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Posted On September 10, 2023By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Dixon Overcomes Chaos To Win Wild Laguna Seca Finale

By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – When the going gets most chaotic, nobody in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES finds a smooth path to Victory Lane better than Scott Dixon. Dixon did it again Sunday, overcoming a starting grid penalty and an early on-track penalty and adapting strategy to multiple caution periods to win the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. It was the third win of the season and 56th career INDYCAR SERIES victory for six-time series champion Dixon, who won on this 11-turn, 2.238-mile circuit forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Over the next two weekends, two Chip Ganassi Racing drivers will duking it out for the Astor Cup. But only one will hoist the trophy as Alex Palou and Scott Dixon are separated by 74 points heading into Portland International Raceway. Both men are poised in bringing CGR its 15th American Open Wheel Racing championship. However, should Palou exit Portland with a 55-point lead, he’ll win his second INDYCAR title in three years. To put it into perspective, no driver has locked upRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a day for Graham Rahal. After starting the morning with the fastest speed in practice, the driver of the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda backed it up in qualifying to secure the pole for the Gallagher Grand Prix – his first since Detroit in June of 2017. A stretch of more than six years. Though he had some qualms with the way his car was driving at certain points through qualifying, the end result is no doubt a stark contrastRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – As if the Nashville street course wasn’t challenging enough on its own, Mother Nature decided to up the ante for NTT IndyCar Series practice on Saturday morning, throwing rain and a wet track into the mix. The second practice of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix weekend was originally scheduled for 11:40 am ET and a planned hour-long session. However, with the rain causing standing water at certain points around the 11-turn, 2.1-mile course, the session was eventually shortened to just a half-hourRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The city of Nashville is a whole different vibe and it’ll be that way for the foreseeable future. Due to the planned renovations at Nissan Stadium, this weekend will be the last Music City Grand Prix within stadium grounds. The race will soldier on a different street location with the rumor mill suggesting that beginning in 2024, INDYCAR’s finale will be near Lower Broadway in Nashville. For now, all eyes are on surviving the hellacious madness the street course provides as both previous races were marredRead More
By INDYCAR TORONTO – Christian Lundgaard won the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday, mixing sizzling speed and successful strategy for his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory. Lundgaard, 21, from Denmark, drove his No. 45 Vivid Clear Rx Honda to an 11.7893-second victory over championship leader Alex Palou in the No. 10 Journie Rewards Honda. Colton Herta finished a season-best third in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda. SEE: Race Results This was the first victory for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing since Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in AugustRead More
By INDYCAR TORONTO – In a qualifying session full of surprises and mixed conditions, Christian Lundgaard sprung the final twist by capturing the NTT P1 Award for the Honda Indy Toronto on Saturday. Lundgaard, 21, from Denmark, earned his second pole of this season and of his young NTT INDYCAR SERIES career with a time of 1 minute, 4.1567 seconds in the No. 45 Vivid Clear Rx Honda fielded by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Lundgaard’s other pole came at the GMR Grand Prix in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway roadRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Spin and win. Saturday at Road America has certainly been action-packed for Colton Herta, with a number of off-track excursions in practice and qualifying, but despite it all, the driver of the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda will start Sunday’s Sonsio Grand Prix from the pole. Herta laid down the fast time of one minute, 40.1945 seconds for the 10th pole of his NTT IndyCar Series career and his second on the 4.048-mile Road America circuit. “It feels nice to be back,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Alexander Rossi is cementing himself as the man to beat through the first two practice sessions of the weekend at Road America. After topping the board in Friday’s opening practice for the Sonsio Grand Prix, the driver of the No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet was once again the fastest in Saturday morning’s pre-qualifying session with a lap of one minute, 40.911 seconds. Colton Herta, who had a couple of off-track excursions during the action-filled practice, was second quick, followed by Felix RosenqvistRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Speeds and heartrates were up as the NTT IndyCar Series took on the freshly repaved Road America circuit in the first practice session of the Sonsio Grand Prix weekend. When all was said and done, Alexander Rossi put his No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet on top of the board with a lap of one minute, 41.779 seconds to take the early advantage. “You never get all you want out of it because usually you’re limited on the amount of tires you haveRead More