Phoenix departure from INDYCAR leaves 2019 schedule in limbo

Unfortunately the inevitable has finally occurred: IndyCar will not return to the Arizona desert in 2019 and race at ISM Raceway.  The announcement was first made public by Michael Knight and confirmed by the Verizon IndyCar Series later in the afternoon. In the official statement from IndyCar, it read as follows: “IndyCar has enjoyed its time … Continue reading Phoenix departure from INDYCAR leaves 2019 schedule in limbo

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

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing flexing muscle after Phoenix open test

While the entire Verizon IndyCar Series brigade has enjoyed an upward trajectory of momentum this offseason, no team has experienced as much success in the winter months as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. After spending four years as a single-car effort with Graham Rahal, the organization is in expansion mode while they add defending Indianapolis 500 … Continue reading Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing flexing muscle after Phoenix open test

INDYCAR Testing Notes: February 10 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix

Daytime Session The fourth session of IndyCar preseason testing took place Saturday afternoon at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. The three-hour test was led by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato, who posted a best one-lap speed of 189.728 MPH. Similar to the results from the two Friday test sessions, Honda and Chevrolet had a … Continue reading INDYCAR Testing Notes: February 10 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix