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Rossi works two-stop strategy to winning perfection at Mid-Ohio

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Rossi works two-stop strategy to winning perfection at Mid-Ohio Story By: INDYcar Media Photos By: Joe Skibinski & Chris Jones/INDYcar LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sunday, July 29, 2018) - About the only wheel Alexander Rossi turned wrong in Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio came when he attempted a victory doughnut in the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda. His car slid off track and became stuck in the grass. Otherwise it was an exceptional day for the Andretti Autosport driver, who won the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course by 12.8285 seconds. Rossi was the only driver in…

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Dixon drives to victory in Toronto, extends championship lead

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Dixon drives to victory in Toronto, extends championship lead Story By: INDYcar Media Photos By: Chris Jones/INDYcar TORONTO (Sunday, July 15, 2018) - A week after issues bedeviled his chances, Scott Dixon was the model of cool, calm and consistency in winning the Honda Indy Toronto. In doing so, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver extended his Verizon IndyCar Series championship lead and added to his career legacy. Dixon, in the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda, won by 5.2701 seconds over Team Penske's Simon Pagenaud to pick up his third victory of the 2018 season and push his points advantage to…

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Victory at Iowa Corn 300 reboots Hinchcliffe’s season

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Victory at Iowa Corn 300 reboots Hinchcliffe's season Story By: INDYcar Media Photos By: Chris Jones & Joe Kamiski/INDYcar NEWTON, Iowa (Sunday, July 8, 2018) - James Hinchcliffe has been seeking a reboot to his Verizon IndyCar Series season after not qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 in May. He found redemption with a victory Sunday at the Iowa Corn 300. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver led the final 45 laps on Iowa Speedway's high-banked oval to collect his sixth career victory and first since Long Beach in April 2017, 26 races ago. "This is such a good feeling after what…

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Newgarden controls the day to win KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America

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Newgarden controls the day to win KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America Story By: INDYcar Media Photos By: Chris Owens/INDYcar ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (Sunday, June 24, 2018) - He made it look easy, but Josef Newgarden said winning the KOHLER Grand Prix was anything but that on Sunday. The reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion led all but two laps to claim victory at the iconic Road America circuit. Driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Newgarden won by 3.3759 seconds over Ryan Hunter-Reay to pick up his third victory of the 2018 season and 10th of his seven-year career.…

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Dixon takes sole possession of third on all-time victory list with win at Texas

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Dixon takes sole possession of third on all-time victory list with win at Texas Story By: INDYcar Media Photos By: Chris Owens/INDYcar FORT WORTH, Texas (Saturday, June 9, 2018) - The "Iceman" remained cool in the heat of Texas. Scott Dixon bided his time and notched yet another accomplishment in his legendary career when he won the DXC Technology 600 under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway. For the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, it was career win No. 43, moving Dixon ahead of Michael Andretti and into sole possession of third place on the all-time victory list. Only fellow…

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Dixon ties Andretti for third in all-time wins with triumph in Detroit opener

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Dixon ties Andretti for third in all-time wins with triumph in Detroit opener Story By: INDYcar Media Photos By: Chris Owens/INDYcar DETROIT (Saturday, June 2, 2018) - Scott Dixon's quest to tie Michael Andretti for third place on the Indy car career wins list was threatened, ironically, by a trio of Andretti's own drivers. None had the measure of the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion on Saturday, however. Dixon won the opener of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader, collecting the 42nd victory of his star-studded career. The win knotted Dixon with Andretti on the all-time list…

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Hunter-Reay takes a dive after winning second race of Detroit weekend

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Hunter-Reay takes a dive after winning second race of Detroit weekend Story By: INDYCar Media Photos By: Chris Owens/INDYcar DETROIT (Sunday, June 3, 2018) - After Ryan Hunter-Reay won a Verizon IndyCar Series race for the first time in 43 starts, he celebrated by taking a dip in the James Scott Memorial Fountain at Belle Isle Park. Hunter-Reay raced to victory in Sunday's second half of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader, winning by 11.3549 seconds over Will Power. It was the 17th Indy car victory for the Floridian and first since a win at Pocono Raceway…

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Power finally realizes dream of Indianapolis 500 victory

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Story By Brant James / INDYCAR Series Media Photos By/ INDYCAR Series Photo Staff INDIANAPOLIS -- Will Power finally got the prize that eluded him for so long. And then he let his emotions loose again. The 37-year-old Australian controlled the final quarter of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, but didn’t hold the lead for good until Stefan Wilson and Jack Harvey were forced to abandon a fuel conservation play in the final laps, allowing the Team Penske driver to give owner Roger Penske his record 17th win in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ greatest event.…

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Hometown favorite Carpenter collects Verizon P1 Award for Indianapolis 500

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Hometown favorite Carpenter collects Verizon P1 Award for Indianapolis 500 Story By: INDYcar MEdia Photos By: Chris Owens/INDYcar INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 20, 2018) - The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is like a second home to Ed Carpenter. The Verizon IndyCar Series team owner/driver, who grew up and still lives in Indianapolis, showed his lasting affinity for the cathedral of motorsports by winning the Verizon P1 Award in pole day qualifying for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Driving the No. 20 Fuzzy's Vodka Chevrolet for his namesake team, Carpenter thrilled the hometown crowd by putting together a sensational…

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REALITY OF PATRICK’S INDY RETURN DRAWS NEAR WITH UNVEILING OF CAR

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REALITY OF PATRICK'S INDY RETURN DRAWS NEAR WITH UNVEILING OF CAR Story By: Mark Robinson/INDYcar Photos By: Jon Ferrey/INDYcar It’s getting real for Danica Patrick. Sponsor GoDaddy unveiled this morning on social media platforms the No. 13 Chevrolet that Patrick will drive in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May, in what she has announced will be the last competitive race of her groundbreaking career. It will bring the first woman to lead the crown jewel of Indy car racing full circle to conclude her racing at the venue that launched her stardom. Patrick and the…

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MANN ENTERS INDY 500 WITH DONATE LIFE INDIANA SPONSORSHIP

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MANN ENTERS INDY 500 WITH DONATE LIFE INDIANA SPONSORSHIP Story By: INDYcar Media Photos By: INDYcar Pippa Mann is returning to Dale Coyne Racing for this year’s Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil – but with a different look and worthwhile sponsorship initiative. The popular Mann will shed the traditional pink livery on her No. 63 Honda for the colors of new primary sponsor Donate Life Indiana. Mann is seeking her seventh Indianapolis 500 start in a silvery blue and light green livery that prominently features a sleek Donate Life Indiana logo. The reveal today at the Indiana State…

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ANDRETTI TO HONOR GRANDFATHER WITH PHOENIX CAR’S PAINT SCHEME

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ANDRETTI TO HONOR GRANDFATHER WITH PHOENIX CAR'S PAINT SCHEME Story By: INDYcar Media Photos By: INDYcar & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Marco Andretti will honor his grandfather in the upcoming Phoenix Grand Prix by driving a car with a paint scheme like the one that Mario Andretti drove to the final victory of his illustrious Indy car career 25 years ago at the same track. ISM Raceway is commemorating the silver anniversary of Mario Andretti’s win in 1993 on the 1.022-mile oval during the April 6-7 race weekend. It was the 52nd and final win for the four-time season champion and 1969…

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INDYCAR SIGNS MULTIYEAR MEDIA RIGHTS PACKAGE WITH NBC SPORTS GROUP

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INDYCAR SIGNS MULTIYEAR MEDIA RIGHTS PACKAGE WITH NBC SPORTS GROUP Story By: INDYcar Media Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff INDYCAR will significantly increase exposure for the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019 through a media rights package announced today with NBC Sports Group. The multiyear deal will put eight Verizon IndyCar Series races, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and its qualifications, on NBC next year. This is an increase from five races on broadcast television this year. The rest of next year’s Verizon IndyCar Series races will air on NBCSN, which has seen its average viewership of INDYCAR races increase…

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PNC Bank Backing Ganassi & Scott Dixon

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PNC Bank Backing Ganassi & Scott Dixon Story By: Chip Ganassi Racing Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS – PNC Bank will become primary sponsor of the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 9 entry driven by Scott Dixon in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The sponsorship represents an expansion of the PNC-CGR relationship that dates back to 2013 when PNC Bank became an official sponsor of Chip Ganassi Racing. Driven by four-time IndyCar Series champion Dixon, the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda will appear in eight markets within the PNC footprint. Most notably, Dixon and the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda…

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ANDRETTI SET TO TEST A TQ MIDGET AT ALLENTOWN

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ANDRETTI SET TO TEST A THREE QUARTER MIDGET AT ALLENTOWN PPL CENTER Story By: Ernie Saxton/Allentown Indoor Race Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff ALLENTOWN, PA December 28, 2017 . . . IndyCar star Marco Andretti will be an interested spectator at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6 when the Ironton Telephone/ Avaya Indoor Auto Racing fueled by VP events are held. Marco, a third-generation racer from the legendary Andretti family from nearby Nazareth, will be a spectator for the Indoor Auto Racing Series event but plans to test drive a Three Quarter (TQ)…

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Perfect Penske day ends with Pagenaud race win, Newgarden championship

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Perfect Penske day ends with Pagenaud race win, Newgarden championship Story & Photos By: INDYcar Media SONOMA, California (Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017) - For Team Penske, it was the perfect day at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Simon Pagenaud won the race to conclude the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Teammate Josef Newgarden finished second to wrap up the championship. Pagenaud, the 2016 champion driving the No. 1 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet, beat Newgarden to the finish line by 1.0986 seconds to win the 85-lap race at Sonoma Raceway. It was the Frenchman's 11th career victory and second…

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Points leader Newgarden wins Sonoma pole with record lap

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Points leader Newgarden wins Sonoma pole with record lap Story By: INDYcar Series Media Photos By: INDYcar Series Media SONOMA, California (Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017) - Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Josef Newgarden withstood constant pressure from his nearest championship competitors, setting a track record to win the Verizon P1 Award in GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma qualifying. Newgarden earned his first pole of the season and second of his six-year career with a scintillating last lap of 1 minute, 15.5205 seconds (113.691 mph) on Sonoma Raceway's 2.385-mile, 12-turn permanent road course. The championship bonus point Newgarden collected for winning…

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Rossi wins at Watkins Glen as championship tightens

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Rossi wins at Watkins Glen as championship tightens Story By: Mike Kitchel/INDYcar Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com WATKINS GLEN, New York (Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017) - Alexander Rossi completed a dream weekend with a win in the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen. Josef Newgarden endured a nightmare incident in the race that leaves the Verizon IndyCar Series championship battle wide open for the 12th straight year heading to the season finale. Rossi won the 60-lap race at iconic Watkins Glen International from the pole position on the same weekend it was announced he would return to Andretti Autosport…

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Rossi speeds to first career pole with late Glen heroics

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Rossi speeds to first career pole with late Glen heroics Story By: Mike Kitche;/INDYcar Photos By: Jeff Clemons/RacersGuide.com WATKINS GLEN, New York (Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017) - Alexander Rossi's weekend of great news continued today when he won the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen. A day after it was announced he would return to Andretti Autosport next season in a multiyear deal along with sponsor NAPA Auto Parts, Rossi clocked a dramatic last lap of 1 minute, 22.4639 seconds (147.119 mph) on Watkins Glen International's high-risk, high-reward permanent road course. It was…

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Newgarden pulls off another bold maneuver to win at Gateway

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Newgarden pulls off another bold maneuver to win at Gateway Story By: Mike Kitchel/INDYcar Photos By: Bret Kelley/INDYcar MADISON, Illinois (Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017) - Josef Newgarden's latest bold move led the Team Penske driver to win in the Verizon IndyCar Series' thrilling return to Gateway Motorsports Park and extend his championship lead. Newgarden completed a daring pass of teammate Simon Pagenaud on the 218th of 248 laps on the 1.25-mile oval and he went on to win the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline by 0.6850 of a second over Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon. The triumph -…

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Power joins elite group with career pole position No. 50

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Power joins elite group with career pole position No. 50 Story By: Mike Kitchel/INDYcar Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff MADISON, Illinois (Friday, Aug. 25, 2017) - Andretti, Foyt, Castroneves ... and now Power. Will Power joined an elite group of 50-time Indy car pole winners when he captured the Verizon P1 Award in record fashion this evening at Gateway Motorsports Park. Power will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series field to the green flag to start Saturday night's Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline. Driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power turned two laps at an average of…

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Power recovers to repeat as ABC Supply 500 winner

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Power recovers to repeat as ABC Supply 500 winner Story By: Mike Kitchel/INDYcar Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons/RacersGuide.com LONG POND, Pennsylvania (Sunday, August 20, 2017) - Will Power overcame numerous obstacles to get to the front, then held off charging Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden to win the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway for a second straight year. Power defeated Newgarden by 0.5268 of a second to become the first Indy car driver to post back-to-back wins on the three-turn, 2.5-mile oval in the event's 24-race history. It was also Power's third triumph this season and the 32nd…

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Bourdais cleared to resume racing activities

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Dale Coyne Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais cleared to resume racing activities Story By: INDYcar Media Photos By: Jim Haines & Chris Jones/INDYcar INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017) - Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to resume driving by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, following his recovery from injuries sustained in a crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifications. Billows said the 38-year-old Frenchman was evaluated by INDYCAR orthopedic consultant Dr. Kevin Scheid on Tuesday and was given clearance to fully return to racing activities. Bourdais was involved in a frightening crash during an Indianapolis 500 qualifying attempt on May…

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Hunter-Reay leads practice day for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

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Hunter-Reay leads practice day for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Story By: INDYCar Media Photos By: Matt Fraver & Chris Owens/INDYcar LEXINGTON, Ohio (Friday, July 28, 2017) - Ryan Hunter-Reay continued his recent surge, setting the pace on the first day of practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The Andretti Autosport driver was fastest in the second of two 45-minute sessions on the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a lap of 1 minute, 4.2961 seconds (126.428 mph) in the No. 28 DHL Honda. Hunter-Reay is hopeful it bodes well for a strong showing in Sunday's race.…

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Will Power Survived A Wild Night Of Racing At Texas Motor Speedway

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Power Wins Wild West Race at Texas Motor Speedway Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS OWENS / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO FORT WORTH, Texas –June 11, 2017- Will Power survived a wild night of racing at Texas Motor Speedway, winning the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 in a race that ended under caution. The victory is the 31st Indy car win in the Team Penske driver’s career, tying him with Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy for ninth all time. Tony Kanaan finished second in the 248-lap race that saw 66 laps run under caution due to numerous on-track…

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First Time’s The Charm For Kimball

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Kimball Sets Texas Track Record To Win First Career Pole osition Story By: MARK ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar PHOTO FORT WORTH, Texas –June 10, 2017- Charlie Kimball sped to the first pole position of his Verizon IndyCar Series career, claiming the Verizon P1 Award in record time for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kimball, who will make his 109th start Saturday (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network), set one- and two-lap INDYCAR qualifying records on the 1.5-mile oval to earn the first starting position…

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How Sweep it is! Rahal Wins Two at Belle Isle

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Graham Rahal Completed a Near-Perfect Weekend at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar  SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar  SERIES PHOTO DETROIT  MICH.- June 5, 2017-  With his second win in as many days, Graham Rahal completed a near-perfect weekend at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. But it was no Sunday afternoon cruise. After winning the opening race of the Verizon IndyCar Series doubleheader weekend front the pole position on Saturday, Rahal started third today in the No. 15 SoldierStrong / TurnsForTroops.com Honda. Rahal led 40 laps and beat Josef…

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All Eyes On Alonso At Indy

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Alonso Skates Through Successful First Day Of Indy 500 Practice Story By: JEFF OLSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana –May 16, 2017- After the opening day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Fernando Alonso rolled to his news conference on a motorized skateboard. He answered nine questions, most of which could be paraphrased as such: It’s great, I’m learning a lot, and I’m enjoying myself. Then he hopped on his skateboard and rolled back to Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway without a care. Thus was…

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Andretti Sets The Pace At Indianapolis 500 Practice

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Andretti Fastest Again On First Day Of Indianapolis 500 Practice Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana –May 16, 2017-  His new teammate may be grabbing worldwide attention for his appearance in the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, but it was Marco Andretti who snatched speed honors on the opening day of practice for the 101st running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Andretti set the pace in the No. 27 United Fiber & Data Honda with a lap of 226.338 mph as 32 cars turned 1,501…

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Will Has The Power At INDYcar Grand Prix

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Feeling the Power: Team Penske Driver Wins INDYCAR Grand Prix Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS OWENS / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana –May 14, 2017- Team Penske’s Will Power ended the weekend the same way he started it: in first place. The driver of the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet capped off a flawless weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix with a dominating win today on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. After winning Friday’s Verizon P1 Award with a new track record in qualifying and leading all three practice sessions on the weekend, Power led…

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Alonso passes Indianapolis 500 rookie test at IMS

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Alonso passes Indianapolis 500 rookie test at IMS Story By: Mike Kitchel/INDYcar Photos By: Chris Owens/INDYcar INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, May 3, 2017) -- Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso needed about an hour of track time today to pass the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program, clearing the way for him to compete in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. "It was fun," Alonso said after making quick work of the three phases of ROP in just 51 laps in his No. 29 McLaren-Honda-Andretti car. "At this moment, everything looks good. Now it's time to start…

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Pagenaud Find Victory Lane In The Desert

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Pagenaud Dominates at Phoenix to Collect First Oval Win Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIE MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO AVONDALE, Arizona –April 30, 2017- In his eighth Indy car season and 105th race, Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud found victory lane on an oval. By taking the checkered flag in the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix Raceway, Pagenaud (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet) scored his 10th career Indy car win and the 189th in the illustrious history of Team Penske. Pagenaud’s teammate Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet) followed the Frenchman…

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Newgarden Takes Alabama INDYcar Win

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Newgarden Drives To Second Barber Win, First Victory With Team Penske Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar Seies  MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO STAFF BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – April 24, 2017- It did not take long for Team Penske’s newest acquisition to get comfortable. In just his third Verizon IndyCar Series race for the storied organization, Josef Newgarden claimed victory in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. The win is the fourth of Newgarden’s career and his second at the 17-turn, 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park road course, where he scored his maiden…

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Will Power Leads Barber Penske Qualifying Sweep

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Will Power Led a Team Penske Sweep of The Top-Three Positions During Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: BRET KELLY / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO LEEDS, Ala. – April 23, 2017- After getting off to a bit of a slow start this year, Team Penske got back on track by sweeping the top-three spots in Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park. Will Power scored his second Verizon P1 Award of the season and the 46th pole of his IndyCar career, which ranks fifth all-time.…

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Fernando Alonso And Andretti Autosports Team For Indy 500 Assault

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The Indianapolis 500 Has Attracted Another World Champion To Its Driver Field. Story By: PHILLIP B. WILSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES Indianapolis Ind.- April 13, 2017- McLaren announced today that Fernando Alonso, Formula One’s two-time champion and three-time runner-up, will compete in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 28. Alonso will drive for Andretti Autosport, which has won four Indianapolis 500s, including last year’s race with Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Alexander Rossi at the wheel of the Honda-powered Dallara. Honda also powers Alonso’s car on McLaren’s grand prix…

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INDYcar Teams Square Off In Long Beach

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Andretti & Power Have High Long Beach Hopes Story By: BRUCE MARTIN / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS OWENS / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO LONG BEACH, Calif. – April 8, 2017- The two fastest drivers in Friday’s Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions would like to win the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for different reasons. Team Penske’s Will Power, the fastest driver of the day with a lap at 1:07.0800 around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street course for a speed of 105.617 mph, would like to establish himself as the best active driver at Long Beach. The 2014 Verizon…

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Power Focused On Capturing Elusive Indianapolis 500 Win

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Powers A Man On A Mission Seeks Elusive Indianapolis 500 Win Story By: PHILLIP B. WILSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Indianapolis Ind.- March 30, 2017- Will Powers Body language reiterates just how much one race means , as he walks down pit road, Power gazes out at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s front straightaway. It’s lunch break during Friday’s test on the 2.5-mile oval, but his mind is still on the move. The Team Penske driver pauses after the topic is broached. Yeah, he’s accomplished so much in the Verizon IndyCar Series, yet the Indianapolis 500 has proven to be…

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Montoya Starts Prepping For Month Of May Indycar Return

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Juan Pablo Montoya Gets Right Back Up To Speed At Barber Open Test Story By: JEFF OLSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BIRMINGHAM, Alabama –March 23, 2017- Juan Pablo Montoya stepped out of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet, took off his helmet, smiled and shrugged as if to say, “Eh, no big deal.” He had not been in an Indy car since the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale at Sonoma Raceway in September, but Montoya’s quick run-through with Team Penske during an open test session today at Barber Motorsports Park wasn’t anything out of…

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Reunion Pays Dividends For Dale Coyne Racing

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Reuniting Bourdais, Hampson Provides Immediate Winning Dividends Story By: JEFF OLSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS JONES / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO ST. PETERSBURG, Florida –March 15, 2017- The statistics that acknowledge the little-guy analogy of Dale Coyne Racing made the rounds shortly after Sebastien Bourdais’ victory Sunday in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. 1) It was just the fifth victory in the team’s 31-year history. 2) He was just the fourth driver to win a race for DCR. 3) It was the 36th victory of Bourdais’ career, breaking a tie with Bobby Unser for sixth on the…

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Bourdais drives from last to first in St. Petersburg win

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Bourdais drives from last to first in St. Petersburg win Story By: Mike Kitchel/INDYcar Photos By: Chris Jones & Joe Skibinski/INDYcar ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Sunday, March 12, 2017) - Sebastien Bourdais went for a Sunday drive in his adopted American hometown, but it was far from leisurely. The Frenchman charged from last to first to win today's Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the opening race on the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. Bourdais piloted his No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda to a 10.3508-second victory over countryman Simon Pagenaud in the 110-lap race on the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit…

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Steak ‘n Shake Returns To Rahal No. 15

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Steak 'n Shake Will Return to Sponsor Graham Rahal For a Third Season. Story By: MARK ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM BROWNSBURG, Ind. —February 16, 2017- Steak ‘n Shake will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for a third season of sponsoring of the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series effort with driver Graham Rahal. Steak ‘n Shake, a classic American brand and home of the original Steakburger and hand-dipped milkshake, will be the primary sponsor of Rahal’s No. 15 Honda at four Verizon IndyCar Series events in 2017: the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,…

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Hunter-Reay Looking to Rebound Strong in 2017 Season

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Hunter-Reay Eager For Strong Start For 2017 season Story By: PHILLIP B. WILSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis Ind.- February 12, 2017- Few Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are as intense as Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay, which means a frustrating 2016 has him even more eager to bounce back this season. The 2012 series champion looks at last year as “a season of missed opportunities” as his team struggled on street courses and he finished 12th in the points, his worst showing since 2009. Team owner Michael Andretti made a series of offseason moves to…

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Tony Stewart Heads Back To Indy As Team Sponsor

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Tony Stewart Has Launched Team One Cure, Which Will Partner With Schmidt Peterson Motorsports                                        in the Indianapolis 500. Story By: TRUE SPEED MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES PHOTOS INDIANAPOLIS IND.- February 8, 2017-  Three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will return to the Indianapolis 500 this year, but as a sponsor instead of a driver. Stewart and the Tony Stewart Foundation have formed Team One Cure, an advocacy group for the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center. As part of the new program, Team One Cure will partner with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to take part in the…

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Phoenix Raceway Open Test Gets 2017 INDYCAR Season Rolling

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Phoenix Raceway Kicks Off 2017 INDYCAR Season Story By: INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TIM HOLLE /INDYcar SERIES PHOTO Phoenix Az,- February 8, 2017- For the first time in 2017, all of the full-season entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series gather this week for the open test at Phoenix Raceway. Twenty-one cars are entered for the two-day test Friday and Saturday on the 1-mile oval in Avondale, Arizona, steeped in Indy car history. From 1964-2005, 61 races were contested on the track, with legendary names the likes of A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Al and Bobby Unser, Johnny Rutherford and Rick…

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Bourdais Carries Life Lessons From A Legend

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Bourdais Carries Lesson of Humility Learned From Legendary Newman Story By: JEFF OLSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO Indianapolis Ind.- January 26, 2017- The first time Sebastien Bourdais met Paul Newman, they had dinner at a restaurant a short walk from the street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla. It was the spring of 2003, Bourdais had just joined Newman/Haas Racing and was preparing for the Champ Car World Series season opener. As dinners with Paul Newman go, it was quiet. Uneventful, even. Then, during the walk back to their hotel, the…

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A.J. Foyt Racing Switches To Chevrolet

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AJ Foyt Racing Will Switch to Chevrolet Engines for The Verizon IndyCar Series Season. Story By: INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: JEFF CLEMONS / RACERSGUIDE.COM / AJ FOYT RACING WALLER, Texas — January 18, 2017-A.J. Foyt Racing will use Chevrolets to power its ABC Supply Racing team in the Verizon IndyCar Series this year. “I am looking forward to what will be a new chapter for us that involves returning to an old friend in Chevrolet,” said A.J. Foyt Racing President Larry Foyt. “There are a lot of changes happening within our team this off season and I won’t minimize…

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INDYCAR launches communication plan to highlight future of Verizon IndyCar Series

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INDYCAR launches communication plan to highlight future of Verizon IndyCar Series Story By: Chris Owens/INDYcar Media - Photos By: Jeff Clemons & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com INDIANAPOLIS - On New Year's Day, INDYCAR released the fourth chapter of its "Racing Heart" advertising campaign designed to kick off the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Following three consecutive years showcasing the thrilling traits of the sport, INDYCAR's communications in 2017 will feature the next exciting chapter of on-track action, the next drivers to watch, the next technology and innovation. The theme "NEXT" builds upon the successful season concepts "RIVALS," "SPEED" and "LEGENDS." With the…

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Castroneves Still Chasing First INDYcar Championship

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Castroneves Wants to Achieve More in INDYCAR Story By: PHILLIP B. WILSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis Ind.- December 6, 2016- The clock continues to tick on Helio Castroneves, not that the Team Penske driver cares to acknowledge the inevitable. There’s still so much he aspires to achieve in his Verizon IndyCar Series career. The 41-year-old Brazilian wants nothing more than to win his fourth Indianapolis 500 and join A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr. in that elite club. He’s still chasing an elusive first series championship after coming close so many…

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Tickets for 101st Indianapolis 500 on Sale Now

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Readies For 101st INDY 500 Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: IMS PHOTO STAFF Indianapolis Ind.-December 2, 2016-Tickets for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil went on sale today, along with the entire 2017 Indianapolis Motor Speedway month of May schedule that includes the IndyCar Grand Prix. Fans who have not already pre-ordered tickets can visit the IMS ticket office or IMS.com to purchase seats for an action-packed schedule that also includes Indianapolis 500 practice and qualification days, concerts, autograph sessions and more. "Many fans jumped at…

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Tony Stewarts INDYcar Years Kicked Started Great Racing Career

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Retiring Stewart's Greatness Blossomed During INDYCAR years Story By: PHILLIP B. WILSON/ INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: INDYcar SERIES PHOTO STAFF Indianapolis Ind.- November 24, 2016-Team Menard had been testing at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla., for about a week when a confident, young driver was summoned for his first Indy car test. Team manager/crew chief Larry Curry had rationalized the new Indy Racing League, on the verge of its inaugural season in 1996, was created in part to provide a chance to up-and-coming hopefuls who had shown promise in sprint cars and midgets. Tony Stewart introduced himself…

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