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By Adam Tate, Associate Editor After his first Verizon IndyCar Series victory in over a year, Team Penske star Will Power has brought a bit of criticism upon IndyCar Race Control’s longstanding tradition of closing the pits when a yellow occurs. It may not be a popular or safe move to win a race and immediately use it as a platform for criticism, but in this instance Power is right. What he is calling for is a Virtual Safety Car, along the same lines of what Formula One uses, in orderRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter A year removed from turning heads in Detroit last year and following a near win at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Conor Daly once again put in another promising performance at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. In two distinctly different races, the Noblesville, Indiana native came from the back to the front and fought against the likes of the best names the series has to offer. The opening race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit weekend featured a brilliant strategy call byRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor You just can’t hold Simon Pagenaud back in 2016. Despite a rough Indy 500, despite a disappointing result in yesterday’s Round 1 of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Dual in Detroit, he just keeps bouncing back. This time by once again nabbing pole position, in a damp and chaotic qualifying session on the tight confines of Belle Isle Raceway. He did so by setting the fast time* in a modified group format for qualifying, that saw the field split into two groups running an accelerated set ofRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Sebastien Bourdais and KVSH Racing had the perfect mix of good strategy and defensive driving which propelled them to their second straight win at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. Bourdais’ race to the win started on lap three when he pitted along with many other drivers to switch over to the harder compound black tires while the Team Penske brigade of Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya led the field out front. Pagenaud elected to stay out and keep track position andRead More
At last week’s Dual in Detroit race two, one young superstar in the Verizon IndyCar Series frequently found himself in the way of another. Jack Hawksworth driving the No. 41 AJ Foyt Racing Honda was spun not once, but twice by Chip Ganassi’s rookie Sage Karam in the No. 8 car. Karam so often the focus of intense media speculation is highly rated in the paddock but has suffered a rough IndyCar season so far, one filled rookie mistakes, he has crashed out of multiple races. He kept it togetherRead More
Chevrolet Dual in Detroit race two winner, KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais is hoping he can carry the good momentum into tomorrow’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Bourdais, second among active drivers on the all time win list with 33 victories is more known for his Champ Car prowess and Formula One experience than recent IndyCar success, but the veteran is among the most experienced in the field and gave a great perspective on the coming race. It was good to win again in Detroit. But to carry that momentumRead More

Posted On May 31, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Race 2 qualifying washed out

Qualifying for today’s race 2 at Detroit has been called off on the count of rain after only one session ran to comepletion. Rookie Sage Karam paced the field during the wet first session and was set to make a career best start. The second session ran for a total of four minutes before standing water brought the session to a halt and eventually to a cancellation. This puts Juan Pablo Montoya on the pole, who would have originally have lined up in the middle of the pack with teammateRead More
Will Power edged teammate Helio Castroneves and set a lap record in qualifying in the final minutes of the Firestone Fast Six to take the pole for race 1 at the Raceway at Belle Isle. Power elected to wait until the final few minutes to take his shot at the pole while Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato and Simon Pagenaud all took to the track right away. Castroneves laid down a lap of 1:16.1200 that looked relatively safe to keep the pole but Power was not to beRead More
Dale Coyne Racing announced today that Rodolfo Gonzalez and Tristan Vautier will drive the #18 and the #19 cars for this weekend’s Chevrolet Duel in Detroit. Gonzalez, will replace Carlos Huertas once again as the Columbian is still sidelined with an apparent inner ear infection. Gonzalez ran the #18 car at Barber Motorsports Park and finished in 20th place. Vautier will pilot the #19 car after racing the #18 at the Indianapolis 500 last weekend. The #19 car has been raced by Francesco Dracone for the first 5 races. TheRead More