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Posted On June 26, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pagenaud roars to MavTV 500 pole

Simon Pagenaud captured his first pole in nearly a year and his first pole on an oval during qualifying for Saturday’s MavTV 500. The Frenchman logged the fastest lap of the day at a 219.112 mph average time and backed it up on his second lap with a 218.792 average to complete a 218.952 pole winning average. “Thanks to my crew for the preparations and it’s exciting to get a superspeedway pole,” said Pagenaud. “Qualifying is one thing. It’s a reward for performance. We have a 500-mile race and hopefullyRead More
Simon Pagenaud reared his double-down times from yesterday with a lap of 230.698 mph to lead the final day of practice before qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The Frenchman’s lap was aided by a slight tow while 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon led the field in the non-tow category with a lap of 230.698 mph. The top two were followed by Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti, Will Power and Sage Karam, who were all north of 230 mph. Andretti was one of only two other HondasRead More
Simon Pagenaud was the top dog during on Thursday as he paced the time charts both with and without a tow. The Frenchman turned laps of 228.793 mph and 227.662 mph over Carlos Munoz, the fastest man of the month so far and the Chip Ganassi Racing trio of Sage Karam, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan. “Today was a really good day for the Avaya car,” Pagenaud said. “We’ve been focusing on understanding what the car does in qualifying runs. Very happy to see the preparation from Penske and howRead More

Posted On May 3, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Montoya tops aero test at Indy

Series points leader Juan Pablo Montoya set the pace as speed soared during the afternoon session on the lone day of aero kit testing in preparation for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. The 2000 Indianapolis 500 champion lapped the 2.5 mile oval in 39.6874s (226.772 mph), eclipsing last year’s opening day speed by three miles an hour. Teammate Helio Castroneves flanked him with a lap of 39.7407s (226.468 mph). Marco Andretti led the charge for Honda and recorded the third quickest lap of 39.7759s (226.268 mph). Chevrolet claimedRead More
Simon Pagenaud 41st Grand Prix of Long Beach 2015 IndyCar
Team Penske today announced that DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing will sponsor the No. 22 Dallara/Chevrolet and driver Simon Pagenaud at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday, May 9. Pagenaud, in his first year with Team Penske, is the defending race winner of the event. DeVilbiss, and its parent company Finishing Brands, was recently acquired by Carlisle Companies, an established partner of Team Penske. Through its Hawk Performance brake pad division, Carlisle has experienced tremendous success with Team Penske in both INDYCAR and NASCAR competition.  Carlisle will help highlightRead More
Scott Dixon wins 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Posted On April 20, 2015By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, IndyCar

Dixon Makes Bold Statement with Long Beach Win

The Verizon IndyCar Series got exactly what they needed out of this past weekend in Southern California following a caution-fest at St. Petersburg, and a disastrous rain-drenched debut in New Orleans. The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach ran in ideal weather conditions and was relatively light on caution flags, drama, and carnage. While the pass for the lead was actually made on pit road, we saw some strong, aggressive, but clean, racing throughout the field.  . At the end of the day, it was Scott Dixon and theRead More
Helio Castroneves 2015 Long Beach
LONG BEACH, Calif. – It took only eight minutes of the first of three knockout qualifying rounds for the nine-year-old Long Beach track record to fall. Tony Kanaan, who will make his 12th Indy car start in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and 297th overall, recorded a lap of 1 minute, 06.7442 seconds on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. DOWNLOAD: Qualifying Results About 30 minutes later in the Firestone Fast Six, Helio Castroneves reset the record with a lap of 1:06.6294, which earned the driver of the No.Read More
Simon Pagenaud 41st Grand Prix of Long Beach 2015 IndyCar
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015) – Will Power and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud recorded lap times in the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice session for the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach that were quicker than the 2014 Verizon P1 Award-winning time of Ryan Hunter-Reay. Next up is Sebastien Bourdais’ nine-year-old track record. Power, driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, led the 23-driver field with a lap of 1 minute, 7.5485 seconds. Pagenaud was 0.0370 of a second back in the No. 22 Penske TruckRead More
AVONDALE, La. (Friday, April 10, 2015) – Tony Kanaan, who will make his 296th career Indy car start this weekend, posted the quickest lap in the first practice session for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. It was a good first day for Kanaan as he shoots for the Verizon P1 Award in qualifications Saturday, then goes for the win in the 75-lap race Sunday (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) at NOLA Motorsports Park. Kanaan, driving the No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, recorded a lap of 1Read More
Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power made contact in the closing laps of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Posted On March 29, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Montoya Holds Off Power in Grand Prix of St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sunday, March 29, 2015) – Juan Pablo Montoya held off Team Penske teammate and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power over the final 27 laps to win the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg by 0.9930 of a second. Montoya held a 3.3-second advantage over Power following an exchange of final pit stops on Laps 81 and 82, but Power closed to within 0.6147 of a second on Lap 100 and was sizing up his best opportunity to attempt a pass of Montoya’s No. 2Read More