JAMES HINCHCLIFFE RETURNS TO ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT FOR THREE INDYCAR RACES Hinchcliffe to enter GMR Grand Prix, 104th Indianapolis 500 and Texas 600 with Andretti Autosport Canadian driver to pilot No. 29 Honda backed by cloud customer experience software company Genesys INDIANAPOLIS (Feb.
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Aeroscreen passes early road course and speedway tests – drivers thoughts

By Steve Wittich Over four days last week, the Red Bull Advanced Technologies designed Aeroscreen was put to the test on two distinct tracks in the Lone Star State, and it received more than a passing grade from the drivers it
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Penske Entertainment announces enhancements to Indianapolis 500 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Part 1 – Qualifying

By Steve Wittich On Valentine’s Day 2020, Roger Penske, Chairman, Penske Corporation, officially started to write his love-letter to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500, and fans of both. Mark Miles, President and CEO, Penske Entertainment and Doug Boles, President, Indianapolis Motor
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Penske Unveils Wide-Ranging Plan to Enhance Month of May, IMS

Record Purse, Qualifying Changes, New Sponsors, Facility Improvements Set for May 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Alex Damron,  adamron@brickyard.com, 317-501-4218 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 - A wide-ranging, multifaceted plan to boost and strengthen the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was unveiled
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Alex Palou Ninth Quickest in First Official NTT IndyCar Series Test

Austin, Texas (February 12, 2020) – Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh rookie Alex Palou completed his first official NTT IndyCar Series test on Wednesday at Circuit of the Americas by placing ninth in the 27-car field. After weather wreaked havoc on
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Arrow McLaren SP – COTA Open Test Quotes

Taylor Kiel, Managing Director, Arrow McLaren SP  "The test went well. I think overall it was a good day for the team. We finally were able to get on track with both cars, see where we stack up against the field,
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POWER ON: Team Penske driver fastest in COTA Open Test

AUSTIN, Texas (February 12, 2020) - The NTT INDYCAR SERIES concluded its first open test of the season Wednesday with 27 drivers using 25 cars to complete 1,480 laps at Circuit of The Americas. The field included six former series champions
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Wrapping up NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing from COTA – Part 1

By Steve Wittich & Patrick Stephan First, we'd like to welcome quite a few new subscribers that came on board in the past few days. Second, this will be the first part of a multi-post wrap-up of NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing from
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Test day #2 – NTT INDYCAR SERIES at COTA – Final hour notes and timesheet

By Steve Wittich Just after “Happy Hour” began at 5 pm, Colton Herta went back to the top of the timesheet with a lap time at 107.3672 seconds. The top five drivers at that time, Herta, Will Power, Alexander Rossi, Jack
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Test Day #2 – NTT INDYCAR SERIES at COTA – It’s ‘Happy Hour’ – 5pm update

By Steve Wittich At 4:13 pm, the red flag came out for Rinus VeeKay and the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet. The rookie spun and stalled at the exit of Turn 1. The AMR INDYCAR Safety Team just had to
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    • Long Beach’s Grand Prix report is $150K worth of obvious points
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