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By David Morgan, Associate Editor For the second week in a row, Josef Newgarden has led the most laps in an NTT IndyCar Series race, only to see the win snatched from his grasp at the last moment. A week after losing the lead late at Detroit to eventual winner Pato O’Ward, the Team Penske ace had seemed to put the disappointment behind him, winning the pole for Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America and setting his sights on finally winning a race this year and getting into theRead More
By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Josef Newgarden’s cagey tire strategy paid off Saturday with the NTT P1 Award for the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America. Two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden was the only driver in the Firestone Fast Six who elected to use new Firestone primary “black” tires for the entire final round of qualifying instead of used primary tires or the grippier, but less durable Firestone alternate “red” tires. That paid off with a best lap of 1 minute, 46.0186 seconds in theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This weekend’s stop of the NTT IndyCar Series will certainly be a busy one. Not only they’re running the longest track on the tour, they’ll have plenty of track activity to dial their car up for Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix. That isn’t the main story going into the ninth round. Instead, it’s a pair of injuries that’s stolen the headlines. Rinus VeeKay, who’s currently fifth in points, and defending Road America winner Felix Rosenqvist won’t be competing. VeeKay underwent surgery on his left clavicle afterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Team Penske’s shortcomings didn’t end with INDYCAR at Detroit. It continued in the NASCAR All-Star Race as Brad Keselowski finished second at Texas Motor Speedway. Ironically, a Penske driver representing the No. 2 machine lost to the man who piloted a No. 5 Chevrolet. Earlier it was Pato O’Ward beating Josef Newgarden. Hours later, it was Kyle Larson who bested Keselowski, especially when the race mattered most. Keselowski had a noble day, but once track position fell into his favor, his No. 2 Discount Tire. EspeciallyRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Larson earned a $1 million paycheck and his second NASCAR All-Star Race victory in three seasons – putting on a racing master class Sunday evening at Texas Motor Speedway. Larson was part of a frenetic three-wide move for the race lead with eight laps remaining – himself and runner-up Brad Keselowski splitting the car driven by Larson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott to make the move forward.  Larson pulled his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in front of the fieldRead More
By INDYCAR DETROIT – Pato O’Ward took the NTT INDYCAR SERIES points lead with a drive full of championship-caliber mettle, passing Josef Newgarden with three laps remaining to win the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 2 on Sunday at Belle Isle Park. O’Ward, 22, became the first two-time winner this season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES after the first seven races opened with different winners. He also won the XPEL 375 on May 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. LINK: Official Results Mexican driver O’Ward, who started 16th, powered away from two-time seriesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the second straight day, Team Penske left the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix heartbroken. Yesterday it was Will Power’s car not firing up after the red flag was lifted. Today, it was Josef Newgarden’s rear tire wear playing a role on finishing second after leading the first 67 laps. “Sad. Just pretty sad,” said Newgarden. “It’s hard not to be disappointed. We had the car to beat, but the cautions (came out) when we didn’t need them. Wrong tires when we didn’t need them.” Right outRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A late-race crash involving Romain Grosjean caused a tremendous ripple effect in Saturday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 1. Especially, towards the front of the field as Will Power went from leading to out of contention in 10 minutes. With just six laps remaining, Grosjean’s No. 51 Honda crashed into the outside wall of Turn 9. This brought out the second and final full course caution with Power leading Marcus Ericsson and Takuma Sato. What Power didn’t want to see was a caution, let aloneRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The lone practice session for the NTT IndyCar Series at Belle Isle certainly didn’t lack any drama. In fact saying drama is a total understatement. Friday’s session can be defined by many words, but chaotic takes the cake. Both Will Power (1:17.2768) and Sebastien Bourdais (1:17.4291) led the board, only separated by 0.1523 seconds. PRACTICE RESULTS: 2021 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix For Power, it’s about finding any determination to put a dreadful Indianapolis 500 behind him. More so, when the championship trail is pushing its halfwayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two weeks removed from an unforgettable Indianapolis 500, it’s back to business for the NTT IndyCar Series. The second and final scheduled doubleheader will be outside the streets of Detroit as the series makes its first visit since 2019. Although the series most recent winner Helio Castroneves will be at Stafford for the inaugural Camping World SRX Series race weekend. There’s 25 other hungry men eager to have a strong weekend with some needing to regain confidence. Among those is the man who lost to CastronevesRead More