Bourdais Looking To Bookend INDYCAR Season With A Win Sunday In Sonoma

Sonoma, Calif – How remarkable would it be if Sebastien Bourdais can take his No. 18 Honda to victory lane on Sunday afternoon at Sonoma Raceway? On May 20, Bourdais was involved in a frightening qualifying crash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that in all honesty, should have taken his life. Luckily, he escaped with multiple fractures to his pelvis and feet, but despite seeing season change, he still had his life. Bourdais, made impact with the Turn 2 SAFER barrier with a speed of 227 mph that day. He pulled…

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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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Alexander Rossi Earns 2nd Career IndyCar Victory With Win at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – The box score may show that Alexander Rossi won Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen from the pole. You may also notice that he led over half the race, leading a race-high 33 of the 60 laps in Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Watkins Glen International. But, the road to victory lane wasn’t as easy as it may seem. 

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Lap 45 Pit Road Incident With Newgarden Changes Everything For IndyCar Championship

Watkins Glen, NY – Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen was already shaping up to be a really bizarre race on the Watkins Glen International road course. From the drop of the green flag, things were interesting. From all the different strategies, it was very rare if a Verizon IndyCar Series championship contender was leading the race itself. But, Lap 45 happened. Newgarden, had a great pit call to stay out one extra lap to lead Lap 44 while most of the other leaders hit pit road for their final…

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Bourdais Building Confidence Again, Physically He’s Fine, Mentally He’s Adjusting

Madison, Ill – Other than a test at Mid-Ohio about a month ago, Sebastien Bourdais hasn’t been in a Verizon IndyCar Series machine since his scary crash in qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 20. That was three full months ago. Today, he climbed into his No. 18 Honda for the first official race weekend since May and here he had to have a big commitment into his Dale Coyne Racing entry on one of IndyCar most physical tracks.

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Bourdais To Return To No. 18 Honda For Remaining 3 IndyCar Races

When Sebastien Bourdais crashed his No. 18 Honda on May 20 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, we honestly didn’t think the Dale Coyne Racing driver would get back behind the wheel of a Verizon IndyCar Series machine the rest of the season. The wreck during qualifying for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 was an impact with the Turn 2 SAFER barrier at a speed of 227 mph. The g-forces he experienced in that crash was 118 gs. Bourdais, suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis and right hip in…

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Bourdais Cleared From Doctors, Return To His IndyCar Seat Still Undetermined

INDIANAPOLIS – Its been a remarkable journey for Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais. On May 20, Bourdais was involved in a frightening Indianapolis 500 Time Trials crash that fractured his hips and pelvis among other injuries suffered too. At the time of the crash, most wondered if Bourdais would even be alive. It was an extremely hard impact with the Turn 2 SAFER barrier, one that registered over 120 g’s. The impact with the wall? 227 mph. But, when we got wind that he was actually awake and alert and only lost consciousness…

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