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Andretti Shines At Barber
Saturday, 22 Apr, 2017 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Andretti Shines At Barber
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 | Comments Off on Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3
Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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 | Comments Off on Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy
Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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 | Comments Off on IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS
IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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
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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 […]

Castroneves Claims Another Pole At Long Beach
Sunday, 9 Apr, 2017 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Castroneves Claims Another Pole At Long Beach
Castroneves Claims Another Pole At Long Beach

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Helio Castroneves broke his own track record in winning a third straight pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
In the Firestone Fast Six, the third and final round of knockout qualifying, Castroneves pushed his No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street course in 1 minute, 6.2254 seconds […]

Power Rules Practice At Long Beach
Saturday, 8 Apr, 2017 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Power Rules Practice At Long Beach
Power Rules Practice At Long Beach

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Experience paid off on opening day at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, with all seven past race winners entered this year finishing in the top eight on the combined speed chart.
Will Power, a two-time Long Beach race-winner, posted the best lap in the second of the two 45-minute practice sessions around the famed […]

Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
Friday, 31 Mar, 2017 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DALLAS – Concussion symptoms in his rearview mirror, NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one week away from his next career challenge _ the repaved and re-profiled racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt and his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series peers will roll onto the 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth as […]