Honda’s Lead Session 1 In IndyCar Testing at Barber on Tuesday, Chevy’s Top Session 2

Leeds, Ala – At the onset of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, everyone assumed that Chevrolet would be the manufacturer to beat this year. Instead, two weeks ago, Honda had other thoughts in mind in the season opener at St. Pete. Honda was surprisingly quick from the get go and dominated that race weekend on the streets of St. Pete. How long would it last though? If today’s test at the Barber Motorsports Park is any indication, then it may last all year. In the opening session, Honda had five…

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From Last to 1st, Sebastien Bourdais Wins Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – He didn’t know it then, but that crash in qualifying on Saturday ended up being a blessing in disguise for Sebastien Bourdais. The St. Pete native was forced to start 21st, last, in Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, which as weird as this sounds, worked to his advantage. By starting back there, he missed the opening lap crash between Graham Rahal, Mikhail Aleshin, Charlie Kimball and Carlos Munoz. Also by starting back there, he was able to go off sequence early and benefit from the…

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For 7th Time in 8 Years, Will Power Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Chevrolet’s dominated the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. On tracks like St. Pete, they led all but 116 laps throughout the entire season from a year ago. Furthermore, Team Penske has seen their cars start 1-2-3-4 the last two years here, so with an aerokit freeze in the offseason, why expect anything less? Well, it couldn’t have gone more opposite this weekend so far. Honda’s have been strong since the first practice started yesterday, and that carried over to qualifying this afternoon. Honda’s took…

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Takuma Sato Makes Firestone Fast Six and Will Start 5th for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – On Friday, Takuma Sato crashed on his first lap in the second practice session. He didn’t get to complete a lap after locking the brakes up entering Turn 13. That comes after crashing in the Phoenix test last month as well. Two weekends, two crashed cars. Because of that, I think everyone already started writing off the Japanese driver despite moving to a new team in Andretti Autosport for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Most though Sato would continue to keep crashing cars even with…

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4 Crashes for Saturday’s IndyCar Test, 3 of Which Honda Entries

AVONDALE, AZ – Friday’s six-hour Verizon IndyCar Series test session went fairly clean. The only major issue was Conor Daly leaking oil on the track very early on in the first of the two three-hour long sessions yesterday at the Phoenix International Raceway. Other than that though, it was a pretty clean day at the 1.022-mile track. Saturday though, that was a different story.

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Montoya, Sato Signings Are Good News for Conor Daly

INDIANAPOLIS – After a stellar rookie campaign with Dale Coyne Racing in 2016, Conor Daly unfortunately found himself as a free agent once again despite being among the top rookies this past season. Dale Coyne Racing signed Sebastien Bourdais last month to become their lead driver for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season which meant Daly was left searching for a new ride. Well, after the recent moves revealed on Monday, they both appear to both be good news for Daly. Yes, two drivers taking two different rides ended up…

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What Takuma Sato Move to Andretti Means for Munoz, Rest of IndyCar

INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday, it was revealed that Takuma Sato and Andretti Autosport would join forces for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Sato, will drive the No. 26 Honda for the team and be their fourth driver. With that being said, what does this mean for Andretti, Sato, Carlos Munoz and other IndyCar free agents/teams? Well, it first off means Munoz is now out at Andretti ending a five year relationship between the two. Munoz, started with Andretti in Indy Lights for the 2012 season, where he won two…

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