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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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Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented Quicken Loans Race #2 Starting Lineup

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Click HERE to view and download the starting lineup of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Race #2 DETROIT - Starting lineup Sunday for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Race #2 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.35-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine. Field set by entrant points after qualifications were rained out. 1. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet 2. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet 3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet 4. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet 5. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda 6. (67) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet…

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Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Race #1 Results

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Click HERE to view and download the official box score from the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Race #1 DETROIT - Results Saturday of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Race #1 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.35-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any): 1. (20) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 47, Running 2. (9) Marco Andretti, Honda, 47, Running 3. (5) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 47, Running 4. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 47, Running 5. (7) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet,…

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Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Race #1 Qualifying Results

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DETROIT - Qualifying Friday for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Race #1 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.35-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 01:16.0941 (111.178) 2. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 01:16.1200 (111.140) 3. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 01:16.4428 (110.671) 4. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 01:16.5363 (110.536) 5. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 01:16.6656 (110.349) 6. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 01:17.0406 (109.812) 7. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 01:16.9768 (109.903) 8. (4) Stefano Coletti, Chevrolet, 01:17.3638 (109.353) 9.…

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Montoya Earns Second Indianapolis 500 Victory

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Montoya Earns Second Indianapolis 500 Victory INDIANAPOLIS (May 24, 2015) - Juan Pablo Montoya won the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and held off reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and teammate Will Power by 0.1046 of a second - the fourth-closest finish in race history - in a thrilling final 15 laps of the historic race. The victory was Montoya's second Indianapolis 500 win, as the Colombian won "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" in his first start at the 2.5-mile oval in 2000. Five of the race's 37 lead changes occurred in the last 15 laps following…

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Carlos Huertas Not Medically Cleared to Drive in Indianapolis 500

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Carlos Huertas Not Medically Cleared to Drive in Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS (May 22, 2015) - Verizon IndyCar Series driver Carlos Huertas has been ruled out of the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race with an inner ear condition, according to Dr. Terry Trammell, INDYCAR medical consultant. Huertas will have to undergo further evaluation before being cleared to return to Verizon IndyCar Series competition. The 23-year-old Colombian is out for the remainder of Indianapolis 500 on-track activities, including today's Coors Light Carb Day practice and the May 24 race. Huertas was scheduled to start on the outside of Row…

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Pagenaud Fastest on Fast Friday; All-Female Team to Race with Grace

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2015) - "Fast Friday" proved just that at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with six Verizon IndyCar Series drivers running laps in excess of 230 mph on the final full practice day before qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Click HERE to view and download the results of Friday's  practice session and HERE to view and download the combined practice timesheet. Speeds have been up in practice on the 2.5-mile oval this week from a year ago, in great part due to the new aerodynamic bodywork kits developed by Honda and Chevrolet this season.…

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Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Format

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Pagenaud Fastest in Practice; Vautier to Qualify for Davison

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 14, 2015) - Simon Pagenaud has watched his teammates grab the headlines since he joined Team Penske at the beginning of this season, but the Frenchman stole the spotlight in the fifth practice session leading up to the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Click HERE to view and download the results of Thursday's  practice session and HEREto view and download the combined practice timesheet. Driving the No. 22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet, Pagenaud logged the best of nearly 2,000 laps turned on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.5-mile oval, at 228.793 mph. Carlos Munoz, who eclipsed…

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Munoz Eclipses 230 mph as Speeds Climb during Indianapolis 500 Practice

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 13, 2015) - Speeds continue to climb as Verizon IndyCar Series teams prepare for the 99th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. In a fast final 30 minutes, the fastest lap of the day exchanged hands four times among four drivers. When the checkered flag flew at 6 p.m. ET, Carlos Munoz had the fastest lap, 39.1098 seconds, 230.121 mph, in the No. 26 AndrettiTV Cinsay Honda - the first lap over 230 mph of the month. Click HERE to view and download the results of Wednesday's  practice session and HERE to view and download the combined practice timesheet. "Really,…

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Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Post-Event Infraction

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 13, 2015) - INDYCAR announced a post-event infraction from the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which was held May 9 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. • INDYCAR officials have penalized driver Helio Castroneves of Team Penske for violating Rule 9.3.3 (avoidable contact). Castroneves has been penalized eight points in the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers point standings. "Following every event, the INDYCAR race stewards conduct a review of all racing incidents utilizing all the tools available - including car data, video replays and interviews with the competitors involved," said Derrick Walker, president of competition and operations,…

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Karam Paces Second Day of Indy 500 Practice; Coletti Passes Rookie Orientation

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Karam Paces Second Day of Indy 500 Practice; Coletti Passes Rookie Orientation INDIANAPOLIS (May 11, 2015) - The chase for speed and unlocking the secrets of the new superspeedway aero kits began in earnest with the second day of practice for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Thirty cars logged nearly 1,100 laps on a day abbreviated by an early afternoon shower, with Sage Karam posting the fastest lap (225.802 mph) in the No. 8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chevrolet. "It's only the first day, so it's not about how fast you are today," said Karam, who…

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Six Former Winners Headline 99th Indianapolis 500 Entry List

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Six Former Winners Headline 99th Indianapolis 500 Entry List INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 10, 2015) - Six former champions are among the drivers named to the entries filed for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 24. Thirty-three drivers have been named for 34 entries. Chevrolet engines will power 17 entries, Honda 17 in the race, which will mark the debut of superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork produced by the engine manufacturers. The former Indianapolis 500 champions entered are: Ryan Hunter-Reay (2014) of Andretti Autosport, Tony Kanaan (2013) and Scott Dixon (2008) of Chip Ganassi Racing, Helio Castroneves (2001,…

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Power Wins From Pole at Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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Power Wins From Pole at Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS (May 9, 2015) - Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power backed up his Verizon P1 Award and track qualifying lap record with a dominant victory today in the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Power, driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, led 65 of the 82 laps and won by 1.5023 seconds over Graham Rahal on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Power's 25th career victory broke a tie with Bobby Rahal and Ralph DePalma for 16th on the all-time Indy car list…

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Power Breaks Track Record at Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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Power Breaks Track Record at Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS (May 8, 2015) - Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power earned the Verizon P1 Award for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9 with a lap of 1 minute, 9.4886 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying segment on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Power broke Simon Pagenaud's year-old track lap record of 1:09.6716 set in the first segment of qualifying. Pagenaud went on the win the 82-lap race from the fourth starting position. It was the third track record eclipsed…

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Dixon Paces Opening Day of Practice for Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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Dixon Paces Opening Day of Practice for Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2015) - Three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon recorded the quickest lap time of 25 drivers during the first day of practice for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Dixon's lap of 1 minute, 10.6971 seconds in the second of two sessions on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was one second off the track record set by Simon Pagenaud in May 2014. "It's always a lot of fun when you're at Indianapolis, road course or oval. I think this…

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