Race Weekend Central

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Townsend Bell Lose Indy 500 Bids For Andretti in Pit Road Tangle

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(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Andretti Autosport’s top two chances at winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 were both erased in a flash courtesy an unfortunate pit road incident. Following a caution for the crashed Mikhail Aleshin and Conor Daly, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Townsend Bell were among the many teams that headed to pit road for a routine …

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Kanaan Paces Carb Day At Indy, Castroneves Pit Crew Champ

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(Photo: John Cote/INDYCAR)

Every year, Carb Day at Indianapolis seems to take on its own personality. Sometimes, you will have drivers avoiding each other on the track like the plague while other times, drivers will test the limits of their cars to see how they’ll react in traffic. This year, it was the latter and it happened in …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third-Straight Top 5 in Richmond?

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Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third Straight Top 5 in Richmond? Following back-to-back top 5s for Chase Elliott this season, the Sprint Cup Series rookie will look for a third this weekend at Richmond. Will he do it? One thing he has going for him – unlike most tracks on the circuit – is past …

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IndyCar Recap: 2015 ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee

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Photo Credit: Chris Jones

In a Nutshell: For much of the race on the flat 1-mile track, two-time race-winner Josef Newgarden looked to be running away to victory. Though Ryan Briscoe posed a serious challenge, a terrible pit stop pushed him back in the field and Newgarden maintained the lead. Then, the yellow flags changed things. Two yellow flags …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Confounding Fontana

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Photo Credit: Chris Jones, IndyCar Media

Early this past Saturday morning, the first race of the Formula E championship weekend started under a yellow flag. The event, held on the tight streets of a make-shift road course at London’s Battersea park  brought some elevated concern from the drivers, especially about the first turn. Many drivers believed that the tight confines would …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Does Well in Parts; NBCSN Excels in Fontana

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Last weekend was pretty crazy in the racing world. You had the Sprint Cup Series on a road course, always a good time. You also had the Verizon IndyCar Series at Auto Club Speedway in what turned out to be just about the wildest race in the history of open wheel racing. Crikey. Toyota/Save Mart …

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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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Helio Castroneves, Shell Kick Off 3,000-Mile Cross-Country Relay

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(Photo: Joseph Wolkin, Frontstretch)

Amidst the bright lights of New York City, Helio Castroneves walked across the stage on Military Island in Times Square to announce the start of a new journey for Shell. The Verizon IndyCar Series driver for Team Penske shouted “start your engines” as a red and white Dodge Challenger with Shell logos slabbed on its doors …

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Helio Castroneves Debriefs Belle Isle Incident, Excited for Texas

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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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Will Power Wins IndyCar Pole for 2015 Belle Isle Race No. 1

With rain in the forecast for Saturday afternoon, Will Power knew it would be imperative to qualify near the front and manage the pace of what should be a wet Race No. 1 in the Dual in Detroit. That’s exactly what the defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion did, posting a best lap of 1:16.0941 to …

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2015 Indianapolis 500 Viewer’s Guide

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Sunday represents a significant turning point in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. In many ways, the 2015 Indianapolis 500 is the beginning of the end for veterans like Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Juan Pablo Montoya. Waiting in the wings is the next generation of potential superstar in the form of Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, …

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