Veach Heads To Spot Of 1st IndyCar Start With Momentum On His Side

Heading into last weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Long Beach, Zach Veach said that he’d just be happy to score a top 10 finish on the southern California street circuit. See, his goal so far for this season was working. He wanted to keep his car in one piece and finish as many races as possible. He was two-for-two with dual 16th place finishes in the first two races of the season at St. Pete and Phoenix. With some past success in the MRTI ladder at Long Beach, the…

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Ed Carpenter Racing Hoping Results Start Backing Up Their Strength That They’ve Had In 2018

It’s no secret, if luck started going more Ed Carpenter Racing’s way, they’d be challengers for this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series championship. See, Jordan King, as a rookie, has been a huge bright spot for the team so far. Until late last year, he’s never been in an IndyCar before, let alone seen any of these tracks. But, ECR took a chance on him anyways and here he is shining. Unfortunately, the finishes haven’t backed up how good he’s been. In St. Pete, King actually broke the track record in…

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Kanaan Aiming For 3rd Straight Top 10 Finish On Sunday

The theme has been clear this season for the AJ Foyt Racing camp, earn top 10 finishes. That’s what Tony Kanaan was brought in to do, and so far, he’s doing just that. See, he and rookie teammate Matheus Leist are the fifth and sixth different drivers to get behind the wheel of a Foyt car since 2016. With a new car and a new engineering department brought in last year, Kanaan was supposed to propel this team back to new heights. Well, Leist is the future. He’s a rookie…

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Despite 15th Starting Spot, It’s Rahal’s Turn For Victory Sunday In Barber

Graham Rahal is off to his best start to a Verizon IndyCar Series season ever. He has finished in the top 10 in all three races already, a feat that he didn’t have until well past this point in the past. Most years, by time Rahal got his third top 10 finish, the calendar said June. Heading into Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network), Rahal sits third in the standings, 33 points out. But, this weekend he knows he has to run well and…

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Hinchcliffe A Shot To Win Sunday In Barber? I Think So

Trends show that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports should have a chance to win Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Parity is at an all-time high in the Verizon IndyCar Series right now. We’ve seen three different races with three different winners from three different teams. SPM hasn’t been one of them. Yet. Despite that, no other team has led as many laps in 2018 as SPM. Hence, they’re due. 

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Andretti Vows To Qualify Better In Barber, Will Start 7th For Sunday’s Race

Marco Andretti vowed last Sunday to get his head out of his rear end and start qualifying better. He knows that the only one holding him back now is himself. Alexander Rossi hasn’t had a finish outside the podium all year. He led 71 of 85 laps in a win at Long Beach. Since last July, he’s had one result outside of the top six. Ryan Hunter-Reay had two top five finishes to start the year off and a very fast race car at Long Beach. Unfortunately, bad luck struck. 

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Can Rossi Stay Hot This Weekend in Barber?

It’s pretty clear, Alexander Rossi is the championship favorite for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Andretti Autosport driver has finished on the podium in all three races to start the year off, including leading 71 of the 85 laps last Sunday in Long Beach. Furthermore, he has a top six finish in every race with the exception of one since last July. Now, we head to his bread and butter tracks. That’s scary for the rest of the field.

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Dixon Eyeing 1st Barber Win, Jones Looking For 1st INDYCAR Victory

Zero. That’s the amount of laps led the Chip Ganassi Racing duo have led in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. But, don’t take them too lightly through. If a little bit of luck went on their side, both Scott Dixon and his new teammate Ed Jones could very easily be the championship favorites right now. Dixon, has been very quiet out of the gates. But, he finished sixth and fourth respectively in the first two races of the season, and if not for an ill timed caution last weekend…

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Team Penske Looking For 6th Barber Win In 9 Years

Trends say that someone other than Team Penske will win Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Odds say otherwise. Team Penske is going for their sixth Barber Motorsports Park win in the nine years that the Verizon IndyCar Series has been racing there. Helio Castroneves won in 2010. Will Power won in back-to-back years from 2011 and 2012. Simon Pagenaud won in 2016. Josef Newgarden won last year. 

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