Race Weekend Central

IndyCar: Marco Andretti Leads “Fast Friday” Practice for Indy 500

Marco Andretti Indy 500 "fast Friday"

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After posting the fastest time during Wednesday’s practice session, Marco Andretti continued his strong week of practice by posting the fastest time of “Fast Friday,” the penultimate practice session before Saturday’s qualification begins. “The car is close in race trim; I don’t know how much better we can get it,” Andretti said. “But (qualifying) trim …

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Marco Andretti Leads 3rd Indy 500 Practice

Marco Andretti Indy 500 Practice Day 1

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After Chevrolet dominated Tuesday’s practice sessions, Honda stepped up to the plate on Wednesday as the manufacturer took four of the top-five spots. Marco Andretti, in his Andretti Autosport Honda, led the way with a 227.053-mph lap. “It was a pretty productive day,” Andretti said. “We got the car to ‘almost there’ in traffic. We’re …

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Simon Pagenaud Leads Opening Day Of Indy 500 Practice

Simon Pagenaud Indy 500 Practice Day 1

(Photo: Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

The first practices for next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 were dominated by one organization: Team Penske. Both ends of the Indy 500 spectrum were represented here: a full-time driver seeking to redeem himself after an awful start and a part-time legend who’s seeking to make racing history. 2016 INDYCAR series champion Simon Pagenaud led the first practice …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s Historic Run, XFINITY Series Downhill Slide

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Harvick Having Historic Run Every once in awhile, an athlete reestablishes the level of greatness in their sport. NASCAR is no exception to the rule. There were Dale Earnhardt’s next-level championships in 1987 and 1994, Bill Elliott’s 1985 Winston Million and Jeff Gordon winning 13 races in 1998. More recently, …

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Robert Wickens Impresses Again, but Josef Newgarden’s Decision to Pit Leads to Victory

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski / IndyCar)

When the caution flag waved with 21 laps to go in the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix, Josef Newgarden decided that fresh tires would give him a better chance at winning. He was right. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers, James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens, chose to stay out on older tires. Wickens led the field …

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Robert Wickens Tremendous in Debut, But Sebastien Bourdais Repeats at St. Petersburg

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

It was a heartbreaking finish to Robert Wickens’ fabulous IndyCar Series debut. Wickens, 28, made his first start with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports from the pole at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and led 69 laps, but contact from Alexander Rossi following a restart on Lap 109 cost the Canadian rookie a chance at victory. …

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Will Power Wins Wild IndyCar Race at Texas Motor Speedway

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In a boom-or-bust year for Will Power, Texas Motor Speedway offered a boom. He was able to power through a wild, wreck-filled IndyCar race to score his second victory of the season and assert himself in the championship race. Starting ninth, Power emerged victorious under caution in Saturday night’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600, leading 180 of 248 …

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Graham Rahal Tops James Hinchcliffe by .0080 Seconds in Texas Photo Finish

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(Photo: Dana Garrett/IndyCar

For a moment, it appeared that Graham Rahal had celebrated too soon. After making a daring move under James Hinchcliffe going into turn 3, Rahal found himself alone in the lead coming to the checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway. Seeing what appeared to be a guaranteed win, Rahal pumped his fist into the air …

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Will Power Wins at Pocono Raceway, Cuts into Simon Pagenaud’s Championship Lead

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For the 27th time in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Will Power piloted his racecar into Victory Lane. Taking advantage of a plethora of strategies throughout the race, he climbed through the field late in the going, taking the lead during the final pit stop of the race after the caution flew for debris with 24 laps …

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Simon Pagenaud Survives Strategy, Back Pain for Mid-Ohio Win

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Simon Pagenaud survived a full array of differing pit strategies, back pain and a battle with teammate and championship rival Will Power to earn a victory in Sunday’s Honda 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The win is the Frenchman’s fourth of 2016, and the sixth of Pagenaud’s six-year career. Starting on the pole, Pagenaud …

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Will Power Claims Third Victory in Four Races at Toronto

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(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher / IndyCar)

Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. However, in Will Power‘s case during Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto, it took a combination of the two to get to Victory Lane and firmly inside the championship battle. Power became the key benefactor after pitting before a late caution, earning him track position. He then held the …

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