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By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden continued to dominate NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, winning his third consecutive series pole. Now he must put aside recent disappointments in races and win the Honda Indy 200 Presented by the HPD Ridgeline. The two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and driver of the No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet became the first series driver since 2015 to win three consecutive poles. Newgarden also was the top qualifier for the second race in Detroit and atRead More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – There’s one thing clear with Josef Newgarden as he and Team Penske search for their first victory this season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES: Speed is not a problem. Newgarden led the opening practice for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by the HPD Ridgeline on Friday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The two-time series champion turned a top lap of 1 minute, 7.2524 in the No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet, continuing a trend that has seen Newgarden win the NTT P1 Award atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Seven races are left in this season’s NTT IndyCar Series campaign with the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course being this weekend’s stop. Among the field of 26, four notable drivers stand out with two returning from injuries. On Tuesday, Felix Rosenqvist was cleared to drive his No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet after missing the last two races. A day later, Rinus VeeKay got the okay to drive the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet. Santino Ferrucci will also make another appearance in the No. 45 RahalRead More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – In yet another nerve-fraying finish, Alex Palou passed Josef Newgarden with two laps remaining Sunday to win the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America and regained the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship lead. Palou drove his No. 10 NTT DATA Honda to a 1.9106-second victory over the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda of Colton Herta. 2014 series champion Will Power finished third in the No. 12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet. Palou, who led five of the 55 laps after starting fifth, averagedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Colton Herta is back on an NTT IndyCar Series podium. Hard to imagine the man who dominated St. Petersburg wouldn’t score another top-three until Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, finishing second. “It finally happened,” said Herta. “I’ve been struggling to get on the podium when I’m not winning, so it feels nice to finally get one, or my second one in my career. “Team did an amazing job. We seemed to lack a little bit of pace to Alex (Palou) and Josef (Newgarden).Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the second straight day, Team Penske left the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix heartbroken. Yesterday it was Will Power’s car not firing up after the red flag was lifted. Today, it was Josef Newgarden’s rear tire wear playing a role on finishing second after leading the first 67 laps. “Sad. Just pretty sad,” said Newgarden. “It’s hard not to be disappointed. We had the car to beat, but the cautions (came out) when we didn’t need them. Wrong tires when we didn’t need them.” Right outRead More
By Kirby Arnold, David Morgan and Luis Torres In a leadup into Sunday’s 105th Indianapolis 500, Motorsports Tribune had a roundtable discussion about seven questions regarding the race. More than just about who’ll win the race, our writers gave their thoughts on some themes that defined this Month of May. Without further ado, here’s what Kirby Arnold, David Morgan and Luis Torres’ responses: This year’s lead up to the 105th Indianapolis 500 has had a lot of unknowns. There could be as many as 8-12 guys who can win theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Rain may have put a damper at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday morning. 156 minutes later, the fans got to see the 33-car field partake on Carb Day for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Even if it was a cold one on a high 50-degree afternoon, there was plenty of action. The delayed two-hour session came to a close 10 minutes shy of completion due to rain. When it was over, the cold was felt all over IMS. That’s because Scott Dixon was fastest at 228.323Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day is the final opportunity for 33 drivers getting their cars well adjusted before Sunday’s 105th Indianapolis 500. As obvious as it sounds, there’s a wild card that’ll change everyone’s approach. This weekend’s weather conditions will be cooler as a cucumber. All throughout the Month of May, hot conditions was the total norm. Now, temperatures will be in the high 60s. It’s bound to create more grip on the 2.5-mile circuit, thus creating exciting racing. How do the competitors feel about theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – On a hot Saturday at Indianapolis, 35 drivers had the daunting task of trying to put together four solid laps that’ll either get them into the Fast Nine or make the top-30. It’s no easy task as conditions, the luck of the draw and risking everything can dictate how a competitor go about their run. Scott Dixon wasted no time as not only he was the first man to qualify, he literally set the tone. His four-lap average of 231.828 mph was theRead More