Rainguard Water Sealers 600 Tag

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Fernando Alonso phoned in from Montreal to the on air television broadcast of the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway last night to talk with the NBCSN hosts and give some more of his thoughts on IndyCar. Today’s Canadian Grand Prix marks his return to F1 after his electrifying Indy 500 debut two weeks ago, and the broadcast team wanted to get his opinion on the oval racing at TMS. He hailed the Texas race, then in its early stages as “spectacular” and saidRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas – It was far from ideal, but Marco Andretti scrapped to a sixth-place effort Saturday night in the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. In a race that saw nine cautions stretch 66 laps, the 30-year-old Pennsylvania native started 15th and dodged the mayhem for the most part en route to his third, and much needed, top 10 finish of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Much was made on Friday after practice and qualifying from several drivers on the lackRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Fresh from dominating the Verizon IndyCar Series Detroit doubleheader, Graham Rahal hung on in a wild race at Texas Motor Speedway to claim fourth place in the Rainguard Water Sealers 600. The 28-year-old stayed near the front of the pack after starting 11th. Though Rahal failed to lead the race at any point, he did something that proved very hard for his fellow drivers, he stayed out of trouble. “I’m happy we’re safe and out of here in one piece,” an elatedRead More

Posted On June 11, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Power Wins Wild Race at Texas Motor Speedway

By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas – Will Power survived a wild night of racing at Texas Motor Speedway, winning the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 in a race that ended under caution. The victory is the 31st Indy car win in the Team Penske driver’s career, tying him with Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy for ninth all time. Tony Kanaan finished second in the 248-lap race that saw 66 laps run under caution due to numerous on-track incidents. The primary incident came on Lap 152, triggered when the cars of KanaanRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas – It was just the second race of the season for Harding Racing, but you wouldn’t know it based on how they’ve performed. Their only ever outing having been a ninth-place result in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil last month, the team set out to compete at Texas and Pocono before attempting to race the full Verizon IndyCar Series schedule next year. That top 10 was elevated to a new best finish for the team withRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – On lap 151 of a thrilling Rainguard Water Sealers 600, contact between the No. 10 of Tony Kanaan and the No.5 of James Hinchcliffe led to a pile up that involved nine cars. Along with Hinchcliffe and Kanaan, were Mikhail Aleshin, Tristan Vautier, Ed Jones, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ed Carpenter, JR Hildebrand and Carlos Munoz of those involved. Kanaan received minor damage and would end up finishing second. Hinchcliffe and Aleshin, the two Schmidt Peterson team mates were running side by side comingRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas – James Hinchcliffe isn’t sold on a second groove coming in for Saturday night’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Last year, the affable Canadian led six times for 188 laps en route to finishing runner-up to Graham Rahal by a slim 0.008 of a second. Although there would typically be some optimism in returning after such stalwart performance, a reconfiguration and repave to the 1.5-mile oval, which sees Turns 1 and 2 lowered from 24 to 20 degrees and widenedRead More

Posted On June 9, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, IndyCar

Carpenter Leads Hectic Final Practice at Texas

By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas – The final practice on race eve at Texas Motor Speedway has become known for nonstop action. This evening’s 30-minute session was no exception. Ed Carpenter was fastest with a lap of 224.682 mph in the practice that featured large groups of cars running together to get a better sense of what race conditions will be like for Saturday’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600 following the full track repaving and reconfiguration of Turns 1 and 2 on the 1.5-mile oval. A total of 957 laps wereRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Continuing the Verizon IndyCar Series’ unpredictable season, Charlie Kimball scored his first career pole position today with a new IndyCar Series’ track record at Texas Motor Speedway. The Ganassi driver’s two lap average speed of 222.556 mph topped Will Power’s previous top mark from 2015, no doubt aided by the repaved and re-profiled track surface of TMS. “It’s pretty fantastic. It feels really, really good actually,” Kimball said of his first pole position. “The car was pretty good straight out of the trailer for practice. IRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the Texas Motor Speedway for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600, continuing the 2017 season. The race will be held on Saturday evening under the lights. The event is slated for June 9-10, 2017. About the Race The Rainguard Water Sealers 600 is round nine of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017. The event is held on a paved oval track, one of six such races on the calendar. The defending race winner isRead More