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Posted On June 1, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Felix Rosenqvist Finishes Fourth at Detroit

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DETROIT — NTT IndyCar Series rookie Felix Rosenqvist was looking to put the bad result at the Indianapolis 500 behind him and did so with a fourth place result in the first of two races in the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit. The Swedish sensation started fourth ahead of the 75 minute race and was never below fifth place as he fought with Takuma Sato to try to get onto the podium for the first time in NTT IndyCar Series competition. However, Sato and Rosenqvist had smallRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DETROIT — Marco Andretti’s gamble in Saturday’s NTT IndyCar Series race on the streets of Belle Isle failed to pay off. The No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco Andretti and Curb/Agajanian Honda was the first driver to pit for dry tires on Lap 12 while the track was just starting to dry after a large rainstorm hit before the first race of the doubleheader weekend. What followed was a tense and, at times, very entertaining few laps of onboard footage as the third-generation racer wasRead More

Posted On December 24, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2017 IndyCar Driver Review: Graham Rahal

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 10 drivers from the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the sixth-place championship finisher, Graham Rahal. Graham Rahal, No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 2017: 6th in the championship Wins: 2, Top 5: 6, Top 10: 12, Poles: 1, Laps Led: 110 Best Finish: 1st – Two times (Detroit Race 1, Detroit Race 2) 2017 was a year of two halves for Graham Rahal and the dividing line was JuneRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Josef Newgarden used a two stop strategy to score his career best finish of fourth on the Raceway of Belle Isle Park in race two of the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans. The 25-year-old started the day mired back in 17th, dodging calamity early with a three car accident in front of Newgarden on the opening lap. With cautions falling on lap 35 and again on lap 50, the running order shuffled amongst the frontrunners as Helio Castroneves and race one winner SebastienRead More

Posted On June 5, 2016By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Power Breaks Through at Detroit

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter A quick pitstop and picture perfect pass propelled Will Power to his first Verizon IndyCar Series win in over a year at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. The Aussie’s day started in a hole after an interference penalty in qualifying knocked him from the pole position and dropped him to eighth place on the grid as Team Penske Simon Pagenaud inherited the top spot for the second race in a row. The race got off to a rocky start when Charlie Kimball swerved next to Carlos Munoz who inRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Alexander Rossi earned a hard-fought 10th in the opening race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit. Rossi, fresh off his career-defining win in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, started the afternoon in 17th, but a wealth of strategies amongst the grid helped progress the California native up the scoreboard. The 24-year-old began the day behind Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti, with the two exchanging passes on several occasions, but as the race wore on RossiRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Simon Pagenaud led a Team Penske sweep of the top three spots at Belle Isle to take his fifth career pole and third of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Season. The Frenchman pulled off a flying lap of 1:14.9166s on the primary black tires as opposed to his rivals who chose to make their qualifying runs on the option red tires. Pagenaud’s lap was just a tick quicker than Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves’ lap of 1:14.9285, who was on the option red tires. “TheRead More
Sebastien Bourdais managed to stretch his fuel and make the most of the circumstances and claim his 33rd Indy car win in the second race of the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit weekend. Rain once again became a major factor as the Belle Isle circuit was drenched in the hours leading to the second race of the weekend. Bourdais started in the 9th position and remained steadily in the top 5 while Juan Pablo Montoya dominated the early stint of the race. His only challenge came from teammate Will Power, butRead More
Sometimes, you are either lucky or good, but Carlos Munoz was both on Saturday as he played the strategy game perfectly and won a rain shortened Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit weekend. Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti initially held the upper hand in strategy as he pitted on lap nine under caution for slick tires as the track was drying out while the majority of the field stayed out under yellow. The race fell right into Andretti’s hands as Charlie Kimball crashed on the ensuing restart whichRead More

Posted On May 26, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Daly called in for Detroit

Conor Daly will get another opportunity to race in the Verizon IndyCar Series for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in this weekend’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit. He will drive the #5 Arrow Electronics Honda in place of James Hinchcliffe, who is still on the mend from a devastating crash during practice for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Daly drove in a third car for SPM Motorsports in the Indianapolis 500 but didn’t have the opportunity to even turn a lap. The fuel cell began to leak during the parade laps,Read More