NASCAR Has Big 3, INDYCAR Has Big 4

INDIANAPOLIS – Starting with Josef Newgarden’s win in the 2017 Honda Indy Toronto and ending with Alexander Rossi’s triumph in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the 19 race time frame has given us a large enough sample size to show that the best drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series today are a group of four. Yes, INDYCAR has a “Big 4.” NASCAR has a “Big 3.”

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Rossi Dominates Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH – Alexander Rossi was untouchable this weekend. The Andretti Autosport driver needed just one lap in Q3 on Saturday to earn the pole for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In the race itself, Rossi was the only driver to make the two stop strategy work as he easily cruised to his fourth career Verizon IndyCar Series victory. Rossi, beat Robert Wickens by 12.8285-seconds on the 2.258-mile road course to earn his second win of the season in dominating fashion. The Andretti Autosport driver gave…

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Dixon Fails To Make Final Round Of Honda Indy 200 Qualifying, Title Contenders Capitalize

LEXINGTON, OH – Over the last decade, every Verizon IndyCar Series driver that had led the points standings by 50+ points with five races to go has hoisted the Astor Cup championship trophy every time. Scott Dixon did it in 2008. So did Dario Franchitti in 2011. Simon Pagenaud also did that in 2016 too. Dixon, currently leads Josef Newgarden by 62 points heading into Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m. ET/CNBC/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. 

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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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Rossi Passes 52 Cars To Finish 3rd In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – It seems like Alexander Rossi is the best driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series at making passes. In the three ovals, tracks that seemed like passing would be difficult, Rossi eclipsed 50 on track passes in each. At Phoenix back in April, Rossi started up front but fell to the back after an early race pit stop penalty. He’d not only make up his lap, but he’d pass over 50 cars and finish third. Then, in the Indy 500 two weeks ago, Rossi started 32nd. He’d charge…

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Alexander Rossi Earns Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 2 Pole (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

BELLE ISLE, MI – Andretti Autosport completed the weekend sweep in Verizon IndyCar Series poles in Belle Isle, as Marco Andretti started first for Saturday’s first Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race and now his teammate Alexander Rossi earned the pole for Sunday’s second 70 Lap race of the weekend on the 2.35-mile bumpy street circuit. Rossi, circled the Detroit area track with a time of 1:33.3143-seconds in Group 2 for his third career INDYCAR pole and second of the season. Rossi, is hoping Sunday’s race ends like the other two times…

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Scott Dixon Wins A Strategy Filled Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix In Belle Isle

BELLE ISLE, MI – Saturday’s first dual of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race weekend was a strategy filled race. The biggest question being asked was which strategy would be the one that gets you to victory lane, a two stop or three stop strategy? Well, when Rene Binder got into the run off area just past the halfway point and Graham Rahal crashed on Lap 45, that put everyone on the same strategy for a last 25 lap dash to the finish. That helped Scott Dixon cruise to his 42nd…

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Rossi Likely The Favorite For This Weekend’s Duels In Detroit

The real season starts now. With the Indianapolis 500 behind us, the final 11 race push towards the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale begins this weekend in Belle Isle. With that being said, one driver stands out above the rest this weekend. That’s Alexander Rossi. The Andretti Autosport driver currently sits second in the series points standings heading into the Detroit street course, just two points out of the lead. Rossi, has finished in the top six in 10 of his last 12 INDYCAR Series starts, including a fourth…

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Rossi Gets Ruoff Home Mortgage Sponsorship For Belle Isle

The No. 27 Honda of Alexander Rossi will wear the blue and green colors of Ruoff Home Mortgage when the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner hits the streets of Belle Isle this weekend. The double-header event will showcase Rossi’s battle for the championship after remaining second in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings after this year’s Indy 500.  “After a great finish at the Indy track this weekend, we are excited to align ourselves with another name that is synonymous with speed and determination, Alexander Rossi.”  Mark Music, president & CEO…

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Rossi Charges From 32nd To Finish 4th In Sunday’s Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite starting 32nd, Vegas had Alexander Rossi as the favorite to win Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. No one has started this race past 28th and crossed the yard of bricks first, and even with that happened, it was all the way back in 1911. But, Vegas must have knew more than anyone else. Rossi, charged from his last row starting spot to finish fourth in Sunday’s near record setting heat at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Andretti Autosport driver was making daring moves all day and…

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