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: 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

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

Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to reunite for 102nd Indianapolis 500

Another driver-team pairing was confirmed for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 today as Jay Howard will be reunited with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the May 27 race.  Howard will pilot the No. 7 One Cure Honda during the month of May. “To say I am excited is an understatement,” said Howard. “There are … Continue reading Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to reunite for 102nd Indianapolis 500

Recap: Qualifying at Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

  Full Qualifying Results On a day filled with surprises, Robert Wickens took the first Verizon P1 Award of the 2018 season. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver earned the pole for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with a lap of 1:01.6643 around the 1.8-mile street course. The pole is the first for the … Continue reading Recap: Qualifying at Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

INDYCAR Testing Notes: February 8 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix

Yesterday, the Verizon IndyCar Series tested its new universal aero kit for the first time on an oval in 2018. The four-hour test session at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona was set for rookie orientation, though some veterans made cameo appearances to shake down team cars and test new technology. Leading the new crop of … Continue reading INDYCAR Testing Notes: February 8 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix

Leena Gade joins Schmidt Peterson to become first female lead engineer in IndyCar

With news breaking early in the morning, history was made today as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced that British racing engineer, Leena Gade, would join the organization to lead James Hinchcliffe’s No. 5 IndyCar team. The hiring makes Gade the first female lead engineer in modern INDYCAR history, joining Diane Holl as women in the sport … Continue reading Leena Gade joins Schmidt Peterson to become first female lead engineer in IndyCar