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Pagenaud Magnifique In Historic Indianapolis Road Race
Sunday, 11 May, 2014 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Magnifique In Historic Indianapolis Road Race

There may come a day when Simon Pagenaud is held in the same reverential esteem at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Ray Harroun, winner of the first Indianapolis 500.
After his victory in Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Pagenaud certainly can be mentioned in the same sentence as fellow French-born racers Jules Goux, Rene Thomas, Gaston [...]

Saavedra Wins Pole After Hunter-Reay Slips In Rain
Saturday, 10 May, 2014 – 9:04 | Comments Off
Saavedra Wins Pole After Hunter-Reay Slips In Rain

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Verizon IndyCar Series drivers have said to “expect the unexpected” on the revised Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Sebastian Saavedra’s first pole and Verizon P1 Award fits neatly into that idea.
Saavedra, a 23-year-old native of Bogota, Colombia, claimed his first series pole during [...]

Big Oval Newbies Take To The Track At Indianapolis
Tuesday, 6 May, 2014 – 7:31 | Comments Off
Big Oval Newbies Take To The Track At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
On the advice of team-owner Dale Coyne, road-racing specialist Carlos Huertas has adjusted to the idea of left turns only for the 98th edition of the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
“I was a bit unsure (about oval-track racing) because I never did it before. And because I had a late [...]

Teams Hit The Road For Inaugural Grand Prix Of Indy
Thursday, 1 May, 2014 – 8:24 | Comments Off
Teams Hit The Road For Inaugural Grand Prix Of Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves neatly summarized Wednesday’s Verizon IndyCar Series Open Test for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
“There is only going to be one winner of the inaugural Grand Prix of Indy, and I want that to be me,” Castroneves said after completing 74 laps around the [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Voted First Quarter Winner Of Prestigious DOTY Award
Wednesday, 30 Apr, 2014 – 20:16 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Voted First Quarter Winner Of Prestigious DOTY Award

Dale Earnhardt Jr., winner of NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500, has been voted recipient of the First Quarter Driver of the Year Award for 2014.
Earnhardt prevailed in balloting by a national panel of motorsports journalists and broadcasters with seven of 17 first-place votes.
Ending an almost two-year winless drought, Earnhardt took the checkered flag at Daytona International [...]

Montoya To Return To Sprint Cup For Team Penske
Wednesday, 30 Apr, 2014 – 9:59 | Comments Off
Montoya To Return To Sprint Cup For Team Penske

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Juan Pablo Montoya’s NASCAR days are, it seems, far from over.
Team Penske announced Wednesday, that Montoya, who left NASCAR following the 2013 season and is now driving full time for the Penske IndyCar program, will drive one of its cars in two Sprint Cup races in 2014.
And no, those races [...]

Hunter-Reay Hunts Down Victory At Barber Motorsports Park
Sunday, 27 Apr, 2014 – 20:06 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Hunts Down Victory At Barber Motorsports Park

Ryan Hunter-Reay sped past leader Will Power, who scooted of the track with about and hour and 16 minutes to go, and went on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The win was the second straight at the Barber road course for the Andretti Autosport driver.
Sunday’s was Hunter-Reay’s ninth [...]

Power Wins Barber Pole
Saturday, 26 Apr, 2014 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Power Wins Barber Pole

RacinToday.com
Will Power posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 8.3120 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday to claim the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race.
The pole was the third in five years for the Team Penske driver, and padded his championship [...]

Points, Schmoints – Power Is Out For Victories In ‘14
Saturday, 26 Apr, 2014 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Points, Schmoints – Power Is Out For Victories In ‘14

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Pardon Will Power for declining to do the math relating to the Verizon IndyCar Series driver’s championship. After racking-up three runner-up finishes over the past four seasons, Power’s mantra for 2014 is refreshingly simple – screw the math.
“I don’t want to think about points all year; I don’t care,” Power [...]

Changes Keep Coming For Indy’s Month Of May
Friday, 25 Apr, 2014 – 8:19 | Comments Off
Changes Keep Coming For Indy’s Month Of May

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR has re-tweaked the qualifying format to fill the traditional 33-car starting field for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 via an addition to next month’s practice schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The schedule change features a Verizon IndyCar Series practice session on Monday, May 19, from 12-5 p.m. (EST). [...]