Start to 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season Pretty Even Among Manufacturers

It’s been a great start to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for all three of the series’ manufacturers. After four races so far, each of the three manufacturers have won a race already, and each of the three have a driver in the top four of the Cup points standings as he head to race No. 5 at the Auto Club Speedway this weekend. At the start though, it appeared that maybe Fords were going to run away with this thing as Ford drivers won the first…

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Honda, Chevrolet Agree to “Multi-Year Extension” With IndyCar

INDYCAR continues building momentum and solidifying its future by today announcing that manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda have signed multiyear contract extensions to supply engines for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The announcement follows those earlier this year that chassis maker Dallara and tire supplier Firestone have also signed multiyear extensions, meaning all four major manufacturers have committed to the sport. “This is a unique moment in the recent history of the Verizon IndyCar Series,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. “To have all of our major manufacturers locked…

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Since Chevrolet Came Back to IndyCar in 2012, They’ve Dominated All 5 Seasons

INDIANAPOLIS – For Honda teams/drivers, 2018 can’t some soon enough. No, they’re not already wishing the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season away before it even begins, but after only scoring two wins and three poles in 16 races in 2016, they know that they have a lot of work to do during this upcoming season. Due to an aerokit freeze, there wasn’t much that Honda teams could do this offseason to improve upon from a year ago. It doesn’t necessarily mean that Chevrolet teams are going to destroy their Honda counterparts in most…

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Ganassi’s Move to Honda Not All That Suprising

INDIANAPOLIS – On the surface, Chip Ganassi Racing’s move back to Honda starting with the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season is shocking. Ganassi, has been with Chevrolet for only three years, but with that being said, Chevy has been the superior manufacturer in the series since joining it in 2012. Chevy drivers have won 68-percent of the races and 76-percent of the poles since the start of the 2012 season, and with a freeze in the aerokits in the offseason, they will likely only improve on those numbers even more…

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What Ganassi’s Move Back to Honda Means for the Rest of the Series

INDIANAPOLIS – Chip Ganassi Racing sent shockwaves through the Verizon IndyCar Series on Friday when they announced that they will switch to Honda power beginning with the 2017 season. Ganassi, has done very well with Chevrolet since joining that manufacturer in 2014, but most of their success though has been with Honda, and they’re now going back. With that being said, what does this mean for the rest of the IndyCar teams? It honestly means a lot of key things.

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Chip Ganassi Racing Switches Back to Honda for 2017 IndyCar Season

INDIANAPOLIS – These last few weeks have been huge for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series silly season rumors. First, Andretti Autosport and Bryan Herta Autosport decided to stay as a joint team for the 2017 season. Then, they announced that Alexander Rossi would be their driver again in the No. 98 Honda next year. From there, Team Penske announced that Josef Newgarden would drive their No. 2 Chevrolet for 2017 as well. Now, another mammoth rumor was confirmed – Chip Ganassi Racing is switching back to Honda beginning with the…

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Chevrolet Strong in Practice on Friday at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NY – I wrote a few weeks ago that Honda would have a short reign on the Verizon IndyCar Series world in the coming weeks. Pocono and Texas were next up and were both two tracks that the Honda drivers could excel at – and they indeed did. They dominated the rain delayed Pocono race only to see a Chevy driver win. Then at Texas, they dominated again in a 1-2 photo finish. But, it would be short lived. The final two races of the season were on all-terrain road courses, and…

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