Ricky Taylor, Rahal, Pagenaud Join Team Penske’s Acura Sports Car Program For 2018

Acura Team Penske completed its full-time sports car driver lineup today, as the organization announced that recently-crowned IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will race in the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program beginning in 2018. Taylor will team up with Helio Castroneves in one of the team’s two full-time entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season.  They will join the previously-announced pairing of Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron. In addition, Graham Rahal and 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Simon Pagenaud will join the program as endurance…

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Why Sato’s Move To RLL Means Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing Is Back And Ready To Contend

INDIANAPOLIS – Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing confirmed the long awaited Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season rumor on Wednesday morning in that they’ve signed Takuma Sato to drive their No. 16 Honda for 2018. With that move being said, it now likely means that RLL is on the fringe of something special. RLL had previously run multiple cars full-time from 1994 all the way through 2006. They’d scale back to a one-car team in 2007 and 2008, before becoming a one-off at Indy after. But, in 2012, they’d show back up full-time and have…

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How Would IndyCar Points Look Without Qualifying Points/Double Points at Indy?

Rumors are swirling that the Verizon IndyCar Series may do without double points for the 2018 season. But, with that being said, where would the points standings be if there weren’t any double points races this season? Also, where would they lie if we didn’t award points for qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 too? Currently, Josef Newgarden leads Scott Dixon by just three points heading to the season finale this weekend at Sonoma. There’s also seven drivers that are still mathematically eligible to win this year’s title. Helio Castroneves (-22),…

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Sizing Up IndyCar Championship Finalists Chances For Sonoma

We’re down to the season finale of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. With that being said, six drivers head to Sonoma with a shot of hoisting this year’s Astor Cup championship trophy after Sunday’s Go Pro Indy Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). But, who has the best shot at winning this year’s championship? Currently, all five of the major drivers to win the title on Sunday will start in the top six. So, lets start with Josef Newgarden. In his first year with Penske, Newgarden has shined.…

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Rahal Aiming To Be Top Non Penske/Ganassi Driver This Season

It’s no secret, with an aerokit freeze this offseason, we all knew Chevrolet would likely once again be the manufacturer to beat for this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series season. After all, Team Penske added Josef Newgarden to their talented organization in-between seasons and they now had 1-2-3-4 in last year’s final season standings under one umbrella. Mix in Chip Ganassi Racing and their switch to Honda, we knew they’d at least have a bullet in their chamber too. They do as well with Scott Dixon. That makes everyone else really…

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7 Drivers Left Eligible For IndyCar Title Heading to Season Finale

Watkins Glen, NY – Now that the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Watkins Glen is in the rear view mirror, the only thing left for this season is crowning a champion in two weeks at Sonoma. With that being said, eight drivers entered this weekend mathematically elgible to still hoist the Astor Cup trophy in northern California in a few weeks. Now, just eight drivers remain. Who are those eight and how have their fared this year?

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Alexander Rossi Earns 2nd Career IndyCar Victory With Win at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – The box score may show that Alexander Rossi won Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen from the pole. You may also notice that he led over half the race, leading a race-high 33 of the 60 laps in Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Watkins Glen International. But, the road to victory lane wasn’t as easy as it may seem. 

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