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Ganassi Switches To Honda
Friday, 7 Oct, 2016 – 14:44 | Comments Off on Ganassi Switches To Honda
Ganassi Switches To Honda

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Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced Friday that its IndyCar Series program is bolting the Chevrolet camp and will be powered by Honda beginning with the 2017 season as part of a multi-year deal.
Honda Performance Development and CGRT have a history together which dates back to 1996 when the two combined to win CGRT’s first INDYCAR […]

Pagenaud Collects Awards And Cash
Friday, 7 Oct, 2016 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Collects Awards And Cash
Pagenaud Collects Awards And Cash

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Simon Pagenaud was recognized for a breakthrough personal season, along with the 50th for Team Penske in motorsports, during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration in Indianapolis.
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 […]

Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2016 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As expected, Team Penske has announced that American driver Josef Newgarden will join the organization and will take the wheel of the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series.
Newgarden, who announced he was leaving Ed Carpenter Racing last week, will take the seat that had belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya.
Newgarden will […]

Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi’s decision to continue his Verizon IndyCar Series career with Andretti-Herta Autosport has ended his pursuit of a full-time Formula One career for the foreseeable future, and perhaps forever.
The reigning Indianapolis 500 champion and 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Rossi confirmed on Monday his 2017 return to the […]

INDYCAR Notes: Newgarden Bolts ECR
Friday, 30 Sep, 2016 – 17:40 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Notes: Newgarden Bolts ECR

Ed Carpenter Racing has confirmed the longest-running rumor of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season _ rising American star Josef Newgarden has left the building in Speedway, Ind.
Newgarden, who finished a career-best fourth in this year’s championship, informed team-owner/driver Ed Carpenter on Thursday that he will not be returning to the team for the 2017 […]

Champion Pagenaud Grips It And Rips It At Sonoma
Monday, 19 Sep, 2016 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Champion Pagenaud Grips It And Rips It At Sonoma
Champion Pagenaud Grips It And Rips It At Sonoma

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Mild-mannered Simon Pagenaud “unleashed the beast” at Sonoma Raceway Sunday afternoon during a flag-to-flag victory in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma that clinched the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Pagenaud secured his first IndyCar Series title and the 14th for Team Penske by 3.2523-seconds over Graham Rahal at the conclusion […]

Pagenaud Is 2016 IndyCar Champ
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2016 – 20:43 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Is 2016 IndyCar Champ
Pagenaud Is 2016 IndyCar Champ

A bit before the half way point of Sunday’s season-ending, championship deciding IndyCar Series race, contender Will Power’s slowed and stopped on the Sonoma Raceway track. Gearbox problems had killed off Power’s hopes and crowned Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud as the 2016 series champion.
Pagenaud had started the race from the pole and with a […]

Pagenaud In Prime Position To Win 1st Title
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2016 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Pagenaud In Prime Position To Win 1st Title
Pagenaud In Prime Position To Win 1st Title

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud will chase his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship from a position of strength _ P1, baby _ following a record-setting performance during qualifications for Sunday’s season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The Team Penske ace added to his qualifying mastery Saturday, claiming the pole at Sonoma Raceway in Northern […]

Castroneves Fastest At Penske Coronation Weekend In Sonoma
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Castroneves Fastest At Penske Coronation Weekend In Sonoma
Castroneves Fastest At Penske Coronation Weekend In Sonoma

Guaranteed the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Team Penske is aiming to close the season in dominating fashion during the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Penske drivers Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud set the pace in the opening day of practice for Sunday’s 85-lap race on Sonoma Raceway’s 2.385-mile/12-turn permanent road-course in Northern California. […]

Power Cleared To Drive, Compete For Title
Wednesday, 7 Sep, 2016 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Power Cleared To Drive, Compete For Title
Power Cleared To Drive, Compete For Title

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Will Power’s relentless pursuit of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series driver’s championship will continue at the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma later this month.
Power was cleared to drive Tuesday by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, after the Team Penske ace successfully passed concussion testing protocol.
Power was involved in a crash […]