All 5 Honda Teams Grab Spots In The Top 6 Sunday at St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – With a brand new car for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018, everyone was wondering who would be the top manufacturer out of the gates. Rumor had it, the Honda teams were going to be the ones to beat. They had the preferred engine in the past, but their aerokit side was holding them back. Chevrolet teams, most notably Team Penske, capitalized on that. Well, how would the season opening weekend in St. Pete go?

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Honda Teams Quick Out Of The Gates This Weekend in St. Pete, Penske’s Pole Streak Will Be Threatened

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Team Penske and Chevrolet have been the ones to beat recently on the streets of St. Pete. Will Power has won seven of the last eight poles for the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) and Penske has won three of the last four races on the 1.8-mile street circuit overall. But, with a new car coming out this season, the manufacturer as far as the car goes won’t affect the outcome. No longer is…

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Weekend Test Shows Honda May Have Better Race In Return To Phoenix In April

With the new car that will debut for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season this year, the difference between cars and drivers won’t be aerokit dependent. It’s going to be resources, talent and which engine is best. See, now everyone has the same car, gone are the aerokit days. With that being said, most were saying the early leader out of the clubhouse would likely be Honda. While no one had real stats or data to prove that point to be true, word around the paddock was that Honda could…

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RLL Class Of The Field, Sato/Power Lead Saturday’s Phoenix Testing

On Friday, Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing jumped out of the gates strong. For the first time since 2013, the team would field two full-time entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Back is defending Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato as he will drive the No. 30 Honda for the team in 2018. He joins Graham Rahal who will once again pilot the No. 15 Honda. The reason they remained a single car organization was that team had previously said that they wouldn’t add a second full-time car until they can add a car…

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Honda To Remain The Same, Chevrolet Likely to Expand Teams For 2018

Sonoma, Calif – A new car is coming to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2018 season. We also know that the car will be powered by two manufacturers – Honda and Chevrolet. With that being said, one big details have been left out of all this season silly madness, how many cars will each manufacturer field? Honda, said that they will remain status quo for 2018 and keep the same five organizations that they already have under the belt now. Art St. Cyr had his annual end of the season…

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Honda To Remain With Current 5 Teams For 2018

Sonoma, Calif – Art St. Cyr has his annual end of the season media availability with the Verizon IndyCar Series media, as the head of Honda’s INDYCAR division stated that the manufacturer would keep the same five teams as they had this year involved in 2018. With a new sleeker, yet spec car coming out next year, it would be a time where some teams may look to move to a new manufacturer. Andretti Autosport nearly did. But, St. Cyr confirmed from the Sonoma Raceway on Friday morning that everything will…

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SPM and Honda Extend Contract Through 2020 With Increased Level of Partnership

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports along with Honda and Honda Performance Development announced today an increased level of partnership between the two parties. The Verizon IndyCar Series team and the engine manufacturer also noted the extended contract is intact through the 2020 season. “Our technical partners give us the increased engineering capability which, in turn, gives HPD the confidence in us as a team to take our partnership to the next level,” noted Piers Phillips, SPM General Manager. “Our contract extension is the culmination of everyone’s hard work. One of the things…

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All Honda Podium On Sunday at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – On Friday, Honda began to flex their muscle at Watkins Glen. In the first practice session, they had seven of the top eight speeds. In the second one, they backed that up with putting six in the top nine. Then, in the third practice on Saturday morning, they had six cars in the top seven on the speed chart. That all equated to five of the top seven starting spots in Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen being Honda drivers. 

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Friday’s IndyCar Practice Report at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – The Verizon IndyCar Series had two practice sessions on Friday from the scenic Watkins Glen International road course. The first one was a chilly one with ambient temperatures in the 50’s. The day warmed up as the hours got later though with the afternoon session being much more comparable to what we will see for Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). In the first session, Honda’s led the charge with the top five speeds being all the same manufacturer, including seven…

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Andretti Autosport Confirms That They Will Remain With Honda

INDIANAPOLIS – The first domino in the Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season has officially fallen, literally too, as Andretti Autosport revealed on Thursday morning that they will remain with Honda powering their cars for the foreseeable future. The team tweeted out a video this morning with Michael Andretti knocking over the first set of dominoes in which they all fell with a Honda domino left on top. The move isn’t a shock, as Andretti switched from Chevrolet power to Honda power in 2014. The only reason why it took so long…

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