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INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
Friday, 13 Oct, 2017 – 7:53 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features a return to Portland International Raceway, a familiar Pacific Northwest venue that apparently fits INDYCAR’s “See What’s NEXT” marketing campaign.  
“We like the scene in Portland,” Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the owner of INDYCAR, said during a teleconference on Thursday. […]

IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
Thursday, 12 Oct, 2017 – 16:22 | Comments Off on IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest _ and the exit of an historic venue in the Northeast _ highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of a 17-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2018.
Sixteen of 17 races from this year’s season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot […]

AJ Foyt Lands An Oldy But Goody In Kanaan
Friday, 6 Oct, 2017 – 7:10 | Comments Off on AJ Foyt Lands An Oldy But Goody In Kanaan
AJ Foyt Lands An Oldy But Goody In Kanaan

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tony Kanaan, the self-described “last man standing” in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has joined AJ Foyt Racing as driver of the team’s famed No. 14 entry beginning with the 2018 season.
Kanaan, who will turn 43 on the last day of 2017, has signed a multi-year contract with the team fronted […]

Newgarden Rolling In Awesomeness
Thursday, 28 Sep, 2017 – 7:02 | Comments Off on Newgarden Rolling In Awesomeness
Newgarden Rolling In Awesomeness

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Josef Newgarden became the youngest Indy car champion in more than a decade earlier this month, capping one of the most competitive Verizon IndyCar Series seasons in history.
Ten different drivers won during the 17-race season, with seven drivers still mathematically alive for the championship heading into the season-ending GoPro Grand […]

Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program
Thursday, 21 Sep, 2017 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program
Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program

Eleven-time open-wheel champion Chip Ganassi Racing will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as a two-car team, with only Scott Dixon returning from the organization’s recent four-car lineup.
Team-owner Chip Ganassi confirmed the anticipated downsizing in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. Dixon, a four-time series champion, will remain in the No. 9 Dallara/Honda following […]

Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18
Wednesday, 20 Sep, 2017 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18
Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, where he will answer Graham Rahal’s long-running plea for a fulltime Honda teammate.
Sato drove for RLLR in 2012, a season highlighted by his wheel-banging, final-lap Indianapolis 500 duel with eventual race-winner […]

Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma
Monday, 18 Sep, 2017 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma
Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Penske Perfection put an almost-predictable wrap on Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. While Simon Pagenaud won the Verizon IndyCar Series 2017 season-finale, teammate Josef Newgarden finished second to secure the championship for domestic open-wheel racing’s most successful organization.
Pagenaud, the 2016 series champion, out-hustled Newgarden to the finish line by 1.0986-seconds to […]

Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title
Sunday, 17 Sep, 2017 – 13:02 | Comments Off on Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title
Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The list of his Team Penske running mates to have won various Indy car drivers championships is a trivia question that cannot stump Helio Castroneves.
“(Gil) De Ferran, (Sam) Hornish Jr., (Will) Power, (Simon) Pagenaud,” said Castroneves, clicking-off the title-winning names from the solitude of a Team Penske motorhome during a […]

Newgarden To Start Championship-Deciding Sonoma On Pole
Sunday, 17 Sep, 2017 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Newgarden To Start Championship-Deciding Sonoma On Pole
Newgarden To Start Championship-Deciding Sonoma On Pole

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Point-leader Josef Newgarden withstood constant pressure from his nearest Verizon IndyCar Series championship competitors Saturday to set a track record and secure the Verizon P1 Award during qualifying for the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Newgarden, of Team Penske, earned his first pole of the season and second of his six-year career with a wide-open […]

IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Setting Pace At Somoma
Saturday, 16 Sep, 2017 – 7:43 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Setting Pace At Somoma
IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Setting Pace At Somoma

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Championship leader Josef Newgarden paced a pair of practices _ and a Team Penske sweep of the top four positions _ as on-track preparation began Friday for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Holding a tenuous, three-point lead over Scott Dixon entering the weekend at Sonoma Raceway, […]