Firestone 600 Tag

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Age: 28 Years in IndyCar: 10 Wins: 4 Podiums: 19 Career Laps led: 240 2016-17 Team: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Graham Rahal has established himself as one of the most exciting drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The driver of the No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Honda had another solid year in what has been a career turnaround. He edged out James Hinchcliffe by 0.008 of a second for a thrilling win at the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway in August. He also putRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Season was like a party tray. It gave us a little bit of everything – drama, excitement, surprise. It was hard to narrow down the top five moments from the season, but here you are: 5.) Firestone 600 When IndyCar arrived at the Texas Motor Speedway for their annual June trip, Murphy’s Law was in full effect. Rain hampered the entire weekend and a rough track surface made it difficult to dry. A scary crash between Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly marredRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and driver James Hinchcliffe have been issued a hefty penalty following their second-place finish in last weekend’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. INDYCAR officials found during post-race inspection of the runner-up No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda that the domed skid was worn excessively. As a result, SPM has been fined $20,000 as well as 25 driver and entrant points. The penalty drops Hinchcliffe and SPM from eighth to ninth in the standings. “In our post-race analysis this week it was determined theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Scott Dixon’s quest to repeat as Verizon IndyCar Series champion all but ended following a crash in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet’s driver day ended on lap 213 after colliding with the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter. The incident ended at the entry of Turn 1 following an intense battle when Dixon was trying to press forward in hopes of catching race leader James Hinchcliffe and get back on theRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Graham Rahal outdueled James Hinchcliffe in a Texas-style shootout to win the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Hinchcliffe, who restarted the race from the top spot, led a majority of the race laps sometimes by massive margins until a controversial incident broke out between Scott Dixon and Ed Carpenter on lap 213. Dixon was fighting to stay on the lead lap while Carpenter was racing in second place and the two collided in the dogleg when Carpenter moved down slightly and Dixon drifted up into Carpenter’sRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Marco Andretti is feeling rather chipper heading into tonight’s Firestone 600. The 29-year-old American set the third quickest lap overall and was the quickest Honda in this evening’s 10-minute practice session. The Andretti Autosport cars have struggled mightily throughout the season, with their only win coming from Alexander Rossi taking the win at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. It is known that the team has struggled with the damper setup on the rougher tracks, Texas being one ofRead More

Posted On August 27, 2016By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Firestone 600 Part 2 Preview

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Today, the Verizon IndyCar Series will complete the final 177 laps of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. About the race The Firestone 600 was originally slated to go green on June 10, but torrential rain and weepers delayed the start until the next afternoon. The race ran green for 41 laps with Carlos Munoz leading the majority of the laps until a massive accident including Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden brought out the yellow flag on lap 41 in the middle of greenRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief IndyCar has announced its format to the abnormal postponement that is the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. The event was rescheduled for Aug. 27 following a weekend spoiled by inclement weather. The race is set to resume with James Hinchcliffe leading the field in his No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda, followed by Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay. Hinchliffe’s teammate, Mikhail Aleshin, will lineup third, ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Ed Carpenter. The race will restart from lap 72. Two 10-minuteRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Josef Newgarden has been cleared to practice in tomorrow’s opening session for this weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road America. The Ed Carpenter Racing driver will take part in the one hour, 15 minute session tomorrow and will then be evaluated by the INDYCAR medical staff to determine whether or not he will be cleared to race. If Newgarden is not cleared to race, ECR has driver JR Hildebrand on standby if needed to drive to No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet. Newgarden sufferedRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas – Verizon IndyCar Series star Josef Newgarden has suffered a fractured right clavicle and a small fracture in his right hand following a horrifying crash in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. The incident happened on the exit of Turn 4 of the 1.5-mile oval when Newgarden was making a move to the outside of rookie Conor Daly, who lost the backend of his No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda before sliding into the Tennessee native. The two made contact as NewgardenRead More