Race Weekend Central

Road America Signs 3-Year Extension with INDYCAR

Road America Tunnel 2018

(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar Media)

The Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Road America for the next three seasons, the two announced on Sunday. After returning to Road America in 2016, a three-year deal was in place, and after three straight successful races both in competition and attendance, another deal has been signed. With the announcement of the return, the …

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Takuma Sato Earns Best IndyCar Finish Since 2nd Detroit Race in 2017

Takuma Sato 2018 Road America

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has had a consistent season with Takuma Sato. Sunday’s race at Road America was no different and it resulted in Sato almost earning his first podium finish since his victory in last years Indianapolis 500. As noted, the season has been a consistent one for RLLR including with Sato’s teammate Graham Rahal, …

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Will Power’s Misfortune Continues with Apparent Exhaust Issue at Road America

Will Power Road America 2018

(Photo: Matt Fraver)

Will Power started the Kohler Grand Prix from the front row but was immediately off the pace when the field took the green flag. The No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet fell to the rear as 21 cars passed last month’s Indianapolis 500 winner going into Turn 1. He brought the car to the paddock where …

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Josef Newgarden Earns 10th Career IndyCar Series Victory at Road America

Josef Newgarden Road America 2018

(Photo: Chris Owens)

The first goal for Josef Newgarden this weekend was to earn the pole position. A last minute fast lap during Saturday’s qualifying session put a check mark in that box, and much like his winning performance at Barber in April, Newgarden put in another dominating performance on Sunday in the KOHLER Grand Prix. The Hendersonville, Tenn. …

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Josef Newgarden Secures 3rd Pole of 2018 at Road America

Josef Newgarden Road America Pole 2018

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Josef Newgarden earned his fifth career pole award on Saturday for Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix. During the final round of qualifying, Newgarden turned a 140.020 mph lap in the No. 1 Verizon Chevrolet to secure his third pole of 2018. Since the series returned to Road America in 2016, Team Penske has won the pole …

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Josef Newgarden Sweeps Friday IndyCar Practices at Road America

Josef Newgarden Road America Practice 2018

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

Josef Newgarden made sure to put the Verizon IndyCar Series on notice that he can’t be overlooked to repeat his championship victory from 2017. Newgarden led the way in both practice sessions on Friday for Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America. Newgarden ran the best lap of the day in the second session at …

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INDYCAR News: Series Will Not Return to ISM Raceway in 2019

Robert Wickens Leads Field At Ism Raceway

(Photo: Joe Skibinski)

The Verizon IndyCar Series will not return to ISM Raceway in 2019. Track president Bryan R. Sperber announced on Friday that the track and Series will not continue their relationship past the 2018 season. Michael Knight of The Arizona Republic first reported the story that was then followed by an official statement from Sperber. “We have …

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Ed Jones Leads the Charge for Young Guns in Dual in Detroit Race #2

Ed Jones Qualifying Race 1

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Ed Jones has been nothing but impressive in his first year-and-a-half in the Verizon IndyCar Series. On Sunday, the NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing driver posted a third-place finish for the third time in his career. He led the charge for the young generation as Ryan Hunter-Reay (37) and Will Power (37) swept the top-two spots. …

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Late-Race Issue Costs Alexander Rossi Win, Points Lead

Alexander Rossi Detroit Race 2

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Alexander Rossi entered Sunday’s race as the points leader following a third-place finish on Saturday. The afternoon started off every way it needed to in order for Rossi to leave Detroit with the points lead. He led the most laps, started on the pole, and just like that, it was all gone. An issue that …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Snaps 42-Race Winless Streak in Dual in Detroit Race 2

Ryan Hunter Reay Detroit Race 1

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

For the second straight day, Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated. The Hondas of Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory. Rossi had outright dominated the afternoon, but in the end it didn’t matter, as one mistake in Turn 3 cost Rossi the lead and a spot on the podium. Oh …

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Marco Andretti Earns Best Finish Since Toronto in 2017

Marco Andretti Belle Isle Qualifying Day 1

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Following a 12th-place finish in the Indianapolis 500, Marco Andretti came to The Raceway at Belle Isle looking to continue his solid 2018 campaign. A roller coaster season so far earned its apex moment on Saturday during qualifying. Andretti turned a super fast lap, earning his first pole since Pocono in 2013. Andretti led a …

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Graham Rahal Posts 1st Last-Place Finish Since 2015

Graham Rahal Detroit Practice Day 1

IndyCar can do it, why not NASCAR? (Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Graham Rahal started off with a strong afternoon Saturday until lap 46 when he nailed the outside wall exiting Turn 13. A hard impact ended Rahal’s bid for a podium finish and relegated him to his first last-place finish since the 2015 edition of this race. REPLAY: This was the heavy hit that ended @GrahamRahal's day. …

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