Rinus Veekay Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two days of wild pit strategies and for the most part clean racing set quite a positive tone in the Harvest GP at Indianapolis. I’m more than willing to say it was some of the best racing the NTT IndyCar Series has seen at the Indy road course without rain creating that possibility. When you look at the winners, you’d think it’s super predictable because the circuit it’s still Team Penske’s playground with Josef Newgarden and Will Power victorious. Rest assure, they had to earn itRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Defending NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Josef Newgarden drove the No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet to a statement victory in the stretch run of the championship race, winning the INDYCAR Harvest GP presented by GMR Race 1 Friday, Oct. 2 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Two-time series champion Newgarden made a decisive move on Lap 60 of the 85-lap race as he pressured Colton Herta for the lead on old tires. Entering Turn 1, Herta locked up the tires and overshot the corner, handingRead More
By INDYCAR NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Rinus VeeKay won the NTT P1 Award for his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES pole position Thursday, Oct. 1 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. VeeKay, 20, posted a top lap of 1 minute, 9.6903 seconds, 125.992 mph in the No. 21 SONAX Chevrolet in Group 2 of qualifying for Friday’s INDYCAR Harvest GP presented by GMR. Live coverage of the 85-lap race on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile IMS road course starts at 3:30 p.m. (ET) on USA Network. “It was tough,” VeeKay said. “IRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The show will indeed go on at Mid-Ohio as the latest doubleheader weekend kicks off the final leg of the NTT IndyCar Series championship trail. Although Scott Dixon, the master of Lexington with six wins to his name, has the 96-point championship lead under control. It’s far from over and that’s what you’ll get from him because one bad weekend could change everything and that’s when Josef Newgarden and Pato O’Ward come into the mix. Fresh off a win from the second Gateway race, much neededRead More
By INDYCAR MADISON, Ill. – By using a late-race pit strategy call and winning a daring pit-exit duel, defending NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Josef Newgarden claimed his second victory of 2020 in the Bommarito Automotive Group  500 Race 2 on Sunday, Aug. 30 at World Wide Technology Raceway. Newgarden, driving the No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, pitted for the final time on Lap 153 from the third position to try to undercut the leaders and gain time on them. Exiting pit lane, Newgarden was locked in a stirring side-by-sideRead More
By INDYCAR MADISON, Ill. – NTT INDYCAR SERIES points leader Scott Dixon continued his winning ways in 2020 by holding off a hard-charging Takuma Sato in thrilling fashion, winning the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 1 at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 29 in the second-closest INDYCAR finish ever at the track. Dixon, who started third, drove the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to his 50th career win and fourth win in eight races this season with a .1404 margin of victory over Sato in the No.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer On a day where all rookies were snake bitten in some shape or form, Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward survived the 104th Indianapolis 500 with a sixth-place finish and likely to claim Rookie of the Year honors. After failing to qualify last year for Carlin, O’Ward had a noble showing in his Indy 500 debut Sunday, but it would take such showing and a lot of help from other rookies to make it possible. That’s because at the start of the race, it was Rinus VeeKayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NTT IndyCar Series rookie Rinus VeeKay continued proving his worth after ending up sixth fastest (231.114 mph) in Saturday’s opening qualifying round for the 104th Indianapolis 500. Not only was the 19-year-old sensation from Ed Carpenter Racing was the fastest rookie, he’ll also be the lone representative for Chevrolet as the rest of the Fast Nine shootout drivers are Honda powered engines. VeeKay’s superb four-lap average speed, highlighted with an opening lap speed of 231.789 mph, took place very early in the session as he wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Over half a day removed from a insane Iowa INDYCAR 250, the 23 NTT IndyCar Series competitors were back in the saddle for a one hour practice session in preparation for tonight’s second 250-lap race at Iowa Speedway. Under very hot and windy conditions, it was two-time Iowa winner Josef Newgarden who set the fastest pace at 170.199 mph. Behind Newgarden was his Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and rounding out the top-five was Takuma Sato. The defending INDYCAR champion will haveRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A no-go restart turned catastrophic for both Rinus VeeKay and Colton Herta, who were involved in a scary Lap 157 crash during Friday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway. INDYCAR Race Control had waved off the restart just before Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward could take off as the race leader. Further behind is where things got chaotic as drivers began bunching up at the entrance in Turn 4. Both drivers cleared from the medical center after the @ColtonHerta @rinusveekay incident.#INDYCAR // #IOWA250S pic.twitter.com/ODiBbwY4xi — NTTRead More