“Momentum” Key Word Of Emphasis for Andretti Autosport Group Heading to Mid-Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS – If there’s anything to take away from Toronto for the Andretti Autosport group it’s momentum. In fact, the whole organization is using that word a lot ahead of this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m. ET/CNBC/INDYCAR Radio Network). The group was growing ever so frustrated with how this season was shaping up. It was starting to look a lot like last year again. After all that improvement through the first two months of the year, including another Indy 500 triumph, it was all beginning to fade away. Until Toronto. 

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Luck Of a Caution, Josef Newgarden Gains 33 Points En Route To 2nd Toronto Victory

Josef Newgarden had a good car this weekend but likely just a top five car not a podium caliber one. The top three cars all weekend long were Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves and Graham Rahal. Unfortunately for them, Tony Kanaan got into the tire barriers, bringing out a caution in the middle of the first pit sequence. Fortunately for Newgarden, he had just hit pit road when the caution came out. 

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Andretti Autosport Gets Stellar Finishes Sunday in Toronto

The Andretti Autosport group had a pretty quiet weekend in Toronto. They were pretty good, but quiet. Takuma Sato was in the top 10 in all three practice sessions, so was Ryan Hunter-Reay. Marco Andretti was 11th, sixth and 14th respectively while Alexander Rossi was 18th, 14th and seventh himself. U nfortunately, none of the four qualified where they would have hoped to. That didn’t matter though thanks to a caution for Tony Kanaan getting into the tire barriers right in the middle of the opening pit sequence.

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Team Penske Dominating Race Weekend in Toronto

Last weekend, it was revealed that the rumors were indeed true, Helio Castroneves may not be back to Team Penske in the Verizon IndyCar Series next season. It’s not 100-percent that he will be going to IMSA and not IndyCar, but the moves are being put in place. How did Castroneves respond to that? He led 219 of the 300 laps at Iowa en route to ending his four year winless drought. He kept that momentum going this weekend in Toronto. 

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Marco Andretti Not Going Anywhere, Will be Back in IndyCar in 2018

Marco Andretti was 11th on the timing charts in the first Verizon IndyCar Series practice session at Toronto on Friday morning. That fact is a prime example on what the third generation driver is dealing with. Here’s why. The lazy folks that bash on him, say he should have been higher up, he’s not what his dad and grandpa are. But, if you take an educated look at it, you would know that Andretti was actually had his No. 27 second on the speed charts until his engine decided to…

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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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Iowa Is Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti’s Best Shot at Getting Season Back on Track

INDIANAPOLIS – Its been a dismal 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season for Ryan Hunter-Reay. In 10 races, he’s finished outside the top 10 in eight of them. It’s not like he’s been dismal either as an engine failure robbed him of potential top five finishes at Long Beach and Indy. Instead, he came home 17th and 27th respectively. At Phoenix, he also had an engine issue and finished 13th. But, he’s had five straight finishes outside the top 10 and eight in the last nine events which has put him 15th…

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