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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Mayhem happened on the opening lap of Sunday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 2 at Belle Isle, where a Turn 3 pileup collected seven cars. Heading into the treacherous breaking spot, an early three-car battle for eighth became disastrous when Will Power, Felix Rosenqvist, and Patricio O’Ward ran out of real estate, resulting Rosenqvist’s No. 10 NTT Honda lifting off and turned O’Ward’s No. 31 Gallagher Chevrolet being turned around in front of the field. Several cars made abrasive action to avoid the strickenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s rare when an elite caliber of a driver like five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon commits an error. More so if it meant the end of his race, as was the case in Saturday’s 75-minute Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix in Belle Isle Park. With over 31 minutes remaining, Dixon was running in third and poised of turning things around after a disappointing 17th place result in the Indianapolis 500 last Sunday. That all changed once Dixon entered Turn 6 when he clipped theRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor The bumpy, narrow Raceway at Belle Isle Park is challenging for even the best in the Verizon IndyCar Series. It’s no surprise, then, that series newcomer Santino Ferrucci was challenged in his IndyCar debut. Ferrucci took advantage of an off-weekend for Formula 2 and Formula One – where he is a reserve driver for Haas F1 Team – to make the voyage to Detroit and compete at the 2.35-mile Belle Isle Park for Dale Coyne Racing. The 20-year-old hopped in the team’s No. 19 HondaRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Writer Following a convincing win in Sunday’s Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit, Ryan Hunter-Reay has a good reason to be on cloud nine. After finishing second in Saturday’s 75-lap doubleheader, the driver of the No. 28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport had the perfect mix of strategy and a hard-charging drive to snap a 42-race winless streak on Sunday in what he described as one of his finest performances. “To be that much faster than the rest of the field, it’s got to be one of myRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the Raceway on Belle Isle for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, continuing the 2017 season. The race weekend will be the only double-header of the season featuring two full races. The event is slated for June 2-4, 2017. About the Race The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix comprises rounds seven and eight of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017.  The races are held on a temporary street circuit, two of five such races onRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter INDYCAR officials announced a few procedure changes to their weekend schedules and rules ahead of the upcoming 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Season. Here is a list of what will be changing: Phoenix and Gateway qualifying – Qualifying for the pair of short oval races will be held in the afternoon before the race. Friday will feature two practice sessions with one scheduled the same time slot of the race. Extra set of Firestone red tires – Each entry will now receive four sets of the optional FirestoneRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter IndyCar had a slew of reports at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this morning, the first being an extension with longtime chassis builder Dallara. Ahead of their 20th season in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Dallara will remain as the exclusive supplier for the series through the year 2020. “Dallara’s continued participation in our sport provides INDYCAR and our competitors a tremendous amount of confidence,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR President, Competition and Operations. “Dallara has been an instrumental partner in the Verizon IndyCarRead More