Dixon and the 4 Penske Drivers Enter Indy With a Ton of Momentum

Avondale, AZ – By virtue of his victory in Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix, Simon Pagenaud took over the Verizon IndyCar Series points lead, as he leads Scott Dixon by 18 points heading into the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But, a main points to takeaway from this is, only two drivers have finished in the top five in all four races to start the 2017 season off – Pagenaud and Dixon. Pagenaud, has finished second, fifth, third and first respectively, while Dixon has…

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Simon Pagenaud Wins the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

Avondale, AZ – Tonight, was a tale of two separate races mixed into one. It was basically two classes of cars in the 250 Lap Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway. Chevrolet once again was the most dominating manufacturer for the second straight year at the 1.022-mile track, as they swept the race weekend. Last year, Chevy drivers led all 250 laps in the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix. This year, they did it again. 

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Team Penske Ringing King This Weekend at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Team Penske were the obvious favorites to land in victory lane for this weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). They put two cars in the top three of the starting lineup in last year’s race at the Phoenix International Raceway, and if not for two cut tires to Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya, each while leading, they would have likely ended up in victory lane. Instead, Scott Dixon capitalized and led 155 laps en route to the victory. 

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Helio Castroneves Sets Track Record En Route to the Pole for Saturday Night’s IndyCar Race in Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – It was a record setting night at the Phoenix International Raceway on Friday evening. Helio Castroneves shattered his own previous track record set just a year ago, as he turned a two-lap average of 194.905 mph in qualifying for Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix (9 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Last year, Castroneves set the record for both the single-lap speed of 192.631 mph and two-lap average of 192.324 mph. Tonight, beat that by nearly two mph. Castroneves, set the single lap track record too…

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Josef Newgarden Capitalizes on Power’s Misfortune, Wins the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Leeds, Ala – Sunday was Will Power’s race to lose. He led all but four laps when he and the rest of the leaders hit pit road on Lap 64. He then was first off pit road as the race was his. Charlie Kimball had the lead at the time by virtue of not hitting pit road with everyone else, but he would have to pit before the end though. On the restart, Power did what he needed to do to seal the victory. He reinherited the lead with 15 laps…

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Despite Power’s Tire, Team Penske Caps Dominating Weekend at Barber

Leeds, Ala – Entering this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Barber Motorsports Park, Team Penske had yet to win a race this season. They did win poles in the first two races, but they had yet to turn those two Verizon P1 Pole Awards into victories. Also, their four drivers combined to lead just 18 laps through two races too. 

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Cut Tire Costs Will Power a Shot at a Victory

Leeds, Ala – Will Power was well on his way to ending his bad luck. Power, started on the pole for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and led the first 21 laps before he had to pit for the first time of the day. In fact, that little sequence was the only time he didn’t lead for much of the race. Power, led the charge down pit road on Lap 64, as at that point of the race, he’d have lead all but four laps around the Barber Motorsports…

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