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· From the battlefield to the race track, Israeli Alon Day has seen it all (Aug 25, 2016)
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2016 Mid-Ohio: IndyCar Race Results - Pagenaud, Penske Win!

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Simon Pagenaud has won the IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio.

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2016 Mid-Ohio: IndyCar Starting Line-up & Race Preview

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Will Power will start second, but could win today!

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2016 Mid-Ohio: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Pagenaud On Pole

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Simon Pagenaud has taken the Pole at Mid-Ohio.

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

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Lots of fans and scenic background. Team Penske IndyCar driver Will Power and his No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet has won…

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

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Henry David Thoreau spent two years, two months and two days roaming the woods around Walden Pond. He absorbed the…

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

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Will Power and his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske crew took the Verizon P1 Award and will start on pole…

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2016 Road America: IndyCar Practice Two Results - Rahal runs up front

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To a driver, everyone in the Verizon IndyCar Series is giddy over the return to Road America. But following a…

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2016 Detroit (Race Two): IndyCar Race Results - Power, Chevrolet Win!

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Will Power and his No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar has won the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit at the Detroit…

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2016 Detroit: IndyCar Race Results - Bourdais, Chevrolet Win!

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Sebastien Bourdais wins Dual One in Detroit!

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2016 Indianapolis (Indy 500): IndyCar Race Results - Rossi, Honda In Dramatic Win!

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· 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features continuity, addition of Gateway (Aug 25, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: IndyCar Race Results - Win by Power tightens championship race (Aug 22, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono 500: IndyCar Starting Line-Up & Race Preview (Aug 21, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Aleshin Makes History With Pole (Aug 20, 2016)
· Racing world mourns death of Bryan Clauson (Aug 08, 2016)
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2015 : Formula One Grand Prix Schedule
# Date Race Winner/Time (*)
1 Mar 15 Australian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
2 Mar 29 Malaysia Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari
3 Apr 12 Chinese Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
4 Apr 19 Bahrain Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
5 May 10 Spanish Grand Prix Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
6 May 24 Monaco Grand Prix Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
7 Jun 7 Canadian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
8 Jun 21 Austrian Grand Prix Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
9 Jul 5 British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
10 Jul 26 Hungarian Grand Prix 8:00 AM
11 Aug 23 Belgian Grand Prix 8:00 AM
12 Sep 6 Italian Grand Prix 8:00 AM
13 Sep 20 Singapore Grand Prix 8:00 AM
14 Sep 27 Japanese Grand Prix 1:00 AM
15 Oct 11 Russian Grand Prix 7:00 AM
16 Oct 25 United States Grand Prix 3:00 PM
17 Nov 1 Mexican Grand Prix 2:00 PM
18 Nov 15 Brazilian Grand Prix 11:00 AM
19 Nov 29 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 8:00 AM

*All times are in ET





2015 : Formula One Drivers Standings
Pos Driver CTY Team Points
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 194
2 Nico Rosberg GER MERCEDES 177
3 Sebastian Vettel GER FERRARI 135
4 Valtteri Bottas FIN WILLIAMS 77
5 Kimi Raikkonen FIN FERRARI 76
6 Felipe Massa BRA WILLIAMS 74
7 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 36
8 Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull 27
9 Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India 24
10 Romain Grosjean FRA LOTUS 17
11 Felipe Nasr BRA SAUBER 16
12 Sergio Perez MEX Force India 15
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
19 Roberto Merhi ESP MARUSSIA 0
20 Will Stevens GBR MARUSSIA 0



Date Announced For Phoenix Raceway 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Race
Posted by: newsla on Friday, August 26, 2016 - 06:07 AM
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Date Announced For Phoenix Raceway 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Race


Following the announcement of INDYCAR and the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, Phoenix International Raceway is pleased to announce the return of the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix on Saturday, April 29, 2017 under the lights. Phoenix will mark the fourth race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, with all events on the schedule set to be broadcast by longstanding television partners ABC and NBCSN.

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IndyCar, Watkins Glen International Announce Multi-Year Extension
Posted by: newsla on Friday, August 26, 2016 - 06:05 AM
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IndyCar, Watkins Glen International Announce Multi-Year Extension


Watkins Glen International is officially New York’s home for INDYCAR racing once again.

In a joint announcement made at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup, INDYCAR President Jay Frye, and INDYCAR driver Will Power confirmed that the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the historic circuit in 2017 and beyond.

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101st Indianapolis 500, Angie's List Grand Prix Of Indianapolis Highlighting 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series May Schedule
Posted by: newsla on Friday, August 26, 2016 - 06:02 AM
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101st Indianapolis 500, Angie's List Grand Prix Of Indianapolis Highlighting 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series May Schedule


The Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will again be filled with the roars of engines from the cars and stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017.

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2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features continuity, addition of Gateway
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 06:15 PM
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2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features continuity, addition of Gateway


INDYCAR announced the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule today, a 17-race season that provides continuity, adds a new event at Gateway Motorsports Park and confirms a multi-year agreement with Watkins Glen International. The series calendar features the return of all venues on the 2016 schedule and consists of a total of six events on ovals, six on permanent road courses and five on temporary street circuits.

INDYCAR experienced a 38 percent growth in both television ratings and viewership from 2013 to 2015 and the same numbers are up this season by a total of 7 percent compared to this time last year. Attendance at INDYCAR events is also on the rise, with six events this season drawing crowds at or near record highs.


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Matt Mindrum to join IMS in Senior Leadership Role
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 06:10 AM
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Matt Mindrum to join IMS in Senior Leadership Role


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today that Matt Mindrum will serve as Vice President of Marketing and Communications, leading all promotional efforts at the Racing Capital of the World. Mindrum is currently the Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Butler University and will join the IMS team on Sept. 19.

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HHGREGG Announces Multi-Year Extension With Andretti Autosport
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 05:29 PM
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HHGREGG Announces Multi-Year Extension With Andretti Autosport


Reigning Indianapolis 500 champions Andretti Autosport and hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) announced a multi-year partnership today for the Indianapolis-based company to serve as the lead, co-primary sponsor for Marco Andretti and the No. 27 Honda-powered entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and as a team-wide sponsor across all Andretti Autosport IndyCar entries beginning in 2017.

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2016 Pocono: IndyCar Race - Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 06:14 PM
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2016 Pocono: IndyCar Race - Quotes


JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 Penske Trucks Chevrolet): "The hum by Verizon ran well for most of the race. We had some problems with understeer and that made for a tough day. Things didn't turn out the way we would have liked it to, as we definitely hoped for better results. I'm very proud of the team and how they pulled together the whole weekend and throughout today. We will continue to hold our heads up and look towards the next race in Texas."

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet): "Inside the car, I was actually more protected than what it looked like. Sometime people don't realize the Verizon IndyCar series are so much about safety and today is the proof of that. Very glad that nobody got hurt. It's just a shame. The Hitachi Chevy was really having a good day and we just had another good pit stop when I was coming out of the pits. All of a sudden there was a car on top of me. It was a little strange to be honest. The Team Penske guys worked really hard to try and fix the car but there was a lot of damage. It's certainly unfortunate because this will hurt us in the championship battle but our team will never give up. We'll move on to Texas where, fortunately, we've had a lot of success."


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2016 Pocono: IndyCar Race Results - Win by Power tightens championship race
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 06:13 PM
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2016 Pocono: IndyCar Race Results - Win by Power tightens championship race


It's a whole new race for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. By winning today's ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, Team Penske's Will Power claimed his fourth victory of the season and closed within 20 points of the top of the standings.

Power held off Verizon P1 Award pole winner Mikhail Aleshin by 1.1459 seconds on the 2.5-mile "Tricky Triangle" oval to also collect the 29th win of his Indy car career. It tied him with a pair of Team Penske greats for 11th on the all-time victory list - Rick Mears and Helio Castroneves.

"I love winning 500-mile races and this is one of the toughest ovals that we race on," said Power, whose other 500-mile victory came in the 2013 season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

The 200-lap race was delayed a day after heavy rain Sunday forced its postponement. Starting eighth, Power gradually moved his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to the front, not taking his first lead until Lap 64.

"The car started off really, really difficult to drive," said the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion, who led 55 laps on the day, including the last 36. "We adjusted on it all day and, for the second half of the race, the car was just awesome."

Meanwhile, points leader Simon Pagenaud crashed out of the race on Lap 158 in the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, finishing 18th, and saw his cushion trimmed by 38 points with three races remaining on the 2016 schedule - the completion of the rain-suspended Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Aug. 27, the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen on Sept. 4 and the double-points GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sept. 18.

"We are chipping away at it and obviously there is still a lot to go," said Power, who sat out the season opener at St. Petersburg with an inner-ear infection but ran his string of finishing first or second to the last six completed races. "Now we will give it everything. We will give it everything because we really want to win this championship."

Runner-up Aleshin led a race-high and career-high 87 laps in equaling his career-best finish. The driver of the No. 7 SMP Racing Schmidt Peterson Honda shadowed Power over the closing 18 laps but couldn't make the pass for the lead.

"I'm very proud of my team and everyone who works on the SMP Racing car No. 7," said Aleshin, the first Russian driver to win an Indy car pole position. "They did a fantastic job today and it paid off. Will was just faster in the end and I couldn't do anything with him.

"When I was catching him, I almost put my car into the wall a couple of times but I still couldn't overtake him. He has a fair win, for sure, but I'm happy to be in second place because we had some difficult moments this race and this year, so this is a good position to move forward."

Ryan Hunter-Reay, winner of the 2015 ABC Supply 500, charged from last place on the starting grid to finish third. Hunter-Reay moved into the lead by Lap 49 and ran up front until an electronics malfunction in his No. 28 DHL Honda on Lap 163 dropped him a lap down. The Andretti Autosport driver got back on the lead lap during the last caution period and raced from 12th place to third over the final 20 laps.

"I had to come through the field twice and that is heartbreaking for us," Hunter-Reay said. "This is the type of year it has been, really heartbreaking. The No. 28 DHL Honda really deserved to be in contention for the win there at the end.

"I was going through Turn 2 and (the car) just shut off. I (power) cycled the car once and nothing happened, then I came into the pits and power cycled it again - turned it off, on - and then it refired and we were a lap down. I had to come through the field twice, but the car was a rocket ship. It's a shame."

2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi, three-time Indy 500 winner Castroneves and Charlie Kimball were involved in a pit-lane incident on Lap 64. As Rossi was exiting his pit, his car made contact with Kimball, who was entering his pit. Rossi's car was launched over the top of Castroneves.

None of the drivers was injured. Kimball continued and finished 15th, while the contact ended the day for Castroneves and Rossi in 18th and 19th, respectively. Also uninjured was Takuma Sato, who crashed in Turn 1 on the opening lap and finished 22nd.

The Firestone 600 will pick up on Lap 72 of a scheduled 248 at Texas Motor Speedway on Aug. 27. Live race coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.


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ABC Supply 500 postponed until Monday by rain
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 08:53 PM
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ABC Supply 500 postponed until Monday by rain


About the only thing to slow Mikhail Aleshin this weekend at Pocono Raceway is Mother Nature.

Heavy rain this afternoon forced postponement of the ABC Supply 500 at the "Tricky Triangle" until noon ET Monday (NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network). The green flag for the 200-lap race on the 2.5-mile oval is scheduled to wave at 12:09 p.m. The forecast for Monday calls for sunny skies and a high temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

The delay forces Aleshin, who Saturday became the first Russian driver in Indy car annals to win a pole position, to wait an extra day to lead the 22-car field to the green flag.


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2016 Pocono 500: IndyCar Starting Line-Up & Race Preview
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 08:37 AM
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2016 Pocono 500: IndyCar Starting Line-Up & Race Preview


By Mike Sulka

Welcome to round 13 of the 2016 IndyCar championship schedule, the Pocono IndyCar 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Scott Dixon won the 2013 event, which was the first IndyCar race at the track since 1989 (CART).

Pocono Raceway was track was built in 1968. It has 14 degree banking in Turn One, 8 degree banking in Turn Two, and 6 degree banking in Turn 3. The straights are flat at two degree banking and very long. The frontstretch is 3740 feet with a backstretch of 3055 feet. The shortstetch is still 1780 feet. The pavement was re-done in 2011. In all, the track seats nearly 77,000.

Pocono is the fastest track outside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where the infamous Indianapolis 500 is hosted.

Yesterday, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) driver Mikhail Aleshin took the Pole during qualifying with Josef Newgarden starting along side. Newgarden has an oval win at Iowa this season.

Takuma Sato and Helio Castroneves were third and fourth quick respectively. Each driver has a win this season, but neither win was on an oval. Neither driver has a win this season.

While there is no obvious pick today, we are going to go with Josef Newgarden for his second win of the season.

Should the pick fail us, keep an eye Graham Rahal who is starting mid-pack, and Ryan Hunter-Reay who was unable to post a time in qualifying and won here last year!

Enjoy today's 2016 IndyCar Pocono 500.

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2016 Pocono: IndyCar Race LIVE Streaming, Weather & TV Schedule
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 08:28 AM
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2016 Pocono: IndyCar Race LIVE Streaming, Weather & TV Schedule


By PaddockTalk.com Staff Writers

Today is round thirteen of the 2016 IndyCar season on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway tri-oval in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The race coverage begins 3PM ET and runs until 6:30 PM. The race will be shown LIVE on NBCSN. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) driver Mikhail Aleshin 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 3PM ET and runs until 6:30 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), #Pocono500

The weather today is predicting cloudy skies with an 85% rain during the race and until 6PM tonight. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s.

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 Pocono: IndyCar - Saturday Notebook
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 07:14 AM
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2016 Pocono: IndyCar - Saturday Notebook


INDYCAR paddock honors memory of Wilson and Clauson

Justin Wilson may be gone but he is certainly not forgotten in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

The affable Englishman, who died from injuries sustained in the 2015 ABC Supply 500, is being remembered throughout the Pocono Raceway paddock this weekend. At the behest of INDYCAR television partner NBCSN - and, in particular, producer Terry Lingner - officials, team members and fans donned pairs of Justin Wilson tribute socks today.

In addition, at the suggestion of Andretti Autosport, the last team for which Wilson drove, on every timing stand antenna in pit lane this weekend, the British "Union Jack" flag flies at half-mast to honor the fallen driver.

The socks are from USWAG, a company Wilson and partner Michael Waddell started in early 2015. The company, an officially licensed INDYCAR supplier, also makes socks in the colors of other Verizon IndyCar Series drivers as well as English Premier League soccer, colleges and high schools.


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2016 Pocono: IndyCar Qualifying - Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 05:36 PM
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2016 Pocono: IndyCar Qualifying - Quotes


JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet): "I think we did the best we could in qualifying. I had a moment there in Turn 1 on the first lap so it was good to make it through OK, especially after this morning. It's a shame because I think we had a really good car here earlier and we were just trying to push too hard on cold tires in the practice and hit the wall. What a great job by Team Penske and the No. 2 team to get the backup car ready for qualifying so I have to say thanks to them. We'll be working in the practice tonight to get the car dialed in so we're ready to race tomorrow."

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet): "I'm very happy with the result. The Hitachi Chevy was good this morning and that continued into the afternoon. We did get some luck with the cloud cover that cooled the track down. We haven't had a lot of good luck this year; maybe it's starting to change. I wasn't really expecting fourth, but I'll certainly take it. Now, we'll get some more work in later at practice."


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2016 Pocono: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Aleshin Makes History With Pole
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 05:34 PM
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2016 Pocono: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Aleshin Makes History With Pole


Mikhail Aleshin made Indy car history, becoming the first Russian driver to win a pole position in Verizon P1 Award qualifying for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.

The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver averaged 220.445 mph over two laps in the No. 7 SMP Racing Honda to collect his first pole in his 31st career Verizon IndyCar Series start. Aleshin will lead the field to the green flag for the 200-lap marathon on the 2.5-mile "Tricky Triangle" oval in what will be the 13th race to be completed on the 16-race schedule (3 p.m. ET Sunday, NBCSN and Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network).

"It's obviously very difficult to explain what I feel now," the reserved 29-year-old from Moscow said. "It's a lot of emotions definitely. It's my first pole in INDYCAR and I am so happy to bring the No. 7 SMP Racing car up there.

"The team did an amazing job. We had a couple of moments in Turn 1, but I decided to keep it flat and see what would happen. (Hitting) the wall didn't happen, but pole position happened. Amazing."

Aleshin led a contingent of the top five qualifiers representing five teams. Also, in fitting with the ongoing 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, today's top six qualifiers hail from six nations.

American Josef Newgarden, currently fourth in the point standings, qualified second at 220.195 mph in the No. 21 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka/ECR Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing. It continued strong showings for Newgarden on superspeedway ovals in 2016. He qualified and finished third at the 100th Indianapolis 500 in May and qualified fifth and was running up front at the rain-suspended Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway in June when he was involved in a crash.

Newgarden believed he could have won the pole today had he not asked for a setup change just before qualifying.

"I think where we rolled out with would have been enough," Newgarden said. "It's my fault that we changed it. I'm disappointed about that. You always want the pole. We have a great chemistry and group with our people, but sometimes I mess up.

"Congrats to Mikhail, great job by him. We didn't have enough today, but tomorrow is what counts."

Takuma Sato will start third in the No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Honda (220.067) - the best qualifying effort for the Japanese driver since he won the pole for the second Chevrolet Dual in Detroit race in 2014. Brazil's Helio Castroneves will start next to Sato in Row 2 after logging two laps at an average of 219.781 mph in the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet.

"Very, very happy about our qualifying run," Sato said. "We had a very good baseline car. We tested here a couple weeks ago, which helped massively, and we gained a good understanding for the strong superspeedway package that Honda worked so hard on and it looks like we have a pretty strong car."

Row 3 will consist of Colombia's Carloz Munoz in the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda (219.647) and Canada's James Hinchcliffe, Aleshin's teammate in the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda (219.463).

Verizon IndyCar Series championship leader Simon Pagenaud qualified 14th in the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet (217.721). Pagenaud holds a 58-point lead over teammate Will Power, who qualified eighth in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevy (218.617).

Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won the 2015 ABC Supply 500, was uninjured in a crash during morning practice but his car - the same chassis that won the 2014 Indianapolis 500 - could not be repaired in time to make a qualifying attempt. Hunter-Reay will start the race in 22nd position in the No. 28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport.

Two other drivers - Charlie Kimball and Juan Pablo Montoya - also crashed in morning practice but were able to make qualifying attempts. Montoya, the 2014 Pocono winner, will start 15th in the No. 2 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet and Kimball 16th in the No. 83 Tresiba Chevy.

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2016 Pocono Q&A: IndyCar - Team Penske Drivers
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 03:38 PM
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2016 Pocono Q&A: IndyCar - Team Penske Drivers


TEAM PENSKE DRIVERS Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet; Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet and Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 Menards Chevrolet met with member of the media at Pocono Raceway. Full transcript:

THE MODERATOR: We'll get started with our morning media availability with some of the Team Penske drivers.

We're joined by Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power, and the championship leader driver Simon Pagenaud.

Juan, we'll start with you. Obviously not the way you wanted to end the session today. Tell us what happened.

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA: Just on cold tires. Simon was coming. We just misjudged the situation, make sure we didn't get in Simon's way. We tried to hurry up. It was cold tires, that was it.


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Team Reports
· 2016 Texas (Resume): Chevrolet IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 26, 2016)
· 2016 Texas (Resume): Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 24, 2016)
· 2016 Texas (Resumed): Graham Rahal IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 24, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Alexander Rossi IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 23, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 23, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 23, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: James Hinchcliffe IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 23, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Josef Newgarden IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 23, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 23, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 23, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 21, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 21, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 21, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 21, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Josef Newgarden IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 21, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 19, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 18, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 17, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 17, 2016)
· 2016 Pocono: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 17, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 01, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 01, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 01, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 01, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: James Hinchcliffe IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 01, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Graham Rahal IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 01, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 31, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 31, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 31, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Graham Rahal IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 31, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 31, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Practice Recap (Jul 30, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Practice Recap (Jul 30, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Graham Rahal IndyCar Practice Recap (Jul 30, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Race Preview (Jul 29, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Preview (Jul 28, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Race Preview (Jul 27, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Graham Rahal IndyCar Race Preview (Jul 27, 2016)
· 2016 Mid-Ohio: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Preview (Jul 26, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Alexander Rossi IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: James Hinchcliffe IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Graham Rahal IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 17, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Josef Newgarden IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 17, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 17, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 17, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Graham Rahal IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 17, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Graham Rahal IndyCar Practice Recap (Jul 16, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Practice Recap (Jul 16, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Practice Recap (Jul 16, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Preview (Jul 15, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Race Preview (Jul 14, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Race Preview (Jul 13, 2016)
· 2016 Toronto: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Preview (Jul 13, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: James Hinchcliffe IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 11, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: Graham Rahal IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 11, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: Alexander Rossi IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 11, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 11, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 11, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 11, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 11, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 10, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 10, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 10, 2016)
· 2016 Iowa: Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jul 10, 2016)


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