Is It Fair Or Foul That INDYCAR Helped Danica Patrick Get an Indy 500 Ride

It may be Daytona Speedweeks, but it’s never too early to start talking about the Indianapolis 500. Just ask Danica Patrick. She opened the flood gates by comments she made during the Daytona 500 Media Day earlier this week. Patrick, 35, revealed who she’d be racing for in the upcoming Indy 500. While it may have been a slip of the tongue, the gates were opened. Even the team, Ed Carpenter Racing, confirmed it. So did the Verizon IndyCar Series. But, the backstory on how the deal come along is…

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Danica Patrick Confirmed To Ed Carpenter Racing For Indy 500, Aaron Rodgers To Attend Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – A marketing report surfaced this morning citing that out of all of the offseason news about Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, Danica Patrick was the most talked about. That’s fitting, because today served as NASCAR Media Day for Sunday’s 60th annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and Danica was the most talked about again. She let news slip on who she will be completing the “Danica Double” with for 2018. Patrick, 35, revealed that she will race for Ed Carpenter Racing in May’s 102nd…

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Ranking The Teams In The INDYCAR Test at Phoenix

A lot of data was collected this weekend at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, as 12 hours of on track testing occurred over the course of two days on the 1.022-mile track. When the dust settled, there were a few teams that stood out above others. But, I want to warn everyone that this weekend was just a test, so you really can’t hang your hat on the speed charts and use that to think this is going to shape the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While four separate test…

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Simon Pagenaud Quietly Strong This Weekend at Phoenix

Prior to winning the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Simon Pagenaud just quietly flew under the radar. It was really a disservice to him and his talented abilities, but he ended up winning the title for the 2016 season and for the first time of his racing career, had the bullseye on his back last year. He narrowly lost out on a second straight championship in 2017, but now returns in 2018 looking to reclaim his glory. But, one thing was apparent after 12 hours of testing this weekend at…

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Weekend Test Shows Honda May Have Better Race In Return To Phoenix In April

With the new car that will debut for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season this year, the difference between cars and drivers won’t be aerokit dependent. It’s going to be resources, talent and which engine is best. See, now everyone has the same car, gone are the aerokit days. With that being said, most were saying the early leader out of the clubhouse would likely be Honda. While no one had real stats or data to prove that point to be true, word around the paddock was that Honda could…

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New Car, Similar Speeds In Phoenix

The Verizon IndyCar Series had their first major test on an oval this weekend at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. 23 drivers took to the 1.022-mile west valley track for an important two-day test. After 12 hours of testing in Phoenix, the question now bodes on how these new cars compare in speed to the DW12? When checking out the speed charts, it’s actually quite similar. That’s quite surprising too. Read: Friday’s INDYCAR Testing Recap The series took away 40-percent of the downforce from last year to this year, making…

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RLL Class Of The Field, Sato/Power Lead Saturday’s Phoenix Testing

On Friday, Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing jumped out of the gates strong. For the first time since 2013, the team would field two full-time entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Back is defending Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato as he will drive the No. 30 Honda for the team in 2018. He joins Graham Rahal who will once again pilot the No. 15 Honda. The reason they remained a single car organization was that team had previously said that they wouldn’t add a second full-time car until they can add a car…

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