Race Weekend Central

The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Most Likely to Earn Pole Position for Indy 500

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1. Ed Jones Ed Jones turned the fastest lap Friday without the tow, meaning Jones had the fastest lap in qualifying trim with the added speed. Jones has a career-best start of fourth last season at Belle Isle in Detroit. He started fifth last weekend in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which is his …

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Simon Pagenaud Wins Rainy Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud has mastered the art of racing in the rain. The veteran French driver charged past Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the final laps, erasing a six-second lead to win the NTT IndyCar Series’ sixth annual Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. The dramatics began before …

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Month of May Kicks off with IndyCar Grand Prix

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Finally. It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally May, which is synonymous with one thing: Indianapolis. While they’re not yet careening around the Brickyard at 230 mph, the NTT IndyCar Series is right at home preparing for one of the newest May traditions, the IndyCar Grand Prix. Now in its sixth year, the Grand …

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IndyCar: What to Watch for in 2019


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The off-season doldrums are officially over and the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series is set to kick-off this weekend, as usual, with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. But before the green flag drops on this year’s campaign, let’s recap some of the biggest talking points of the off-season and some things to look out …

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Scott Dixon Dominates En Route to Third Texas Victory


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In the beginning of Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, it was the Team Penske show. Josef Newgarden dominated the first stages of the race, while Robert Wickens dominated the mid-stage, but when Scott Dixon found his rhythm, it’ll take a mistake on Dixon’s part to get the upper hand on him. A …

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Josef Newgarden Leads Team Penske Domination in Texas Qualifying


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The last time Josef Newgarden won the pole, he went on to win the race at Barber Motorsports Park in April. Newgarden is seeking his third victory of 2018. Team Penske dominated the session with Newgarden qualifying on pole, Simon Pagenaud qualified second and defending DXC Technology 600 winner Will Power will start third. “To come …

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Simon Pagenaud Leads Opening Day Of Indy 500 Practice

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The first practices for next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 were dominated by one organization: Team Penske. Both ends of the Indy 500 spectrum were represented here: a full-time driver seeking to redeem himself after an awful start and a part-time legend who’s seeking to make racing history. 2016 INDYCAR series champion Simon Pagenaud led the first practice …

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IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud, Gabby Chaves Get into Heated Argument

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Simon Pagenaud and Gabby Chaves had a heated conversation on pit road after the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Pagenaud confronted the Harding Racing driver because he felt that he was being held up by him. Chaves was two laps down, and the Team Penske wheelman was upset that he lost an on-track battle …

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This Week in INDYCAR: Windscreens, Testing & College Basketball?

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The 2018 IndyCar Series season doesn’t officially start for another month, but teams are already preparing to race. The series is in Phoenix this week for its annual Prix View test sessions at ISM Raceway and is also promoting the sport to a broader audience. Pagenaud, Kanaan go to College While Alexander Rossi and Conor …

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Penske Completes IMSA Squad With Ricky Taylor Joining Full-Time

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On Wednesday, Acura Team Penske officially announced the remainder of their lineup for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Joining Helio Castroneves in the second full-time Acura ARX-05 will be defending Prototype co-champion Ricky Taylor, who moves over from Wayne Taylor Racing. For the endurance races, Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud (pictured above roasting his …

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