Harding Steinbrenner Racing To Use Honda Power For 2019, Bumping 14 Full Time Entries For Honda In 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – Newly formed Harding Steinbrenner Racing announced on Thursday a new partnership with Honda Performance Development for the 2019 INDYCAR season. It was widely speculated at first that the team would remain with Chevrolet power for a third straight year but back when the announcement came that Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta would bring Steinbrenner Racing to the organization for 2019, Al Unser Jr. said that they still haven’t made a decision on which engine that they’d use. We now know that Honda is the engine of choice. “First of…

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Honda Earns 2nd INDYCAR Drivers/Manufactuers Title Since 2011

SONOMA, Calif – Honda clinched their first Verizon IndyCar Series manufacturers title two race ago at the Gateway Motorsports Park. Since that triumph, they’ve had one focus – win the drivers championship too. Heading into Sunday’s season finale, they had two of the four drivers that were mathematically eligible to hoist the Astor Cup championship trophy. Furthermore, they were the top two drivers to do so too. 

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It’s Shaping Up To Be Honda vs. Team Penske In Sonoma, Friday’s Practice Report

SONOMA, Calif – It shouldn’t come much as a shock, but after Friday’s two Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions at the Sonoma Raceway, it appears that Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be a battle between Honda vs. Team Penske. In the two sessions, Chevy showed that their only shot of winning Sunday’s race is to have one of the three Team Penske drivers get them there. While it’s not too much of a longshot either, it’s their only hope. 

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Honda Eyeing Just 2nd Series Championship Since 2012

From 2004 through 2011, Honda won all eight Verizon IndyCar Series championships in that timeframe. It’s pretty easy to do though when the last six of them were against themselves. Chevrolet and Toyota pulled out of the series following the 2005 season leaving Honda as the sole engine supplier of the series from 2006 on. Then, in 2012, Chevrolet came back. They did so in a big way too. From 2012 through 2017, Chevy won five of the six series championships. The only time Honda won was with Scott Dixon…

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Now That Honda Has Clinched Manufacturer’s Championship, Aim Is Now The Drivers Title

While they didn’t win last Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at the Gateway Motorsports Park, Honda was left celebrating hard on the St. Louis area track. Will Power, a Chevrolet driver, was victorious in the race, but not only did Alexander Rossi stretch his fuel in his Honda engine 71 laps in the end, the manufacturer also celebrated a win in the manufacturers championship in the Verizon IndyCar Series. With only two races remaining in the 2018 season, Honda leads Chevrolet by 319 points heading into Sunday’s Portland Grand…

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Honda’s Showing More Power This Weekend Than Chevrolet In Gateway

MADISON, Ill – Last year, Chevrolet drivers were the ones to beat on short ovals. That wasn’t a surprising trend though. On the short ovals in the aerokit era, Chevrolet had the preferred car. Just look at Phoenix for example. In 2016 and again in 2017, Chevy drivers led all 250 laps in each race. At Iowa, they led 296 of 300 laps in 2016 and 281 of 300 laps in 2017. Combined, that’s 98-percent of the overall laps. Last year at Gateway, Chevy drivers led 241 of 248 laps. 

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Honda’s Showing They Have Something For Chevrolet This Weekend In Pocono

LONG POND, PA – Heading into this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Pocono Raceway, Chevrolet appeared to be the manufacturer to beat for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 (1:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). With this just being the third race that this universal aerokit has raced on in terms of superspeedway action, if we base everything off of how Indy and Texas went, Chevrolet would be the top dog right? See, Chevy drivers dominated at Indy. They had the top two finishers and three of the top six. Overall, Chevy…

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Taking A Look At The Racing That We Will See For Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network), Will Honda or Chevy Dominate?

The Verizon IndyCar Series heads west of the Mississippi this weekend for the 12th annual Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). This year’s race has the potential to be a much different one than what we’ve seen over the last few years. The biggest question mark determining that is this new car and how it will race on Sunday. What will we see over the course of 300 Laps in Central Iowa?

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Chevy Has Qualifying Pace, Honda’s Though Better Elsewhere

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Where Chevrolet is quick in determining the starting lineup for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) most would put all three Team Penske drivers and Chevy as the favorites to win this weekend’s race in Road America. In qualifying, Chevy locked out the front row with Josef Newgarden and Will Power. That’s not too surprising as Chevy had all three Penske cars in the top five of the second practice session on Friday afternoon. See, that session you could use the Firestone Alternate tires…

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Penske Strong, Battle Amongst Honda’s Behind Going To Be Fun Battle To Watch

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Friday showed that Team Penske will certainly be the ones to beat for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). They should have been last year too but Scott Dixon had a better pit sequence and found the lead and clean air. This year, Dixon enters as the hottest driver in the field and a sexy pick to win the 55 Lap race this weekend. But, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver was only ninth and seventh fastest in the two Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions…

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