Wickens Trying To Keep Momentum Going Sunday In Pocono

If trends hold true then Robert Wickens will shock the field and win his first Verizon IndyCar Series race on Sunday at the Pocono Raceway. Well, the only reason it would be a shock would be that he’s never raced at Pocono before and his first win would come on a superspeedway rather than a road/street course. But, Wickens finished third at Toronto, second at Mid-Ohio, so the next spot up would be a win right? His main rival in the series, Alexander Rossi, saw his first win come on…

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Wickens’ 3 Stop Strategy Nearly Pays Off For 1st Career INDYCAR Win

LEXINGTON, OH – Robert Wickens knew that he had a fast car for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. When the 24 car field made it through the first lap unscathed, the team decided that they would go on a three stop strategy for the 90 Lap race and push hard every lap. If not for a brilliant drive for Alexander Rossi, Wickens would have won his first career Verizon IndyCar Series race on Sunday afternoon.

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Hinchcliffe Loses Potential Pole Run While Teammate Makes Fast 6 As A Result

LEXINGTON, OH – James Hinchcliffe was well on his way to a Firestone Fast Six appearance on Saturday afternoon. With just one minute to go in the second of three rounds in the Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying session at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Hinchcliffe was fastest among the 12 in that round. Unfortunately, he made a mistake and got off course in the closing seconds. As a result, he’d lose his fastest two laps and go from a guaranteed top six starting spot for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m.…

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“Momentum” The Big Word From SPM For This Weekend In Mid-Ohio

When talking to NASCAR drivers a few weeks ago at the Kentucky Speedway, “momentum” was the word most used by them. They said it’s a real thing in this sport, one that can make or break seasons. Momentum at one hand is hard to get in a rhythm sport, but it’s achieved, it’s also hard to keep once you find it. For Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, they have it. Heading into Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m. ET/CNBC/INDYCAR Radio Network) they want to do anything in their power to keep it. 

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Canadian Duo Heads Home For Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

There’s no question, the Canadian race fans are some of the most passionate motorsports fans in the world. Even if the Verizon IndyCar Series races north of the border and they don’t have any Canadian drivers in it, the home fans still show out. But, what if not one, but two drivers that hail from Canada enter this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) and what if both are on the same team? Also, what if both are from Toronto too? SPM has been closely followed this…

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SPM Duo Looking For Another Solid Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Run

I don’t think anyone is giving Schmidt Peterson Motorsports enough credit for just how good that they’ve been on ovals this season. Yes, James Hinchcliffe missed out on the Indianapolis 500 in May, but look at what he’s done on the other two ovals in 2018. Hinch, started fifth and finished sixth back in April at Phoenix. He also led 20 laps that night. In Texas, he charged from his 15th starting spot to bring his No. 5 Honda home fourth. What about his rookie teammate Robert Wickens? The Canadian…

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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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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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Wickens Starts Off With Stellar Night But Unforunately Sees It End With Lap 171 Crash With Ed Carpenter

FORT WORTH, TX – I wrote on Friday how Robert Wickens has been superb in his rookie season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He has virtually never seen most of these tracks and here he was competing on all of them for wins already. In the season opener in St. Pete, a track that he’s never seen before, he earned the pole and led a race-high 69 of 110 laps before being crashed while battling for the lead with two laps-to-go. The next race in Phoenix, a track that not only…

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Wickens Impressing On Ovals Already, A Contender For Saturday Night’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

FORT WORTH, TX – Heading into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, I don’t think too many people had ever heard of Robert Wickens. Nothing against Wickens, but he made a career racing overseas. He hasn’t been on the radar over here in quite sometime. So, forgive fans stateside for not knowing much about him. What he’s doing though in the first eight races of his INDYCAR career, well that is nothing short of amazing. Wickens, has really never seen any of these race tracks before. While I’m sure he’s watched…

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