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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Top 5 Drivers to Watch for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Team Penske has dominated the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete the last several years. They’ve won eight of the 12 years the Verizon IndyCar Series has been coming to the 1.8-mile street circuit, including the last three years and four of the last five. Furthermore, Penske drivers have started 1-2-3-4 the last two years and led 90-percent of the overall laps in those races. But, that looks like it could be changing this year. Honda’s have been the strongest teams so far this weekend while…

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Marco Andretti/Scott Dixon Lead Opening Day of IndyCar Practice at St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – You don’t get a shiny new trophy or a big bonus check for being fastest in the season opening Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the year. Heck, most don’t even remember it. But, for Marco Andretti, being fastest in session No. 1 of the 2017 season means as much to him as a race victory. Andretti, paced the 1.8-mile St. Pete circuit in 1:03.7559-seconds in his No. 27 Honda on Friday morning which was good enough to top the leaderboard among the 21 drivers here this…

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7-Eleven Returns to Tony Kanaan’s Car as Associate Sponsor In 4 Races for 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – From 2003-2010, Tony Kanaan thrived with the 7-Eleven sponsorship on his Andretti Autosport car. Now, the partnership is returning. Chip Ganassi Racing announced this morning that a partnership with the convenience retail chain that will see 7-Eleven as an associate sponsor on Kanaan’s No. 10 Honda for four Verizon IndyCar Series races this season. Kanaan drove with 7-Eleven primary sponsorship for eight seasons when he was with Andretti Autosport, including the 2004 season when the Brazilian completed every lap and won the championship. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to be back in the…

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Tony Kanaan Enters 20th IndyCar Season Wanting More Wins, Looking Forward to Honda Power at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – As we head to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, the ironman Tony Kanaan is set for a marquee season, his 20th one. Kanaan, will participate in his 20th full-time season in the series, as he’s never missed a start since Portland in 2001. In fact, since he began racing in IndyCar in 1998, he’s missed just four races overall. Now, here is his heading into his 20th season. “Celebrating my 20th season in IndyCar, which is a great achievement, not many drivers can say that – I’m…

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Honda Winning IndyCar Offseason So Far With Ganassi, Bourdais Additions Plus Keeping Rossi

INDIANAPOLIS – For a manufacturer that only had three poles and two wins in the entire 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, the only way for Honda to go was up. Honda, struggled throughout the entire year, as their only strengths were on superspeedway. In fact, in the three superspeedway races, Honda drivers won all three of their poles and both of their races while leading 75-percent of the overall laps. But, away from Indianapolis, Texas and Pocono, Honda drivers led only eight-percent of the overall laps and had zero victories or poles to…

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IndyCar Silly Season Dominoes Have Fallen Fast, What’s Left Now?

INDIANAPOLIS – We all knew that once the first domino of the Verizon IndyCar Series silly season fell, the rest of the major ones would quickly follow. Well, in the last two weeks, Bryan Herta Autosport and Andretti Autosport announced they’d stay together for 2017 with their No. 98 Honda entry. After that, they’d announce that Alexander Rossi would remain with the organization in that very ride that he won the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in as well as the Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the Verizon…

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