Engine Problems Cost Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti On Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – The dreaded Andretti Curse at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway must go beyond the Indianapolis 500. It seems like Marco Andretti is snake bitten in not just the ‘500 but the Grand Prix too. Andretti, blew an engine just two laps into the Verizon IndyCar Series warm up session on Saturday morning. While the team was able to change their engine and not lose his 14th place starting spot, it didn’t necessarily mean his No. 98 Honda was going to have an advantage. Andretti, finished 13th on Saturday, his worst finish…

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For 3rd Time In 5 Years, Bourdais Finishes INDYCAR Grand Prix 4th

INDIANAPOLIS – It was a really quiet yet interesting day for Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais. He started third and brought his No. 18 Honda home fourth in Saturday’s fifth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix. It was his third fourth place finish in his last five starts on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. But, from where he’s been here the last two years, he’ll take it. In both the 2016 and 2017 races, Bourdais had mechanical problems. He joked earlier this week that he barely completed 20 combined laps the last…

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“Just Like I Never Left” Castroneves Finishes 6th In 2018 Season Debut

INDIANAPOLIS – Helio Castroneves always wanted a Verizon IndyCar Series championship. After 344 career starts in 20 years, he never found it. So, Roger Penske offered him the next best thing in the offseason, drive for his new IMSA program and come back to Indy and chase a record tying fourth Indianapolis 500 crown. But, first things first, he had a race in the INDYCAR Grand Prix. That’s not like it was a bad thing though. But, with a new car in 2018, the only time the popular Brazilian had any…

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Newgarden’s Mistake And Rossi’s Top 5 Leaves 2 Point Gap Heading Into Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – For the last several years, the Verizon IndyCar Series has been searching for that next young crop of American drivers. Well, after five races into the 2018 season, it appears that they have found it. As we head into the Indianapolis 500, the years biggest race in the world, just two points separate American Josef Newgarden from another American Alexander Rossi on top of the standings. Newgarden, is the defending series champion and has already won two races this season. Since last July, he’s batting almost 500 in terms…

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Wickens On The Wrong End Of Tire Strategy Settles For 3rd Place Finish In INDYCAR Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS – Robert Wickens was well on his way to winning Saturday’s fifth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver inherited the lead for the first time of the day on Lap 26 and was pulling away from the field after. His No. 6 Honda was the class of the race, at that point. Wickens and the leaders would hit pit road for the second sequence, this was the race changing moment of the day. Wickens, went on the Firestone primaries, Will Power went on the faster alternates. 

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For 2nd Time In 3 Races, Pagenaud Punted On Opening Lap Of Race

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud has to wonder what he did to piss off lady luck. In the season opening race at St. Pete, he spun in qualifying and started 11th. He never had much for that race and would come home 13th. The next race at Phoenix, he started on the front row, but while entering the pits inside of the top three, he had a bad first pit stop and would never get the track position he needed. Despite having a fast car, he’d finish 10th. A week later, he…

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Scott Dixon Charges Hard To Finish 2nd In Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading into Saturday’s fifth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix, Scott Dixon wasn’t listed as one of the favorites to win. After all, he’s yet to win in this race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was only seventh and 13th respectively in the two Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions on the 2.439-mile road course this weekend. He was even worse in qualifying as he’d start 18th in the 85 Lap race. He told me yesterday that his car just wasn’t fast enough as they had nothing for the heat of…

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Power Gives Penske 200th INDYCAR Win INDYCAR Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS – To kick off the race weekend here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Will Power spoke at how this INDYCAR Grand Prix and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is among his favorite races and tracks on the schedule. He backed those words up with leading every session including taking the race win in his No. 12 Chevrolet on Saturday afternoon. Power, led a race high 56 out of the 85 lap race en route to his 33rd career Verizon IndyCar Series victory and Team Penske’s 200th win in the…

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Breaking Down The INDYCAR Grand Prix Field (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – Three teams stand out as clear favorites to win Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team Penske, Ed Carpenter Racing and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports combined to put eight cars in the top 10 of the starting lineup for the 85 Lap race this weekend. In fact, five of the top six starters are among this group. That’s good news too. The last three years have seen the race winner start from the pole. Furthermore, in all four years of this new…

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5 Favorites and 5 Sleepers For Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – The fifth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) will run on Saturday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Five years ago, this race was met with some resistance and some awkward excitement. Now, it’s one of the biggest staples on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. Several drivers talked this weekend about this track being one of their favorite road courses in North America. It’s certainly a race they all want to win. 

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