Will Road America Be Another Penske Dominating Show This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s funny how this season has shaped up for Team Penske. It’s gone in trends. After leading just 18 total laps through the first two races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season (9-percent) they followed that up with leading 411 of the 425 laps over the next three combined races (97-percent). Then, they followed that back up with a three race stretch of just 30 total laps led over the next 340 laps (8-percent). But, that trend could soon go back to that stretch they had in the middle…

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Will Power Wins Crazy Rainguard 600 at Texas

Fort Worth, TX – Its safe to say, the old style of racing at the Texas Motor Speedway is back. The biggest question though is how long will it stay. With a newly paved track, and some new configurations to it, the Firestone tires didn’t have much dropoff. That, with a wider groove in Turns 1 and 2 led to some intense racing on the 1.5-mile track. In the end, carnage occurred because of it, as just nine of the 22 cars would take the checkered flag. There would be 66…

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Team Penske Charges to the Front, Dominates Rainguard 600

Fort Worth, TX – I wrote earlier in the week that Team Penske’s season has gone in stages. Through the first two races of the year they’ve led just 18 total laps, or nine percent. Then, they had a dominating run in the next three races, leading all but 14 of the 425 combined laps, or 97-percent. But, they’ve had a rough stretch since, until tonight. Entering tonight, they led just 30 total laps over the last 340 total laps in the last three races, or eight percent. But, like I…

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Offseason Changes Made to Texas Gives IndyCar Drivers Sense of Uncertainty Heading Into This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – In the offseason, Texas Motor Speedway officials made some major changes to the 1.5-mile track. First off, they repaved the entire 1.5-mile track. Then, they added a new drainage system so the issues we had with track drying efforts there last year won’t happen again. In addition to the repaving and drainage system, they also did a full re-profiling in Turns 1 and 2 to give the venue a more unique layout from its currently symmetrical 24-degree banking in all four turns. While Turns 3 and 4 will remain unchanged,…

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Graham Rahal Sweeps Belle Isle Weekend, Dominates 2nd Duel in Detroit

Belle Isle, MI – Is there anyone as hot as Graham Rahal in the Verizon IndyCar Series right now. After setting the Belle Isle track record on Saturday morning, he led 55 laps and won his first race of the season. On Sunday, that record fell to Takuma Sato, but Rahal still started third in his No. 15 Honda, and by time the first pit sequence ended, there he was back out front on Lap 23. 

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Top 5 Favorites for Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 1

Belle Isle, MI – Street course races used to reward starting position for Verizon IndyCar Series drivers. But, its since been a crap shoot, as ill-timed cautions in the middle of a pit sequences can wreck havoc on the field. Just look at the season opener at St. Pete this season as a prime example. Or, you can look at the last few Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix races. But, if this race goes on pure speed, these are the top five drivers in my opinion to beat. 

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Team Penske Drivers Strong in Practice On Friday in Belle Isle

Belle Isle, MI – Prior to last weeks Indianapolis 500, Team Penske was on a dominant terror in Verizon IndyCar Series competition. In three straight races, from Barber to Phoenix to the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Penske drivers led all but 14 laps, earned all three poles and all three race victories. They were unstoppable. 

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