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By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will invade the deep South for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The race is slated for April 21-23, 2017. About the Race The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is round three of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017. The event is held on a permanent road course, the first of six such races on the calendar. The defending race winner is Simon Pagenaud, who drives the #1 Menard’s Chevrolet for Team Penske. theRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon Indycar Series will race at Sonoma Raceway for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. The event is slated for September 16-18, 2016. About the Race The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma is the sixteenth and final round for the Verizon Indycar Series in 2016. The event is held on a natural terrain road course, one of six such races on the schedule. The race will decide the 2016 Indycar Series Championship, and pay double points. This will be the thirteenth race forRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer And then there were two… With fifteen race weekends in the books, and just one remaining, the Verizon IndyCar Series is set to crown their 2016 champion at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on September 18th. The season started with optimism from every team on the grid. Target Chip Ganassi driver, Scott Dixon, was looking at adding a fifth title to his resume.  Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya was looking to avenge a season where he lost the crown to Dixon on a tiebreaker.Read More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The Verizon IndyCar Series has now run the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, a race that began in June. The conclusion of the rain-interrupted event saw Graham Rahal take his first win of the season in the closest IndyCar finish at TMS. Lets take a look at some of the storylines coming out of Saturday night’s race. 1 ) Worth the Wait  With eleven weeks between the red flag for rain and the restart, TMS fans had a long wait for the finish. TheRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer Penske Racing’s Simon Pagenaud returned to the winners circle for the first time since early May, taking the win at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid Ohio in the Verizon IndyCar Series. In doing so, he has once again established himself as the man to beat for the 2016 championship. Let’s examine a few of the story lines coming out of the race weekend. 1 ) A Championship Caliber Drive Simon Pagenaud began the season strong and took a large advantage in the standings, butRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer Armed Forces Pole Day is behind us, and the grid is set for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. While many of the old-timers, like myself, miss the days of packed grandstands and true bump-day drama, the events of this past weekend produced a number of compelling stories. Let’s take a look at five takeaways from the on-track action. 1 ) Who’s sand-bagging now? Get your tin-foil hat ready, here’s a conspiracy theory for you. Amidst all ofRead 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
The Verizon IndyCar Series travels to Canada this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto, round 10 of the sixteen race schedule. With the second half of the season underway, and the title fight heating up, its an appropriate time to examine some of the stories circulating around the series. The Good A Competitive Field:  The nine races run thus far have produced seven different winners from six different teams. Among those were two first-time winners in the Series, Josef Newgarden and Carlos Munoz. That total looks to increase as driversRead More
Will Power edged teammate Helio Castroneves and set a lap record in qualifying in the final minutes of the Firestone Fast Six to take the pole for race 1 at the Raceway at Belle Isle. Power elected to wait until the final few minutes to take his shot at the pole while Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato and Simon Pagenaud all took to the track right away. Castroneves laid down a lap of 1:16.1200 that looked relatively safe to keep the pole but Power was not to beRead More