Steve Wittich

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ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – Steve’s Preview

The Verizon IndyCar Series makes it 24th visit to Pennsylvania’s scenic Pocono Mountains and the 45 year-old 2.5 mile Pocono Raceway “oval.” The “The Tricky Triangle” is not your typical oval, as it features only three corners, with all three of the unique turns modeled after famous corners of historic American open wheel tracks. Turn...

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Announces Saavedra For No. 7 Honda

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 16, 2017) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has announced Sebastian Saavedra as the driver of the No. 7 Honda for the next two Verizon IndyCar Series races. The Colombian will join teammate James Hinchcliffe at Pocono Raceway and Gateway Motorsports Park. The event at Pocono will mark the 27-year-old’s 64th career IndyCar […]

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EXPEDITE HOME LOANS JOINS ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT AT POCONO

EXPEDITE HOME LOANS JOINS ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT AT POCONO The online-based company will serve as primary sponsor for Takuma at the ABC Supply 500 INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 14, 2017) – Continuing their partnership with Andretti Autosport, Expedite Home Loans, an online division of Ruoff Home Mortgage, will embellish the No. 26 Honda of Takuma Sato. Expedite Home […]

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Gateway Motorsports Park’s new pavement is a hit with INDYCAR drivers

Gateway Motorsports Park’s new pavement is a hit with INDYCAR drivers Castroneves: “The track is outstanding.” August 3, 2017, St. Louis Region — Although Charlie Kimball took the ceremonial first lap on Gateway Motorsports Park’s new pavement in a street-legal Honda on July 20, today was the first time Verizon IndyCar Series cars hit the […]

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Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Friday – IndyCar practice #2 notes and results

By Steve Wittich The second Verizon IndyCar Series practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course began under cloudy and somewhat threatening skies. The ambient temperature at the beginning of the session was 77F and the track temperature was 104F. The first half of the session was much busier than...

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Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Friday – IndyCar practice #1 and MRTI sessions

By Steve Wittich The first of three forty-five minute practice sessions before the Verizon IndyCar Series stars qualifying for the for the 2017 edition of Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday afternoon began under cloudy skies. All 21 entries took to the 2.258-mile, 13-Turn natural terrain road course took to...

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Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Friday – Open – 7:45am

By Steve Wittich Good morning from a slightly foggy Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The current temperature is 65F and the forecast calls for a high in the upper 70’s. The forecast calls for a slight chance of rain this afternoon, but after that small annoyance, the forecast for the rest of the weekend looks terrific....

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2017 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich For the 33rd time, Indy cars will competing on the 2.258-mile, 13-Turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The track that opened in 1963, is located in the rolling country side just outside Lexington, Ohio. Scott Dixon, who is looking for his sixth win at Mid-Ohio, currently holds a slim three point championship lead...

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The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Fast Facts

The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Fast Facts Race weekend: Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30 Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course in Lexington, Ohio Race distance: 90 laps / 203.22 miles Entry list: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (PDF) Push-to-pass parameters: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum...

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News from INDYCAR: INDYCAR’S NEXT car design: Bolder, safer, even more thrilling

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, July 24, 2017) – INDYCAR is primed for a new look, inspired by old favorites but clearly pointing toward what’s “NEXT” for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Your new Indy car: Bolder. Safer. Even more thrilling. Debuting today in preparation for the 2018 season, cars again powered by Chevrolet and Honda engines will represent […]

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