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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Despite Being Under The Weather, Veach Having Strong Weekend in Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Zach Veach is heading to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) with a ton of momentum. He’s coming off of a career best fourth place finish last Sunday on the streets of Long Beach. Now, he’s racing at the spot of his first career Verizon IndyCar Series start in the Barber Motorsports Park. See, JR Hildebrand would miss last year’s race at the Barber Motorsports Park, so Veach was called in as a replacement. That gave him some good momentum on his…

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Veach Heads To Spot Of 1st IndyCar Start With Momentum On His Side

Heading into last weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Long Beach, Zach Veach said that he’d just be happy to score a top 10 finish on the southern California street circuit. See, his goal so far for this season was working. He wanted to keep his car in one piece and finish as many races as possible. He was two-for-two with dual 16th place finishes in the first two races of the season at St. Pete and Phoenix. With some past success in the MRTI ladder at Long Beach, the…

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Solid Runs Out of Veach, Andretti On Sunday In Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – Andretti Autosport should have had all four cars finish in the top seven in Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Instead, they had three in the top six. They’ll take it though. Alexander Rossi led all but 14 laps in the race en route to the dominating win. But, two other drivers have momentum changing days. 

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Veach Doing Everything Asked, Aiming For Top 10 Finish Sunday In Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – Zach Veach has a pair of 16th place finishes to start his 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While most would consider that a ho-hum start, Veach and Andretti Autosport are pleased so far. See, expectations for this rookie class were aimed low. That’s not a slight at them, but with a new car and zero experience, it wouldn’t be fair to compare them to the veterans of the sport. For Veach, his goal with Andretti Autosport for 2018 was to complete as many laps as possible and…

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Veach Signs Multi-Year Deal With Andretti Autosport

The Verizon IndyCar Series silly season is playing out exactly as we predicted. The recent domino has fallen, this time with Zach Veach. He will be in the series on a full-time basis not just for 2018, but for the future as well, as the Ohio native has signed a multiyear deal with Andretti Autosport. Sources have confirmed this move and said it will be formally announced on Friday at Sonoma Raceway. To be fair, Andretti Autosport won’t comment on it yet, but several sources in the know confirmed the…

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Current Or Recent Indy Lights Drivers Vying For 2018 IndyCar Seats

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, I took an updated look at the current 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season efforts. With 12 current rides open for next season, the musical chairs are going to shape the future of this series. Out of the last 18 Indianapolis 500’s, 16 of them have been won by Andretti/Herta/Penske/Ganassi. There’s six combined seats open with them. 2018 IndyCar Silly Season Update With that being said, stars like James Hinchcliffe, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball, JR Hildebrand, Carlos Munoz and…

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Zach Veach to Sub for JR Hildebrand at Barber

INDIANAPOLIS – Zach Veach, a six-time race winner in Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires competition, will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park as a substitute driver for injured JR Hildebrand. Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that Veach, the 22-year-old from Stockdale, Ohio, will fill in for Hildebrand in the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. A bone in Hildebrand’s left hand was broken April 9 in a final-lap incident during the Toyota Grand…

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Zach Veach Confirmed for 3rd A.J. Foyt Racing Entry at Indy in No. 40 Chevrolet

Long Beach, Calif – It may be the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend, but some Indy 500 news was revealed on Friday afternoon. American Zach Veach has secured a ride in next month’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Veach, 22, will drive the No. 40 Chevrolet with Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim for A.J. Foyt Racing. The Ohio native will join Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz with the team next month in Indy. 

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Veach Leads Flag to Flag in Wild Indy Lights Race at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NY – Zach Veach made a power move from his fifth starting position to first by the first lap around the 11-turn Watkins Glen International facility and never looked back en route to his second Indy Lights victory of the season. Veach led all 25 lap en route to the crucial victory on Saturday afternoon. But, it was a huge race for championship implications as points leader Santiago Urrutia had a rough afternoon.

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