Dixon Nets 5th Career Championship, Further Adds To His Legacy

SONOMA, Calif – Scott Dixon may be driving better in year 18 in his career than he was in his prime. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver drove flawlessly through the entire 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season and was the one hoisting the Astor Cup championship trophy on a sunny day in Sonoma on Sunday. Dixon, had a 29 point advantage in the standings heading into this weekend and he put his No. 9 Honda on the front row for Sunday’s season finale. He’d remain second for much of the 85 Lap…

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Rossi Comes Up Just Short For 2nd Place Finish In Season Standings

SONOMA, Calif – He called himself the “first loser” but Alexander Rossi has nothing to be ashamed of in his 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Andretti Autosport driver was actually okay with how his year went but was visibly dejected when he came up just short Sunday in Sonoma. Rossi, had problems on the opening lap of the race when he got into the back of his teammate Marco Andretti in Turn 1 and had to pit one lap later for damage. He’d come out in last, one lap down…

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Marco Andretti Finishes 5th In Season Finale, Ties Rahal For 8th In Final Standings

SONOMA, Calif – Marco Andretti showed a lot of speed in the closing races of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He earned three straight top 10 starting spots including his second best start of the year this weekend in Sonoma in fourth. The third generation driver back that strong starting spot up with a top five finish to close out the year in his No. 98 Honda. Andretti, finished fifth for just his second top five finish of the season in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Sonoma. It was his 42nd…

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Pato O’Ward Ends Impressive IndyCar Debut With Top 10 Finish

SONOMA, Calif – What a debut weekend it was for Pato O’Ward. He was coming off of the 2018 Indy Lights championship and earned a ride with Harding Racing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale. O’Ward, 19, had never driven one of these cars prior to last week. On top of that, the team he’s driving for, just created this second car. All of this was new. Despite all of that, O’Ward showed why he’s going to be a star in this series one day. In fact, that one…

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Hunter-Reay Wins IndyCar Season Finale In Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – An end of an era happened on Sunday as the final Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Sonoma Raceway occurred this weekend. It was also the final race as Verizon as the entitlement sponsor for the series as well as the final race of the 2018 year too. In that race, Ryan Hunter-Reay capped the year off with a win as he dominated the Grand Prix of Sonoma. The Andretti Autosport driver led all but a handful of laps en route to his second victory of the season…

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Honda Earns 2nd INDYCAR Drivers/Manufactuers Title Since 2011

SONOMA, Calif – Honda clinched their first Verizon IndyCar Series manufacturers title two race ago at the Gateway Motorsports Park. Since that triumph, they’ve had one focus – win the drivers championship too. Heading into Sunday’s season finale, they had two of the four drivers that were mathematically eligible to hoist the Astor Cup championship trophy. Furthermore, they were the top two drivers to do so too. 

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Power Finishes On The Podium, Ending Season With What Might Have Been

SONOMA, Calif – Will Power’s season can be summed up as this. He finished the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season with eight podium finishes. He also had eight top five finishes too. Yes, all of the Team Penske drivers’ top five finishes were on the podium. That means he had nine of his finishes were outside of the top five too. It was a feast or famine year for Power and his No. 12 Chevrolet. 

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Pagenaud Ends Year With 10th Straight Top 10 Results

SONOMA, Calif – Simon Pagenaud knew early that he needed to go for broke over the five months of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. He finished a disappointing 13th in the season opener at St. Pete back in March. Then, in the next race at Phoenix, he had a pit road problem on his opening stop and ruined all of his track position. He’d finish 10th as a result. At Long Beach, he started third but was punted on the opening lap by Graham Rahal and would finish 24th. Leaving the…

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Smith Earns 12th Place Finish In 2nd Start Since Last June

Prior to last week, Regan Smith hadn’t driven a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car since June 2017. When Aric Almirola was injured last year, Smith was one of the drivers called to sub. He finished 22nd in Charlotte and 34th in Dover. Then, when Kasey Kahne would announce that he would sit out last weeks Brickyard 400, Smith got the call again. Literally, he was called on a golf course asking if he’d sub. Kahne, then announced that he’d sit out at least the next three races allowing Smith…

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Keselowski Earns 3rd Straight Win In Wild Race At Vegas, Penske’s 500th Career Victory Too

Team Penske made a large statement on Sunday. Brad Keselowski took his No. 2 Ford to victory lane for the third consecutive week as he led the final 21 laps en route to a big win in the opening race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Once again, Keselowski benefitted from a late pit call which his No. 2 Ford crew got him out of the pits in the lead. He’d never look back despite several late race yellows. It was Keselowski’s 27th win of his Cup Series…

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