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Posted On April 14, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pagenaud Posts Best 2019 Finish at Long Beach

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California– Simon Pagenaud has been on the hot seat at Team Penske in 2019. The 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion has been overshadowed by teammates Will Power and Josef Newgarden but scored his best finish so far in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season with a sixth place finish in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Starting fifth, Pagenaud stayed in the top ten throughout the 85 lap race but got jumped at the start by Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal. From thenRead More
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By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, California (Sunday, April 14, 2019) – Al Unser Jr. may be “King of the Beach,” but Alexander Rossi is driving himself toward INDYCAR racing royalty at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. For the second straight year on the iconic NTT IndyCar Series street course, Rossi dominated the competition. The Andretti Autosport driver led all but five of 85 laps from the pole position Sunday to become the first back-to-back winner at Long Beach since Sebastien Bourdais won three in a row from 2005-07. “WeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California –  Team Penske’s trio of Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power got redemption by making it back into the Fast Six during Saturday’s qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The positive outing comes following a catastrophic qualifying performance at the last round in Barber Motorsports Park, where none of them managed to make it into the final round. Power set a time of 1:06.8748, which was 0.3937 seconds slower than pole sitterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California – A year ago in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud tangled on the first lap of the first turn, ending Pagenaud’s day. Now heading into Saturday’s qualifying session this afternoon, both drivers set blistering lap times during final practice which saw Rahal take second and Pagenaud ending up fifth quickest. Their efforts comes in a time were both drivers are dealing with a skid of their own with Rahal looking to bounce back from a 23rdRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama– Team Penske broke a nearly five year old streak during Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The NTT IndyCar Series stalwarts failed to make it to the Firestone Fast Six in qualifying for the first time since the 2014 race at Long Beach as Will Power could only manage seventh fastest while Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden qualified 14th and 16th, respectively. For Power, the weekend has been less than perfect for the defending Indianapolis 500 winner. The highest upRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The opening day of NTT IndyCar Series practice for this weekend’s running of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park was a bit treacherous, to say the least. With overcast skies and rain threatening during the first of two scheduled practice sessions, several drivers found themselves making off track excursions on the mix of wet and dry pavement around the 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course, bringing out a number of red flags in the process. When all was said andRead More

Posted On April 5, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Friday Barber IndyCar Musings

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama– The 2019 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama has two practice sessions in the books and quite honestly, nobody really knows what to expect for the third round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park. With a forecast changing about as rapidly as the track’s direction, it’s almost as if nobody knows where to go for the right setup, nor does anyone have any clue about the Firestone red sidewall (alternate) tires except for maybe James Hinchcliffe since he was thirdRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor AUSTIN, Texas – If Simon Pagenaud didn’t have bad luck in qualifying, he’d have no luck at all. After running into trouble during qualifying for the season opener at St. Petersburg that resulted in a 13th place start, the 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion and driver of the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time once again during qualifying for Sunday’s IndyCar Classic at The Circuit of the Americas. The Frenchman was out on a flying lapRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla. — Records were sure to fall in qualifying for the 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring and fall they did. Breaking the old IMSA pole record by over one and a half seconds, Dane Cameron wheeled his Acura ARX-05 DPi around the 17-turn, 3.74 mile circuit with a pole lap of 1 minute, 45.865 seconds to average 125.837 mph to put Cameron and co-drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud up front. The old pole record for the race was a 1Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – He may be a full-time IndyCar driver now, but there’s no driver with more experience in various Acura prototype sports cars than Simon Pagenaud. It’s a fact that wasn’t lost on him in testing last week at Sebring International Raceway as he and his Acura Team Penske teammates prepared for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. “I’ve been fortunate,” Pagenaud said. “I’ve seen every iteration of the Acura prototype since 2008. It’s been a phenomenal timeRead More