Welcome to another edition of IndyCar Flashback. After a 14-year absence, the NTT IndyCar Series will return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
On September 22, the season finale will be held at the 2.238-mile road course.
It will be the 23rd race at the road course and the 15th straight year that the NTT IndyCar Series will race on a road course in California.
With that in mind, IndyCar Flashback takes you to the beginning of that streak.
This week, we profile the 2005 Argent Mortgage Indy Grand Prix. The race featured a veteran driver earn another career milestone. Continue reading IndyCar Flashback: 2005 Argent Mortgage Indy Grand Prix
Grand Prix of Sonoma Results SONOMA, Calif. – The Verizon IndyCar Series season finale wrapped up in Sonoma with Scott Dixon carrying a 29 point lead over Alexander Rossi. Ryan Hunter-Reay, Rossi’s teammate, would start from pole with Dixon lining up alongside him. Row 2 saw Josef Newgarden starting alongside Marco Andretti while rookie Patricio … Continue reading Scott Dixon Races to 5th Championship as Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins in Sonoma
For Sunday’s IndyCar championship finale, all eyes will be locked on the likes of Scott Dixon and Alexander Rossi as a season-long battle reaches its climactic crescendo. The focus will be pointed to on-track racing action, as it should be. But when the dust settles this afternoon, the IndyCar Series will see Sonoma Raceway and … Continue reading IndyCar prepares for Sunday sendoff with Sonoma, Verizon
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
SONOMA, Calif. – As track temperatures continued to rise steadily into the Sonoma afternoon, qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series finale went green. Just 29 points separate championship leader Scott Dixon and Alexander Rossi, and both contenders would be in different groups to begin qualifying, with Rossi taking to the 2.385-mile track first in Group … Continue reading Ryan Hunter-Reay Snatches Pole as Rossi Turns to Alternate Strategy
SONOMA, Calif. – Practice 3 kicked off go-fast day for the Verizon IndyCar Series from Sonoma Raceway. Scott Dixon and Alexander Rossi found themselves separated by roughly a tenth and a half on the timesheets, setting up what is becoming an increasingly important qualifying session later this afternoon. All four championship contenders finished the session … Continue reading All Four Championship Contenders in Top 5 of Practice 3 from Sonoma
Practice 2 for the Verizon IndyCar Series from Sonoma went green this afternoon. Warmer temperatures meant that lap times on the black side-walled Firestone primary tires were a tick or two slower than in the morning session as teams continued to improve their setups. Josef Newgarden in the #1 Verizon machine took P1 with a … Continue reading Newgarden Ahead of Dixon in Practice 2 at Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. – The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Sonoma Raceway this weekend for the finale of what has been an exciting and unpredictable 2018 season. Championship contenders Scott Dixon and Alexander Rossi are separated by just 29 points. Penske drivers Will Power and Josef Newgarden also have a mathematical chance if their cards fall … Continue reading Hunter-Reay Tops First Practice in Sonoma as Rossi Struggles
Amidst all the changes for 2018, the results have a familiar feeling after 16 of 17 races. Headed to Sonoma Raceway for the finale, Scott Dixon leads the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings. The four-time champion holds a 29-point advantage over Alexander Rossi with double points available at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. Despite his incredible … Continue reading Dixon Seeking More Sonoma Championship Magic
While a championship is still in reach for Alexander Rossi entering this weekend’s season finale at Sonoma Raceway, the result on Sunday will pale in comparison to immense strides made by the 26-year-old American driver in 2018. In March we saw publications across the country tout Rossi as IndyCar’s newest title contender, the former Formula … Continue reading Regardless of championship result, 2018 a year of success for Rossi