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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The lone practice session for the NTT IndyCar Series at Belle Isle certainly didn’t lack any drama. In fact saying drama is a total understatement. Friday’s session can be defined by many words, but chaotic takes the cake. Both Will Power (1:17.2768) and Sebastien Bourdais (1:17.4291) led the board, only separated by 0.1523 seconds. PRACTICE RESULTS: 2021 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix For Power, it’s about finding any determination to put a dreadful Indianapolis 500 behind him. More so, when the championship trail is pushing its halfwayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Rain may have put a damper at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday morning. 156 minutes later, the fans got to see the 33-car field partake on Carb Day for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Even if it was a cold one on a high 50-degree afternoon, there was plenty of action. The delayed two-hour session came to a close 10 minutes shy of completion due to rain. When it was over, the cold was felt all over IMS. That’s because Scott Dixon was fastest at 228.323Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There’s something about the Indianapolis 500 that just hits different! The 105th renewal of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing symbolizes a time where things are gradually getting back to what it was before the pandemic. For starters, we’re back to seeing crowds witnessing the bravest drivers of the planet navigate around the 2.5-mile oval. More importantly, racing at IMS is back in the Month of May. Whether it’s someone’s first time seeing the action in person or for over half a century, there’s no other raceRead More
By Kirby Arnold, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – They’re the Chevrolet flies in the Honda soup, but two cars from Ed Carpenter Racing are ready to take an important plunge into familiar waters – a run for the pole position in the Indianapolis 500.  On a day when Honda-powered cars dominated the speed charts Saturday on the first day of qualifying for the May 30 race, Ed Carpenter and Rinus VeeKay carried the Chevrolet banner. Carpenter qualified fourth fastest at 231.616 mph and VeeKay fifth at 231.483. The third Carpenter car, driven by Conor Daly, qualified 19th at 230.427. Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The momentum set by Ed Carpenter Racing has become one of the main angles in the 105th Indianapolis 500. Not only the team have responded phenomenally following Rinus VeeKay’s GMR Grand Prix triumph last Saturday, they’ve been blistering fast. It shouldn’t really be a total surprise as ECR are known to show blistering speeds in many editions of the Indy 500. For Conor Daly, it’s the kind of momentum he sorely needs following back-to-back last-place finishes in the XPEL 375 and GMR GP. During Wednesday’sRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – The belief always has been there for Rinus VeeKay. Now it has translated into victory. VeeKay earned his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory Saturday in the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in his 19th career start. VeeKay drove his No. 21 Sonax/Autogeek Chevrolet to a 4.9510-second victory over NTT P1 Award winner Romain Grosjean in the No. 51 NURTEC ODT Honda. Alex Palou rounded out the podium finishers in the No. 10 The American Legion Honda. LINKS: Official Race Results “IRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pole sitter Romain Grosjean had the race at the palm of his hands, but a sequence of mid-race action changed everything. Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis turned from dream day into a bittersweet P2 finish after leading 44 of 85 laps. In spite of coming up 4.9510 seconds shy of winning in his third start, Grosjean certainly made his presence known. “That’s really a great day,” said Grosjean. “I thought we did really good work this weekend. We led at the start of theRead More
By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas – Pato O’Ward’s time is now. O’Ward broke through for his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory in the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, winning the XPEL 375 on Sunday evening at Texas Motor Speedway. O’Ward, who started fourth, passed two-time series champion Josef Newgarden with 24 laps remaining in the 248-lap race and pulled away to a 1.2443-second victory over Newgarden’s No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet. The win came after five top-three finishes – including three as runner-up – since O’Ward became aRead More
By INDYCAR ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Colton Herta put the disappointment of a tough season opener behind him to dominate the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, earning his first NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory of the season. NTT P1 Award winner Herta led a race-record 97 of 100 laps from the pole in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda to win by 2.4933 seconds over two-time series champion Josef Newgarden in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. 2016 series champion Simon Pagenaud finished third in the No. 22 Menards/AustralianRead More
By INDYCAR ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Colton Herta won the NTT P1 Award for pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday in a qualifying session that featured as much news for who didn’t make the Firestone Fast Six as for who did. Herta took his first pole of the season and fifth of his NTT INDYCAR SERIES career with a best lap of 1 minute, .3210 of a second in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda. His previous best start at St. Petersburg was third last October,Read More