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

Pagenaud Takes Pole for the Dual in Detroit Race #1

Photo Credit: indycar.com Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud has taken the pole for the 1st of 2 races this weekend at the Dual in Detroit after posting a fastest lap time of 74.916 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 3rd time … Continue reading Pagenaud Takes Pole for the Dual in Detroit Race #1

Power Tops 1st Dual in Detroit Practice

Photo Credit: indycar.com Team Penske’s Will Power topped this morning’s practice for this weekend’s Dual in Detroit with a top lap time of 75.0197 seconds around the 14-turn 2.36-mile street course around Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. The official track record is 76.0941 seconds, which was set by Power last year in qualifying. That record will most likely be shattered in qualifying this afternoon, … Continue reading Power Tops 1st Dual in Detroit Practice

“Prix-Viewing” the Dual in Detroit

Photo Credit: motorsport.com The 7th and 8th races out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series campaign take us to the streets of Belle Isle, Michigan on Saturday, June 4th, and Sunday, June 5th. The indycars will race 70 laps per race around the 13-turn 2.34-mile street circuit around Belle Isle Park. Simon Pagenaud leads the Indycar points championship after finishing in 2nd place in both the … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the Dual in Detroit

Rossi Crawls to Indy 500 Victory Low On Fuel; Holds Off Hard-Charging Munoz, Newgarden

Photo Credit: IndyCar.com After leading just 14 of the 200 laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval in Speedway, Indiana, the 24-year-old American rookie Verizon Indycar Series driver Alexander Rossi took the checkered flag in front of a sellout and record crowd of over 350,000 people after starting in 11th place at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 driving for Team Andretti/Herta Autosport … Continue reading Rossi Crawls to Indy 500 Victory Low On Fuel; Holds Off Hard-Charging Munoz, Newgarden

Kanaan Tops Carb Day Practice, Final Practice Before Race

Photo Credit: thecheckeredflag.co.uk Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan topped the final practice session before the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 with a best lap speed of 226.280 miles per hour. He was 1 of 3 Chevrolet-powered cars in the top 4, with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon (224.606 miles per hour), and Team Penske’s Will Power (224.384 miles per hour). Andretti Autosport’s Carlos Munoz was the fastest driver of … Continue reading Kanaan Tops Carb Day Practice, Final Practice Before Race

2016 Indianapolis 500 Odds

Photo Credit: motorsport.com Odds Via Bovada, Converted to Fractional Odds 2016 Indianapolis 500 Odds Will Power, 6/1 Simon Pagenaud, 6/1 Juan Pablo Montoya, 6/1 Helio Castroneves, 13/2 Scott Dixon, 13/2 Tony Kanaan, 9/1 James Hinchcliffe, 12/1 Josef Newgarden, 12/1 Sebastien Bourdais, 16/1 Ryan Hunter-Reay, 20/1 Marco Andretti, 20/1 Townsend Bell, 22/1 Graham Rahal, 25/1 JR Hildebrand, 33/1 Takuma Sato, 33/1 Carlos Munoz, 33/1 Charlie Kimball, … Continue reading 2016 Indianapolis 500 Odds

Newgarden Tops Final Practice Before Carb Day

Photo Credit: motorsport.com Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden topped the final practice session before Carburetion Day for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 with a best lap speed of 227.414 miles per hour. He led a top 4 Chevrolet-powered car sweep, with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan (226.393 miles per hour), Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon (226.339 miles per hour), and Dreyer and Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam … Continue reading Newgarden Tops Final Practice Before Carb Day

Downloadable Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid

Photo Credit: indycar.com   FOR A STARTING GRID FOR THE 2017 RACE, CLICK HERE!   Here is a downloadable starting grid for the Indianapolis 500 including driver name, starting position, row position, car number, qualification speed, and engine/aero kit manufacturer.   Adobe File: Starting Grid for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Excel Spreadsheet: Starting Grid for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 … Continue reading Downloadable Indianapolis 500 Starting Grid

Delayed Indy 500 Practice Delayed Again

Photo Credit: indycar.com Due to the rain and the high risk of crashes and damages to the cars and injuries to the drivers should the drivers drive the cars in the rain, the final pre-qualifications Indianapolis 500 practice have been delayed again. The session was scheduled to take place from 8:00 AM ET to 10:00 AM ET, but there will be no track activity during this time. Instead, practice … Continue reading Delayed Indy 500 Practice Delayed Again

Updated Indycar Schedule for Today

Photo Credit: indycar.com Due to the rain and the high risk of crashes and damages to the cars and injuries to the drivers should the drivers drive the cars in the rain, the final pre-qualifications Indianapolis 500 practice has been delayed. The session was scheduled to take place from 8:00 AM ET to 10:00 AM ET, but there will be no track activity during this time. Instead, practice is … Continue reading Updated Indycar Schedule for Today

Indy 500: Fast Friday Preview

Photo Credit: autosport.com The Verizon Indycar Series will allow teams to turn up the engine power in both the Honda and Chevrolet-powered cars for today’s practice for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and will allow that boost to remain through the qualification sessions this upcoming weekend. Over the past few years, starting with 2012 and the introduction of the new DW12 chassis, here is how … Continue reading Indy 500: Fast Friday Preview

Chaves Tops Day 4 Indy 500 Practice

Photo Credit: motorsport.com Dale Coyne Racing’s Gabby Chaves, who did not have a ride in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 until last week, topped the 3rd Indianapolis 500 practice session (Tuesday’s practice was rained out) with a best lap speed of 227.961 miles per hour. He led a 2 out of the top 4 and 3 out of the top 10 Dale Coyne Racing sweep, … Continue reading Chaves Tops Day 4 Indy 500 Practice

Colts Punter McAfee to Sponsor Daly at Indy

Photo Credit: nuvo.net Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee’s company called “ShirtsForAmerica.com” will be the primary sponsor on the side of Conor Daly’s No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda this May for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29th. The purpose of McAfee’s company was to raise money for Daly, who, like McAfee, is from Indiana, to drive in this year’s Indianapolis 500, as well as to … Continue reading Colts Punter McAfee to Sponsor Daly at Indy

Andretti Tops 1st Indianapolis 500 Practice, leads AAS Sweep

Photo Credit: indycar.com Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti topped the opening Indianapolis 500 practice session with a best lap speed of 228.978 miles per hour, the highest opening day speed in the new DW-12 chassis. He led a top 4 Andretti Autosport sweep, with Carlos Munoz, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Alexander Rossi rounding out the top 4. Scott Dixon, the defending and 4-time Verizon Indycar Series champion, … Continue reading Andretti Tops 1st Indianapolis 500 Practice, leads AAS Sweep

100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Entry List

Photo Credit: shop.ims.com A total of 33 cars have been entered in this year’s field for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 coming up on Sunday, May 29th, 2016. Listed below are the drivers, their country, their car numbers, their teams, and their engine/aero kit manufacturers. *”W” denotes that the driver is a former winner of the Indianapolis 500 mile race. Juan Pablo Montoya (W), Colombia ,#2, Team … Continue reading 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Entry List

Verstappen, 18, Wins at Spain

Photo Credit: skysports.com Nico Rosberg had won 7 straight Formula 1 races dating back to last season. Today, however, he and teammate Lewis Hamilton collided on turn 4 of the 1st lap of the Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2016, causing them to be out of the race before it really got going. The stewards are still investigating the accident, which occurred when … Continue reading Verstappen, 18, Wins at Spain

Pagenaud on Historically Dominant Run

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com Team Penske Racing’s Simon Pagenaud has won 3 races in a row. This is 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 season in the new generation DW-12 Dallara Indycar … Continue reading Pagenaud on Historically Dominant Run

Indianapolis 500: Schedule of Events

Photo Credit: usatoday.com Monday, May 16th: Rookie Orientation Practice: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM Monday, May 16th: Practice: 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM Tuesday, May 17th: Practice: 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM Wednesday, May 18th: Practice: 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM Thursday, May 19th: Practice: 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM Friday, May 20th: Practice: 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM Saturday, May 21st: Practice (group 1): 8:00 AM- 8:30 AM Saturday, May … Continue reading Indianapolis 500: Schedule of Events

Pagenaud Wins 3rd Consecutive Race

Photo Credit: indycar.com In the 5th race out of 16 scheduled races on this year’s Verizon Indycar Series calendar, Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud took the checkered flag at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis around the 2.44-mile road course on the interior of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana for the 2nd time in the past and only 3 years of the event. Pagenaud … Continue reading Pagenaud Wins 3rd Consecutive Race

Indycar Will Return to Watkins Glen

Photo Credit: indycar.com The Verizon Indycar Series has announced their return to Watkins Glen International this Labor Day weekend for an event that will replace the Boston Indycar race that was supposed to be held the same weekend until it was canceled a few weeks ago. The 60-lap race on the 3.4-mile 11-turn natural terrain road course in Watkins Glen, New York will take place … Continue reading Indycar Will Return to Watkins Glen

Pagenaud Claims Pole for Indy GP

Photo Credit: indycar.com Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Verizon Indycar Series championship points leader claimed his 2nd consecutive pole award this season at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, a race he won at back in 2014. He did so by turning a fastest lap time of 68.6868 seconds around the 2.44-mile road course on the interior of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. … Continue reading Pagenaud Claims Pole for Indy GP

Power Tops 3rd Indy GP Practice

Photo Credit: thecheckeredflag.co.uk Team Penske’s Australian driver Will Power seems to be still picking up where he left off a year ago at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. He was quickest in this morning’s practice session with a lap time of 69.3189 seconds around the 2.44-mile road course on the interior of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Power’s last victory in the Verizon Indycar Series … Continue reading Power Tops 3rd Indy GP Practice

Dixon Tops 2nd Indy GP Practice

Photo Credit: stuff.co.nz Chip Ganassi Racing’s New Zealander driver Scott Dixon topped the 2nd practice session of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis with a best lap time of 69.8281 around the 2.44-mile road course on the interior of the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   Dixon’s last victory in the Verizon Indycar Series came 3 races ago at the Grand Prix of Phoenix, when he held off Simon … Continue reading Dixon Tops 2nd Indy GP Practice

Power Tops 1st Indy GP Practice

Photo Credit: indycar.com Team Penske’s Australian driver Will Power is picking up where he left off a year ago at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. He was quickest in this morning’s practice session with a lap time of 69.8943 seconds around the 2.44-mile road course on the interior of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Power’s last victory in the Verizon Indycar Series came 1 year ago … Continue reading Power Tops 1st Indy GP Practice

Indycar Exploring Options to Replace Boston Race

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com Verizon Indycar Series president and CEO Mark Miles is exploring options to add a replacement race to this year’s schedule after the September 4th running of the Inaugural Boston Grand Prix was called off a week ago. He noted that if a replacement deal can be reached and a venue is added, it would probably not be a street race. The main … Continue reading Indycar Exploring Options to Replace Boston Race

Indycar Cancels Boston Race

Photo Credit: indycarboston.com The 15th out of 16 scheduled races for this year’s Verizon Indycar Series has been scratched from the calendar due to local opposition regarding the event. The Indycars were set to race around an 11-turn street course in the Boston seaport district on Sunday, September 4th, but that race will no longer go on. The speeds would have reached up to 170 miles per … Continue reading Indycar Cancels Boston Race

Pagenaud Wins Eventful Grand Prix of Alabama

Photo Credit: indycar.com For the 2nd week in a row, once the green flag flew, there were no cautions and the race went green all the way through. Also for the 2nd week in a row, Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud was victorious in the Verizon Indycar series. He won the Grand Prix of Alabama for hs 2nd straight victory, and 4th consecutive top 2 finish to … Continue reading Pagenaud Wins Eventful Grand Prix of Alabama

Schmidt Peterson Signs Servia for Indy 500

Photo Credit: f1fanatic.co.uk Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has signed 41-year-old Spaniard Oriol Servia to drive their 3rd car in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 coming up this May. He will be teammates with James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin. Servia has raced in 72 Indycar series races without a victory, however he placed 4th in the 2011 Indycar championship, 6th in the 2011 Indianapolis 500, … Continue reading Schmidt Peterson Signs Servia for Indy 500

Grand Prix of Alabama “Prix-View”

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com The 4th race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series campaign takes us to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, April 24th. The indycars will race 90 laps around the  17-turn 2.38-mile natural terrain road course for the 7th Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Simon Pagenaud leads the Indycar points championship after finishing in 2nd place in both the 1st and … Continue reading Grand Prix of Alabama “Prix-View”

Grand Prix of Long Beach “Prix-View”

Photo Credit: youtube.com The 3rd race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series campaign takes us to the streets of Long Beach, California on Sunday, April 17th. The track is one of the most historic tracks on the schedule. The indycars will race 80 laps around the  11-turn  1.968-mile temporary street course for the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Names such … Continue reading Grand Prix of Long Beach “Prix-View”

Phoenix Grand Prix “Prix-View”

Photo Credit: examiner.com The Verizon Indycar Series will be returning to Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona for the first time since 2005. The race marks the 2nd race out of 16 scheduled for this year’s calendar. Juan Pablo Montoya leads the Indycar points standings after winning the season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida over Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud. Phoenix’s unique 1-mile D-shaped oval … Continue reading Phoenix Grand Prix “Prix-View”

Austin Dillon Takes Pole for Sunday’s Race

Photo Credit: sbnation.com Austin Dillon has claimed the pole position for NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 this Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. It is his second career pole. He and Kevin Harvick, the series championship leader, will share the front row at the start of the race. The starting position’s of other race winners this year include Denny Hamlin starting 3rd, Brad Keselowski starting 15th, and Jimmie … Continue reading Austin Dillon Takes Pole for Sunday’s Race