Carlin Racing Joins INDYCAR With Chilton, Kimball In 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – Carlin is proud to announce their move into the Verizon IndyCar Series in a full-time capacity for the 2018 season. Joining the first season INDYCAR effort at Carlin will be drivers Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball along with primary partners, international insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, Gallagher and global healthcare company, Novo Nordisk. Both Chilton and Kimball drove for the championship winning team earlier in their racing careers. The Carlin entries will be powered by the Chevrolet twin turbocharged direct injected V6 engine. “We’re delighted to…

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Despite Starting 14th, Chilton Hails Sonoma Qualifying Best Of The Year

 Sonoma, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series is a tough series to compete in. From the top to the bottom, the difference between drivers are usually less than a second. That means spots in between are normally gapped by hundredths or thousandths of a second. That’s why Max Chilton can say that his 14th place qualifying effort for Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is among the best he’s had all year. In all actuality, the 14th starting spot for the Chip Ganassi Racing driver…

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Top 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Watkins Glen, NY – The Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course on Sunday is going to be an intense one. After all, it’s the penultimate race of the season. With the championship shaping up to be a Penske vs. Ganassi show, this weekend’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will likely be one too. But, there are some sleeper drivers that figure to wreck those plans. Who are they? How about these five?

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Friday’s IndyCar Practice Report at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – The Verizon IndyCar Series had two practice sessions on Friday from the scenic Watkins Glen International road course. The first one was a chilly one with ambient temperatures in the 50’s. The day warmed up as the hours got later though with the afternoon session being much more comparable to what we will see for Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). In the first session, Honda’s led the charge with the top five speeds being all the same manufacturer, including seven…

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Current Or Recent Indy Lights Drivers Vying For 2018 IndyCar Seats

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, I took an updated look at the current 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season efforts. With 12 current rides open for next season, the musical chairs are going to shape the future of this series. Out of the last 18 Indianapolis 500’s, 16 of them have been won by Andretti/Herta/Penske/Ganassi. There’s six combined seats open with them. 2018 IndyCar Silly Season Update With that being said, stars like James Hinchcliffe, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball, JR Hildebrand, Carlos Munoz and…

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Will ABC Supply 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Produce a 1st Ever Winner, Or 1st Time Winner This Season?

Long Pond, PA – With the Verizon IndyCar Series championship now in full force, forgive me for saying that the odds are that someone that has already won this season will end up in victory lane for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). After all, the points are so tight that any one of the top seven in the standings, all winners this year, could easily wind up in victory lane at the Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon. But, I could also make a strong case that we…

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Top 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m. ET/CNBC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Lexington, OH – Everyone loves a good Cinderella or sleeper story in sports. Well, with Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing combining to win nine of the last 10 Verizon IndyCar Series races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, as well as seven of the last 10 races on the season, it’s no secret then that their drivers are the easy odds on favorites for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m. ET/CNBC/INDYCAR Radio Network). But, with that being said, the Penske foursome and Scott Dixon are the only ones among the…

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