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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Horrific carnage has struck again at Pocono Raceway. This time it was the opening lap of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 as jockeying for position at the Long Pond Straight went completely wrong as five drivers were collected in the Turn 2 accident. The five guys were Takuma Sato, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Felix Rosenqvist, James Hinchcliffe and championship contender Alexander Rossi. Rossi, who started second after the field was formatted by points due to Saturday’s qualifying session being washed out, had a tough start and saw himself battlingRead More

Posted On July 16, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Pagenaud No Longer Overlooked

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Simon Pagenaud can no longer be overlooked in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series title hunt. The Frenchman brought the smack down in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto by winning the pole, leading 80 of 85 laps and winning the race. But more so than that, Pagenaud reminded everybody that he was still someone to pay attention to as the season’s middle portion winds down. Pagenaud’s diversity is his strength, having won at 11 different tracks since his first win at Detroit in 2013. What’s more impressive isRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — Robert Wickens will drive a parade lap in front of the entire NTT IndyCar Series field before Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto in a specially prepared Acura NSX with hand controls. Although if Wickens has his way, that might last a little bit longer. “I’m trying to figure out what that penalty would be if I just kept going,” said Wickens. Nobody would fault the Guelph, Ontario native for staying out an extra lap or two. Wickens was paralyzed after an incident last August inRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Eight months ago today, James Hinchcliffe climbed from his No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda, dejected after failing to qualify for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. With crew members, photographers and television cameras nearby, the Canadian had to come to terms with what must’ve been a completely alien concept to him heading into the month of May. After all, Hinchcliffe had won the pole for the 500 back in 2016 and was sitting fifth in points following the INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis MotorRead More

Posted On November 29, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Alexander Rossi

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the second-place finisher, Alexander Rossi. Alexander Rossi, No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda 2018: 2nd in the championship  Wins: 3, Top 5: 10, Top 10: 14, Poles: 3, Laps Led: 415 Best Finish: 1st (Long Beach, Mid-Ohio, Pocono) Alexander Rossi’s 2018 IndyCar season can best be described as a roller coaster ride. From an incident in St. Petersburg, to a comeback in Phoenix, to aRead More

Posted On November 8, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Sebastien Bourdais

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the seventh-place finisher, Sebastien Bourdais. Sebastien Bourdais, No. 18 Sealmaster Honda 2018: 7th in the championship  Wins: 1, Top 5: 5, Top 10: 8, Poles: 1, Laps Led: 108 Best Finish: 1st (St. Petersburg) After a strong start to the season with a victory at St. Petersburg and pole at Phoenix, it’s hard to picture a better start to the 2018 IndyCar season for SebastienRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Schmidt Peterson Motorsports today confirmed that Alfa Romeo Sauber Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson will join the team in the No. 7 Honda entry for the 2019 IndyCar season. Ericsson will partner James Hinchcliffe at SPM while Robert Wickens is recovering from his August incident at Pocono Raceway. Ericsson has 95 Formula One starts, recently finishing ninth at the Mexican Grand Prix. The 28-year-old Swedish driver will leave Sauber’s racing efforts after the 2018 Formula One season, with team deciding to use Antonio Giovinazzi and KimiRead More

Posted On October 23, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Robert Wickens

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the 11th-place finisher, Robert Wickens. Robert Wickens, No. 6 LUCAS OIL Honda 2018: 11th in the championship  Wins: 0, Top 5: 7, Top 10: 10, Poles: 1, Laps Led: 187 Best Finish: 2nd (Phoenix, Mid-Ohio) It’s hard to imagine a more dynamic, more attention-deserving and more awe-inspiring winless rookie season in Indy car racing of the past decade than the one Robert Wickens had inRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist The family of Robert Wickens has provided details of the injuries suffered in last month’s ABC Supply Pocono 500 at the Pocono Raceway. The 29-year-old Canadian was recently transferred to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after spending nearly two weeks at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Pennsylvania. Wickens has undergone a few successful surgeries without any complications, but the long-term extent of his injuries remains unknown. The full release from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is included below: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver RobertRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — Opportunities come in the strangest of forms. For Carlos Muñoz, the thought of his next chance in the Verizon IndyCar Series wasn’t supposed to come at the expense of an injury of another – Robert Wickens. After spending time over the last few seasons racing for Andretti Autosport and A.J. Foyt Racing, Muñoz saw himself without a full-time ride this season. The 26-year-old has only competed in the Indianapolis 500, where he finished 7th for Andretti. This past Wednesday, it’ll change as he’llRead More