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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Defending Road America race winner Josef Newgarden has put himself into a fantastic position ahead of Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix as the 2017 NTT IndyCar Series champion qualified fourth. The No. 2 REV Group Chevrolet turned in a lap of 1 minute, 43.6036 seconds around the 14 turn, 4.014 mile road course to average 139.478 mph. After turning in the fifth and third fastest laps in the respective first and second practice sessions, Newgarden had every reason to be confident inRead More
By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas — Takuma Sato achieved a racing dream by winning the NTT P1 Award in DXC Technology 600 qualifying. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver circled Texas Motor Speedway at an average speed of 220.250 mph for two laps Friday evening in the No. 30 ABeam Consulting Honda. The 42-year-old veteran of nearly two decades competing in Formula One and the NTT IndyCar Series said winning the pole position at one of INDYCAR’s famous tracks made the accomplishment more special. “Here in Texas, it’s kind ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Mayhem happened on the opening lap of Sunday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 2 at Belle Isle, where a Turn 3 pileup collected seven cars. Heading into the treacherous breaking spot, an early three-car battle for eighth became disastrous when Will Power, Felix Rosenqvist, and Patricio O’Ward ran out of real estate, resulting Rosenqvist’s No. 10 NTT Honda lifting off and turned O’Ward’s No. 31 Gallagher Chevrolet being turned around in front of the field. Several cars made abrasive action to avoid the strickenRead More
By INDYCAR DETROIT (Saturday, June 1, 2019) – Alexander Rossi won the NTT P1 Award for the second straight Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear race, capturing the pole position Saturday morning for the NTT IndyCar Series race later in the afternoon. CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX: Race 1 qualifying results Rossi, the pole sitter for the second half of the Detroit doubleheader in 2018, sped around the 2.35-mile, 14-turn temporary street course at Belle Isle Park in 1 minute, 14.1989 seconds (114.018 mph) on Saturday to repeat his pole-winningRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Cars hurtling into Turn 1 at 240 mph, grandstands packed with upwards of 300,000 people, the pomp and circumstance of the pre-race festivities. A race that can turn an average driver into a superstar and boost the career of a driver that is already a superstar into the stratosphere. I had heard the stories about how magical race day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was and how much it means to everyone involved, but for years, the Indianapolis 500 has been an event that I tookRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has revealed that Simon Pagenaud earned a sizeable $2,669,529 from an overall prize purse of $13,090,536 for winning the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday. Runner-up Alexander Rossi collected $759,179 for his efforts, while third-place point man Takuma Sato earned $540,454. In addition to the race winner, Team Penske put two other drivers in the top five. Josef Newgarden, the 2017 NTT IndyCar Series champion, raked in $462,904 after finishing fourth. Will Power, the 2014 NTT IndyCarRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Simon Pagenaud completed his May mission with the biggest win of his racing life, capturing the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in a duel for the ages and extending Team Penske’s dominance in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Pagenaud edged Alexander Rossi by 0.2086 of a second following a thrilling clash over the final 14 laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that had the crowd at the world’s largest single-day sporting event on its feet and screaming with excitement. It was the seventh-closest finish in IndianapolisRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Alexander Rossi was a man on a mission in Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, but even a passionate drive wasn’t enough to overcome the odds and score a second victory in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The 27-year old has shown grit and determination at Indianapolis in the past, take last year’s thrilling run for example, but this time around a little bit of anger looked to be the fuel that would propel him back to Victory Lane at Indianapolis. Ultimately,Read More
By IMSA Wire Service IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship fans searching for connections to Sunday’s 103rd Indianapolis 500 won’t have to look far. Two-thirds of the drivers in the 33-car field have at least one start in IMSA’s top series. That includes the WeatherTech Championship or its predecessors, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Ten of these 22 drivers have made at least one WeatherTech Championship start in 2019. WeatherTech Championship full-timer Helio Castroneves, who shares the No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPiRead More