Gateway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After a grueling, love-hate drama string of races, the NTT IndyCar Series had a much needed week off from the madness. Now they’re getting ready for the final three rounds of the championship trail, beginning with the final oval of 2022 at Gateway. A popular circuit amongst fans, the main headline involves the two protagonist from the crash fest at Nashville. In the closing laps, last year’s Gateway winner Josef Newgarden and the race’s media darling Romain Grosjean, tangled and it ended the latter’s afternoon. ThereRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway had plenty of chaotic headlines. Among those being the oval debut of Romain Grosjean, who finished 14th in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. The talk didn’t focus on losing ground to fourth-place finisher Scott McLaughlin for Rookie of the Year honors. Instead, the chatter was about Grosjean adapting to a whole new style of racing after not competing in the other oval races. One of the highlights took place on Lap 85 when Grosjean made a daring bottomRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The third and final oval race of an unpredictable NTT IndyCar Series campaign heads to the popular World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. As always, the storylines aren’t lacking with two subjects taking the paddock by storm. Of course, you have the championship trail which took a wild turn following Alex Palou’s mechanical woes at Indianapolis last Saturday. With just four rounds remaining, the gap between Palou and second-place Pato O’Ward by 21 points. A further 13 points back is Palou’s teammate Scott Dixon, who struggledRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After 23 seasons of top level Indy car racing, Tony Kanaan had his final confirmed NTT IndyCar Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Sunday. Following a season-high ninth-place result the day before, Kanaan felt the love from his A.J. Foyt Racing crew and many from the paddock before strapping into the No. 14 Big Machine Vodka Chevrolet one last time. This is @TonyKanaan's last confirmed start in the @IndyCar series. Before he went off to race, his teammates went to congratulate him onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Power may have gotten a podium in Sunday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500, but he wasn’t fully satisfied with a third-place result after leading 40 of 200 laps at World Wide Technology Raceway. Once again, clean air was the name of the game for any NTT IndyCar Series competitor that had the luxury of leading the race. The only way a driver could retain or lose the top spot were two ways — traffic and indeed pit stops which have really come to define many 2020Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Not even before taking the green flag, mayhem happened in Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway where a crash took out three Andretti Autosport entries. With weather being a concern, the 23-car field were about to take the green flag for the 200-lap event, but at the back half of the field is where things went awry due to the competition checking up. Alex Palou went underneath Rossi where a few seconds later, Rossi got hit in the back byRead More
By INDYCAR MADISON, Ill. – Pato O’Ward continued his impressive first full season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES on Friday, leading practice for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Doubleheader at World Wide Technology Raceway. O’Ward turned a top lap of 24.7890 seconds, 181.532 mph on the 1.25-mile oval in the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet. This is O’Ward’s first NTT INDYCAR SERIES start at WWTR, as he ran only a partial schedule last season. The hot lap today continued an emergence in 2020 that has seen Mexican driver O’WardRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The pageantry of the Indianapolis 500 is over, but the madness NTT IndyCar Series provides continues as they’re now entering the second half of the season with some drivers still searching for answers while others have stood out at a positive light. Simply put, there’s no other track that could carry good momentum the 500 provided but a Gateway doubleheader where it has been a fan favorite over the past few years. Unlike previous races, there’s a big catch. Those races were held at night. NotRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Just 0.0399 of a second was all the difference Takuma Sato denied Ed Carpenter from scoring his first NTT IndyCar Series triumph in over five years at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. “It could have been a little better if we had a little bit longer straightaway or another lap,” Carpenter on losing by a small margin. “But it was nice to finish on a high note, especially after the day we had yesterday.” Carpenter’s No. 20 SONAX Chevrolet had an entireRead More