Firestone Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The only components of a racing car designed to purposefully make contact with the racing surface are the tires. That’s why they are so critical to a race car’s performance. But don’t take this author’s word for it, Mario Andretti’s opinion would be the more important one. “There’s no element of a race car that’s more important than the tires. I think you can fix the aerodynamics, you can fix the suspension technology, so on and so forth, but you cannot afford to have issues withRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series races at Road America and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca both have new title sponsors for their upcoming 2019 races. The June 23rd race at Road America will be called the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. REV is a parent company of more than 30 specialty vehicle brands that span emergency, bus, recreation and specialty markets. In appreciation of first responders, REV will also host a special hospitality area at Road America to salute them. “REV is excited to be theRead More
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By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa— Heading into Sunday afternoon’s Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway, Spencer Pigot had just five top-10 results in 32 starts, with his best career finish a seventh-place showing at Mid-Ohio in 2016. An unexpected lack of rear grip cost Pigot a lot in qualifying and his No. 21 machine lined up back in the 18th position on the 22-car starting grid. But after a solid 300 laps at the 7/8-mile oval, he had earned his first podium result, crossing the stripeRead More
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By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa — Battling four-wide with 15 laps to go in Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway, Robert Wickens got around Spencer Pigot for the third position and everything looked set for the Canadian duo to share the podium as his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammate James Hinchcliffe was poised to earn the team’s first victory of the 2018 season. That all changed when the caution flag flew for just the second time of the race with seven laps to go when Ed Carpenter got sidewaysRead More
By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, California (Saturday, April 14, 2018) – Alexander Rossi wasn’t to be denied in his quest to claim the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Andretti Autosport driver was fastest in all three rounds of knockout qualifications on the 11-turn, 1.968-mile temporary street course. He punctuated the effort by earning the pole position in the Firestone Fast Six with a lap of 1 minute, 6.5528 seconds (106.454 mph) in the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda. It was theRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Pocono Raceway for the ABC Supply 500 continuing the 2017 season. The event is slated for August 19-20, 2017. About the Race The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono is round fourteen of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017. The event is held on a paved oval track, one of six such races on the schedule. This will be the 25th race for Indycars at Pocono. The defending race champion is Will Power, who drives theRead More

Posted On June 22, 2017By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Event Preview: The KOHLER Grand Prix

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Road America for the KOHLER Grand Prix, continuing the 2017 season. The event is slated for June 23-25, 2017. About the Race The KOHLER Grand Prix is round ten of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017.  The event is held on a permanent road course, one of six such races on the calendar. This will be the second race at Road America for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The race will consist of 55Read More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the Texas Motor Speedway for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600, continuing the 2017 season. The race will be held on Saturday evening under the lights. The event is slated for June 9-10, 2017. About the Race The Rainguard Water Sealers 600 is round nine of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017. The event is held on a paved oval track, one of six such races on the calendar. The defending race winner isRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The Month of May 2017 for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is officially underway, and the fourth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix is now in the books. Team Penske’s Will Power put on a road racing clinic, dominating both qualifying and the race en route to his first victory of the season. Here are a few thoughts after round five for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series. 1 ) Differing Opinions Part 1: Quality of the Race After taking a day to digest the many social media fanRead More
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Posted On May 9, 2017By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Event Preview: The INDYCAR Grand Prix

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will kick off the Month of May with the 4th running of the INDYCAR Grand Prix. The race weekend is slated for May 12-13, 2017. About the Race The INDYCAR Grand Prix is round five of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017. The event is held on a permanent road course, one of six such events in 2017. The defending race winner is Simon Pagenaud. For the Team Penske driver, it was his third consecutive seriesRead More