Iowa Corn 300 Tag

By Aaron Bearden, Motorsports Editor Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the 10th-place finisher, James Hinchcliffe. James Hinchcliffe, No. 5 ARROW/LUCAS OIL Honda 2018: 10th in the championship  Wins: 1, Top 5: 5, Top 10: 9, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 65 Best Finish: 1st (Iowa) If it weren’t for that race, James Hinchcliffe’s 2018 campaign would be regarded as one of the Canadian’s best in his eight years of Verizon IndyCar Series competition. But to disregard what happened toRead 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
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer NEWTON, Iowa — Ryan Hunter-Reay’s issues started early during Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300. The 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion had no radio to his pits so while the pit crew could communicate to Hunter-Reay, the reverse was not possible. Later on, Hunter-Reay had a major vibration on a particular set of tires which caused his last major issue of the day. “It was a high frequency vibration though the car and shortly after that I lost all the camber shims in the left rear,” said Hunter-Reay.Read 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
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Despite having two cautions for minor incidents, neither resulted in retirements, but Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway saw three drivers calling it a day due to car issues. Each retirement resulted significant implications to not only each team, but for one driver, the Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Among the three retirements, A.J. Foyt Racing rookie and 2017 Iowa Indy Lights winner Matheus Leist’s was a cultivation of a sour weekend, beginning in Saturday’s opening practice, when his No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet hadRead More
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By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – James Hinchcliffe has been seeking a reboot to his Verizon IndyCar Series season after not qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 in May. He found redemption with a victory Sunday at the Iowa Corn 300. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver led the final 45 laps on Iowa Speedway’s high-banked oval to collect his sixth career victory and first since Long Beach in April 2017, 26 races ago. “This is such a good feeling after what happened in May,” Hinchcliffe admitted. “We knew we had it inRead More
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By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa — Zach Veach is in midst of his rookie Verizon IndyCar Series season with Andretti Autosport and the Graduate of Mazda Road to Indy is the first driver to race on all levels with the same team. That bond with the Andretti organization has been critical in his first full season of IndyCar competition. “From Day 1, they’ve been family. To have them a part of my journey has always been extremely special,” Veach told Motorsports Tribune. “I’ve been able to get that relationshipRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The Iowa Corn 300 for the Verizon IndyCar Series ran yesterday afternoon and Ed Carpenter Racing driver, Josef Newgarden, put on an oval racing clinic and took a convincing win. The young driver from Tennessee led 282 of the 300 laps and took the checkers 4.2828 seconds ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power. Lets have a look back at some of the story lines coming out the the 7/8 mile bullring. 1 ) Iowa Podium is Pagenaud’s Worst Nightmare Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud enteredRead More
NEWTON, Iowa (Sunday, July 10, 2016) – Josef Newgarden put on one of the most dominant clinics in Indy car history, leading a record 282 laps today to win the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. The victory was the third of Newgarden’s six-year Verizon IndyCar Series career and first on an oval track. It also vaulted the Ed Carpenter Racing driver three spots into second place in the point standings after 10 of 16 completed races. CLICK HERE: Iowa Corn 300 box score Starting the 300-lap race second inRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief NEWTON, Iowa – Ryan Hunter-Reay’s chances for a third consecutive win at Iowa Speedway came to an abrupt end after blown engine forced him to retire. The No. 28 DHL Honda driver came into the weekend with high expectations. Andretti Autosport had won seven of the previous nine races, including the last six-in-a-row. However, it became evident in practice sessions and qualifying on Saturday that a win would be a tall order for the 35-year-old American. After starting the Iowa Corn 300 from 20th, Hunter-Reay struggledRead More