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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Three races in two weeks are coming up with one experiencing an INDYCAR weekend for the first time. IMSA standout Tom Blomqvist will make his series debut as he’ll deputize for Simon Pagenaud in Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 60 Honda. Pagenaud, who had a violent tumble during practice at Mid-Ohio, isn’t medically cleared to run at Exhibition Place. Perhaps this weekend could be telling if the two-time Rolex 24 winner will soon make the jump to INDYCAR on a full-time basis in 2024 as MSR hasRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Following his harrowing crash a day ago, Simon Pagenaud has been ruled out for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course following an evaluation with the NTT IndyCar Series medical team. With Pagenaud now on the sidelines, Meyer-Shank Racing has tabbed Conor Daly to fill in for the Frenchman in the 80-lap race on the 13-turn, a 2.258-mile road course. Daly ran the first seven races of the 2023 season with Ed Carpenter Racing before he and the team parted ways following the raceRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Simon Pagenaud and Meyer-Shank Racing are playing the waiting game after the Frenchman went for a wild ride in a crash during Saturday morning practice at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In one of the most violent crashes in recent memory in the NTT IndyCar Series, Pagenaud lost control of his No. 60 Honda after what was described by the team as “manufacturer brake failure,” sending him careening off course and barrel rolling a number of times before striking the tire barrier and coming to rest upsideRead More
By INDYCAR DETROIT – Alex Palou spent plenty of time in the runoff areas Friday afternoon and Saturday morning while finding the limits of grip and speed on the new Streets of Detroit circuit. That education in practice paid off Saturday, as 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Palou will start the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on Sunday from the best position – pole. SEE: Qualifying Results 2021 series champion Palou earned his third career pole and second in a row – he also won the NTT P1 Award forRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – The weight is finally lifted. After Josef Newgarden accomplished almost everything he could have dreamed of in his NTT IndyCar Series career, only the Indianapolis 500 had eluded him – until today. A wild end to Sunday’s 107th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing saw three red flags in the last 16 laps to set up a one lap shootout to determine who would come away with their name immortalized on the Borg-Warner Trophy and Newgarden came out on top. Defending race winnerRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The long wait is almost over as 33 of the bravest competitors in the world look to make Sunday’s 107th Indianapolis 500 as their moment to shine. From record speeds to milestones, each driver have their own story with a few standing out more than others. Good, bad or indifferent, this year’s buildup to the 200-lap race has seen it all. Starting up front is an all-European front row, an Indy 500 first. Leading the cavalry is Alex Palou, who was two laps away from winningRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Heading into Sunday’s 107th Indianapolis 500, Meyer Shank Racing are looking to turn things around as the two-car organization have had little to celebrate in recent memory. For 2019 Indy 500 champion Simon Pagenaud, he’s had an knack of running stellar at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 11 previous 500 starts, Pagenaud has completed 2,197 of 2,200 laps. That’s all but three laps. Through it all, Pagenaud’s Indy 500 career is highlighted by his aforementioned win from the pole in 2019, and a thirdRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – If practice Thursday is any indication, Marcus Ericsson could start the defense of his 2022 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge victory from the front of the field. Ericsson turned the top lap, 39.1974 seconds, 229.607 mph, during the six-hour session under sunny skies at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the No. 8 Huski Ice Spritz Honda fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing. It was the fastest lap so far in two days of on-track activity this week, topping the 229.439 set Wednesday by Ericsson’s teammate and two-time Indy 500Read More

Posted On April 30, 2023By David MorganIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Barber Sunday Pre-Race Notebook

By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It’s race day in Alabama as the NTT IndyCar Series gets set for the running of the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park. The 90 lap, 207-mile race is scheduled for 3:00 pm ET on NBC, with drivers and teams getting a short half-hour warm-up session to get their cars dialed in for the main event later today. When the checkered flag waved on the session, it was Alexander Rossi at the top of the board in his No.Read More
By INDYCAR BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Scott McLaughlin worked through a bit of road rage and found the fast lane during a late-afternoon traffic jam Friday at Barber Motorsports Park, leading the opening practice for the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix. McLaughlin turned the best lap late in the session, 1 minute, 6.6610 seconds, in the No. 3 Good Ranchers Team Penske Chevrolet. Like most of the 27 drivers in the field, he struggled to find a gap and clean air to let it rip on the 17-turn, 2.3-mile road courseRead More