Josef Newgarden Dominates Kohler Grand Prix En Route To 10th Career Victory

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Chevrolet’s were quick this weekend in Road America, but unfortunately, only Team Penske were the ones benefiting from that speed the most. Josef Newgarden and Will Power shared the front row but had seven Honda’s lined up behind. When Power’s No. 12 Chevrolet had an electrical issue on the drop of the green flag, that left Newgarden battling a bunch of Honda’s for the win in Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix. He’d do a great job holding them off in leading 53 of 55 laps en route to…

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

The much needed week off is behind us and another one is coming up next week. But, first things first, it’s time for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) in Road America. The race is the 10th of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. With nine previous races run this season and each of the last two years of racing Road America factored in too, here’s a safe choice for five favorites and five sleepers for this weekend’s race. 

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Penske Sweeps The Front Row As Newgarden Wins The Pole For Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Surprise, surprise, Scott Dixon didn’t make the Firestone Fast Six in Saturday’s Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying round. That left the door open for other to make up some ground in the standings for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). They’d do just that. Dixon’s main challengers for this year’s championship all made the Fast Six and even saw Josef Newgarden win the pole for Sunday’s 55 Lap race in Road America. Newgarden, needed this too. He entered Sunday’s race without scoring a top five…

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Wickens Shining This Weekend In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Last year, Robert Wickens showed up to Road America with a helmet in hand with a prime opportunity to hop into a Verizon IndyCar Series ride at Road America. The then current Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Mikhail Aleshin was having problems in customs getting back into the country as the Russian driver just raced in LeMans the week prior. So, SPM called up Wickens. He got one practice session in the books before giving way to Aleshin who arrived late in the day. At that point, Wickens…

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Penske Strong, Battle Amongst Honda’s Behind Going To Be Fun Battle To Watch

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Friday showed that Team Penske will certainly be the ones to beat for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). They should have been last year too but Scott Dixon had a better pit sequence and found the lead and clean air. This year, Dixon enters as the hottest driver in the field and a sexy pick to win the 55 Lap race this weekend. But, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver was only ninth and seventh fastest in the two Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions…

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Team Penske Strong On Friday, Full INDYCAR Practice Report From Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the scenic 4.014-mile Road America track on Friday for not one but two practice sessions on the day. The first session was 45 minutes in length and saw Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden top the speed charts with a time of 1:43.047-seconds in his No. 1 Chevrolet. Newgarden is the defending series champion and finished runner-up on the Elkhart Lake track last season. So, the speed isn’t surprising. Plus, at another track on the schedule like Road America in Barber, Newgarden was…

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5 Storylines For Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

The Verizon IndyCar Series stars are back in action this weekend at Road America. After having a week off to recharge their batteries, it’s time to get back to work and do so at one of the drivers’ favorite tracks. Here are five storylines to watch for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). 

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3 Of The 4 Indy Lights Winners At Road America Are Now Rookies In Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

While a Verizon IndyCar Series is just that, a rookie, out of the five drivers that will be making their first series start this weekend at Road America, three of which have actually not only raced on the 4.014-mile scenic road course before, but they’ve actually visited victory lane too. Last year, Matheus Leist and Zachary Claman DeMelo won both races of the doubleheader weekend in Elkhart Lake. Leist, won the first race for his second career win while finishing fourth in Race No. 2. Claman DeMelo, finished 10th in…

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This Weekend at Road America Was a Penske vs. Ganassi Show

Plymouth, WI – There’s no doubt about it, this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend at Road America was a Penske and Ganassi show. In two of the three practice sessions, Penske cars were 1-2-3-4 on the speed charts. They even qualified that way for today’s 55 Lap race. But, factor in three of the four Chip Ganassi Racing cars, and it was an all out Penske vs. Ganassi extravaganza this weekend in Elkhart Lake. 

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Near Perfect Weekend For Penske, Unfortunately Doesn’t Get The Win in Road America

Plymouth, WI – This was Team Penske’s race to lose this weekend at Road America. Last year, they led 48 of the 50 laps here and took the win with Will Power. Entering this weekend’s race at Elkhart Lake, Penske drivers led 161 of the 175 laps on natural road courses, including both victories. In two of the three practice sessions on the 4.014-mile road course this weekend, Penske drivers were 1-2-3-4 on the speed charts. In qualifying on Saturday afternoon, they remained the same in taking the top four spots…

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