Big Ten Places 3 Teams in Top 5 of AP Poll for First Time since 1960

Photo Credit: SB Nation For the first time since Monday, November 7th, 1960, which was over 56 years ago, three teams out of the Big Ten conference are ranked inside the top 5 of the AP Poll. The #2 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1), the #3 Michigan Wolverines (10-1), and the #5 Wisconsin Badgers (9-2) are the three teams that make up the three highest ranked … Continue reading Big Ten Places 3 Teams in Top 5 of AP Poll for First Time since 1960

Teams Ranked #2, #3, and #4 Fall On Same Day for First Time Since 1985

Photo Credit: ESPN For the first time since Saturday, October 19th, 1985, the college football teams ranked #2, #3, and #4 in the country have fallen on the same day. The #2 Clemson Tigers started off the madness by dropping a home game to the Pittsburgh Panthers by a score of 43-42. The #4 Washington Huskies followed that up by dropping a home game of … Continue reading Teams Ranked #2, #3, and #4 Fall On Same Day for First Time Since 1985

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

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

“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

Iowa’s Season is a Let-Down

Photo Credit: rantsports.com After another loss for the Hawkeyes, fans are not surpised at all. After getting as high as #3 in the country with their only losses to Dayton, #17 Notre Dame, and #5 Iowa State, the Hawkeyes just seemed unbeatable. Led by All American seniors Jarrod Uthoff and Peter Jok, Iowa defeated #1 Michigan State and #12 Purdue. Everything for the Hawkeyes looked … Continue reading Iowa’s Season is a Let-Down

Villanova Advances to Second Weekend for First Time Since 2009

Photo Credit: bleacherreport.com The No. 2 seed Villanova Wildcats (31-5) are advancing to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2009, with two dominant wins in the first and second rounds of the 2016 NCAA March Madness tournament over the Big South’s No. 15 seed UNC Asheville (22-12) and the Big Ten’s No. 7 seed Iowa (22-11) respectively. After beating a mid-major UNC Asheville … Continue reading Villanova Advances to Second Weekend for First Time Since 2009