Ryan Hunter-Reay Heads To Indy With Better Momentum With 2nd Place Finish at Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Ryan Hunter-Reay was frustrated at his start to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. See, he had two straight fifth place runs to start the year off with and a 20th place finish last weekend in Long Beach. But, every one of those finishes the Andretti Autosport driver thought that he should have finished higher. He said bad luck got in his way in all three races. At both St. Pete and Phoenix, he thought he had a car to finish on the podium. While he’ll take the…

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Josef Newgarden Wins Rain Delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

LEEDS, Ala – We always knew that whenever Josef Newgarden got a chance to drive for one of the big teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series, that he’d be the next great star. Nothing against Sarah Fisher or Ed Carpenter or their respective teams, but you can’t compare their resources to that of Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing. Well, Newgarden signed with Penske in the offseason between 2016 and 2017 and that proved to be one that could shape the future of this series moving forward. Newgarden, piloted his No.…

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Bad Luck All Weekend For Hunter-Reay In 20th Place Finish

LONG BEACH, Calif – If Ryan Hunter-Reay didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. After two straight fifth place finishes to start the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series off, Hunter-Reay had high hopes for this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Instead, he leaves with a disappointing day. “For us on the No. 28, it was a complete nightmare of a day,” Hunter-Reay said after the race. “We had a damaged front wing on the start, came in for a wing change, went to the back and made…

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Andretti Autosport Duo Of Rossi, Hunter-Reay Backing Up Vendetta at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – Heading into this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) both Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay had a vendetta against the track. Nothing against the track itself, as both drivers call the street course layout in Southern California one of their favorite stops on the schedule, but this year is all about taking back what they felt was theirs in 2017. See, last year, both Hunter-Reay and Rossi had shots to win the 2017 edition of the prestigious race. Instead, both saw…

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Honda’s, Past Winners Fastest In INDYCAR Practice on Friday in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series is back in action this weekend for the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). In preparation for Sunday 85 Lap race, the drivers and team had two practice sessions around the 1.968-mile Southern California street course on Friday to get up to speed. The story of the day, Honda’s speed. Honda’s have by far been the most dominant manufacturer out of the gates this season. They’ve won both poles and led 67-percent of the overall laps so…

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Hunter-Reay Happy With 5th Place Finish in Phoenix, Thought He Should Have Been Higher Though

AVONDALE, AZ – Ryan Hunter-Reay did an excellent job of braving the conditions on Saturday night at the ISM Raceway to bring his No. 28 Honda home fifth in the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix. It was one of the quietest top five finishes one could get. That’s not a slight to Hunter-Reay though, it’s actually a testament to how good he really was. Hunter-Reay was quiet all weekend. He was eighth in qualifying and fourth and seventh respectively in practice. When pit lane was as treacherous as…

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INDYCAR Sleepers Shaping Up To Earn Bettors Possibly Tons of Monday This Weekend In Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – If I had some extra cash aside, I wish I did but I don’t, but if I did, the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the ISM Raceway on Saturday night could potentially net me, or someone else wise enough with some extra cash sitting aside to bet on the race, a ton of money. See, the series is rapidly rising up the popularity ranks. But, unfortunately, they’re not quite there yet on the mainstream market. For bettors, well it’s a series that if you have a little bit…

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Despite Bad Luck To Start The Race, Hunter-Reay Still Lands Top 5 Finish In St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – If Ryan Hunter-Reay didn’t have any bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. It seems like every time he has a car more than capable of reaching victory lane, some mechanical malfunction normally takes him out of contention. Luckily on Sunday, Hunter-Reay showed just how good of a car he really had and made most wonder what if? Hunter-Reay, was quickest on the overall speed charts on Friday. He was third quickest in the first session, tops in the second. 

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Top 5 Favorites For Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – The season opener is here for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be the first race of the 2018 season as well as the first race of the new car. With that being said, picking five drivers to win this weekend’s race without any other notes other than three practice sessions and qualifying, especially with the unknowns from a completely new car, is like picking the top five of a NASCAR restrictor plate race. But, I…

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Friday’s Verizon IndyCar Series Practice Report From St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – For the first time of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, the cars hit the track for practice. Since the season finale at Sonoma last September, the teams have spent the past six months testing and getting their new 2018 cars ready for the 17 race season. On Friday, they had two practice sessions around the 1.8-mile St. Petersburg, Florida street circuit. Here’s the recaps. 

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