Honda’s Dominate Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete, Taking 4 of the Top 5 Spots

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Chevrolet drivers dominated the entire 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Away from the superspeedways, they led all but 116 laps and took every pole and race victory. With the aerokit freeze, why would it be any different? Instead, it was. Honda was dominant on the streets of St. Pete from the drop of the green flag for the opening practice session on Friday morning and it lasted through the checkered flag of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete.

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Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda’s In General Strong This Weekend in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Chevrolet dominated the Verizon IndyCar Series season putting eight drivers in the top nine of the final points standings, winning 14 of the 16 races and 13 of the 16 poles. With an aerokit freeze in the offseason, everyone pretty much assumed we’d see a repeat of that in 2017. If both Friday as well as Saturday at St. Pete is any indication though, maybe we better hold off on that judgement. Marco Andretti paced the 21 driver field in the first of two sessions…

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Marco Andretti/Scott Dixon Lead Opening Day of IndyCar Practice at St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – You don’t get a shiny new trophy or a big bonus check for being fastest in the season opening Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the year. Heck, most don’t even remember it. But, for Marco Andretti, being fastest in session No. 1 of the 2017 season means as much to him as a race victory. Andretti, paced the 1.8-mile St. Pete circuit in 1:03.7559-seconds in his No. 27 Honda on Friday morning which was good enough to top the leaderboard among the 21 drivers here this…

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Honda, Chevrolet Agree to “Multi-Year Extension” With IndyCar

INDYCAR continues building momentum and solidifying its future by today announcing that manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda have signed multiyear contract extensions to supply engines for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The announcement follows those earlier this year that chassis maker Dallara and tire supplier Firestone have also signed multiyear extensions, meaning all four major manufacturers have committed to the sport. “This is a unique moment in the recent history of the Verizon IndyCar Series,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. “To have all of our major manufacturers locked…

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Chevy Leads The 2 Daytime Test Sessions, Honda Quick at Night in IndyCar Test at Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – After 12 hours of on track action at the Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, one distinct fact stood out – the Chevrolet cars were quick during the two three-hour long day time sessions while their Honda counterparts were quickest under the lights in the two night time sessions at the 1.022-mile track. On Friday afternoon, Chevy cars swept the top four speeds on the speed chart. With Chevy having just eight of the 21 cars here this weekend, that’s a good ratio to have four of those…

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4 Crashes for Saturday’s IndyCar Test, 3 of Which Honda Entries

AVONDALE, AZ – Friday’s six-hour Verizon IndyCar Series test session went fairly clean. The only major issue was Conor Daly leaking oil on the track very early on in the first of the two three-hour long sessions yesterday at the Phoenix International Raceway. Other than that though, it was a pretty clean day at the 1.022-mile track. Saturday though, that was a different story.

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Honda’s Strong on Opening Day of Test in Phoenix, But Hoping Racing Improves From Last Year

AVONDALE, AZ – Everyone pretty much assumed that the Chevrolet powered cars would dominate the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. With an aerokit freeze, the dominating manufacturer from the season prior should have a distinct advantage for obvious reasons. But, the opening day of the first “official” test session of the season at the Phoenix International Raceway on Friday was encouraging for the Honda drivers. When you look at the overall speed charts of the combined two sessions from Friday, you’d see the top two speeds were Chevy power. Behind them though…

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