Penske Sweeps The Front Row As Newgarden Wins The Pole For Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Surprise, surprise, Scott Dixon didn’t make the Firestone Fast Six in Saturday’s Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying round. That left the door open for other to make up some ground in the standings for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). They’d do just that. Dixon’s main challengers for this year’s championship all made the Fast Six and even saw Josef Newgarden win the pole for Sunday’s 55 Lap race in Road America. Newgarden, needed this too. He entered Sunday’s race without scoring a top five…

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INDYCAR Won’t Return To Phoenix For 2019

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – It’s never too early to start talking silly season. While several driver moves are on the potential horizon, a scheduling change is coming to the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series calendar. ISM Raceway confirmed on Friday via a statement that the open wheel series won’t be returning to the 1.022-mile track next year. The three-year deal came to an end back in April and after three lackluster shows playing host in front of a small crowd, the series and track officials finally decided to pull the plug on…

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Wickens Shining This Weekend In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Last year, Robert Wickens showed up to Road America with a helmet in hand with a prime opportunity to hop into a Verizon IndyCar Series ride at Road America. The then current Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Mikhail Aleshin was having problems in customs getting back into the country as the Russian driver just raced in LeMans the week prior. So, SPM called up Wickens. He got one practice session in the books before giving way to Aleshin who arrived late in the day. At that point, Wickens…

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Penske Strong, Battle Amongst Honda’s Behind Going To Be Fun Battle To Watch

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Friday showed that Team Penske will certainly be the ones to beat for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). They should have been last year too but Scott Dixon had a better pit sequence and found the lead and clean air. This year, Dixon enters as the hottest driver in the field and a sexy pick to win the 55 Lap race this weekend. But, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver was only ninth and seventh fastest in the two Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions…

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Andretti Autosport Cars Strong In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – In the two years since the Verizon IndyCar Series has return to Road America, Andretti Autosport hasn’t been a main contender for race wins. Among the four drivers that have raced for them in 2016 and again in 2017, just once did they grab a top 10 finish. That came by virtue of a fourth place run by Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2016. Now, as we’ve moved through two practice sessions for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network), the Andretti Autosport group may very well…

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Team Penske Strong On Friday, Full INDYCAR Practice Report From Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the scenic 4.014-mile Road America track on Friday for not one but two practice sessions on the day. The first session was 45 minutes in length and saw Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden top the speed charts with a time of 1:43.047-seconds in his No. 1 Chevrolet. Newgarden is the defending series champion and finished runner-up on the Elkhart Lake track last season. So, the speed isn’t surprising. Plus, at another track on the schedule like Road America in Barber, Newgarden was…

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First Data To Sponsor Ed Jones This Weekend In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – At first, you may not notice much different about Ed Jones’ No. 10 Honda when it flies by you on the 4.014-mile Road America circuit this weekend. “Data” will be seen on his blue and white colored Verizon IndyCar Series machine this weekend. But, it’s a different kind of “Data” on his car and a different shade of blue. Instead of his usual NTT Data and light blue paint scheme for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Jones will have First Data on his…

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Formula 1 And IndyCar About To See Wild Silly Season With Championship Level Drivers Moving Around

Last year’s silly season we saw NASCAR’s new quote on quote “youth movement” take center stage. Gone were the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth. Also let go, but not retiring, was Kasey Kahne. For those counting, that’s seven open rides in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series over the last few years and all with top teams. Prior to this season, Hendrick Motorsports had won 249 races and 12 championships. They now had three rides available. Stewart-Haas Racing is…

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5 Storylines For Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

The Verizon IndyCar Series stars are back in action this weekend at Road America. After having a week off to recharge their batteries, it’s time to get back to work and do so at one of the drivers’ favorite tracks. Here are five storylines to watch for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). 

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3 Of The 4 Indy Lights Winners At Road America Are Now Rookies In Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

While a Verizon IndyCar Series is just that, a rookie, out of the five drivers that will be making their first series start this weekend at Road America, three of which have actually not only raced on the 4.014-mile scenic road course before, but they’ve actually visited victory lane too. Last year, Matheus Leist and Zachary Claman DeMelo won both races of the doubleheader weekend in Elkhart Lake. Leist, won the first race for his second career win while finishing fourth in Race No. 2. Claman DeMelo, finished 10th in…

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