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By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – Colton Herta knocked on history’s door in NTT IndyCar Series qualifying several times earlier this season. On Saturday, the rookie phenom broke through. Nearly three months after becoming the youngest race winner in Indy car annals, Herta added youngest pole winner to a growing list of accomplishments. The Harding Steinbrenner Racing driver got the best of the field on Road America’s challenging and lengthy permanent road course to take home the NTT P1 Award as the top qualifier for Sunday’s REV Group Grand PrixRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Marcus Ericsson had two of his best results of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season at Detroit and Texas, but the former Formula One racer has a bit of a mountain to climb after Friday practice for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The No. 7 Arrow Electronics Honda was 20th in the Friday morning practice session and 22nd in the afternoon around the 14 turn, 4.014 mile road course but the Swedish driver isRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — It may have not been a flashy race for Graham Rahal, but he made the most out of his 248 laps as he takes home third in Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Rahal’s good balanced No. 15 Fleet Cost & Care Honda led for three out of the 248 laps, but perhaps more important was scoring his first podium since last year’s season opener at St. Petersburg. However, he believes it should’ve been his second as the controversial blockingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Lady luck deals a bad hand for both Scott Dixon and Colton Herta once again this season as a Lap 229 accident ended their nights in Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Dixon was among the most consistent cars on the grid all weekend, and it showed all night as he led for 33 of 248 laps. Late in the race, the five-time defending NTT IndyCar Series champion traded the lead back-and-forth with Alexander Rossi. It appeared up to thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Familiar faces failed to finish Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, a race that was slowed down three times with some exits resulting in huge championship implications. Matheus Leist struggled finding pace and didn’t took long into the race when leader Takuma Sato lapped him. His race would turned its rear ugly head as for the third time this season, Leist failed to see the checkered flag. Unlike his previous retirements, handling issues took his No. 4 ABC Supply ChevroletRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Both Carlin and driver Conor Daly have endured positive and negative series of events over the past month in the NTT IndyCar Series. Carlin’s Month of May at Indianapolis was one to forget after only Charlie Kimball made the field while Max Chilton and Pato O’Ward missed the race. Then lead engineer Geoff Fickling left the team and Steve Barker stepped in. Finally, Carlin announced Tuesday that Daly will replace Chilton in Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway as he’llRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — When it comes to ovals, Ed Carpenter Racing tend to have stronger qualifying efforts. It was modestly the case for Spencer Pigot, but not so much for driver/owner Ed Carpenter. Carpenter has to work his way from the field in Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 after qualifying 13th on the grid, feeling that his No. 20 Autogeek Chevrolet was slow despite having a positive balance. “My balance was good. I was flat and the car was good, but not very quick for someRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Friday’s qualifying proved to show that track conditions was everything at Texas Motor Speedway, and it proved to be beneficial for Sebastien Bourdais. After floundering in the bottom top half of the field in both practice sessions, Bourdais turned it around with a solid showing. His No. 18 SealMaster Honda was one of the four fastest Hondas on the grid after setting a two-lap average of 219.746 mph. While his superspeedway pole drought that dates back to Las Vegas in 2005 continues,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — A hot and slick Texas Motor Speedway didn’t take down Colton Herta from setting a scorcher during Friday’s final practice. The rookie’s No. 88 GESS RNG Biogas Chevrolet put up a fierce lap time of 23.3040 seconds (222.451 mph), out pacing Takuma Sato by 0.1158 seconds, and was the only driver to go past 220 mph. Throughout the session, cars ran race trim laps and saw an early glimpse of the pack. Some drivers were able to pass their competitors, others concentratedRead More