Race Weekend Central

Will Power Maneuvers His Way to 2nd Straight Pocono Win

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Will Power may have found something in the final laps of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Being chased by Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden in the closing 15 laps, Power dove his No. 12 Chevrolet to the apron off Turn 2, blocking Newgarden’s runs to keep the lead until the end. Crossing the …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Transported to Hospital After Qualifying Wreck

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Following a hard hit during his qualifying lap at Pocono Raceway, Ryan Hunter-Reay has been transported via ground to Lehigh Valley Hospital for further evaluation. Hunter-Reay, who won practice earlier Saturday, broke loose in Turn 3 on his warm-up lap, spinning and side-slapping the outside wall. Without control, his No. 28 Andretti Autosport Chevrolet slid …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Leads Opening IndyCar Pocono Practice

(Photo: Chris Owens)

Ryan Hunter-Reay kicked off the weekend right with the top time in Saturday morning’s practice session at Pocono Raceway for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Ripping around the 2.5-mile track in 41.045 seconds (219.268 mph), Hunter-Reay bested Simon Pagenaud by 0.010 seconds to win the session. For Hunter-Reay, the 2012 champion approaches his two-year anniversary of …

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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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Rolex 24 Hour 18 Update: The Rain Reigns Supreme

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, the rains arrived at Daytona International Speedway during the sixth hour of the race.  It has not stopped raining ever since.  At first, it was a light rain that gave teams the choice as to what to do.  Then, the precipitation kicked it up a notch. During the overnight hours, the rain came …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal Join Michael Shank Racing for Rolex 24

On Thursday afternoon, Michael Shank Racing (MSR) announced the final two drivers that will complete their driver lineups for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Verizon IndyCar Series regulars Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal, both of whom race Honda-powered entries, have joined the team to race their brand-new Acura NSX GT3’s. Team owner Michael Shank is happy to have …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Mikhail Aleshin Come Up Short of Pocono Victory

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Though they were two of the quickest cars in Monday’s ABC Supply 500 from Pocono Raceway, a checkered flag was not in the cards for both Ryan Hunter-Reay and Mikhail Aleshin. Coming home second and third behind winner, Will Power, their two winless seasons will continue onto the final three races of the 2016 Verizon …

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Will Power Wins at Pocono Raceway, Cuts into Simon Pagenaud’s Championship Lead

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For the 27th time in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Will Power piloted his racecar into Victory Lane. Taking advantage of a plethora of strategies throughout the race, he climbed through the field late in the going, taking the lead during the final pit stop of the race after the caution flew for debris with 24 laps …

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Multiple Drivers Crash Hard in Pocono IndyCar Practice

(Photo: Walt Kuhn)

Turn 1 was a dangerous place during opening practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Pocono Raceway. Following a blistering lap speed of 217.932 mph, Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda snapped sideways in Turn 1, leading to a massive shunt into the SAFER barrier. Though his chassis lifted off the ground after impact, …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Bid for Three-Straight Iowa Wins Burns Out Early

(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

Ryan Hunter-Reay‘s hope for a third-straight victory at Iowa Speedway has gone up in smoke. After starting 20th, Hunter-Reay was maneuvering his No. 28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda-Dallara around the .875-mile oval on lap 110 when his machine began smoking heavily from an apparent mechanical failure. The incident prompted the Iowa Corn 300’s first yellow …

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