After Sonoma’s Tweeted Picture, It Goes To Show That Race Should Be Move Up To Spring

INDIANAPOLIS – NASCAR is about to wrap up their west coast swing on Sunday in Fontana. That mixed with a photo that Sonoma Raceway tweeted out on Wednesday got me thinking. That’s a dangerous thing too. But, in my warped brain of mine, I wondered why not move Sonoma’s Verizon IndyCar Series date up to the spring? I mean, think about it, NASCAR is wrapping up a west coast tour, why not start one for INDYCAR? They’re already at Phoenix on April 7, then Long Beach on April 15. Why can’t…

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Strong IndyCar Test For Majority Of The Teams at Sonoma On Monday

INDIANAPOLIS – 13 drivers took to the road course in Sonoma for the first of a big week of testing for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Following Monday’s test at the Northern California track, those teams and the others that weren’t taking a part in the test will meet in Phoenix for a three-day test on the 1.022-mile oval. But, as far as Monday’s test at Sonoma and how it went, it sounded like it went very smoothly for all 13 teams. Times were unofficial, but from what it sounds like, all…

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Sonoma Raceway Battling Wildfiles, So Far No Structural Damage, Threat

Multiple reports were coming out on Monday morning that the Sonoma Raceway was on fire, with wildfiles hitting the area of the Northern California race track. Unfortunately, part of that report is true, as wildfiles are in the North Bay area. Luckily, the track hasn’t been comprimsed yet. Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page issued a statement saying that the track is currently fine and not at an immediate risk. “All of us at Sonoma Raceway extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those who have been touched…

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Pagenaud Wins INDYCAR Season Finale, Newgarden Wins 2017 Championship In Penske Dominated Race

Sonoma, Calif – Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season finale was a race within a race. It was first off the battle for the 2017 championship, which coincided with a battle for the win in today’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma. In the end, Simon Pagenaud reached victory lane for the second time of the season and 11th time of his INDYCAR career. But, his Team Penske teammate of Josef Newgarden was the one hoisting the Astor Cup championship trophy when it was all said and done, as he finished second…

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Despite Starting 14th, Chilton Hails Sonoma Qualifying Best Of The Year

 Sonoma, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series is a tough series to compete in. From the top to the bottom, the difference between drivers are usually less than a second. That means spots in between are normally gapped by hundredths or thousandths of a second. That’s why Max Chilton can say that his 14th place qualifying effort for Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is among the best he’s had all year. In all actuality, the 14th starting spot for the Chip Ganassi Racing driver…

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Josef Newgarden Wins the Pole for the Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Sonoma, Calif – The five Verizon IndyCar Series championship contenders saw their most important qualifying session occur on Saturday at the Sonoma Raceway. Track position is likely more important this weekend at Sonoma than it is anywhere else on the schedule. So, with double points on the line on Sunday and qualifying really shaping up the running order for much of the 85 Lap race, that made knockout qualifying intense. All five title contenders made it to the final round of qualifying, that’s not a surprise given that all five have…

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Who’s Going To Win The 2017 INDYCAR Championship On Sunday? Try This Guy

Sonoma, Calif – We’re now through the final three Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions of the 2017 season. We’re also through the final qualifying round too. All that’s left, is Sunday’s season finale at the Sonoma Raceway. With that being said, as I sit here and evaluate the entire 2017 season, including how this weekend has played out, the driver that I think that will be hoisting the Astor Cup trophy after Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network), isn’t who most think it would be.…

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Sonoma, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series season finale is upon with Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). With that being said, seven drivers enter with a shot at this seasons championship. But, four of them realistically have a shot. As a surprise, I don’t have both of the top two in the standings on this list.

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All 4 Andretti Cars Make It Out Of the 1st Round, Strong This Weekend in Sonoma

Sonoma, Calif – All eyes are on the Verizon IndyCar Series championship and the five main contenders this weekend at the Sonoma Raceway. But, Andretti Autosport are doing their best to spoil it. Despite not having a chance for any of their four drivers to win the 2017 championship, they’re not giving up. In fact, if someone other than the four Team Penske drivers or Scott Dixon is victorious in Sunday’s Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) it will likely be an Andretti Autosport driver. 

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Dixon Strong, But Not Quite Good Enough So Far This Weekend at Sonoma

Sonoma, Calif – This weekend is shaping up to be a Team Penske show at Sonoma. That’s not good news for Scott Dixon. The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship will be decided on Sunday, as the title is coming down to Dixon against the four Penske drivers. So far, the Penske drivers appear to be the class of the field. In the test on Thursday, they were 1-2-3 on the speed chart. Dixon, was sixth. In practice on Friday, Penske drivers were 1-2-3-8 in the first session and 1-2-3-4 in the…

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