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Posted On August 13, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

IndyCar Techbench Tuesday: Pocono Raceway

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer If there ever was a Rubik’s Cube of an oval, it would have to be Pocono Raceway. A two and a half mile superspeedway with three straightaways of differing lengths and corners of differing radii and banking gives every engineer throughout the Indy car paddock their biggest oval racing setup challenge of the year. The No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan entry performed well last year at Pocono. Driver Sebastien Bourdais finished fourth with race engineer Craig Hampson helping get the setup right, butRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist The family of Robert Wickens has provided details of the injuries suffered in last month’s ABC Supply Pocono 500 at the Pocono Raceway. The 29-year-old Canadian was recently transferred to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after spending nearly two weeks at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Pennsylvania. Wickens has undergone a few successful surgeries without any complications, but the long-term extent of his injuries remains unknown. The full release from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is included below: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver RobertRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Marco Andretti scored his 100th career top-10 in his 214th Verizon IndyCar Series career start on Sunday, finishing seventh in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. From the 11th starting position, the Andretti avoided two crashes in the opening 10 laps, and kept his No. 98 U.S. Concrete Honda for Andretti-Herta Autosport clean all race long. The third-generation pilot believed pitting early was beneficial with the car running competitive throughout the grinding 500-mile race. “I think we made a good gamble to pit early,”Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDYCAR released its latest update regarding Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens, reporting that he underwent surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania Monday evening. Surgery was done to stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture as a result of sustaining spinal cord injuries from Sunday’s Lap 7 crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. “Titanium rods and screws were placed successfully in Wickens’ spine during the surgery, which was performed without complication. The severity of the spinal cord injury is indeterminate at thisRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The latest medical update from the Verizon IndyCar Series Robert Wickens is set to undergo surgery on Monday evening for a spinal injury sustained in a crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. “An MRI was instrumental in revealing the most appropriate surgical course and Wickens is undergoing surgery Monday evening for a spinal injury,” INDYCAR said in a statement. The previous update on Sunday evening revealed the 29-year-old Canadian was “being treated for injuries to lower extremities, right arm and spine” following theRead More
By INDYCAR ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania — Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens is being treated for injuries to his lower extremities, right arm and spine following an incident in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. He also sustained a pulmonary contusion. He will undergo an MRI and probable surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. Further updates on his condition will be provided when available.Read More
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By INDYCAR LONG POND, Pennsylvania – For the second consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series race, Alexander Rossi put together a dominantly triumphant performance. On Sunday, he won the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway and made the season championship battle tighter in the process. The race was delayed nearly two hours by a red-flag stoppage for track fencing repairs following a five-car incident on Lap 7. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens sustained orthopedic injuries in the crash and was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he wasRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Controversy sparked just before crossing the start/finish line to start the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, collecting both Spencer Pigot and Graham Rahal. With the lack of track time, there was eagerness from the 22-car field to get the race going. Pole sitter Will Power led the field to the green flag, but the bunching began at the back as some drivers pushing forward. Scott Dixon and Pietro Fittipaldi were among the early movers, but some weren’t able to respond right awayRead More

Posted On August 19, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

ABC Supply 500 Pre-Race Observations

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway for the Verizon IndyCar Series has the potential to be a great race but quite unpredictable. Saturday’s afternoon practice session was rained out so everyone only had an hour of practice before the race. INDYCAR approved a new wicker for use on the front wings and most competitors took advantage of using it. Conor Daly has no wicker on the right front wing while each of the three Penske cars has the elongated original wickerRead More
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By INDYCAR LONG POND, Pennsylvania (Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018) – As much success as he’s achieved in an outstanding racing career, Will Power still had difficulty accepting his name being placed alongside the great A.J. Foyt on Indy car’s all-time pole positions list. ABC SUPPLY 500: Qualifying results Yet that’s precisely where Power sits after claiming the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying Saturday for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Power’s two-lap average (219.511 mph) in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet gave the 2018 Indianapolis 500 champion poleRead More