Bad Start, 1st Lap Wreck Causes Mayhem in Saturday Night’s IndyCar Race at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – The start of Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix was about as bad of a start as it could have been. It all started when the leaders for some reason decided to start going in Turn 3 which caused the back few rows to start single file. To me, the start should have been waved off from the get go. But, carnage occurred shortly after. 

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Don’t Count Out Sebastien Bourdais at Phoenix

INDIANAPOLIS – Its been a dream start to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season for Sebastien Bourdais. After the first three races to the year, Bourdais currently sits first in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings after two top two finishes in the opening three races and an eighth place effort at Barber last weekend. To have a win, a second place finish and an eighth in the first three races of 2017, it shows his and Dale Coyne Racing’s strength out of the gates. But, with two ovals in the…

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James Hinchcliffe Wins the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif – I spoke to James Hinchcliffe earlier this week and asked him if he was glad 2016 was behind him so people stop asking him about his wreck at Indy in 2015. I also asked him what it would mean to him to win the prestigious Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hinchcliffe, said he wanted people to think of him as a race car driver and his feats on the track, and his goal is to be remembered by that. He also said a win at Long…

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Great Start to the 2017 Season for Dale Coyne Racing

Long Beach, Calif – Don’t look now, but that team that used to weekly fill “TBA” as the driver of his cars, is now likely a championship contender for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Yes, we’re just two races down out, but Dale Coyne Racing is arguably just as good as anyone this year so far. 

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Scott Dixon/Will Power Lead IndyCar Practices on Friday at Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif – It took a while, but in 2015, Scott Dixon finally reached victory lane in the prestigious Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Prior to that race, Dixon had always struggled at the 1.968-mile southern California street circuit. In his first eight starts there, Dixon had just one top 10 finish. Then, came his win. Last year, he finished second, and now he was quick again. Dixon, was fast out of the gates, with a top lap of 1:07.6357-seconds in his No. 9 Honda in the opening of…

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Can Bourdais Make It 2 In-A-Row This Weekend in Long Beach

INDIANAPOLIS – Back on March 12 in the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener on the streets of St. Pete, Sebastien Bourdais started last among the 21 car field but still won the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete. A Lap 25 caution flag flipped the field, and Bourdais who short pitted on his first stint was one of the biggest beneficiaries. Now, can he go two in-a-row this weekend at Long Beach? To me, he honestly can too. The Dale Coyne Racing driver didn’t start last at St. Pete because he…

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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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