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By INDYCAR MILWAUKEE – It appears Wisconsin is Team Penske’s new playground. Two days after sweeping the podium at Road America, Team Penske drivers Will Power, Josef Newgarden and Scott McLaughlin were the three fastest drivers, respectively, in an NTT INDYCAR SERIES Open Test at Milwaukee Mile. SEE: Test Results Two-time series champion Power led with a lap of 161.521 mph in the No. 12 Chevrolet on the historic 1-mile oval. Two-time reigning Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Newgarden followed at 160.759 in the No. 2 Chevrolet, with McLaughlinRead More

Posted On June 9, 2024By David MorganIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Road America Notebook

By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The NTT IndyCar Series weekend in Wisconsin is complete, with Team Penske pulling off a podium sweep and Will Power breaking a nearly two-year winless streak in the process. In addition, there were a number of drivers happy with the way things went at Road America and others that left with nothing but hurt feelings. Two drivers that needed a pick-me-up of a weekend were Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Romain Grosjean and Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver Graham Rahal. Grosjean started the weekend withRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Winless streak no more. After coming agonizingly close to winning on a number of occasions since his last NTT IndyCar Series victory, Will Power finally had thing go his way Sunday at Road America, winning the XPEL Grand Prix to secure the 42nd win of his illustrious career. Power had last visited Victory Lane in June 2022 at Detroit, marking a stretch of 736 days since he was victorious. “I felt good about today. We had a very fast car, but I’veRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Linus Lundqvist will have the best seat in the house when the green flag waves on Sunday’s XPEL Grand Prix, winning his first career NTT IndyCar Series pole at Road America. The Chip Ganassi Racing rookie methodically advanced through the first two rounds, but when the track finally dried out from the rain that has lingered over the 14-turn, 4.014-mile road course, it was go time and he delivered. Sporting a fresh set of Firestone alternates, Lundqvist jumped to the top ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The drivers in the NTT IndyCar Series certainly had their hands full in the second practice session of the weekend at Road America with rain making for treacherous conditions. Despite it all, Colton Herta found himself at the top of the board when all was said and done by more than two seconds over his next closest competitor, leading the way with a lap of two minutes, 7.3027 seconds. After a hair-raising session that saw a number of drivers run off trackRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The redemption arc for David Malukas has begun. After an offseason wrist injury forced him out of the cockpit before the 2024 NTT IndyCar Series season even began and eventually led to his ouster at Arrow McLaren, Malukas got the call he had been waiting for and will be back behind the wheel starting with the June 23 event at Laguna Seca. Instead of the papaya orange of McLaren, Malukas will now be sporting the pink and white colors of the No.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Alex Palou picked up right where he left off last time at Road America – at the top of the board. The two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion and defending winner at the Wisconsin road course, surpassed Colton Herta late in the session to claim the top spot with a lap of one minute, 43.1709 seconds. “Great start so far,” said Palou. “It doesn’t mean anything. It just means the car is really good. Easy to drive. It’s really great to be backRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The No. 78 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet will have a new driver for this weekend’s Xpel Grand Prix at Road America. An announcement was made on Friday that Agustin Canapino, who is in his second full-time season with the organization, will be taking a leave of absence for this race after a week of turmoil for the team following last week’s race in Detroit. Nolan Siegel, who has raced part-time for Dale Coyne Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series and full-time inRead More
By INDYCAR DETROIT – Yet again, Scott Dixon created clarity from chaos to win an NTT INDYCAR SERIES race. Dixon provided another master class in devising tactics on the fly with strategist Mike Hull and saving fuel in his No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, prevailing in a caution-strewn Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on Sunday on the streets of Detroit. SEE: Race Results Six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Dixon beat fellow Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Marcus Ericsson by .8567 of a second in Ericsson’sRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor It was Santino Ferrucci vs the world Saturday on the Streets of Detroit. The fiery driver of the No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet wasted no time in making enemies on the tight confines of the Motor City street course, first drawing the ire of a pair of Andretti Global drivers – Colton Herta and Kyle Kirkwood – in the morning practice session. After Kirkwood slowed to allow his teammate Herta by Ferrucci, who was approaching behind them, showed his displeasure by swerving his car towardRead More