Rough Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama For Carlin Racing

LEEDS, Ala – The Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend started off as good as it could for Carlin. Charlie Kimball is coming off of a 10th place finish last weekend on the streets of Long Beach, the teams first ever top 10. They backed that up with a great day of practice on Friday, one that saw Max Chilton come in fourth on the timing sheets in the opening session and being 11th and 14th in the other two practices this weekend. Kimball, was 12th, 19th and 13th respectively himself. The…

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Josef Newgarden Wins Rain Delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

LEEDS, Ala – We always knew that whenever Josef Newgarden got a chance to drive for one of the big teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series, that he’d be the next great star. Nothing against Sarah Fisher or Ed Carpenter or their respective teams, but you can’t compare their resources to that of Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing. Well, Newgarden signed with Penske in the offseason between 2016 and 2017 and that proved to be one that could shape the future of this series moving forward. Newgarden, piloted his No.…

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O’Ward Leads Every Lap In Barber En Route To Weekend Sweep

LEEDS, Ala – What a weekend it was at the Barber Motorsports Park for Andretti Autosports Pato O’Ward. He started second on Saturday but quickly passed his teammate Colton Herta for the lead and never looked back in leading all 30 laps in race No. 1. On Sunday, O’Ward started on the pole and dominated the wet race in leading all 35 laps this morning too. It was O’Ward’s third win in four races this season as he takes over the points lead heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in two…

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Harrison Scott Wins Pro Mazda Race No. 2 In Barber

LEEDS, Ala –The two Pro Mazda Series races this weekend at the Barber Motorsports Park couldn’t have been further from the same. Saturday’s race No. 1 was raced under mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. Sunday’s weekend finale, well it was damp, cool and cloudy. Parker Thompson was out to clean up a sweep of the weekend as he was fastest in practice on Friday, won the race on Saturday and earned the pole for both races. But, Thompson’s broom was kept in the hauler, as he led the first…

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Newgarden Earns Pole For Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

LEEDS, Ala – It shouldn’t come as any shock at all that all four Andretti Autosport cars, all three Team Penske entries and both Chip Ganassi Racing drivers made up nine of the 12 spots in the second round of qualifying on Saturday afternoon at the Barber Motorsports Park. These three organizations are the ones to beat in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). So, when Josef Newgarden put his No. 1 Chevrolet on the pole, that too wasn’t surprising. Newgarden, circled the 2.3-mile Alabama…

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Pato O’Ward Wins Indy Lights Race No. 1 at Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Pato O’Ward is off to a great start to the 2018 Indy Lights Series season. The Andretti Autosport driver won the season opening race on the streets of St. Pete, then came home seventh in the second race of that race weekend. But, that result should have been better than that. On Saturday, O’Ward led flag-to-flag at the Barber Motorsports Park en route to his second career series victory in his No. 27 Mazda. He started second, but quickly passed his teammate and pole sitter Colton Herta for…

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Parker Thompson Dominates Pro Mazda Race No. 1 In Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Its been a flawless weekend thus far for Parker Thompson. The rookie was fastest in the lone practice session of the weekend on Friday at the Barber Motorsports Park. Then, in qualifying later on in the day, Thompson qualified his No. 90 Mazda on the pole for today’s race. On Saturday morning, the 16 drivers hit the 2.3-mile Alabama track to qualify for Sunday’s race No. 2. Thompson once again was quickest. 

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Chevrolet Has Decent Chance Of Win Sunday at Barber

LEEDS, Ala – The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been dominated by the Honda camp so far. Through the races, Honda drivers sit 1-3-4-5-6-7-9-10 in the points standings, for eight of the top 10. They finished 1-2-3-4-5-6-8-9 in the season opening race at St. Pete, then 2-3-4-5-6 at Phoenix. Last weekend in Long Beach, they were 1-3-4-5-6 in that race too. Honda drivers have also led 318 of the 445 possible laps this season as well. As you can see, they’re the top dogs out of the gates. 

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Penske, Ganassi Cars Ones To Beat So Far This Weekend in Barber

LEEDS, Ala – If Friday’s Verizon IndyCar Series practice session at the Barber Motorsports Park on Friday is any indication on how the rest of the weekend is going to go at the Barber Motorsports Park, then it appears that both Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing are going to be the ones to beat in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). In session No. 1, all five of their combined cars were in the top six of the overall speed charts. Will Power and…

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Chilton and Kimball Backing Up Carlin’s Strong Long Beach Performance at Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Carlin’s goal each week of the Verizon IndyCar Series season is to just improve by the race. Out of the 10 full-time organizations in the series in 2018, they’re the only ones without any prior INDYCAR experience. So, they have a lot to learn in a short amount of time. Factor in a completely new car for this year too and you can see why improvement is the key to this organization. That’s why Charlie Kimball’s top 10 finish in last Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach…

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