Pagenaud Ends Year With 10th Straight Top 10 Results

SONOMA, Calif – Simon Pagenaud knew early that he needed to go for broke over the five months of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. He finished a disappointing 13th in the season opener at St. Pete back in March. Then, in the next race at Phoenix, he had a pit road problem on his opening stop and ruined all of his track position. He’d finish 10th as a result. At Long Beach, he started third but was punted on the opening lap by Graham Rahal and would finish 24th. Leaving the…

Read More

Ryan Hunter-Reay Earns The Pole For Sunday’s Season Finale In Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – 11 of the 13 Verizon IndyCar Series races at the Sonoma Raceway have been won from a top three starting spot. Seven of which from the front row. In terms of natural road courses during the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, four of the five have been won by the pole sitter. No, scratch that, they were dominated by the pole sitter. That’s great news for Ryan Hunter-Reay but not his teammate Alexander Rossi. The Andretti Autosport driver earned his first pole in over four years with circling…

Read More

Tale Of The Tape, Who’s Winning 2018 INDYCAR Championship This Weekend

The season finale is already here. On Sunday evening at the Sonoma Raceway, we will crown a 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series champion. But, whom among the four eligible drivers will it be? Currently, Scott Dixon leads Alexander Rossi by 29 points. Will Power and Josef Newgarden and tied for third, but they’re 87 points back. We can practically eliminate them because the only shot that either Penske driver has at hoisting the Astor Cup championship trophy after Sunday’s race is to win and also hope that both Dixon and Rossi…

Read More

Pagenaud Looking For 3rd Straight Sonoma Win With Penske The Favorites, But Will Their Championship Streak End?

It would be mildly shocking if one of the three Team Penske drivers weren’t victorious in Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Sonoma Raceway. I mean, Penske has won three of the five races on natural road courses in 2018 and have dominated this race over the last eight years. In fact, a Penske driver has won this race in six of the last eight years. Would you want to bet against them on Sunday?

Read More

Simon Pagenaud Quietly Earns 9th Straight Top 10 Finish

PORTLAND, Ore – For some reason, all weekend long Simon Pagenaud struggled to find the speed in his No. 22 Chevrolet. Here’s his standing in all five test or practice sessions. 16th, 18th, 14th, 13th and 19th respectively. He then qualified a disappointing 22nd for Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix. His teammates were in the top 10 in every session and started on the front row. 

Read More

Pagenaud Looking To Be More Aggressive Over Final 2 INDYCAR Races

One of the hottest drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series over the last few months is Simon Pagenaud. Heading into Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) the Team Penske driver has scored eight straight top 10 finishes in his No. 22 Chevrolet. If you go back to his ninth place finish at the Barber Motorsports Park on April 23, he has 11 top 10’s finishes over his last 12 Verizon IndyCar Series starts. Due to that, he’s gone from 16th in the standings all the way up…

Read More

Pageanud Earns 8th Straight Top 10 Finish, Says Move On Power Could Have Cost Him A Race Win

MADISON, Ill – Simon Pagenaud brought his No. 22 Chevrolet home fourth on Saturday night at the Gateway Motorsports Park for his eighth straight top 10 finish on the season. He’s ending the year on a high note as while he hasn’t won a race yet this year, he is getting better and better as the year has gone on. That bodes well for 2019. But, the Team Penske driver said that while he was happy about his third top five finish of the season, he was a bit mad at…

Read More

Team Penske Has Solid Day In Pocono, Wrong End Of Downforce Levels Though

LONG POND, PA – The Team Penske trio leave Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 smiling. While none of them won the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Pocono Raceway this weekend, all three did get a top 10 result on the Tricky Triangle. Will Power saw his two race win streak at Pocono come to an end but it’s not like his No. 12 Chevrolet was bad. The Australian would finish runner-up for his second straight podium on the season and third top six over the last four races. 

Read More

Penske Confirms All 3 Drivers Coming Back In 2019

LONG POND, PA – Silly Season has been the news of the week in the Verizon IndyCar Series and how can we escape it this weekend at the Pocono Raceway. Multiple sources have confirmed that Team Penske isn’t going to be a player in the offseason silliness as they have signed all three of their drivers to contracts for the 2019 season and possibly beyond. First off, Josef Newgarden is already under contract and will be back with the team next season. It will be his third with the storied organization…

Read More

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…

Read More