First Data To Sponsor Ed Jones This Weekend In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – At first, you may not notice much different about Ed Jones’ No. 10 Honda when it flies by you on the 4.014-mile Road America circuit this weekend. “Data” will be seen on his blue and white colored Verizon IndyCar Series machine this weekend. But, it’s a different kind of “Data” on his car and a different shade of blue. Instead of his usual NTT Data and light blue paint scheme for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Jones will have First Data on his…

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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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2018 Indy 500 Not Kind To 2017 Indy 500 Top Finishers

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Takuma Sato narrowly beat Helio Castroneves by 0.2011-seconds in a thrilling 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Ed Jones had a phenomenal ride in coming home third with Dale Coyne Racing while Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan rounded out the top five. Well, the 2018 edition of the historic race wasn’t kind to those drivers. Two of the first three cars out of Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 finished in the top three in 2017. Furthermore, none of the five finished inside the top 20…

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Dixon, Jones Eyeing To End Chip Ganassi Racing’s Drought In Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to believe, but as we head to Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) neither of the two Chip Ganassi Racing drivers have led a lap through the first five races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. But, here Scott Dixon is fourth in the standings and well within striking distance. That should be scary for the rest of the field. Chip Ganassi said on Fast Friday that he’s happy with where they are right now and they haven’t even entered their normal…

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527 Laps Have Been Run In 2018, Ganassi Has Led 0 Of Them, Pagenaud 3

INDIANAPOLIS – A main stat that sticks out to me when taking a step back and looking at the Verizon IndyCar Series season thus far has been just how quiet Chip Ganassi Racing has been in 2018. Out of the 527 laps run in the four races this year, CGR drivers have led a combined zero of them. That’s shocking. Penske has led the most at 195 circuits led with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports next with 133. Dale Coyne Racing also has led 103 laps led, all by Sebastien Bourdais. Andretti Autosport…

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Friday’s IndyCar Practice Report From Barber Motorsports Park

LEEDS, Ala – For the third straight week, the Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers are back at it. This weekend, it’s at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park. On Friday, the 23 drivers took to the 2.3-mile Alabama facility for two practice sessions. They were very eventful to say the least. Practice 1 Recap

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Dixon Eyeing 1st Barber Win, Jones Looking For 1st INDYCAR Victory

Zero. That’s the amount of laps led the Chip Ganassi Racing duo have led in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. But, don’t take them too lightly through. If a little bit of luck went on their side, both Scott Dixon and his new teammate Ed Jones could very easily be the championship favorites right now. Dixon, has been very quiet out of the gates. But, he finished sixth and fourth respectively in the first two races of the season, and if not for an ill timed caution last weekend…

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Ed Jones Lands Podium Finish Sunday In Long Beach, Quietly Impressing In 2018

LONG BEACH, Calif – I said it back in October when Chip Ganassi Racing hired Ed Jones to replace Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 Honda, that this was a championship winning move. It may not happen in 2018, but it wouldn’t take long. So far, Jones is exceeding expectations. If not for a crash with 21 laps-to-go last Saturday night in Phoenix, Jones would be heading to Barber next weekend on the heels of two straight podium finishes and three top 10 results in three tries.

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Chip Ganassi Racing With a Chance To Star This Weekend in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is a star studded prestigious event. It’s fitting that Hollywood isn’t too far from the famed Southern California street circuit. That’s why using the word “star” is a good adjective for how to describe what Chip Ganassi Racing could do in Sunday’s race. See, CGR has been very quiet this season so far. Neither Scott Dixon nor Ed Jones qualified inside the top 10 for a race yet. Both could be considered off their game…

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5 Sleepers To Watch for Saturday Night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

AVONDALE, AZ – The second race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season is upon us. If Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is anything like we saw at St. Pete, or even through all the practices and qualifying thus far, it could be very unpredictable. While picking five favorites is hard enough, try five sleepers.   The field is so deep and so talented, anyone can win on any given day. But, these five, four of which rookies, could earn trips to…

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