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2016 IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 Race Recap and Review

After racing at the longest track on the schedule in Road America, the Verizon IndyCar Series and drivers are back and ready to race at the shortest track on the schedule in Iowa. The 22 drivers in the field are ready to test themselves on the slightly high banked 0.875 oval for the running of the Iowa Corn Indy 300. Can Will Power continue his hot streak and get his 3rd straight...
Via 411SportsBlog
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Dixon wins IndyCar pole for 1st time this season at Toronto

TORONTO (AP) Scott Dixon turned a lap of 59.9073 seconds to win the pole Saturday at Indy Toronto. Dixon won his 24th career pole and first this season. He nipped Helio Castroneves on the final lap of the fast six group to start first Sunday on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place. ''Whenever you can start on the pole, especially on the street courses, it's a big help,'...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Power holds off Helio Castroneves for 3rd win of year

TORONTO (AP) Will Power has won for the third time this season, using a victory Sunday on the street course at Toronto to tie Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud for the most wins this season. A caution with four laps remaining set up one final restart on the temporary course at Exhibition Place. Power got a great start to pull away from teammate Helio Castroneves to give Penske...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Power looks to add to win tally at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) Will Power knows exactly where he stands heading into the Honda Indy 200 on Sunday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The winner of three of the last four races, Power is second in the season standings - 47 points behind Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, and 27 ahead of fellow teammate Helio Castroneves. ''It's step by step each week, just keep chipping...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Penske drivers Pagenaud and Power feeling no ill will

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) They sat next to each other taking question after question after IndyCar practice, shrugging off the thought that tension might have crept into their everyday lives. For Simon Pagenaud and Will Power of Team Penske - 1-2 in the driver standings with four races left in the season - Saturday was just another day at the office at Pocono Raceway. ''I've been in...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Power wins IndyCar race at Pocono; closes points gap

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Will Power continued his late-season surge, holding Mikhail Aleshin at bay after a final restart and won the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway on Monday. It was the fourth win of the season for Power, 29th of his career and cut the lead of Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud to 20 points in the standings with three races remaining in the season. After crashing...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Power has won 3 of 5 races during 11-week Texas delay

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) While James Hinchcliffe has been leading the same IndyCar race for 11 weeks, Will Power has been piling up wins and runner-up finishes. There have been five other races completed during the unprecedented 2+-month rain delay of the Texas race that is set to resume Saturday night on lap 72. Power won three of those races and was the runner-up in the other two...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Rahal makes last-lap pass to win IndyCar race at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Graham Rahal made a last-lap pass and just held on to beat James Hinchcliffe in the closest finish ever for an IndyCar race at Texas. The only time Rahal led the race - competed over a 2 1/2-month span - was when he sliced to the bottom of the track coming off of the backstretch on that final lap Saturday night. He won by eight-thousandths (0.008) of a second...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Dixon wins IndyCar pole at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) Scott Dixon has won the IndyCar pole at Watkins Glen International for Sunday's Grand Prix at The Glen. Fastest in all three practices, Dixon topped the Fast Six on Saturday with a track-record time of 1 minute, 22.5259 seconds at 147.008 mph. It was Dixon's second pole of the season and 25th of his career, tying him with Paul Tracy for 11th all-time. Will...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Dixon wins IndyCar race at Watkins Glen; Power crashes

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) Scott Dixon won the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen on Sunday at Watkins Glen International. It's his 40th victory overall, moving the New Zealander him fourth place on the career list. He also won for the second of the season, and fourth at The Glen. Dixon won the pole Saturday with a speed of over 147 mph and a record-shattering time that eclipsed the previous...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Power cleared to race for IndyCar championship

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Will Power was cleared Tuesday to race for the IndyCar championship in two weeks after a crash over the weekend at Watkins Glen left him with concussion-like symptoms. Power trails leader Simon Pagenaud by 43 points with only the finale at Sonoma on Sept. 18 remaining on the schedule. The two Team Penske drivers are the only ones in contention for the championship...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Hunter-Reay has been on roller-coaster of emotions this week

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) Ryan Hunter-Reay said this week has been a full range of emotions with the birth of his third son only hours before his father-in-law was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. The former Indianapolis 500 winner is married to Beccy Gordon, and the couple welcomed son, Rhodes Maverick Hunter-Reay, on Wednesday. Not long after, they learned former racer '...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Andretti inks Hunter-Reay and sponsor DHL through 2020

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) Andretti Autosport locked in driver Ryan Hunter-Reay and sponsor DHL Express through the 2020 season. The contract extensions were announced before Sunday's season finale at Sonoma Raceway. DHL has been with Andretti since 2011, and its renewal was revealed on the same day longtime IndyCar sponsor Target marked its final race after 27 years. Target has been...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Josef Newgarden leaving Ed Carpenter for IndyCar promotion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Josef Newgarden has informed Ed Carpenter he will not return to the IndyCar team next season. Ed Carpenter Racing announced Newgarden's decision on Thursday. The American driver is thought to be highly coveted by Team Penske, which has been in limbo over the status of former Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya. It could lead to a seat swap with Newgarden...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Andretti, Herta teaming up again for 2017 season

The Indycar ownership tandem of Michael Andretti and Bryan Herta has decided to stay together after a Herta-guided entry with rookie driver Alexander Rossi at the wheel won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The teams made the announcement Friday. Andretti called Herta ''a true asset to our organization'' and said ''We are eager to see what next season has in store.''...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 IndyCar Sonoma Recap and Review

So after putting this off for over a week, it is FINALLY time to recap and review the final race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar season. The final race of the season is at Sonoma Raceway for the running of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. There are just 2 drivers that are in contention to win the Championship. And those 2 drivers are points leader Simon Pagenaud, and Penske Racing team...
Via 411SportsBlog
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Alexander Rossi to return to Andretti-Herta Autosport

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi is returning to IndyCar next season to drive for Andretti-Herta Autosport. The 2016 rookie of the year will be one of three guaranteed Andretti cars next season. The team has confirmed that Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti will drive with Rossi. Plans for a fourth car are still in the works. Rossi used fuel mileage...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Alexander Rossi to return to Andretti-Herta Autosport in 2017

Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi is returning to IndyCar next season to drive for Andretti-Herta Autosport.The 2016 rookie of the year will be one of three guaranteed Andretti cars next season. The team has confirmed that Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti will drive with Rossi. Plans for a fourth car are still in the works.Rossi used fuel mileage to pull off a stunning upset...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

'Dancing' champ Castroneves: Hinchcliffe the driver to beat

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) James Hinchcliffe and Helio Castroneves ditched the cars for costumes and went head-to-head - foxtrot-to-foxtrot, perhaps - for a televised showdown on the dance floor. The IndyCar drivers teamed up this week to film a ''dance-off'' segment that should air on ''Dancing With the Stars'' Monday night on ABC. Castroneves used fancy footwork to win the 2007 trophy...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

AJ Foyt Racing switching to Chevrolet in 2017

The rumors were confirmed on Tuesday that AJ Foyt Racing will compete with Chevrolet engines and aero kits in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series.The two new Foyt drivers – Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz – who both drove Hondas in 2016, will get their first chance behind the wheel in Chevy equipment at a private test session at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway later this month....
Via FOX Sports
January 18, 2017

Memo Gidley returns to Daytona 3 years after horrific crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Memo Gidley stepped onto the dais, clinched his fists and then triumphantly raised both arms above his ahead. He probably should have taken a bow, too. Gidley returned to Daytona International Speedway on Thursday for the first time since his horrific crash in the early hours of the 2014 Rolex 24. The harrowing accident that left the popular driver in...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Vasser, KV Racing shut down IndyCar team after 14 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former CART champion Jimmy Vasser has shut down his IndyCar team after 14 years and seven victories, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. KV Racing Technology, owned by Australian businessman Kevin Kalkhoven and Vasser, announced the long-rumored move Thursday. It's possible Vasser and the team's third partner, James Sullivan, will be involved in another effort...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Two-time Le Mans winner felt he had to hide homosexuality

Although the racing community has become more diverse than it once was, it appears the world of motorsport still isn’t entirely accepting of change.Two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 class winner Danny Watts announced Monday he is homosexual, reportedly making him one of the most successful European drivers who’s come out thus far, Motorsport.com reports. Watts hung up his helmet...
Via NESN.com
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 IndyCar Driver Preview: Ed Carpenter

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Age: 35 Years in IndyCar: 14 Wins: 3 Podiums: 7 Laps led: 305 2017 Team: Ed Carpenter Racing Ed Carpenter is looking for an improved 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series oval campaign. With a background in oval track driving, Carpenter scaled his full-time IndyCar commitments back to just ovals in 2014 and allowed a road racing driver...
Via Motorsports Tribune
February 22, 2017

Relive last year's insane IndyCar race at Texas onboard Graham Rahal

Graham Rahal has uploaded his onboard video from the finish of last year’s Firestone 600 in Fort Worth, Texas. Last August, Rahal won the two-month long Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway by 0.008 seconds over James Hinchcliffe. The 600-mile race had finished with an eight-lap stint to the checkered flag after a late caution, with Rahal, Hinchcliffe and Tony Kanaan dicing for...
Via FOX Sports
February 26, 2017
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