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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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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Takuma Sato Walks Away After Heavy Crash In Testing at Sonoma On Thursday

Sonoma, Calif – On Thursday, the Verizon IndyCar Series gave the teams six hours of on track testing on the Sonoma Raceway road course. The long day was broken up into two sessions. The first one running two hours in length, with session No. 2 lasting four hours. The first five hours of the day went unscathed. But, with 58 minutes left of the day, the lone incident of the afternoon occurred. Takuma Sato lost control of his No. 26 Honda in a high speed section of the track, making heavy…

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Alexander Rossi Earns INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen Pole (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Watkins Glen, NY – Team Penske left the door open for Honda’s to steal a pole this weekend at Watkins Glen. For some reason, the Penske foursome has been struggling a bit, as they’ve really been non factors on the speed charts in all three practice sessions. That’s allowed Alexander Rossi and Scott Dixon to take advantage of that. In return, both earned front row starting spots for Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the upstate New York road course. 

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Takuma Sato To Run For RLL In 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – The writing was already on the wall with rumors flying around that Takuma Sato was leaving Andretti Autosport at the end of the season and joining Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Well, that news has since been confirmed even though neither Sato nor RLL will comment. Several Andretti Autosport sources have confirmed that Sato won’t be back with the team next season. They even told me where he’s going “RLL.” The only reason they said that the official confirmation hasn’t been made by the Sato…

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