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Posted On May 26, 2024By David MorganIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Sunday Indianapolis 500 Notebook

By David Morgan, Associate Editor SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Detroit can’t come soon enough for Marcus Ericsson. Since crashing his primary car in practice ahead of qualifying weekend for the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500, it has been one thing after another for the driver of the No. 28 Andretti Global Honda. Struggling to find speed with his back-up car, Ericsson nearly missed out of the race altogether after falling into the Last Row Shootout to even have a chance to make the 33-car field. In that Sunday session to determineRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor SPEEDWAY, Ind. – For the second year in a row, Josef Newgarden took matters into his own hands in the final lap of the Indianapolis 500, passing Pato O’Ward to secure back-to-back wins in the biggest race of the NTT IndyCar Series. In a race delayed by rain for more than four hours, Newgarden and O’Ward were racing daylight as the laps wound down Sunday, with the two drivers trading the lead over the final seven laps of the race, with fan-favorite O’Ward taking the leadRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Conor Daly has grown up around the Indianapolis 500 and even after all these years, isn’t taking it for granted that he has the opportunity once again to try and make his mark on the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. After unceremoniously losing his ride with Ed Carpenter Racing midway through the 2023 season, Daly is back at Indianapolis in a one-off deal with Dreyer and Reinbold Racing/Cusick Motorsports to try once again to win in front of his hometown crowd. Though qualifying didRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The final oval race of the season could also be championship Sunday as Gateway has a slew of storylines, ranging from silly season to potential history being made. Championship leader Alex Palou, who is currently dealing with drama behind the scenes with his contract, has a 101-point lead over Scott Dixon and an additional four points over Josef Newgarden. With three rounds remaining, Scott McLaughlin, Pato O’Ward and Marcus Ericsson are also in the hunt for the championship. Thus, six drivers mathematically have a chance ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – It’s Josef Newgarden’s world, we’re just living in it. The driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet has been the dominant force at Iowa Speedway for a number of years now and once again, the four-time winner at the 0.894-mile oval was at the top of the board when the checkered flag flew on Friday’s lone NTT IndyCar Series practice session for the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Weekend. Heading into the weekend, it’s been the consensus of the IndyCar paddock that Newgarden would onceRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – You can’t say Conor Daly is lacking confidence heading into this weekend’s NTT IndyCar Series doubleheader at Iowa Speedway. Filling in for sidelined driver Simon Pagenaud in the Meyer-Shank Racing No. 60 Honda at the 0.894-mile oval, Daly is focused on getting the most out of the weekend in what could be a banner run for both him and the team. After finding himself on the outs with Ed Carpenter Racing just seven races into the 2023 season, Daly was thrust in theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Following his harrowing crash a day ago, Simon Pagenaud has been ruled out for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course following an evaluation with the NTT IndyCar Series medical team. With Pagenaud now on the sidelines, Meyer-Shank Racing has tabbed Conor Daly to fill in for the Frenchman in the 80-lap race on the 13-turn, a 2.258-mile road course. Daly ran the first seven races of the 2023 season with Ed Carpenter Racing before he and the team parted ways following the raceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A brand new era for Road America will commence this weekend as the popular, picturesque road course will have a different look compared to last year. It’ll mark the first time INDYCAR will run in Elkhart under the freshly repaved surface, similar to what they’ll encounter in the finale at Laguna Seca in September. Therefore, some unknowns heading into the eighth round of the championship trail. One driver that won’t make the trip to Wisconsin is Conor Daly, who after two-plus seasons at Ed Carpenter Racing,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Since 2020, Ed Carpenter Racing has been Conor Daly’s home, driving the No. 20 Chevrolet, but on Wednesday, it was announced that the team and driver have mutually agreed to go their separate ways. The move comes amid a season in which Daly and his team have struggled with performance, only banking one top-10 finish in the first seven races of the year with an eighth-place finish in the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500. Daly first came on board at ECR running the road andRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – The weight is finally lifted. After Josef Newgarden accomplished almost everything he could have dreamed of in his NTT IndyCar Series career, only the Indianapolis 500 had eluded him – until today. A wild end to Sunday’s 107th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing saw three red flags in the last 16 laps to set up a one lap shootout to determine who would come away with their name immortalized on the Borg-Warner Trophy and Newgarden came out on top. Defending race winnerRead More