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Posted On June 9, 2024By David MorganIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Road America Notebook

By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The NTT IndyCar Series weekend in Wisconsin is complete, with Team Penske pulling off a podium sweep and Will Power breaking a nearly two-year winless streak in the process. In addition, there were a number of drivers happy with the way things went at Road America and others that left with nothing but hurt feelings. Two drivers that needed a pick-me-up of a weekend were Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Romain Grosjean and Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver Graham Rahal. Grosjean started the weekend withRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Winless streak no more. After coming agonizingly close to winning on a number of occasions since his last NTT IndyCar Series victory, Will Power finally had thing go his way Sunday at Road America, winning the XPEL Grand Prix to secure the 42nd win of his illustrious career. Power had last visited Victory Lane in June 2022 at Detroit, marking a stretch of 736 days since he was victorious. “I felt good about today. We had a very fast car, but I’veRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Alex Palou picked up right where he left off last time at Road America – at the top of the board. The two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion and defending winner at the Wisconsin road course, surpassed Colton Herta late in the session to claim the top spot with a lap of one minute, 43.1709 seconds. “Great start so far,” said Palou. “It doesn’t mean anything. It just means the car is really good. Easy to drive. It’s really great to be backRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor It was Santino Ferrucci vs the world Saturday on the Streets of Detroit. The fiery driver of the No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet wasted no time in making enemies on the tight confines of the Motor City street course, first drawing the ire of a pair of Andretti Global drivers – Colton Herta and Kyle Kirkwood – in the morning practice session. After Kirkwood slowed to allow his teammate Herta by Ferrucci, who was approaching behind them, showed his displeasure by swerving his car towardRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Josef Newgarden is out to defy his critics. After a trying week in which he and Team Penske have been dealing with the aftermath of their St. Petersburg disqualifications, the No. 2 team did what they do best in the opening practice for the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park, topping the Friday afternoon session. While the session got off to an inauspicious start, with Newgarden spinning off track in Turn 14 in the opening minutes of the 90-minuteRead More
By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, Calif. – Scott Dixon proved yet again Sunday that almost nothing is impossible for him behind the wheel of a race car, winning the Acura Long Beach Grand Prix with a dramatic blend of patience and aggression over the closing laps. Nobody in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES saves fuel better than Dixon, and he drove the last 34 laps of the 85-lap street race on one tank of Shell 100% Renewable Race Fuel in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to hold off aRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Josef Newgarden will be starting the year with the best seat in the house after capturing the pole for Sunday’s 20th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. With a lap of 59.571 seconds, the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet jumped to the top of the board in the final round of qualifying and was able to hold off all comers to score his first St. Petersburg pole position and 17th overall in his NTT IndyCar Series career. TheRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Day two in St. Petersburg is off and running, with Colton Herta and Andretti Global topping the charts in practice on Saturday morning with a lap of one minute, 0.133 seconds in his No. 26 Honda. The 2021 winner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg jumped to the head of the line in the final 10 minutes of practice, eclipsing the Team Penske duo of Josef Newgarden and Will Power. “The car has been good so far,” Herta said. “IRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The 2024 NTT IndyCar Series season is officially underway. Friday’s opening practice session for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg marked the first laps turned in anger this year, with Felix Rosenqvist striking the first blow of the weekend with a lap of one minute, 0.339 seconds. Rosenqvist enters 2024 with a new team, having moved over to Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 60 Honda entry after spending the past three seasons with Arrow McLaren. “Really smooth start for us,” Rosenqvist said.Read More

Posted On September 9, 2023By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Rosenqvist Rockets To NTT P1 Award at Laguna Seca

By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – Arrow McLaren posted stickers reading “THANK YOU FRO” inside the car of Felix Rosenqvist this weekend at the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. After NTT P1 Award qualifying Saturday, the team has even more reason to thank the Swedish driver. SEE: Qualifying Results Rosenqvist won the pole for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season finale in his last race with Arrow McLaren, turning a lap of 1 minute, 6.6416 seconds in the team’s No. 6 Chevrolet during the Firestone Fast Six. It’s the second NTT P1 AwardRead More