Firestone 600 Tag

FORT WORTH, Texas – After multiple road and street courses and one superspeedway event in the Indy 500, the Verizon IndyCar Series finds itself at Texas Motor Speedway. The rough and fast 1.5 mile oval set to host its 27th IndyCar race when the green flag drops tonight. The nature of it’s high banking and not quite superspeedway layout has led both the Honda and Chevy camps to experiment with aerokit set ups and with interesting results; Honda is slowly closing the gap. In practice one Takuma Sato took hisRead More
Conor Daly has more than proved that he belongs in the Verizon IndyCar Series after just a few starts this season. He did a sufficient job at Long Beach subbing for Rocky Moran Jr. at Dale Coyne Racing, after getting the call while eating at the Honda Hospitality Tent.  Sam Schmidt then called him to race in a third car at the Indianapolis 500, but that ended before it started as the fuel cell leaked on the parade lap. Daly took it like a man, didn’t whine or complain 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
Will Power captured his 3rd consecutive pole at Texas Motor Speedway on a scorching hot Friday afternoon. Power was the first one to qualify and laid down the law early with a two lap average of 218:519 mph that was untouchable by the rest of the grid. Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves managed to land immediately behind their teammates while Simon Pagenaud patiently waited to fire the final bullet for Team Penske. Pagenaud went out 17th and nearly overthrew his teammate, but came up just .017Read More
FORT WORTH, Texas – Will Power made history today by claiming pole position for the Firestone 600 for the third year in succession. His average speed of 218.519 mph is just shy the qualifying record for Texas Motor Speedway which he set in 2013. The high banked oval once a type of track Power struggled on, is now one the defending champion relishes in. It’s a real driver’s oval, I really like it, I really look forward to the ovals now. – Will Power It was also Power’s 40th poleRead More
Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay crashed in Turn 2 during opening practice for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. The 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion was working on setups in race trim when the rear end of the #28 DHL Honda slid out, backing it into the wall. “I’m surprised,” said Hunter-Reay. “The car had a big understeer, a big push in it before that and I was behind two cars and all of a suddent the rear was just gone. I don’t know. We’re going to have toRead More

Posted On June 8, 2014By Adam TateIn IndyCar, Videos

The Juan and Will Show!

Hands down this is the best and funniest press conference we’ve ever been a part of. Will Power and Juan Pablo Montoya laugh, joke and correct one another for 14 minutes straight. You’ll see why we asked if they are considering a morning talk show. Video credit goes to our good friend Will Martin of Blitz Weekly. Enjoy  Read More

Posted On June 7, 2014By Adam TateIn IndyCar

Carpenter avenges Indy heartbreak, wins at Texas

Ed Carpenter, the native hoosier who was in contention for this year’s Indy 500 till a late race incident ended his chances, came to Texas Motor Speedway with a chip on his shoulder, he is leaving with the winner’s trophy. The Firestone 600 had it all this year, massive tire degradation, multiple engine failures, crashes and a late race yellow leading to a bit of controversy. After two years of getting the DW12 aero package wrong for the high banks of TMS, IndyCar got it right this year, the 300Read More