Andretti, Penske, Ganassi Cars Class Of Iowa Corn 300 Field

The Verizon IndyCar Series will take to the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). After Saturday’s first practice session and qualifying to set the field for tomorrow’s race, it’s clear that Sunday’s winner will likely come from the Andretti Autosport, Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing camps. Shocker, I know. 

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Power Earns 52nd Career INDYCAR Pole With Penske 1-2-4 Starting Spots In Iowa Corn 300

For nearly the second time in the last three Verizon IndyCar Series races, the Team Penske trio could have started 1-2-3. They did so in the last oval race at Texas and if not for Ryan Hunter-Reay, would have done so again for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Iowa Speedway too. Instead, they’ll have to settle for three cars in the first 2 Rows. 

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Ford’s, Team Penske Lead Both Cup Series Practices In Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill – The second “enhanced” race weekend of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is upon us as the action at Chicagoland Speedway in NASCAR’s premiere series is a two-day show. The stars of NASCAR took to the 1.5-mile track for two practice sessions on Saturday followed by qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). In those two practices, once again, Ford was the dominant manufacturer. In session No. 1, Ryan Blaney turned a late lap of 178.992 mph in his No.…

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Are Keselowski And Logano The Best Restrictor Plate Racers In Cup Today?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The original restrictor plate master was Dale Earnhardt. Some say he could see the air in the draft. Out of 90 career starts he is the all-time winningest driver on in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in terms of wins at either Daytona or Talladega. He’s taken 13 combined trips to victory lane on the Cup level at those tracks. Richard Petty is next up with 12, but none of Petty’s 12 wins came with a restrictor plate. Jeff Gordon also won 12 with all of…

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Ganassi/Penske Camps Looking To Keep Chicagoland Strength

Both Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing are hoping to continue their recent Chicagoland Speedway success in Sunday’s Overton’s 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). While the seven drivers between both teams have combined to make just one trip to victory lane through the first 16 races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, they’ve been quick in recent memory at the 1.5-mile track that we’re racing at this weekend. Since 2011, Brad Keselowski has finished no worse than eighth in his last seven starts on the Joliet…

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Team Penske Consistent In 2018 But Not Winning On A Regular Basis…Yet

If you look at strictly the driver standings, you’d think that Team Penske was having a phenomenal season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski are both in the top four of the standings while Ryan Blaney is ninth. But, in all reality, despite having a great start to the year, they haven’t been knocking down the door of victory lane as much as they would have liked to by now. Combined, they’ve won just one race in 2018 and that came at the Talladega…

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SHR, Penske Lead Strong Weekend For Fords In Michigan, Take 7 Of Top 8 Finishing Spots

We all knew that this weekend’s race at the Michigan International Speedway would likely be dominated by the Fords. This race was big for them. After all, it’s in their backyard. Plus, Ford drivers had won almost half of the races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season entering Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 and had led 54-percent of the overall laps too. With this being a horsepower track, Fords have proven to have the most. In practice on Friday, Ford drivers took eight of the top 10 spots…

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Tire Problems Cost Team Penske DXC Technology 600 Win In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – Heading into Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway it appeared that Team Penske would dominate the show. Most drivers said that passing would be few and far between and their trio of drivers had no one starting in front of them. In qualifying, the earned the top three starting spots with Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power starting 1-2-3 respectively. They were not just quick in qualifying though but rather in superspeedway trim in general.

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Penske To Start 1-2-3 As Newgarden Wins The Pole For Saturday Night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

FORT WORTH, TX – With how Team Penske dominated the Indianapolis 500, it comes to no surprise that they’re off to a flying start this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Penske trio will start 1-2-3 for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 in Texas (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) as Josef Newgarden earned his second pole of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a two-lap average of 220.613 mph in his No. 1 Chevrolet. This was Newgarden’s fourth career pole, half of which occurring on ovals as his last…

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Pagenaud A Quiet Sleeper This Weekend, Newgarden For Some Reason Struggles At Texas

Team Penske will certainly be the favorites to win Saturday night’s DXC Technolgy 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Texas Motor Speedway. Will Power won the Indy 500 a few weeks ago as the overall organization were the class of the field the entire month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Power, is the defending race winner in Texas and should have his No. 12 Chevrolet fighting for a chance to win this weekend. But, what about his teammates? Simon Pagenaud has been quietly strong in his few starts on…

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