Josef Newgarden Driver to Watch This Weekend at Phoenix

INDIANAPOLIS – Most of the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock feels that the Chevrolet teams should once again be the ones to beat this weekend in the return trip to the Phoenix International Raceway. In the test at the 1.022-mile track in February of 2016, Chevy drivers shined. They backed that up in leading all 250 laps in the race last April, with taking the top four finishing spots and eight of the top nine. Fast forward to this year. In the open test back in February, Chevy drivers shined again. Despite…

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Josef Newgarden Capitalizes on Power’s Misfortune, Wins the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Leeds, Ala – Sunday was Will Power’s race to lose. He led all but four laps when he and the rest of the leaders hit pit road on Lap 64. He then was first off pit road as the race was his. Charlie Kimball had the lead at the time by virtue of not hitting pit road with everyone else, but he would have to pit before the end though. On the restart, Power did what he needed to do to seal the victory. He reinherited the lead with 15 laps…

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Tires Indirectly Help Josef Newgarden Win Again at Barber

Leeds, Ala – Most of the 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers started Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on the Firestone alternate tires. Actually, it was 17 drivers to be exact. For Josef Newgarden, that proved to be a major reason to why he was standing on the Barber Motorspots Park podium for the third straight year.

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Despite Power’s Tire, Team Penske Caps Dominating Weekend at Barber

Leeds, Ala – Entering this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Barber Motorsports Park, Team Penske had yet to win a race this season. They did win poles in the first two races, but they had yet to turn those two Verizon P1 Pole Awards into victories. Also, their four drivers combined to lead just 18 laps through two races too. 

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Top 5 Drivers to Beat in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Leeds, Ala – Right now, it appears that Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 pm ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) may be a shootout among the four Team Penske drivers. Through all three practice sessions this weekend, they’ve each all been up front in all of them. In two of the three, all four drivers were in the top five of the 45-minute sessions. In the other, three of the four were in the top five and the fourth was eighth. Also, Penske has won four of the seven previous Honda…

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Simon Pagenaud, Marco Andretti Lead IndyCar Practices on Friday at Barber

Leeds, Ala – We all knew Team Penske would likely be strong this weekend at the Barber Motorsports Park. They have won four of the seven trips to the 2.3-mile Alabama facility. Furthermore, all four of their drivers in their organization has won here as well. That’s why it came to no shock at all that the foursome took the top four spots on the speed chart in the first of two practice sessions on Friday afternoon. The defending Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama race winner Simon Pagenaud turned the…

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James Hinchcliffe Wins the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif – I spoke to James Hinchcliffe earlier this week and asked him if he was glad 2016 was behind him so people stop asking him about his wreck at Indy in 2015. I also asked him what it would mean to him to win the prestigious Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hinchcliffe, said he wanted people to think of him as a race car driver and his feats on the track, and his goal is to be remembered by that. He also said a win at Long…

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