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By David Morgan, Associate Editor LONG BEACH, Calif. – Qualifying has been the bane of Josef Newgarden’s existence in recent weeks, but Saturday, the tide turned in his favor with a lap fast enough to score the pole for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Still mathematically eligible for the NTT IndyCar Series championship, the elation among the No. 1 team was palpable, with Newgarden emerging from his Team Penske Chevrolet following his pole-winning run with arms stretched upwards, yelling “F*** yeah!” to his team, knowing he was still inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor LONG BEACH, Calif. – For Colton Herta, it’s déjà vu all over again. In a repeat of Friday’s first practice, Herta was fast again during the second practice of the weekend for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, topping the board with a scorching lap of one minute, 7.978 seconds. “We tried to find that happy medium between drivability and comfort and it looks like we’re pretty close,” Herta said. “We feel really good. I think there’s still some work to do to make theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor LONG BEACH, Calif. – Coming off his win one week ago, Colton Herta found himself in familiar territory on Friday’s opening practice for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach with his Andretti Autosport Honda at the top of the board. Reminiscent of his run on the Streets of Nashville back in August, Herta’s car looked to be out of control around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street course, but the clock doesn’t lie as the 21-year-old put up a lap of one minute, 9.268 seconds toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – It’s not the typical oval weekend for the NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the series takes on the track’s infield road course for the first time. After a mostly incident-free practice session Saturday morning, led by Martin Truex, Jr. with a lap of 1 minute, 29.577 seconds the question was posed to a number of drivers to see what they thought of racing on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile infield road course. Naturally, Truex had nothing but positive things to say about theRead More
By INDYCAR NASHVILLE – Five laps into the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, Marcus Ericsson’s car launched airborne and limped to the pits with a broken front wing. Seventy-five laps later, he drove the No. 8 Bryant Honda into victory lane Sunday as the winner of the inaugural NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee, in one of the most improbable results in recent memory. Ericsson beat Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon to the finish by 1.5596 seconds in a two-lap showdown after a red flagRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASHVILLE – The quest for an NTT IndyCar Series championship is further paramount for ARROW McLaren SP as McLaren Racing acquired 75 percent majority stake that’ll be finalized at the end of the season. Right after confirming their announcement Sunday morning, Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson affirmed they’ll still be around the IndyCar program with zero intentions of ever putting their efforts up for sale. “We thought the only way we can make it better is to align with a Formula One team. We’re the onlyRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Colton Herta has been unstoppable thus far during the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix weekend in Nashville and Saturday’s NTT IndyCar Series qualifying session provided the latest evidence that the path to victory on Sunday will have to go through the 21-year-old Californian. After putting up a quick time on the primary Firestone black tires during the opening round, Herta was able to parlay the advantage of having a fresher set of alternate red tires for the second round and the FastRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – The debut weekend of the Nashville street course has been a handful for everyone in the NTT IndyCar Series, but Colton Herta has been able to tame the beast so far, as the fastest driver in both practice sessions that have been held on the challenging circuit. Herta’s lap of 1 minute, 15.353 seconds was good enough to boost him to the top of the leaderboard for the second day in a row, besting Alexander Rossi, Scott Dixon, Alex Palou, and Sebastien Bourdais. “ItRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – After having the weekend circled on the calendar all season long, the NTT IndyCar Series finally got to take its first laps around the streets of Nashville on Friday, with Colton Herta putting down the fastest lap during a wild opening practice session for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Herta traded the top spot with a number of other drivers, but his lap of 1 minute, 16.587 seconds was quick enough to allow the driver of the No. 26 Andretti Autosport withRead More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – There’s one thing clear with Josef Newgarden as he and Team Penske search for their first victory this season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES: Speed is not a problem. Newgarden led the opening practice for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by the HPD Ridgeline on Friday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The two-time series champion turned a top lap of 1 minute, 7.2524 in the No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet, continuing a trend that has seen Newgarden win the NTT P1 Award atRead More