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Power Joins Elite Group with Career Pole Position No. 50

By INDYCAR Andretti, Foyt, Castroneves … and now Power. Will Power joined an elite group of 50-time Indy car pole winners when he captured the Verizon P1 Award in record fashion this evening at Gateway Motorsports Park. Power will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series field to the green flag to start Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline. BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE...
Via Motorsports Tribune
August 26, 2017

Will Power leads Penske qualifying sweep at Gateway

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Will Power took the 50th pole of his career Friday night, leading Team Penske to a four-team, two-row sweep in qualifying for the IndyCar race Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park. The 36-year-old Australian set a track record with a two-lap run of 47.4579 seconds at 189.642 mph on the newly paved 1.25-mile oval. Power has six poles this season. “It was...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 25, 2017

Castroneves, IndyCar back at Gateway with a hot points race

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Helio Castroneves is a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and has 30 victories overall and 50 poles in his 19-year career. The popular 42-year-old driver is still looking for a season championship. He hopes to change that this season. With three races left, including Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park, Castroneves sits third in the points with 472 — 22...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 25, 2017

Ryan Hunter-Reay lands top-10 after crash in qualifying

Ryan Hunter-Reay rallies to a top-ten finish at Pocono, finishing eighth in a backup car that had very little practice for the race, and with getting cleared to drive not long before the race was to start. It was during qualifications for the for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, that Hunter-Reay, driver of the No. 28 DHL Honda, for Andretti Autosport, was involved...
Via On Pit Road
August 22, 2017

Will Power Wins ABC Supply 500, Gears Up for Championship Battle

For the second year in a row, Will Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet for Team Penske, won the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. The win marked the 32nd time Power was victorious in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He also broke a tie for ninth on the all-time wins list with Paul Tracy and Dario Franchitti. Power started the race in the fifth position, staying within the top...
Via On Pit Road
August 21, 2017

Power recovers to repeat as ABC Supply 500 winner

LONG POND, Pennsylvania (Sunday, August 20, 2017) – Will Power overcame numerous obstacles to get to the front, then held off charging Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden to win the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway for a second straight year. ABC SUPPLY 500: Box score Power defeated Newgarden by 0.5268 of a second to become the first Indy car driver to post back-to-back wins on...
Via On Pit Road
August 20, 2017

Hunter-Reay Cleared to Drive at Pocono

Ryan Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive for today’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 28 DHL Honda driver for Andretti Autosport suffered a heavy crash during qualifying on Saturday and was transported and released from a nearby hospital. INDYCAR Medical Director Geoffrey Billow’s re-evaluated the 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion early Sunday morning and cleared him. The...
Via Motorsports Tribune
August 20, 2017

Ryan Hunter-Reay Cleared to Race

LONG POND, Pennsylvania (Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017) – Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was re-evaluated by INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows this morning after sustaining injuries to his left knee and hip Saturday following a crash in ABC Supply 500 qualifying. Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive.
Via On Pit Road
August 20, 2017

Medical update on driver Ryan Hunter-Reay

LONG POND, Pennsylvania (Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017) – Verizon IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was evaluated at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday for injuries to his left hip and knee sustained in a crash in qualifying for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Hunter-Reay was treated and released but has not been cleared to drive, pending...
Via On Pit Road
August 19, 2017

IndyCar driver Hunter-Reay cleared to race following wreck

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive in Sunday’s IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway following a violent accident during qualifying that sent him to the hospital. Hunter-Reay lost control of his Honda on Saturday and slammed into the wall. He hurt his hip and knees in the wreck and needed a CT scan and MRI. Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner, was...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 19, 2017

Power, Rahal Vent Frustrations after Mid-Ohio Podiums

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Will Power and Graham Rahal were just trying to catch Josef Newgarden all day long but ended up falling short during Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Power and Rahal had great performances, finishing second and third respectively. However, both had points...
Via Motorsports Tribune
July 30, 2017

Rahal Seeking to Capitalize At Home

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Graham Rahal is the hometown hero looking for another win at his home track. Born in Columbus, he earned a victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Verizon IndyCar Series competition in 2015, beating Justin Wilson and Simon Pagenaud in that year’s Honda Indy 200. Returning to his home track always brings...
Via Motorsports Tribune
July 29, 2017

Legendary rock group Journey to sponsor IndyCar driver

Imagine driving around in an IndyCar going 220-plus miles-per-hour while listening to the all-time great hit "Don’t Stop Believin'."That’s something rookie IndyCar driver Ryan Norman might very well be on the verge of making a reality. Norman, who is a part of Andretti’s 2017 Indy Lights roster, has partnered with the legendary music group Journey for the remainder of the 2017 season...
Via Sportsnaut
July 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Andretti Scores Best Finish Since Detroit 2014

It’s been a whole 750 days since the No. 27 Honda has had a top-five finish, however, that streak ended with the Honda Indy Toronto this past weekend. Marco Andretti employed a bit of strategy to finish the Honda Indy Toronto in the fourth position, which was Andretti’s first top-five since both of the Duels in Detroit in 2014.  The Nazareth, Pennsylvania native started off the weekend...
Via On Pit Road
July 18, 2017

Power shrugs off rain worries for IndyCar Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — A little rain at the IndyCar race in Toronto this weekend wouldn’t bother Will Power. “Everyone is kind of on their tippy toes trying to make sure they don’t make a mistake, it’s kind of like racing on ice,” said Power, who won the race last year. “We have no problem racing in the rain, if anything I think it might make the racing better. It will be good for the fans...
Via MyNorthwest.com
July 13, 2017

Hunter-Reay Back on Podium at Iowa

Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the No.28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport, battled through a tough race to finish third at Iowa Speedway, giving RHR his 37th podium finish in his Verizon IndyCar Series career, and second of 2017. “Yeah, it was busy,” Hunter-Reay said. “But when we showed up here this weekend, like last year, we had a really ill-handling car. Felt like it just always...
Via On Pit Road
July 12, 2017

Winless Streak Ends For Castroneves At Iowa

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer NEWTON, Iowa — Helio Castroneves went 1,134 days without a victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series after his last win at the Detroit doubleheader race on June 1, 2014. His winless streak ended Sunday in victory at the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway, also ending Team Penske’s 11 year run of futility at Iowa. Castroneves started...
Via Motorsports Tribune
July 10, 2017

Helio Castroneves Returns to Victory Lane for First Time Since 2014

IndyCar’s own Spider-Man made his return to victory lane on the same weekend the new Spider-Man movie hits theaters. How about that for a coincidence? Helio Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet for Team Penske, started the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway in the pole position and ended up going on to win the race and finally do his celebratory climb fence climb again...
Via On Pit Road
July 10, 2017

Hunter-Reay Capitalizes at Iowa to Finish Third

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer NEWTON, Iowa — Ryan Hunter-Reay’s 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been one to forget but Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway gave his season a bit of a lift. The No. 28 Andretti Autosport DHL Honda started 15th at Iowa but finishing third was almost like a victory, which is saying a lot considering that Hunter-Reay...
Via Motorsports Tribune
July 10, 2017

Castroneves Ends Victory Drought, Climbs Fence at Iowa

By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa (Sunday, July 9, 2017) – The victory drought is finally over for Helio Castroneves. Now his chase toward a first Verizon IndyCar Series championship is in high gear. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner ended a three-year, 54-race streak without a win by taking the checkered flag today in the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. In the process, the driver of...
Via Motorsports Tribune
July 09, 2017

Helio Castroneves wins in Iowa to end 3-year drought

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Helio Castroneves dominated the IndyCar race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his first victory since 2014. The 42-year-old Castroneves led 217 of 300 laps, giving powerhouse Team Penske its first victory on Iowa’s short oval in 11 tries. It also was the 30th career win for Castroneves, the Brazilian who was winless since the first race of the Belle Isle doubleheader...
Via MyNorthwest.com
July 09, 2017

Power Storms to Iowa Pole

 By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer NEWTON, Iowa — Will Power was the last car to qualify for Sunday’s Iowa Corn Indy 300 for the Verizon IndyCar Series and that seemed to be the charm as Power clinched his 48th career pole in IndyCar competition with a two lap average of 185.210 mph. Power dethroned apparent pole winner JR Hildebrand from Ed Carpenter Racing...
Via Motorsports Tribune
July 08, 2017

Gehl to sponsor Graham Rahal in Iowa race in July

Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Gehl to sponsor Graham Rahal in Iowa race in July

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — American manufacturing company Gehl will be the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s No. 15 car in the upcoming Iowa Corn 300. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Thursday that Gehl will sponsor Rahal in the IndyCar race on July 9. Gehl was the co-primary sponsor of Rahal’s entry at last weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix at Road America for the second consecutive...
Via MyNorthwest.com
June 28, 2017

Scott Dixon spoils Penske party to win at Road America

Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2017  |  Discuss
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