What Might Have Been For JR Hildebrand and Carlos Munoz If Indy Just Went a Little Differently

As the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has come to a close, the turn now goes to Silly Season. With just a handful of rides still left, most already being accounted for, two drivers look to be left standing when the music stops and all the chairs are gone. JR Hildebrand was replaced with Ed Carpenter Racing by Spencer Pigot. Unless Hildebrand wants to take on the road/street course role, which honestly doesn’t make a lot of since being that he struggled on them in 2017, he’s a free agent…

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Top 5 Sleepers For Saturday Night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Madison, Ill – Saturday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Gateway Motorsports Park is likely going to be pretty predictable. Unfortunately, this year’s race on the 1.25-mile short track is going to be very Chevrolet/Team Penske dominated. Penske, has won five of the last six races overall and both short ovals in 2017. Chevy, has led 98-percent of the overall laps on short ovals in 2017. Penske, was 1-2-3-4 in the first practice session as well as qualifying. They’re 6+ mph better than the rest of the field. 

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Ed Carpenter Racing Duo To Be Contenders at Gateway, Hildebrand Eyeing 1st Career IndyCar Victory

INDIANAPOLIS – Chevrolet is obviously going to be the manufactuer to beat in this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series visit to the Gateway Motorsports Park. After all, in the four previous short oval races, tracks like Gateway, Chevy drivers have combined to lead 1,077 of the 1,100 laps the last two years. So, why would Gateway be any different? That means this could be a very good opportunity for Ed Carpenter Racing to land in victory lane this weekend. 

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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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