Race Weekend Central

The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Most Likely to Earn Pole Position for Indy 500

Ed Carpenter 2018 Indianapolis 500 Pole Sitter

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1. Ed Jones Ed Jones turned the fastest lap Friday without the tow, meaning Jones had the fastest lap in qualifying trim with the added speed. Jones has a career-best start of fourth last season at Belle Isle in Detroit. He started fifth last weekend in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which is his …

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Month of May Kicks off with IndyCar Grand Prix

Simon Pagenaud 2019 Indycar Classic

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Finally. It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally May, which is synonymous with one thing: Indianapolis. While they’re not yet careening around the Brickyard at 230 mph, the NTT IndyCar Series is right at home preparing for one of the newest May traditions, the IndyCar Grand Prix. Now in its sixth year, the Grand …

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Colton Herta Wins at COTA: Youngest Winner in IndyCar History

Colton Herta 2019 Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

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It was Felix Rosenqvist‘s turn at St. Petersburg to start the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. This week, it was Colton Herta‘s time to shine at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) except on this day, the fresh face finished off the effort in Victory Lane. The teenaged rookie continued to show his preseason speed was …

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IndyCar: What to Watch for in 2019

2019 Indycar St Petersburg Joe Skibinskii Ndycar

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The off-season doldrums are officially over and the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series is set to kick-off this weekend, as usual, with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. But before the green flag drops on this year’s campaign, let’s recap some of the biggest talking points of the off-season and some things to look out …

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2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Scenarios

Astor Cup Championship Trophy

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season comes to a close this weekend in Sonoma, California. The Championship has been decided at Sonoma Raceway since 2015 and this year’s edition will be the final run as season finale for the 2.3-mile course, with Laguna Seca taking the spot in 2019. And for Sonoma’s final finale race, …

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IndyCar Analysis: Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway

Power Gateway

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Scott Dixon dominated the first two-thirds of the race, but Will Power came away with the victory at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday night. It was Power’s third win of the season and his first since the Indianapolis 500. Alexander Rossi raced in fuel-saving mode for the final 70 laps to earn second place. Although …

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Team Penske Sweeps Front Row in ABC Supply 500 Qualifying

2018 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Will Power

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Will Power and Josef Newgarden will start Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway from the front row. Power, this year’s Indy 500 champion, returns to the 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track as the defending race winner. He’ll start from the pole for the third time in 2018 and for the 53rd time of his IndyCar career. …

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5 Points to Ponder: Chasing Glory

2017 Indycar Pocono Will Power Chris Jones

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ONE: Chasing the Playoffs Just three races remain before we begin the 2018 iteration of the playoffs and it’s an excellent trio of tracks to close us out before the serious business of the post-season begins. First up, we head to NASCAR’s coliseum, or Thunder Valley if you prefer, and Bristol Motor Speedway. Then, after …

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Will Power Inches Within One Pole of Tying AJ Foyt with Iowa Corn 300 P1

Will Power Pole Award Iowa 2018

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Will Power will lead the field to green in Sunday’s (July 8) Iowa Corn 300 for the second straight year in INDYCAR. Power paced the fastest lap of the final round and just barely defeated teammate Josef Newgarden to earn his 52nd career pole position. “It wasn’t easy, but the Verizon Chevy was great,” said …

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

Will Power Road America 2018

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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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Scott Dixon Dominates En Route to Third Texas Victory

Scott Dixon Texas Practice

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In the beginning of Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, it was the Team Penske show. Josef Newgarden dominated the first stages of the race, while Robert Wickens dominated the mid-stage, but when Scott Dixon found his rhythm, it’ll take a mistake on Dixon’s part to get the upper hand on him. A …

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Josef Newgarden Leads Team Penske Domination in Texas Qualifying

Josef Newgarden Texas 2018 Pole

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The last time Josef Newgarden won the pole, he went on to win the race at Barber Motorsports Park in April. Newgarden is seeking his third victory of 2018. Team Penske dominated the session with Newgarden qualifying on pole, Simon Pagenaud qualified second and defending DXC Technology 600 winner Will Power will start third. “To come …

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