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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RLL Class Of The Field, Sato/Power Lead Saturday’s Phoenix Testing

On Friday, Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing jumped out of the gates strong. For the first time since 2013, the team would field two full-time entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Back is defending Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato as he will drive the No. 30 Honda for the team in 2018. He joins Graham Rahal who will once again pilot the No. 15 Honda. The reason they remained a single car organization was that team had previously said that they wouldn’t add a second full-time car until they can add a car…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Sonoma, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series season finale is upon with Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). With that being said, seven drivers enter with a shot at this seasons championship. But, four of them realistically have a shot. As a surprise, I don’t have both of the top two in the standings on this list.

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Rossi, Hunter-Reay, Looking To Play Spoilers This Weekend at Sonoma

Sonoma, Calif – For much of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Andretti Autosport wasn’t very happy. Other than the Indianapolis 500, the first 10 races to the season were ho-hum. But, over the last six races, they’ve really begun to build a lot of momentum heading towards the 2018 season. Take Alexander Rossi for example. Through the first 10 races of the year, the California native led just 23 laps and had just two top five finishes and five top 10s. Since?

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