Helio Castroneves Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Plymouth, WI – It should come as no shock whatsoever that Team Penske dominated the Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying session on Saturday afternoon in Road America. They led all but two laps in last year’s race and had the top four speeds in the last two practice sessions this weekend. So, the fact that all four of their cars made up the Firestone Fast Six today wasn’t surprising. We all knew the pole for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) would be a battle of the teammates.

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Will Road America Be Another Penske Dominating Show This Weekend, It’s Already Turning Out to Be

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s funny how this season has shaped up for Team Penske. It’s gone in trends. After leading just 18 total laps through the first two races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season (9-percent) they followed that up with leading 411 of the 425 laps over the next three combined races (97-percent). Then, they followed that back up with a three race stretch of just 30 total laps led over the next 340 laps (8-percent). But, that trend could soon go back to that stretch they had in the middle…

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Team Penske Charges to the Front, Dominates Rainguard 600

Fort Worth, TX – I wrote earlier in the week that Team Penske’s season has gone in stages. Through the first two races of the year they’ve led just 18 total laps, or nine percent. Then, they had a dominating run in the next three races, leading all but 14 of the 425 combined laps, or 97-percent. But, they’ve had a rough stretch since, until tonight. Entering tonight, they led just 30 total laps over the last 340 total laps in the last three races, or eight percent. But, like I…

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Look for Helio Castroneves To Get Another Top 10 Saturday in Texas

INDIANAPOLIS – Death, taxes and a top 10 finish at the Texas Motor Speedway for Helio Castroneves. The popular Brazilian driver has been stellar at the 1.5-mile high banked Texas oval, as he has four victories there. He also has seven podiums, 11 top fives and 15 top 10’s in 19 Texas starts. In fact, the Team Penske driver has three top fives, including a win in 2013, in his last four starts there. Furthermore, he has seven straight top 10’s and nine in his last 10 starts at Texas since…

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Takuma Sato Wins the Pole in Record Fashion for Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 2

Belle Isle, MI – For the second straight day, the track record on the streets of Belle Isle was broken. Yesterday, it was Graham Rahal breaking the record, today it was Takuma Sato. The Indy 500 champion turned a lap of 1:13.6732-seconds in his No. 26 Honda on his final lap of the qualifying session around the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit, earning his sixth career Verizon IndyCar Series pole as a result. The last time Sato was on the pole was three years ago in this very spot, as he…

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Top 5 Favorites for Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 1

Belle Isle, MI – Street course races used to reward starting position for Verizon IndyCar Series drivers. But, its since been a crap shoot, as ill-timed cautions in the middle of a pit sequences can wreck havoc on the field. Just look at the season opener at St. Pete this season as a prime example. Or, you can look at the last few Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix races. But, if this race goes on pure speed, these are the top five drivers in my opinion to beat. 

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Graham Rahal Ends Up on the Pole in Bizarre Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Qualifying

Belle Isle, MI – Graham Rahal at least knew he’d earn his first front row start in six years on Saturday. The Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing driver turned a lap of 1:13.9681-seconds in his No. 15 Honda, breaking the previous track record set just last year by Simon Pageanud in Group 1. By virtue of that, he knew then he’d get a front row starting spot. A pole was dependent on none of the 11 drivers in Group 2 besting that lap around the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit. Unfortunately for him, he…

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