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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

Scott Dixon claims 1st career IndyCar win at Road America

Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Castroneves Reaches Elite Level with 50th Career Pole Position

By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (Saturday, June 24, 2017) – 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...
Via Motorsports Tribune
June 24, 2017

Tony Kanaan back on familiar IndyCar ground at Road America

Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Castroneves leads Penske march at Road America qualifying

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Team Penske will have a stranglehold on the first two rows of the IndyCar race at Road America. Helio Castroneves won the pole at qualifying on Saturday, turning in a lap time of 1:41.30. It was his 50th career pole, and third of the season. Castroneves beat out teammate Will Power by .06 seconds to take the pole. Power won last year’s race at the rural...
Via MyNorthwest.com
June 24, 2017

Graham Rahal Seeks to Continue Success at Road America

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – There may be no driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series riding a bigger wave of momentum than Graham Rahal. The 28-year-old Ohio native comes into this weekend’s round at Road America with two wins and a fourth in the past three races. Taking it one step further, his only two stops at the 4.014-mile, 14-turn permanent road course...
Via Motorsports Tribune
June 24, 2017

Power Wins Wild Race at Texas Motor Speedway

By INDYCAR FORT WORTH, Texas – Will Power survived a wild night of racing at Texas Motor Speedway, winning the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 in a race that ended under caution. The victory is the 31st Indy car win in the Team Penske driver’s career, tying him with Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy for ninth all time. Tony Kanaan finished second in the 248-lap race that saw 66 laps run...
Via Motorsports Tribune
June 11, 2017

Rahal, Honda Sweeps Detroit Doubleheader

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal backed up his dominating performance on Saturday with another win on Sunday in the Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit doubleheader weekend after starting third. Rahal was maintaining a lead over Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden after the final round of pit stops but a yellow flag with...
Via Motorsports Tribune
June 04, 2017

Graham Rahal sweeps Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader

DETROIT (AP) — Graham Rahal completed a doubleheader sweep in the Detroit Grand Prix on Sunday to become IndyCar’s first two-time winner this season. Rahal’s Honda-power car finished 1.17 seconds ahead of Josef Newgarden’s Chevrolet, a day after getting to the checkered flag six-plus seconds ahead of the competition. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver pulled away for the victory...
Via MyNorthwest.com
June 04, 2017

Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Rahal Owns the Day with Pole, Win at Belle Isle

DETROIT – Just hours after scoring his third career pole with a new track record lap, Graham Rahal took the point today and dominated en route to victory in Dual 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. It is Rahal’s fifth career Indy car win and first since Texas last year. “Feels awesome,” said Rahal, whose 55 laps led on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park temporary...
Via Motorsports Tribune
June 03, 2017

Rahal, Castroneves Pace IndyCar Detroit Practice

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer In Friday practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit doubleheader weekend, Graham Rahal and Helio Castroneves were all alone at the top of the time sheet as both drivers were fastest in each of the two practice sessions. Not only that, but they were second fastest in the session where they weren...
Via Motorsports Tribune
June 02, 2017

Tony Kanaan to cross race off bucket list with Le Mans

Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Marco Andretti has 2 chances to bounce back at Detroit GP

Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Ed Carpenter Open to Team Expansion

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Ed Carpenter Racing’s eponymous team owner has a pretty successful business model. After driving the teams’ sole car in 2012 and 2013, Carpenter contested the ovals in 2014, ceding the road and street courses to Mike Conway. After spending 2015 rebranded as CFH Racing thanks to a merger with Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman,...
Via Motorsports Tribune
June 01, 2017

Tony Kanaan to replace Bourdais at Le Mans 24 Hours race

Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Injury update: Scott Dixon and Buddy Lazier OK after Indianapolis 500 wrecks

Via FOX Sports
May 29, 2017

Scott Dixon involved in horrific crash at Indy 500 (Video)

Just over 50 laps into Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, Scott Dixon was involved in one of the most horrific auto racing crashes in recent memory. And perhaps most amazingly, he walked away with no serious injuries. After hitting the wall in Turn 1 and then colliding with the car of Jay Howard, Dixon’s car disintegrated with the rear half ripping off from the front and the remainder being...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss
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