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Rahal Pulls Out Dramatic Win At ‘The Resumption’
Sunday, 28 Aug, 2016 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Rahal Pulls Out Dramatic Win At ‘The Resumption’
Rahal Pulls Out Dramatic Win At ‘The Resumption’

Three-wide, four-wide and with sparks flying, Graham Rahal won the 20th annual Firestone 600 (The Resumption) Verizon IndyCar Series race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway after leading the equivalent of two football fields.
Rahal completed a dramatic, last-lap pass of leader James Hinchcliffe to win by a miniscule 0.0080-seconds _ the closest race in Texas […]

Free Agent Newgarden Uncertain About Future
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2016 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Free Agent Newgarden Uncertain About Future
Free Agent Newgarden Uncertain About Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Relegated to the role of reluctant spectator, Josef Newgarden will meet-and-greet fans attending Saturday night’s Firestone 600 (The Resumption) at Texas Motor Speedway before watching his already slim Verizon IndyCar Series championship hopes fade into the late-summer darkness.
It’s a scenario that has amped-up speculation about Newgarden’s future at Ed Carpenter […]

Gateway Race: IndyCar Series Returning To St. Louis
Friday, 26 Aug, 2016 – 8:32 | Comments Off on Gateway Race: IndyCar Series Returning To St. Louis
Gateway Race: IndyCar Series Returning To St. Louis

A return to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis for a night race after a 13-year absence, and a multiyear agreement with historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, highlight the “16-plus-one” Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2017.
Stressing continuity, the calendar released Thursday in St. Louis includes a return of all venues on the 2016 schedule and […]

Power Wins Pocono; Tightens Points Race In IndyCar Championship Race
Monday, 22 Aug, 2016 – 14:56 | Comments Off on Power Wins Pocono; Tightens Points Race In IndyCar Championship Race
Power Wins Pocono; Tightens Points Race In IndyCar Championship Race

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Will Power ramped up pressure on IndyCar Series point-leader and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud on Monday when he won the rain-postponed event at Pocono Raceway.
Power cut Pagenaud’s once seemingly comfortable lead to 20 points with his victory at the 2.5-mile Pocono triangle.
“Yeah, that’s good,” Power said of the points situation. “We are chipping away […]

IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Still Feeling Under Handed
Monday, 22 Aug, 2016 – 7:16 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Still Feeling Under Handed
IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Still Feeling Under Handed

If Josef Newgarden greets you with an awkward left-handed shake, don’t take it personally. The rising Verizon IndyCar Series star still is feeling the pain of the broken right hand he suffered during a crash at Texas Motor Speedway last month.
“Everyone thought my (broken) clavicle was going to be a problem. I got plated […]

Russia’s Aleshin Makes IndyCar History
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2016 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Russia’s Aleshin Makes IndyCar History
Russia’s Aleshin Makes IndyCar History

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Mikhail Aleshin made open-wheel history Saturday at Pocono Raceway as the first Russian to win a pole position during qualifying for the ABC Supply 500.
The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver averaged 220.445 mph over two laps in the No. 7 SMP Racing Honda to collect his first pole in his 31st career Verizon IndyCar Series start. […]

History, Pavement On Driver Minds At The Glen
Monday, 15 Aug, 2016 – 17:54 | Comments Off on History, Pavement On Driver Minds At The Glen
History, Pavement On Driver Minds At The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Rising Verizon IndyCar Series star Josef Newgarden says mechanical grip will be a major player when open-wheel racing returns to historic Watkins Glen International after a six-year absence for next month’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Newgarden, of Ed Carpenter Racing, was among series regulars participating […]

Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio
Sunday, 31 Jul, 2016 – 15:45 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio
Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud bumped his way past Team Penske teammate and chief rival for  the 2016 IndyCar Series championship Will Power for second place with 23 laps to go, took the lead when Conor Daly pitted with six laps to go and pulled away for the win at Mid-Ohio on Sunday.
“Whooo,” Pagenaud […]

Pagenaud Sets Record In Mid-Ohio Qualifying
Saturday, 30 Jul, 2016 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Sets Record In Mid-Ohio Qualifying
Pagenaud Sets Record In Mid-Ohio Qualifying

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud will start Sunday’s race at the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course in prime position to increase that points lead.
The Team Penske driver claimed the pole at Mid-Ohio with a lap at 127.271 mph on Saturday. That toppled the track record.
“I didn’t know about that,” the […]

Power Powerful In Mid-Ohio Practice
Saturday, 30 Jul, 2016 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Power Powerful In Mid-Ohio Practice
Power Powerful In Mid-Ohio Practice

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Will Power continues to aggressively chase down the prey _ specifically, point-leader and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud _ as the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule winds down. Power topped the field during practice Friday for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, running what would be a record pace in the process.
Power’s best […]