IndyCar

Josef Newgarden Not Concerned About Qualifying 13th for INDYCAR Grand Prix

Josef Newgarden will start Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix from the 13th position, an uncharacteristic start toward the rear for Newgarden. The qualifying start for Newgarden is his second outside the top 10 this season. He started 16th at Barber in April and brought home a fourth-place finish. It’s just his …

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Felix Rosenqvist Earns 1st Career Pole; Chip Ganassi Racing Sweeps Front Row

Felix Rosenqvist has been impressive so far this season and on Friday afternoon (May 11), he put his No. 10 on the pole position with a lap at 128.597 mph. In just his fifth start, Rosenqvist tallied his first carer pole and will run alongside teammate Scott Dixon. Rosenqvist’s lap …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Dover Still a Monster, or Has Miles Gone Mild?

Dover International Speedway is known as the Monster Mile, but races there of late have been relatively tame. What do you attribute that to, and is the nickname still appropriate? Mike Neff: If you look at the drivers getting out of the cars after 400 laps at Dover, it absolutely deserves …

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Fire on Fridays: What Does George Steinbrenner’s Investment Mean for Racing?

The Boss wasn’t known for his love of racing. But believe it or not, the man coined as “the head of the evil empire,” otherwise known as the New York Yankees, was passionate about open-wheel racing. That’s right. George Steinbrenner, the patriarch of the current Yankees ownership, loved racing, so …

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Fire on Fridays: Who Should Attempt the Memorial Day Double?

John Andretti. Tony Stewart. Robby Gordon. Kurt Busch. These are the only four racers to complete the Memorial Day double. It’s one of the most mentally and physically grueling tasks a racecar driver can take upon themselves. However, it is doable; the past participants prove that. But these days, team …

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Takuma Sato Leads Way in Indianapolis 500 Open Test, Colton Herta Leads Rookie/Refresher Test

Despite rain causing issues all day long, the NTT Data IndyCar Series completed its first test for next month’s Indianapolis 500 on April 24. Just 11 minutes into the session, rain showed interfered. Four hours later, the track had dried and cars went back on track. Drivers like defending Indianapolis …

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Santino Ferrucci Is Experiencing a New Adventure in the IndyCar Series

For Santino Ferrucci, 2018 was a year that he’d likely rather forget.  He started out the year at Trident Racing, competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.  In addition, Ferrucci served as a test driver for the Haas F1 Team. After some decent runs, such as a sixth-place finish in …

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The Life of a Racing Pit Reporter: Kelli Stavast

Back in September, I had the great pleasure to sit down with some of NBC Sports’ on-air personalities.  We’ve already covered the point of view of play-by-play commentator Rick Allen and booth analyst Jeff Burton.  Today, we’re going down to pit road with the help of Kelli Stavast. For me, …

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