2018 IndyCar Schedule Is Officially Released

Consistency and stability, plus the return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest, highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule that again contains 17 races. Sixteen of the 17 races from this year’s exciting and momentum-building season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot on the calendar to further capitalize on their date equity. The newcomer to next year’s schedule is Portland International Raceway, which hosted Indy car races under CART and Champ Car sanction from 1984-2007, including what is still the closest…

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INDYCAR To Return To Portland In 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – Ever since the Verizon IndyCar Series stopped going to Portland in 2007, the Pacific Northwest racing fans have been clamoring for a new race. That’s a hot bed of racing fanatics that have seen several drivers come from there. Unfortunately, they haven’t had a race in their own backyard for a decade. Now, the drought comes to an end. It’s expected that the series will announce on Thursday that they will return to the Portland International Raceway on Labor Day weekend in 2018. The race will fill the gap…

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Watkins Glen Left Off 2018 INDYCAR Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule was unveiled on Thursday and if you look closely at it, you’d notice a major track was left off. The series confirmed today that Watkins Glen International would not be a destination for the series for 2018. But, before you chastise the series for that, there was nothing they can do short of expanding the season into October and moving some races around. Neither of which could happen anyways. First off, we have seen the last two years, that a Labor Day date…

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2018 INDYCAR Schedule To Be Released On Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series announced that they will officially unveil the 2018 schedule on Thursday. At this point, expect the 2018 schedule to look a lot like the 2017 one. The only movement would be the potential addition of a race in Mexico as well as Portland replacing Watkins Glen on Labor Day weekend. Multiple reports are coming out that the series and Watkins Glen couldn’t come to an agreement on a new date and that the popular road course will be left off. Other than that, the rest…

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Ricky Taylor, Rahal, Pagenaud Join Team Penske’s Acura Sports Car Program For 2018

Acura Team Penske completed its full-time sports car driver lineup today, as the organization announced that recently-crowned IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will race in the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program beginning in 2018. Taylor will team up with Helio Castroneves in one of the team’s two full-time entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season.  They will join the previously-announced pairing of Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron. In addition, Graham Rahal and 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Simon Pagenaud will join the program as endurance…

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Sonoma Raceway Battling Wildfiles, So Far No Structural Damage, Threat

Multiple reports were coming out on Monday morning that the Sonoma Raceway was on fire, with wildfiles hitting the area of the Northern California race track. Unfortunately, part of that report is true, as wildfiles are in the North Bay area. Luckily, the track hasn’t been comprimsed yet. Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page issued a statement saying that the track is currently fine and not at an immediate risk. “All of us at Sonoma Raceway extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those who have been touched…

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