Why Pagenaud Could End Up Dixon’s Biggest Challenger For This Year Title

INDIANAPOLIS – How can a driver seventh in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings that’s over 100 points out be Scott Dixon’s biggest threat for the 2018 championship? Well, it’s all because of how hot he’s been and how good of the track are coming up for him too. Simon Pagenaud, has five straight top 10 finishes on the season, two of which being runner-ups. Now, we’re set for a five race string that see all the remaining tracks favor the Team Penske driver. Among those final five races of the…

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Pagenaud Who Has Started 2nd In All 3 Ovals This Year, Looking Forward To An Oval This Weekend At Iowa

Look at how far Simon Pagenaud has come in his Verizon IndyCar Series career. Once a true road/street course racer with limited experience on ovals and now here he is looking forward to an oval this weekend at the Iowa Speedway. Pagenaud, has good reason though. In six career starts on the 7/8-mile Iowa oval, Pagenaud has scored a top seven finish in four of them. “I’m excited to head to Iowa with the No. 22 Menards Chevrolet team,” said the 2016 series champion. “It’s a short track which is…

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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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Penske To Start 1-2-3 As Newgarden Wins The Pole For Saturday Night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

FORT WORTH, TX – With how Team Penske dominated the Indianapolis 500, it comes to no surprise that they’re off to a flying start this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Penske trio will start 1-2-3 for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 in Texas (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) as Josef Newgarden earned his second pole of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a two-lap average of 220.613 mph in his No. 1 Chevrolet. This was Newgarden’s fourth career pole, half of which occurring on ovals as his last…

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Pagenaud A Quiet Sleeper This Weekend, Newgarden For Some Reason Struggles At Texas

Team Penske will certainly be the favorites to win Saturday night’s DXC Technolgy 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Texas Motor Speedway. Will Power won the Indy 500 a few weeks ago as the overall organization were the class of the field the entire month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Power, is the defending race winner in Texas and should have his No. 12 Chevrolet fighting for a chance to win this weekend. But, what about his teammates? Simon Pagenaud has been quietly strong in his few starts on…

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Pagenaud Not Thinking Championship This Month, Eyeing Indy 500 Win More Than Ever

INDIANAPOLIS – If Simon Pagenaud didn’t have bad luck this season, he’d have no luck at all. See, Pagenaud has had a competitive car in almost all five of the Verizon IndyCar Series races to start 2018 off with. The problem is, things out of his control have taken him out of contention. He’s been punted on the first lap in the first few corners in two of the last three races. He was on the wrong end of strategy in the middle race of that bunch at Barber. He had…

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For 2nd Time In 3 Races, Pagenaud Punted On Opening Lap Of Race

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud has to wonder what he did to piss off lady luck. In the season opening race at St. Pete, he spun in qualifying and started 11th. He never had much for that race and would come home 13th. The next race at Phoenix, he started on the front row, but while entering the pits inside of the top three, he had a bad first pit stop and would never get the track position he needed. Despite having a fast car, he’d finish 10th. A week later, he…

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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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Trends Say Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) Will Aid Pagenaud

INDIANAPOLIS – There’s no doubt about it, the start to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season hasn’t been ideal for Simon Pagenaud. The Frenchman saw his 24 race streak of finishing on the lead lap come to an end in a first lap crash in the first corner last month at Long Beach. Pagenaud, has also yet to score a top five finish this season and has only led just three laps in four races in the process. That has him marred 15th in the points standings heading into Saturday’s INDYCAR…

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Friday’s IndyCar Practice Report From Barber Motorsports Park

LEEDS, Ala – For the third straight week, the Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers are back at it. This weekend, it’s at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park. On Friday, the 23 drivers took to the 2.3-mile Alabama facility for two practice sessions. They were very eventful to say the least. Practice 1 Recap

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