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IndyCar: Ed Carpenter Racing Now a Factor Every Race With Texas Victory

  IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- We’ve talked about this a lot this season, but Ed Carpenter’s tough decision to step out of a full time ride has really made this team a top contender every week. In eight races this season, Ed Carpenter Racing has two victories. Yes, you read that right – two wins in eight races for ECR. Mike Conway took them to victory lane first in the...
Via Race Review Online
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Pit Stop Call at the End a Championship Winning Move for Will Power

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- Tonight’s Firestone 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway may have been lost in the pits for Will Power, but the pits may have also gave him a chance to win the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Power, led 96 of the first 100 laps and 145 of the first 212, but was running second coming to what should have been his final stop of the night. Unfortunately...
Via Race Review Online
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tough Night for Andretti Autosport in Texas

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- From the highest of highs at Indianapolis to the lowest of lows now for Andretti Autosport two weeks later. In the Indianapolis 500 just 13 days ago, Andretti obviously won the race with Ryan Hunter-Reay, but they put three cars in the top four and four in the top six at the year’s biggest race. It really doesn’t get much better than that for...
Via Race Review Online
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: After Terrific Start, Marco Andretti’s Night Ends as Quick as it Began

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- Marco Andretti barely broke a sweat in tonight’s Firestone 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway as his night ended as quick as it began. Early on, he looked like he would be a contender as he moved from 17th to ninth on the opening lap. His No. 25 Snapple Dallara/Honda was bad fast and was moving up with ease. But, his engine blew just five laps in...
Via Race Review Online
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

POWER MAKES IT TWO POLES IN A ROW AT TEXAS

FORT WORTH, Texas (Friday, June 6, 2014) — Will Power earned his second consecutive Verizon P1 Award for Saturday’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway with a two-lap average speed of 218.896 mph on the 1.455-mile, high-banked oval. Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, broke a tie with Dario Franchitti for sixth on the all-time Indy car list with his 34th pole...
Via On Pit Road
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Some Heavyweights Starting Midpack for Tomorrow Night’s Firestone 600 at Texas

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- Two of the favorites to win Saturday night’s Firestone 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway will be sharing a row at the start of the race. No, it’s not the front row, but it’s Row 7. That’s not what everyone expected as Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves were supposed to be fighting for the pole in today’s qualifying then battling it out for...
Via Race Review Online
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Can Scott Dixon Turn Last 2 Disappointments at Texas Around?

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- Scott Dixon has been either really hot or really cold at the Texas Motor Speedway. When he’s on, he’s arguably one of the best drivers comeptiting at the 1.5-mile high banked oval. From 2008-2011, Dixon finished no worse than fourth in five races. He won in 2008 then had a third in ’09, fourth in ’10, and two second place finishes in the...
Via Race Review Online
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Ryan Briscoe Sleeper to Watch This Weekend in Texas

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to the great state of Texas this weekend for the Firestone 600k. The Texas Motor Speedway usually produces heart pounding side-by-side action at the 1.5-mile track as that creates a wide open field to who can win on Saturday night. One driver that most will overlook though as a potential race winner is Ryan Brisoce...
Via Race Review Online
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves looking for the Texas Two-Step this weekend

Two weeks ago, Castroneves put together everything that he needed to do to win the Indianapolis 500, however came up short, finishing second. The disappointment was evident on Castroneves’ face at the end of the Indianapolis 500, and some people wondered how he would fare moving forward and whether it’d eat at him. The disappointment wasn’t evident at all this past weekend...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Helio Castroneves Takes a Lot of Momentum to a Texas Track He’s Strong At

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Helio Castroneves is really picking up where he left off in 2013. He started the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a third place finish at St. Pete. He was running in the top five in the second race at Long Beach before suffering damage to his No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet which left him with an 11th place finish. But, he really hit the...
Via Race Review Online
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – June 2, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines:       Confident Castroneves heads to Texas after May points haul       Inside the numbers – Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans 1. Confident Castroneves heads to Texas after May points haul: Helio Castroneves was living in the moment while revisiting the past and looking to the...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: From Thrill of Good Finish to Agony of Defeat, a So-So Weekend for Graham Rahal

IndyCar Media Site Belle Isle, Mich- Just when you think everything was starting to look up for Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan driver Graham Rahal, it comes crashing back down to reality in a span of one day. Rahal, finished runner-up to Will Power in yesterday’s 70 Lap Verizon IndyCar Series race on the streets of Belle Isle. He had very high hopes for the second of the two duals this...
Via Race Review Online
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Terrible Weekend for Last Week’s Indy 500 Winner Drops Him Out of Points Lead

IndyCar Media Site Belle Isle, Mich- Maybe it was the Indianapolis 500 hangover. Maybe it could have even been a bout of bad luck. Call it what you want, but Ryan Hunter-Reay had a dismal weekend at the scenic 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit which dropped him out of the points lead heading to Texas next week. Hunter-Reay, won the Indianapolis 500 last Sunday and held a 40-point...
Via Race Review Online
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Helio Castroneves Gives Team Penske a Clean Sweep of Belle Isle Doubleheader

IndyCar Media Site Belle Isle, Mich- What a weekend it’s been for Team Penske. I wrote earlier in the week that this could be the time that they finally put two complete races together. They did just that. Will Power won yesterday’s first Chevrolet Dual in Detroit as he earned his second victory of the season. Today, Helio Castroneves dominated the race as he took over the lead...
Via Race Review Online
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay: American Racing Hero

(via cloudfront) On the outside looking in. Ryan Hunter-Reay has found himself in this position more often than not. Three years in ChampCar with three different teams, and being fired from Rocketsports after a dismal 2005 without an engineer, a two-time race winner was unemployed, and it seemed opportunity had run its course. A single event in A1GP was his only open wheel action...
Via Grandstand University
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: From Last to a Near Win Almost Gets “Monkey Off” Graham Rahal’s Back

IndyCar Media Site Belle Isle, Mich- It hasn’t been the season that Graham Rahal has hoped for. Entering today’s Chevrolet Duel in Detroit, the second generation driver found himself 24th in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings after five races. Kurt Busch, who had never raced an IndyCar race before the Indy 500 was in front of him as was his Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing...
Via Race Review Online
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Will Power Wins the 1st Chevrolet Duel in Detroit at Belle Isle

IndyCar Media Site Belle Isle, Mich- Who says you can’t pass on a street circuit? That’s the normal excuse from everyone on tight street courses, especially at the 2.35-mile Belle Isle circuit. But, the Verizon IndyCar Series stars showed today that starting position is just a number as Will Power came from 16th on a beautiful sun drenched Saturday afternoon in Detroit to win...
Via Race Review Online
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Helio Castroneves Wins the Pole for Today’s Race No. 1 at Belle Isle

IndyCar Media Site Belle Isle, Mich- The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit very early this morning as they qualified for today’s 70 Lap first duel. They changed the schedule from last year as the original idea was confusing. In 2013, they qualified for Race No. 1 on Friday then race No. 2 on Saturday morning. Fans were a bit confused to see...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Motor Speedway Hands Ryan Hunter-Ready the "Silver Boot"

Running on little sleep and a lot of adrenaline, newly crowned Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay was still soaking in the excitement from his historic victory. Hunter-Reay, joined by wife Beccy and toddler son Ryden, were treated to a champion’s welcome during their cross-country tour that featured a stop at the iconic Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant in the historic...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter-Reay fits bill for IndyCar stardom

FORT WORTH, Texas - Maybe Ryan Hunter-Reay is the answer for what ails the Verizon IndyCar Series. He certainly has all the tools to be The Guy in Indy cars. Hunter-Reay, who visited Fort Worth Wednesday to promote the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway June 7, is coming off the biggest victory of his career at Sunday's Indianapolis 500. That win moved the affable 33-year...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay ... From 'Rookie Move' To Indy500 Winner

"GOT MILK?!!!" - Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay pours the traditional award of a post race winner's quart of milk over his head in celebration of being the 98th winner of the Indy500. Partial Caption & Image: Eric Schwarzkopf (2014)   Ryan Hunter-Reay ... from 'Rookie Move' to Indy500 winner The Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) 2014 championship...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay Nets 2.5-Million for Indy 500 Victory

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Ryan Hunter-Reay beat Helio Castroneves on Sunday afternoon in the second closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history. On Monday, his victory tour began right where his race ended. The American, had a photo op on the yard of bricks bright and early this morning with the Borg Warner, his car, the wreath, his family and his team. Tonight, he found of...
Via Race Review Online
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter-Reay earns $2.4 million for winning 98th Indianapolis 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay earned $2,491,194 from an overall purse of $14,231,760 for his victory Sunday, May 25 in the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.  Hunter-Reay held off Helio Castroneves by only .0600 of a second -- the second-closest margin of victory in the history of the event -- in a six-lap duel to claim his first Indy 500 victory. Hunter-Reay is the first American...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

American Boy Ryan Hunter-Reay wins 2014 Indianapolis 500

For the first time since 2006, the Red, White and Blue flew in the Winner’s Circle of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday as Ryan Hunter-Reay won “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”. Hunter-Reay held off Brazil’s three-time champion Hélio Castroneves after taking over the lead with just ten miles left in the race. Ryan Hunter-Reay kisses and hugs his wife Beccy Gordon after winning...
Via 110 Nation Sports
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter-Reay prevails in second-closest Indianapolis 500 finish

Ryan Hunter-Reay was denied a shot at a final-lap victory in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race because of a yellow flag for a single-car incident in Turn 1. Third place was his career high in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," but the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., resident wanted more. A similar situation materialized in the 98th edition, but this time Hunter-Reay was the one...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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