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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 – Team Penske came out on Saturday in Nashville with its game face on, leading the way in the second practice of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix weekend. Scott McLaughlin improved on his top-10 speed in first practice to jump to the top of the board in his No. 2 Chevrolet with a lap of one minute, 15.461 seconds, which would not be surpassed for the remainder of the session. “It’s so hot,” McLaughlin said of practicing in the steamy Nashville weather. “It’sRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Fresh off his first NTT IndyCar Series podium finish last weekend, Christian Lundgaard rolled right into Nashville and was fast once again, topping the board in Friday’s first practice session for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Even without racing at this track last season, Lundgaard seemed unfazed by the treacherous Nashville layout, as he jumped to the top of the timing sheet late in the 75-minute session with a lap of one minute, 15.966 seconds, where he would remain until the clockRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series heads back to the vibrant streets of Nashville for the second annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Entering this weekend, weather is a huge concern with threatening skies all weekend. Already, the tension is there at a circuit that’ll be different from last year. Among those changes being the restart zone not being a start/finish, but driving on the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge. The same spot where the green flag waved for the start of the 80-lap contest. The circuit willRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a long time coming, but Alexander Rossi is finally back on top of the podium in an NTT IndyCar Series race after scoring the victory in Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Since Rossi last won at Road America in June 2019, 49 races and 1,133 days have elapsed, but that clock now resets back to zero for the driver of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda. “It’s a lot of relief I think is the main word,” Rossi said.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – For Christian Lundgaard, there’s just something about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. After posting his best qualifying effort of the season, the driver of the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda backed it up with his performance in the race, running up front for the majority of Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix en route to a second-place finish and his first podium finish in the NTT IndyCar Series. “It feels amazing,” Lundgaard said. “I think the best feeling right now is that theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – When the green flag flies for Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it will be the No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet and Felix Rosenqvist leading the field into Turn 1 after scoring the pole on Friday. After bolting on the red Firestone alternates during the Fast Six, Rosenqvist’s lap of one minute, 10.226 seconds was quick enough to boost him to the top of the board for his second pole of the 2022 season. “It’s been a pretty smooth day, surprisinglyRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Alexander Rossi struck the first blow of the Gallagher Grand Prix weekend on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, pacing Friday’s opening practice session. The 2016 winner of the Indianapolis 500, piloted his No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda around the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course in one minute, 10.092 seconds to lead the way after switching to the red Firestone alternates late in the session to jump to the top of the board. Josef Newgarden, who returned to action Friday following his visit to theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A lot of noise has surrounded Arrow McLaren SP this week, but Sunday in Toronto, Felix Rosenqvist made noise where it counted – on-track. After starting in eighth place, Rosenqvist moved into the top-five in short order and held steady near the front of the field for much of the race, eventually cycling into the top-three during the final caution period of the day. While Scott Dixon pulled away for the win, Rosenqvist and Colton Herta staged a thrilling battle for second over the final stintRead More
By INDYCAR TORONTO – Colton Herta became the first two-time pole winner this season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, earning the NTT P1 Award for the Honda Indy Toronto on Saturday. Herta’s top time was 59.2698 seconds on his last flying lap in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda, as he added this pole to his No. 1 spot at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in April. The first nine races of this season featured a different pole winner, and Herta was happy to spoil a chance for the INDYCARRead More