Important Day of Learning for IndyCar Drivers in Friday’s Test Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – Originally, today’s Verizon IndyCar Series test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was supposed to occur on Saturday. But, a bleak weather forecast with rain moving in tomorrow and staying for most of next week, prompted INDYCAR and IMS officials to move the seven-hour test up 24-hours to get it in before wet weather moved into Central Indiana. The skies may have been clear and sunny, but the winds wrecked havoc for drivers and teams around the famed 2.5-mile track. Overall, 11 drivers took to the track on Friday, with…

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Test Days Like Today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Beneficial for a Small Team Like Graham Rahal’s

INDIANAPOLIS – The calendar may say March 24, but there were Verizon IndyCar Series machines on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval on Friday. All four Chip Ganassi Racing cars, both Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports entries as well as Graham Rahal with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing took part in the Honda team test at the famed 2.5-mile track today. The four car Team Penske organization joined them as well making 11 different car/driver combinations hitting the yard of bricks on a beautiful sun drenched afternoon at IMS. But, windy conditions made things treacherous for drivers today,…

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IndyCar Test at IMS Moved From Saturday to Friday

INDIANAPOLIS – Due to some wet weather that’s forecasted to move into the Indy area this upcoming weekend and through next week, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Verizon IndyCar Series has worked together this week and were able to move this weekend’s test that was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, up a day, and will now run on Friday of this week instead. 11 cars will be taking part in the test around the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval on Friday, as the session will be broken up…

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Simon Pagenaud Debuts Menards Colors, Team Penske Quick in IndyCar Test at Barber

Leeds, Ala – What started off as a two race deal for Indy, quickly turned into a three race deal for Menards to be on Simon Pagenaud’s Team Penske entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016. John Menard and Roger Penske originally agreed to a deal to put the bright colors of the home improvement store on the car for both the road course race as well as the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 as well. Then, right before the press conference to unveil that, Penske told Menard that…

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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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Juan Pablo Montoya Tests No. 22 Chevrolet on Tuesday at Barber

Leeds, Ala – 22 cars officially were on the Verizon IndyCar Series entry-list for Tuesday’s open test at the Barber Motorsports Park. If you’re a strong follower of the series, you’d notice that the number of cars on site at the 2.38-mile Alabama road course differs from the car count at St. Pete just two weeks ago by one extra entry. The reason for that was Team Penske brought their fifth car that they will use in both races at Indy, as Juan Pablo Montoya made his 2017 IndyCar debut in…

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Busy IndyCar Testing Schedule Over Next Couple Weeks, Including 2 Tests at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series may not race again for another couple of weeks, but it doesn’t mean they will be silent until they show up to Long Beach on April 7. The drivers and teams have a bunch of upcoming tests scheduled including on Tuesday of this week when all of them will show up at the Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama for an open test. This will be just like the open test at Phoenix back in February where all the teams will be able to hit…

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