Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – Josef Newgarden took a major step forward in the NTT IndyCar Series championship chase on Saturday night, winning the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway to pull within three points of the lead. Entering the day at a 22-point deficit to fellow Team Penske driver Will Power, Newgarden used a rain delay that stretched two hours and nine minutes to his advantage, passing another Penske teammate in Scott McLaughlin with 35 laps to go to score his third-straightRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – As the sun was setting at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Friday, a new challenger emerged in final practice, as Graham Rahal put his Honda on the top of the board. Rahal’s lap of 25.319 seconds (177.728 mph) was enough to bump six-time champion Scott Dixon from the top spot with only a few minutes remaining in the session, marking a steady progression through the day for the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team as he was seventh fastest inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – If there’s one constant in life, it’s that Will Power is very good at qualifying and winning poles. At World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway he added to his legacy, capturing the pole for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 – his 67th career pole – to move into a tie with the legendary Mario Andretti for the all-time lead. As the points leader, Power rolled off last during Friday’s qualifying session, laying down a two-lap average of 182.727 mph to bump Marcus EricssonRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – Will Power has gotten the weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway started off on the right foot, leading the way in the Friday’s first practice session. Power turned a lap around the 1.25-mile oval in 24.925 seconds (180.539 mph) to jump to the top of the board in his No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet, just ahead of defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou. “We just worked on qualifying, I think, like everyone else,” Power said of the team’s strategy inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After a grueling, love-hate drama string of races, the NTT IndyCar Series had a much needed week off from the madness. Now they’re getting ready for the final three rounds of the championship trail, beginning with the final oval of 2022 at Gateway. A popular circuit amongst fans, the main headline involves the two protagonist from the crash fest at Nashville. In the closing laps, last year’s Gateway winner Josef Newgarden and the race’s media darling Romain Grosjean, tangled and it ended the latter’s afternoon. ThereRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway had plenty of chaotic headlines. Among those being the oval debut of Romain Grosjean, who finished 14th in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. The talk didn’t focus on losing ground to fourth-place finisher Scott McLaughlin for Rookie of the Year honors. Instead, the chatter was about Grosjean adapting to a whole new style of racing after not competing in the other oval races. One of the highlights took place on Lap 85 when Grosjean made a daring bottomRead More

Posted On August 22, 2021By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Newgarden Wins in Penske Power Play at WWTR

By INDYCAR MADISON, Ill. – Josef Newgarden earned his second victory of the season by winning the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline on Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway in a race that shuffled the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship deck. Newgarden drove his No. 2 Sonsio Team Penske Chevrolet to victory by 0.5397 of a second over Pato O’Ward’s No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP. O’Ward didn’t enter Victory Lane, but he also was a big winner of the night by taking the championship lead by 10Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Pato O’Ward came into Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway 21 points in arrears of the points lead, but after a mid-race crash collected his championship rivals, he will be leaving with the points lead firmly in hand. The 22-year-old pilot of the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet kept his nose clean throughout the night, bringing home a runner-up result to give him a 10-point advantage heading into the final three-race stretch of the 2021 NTT IndyCar SeriesRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Saturday night’s running of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway got off to an inauspicious start when the first incident of the night occurred between Ed Jones and Graham Rahal just two laps into the race. Heading into Turn 1, with Jones running the low line and Rahal in the next groove up, Jones’ No. 18 Honda washed up the track into Rahal, causing the two to spin into the outside wall and bringing their nights to an early end.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After 23 seasons of top level Indy car racing, Tony Kanaan had his final confirmed NTT IndyCar Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Sunday. Following a season-high ninth-place result the day before, Kanaan felt the love from his A.J. Foyt Racing crew and many from the paddock before strapping into the No. 14 Big Machine Vodka Chevrolet one last time. This is @TonyKanaan's last confirmed start in the @IndyCar series. Before he went off to race, his teammates went to congratulate him onRead More