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By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (Sunday, June 23, 2019) – For Alexander Rossi, an utterly dominant drive to victory in the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR was just the tonic he needed. The Andretti Autosport driver led every lap but one Sunday on Road America’s demanding, high-speed permanent road course, winning by 28.4391 seconds over Will Power. It gave Rossi a second victory in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season and the seventh of his four-year career. More importantly, it closed the 27-year-old Californian within seven points ofRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — It seems that no matter what happens to Scott Dixon on the first lap of a road course race, he’ll always find a way to get a great result if he’s not out of the race. Such was the case in Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America as the five time NTT IndyCar Series champion had first lap contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay that sent him down the running order. No action from @IndyCar Race Control on this incident involving ScottRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Defending Road America race winner Josef Newgarden has put himself into a fantastic position ahead of Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix as the 2017 NTT IndyCar Series champion qualified fourth. The No. 2 REV Group Chevrolet turned in a lap of 1 minute, 43.6036 seconds around the 14 turn, 4.014 mile road course to average 139.478 mph. After turning in the fifth and third fastest laps in the respective first and second practice sessions, Newgarden had every reason to be confident inRead More
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By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – Colton Herta knocked on history’s door in NTT IndyCar Series qualifying several times earlier this season. On Saturday, the rookie phenom broke through. Nearly three months after becoming the youngest race winner in Indy car annals, Herta added youngest pole winner to a growing list of accomplishments. The Harding Steinbrenner Racing driver got the best of the field on Road America’s challenging and lengthy permanent road course to take home the NTT P1 Award as the top qualifier for Sunday’s REV Group Grand PrixRead More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – Alexander Rossi and Will Power led an aggressive and adventurous day of practice on the opening of weekend activities for the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR. Rossi’s best lap of 1 minute, 43.1206 seconds (140.131 mph) in the second of three practice sessions held up as the fastest of any NTT IndyCar Series driver on Road America’s 4.014-mile permanent road course. But it wasn’t easy by any means. In-car cameras showed Rossi battling to maintain control of the No. 27 NAPA AUTORead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – The look of disappointment was written all over Alexander Rossi’s face when he emerged from his Andretti Autosport Honda Saturday night in Texas. Having just staged a thrilling battle with Josef Newgarden over the closing laps of the DXC Technology 600, Rossi looked to be in prime position to score his first win in the Lone Star State and break his streak of near-misses that have been haunting him in recent weeks, but had to settle for yet another runner-up finishRead More
By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas — Josef Newgarden came seemingly from nowhere to win the latest electrifying NTT IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The 2019 championship leader fended off Alexander Rossi in a thrilling duel over the final 10 laps to capture the DXC Technology 600. Newgarden, in the No. 2 Fitzgerald USA Team Penske Chevrolet, won by 0.8164 of a second to collect his 13th career win, third this season and first on a superspeedway. “Feels awesome to win here,” Newgarden said. “I knew we’d get itRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Lady luck deals a bad hand for both Scott Dixon and Colton Herta once again this season as a Lap 229 accident ended their nights in Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Dixon was among the most consistent cars on the grid all weekend, and it showed all night as he led for 33 of 248 laps. Late in the race, the five-time defending NTT IndyCar Series champion traded the lead back-and-forth with Alexander Rossi. It appeared up to thatRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Heading into NTT IndyCar Series qualifying Friday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, both oval ace Will Power and Alexander Rossi were thought to be threats for strong qualifying runs, but instead the two drivers came away disappointed with their starting positions for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600. Power has won at Texas twice and since August 2016 has been a threat at nearly every oval, with five of his last seven wins coming on oval tracks. After putting up speeds inRead More