101st Indy 500 Dominated By Former Formula 1 Drivers, Honda

INDIANAPOLIS – Lewis Hamilton made some preposterous comments in Monaco on Saturday basically calling out the Verizon IndyCar Series field. But, what Mr. Hamilton fails to realize is, IndyCar is a far deeper, more talented field from top to bottom than the current F1 crop of drivers. The real reason to why former F1 drivers are turning their sights on IndyCar now is due to the competitiveness and how much better it is to drive here. In F1, only two teams have a legitimate shot to win, that’s four out of…

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Team Penske Lacks Speed in Qualifying, Says They Have Great Race Pace Still Though

INDIANAPOLIS – Luckily for the entire Team Penske group, the Indianapolis 500 has shown everyone lately that starting position doesn’t matter anymore. The cars get such a big tow on the straights, that if you have a good handling car, you can easily move up. Penske is hoping that rings true again this year. For some reason, the Penske cars lacked speed all week at Indy. I think we all thought though that maybe they were holding something back. After all, Penske is always a pole contender at Indy. They’ve won…

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Tons of Star Power Coming From Midback for 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Once upon a time, starting position mattered for the Indianapolis 500. But, since the DW12 was introduced for the 2012 race, starting position has no merit on success for the ‘500. Take this stat for what it’s worth, the last five winners of the Indy 500, all since 2012, have come from a starting spot outside the top 10. Dario Franchitti won from the 16th starting position in 2012. Tony Kanaan started 12th in 2013. Ryan Hunter-Reay started 19th in 2014. Juan Pablo Montoya started 15th in 2015, but…

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Team Penske Drivers Say They’d Tip Toe Final Few Laps If Battling for the Win

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske has won a Verizon IndyCar Series record 190 races during the course of their storied career. 16 of those 190 wins though have come in the prestigious Indianapolis 500, another record. With them winning the last three straight races on the IndyCar season, there’s a good chance  that at least a few of the Penske drivers will be battling for the win in next Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). If that’s the case, just as it was in 2015, what…

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Sebastien Bourdais Fastest in Fast Friday at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS – Fast Friday earned up to it’s billing today, as the quickest laps of the month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were turned this afternoon. 22 drivers eclipsed the 230 mph barrier on the 2.5-mile track on Friday with Sebastien Bourdais leading the charge with a fastest lap of 233.116 mph in his No. 18 Honda. On Thursday, Bourdais blew his engine on his Dale Coyne Racing entry but 24 hours later, the new Honda engine they installed overnight led the way on the overall speed chart. Three Andretti Autosport…

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Will Power Earns the Pole for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power won the pole at the season opener in St. Pete. His Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves then wthe polon e the next race at Long Beach. At Barber, it was Power again. Then, at Phoenix, back to Castroneves. The trend continued on Friday. 

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Juan Pablo Montoya Strong in IndyCar Debut This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Juan Pablo Montoya will be back in a race, as Montoya will pilot the No. 22 Chevrolet, a fifth Team Penske entry, in this weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If you noticed in that first sentence, I put “race” not “race car.” This won’t be the first time Montoya has been behind the wheel of an IndyCar in 2017, as the Colombian tested this very same car at the…

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