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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
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By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist The relationship between driver Scott Dixon and team owner Chip Ganassi has aged so well, they only want more of it. That was confirmed Monday when it was announced the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion signed a multi-year extension to remain at Chip Ganassi Racing. Dixon was in a contract year and was a target of a handful of potential team owners, including a potentially lucrative offer from a proposed McLaren IndyCar team. The driver of the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda noted that while someRead More
Ryan Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive for today’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 28 DHL Honda driver for Andretti Autosport suffered a heavy crash during qualifying on Saturday and was transported and released from a nearby hospital. INDYCAR Medical Director Geoffrey Billow’s re-evaluated the 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion early Sunday morning and cleared him. The following is a statement by INDYCAR: Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was re-evaluated by INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows this morning after sustaining injuries to his left knee and hipRead More
By INDYCAR LONG POND, Pennsylvania (Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017) – Regarded for a fearless demeanor on the racetrack, Takuma Sato showed it again in winning the Verizon P1 Award during ABC Supply 500 qualifying at Pocono Raceway. The Andretti Autosport driver put together two spine-tingling laps at 219.639 mph to earn the pole position for Sunday’s 500-mile race on the 2.5-mile triangular oval. The ABC Supply 500 is the 14th of 17 races in the intensely competitive 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. ABC SUPPLY 500: Qualifying results Sato was the finalRead More
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has announced Sebastian Saavedra as the driver of the No. 7 Honda for the next two Verizon IndyCar Series races. The Colombian will join teammate James Hinchcliffe at Pocono Raceway and Gateway Motorsports Park. The event at Pocono will mark the 27-year-old’s 64th career IndyCar start and third at the Tricky Triangle. Saavedra will once again be paired with race engineer Blair Perschbacher with whom he has won previously in the Indy Lights Championship. “I am very excited to be back with the SPM organization,” Saavedra commented.Read More

Posted On August 1, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Late Caution Hurts Hildebrand at Mid-Ohio

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer JR Hildebrand was moving through the Verizon IndyCar Series field during Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The California native had gained the most positions in the field until a caution for Ed Jones’s stalled car on Lap 67 put his strategy in disarray as he was unable to come into the pits for service until the field had packed up behind the pace car. “We ended up just going a lap long when that yellow came out,” saidRead More