Colton Herta Wins Race No. 1 Of Indy Lights Race Weekend In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – For the first five laps of Saturday’s Indy Lights Series opening race in Road America, Colton Herta battled pole sitter Victor Franzoni for the top spot. It was a fierce battle between the duo. But, on Lap 5, Herta forced his way by Franzoni and cruised to his fourth straight victory in his No. 98 Mazda. Herta, swept all three races last month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and once again returned to victory lane. This race though, he dominated. In his previous three wins, he only…

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Hamilton Earns French Grand Prix Pole (10 a.m. ET/ESPN 2) For All Mercedes Front Row

Mercedes has never raced at Circuit Paul Ricard before. Prior to the last race on the 3.630-mile road course in 1990, Mercedes wasn’t in Formula One. That’s why it was very impressive for both Mercedes drivers to earn a front row lockout for Sunday’s French Grand Prix (10 a.m. ET/ESPN 2). Lewis Hamilton was fastest in both practice sessions on Friday and the first two qualifying rounds on Saturday and backed that up with earning his 75th career pole in Q3 with a time of 1:30.029-seconds in his No. 44…

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McDowell Driver To Watch For Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

We could very well see a 10th straight different winner in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Sonoma Raceway. Beginning with Kasey Kahne’s 2009 win on the wine country track, we’ve seen a different driver win in every year since. Seeing how both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices shaped up on Friday, it’s looking like we very well could see another new winner on Sunday afternoon. But, one driver is standing out among others that could not just win on Sunday, but he could…

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SHR Leads Both Cup Practices In Sonoma As Field Looks To Be Wide Open

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series had their lone two practice sessions of the weekend on Friday at the Sonoma Raceway. After both practices, it’s safe to say Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is as wide open as ever before. There’s a reason that we’ve seen nine straight different winners in this race. With how today’s practice sessions went, Sunday’s race could be just as wild as the past decade. Stewart-Haas Racing has the be the overall favorite to take the checkered flag first though. After…

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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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