Josef Newgarden Capitalizes on Power’s Misfortune, Wins the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Leeds, Ala – Sunday was Will Power’s race to lose. He led all but four laps when he and the rest of the leaders hit pit road on Lap 64. He then was first off pit road as the race was his. Charlie Kimball had the lead at the time by virtue of not hitting pit road with everyone else, but he would have to pit before the end though. On the restart, Power did what he needed to do to seal the victory. He reinherited the lead with 15 laps…

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Tires Indirectly Help Josef Newgarden Win Again at Barber

Leeds, Ala – Most of the 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers started Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on the Firestone alternate tires. Actually, it was 17 drivers to be exact. For Josef Newgarden, that proved to be a major reason to why he was standing on the Barber Motorspots Park podium for the third straight year.

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Alexander Rossi Charges to a 5th Place Finish at Barber

Leeds, Ala – Alexander Rossi admitted, that last night they were on the bridge of desperation. They were starting Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama 18th, and knew they had a lot of work cut out for them if they wanted to avoid a third straight finish outside of the top 10. It looked bleak for his Andretti Autosport team again at the start too, as his teammate Marco Andretti had a mechanical issue again at the start of the race and would lose three laps in the process. Then,…

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Scott Dixon Nabs 7th Podium in 8 Barber Starts With 2nd Place Finish

Leeds, Ala – Scott Dixon has to wonder what he has to do to get to victory lane at the Barber Motorsports Park. For the seventh time in eight career starts at the 2.3-mile Alabama facility, Dixon ended up on the podium. Dixon, finished second in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, marking the seventh time in eight tries he was standing on a podium at the end of a race here. The only time he didn’t, was a 10th place effort last season. 

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Cut Tire Costs Will Power a Shot at a Victory

Leeds, Ala – Will Power was well on his way to ending his bad luck. Power, started on the pole for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and led the first 21 laps before he had to pit for the first time of the day. In fact, that little sequence was the only time he didn’t lead for much of the race. Power, led the charge down pit road on Lap 64, as at that point of the race, he’d have lead all but four laps around the Barber Motorsports…

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Colton Herta Victorious In 400th Indy Lights Race

Leeds, Ala – 17-year old Colton Herta is showing us why he’s going to be a star in the Verizon IndyCar Series one day. The second generation driver led flag-to-flag in Sunday’s Indy Lights Series race at the Barber Motorsports Park en route to his second career victory in just his fourth ever start. By virtue of rain falling on the 2.3-mile Alabama race track this morning, qualifying was rained out. Due to Herta holding the points lead, he started on the pole. 

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5 Sleepers to Watch in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Leeds, Ala – It would be easy to pick one of the four Team Penske drivers to win Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 pm ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). They have been strong since the get go with three of their four drivers starting in the top three spots. Also, in two of the three practice sessions this weekend, they had all four cars in the top five of them. That’s why it would be easy for one of their four to win this weekend. But, these five drivers may…

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