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Posted On April 14, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pagenaud Posts Best 2019 Finish at Long Beach

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California– Simon Pagenaud has been on the hot seat at Team Penske in 2019. The 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion has been overshadowed by teammates Will Power and Josef Newgarden but scored his best finish so far in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season with a sixth place finish in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Starting fifth, Pagenaud stayed in the top ten throughout the 85 lap race but got jumped at the start by Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal. From thenRead More
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By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, California (Sunday, April 14, 2019) – Al Unser Jr. may be “King of the Beach,” but Alexander Rossi is driving himself toward INDYCAR racing royalty at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. For the second straight year on the iconic NTT IndyCar Series street course, Rossi dominated the competition. The Andretti Autosport driver led all but five of 85 laps from the pole position Sunday to become the first back-to-back winner at Long Beach since Sebastien Bourdais won three in a row from 2005-07. “WeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California – It was the Alexander Rossi Show. While the new King of Long Beach put on a clinic on the competition for the second straight year, NTT IndyCar Series points leader Josef Newgarden continued hitting his stride on his bid for a second championship in three years, finishing second at the 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The fourth-place starter showcased his speed over the other two Team Penske teammates of Will Power and Simon Pagenaud, and while the headlines will sayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California –  Team Penske’s trio of Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power got redemption by making it back into the Fast Six during Saturday’s qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The positive outing comes following a catastrophic qualifying performance at the last round in Barber Motorsports Park, where none of them managed to make it into the final round. Power set a time of 1:06.8748, which was 0.3937 seconds slower than pole sitterRead More
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By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, California – Now that he’s repeated as the NTT P1 Award winner at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, Alexander Rossi is looking to echo the 2018 race results. The driver of the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda captured the pole position for the NTT IndyCar Series race on the iconic Southern California street circuit for the second straight year in qualifying Saturday. Rossi capitalized on the first starting position in 2018 to win the race in dominant fashion. ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONGRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – What a difference a day makes. After struggling throughout the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, including a dismal 16th place qualifying effort, Josef Newgarden was back to his typical form in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, though it took a “creative” effort from the Hendersonville, Tennessee native to make it a reality. “I’m happy about it,” said the driver of the Fitzgerald USA Team Penske Chevrolet. “It’s really good for points. Without the caution, we would have finished eighth, so weRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama– Team Penske broke a nearly five year old streak during Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The NTT IndyCar Series stalwarts failed to make it to the Firestone Fast Six in qualifying for the first time since the 2014 race at Long Beach as Will Power could only manage seventh fastest while Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden qualified 14th and 16th, respectively. For Power, the weekend has been less than perfect for the defending Indianapolis 500 winner. The highest upRead More

Posted On April 5, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Friday Barber IndyCar Musings

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama– The 2019 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama has two practice sessions in the books and quite honestly, nobody really knows what to expect for the third round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park. With a forecast changing about as rapidly as the track’s direction, it’s almost as if nobody knows where to go for the right setup, nor does anyone have any clue about the Firestone red sidewall (alternate) tires except for maybe James Hinchcliffe since he was thirdRead More
By INDYCAR AUSTIN, Texas – History was made in more than one way at Circuit of The Americas this weekend. Not only was the INDYCAR Classic the first NTT IndyCar Series race conducted at the track, but Colton Herta became the youngest driver to win an Indy car event when he took the checkered flag on Sunday. The beneficiary of an opportune full-course caution period, Herta led the final 15 laps and won by 2.7182 seconds over Josef Newgarden. At 18 years, 11 months, 25 days old, the second-generation driverRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer AUSTIN, Texas– Eight one hundredths of a second. That’s all that separated Patricio O’Ward from the Firestone Fast Six during Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s INDYCAR Classic, the NTT IndyCar Series’ debut race at Circuit Of The Americas. The 2018 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion made it through the first group of the first round of qualifying in his No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet by posting the sixth fastest lap around the 3.41-mile natural terrain road course. What’s crazier is that O’Ward beat out veteran teammateRead More