Race Weekend Central

Graham Rahal Leads 4th Indy 500 Practice

(Photo: Brandon Wright)

Graham Rahal led the way in Thursday’s Indianapolis 500 practice, the fourth of the week. Rahal’s quickest lap during the session was a mock-qualifying run Rahal admitted following the session. However, Rahal still was in tow behind Stefan Wilson. “Stefan Wilson came out in front of me,” said Rahal. “He was at the end of …

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JR Hildebrand Will Have Another Shot at the Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

JR Hildebrand will start his eighth Indianapolis 500 in May with the team he made his IndyCar Series debut with in 2010, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. Hildebrand, 30, competed full-time with Ed Carpenter Racing last year, but the team replaced him with Spencer Pigot, who ran a partial schedule and shared seat time with owner-driver …

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James Hinchcliffe, JR Hildebrand Crash at Pocono

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

James Hinchcliffe and JR Hildebrand’s days at Pocono Raceway came to an early end when the two drivers wrecked in Turn 1 on lap 125 of the ABC Supply 500. They were battling for position in the middle of the pack when Hinchcliffe made an aggressive move to Hildebrand’s inside. They made contact, which resulted …

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Conor Daly Fastest in INDYCAR Gateway Test

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, AJ Foyt Racing’s Conor Daly was fastest in both sessions during a full field open test at Gateway Motorsports Park.  Daly’s lap in the second session of 25.4371 seconds (176.907 mph) was the only lap of the whole test to average over 175 mph.  However, it was a trying day for everyone involved …

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JR Hildebrand Ruled Out of Barber Park, Zach Veach to Sub

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, JR Hildebrand has officially not been approved to race this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park after breaking a bone in his hand at Long Beach.  Indy Lights veteran Zach Veach, who announced plans to make his INDYCAR debut in the Indianapolis 500, will have his debut pushed up as he will sub in the …

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James Hinchcliffe Uses Pit Strategy to Claim Comeback Win

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

James Hinchcliffe took the lead when Scott Dixon pitted under green on lap 54. Shortly afterwards, a full course yellow came out for Alexander Rossi’s blown engine.  From there, Hinchcliffe held on through a late restart to take his first win since his near-fatal injuries at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2015. Hinchcliffe seemed relieved …

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IndyCar Preview: 2015 Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

Photo: Chris Owens.

NOLA Motorsports Park is a brand new venue for the Verizon IndyCar Series, so that means there will be many unknowns for teams this weekend, particularly as they are still learning and adjusting to their new aero kits. One thing that actually won’t be a question mark, however, is the Firestone tire that will be …

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