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Power on pole in Texas, where IndyCar hopes to stay grounded

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Ryan Hunter-Reay was about halfway through the first practice session at the high-banked, high-speed Texas Motor Speedway when his car got loose in Turn 2. The car spun and headed backward toward the outside wall, the left rear slamming hard before the Honda slid down and settled near the inside wall. But Hunter-Reay never went airborne Friday, like three...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Penske power at Texas qualifying, all 4 drivers in top 5

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Will Power is starting on the pole at Texas for the third year in a row, and three of his fellow Team Penske drivers are close to him. Defending IndyCar Series champion Power had a two-lap average Friday of 218.519 mph, just ahead of Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud at 218.441 mph. Helio Castroneves starts third, right behind Power's Chevrolet and ahead...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Due To Tires Falling Off, Graham Rahal Doesn’t Think Firestone 600 Will Produce “Pack Racing”

Fort Worth, TX – With the new changes that the Verizon IndyCar Series made this week, everyone was under the assumption that we may get back to the fan favorite “pack racing” this weekend...
Via Race Review Online
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter-Reay crashes at Texas, Indy car stays grounded

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Ryan Hunter-Reay crashed Friday in the first IndyCar Series practice at Texas since changes were made to keep the cars from going airborne. Hunter-Reay was OK and his car stayed on the ground. The left rear of Hunter-Reay's No. 27 Honda hit the outside wall before the car settled on the bottom of the high-banked, high-speed 1 1/2-mile track. IndyCar this week...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Car Did Exactly What It Was Supposed To In Practice Crash At Texas

Fort Worth, TX – There was not only bad news for Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda and the Verizon IndyCar Series today, but also very good news as well. First off, it’s never good to see...
Via Race Review Online
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay Crashes in IndyCar Practice At Texas

Fort Worth, TX – Its been a tough season for 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay. The 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion currently sits a disappointing 13th in the standings entering this weekend’s Firestone...
Via Race Review Online
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Castroneves’ Penalty Reduced; Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Post-Event Infractions

INDIANAPOLIS (June 3, 2015) – INDYCAR announced a reduction in the penalty assessed to Helio Castroneves of Team Penske following the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9 and a number of post-race infractions following the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit doubleheader, which was held May 30-31 at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Castroneves was originally penalized...
Via On Pit Road
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Ed Carpenter Go 2 In-A-Row This Weekend At Texas?

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Ed Carpenter led 90 laps en route to a dominating victory at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. Now, he hopes he can repeat that performance and head to victory lane...
Via Race Review Online
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves Looking For 1st Win Of Season This Weekend At Texas

INDIANAPOLIS – Its been a solid 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season so far for Brazilian Helio Castroneves. He has six top 10’s in the first eight races as he’s started the season off right...
Via Race Review Online
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Firestone 600 Fast Facts

Firestone 600 Fast Facts Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015 Track: Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.455-mile oval Entry List:  Firestone 600 (PDF) Race distance: 248 laps / 360.84 miles Firestone tire allotment: Eleven sets for use through the weekend Twitter: @TXMotorSpeedway @IndyCar, #Firestone600, #IndyCar Event website: www.TexasMotorSpeedway.com INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com2014 race...
Via On Pit Road
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Briscoe, Vautier, Mann back for Texas

Ryan Briscoe, who drove the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe in the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, returns to the team for the June 6 Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Briscoe has had considerable success on the 1.455-mile, high-banked oval. In eight starts, he has seven top-10 finishes — including a victory...
Via On Pit Road
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Teammates Power and Castroneves Crash out of Chevrolet Duel in Detroit Race 2

After showing a ton of speed and qualifying well for the first Chevrolet Duel in Detroit Presented by Quickens Loans, the Team Penske teammates of Will Power and Helio Castroenves were both hoping for podium finishes. Instead, they were get out-played by strategy in the first race of the weekend, and then crashed out of the second race of the weekend together. With six laps to go...
Via On Pit Road
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Marco Andretti Ends Solid Weekend At Belle Isle With 2 Top 5’s

BELLE ISLE, MI – Marco Andretti didn’t nab a win in either of the two races this weekend at the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit as he now has a 69 race winless streak...
Via Race Review Online
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Power Can’t Go 4-for-4 In Top 5’s As He Crashes At Belle Isle

BELLE ISLE, MI – It was a rough day for Will Power on Sunday at the 2.35-mile Belle Isle circuit. First, his electronic system went out early on in today’s Verizon IndyCar Series race...
Via Race Review Online
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

SST: EJ Viso Wins Race #2 At The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

DETROIT, Michigan (May 30, 2015) – Venezuela’s E.J. Viso won his fourth Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix SPEED Energy Stadium Super Truck Series Presented by TRAXXAS race in five attempts Saturday by making a last-lap pass on 17-year-old Scotty Steele in a driving rainstorm. The wet conditions around the 2.35-mile street circuit made driving conditions extremely slippery which strung...
Via On Pit Road
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Munoz And Andretti Declare Checkmate In Motown

Honda Performance Development would rather earn wins in the Verizon IndyCar Series in a straight fight against rival manufacturer Chevrolet, however so far in the 2015 season in road races affected by rain, they will gladly take the current score output: Honda 2, Chevrolet 0. The first triumph came through the efforts of James Hinchcliffe at New Orleans, and the second came through...
Via On Pit Road
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Marco Andretti’s Strategy Nearly Nets Him 1st Victory Since 2011

Belle Isle, MI – Its been a long 68 races since Marco Andretti last went to victory lane in a Verizon IndyCar Series race. After today, that number is now up to 69. But,...
Via Race Review Online
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

SST: Robby Gordon Wins Race #1 In Detroit

DETROIT, Michigan (May 29, 2015) – Robby Gordon won his first SPEED Energy Stadium Super Truck Series Presented by TRAXXAS race of the 2015 season by overtaking E.J. Viso at the end of the back straight on the final lap in the first of three rounds of racing at the Belle Isle Detroit Grand Prix. The race on the beautiful Belle Isle course was the seventh event of the SST season...
Via On Pit Road
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Herta Rallysport Set to Debut in Red Bull GRC

This weekend will mark the competitive debut of the Bryan Herta Rallysport team in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series. Since the team's formation last fall, co-owners Bryan Herta and Sean Jones have been assembling a championship caliber team of drivers, engineers, mechanics, and corporate partners. This weekend in Ft. Lauderdale, BHR will have a chance to show the motorsports...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Power And Penske Rule Detroit Qualifying

Even the break created for the Indianapolis 500 could not break the string of dominance shown by Team Penske in road course racing trim as the Captain’s quartet claimed four of the first five places on the grid for Saturday’s first half of the Chevrolet Duel In Detroit. After going 1-2 in the 500-mile race last weekend, Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power swapped their order on...
Via On Pit Road
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Power Breaks Belle Isle Track Record En Route To IndyCar Pole

BELLE ISLE, MI – Team Penske is coming off of a dominating performance in last weekend’s Indianapolis 500. That allowed them to enter this weekend’s duels in Detroit with a lot of momentum on their...
Via Race Review Online
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan Leads The Way In IndyCar Practice On Friday Morning At Belle Isle

BELLE ISLE, MI- It’s kind of a rare Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this weekend as the lone doubleheader event of the season will occur on the streets of Belle Isle tomorrow and Sunday. With that...
Via Race Review Online
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Graham Rahal Hoping Recent Success And Last Year’s Effort At Belle Isle Continues This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s almost unanimous, almost every Verizon IndyCar Series driver feels if Graham Rahal was driving a Chevrolet powered entry during this year’s season, he’d be a legitimate championship contender this year. Right...
Via Race Review Online
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Will Power Close Out Month Of May On Top In Belle Isle?

INDIANAPOLIS – The Month of May has gone almost as perfectly as possible for Team Penske’s Will Power. The defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion qualified first and second respectively for both races at the...
Via Race Review Online
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Harvey Leads 1-2-3-4 Schmidt Peterson Sweep in Freedom 100

Although anti-climactic, the finish of the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Jack Harvey could not have been more surreal. Starting alongside teammate Ethan Ringel on the front row for the start, the two Schmidt Peterson drivers traded the lead six times during the 40-lap race before a lap 38 caution ended the race under yellow, declaring Harvey the winner. The 22-year...
Via Rubbings Racing
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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