Takuma Sato Overcomes Pit Road Incident, Crashes In End, Finished 10th

Fort Worth, TX – Saturday night’s Rainguard 600 is even more proof why Takuma Sato is a strong Verizon IndyCar Series championship contender. Sato, won the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, then followed that up with finishes of eighth and fourth respectively on the streets of Belle Isle. He was up to third in the standings heading into this weekend’s race at the Texas Motor Speedway. But, Sato showed his resiliency and came away with his fourth straight top 10 finish and sixth in nine races this season. On Lap…

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Scott Dixon, Honda Fastest In IndyCar Practice at Texas, Carpenter Leads Final Practice

Fort Worth, TX – The green flag flew for the first Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the weekend three hours later than originally scheduled on Friday, but the new drainage system showed it’s worth because of that stat. Heavy rain fell on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway Friday morning and didn’t clear out of the area fully until 10 am locally, the original scheduled time to begin the session. But, the new drainage system and a swift track drying effort allowed practice to begin at 2 pm CT, some three…

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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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Takuma Sato Keeps Strong Streak Going Through Belle Isle

Belle Isle, MI – The streak stays alive, as Takuma Sato’s eighth place finish in Saturday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix means that the feat of no one winning the Indianapolis 500, then following that up with a win in the very next race, will stay going for the 20th straight year. The last driver to accomplish that feat was Arie Luyendyk in 1997. 

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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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Takuma Sato Wins the Pole in Record Fashion for Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 2

Belle Isle, MI – For the second straight day, the track record on the streets of Belle Isle was broken. Yesterday, it was Graham Rahal breaking the record, today it was Takuma Sato. The Indy 500 champion turned a lap of 1:13.6732-seconds in his No. 26 Honda on his final lap of the qualifying session around the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit, earning his sixth career Verizon IndyCar Series pole as a result. The last time Sato was on the pole was three years ago in this very spot, as he…

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Graham Rahal Ends Up on the Pole in Bizarre Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Qualifying

Belle Isle, MI – Graham Rahal at least knew he’d earn his first front row start in six years on Saturday. The Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing driver turned a lap of 1:13.9681-seconds in his No. 15 Honda, breaking the previous track record set just last year by Simon Pageanud in Group 1. By virtue of that, he knew then he’d get a front row starting spot. A pole was dependent on none of the 11 drivers in Group 2 besting that lap around the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit. Unfortunately for him, he…

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