Chip Ganassi Racing Scales Back With Just 2 Cars For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – The rumors that Chip Ganassi Racing would be scaling back for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series turns out to indeed be true. The team announced on Wednesday afternoon that they will field a car for Scott Dixon and a “driver yet to be determined” for the No. 10 Honda in 2018. That means that both Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton won’t be retained to go along with Tony Kanaan. “Chip Ganassi Racing has experienced much success so far in 2017,” a statement from the team read. “In the just…

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Pagenaud Wins INDYCAR Season Finale, Newgarden Wins 2017 Championship In Penske Dominated Race

Sonoma, Calif – Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season finale was a race within a race. It was first off the battle for the 2017 championship, which coincided with a battle for the win in today’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma. In the end, Simon Pagenaud reached victory lane for the second time of the season and 11th time of his INDYCAR career. But, his Team Penske teammate of Josef Newgarden was the one hoisting the Astor Cup championship trophy when it was all said and done, as he finished second…

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Josef Newgarden Wins the Pole for the Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Sonoma, Calif – The five Verizon IndyCar Series championship contenders saw their most important qualifying session occur on Saturday at the Sonoma Raceway. Track position is likely more important this weekend at Sonoma than it is anywhere else on the schedule. So, with double points on the line on Sunday and qualifying really shaping up the running order for much of the 85 Lap race, that made knockout qualifying intense. All five title contenders made it to the final round of qualifying, that’s not a surprise given that all five have…

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Dixon Strong, But Not Quite Good Enough So Far This Weekend at Sonoma

Sonoma, Calif – This weekend is shaping up to be a Team Penske show at Sonoma. That’s not good news for Scott Dixon. The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship will be decided on Sunday, as the title is coming down to Dixon against the four Penske drivers. So far, the Penske drivers appear to be the class of the field. In the test on Thursday, they were 1-2-3 on the speed chart. Dixon, was sixth. In practice on Friday, Penske drivers were 1-2-3-8 in the first session and 1-2-3-4 in the…

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Newgarden Leads IndyCar Practice at Sonoma, Friday’s Practice Report

Sonoma, Calif – After having six hours of on track testing on Thursday at the Sonoma Raceway, the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers had two more 45-minute practice sessions on the Northern California road course on Friday afternoon. If anything is certain, it appears that Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be Team Penske’s to lose. On Thursday, Penske drivers were 1-2-3 on the speed charts. In session No. 1 on Friday morning, they remained in that order. This time, there was a little bit…

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How Would IndyCar Points Look Without Qualifying Points/Double Points at Indy?

Rumors are swirling that the Verizon IndyCar Series may do without double points for the 2018 season. But, with that being said, where would the points standings be if there weren’t any double points races this season? Also, where would they lie if we didn’t award points for qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 too? Currently, Josef Newgarden leads Scott Dixon by just three points heading to the season finale this weekend at Sonoma. There’s also seven drivers that are still mathematically eligible to win this year’s title. Helio Castroneves (-22),…

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Sizing Up IndyCar Championship Finalists Chances For Sonoma

We’re down to the season finale of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. With that being said, six drivers head to Sonoma with a shot of hoisting this year’s Astor Cup championship trophy after Sunday’s Go Pro Indy Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). But, who has the best shot at winning this year’s championship? Currently, all five of the major drivers to win the title on Sunday will start in the top six. So, lets start with Josef Newgarden. In his first year with Penske, Newgarden has shined.…

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