Fresh Tires Propel Newgarden to First 2018 Victory

Results: 2018 Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix A race that began with several question marks ended with a familiar result. Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden used fresh tires to overhaul rookie Robert Wickens and win the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway. Newgarden’s win is the eighth of … Continue reading Fresh Tires Propel Newgarden to First 2018 Victory

Recap: Final Practice at Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix

Final Practice Results The Verizon IndyCar Series closed out a busy day on track with a one-hour practice session under the lights at ISM Raceway on Friday night. Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball, who will roll off 22nd tomorrow night, paced the field with a best lap of 179.797 MPH. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon finished … Continue reading Recap: Final Practice at Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix

Recap: Qualifying at Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix

Qualifying Results Sebastien Bourdais won the Verizon P1 Award for Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix. The Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan driver recorded a two-lap average of 188.539 MPH around the 1.022-mile oval. The previous best start at ISM Raceway for the St. Petersburg winner was 10th last year. … Continue reading Recap: Qualifying at Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix

Recap: First Practice at Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix

Practice 1 Results The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the track Friday afternoon, as a one-hour practice marked the first on-track time of the weekend at the 1.022-mile ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud was fastest in the session,with a best speed of 182.375 MPH. the 2017 race winner was followed on … Continue reading Recap: First Practice at Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix

IndyCar Race Set-Up: Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix

After a three-week break, the Verizon IndyCar Series returns with their first oval race of the season. The Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix will be the Verizon IndyCar Series’ third straight trip to the 1.022-mile oval in Avondale, Arizona. After competing their at least once a year from 1964 to 2005, IndyCar … Continue reading IndyCar Race Set-Up: Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix

IndyCar Flashback: 1995 Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix

This weekend’s race at the 1.022-mile ISM Raceway marks not only the first oval of the season, but the Verizon IndyCar Series debut of yet another third-generation star. Pietro FIttipaldi will make his first start for Dale Coyne Racing on Saturday night. Fittipaldi is the grandson of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and 1989 series champion … Continue reading IndyCar Flashback: 1995 Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix