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By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Scott Dixon knew his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda had the speed in it to win Sunday’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, he just needed the chance to show it. After starting back in 14th place, Dixon would have to overcome some damage early in the race to make it happen, getting caught up in the Lap 26 melee in Turn 7. But Dixon’s crew went to work to get him back in the game and he was able toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Scott Dixon led the way in Sunday morning warm-up for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, snagging the top spot in the waning minutes of the session. The six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion, who will start 14th in the race, put up a lap of one minute, 15.605 seconds in his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to jump to the top of the scoring pylon on his 16th and final lap on track. Colton Herta was second fastest, as he looks toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – It’s just been Scott McLaughlin’s day in Nashville. After leading the way in practice to kick off the day, the driver of the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet laid down a flying lap in the last few seconds of qualifying for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to score his second pole of the season with a lap of one minute, 14.555 seconds. The last time McLaughlin won the pole at St. Pete to start the season, he came away as the victor.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Team Penske came out on Saturday in Nashville with its game face on, leading the way in the second practice of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix weekend. Scott McLaughlin improved on his top-10 speed in first practice to jump to the top of the board in his No. 2 Chevrolet with a lap of one minute, 15.461 seconds, which would not be surpassed for the remainder of the session. “It’s so hot,” McLaughlin said of practicing in the steamy Nashville weather. “It’sRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Fresh off his first NTT IndyCar Series podium finish last weekend, Christian Lundgaard rolled right into Nashville and was fast once again, topping the board in Friday’s first practice session for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Even without racing at this track last season, Lundgaard seemed unfazed by the treacherous Nashville layout, as he jumped to the top of the timing sheet late in the 75-minute session with a lap of one minute, 15.966 seconds, where he would remain until the clockRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a long time coming, but Alexander Rossi is finally back on top of the podium in an NTT IndyCar Series race after scoring the victory in Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Since Rossi last won at Road America in June 2019, 49 races and 1,133 days have elapsed, but that clock now resets back to zero for the driver of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda. “It’s a lot of relief I think is the main word,” Rossi said.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Alexander Rossi struck the first blow of the Gallagher Grand Prix weekend on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, pacing Friday’s opening practice session. The 2016 winner of the Indianapolis 500, piloted his No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda around the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course in one minute, 10.092 seconds to lead the way after switching to the red Firestone alternates late in the session to jump to the top of the board. Josef Newgarden, who returned to action Friday following his visit to theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The final race of a busy July heads home to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for its second visit at the road course. Last time around, weather plagued the race but it certainly created excitement all across the board. Weather will be much ideal as there’s no sign of rain, but mostly sunny conditions is expected. Track conditions aside, the news going into the Gallagher Grand Prix once again focuses on the drama involving Alex Palou and Chip Ganassi Racing. This Wednesday, the team sued their driver whoRead More
By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – Pato O’Ward won the Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 presented by Google on Sunday at Iowa Speedway after dominant leader Josef Newgarden crashed out of the race with 65 laps remaining. O’Ward drove his No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet to a 4.2476-second victory over Will Power in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Scott McLaughlin finished third in the No. 3 Freightliner Team Penske Chevrolet, giving the Penske team two of the top three finishers. SEE: Race Results “We knew that we had a greatRead More
By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – Will Power led three Team Penske drivers in the top seven of practice Friday for the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend at Iowa Speedway, the only session before qualifying and two races. Power led overall with a top lap of 18.5729 seconds, 173.285 mph in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet on the .894-mile oval. He seized the top spot from early leader and 2020 Iowa NTT P1 Award winner Conor Daly, who ended up second at 173.239 in the No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet. SEE: Practice Results | QualifyingRead More