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By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – This victory almost seemed like destiny for Josef Newgarden and Team Penske. Newgarden drove to the first victory of 2021 for himself and Team Penske on Sunday, leading 73 of 80 laps and holding off a charging Marcus Ericsson to win The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by the HPD Ridgeline in the No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet. It ended a dry spell of nine races without a victory for Newgarden and Team Penske, the winningest team in INDYCAR SERIES history. LINKS: Results The win,Read More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden continued to dominate NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, winning his third consecutive series pole. Now he must put aside recent disappointments in races and win the Honda Indy 200 Presented by the HPD Ridgeline. The two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and driver of the No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet became the first series driver since 2015 to win three consecutive poles. Newgarden also was the top qualifier for the second race in Detroit and atRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor For the second week in a row, Josef Newgarden has led the most laps in an NTT IndyCar Series race, only to see the win snatched from his grasp at the last moment. A week after losing the lead late at Detroit to eventual winner Pato O’Ward, the Team Penske ace had seemed to put the disappointment behind him, winning the pole for Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America and setting his sights on finally winning a race this year and getting into theRead More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – In yet another nerve-fraying finish, Alex Palou passed Josef Newgarden with two laps remaining Sunday to win the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America and regained the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship lead. Palou drove his No. 10 NTT DATA Honda to a 1.9106-second victory over the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda of Colton Herta. 2014 series champion Will Power finished third in the No. 12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet. Palou, who led five of the 55 laps after starting fifth, averagedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two weeks removed from an unforgettable Indianapolis 500, it’s back to business for the NTT IndyCar Series. The second and final scheduled doubleheader will be outside the streets of Detroit as the series makes its first visit since 2019. Although the series most recent winner Helio Castroneves will be at Stafford for the inaugural Camping World SRX Series race weekend. There’s 25 other hungry men eager to have a strong weekend with some needing to regain confidence. Among those is the man who lost to CastronevesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – “Helio! Helio! Helio!” The Indianapolis Motor Speedway were chanting the name of Helio Castroneves, who won the 105th Indianapolis 500. In one of largest sports gathering since the pandemic, they witnessed history as Castroneves joined AJ Foyt, Al Unser, and Rick Mears as the only four-time Indy 500 winners. This triumph not only marked the 46-year-old’s first Indy 500 win in 12 years, but Meyer Shank Racing’s maiden INDYCAR victory. The organization that was once solely known for sports cars, showcased they gotRead More

Posted On May 30, 2021By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Palou: ‘It Hurts A Lot’

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – “I tried everything. It hurts. But to be honest, it’s good to lose against probably one of the best. Well, it’s one of the best, probably the best. Yeah, it’s Helio.” Alex Palou indeed tried everything he could to get and fend off Helio Castroneves. But when Castroneves made the race-winning pass with two to go, Palou saw the Indy dream evaporate. As Castroneves brought home his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory, Palou wound up a crushing runner-up. “I didn’t expect that a secondRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – A day removed from a risk gone wrong crash during yesterday’s qualifying session, Alex Palou will roll off sixth (230.616 mph) for the 105th Indianapolis 500. The Spaniard had an opportunity of bringing Chip Ganassi Racing home the NTT P1 Pole Award. In fact, his three other teammates also had a shot at pole. However, the aforementioned accident could’ve possibly prevented him from fighting for the top spot. In a blessing in disguise, Palou didn’t need a backup car and was able toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – On a hot Saturday at Indianapolis, 35 drivers had the daunting task of trying to put together four solid laps that’ll either get them into the Fast Nine or make the top-30. It’s no easy task as conditions, the luck of the draw and risking everything can dictate how a competitor go about their run. Scott Dixon wasted no time as not only he was the first man to qualify, he literally set the tone. His four-lap average of 231.828 mph was theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Risk vs. reward is one of those deals where people have to put up with in life. Alex Palou was no exception after an attempt for a better qualifying run went totally awry Saturday. Palou was already seventh fastest with a four-lap average of 231.145 mph, but wanted to see if a better run can be achieved. Motorsports Tribune asked the Barber winner about the confidence levels on making Sunday’s Fast Nine. “We don’t want to risk a really good car that weRead More