Much Needed Podiums at Iowa For Hildebrand, Hunter-Reay

It’s no secret, the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season for each JR Hildebrand and Ryan Hunter-Reay have been frustrating to say the least. Hildebrand, saw eight of his first nine starts this season see him finish outside the top 10. He also missed a start at Barber due to a broken wrist suffered in a last lap incident at Long Beach. So, to be heading to Iowa this weekend, a track where the very car he’s driving led 283 of the 300 laps en route to a dominating victory a…

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Helio Castroneves Dominates Iowa Corn 300, Ends 3 Year Winless Streak

Helio Castroneves has heard the noise. The rumors are out there that he’s going to lose his Verizon IndyCar Series ride at the end of the 2017 season. His chances of winning his first series crown hinders on this year’s campaign. The only shot in a car past this season is on the sports car side and an Indy only seat. That’s why what he accomplished in Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 was a statement. 

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Will Power Earns Iowa Corn 300 Pole (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

It should come to no surprise that the final qualifier took the pole for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). After all, it’s not like Will Power is a slouch when it comes to qualifying in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Power, earned his 48th career Verizon P1 Pole Award on Saturday afternoon, circling the Iowa Speedway with a two-lap average of 185.210 mph in his No. 12 Chevrolet. The pole, was Power’s fourth of the season, ranking him first in poles this year and now trails Bobby…

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Ed Carpenter Racing Duo Excited for Iowa This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – Outside of a third place finish at Phoenix, the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been dismal for Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand. That third place run is his lone top 10 effort this year too. But, with the Iowa Speedway up next this weekend, his confidence level is back up again. The reason?

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Lap 151 Melee Takes Out Several Cars in Rainguard 600

Fort Worth, TX – For much of Saturday night’s Rainguard 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway, it was a thrilling lap-by-lap, side-by-side battle. Unfortunately, there were some crashes too. None bigger than the lap 151 melee that took out eight cars. It all started entering Turn 3 when Mikhail Aleshin made it three-wide between himself his teammate James Hinchcliffe and Tony Kanaan. Contact between Hinch and Kanaan sent Hinchcliffe’s No. 5 Honda spinning in front of the field making contact with Ed Jones as a result. He’d take a hard angle…

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Hildebrand To Make 1st Doubleheader Start, Pigot Returns to Place He 1st Joined ECR

Belle Isle, MI – This weekend’s Chevrolet Duels in Detroit (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) will hold a special memory for both Ed Carpenter Racing drivers. For Spencer Pigot, he returns to the team after being on loan to Juncos Racing in the Indianapolis 500. This weekend’s race on the streets of Belle Isle is also a spot that marks the one-year anniversary of him first joining ECR a year ago. Last season, Pigot had a three-race deal with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing. That deal ended at Indy. ECR was left searching for…

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