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New Aero Kits Get Indy Workout
Thursday, 7 Apr, 2016 – 7:08 | Comments Off on New Aero Kits Get Indy Workout
New Aero Kits Get Indy Workout

Various configurations of the superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork kits produced by Chevrolet and Honda _ featuring new-for-2016 domed skid plates _ were tested at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday as preparations ramped-up for 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next month.
Fifteen drivers turned a combined 501 laps around the historic 2.5-mile oval in-between intermittent rain on a […]

Dixon Red Hot In The Desert
Sunday, 3 Apr, 2016 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Dixon Red Hot In The Desert
Dixon Red Hot In The Desert

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Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon won the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix in the series’ return to Phoenix International Raceway.
The race at the PIR mile was the first in 11 years and the victory was the the 39th of Dixon’s career, tying him with four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser for […]

Castroneves On Pole As IndyCar Returns To Phoenix
Friday, 1 Apr, 2016 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Castroneves On Pole As IndyCar Returns To Phoenix
Castroneves On Pole As IndyCar Returns To Phoenix

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Helio Castroneves set a track lap record on his way to winning the pole position for the Phoenix Grand Prix in the IndyCar Series’ return to historic Phoenix International Raceway on Friday.
The Team Penske driver won the pole with a two-lap speed average of 192.324 mph in the No. 3 Chevrolet. His first lap of […]

Helio Wants IndyCar To Say Hello To Halo
Friday, 1 Apr, 2016 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Helio Wants IndyCar To Say Hello To Halo
Helio Wants IndyCar To Say Hello To Halo

By John Sturbin|Senior Writer
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DALLAS – Helio is lobbying for a halo.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves says the next generation of Indy car needs to incorporate some type of “halo” or canopy in its design as a critical safety upgrade.
“My thought is we’ve got to do something _ whether it’s closed, whether it’s having […]

Doctors Give Power A Thumbs Up
Friday, 18 Mar, 2016 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Doctors Give Power A Thumbs Up
Doctors Give Power A Thumbs Up

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske’s Will Power has been cleared for an immediate return to Verizon IndyCar Series competition after sitting out Sunday’s season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with symptoms of a mild concussion.
However, INDYCAR announced Wednesday that results of an extensive evaluation at the University of Miami Concussion Program […]

Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2016 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
Montoya Repeats In St. Pete

As scripted by “The Captain,” Juan Pablo Montoya’s 2016 championship bid and Team Penske’s 50th anniversary celebration are off-and-running. Just call it Roger Penske’s latest pursuit of perfection.
Pipped by archrival Scott Dixon for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series title via a tiebreaker, Montoya controlled the closing laps of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg […]

Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2016 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight

Scott Dixon knows his road to victory in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and a possible fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship, runs directly through 50 years of open-wheel history.
“Probably beating a Penske car, I think,” said Dixon, lead driver for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. “They’re pretty strong here.”
Here, on the Streets of St. […]

Team Penske Rules Qualifying In St. Pete
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2016 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Team Penske Rules Qualifying In St. Pete
Team Penske Rules Qualifying In St. Pete

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Will Power led Team Penske’s sweep of the top four qualifying spots Saturday at time trials for Sunday’s season-opening IndyCar Series race at the St. Petersburg, Fla. street course.
Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske qualified second fastest, Helio Castroneves third and Juan Pablo Montoya fourth.
Power, who set the track record of 1 minute, 0.6509 of a […]

Power Crashes, Recovers In St. Pete
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2016 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Power Crashes, Recovers In St. Pete
Power Crashes, Recovers In St. Pete

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Will Power dug himself a hole Friday by crashing during the first practice session for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2016 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Team Penske driver then rallied by soaring to the top of the leader board in the second session.
Power’s lap of 1-minute, 0.9431-seconds/106.329 mph was best among the […]

Penske Drivers Best At ‘Test In The West’
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2016 – 10:06 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Best At ‘Test In The West’
Penske Drivers Best At ‘Test In The West’

Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud cracked the 190 mph barrier to punctuate Day 2 of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ preseason “Test in The West” at Phoenix International Raceway.
Castroneves earned P1 on the overall speed chart by touring the historic 1.022-mile oval in 19.2735-seconds/190.894 mph in his No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet during Saturday’s evening […]