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By Kirby Arnold, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power got a different taste of Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he was surprisingly relegated to the stress of last-chance qualifying to make the final row of the Indianapolis 500.  What the Team Penske driver didn’t expect Sunday was a kiss of the Turn 2 wall on the last lap of his four-lap run.  Power, the second driver on the track in the five-car session to settle the final three spots in the race, drifted high out of the corner and smacked the SAFER Barrier with the right rearRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – The sounds of opening day can certainly bring smiles on everyone’s faces. After last year not having any fans in attendance, it sure felt like an Indianapolis 500 was genuinely upon us. Through the weather delays, chilly and windy conditions, and cars roaring around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday brought plenty of excitement. Veterans Practice Unlike the rest of the week, practice commenced at 10 a.m. ET with all four Team Penske entries hitting the 2.5-mile oval to set the first full lap. PerhapsRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Scott Dixon managed to stretch his fuel to back up an amazing pace throughout the entire weekend to claim his fourth win at Watkins Glen International in the IndyCar Grand Prix of The Glen Presented by Hitachi. Dixon picked up where he left off on Saturday and broke away from the field right from the drop of the green flag and stretched out a huge lead over the course of the first stint. Dixon pitted on lap 14 and caught a lucky break when theRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer Penske Racing’s Simon Pagenaud returned to the winners circle for the first time since early May, taking the win at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid Ohio in the Verizon IndyCar Series. In doing so, he has once again established himself as the man to beat for the 2016 championship. Let’s examine a few of the story lines coming out of the race weekend. 1 ) A Championship Caliber Drive Simon Pagenaud began the season strong and took a large advantage in the standings, butRead More
LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sunday, July 31, 2016) – If there were any questions that Simon Pagenaud was feeling the pressure of the Verizon IndyCar Series title battle, the Team Penske driver answered them emphatically with an aggressive victory at today’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Pagenaud, in the No. 22 PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet, banged his way past teammate and primary championship contender Will Power for the deciding pass of the race and drove on to a 4.1620-second victory. Coupled with winning the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying Saturday, Pagenaud extendedRead More

Posted On July 30, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pagenaud Wins Mid-Ohio Pole with Record Lap

LEXINGTON, Ohio (Saturday, July 30, 2016) – Not even a sore back that nearly kept him out of the race car could prevent Simon Pagenaud from winning another Verizon P1 Award and setting another Verizon IndyCar Series track record. The 2016 championship leader hustled his No. 22 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet around the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 1 minute, 3.8700 seconds (127.271 mph) to edge Team Penske teammate Will Power for the pole position and will lead the 22-car field to start Sunday’s Honda Indy 200Read More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200 continuing the 2016 season. The event is slated for July 29-31, 2016. About the Race The Honda Indy 200 at Mid Ohio is round twelve of sixteen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016. The event is held on a natural terrain road course, one of six such races on the schedule. The defending champion is Graham Rahal, who drives the No. 15 HondaRead More
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The streak of different Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires winners continues as Uruguayan rising star Santiago “Santi” Urrutia claimed victory in today’s Indy Lights Legacy 100 at Barber Motorsports Park for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian. Urrutia, 19, laid down a marker yesterday by posting the fastest lap of the race in the #55 Soul Red Dallara-Mazda. Today, in front of a large crowd basking in perfect weather conditions at the picturesque 2.3-mile road course, last year’s winner of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by CooperRead More
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kyle Kaiser and his Juncos Racing team put on a clinic today when the top tier of the Mazda Road to Indy open-wheel development ladder, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, made its return to the Phoenix International Raceway oval following a 10-year hiatus. Dubai-based Englishman Ed Jones, 21, pushed as hard as he could for the Carlin team but never quite had the pace to challenge for the lead. RC Enerson, 19, from New Port Richey, Fla., completed the podium in this afternoon’s Indy Lights GrandRead More
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kyle Kaiser didn’t turn the fastest lap during this afternoon’s qualifying session on the 1.022-mile Phoenix International Raceway oval – that honor fell to Brazilian Andre Negrao – but a blend of impressive pace and admirable consistency over his two-lap run was enough for the Californian teenager to claim the pole position for tomorrow’s Indy Lights Grand Prix of Phoenix. The pole was Kaiser’s second in three races for Juncos Racing, coming on the heels of his first career Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires pole onRead More