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INDYCAR’s past, present and future fuse on Andretti’s 1993 anniversary celebration in Phoenix

INDYCAR’s past, present and future fuse on Andretti’s 1993 anniversary celebration in Phoenix By Tony DiZinno The gap between the IndyCar of 1993, when Mario Andretti captured his 52nd and final checkered flag at Phoenix International Raceway, and the IndyCar of 2018 is as wide as the miles per hour gap between the fastest and […]

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Phoenix Race Day Pre-Race Notes and USAC Silver Crown Results

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) Well here is a little update from a pretty laid back day at Phoenix International Raceway. I’ll start by saying it’s been pretty calm. I got a nice pace car ride earlier, did a tour, and watched part of the USAC Silver Crown race. Seems like a decent crowd in the...

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Aleshin Leads the Way for Honda in Final Indy Car Pre-Season Practice

Aleshin Leads the Way for Honda in Final Indy Car Pre-Season Practice Mikhail Aleshin leads Honda contingent in “The Test in the West” 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series opens March 12 in St. Petersburg, Florida PHOENIX, Ariz. (February 11, 2017) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Mikhail Aleshin led the Honda contingent at the two-day “Test in the […]

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IndyCar testing at Phoenix International Raceway – preview

By Steve Wittich For the second straight year the full Verizon IndyCar Series field will travel to the desert in Avondale, Arizona to take part in the first official test session of the new season at Phoenix International Raceway. The entry list of 21 cars will have a total of 12 hours of track time...

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Team Penske – Verizon IndyCar Series Race Report

Track:    Phoenix International Raceway Race:     Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix Date:     April 2, 2016   No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya Start:  3rd Finish: 9th Status: Running Laps Completed:  250/250 Laps Led:  1 time for 56 laps Points Position (behind leader):  3rd (-9 pts.)   Recap: Juan Pablo Montoya looked to be in a good position to […]

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A.J. Foyt Racing – Race report – Phoenix Grand Prix

Race Report: Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix PHOENIX April 2, 2016—Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth weathered a difficult weekend as the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Phoenix International Raceway’s one mile oval for the first time since 2005. Sato, who crashed hard in the beginning of Friday’s practice, sat out the rest of […]

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Dixon wins at Phoenix to tie Al Unser for fourth on all-time list

Dixon wins at Phoenix to tie Al Unser for fourth on all-time list AVONDALE, Ariz. — In the heat of the desert, the “Ice Man” lived up to his nickname by remaining cool all the way to Victory Lane. In the process, he attached his name to another Indy car legend. Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series […]

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Strong Oval Debut for Daly and Filippi in Phoenix

Strong Oval Debut for Daly and Filippi in Phoenix Avondale, Arizona (April 2, 2016) – The learning experience continued on Saturday at the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix for the Dale Coyne Racing drivers with Conor Daly placing 16th and Luca Filippi 20th in their one-mile oval debut. Daly and Filippi put in […]

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NEWGARDEN OVERCOMES NIGHT OF ADVERSITY TO FINISH 6TH IN PHOENIX

NEWGARDEN OVERCOMES NIGHT OF ADVERSITY TO FINISH 6TH IN PHOENIX Carpenter’s Promising Night Comes To Disappointing End (AVONDALE, Ariz.) April 2, 2016 – Race Notes Josef Newgarden came from the back of the field twice to finish 6th in tonight’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix. A promising night for Ed Carpenter ended early […]

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Andretti Autosport – Race Report, Phoenix Grand Prix

PHOENIX GRAND PRIX RACE REPORT Phoenix International Raceway saw the return of the Verizon IndyCar Series with Saturday’s setting sun. The 250-lap race saw series veteran Ryan Hunter-Reay lead the way for Andretti Autosport in the field of 22. The American’s brave start, and even braver restarts, were the talk of the night. Unfortunately, podium […]

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