Marcus Ericsson Tag

By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – It wasn’t easy for differing reasons, but Will Power and Alex Palou both ended up winners Sunday after the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Power survived varying tire strategies and challenges from rivals to finish third in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet and clinch his second NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship, adding to his 2014 title. The championship came just one day after Power set the INDYCAR SERIES career record with his 68th pole, breaking a tie with fellowRead More
By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – Will Power wrote a new chapter of INDYCAR SERIES history one day before he could enter his name in the sport’s annals as a series champion for the second time. Power broke Mario Andretti’s all-time record with his 68th career pole Saturday during NTT P1 Award qualifying for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. Power, 41, from Toowomba, Australia, drove to his series-leading fifth pole this season in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, burnishing his legend and starting from the perfect position as theRead More
By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – Josef Newgarden was the first driver among the contenders for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship to move chips toward the center of the table in this high-stakes confrontation, leading practice Friday for the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. Two-time series champion Newgarden, who is second in points, 20 behind teammate Will Power, was quickest with a lap of 1 minute, 11.4103 seconds in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. Scott Dixon (-20 points), Marcus Ericsson (-39) and Scott McLaughlin (-41) are the otherRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After 16 grueling and intense months of competition, the championship trail ends in Monterey. Out of the 25 full-time drivers that accepted the season-long challenge at St. Petersburg in March, only five remain that have a shot of hoisting the Astor Cup this Sunday. Of those five racers, they come from two race teams in Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing. Between championship leader Will Power to fifth-place Scott McLaughlin, the gap is 41 points. It rivals the 2003 championship battle where it also had fiveRead More
By INDYCAR PORTLAND, Ore. – Josef Newgarden made yet another statement of intent about winning his third Astor Challenge Cup as he led practice for the Grand Prix of Portland on Friday at Portland International Raceway. 2017 and 2019 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden was quickest with a lap of 58.5769 seconds in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. The top lap continued a recent resurgence for Newgarden, who pulled to second in the championship standings – within three points of leader and teammate Will Power – after winningRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – Josef Newgarden took a major step forward in the NTT IndyCar Series championship chase on Saturday night, winning the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway to pull within three points of the lead. Entering the day at a 22-point deficit to fellow Team Penske driver Will Power, Newgarden used a rain delay that stretched two hours and nine minutes to his advantage, passing another Penske teammate in Scott McLaughlin with 35 laps to go to score his third-straightRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – As the sun was setting at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Friday, a new challenger emerged in final practice, as Graham Rahal put his Honda on the top of the board. Rahal’s lap of 25.319 seconds (177.728 mph) was enough to bump six-time champion Scott Dixon from the top spot with only a few minutes remaining in the session, marking a steady progression through the day for the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team as he was seventh fastest inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – If there’s one constant in life, it’s that Will Power is very good at qualifying and winning poles. At World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway he added to his legacy, capturing the pole for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 – his 67th career pole – to move into a tie with the legendary Mario Andretti for the all-time lead. As the points leader, Power rolled off last during Friday’s qualifying session, laying down a two-lap average of 182.727 mph to bump Marcus EricssonRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – Will Power has gotten the weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway started off on the right foot, leading the way in the Friday’s first practice session. Power turned a lap around the 1.25-mile oval in 24.925 seconds (180.539 mph) to jump to the top of the board in his No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet, just ahead of defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou. “We just worked on qualifying, I think, like everyone else,” Power said of the team’s strategy inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – With four races left in the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, it’s all about going on offense for Marcus Ericsson, starting with Sunday’s running of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Ericsson ascended to the points lead following his victory in the Indianapolis 500 earlier this year and held onto the top spot for six of the next seven weeks, until last weekend’s return to the Racing Capital of the World. On the IMS road course, he made the most of a badRead More