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Newgarden Wins Gateway; Provokes Teammate
Sunday, 27 Aug, 2017 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Newgarden Wins Gateway; Provokes Teammate
Newgarden Wins Gateway; Provokes Teammate

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
If big-time, open-wheel racing truly is a matter of trust and respect, a potential problem is percolating at Team Penske.
Josef Newgarden’s daring pass under teammate Simon Pagenaud gave the first-year Penske driver a victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ return to a refurbished Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night.
Newgarden passed […]

Penske’s Power To Start Gateway In Historic Position
Saturday, 26 Aug, 2017 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Penske’s Power To Start Gateway In Historic Position
Penske’s Power To Start Gateway In Historic Position

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The irony of his latest open-wheel accomplishment was not lost on Will Power, road-racing ace turned ovalmeister.
Power joined an elite list of “fitty-time” Indy car pole-winners Friday when he captured the Verizon P1 Award in record-setting fashion during qualifying around Gateway Motorsports Park’s recently repaved short oval. The Team Penske […]

Power Battles Back To Win At Pocono
Sunday, 20 Aug, 2017 – 18:24 | Comments Off on Power Battles Back To Win At Pocono
Power Battles Back To Win At Pocono

Will Power battled back from being a lap down, put some major defensive moves on Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden on the final laps and when on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway for the second straight year.
Power beat Newgarden to the finish line by 0.5268 of a second to pick up […]

Sato Overcomes Nerves To Earn IndyCar Pole At Pocono
Sunday, 20 Aug, 2017 – 8:32 | Comments Off on Sato Overcomes Nerves To Earn IndyCar Pole At Pocono
Sato Overcomes Nerves To Earn IndyCar Pole At Pocono

Last in the qualifying order, first on the speed chart.
Takuma Sato put the blinders on and his foot to the floor following a grinding crash by Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay to qualify on-pole for Sunday’s ABC Supply Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Long-regarded for a fearless demeanor on the racetrack, Sato put together […]

Leader Newgarden Triangulates In On Another Win
Saturday, 19 Aug, 2017 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Leader Newgarden Triangulates In On Another Win
Leader Newgarden Triangulates In On Another Win

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After closing-out July with back-to-back victories, Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden is enjoying his status as the first American driver to lead the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings since Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport in 2014.
While that’s a point of pride for the 26-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tenn., waving the flag […]

New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’
Wednesday, 2 Aug, 2017 – 7:11 | Comments Off on New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’
New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aero kit promises to raise the degree of difficulty and magnify mistakes when Verizon IndyCar Series drivers compete on the “twisties” and “mean streets.”
The new aero kit _ developed by chassis-supplier Dallara for use by all competitors beginning next season _ was run in road course/street […]

Newgarden Eases To Victory
Sunday, 30 Jul, 2017 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Newgarden Eases To Victory
Newgarden Eases To Victory

Josef Newgarden made it two in a row Sunday when he won the IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The victory for the Team Penske driver comes two weeks after he won at Toronto and gives him three victories on the season.
Thanks, Team Penske, he said.
“Well, I’ve got a great crew,” Newgarden, in […]

Power Has Pole Power At Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 29 Jul, 2017 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Power Has Pole Power At Mid-Ohio
Power Has Pole Power At Mid-Ohio

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Will Power edged Team Penske teammage Josef Newgarden on Saturday to win the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Power laid down a lap in 1:04.1720 seconds and at 126.672 mph at the 2.258-mile course to get the pole.
Power will start from the front row in the Honda Indy 200 […]

Hunter-Reay Shows Speed At Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 29 Jul, 2017 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Shows Speed At Mid-Ohio
Hunter-Reay Shows Speed At Mid-Ohio

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Ryan Hunter-Reay continued his recent surge to the front of the Verizon IndyCar Series running order Friday, setting the pace during the opening day of practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The Andretti Autosport driver was fastest in the second of two 45-minute sessions on the 2.258-mile/13-turn natural terrain layout in […]

New Indy Cars Get Thumbs Up After Testing At IMS
Thursday, 27 Jul, 2017 – 8:40 | One Comment
New Indy Cars Get Thumbs Up After Testing At IMS

Open-wheel veterans Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia turned more than 100 laps each around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their respective 2018-spec Chevrolet- and Honda-powered Dallara IR-12s equipped with INDYCAR’s universal aerodynamic bodywork kit during the chassis’ pubic debut.
Afterward, approval of the new car’s “bolder, sleeker look” and performance in its superspeedway configuration was unanimous.
“From […]