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2017 Road America: IndyCar Race Results - Dixon, Ganassi Win!

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Scott Dixon took the IndyCar win at Road America.

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2017 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Castroneves, Penske On Pole!

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Helio Castroneves takes IndyCar pole at 2017 Road America!

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2017 Detroit (Race 2): IndyCar Race Results - Rahal, Honda Two-for-Two!

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Graham Rahal has completed the weekend sweep at Belle Isle!

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2017 Detroit (Race 1): IndyCar Race Results - Rahal, Honda Win!

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Graham Rahal has won the first race of the weekend on Belle Isle!

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2017 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Race Results - Sato, Honda Win!

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Takuma Sato has won the 2017 Indianapolis 500.

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2017 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Carb Day Results - Castroneves, Penske Fastest!

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33 Drivers will be gunning for the Borg on Sunday!

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2017 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Second Monday Results - Chilton Fastest!

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Scott Dixon was fast again today after taking Pole yesterday.

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2017 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Saturday Qualifying Results - Carpenter, Chevrolet On Provisional Pole!

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Ed Carpenter and his No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet put up the best four-lap qualifying average of the day…

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2017 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Fast Friday Practice Results - Bourdais, Honda at 233.116 MPH!

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Former Formula One F1 driver Sebastien Bourdais and his No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda IndyCar was fastest today with…

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2017 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Practice Four Results - Howard, Honda Top 226.7 Mph!

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Jay Howard and his No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda went fastest on the fourth day of Indianapolis 500 practice…

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2017 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Practice Three Results - Carpenter Fastest! IndyCars Slower

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2017 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Practice One Results - Andretti Fastest!

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2017 Indianapolis GP: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Power, Penske on Pole!

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Team Penske reached a milestone at the INDYCAR Grand Prix today, earning its 250th pole position in Indy car history.

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2017 St. Pete: IndyCar Race Results - Bourdais, Coyne, Honda Win!

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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

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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



2017 Road America: IndyCar Race Results - Dixon, Ganassi Win!
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 06:06 PM
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2017 Road America: IndyCar Race Results - Dixon, Ganassi Win!



Scott Dixon took the IndyCar win at Road America.

Scott Dixon took the IndyCar win at Road America.
Credit: PaddockTalk / Paul Hurley



One outstanding prize eluding Scott Dixon in his illustrious Indy car career was a win at Road America's picturesque and lightning-fast permanent road course. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver checked that box today, winning the KOHLER Grand Prix.

Dixon crossed the finish line 0.5779 of a second ahead of Team Penske's Josef Newgarden to earn the 41st win of his impressive career. It moved the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion within one victory of tying Michael Andretti for third on the all-time list. It's also the 13th straight season Dixon has won at least one race, extending his Indy car record.

"We raced as hard as we could," Dixon said. "We had a little bit of luck go our way, we had good strategy, the pit stops were fantastic. These are the days you have to capitalize on.

"This is huge for Honda at a track that doesn't suit our configuration, but the power and the (fuel) mileage really performed today. I'm just happy to be in the winner's circle for the first time this year. At Road America, that's mega."

Driving the No. 9 NTT Data Honda, Dixon started fifth and made what wound up the decisive pass of the day on Lap 31. Relying on his softer Firestone alternate tires, Dixon zoomed past Newgarden, using the primary tire compound, on a restart and into the lead heading into Turn 1 on the 4.014-mile, 14-turn circuit.

"I think strategy-wise we definitely played it right with going to the red (alternate) tires at that point," Dixon said. "The (primary) blacks definitely take a bit longer to come up, to get the grip that you need.

"Josef gave me the room. He obviously had a moment which made it pretty close and pretty tight with the way his car slid, but we both got through there. With other people, you probably wouldn't have pulled that off. It was nice to race clean with Josef today."

Dixon led 24 of the last 25 laps to win for the first time at Road America in his fourth start on the track named by most Verizon IndyCar Series drivers as their favorite road course. Dixon has now won on 11 of the 16 circuits on this year's schedule.

His first win of 2017 allowed Dixon to stretch his championship lead to 34 points over last year's titlist, Simon Pagenaud. It also makes Dixon the eighth different driver to win in 10 races this season, another indicator of the ultra-high level of competition within the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Team Penske drivers finished second through fifth in the 55-lap race. Trailing Newgarden across the finish line were Helio Castroneves (No. 3 REV Group Team Penske Chevrolet) in third place, Pagenaud (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet) in fourth and Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet) in fifth.

"It stings a little bit coming home second when you feel like you have a winning car," said Newgarden, who started third in the No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet. "Scott was great today, so was Ganassi Racing. Those guys did a great job, certainly very deserving of the win. But that's tough coming up a little bit short.

"I felt like when the caution came out and we were on the primary tires, Helio and Scott had the alternates, I thought this is probably not going to be very good on the restart," Newgarden added. "It was hard to get temperature in them to get up to speed for the restart."

Dixon, with eight top-six finishes in the first 10 races, has totaled 379 points through 10 races. Pagenaud is second in the standings with 345, Road America pole sitter Castroneves third at 342, Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato fourth with 323 and Newgarden fifth at 318.

Sato, battling a painful strained neck muscle, lost control of his No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda on Lap 29 and hit the barrier in Turn 11, bringing out the first full-course caution. Tony Kanaan, in the No. 10 NTT Data Honda, crashed in the same area on Lap 46 after making light contact with the No. 98 NAPA Auto Parts/Curb Honda of Alexander Rossi. Kanaan was making his Indy car-record 275th consecutive race start.

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2017 Road America: IndyCar Race - Driver Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 05:57 PM
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2017 Road America: IndyCar Race - Driver Quotes


SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion): "It's a little disappointing that a Team Penske car didn't win today, but no complaints about the No. 1 Menards Chevy. Congratulations to the (Scott) Dixon team. They did a great job. We did all that we could do. There were a lot of different tire strategies in play. We were one of the few teams that started on blacks and it worked for us. We just never had the opportunity to get around some cars and make more noise. In the end, it was a good day for us. It's an honor to carry the Menards name in the Midwest. The fan support was fantastic again this year."

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet): "You can't predict (yellow flags) and I think our strategy was spot on. We were doing what we needed to do to stay out front there all day, but you just can't predict those yellows, and some days they fall your way and some days they don't. Today they didn't fall our way. (Scott) Dixon and the whole Ganassi team did a great job and they deserved to win with the job they did. I felt good about what we had and we had four strong Chevrolets all weekend with Team Penske. It stings a bit that we didn't get the win because of how good this car was all weekend. We looked good and you couldn't miss us. We had the fastest lap which was pretty cool and I am just proud of all our guys. Just disappointed we couldn't get it done."


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2017 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Castroneves, Penske On Pole!
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 08:28 PM
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2017 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Castroneves, Penske On Pole!



Helio Castroneves takes IndyCar pole at 2017 Road America!

Helio Castroneves takes IndyCar pole at 2017 Road America!
Credit: PaddockTalk / Paul Hurley



Helio Castroneves reached a level a select few have achieved in Indy car history by taking the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America.

Castroneves collected the landmark 50th pole position of his Indy car career by running a lap of 1 minute, 41.3007 seconds (142.649 mph) in the Firestone Fast Six, the last of three rounds of knockout qualifying on the 4.014-mile, 14-turn permanent road course in east-central Wisconsin. The driver of the No. 3 REV Group Team Penske Chevrolet broke a tie for third on the all-time list with Bobby Unser, leaving Castroneves behind only Mario Andretti (67) and A.J. Foyt (53) atop the Indy car career poles chart.

"Our REV Group car was really on rails, especially when we started laying down laps in the end with the new red Firestone (alternate) tires," Castroneves said. "The car was really, really good.

"When we saved the tires till the end, we made some adjustments that were just perfect, just perfect. ... I was able to lay down a good lap."

Castroneves led a Team Penske sweep of the top four qualifying positions. Joining him on the front row in Sunday's race will be Will Power, whose lap of 1:41.3611 (142.564 mph) in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet puts the defending Road America race winner on the first row for the third time in four career starts at the track.

"Really happy to be on the front row," said Power, who led 46 of 50 laps to win from the pole a year ago at Road America. "Obviously to be clipped by the old guy (Castroneves) just there on the line, (by) six-hundredths (of a second) - he gets faster as he gets older, like wine, matured."

Josef Newgarden qualified third in the No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet (1:41.6608, 142.143 mph), with reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud fourth in the No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet (1:42.0385, 141.617 mph). It marked the fourth time that Team Penske has swept the top four qualifying positions for an Indy car race, with Castroneves' pole the 251st in team history.

"We've all been fast all weekend," said Newgarden, who equaled his season-best qualifying performance. "We knew it was going to be tough to beat us top four. What is good, we've kind of had the top four spots with all of us all weekend. We wanted to make sure we continued that in qualifying and the race. Luckily, we didn't really drop in performance, so that was good."

Scott Dixon remained the only Verizon IndyCar Series driver to reach the Firestone Fast Six at every event where it's been held this season. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver qualified fifth in the No. 9 NTT Data Honda (1:42.9308, 140.389 mph). Graham Rahal will start sixth in the No. 15 GEHL / D-A Lubricant Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (1:45.0464, 137.562 mph).

Marco Andretti set a season-best qualifying performance on a road or street course and will start eighth in the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda (1:42.8614, 140.484 mph). Mikhail Aleshin, forced to miss practice Friday while settling visa issues to allow him to travel to the United States, was back in the No. 7 SMP Racing Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda today and qualified 19th (1:43.8891, 139.094 mph).

"I'm happy to be here," said the Russian driver who had been stuck in France following last week's 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. "I'm happy I got the visa. I'm happy to race for this team, in this series, in this country."

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2017 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying - Driver Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 08:22 PM
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2017 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying - Driver Quotes


SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion): "It's a great day for the team. I think it's Helio's (Castroneves) 50th pole. Congratulations to him. We seemed to have missed it in the (Firestone) Fast Six. I was pretty happy with the car in Round 1 and Round 2, but on the new set of red Firestone (alternate) tires, in the Firestone Fast Six we had no grip. Not quite sure what happened there, but we tried. I feel like we have a very good race car. Not what I expected, quite frankly, thought we had a lot more pace. But I don't know. The tires didn't work. I wanted them to work. It did what it did. It's a long race. Lots of time management tomorrow in the race so a lot can happen. We'll see."


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2017 Road America: Chevrolet IndyCar Qualifying Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 06:33 PM
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2017 Road America: Chevrolet IndyCar Qualifying Quotes


TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET DRIVERS HELIO CASTRONEVES, NO. 3 REV GROUP CHEVROLET, JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 DEVILBISS CHEVROLET AND SIMON PAGENAUD, NO. 1 MENARDS CHEVROLET MET WITH MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA AT ROAD AMERICA AND DISCUSSED:

HELIO CASTRONEVES: We are here today in Road America. We had the first session here with Team Penske, Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden.

Simon, you did a very good job today first session. Tell us about your car.

SIMON PAGENAUD: You're such a natural (laughter). The guy is great.

I looked at a lot of your driving last night, I got better myself, yeah. So thank you.

HELIO CASTRONEVES: You're welcome.

SIMON PAGENAUD: The car is great. Team Penske is doing a great job this weekend. It's pretty awesome to feel like we have such good cars. Personally I think qualifying is going to be very exciting. Hopefully it's 1-2-3-4. So far it's been really good. Good program. I look forward to it this afternoon. It's going to be a good fight.


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2017 Road America: IndyCar Practice Results - Team Penske Dominate
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:28 PM
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2017 Road America: IndyCar Practice Results - Team Penske Dominate


Team Penske flexed its collective muscle in practice for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America, locking down the top four positions on the combined time sheet after a pair of 45-minute sessions.

Josef Newgarden led the Penske parade up front, setting the fast lap this afternoon in the No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet at 1 minute, 42.8229 seconds (140.537 mph) on the 4.014-mile, 14-turn permanent road course. Action continues Saturday with Verizon P1 Award pole qualifying. The race, the 10th of 17 on this year's Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, is set for Sunday afternoon.

"I was happy with today," said Newgarden, who won earlier this season on the road course at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. "I thought it got a little loose in the afternoon with the temperature coming up slightly. We were working on that, but pretty smooth run on the (Firestone alternate) reds, which was nice to see. We'll try to carry it into tomorrow and see what we've got."

Directly behind Newgarden on the time sheet were teammates Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, 1:42.8720), Simon Pagenaud (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, 1:43.1370) and Helio Castroneves (No. 3 REV Group Team Penske Chevrolet, 1:43.2227). Power is the defending race winner at Road America.

"I think we've got good, strong cars across the board," Newgarden said. "It'll be tough to be on top of our group, but I think we have probably the best cars here. It's fun to be with Team Penske."

The first non-Penske and non-Chevy on the combined speed chart was Alexander Rossi, whose lap of 1:43.3285 in No. 98 NAPA Auto Parts/Curb Honda topped the morning practice and held up for fifth quick on the day.

Rossi, however, had issues on two occasions in the afternoon practice. First, the Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian driver slid off course in Turn 14 and contacted the tire barrier to bring out a red-flag stoppage. Later in the session, he skidded through the grass in Turns 12 and 13 before regaining control and pulling into the pits.

Esteban Gutierrez, who made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut three weeks ago with Dale Coyne Racing at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, was named Thursday to drive the team's No. 18 Honda for the remainder of the season. Gutierrez was 17th in practice today with a lap of 1:44.0868.

"I enjoyed a lot competing in INDYCAR (at Detroit) and, therefore, we tried our best to continue for the rest of the season," Gutierrez said, "and here we are. So I'm very, very happy.

"It was a bit of a mixed day. Obviously driving at Road America is always a pleasure, so I really enjoyed it. We had a small issue in the first session that cut our session a bit short. In Practice 2, it was slightly better, but I'm still not 100 percent comfortable with the car on braking, so this is an area that we need to focus on and fix for tomorrow."

Touring car driver Robert Wickens was a quick-fix substitute for Mikhail Aleshin in the No. 7 SMP Racing Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda, after visa issues prevented Aleshin from returning to the United States in time for today's on-track activity. Wickens, who tested a Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Indy car in February as part of a ride swap with friend James Hinchcliffe, ran 20th in each of today's sessions with a best lap of 1:44.7085.

"I'm really happy with today," Wickens said. "Obviously, you always want to make as much progress as possible, and you never know if you've done enough or if I should achieve more.

"The biggest thing for me is the car is still in one piece and I haven't made a terminal error yet," Wickens added with a laugh. "The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team has done a fantastic job getting me up to speed and making me comfortable."

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is hopeful Aleshin will arrive in time to be in the car Saturday.

"It's been a strange day because I'm not really sure if I'm doing the next session, since I don't know when Mikhail is arriving or if he's arriving," Wickens added. "So I'm going to work overnight as if I'm driving tomorrow morning, and if not, then hopefully I can help out the team somehow."

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2017 Road America: IndyCar Practice - Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:23 PM
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JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet): "It was a good session for us. I think we've had good cars off the truck. Did we end up 1-2-3-4? That shows you that the cars are very good for all of us. I think we've got good, strong cars across the board. You know, we'll try to carry that into tomorrow. It's going to be hard to be the best of all of us, even just us four, I think, because we're all quite close with what we're doing. We're learning every session from each other. I was happy with today. I thought it got a little loose in the afternoon with the temperature coming up slightly. We were working on that. But pretty smooth run on the reds (Firestone alternate tires), which was nice to see. We'll try to carry it into tomorrow and see what we've got."

CONOR DALY (No. 4 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet): "We don't have the car where we need it today. We're lacking in front grip, which is a big issue here because there's a lot of long sweeping fast corners, so obviously we have some things to evaluate and do for tomorrow."


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2017 Texas: IndyCar Race - Driver Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 07:05 AM
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2017 Texas: IndyCar Race - Driver Quotes


SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet, 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion): "It was very much pack racing, so we were trying to get away from the pack, which we did for quite a while. It was a way also to save some fuel and stay behind (Will Power). I was trying to protect him so that we could just go as fast as we could, and it worked out really well. At the end there, I was hoping we were going to go a little longer because I had a really good car. It was a lot of fun. It got a little crazy at the end. I tell you, it is just incredible how close we can race against each other. Good fun, good night, awesome working with Will. That is Team Penske, we all work together, you guys don't believe us, but we do and we showed it tonight."

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): "It was definitely a bad decision. It seemed OK...we just got loose. It's hard to tell if that's what it was or not, probably going third lane was not a right idea. I was just trying to get some space with (Scott) Dixon, I didn't know exactly where he was going to go. I probably could have backed out of it sooner and realized it's not going to be good up there. It's just my fault. I feel bad for the guys on the No. 2 car. With everything we have been doing, hum by Verizon on the vehicle with us, we've had fast cars and it's always a shame when you make a mistake for your guys. I put that on me, just trying to race hard, and the third lane wasn't there, so we didn't have it tonight."


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2017 Texas: IndyCar Race Results - Power, Penske Win!
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 07:04 AM
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2017 Texas: IndyCar Race Results - Power, Penske Win!


Will Power survived a Wild West night of racing at Texas Motor Speedway to win the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 and join a pair of greats on the all-time Indy car victory list.

The Team Penske driver won the incident-filled race on the 1.5-mile oval, taking the checkered flag in the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet under caution ahead of second-place Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 NTT Data Honda from Chip Ganassi Racing.

The victory is the 31st in Indy cars for the 36-year-old Australian, tying him with Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy for ninth all time. It is also his second win this season and second at Texas Motor Speedway.

"Over the moon to win here," Power said. "My second home and my wife is from here, so we spend a lot of time down here, so just an amazing feeling."

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2017 Texas: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Kimball sets Texas track record to win first career pole position
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 09, 2017 - 08:24 PM
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Kimball sets Texas track record to win first career pole position


Charlie Kimball sped to the first pole position of his Verizon IndyCar Series career, claiming the Verizon P1 Award in record time for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kimball, who will make his 109th start Saturday (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network), set one- and two-lap INDYCAR qualifying records on the 1.5-mile oval to earn the first starting position for the 248-lap race.

Kimball averaged 222.556 mph over two laps in the No. 83 Tresiba Honda to beat the old record held since 2013 by Will Power by more than 3 mph. Kimball's qualifying run was more than a full second faster than Power's previous standard.

"I'm really excited to be on pole. The guys totally deserve it," said Kimball, whose second qualifying lap of 23.2730 seconds also eclipsed the 14-year-old record of 23.5031 seconds held by Gil de Ferran.

"The No. 83 Tresiba Honda was really good right out of the box and Todd (Malloy, engineer) made a few adjustments that made it better during the course of practice. During qualifying, we just took a swing at it and went out and got the job done."

Nineteen of the 21 cars that made qualifying attempts bettered Power's previous two-lap record time of 47.7960 seconds on the new track surface at Texas Motor Speedway that was completely repaved in the offseason. In addition, the banking in Turns 1 and 2 was decreased by 4 degrees to 20 degrees and the track widened 20 feet to 80 feet in that area.

Kimball credited the effort of teammate Scott Dixon at a Texas Motor Speedway test in April for helping all four Chip Ganassi Racing cars roll off the transporters fast today. Dixon, in the No. 9 NTT Data Honda, appeared bound for the pole until Kimball's attempt.

"I knew we were going to have a good car. ... I just had to go out and get the most out of it," Kimball said. "I think it showed because I had to make some adjustments for the balance of the car, and I had the confidence to do that and take a fairly big swing at the car for that second lap because I think the first lap wasn't fast enough to beat Scott, but the second lap was."

All four Ganassi drivers qualified in the top six. Dixon, the current points leader, was second (222.516 mph), missing the pole by less than one-hundredth of a second. The four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion will start on the front row for the fourth time this season in search of his first 2017 victory.

"It really doesn't matter where you qualify here, but I think we've got a decent setup to go after it (in the race) in the NTT Data Honda," said Dixon. "Congrats to Charlie and the No. 83 team for their first pole. Great team effort today and looking forward to tomorrow."

Also for Chip Ganassi Racing, Tony Kanaan was fourth in the No. 10 NTT Data Honda (222.007 mph) and Max Chilton sixth in the No. 8 Gallagher Honda (221.654). Alexander Rossi (No. 98 Andretti Autosport/Curb Honda) and Tristan Vautier (No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda) were the drivers to break up the Ganassi stranglehold, qualifying third and fifth, respectively, as Honda drivers locked down the first eight spots.

Vautier's effort was impressive since it was his first time driving an Indy car since the 2015 season finale.

"I got back in it pretty quick and the team made it easy because the car was so good from the start, to be honest," said Vautier, filling in for the injured Sebastien Bourdais this weekend. "It's really good to work with these guys, (engineers) Craig (Hampson) and Olivier (Boisson) and obviously the rest of the team. The car felt really nice from the start, so it's really helped me out."

Saturday's race is the ninth of 17 on the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule and the 29th at Texas Motor Speedway since the facility opened in 1997. Through the first eight races of 2017, seven different drivers have been winners. The top seven qualifiers today have yet to visit victory lane this season.

Dixon, a two-time winner at Texas, takes an eight-point lead into Saturday's main event over Helio Castroneves, a four-time winner at the track. Castroneves will start 10th in the No. 3 AAA Insurance Team Penske Chevrolet.

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2017 Texas: IndyCar Qualifying - Driver Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, June 09, 2017 - 08:22 PM
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2017 Texas: IndyCar Qualifying - Driver Quotes


SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet, 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion): "I was really hoping for more for our No. 1 DXC Technology Chevrolet. We ran about the same in practice as qualifying. It's OK. We're going to work on the car more before final practice and see what we can figure out and go from there. I do think we'll have a good car for the race, though."

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): "I'm a little bummed about where we qualified. We worked on the car during first practice and couldn't find the speed we needed to head into qualifying. It's disappointing, but the No. 2 Hum by Verizon Chevy team and I are looking forward to final practice to see what we can do to find more speed. We'll be able to get things sorted out and be ready for the race tomorrow night."


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Dallara selected to provide Verizon IndyCar Series' universal bodywork kit in 2018
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 02:29 AM
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Dallara selected to provide Verizon IndyCar Series' universal bodywork kit in 2018


INDYCAR announced today that longtime partner Dallara Automobili will manufacture the universal bodywork kit that will fit the current Dallara IR-12 chassis for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

The universal kit to be used by all teams next season was a collaboration between INDYCAR and Dallara with the style design support of Chris Beatty, a concept design and 3D animation consultant based in the United Kingdom. The goal was to make the car resemble past Indy car favorites with a sleek, bold look while incorporating the latest technological and safety advancements.

The process of creating the next-generation Indy car began in April 2016 when INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the premier North American open-wheel racing series, set the criteria for potential manufacturers. The design process commenced in November with hand drawings outlining the general design of the car.


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Road America Hosts Verizon IndyCar Test Session And Caffeine And Gasoline Special Event June 14
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 02:24 AM
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Road America Hosts Verizon IndyCar Test Session And Caffeine And Gasoline Special Event June 14


Road America fans and car aficionados are invited to experience the Verizon IndyCar test day on Wednesday, June 14.

Anyone with an advance ticket to the Verizon IndyCar Series Kohler Grand Prix scheduled for June 25 will get in to the test session for FREE. Proof of purchase is required.

Individual tickets to the test session are $10 and anyone interested in purchasing an advance ticket to the Verizon IndyCar Series Kohler Grand Prix during the test session will receive a $10 discount.


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2017 Detroit (Race 2): IndyCar Race - Driver Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 05, 2017 - 05:59 AM
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2017 Detroit (Race 2): IndyCar Race - Driver Quotes


SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet): "We definitely improved a lot overnight. The entire Penske team did a good job analyzing how we could do better in today's race and it showed. A lot of it here in Detroit comes down to strategy. It's not an easy race. Even if you have the fastest car, you aren't always going to win. My hats off to Kyle Moyer (race strategist), Ben Bretzman (engineer) and the entire No. 1 team. We were saving fuel pretty much the whole race, but the car was still phenomenal. It's not exactly what we want - we want to be up front more - but it was a decent day for the DXC Technology Chevy team."

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): "I'll be honest, I think we were all just trying to get to the end. There were just two laps to go and we had marbles all over the tires. In that type situation, there's not much you can do. You want to say you'd be able to go race this guy and try to beat him. And I would have done that if he messed up; if he made a mistake, I would try to capitalize. But if everyone stays steady, we are just trying to hold on to the race car. It's very difficult to do that at the end. When it's your weekend, it's your weekend. (Race-winner Graham) Rahal did a great job. It's a good bounce back for us at Team Penske in the hum by Verizon Chevrolet. It's good to be in Detroit. Thanks to all the fans that came out and Chevrolet for all they do. It's fun to be in this city. I was trying to get Chevrolet that win but just didn't have enough today."


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2017 Detroit (Race 2): IndyCar Race - Recap
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, June 05, 2017 - 05:59 AM
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2017 Detroit (Race 2): IndyCar Race - Recap


Graham Rahal completed a near-perfect Verizon IndyCar Series weekend with another dominating performance today to finish off a sweep of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader.

Rahal, in the No. 15 SoldierStrong / TurnsForTroops.com Honda, survived a two-lap dash to the checkered flag, holding off Team Penske's Josef Newgarden by 1.1772 seconds to back up his victory Saturday on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park's temporary street course. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver becomes the first driver to sweep a Verizon IndyCar Series doubleheader weekend since Scott Dixon won both races on the streets of Toronto in 2013.

"All around just a spectacular weekend for us," said Rahal, whose win was the sixth of his 11-year Indy car career and the 25th for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. It's the first time the team has won consecutive races since Kenny Brack accomplished the feat in 2001 at Twin Ring Motegi and the Milwaukee Mile.


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Team Reports
· 2017 Road America: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jun 25, 2017)
· 2017 Road America: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jun 25, 2017)
· 2017 Road America: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 24, 2017)
· 2017 Road America: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 24, 2017)
· 2017 Road America: Firestone IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 22, 2017)
· 2017 Road America: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 21, 2017)
· 2017 Road America: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 21, 2017)
· 2017 Road America: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 20, 2017)
· 2017 Road America: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 20, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: Tristan Vautier IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 16, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 11, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 11, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: James Hinchcliffe IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 11, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jun 10, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jun 10, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Jun 09, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 08, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 08, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 07, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit (Race 2): James Hinchcliffe IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 07, 2017)
· 2017 Texas: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 07, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit (Race 2): Alexander Rossi IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 05, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit (Race 2): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 05, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit (Race 2): Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 05, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit (Race 2): Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 05, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit (Race One): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 04, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit (Race One): Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 04, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit (Race One): James Hinchcliffe IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 04, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit (Race One): Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 04, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit (Race One): Alexander Rossi IndyCar Race Recap (Jun 04, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Practice Recap (Jun 03, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Practice Recap (Jun 03, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 01, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Preview (Jun 01, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit: Firestone IndyCar Race Preview (May 31, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Preview (May 31, 2017)
· 2017 Detroit: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Preview (May 31, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: James Hinchcliffe IndyCar Race Recap (May 30, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Ed Jones IndyCar Race Recap (May 30, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Recap (May 29, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Alexander Rossi IndyCar Race Recap (May 29, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Michael Shank Racing IndyCar Race Recap (May 29, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (May 29, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Race Recap (May 29, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Juncos Racing IndyCar Race Recap (May 29, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Sage Karam IndyCar Race Recap (May 29, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (May 29, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Final Race Preview (May 27, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Sage Karam IndyCar Carb Day Recap (May 27, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Carb Day Recap (May 26, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Preview (May 26, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Firestone IndyCar Race Preview (May 26, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Juncos Racing IndyCar Second Monday Recap (May 23, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Second Monday Recap (May 23, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Sage Karam IndyCar Second Monday Recap (May 23, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Alexander Rossi IndyCar Pole Day Qualifying Recap (May 22, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Ed Carpenter IndyCar Pole Day Qualifying Recap (May 22, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Buddy Lazier IndyCar Pole Day Qualifying Recap (May 22, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Andretti Autosport IndyCar Pole Day Qualifying Recap (May 22, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Sage Karam IndyCar Pole Day Qualifying Recap (May 22, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Pole Day Qualifying Recap (May 22, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Juncos Racing IndyCar Pole Day Qualifying Recap (May 22, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Saturday Qualifying Recap (May 21, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Sage Karam IndyCar Saturday Qualifying Recap (May 21, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Graham Rahal IndyCar Saturday Qualifying Recap (May 21, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: JR Hildebrand IndyCar Fast Friday Recap (May 20, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Sage Karam IndyCar Fast Friday Recap (May 20, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Graham Rahal IndyCar Fast Friday Recap (May 20, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Sage Karam IndyCar Practice Four Recap (May 19, 2017)
· 2017 Indianapolis 500: Juncos Racing IndyCar Practice Four Recap (May 19, 2017)


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