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By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – Josef Newgarden was the first driver among the contenders for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship to move chips toward the center of the table in this high-stakes confrontation, leading practice Friday for the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. Two-time series champion Newgarden, who is second in points, 20 behind teammate Will Power, was quickest with a lap of 1 minute, 11.4103 seconds in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. Scott Dixon (-20 points), Marcus Ericsson (-39) and Scott McLaughlin (-41) are the otherRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After 16 grueling and intense months of competition, the championship trail ends in Monterey. Out of the 25 full-time drivers that accepted the season-long challenge at St. Petersburg in March, only five remain that have a shot of hoisting the Astor Cup this Sunday. Of those five racers, they come from two race teams in Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing. Between championship leader Will Power to fifth-place Scott McLaughlin, the gap is 41 points. It rivals the 2003 championship battle where it also had fiveRead More
By INDYCAR PORTLAND, Ore. – Scott McLaughlin made winning look easy Sunday in the Grand Prix of Portland. Predicting who will NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship a week from today will be a lot tougher. McLaughlin earned his third victory of the season, driving his No. 3 Freightliner Team Penske Chevrolet to a 1.1792-second margin over teammate and NTT INDYCAR SERIES points leader Will Power in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. SEE: Race Results That result ensured McLaughlin will be one of five drivers eligible to win the Astor Challenge CupRead More
By INDYCAR PORTLAND, Ore. – Scott McLaughlin led a Team Penske power play during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Portland, capturing the NTT P1 Award to lead a 1-2-3 performance by the team. McLaughlin drove to his third career NTT INDYCAR SERIES pole – all this season – with a top lap of 58.2349 seconds in the No. 3 Freightliner Team Penske Chevrolet. SEE: Qualifying Results New Zealand native McLaughlin is one of seven drivers eligible for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship with two races remaining, 54 points behind teammateRead More
By INDYCAR PORTLAND, Ore. – Josef Newgarden made yet another statement of intent about winning his third Astor Challenge Cup as he led practice for the Grand Prix of Portland on Friday at Portland International Raceway. 2017 and 2019 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden was quickest with a lap of 58.5769 seconds in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. The top lap continued a recent resurgence for Newgarden, who pulled to second in the championship standings – within three points of leader and teammate Will Power – after winningRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It all comes down to the final two weeks on the West Coast to determine who’ll be crowned as the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series champion. Six drivers from two race teams are the few remaining that’ll be fighting for bragging rights with both teams taking different approach to their quest for the Astor Cup. The two teams are Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing, who’ve been scratching and clawing for wins all season long. Penske opted to use their final test session of the year atRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Scott Dixon knew his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda had the speed in it to win Sunday’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, he just needed the chance to show it. After starting back in 14th place, Dixon would have to overcome some damage early in the race to make it happen, getting caught up in the Lap 26 melee in Turn 7. But Dixon’s crew went to work to get him back in the game and he was able toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Scott Dixon led the way in Sunday morning warm-up for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, snagging the top spot in the waning minutes of the session. The six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion, who will start 14th in the race, put up a lap of one minute, 15.605 seconds in his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to jump to the top of the scoring pylon on his 16th and final lap on track. Colton Herta was second fastest, as he looks toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – It’s just been Scott McLaughlin’s day in Nashville. After leading the way in practice to kick off the day, the driver of the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet laid down a flying lap in the last few seconds of qualifying for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to score his second pole of the season with a lap of one minute, 14.555 seconds. The last time McLaughlin won the pole at St. Pete to start the season, he came away as the victor.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Team Penske came out on Saturday in Nashville with its game face on, leading the way in the second practice of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix weekend. Scott McLaughlin improved on his top-10 speed in first practice to jump to the top of the board in his No. 2 Chevrolet with a lap of one minute, 15.461 seconds, which would not be surpassed for the remainder of the session. “It’s so hot,” McLaughlin said of practicing in the steamy Nashville weather. “It’sRead More