Pato O’Ward rapidly acclimating to IndyCar life in Sonoma debut

They say life comes at you fast, and being a rookie in the Verizon IndyCar Series is no different (we will hold the ‘football field a second’ reference, just this time). For recently-crowned Indy Lights champion Pato O’Ward, a budding open-wheel career is getting a shot in the arm this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. O’Ward … Continue reading Pato O’Ward rapidly acclimating to IndyCar life in Sonoma debut

Circuit of the Americas completes 2019 IndyCar schedule

As expected, today INDYCAR released its 17-race slate for which the series will compete at in 2019.  New additions to the schedule include the previously-announced WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca as the season finale on September 22, as well as today’s confirmation that Circuit of the Americas will join the schedule as a March addition. Teams … Continue reading Circuit of the Americas completes 2019 IndyCar schedule

Bourdais paces opening practice at Portland GP

First Practice Results Picking up where he left off back in 2007, Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais was quickest in Friday morning’s practice at Portland International Raceway. With a best lap of 57.3975s, Bourdais just barely edged fellow Honda driver Scott Dixon (56.4221s) on the timesheets.  Dixon was quickest in Thursday testing at the 1.964-mile … Continue reading Bourdais paces opening practice at Portland GP

INDYCAR and Texas Motor Speedway extend partnership through 2022

After a couple month’s worth of back-and-forth in the media and multiple meetings between officials to hammer out a deal, INDYCAR and Texas Motor Speedway announced an extension that will bring open-wheel racing back to the 1.5-mile track through 2022. While track president Eddie Gossage was adamant in pursuing the weekend following the Indianapolis 500, … Continue reading INDYCAR and Texas Motor Speedway extend partnership through 2022

Power leads Penske 1-2 in ABC Supply 500 Qualifying

Two-time defending ABC Supply 500 winner Will Power put himself in prime position for a third after qualifying on pole for Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway. Power took his No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevy to a two-lap average of 219.511 MPH. Teammate and defending series champion Josef Newgarden will start second at 218.802 MPH. With … Continue reading Power leads Penske 1-2 in ABC Supply 500 Qualifying

Mazda announces departure from “Road to Indy” program

In a blindsiding move, Mazda Motorsports announced today that it would end a nine-year partnership with the Road to Indy development series.  The final weekend of competition for the Road to Indy under the Mazda banner will be Labor Day weekend during IndyCar’s return to Portland International Raceway.  Each rung on the MRTI ladder – … Continue reading Mazda announces departure from “Road to Indy” program

Alexander Rossi snatches pole for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Qualifying Results In an impressive showing, Alexander Rossi claimed the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid Ohio by edging championship contenders Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Josef Newgarden in a frantic “Fast Six” shootout. Rossi’s lap of 1m4.6802s was over two tenths quicker than Power (1m4.8939s) who was the next closest … Continue reading Alexander Rossi snatches pole for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

INDYCAR returns to Laguna Seca for 2019 season finale

For the first time since 2004, Indy cars will roam the winding WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca when the Verizon IndyCar Series returns in 2019.  The Monterey, California track will host next season’s championship finale, placing doubt in the status of Sonoma Raceway’s relationship with INDYCAR. The 2.238-mile road course hosted CART and IndyCar races from … Continue reading INDYCAR returns to Laguna Seca for 2019 season finale