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Rossi Wins Street Fight
Sunday, 15 Apr, 2018 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Rossi Wins Street Fight
Rossi Wins Street Fight

Alexander Rossi had a great weekend at home. The California native qualified P1 on Saturday for Sunday’s IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach, led the morning warmup practice on race day, three of four practices on the weekend and then collected the big trophy in the race itself.
The Andretti Autosport driver led all but […]

Rossi On IndyCar Pole In Long Beach
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2018 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Rossi On IndyCar Pole In Long Beach
Rossi On IndyCar Pole In Long Beach

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Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport captured the pole for Sunday’s Long Beach Grand Prix IndyCar Series race on Saturday.
The pole was the second for Rossi in an Indy car, the first coming at the Watkins Glen road course. He went on to win that race.
“Obviously, you go out every single session and believe that you […]

Long Beach Roundup: Montoya On IMSA Pole
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2018 – 8:24 | Comments Off on Long Beach Roundup: Montoya On IMSA Pole
Long Beach Roundup: Montoya On IMSA Pole

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Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series race in Long Beach on Friday.
Montoya, driving an Acura ARX-05 prototype, laid down a circuit-record lap of 1 minute, 12.922 seconds (97.155 mph) in the No. 6 Acura DPi he co-drives with Dane Cameron. Ricky Taylor previously held the record, lapping […]

Rutherford Feted By Road Racers
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2018 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Rutherford Feted By Road Racers
Rutherford Feted By Road Racers

Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Johnny Rutherford was honored for his distinguished career by his peers in the Road Racing Drivers Club Thursday night as a prelude to this weekend’s 44th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The RRDC Evening with Johnny Rutherford Presented by Firestone was held at the Hilton Hotel before a […]

Penske’s Newgarden Storms To Desert Victory
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2018 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Penske’s Newgarden Storms To Desert Victory
Penske’s Newgarden Storms To Desert Victory

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Josef Newgarden charged from fourth place in the last seven laps to win Saturday night’s Phoenix Grand Prix.
The defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion beat rookie Robert Wickens by 2.9946 seconds on the ISM Raceway 1.022-mile oval to collect his eighth career victory.
Newgarden, in the No. 1 Team Penske Chevrolet, was among eight lead-lap drivers who […]

Bourdais Stays Hot In Desert
Saturday, 7 Apr, 2018 – 8:24 | Comments Off on Bourdais Stays Hot In Desert
Bourdais Stays Hot In Desert

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Sebastien Bourdais continued his hot start to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, winning the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Phoenix Grand Prix.
The pole for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan driver comes a month after he won the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, Florida.
Bourdais averaged 188.539 mph for his two qualifying laps around the 1.022-mile […]

Mario, Phoenix Take A Look Back
Friday, 6 Apr, 2018 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Mario, Phoenix Take A Look Back
Mario, Phoenix Take A Look Back

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ISM Raceway, most recently known as Phoenix Raceway, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s final Indy car victory in conjunction with this weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix.
The 250-lap/255.5-mile event Saturday night (NBC Sports Network, 9 p.m., EDT) is Round 2 of the 2018 Verizon […]

NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership
Thursday, 22 Mar, 2018 – 8:53 | Comments Off on NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership
NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership

An opportunity to reverse admittedly sagging viewership figures for the Indianapolis 500 will be a prime target for NBC Sports Group when it launches its exclusive media rights contract with the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019.
Sanctioning body INDYCAR announced on Wednesday a multi-year media rights package with NBC Sports Group that will see eight […]

Indy 500 Moving To NBC Next Season
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2018 – 18:27 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Moving To NBC Next Season
Indy 500 Moving To NBC Next Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Television coverage of the Indianapolis 500 _ the world’s largest, single-day sporting event _ will move to the NBC network in May 2019 after an historic, 54-year run on ABC as part of a media rights package announced Wednesday between the Verizon IndyCar Series and NBC Sports Group.
Sanctioning body INDYCAR […]

Helio Makes Cameo Appearance In An Indy Car
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2018 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Helio Makes Cameo Appearance In An Indy Car
Helio Makes Cameo Appearance In An Indy Car

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Helio Castroneves reverted to his exuberant open-wheel self Tuesday, when the three-time Indianapolis 500 champion tested INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aerodynamic chassis for the first time.
Castroneves rejoined Team Penske’s regular-season, three-driver lineup for a Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park in preparation for the fourth annual INDYCAR Grand […]