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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Starting 13th was no problem for Romain Grosjean. He was going to push it to the absolute limit if it meant scoring a podium at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Such feat was accomplished in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, scoring his third career INDYCAR podium. Although some of the talk focused on Colton Herta’s dominance and Alex Palou being a step closer of hoisting the Astor Cup. “The Phoenix” rose to the occasion and cut Scott McLaughlin’s Rookie of the Year lead from 38Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASHVILLE – It might’ve been a caution and red fest for the Inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, but James Hinchcliffe didn’t mind them. That’s because he was back on the step of the podium for the first time since Iowa in 2019, finishing third Sunday. Thanks to the first red flag on Lap 19 where he was caught up in the traffic jam in Turn 10, Hinchcliffe wasn’t out of the mix. “As much as we hate that happening, I thought they were goingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Marcus Ericsson was having a super quiet, yet strong 4th of July at Mid-Ohio. That all changed as his eyes was towards victory in the Honda Indy 200. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be as he wasn’t able to beat Josef Newgarden, losing by 0.8790 seconds. On a day Newgarden owned the competition once again, Ericsson really put the pressure on the Penske competitor. It really transpired after both competitors pitted for the final time on Laps 54-55. Ericsson pitted a lap later than Newgarden, butRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Colton Herta is back on an NTT IndyCar Series podium. Hard to imagine the man who dominated St. Petersburg wouldn’t score another top-three until Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, finishing second. “It finally happened,” said Herta. “I’ve been struggling to get on the podium when I’m not winning, so it feels nice to finally get one, or my second one in my career. “Team did an amazing job. We seemed to lack a little bit of pace to Alex (Palou) and Josef (Newgarden).Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pato O’Ward had his work cut out for during Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, but excelled under pressure. After rolling off 11th due to the starting lineup being determined via entrant points, O’Ward ended the 212-lap event in third. On an evening all about the two New Zealanders (Scott Dixon and Scott McLaughlin) who finished ahead of him, O’Ward put on an encouraging run. This moved him up from 11th to fourth in points, trailing Dixon by 38 points heading into tomorrow’s XPELRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer From crashing out on the opening lap at Barber to finishing second at St. Petersburg, it was a strong rebound for Josef Newgarden. The same can be said about Colton Herta, who ended up winning Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg by 2.4933 seconds. Ironically, it was Herta who crashed into Newgarden last Sunday, resulting on their tough start to their seasons. Now with each getting a top-two result, Newgarden was satisfied putting themselves on the board. “Congrats to Colton. Great rebound for bothRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Power may have gotten a podium in Sunday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500, but he wasn’t fully satisfied with a third-place result after leading 40 of 200 laps at World Wide Technology Raceway. Once again, clean air was the name of the game for any NTT IndyCar Series competitor that had the luxury of leading the race. The only way a driver could retain or lose the top spot were two ways — traffic and indeed pit stops which have really come to define many 2020Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pato O’Ward went from fighting for the win to finishing third in Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway. Throughout the day, O’Ward’s No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet had a car strong in clean air as he led a race-high 94 of 200 laps, but things started to change when he made his final pit stop on Lap 163. O’Ward was slowly being chased down by second place Scott Dixon, so when the duo pitted, the chase was on where a slightRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Power may have finished second during Saturday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway, but the biggest victory may have been the fact it was for once a normal outing. Following Friday night’s disastrous exit where his left front wheel wasn’t fully installed that resulted in a Turn 4 crash, Power didn’t have to worry about any catastrophic problems that’s come to define the past few NTT IndyCar Series campaigns, including this year. While his Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden put on an absolute clinic atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Graham Rahal caps of a rather long weekend at Iowa Speedway with a third-place finish in Saturday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 and feeling confident about his worth as a championship contender after 6 of 14 races. The superb result marked the 14-year veteran’s 30th career podium in Indy car competition and it had to be earned as the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing crew kept working on the HyVee Honda machine throughout the doubleheader at Iowa. More so when Rahal had two finishes outside the top-10,Read More