Scott Dixon, Honda Fastest In IndyCar Practice at Texas, Carpenter Leads Final Practice

Fort Worth, TX – The green flag flew for the first Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the weekend three hours later than originally scheduled on Friday, but the new drainage system showed it’s worth because of that stat. Heavy rain fell on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway Friday morning and didn’t clear out of the area fully until 10 am locally, the original scheduled time to begin the session. But, the new drainage system and a swift track drying effort allowed practice to begin at 2 pm CT, some three…

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Will Saturday Night in Texas lead to Another Honda Dominance?

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Honda led 488 of the 648 superspeedway laps. So far this year, we’ve had one superspeedway race, the Indianapolis 500, and Honda drivers led 181 of the 200 laps in that race just two weeks ago. That’s 79-percent of the overall laps the last two years. With that being said, can we expect another Honda dominance this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway? 

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Honda Dominates Chevrolet in Their Own Backyard for 1st Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

Belle Isle, MI – Forgive those who thought Team Penske would dominate this weekend on the streets of Belle Isle. Heck, I was one of those people too. Outside of the Indy 500 last weekend, the Penske drivers combined to lead all but 16 laps in the other three races. In two of the last three races too, they led every lap. In practice, they were strong, and even in qualifying, they had good pace on the primary tires. Instead, they had the wrong strategy, as the three stop strategy hurt…

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James Hinchcliffe Blows Engine in Final Practice on Carb Day, Should Honda Be Worried?

INDIANAPOLIS – Just 29 laps into his Carb Day practice run, James Hinchcliffe blew an engine on his No. 5 Honda. What’s strange is the Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports driver just came out of his pit stall when the green flag came back out. But, if this was a fluke occurrence, it would be one thing, but this is becoming a bad trend for Honda engines. 

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Andretti Autosport, Hondas Dominate Indy 500 Qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS – It shouldn’t come as a shock, but Honda’s dominated qualifying for next Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). On Fast Friday, they had the top four speeds overall and the top six on the no tow list. So, the fact that they had six of the nine in the Firestone Fast Nine on Saturday isn’t a shock. In qualifying, Honda took 14 of the top 17 starting spots, including five of which with Andretti Autosport. In fact, Andretti has five cars starting in…

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Honda Looks Like the Manufacturer to Beat for This Year’s Indy 500 Pole

INDIANAPOLIS – We all knew that Honda had the preferred aerokit to win on the superspeedways this year. Last season, they led all but 110 of their overall laps on the three superspeedway tracks (Indianapolis, Pocono, Texas). Combine that with an aerokit freeze, and there wasn’t a whole lot Chevrolet could do to close the gap. With that being said, they’re showing that they’re going to be the ones to beat for the pole for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Entering today’s practice session,…

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Numbers Say Chevrolet Teams Are Going to Dominate This Year’s Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Its been an every other year cycle as far as which manufacturer dominates the Indianapolis 500. In 2014, it was pretty even with Chevrolet drivers leading 106 of the 200 laps and Honda 94. Then, the aerokits came in 2015 and Chevy dominated. Their drivers led 193 of the 200 laps that year. Honda led just seven combined laps. Last year though, Honda shocked everyone and had the superior kit. In the 100th Running of the Indy 500, Honda drivers led 129 of the 200 laps compared to 71…

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