Scott Dixon, Honda Fastest In IndyCar Practice at Texas, Carpenter Leads Final Practice

Fort Worth, TX – The green flag flew for the first Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the weekend three hours later than originally scheduled on Friday, but the new drainage system showed it’s worth because of that stat. Heavy rain fell on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway Friday morning and didn’t clear out of the area fully until 10 am locally, the original scheduled time to begin the session. But, the new drainage system and a swift track drying effort allowed practice to begin at 2 pm CT, some three…

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Offseason Changes Made to Texas Gives IndyCar Drivers Sense of Uncertainty Heading Into This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – In the offseason, Texas Motor Speedway officials made some major changes to the 1.5-mile track. First off, they repaved the entire 1.5-mile track. Then, they added a new drainage system so the issues we had with track drying efforts there last year won’t happen again. In addition to the repaving and drainage system, they also did a full re-profiling in Turns 1 and 2 to give the venue a more unique layout from its currently symmetrical 24-degree banking in all four turns. While Turns 3 and 4 will remain unchanged,…

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Marco Andretti Playing “Catch Up” This Weekend in Belle Isle, Looking to Leave Here in Top 10 of Points

Belle Isle, MI – It’s been a frustrating start to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season for third generation driver Marco Andretti. What’s made it so frustrating is that he’s had the speed in his car to contend. He’s had the pace in his No. 27 Honda in most practice sessions, but in qualifying, something always happens to keep him from having a great starting spot. Then, in the race itself, bad luck strikes. Currently, Andretti sits 14th in the standings heading into the doubleheader at Detroit. With that being said,…

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The 5 Favorites to Win Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to believe, as it seems like I was just writing this story last year, but here are the five favorites to drink the milk in Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). I have three previous winners on this list. Also, if you’re a fan of Andretti or Ganassi, you”ll enjoy this too.

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Andretti Autosport Flexes Muscle on Fast Friday

INDIANAPOLIS – Like last year, Andretti Autosport has been strong all week in practice for the Indianapolis 500. This year, they’ve been flexing their muscle even more the last two days. Entering today’s Fast Friday practice session, Andretti drivers had three of the top four speeds this month. Then, when the boost was turned up for qualifying trim today, they flexed their muscles even more. Andretti, had three cars in the top four on the speed charts on Friday afternoon from the 2.5-mile track, with Ryan Hunter-Reay being second fastest at…

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Jay Howard Fastest in Day 4 of Indy 500 Practice on Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS – Windy conditions caused just 408 laps turned around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday, but with the winds dying down a bit on Thursday, and today also being the last full day for teams on race setups until after qualifying, it was a much busier afternoon of practice around the 2.5-mile track. The first half of the day and happy hour saw cars run in big groups, as everyone was simulating race runs. That produced 2,362 laps on Thursday.

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Indy 500 Battle Could Be Fight Between Andretti Autosport and Chip Ganassi Racing

INDIANAPOLIS – It looks like it’s shaping up to be another Honda dominated Indianapolis 500. Last year, Honda drivers led 129 of the 200 laps in the 100th Running of the event, and with an aerokit freeze in the offseason, there wasn’t much Chevrolet could do to close the gap between the two manufacturers on superspeedways since. Also in 2016, Honda drivers won two poles and three of the 16 races. Both feats were on superspeedways. They led only 110 total laps away from Indy, Pocono and Texas last year. Obviously, how…

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