For motorsports news and analysis, visit Beyond the Flag

Photo Credit: Beyond the Flag Last February, I took on a new role as a contributor for FanSided’s Beyond the Flag, a website with a primary focus of motorsports. In April, I was promoted to a new role, my current role, as the site expert/editor. As a result, there have been no motorsports articles on SportsPress. However, here is a link to Beyond the Flag, where … Continue reading For motorsports news and analysis, visit Beyond the Flag

Sage Karam to Drive for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in 2017 Indianapolis 500

Photo Credit: Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced that Sage Karam will drive for the team in the 2017 Indianapolis 500. Karam, 21, has driven in three Indianapolis 500 mile races over his 3-year Verizon IndyCar Series career. His best finish in the race was a 9th place finish in the 2014 Indianapolis 500, a race he started in 31st place, the worst of his Indianapolis 500 career. Last season, … Continue reading Sage Karam to Drive for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in 2017 Indianapolis 500

Mikhail Aleshin to Return to SPM in 2017

Photo Credit: Racing Nation Mikhail Aleshin, the 29-year-old Russian who drove in the Verizon IndyCar Series for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) last season, will likely return to the team for the upcoming 2017 season despite talk of a potential budgetary shortfall due to sponsorship a couple of weeks ago. After being listed as returning to SPM since October, there was doubt that Aleshin would return to the … Continue reading Mikhail Aleshin to Return to SPM in 2017

Six Weeks from IndyCar Season Opener, Vacant Seats Remain

Photo Credit: KV Racing Technology After an offseason full of changes, we are now just six weeks away from the season opener of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. However, teams and drivers still have lots of work to do before we get to that point, and that starts with the teams who don’t know what drivers will be in … Continue reading Six Weeks from IndyCar Season Opener, Vacant Seats Remain

2017 Edition: Does the Andretti Curse Exist, and if so, is it Breakable?

Photo Credit: Beyond the Flag WARNING: This article goes all over the place with little to no transitions. Does the Andretti Curse exist, and if so, is it breakable? Andretti is a name known and respected throughout the entire motorsports world, not just in IndyCar racing.The legendary Mario Andretti won 52 IndyCar races, which is currently 2nd all-time, and his son Michael won 42 Indycar races, … Continue reading 2017 Edition: Does the Andretti Curse Exist, and if so, is it Breakable?

Cavaliers? Check. Cubs? Check. Andretti?

Photo Credit: 99.9 KTDY The year of 2016 was a year in sports where notable “curses” were broken. Most notably, the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA championship in franchise history and brought Cleveland its first major professional sports championship since 1964. Then, the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908, ending a 108-year drought. One thing that did not end, however, was … Continue reading Cavaliers? Check. Cubs? Check. Andretti?

Mikhail Aleshin May Not Return to SPM in 2017

Photo Credit: Racing Nation Mikhail Aleshin, the 29-year-old Russian who drove in the Verizon IndyCar Series for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) last season, could possibly be unable to return to the team for the upcoming 2017 season because of a budgetary shortfall due to sponsorship. After being listed as returning to SPM since October, it now appears unlikely that Aleshin will return to the series next … Continue reading Mikhail Aleshin May Not Return to SPM in 2017

Graham Rahal Trolls Ezekiel Elliott On Twitter

Photo Credit: Sporting News (Ezekiel Elliott) and Motorsport (Graham Rahal) (featured image), Twitter (tweets) Following the minor car accident that Dallas Cowboys and former Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in, Elliott took to Twitter to let everybody know that he was alright.   Meanwhile, Verizon IndyCar Series driver and avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan Graham Rahal, who hails from Columbus, Ohio, … Continue reading Graham Rahal Trolls Ezekiel Elliott On Twitter

Top 10 IndyCar Storylines for 2017

Photo Credit: IndyCar (featured image), IndyCar (team logos) 10. , , , ,  Young and Inexperienced Drivers If everything goes like it looks like it currently will in terms of who is driving, the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series lineup will be 0 of more than 20% of rookies and second-year drivers. Confirmed rookies and second-year drivers for the 2017 season include Conor Daly, Max Chilton, Ed Jones (rookie), Spencer Pigot, … Continue reading Top 10 IndyCar Storylines for 2017

2016 SportsPress “SP” Awards Voting Results

Photo Credit: SportsPress These awards were voted on by our writers. Each writer’s vote counted as an amount in accordance to their rank in terms of how many articles they have published on SportsPress. A total of eight writers voted. Each voter voted for three nominees from each category. The lowest ranking voter (8th place) in terms of number of articles written had his 1st place votes … Continue reading 2016 SportsPress “SP” Awards Voting Results

2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #4)

Photo Credit: Sports – USA Today (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) Note: One-off drivers like drivers who only race in the Indianapolis 500 are not included in this list. Also, this list will likely be updated as more deals become confirmed or look more or less likely. Team Penske   Josef Newgarden   Helio Castroneves   Will Power   Simon Pagenaud  Chip Ganassi Racing  Max Chilton   Scott Dixon  Tony … Continue reading 2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #4)

Spencer Pigot To Return To Ed Carpenter Racing in 2017 Season

Photo Credit: Motorsport Spencer Pigot, 23, will likely return to the driver’s seat of the #20 Chevrolet-powered car for Ed Carpenter Racing for the road and street course races in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He drove all of the road and street course races starting with Belle Isle for Ed Carpenter Racing last season. Pigot was the 2015 Indy Lights Series champion with Juncos Racing after he … Continue reading Spencer Pigot To Return To Ed Carpenter Racing in 2017 Season

Did Mikhail Aleshin Hack IndyCar’s Timing and Scoring System to Secure his First Pole?

Photo Credit: IndyCar Back on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, Mikhail Aleshin earned his maiden Verizon IndyCar Series pole position start at the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, with a 2-lap average qualifying speed of 220.445 miles per hour around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Aleshin, 29, hails from Moscow, Russia, and is known by many in the IndyCar paddock as “The Mad Russian.” … Continue reading Did Mikhail Aleshin Hack IndyCar’s Timing and Scoring System to Secure his First Pole?

Offseason IndyCar Team Power Rankings

Photo Credit: Grand Prix Times (featured image), IndyCar (number logos) This list includes drivers who will likely and/or have been confirmed to have a full-time or a part-time ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series in the 2017 season. Included on this list is each driver’s name, their engine and aero kit manufacturer, and their prospective team for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Season.  Team Penske, … Continue reading Offseason IndyCar Team Power Rankings

Race Winner Predictions for Each IndyCar Race in 2017

Photo Credit: IndyCar (featured image), IndyCar (logos)   2017 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES SCHEDULE Sunday, March 12th, 2017-  Streets of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida  Simon Pagenaud,  Team Penske Sunday, April 9th, 2017-  Streets of Long Beach in Long Beach, California  Simon Pagenaud,  Team Penske Sunday, April 23rd, 2017-  Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama  Graham Rahal,  Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Saturday, April 29th, 2017-  Phoenix International … Continue reading Race Winner Predictions for Each IndyCar Race in 2017

Oriol Servia to Drive for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2017 Indianapolis 500

Photo Credit: USA Today – Sports Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced that Oriol Servia will drive for the team in the 2017 Indianapolis 500. Servia, 42, has driven in eight Indianapolis 500 mile races over his 9-year Verizon IndyCar Series career. His best finish in the race was a 4th place finish in the 2012 Indianapolis 500, a race he started in 27th place, the … Continue reading Oriol Servia to Drive for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2017 Indianapolis 500

Max Chilton to Return to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017 Season

Photo Credit: The Checkered Flag After a rookie season in which he finished in 19th place in the Verizon IndyCar Series championships standings driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, Max Chilton will return to the Verizon IndyCar Series with Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2017 season. Chilton, 25, raced in all 16 races last season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He finished 13 of the 16 … Continue reading Max Chilton to Return to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017 Season

Why IndyCar Needs To Bring Back the Triple Crown and End Each Season with an Oval Race

Photo Credit: Single Seater Up until the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series finale, the series final race to determine the series champion had been held on an oval track. That 2014 championship finale race is the most recent championship finale race to have been held on an oval track, and that will not change in the 2017 season. On oval tracks, there are higher speeds, more … Continue reading Why IndyCar Needs To Bring Back the Triple Crown and End Each Season with an Oval Race

Top 10 IndyCar Race Finishes in the DW12 Era

Photo Credit: True Viral News Here are videos of the top 10  IndyCar race finishes in the five seasons during which the DW12 chassis has been used, starting in the 2012 season and going through the 2016 season. Note that some of these finishes happened under caution, but were exciting nonetheless seeing as how the true finishing order of the race does not change under … Continue reading Top 10 IndyCar Race Finishes in the DW12 Era

2016 SportsPress “SP” Awards Nominees

Photo Credit: SportsPress These awards will be voted on by our writers. Each writer’s vote counts as an amount in accordance to their rank in terms of the most posts, starting with 1st place having their vote count as the most points, and ending with last place having their vote count as one point. No one will be permitted to vote for themselves or their article(s) in … Continue reading 2016 SportsPress “SP” Awards Nominees

Offseason IndyCar Driver Power Rankings

Photo Credit: Beyond the Flag (featured image), IndyCar (number logos) This list includes drivers who will likely and/or have been confirmed to have a full-time ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series in the 2017 season. Included on this list is each driver’s name, their engine and aero kit manufacturer, and their prospective team for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Season.  Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, Team Penske … Continue reading Offseason IndyCar Driver Power Rankings

Carlos Munoz To Drive for AJ Foyt Enterprises in 2017 Season

Photo Credit: Sports – USA Today Carlos Munoz, 24, will likely be the driver of the the #14 Chevrolet-powered car, which has been driven by Takuma Sato for the past four seasons, for AJ Foyt Enterprises in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. AJ Foyt Enterprises’ cars will be powered by Chevrolet next season instead of Honda like they have been. Munoz has driven in 53 races in his 4-year IndyCar career … Continue reading Carlos Munoz To Drive for AJ Foyt Enterprises in 2017 Season

2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #3)

Photo Credit: Honda Motor Southern Africa (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) See an updated “Silly Season” prediction HERE. Note: One-off drivers like drivers who only race in the Indianapolis 500 are not included in this list. Also, this list will likely be updated as more deals become confirmed or look more or less likely. Team Penske   Josef Newgarden   Helio Castroneves   Will Power   Simon Pagenaud  Chip … Continue reading 2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #3)

Ed Jones To Drive for Dale Coyne Racing in 2017 Season

Photo Credit: Williams Harfield Sports Group Ed Jones, 21, will likely drive the #19 Honda-powered car for Dale Coyne Racing in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The car was driven by multiple drivers such as Luca Filippi, Gabby Chaves, Pippa Mann, and RC Enerson throughout the 2016 season, but Jones will likely have a full-time ride with the team this upcoming season. Jones was the … Continue reading Ed Jones To Drive for Dale Coyne Racing in 2017 Season

Conor Daly To Drive for AJ Foyt Enterprises in 2017 Season

Photo Credit: Automobile Magazine Conor Daly, 24, will likely be the replacement of Jack Hawksworth’s old #41 car, which will now be powered by Chevrolet instead of Honda like it has been, for AJ Foyt Enterprises for this upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series season. Hawksworth will likely no longer drive for AJ Foyt Enterprises after his only two seasons with the team did not lead to great … Continue reading Conor Daly To Drive for AJ Foyt Enterprises in 2017 Season

Takuma Sato Signs with Andretti Autosport for 2017 Season

Photo Credit: Motorsport Takuma Sato, 39, has signed with Andretti Autosport to drive the #26 Honda-powered car that has been driven by Carlos Munoz for the past three seasons, as Munoz could not come up with the funds needed to secure a ride with the team, and will likely drive for AJ Foyt Enterprises, Sato’s prior team, in Sato’s #14 car, which will be powered … Continue reading Takuma Sato Signs with Andretti Autosport for 2017 Season

Way Too Early Bold Predictions for the 2017 IndyCar Season

Photo Credit: The National (featured image), IndyCar (logos) There are still just over four months to go until the opening race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series is held on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, but with lots of news coming out about the upcoming season and how many of the teams’ driver lineups will look, it is only appropriate to start making some … Continue reading Way Too Early Bold Predictions for the 2017 IndyCar Season

2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #2)

Photo Credit: Autosport (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) See an updated “Silly Season” prediction HERE. Note: One-off drivers like drivers who only race in the Indianapolis 500 are not included in this list. Also, this list will likely be updated as more deals become confirmed or look more or less likely. Team Penske   Josef Newgarden   Helio Castroneves   Will Power   Simon Pagenaud  Chip Ganassi Racing  Max … Continue reading 2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #2)

Hildebrand To Drive for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2017

Photo Credit: The Press Democrat Since Josef Newgarden departed Ed Carpenter Racing for Team Penske, JR Hildebrand will be his replacement for the 2017 season in the #21 car, as the team has announced that he will be their full-time driver. Hildebrand, 28, last drove in the Verizon IndyCar Series in the 2016 Indianapolis 500, where he finished in 6th place. He has not had … Continue reading Hildebrand To Drive for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2017

Montoya to Drive in 2017 Indianapolis 500 for Team Penske

Photo Credit: Boston Globe Juan Pablo Montoya, 41, made his return to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2014 for the first time since 2000, and he has driven for Team Penske in each of the three seasons since, placing 4th, 2nd, and 8th in the championship standings in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons, respectively. With 25-year-old Josef Newgarden recently signing with Team Penske to drive Montoya’s … Continue reading Montoya to Drive in 2017 Indianapolis 500 for Team Penske

Will Power/LeBron James Comparison

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (Will Power), Huffington Post (LeBron James) Many times in sports, you will hear various teams and players referred to as “chokers” for either blowing a lead that they should have held on to, or simply caving in when it mattered most. This comparison between Will Power, an IndyCar driver, and LeBron James, an NBA player, will go in detail in comparing … Continue reading Will Power/LeBron James Comparison

Ten Worst IndyCar Wrecks in the DW12 Era

Photo Credit: Motorsport The Verizon IndyCar Series has now already completed half a decade already using the DW12 chassis for all of the cars, dating back to the 2012 season. Due to the safety improvements of the cars and the usage of this relatively new chassis, no driver has been killed as a result of being directly involved in a crash in these new cars. The fact … Continue reading Ten Worst IndyCar Wrecks in the DW12 Era

Kimball Poised for Breakout Season in 2017

Photo Credit: Charlie Kimball Coming off of a career-high 8th place tie in this past season’s Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings, 31-year-old Charlie Kimball looks poised to have a breakout season in 2017 for Chip Ganassi Racing in what will already be his seventh season in the series and driving for the Chip Ganassi Racing team. Kimball’s 2016 season was far from spectacular, but it was … Continue reading Kimball Poised for Breakout Season in 2017

Remembering Dan Wheldon Five Years After His Death

Photo Credit: WISH-TV Five years ago today, on Sunday, October 16th, 2011, an IndyCar championship was set to be won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada, by either championship leader and 3-time series champion Dario Franchitti or rising star Will Power. Just over four and a half months after winning the 95th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May in epic fashion, … Continue reading Remembering Dan Wheldon Five Years After His Death

AJ Foyt Racing Switches to Chevrolet Engines for 2017 Season

Photo Credit: Racer AJ Foyt Racing has confirmed that they will running Chevrolet-powered cars for their IndyCar team in the 2017 season after running Honda-powered cars in each of the five seasons since the introduction of the DW12 chassis in the 2012 season. Even after the addition of the Chevrolet engines in 2012, the drivers of AJ Foyt Racing spent five seasons driving cars powered by … Continue reading AJ Foyt Racing Switches to Chevrolet Engines for 2017 Season

Tony Kanaan to Return to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017

Photo Credit: Motorsport Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan will drive for Chip Ganassi Racing for the fourth consecutive season after agreeing to return to the team in 2017. Kanaan, 41, has raced in the IndyCar series for 15 seasons, 14 of which full-time, dating back to 2002. He was the series champion in 2004 and won the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile … Continue reading Tony Kanaan to Return to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017

Chip Ganassi Racing Switches to Honda Engines for 2017 Season

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing has confirmed that they will go back to running Honda-powered cars for their IndyCar team in the 2017 season after running Chevrolet-powered cars over the past three seasons. Even after the addition of the Chevrolet engines in 2012, the drivers of Chip Ganassi Racing spent two seasons driving Honda-powered cars. In 2013, the team’s Scott Dixon even won the series … Continue reading Chip Ganassi Racing Switches to Honda Engines for 2017 Season

Strong 2016 Season for Rahal Proves 2015 Was No Fluke

Photo Credit: Beyond the Flag Anytime somebody from any sport who has been underperforming for an extended period of time breaks out of their slump in a big way, many people consider the possibility that their over-achievements are all simply a fluke. The same was the case for Graham Rahal, who finished 18th and 19th in the 2013 and 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings, … Continue reading Strong 2016 Season for Rahal Proves 2015 Was No Fluke

Is Scott Dixon’s Career REALLY on the Decline?

Photo Credit: Racing Junk In early August, just over two months ago actually, I published this article, which you can read HERE, about whether or not Scott Dixon’s career is on the decline, and I left it kind of open-ended seeing as how there were still four races left in this year’s championship. In this article, I will address each one of the points I made in … Continue reading Is Scott Dixon’s Career REALLY on the Decline?

Rossi Re-Signs with Andretti Autosport

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com Alexander Rossi, the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year award winner, has signed a multi-year deal with Andretti Autosport, a team owned by Michael Andretti, after a rookie season in which he finished in 11th place in the IndyCar championship standings and won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. It was thought that Rossi may be a potential replacement … Continue reading Rossi Re-Signs with Andretti Autosport

Andretti, Herta Extend IndyCar Team Partnership

Photo Credit: Autoweek After joining forces with Andretti Autosport, a team owned by Michael Andretti, in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Bryan Herta Autosport will continue to be a part of Andretti Autosport through at least the 2017 season, as the two teams have extended their partnership with one another. Alexander Rossi (pictured), the driver of Bryan Herta’s car, a car that is one … Continue reading Andretti, Herta Extend IndyCar Team Partnership

2016 IndyCar Race Rankings (#4 through #1)

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) 4. 2016 Grand Prix of Alabama, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama Race Winner:   Simon Pagenaud   The race at Barber seems to get better and better every year. Even without a single caution flag period this year to mix up some pit strategies, this race did not disappoint. It is very unusual to have a race won … Continue reading 2016 IndyCar Race Rankings (#4 through #1)

2016 IndyCar Race Rankings (#8 through #5)

Photo Credit: Racing Nation (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) 8. 2016 Honda Indy Toronto, Streets of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Race Winner:   Will Power   In a race dominated by Scott Dixon, Will Power lucked out with a late caution having already made his final pit stop. Dixon as well as Simon Pagenaud were really messed up by this caution, as they still needed to pit. Having … Continue reading 2016 IndyCar Race Rankings (#8 through #5)

2016 IndyCar Race Rankings (#12 through #9)

Photo Credit: IndyCar (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) 12. 2016 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida Race Winner:   Juan Pablo Montoya   Juan Pablo Montoya took the IndyCar Series’ season opener for the 2nd consecutive year, and he did so by getting around both Conor Daly, who was running competitively up at the front of the field because of pit strategy, and … Continue reading 2016 IndyCar Race Rankings (#12 through #9)

2016 IndyCar Race Rankings (#16 through #13)

Photo Credit: Motorsport (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) 16. 2016 Grand Prix of Long Beach, Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, California Race Winner:   Simon Pagenaud   For a race with a controversial ending, this one was as dull as they come. Simon Pagenaud beat Scott Dixon coming out of the pits as Dixon tried to go by on the track, and Pagenaud illegally crossed the blend line at … Continue reading 2016 IndyCar Race Rankings (#16 through #13)

Final 2016 IndyCar Standings

Photo Credit: IndyCar (featured image), IndyCar (car number icons, engine/aero kit manufacturer icons, rookie icons, pole award icons, country flag icons, and car icons) Final 2016 IndyCar Standings    Simon Pagenaud  – 5 wins, 659 points    Will Power  – 4 wins, 532 points    Helio Castroneves  – 504 points   Josef Newgarden  – 1 win, 502 points   Graham Rahal  – 1 win, 484 points    Scott Dixon  – 2 wins, 477 points   Tony Kanaan  – 461 points   Juan Pablo Montoya  – 1 win, 433 points   Charlie … Continue reading Final 2016 IndyCar Standings

2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #1)

Photo Credit: Cleveland (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) See an updated “Silly Season” prediction HERE. Note: One-off drivers like drivers who only race in the Indianapolis 500 are not included in this list. Also, this list will likely be updated as more deals become confirmed or look more or less likely. Team Penske   Josef Newgarden   Helio Castroneves   Will Power   Simon Pagenaud  Chip Ganassi Racing  … Continue reading 2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #1)

If Newgarden’s Move to Team Penske Turns Out Like Pagenaud’s, Don’t Expect Much from Him in 2017

Photo Credit: San Diego Union Tribune Looking at the title of this article, you might think “Wait, what? Simon Pagenaud just won the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.” Yes, he did, and he did so by the largest points margin in IndyCar history: 127 points over 2nd place finisher Will Power. So if Newgarden’s move to Team Penske turns out like Pagenaud’s, why should we not … Continue reading If Newgarden’s Move to Team Penske Turns Out Like Pagenaud’s, Don’t Expect Much from Him in 2017

Final 2016 IndyCar Report Card (#4 through #1)

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times (featured image), IndyCar (numbers and cars) Now that all of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series races are in the books, here are the grades for each of the 20 full-time drivers this season.  Note: The car numbers, engine/aero kit manufactures, countries, and cars are all provided for each driver. 4)   Helio Castroneves  : A. Castroneves, who may go down as the greatest IndyCar … Continue reading Final 2016 IndyCar Report Card (#4 through #1)

Final 2016 IndyCar Report Card (#8 through #5)

Photo Credit: sportswallah.com (featured image), IndyCar (numbers and cars) Now that all of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series races are in the books, here are the grades for each of the 20 full-time drivers this season.  Note: The car numbers, engine/aero kit manufactures, countries, and cars are all provided for each driver. 8)  James Hinchcliffe  : B. After struggling mightily to begin the season, Hinchcliffe looked very good and was … Continue reading Final 2016 IndyCar Report Card (#8 through #5)

Final 2016 IndyCar Report Card (#12 through #9)

Photo Credit: Autoweek (featured image), IndyCar (numbers and cars) Now that all of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series races are in the books, here are the grades for each of the 20 full-time drivers this season.  Note: The car numbers, engine/aero kit manufactures, countries, and cars are all provided for each driver. 12)   Carlos Munoz  : B-.  Munoz turned his otherwise subpar season around at Indianapolis by placing 2nd at the Indianapolis 500, … Continue reading Final 2016 IndyCar Report Card (#12 through #9)

Final 2016 IndyCar Report Card (#16 through #13)

Photo Credit: IndyCar (featured image), IndyCar (numbers and cars) Now that all of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series races are in the books, here are the grades for each of the 20 full-time drivers this season.  Note: The car numbers, engine/aero kit manufactures, countries, and cars are all provided for each driver. 16)   Conor Daly  : C. Daly was a legitimate contender for the win in 6 races this season, and … Continue reading Final 2016 IndyCar Report Card (#16 through #13)

Final 2016 IndyCar Report Card (#20 through #17)

Photo Credit: Motorsport (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) Now that all of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series races are in the books, here are the grades for each of the 20 full-time drivers this season.  Note: The car numbers, engine/aero kit manufactures, countries, and cars are all provided for each driver. 20)   Jack Hawskworth  : F. Hawksworth had problems race after race, which prevented him from establishing a consistent rhythm. … Continue reading Final 2016 IndyCar Report Card (#20 through #17)

Texas Penalty Ends Up Costing Hinchcliffe 5 Positions in Final Championship Standings

Photo Credit: motorsports.nbcsports.com The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series has officially come to a close, and the championship standings are official. After a solid season during which Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe was in the top 10 in the championship standings and even within striking distance of the top 5, Hinchcliffe has ended up in 13th in the championship standings despite a really solid season driving a … Continue reading Texas Penalty Ends Up Costing Hinchcliffe 5 Positions in Final Championship Standings

Is Josef Newgarden the IndyCar Equivalent of Kevin Durant?

Photo Credit: USA Today (Josef Newgarden, left),  comicvine.gamespot.com (Kevin Durant, right) All spring and summer long, the main NBA headlines primarily revolved around two things: the 2016 NBA Finals, and which team former Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant was going to end up signing with in the NBA free agency period. Towards the end of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, the main IndyCar headlines also primarily revolved around two … Continue reading Is Josef Newgarden the IndyCar Equivalent of Kevin Durant?

Newgarden to Drive for Team Penske in 2017

Photo Credit: UPI The first domino of the 2016-2017 Verizon IndyCar Series offseason has fallen. The highly coveted 25-year-old American sensation Josef Newgarden is set to drive for Team Penske in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season following his first 5 seasons in the series spent driving for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, CFH Racing, and Ed Carpenter Racing. Newgarden has won a total of 3 … Continue reading Newgarden to Drive for Team Penske in 2017

Key Events that have Happened Since Marco Andretti’s Last IndyCar Victory

Photo Credit: Cheatsheet With another IndyCar Series season in the books, Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti has still not won a race since winning the 2011 Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa on the night of Saturday, June 25th, 2011. Let’s have a look at some of the major events, both sporting and non-sporting (mostly sports), that have happened since Marco’s last victory. 2011- … Continue reading Key Events that have Happened Since Marco Andretti’s Last IndyCar Victory

Active Win Droughts Among Current Full-Time IndyCar Drivers Heading into the 2017 Season

Photo Credit: IndyCar As the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season is now complete, it is only fitting to once again show the active winning droughts about active full-time IndyCar drivers (as of Tuesday, September 20th, 2016) to see who needs a victory the most during the 2017 IndyCar season, which will begin on Sunday, March 12th, 2017, on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. Drivers who have … Continue reading Active Win Droughts Among Current Full-Time IndyCar Drivers Heading into the 2017 Season

Pagenaud Wins at Sonoma, Claims First IndyCar Series Championship

Photo Credit: IndyCar Simon Pagenaud, who drivers a Chevrolet-powered car for Team Penske, took the checkered flag for his 5th victory of the season and 9th of his IndyCar career today at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California during the Verizon IndyCar Series championship finale, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. The win also made Pagenaud the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion, giving him his first ever series title. … Continue reading Pagenaud Wins at Sonoma, Claims First IndyCar Series Championship

Newgarden Tops Final Sonoma Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the fourth and final practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, which is the final race of the season, around the 11-turn 2.385-mile natural terrain Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma, California with a fastest lap time of 77.6431 seconds. Scott Dixon, Takuma … Continue reading Newgarden Tops Final Sonoma Practice

Pagenaud Takes Pole for IndyCar Championship Finale at Sonoma

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the qualification session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, which is the final race of the season, around the 11-turn 2.385-mile natural terrain Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma, California with a fastest lap time of 76.2565 seconds. Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power, and … Continue reading Pagenaud Takes Pole for IndyCar Championship Finale at Sonoma

Andretti Tops 3rd Sonoma Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti, who drives a Honda-powered car, topped the speed charts in the third practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, which is the final race of the season, around the 11-turn 2.385-mile natural terrain Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma, California with a fastest lap time of 76.3052 seconds. Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will … Continue reading Andretti Tops 3rd Sonoma Practice

Castroneves Tops 2nd Sonoma Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the second practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, which is the final race of the season, around the 11-turn 2.385-mile natural terrain Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma, California with a fastest lap time of 76.6678 seconds. Will Power, Simon Pagenaud, Ryan Hunter-Reay, … Continue reading Castroneves Tops 2nd Sonoma Practice

Castroneves Tops 1st Sonoma Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the first practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, which is the final race of the season, around the 11-turn 2.385-mile natural terrain Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma, California with a fastest lap time of 77.3298 seconds. Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, Jack … Continue reading Castroneves Tops 1st Sonoma Practice

Alex Zanardi: 15 Years Later

Photo Credit: Telegraph ***FAIR WARNING: There are extremely graphic images used in this article!! Do NOT continue if you are sensitive to this type of material!!*** Fifteen years ago today, on September 15th, 2001, just four days after the tragic terrorist attacks on 9/11, former Formula One driver and 2-time CART champion Alessandro Zanardi was involved in one of the most wicked and horrific crashes … Continue reading Alex Zanardi: 15 Years Later

Best 5 Active IndyCar Drivers at Each Race Track

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated Streets of St. Petersburg Juan Pablo Montoya Will Power Simon Pagenaud Helio Castroneves Scott Dixon Phoenix International Raceway Scott Dixon Tony Kanaan Ryan Hunter-Reay Helio Castroneves Will Power Streets of Long Beach Simon Pagenaud Will Power Scott Dixon Helio Castroneves Ryan Hunter-Reay Barber Motorsports Park Scott Dixon Will Power Ryan Hunter-Reay Josef Newgarden Simon Pagenaud Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Simon … Continue reading Best 5 Active IndyCar Drivers at Each Race Track

Win Droughts Among Active Full-Time IndyCar Series Drivers

Photo Credit: steveswopephotography.wordpress.com As we near the end of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, it is only fitting to once again show the active winning droughts about active full-time IndyCar drivers to see who needs a victory the most at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday, September 18th. Many drivers will carry long winless streaks spanning multiple seasons into yet another offseason, … Continue reading Win Droughts Among Active Full-Time IndyCar Series Drivers

“Prix-Viewing” the Grand Prix of Sonoma, the 2016 IndyCar Championship Finale

Photo Credit: IndyCar The 16th and final race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series calendar brings us to Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California, on Sunday, September 18th. The indycars will race 85 laps around the 11-turn 2.385-mile natural terrain road course. Simon Pagenaud leads the Verizon IndyCar Series points championship by 43 points over Will Power. Power had to sit out of the season opener … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the Grand Prix of Sonoma, the 2016 IndyCar Championship Finale

Power Cleared to Drive at Sonoma

Photo Credit: FOX Sports Team Penske’s Will Power, who sits in 2nd place in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series standings, has been medically cleared to drive in the 2016 series finale at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California on Sunday, September 18th following a crash at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York last Sunday during the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen that left … Continue reading Power Cleared to Drive at Sonoma

Bourdais to Drive for Dale Coyne Racing in 2017

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com Sebastien Bourdais, 37, who currently drives in the Verizon IndyCar Series for KVSH Racing in a Chevrolet-powered car, is headed to Dale Coyne Racing for the 2017 season. Bourdais is a 4-time Champ Car Series Champion (2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 seasons) and is a 35-time race winner in American open wheel racing, including 31 victories in his 73 Champ Car races over … Continue reading Bourdais to Drive for Dale Coyne Racing in 2017

Dixon Wins At Watkins Glen; All But Two Drivers Eliminated from Championship Contention

Photo Credit: IndyCar Scott Dixon, who drivers a Chevrolet-powered car for Chip Ganassi Racing, took the checkered flag for his 2nd victory of the season, 40th of his IndyCar career, and 4th at Watkins Glen in today’s IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. Dixon won the race by 16.5308 seconds over Josef Newgarden, making this margin of … Continue reading Dixon Wins At Watkins Glen; All But Two Drivers Eliminated from Championship Contention

Dixon Takes Pole for Watkins Glen Race

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the qualifying session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen, around the 11-turn 3.40-mile natural terrain road course in Watkins Glen, New York with a fastest lap time of 82.5259 seconds to secure the pole position for tomorrow’s race. Will Power, Sebastien Bourdais, Helio … Continue reading Dixon Takes Pole for Watkins Glen Race

Dixon Tops 3rd Watkins Glen Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the third practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen, around the 11-turn 3.40-mile natural terrain road course in Watkins Glen, New York with a fastest lap time of 82.8008 seconds. Will Power, Sebastien Bourdais, James Hinchcliffe, and Jack Hawksworth rounded out the … Continue reading Dixon Tops 3rd Watkins Glen Practice

Dixon Tops 2nd Watkins Glen Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the second practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen, around the 11-turn 3.40-mile natural terrain road course in Watkins Glen, New York with a fastest lap time of 82.8740 seconds. Helio Castroneves, Will Power, Tony Kanaan and Juan Pablo Montoya rounded out the top 5 … Continue reading Dixon Tops 2nd Watkins Glen Practice

“Prix-Viewing” the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com The 15th race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series calendar brings us to Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York on Sunday, September 4th. The indycars will race 60 laps around the 11-turn 3.40-mile natural terrain road course. This weekend’s race at Watkins Glen was not initially scheduled for the Verizon IndyCar Series to start the season, but was added … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen

Dixon Tops 1st Watkins Glen Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the first practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen, around the 11-turn 3.40-mile natural terrain Watkins Glen International road course in Watkins Glen, New York with a fastest lap time of 83.8921 seconds. Sebastien Bourdais, Will Power, Tony Kanaan, … Continue reading Dixon Tops 1st Watkins Glen Practice

IndyCar Releases 2017 Series Schedule

Photo Credit: Stefan Johansson The Verizon IndyCar Series has released their official 2017 schedule. The schedule includes a total of 17 races (19 events with points awarded including the two days for qualifying for the Indianapolis 500), with each of the 16 races that were on the 2016 schedule returning to the calendar, and an additional race at Gateway Motorsports Park, which was announced just … Continue reading IndyCar Releases 2017 Series Schedule

Enerson To Drive at Watkins Glen and Sonoma for Dale Coyne Racing

Photo Credit: theapexracing.co RC Enerson, a 19-year-old American Indy Lights Series driver from New Port Richey, Florida, is confirmed to be the driver of Dale Coyne’s no. 19 Honda-powered car for the remaining two races of this Verizon IndyCar Series season. Enerson sits 14th in this year’s Indy Lights standings, but that is because he has not raced since the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway … Continue reading Enerson To Drive at Watkins Glen and Sonoma for Dale Coyne Racing

Hinchcliffe Penalized 25 Points Following Post-Race Inspection at Texas

Photo Credit: Motorsport IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe cannot catch a break. After leading 188 of the 248 laps of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, including 157 of 177 laps last Saturday when the race was continued from back in June, Hinchcliffe finished in 2nd place by just 0.0080 seconds to Graham Rahal, the 5th closest finish in IndyCar history … Continue reading Hinchcliffe Penalized 25 Points Following Post-Race Inspection at Texas

IndyCar Championship Top 5s Prediction List Through the 2020 Season

Photo Credit: openwheel33.com 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship: Will Power Simon Pagenaud Josef Newgarden Tony Kanaan Scott Dixon 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship: Ryan Hunter-Reay Josef Newgarden Simon Pagenaud Will Power Scott Dixon 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship: Josef Newgarden Graham Rahal Ryan Hunter-Reay James Hinchcliffe Carlos Munoz 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship: Josef Newgarden James Hinchcliffe Graham Rahal Carlos Munoz Mikhail Aleshin 2020 Verizon … Continue reading IndyCar Championship Top 5s Prediction List Through the 2020 Season

Rahal Wins at Texas by 0.0080 Seconds Over Hinchcliffe

Photo Credit: IndyCar Let’s put ourselves back in 2012 for a moment. There are 3 laps to go at the 2012 Firestone 550. Graham Rahal, who is driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, is out front with a comfortable lead over Justin Wilson. He is poised to win his first IndyCar race since the 2008 season, when he won his first IndyCar race in the first … Continue reading Rahal Wins at Texas by 0.0080 Seconds Over Hinchcliffe

Gateway Motorsports Park Added to IndyCar’s 2017 Schedule

Photo Credit: arcamidwesttour.com Each of the 16 races on this season’s Verizon IndyCar Series schedule are all set to return to the series for the 2017 season. Now, the series has added a race to put the provisional total number of races in the 2017 campaign at 17. IndyCar has announced that the series will be returning to Gateway Motorsports Park for the first time since … Continue reading Gateway Motorsports Park Added to IndyCar’s 2017 Schedule

Running Order of the Firestone 600 when it was Suspended/Starting Grid for the Firestone 428

Photo Credit: IndyCar This will be the starting grid for this Saturday night’s remainder of the Firestone 600, which was initially scheduled for Saturday, June 11th before getting bumped back to Sunday, June 12th due to rain. On Sunday, the race was suspended to this Saturday, August 27th, with just 71 laps of the 248 scheduled laps completed. NOTE: Some drivers will start with more fuel than … Continue reading Running Order of the Firestone 600 when it was Suspended/Starting Grid for the Firestone 428

“Prix-Viewing” the Firestone 428

Photo Credit: theapexracing.co No, the official name of the IndyCar race this weekend is not the Firestone 428. The official name of the race is the Firestone 600. But 172 kilometers of the race were already raced back in early June. Why? Well, that’s kind of a long story. The 14th race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series calendar brings us back to … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the Firestone 428

Remembering Justin Wilson: One Year Later

Photo Credit: motorsportswelcome.wordpress.com Today, Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of the late Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson, who was just 37 years old at the time of his passing. His death was the first and only death since IndyCar switched to their new DW12 chassis back at the beginning of the 2012 season, and it was the … Continue reading Remembering Justin Wilson: One Year Later

Power Wins at Pocono

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Will Power, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, has won the postponed Verizon IndyCar Series race, the ABC Supply 500, at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania after 200 laps of excitement around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. The race was originally scheduled to be run yesterday at 3:09 PM ET, but there were heavy rains that poured down over the track that … Continue reading Power Wins at Pocono

IndyCar Race at Pocono Postponed Until Tomorrow Due to Rain

Photo Credit: IndyCar The 2016 ABC Supply 500 has been postponed until Monday, August 22nd with a provisional green flag drop at 12:09 PM ET after the rains poured down over the 2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, Pennsylvania all afternoon. The race will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network starting at 12 PM ET tomorrow. The race was originally scheduled for today, Sunday, August 21st, … Continue reading IndyCar Race at Pocono Postponed Until Tomorrow Due to Rain

Castroneves Tops Final Pocono Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the first practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the ABC Supply 500, around the 3-turn 2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, with a fastest lap speed of 218.824 miles per hour. Carlos Munoz, Simon Pagenaud, Sebastien Bourdais, and Scott Dixon rounded out the top 5 fastest drivers in this final … Continue reading Castroneves Tops Final Pocono Practice

Aleshin Tops 1st Pocono Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Schmidt Peterson Motorsport’s Mikhail Aleshin, who drives a Honda-powered car, topped the speed charts in the first practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the ABC Supply 500, around the 3-turn 2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, Pennsylvania  with a fastest lap speed of 221.932 miles per hour. James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, and Carlos Munoz rounded out the top 5 fastest drivers in this practice … Continue reading Aleshin Tops 1st Pocono Practice

IndyCar Three Quarter Mark Report Card

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com After 12 of the 16 scheduled Verizon IndyCar Series races are in the books, here are the grades for each of the 20 full-time drivers so far this season. 1) Simon Pagenaud: A+. Pagenaud has won a series-high 4 races so far this season, and has led the championship since after the 2nd race of the season at Phoenix. He leads the championship by 58 points over … Continue reading IndyCar Three Quarter Mark Report Card

“Prix-Viewing” the ABC Supply 500

Photo Credit: sagekaram.com The 13th race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series calendar takes us to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 21st. The indycars will race 200 laps around the 3-turn 2.5-mile tri-oval. Simon Pagenaud leads the Verizon IndyCar Series points championship by 58 points over Will Power. Power had to sit out of the season opener at St. Petersburg with concussion-like symptoms, … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the ABC Supply 500

IndyCar Reaches Extension Agreement with Pocono Raceway for 2017 and 2018 Seasons

Photo Credit: IndyCar The Verizon IndyCar Series and Pocono Raceway track president and CEO Brandon Igdalsky have agreed to an extension on the IndyCar race at Pocono through the 2018 season. The series’ next race will be held at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, August 21st at 3:30 PM ET. Pocono Raceway, also known as “The Tricky Triangle”, is a 2.5-mile tri-oval with different amounts of … Continue reading IndyCar Reaches Extension Agreement with Pocono Raceway for 2017 and 2018 Seasons

Power, Like Pagenaud Early On, On Dominant Top 2 Streak

Photo Credit: citynews.ca Team Penske Racing’s Simon Pagenaud won 3 races in a row back towards the beginning of this season, winning at Long Beach, Barber, and Indianapolis. This was the 4th time that this has happened among 3 different drivers since Scott Dixon won at Watkins Glen, Nashville, and Mid-Ohio back in 2007. All 4 times that it has happened since then have been since the beginning of the 2012 … Continue reading Power, Like Pagenaud Early On, On Dominant Top 2 Streak

Win Droughts Among Active Full-Time IndyCar Drivers

Photo Credit: zimbio.com Those who have never won (# of races run): Jack Hawksworth (45 races) Mikhail Aleshin (30 races) Conor Daly (18 races) Max Chilton (12 races) Those who have won an Indycar race (# of races that driver has run since their latest win- last race won): Marco Andretti* (88 races- 2011 Iowa (see featured image)) Takuma Sato (62 races- 2013 Long Beach) Charlie Kimball (51 races- … Continue reading Win Droughts Among Active Full-Time IndyCar Drivers

Pigot Proving He Belongs in IndyCar

Photo Credit: Motorsport A name you don’t hear too often if you watch a Verizon IndyCar Series race is that of 22-year-old American Spencer Pigot. Slowly but surely, however, fans of the sport are beginning to take serious notice of the young racing talent from Orlando, Florida. Pigot, who won the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship and the 2015 Indy Lights Championship driving for Juncos Racing, winning 6 races each … Continue reading Pigot Proving He Belongs in IndyCar

Is Scott Dixon’s Career on the Decline?

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com Let me first start off by saying that this title is a question Verizon IndyCar Series fans ask ourselves every single season at some point. Every year there is a point in the season where we look down the IndyCar championship standings and see Scott Dixon in an unusually low spot. However, for the last 9 seasons, Dixon has ended up finishing … Continue reading Is Scott Dixon’s Career on the Decline?

The Emergence of Conor Daly

Photo Credit: IndyCar Conor Daly, 24, has driven in the Verizon IndyCar Series periodically since 2013, when he raced in the Indianapolis 500 for AJ Foyt Enterprises. Last season, he raced at the Indianapolis 500 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and then filled in for the injured James Hinchcliffe at 3 more races after Indianapolis for the team. This season was different, however. The 24-year-old from … Continue reading The Emergence of Conor Daly

Why IndyCar Needs Sage Karam in the Series Full Time

Photo Credit: sagekaram.com After starting off his Verizon IndyCar Series career with a bang, racing in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 and 12 of the 16 IndyCar races in 2015, Sage Karam, the 2013 Indy Lights Series champion, did not have a ride for the 2016 season outside of the Indianapolis 500. With lots of proven talent and ability, Karam is not the type of driver … Continue reading Why IndyCar Needs Sage Karam in the Series Full Time

The One that Got Away from Mikhail Aleshin

Photo Credit: motorsports.nbcsports.com An at-the-time 26-year-old Russian driver by the name of Mikhail Aleshin made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut back in 2014 at St. Petersburg with a solid 12th place finish driving for Schmidt Person Motorsports. In 17 races that season, Aleshin finished 7 of them inside the top 10, including a career-high 2nd place finish at Houston. Then, in practice for the 18th and … Continue reading The One that Got Away from Mikhail Aleshin

Pagenaud Wins at Mid-Ohio

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud has won the 2016 Honda Indy 200 by a 4.1620-second margin of over teammate Will Power after 90 laps around the 13-turn, 2.258-mile natural terrain Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Pagenaud started the race from the pole position. Pagenaud has extended his championship points lead to 58 points over the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Power. The win is Pagenaud’s 8th career … Continue reading Pagenaud Wins at Mid-Ohio

Dixon Tops Final Mid-Ohio Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the final practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the Honda Indy 200, around the 13-turn 2.258-mile natural terrain Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for with a fastest lap time of 64.4039 seconds. Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, Simon Pagenaud, and Mikhail Aleshin rounded out the top 5 fastest drivers in … Continue reading Dixon Tops Final Mid-Ohio Practice

Pagenaud Takes Pole for the Honda Indy 200

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in qualifying for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the Honda Indy 200, around the 13-turn 2.258-mile natural terrain Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for with a fastest lap time of 63.8700 seconds. It is Pagenaud’s 6th pole of the season and 8th of his career. Will Power, Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and … Continue reading Pagenaud Takes Pole for the Honda Indy 200

Dixon Tops 3rd Mid-Ohio Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the third practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the Honda Indy 200, around the 13-turn 2.258-mile natural terrain Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for with a fastest lap time of 63.7244 seconds. Simon Pagenaud, Will Power, Josef Newgarden, and Tony Kanaan rounded out the top 5 fastest drivers in … Continue reading Dixon Tops 3rd Mid-Ohio Practice

Power Tops 2nd Mid-Ohio Practice; 19-Year-Old Enerson Turns Heads

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Will Power, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the second practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the Honda Indy 200, around the 13-turn 2.258-mile natural terrain Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for with a fastest lap time of 64.1962 seconds. Tony Kanaan, Simon Pagenaud, Graham Rahal, and Josef Newgarden rounded out the top 5 fastest drivers in this practice … Continue reading Power Tops 2nd Mid-Ohio Practice; 19-Year-Old Enerson Turns Heads

Dixon Tops 1st Mid-Ohio Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the first practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the Honda Indy 200, around the 13-turn 2.258-mile natural terrain Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for with a fastest lap time of 64.4491 seconds. Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya, Tony Kanaan, and Helio Castroneves rounded out the top 5 fastest … Continue reading Dixon Tops 1st Mid-Ohio Practice

5 Sports that will Have a Popularity Boost in the U.S. Within the Next 10 Years

Photo Credit: MMA Fighting Over the year, sports have gained and lost popularity, but in this list I will be predicting what sports will have a large boost in popularity in the US over the next 5-10 years ( in no particular order.)   5. Baseball Baseball is considered America’s pastime, but lately it has been overshadowed by Basketball and Football. But, with this great … Continue reading 5 Sports that will Have a Popularity Boost in the U.S. Within the Next 10 Years

Target Leaving the Verizon IndyCar Series

Photo Credit: Racer.com After 27 seasons in the sport, Target will no longer be sponsoring race cars for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series following the conclusion of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Since Chip Ganassi Racing’s founding in 1990, the team used Target as a sponsor and won a combined 101 races, 11 series championships, and 4 Indianapolis 500s. Target was … Continue reading Target Leaving the Verizon IndyCar Series

“Prix-Viewing” the Honda Indy 200

Photo Credit: IndyCar The 12th race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series campaign takes us to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on Sunday, July 31st. The indycars will race 90 laps around the 13-turn 2.258-mile natural terrain road course. Simon Pagenaud leads the Verizon IndyCar Series points championship after finishing in 2nd place in both the 1st and 2nd races of … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the Honda Indy 200

Enerson to Make IndyCar Debut at Mid-Ohio Driving for Dale Coyne Racing

Photo Credit: autosport.com RC Enerson, a 19-year-old American Indy Lights Series driver from New Port Richey, Florida, will be making his Verizon IndyCar Series debut on Sunday, July 31st at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the Honda Indy 200. He will drive Dale Coyne Racing’s no. 19 Honda-powered machine for that race. Enerson sits 14th in this year’s Indy Lights standings, but that is … Continue reading Enerson to Make IndyCar Debut at Mid-Ohio Driving for Dale Coyne Racing

Power Wins at Toronto

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Will Power has won the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto by a 1.5275-second margin of over teammate Helio Castroneves after 85 laps around the 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street circuit around Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. Power started the race in the 4th position, on the outside of the 2nd row. The win is Power’s 28th career Verizon IndyCar Series win, … Continue reading Power Wins at Toronto

Bourdais Tops Final Toronto Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar KV Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the final practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 11-turn 1.786-mile temporary street circuit around Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario in Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto with a fastest lap time of 61.213 seconds. Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal, Josef Newgarden, and Helio Castroneves rounded out the top 5 … Continue reading Bourdais Tops Final Toronto Practice

Dixon Takes Pole for Honda Indy Toronto

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in qualifying for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 11-turn 1.786-mile temporary street circuit around Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario in Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto with a top lap time of 59.907 seconds. Dixon sits 4th in the IndyCar championship standings as of right now, … Continue reading Dixon Takes Pole for Honda Indy Toronto

Bourdais Tops 3rd Toronto Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar KV Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the third practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 11-turn 1.786-mile temporary street circuit around Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario in Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto with a fastest lap time of 60.604 seconds. Simon Pagenaud, Will Power, Helio Castroneves, and Scott Dixon rounded out the top … Continue reading Bourdais Tops 3rd Toronto Practice

Pagenaud Tops 2nd Toronto Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the second practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 11-turn 1.786-mile temporary street circuit around Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario in Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto with a fastest lap time of 61.708 seconds. Helio Castroneves, Will Power, Scott Dixon, and James Hinchcliffe rounded out … Continue reading Pagenaud Tops 2nd Toronto Practice

Bourdais Tops 1st Toronto Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar KV Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the first practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 11-turn 1.786-mile temporary street circuit around Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario in Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto with a fastest lap time of 62.909 seconds. Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud, Takuma Sato, and Graham Rahal rounded out … Continue reading Bourdais Tops 1st Toronto Practice

2016 ESPY Award Winners

Photo Credit: espnmediazone.com Best Record-Breaking Performance: Stephen Curry Best Breakthrough Athlete: Jake Arrieta Best Play: Aaron Rodgers to Richard Rodgers Best Team: Cleveland Cavaliers Best Female Athlete: Breanna Stewart Best Male Athlete: LeBron James Best Championship Performance: LeBron James Best Game: NBA Finals Game 7 Best NBA Player: LeBron James Best MLB Player: Bryce Harper Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Jamie Anderson Best Male Action … Continue reading 2016 ESPY Award Winners

Get Connected with SportsPress via Social Media

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June 10th through July 10th; A 1-Month Timeline of Josef Newgarden’s Racing Life

Photo Credit: motorsport.com Friday, June 10th- 25-year old Josef Newgarden (below) qualifies 5th for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, coming off of a 4th place finish at Belle Isle, the previous Verizon IndyCar Series race, and a 3rd place finish at the Indianapolis 500, the previous Verizon IndyCar Series oval race. (Photo Credit: sportscoaster.com)   Saturday, June 11th- The Firestone 600 is under rain delay. The NBC Sports … Continue reading June 10th through July 10th; A 1-Month Timeline of Josef Newgarden’s Racing Life

“Prix-Viewing” the Honda Indy Toronto

Photo Credit: elkharttruth.com The 11th race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series campaign takes us to the streets of Toronto, Ontario in Canada around Exhibition Place on Sunday, July 17th. The indycars will race 85 laps around the 11-turn 1.755-mile temporary street circuit. Simon Pagenaud leads the Indycar points championship after finishing in 2nd place in both the 1st and 2nd races of this season in … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the Honda Indy Toronto

Filippi to Return to Dale Coyne Racing for Toronto Race

Photo Credit: IndyCar Luca Filippi, the 30-year-old Italian Verizon IndyCar Series driver, will return to the cockpit for this upcoming weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto around Exhibition Place on the streets of Toronto, Ontario in Canada. Filippi, who has started in 22 IndyCar races over the past 4 seasons, last appeared in in IndyCar race in the Grand Prix of Alabama back in April, when he … Continue reading Filippi to Return to Dale Coyne Racing for Toronto Race

Newgarden Dominates in Win at Iowa

Photo Credit: IndyCar Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, took the checkered flag at the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn Indy 300 race after 300 circuits around the 4-turn 0.894-mile D-shaped Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. He won the race by 4.2828 seconds ahead of Team Penske Racing’s Will Power, who also drives a Chevrolet-powered car. Power had won the previous 2 IndyCar races (not including the suspended Texas … Continue reading Newgarden Dominates in Win at Iowa

Kanaan Tops Final Iowa Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the final practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 4-turn 0.894-mile D-shaped oval in Newton, Iowa for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 with a fastest lap speed of 179.103 miles per hour. Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves, and James Hinchcliffe rounded out the top 5 fastest … Continue reading Kanaan Tops Final Iowa Practice

Pagenaud Takes Pole for Iowa Corn Indy 300

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske Racing’s Simon Pagenaud, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in qualifying for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 4-turn 0.894-mile D-shaped oval in Newton, Iowa for the Iowa Corn Indy 300 with a 2-lap average speed of 185.855 miles per hour for the team’s 500th all-time pole. Pagenaud has led the championship standings since after the 2nd … Continue reading Pagenaud Takes Pole for Iowa Corn Indy 300

Iowa Corn Indy 300 Qualifying Results and Starting Grid

Photo Credit: edcarpenterracing.com Sebastien Bourdais, #11, Chevrolet Lap 1 speed: 179.912 mph Lap 2 speed: 181.950 mph 2-lap average speed: 180.925 mph Ryan Hunter-Reay, #28, Honda Lap 1 speed: 179.011 mph Lap 2 speed: 180.805 mph 2-lap average speed: 179.903 mph Tony Kanaan, #10, Chevrolet Lap 1 speed: 184.203 mph Lap 2 speed: 184.657 mph 2-lap average speed: 184.430 mph James Hinchcliffe, #5, Honda Lap … Continue reading Iowa Corn Indy 300 Qualifying Results and Starting Grid

Kanaan Tops 1st Iowa Practice

Photo Credit: indycar.com Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the time charts in the 1st practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 4-turn 0.894-mile D-shaped Iowa Speedway oval in Newton, Iowa with a lap speed of 186.902 miles per hour. The fastest driver of a Honda-powered car was Ryan Hunter-Reay, who was 9th fastest on the speed charts. Drivers of the Chevrolet-powered cars … Continue reading Kanaan Tops 1st Iowa Practice

Carl Haas Dies

Photo Credit: racer.com Famous CART/IndyCar team owner, track operator, and businessman Carl Haas has passed away. He was 86 years old. This news was just released today despite his passing on Wednesday, June 29th. Haas is most well-known for his part ownership of Newman/Haas Racing, one of the most successful teams in CART/IndyCar history, with Paul Newman, who passed away back in 2008. Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, and … Continue reading Carl Haas Dies

“Prix-Viewing” the Iowa Corn Indy 300

Photo Credit: FOX Sports The 10th race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series campaign takes us to Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa on Sunday, July 10th. The indycars will race 300 laps around the 4-turn 0.875-mile D-shaped oval. Simon Pagenaud leads the Indycar points championship after finishing in 2nd place in both the 1st and 2nd races of this season in St. Petersburg and Phoenix as … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the Iowa Corn Indy 300

Top 35 Worst Heartbreaks in Sports Since 2006

Photo Credit: saturdayblitz.com With the recent caving-in of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, here is a list of some of the worst heartbreaks in sports since 2006. As hard as watching heartbreaking endings in sports feels, especially when it happens to your favorite team or your favorite athlete, sports would be dull without the excitement and uncertainty of what happens next and how … Continue reading Top 35 Worst Heartbreaks in Sports Since 2006

Power Wins at Road America for 2nd Straight Series Win

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske Racing’s Will Power, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, took the checkered flag at the Verizon IndyCar Series race after 50 circuits around the 14-turn 4.048-mile Road America natural terrain road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. He won the race by .7429 seconds ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan, who also drives a Chevrolet-powered car. Power also won the latest IndyCar race (not … Continue reading Power Wins at Road America for 2nd Straight Series Win

Power Takes Pole for Road America Race

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske Racing’s Will Power, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the time charts in qualifying for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 14-turn 4.048-mile Road America natural terrain road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, with a lap time of 102.210 seconds, and will roll off on pole for tomorrow’s race. Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Simon Pagenaud, and Helio Castroneves … Continue reading Power Takes Pole for Road America Race

Kanaan Tops 3rd Road America Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the time charts in the 3rd practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 14-turn 4.048-mile Road America natural terrain road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, with a lap time of 102.6580 seconds. The fastest driver of a Honda-powered car was Ryan Hunter-Reay, who was 6th fastest on … Continue reading Kanaan Tops 3rd Road America Practice

Rahal Tops 2nd Road America Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal, who drives a Honda-powered car, topped the time charts in the 2nd practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 14-turn 4.048-mile Road America natural terrain road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, with a lap time of 103.0224 seconds. The fastest driver of a Chevrolet-powered car was Will Power, who was 2nd fastest … Continue reading Rahal Tops 2nd Road America Practice

Pagenaud Tops 1st Road America Practice

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the time charts in the 1st practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race around the 14-turn 4.048-mile Road America natural terrain road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, with a lap time of 103.480 seconds. Pagenaud leads the championship standings by 80 points over Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon. The fastest … Continue reading Pagenaud Tops 1st Road America Practice

Newgarden Cleared to Practice at Road America

Photo Credit: indycar.com Josef Newgarden, after a terrifying wreck on Sunday, June 12th, has just defied the odds and been cleared to practice on Friday for this Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. He will be re-evaluated following the practice sessions, when it will then be determined if he will be able to continue on with qualifying and the race itself. … Continue reading Newgarden Cleared to Practice at Road America

“Prix-Viewing” the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America

Photo Credit: motorsports.nbcsports.com The 9th race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series campaign takes us to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on Sunday, June 26th for the 1st time since 2007. The indycars will race 50 laps around the 14-turn 4.048-mile natural terrain road course. Simon Pagenaud leads the Indycar points championship after finishing in 2nd place in both the 1st and 2nd races of this … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America

Hildebrand To Replace Injured Newgarden at Road America

Photo Credit: indystar.com Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand will replace the injured Josef Newgarden in the No. 21 Chevrolet-powered car at the Sunday, June 26th Verizon IndyCar Series race at the 14-turn 4.048-mile Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Newgarden was injured in the postponed Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday afternoon. The race went under caution … Continue reading Hildebrand To Replace Injured Newgarden at Road America

Newgarden Suffers Broken Clavicle, Wrist in Terrifying Crash

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com After having a washout yesterday, the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Texas Motor Speedway to attempt to run the 2016 Firestone 600 today. After getting a portion of the race underway, 71 laps out of a scheduled 248 to be exact, around the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval in Fort Worth, Texas, the race was red-flagged due to a downpour and thunderstorm. The race … Continue reading Newgarden Suffers Broken Clavicle, Wrist in Terrifying Crash

Remainder of Firestone 600 Postponed until August 27th

Photo Credit: wtop.com The Verizon IndyCar Series and Texas Motor Speedway officials have postponed the remainder of the rained-out 2016 Firestone 600 until Saturday, August 27th. After having a washout yesterday, the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Texas Motor Speedway to attempt to run the 2016 Firestone 600 today. After getting a portion of the race underway, 71 laps out of a scheduled 248 to … Continue reading Remainder of Firestone 600 Postponed until August 27th

Firestone 600 Under Rain Delay

Photo Credit: star-telegram.com After having a washout yesterday, the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Texas Motor Speedway to attempt to run the 2016 Firestone 600 today. After getting a portion of the race underway, 71 laps out of a scheduled 248 to be exact, around the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval in Fort Worth, Texas, the race was red-flagged due to a downpour and thunderstorm. The race … Continue reading Firestone 600 Under Rain Delay

Rahal Tops Final Firestone 600 Practice

Photo Credit: indycar.com Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal topped the speed charts in the final practice leading up to Saturday night’s Firestone 600 with a top lap average speed of 213.935 miles per hour around the 24-degree banked 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval in Fort Worth, Texas. In tonight’s practice, Rahal, who placed 2nd at the 2012 Firestone 550, led a group of 5 drivers of Honda-powered cars that … Continue reading Rahal Tops Final Firestone 600 Practice

Munoz Charges to Firestone 600 Pole

Photo Credit: indycar.com After a 31-race pole drought for drivers of Honda-powered cars, those drivers have now claimed 2 of the last 4 poles in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and the past 2 poles on high-speed oval tracks. Andretti Autosport’s Carlos Munoz drove a 2-lap average of 217.137 miles per hour around the 24-degree-banked 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval in Fort Worth, Texas en route … Continue reading Munoz Charges to Firestone 600 Pole

Firestone 600 Qualifying Results & Starting Grid

Photo Credit: Bang the Book Ed Carpenter, #20, Chevrolet Lap 1 speed: 216.132 miles per hour Lap 2 speed: 215.371 miles per hour 2-lap average speed: 215.751 miles per hour Graham Rahal, #15, Honda Lap 1 speed: 216.014 miles per hour Lap 2 speed: 215.840 miles per hour 2-lap average speed: 215.927 miles per hour Tony Kanaan, #10, Chevrolet Lap 1 speed: 216.405 miles per … Continue reading Firestone 600 Qualifying Results & Starting Grid

Kanaan Tops 1st Firestone 600 Practice

Photo Credit: WPTZ Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan topped the speed charts in the 1st practice leading up to Saturday night’s Firestone 600 with a top lap average speed of 216.745 miles per hour around the 24-degree banked 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval in Fort Worth, Texas. Kanaan has gone the past 24 races without a win in the Verizon IndyCar Series, with his last win … Continue reading Kanaan Tops 1st Firestone 600 Practice

Firestone 600 Qualifying Order

Photo Credit: Hinchtown Each name contains beside it the driver’s car number and engine/aero kit manufacturer. Ed Carpenter, #20, Chevrolet Graham Rahal, #15, Honda Tony Kanaan, #10, Chevrolet Josef Newgarden, #21, Chevrolet Carlos Munoz, #26, Honda Alexander Rossi, #98, Honda Juan Pablo Montoya, #2, Chevrolet Simon Pagenaud, #22, Chevrolet Scott Dixon, #9, Chevrolet Ryan Hunter-Reay, #28, Honda Max Chilton, #8, Chevrolet Mikhail Aleshin, #7, Honda … Continue reading Firestone 600 Qualifying Order

“Prix-Viewing” the Firestone 600

Photo Credit: indycar.com The 9th race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series campaign take us to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on the night of Saturday, June 11th. The indycars will race 248 laps per race around the 4-turn 1.5-mile 24 degree banked oval under the lights. Simon Pagenaud leads the Indycar points championship after finishing in 2nd place in both … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the Firestone 600

Power Wins Race #2 at Dual in Detroit

Photo Credit: indycar.com Team Penske’s Will Power, who last won at the 2015 Grand Prix of Indianapolis, has taken the checkered flag for the 2nd of 2 races this weekend at the Dual in Detroit around the 14-turn 2.36-mile street circuit around Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan in his No. 12 Chevrolet-powered race car after starting in 8th. He becomes the 6th different winner in 8 Verizon IndyCar Series … Continue reading Power Wins Race #2 at Dual in Detroit

Pagenaud Takes Pole for 2nd Dual in Detroit Race

Photo Credit: motorsport.com Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud has taken the pole for the 2nd of 2 races this weekend at the Dual in Detroit after posting a fastest lap time of 74.0379 seconds around the 14-turn 2.36-mile street course around Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. Simon Pagenaud, the current Verizon IndyCar Series points leader, will roll off on pole for the 4th time this season (5th if … Continue reading Pagenaud Takes Pole for 2nd Dual in Detroit Race

Win Droughts Among Active IndyCar Drivers

Photo Credit: raceweekillustrated.com Those who have never won (# of races run): Jack Hawksworth (37 races) Mikhail Aleshin (22 races) Gabby Chaves (19 races) Luca Filippi (16 races) Conor Daly (11 races) Max Chilton (7 races) Spencer Pigot (4 races) Those who have won an Indycar race (# of races that driver has run since their latest win- last race won): Marco Andretti* (83 races- 2011 … Continue reading Win Droughts Among Active IndyCar Drivers

Bourdais Wins Race #1 at Dual in Detroit

Photo Credit: indycar.com KV Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais, who won Race #2 in last year’s Dual in Detroit, has taken the checkered flag for the 1st of 2 races this weekend at the Dual in Detroit around the 14-turn 2.36-mile street circuit around Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan in his No. 11 Chevrolet-powered race car after starting in 13th. He becomes the 5th different winner in 7 … Continue reading Bourdais Wins Race #1 at Dual in Detroit