A Tale of 2 Opposite Practice Sessions on Friday for James Hinchcliffe

Watkins Glen, NY – Honda’s were surprisingly quick on Friday at Watkins Glen, which bodes well for a solid rest of the weekend. One driver that will greatly benefit from that is Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe. The popular Canadian driver was fifth in the opening practice session early on in the day on Friday. That gave him high hopes. But, in the second session, he was just 19th quick after completing just 13 laps. What they gained from this morning was since gone. But, it’s not all gloom and doom…

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Spencer Pigot With Solid Weekend So Far at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – A big sleeper to watch out for this weekend at Watkins Glen is Spencer Pigot. The young American driver is basically racing this weekend and in the season finale at Sonoma as an audition. While he’d like to remain with Ed Carpenter Racing next season, he’s also a free agent. He just wants a full-time ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series and he’s hoping these last two races of the season leave a lasting impression. So far, this weekend has done just that. 

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Lack of Speed on the Straights Cost Rahal a Win in the IndyCar Grand Prix on Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – One of these years, Graham Rahal is going to be the one dominating the IndyCar Grand Prix. In 2015, race winner Will Power said that if Rahal was in a Chevrolet powered car he would have easily won. In 2016, race winner Simon Pagenaud said if Rahal started up front (he was supposed to start third if not for his car failing tech) he would have easily won again. This year, Rahal started 20th out of 22 cars and he still finished sixth, his best result of the 2017…

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Even When It’s Not His Weekend, Pagenaud Still Finishes 4th, Sends Message to Rest of the Drivers

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud sent a message to the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field on Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The defending race winner and series champion was the worst among the five Team Penske cars, but he still finished fourth. He was so far off he doesn’t even know right now how to describe it. But, there he was with his third top fives in four tries at the IndyCar Grand Prix, and taking a 10 point lead into the Indianapolis 500 qualifying next weekend.

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Scott Dixon Says Honda Kit Not Quite Good Enough for These Tires, Still Finishes 2nd

INDIANAPOLIS – This morning, Scott Dixon knew this morning that he was going to have his hands full in Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix. He said his No. 9 Honda was extremely loose, and after 30 minutes of practice this morning, it wasn’t enough time to do anything about it. But, there he was with 18 laps-to-go fighting Helio Castroneves for second, and getting by, finishing with his 35th career runner-up moving into fourth all-time on the Verizon IndyCar Series list. He broke up what could have been a dream weekend for…

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After Tough Start to the Season, Team Penske Has Dominated the Last 3 IndyCar Races

INDIANAPOLIS – Everyone kind of assumed this would be Team Penske’s championship to lose this season. With having the top four drivers from last year’s Verizon IndyCar Series final standings all under one roof, as well as having an aerokit freeze, how would anyone catch up? After the first two races in 2017, it appeared that maybe everyone not only caught up, but they surpassed them. From St. Pete through Long Beach, Penske had two podiums, zero wins and only 18 laps led. But, in the three races since, it’s been…

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Will Power Dominates IndyCar Grand Prix on Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – Forgive the fans for getting a tad bored through most of today’s race, as the two cars that nearly look identical were 1-2 for the first 68 laps on Saturday. Will Power and Helio Castroneves had the same Verizon sponsorship, with nearly identical cars this weekend, and both were 1-2 for 80-percent of the race. That made it another dominating weekend for Team Penske, this time, a third different driver to reach victory lane for them in the last three races. It was Will Power’s turn on the 2.439-mile…

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