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

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

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

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cleared to Return to Racing

Photo Credit: In The Nation by Nationwide After a hard crash in the 2016 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, this past June, Dale Earnhardt Jr., raced in just three more races in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season before being experiencing concussion-like systems and being sidelined for the remaining 18 races of the 36-race schedule. Now Earnhardt Jr., 42, has been … Continue reading Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cleared to Return to Racing

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

Nico Rosberg Announces Retirement from Formula One

Photo Credit: Ben Sweeney’s F1 Blog Not even one week after winning his first Formula One championship, Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula One after 11 seasons of racing in the series. Rosberg, 31, competed in 206 races in his 11-year Formula One career. From the 2006 season through the 2009 season, he raced for the Williams F1 Team and AT&T Williams. From … Continue reading Nico Rosberg Announces Retirement from Formula One

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

From Last to First, Jimmie Johnson Claims Record 7th NASCAR Championship

Photo Credit: Beyond the Flag After starting in 40th (last) place in the 2016 NASCAR championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, Jimmie Johnson drove through the field to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 and win a record 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Johnson was scheduled to start the race in 14th place, but his team incurred a pre-race penalty that sent him to … Continue reading From Last to First, Jimmie Johnson Claims Record 7th NASCAR Championship

Final 2016 NASCAR Standings

Photo Credit: NASCAR Final 2016 NASCAR Standings (36/36 races complete) = Denotes drivers in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase  =Denotes drivers in the Chase’s “Round of 12”  =Denotes drivers in the Chase’s “Round of 8”  = Denotes drivers in the Chase’s “Championship 4”    Jimmie Johnson- 5 wins, 5040 points    Joey Logano- 3 wins, 5037 points    Kyle Busch- 4 wins, 5035 points    Carl Edwards- 3 wins, 5007 points    Matt … Continue reading Final 2016 NASCAR Standings

2016 Formula One Championship: Clinching Scenarios

Photo Credit: F1 Fanatic The 2016 Formula One championship will be decided at Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, which is located in the United Arab Emirates. The race will take place on Sunday, November 27th, 2016, at 8:00 AM EST. The two drivers that are in contention for this season’s championship are Nico Rosberg (right), the current championship standings leader, and … Continue reading 2016 Formula One Championship: Clinching Scenarios

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Preview

Photo Credit: The Charlotte Observer The 2016 NASCAR Spring Cup Series championship will be decided this Sunday, November 20th, 2016, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Under NASCAR’s Chase rules, only the four drivers who earned the right to be in the Championship Four round of this season’s Chase for the Cup will be eligible to win the championship. Each driver will enter the final race … Continue reading 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Preview

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

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

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

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

The Lilly King-Yulia Efimova Rivalry

Photo Credit: Slate You may have seen the name Lilly King on your social media a fair amount of times this past week, and for good reason. The new owner of a gold medal has been developing one of the Olympics’ best rivalries with Russia’s Yulia Efimova. Efimova is a confirmed drug cheat, and her country was already known to have experienced using illegal substances. … Continue reading The Lilly King-Yulia Efimova Rivalry

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

Get Connected with SportsPress via Social Media

Photo Credit: SportsPress, Motorsport Like us on Facebook: @SportsPress.co, https://www.facebook.com/SportsPress.co/ Follow us on Instagram: @SportsPress.co, https://www.instagram.com/sportspress.co/ and @SportsPress_ , https://www.instagram.com/sportspress_/ Follow us on Twitter: @_SportsPress_ , https://twitter.com/_SportsPress_ and @NFL_Pressbox, https://twitter.com/nfl_pressbox -Asher Fair Continue reading Get Connected with SportsPress via Social Media

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

“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

“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

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

Pigot Joins Ed Carpenter Racing for Road and Street Course Races

Photo Credit: popularopenwheel.com Spencer Pigot, the 22-year-old American rookie from Orlando, Florida, will drive the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet-powered indycar for each of the 7 remaining road and steeet course races on this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. Pigot, the 2015 Indy Lights Series champion, has driven in 3 of the 6 IndyCar races so far this season with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, … Continue reading Pigot Joins Ed Carpenter Racing for Road and Street Course Races

Hunter-Reay Tops Day 3 Indy 500 Practice

Photo Credit: irishhub.biz Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner, topped the 2nd Indianapolis 500 practice session (Tuesday’s practice was rained out) with a best lap speed of 228.202 miles per hour. He led a top 2 Andretti Autosport sweep, with Carlos Munoz having the 2nd quickest speed on the day with a lap at 228.066 miles per hour. Other Andretti Autosport drivers Townsend Bell, Marco Andretti, … Continue reading Hunter-Reay Tops Day 3 Indy 500 Practice

“Prix-Viewing” the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Photo Credit: bleacherreport.com The 6th race out of 16 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series campaign takes us to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday, May 29th, for the 100th running of the “greatest spectacle in racing”, the Indianapolis 500. The indycars will race 200 laps around the 4-turn 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. Simon Pagenaud leads the Indycar points championship after finishing in 2nd place … Continue reading “Prix-Viewing” the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

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

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

Grand Prix of Indianapolis “Prix-View”

Photo Credit: indycar.com The 5th race out of 15 scheduled races of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series campaign takes us to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, May 14th. The indycars will race 82 laps around the 13-turn 2.44-mile road course on the interior of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 3rd Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Simon Pagenaud leads the Indycar points championship after finishing in 2nd place in both the … Continue reading Grand Prix of Indianapolis “Prix-View”

Comparing Rahal’s Latest Heartbreak to 2012 Texas Race

Photo Credit: indycar.com Four years ago in the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Texas, Graham Rahal (right) was just over 2 laps (3 miles) away from winning his 1st Indycar race since 2008, when he won in his 1st ever race at St. Petersburg, Florida. Then, he got wide coming out of turn 4 and the rear of his car kissed … Continue reading Comparing Rahal’s Latest Heartbreak to 2012 Texas Race

Month of May Schedule: What Lies Ahead in Indianapolis

Photo Credit: autoblog.com   Grand Prix of Indianapolis (Race 5/16): May 12th: Grand Prix of Indianapolis Practice May 13th: Grand Prix of Indianapolis Qualifying May 14th: Grand Prix of Indianapolis   Indianapolis 500 (Race 6/16, Double Points): May 16th: Rookie Orientation Program May 17th-19th: Indianapolis 500 Practice May 20th: Indianapolis 500 Fast Friday Practice May 21st: Indianapolis 500 Time Trials May 22nd: Indianapolis 500 Pole … Continue reading Month of May Schedule: What Lies Ahead in Indianapolis

Races 10 to 1

Photo Credit: indycar.com 10. 2014 Iowa Corn Indy 300, Iowa Speedway- Winner: Ryan Hunter-Reay. After struggling the whole race, Hunter-Reay took a late gamble to get new tires put on his car in the closing laps, and then surged through the field on the final restart, and took the lead with 2 laps to go. He never looked back and delivered Andretti Autosport’s 5th consecutive win … Continue reading Races 10 to 1

Races 20 to 11

Photo Credit: foxsports.com 20. 2013 Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sonoma Raceway- Winner: Will Power. Will Power drove like his dominant self at Sonoma after a year in which he had no wins up to that point. He ended up winning 2 of the next 4 races in the series, and took that momentum into the 2014 season and won the 2014 championship. However, controversy arose in this race after a … Continue reading Races 20 to 11

Races 30 to 21

Photo Credit: iol.co.za 30. 2014 MAVTV 500, Autoclub Speedway- Winner: Tony Kanaan. Kanaan got his 1st win since the 2013 Indy 500, and Will Power took his first championship after getting rid of all of his demons from the 2010, 2011, and 2012 championship races when he wrecked to lose the championship lead in each of those. He started in 21st, while championship runner-up Helio Castroneves started … Continue reading Races 30 to 21

Races 40 to 31

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com 40. 2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Motor Speedway- Winner: Simon Pagenaud. No one was really sure what to make of this weekend after the Indycars returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Polesitter Sebastian Saavedra stalled on the pole and got absolutely smashed from behind, ending his day before it began. The mayor of Indianapolis was standing inside the pit wall … Continue reading Races 40 to 31

Races 50 to 41

Photo Credit: usatoday.com 50. 2013 Honda Indy 200, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course- Winner: Charlie Kimball. Scott Dixon tried to win his 5th race and 3rd in a row at Mid-Ohio by going on a 2-stop strategy. With no cautions, the race was a 3-stop race, which benefited race winner Charlie Kimball who had planned on 3 stops, thus went all out on speed during the entire race without … Continue reading Races 50 to 41

Races 60 to 51

Photo Credit: f1fanatic.co.uk 60. 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix, Streets of Baltimore- Winner: Will Power. Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves had to start from the back of the field after being involved in a huge wreck in morning warm up. The race ended up being relatively clean aside for a spin in turn 3, a really, really tight turn, that ended up stopping 12 cars on the track. … Continue reading Races 60 to 51

Races 70 to 61

Photo Credit: racintoday.com 70. 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Streets of St. Petersburg- Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya. Juan Pablo Montoya made a statement win, proving that he could still win anywhere. He battled late with teammate Will Power, but held him off even after the two had a minor collision, for a convincing win. 69. 2012 Belle Isle Grand Prix, Streets of Belle Isle- Winner: Scott … Continue reading Races 70 to 61

Races 80 to 71

Photo Credit: usatoday.com 80. 2012 Honda Indy 200, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course- Winner: Scott Dixon. The race was between Power and Dixon, and without a caution, Dixon was able to win it in the end due to having better pit stops. 79. 2012 Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sonoma Raceway- Winner: Ryan Briscoe. Due to pitting before Will Power right as a caution came out, Briscoe cycled to the … Continue reading Races 80 to 71

Races 94 to 91

Photo Credit: cbsnews.com 94. 2011 Indycar Championship, Las Vegas Motor Speedway- Winner: N/A. The quality of racing was good, as the cars were running side-by-side in packs for all of the 11 laps that were run. But unfortunately, that type of racing is dangerous, and one mistake caused a 15-car pileup that took the life of 2-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon. The race was voted … Continue reading Races 94 to 91

Ranking the Indycar Races (Since August 2010)

Photo Credit: theblaze.com Here at Sports Pressbox, we tend to write a lot of opinion articles. Rankings, projections, interpretations etc. Don’t get me wrong, we do a lot of news too as you know, but much of our posts are opinionated. This list is more than that. This is not only my opinion, but it will only cover the Indycar Races that I have watched … Continue reading Ranking the Indycar Races (Since August 2010)

The 5 Biggest Indycar “Chokes” Since 2006

Photo Credit: usatoday30.usatoday.com   5. Takuma Sato, 2012 Indianapolis 500 Sato made a late run to the front, and on the final lap, he went way low into turn 1 to try to take the lead from Dario Franchitti. He got below the white line and the car locked up and spun out. He was impatient, and probably would have won the race had he waited … Continue reading The 5 Biggest Indycar “Chokes” Since 2006