Honda’s, Past Winners Fastest In INDYCAR Practice on Friday in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series is back in action this weekend for the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). In preparation for Sunday 85 Lap race, the drivers and team had two practice sessions around the 1.968-mile Southern California street course on Friday to get up to speed. The story of the day, Honda’s speed. Honda’s have by far been the most dominant manufacturer out of the gates this season. They’ve won both poles and led 67-percent of the overall laps so…

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After Dominating Phoenix Test, RLL Cars Struggle Some In Race

AVONDALE, AZ – Heading into the Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend at the ISM Raceway, it appeared that the Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing team should be the odds on favorites. At the test back in February, they were by far the most dominant team. Takuma Sato was in the top two in all four test sessions, including being quickest in three of them. In the one session that Sato wasn’t the fastest, his teammate Graham Rahal led the way. Plus, Rahal was coming off of a runner-up finish in the season opener at…

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INDYCAR Sleepers Shaping Up To Earn Bettors Possibly Tons of Monday This Weekend In Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – If I had some extra cash aside, I wish I did but I don’t, but if I did, the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the ISM Raceway on Saturday night could potentially net me, or someone else wise enough with some extra cash sitting aside to bet on the race, a ton of money. See, the series is rapidly rising up the popularity ranks. But, unfortunately, they’re not quite there yet on the mainstream market. For bettors, well it’s a series that if you have a little bit…

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Sato Uninjured In Massive Testing Crash on Thursday in Texas

INDIANAPOLIS – Several Verizon IndyCar Series teams took to the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday for some more testing in the new 2018 car. The test was designed to see if they can find the right package for the cars for when they return back in June. While there’s still more testing on the docket for the series in Texas, this was slated to be the first shot at trying to get a package right. From 2012 to 2016, the racing at Texas was less than ideal. The tire degradation…

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RLL Has Really Done a Remarkable Job Of Rebuilding Team Back To IndyCar Prominence

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – On Friday, Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing announced that they have hired Oriol Servia to race for the team in May’s 102nd Indianapolis 500. It will mark the second straight year that Servia has joined the team for the Month of May and third of the last four. But, the garage may be a little more crowded this time around when Servia walks in. The team has also expanded their full season program too in bringing back a second car on a full time basis for the first time since…

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RLL Class Of The Field, Sato/Power Lead Saturday’s Phoenix Testing

On Friday, Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing jumped out of the gates strong. For the first time since 2013, the team would field two full-time entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Back is defending Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato as he will drive the No. 30 Honda for the team in 2018. He joins Graham Rahal who will once again pilot the No. 15 Honda. The reason they remained a single car organization was that team had previously said that they wouldn’t add a second full-time car until they can add a car…

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Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing Duo Leads Day 1 of INDYCAR Testing

The new 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series car had it first big test on Friday. 23 cars took to the 1.022-mile ISM Raceway for two three-hour test sessions on the west valley track. When the dust settled, the opening day of the annual preseason test didn’t disappoint. Almost every driver you talk to will tell you how much lighter this car feels compared to the last one. The lightness is all caused by the lack of downforce for the 2018 version. The series was hoping that taking some downforce away from…

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For 1st Time Ever, Borg Warner Trophy To Leave The United States

INDIANAPOLIS – The Lombardi Trophy. The Lord Stanley Cup. The Borg-Warner Trophy. Those are all iconic sports trophies. Well, for the racing version, it will be making a special trip this week. For the first time in 82 years, the Borg-Warner Trophy will be traveling outside of the United States. The trophy that honors the champion of the Indianapolis 500 will be going overseas as Takuma Sato and Honda will be showcasing the legendary trophy. Sato, became the first Japanese winner in the 101 year history of the prestigious race. Now,…

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Why Sato’s Move To RLL Means Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing Is Back And Ready To Contend

INDIANAPOLIS – Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing confirmed the long awaited Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season rumor on Wednesday morning in that they’ve signed Takuma Sato to drive their No. 16 Honda for 2018. With that move being said, it now likely means that RLL is on the fringe of something special. RLL had previously run multiple cars full-time from 1994 all the way through 2006. They’d scale back to a one-car team in 2007 and 2008, before becoming a one-off at Indy after. But, in 2012, they’d show back up full-time and have…

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Sato Returns To Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Over a month ago, Andretti Autosport revealed that they would stay with Honda power for the foreseeable future. With that being said, the team said that they have retained Alexander Rossi but wasn’t able to keep reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato though. They said that Sato was looking elsewhere and found a deal with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing. But, Andretti said that neither Sato nor RLL could make the move official until the end of the season. Well, the season has been wrapped up just over 48 hours and guess…

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