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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Robert Wickens has not raced at Road America since 2007 but the Verizon IndyCar Series rookie didn’t look like he was out of place as he pushed his No. 6 Lucas Oil Honda to fifth position in qualifying for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix. Fifth was the number of the day for the Canadian. Wickens was fifth in his group during the first round of qualifying and repeated that performance in the second round to advance to the Firestone Fast Six. “I thoughtRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor Josef Newgarden will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series field to green in Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road America. Newgarden survived to the Fast Six and bested Team Penske teammate Will Power with a time of 1:42.2026 to claim the Verizon P1 Award in IndyCar qualifying from Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The result was Newgarden’s third pole of 2018, giving him more poles this season than in his six prior years of IndyCar competition combined. “It’s nice when you have the car to do it,” Newgarden said afterward.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, WI — Alfonso Celis Jr. is making his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road America but the Mexican racer found that the tire barriers are unforgiving. The No. 32 Juncos Racing Chevrolet found a new home against the Turn 13 tire barrier after Celis pushed hard to find extra time during his fourth lap of Friday’s second practice session. The resulting contact broke off the rear wing and damaged the car’s suspension. Celis had tested at the 4.048 mileRead More
By INDYCAR Consistency and stability, plus the return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest, highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule that again contains 17 races. Sixteen of the 17 races from this year’s exciting and momentum-building season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot on the calendar to further capitalize on their date equity. The newcomer to next year’s schedule is Portland International Raceway, which hosted Indy car races under CART and Champ Car sanction from 1984-2007, including what is stillRead More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (Sunday, June 25, 2017) – One outstanding prize eluding Scott Dixon in his illustrious Indy car career was a win at Road America’s picturesque and lightning-fast permanent road course. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver checked that box today, winning the KOHLER Grand Prix. Dixon crossed the finish line 0.5779 of a second ahead of Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden to earn the 41st win of his impressive career. It moved the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion within one victory of tying Michael Andretti for third onRead More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (Saturday, June 24, 2017) – Helio Castroneves reached a level a select few have achieved in Indy car history by taking the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America. Castroneves collected the landmark 50th pole position of his Indy car career by running a lap of 1 minute, 41.3007 seconds (142.649 mph) in the Firestone Fast Six, the last of three rounds of knockout qualifying on the 4.014-mile, 14-turn permanent road course in east-central Wisconsin. The driver of theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – Max Chilton made the most of a bad situation. Leading up to final practice for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America, the 26-year-old Brit’s crew found an issue with the brake system on the No. 8 Gallagher Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing. The problem sidelined the former Formula One driver for nearly the full hour of practice. It wasn’t until roughly 10 minutes to go that he was able to go out and complete four laps around the 4.014-mile, 14-turn roadRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – There may be no driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series riding a bigger wave of momentum than Graham Rahal. The 28-year-old Ohio native comes into this weekend’s round at Road America with two wins and a fourth in the past three races. Taking it one step further, his only two stops at the 4.014-mile, 14-turn permanent road course has brought a pair of third-place finishes. The history speaking for itself, Rahal is aiming to keep his perfect podium record intact. “Hopefully weRead More

Posted On June 22, 2017By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Event Preview: The KOHLER Grand Prix

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Road America for the KOHLER Grand Prix, continuing the 2017 season. The event is slated for June 23-25, 2017. About the Race The KOHLER Grand Prix is round ten of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017.  The event is held on a permanent road course, one of six such races on the calendar. This will be the second race at Road America for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The race will consist of 55Read More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer After tremendous anticipation, the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America for the Verizon IndyCar Series is now in the books. At the end of the day, it was Team Penske driver Will Power who led from pole and took the victory. Looking back, here are five takeaways from the days action. 1 ) The event was everything we had hoped it would be The last time Indy cars graced the Wisconsin countryside was 2007. With its high speed corners, long front straight, and a lapRead More