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By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Angie’s List has pulled their sponsorship of the IndyCar Grand Prix hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The Indianapolis-based company served as the title sponsor of the Month of May opening race on the 2.439-mile road course since the 2014 season. No direct reason was given for Angie’s List’s departure but the Indianapolis Star indicated that the company has not made their expected goals within the last year. The company has laid off at least 150 people and lost around $7.5 million. TheRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter It is safe to say that Gabby Chaves’ first outing with Dale Coyne Racing racing can be labeled solid. Chaves signed a deal at the last minute to race for Dale Coyne to replace Luca Filippi for the two rounds at Indianapolis. Despite not being in an IndyCar since the series’ test at Phoenix International Raceway in February, Chaves did not feel intimidated. He showed pace immediately during practice for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, as he nearly matched teammate Conor Daly. “TheRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – With his IndyCar future hanging in the balance, Gabby Chaves has silenced any doubters thus far during the Month of May. The 22-year-old found himself out of a ride when his team, Bryan Herta Autosport, merged with Andretti Autosport and decided to plug in Alexander Rossi, last year’s lone American Formula 1 standout. Available rides came and went for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year, and as the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 drew closer options looked bleak for Chaves.Read More
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By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The third Angie’s List GP of Indy is now in the books, and Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud took the checkered flag, extending his win streak to three. Certainly, Pagenaud’s stellar early season is the hottest story coming out of the famed Brickyard.  Here are five other takeaways from Saturday’s action at the track. 1 ) Conor Daly is a boss : On Saturday, Conor Daly led laps in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the third time in his career. Having led in Detroit last season,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Graham Rahal came from the back of the field to score an incredible fourth-place result in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday. The 27-year-old qualified third, but his time was disallowed after failing post-qualifying technical inspection for not meeting the minimum car weight requirements. Following a frantic start, Rahal began his march forward. The Ohio native leaped into the top 10 by lap 21 after flying by rookie teammate Spencer Pigot  and during an exchange of pit stops Rahal managed to lead twoRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief James Hinchcliffe returned to the scene of the crime to score a third-place finish in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday. Almost one year ago the Canadian encountered a suspension failure while practicing in preparation for the Indianapolis 500. The mechanical issue was nearly fatal for Hinchcliffe, but after a long season spent on the sidelines he returned to the cockpit of the No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda for the start of the 2016 season. Hinchcliffe started the day from third andRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Simon Pagenaud claimed his third straight win of the season in today’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. From the start of the race, Pagenaud was the man to beat as he pulled away from Charlie Kimball at the drop of the green flag and pulled away by as high as four and a half seconds over the course of the first stint. Pagenaud made his first pitstop on lap 12 which handed the lead over to Kimball, who pitted on lap 23. Kimball briefly heldRead More
Helio Castroneves has been penalized following contact with Scott Dixon in Turn 1 of the first lap of the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The Brazilian has lost eight points in the series championship which drops his points total from 161 to 153 and still leaves him third in the standings, nine points ahead of fourth place Scott Dixon. IndyCar officials elected to review the penalty in the days following the race to get a clearer view of what happened. “Following every event, the IndyCar race stewards conduct aRead More

Posted On May 12, 2015By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Honda’s saving grace

This past weekend at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis for the Verizon IndyCar Series, we saw Chevrolet cars dominate practice, dominate qualifying and take a convincing win. Aside from the rain-drenched non-race at NOLA, that’s pretty much been the story of the season thus far. Indications are that Honda will close the gap on the oval track events, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are five more street or road courses remaining on the schedule. Some of the Honda drivers have been more vocal than othersRead More