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Barber IndyCar Race Becomes A Newgarden Party
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 18:06 | No Comment
Barber IndyCar  Race Becomes A Newgarden Party

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s newest driver gave the team its first IndyCar Series victory of the season on Sunday when Josef Newgarden won the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
Newgarden took the lead late in the race when leader and teammate Will Power suffered a tire problem.
Once in […]

Alonso: ‘I Need To Win’ The 500
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 17:28 | No Comment
Alonso: ‘I Need To Win’ The 500

Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso says the best piece of advice he’s been given about running the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 has not been “turn left, 800 times” on May 28.
“Enjoy!” Alonso said during his “Welcome to Alabama” news conference at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday. “That’s something that this race is so […]

Power Leads Penske Qualifying Assault At Barber
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 8:11 | No Comment
Power Leads Penske Qualifying Assault At Barber

Team Penske’s Will Power definitely is in his wheelhouse at Barber Motorsports Park.
Power toured the 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1-minute, 6.9614-seconds and 123.653 mph during the Firestone Fast Six, Saturday’s climactic round of knockout qualifying. That lap earned the 36-year-old Australian the Verizon P1 Award and his fourth pole position at the track in Birmingham, […]

Andretti Shines At Barber
Saturday, 22 Apr, 2017 – 7:44 | No Comment
Andretti Shines At Barber

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Marco Andretti re-introduced himself to the top of the Verizon IndyCar Series speed chart Friday, recording the fastest practice lap for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First.
Andretti, driver of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda, toured Barber Motorsports Park’s 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1-minute, 7.7134-seconds at 122.280 mph to top the combined speed […]

Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3
Friday, 21 Apr, 2017 – 7:08 | No Comment
Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fernando Alonso’s Verizon IndyCar Series dance card is beginning to fill up.
Alonso is scheduled to log his first test laps with Andretti Autosport in preparation for competing in the 101st Indianapolis 500 on Wednesday, May 3, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Alonso, the Formula One World Driving Champion in 2005 and […]

Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy
Saturday, 15 Apr, 2017 – 11:54 | No Comment
Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner says Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso of arch-rival McLaren F1 is “barking mad” for his decision to compete in next month’s Indianapolis 500.
Alonso, a two-time F1 World Driving Champion, announced Wednesday he will drive in the 101st running of the Indy 500 on […]

IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS
Friday, 14 Apr, 2017 – 8:07 | No Comment
IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fourteen Verizon IndyCar Series drivers experienced their first laps through Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled Turns 1 and 2 with eyes, throttles _ and apparently mouths _ wide-open.
“It’s a big difference going down there into (turns) 1 and 2,” Graham Rahal said at the close […]

IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2017 – 19:02 | Comments Off on IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Verizon IndyCar Series drivers testing on Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled pavement Wednesday enthusiastically greeted the sensational news that Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso would be joining them for the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“Yeah, that’s cool! Big news,” said Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy […]

F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2017 – 16:11 | Comments Off on F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500
F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500

The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 has attracted a member of Formula One royalty.
McLaren announced Wednesday that Fernando Alonso, a two-time F1 World Driving Champion and three-time runner-up, will compete in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Alonso will drive for Andretti Autosport, which has won four Indianapolis 500s, including last […]

Hinchcliffe Captures Long Beach
Sunday, 9 Apr, 2017 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Captures Long Beach
Hinchcliffe Captures Long Beach

Canadian James Hinchcliffe ended a two-year-long winless streak on Sunday when he won the IndyCar Series’ Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Hinchcliffe, whose last win came in 2015, beat fellow Honda driver Sebastien Bourdais of Dale Coyne Racing to the checkered flag by 1.49 seconds.
A big victory it was, for Hinchcliffe.
“I said on the radio, my […]