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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Newgarden Looking For 1st INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) Top 10 Finish

INDIANAPOLIS – No one is driving as well as Josef Newgarden lately. Since last July, Newgarden has won exactly 50-percent of the Verizon IndyCar Series races. In fact, in four starts this season, Newgarden has won exactly half of them too, including the last race at the Barber Motorsports Park. So, you would think he’d be a favorite for Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) right. What’s weird is, he’s not right now. In four tries on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Newgarden has yet to finish…

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Newgarden Tests New Aeroscreen On Monday at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS – For the second time ever, the new aeroscreen prototype hit the race track on an actual Verizon IndyCar Series race car that was in motion. In February’s open test at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Scott Dixon had the aeroscreen put on his No. 9 Honda for a few laps on the 1.022-mile track. Dixon, tested the device during sunset as well as during night time action just to see how the visibility was with it on his car. Dixon, said that the biggest difference was how quiet it…

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Newgarden To Test Windscreen During Indy 500 Testing Next Week

INDIANAPOLIS – After what was deemed a successful first test of the windscreen by Scott Dixon at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, the Verizon IndyCar Series will test it out again next week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden will take it for a spin either late in the afternoon on Monday’s session, or at some point during Tuesday’s Rookie Orientation/Veteran Refresher test. Either way, Newgarden will have the windscreen on his No. 1 Chevrolet at some point. It’s also likely it will remain as the exact same…

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Josef Newgarden’s Move To Penske Proving To Be Among Best Moves Ever Made In INDYCAR

LEEDS, Ala – While everyone will probably say that other moves were equally if not more important, I can make several points in case that Josef Newgarden’s move to Team Penske may be one of the biggest moves ever made in the history of this sport. Think about it. Look at where the series was heading into the 2017 season. Look at where it is now. Growth, growth, growth and more growth. The only main thing missing moving forward was that talented, yet marketable American driver. Now we have it. 

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Josef Newgarden Wins Rain Delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

LEEDS, Ala – We always knew that whenever Josef Newgarden got a chance to drive for one of the big teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series, that he’d be the next great star. Nothing against Sarah Fisher or Ed Carpenter or their respective teams, but you can’t compare their resources to that of Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing. Well, Newgarden signed with Penske in the offseason between 2016 and 2017 and that proved to be one that could shape the future of this series moving forward. Newgarden, piloted his No.…

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Friday’s IndyCar Practice Report From Barber Motorsports Park

LEEDS, Ala – For the third straight week, the Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers are back at it. This weekend, it’s at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park. On Friday, the 23 drivers took to the 2.3-mile Alabama facility for two practice sessions. They were very eventful to say the least. Practice 1 Recap

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Honda’s, Past Winners Fastest In INDYCAR Practice on Friday in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series is back in action this weekend for the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). In preparation for Sunday 85 Lap race, the drivers and team had two practice sessions around the 1.968-mile Southern California street course on Friday to get up to speed. The story of the day, Honda’s speed. Honda’s have by far been the most dominant manufacturer out of the gates this season. They’ve won both poles and led 67-percent of the overall laps so…

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Late Pit Call Helps Josef Newgarden Win Saturday Night In Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – You may have seen the videos. Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden battling back-and-forth to “take back the 1” in Pagenaud’s case or “defend the 1” in Newgarden’s. Well, through two races into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Newgarden is holding the edge of the 2016 season champion. Newgarden, sits a top the points standings after winning Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix. The Team Penske driver and defending series champion had some great final pit calls to put his No. 1 Chevrolet into…

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Penske Aiming For 7th St. Pete Victory In Last 10 Years, Another Will Power Pole

The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season is finally upon us. The annual season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida will take place this Sunday for the 15th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). With that being said, three things are normally a constant for St. Pete, first is it normally kicks off the upcoming season and the other is Will Power starting on the pole and Team Penske as a whole winning the race. Power, has won three straight poles as St.…

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