With NASCAR Seats Set Be Filled Soon, IndyCar Could Really Benefit From The Way It’s Trending

It’s no secret, NASCAR is boasting with pride from the way this youth movement is playing out. They have a great group of young drivers coming through the ranks and ready to transition from one regime to another. With all that being said, and how this offseason is going to play out there, the Verizon IndyCar Series can really reap the benefits of this. Yes, you read that right. An open wheel series benefiting from NASCAR’s youth movement?

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Esteban Gutierrez To Sub for Sebastien Bourdais For Rest of 2017 IndyCar Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Dale Coyne Racing made it pretty clear at Belle Isle earlier this month that they’d like to have Esteban Gutierrez in the car in a replacement role for the injured Sebastien Bourdais for the remainder of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He did very good under the circumstances that weekend, keeping the car unscathed in both races despite just 90 total minute of practice. He finished on the lead lap in race No. 2 and finished 14th. But, due to him never racing on an oval before, he…

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IndyCar Drivers Elated to Be Heading Back to Road America This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – Outside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, I don’t think there’s a more popular track on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for both the fan base as well as the drivers and teams than Road America. This weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is being welcomed with open arms for everyone. Fans travel in droves to see this race, the second straight trip to the 4-mile Wisconsin road course after an eight year hiatus. If there’s a race where many fans from Indy will travel to go…

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Scott Dixon a Quiet Sleeper to Contend This Weekend in Road America

INDIANAPOLIS – Is a guy with 40 career Verizon IndyCar Series victories, the current points leader, and one of the all-time greats ever considered a sleeper in a race? Well, this weekend Scott Dixon is. There’s no question that the four Team Penske drivers are going to be the favorites to win this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Road America. They dominated there last year, leading all but two of the 50 laps, and have dominated on true road courses this season. Mix all that together and you get what…

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Will Road America Be Another Penske Dominating Show This Weekend, It’s Already Turning Out to Be

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s funny how this season has shaped up for Team Penske. It’s gone in trends. After leading just 18 total laps through the first two races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season (9-percent) they followed that up with leading 411 of the 425 laps over the next three combined races (97-percent). Then, they followed that back up with a three race stretch of just 30 total laps led over the next 340 laps (8-percent). But, that trend could soon go back to that stretch they had in the middle…

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Why Graham Rahal Can Keep Dominating Streak Going Through This Weekend at Road America

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading to Indianapolis for the Month of May, Graham Rahal had just one top 10 finish, a 10th place effort at Long Beach, and sat 17th in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings. Now, two months and just five races later, here Rahal is contending for a championship. Rahal, started 20th for the IndyCar Grand Prix on May 13 but charged forward to a sixth place finish on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Then, in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, Rahal started 14th…

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Will IndyCar Return to Texas In 2018 With a “Pack Race” Why I Hope So

INDIANAPOLIS – Now that we’re two days after the thrilling but dangerous Rainguard 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night, my thoughts on this race remain unchanged, this is the type of racing that we need every time the Verizon IndyCar Series visits the 1.5-mile track. The only issue is, will it remain that way? Yes, I get that the 66 cautions laps were way too many. Yes, I also get that the box score says there were just six cars on the lead lap and only nine of…

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