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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Rookie sensations Santino Ferrucci and Marcus Ericsson certainly didn’t run speeds like rookies at Gateway. During Friday’s opening practice for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway, the young drivers set the early tempo, with Ferrucci topping the practice charts at 184.804 mph to Ericcson’s 184.527 mph in the closing minutes. Veterans Scott Dixon, championship leader Josef Newgarden and Sebastien Bourdais rounded out the top-five. For Ferrucci, who’s 13 points behind rookie points leader Felix Rosenqvist, being on top ofRead More

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

Power, Rahal Clash, Power Finishes 18th

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — The start of the Honda Indy Toronto is almost always chaotic and for Will Power and Graham Rahal, Sunday’s was no different in the 11th race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. Power started 15th in his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet and was looking at making up more positions than he had already done so at the start of the 85-lap race. While attempting to pass Rahal going into Turn 8, the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner hit the inside wall whenRead More

Posted On July 13, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pagenaud Leads Saturday Indy Toronto Practice

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — In a near-carbon copy of Friday afternoon practice, Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud led Saturday’s morning practice for the NTT IndyCar Series’s only Canadian visit, the Honda Indy Toronto. A fastest lap of 59.3651 seconds around the 11 turn, 1.786 mile road course averaged to 108.306 mph. The 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion was .0702 seconds faster than Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist who also was second fastest in Friday’s afternoon session. Two incidents late in the session interrupted green flag running time. Andretti Autosport’sRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — Robert Wickens will drive a parade lap in front of the entire NTT IndyCar Series field before Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto in a specially prepared Acura NSX with hand controls. Although if Wickens has his way, that might last a little bit longer. “I’m trying to figure out what that penalty would be if I just kept going,” said Wickens. Nobody would fault the Guelph, Ontario native for staying out an extra lap or two. Wickens was paralyzed after an incident last August inRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — More victims fell to the Turn 11 outside wall as Simon Pagenaud set the fastest lap in Friday practice for the Honda Indy Toronto. The 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion went around the 11 turn, 1.786 mile street circuit with a fastest lap of 59.8708 seconds, averaging 107.391 mph in his No. 22 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet. The 45 minute session saw more wall contact as some drivers struggled with the patching in Turn 11 heading onto the main straightaway. Marcus Ericsson andRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Marcus Ericsson had two of his best results of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season at Detroit and Texas, but the former Formula One racer has a bit of a mountain to climb after Friday practice for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The No. 7 Arrow Electronics Honda was 20th in the Friday morning practice session and 22nd in the afternoon around the 14 turn, 4.014 mile road course but the Swedish driver isRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Marcus Ericsson has been around the motorsports world on an international level for a handful of years, but when it comes to the NTT IndyCar Series, the former Formula 1 driver and current pilot of the No. 7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Honda is still trying to get his arms around the different circuits that the series visits, ovals in particular. Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway marks just the second oval race for the Swede, coming off aRead More
By INDYCAR DETROIT — On the same day he was bestowed an honor by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Scott Dixon wrote another chapter in his royal Indy car history. Dixon recovered from a crash and last-place finish on Saturday to win the second race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader on Sunday. The victory was the 45th of the five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion’s career and moved Dixon within seven wins of tying Mario Andretti for second on the all-time Indy car list. CHEVROLET DETROITRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Many drivers that came up through the road racing ranks either embrace oval racing or have an intense dislike for it but Marcus Ericsson seems to have fallen into the former category ahead of Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. The Swede qualified 13th in the 33-car field and was the fastest car for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and their affiliated entries on the first day of qualifying. For Ericsson, this was an enjoyable new experience. “Last weekend, qualifying, I thought that wasRead More