Narrowly Missing 2 Crashes In 3 Weeks Leaves Dixon As Championship Favorite For Sonoma

PORTLAND, Ore – We talked about it then, but when Scott Dixon somehow managed to miss all the carnage from the terrifying Lap 6 accident in the Aug. 19 ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway, that a maneuver like he did could be the difference in him winning the championship or not. Well, for the second time in the last three weeks, he did it again. 

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Simon Pagenaud Quietly Earns 9th Straight Top 10 Finish

PORTLAND, Ore – For some reason, all weekend long Simon Pagenaud struggled to find the speed in his No. 22 Chevrolet. Here’s his standing in all five test or practice sessions. 16th, 18th, 14th, 13th and 19th respectively. He then qualified a disappointing 22nd for Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix. His teammates were in the top 10 in every session and started on the front row. 

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Solid Day For Dale Coyne Racing As Crazy 24 Hours Leads Bourdais To Podium, Fittipaldi To 1st Top 10

PORTLAND, Ore – The box score of the Portland Grand Prix would show a very solid day out of the Dale Coyne Racing organization on Sunday. Two of their three cars in Sunday’s race at the Portland International Raceway finished in the top 10, one of which on the podium. But, how they got there was a completely different story. 

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Dixon Gets 3 Points Back On Rossi For Last Week’s Fuel Call, What I Mean Here

PORTLAND, Ore – Scott Dixon has always told me that he never looks too deep into how things play out. If he’s wronged one way, he said it always comes back the other way to make up for it later. Well, lets rewind to last Saturday night. Dixon, finished third, one spot behind Alexander Rossi in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at the Gateway Motorsports Park. Rossi, was the only driver to stretch his fuel in the end as he went 71 laps without stopping en route to a second place…

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Hunter-Reay’s Runner Up Not Enough To Keep Him In Points Race, Only 4 Drivers Remain Eligible Heading Towards Sonoma

PORTLAND, Ore – Scott Dixon doing Scott Dixon things in turn cost Ryan Hunter-Reay a shot at the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Hunter-Reay brought his No. 28 Honda home runner-up in Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix, just 0.608-seconds behind race winner Takuma Sato. When Dixon was involved in a first lap incident and also sped on pit road during his second stop, you would think that Hunter-Reay would be a in a great position for the championship race heading to Sonoma right?

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Sato Wins Thrilling Portland Grand Prix While Dixon Somehow Escapes Damage To Extend His Points Lead

PORTLAND, Ore – For the first time since last year’s Indianapolis 500, Takuma Sato was celebrating in victory lane in a Verizon IndyCar Series race. Sato, started 20th but lucked out in terms of when cautions flew and took his No. 30 Honda to victory in Sunday’s wild Portland Grand Prix. Sato, inherited the lead when Max Chilton hit pit road with 20 laps-to-go and never looked back en route to his third career INDYCAR win and first in 26 races. It’s ironic, but all three of Sato’s wins have come…

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Harvick Blasts Chastain Following Late Race Incident At Darlington, Keselowski Victorious

Ryan Preece’s bet on himself paid off in a big way the last two years. Instead of racing for an underfunded team again, he took a step back and ran select races with Joe Gibbs Racing. He’s won twice in those few opportunities and made a name for himself that he has a bright future in NASCAR. Well, everyone had always said that Ross Chastain could be another big name if given the right opportunity. Chastain, held onto the 12th and final NASCAR XFINITY Series playoff spot for most of…

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Veach Has Big Momentum, Hoping For 1st Career Win On Sunday

PORTLAND, Ore – Momentum is real folks. Some question how much of a factor that it plays into racing. Well, look no further than what’s happening to Zach Veach as to why it’s real. Veach, just earned his best start of the season in a sixth place qualifying effort for Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). That comes after starting seventh two weeks ago in Pocono. Heading into this weekend’s penultimate race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, Veach has four straight top 10 finishes in his No.…

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Power Earns 54th Career Pole, Dixon To Start 11th In Portland Grand Prix, Why Points Battle Could Be Wide Open

PORTLAND, Ore – Will Power doesn’t think he can catch Mario Andretti for the all-time lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series poles. Well, I strongly disagree. Power, earned his fourth pole of the season on Saturday and his 54th of his career as he will start first in Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). The Verizon P1 Pole Award moves him out of a tie with A.J. Foyt for second ever as Power now trails only Andretti by just 13 poles. For what it’s worth, Power has 18…

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Kirkwood Earns 10th Straight USF2000 Victory In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – Kyle Kirkwood may have wrapped up the USF2000 Series championship in the last race weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In fact, the American did so in Race No. 1 of the three race weekend. While he didn’t have anything to necessarily race for over the final two races of the weekend, he still won the other two races as well. In the season finale weekend at the Portland International Raceway, Kirkwood’s main goal was to just win out. I mean, why not? So far, he’s 1-for-1. 

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