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By INDYCAR AUSTIN, Texas – If 11 hours and more than 8,000 miles of on-track testing over two days showed anything, it’s that the NTT IndyCar Series fits in marvelously at the sparkling Circuit of The Americas and the competition will be deep and intense in the 2019 season. Twenty-five drivers completed 2,367 laps at INDYCAR Spring Training, the only officially mandated testing prior to the NTT IndyCar Series season opener, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 10. Rookie driver Colton Herta surprised many by turning theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Let’s face the music. As much as I prefer seeing the NTT IndyCar Series champion represent the No. 1 in their car, history has been against them due to various shortcomings. Over the past two seasons, the reigning INDYCAR champion have carried the No. 1 banner, but weren’t able to retain it. Heading into 2019, five-time champion Scott Dixon did a photo shoot standing next to his PNC Bank Honda. What stood out was the No. 1 appearing on his car instead of the iconic No.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Simon Pagenaud’s 2018 racing season wasn’t one that he would like to remember. His first winless season since 2015, the Frenchman was sixth in NTT IndyCar Series points with four top-five finishes, the first coming halfway through the season at Texas Motor Speedway. Sports car racing wasn’t kind either to the 2006 Atlantics champion with three races and all three finishes were tenth or worse. However, with a new year comes new beginnings and Pagenaud starts the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona in third place onRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2019) – After two-and-a-half weeks as unofficial track record holders, Oliver Jarvis and Mazda Team Joest can finally, officially, call themselves track record holders on the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road circuit after qualifying for this weekend’s 57th Rolex 24 At Daytona. With six minutes and 10 seconds remaining in the 15-minute qualifying session Thursday afternoon, Jarvis took the Motul Pole Award with a lap of 1 minute, 33.685 seconds (136.792 mph) in the No. 77 Mazda RT24-P DPi car. AndRead More
By Holly Cain, IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When it comes to past success and high expectations, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more heralded group of teammates than the Acura Team Penske lineup for the Jan. 26-27 Rolex 24 At Daytona. As it has done seamlessly in the past, the team has brought together a diverse and accomplished group of drivers to contend for the season-opening trophy in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s annual twice-around-the-clock event. Penske’s high-achieving lineup this year features three Indianapolis 500 winners, aRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following last month’s announcement of the 47-car entry list for this weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona, more than 150 drivers were unveiled in an updated entry list today to participate in this weekend’s annual three-day test session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. “The Roar” as it’s become known over the past several years, serves as the kick off to the upcoming season. This year, it takes on added significance, as the IMSA 50th Anniversary Celebration that will takeRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Acura Team Penske announced today that 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi will join the team to co-drive the No. 7 Acura DPi machine in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Rossi replaces the departing Graham Rahal, citing cockpit fitting issues as the reason why he stepped away from the team. The rest of the No. 7 lineup remains intact from last year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Helio Castroneves partnering Ricky Taylor and the No. 6 lineup of DaneRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the sixth-place finisher, Simon Pagenaud. Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet 2018: 6th in the championship  Wins: 0, Top 5: 4, Top 10: 14, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 31 Best Finish: 2nd (Texas, Toronto) While this past season wasn’t the kind of season Simon Pagenaud was hoping for, there was still some bright spots along the way. The 34-year-old Frenchman endured a rough start toRead More

Posted On August 19, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

ABC Supply 500 Pre-Race Observations

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG POND, PA — Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway for the Verizon IndyCar Series has the potential to be a great race but quite unpredictable. Saturday’s afternoon practice session was rained out so everyone only had an hour of practice before the race. INDYCAR approved a new wicker for use on the front wings and most competitors took advantage of using it. Conor Daly has no wicker on the right front wing while each of the three Penske cars has the elongated original wickerRead More
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By INDYCAR LONG POND, Pennsylvania (Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018) – As much success as he’s achieved in an outstanding racing career, Will Power still had difficulty accepting his name being placed alongside the great A.J. Foyt on Indy car’s all-time pole positions list. ABC SUPPLY 500: Qualifying results Yet that’s precisely where Power sits after claiming the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying Saturday for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Power’s two-lap average (219.511 mph) in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet gave the 2018 Indianapolis 500 champion poleRead More