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Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis
Thursday, 4 May, 2017 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis
Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fernando Alonso aced the Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the span of 51 laps Wednesday, the first step in his bid to qualify and compete in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
“He gets it,” Andretti Autosport team-owner Michael Andretti said of Alonso, his […]

Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 – 15:52 | Comments Off on Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Meet Fernando Alonso, ovalmeister.
Alonso, a two-time Formula One World Driving champion, completed all three phases of the mandatory Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday in his bid to qualify for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Making his oval-track debut, Alonso logged 110 laps around […]

Fun-Loving Daly Sets Pace At Dicey Gateway
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Fun-Loving Daly Sets Pace At Dicey Gateway
Fun-Loving Daly Sets Pace At Dicey Gateway

Conor Daly of A.J. Foyt Racing overcame deteriorating track conditions at Gateway Motorsports Park Tuesday to lead both sessions of a Verizon IndyCar Series open test around the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Ill.
A full field of 21 cars participated in the test outside St. Louis, a prelude to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented […]

Alonso Takes To The Tube
Tuesday, 2 May, 2017 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Alonso Takes To The Tube
Alonso Takes To The Tube

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Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated first test around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval will be available to fans around the world on Wednesday, May 3, with commentary provided by a team including the legendary Mario Andretti.
A fully produced live show will be televised online from 9:30 a.m.-noon (ET), with an announcing team of Andretti _ the […]

Pagenaud Gets First Oval Win
Sunday, 30 Apr, 2017 – 12:56 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Gets First Oval Win
Pagenaud Gets First Oval Win

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Simon Pagenaud was born and raised a road racer. He is also a driver who like to conquer new challenges. Hence his elation after winning the IndyCar Series race at Phoenix International Raceway’s oval on Saturday night.
“I can’t explain how excited I am,” the Frenchman said. “Ovals are not my specialty. I grew up in […]

Castroneves Reigns In Phoenix Qualifying
Saturday, 29 Apr, 2017 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Castroneves Reigns In Phoenix Qualifying
Castroneves Reigns In Phoenix Qualifying

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Helio Castroneves extended his reign as the king of speed at Phoenix Raceway Friday, shattering the lap record he set a year ago during qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix.
Castroneves averaged 194.905 mph/37.7538-seconds for his two laps around the 1.022-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz., including a record-setting circuit […]

Barber IndyCar Race Becomes A Newgarden Party
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Barber IndyCar Race Becomes A Newgarden Party
Barber IndyCar  Race Becomes A Newgarden Party

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Team Penske’s newest driver gave the team its first IndyCar Series victory of the season on Sunday when Josef Newgarden won the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
Newgarden took the lead late in the race when leader and teammate Will Power suffered a tire problem.
Once in […]

Alonso: ‘I Need To Win’ The 500
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Alonso: ‘I Need To Win’ The 500
Alonso: ‘I Need To Win’ The 500

Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso says the best piece of advice he’s been given about running the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 has not been “turn left, 800 times” on May 28.
“Enjoy!” Alonso said during his “Welcome to Alabama” news conference at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday. “That’s something that this race is so […]

Power Leads Penske Qualifying Assault At Barber
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Power Leads Penske Qualifying Assault At Barber
Power Leads Penske Qualifying Assault At Barber

Team Penske’s Will Power definitely is in his wheelhouse at Barber Motorsports Park.
Power toured the 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1-minute, 6.9614-seconds and 123.653 mph during the Firestone Fast Six, Saturday’s climactic round of knockout qualifying. That lap earned the 36-year-old Australian the Verizon P1 Award and his fourth pole position at the track in Birmingham, […]

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 […]