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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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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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Honda Indy Toronto – 2017 – Steve’s preview

The Verizon IndyCar Series travels north to Ontario for the 33rd race the various Indy car sanctions have held on the streets of Exhibition Place. Indy car first visited Canada 50 years ago when USAC travelled north to the 2.459-mile Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (then Mosport) road course. Bobby Unser won both of the 100...

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Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Saturday – final IndyCar practice result and notes

By Steve Wittich The 21 car field for the Iowa Corn 300 had one final 30 minute practice session to dial their cars in before tomorrow’s race. With a 4:44pm start on Sunday afternoon, the practice that began at 6pm should afford the drivers and engineers a close simulation to weather conditions they will encounter...

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Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Saturday – IndyCar qualifying results and notes

By Steve Wittich A lot of very loose race cars, a potential incredible storyline, and improving track and a dominating final run were the key stories of qualifying for the Iowa Corn 300, but at the end of the day, it was Will Power who won the 48th pole of his career. One driver had...

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Gutierrez and Jones Ready to Take On Iowa Speedway

Gutierrez and Jones Ready to Take on Iowa Speedway Newton, IA (July 7, 2017) – Dale Coyne Racing driver Esteban Gutierrez will be making his official oval debut this weekend at the Iowa Corn 300 while teammate Ed Jones will be taking part in his first Verizon IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The pair of...

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2017 Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Steve’s Preview

Six straight years of Andretti Autosport dominance came to an end by the time the checkered flag fell on the tenth anniversary edition of the Iowa Corn 300. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden shucked (groan… oh great, there’s the first lame corn based pun) the competition while leading 282 of 300 laps on the way to...

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KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America – Friday – IndyCar practice notes and results

BY BRUCE MARTIN @BruceMartin_500   ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport had the fastest speed of Friday’s first practice sessions for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix. The session ended with about 3:40 left because of a crash by Ryan Hunter-Reay in Turn 14.   After each driver completed their installation laps, it was...

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KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America – Friday – Open – 11am

BY BRUCE MARTIN @BruceMartin_500   ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – With Patrick not arriving until Saturday, I’m back on duty for Friday’s coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series action in the Kohler Grand Prix at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Steve is once again in charge of the Mazda Road to Indy coverage with the ladder series competing...

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KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America – 2017 – Steve’s Preview

After a very successful return to “America’s National Park of Speed” in 2016, the Verizon IndyCar Series is back for a second engagement in the Kettle Moraine region of Central Wisconsin. Road America General Manager George Bruggenthies told Dave Kallman of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the event drew as large a crowd as any...

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