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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Chaves Has Solid Day, P4 In Both Test Sessions

INDIANAPOLIS – 12 months ago, Gabby Chaves and Harding Racing had zero prior Verizon IndyCar Series experience. They showed up to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway wide eyed and ready to learn. What they had accomplished when the checkered flag flied on the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 had the end of the month though, well that was nothing short of impressive. Not only did Chaves and Harding complete every lap of the race, their first goal, they came away with a top 10 finish overall. Chaves, brought his No. 88…

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Harding Racing Officially Enters 2018 As a Full Time INDYCAR Entrant

INDIANAPOLIS – Harding Racing showed up to Indianapolis last year as a single-car team without any prior Verizon IndyCar Series experience. Yes, they had Gabby Chaves as the driver and Larry Curry as the team manager, but neither have worked together before. Chaves, had 23 career starts under his belt and Curry had plenty of experience in the series himself. Mix in Al Unser Jr. as a part of the team and you can see why they hit the ground running despite everything going against them. Chaves, started 25th and finished…

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Current Or Recent Indy Lights Drivers Vying For 2018 IndyCar Seats

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, I took an updated look at the current 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season efforts. With 12 current rides open for next season, the musical chairs are going to shape the future of this series. Out of the last 18 Indianapolis 500’s, 16 of them have been won by Andretti/Herta/Penske/Ganassi. There’s six combined seats open with them. 2018 IndyCar Silly Season Update With that being said, stars like James Hinchcliffe, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball, JR Hildebrand, Carlos Munoz and…

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Gabby Chaves Big Sleeper This Weekend at Pocono

INDIANAPOLIS – A race winner for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) that no one is talking about is Gabby Chaves. The 23-year old Verizon IndyCar Series driver has three career top 10’s, all three have occurred on superspeedways. Well, with another superspeeday coming up this weekend at the Pocono Raceway, I can make a strong case for a fourth top 10 effort for the young driver. Chaves, finished 10th at Texas in 2015. That was his first and only top 10 prior to this season. This year,…

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Will Power Wins Crazy Rainguard 600 at Texas

Fort Worth, TX – Its safe to say, the old style of racing at the Texas Motor Speedway is back. The biggest question though is how long will it stay. With a newly paved track, and some new configurations to it, the Firestone tires didn’t have much dropoff. That, with a wider groove in Turns 1 and 2 led to some intense racing on the 1.5-mile track. In the end, carnage occurred because of it, as just nine of the 22 cars would take the checkered flag. There would be 66…

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Strong Run for Gabby Chaves Saturday Night in Texas, Finishes 5th

Fort Worth, TX – What a run its been for Harding Racing so far in 2017. The newly formed team is showing the other teams that are on the fence about joining the Verizon IndyCar Series, that it doesn’t take long to sustain success. In their first race, the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, Gabby Chaves started 25th and finished ninth. It was Chaves’ third career IndyCar top 10 and the teams first in their first career start. 

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Harding Racing Adds Texas and Pocono Ahead of Possible Full-Time Entry in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – Harding Racing was a late addition to this year’s Indianapolis 500 entry-list. The plan has been the works for over a year, but it finally happened this May. Now, the team is adding two more races to their 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. Harding, will race at the Texas Motor Speedway next month and the race at the Pocono Raceway in August. Gabby Chaves will drive the No. 88 Chevrolet in each.

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Will Power Quickest in Day 2 of Indy 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS – 32 of the 33 drivers braved the tough conditions on Tuesday, turning 2,404 laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway despite windy yet hot temperatures. That’s why speeds were nearly two mph slower today, with Will Power besting the field with a lap of 224.656 mph in his No. 12 Chevrolet. Power, turned that lap in the final two hours, as he had help from a tow with his Team Penske teammates. Last weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix winner, was in the top 10 of the no tow list too,…

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New IndyCar Team, Harding Racing To Enter Indy 500 With Gabby Chaves

INDIANAPOLIS – Two Indianapolis businessmen, Mike Harding of Harding Group and Dennis Reinbold of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, have formed a technical alliance for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and will field an entry for driver Gabby Chaves. The Harding Group has been an instrumental partner with Indianapolis Motor Speedway in paving projects and client hospitality. For the first time this May, the company will field a car in the Indianapolis 500 with the formation of Harding Racing announced today. Chaves will drive the…

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