Andretti Global Tag

By INDYCAR TORONTO – All Colton Herta needs to do now is complete the weekend sweep of the Ontario Honda Dealers Indy Toronto. Herta has been the fastest NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver in each of this weekend’s sessions so far at Exhibition Place, capping Saturday with a pole-winning run in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda of Andretti Global with Curb-Agajanian. Herta bested Andretti Global teammate Kyle Kirkwood by just over a tenth of a second to take the 14th NTT P1 Award of his career. Herta’s lap of 59.5431 seconds earnedRead More
By INDYCAR TORONTO – Five Honda-powered drivers topped the overall time sheet in Friday’s first practice for the Ontario Honda Dealers Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place, although it likely doesn’t reflect the competitiveness of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES field at the final street race of the season. The final minutes of Friday’s practice saw two drivers – Alexander Rossi and rookie Linus Lundqvist – hit tire barriers on the 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street circuit, reducing the amount of time left for half of the field to complete a final timed lap.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Fast in Corn Country. In the first oval race of the hybrid era in the NTT IndyCar Series at Iowa Speedway, Colton Herta and Scott McLaughlin cemented themselves as the fastest drivers in qualifying on Saturday, banking the pole for the Hy-Vee Homefront 250 later this evening and Sunday’s Hy-Vee One Step 250. Herta’s lap of 17.1506 seconds (187.655 mph) was enough to secure him the top spot for Saturday night, his second pole of the season, as well as his first everRead More

Posted On June 9, 2024By David MorganIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Road America Notebook

By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The NTT IndyCar Series weekend in Wisconsin is complete, with Team Penske pulling off a podium sweep and Will Power breaking a nearly two-year winless streak in the process. In addition, there were a number of drivers happy with the way things went at Road America and others that left with nothing but hurt feelings. Two drivers that needed a pick-me-up of a weekend were Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Romain Grosjean and Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver Graham Rahal. Grosjean started the weekend withRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The drivers in the NTT IndyCar Series certainly had their hands full in the second practice session of the weekend at Road America with rain making for treacherous conditions. Despite it all, Colton Herta found himself at the top of the board when all was said and done by more than two seconds over his next closest competitor, leading the way with a lap of two minutes, 7.3027 seconds. After a hair-raising session that saw a number of drivers run off trackRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor It was Santino Ferrucci vs the world Saturday on the Streets of Detroit. The fiery driver of the No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet wasted no time in making enemies on the tight confines of the Motor City street course, first drawing the ire of a pair of Andretti Global drivers – Colton Herta and Kyle Kirkwood – in the morning practice session. After Kirkwood slowed to allow his teammate Herta by Ferrucci, who was approaching behind them, showed his displeasure by swerving his car towardRead More
By INDYCAR DETROIT – Less than one week ago, Colton Herta’s Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge ended in 23rd place after he struggled following contact with the SAFER Barrier in the first half of the race. What a difference six days makes. Herta earned his first NTT P1 Award of the season by taking the top spot Saturday for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on the streets of Detroit. Herta drove to his 12th career pole with a lap of 1 minute, .5475 of a second in theRead More

Posted On May 26, 2024By David MorganIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Sunday Indianapolis 500 Notebook

By David Morgan, Associate Editor SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Detroit can’t come soon enough for Marcus Ericsson. Since crashing his primary car in practice ahead of qualifying weekend for the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500, it has been one thing after another for the driver of the No. 28 Andretti Global Honda. Struggling to find speed with his back-up car, Ericsson nearly missed out of the race altogether after falling into the Last Row Shootout to even have a chance to make the 33-car field. In that Sunday session to determineRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor SPEEDWAY, Ind. – If Marcus Ericsson is to add a second Indianapolis 500 win to his resume, he’ll have his work cut out for him when the green flag drops on the 108th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing on Sunday. After crashing his primary car in practice on May 16, Ericsson has been struggling to find speed in his backup car, culminating with a near miss in qualifying last weekend in which he fell into the Last Row Shootout to even have a chanceRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – And now for the rest of the story. Ahead of Sunday’s Children’s of Alabama Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park, Team Penske has been busy trying to put out the fires after two of their three cars were disqualified for tampering with the Push to Pass system in the season-opening race in St. Petersburg. But many in the NTT IndyCar Series paddock aren’t buying the explanations that have been put forth for the team’s transgressions. Across the board from Andretti Global to ChipRead More