Formula 1 And IndyCar About To See Wild Silly Season With Championship Level Drivers Moving Around

Last year’s silly season we saw NASCAR’s new quote on quote “youth movement” take center stage. Gone were the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth. Also let go, but not retiring, was Kasey Kahne. For those counting, that’s seven open rides in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series over the last few years and all with top teams. Prior to this season, Hendrick Motorsports had won 249 races and 12 championships. They now had three rides available. Stewart-Haas Racing is…

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5 Storylines For Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

The Verizon IndyCar Series stars are back in action this weekend at Road America. After having a week off to recharge their batteries, it’s time to get back to work and do so at one of the drivers’ favorite tracks. Here are five storylines to watch for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). 

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3 Of The 4 Indy Lights Winners At Road America Are Now Rookies In Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

While a Verizon IndyCar Series is just that, a rookie, out of the five drivers that will be making their first series start this weekend at Road America, three of which have actually not only raced on the 4.014-mile scenic road course before, but they’ve actually visited victory lane too. Last year, Matheus Leist and Zachary Claman DeMelo won both races of the doubleheader weekend in Elkhart Lake. Leist, won the first race for his second career win while finishing fourth in Race No. 2. Claman DeMelo, finished 10th in…

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If He Can Qualify Better, Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Is Rahal’s Turn For Victory

Graham Rahal has had a quiet start to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While he sits sixth in the season standings, no one is talking about him much. But, that could be a problem for his competition. See, Rahal is on the verge of winning soon. This weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) in Road America could be the perfect spot to do so. In 2016, Rahal started sixth and finished third. In 2017, he started sixth again and came home eighth. He was on the…

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Carlin Duo Solid Sleepers To Watch For Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

Don’t look now, but the newest Verizon IndyCar Series team on the block is starting to find their way. It’s hard enough to join a series on any given year, but to do so with a brand new car in the most competitive series in the world is daunting task. But, as head head into the 10th race of the 2018 season, Carlin is starting to hit their stride. Over the last two races of the year, both drivers placed in the top 12 in each. Charlie Kimball finished eighth…

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Frenchmen Simon Pagenaud and Sebastien Bourdais Heading In Opposite Directions Heading Into The Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

After a much needed week off, the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to the scenic Road America circuit this weekend. For the two French drivers in the field, they’re heading into Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) going in two opposite directions. Sebastien Bourdais entered the Month of May third in the INDYCAR points standings. He had a win in the season opener in St. Pete and a fifth place run at the end of April in Barber for two very good finishes in the first four races…

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Can Newgarden Get Back On Track At His Favorite Venue Road America

Where Scott Dixon is surging into this weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Josef Newgarden is on a backwards slide. Dixon, has scored 248 points since the start of the Month of May, Newgarden has only earned 131. That’s why he went from taking the points lead heading into Indy and is now only fifth is the Verizon IndyCar Series standings heading into this weekend’s race in Road America. His 131 points in the last five races puts him seventh overall in that time frame. But, prior…

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No One Has Been Better In INDYCAR Since The Month of May Than Dixon, Now He Heads To Road America As The Defending Winner

Since the beginning of the Month of May, no one has been as hot in the Verizon IndyCar Series than Scott Dixon. He’s scored 248 points since the INDYCAR Grand Prix, eight more than second place Will Power and 53 more than third place Ryan Hunter-Reay. In fact, only five drivers are within 100 points of him since the start of May. He’s been on a terror too. Dixon, finished runner-up in the INDYCAR Grand Prix, third in the Indianapolis 500, won in the first doubleheader race in Belle Isle…

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Opinion: MY 60th INDIANAPOLIS 500 MILE RACE

The 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 was contested on May 27, 2018 and dating back to May 30, 1959, it was my 60th straight race. This year’s event was witnessed by approximately 300,000 people (The Speedway never releases attendance figures). By contrast, the attendance for the 1959 Indianapolis 500, my first race, was approximately 180,000. Every Indianapolis 500 is special, but what made my 60th 500 mile race so special was that my friends and family put together a special video to honor my 60 years of attending the race. Many…

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INDYCAR and Dallara To Offer Teams More Downforce For Pocono

INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR and chassis manufacturer Dallara will offer all the Verizon IndyCar Series teams the opportunity to add a little more front downforce to cars for the final superspeedway oval race on the 2018 schedule, the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. A front wing extension (seen below) has been developed that is intended to increase front downforce by at least 3 percent while ensuring adequate aerodynamic stability. Teams will have the flexibility to use the extension as they see fit, creating adjustability on both sides of the front wing.…

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