Chaves Confirmed To '500' Ride With New Team

The worst kept secret in INDYCAR was finally announced...

Napa Returns With Rossi

A.J. Foyt Racing announced...

Carpenter Signs Pigot

Ed Carpenter Racing announced...

Monday, April 9, 2018

Power Wins In The Desert

-4 different teams (Penske, SPM, Andretti & Ganassi) finished in the top 4 and 7 different teams (Carpenter, Foyt & Rahal) in the top 9.

-Victory #198 for Team Penske

-Victory #500 for Firestone/Bridgestone since it returned in 1995

-Alexander Rossi made the most on-track passes during the race with 53

-Sebastien Bourdais earned his 34th career pole, breaking a tie with Dario Franchitti for 7th all-time. It was Dale Coyne's 2nd pole and first since Mike Conway in 2013.

-Oril Servia made his Pace Car driving debut. He'll split duties this season with Sarah Fisher.

-Jim Meyer, SiriusXM CEO, has joined Michael Shank Racing as co-owner. The team, newly renamed to Meyer Shank Racing, will keep the MSR acronym.

Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix Results

1 - Newgarden
2 - Wickens
3 - Rossi
4 - Dixon
5 - Hunter-Reay
6 - Hinchcliffe
7 - Carpenter
8 - Kanaan
9 - Rahal
10 - Pagenaud
11 - Sato
13 - Andretti
13 - Bourdais
14 - Pigot
15 - Chaves
16 - Veach
17 - Kimball
18 - Chilton
18 - Leist
19 - Jones
20 - Kaiser
21 - Power
22 - Fittipaldi

2018 Season Standings - Through 2 Events

1 - Newgarden
2 - Rossi
3 - Bourdais
4 - Rahal
5 - Hunter-Reay
6 - Hinchcliffe
7 - Dixon
8 - Wickens
9 - Kanaan
10 - Andretti
11 - Pagenaud
12 - Sato
13 - Jones
14 - Power
15 - Chaves
16 - Pigot
17 - Veach
18 - Carpenter
19 - Kimball
20 - Chilton
21 - Leist
22 - Claman De Melo
23 - King
24 - Kaiser
25 - Binder
26 - Harvey
27 - Fittipaldi

Monday, March 12, 2018

Bourdais Goes Back-To-Back

The 2018 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg consisted of 110 laps. Robert Wickens, a rookie, led 69. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver started from pole and was dominating his maiden Verizon IndyCar Series race, until lap 109.

With just a few laps to go the Chevrolet powered car of Max Chilton made contact with a tire barrier, stalling the car. The newly renamed AMR INDYCAR Safety Team was quick to the scene, restarting the car in seconds, allowing for the green flag to fly for the final 2 laps.

The running order entering Turn 1 was Wickens, Rossi, Bourdais and Rahal. Entering Turn 2 the order was shuffled to Bourdais, Rahal, Rossi... (jump to P18)... Wickens.

After looking at the tape, it appears Wickens entered the turn on the same racing line that he the previous 108 trips through the corner. The only difference being this time the No. 27 of Alexander Rossi was on the inside. The two made contact, spinning Wickens, pushing Rossi out of line, and the rest was history.

Race Notes:
- 366 on-track passes to break the old race record of 323 set in the VERY wet 2008 event
- Honda powered 8 of the top 10 cars, including the top 6
- Rookies Filled 7 of the last 9 finishing positions
- Carlin Teammates Chilton & Kimball filled the other two
- 4 different teams filled the first 4 finishing positions
- 6 different teams filled the first 7 finishing positions

The finishing order:

1 - Bourdais
2 - Rahal
3 - Rossi
4 - Hinchcliffe
5 - Hunter-Reay
6 - Dixon
7 - Newgarden
8 - Jones
9 - Andretti
10 - Power
11 - Kanaan
12 - Sato
13 - Pagenaud
14 - Chaves
15 - Pigot
16 - Veach
17 - Claman De Melo
18 - Wickens
19 - Chilton
20 - Kimball
21 - King
22 - Binder
23 - Harvey
24 - Leist

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Power Wins In Pocono

ABC Supply 500 Box Score

1 - Will Power
2 - Josef Newgarden
3 - Alexander Rossi
4 - Simon Pagenaud
5 - Tony Kanaan
6 - Scott Dixon
7 - Helio Castroneves
8 - Ryan Hunter-Reay
9 - Graham Rahal
10 - Carlos Munoz
11 - Marco Andretti
12 - Ed Carpenter
13 - Takuma Sato
14 - Conor Daly
15 - Gabby Chaves
16 - Charlie Kimball
17 - Ed Jones
18 - Max Chilton
19 - JR Hildebrand
20 - James Hinchcliffe
21 - Sebastian Saavedra
22 - Esteban Gutierrez

Photos By: Paul Dalbey

















Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bourdais Cleared To Drive

INDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced Wednesday that Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to race.

Bourdais was injured in a Turn 2 crash on his 3rd lap of his first attempt on the first day of Qualifications for last May's 101st Indianapolis 500. The French driver suffered multiple pelvis fractures and a right hip fracture.

The 36-time race winner, completed a medical evaluation test at Mid-Ohio July 31.

Since the incident, James Davison, Esteban Gutierrez and Tristan Vautier have filled in to pilot the No. 18 Dale Coyne car.

It's likely Dale Coyne racing will continue to utilize a replacement driver for the next two rounds on ovals at Pocono and Gateway. A return for the final two races at Watkins Glen and Sonoma is very possible.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Montoya & Servia To Test 2018 Aero Kit

The testing program for next season's new aero kit kicks off July 25th on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya will be behind the wheel.

Two cars will test, one from Honda and one from Chevrolet. Servia will run the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports provided chassis for Honda while Montoya runs the Team Penske chassis for Chevrolet.

Following the IMS test, the cars will be taken to Mid-Ohio, Iowa and Sebring International Raceway.