Simon Pagenaud Debuts Menards Colors, Team Penske Quick in IndyCar Test at Barber

Leeds, Ala – What started off as a two race deal for Indy, quickly turned into a three race deal for Menards to be on Simon Pagenaud’s Team Penske entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016. John Menard and Roger Penske originally agreed to a deal to put the bright colors of the home improvement store on the car for both the road course race as well as the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 as well. Then, right before the press conference to unveil that, Penske told Menard that…

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Honda’s Lead Session 1 In IndyCar Testing at Barber on Tuesday, Chevy’s Top Session 2

Leeds, Ala – At the onset of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, everyone assumed that Chevrolet would be the manufacturer to beat this year. Instead, two weeks ago, Honda had other thoughts in mind in the season opener at St. Pete. Honda was surprisingly quick from the get go and dominated that race weekend on the streets of St. Pete. How long would it last though? If today’s test at the Barber Motorsports Park is any indication, then it may last all year. In the opening session, Honda had five…

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Top 5 Drivers to Watch for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Team Penske has dominated the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete the last several years. They’ve won eight of the 12 years the Verizon IndyCar Series has been coming to the 1.8-mile street circuit, including the last three years and four of the last five. Furthermore, Penske drivers have started 1-2-3-4 the last two years and led 90-percent of the overall laps in those races. But, that looks like it could be changing this year. Honda’s have been the strongest teams so far this weekend while…

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For 7th Time in 8 Years, Will Power Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Chevrolet’s dominated the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. On tracks like St. Pete, they led all but 116 laps throughout the entire season from a year ago. Furthermore, Team Penske has seen their cars start 1-2-3-4 the last two years here, so with an aerokit freeze in the offseason, why expect anything less? Well, it couldn’t have gone more opposite this weekend so far. Honda’s have been strong since the first practice started yesterday, and that carried over to qualifying this afternoon. Honda’s took…

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Marco Andretti/Scott Dixon Lead Opening Day of IndyCar Practice at St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – You don’t get a shiny new trophy or a big bonus check for being fastest in the season opening Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the year. Heck, most don’t even remember it. But, for Marco Andretti, being fastest in session No. 1 of the 2017 season means as much to him as a race victory. Andretti, paced the 1.8-mile St. Pete circuit in 1:03.7559-seconds in his No. 27 Honda on Friday morning which was good enough to top the leaderboard among the 21 drivers here this…

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For 2nd Straight Year, Will Power Crashes In Opening IndyCar Practice Session

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Will Power crashed in Turn 9 during the first Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the season on the streets of St. Pete. After that crash in 2016, Power didn’t feel quite right the next day. Despite that, he still qualified on the pole for the fifth time in the last six year’s of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete. But, he was too dizzy to really cherish what he just did on Saturday, and the next morning, he was put in the concussion…

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Will Power Happy to Be Healthy This Year in St. Pete

INDIANAPOLIS – Last season, Juan Pablo Montoya reached victory lane in the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener at St. Pete for the second straight year. But, if not for Will Power having an illness, that most thought at the time was a concussion, the Australian likely could have put himself in victory lane instead. Power, crashed in opening practice on Friday of last year and with his symptoms after qualifying the next day, doctors thought he may have had a concussion by virtue of his hit to a concrete wall. That…

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