Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer MADISON, Illinois — Michael Cannon is frustrated. “You always remember the ones that got away, like this is one that got away,” said Cannon. “A car that’s that fast shouldn’t finish fourth, that car should be P1.” Santino Ferrucci’s race engineer for Dale Coyne Racing was happy with another top-five finish. But after leading 97 laps, the veteran engineer wanted more than fourth place. “There were 1-2 things he had concerns about after [Friday] evening’s practice and it looks like we fixed them,” said Cannon. “JustRead More
By INDYCAR MADISON, Ill. — NTT IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato hasn’t had many weeks as wild as this past one. Sato qualified fifth for Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway, dropped to last place after opening-lap contact with other cars in Turn 1 and battled back to win in the closest finish in this track’s 10-year history – 0.0399 seconds over Ed Carpenter. The victory came six days after being the center of attention for his role in the first-lap, multi-car accident at Pocono Raceway thatRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – Josef Newgarden will be leaving World Wide Technology Raceway with an increased point lead, but for the Team Penske driver, a late race incident with rookie Santino Ferrucci only managed to turn what should have been a positive night into a frustrating one. As pit strategy turned the points race on its head and looked to give Newgarden a sizeable points advantage over then second place championship contender Alexander Rossi with two races remaining on the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series schedule, theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer MADISON, Illinois — Conor Daly couldn’t see or feel his hands at the end of of Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500, but in sixth place, it didn’t matter if he could. The Noblesville, Indiana native was driving for his IndyCar career with a vision-altering vibration from his last set of tires at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Starting 18th with a car that was fastest in Friday’s final practice session, Daly led one lap (Lap 119) in his fourth race of the 2019 NTT IndyCarRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Just 0.0399 of a second was all the difference Takuma Sato denied Ed Carpenter from scoring his first NTT IndyCar Series triumph in over five years at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. “It could have been a little better if we had a little bit longer straightaway or another lap,” Carpenter on losing by a small margin. “But it was nice to finish on a high note, especially after the day we had yesterday.” Carpenter’s No. 20 SONAX Chevrolet had an entireRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — A superb turnaround performance by Tony Kanaan led to his first NTT IndyCar Series podium since Texas Motor Speedway in 2017. After qualifying deep in the field in 20th, the 44-year-old Brazilian showcased what track position can do to a car during Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. This was a result of pit strategy getting him up to second after a Lap 192 crash in Turn 4 by Sebastien Bourdais, resulting in an excellent position ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — There will be no two-peat for defending Bommarito Automotive Group 500 winner Will Power. Fresh off his first win of the season at Pocono, Power was having a composed race early in the going at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, trying to chase down his Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden. Power was able to take the lead from Newgarden after he made his pit stop on Lap 52. He would pit a lap later and nearly had a shot of exiting aheadRead More

Posted On August 24, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Sato Turning the Page to Gateway

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Countless hours of examination by racing fans, drivers and other experts on Twitter on last week’s opening lap accident at Pocono Raceway can be a drain on anybody but no longer for Takuma Sato. “The important thing is to understand what happened, the facts and try to make it how we can improve, that’s the most important thing,” said Sato. “Obviously we did not want to see that happen, but it happened, whatever the reason I think the important thing is that we’veRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Oil and other leaking fluids from vintage race cars could have seriously affected NTT IndyCar Series qualifying. Prior to qualifying for Saturday evening’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, a group of vintage race cars turned parade laps around the 1.25 mile oval in an hour exhibition for local spectators. Following some reports of leaking oil and fluids, the track poured some oil dry compound on the lower line around the track in Turns 1-2 which affected theRead More