IndyCar and Texas Ink New 4 Year Extension

INDYCAR and Texas Motor Speedway announced a four-year extension agreement today for the Verizon IndyCar Series to continue racing at the 1.5-mile superspeedway through 2022. The 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series race at the oval in Fort Worth, Texas, is scheduled to be run under the lights once again, on Saturday, June 8. In conjunction with the sanctioning agreement announcement, Texas Motor Speedway announced that DXC Technology, the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, will return as the race sponsor of what will again be titled the DXC Technology 600.

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Prime Real Estate To Be The Race After Indy On The 2019 Schedule A Battle Between Roger Penske and Eddie Gossage

INDIANAPOLIS – While the Verizon IndyCar Series heads into a much needed off week, the three races presiding the week off, well those will be a big topic of conversation for the foreseeable future. See, INDYCAR hasn’t announced the 2019 schedule yet and until they do, the battle to be the first race after the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is going to be a fight between Belle Isle and Texas. Bud Denker said that Belle Isle would be back on the schedule in 2019 and in the same…

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Hunter-Reay Continues Hot Streak With 4th Straight Top 5 Finish Saturday Night In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – Other than Scott Dixon, no other Verizon IndyCar Series driver is as hot as Ryan Hunter-Reay is over the last eight weeks. At Barber in late April, he brought his No. 28 Honda home runner-up to Josef Newgarden. After a disappointing day with dealing with mechanical problems during the INDYCAR Grand Prix and finishing 18th, the Andretti Autosport driver rebounded for a fifth place run in the May 27 Indianapolis 500. He hasn’t finished outside the top five since. 

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Hinchcliffe Has Solid Night In 4th Place Finish At Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – James Hinchcliffe knew that despite not having the speed in his No. 5 Honda like his teammate Robert Wickens had that he just had to be patient and work his way through the field for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway. See, Wickens led the way in practice on Friday afternoon and qualified his No. 6 Honda fourth. Hinchcliffe, would start the race 15th. While Wickens was fast and even led 31 laps in the 248 Lap race, so was his Canadian teammate.…

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Saturday’s INDYCAR Race Much Different Than Last Year’s But It Still Packed Punch

FORT WORTH, TX – Most of the drivers warned us that Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway could be a snoozefest. The said that passing would be difficult and that it could be a high speed parade around the 1.5-mile track. They were calling for more downforce to fix it. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time to experiment. But, after 248 Laps of racing, while it was definitely different from the 23 lead changes that we saw last year, it certainly wasn’t “boring.” While I’m the first to…

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Honda’s Have Better Fuel Mileage, Better Tire Wear In Dominating Chevy In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – This weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway was supposed to be about Chevrolet. 13 days ago, they led 150 of 200 laps for the Indianapolis 500 and finished 1-2. They also had nine of the top 11 starters that day as it was apparent that they had the superior package on superspeedways. The three Team Penske drivers started 1-2-3 for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 and throw in Tony Kanaan in sixth and you had four Chevy drivers in the first three rows…

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June Is The Month Of Scott Dixon As He Backs Up Belle Isle Victory With Texas Win

FORT WORTH, TX – Scott Dixon is the hottest driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series right now. Heading into the month of June, Dixon had yet to lead a lap in 2018. Despite that, he was coming off of a Month of May at Indy where he finished second in the INDYCAR Grand Prix and third in the Indianapolis 500. The four races prior, he had three top six finishes in four tries. Still, the driver that led 5,031 laps in this career prior to this season had yet to lead…

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Carlin and Rahal Duos Leave Texas With Solid Finishes

FORT WORTH, TX – Heading into Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway, Carlin was beaming with joy. In the second race last weekend in Belle Isle, Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton finished eighth and 11th respectively. They were finally starting to get some luck to go their way and the improvements from all season were showing. If they were happy about that, they’ll certainly be happy with how this weekend’s race on the high banked 1.5-mile track went. 

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Rossi Passes 52 Cars To Finish 3rd In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – It seems like Alexander Rossi is the best driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series at making passes. In the three ovals, tracks that seemed like passing would be difficult, Rossi eclipsed 50 on track passes in each. At Phoenix back in April, Rossi started up front but fell to the back after an early race pit stop penalty. He’d not only make up his lap, but he’d pass over 50 cars and finish third. Then, in the Indy 500 two weeks ago, Rossi started 32nd. He’d charge…

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Wickens Starts Off With Stellar Night But Unforunately Sees It End With Lap 171 Crash With Ed Carpenter

FORT WORTH, TX – I wrote on Friday how Robert Wickens has been superb in his rookie season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He has virtually never seen most of these tracks and here he was competing on all of them for wins already. In the season opener in St. Pete, a track that he’s never seen before, he earned the pole and led a race-high 69 of 110 laps before being crashed while battling for the lead with two laps-to-go. The next race in Phoenix, a track that not only…

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