white No. 14 Chevrolet this doubleheader weekend. “We’re pleased to beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer As the old saying goes – Lap 1, Turn 1 creates chaos. The old phrase came at full song when Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal became victims of Will Power’s aggressive moves in Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The first one out was Hunter-Reay, who was sandwiched between Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal before getting drilled by Power in Turn 1. The “wrecking ball” move as Hunter-Reay described it, sent him out of control and wound up stuck in the gravel which endedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor It has been a rough start to the 2020 NTT Indycar Series season for Alexander Rossi, but Sunday at Road America, things started to turn the corner with a much-needed podium finish – his first since late last year. Classifying his start to the season as “nightmarish”, Rossi started the season off with mechanical issues both before and during the race at Texas, resulting in a 15th place finish on the 1.5-mile oval and the bad luck continued as the season progressed into Indianapolis and RoadRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pato O’Ward was two laps away from capturing his maiden NTT IndyCar Series victory. Instead, that honor went to Felix Rosenqvist as O’Ward ended up second during Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The pole sitter had a dominant showing as he led a race-high 43 of 55 laps. This can be accredited to his No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP crew executing great pit stop sequences all afternoon and of course his blistering pace. However, multiple factors curtailed his bid for a race winRead More