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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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Race Report: Rainguard 600

FORT WORTH, Texas—There was a full moon Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway and it showed in the racing as it bordered on lunacy. The ABC Supply team felt the effects. Conor Daly survived the crash-filled RAINGUARD Water Sealers 600 to place seventh in his No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet for his best finish of...

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Record Numbers Reveal Successful 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear

STRONG ATTENDANCE, VIEWERSHIP AND MEDIA COVERAGE HIGHLIGHT SUCCESSFUL 2017 CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR DETROIT, Mich. (June 12, 2017) – An impressive number of people from Belle Isle to across the globe either witnessed or engaged in the Motor City’s three-day motorsports festival as the final numbers have been tallied for the Chevrolet […]

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Disaster Strikes in Texas

Fort Worth, TX (June 10, 2017) – What started as an exciting race with both Dale Coyne Racing cars running in the top six, ended in disaster and heartbreak when both Tristan Vautier and Ed Jones were taken out of contention in the same multi-car incident on Lap 153. Both DCR drivers were having an...

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Race Report: Verizon IndyCar Series

VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES RAINGUARD WATER SEALERS 600 RACE REPORT 06.10.17 The Rainguard 600 at Texas Motor Speedway proved to be a wild night in the west as the field of 22 was whittled down to nine cars running at the finish, and just six of those competitors on the lead lap. After five straight weekends...

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Rainguard Water Sealers 600 Results

James Hinchcliffe No. 5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda “We had a run on TK [Tony Kanaan] and he had plenty of room on the left, but he just came to the right. If you look at the replay, he comes all the way from the white line to the middle of the racetrack,...

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STELLAR WORK BY BOTH FUZZY’S VODKA CREWS ALLOW ED CARPENTER AND JR HILDEBRAND TO FINISH RACE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.

STELLAR  WORK BY BOTH FUZZY’S VODKA CREWS ALLOW ED CARPENTER AND JR HILDEBRAND TO FINISH RACE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. Team Repaired Both Cars Following Multi-Car Accident To Help Carpenter Earn 11th and Hildebrand Finish 12th (FORT WORTH, Texas) June 10, 2017 – Race Notes It looked as though the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 would come to...

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Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Race Report – Texas

Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Race Report Track:                      Texas Motor Speedway Race:                       Rainguard Water Sealers 600 Date:                        June 10, 2017 No. 1 DXC Technology Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud Start:  12th Finish: 3rd Status: Running Laps Completed: 248/248 Laps Led: 0 Points Position: 2nd (-13) Recap: Simon Pagenaud fought a hard race during the...

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