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By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – It’s dubbed “Fast Friday” and the final full day of practice before qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge was just that. A dozen drivers turned laps in excess of 230 mph as teams dialed in their NTT IndyCar Series cars for the emotional next two days when the 33 grid positions for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will be determined. Conor Daly set the pace in the No. 25 United States Air Force Honda for Andretti Autosport with a lap of 231.704 mph,Read More
By Road to Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The month of May is well and truly under way. After joining their senior brethren from the NTT IndyCar Series during an exciting and well-attended Grand Prix of Indianapolis event on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course last weekend, competitors on the two lower rungs of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder – the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires – today gained what for many was a first-ever tasteRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Graham Rahal and Colton Herta went from having superb outcomes to ending up out of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park Sunday due to separate reliability issues and ended up 23rd and 24th respectively. Herta, the new youngest winner in the history of the NTT IndyCar Series, who recently turned 19 on March 30, started ninth and was putting on a nice effort, staying in the top-10 until his day drastically changed when Herta reported that his No. 88 Harding-Steinbrenner RacingRead More

Posted On March 23, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Indy Car Track Limits at Austin Sparks Debate

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer AUSTIN, Texas– INDYCAR decided on Friday to not enforce track limits at Turn 19 at Circuit Of The Americas ahead of Sunday’s INDYCAR Classic, but several NTT IndyCar Series drivers do not agree with the decision. Turn 19 is a fast left hand turn before the pit entrance and that is the only corner INDYCAR decided to not enforce track limits, the series having placed bumps on the apex curbs and exit curbs of many corners to keep drivers honest. However, many drivers do not agreeRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist SONOMA, California — Tony Kanaan will reach another milestone in his illustrious Indy car career as he makes his record 300th straight start – a record that began at Portland International Raceway in 2001. With 17 wins, Kanaan’s 21-year Indy car career has seen many peaks. The highest point arguably came in 2004 when he captured the championship and completed every lap in a season, a record that still stands. While he didn’t appreciate the magnitude of the situation then, it is something that the 43-year-oldRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — In a less than ideal 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Gabby Chaves managed to give Harding Racing his best finish of the year with a 13th place finish in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland. After starting 21st, Chaves found himself in 11th place following the first lap mayhem involving James Hinchcliffe, Graham Rahal, Ed Jones, Scott Dixon, Zach Veach and Marco Andretti. The 2014 Indy Lights champion ran in the top 10 in the early third of the race before his first pitRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Controversy sparked just before crossing the start/finish line to start the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, collecting both Spencer Pigot and Graham Rahal. With the lack of track time, there was eagerness from the 22-car field to get the race going. Pole sitter Will Power led the field to the green flag, but the bunching began at the back as some drivers pushing forward. Scott Dixon and Pietro Fittipaldi were among the early movers, but some weren’t able to respond right awayRead More

Posted On July 17, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Kanaan Charges to Sixth at Toronto

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — Tony Kanaan scored his best finish of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season on the streets of Toronto as he got his No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet to a sixth place finish for A. J. Foyt Racing. Kanaan moved to 13th on the start up from his 15th place starting position and gradually moved through the field. Kanaan got to 11th on the second lap of the race and got as high as sixth before making his first pit stop on Lap 22. TheRead More

Posted On July 7, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

INDYCAR Saturday Notebook: Iowa Corn 300

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer NEWTON, Iowa — Two practice sessions, qualifying and some Indy Lights track time detailed Saturday’s action ahead of Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 for the Verizon IndyCar Series. In the opening practice session, Josef Newgarden was fastest over Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi and Zach Veach. Team Penske and Andretti Autosport would be the dominant teams of the day. However, Matheus Leist was rather unlucky as he got loose coming through Turn 2 after completing 15 laps and spun, hitting the wall with the rear ofRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Spencer Pigot had a hard fought battle during Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road America but in his first full season in Verizon IndyCar Series competition, the Floridian would have to settle for eighth at the track where he made his Skip Barber national debut. Starting tenth, Pigot was shuffled back a few positions following front row starter Will Power’s mechanical trouble on the first lap. Pigot was stuck behind the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner’s car on the main straight and severalRead More