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Graham Rahal Recieves SoldierStrong Honors

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Rahal Honored for Work with SoldierStrong Story By: PHILLIP B. WILSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By:DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis Ind. - November 17, 2016- Graham Rahal accepts SoldierStrong’s “Commitment to Service Award” not on his own behalf but for his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team. The third annual honor, bestowed on the Verizon IndyCar Series driver Tuesday, is in recognition of those who make a significant impact to raise awareness of SoldierStrong, charitable organization whose mission is to improve the lives of the men and the women of the United States Armed Forces. Rahal and his team have…

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AJ Foyt Racing Sets 2017 Driver Line Up

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Daly & Munoz Join A.J. Foyt Racing Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS IND.- November 17, 2016-  Talented young drivers Conor Daly of the United States and Carlos Munoz of Colombia will join forces with A.J. Foyt Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning next season. Daly, who spent his rookie season with Dale Coyne Racing in 2016, will drive car No. 4. Munoz — a race winner at Andretti Autosport — will drive the team’s flagship No. 14 entry. “Both of our drivers are very young and they’ve got their whole future ahead…

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Hitachi Group & Penske Extend IndyCar Program

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The Hitachi Group has extended its sponsorship program with Team Penske in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM MOORESVILLE, N.C. –November 11, 2016-  Team Penske and the Hitachi Group announced Thursday that they will continue their Verizon IndyCar Series partnership next year. The familiar Hitachi branding will continue aboard the No. 3 Dallara/Chevrolet Indy car driven by three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves for eight races next season. Additionally, Hitachi will continue to serve as an associate sponsor on each of Team Penske’s other Verizon IndyCar Series entries…

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PPG & Team Penske Ink Long-Term Contract

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Will Support Both IndyCar & NASCAR Programs Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM MOORESVILLE, N.C. —November 10, 2016- Building on one of the longest partnerships in motorsports, PPG Industries and Team Penske announced a multi-year extension of their relationship. Celebrating the 34th year of its successful partnership with Team Penske in 2017, Pittsburgh-based PPG’s automotive refinish business — a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance coatings for passenger vehicles, motorcycles, heavy-duty trucks and many commercial applications — will continue as a key team partner into next season and beyond. PPG Automotive Refinish will serve…

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Montoya To Run Indy 500 With Team Penske

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Juan Pablo Montoya Will Remain With Team Penske For The 2017 Running Of The Indy 500. Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS IND - November 3, 2016 – Juan Pablo Montoya will return to Team Penske for the 2017 Indianapolis 500, team president Tim Cindric confirmed on Tuesday. It is currently the only Verizon IndyCar Series race that the two-time Indy 500 winner is scheduled to drive in next year. Montoya has won 15 Indy car races in 91 career starts over five seasons. The 41-year-old Colombian drove for Chip Ganassi…

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Dixon Comes to Grips With Disappointing 2016 Season

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Scott Dixon Was Still Fast, He Just Didn’t Experience The Results Expected For a Four-Time Verizon IndyCar Series Champion. Story By: PHILLIP B. WILSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Indianapolis Ind. - October 20, 2016- An offseason of change will see team owner Chip Ganassi switching engine manufacturers to Honda from Chevrolet. Longtime sponsor Target will depart. But Dixon, who has a long-term contract, is confident he will return as one of the series contenders in 2017. He’s been too good for too long to believe anything else. “We only come here to do one…

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Bourdais Returns To Coyne; Reunites With Past Engineer For 2017

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Sebastien Bourdais Will Drive for Dale Coyne Racing Once Again in 2017. Story By: MARK ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE PHOTO STAFF PLAINFIELD, Ill. –October 14, 2016 - Four-time American open wheel champion Sebastien Bourdais will return to Dale Coyne Racing, beginning with the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, the team announced Wednesday morning. In addition, engineers Craig Hampson and Olivier Boisson have joined the team to work once again with Bourdais in his quest for a fifth championship. Bourdais first drove for the Plainfield, Illinois-based outfit in 2011, making nine starts and scoring a best finish of…

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Kanaan & NTT Remain With Ganassi

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Tony Kanaan and NTT Data will both return to Chip Ganassi Racing Teams next year. Story By: MARK ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS  IND.- October 12, 2016-  Tony Kanaan and sponsor NTT Data will remain with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams next year in the Verizon IndyCar Series. NTT Data will serve as primary sponsor of the No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Honda in 10 events as part of a multi-year deal. NTT Data began its relationship with the team in 2013 at the Indianapolis 500 partnering on the No. 8 NTT Data…

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Pagenaud Honored at 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration

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Simon Pagenaud Bring Team Penske Series Title Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS OWENS / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO Indianapolis Ind.- October 6, 2016- An epic season deserves an equally impressive champion. That’s what INDYCAR has in Simon Pagenaud, who was honored Tuesday evening at the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration. Pagenaud, 32, was saluted at Hilbert Circle Theatre on Indianapolis’ Monument Circle for capturing the season championship on the strength of a series-best five race wins and seven Verizon P1 Award pole positions over the course of the 16-race campaign. The driver of the…

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Andretti Autosport and Bryan Herta Prep for 2017 Season

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Andretti & Herta Continue Partnership Story By:    JEFF PAPPONE / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM INDIANAPOLIS – October 1, 2016- Bryan Herta Autosport announced Friday that the team has extended its Indianapolis 500 race-winning partnership with Andretti Autosport through the 2017 season. “I am super thrilled to continue our partnership with Andretti Autosport,” said Bryan Herta. “We have a lot of exciting plans for the team throughout the off-season that I know can only make us more competitive for the 2017 season. Last year came together quite late, but this year we’ve committed early and that…

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Verizon INDYcar Season Review

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2016 Season Full of Noteworthy Achievements, Memorable Gestures Story By: JEFF PAPPONE / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Indianapolis Ind.- September 29, 2016- With the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series in the books and the champion crowned in the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, it's time to look back on some of the performances that stood out. Team Penske's Simon Pagenaud will officially be presented the Astor Cup and a $1 million prize as the series champion at the INDYCAR Championship Celebration on Oct. 4 in Indianapolis. Additional official awards will be handed out as well, but…

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Pagenaud Dominates Sonoma For INDYcar Series Championship

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Pagenaud Drives to Dominant Sonoma Victory and 2016 Championship Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS OWENS / INDYcar SERIES PHOTO SONOMA, Calif. –September 19, 2016- With a dominating drive from the pole position, Simon Pagenaud won the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Pagenaud led 76 of the 85 laps in the No. 22 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chevrolet to score his fifth win of the season and wrap up the title. It secured Team Penske’s 14th Indy car championship in its 50th year of operation. “It’s unbelievable. I think…

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Sonoma Raceway Provides Perfect Setting to Decide Championship

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The Stage is Set to Decide the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship – And it Couldn’t be More Picturesque. Story By: MARK ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: JEFF CLEMONS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Sonona Ca.- September 15, 2016- Sonoma Raceway, with its challenging and undulating 2.385-mile permanent road circuit set against the backdrop of Northern California’s beautiful wine country, plays host this week to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. And as has been the case for more than a decade in the Verizon IndyCar Series, all the marbles are at stake. Sonoma is home to the season finale for…

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Rahal Wins Firestone 600 in Closest Finish in Texas Motor Speedway History

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Rahal Takes Texas Victory With Last Lap Charge Story By: MITCH ROBINSON / INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: CHRIS OWENS/ INDYcar SERIES PHOTO FORT WORTH, Texas – It came two months after initially scheduled, but those in attendance at Texas Motor Speedway and watching on TV were treated to one of the most exciting finishes in Indy car history, as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal edged Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe to the checkered flag by 0.0080 of a second, the fifth-closest finish in series history and tightest finish in the track’s 20-year history. The Firestone 600, begun on…

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Power Wins ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway to Tighten Championship

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Championship Battle Gets Closer With Team Penske Victory Story By: MITCH ROBINSON /INDYcar SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF LONG POND, Pa. –August 23, 2016- Simon Pagenaud entered the ABC Supply 500 with a 58-point lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship over Will Power. As the Team Penske drivers leave Pocono Raceway this evening, the silver No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet of Power is much larger in the figurative rear view mirror. Power won today’s 500-mile race at Pocono Raceway by 1.1459 seconds over pole sitter Mikhail Aleshin, while Pagenaud crashed out in 18th place to heat up the championship…

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INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Features 100th Indy 500, Key Venues, Longer Span

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] INDYCAR's 2016 Schedule Features 100th Indy 500, Key Venues, Longer Span • Legendary 100th Running of Indianapolis 500 Mile Race set for May 29 • Three new events increase INDYCAR's presence at traditional venues (Phoenix and Road America) and in a new major Northeast metro market (Boston) • 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule expands by five weeks, starting earlier (St. Petersburg, March 13) and ending later (Sonoma, Sept. 18) • New schedule poised to continue momentum INDYCAR has experienced with 38 percent growth in TV ratings and viewership over the last two years INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015)…

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Verizon IndyCar Series to Race at Historic Road America in 2016

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Verizon IndyCar Series to Race at Historic Road America in 2016 INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 8, 2015) - INDYCAR announced today that Road America, the historic permanent road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis., will make its return to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2016. The event is set for June 24-26 on the 14-turn, 4.048-mile circuit that hosted 25 Indy car races from 1982-2007. Road America, established in 1955, has featured some of the greatest names in Indy car racing. Legendary drivers Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi each won three times at Road America. Jacques Villeneuve and Paul Tracy…

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Hometown Hero Rahal Wins Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

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Hometown Hero Rahal Wins Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 2, 2015) - Graham Rahal's surge in the second half of the Verizon IndyCar Series season continued with an emphatic victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Rahal, who started 13th in the 90-lap race in the No. 15 Steak 'n Shake Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, corralled his second victory of the season and third of his Indy car career. Click HERE to view and download the Official Box Score from the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The New Albany, Ohio, native closed to within…

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Dixon Quickest in Mid-Ohio Day One Practices

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 31, 2015) - Scott Dixon, who has won five of the past eight Verizon IndyCar Series races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, recorded the quickest lap through two practice sessions for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Practice 2 results || Combined results Dixon's lap of 1 minute, 5.9645 seconds on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in the 75-minute afternoon session was six-tenths of a second off the track qualifying record set by Dario Franchitti in 1999 and matched by Gil de Ferran in 2000. "We went through a few…

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Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Fast Facts

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Date: Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course in Lexington, Ohio Race distance: 90 laps / 203.22 miles Entry List: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Push-to-pass parameters: 10 activations for 20 seconds each Firestone tire allotment: Eight sets primary and three sets alternate for use through the weekend Twitter: @Mid_Ohio @IndyCar, #Honda200, #IndyCar Event website: http://www.midohio.com/ INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com 2014 race winner: Scott Dixon 2014 Verizon P1 Award winner: Sebastien Bourdais, 1 minute, 24.1610 seconds, 96.586 mph One-lap qualifying record: Dario Franchitti and Gil de Ferran, 1:05.347, 124.394 mph, Aug. 13,…

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All-American Podium Sweep at Iowa Speedway, Hunter-Reay Claims Win

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] NEWTON, Iowa (July 18, 2015) - American drivers swept the top four positions - and six of the top seven - as Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay captured his first victory of the Verizon IndyCar Series season Saturday night in the Iowa Corn 300. Hunter-Reay prevailed by .5046 of a second over Josef Newgarden to become the ninth different winner in 13 Verizon IndyCar Series races this season. Click HERE to view and download the official box score for the Iowa Corn 300. Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Sage Karam finished a career-high third. Graham Rahal placed…

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Iowa Corn 300 Race Results

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Click HERE to view and download the official box score for the Iowa Corn 300. NEWTON, Iowa - Results Saturday of the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894 mile Iowa Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any): 1. (9) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 300, Running 2. (7) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 300, Running 3. (10) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 300, Running 4. (17) Graham Rahal, Honda, 300, Running 5. (12) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 300, Running 6. (11) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 300, Running 7. (8) Marco…

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Iowa Corn 300 Qualifying Results

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Click HERE to view and download the Qualifying Results for the Iowa Corn 300. NEWTON, Iowa - Qualifying Saturday for the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, and speed: 1.  (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 183.480 2.  (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 183.125 3.  (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 182.707 4.  (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 182.357 5.  (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 181.627 6.  (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 181.625 7.  (67) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 181.367 8.  (27) Marco Andretti, Honda, 181.081 9.  (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay,…

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Castroneves Takes 44th Career Pole Position at Iowa Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] NEWTON, Iowa (July 18, 2015) - Helio Castroneves posted a two-lap average speed of 183.480 mph (35.0817 seconds) on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway oval to earn his third Verizon P1 Award of the season and 44th of his Indy car career. Castroneves will be joined by longtime Brazilian friend and rival Tony Kanaan on the front row of tonight's Iowa Corn 300, the 13th race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. Castroneves' 44th career pole position ranks him fourth on the all-time list, five behind Bobby Unser (49) for third. Click HERE to view and download the Qualifying…

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Iowa Corn 300 Fast Facts

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015 Track: Iowa Speedway, a 7/8-mile (0.894-mile) oval in Newton, Iowa Entry List: Iowa Corn 300 Race distance: 300 laps / 268.2 miles Firestone tire allotment: Nine sets for use through the weekend Twitter: @iowaspeedway @IndyCar, #IowaCorn300, #IndyCar Event website: http://IowaSpeedway.com/ INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com 2014 race winner: Ryan Hunter-Reay 2014 Verizon P1 Award winner: Scott Dixon, 34.5588 seconds, 186.256 mph (two laps) One-lap qualifying record: Helio Castroneves, 17.2283 seconds, 186.809 mph, July 11, 2014 Two-lap qualifying record: Scott Dixon, 34.5588 seconds, 186.256 mph, July 11, 2014 NBCSN television broadcasts: Qualifying, 6:30 p.m. ET Saturday,…

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Bourdais Ties Unser Jr. on All-Time Win List with ABC Supply Milwaukee 250 Victory

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] WEST ALLIS, Wis. (July 12, 2015) - Sebastien Bourdais collected his fifth Indy car victory on an oval - his first since winning at The Milwaukee Mile in 2006 - and 34th win overall by dominating the second half of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers. Driving the No. 11 Team Hydroxycut - KVSH Racing Chevrolet, Bourdais tied Al Unser Jr. for seventh on the all-time victory list with 34. Click HERE to view and download the Official Box Score for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250. Bourdais,…

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ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 Qualifying Results

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] Click HERE to view and download the qualifying results for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250. WEST ALLIS, Wis - Qualifying Sunday for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.015-mile Milwaukee Mile, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, and speed: 1. (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevy, 170.223 2. (5) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 170.086 3. (8) Sage Karam, Dallara-Chevy, 169.639 4. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 169.542 5. (7) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 169.317 6. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 169.126 7. (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevy, 169.122 8. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya,…

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Newgarden Wins First Verizon P1 Award at Milwaukee Mile

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] WEST ALLIS, Wis. (July 12, 2015) - American Josef Newgarden earned his first Verizon P1 Award with a two-lap average speed of 170.223 mph in qualifications, taking the pole position for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers. The 250-lap race at The Milwaukee Mile is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET today on NBCSN. Newgarden is the sixth different pole winner in the 12 Verizon IndyCar Series races this season. He had topped the 24-car field in both practice sessions on the 1.015-mile oval preceding single-car qualifying. "It's nice to…

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Newgarden Sets Pace at Milwaukee Mile

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] WEST ALLIS, Wis. (July 11, 2015) - CFH Racing driver Josef Newgarden was the quickest of 24 competitors in the initial practice session for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers with a lap of 21.5415 seconds (169.626 mph). For Newgarden, it was a case of picking up where he left off on the historic 1.015-mile oval. The fourth-year driver recorded the fastest lap in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series race at The Milwaukee Mile on his way to a fifth-place finish. Whether Newgarden's pace holds up through a full…

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – July 8, 2015

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: 1. Compact Milwaukee Schedule Tests Everyone 2. Dixon Set for Milestone Start 3. Wilson Returns to Andretti Team for Final Five Races 4. Short Ovals Key to Rahal's Title Goal 1. Compact Milwaukee schedule tests everyone: Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will practice, qualify and race on the same day in the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers. "It means you have to get it right quickly," said defending race winner and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power of the non-stop action July 11-12…

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – July 1, 2015

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Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: 1. If You Missed It - Mark Miles Teleconference 2. Pro Mazda driver Johnson returns to car at Mid-Ohio test 1. If You Missed It - Mark Miles Teleconference: Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was the guest on the INDYCAR media teleconference to discuss the Verizon IndyCar Series to date, last weekend's exciting MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway and ongoing development of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. An MP3 audio recording and complete transcript are available on http://media.indycar.com. Q. We are just past the…

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – June 29, 2015

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Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: 1. Long Time Coming: Rahal, Andretti Names Share Podium Again 2. Overnight TV Ratings for Fontana Thriller Double 3. Karam Posts Best Finish of Young Career 4. Inside the box score - MAVTV 500 1. Long Time Coming: Rahal, Andretti Names Share Podium Again: Drivers with two of the most recognizable surnames in Indy car racing shared the podium following the exciting MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway on June 27, when Graham Rahal won and Marco Andretti finished third. Surprisingly, it's the first time in their Indy car careers that the two - who each now drive for teams…

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MAVTV 500 Race Results

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Click HERE to view and download the official box score from the MAVTV 500. FONTANA, Calif. - Results Saturday of the MAVTV 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any): 1.  (19) Graham Rahal, Honda, 250, Running 2.  (6) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 250, Running 3.  (3) Marco Andretti, Honda, 250, Running 4.  (5) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 250, Running 5.  (10) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 250, Running 6.  (7) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 250, Running 7.  (23) James Jakes, Honda,…

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Pagenaud Claims Verizon P1 Award for MAVTV 500

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] FONTANA, Calif. (June 26, 2015) - Simon Pagenaud earned his second career Indy car pole and first on an oval in leading a Team Penske sweep of the front row for the MAVTV 500 with a two-lap average speed of 218.952 mph at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway. Pagenaud, driving the No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet, topped teammate Helio Castroneves' 2014 pole-winning average speed of 218.540 mph and will start on the front row for the third consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series race. Castroneves qualified second with a two-lap average speed of 218.734 mph in the No. 3…

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MAVTV 500 Qualifying Results

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] FONTANA, Calif.- Results of qualifying Friday for the MAVTV 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, and speed: 1. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 218.952 2. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 218.734 3. (27) Marco Andretti, Honda, 217.797 4. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 217.666 5. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 217.250 6. (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 217.184 7. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 217.184 8. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 217.176 9. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 217.109 10. (8) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 217.060 11. (26) Carlos Munoz, Honda,…

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INDYCAR Teleconference This Week Features Scott Dixon

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] Three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will be available WEDNESDAY,June 24 at 2:30 p.m. ET on the INDYCAR media teleconference. Dixon, driver of the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, is fifth on the all-time Indy car victories list and one of three drivers to win more than once in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in April and the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway in June. He'll attempt to complete a Southern California sweep at the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway on June 27.…

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MAVTV 500 Fast Facts

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Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015 Track: Auto Club Speedway, a 2-mile, D-shaped oval in Fontana, Calif. Entry List: MAVTV 500 (PDF) Race distance: 250 laps / 500 miles Firestone tire allotment: Fifteen sets for use through the weekend Twitter: @ACSupdates @IndyCar, #MAVTV500, #IndyCar Event website: www.AutoClubSpeedway.com INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com 2014 race winner: Tony Kanaan 2014 Verizon P1 Award winner: Helio Castroneves, 1:05.8918, 218.540 mph (two laps) One-lap qualifying record: Gil de Ferran, 30.255 seconds, 241.428 mph, Oct. 28, 2000 Two-lap qualifying record: Will Power, 1:05.2247, 220.775 mph, Oct. 18, 2013 NBCSN television broadcasts: Qualifying, midnight ET Saturday, June 27 (tape…

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Honda Indy Toronto Post-event Infractions, Manufacturer Championship Points Update

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Honda Indy Toronto Post-event Infractions, Manufacturer Championship Points Update INDIANAPOLIS (June 17, 2015) - INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions and manufacturer championship points updates from the Honda Indy Toronto, which was held June 14 on the streets of Toronto's Exhibition Place: • The No. 20 CFH Racing entry was fined $5,000 for violating Rule 14.9.2 (Fuel Capacity). • Chevrolet received a bonus of 10 manufacturer points for having an engine attain its life cycle. According to Rule 10.6.4.2 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook, 10 points will be awarded to a manufacturer for an engine that successfully reaches its…

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Newgarden Captures Second 2015 Victory at Honda Indy Toronto

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Newgarden Captures Second 2015 Victory at Honda Indy Toronto TORONTO (June 14, 2015) - American Josef Newgarden led Luca Filippi across the start-finish line by 1.4485 seconds to give CFH Racing a 1-2 finish in the Honda Indy Toronto. It was the second victory this season and the second of Newgarden's four-year Verizon IndyCar Series career. "I'm so happy we were able to get a win, but a 1-2 is just amazing because Luca is such a star," said Newgarden, who also won at Barber Motorsports Park in April in the No. 67 Hartman Oil Chevrolet. "Just an amazing team…

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Power Earns Fifth 2015 Verizon P1 Award at Honda Indy Toronto

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TORONTO (June 13, 2015) - Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power earned his second consecutive Verizon P1 Award and fifth of the season by recording the quickest lap of the Firestone Fast Six during qualifications for the Honda Indy Toronto. Power crossed the start-finish line to complete the lap of 59.4280 seconds on the 11-turn, 1.755-mile Exhibition Place street circuit with five seconds left in the final segment of knockout qualifications. He will lead the field of 23 to the green flag for the 85-lap race on June 14, the 31st Indy car event in Toronto dating to 1986.…

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Honda Indy Toronto Qualifying Results

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TORONTO - Results of qualifying Saturday for the Honda Indy Toronto Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.755-mile Streets of Toronto Exhibition Place circuit, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 59.4280 (106.314) 2. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 59.6095 (105.990) 3. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 59.6242 (105.964) 4. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 59.8879 (105.497) 5. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 59.9012 (105.474) 6. (20) Luca Filippi, Chevrolet, 01:00.2312 (104.896) 7. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 59.8940 (105.486) 8. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 59.9500 (105.388) 9. (10) Tony Kanaan,…

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Points Leader Montoya Fastest in Practice 1; Hinchcliffe Named Grand Marshal for Honda Indy Toronto

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Points Leader Montoya Fastest in Practice 1; Hinchcliffe Named Grand Marshal for Honda Indy Toronto TORONTO (June 12, 2015) - Verizon IndyCar Series championship points leader Juan Pablo Montoya recorded the quickest lap of 1 minute, 0.6343 of a second on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn Exhibition Place street circuit on the opening day of practice for the Honda Indy Toronto. Montoya's lap was set in the first of two scheduled practice sessions on a drying circuit following early-morning rain. With a rain-soaked racing surface in the afternoon, no cars completed a full lap in the second practice that was checkered with…

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If You Missed It: James Hinchcliffe Teleconference

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe was the guest on the INDYCAR media teleconference to discuss his recovery from injuries sustained in a practice crash during preparations for the Indianapolis 500 on May 18. Conor Daly, a 23-year-old native of Noblesville, Ind., will drive the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda in place of Hinchcliffe at this weekend's Honda Indy Toronto. An MP3 audio recording and complete transcript of the availability are available on http://media.indycar.com. Q. How is the recovery going? JAMES HINCHCLIFFE: Honestly, it's going better than expected, really. Every doctor that I've seen, every specialist that we've…

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Firestone 600 Post-event Infractions, Manufacturer Championship Points Update

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INDIANAPOLIS (June 10, 2015) - INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions and points deductions from the Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race on June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway: • Driver Stefano Coletti of KV Racing Technology was fined $5,000 and placed on a two-race probation for violating Rules 7.10.1.1 (Pit Safety Violation, improper lane usage) and 7.9.12 (Pit Procedures, pit speed violation at pit in) of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook. The two-race probation is in addition to the three-race probation Coletti was assessed following the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on May 30-31. • Driver Tristan Vautier of Dale…

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INDYCAR News and Notes – June 8, 2015

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Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: 1. Texas win could signal another second-half surge for Dixon 2. Montoya chases Triple Crown of his own 3. Inside the box score - Firestone 600 1. Texas win could signal another second-half surge for Dixon: Is this the emergence of another Scott Dixon second-half surge? Dixon's decisive victory in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway - the ninth of 16 Verizon IndyCar Series races - was his second of the season and 37th of his Indy car career. Additionally, and potentially more importantly, it drew him 20 points closer to championship front-runner Juan Pablo…

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Dixon Wins Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway

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Dixon Wins Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway FORT WORTH, Texas (June 6, 2015) - Scott Dixon made his victory in the Firestone 600 look easy, though the three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion said it was one of the most hotly-contested and unpredictable in recent memory at Texas Motor Speedway. Click HERE to view and download the official box score of the Firestone 600. Dixon led 97 of the 248 laps in the No. 9 Energizer EcoAdvanced Chevrolet to earn his second victory of the Verizon IndyCar Series season and his second at Texas Motor Speedway in the fast-paced race…

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Power Wins Third Consecutive Firestone 600 Pole

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FORT WORTH, Texas (June 5, 2015) - Will Power earned the Verizon P1 Award for the third consecutive year at the Texas Motor Speedway oval and tied a legendary Indy car driver for career pole positions in the process. Driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power recorded a two-lap average speed of 218.519 mph (47.9410 cumulative seconds) as the first of 23 Verizon IndyCar Series qualifiers for the Firestone 600 to be run under the lights June 6 (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN). It is Power's fourth pole this season and 40th of his 11-year career, tying him with…

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Firestone 600 Qualifying Results

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FORT WORTH, Texas - Qualifying Friday for the Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.455-mile Texas Motor Speedway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, and speed: 1. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 218.519 2. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 218.441 3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 218.069 4. (26) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 217.831 5. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 217.530 6. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 217.438 7. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 217.411 8. (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 217.337 9. (83) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 217.323 10. (8) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 216.920 11. (27) Marco Andretti, Honda, 216.876 12. (7)…

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Castroneves’ Penalty Reduced; Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Post-Event Infractions

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Castroneves' Penalty Reduced; Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Post-Event Infractions INDIANAPOLIS (June 3, 2015) - INDYCAR announced a reduction in the penalty assessed to Helio Castroneves of Team Penske following the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9 and a number of post-race infractions following the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit doubleheader, which was held May 30-31 at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Castroneves was originally penalized eight points in the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers point standings for violating Rule 9.3.3 (Avoidable Contact). Following a formal review over the weekend in Detroit, the penalty to Castroneves was…

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INDYCAR Implements Closure Panels to Superspeedway Aero Kits

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INDYCAR Implements Closure Panels to Superspeedway Aero Kits INDIANAPOLIS (June 2, 2015) - INDYCAR announced today it has implemented the use of closure panels to the rear wheel guards of both Honda and Chevrolet superspeedway aero kits beginning this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. The panels were developed by Honda and Chevrolet, respectively, and will also be utilized at Pocono Raceway and Auto Club Speedway during the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. "This has been a collaborative effort with both manufacturers and they have been working on these since the Indianapolis 500 qualifications," said Will Phillips, INDYCAR Vice President of…

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