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photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway IndyCar welcomed a new champion in Simon Pagenaud, a new Indy 500 champion in rookie Alexander Rossi and eight different drivers pulled into victory lane in 2016. Here is my team-by-team report card for the 2016 season. A.J. Foyt Racing...
After rain washed away the Sunday plans at Pocono Speedway, the Verizon IndyCar Series took the green flag on Monday afternoon after a 22-day hiatus. The “tricky triangle” in Long Pond, PA, again earned its nickname. On Saturday during the first practice, three drivers found...
For the second straight season, Kyle Busch dominated the NASCAR weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, winning both the Lilly Diabetes 250 and Brickyard 400. There were plenty of storylines heading into the weekend, Tony Stewart’s final race at IMS, Jeff Gordon coming out...
Photo courtesy of IMS "Penske Perfect" is a term you often hear in racing, and it’s what team owner, Roger Penske expects out of both his Nascar and Indy Car teams week in and week out. It’s the mantra that has produced 16 Indy 500 Penske wins, 13 Indy Car season titles, 184...
It’s been twenty years since Tony Stewart completed his rookie test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Race fans, like me, grew up watching Tony Stewart at his best, worst and everything in between. It started well before 1996, when Stewart became the first driver to ever win...
Josef Newgarden pulled into victory circle Sunday afternoon at Iowa with pain in his broken right hand and clavicle, sustained in a crash just three weeks ago at the Texas Motor Speedway. On the most physically demanding oval on the schedule, Newgarden dominated by leading 282...
One of the hottest weekends of the season Verizon IndyCar Series hits the 1.455-mile oval in Fort Worth, Texas. Although the temperature in Indy is projected to be hotter than in Texas, tempers and speed will heat the night Saturday night for 600k (248 laps, 360 miles). Texas is...
Rain could be a factor once again in Detroit this weekend. (Photo: IndyCar) After Alexander Rossi crept past the checkered flag in the 100th Indianapolis 500, the California rookie had no clue what the hours and days to follow would be like. Countless interviews, photo shoots,...
As the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is sold out and expecting a record crowd, so is Carb Day , best described as Mardi Gras having a wicked wild love child with the Indiana State Fair. It's not a day where you eat a ton of carbs, although you might drink them. The...