Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pit lane bit quite arguably the three strongest cars from Saturday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America as pole sitter Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal and Santino Ferrucci had separate problems during different pit sequences, costing all of them a shot of winning. A three-stop pit strategy was the name of the game during the 55-lap race, all having its twists and turns that ruined driver’s outcomes. The first victim was Graham Rahal, who was looking for his second straight podium this year and with anRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Team Penske’s Will Power led the way during Friday’s 90-minute practice session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course with a time of 69.9487 seconds, the only man to go clock in under 70 seconds. Power’s No. 12 Verizon Wireless Chevrolet didn’t start off the session to his liking, but eventually were able to provide a real good machine that led to his flying lap. The three-time GMR Grand Prix winner said the hot weekend in Speedway, Indiana will definitely make things tough for the 26-carRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The bid of defending the No. 1 plate starts off right for Josef Newgarden, who set a two-lap average of 215.740 mph to claim pole position for tonight’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. As the last guy out for qualifying, Newgarden felt like his XPEL Chevrolet had the pace to be fastest as he took down five-time series NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, whose average speed was 215.638 mph. There was a bit of hesitation from Newgarden if he can fully execute the poleRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – This is the fifth of a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for March 13-15 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Today’s featured organization: Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan and Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh. Coming Saturday: Ed Carpenter Racing. The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There’s a new leading driver for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan and that man is the always fierce Santino Ferrucci. Last year’s Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year will take over the vacant No. 18 SealMaster Honda, previously driven by Sebastien Bourdais, who was released from the team last November. The four-time Indy car champion will shift his focus in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Ferrucci will be entering his second full season in the NTT IndyCar Series and will be teammates with rookie Alex Palou,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The latest twist to the NTT IndyCar Series off-season involves four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais as Dale Coyne Racing released him Friday. First broken by RACER and later confirmed by the team, they’ll be eyeing for another driver heading into the 2020 season, leaving Bourdais out of a ride. Coyne thanked Bourdais for his tremendous contributions, highlighted with back-to-back victories at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2017 and 2018. “I want to thank Sebastien for having the confidence to come back fromRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONTEREY, California – Felix Rosenqvist will head into the final qualifying session Saturday afternoon with tremendous optimism after setting the fastest time of final practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year points leader set a time of 1:10.4065, beating the Team Penske trio of Josef Newgarden, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud as the last 45-minute session was chaotic. Although no stoppages occurred, several drivers struggled finding the perfect lap at the 2.238-mileRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Two-time Grand Prix of Portland winner Sebastien Bourdais went from putting on a flyer one lap to crashing the Turn 12 barrier the very next lap. Bourdais ran 12 laps during Friday afternoon’s practice session, with the last one being his best with a time of 57.9123 seconds (122.069 mph), knocking Will Power off the top the charts by 0.0289 seconds with just over two minutes remaining. Then a little de ja vu struck when the right front of his No. 18 SealMasterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Sebastien Bourdais hasn’t had a front row start since Phoenix last season when he won the pole. That’ll change as the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan driver set a two-lap qualifying average speed of 186.083 mph (48.4062 total seconds), good enough to start alongside pole sitter and NTT IndyCar Series championship leader Josef Newgarden at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Bourdais was the 13th driver to hit the 1.25-mile oval as oil laying in Turn 1 due to an Vintage Indy RegistryRead More

Posted On August 13, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

IndyCar Techbench Tuesday: Pocono Raceway

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer If there ever was a Rubik’s Cube of an oval, it would have to be Pocono Raceway. A two and a half mile superspeedway with three straightaways of differing lengths and corners of differing radii and banking gives every engineer throughout the Indy car paddock their biggest oval racing setup challenge of the year. The No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan entry performed well last year at Pocono. Driver Sebastien Bourdais finished fourth with race engineer Craig Hampson helping get the setup right, butRead More