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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — There will be no two-peat for defending Bommarito Automotive Group 500 winner Will Power. Fresh off his first win of the season at Pocono, Power was having a composed race early in the going at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, trying to chase down his Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden. Power was able to take the lead from Newgarden after he made his pit stop on Lap 52. He would pit a lap later and nearly had a shot of exiting aheadRead More

Posted On August 24, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Sato Turning the Page to Gateway

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Countless hours of examination by racing fans, drivers and other experts on Twitter on last week’s opening lap accident at Pocono Raceway can be a drain on anybody but no longer for Takuma Sato. “The important thing is to understand what happened, the facts and try to make it how we can improve, that’s the most important thing,” said Sato. “Obviously we did not want to see that happen, but it happened, whatever the reason I think the important thing is that we’veRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Oil and other leaking fluids from vintage race cars could have seriously affected NTT IndyCar Series qualifying. Prior to qualifying for Saturday evening’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, a group of vintage race cars turned parade laps around the 1.25 mile oval in an hour exhibition for local spectators. Following some reports of leaking oil and fluids, the track poured some oil dry compound on the lower line around the track in Turns 1-2 which affected theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Back without skipping a beat is the current NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year points leader Felix Rosenqvist, who’s had a whirlwind couple of days since his horrific crash at Pocono Raceway, which saw him hit the Turn 2 fence. Despite all the buzz on his condition, he was in absolute good spirits Friday after qualifying 10th for tomorrow’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The Swede commented that he’s moved on from the opening lap crash,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – Josef Newgarden’s hot streak entering the weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway keeps on rolling as the championship points leader in the NTT IndyCar Series will start from pole for Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500. Rolling off last in the qualifying order, Newgarden laid down a two-lap average of 186.508 mph, knocking Sebastien Bourdais off the provisional pole and taking it for himself. The pole is his second straight and third of the 2019 season. Newgarden is no stranger to successRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MADISON, Ill. — Sebastien Bourdais hasn’t had a front row start since Phoenix last season when he won the pole. That’ll change as the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan driver set a two-lap qualifying average speed of 186.083 mph (48.4062 total seconds), good enough to start alongside pole sitter and NTT IndyCar Series championship leader Josef Newgarden at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Bourdais was the 13th driver to hit the 1.25-mile oval as oil laying in Turn 1 due to an Vintage Indy RegistryRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – Josef Newgarden enters Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway as the NTT IndyCar Series points leader, but the Team Penske hotshoe isn’t taking anything for granted with three races left in the 2019 season. “I hope they’re all three good,” Newgarden said after Friday’s first practice session of the weekend. “They need to be. If we’re just good here, so-so everywhere else, I think it’s going to be tough, especially with double points at Laguna. Can’t justRead More
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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s opening lap fiasco is still in the minds of everyone around the NTT IndyCar Series paddock. A five-car crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway has had several people angry towards Takuma Sato, wishing he should face a penalty from INDYCAR Race Control for his driving style being too aggressive. Not only that, they’ve been extremely vocal about removing the 2.5-mile circuit from the calendar with both the death of Justin Wilson in 2015 and Robert Wickens’ season-ending crash from a year agoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Santino Ferrucci put on a blistering performance in front of his biggest fans and family members at Pocono Raceway. From dodging the opening lap melee to the race being called off due to weather after 128 of 200 laps, Ferrucci brought his No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda home in fourth during Sunday’s ABC Supply 500. The Northeasterner’s homecoming race started off by going full throttle to avoid the five-car accident in Turn 2, involving his Rookie of the Year rival Felix Rosenqvist, who’s car endedRead More