Team Penske Ringing King This Weekend at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Team Penske were the obvious favorites to land in victory lane for this weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). They put two cars in the top three of the starting lineup in last year’s race at the Phoenix International Raceway, and if not for two cut tires to Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya, each while leading, they would have likely ended up in victory lane. Instead, Scott Dixon capitalized and led 155 laps en route to the victory. 

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Helio Castroneves Sets Track Record En Route to the Pole for Saturday Night’s IndyCar Race in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – It was a record setting night at the Phoenix International Raceway on Friday evening. Helio Castroneves shattered his own previous track record set just a year ago, as he turned a two-lap average of 194.905 mph in qualifying for Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Last year, Castroneves set the record for both the single-lap speed of 192.631 mph and two-lap average of 192.324 mph. Tonight, beat that by nearly two mph. Castroneves, set the single lap track record too…

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Wonder Bread Name Came From a Trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Balloons have been part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since the track was built. Be it the balloons launched skyward right before the start of the Indianapolis 500, or the hot air balloons that have filled the Indiana skies launched from the Speedway grounds. The age old trivia question about the first race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was a hot air balloon race that has been talked about for years. There have been many stories concerning hot air balloons at the Speedway. One, is about the gondola of…

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Oberto to Sponsor Marco Andretti at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Seattle-based all natural beef jerky company Oberto, along with Circle K, will take over the paint scheme of Marco Andretti’s No. 27 Honda-powered Indy car for Saturday’s 250-lap Verizon IndyCar Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. “Oberto has been a strong partner for us on the Global Rallycross front, and we’re excited to welcome them to our IndyCar program as well as Marco’s primary sponsor for Phoenix,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “We’re looking forward to success for Oberto and Circle K on two fronts this weekend…

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IMS to Host a Pre-Release of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” During Grand Prix Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – Hollywood will come to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday evening, May 12, as a special, pre-release red carpet screening of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” will be shown in Pagoda Plaza during the INDYCAR Grand Prix weekend. The film, scheduled for national release on Friday, May 19, is the fourth movie based upon the wildly popular children’s book series by author Jeff Kinney. Among the celebrities attending the screening will be “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” stars Alicia Silverstone, who plays the…

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JR Hildebrand Cleared to Race This Weekend at Phoenix

INDIANAPOLIS – On the final lap of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 9, JR Hildebrand had an incident on track with Mikhail Aleshin. By virtue of his accident, Hildebrand suffered a broken bone in his left hand. He had surgery in the off week between Long Beach and Barber, but he wasn’t cleared to drive last weekend in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Zach Veach filled in as a replacement last weekend. 

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All the Information You Need for This Weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series has their first back-to-back race weekend of the season as they went from the Barber Motorsports Park last weekend to the Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. Phoenix, is the first of six ovals on the 2017 schedule, as teams will try to get as much momentum as possible, with Phoenix being the last race before the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. So far this season, we’ve had three different race winners from three different teams. 

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