Hunter-Reay Wins IndyCar Season Finale In Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – An end of an era happened on Sunday as the final Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Sonoma Raceway occurred this weekend. It was also the final race as Verizon as the entitlement sponsor for the series as well as the final race of the 2018 year too. In that race, Ryan Hunter-Reay capped the year off with a win as he dominated the Grand Prix of Sonoma. The Andretti Autosport driver led all but a handful of laps en route to his second victory of the season…

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Despite Starting 20th, Ferrucci Shining So Far This Weekend In Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – Santino Ferrucci is about to embark on just this third weekend in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be his fourth career series start. He raced the doubleheader in Belle Isle in early June and the race at Portland on Labor Day weekend. That’s the extent of his Indy Car career. Other than that, his only other on track time was in a test at Putnamville in late May. His Dale Coyne Racing teammate of Pietro Fittipaldi is set to…

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O’Ward To Start His 1st INDYCAR Race From 5th

SONOMA, Calif – On Friday, Patricio O’Ward turned a ton of heads in the two Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions around the Sonoma Raceway. O’Ward was third fastest in the second session of the day. That led to some veterans signing the Indy Lights champions’ praises. “You look at the rookie (Patricio) O’Ward – that’s super impressive first time out,” said Will Power. “That guy has definitely got some talent.”

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Veach, Andretti, Hunter-Reay Quietly Having A Strong Weekend In Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – After a struggle two weeks ago in Portland, Zach Veach is after one thing and one thing only, getting his momentum back. Heading into the Portland Grand Prix, Veach had it all. He earned his best start of the season in sixth and had four straight top 10 finishes to his credit. Unfortunately, he came home 19th in that race. 

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Dixon Strong This Weekend In Sonoma, Rossi Still On His Tail, How The Duo Are Shaping Up

SONOMA, Calif – Scott Dixon hasn’t qualified very well lately. Until today. Outside of starting on the pole by default in Gateway last month, Dixon has an average starting spot of 10.4 on natural road courses in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He was sixth at Barber, 18th at Indy, eighth in Road America, ninth in Mid-Ohio and 11th at Portland respectively. He’d finish in the top six in all of those races though. Well, in Sonoma, it pays to start up front. The worst starting spot of a race…

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Penske Drivers Playing Surprisingly Off In Qualifying Could Still Play Spoilers This Weekend In Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – It shouldn’t be too surprising but the Team Penske trio are showing that they’re the ones to beat for Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Penske drivers have won six of the last eight Verizon IndyCar Series races at the Sonoma Raceway and are flexing their muscle so far this weekend. But, in qualifying, they surprisingly struggled. Only one of their drivers make the Firestone Fast Six. Will Power qualified his No. 12 Chevrolet seventh which was his worst start ever in Sonoma and as…

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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…

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Qualifying To Be Difficult For Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/IndyCar Radio Network)

SONOMA, Calif – Any time the Verizon IndyCar Series visits the Sonoma Raceway, the action around the 2.385-mile road course is always tricky. The combination of tire wear and the track being extremely slick makes every lap around the 12 turn circuit difficult. In race conditions, tire management is what separates the men from the boys. But, in qualifying, it’s a completely different animal. Lap times fall off each lap for obvious reasons. So, that means you really only get one lap to make it count on Saturday to set your…

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Dale Coyne Racing Rookies Shine On Friday In Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – Santino Ferrucci is about to embark on just this third weekend in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be his fourth career series start. He raced the doubleheader in Belle Isle in early June and the race at Portland on Labor Day weekend. That’s the extent of his Indy Car career. Other than that, his only other on track time was in a test at Putnamville in late May. His Dale Coyne Racing teammate of Pietro Fittipaldi is set to…

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