Race Weekend Central

Double Take: More Memorial Day Weekend Doubles, Please

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(Photo: Mike Harding)

The greatest weekend of racing has passed, and boy, were fans treated to an awesome trifecta of events. Fans started off the day by seeing Sebastian Vettel win the Monaco Grand Prix, his third win of 2017 and 45th overall in Formula 1; he’s now won 50 percent of the races contested this season, only …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal Join Michael Shank Racing for Rolex 24

On Thursday afternoon, Michael Shank Racing (MSR) announced the final two drivers that will complete their driver lineups for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Verizon IndyCar Series regulars Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal, both of whom race Honda-powered entries, have joined the team to race their brand-new Acura NSX GT3’s. Team owner Michael Shank is happy to have …

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5 Points to Ponder: Clint Bowyer Struggles On

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Two-Thirds Down: With the conclusion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, we’re now exactly two thirds through the longest season in all of professional sports. Just a pair of races remain (Darlington Raceway and Richmond International Raceway) before the circuit gets down to the serious business of the playoffs. And …

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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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Returning to Pocono is Best Medicine 1 Year After Justin Wilson’s Death

2015 Pocono Indycar Justin Wilson Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti, Frontstretch)

As the Verizon IndyCar Series approaches the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway this weekend, the sport is on the verge of another step forward in moving on from tragedy. Following the death of three-time Indianapolis 500 starter, Bryan Clauson, this past week, the series finds yet another shocking reminder, as it approaches the one-year …

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Graham Rahal Paces Friday Practice at Road America

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Preparing for a 50-lap grind in Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America, the Verizon IndyCar Series took to the Wisconsin track for 150 minutes of practice on Friday. The top car at the end of the session? None other than Graham Rahal. Rahal’s 1:42.0224 time around the 4.014-mile road course led the way in …

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Graham Rahal Salvages Fourth-Place Result After Post-Quali Penalty

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(Photo: Dana Garrett/IndyCar

On most weekends, a fourth-place result from Graham Rahal would be expected, if not disappointing. However, after starting from the tail-end of the field, a finish just outside of the podium was all Rahal could ask for in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Rahal was forced to vacate his qualifying time on the …

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Rahal Tops Final Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Practice

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

INDIANAPOLIS – Though he’ll start from the tail end of the field, Graham Rahal showed speed to lead the way in a frigid final practice for Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Rahal’s 1:09.6045 led the way for the Verizon IndyCar Series on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, with fellow Honda drivers Alexander Rossi (1:09.654) …

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Off the Wall With: Graham Rahal

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(Photo: INDYCAR Media)

In the spotlight this week: Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal. What’s fun besides racing? Graham Rahal: Pretty much my life. If I’m not IndyCar racing, I’m here with Courtney (Force; fiancée), but fun for me is probably golf, college football. I’m a big Ohio State Buckeye fan. In fact, Courtney would tell you I watch …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: The “Surprise” Champion, Stellar Seasons and More

Scott Dixon celebrates his race win and championship title at Sonoma

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Huston Ladner: So where does anyone want to begin? Matt Stallknecht: Man… where to even start. Toni Montgomery: Am I the only one who made the mistake of pretty much forgetting all about Scott Dixon? Matt: I completely forgot about him. Toni: And then wondering where the hell he came from. Huston: I doubt it. Matt: I figured …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

Crowd shot at Sonoma Raceway for the IndyCar finale in 2015 (credit: IndyCar)

(Photo Credit: IndyCar)

In a Nutshell: Scott Dixon earned his fourth IndyCar championship owing to his win at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday.  He started the race in ninth and though he should not have been counted out of the championship, still sat in third in the points standings. The caution for Luca Filippi on lap 32 may have …

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Will Power Earns Pole for 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

Will Power on track at Sonoma (credit: John Cote/IndyCar)

(Photo credit: John Cote/IndyCar)

He may not be likely to defend his championship this year, but Will Power is starting the final race of the season on point, taking the pole position with a late flying lap to best Josef Newgarden for pole for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Starting third is Ryan Hunter-Reay, followed by Simon Pagenaud. Then …

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