Race Weekend Central

Derrick Walker Resigns from IndyCar Competition Post

2015 Indycar Derrick Walker Headshot Credit Indycar Media

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A major shakeup is coming to the IndyCar front office next season as President of Competition and Operations Derrick Walker has resigned from his duties according to the Indianapolis based sanctioning body. Walker will finish out the season for the remaining three events of the season at Mid-Ohio, Pocono and Sonoma before officially moving on. …

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Rapid Reaction: 2015 IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa

At the rate Ryan Hunter-Reay is going right now, the staff at Iowa Speedway may have to eventually rename the Newton, Iowa short track in his honor. Hunter-Reay inherited the lead following a caution on lap 262 and held off a hard-charging Josef Newgarden over the final 22 laps in a battle reminiscent of their …

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Will Power Scores Pole Position for 2015 Honda Indy Toronto

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Will Power scored his second consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series pole, and fifth of the season, after posting the quickest lap in the final round of qualifying for the Honda Indy Toronto on Saturday afternoon. Power posted a fast lap of 59.4280 seconds around the 11-turn, 1.755-mile Exhibition Place street circuit with only five seconds remaining …

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Lucky Unlucky Hinchcliffe Doesn’t Remember Indy Incident

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James Hinchcliffe joked that he received “a complete oil change” over the past month following his violent crash in the final practice prior to the Indianapolis 500. In all seriousness, the affable Canadian IndyCar Series driver is lucky to be alive, and he knows it too. The driver known as Hinchtown suffered a life-threatening leg …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Firestone 600 at Texas

Scott Dixon cruised away late to win the Firestone 600 IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway. There was no pack racing, no incidents, but lots of drama at the Fort Worth race track regardless. Keep reading to find out why. How it happened The engineering staff at Chip Ganassi Racing insisted on a higher downforce …

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IndyCar Drivers Debate Pack Racing at Texas


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What makes a good race? For the IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway, there are as many opinions as there are drivers, teams and pundits. On one hand of the spectrum, Eddie Gossage, President and promoter of Texas Motor Speedway, wants to see much closer action, even suggesting that the league should entertain the idea …

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Will Power Scores 3rd Consecutive Firestone 600 at Texas IndyCar Pole


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Call it a three-peat. Will Power earned his third consecutive pole at Texas Motor Speedway, posting a two-lap average speed of 218.519 mph in Friday time trials for the Firestone 600. The pole is his fourth of the season and eighth front row start in nine races this season. But most impressive is the fact …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Crashes in 2015 Firestone 600 Practice at Texas

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Until Friday, Ryan Hunter-Reay says he had never crashed a DW12 into the wall on a high speed oval. But that’s exactly what happened as the 2012 IndyCar Series champion suddenly and inexplicably lost control of his Andretti Autosport Honda during the final 10 minutes of practice for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. …

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Helio Castroneves Debriefs Belle Isle Incident, Excited for Texas

2014 Indycar Auto Club Helio Castroneves Sitting Credit Huston Ladner

Photo Credit: Huston Ladner, Frontstretch

Sunday was far from a banner day for Team Penske in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Championship leader Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud ran out of fuel in the closing minutes of the second Dual in Detroit while Will Power and Hélio Castroneves were both involved in the same crash with four laps to go. …

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IndyCar Standings Consolidate After Belle Isle

Mother Nature had her way with the Verizon IndyCar Series in Belle Isle over the weekend, producing two surprise winners and suppressing the dominance otherwise displayed by Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing this season. Carlos Munoz and Sebastien Bourdais used strategy and the rain to their advantage, stealing victories on both Saturday and Sunday …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race No. 2

Sebastien Bourdais survived a series of crashes involving the frontrunners, caught a little bit of luck of caution cycles and held off Takuma Sato in the closing laps to win the second Dual in Detroit on Sunday afternoon at the Raceway in Belle Isle. Here’s a brief rundown. How it happened Still reeling from overnight …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Given Detroit Pole After Qualifying Washout

Juan Pablo Montoya and Team Penske teammate Will Power will start on the front row for race No. 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit based on entrant points after rain prematurely ended qualifying on Sunday morning. IndyCar called off the qualifying session due to “deteriorating racetrack conditions” when a persistent rain continued throughout the …

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