Will Road America Be Another Penske Dominating Show This Weekend

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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Will Power Wins Crazy Rainguard 600 at Texas

Fort Worth, TX – Its safe to say, the old style of racing at the Texas Motor Speedway is back. The biggest question though is how long will it stay. With a newly paved track, and some new configurations to it, the Firestone tires didn’t have much dropoff. That, with a wider groove in Turns 1 and 2 led to some intense racing on the 1.5-mile track. In the end, carnage occurred because of it, as just nine of the 22 cars would take the checkered flag. There would be 66…

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Team Penske Charges to the Front, Dominates Rainguard 600

Fort Worth, TX – I wrote earlier in the week that Team Penske’s season has gone in stages. Through the first two races of the year they’ve led just 18 total laps, or nine percent. Then, they had a dominating run in the next three races, leading all but 14 of the 425 combined laps, or 97-percent. But, they’ve had a rough stretch since, until tonight. Entering tonight, they led just 30 total laps over the last 340 total laps in the last three races, or eight percent. But, like I…

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At Midway Point of IndyCar Season, These Drivers Aren’t Happy

INDIANAPOLIS – With the checkered flag flying on the two duels in Detroit last weekend, we’ve now reached the virtual midway mark of the season. We’re eight races into the 17 race slate in 2017, and with that being said, this season is about as wide open as its ever been. We’ve seen seven different winners in those eight races, as the points standings are still wide open. With that being said, these drivers are wishing for a mulligan. Will Power: On paper, this driver you would think would be somewhat…

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Graham Rahal Sweeps Belle Isle Weekend, Dominates 2nd Duel in Detroit

Belle Isle, MI – Is there anyone as hot as Graham Rahal in the Verizon IndyCar Series right now. After setting the Belle Isle track record on Saturday morning, he led 55 laps and won his first race of the season. On Sunday, that record fell to Takuma Sato, but Rahal still started third in his No. 15 Honda, and by time the first pit sequence ended, there he was back out front on Lap 23. 

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Top 5 Favorites for Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 1

Belle Isle, MI – Street course races used to reward starting position for Verizon IndyCar Series drivers. But, its since been a crap shoot, as ill-timed cautions in the middle of a pit sequences can wreck havoc on the field. Just look at the season opener at St. Pete this season as a prime example. Or, you can look at the last few Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix races. But, if this race goes on pure speed, these are the top five drivers in my opinion to beat. 

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Graham Rahal, Helio Castroneves Fastest in IndyCar Practice on Friday

Belle Isle, MI – After a rare schedule for the Month of May at Indy, it was another hectic out of the norm schedule this weekend on the streets of Belle Isle. This weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will run two races, a doubleheader Saturday with a 70 Lap race tomorrow, and another 70 Lap event run on Sunday. That’s why they had just two practice sessions all weekend, totaling 90 minutes of on track activity to prepare for qualifying and two races. 

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