Honda’s Lead Session 1 In IndyCar Testing at Barber on Tuesday, Chevy’s Top Session 2

Leeds, Ala – At the onset of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, everyone assumed that Chevrolet would be the manufacturer to beat this year. Instead, two weeks ago, Honda had other thoughts in mind in the season opener at St. Pete. Honda was surprisingly quick from the get go and dominated that race weekend on the streets of St. Pete. How long would it last though? If today’s test at the Barber Motorsports Park is any indication, then it may last all year. In the opening session, Honda had five…

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From Last to 1st, Sebastien Bourdais Wins Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – He didn’t know it then, but that crash in qualifying on Saturday ended up being a blessing in disguise for Sebastien Bourdais. The St. Pete native was forced to start 21st, last, in Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, which as weird as this sounds, worked to his advantage. By starting back there, he missed the opening lap crash between Graham Rahal, Mikhail Aleshin, Charlie Kimball and Carlos Munoz. Also by starting back there, he was able to go off sequence early and benefit from the…

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Top 5 Drivers to Watch for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Team Penske has dominated the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete the last several years. They’ve won eight of the 12 years the Verizon IndyCar Series has been coming to the 1.8-mile street circuit, including the last three years and four of the last five. Furthermore, Penske drivers have started 1-2-3-4 the last two years and led 90-percent of the overall laps in those races. But, that looks like it could be changing this year. Honda’s have been the strongest teams so far this weekend while…

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For 7th Time in 8 Years, Will Power Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Chevrolet’s dominated the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. On tracks like St. Pete, they led all but 116 laps throughout the entire season from a year ago. Furthermore, Team Penske has seen their cars start 1-2-3-4 the last two years here, so with an aerokit freeze in the offseason, why expect anything less? Well, it couldn’t have gone more opposite this weekend so far. Honda’s have been strong since the first practice started yesterday, and that carried over to qualifying this afternoon. Honda’s took…

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Marco Andretti/Scott Dixon Lead Opening Day of IndyCar Practice at St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – You don’t get a shiny new trophy or a big bonus check for being fastest in the season opening Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the year. Heck, most don’t even remember it. But, for Marco Andretti, being fastest in session No. 1 of the 2017 season means as much to him as a race victory. Andretti, paced the 1.8-mile St. Pete circuit in 1:03.7559-seconds in his No. 27 Honda on Friday morning which was good enough to top the leaderboard among the 21 drivers here this…

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GE To Sponsor Scott Dixon for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

INDIANAPOLIS – Four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will carry GE LED Lighting as the primary sponsor for his No. 9 Honda at the 2017 season opener, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, according to Chip Ganassi Racing’s official announcement today. In addition, NTT Data, the primary sponsor on the No. 10 Honda of teammate Tony Kanaan, will provide associate sponsorship on Dixon’s car for the March 10-12 race weekend. “With more than a century of engineering game-changing lighting products, we can appreciate the science and physics that go…

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It was Strange Seeing Scott Dixon in Plain White Car, But Don’t Expect That for Season

AVONDALE, AZ – I don’t think the Target departure from Chip Ganassi Racing fully hit everyone in the Verizon IndyCar Series world until this weekend’s test at the Phoenix International Raceway. Target, had been with the team for 27 years but on Scott Dixon’s No. 9 entry since 2002. The duo shared a ton of success with Dixon taking the Target colors to victory lane in 39 of his 40 IndyCar victories. He also took them to four season championships. So, when a highly decorated great like Dixon shows up to the…

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