Honda Caps Big Weekend In Detroit, Leads All 140 Laps, Wins Both Races/Poles

BELLE ISLE, MI – Good thing Chevrolet won and dominated last weeks Indianapolis 500 because they got their rear ends kicked in their own backyard this weekend. In Indy, Chevy drivers had nine of the top 11 starting spots and led 150 of the 200 laps en route to a 1-2 finish. But, one week later in Detroit, they home of the automotive industry, Chevy drivers led zero laps, took zero poles and scored zero wins. From the start of practice on Friday to the checkered flag of the race weekend…

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Ed Jones, Scott Dixon Cap Great Belle Isle Weekend For Ganassi With Dual Top 5’s On Sunday

BELLE ISLE, MI – It wasn’t a weekend sweep for Scott Dixon or even Chip Ganassi Racing, but the team leaves Belle Isle with their heads held really high. Dixon, led the first laps for the organization on Saturday when he led a race high 39 of 70 laps en route to his 42nd career Verizon IndyCar Series season. On Sunday, he didn’t win but he did finish fourth in his No. 9 Honda for his seventh top six finish in eight races to start the 2018 season. He now leaves…

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Will Power Salvages Great Points Day In 3rd Top 2 Finish In Last 4 Races

BELLE ISLE, MI – Will Power knew on Saturday that his Chevrolet powered car had nothing for the Honda teams this weekend in Belle Isle. From Saturday on, it was all about damage control. Power, had what some would deem a championship winning caliber of a weekend on the 2.35-mile street circuit. He finished in the top 10 on Saturday, then came away with a runner-up effort on Sunday to regain the points lead heading to another superspeedway next weekend. Power, won last year in Texas and won last weekend in…

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Rossi Overshoots Turn 3, Allows Hunter-Reay To Tie Kanaan For All-Time Wins With Andretti Autosport In Belle Isle Triumph

BELLE ISLE, MI – Alexander Rossi was well on his way to his fourth career Verizon IndyCar Series victory on Sunday. He just completed his 46th lap led and was staving off his Andretti Autosport teammate of Ryan Hunter-Reay. The pace was there for his No. 27 Honda to hold off his American teammate. With eight laps left in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Rossi locked up his brakes heading into Turn 3. That allowed Hunter-Reay to close the gap to come right up to his rear wing. All he needed…

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

BELLE ISLE, MI – All the preliminary action is done. It’s time for the second of two 70 Lap Verizon IndyCar Series races in Belle Isle. Two practice sessions, two qualifying sessions and race No. 1 are behind us for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race weekend. With all that now behind us and one more race ahead, here are five favorites and five sleepers to watch later today. 

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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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5 Storylines For Sunday’s 2nd Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Dual (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

BELLE ISLE, MI – We’re one race into the doubleheader weekend in Belle Isle, and if Sunday’s 70 Lap race is anything like Saturday’s, we’re in for another treat. While the action on Saturday didn’t show us a ton of passing up front, it did give us a lot to follow in terms of strategy. Here are five things to watch for Sunday’s race. 

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Rahal’s Tire Strategy Nearly Nets Him Another Belle Isle Win, But A Crash Halts His Chances

BELLE ISLE, MI – Pit strategy and when to do so was the story of the day in Saturday’s first dual of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race weekend. But, one other tidbit in that strategy was tire selection by Graham Rahal and his No. 15 Honda team. See, while 22 of the 23 drivers started on the Firestone alternate tires, Rahal decided to start the 70 Lap race off on the Firestone primaries. While everyone else would in theory be faster at the start, Rahal would have the duration in…

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Penske Cars Struggle In 1st Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Dual On Saturday

BELLE ISLE, MI – Heading into the doubleheader weekend in Belle Isle, no one has as much momentum as Team Penske. They had won four of the last five Verizon IndyCar Series races on the season including last weeks Indianapolis 500. Plus, this was a big race weekend for them. Roger Penske is the man behind the action in Belle Isle and the race is also big for their manufacturer Chevrolet. After all, it’s in their backyard. Unfortunately for them, the weekend hasn’t gone to plan.

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Strong 1st Dual Of Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix For Andretti Autosport Drivers

BELLE ISLE, MI – What a weekend that its been so far for the entire Andretti Autosport group. In the two Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions on Friday, all four of their drivers were in the top 10 of both sessions. Marco Andretti was fifth in each of the 45-minute long practices on the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit, while Alexander Rossi (4th, 8th), Ryan Hunter-Reay (7th, 1st) and Zach Veach (8th, 10th) joined him up front. In qualifying on Saturday morning to set the field for the first dual…

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