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Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing find success in first run in Verizon IndyCar Series at ISM Raceway

Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing find success in first run in Verizon IndyCar Series at ISM Raceway Avondale, Arizona (February 11, 2018) – After a nine-month hiatus in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Juncos Racing recorded their first laps for the 2018 season at the ISM Raceway test with rookie Kyle Kaiser. Photos @ Indianapolis Motor […]

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Verizon IndyCar Series drivers happy to get back to work at Phoenix open test

Verizon IndyCar Series drivers happy to get back to work at Phoenix open test AVONDALE, Arizona (Friday, Feb. 9, 2018) – The sleek and racy 2018 Indy car had its first en masse showing in the opening day of the preseason open test at ISM Raceway, and it couldn’t have come quickly enough. Twenty-three Verizon...

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IndyCar testing at ISM Raceway – Update #7 – Friday – evening test session time sheet and a few notes

By Steve Wittich and Patrick Stephan The final hour of practice was the busiest of the day, with groups of cars running nose to tail on the one-mile oval. With just under 30 minutes left in the session, the yellow flag came out for a Turn 2 incident involving A.J. Foyt Racing rookie Matheus Leist....

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IndyCar testing from ISM Raceway – Update #4 – Friday – 4:10pm

By Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich For most of the second-half of the session, A.J. Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan sat atop the timesheet, however on his last hot lap of the session, new Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing pilot Takuma Sato jumped to the top of timing and scoring at a lap of 187. 022mph. The...

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Leist still smiling after Rookies’ Test

Leist still smiling after Rookies’ Test PHOENIX – Driving the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet, Matheus “Matt” Leist set quick time in rookie testing at ISM Raceway as the Verizon IndyCar Series officially got underway Thursday afternoon at the mile oval formerly known as Phoenix Raceway. Leist emerged from the cockpit to hear his race […]

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TSO’s INDYCAR Windscreen testing report and notebook

By Steve Wittich After two years of meticulous and methodical work behind the scenes, the dedicated group that has been working on cockpit protection for Verizon IndyCar Series drivers, pronounced the first on-track test of the windscreen a success. “We came here and had a plan to test in daylight, dusk, and dark, so if...

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Smiles after Sebring Test

  SEBRING, Fla. (Friday, Jan. 26)—Smiles all around. A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply team ran its first two-car test with INDYCAR’s new aero kit at Sebring International Raceway’s modified road course this past Wednesday and Thursday and deemed the test a success on all counts. Tony Kanaan had tested the aero kit in December but this […]

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The who and where about who will be on track the day after the IndyCar testing blackout comes to an end on Jan. 8.

With a bone-chilling cold gripping a large portion of the country it’s nice to think about Indy cars and warmer climates. Luckily, we have less than a week to wait before we’ll see pictures and videos of cars on track. With the manufacturer portion of testing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series universal bodywork kit...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Thursday testing – afternoon session – 7:10pm

By Steve Wittich First blood in the chase for the 2017 Astor Cup went to defending series champion Simon Pagenaud, who’s quickest lap of the six hour test day clocked in at 76.6511 seconds. That circuit was just over one-tenth of a second ahead of Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves, and four-tenths ahead of  another...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Thursday testing – morning session – 12:42pm

By Steve Wittich The Verizon IndyCar Series title deciding weekend got underway with Will Power, despite only turning four laps, leading the way with a quick lap that was timed at 78.1099 seconds. The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma test day began at 9am. Somewhat surprisingly, the marine layer had already worn off when the...

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