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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rookie Rinus VeeKay made a big statement in Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix, finishing fifth at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. This comes a month after his disastrous NTT IndyCar Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway where he wrecked two cars, causing some ire from his boss Ed Carpenter. Fortunately, the 19-year-old put that nightmare behind and focused on having a contrasting performance at the 2.439-mile road course. Mission was accomplished and certainly will put a smile on Carpenter’s face as VeeKay’s No. 21 SONAX ChevroletRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS (July 3, 2020) – Whether considering raw speed or history, it will take quite an effort to beat Will Power on Saturday in the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. QUALIFYING RESULTS: 2020 GMR Grand Prix Power earned the NTT P1 Award for winning the pole for the second NTT INDYCAR SERIES race of the 2020 season, setting the pace at 1 minute, 10.1779 seconds, 125.116 mph in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet on his final lap in the Firestone Fast Six. QualifyingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A dramatic qualifying frenzy unfolded at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Friday afternoon with two promising drivers catching people’s undivided attention while two former champions have their work cut out for tomorrow’s GMR Grand Prix. Those who stood out were outside pole sitter Jack Harvey and fifth-place starter Oliver Askew, both at one point looked poised of stunning the NTT IndyCar Series paddock by getting their maiden NTT P1 Pole Award. Those visions were halted by none other than the sport’s pole master Will Power,Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Scott McLaughlin entered the final turn of the First Responder 175 presented by GMR in fifth place, but he took the checkered flag as the winner less than one-half mile later. Yes, the finish of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge finale was that wild. Two-time reigning Virgin Australia Supercars champion McLaughlin edged Conor Daly by .2609 of a second to win the 70-lap, 175-mile race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. New Zealand native McLaughlin averaged 174.743 mph in the No. 40 PIRTEK Team Penske Dallara toRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly a year after winning the biggest oval race of them all, Simon Pagenaud continued his mastery of virtual circle tracks by taking the checkered flag at the Firestone 175 on Saturday, April 18 at Twin Ring Motegi. 2019 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Pagenaud edged five-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon by .3429 of a second after a spellbinding duel in the wild closing 10 laps of the 113-lap race. Pagenaud averaged 177.345 mph in the No. 22 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A bid for a Team Penske podium sweep in Saturday’s Firestone 175 at virtual Twin Ring Motegi were dashed with 10 laps to go due to a three-wide battle gone wrong, altering the outcome of the 113-lap contest. While Simon Pagenaud ended up as the ultimate opportunist by winning the race, his other two teammates Will Power and Scott McLaughlin had a far different story. All thanks to the lapped car of NTT IndyCar Series rookie Oliver Askew. Coming into Turn 3, the running order wasRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — This is the ninth of a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for March 13-15 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Today’s featured organization: Arrow McLaren SP. Coming Tuesday: Meyer Shank Racing and Carlin. The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be broadcast live on theRead More

Posted On January 1, 2020By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IMSA, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: The Best and Worst of 2019

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Through triumph and shortcomings, the NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship soldiered through 2019 to finish their campaigns with solid champions crowned and the rest of the respective fields picking up the pieces ahead of a new year and a new decade. From Daytona and St. Petersburg to Road Atlanta and WeatherTech Raceway, IMSA and IndyCar had some very good, and at times, tumultuous dealings both on and off track. Let’s take a look back at some of the best and worst of 2019.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The Road to Indy’s biggest rivalry over the last three seasons will continue in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series. Ed Carpenter Racing has announced that Rinus VeeKay (simplified version of van Kalmthout) will join the team as the full season driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet. VeeKay’s rise through the Road to Indy mirrors that of his biggest rival, Oliver Askew. The pair raced against each other in USF2000 in 2017, Indy Pro 2000 in 2018 and Indy Lights in 2019. VeeKay won 16 races duringRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After months of speculation, Arrow McLaren Racing SP have confirmed Oliver Askew and Patricio O’Ward as their driver lineup for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. The team confirmed that the two most recent Indy Lights champions will pilot their Arrow Electronics Chevrolet entries in what will be the youngest driver lineup in the IndyCar paddock. By hiring Askew and O’Ward, the team had to release James Hinchcliffe from his driving duties after switching manufacturers from Honda to Chevrolet. “It’s a dream come true to beRead More