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Posted On April 20, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Friday INDYCAR Musings: Barber

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Friday practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama has concluded for the Verizon IndyCar Series and there’s a lot of interesting storylines following the hour and 45 minutes of practice that the competitors were granted. First of all, the reduction of downforce with the new Universal Aero Kits is felt almost immediately with many drivers losing control of their cars heading to Turn 5. Sebastien Bourdais, Zach Veach, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Gabby Chaves among others had issues with theRead More

Posted On April 13, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Friday INDYCAR Musings: Long Beach

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California —The opening day of practice for the 44th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach kicked off with two practice sessions with Andretti Autosport on the fast end of the grid. The duo of 2010 Long Beach winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi were second and third in the morning session but in the afternoon Rossi led the field from Hunter-Reay. 2015 Long Beach winner Scott Dixon led the first session with a 1 minute, 8.4112 second lap around the 1.968 mile street circuit.Read More

Posted On April 6, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Headline News, IndyCar

ISM Raceway IndyCar Musings: Friday

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Friday was the practice and qualifying day ahead of Saturday’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway, the first oval in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season and it was a definite day of unpredictability. Preseason testing had Rahal Letterman Lanigan at the top of the time sheets, but after the first session Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato were 17th and 18th, respectively. Chevrolet had the top two positions with Simon Pagenaud first and Tony Kanaan second ahead of five Honda carsRead More

Posted On March 10, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Wickens Steals INDYCAR Pole in St. Pete

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Canada’s new hero came calling on his final timed lap as Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Robert Wickens secured pole position in his No. 6 Lucas Oil Honda for the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. One of his biggest assists in preparation? YouTube. “I was working hard over the winter, Monday to Friday, watching IndyCar races online on YouTube, anywhere I could find them, just trying to learn,” said Wickens. “Like I think I watched like eight years of St. PeteRead More

Posted On March 4, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Preview: Harding Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer With the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season rapidly approaching, Motorsports Tribune is previewing each of the teams competing on the tour. The site’s IndyCar staff will break each team down, laying out their results from the previous season while previewing the year to come for the organization and their driver(s). Team: Harding Racing Drivers: Gabby Chaves  What Happened Last Year: The 2017 season was a year of feeling out the Verizon IndyCar Series for Harding Racing. The team bought a couple of new cars and someRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer After a successful three-race debut stint in 2017, Gabby Chaves and Harding Racing are set to leap into full-time Verizon IndyCar Series competition in the upcoming season. The organization announced their intent to field Chaves full-time in the No. 88 Chevrolet on Friday, continuing a pairing that exceeded their own expectations in their first year. “After the success we had in our three races of 2017, the next logical step was to take the team to a full season.” Team Owner Mike Harding said inRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief An incredibly busy offseason for the Verizon IndyCar Series has now added yet another change, but this time it comes with INDYCAR Race Director Brian Barnhart being confirmed to leave his longtime role and take over as President for Harding Racing. Harding Racing has never officially confirmed a full-time campaign for next season. However, team owner Mike Harding has made it clear that is the goal. The team only made three starts in 2017, with a best finish of fifth at Texas to pair with aRead More

Posted On October 25, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Ed Jones to Drive for Chip Ganassi in 2018

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer After a rookie season in the Verizon IndyCar Series that rarely saw him put a wheel wrong, Ed Jones has been announced as the driver for the No. 10 Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 2016 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion finished third at the Indianapolis 500 behind winner Takuma Sato and Helio Castroneves despite having a damaged car. Jones had five top 10 finishes to his credit en route to 14th inRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer After a Verizon IndyCar Series season filled with highs and lows, let’s look at some of the more memorable moments in 2017 both on and off track. 10. New teams on the horizon The year witnessed two new teams in the series with Juncos Racing and Harding Racing making their debuts at the Indianapolis 500. Ricardo Juncos has been a Mazda Road to Indy stalwart for the past few seasons and after returning to Indy Lights competition in 2015, the Speedway, Indiana-basedRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas – It was just the second race of the season for Harding Racing, but you wouldn’t know it based on how they’ve performed. Their only ever outing having been a ninth-place result in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil last month, the team set out to compete at Texas and Pocono before attempting to race the full Verizon IndyCar Series schedule next year. That top 10 was elevated to a new best finish for the team withRead More