Pigot Nets 2nd Career Top 5 Finish Sunday In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – The major storylines from Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix is certainly going to be about the wild day of racing that we saw and how it impacted the Verizon IndyCar Series points championship. Rightfully so too. What Scott Dixon did and how the caution flags flew in Sunday’s race really shook things up. But, one quiet storyline that we’re overlooking is just how solid Spencer Pigot has been since the month of June. Pigot, passed Scott Dixon in the closing stages and held him off for a fourth place…

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Simon Pagenaud Quietly Earns 9th Straight Top 10 Finish

PORTLAND, Ore – For some reason, all weekend long Simon Pagenaud struggled to find the speed in his No. 22 Chevrolet. Here’s his standing in all five test or practice sessions. 16th, 18th, 14th, 13th and 19th respectively. He then qualified a disappointing 22nd for Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix. His teammates were in the top 10 in every session and started on the front row. 

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Solid Day For Dale Coyne Racing As Crazy 24 Hours Leads Bourdais To Podium, Fittipaldi To 1st Top 10

PORTLAND, Ore – The box score of the Portland Grand Prix would show a very solid day out of the Dale Coyne Racing organization on Sunday. Two of their three cars in Sunday’s race at the Portland International Raceway finished in the top 10, one of which on the podium. But, how they got there was a completely different story. 

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Hunter-Reay’s Runner Up Not Enough To Keep Him In Points Race, Only 4 Drivers Remain Eligible Heading Towards Sonoma

PORTLAND, Ore – Scott Dixon doing Scott Dixon things in turn cost Ryan Hunter-Reay a shot at the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Hunter-Reay brought his No. 28 Honda home runner-up in Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix, just 0.608-seconds behind race winner Takuma Sato. When Dixon was involved in a first lap incident and also sped on pit road during his second stop, you would think that Hunter-Reay would be a in a great position for the championship race heading to Sonoma right?

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Sato Wins Thrilling Portland Grand Prix While Dixon Somehow Escapes Damage To Extend His Points Lead

PORTLAND, Ore – For the first time since last year’s Indianapolis 500, Takuma Sato was celebrating in victory lane in a Verizon IndyCar Series race. Sato, started 20th but lucked out in terms of when cautions flew and took his No. 30 Honda to victory in Sunday’s wild Portland Grand Prix. Sato, inherited the lead when Max Chilton hit pit road with 20 laps-to-go and never looked back en route to his third career INDYCAR win and first in 26 races. It’s ironic, but all three of Sato’s wins have come…

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Power Earns 54th Career Pole, Dixon To Start 11th In Portland Grand Prix, Why Points Battle Could Be Wide Open

PORTLAND, Ore – Will Power doesn’t think he can catch Mario Andretti for the all-time lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series poles. Well, I strongly disagree. Power, earned his fourth pole of the season on Saturday and his 54th of his career as he will start first in Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). The Verizon P1 Pole Award moves him out of a tie with A.J. Foyt for second ever as Power now trails only Andretti by just 13 poles. For what it’s worth, Power has 18…

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King, Sato, Harvey Sleepers So Far This Weekend In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – We all know that the favorites to win Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be among the “Big 4.” Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi, Will Power and Josef Newgarden have won 80-percent over the races in 2018 and led 72-percent of the laps. They’ve won all but one race since June 9. They’ve also been strong this weekend as Dixon, Power and Newgarden have been in the top in literally every session. But, what about some sleepers? There are three that are making some noise…

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Andretti Having Himself A Great Weekend In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – I’ve written about this before and the streak unfortunately continues on. It’s been 124 races since Marco Andretti last visited victory lane in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He’s had some close calls since, but ever since that night at the Iowa Speedway in 2011, he hasn’t been back. But, as we’ve now been through four separate sessions around the Portland International Raceway this weekend, it appears that this may be Andretti’s shot at ending that drought. Andretti, had his No. 98 Honda second and fourth respectively in the…

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Bourdais/Power Lead INDYCAR Practices On Friday In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – For the first time since 2007, the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers were laying down “official” laps around the 1.964-mile Portland International Raceway. While I know you may be thinking, didn’t they just run on Thursday there? Yes, they did, but Thursday’s times were “unofficial” laps due to having two separate test sessions. Friday’s times were able to go in the record book. 

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The “Big 4” Are Favorites For Sunday And Have Been Strong This Weekend

PORTLAND, Ore – If you’re looking to pick a race winner for Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) look no further than the top four drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings. Yes, I know that’s an easy statement to make when we’re onto the penultimate race of the 2018 season and the top four drivers are the best favorites to win. Shocking, I know. But, you want to be right don’t you?

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