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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race Results - Power, Chevrolet Win!

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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race Preview & Starting Line-up - I Went To The Woods

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2016 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Power, Penske On Pole!

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5 May 10 Spanish Grand Prix Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
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4 Valtteri Bottas FIN WILLIAMS 77
5 Kimi Raikkonen FIN FERRARI 76
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8 Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull 27
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13 Pastor Maldonado VEN LOTUS 12
14 Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 10
15 Carlos Sainz ESP Toro Rosso 9
16 Marcus Ericsson SWE SAUBER 5
17 Jenson Button GBR MCLAREN 4
18 Fernando Alonso ESP MCLAREN 1
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race - Recap
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 07:06 AM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race - Recap


Verizon IndyCar Series fans clamored for a return to Road America. Their wish was granted in spades today, with Will Power winning an intense and exciting KOHLER Grand Prix on the iconic permanent road course.

Power led 46 of the 50 laps around the 4.014-mile circuit in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, but was hounded late by a charging Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.

Power held off Kanaan at the finish by 0.7429 of a second following a Lap 44 restart to win his second straight race in the 2016 season and the 27th of his 11-year Indy car career, tying the Australian with Johnny Rutherford for 13th place on the career victories list.


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2016 Road America: IndyCar Sunday - Notebook
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 07:05 AM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Sunday - Notebook


Road America, INDYCAR laud successful return to track

Road America and INDYCAR officials were ecstatic about the fan turnout and excitement shown throughout the KOHLER Grand Prix weekend. George Bruggenthies, the track president and general manager, didn't have final attendance figures but was certain the race drew the largest attendance in track history.

"The crowds really came out," Bruggenthies said. "I have to congratulate the Road America staff and the whole team that does all the operations here. They worked very hard preparing. I think we delivered. The crowd came out and they had a great time. Beautiful race, I think they'll be back."


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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race - Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 05:38 PM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race - Quotes


JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet): "It's hard when you qualify that far back. We had really good pace in the DeVilbiss Chevrolet, but there's nothing you can do to advance that many positions. We executed well. We did make a couple small mistakes in the first run, but we kind of got with the program and got better and better. We had a fun day. It was so exciting to come back to Road America. This place is incredible. It's just amazing. If anyone complains about the racing today, then they should go watch horse racing or something."

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet): "It was a great day for the Hitachi Chevrolet. We got a solid result and gained some ground in the standings. There may have been a few times where if we had done something else, we could have come out a little better, but who knows. I'm proud of my guys and can't thank them enough for their hard work. The event here this weekend was spectacular. The fans were just great. I hope we can keep coming back here."


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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race Results - Power, Chevrolet Win!
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 02:59 PM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race Results - Power, Chevrolet Win!



Team Penske IndyCar driver Will Power and his No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet has won the 2016 Kohler Grand Prix at the Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Team Penske IndyCar driver Will Power and his No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet has won the 2016 Kohler Grand Prix at the Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
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By Mike Sulka

Lots of fans and scenic background. Team Penske IndyCar driver Will Power and his No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet has won the 2016 Kohler Grand Prix at the Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. For Power, it is his second win of the season, 25th of his IndyCar career. It is also his 27th major open-wheel racing win.

Tony Kanaan was thrilled to get his first podium of the year, and 69th of his IndyCar career. It is also his 75th major open-wheel podium.

Graham Rahal picked up his second podium of the year, and 21st major open-wheel podium. Rahal was the best Honda powered finisher.

Ryan Hunter-Reay would finish fourth while Helio Castroneves would come home fifth.

Simon Pagenaud would drop eight positions over the final laps to finish 13th. His championship points lead is now 74 over Castroneves.

Recap - 50 Laps

Will Power led the 22 IndyCar field to the green flag at Road America, and IndyCars were once again racing at the historic circuit. If was a clean start as the full field made it through the first five turns - largely in tact. Except for a short spin by Jack Hawksworth, who was able to recover and return to the race.

At Lap five, the front of the field held the order as they qualified: Power, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Simon Pagenaud and Graham Rahal - who had passed Helio Castroneves at the start.

On Lap 6, Scott Dixon - running second in the race and championship - would slow as his IndyCar would pull off at Turn Five from a lose of power.

Two laps later, Rahal would get past Pagenaud to move up to third.

Power and Kanaan would pit on Lap 12, while Rahal and Pagenaud would continue one more lap. Rahal would leap frog Kanaan for second. Kanaan wouldn't have any part of it, catching Rahal and passing him back at Canada Corner.

After the second set of pitstops, the order would remain the same.

On Lap 32 and 33, Simon Pagenaud would slice his way forward first getting past Rahal, and then Kanaan. Each time, he would use his push-to-pass to make the move stick.

On Lap 39 - after most pitstops had been completed - Connor Daly's left rear suspension failed and sent him into the tire barriers outside of Turn One. The result brought out the only full-course caution of the day. Daly would walk away, but was clearly dejected after a very good run.

On Lap 44, the field would restart with Power (blacks) up front, Pagenaud (blacks), Kanaan (reds) and Rahal (reds) following. The order would stay the same until Kanaan would capture Pagenaud on Lap 46, and Rahal would follow Kanaan through.

Next up, the IndyCar series will be racing on the Iowa Speedway short oval. Its always a thriller.

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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race Preview & Starting Line-up - I Went To The Woods
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 08:11 AM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race Preview & Starting Line-up - I Went To The Woods



Henry David Thoreau spent two years, two months and two days roaming the woods around Walden Pond. He absorbed the natural beauty abounding in the trees. Above all else, Thoreau glorified the virtue of simple living and the importance of

Henry David Thoreau spent two years, two months and two days roaming the woods around Walden Pond. He absorbed the natural beauty abounding in the trees. Above all else, Thoreau glorified the virtue of simple living and the importance of "peace of mind".
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By Mike Sulka

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

- Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau spent two years, two months and two days roaming the woods around Walden Pond. He absorbed the natural beauty abounding in the trees. Above all else, Thoreau glorified the virtue of simple living and the importance of "peace of mind".

In doing so, he removed himself from the normal life of a nearby city. He reduced his material needs by living simply, and his reduced his burdens by decreasing his reliance on material possessions.

In some ways, it was the ultimate expression of his humanity. His mind, his soul, his position in life all dedicated to the pursuit of happiness, and peace by removing himself from everyday life.

Simplicity is a key in life.

Just two days, into my first journey to Road America, it was easy to see why fans and drivers loved this fantastic venue.

People searching and finding the ultimate experience and "peace of mind" by removing themselves from the normal day-to-day life. No work concerns. A little money. Each person finding their place on the wooded countryside. RVs, campers, tents, dogs, kids, families... They all arrived at Elkhart Lake to enjoy a thin piece of pavement winding up, and down the rolling hills. IndyCars were brought in, and the perfect touch was added to the ambiance.

Road America is "Road Racing at its best".

The ambiance was apparent before my arrival. The scenic beauty displayed while driving up I-43 during Friday morningís sunrise was magnificent. The farms, the barns, the local communities. The spectacular glimpses of Lake Michigan. The hay bales, the silos, a coffee shop meeting I observed at the local McDonalds.

Road America is one of the best parts of America.

On Fridays, when I arrive at a venue, I usually "walk" the venue. That means walking around the entire circuit. I try to look at the entry, and exit of each corner, and get a feel for the terrain. My Friday walk around Road America was amazing.

Let me re-phrase.. The hike.

If you really want to experience Road America bring your hiking boots. Climb the hills, walk back to the carousel, and view the exit of that fabulous turn from high on the hillside by the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex. Road America is 4.048 miles long. My two days only wet my appetite for adding this venue to my annual list of "required" venues.

Try doing the following at any other venue: Walk through the woods, and just listen. Listen to the IndyCars as they drive by. Listen, as they approach on your left (Turn 6). The cars rising to the apex of the hill. They turn and then accelerateÖ the engines hum fades as they descend through Hurry Downs towards Turn 8. Hold still. Continue to listen. As the IndyCars go around the Carousel, the intensity will again increase as the IndyCars race past on your right through Kettle Bottoms, and thunder into the distance towards Canada Corner.

In the woods, you canít see the car. The forest is thick. You can only hear the car. The engine resonance is broken up by singing birds and scurrying squirrels.

Welcome back to the 2016 IndyCar schedule. Road America is a special place.

Thousands of die-hard road racing fans have made the pilgrimage to Road America. And if their voices arenít loud enough, listen to the drivers.

Ryan Hunter-Reay expressed his thoughts about the remarkable venue, "This track is the best track in the United States of America, by far. This is what I'm so jealous about the European series ... It's such a rewarding race track and it's for sure the most fun, by far."

Tony Kanaan said, "I know we all keep saying it, but it's so nice to be back here on-track at Road America."

Add Graham Rahal's list to those who praise this track, "It's awesome to be here at Road America. On the out laps you see all the fans and it's spectacular. There are people everywhere and we can't thank (Verizon IndyCar Series) fans enough. This proves to everyone that has never been here what Road America is all about."

Just one visit by a fan, or one drive by a driver leads to the conclusion that this remarkable venue belongs on the IndyCar Schedule.

Forever.

No questions asked.

If you havenít been here, you need to cast aside all the material issues to experience the simple joys found here. It would be a tragedy to "discover that you had not lived" because you never visited Road America.

Road America is more than "outhouses and picnic tables". Road America is a tradition worth living year after year. Road America is worth passing on from generation to generation. Mario Andretti said it best, "(the) traditions and soul of the sport must have some value alongside business decisions."

With Road America on the IndyCar schedule, we can simply say that we have lived, and found our "peace of mind" in the woods of Road America.

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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race LIVE Streaming, Weather & TV Schedule
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 07:31 AM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Race LIVE Streaming, Weather & TV Schedule


By PaddockTalk.com Staff Writers

Today is round ten of the 2015 IndyCar season on the 4.048 road course at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The race coverage begins 1 PM ET and runs until 3 PM. The race will be shown LIVE in on NBCSN. Will Power is the pole sitter after qualifying up front on Saturday.

Today's options to enjoy the race includes LIVE streaming, live-timing and scoring, and more!

You can follow IndyCar streaming audio of on-track activity at indycar.com.

For LIVE TV, the NBCSN network begins coverage today at 12:30 PM ET and runs until 3:30 PM.

As for the rest of your options, you can check out live-timing. IndyCar.com is the best place for LIVE timing and scoring... racecontrol.indycar.com.

To listen live on your Verizon Android devices, Text Indy to 3406

There will be no LIVE video streaming, so if you can't find a TV with broadcast television, you'll have to resort to contraband streaming sites.

On Twitter, use the tag @IndyCar (#indycar)

The weather is going to be hot with temperatures in the upper-80s F at the start of the race, there is no chance of rain during the race.

Enjoy today's IndyCar race!

Stay tuned to paddocktalk.com for all of your IndyCar racing results, updates and coverage!


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2016 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying - Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 07:19 AM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying - Quotes


JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet): "The DeVilbiss Chevy ran well in qualifying. We're happy with it and as far as tomorrow's race, we don't feel like we need to make any changes. In practice earlier this morning, we had an issue with the engine, but we felt good about the car yesterday and we still feel good about it today."

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet): "We really did a lot of science projects out there with our setups to be honest, but in the end I was able to follow a little bit from my teammates and ended up working pretty well. The Hitachi car was good. We had a good pace, and we made some adjustments on the last qualifying run, and I'm not sure if it was the right direction or not. I just think the fans here are awesome. The race, to be honest, whatever happens happens, but just to have so many people here, I'm just excited. Obviously it's a high-speed track, you know, but anything can happen. But at this point I'm just glad we're back in this beautiful place."


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2016 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Power, Penske On Pole!
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 08:00 PM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Power, Penske On Pole!



Will Power and his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske crew took the Verizon P1 Award and will start on pole position in Sunday's KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America.

Will Power and his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske crew took the Verizon P1 Award and will start on pole position in Sunday's KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America.
Credit: PaddockTalk / Paul Hurley



It's not often that a Verizon IndyCar Series team puts one over on the competition, but Will Power and his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske crew did just that to win the Verizon P1 Award and will start on pole position in Sunday's KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America.

Power saved a fresh set of Firestone's faster alternate tires for the final segment of knockout qualifying - appropriately named the Firestone Fast Six - and laid down a lap of 1 minute, 42.2105 seconds (141.379 mph) to secure the top qualifying position. It is the 44th pole for the 35-year-old Australian, ranking fifth on the all-time Indy car list and pulling him within three of teammate Helio Castroneves for fourth place.

Power used the same set of the softer alternate tires in the first two qualifying segments, allowing him to hold back a new set for the final-round battle for the pole. The gamble paid off.

"If we lost pole in the (Firestone) Fast Six, it would look pretty bad because we had new tires," Power said. "But (Scott) Dixon was pretty quick and so was (Tony Kanaan), but (I'm) just stoked to be on pole.

"It's going to be a tough track to pass on. Obviously it's a tough track to save a lap of fuel as well, so I think there will be a lot of similar strategies. We're starting at the right end."

Power's pole position gives Team Penske 242 in Indy car competition - more than any other team - and is the organization's 499th in all forms of motorsports. The team is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.

Dixon, the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion, qualified second in the No. 9 Clorox Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams with a lap of 1:42.3759 (141.150 mph) on the historic 4.014-mile permanent road course that is hosting Indy cars for a 26th time but the first since 2007. Dixon, currently second to Team Penske's Simon Pagenaud in the point standings, equaled his best season starting position.

"Power did a hell of a job to use the used (set of tires) in Q2 and then obviously have a new tire for Q3, and to be honest I just messed up my lap," Dixon said. "It's crazy, on such a great track we still often go out together and get traffic, so I had to wave off the first lap and on the second lap I just lost two, three tenths in Turn 12, which cost us the pole. The car was super-fast and (I'm) just frustrated that we didn't get what I thought we should have been able to."

Kanaan, Dixon's teammate, was third in the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet (1:42.7279, 140.667 mph), with Pagenaud fourth in the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevy (1:42.8573, 140.490 mph). Row 3 of the 22-car starting grid was filled by Castroneves in the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevy (1:42.9449, 140.370 mph) and Graham Rahal in the No. 15 Gehl/D-A Lubricant Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (1:43.7782, 139.243 mph).

All the drivers who reached the Firestone Fast Six have raced Indy cars at Road America before, which Rahal believes provided an advantage.

"I think it does," Rahal said. "Just doing laps and that sort of thing is good for everybody, for sure.

"But this weekend, I've got to tell you, I haven't raced on a racetrack this difficult in a long time because it seems like every time this track gives you a little something different. It's just always a challenge."

A trio of Verizon IndyCar Series rookies notched career-best qualifying efforts today. Max Chilton qualified seventh (1:42.7519, 140.634 mph) in the No. 8 Gallagher Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, Conor Daly was ninth (1:43.1073, 140.149 mph) in the No. 18 Jonathan Byrd's Hospitality Honda for Dale Coyne Racing and Spencer Pigot 17th in the No. 20 Fuzzy's Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet (1:43.6432, 139.424 mph). Alexander Rossi, the rookie who won last month's 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, qualified 16th.

Pagenaud takes an 80-point lead into Sunday's 50-lap race. Live coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.


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2016 Road America: IndyCar Saturday - Notebook
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 07:56 PM
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Newgarden helps launch children's book at Road America

Josef Newgarden is an inspiration this weekend at Road America as he battles a fractured right clavicle and fracture in his right hand to compete in the KOHLER Grand Prix.

The 25-year-old Verizon IndyCar Series driver is also inspiring children with this weekend's release of "Josef, The Indy Car Driver," a children's book authored and illustrated by Chris Workman with Newgarden as the subject. The 50-page book traces Newgarden's story of rising from the karting ranks to being an Indy car driver, with the goal of teaching kids about motorsports and piquing their interest in the sport.

Workman and Newgarden held book signings Friday and this morning at the Road America Paddock Shop, where the book is available.

"The book is all about Josef and his real story, but with a little added context about the sport," said Workman, who previously authored a book about a father and son's trip to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. "There aren't any books out right now for kids explaining INDYCAR - how it works, what it's like to be a driver. So the book is designed to do that.


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Firestone 600 Completion Plan Announced
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 07:20 AM
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Firestone 600 Completion Plan Announced


INDYCAR has announced its plan for resuming the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway that was suspended June 12 after completing 71 of its scheduled 248 laps. The Verizon IndyCar Series race will be completedAug. 27.

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2016 Road America: IndyCar Practice Two Results - Rahal runs up front
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 07:18 PM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Practice Two Results - Rahal runs up front



Graham Rahal posted the overall fastest lap in the second of today's two 75-minute practice sessions

Graham Rahal posted the overall fastest lap in the second of today's two 75-minute practice sessions
Credit: PaddockTalk / Paul Hurley



To a driver, everyone in the Verizon IndyCar Series is giddy over the return to Road America. But following a day full of practice for Sunday's KOHLER Grand Prix, they all realize how much work lies in front of them.

Graham Rahal posted the overall fastest lap in the second of today's two 75-minute practice sessions on the 4.014-mile permanent road course steeped in Indy car lore, with a time of 1 minute, 43.0224 seconds (140.265 mph) in the No. 15 Gehl/D-A Lubricant Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Will Power was second quick at 1:43.1608 (140.076 mph) in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.

The 50-lap race Sunday will be the 26th for Indy cars at Road America but first since 2007 - Rahal's rookie year and the second full season for Power. While most teams have tested on the circuit since the race was announced last summer, deciphering the intricacies of the longest track on the schedule with its high speeds and high tire wear are a work in progress.

"The car feels decent," said Rahal, who finished third in the '07 race. "I've got a little work to do, everybody does. As you can see, it's pretty tough out there right now, pretty slippery, different types of rubber being laid down. It's tricky.


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2016 Road America: IndyCar Friday Notebook
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 07:03 PM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Friday Notebook


Indy car experience helps drivers succeed at Le Mans

Verizon IndyCar Series drivers experienced resounding success in last weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance sports car race. It's a testament, say those who competed, to the depth of talent within the INDYCAR paddock.

KVSH Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais was part of the historic winning Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT team in the GTE Pro class, with Ganassi Indy car driver Scott Dixon co-driving the third-place Ford GT. Townsend Bell, who finished 21st in May's Indianapolis 500, co-drove the winning Ferrari in GTE Am. Mikhail Aleshin of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports placed seventh in the LMP2 class.

During a media availability today at Road America to discuss their Le Mans experience, the drivers said they aren't surprised with their achievements. Bourdais, a native of Le Mans, who had finished runner-up three times in the prestigious race, credited the weekly push he receives from fellow Verizon IndyCar Series drivers with making them better in "one-off" competitions in other racing disciplines.


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2016 Road America: IndyCar Practice - Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:47 PM
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2016 Road America: IndyCar Practice - Quotes


JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet): "The DeVilbiss Chevrolet was much better during the second practice. We tried a few things and went in a different direction than from the first practice. We gained on it and we feel pretty strong going into qualifying tomorrow."

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet): "I think we're in good shape with the Hitachi Chevrolet. We tried several things and learned a lot. I'm confident that we'll be good for qualifying tomorrow. I haven't raced here in some time, so getting the rhythm was important today along with finding good balance with the car."


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Firestone 600 completion plan announced
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 05:51 PM
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Firestone 600 completion plan announced


INDYCAR has announced its plan for resuming the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway that was suspended June 12 after completing 71 of its scheduled 248 laps. The Verizon IndyCar Series race will be completed Aug. 27.

The No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda driven by Conor Daly and No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet driven by Josef Newgarden will not be permitted to participate in the continuation due to the extensive chassis and engine damage each sustained in a crash on Lap 42. James Hinchcliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is the race leader after 71 laps.

Cars continuing in the race will be permitted to use the chassis and engine of their choice for the completion day. Tire allotment and fuel quantity for the completion are yet to be determined.


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Josef Newgarden Medical Update
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 24, 2016 - 05:46 PM
IndyCar News
Josef Newgarden Medical Update


Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden has been cleared to participate in Fridayís practice sessions for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America.

Newgarden will be re-evaluated following practice to determine a course of action for the remainder of the race weekend. Should Newgarden not be able to participate in the KOHLER Grand Prix, Ed Carpenter Racing will have JR Hildebrand at Road America to drive the No. 21 Direct Supply Chevrolet.


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