Honda’s Have Better Fuel Mileage, Better Tire Wear In Dominating Chevy In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – This weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway was supposed to be about Chevrolet. 13 days ago, they led 150 of 200 laps for the Indianapolis 500 and finished 1-2. They also had nine of the top 11 starters that day as it was apparent that they had the superior package on superspeedways. The three Team Penske drivers started 1-2-3 for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 and throw in Tony Kanaan in sixth and you had four Chevy drivers in the first three rows…

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What Kind Of Racing Will Saturday Night’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Produce

FORT WORTH, TX – The one thing that seems to be known heading into Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is that the cars are hard to drive. While there’s a brand new car in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2018 season, it’s been a common theme for each race in that the cars are tougher to drive this year than in year’s past. That’s part of the design of them though. All the downforce from the top of the car is gone. The downforce that…

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Saturday Night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

FORT WORTH, TX – The long stretch of grueling action for the Verizon IndyCar Series comes to a close this weekend with Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Texas Motor Speedway. The race is always one of the most thrilling events of the season. Mix in a brand new car and a ton of unexpected action, that makes this weekend’s race favorable for some sleepers. Here are five favorites and five sleepers. 

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Penske To Start 1-2-3 As Newgarden Wins The Pole For Saturday Night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

FORT WORTH, TX – With how Team Penske dominated the Indianapolis 500, it comes to no surprise that they’re off to a flying start this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Penske trio will start 1-2-3 for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 in Texas (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) as Josef Newgarden earned his second pole of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a two-lap average of 220.613 mph in his No. 1 Chevrolet. This was Newgarden’s fourth career pole, half of which occurring on ovals as his last…

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5 Storylines For Saturday Night’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

The long run of Verizon IndyCar Series action comes to an end upon the checkered flag for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway. From an Indy test, to the INDYCAR Grand Prix, to all those practice days for the Indy 500, to qualifying for the Indy 500, to racing the Indy 500, to a doubleheader weekend last week in Detroit and now to Texas, it’s been a grueling stretch of weeks for the teams and their drivers. But, one more race to go before a much…

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Saturday Night’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio) A Great Shot For Carpenter To Get Back To Victory Lane

Ed Carpenter hasn’t won a Verizon IndyCar Series race since 2014. That was at the Texas Motor Speedway in fact, the site of this weekend’s race. But, that four year long winless streak could come to an end in Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). In his first two starts of the 2018 season, Carpenter started 18th but charged to a seventh place effort at Phoenix, the earned the pole for the Indy 500 and brought his No. 20 Chevrolet home runner-up. If things went his…

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Rahal To Play A Factor In Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Says He Has a Love/Hate Relationship With The Track

Chevrolet powered cars led 150 out of the 200 laps in the Indianapolis 500 last month. They also had a 1-2 finish and put nine cars in the top 11 of the starting lineup. Meanwhile, the Honda’s obviously struggled. Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing was the most affected. But, on race day, they rose to the challenge and saw Graham Rahal charge up to a top 10 finish. Now, with cooler temperatures at night this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway, can Honda and Rahal capitalize? Since 2012, not many drivers have been…

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Kanaan, Chaves Sleepers For Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

The normal suspects will be the ones to watch for Saturday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway. But, watch out for two drivers that many may not be talking about. I wouldn’t be too surprised if Tony Kanaan or Gabby Chaves win this weekend’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) on the 1.5-mile track. Here’s why. First, lets start with Kanaan. He hasn’t won a race since the 2014 season finale at Fontana. The team that he’s driving for, AJ Foyt Racing, hasn’t won…

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Texas Has Been Feast or Famine For Andretti Autosport

The four Andretti Autosport drivers head to the Texas Motor Speedway with looking to buck a recent trend for them. They’ve all struggled in the DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) lately. Alexander Rossi has made two career starts on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway and he’s finished outside the top 10 in both. He was 11th in 2016 and 22nd last year. With him eyeing a 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, a bad result on Saturday night could keep that from him. 

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Pagenaud A Quiet Sleeper This Weekend, Newgarden For Some Reason Struggles At Texas

Team Penske will certainly be the favorites to win Saturday night’s DXC Technolgy 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Texas Motor Speedway. Will Power won the Indy 500 a few weeks ago as the overall organization were the class of the field the entire month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Power, is the defending race winner in Texas and should have his No. 12 Chevrolet fighting for a chance to win this weekend. But, what about his teammates? Simon Pagenaud has been quietly strong in his few starts on…

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