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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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Gateway Motorsports Park’s new pavement is a hit with INDYCAR drivers

Gateway Motorsports Park’s new pavement is a hit with INDYCAR drivers Castroneves: “The track is outstanding.” August 3, 2017, St. Louis Region — Although Charlie Kimball took the ceremonial first lap on Gateway Motorsports Park’s new pavement in a street-legal Honda on July 20, today was the first time Verizon IndyCar Series cars hit the […]

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Fernando Alonso – ROP recap and notebook

All glamour, all the time… Before Fernando Alonso made his highly anticipated IndyCar debut, the  stunning livery for McLaren Honda Andretti entry made it’s debut under sunny blue skies on the front straight at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And don’t forget the pensive driver with a new driver suit and helmet shot. A third generation...

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