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Visor Cam from the 2018 IndyCar body kit at Road America

By Steve Wittich Team Penske (Simon Pagenaud) and Ed Carpenter Racing (Spencer Pigot) were testing with the 2018 IndyCar body kit at Road America today. IndyCar generously uploaded a visor cam from Pigot.   If you compare the video to Tony Kanaan’s visor cam from this past June, you’ll notice that Pigot is pulling 6th...

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Pocono Raceway Announces 2018 ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series Weekend Dates

Pocono Raceway Announces 2018 ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series Weekend Dates LONG POND, Pa. (September 28, 2017) – Pocono Raceway will host the 2018 ABC Supply 500 race weekend from August 18-19. It will mark the 25th INDYCAR race held ‘The Tricky Triangle’ and the sixth-consecutive year in which the Verizon IndyCar Series has […]

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2017 Indy 500 Champion Takuma Sato Returns to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

2017 INDY 500 CHAMPION TAKUMA SATO RETURNS TO RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 20, 2017) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato will return to their Verizon IndyCar Series team in 2018. Sato drove for the team in 2012 where he famously dueled eventual winner […]

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Rahal Finished Sixth in the GoPro Grand Prix and Sixth in IndyCar Series Point Standings; Claman DeMelo Finished 17th in his Series Debut

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Sonoma Raceway Verizon IndyCar Series RACE NOTES/QUOTES – Sunday, September 17, 2017  RAHAL FINISHED SIXTH IN THE INDYCAR SERIES STANDINGS AFTER A SIXTH PLACE FINISH IN THE GOPRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA; ROOKIE CLAMAN DeMELO FINISHED 17TH IN HIS DEBUT   ZACHARY CLAMAN DeMELO, No. […]

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Bourdais Finishes Ninth at Sonoma

Bourdais Finishes Ninth at Sonoma Sonoma, CA (September 17, 2017) – It wasn’t the way the Dale Coyne Racing team wanted to end the season on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, but the team still came home with a top 10 finish with Sebastien Bourdais placing ninth. Rookie Ed Jones suffered the team’s first mechanical DNF...

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RESULTS: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Click HERE to view and download the official box score from the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. SONOMA, California – Results Sunday of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.385-mile Sonoma Raceway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps […]

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CHEVY INDYCAR AT SONOMA: Banner Day for Chevrolet at Sonoma as Newgarden Claims First IndyCar Championship, Pagenaud Sonoma Race Victory

Banner Day for Chevrolet at Sonoma as Newgarden Claims First IndyCar Championship, Pagenaud Sonoma Race Victory Fifth Driver’s Championship in Six Seasons for Team Chevy in Verizon IndyCar Series   Chevrolet claims sixth consecutive Manufacturer Championship in Verizon IndyCar Series Team Penske adds another victory and championship to storied resume in IndyCar Josef Newgarden claims […]

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News from INDYCAR: “What They’re Saying” from GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

“What They’re Saying” from GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet):  “I want to thank everybody on the DXC Technology Chevrolet team today. It was a phenomenal performance, I think, all weekend. I want to congratulate Josef (Newgarden), of course, and Team Penske. I think our team this […]

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Sunday – Pre-race note re: last minute crew swap at Team Penske

By Steve Wittich TSO was able to confirm with Team Penske’s Jon Bouslog that a number of over the wall crew members for the No. 2 and No. 12 would be swapping spots for the championship deciding race. The car chief and outside front tire changer (Matt Jonsson), outside rear tire changer (Shaun Rinaman), and...

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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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