New Sponsors Coming On Board For Toronto

This is at least the third time that I’ve been glad to write a piece like this but business is still booming in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The best way to see the proof of that, not only do you look at the fans in the stands or TV ratings, but look at the sponsorships on the new cars as well. Another race is coming up and more new colors will be on some of the cars for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto. Sebastien Bourdais will carry the Mouser Electronics on…

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Frenchmen Simon Pagenaud and Sebastien Bourdais Heading In Opposite Directions Heading Into The Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

After a much needed week off, the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to the scenic Road America circuit this weekend. For the two French drivers in the field, they’re heading into Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) going in two opposite directions. Sebastien Bourdais entered the Month of May third in the INDYCAR points standings. He had a win in the season opener in St. Pete and a fifth place run at the end of April in Barber for two very good finishes in the first four races…

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Power, Dixon, Hunter-Reay Went From Outside Of The Top 5 In The INDYCAR Standings Heading Into May, To Top Drivers A Month Later

INDIANAPOLIS – Leaving the April 23 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Scott Dixon and Will Power sat sixth, seventh and 10th respectively in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings. Heading into Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) all three are now in the top five of the standings and are arguably the top three drivers in the series right now. They’ve combined to win all four races since then and are proving to be the ones to beat. 

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Bourdais Searching For Belle Isle Win For 3rd Straight Year

BELLE ISLE, MI – Sebastien Bourdais has a two year winning streak going for him in Belle Isle. The Dale Coyne Racing driver won the second duel in Detroit in 2015, then won the first duel a year later in 2016. While some may say, um he didn’t win in 2017, my take is that in his defense, he didn’t get a shot to try. Bourdais, was severely injured in a scary qualifying crash in May 2017 at Indy, where he made an impact with the Turn 2 SAFER barrier at…

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Dixon/Bourdais The Lone Honda Rangers Up Front And For Some Reason They’re Not Getting The Attention

INDIANAPOLIS – All the attention in the Firestone Fast Nine session on Sunday afternoon was about the seven combined Team Penske and Ed Carpenter Racing drivers. After all, when you have a three-time Indianapolis 500 champion in Helio Castroneves, the defending series champion in Josef Newgarden, the INDYCAR Grand Prix winner in Will Power, the likeable Simon Pagenaud, the hometown hero Ed Carpenter and the media darling Danica Patrick in that group, how can you not gravitate to those storylines. Meanwhile, two seasoned veterans stayed quiet and did their jobs behind…

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For 3rd Time In 5 Years, Bourdais Finishes INDYCAR Grand Prix 4th

INDIANAPOLIS – It was a really quiet yet interesting day for Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais. He started third and brought his No. 18 Honda home fourth in Saturday’s fifth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix. It was his third fourth place finish in his last five starts on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. But, from where he’s been here the last two years, he’ll take it. In both the 2016 and 2017 races, Bourdais had mechanical problems. He joked earlier this week that he barely completed 20 combined laps the last…

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Bourdais Quietly A Strong Contender To Win Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais joked on Thursday that while he’s had speed on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, he hasn’t had the results. “I think I managed 28 laps over the last two editions so I’ll try and up that a little bit,” Bourdais said on Thursday from the IMS Media Center. “We had a mechanical failure two years ago, and last year another mechanical failure. It’s kind of weird because we never have really even — between the KV and the Dale Coyne, we’ve never really had any mechanical…

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IMS Road Course Quickly Becoming Drivers’ Favorite On The INDYCAR Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS – When the INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) was first unveiled for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, it was met with some resistance. It seemed sacrilegious to have another INDYCAR race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and not host it on the famed 2.5-mile oval. To put the icing on the cake, they were going to do it in the Month of May too? Well, now that we’re entering year five of the event, it’s now being met with rave reviews from not just the fans,…

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Rain Fell Just Hard Enough For Bourdais To Have To Pit, Settles For 5th Place Run at Barber Instead

LEEDS, Ala – The ball was in Sebastien Bourdais court. Go as long as he needed to go. See, the rain really started ramping up around the Barber Motorsports Park over the final stint of the rain delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The rest of the field had already came down pit road to put on the Firestone wet tires. Bourdais, well he was trying to go as long as he could on his Firestone alternates. The Dale Coyne Racing driver at the time held over a 9-second lead…

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Josef Newgarden Wins Rain Delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

LEEDS, Ala – We always knew that whenever Josef Newgarden got a chance to drive for one of the big teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series, that he’d be the next great star. Nothing against Sarah Fisher or Ed Carpenter or their respective teams, but you can’t compare their resources to that of Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing. Well, Newgarden signed with Penske in the offseason between 2016 and 2017 and that proved to be one that could shape the future of this series moving forward. Newgarden, piloted his No.…

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