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Andretti Autosport (unofficially) dominates Iowa Speedway testing.

By Steve Wittich A baker’s dozen IndyCar drivers spent Wednesday at a private test on the 0.894 Iowa Speedway oval in preperation for the Iowa Corn 300, the 11th, and next stop during the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Early running was limited due to weepers, but a number of drivers did end up turning...

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval testing – Monday -10 PM – close – track improvements, Steve’s happy place, onlookers, a stable platform and more

  By Steve Wittich Always improving If you were watching the live stream of the test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today, you undoubtedly saw various spots on the track that was lighter and looked like they had dust coming up. You can watch the test here: We had a chance to catch up with...

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval testing – Monday – 3 PM – notes from afternoon practice and timesheet

By Steve Wittich The track went back to green flag conditions promptly at 1 PM, but most teams were still in Gasoline Alley looking at the data that they collected during their first 120 minutes. The 21 drivers collected 1,265 miles of data before lunch. Josef Newgarden, who turned 36 laps was the busiest driver...

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Notes, unofficial times (Power leads) and much more from the Honda manufacturer test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course

The Honda manufacturers test on the 2.439-mile, 13-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course got a late start due to chilly morning temperatures. When I left the house at 6 am to head to Tim Horton’s to get some work done, it was 29F, and when I arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway around 10:30 am...

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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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