Race Weekend Central

Pagenaud Takes Day Two Pole For Detroit GP With Track Record Lap

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Posting a track record time of 1:14.0739, Simon Pagenaud beat out Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves in the final moments of qualifying Group 1. That ultimately gave him the pole for Sunday’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans – Dual II amid controversy. In a session moved up 15 minutes to 10:30 a.m. ET …

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Will Power Tops Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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After sitting mid-pack for much of the week, Will Power and Chevrolet led the way on Fast Friday. Power’s 232.672mph. lap in the Happy Hour stood as the fastest lap of Friday’s final practice before qualifications for the May 29 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden slotted in behind Power …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third-Straight Top 5 in Richmond?

Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third Straight Top 5 in Richmond? Following back-to-back top 5s for Chase Elliott this season, the Sprint Cup Series rookie will look for a third this weekend at Richmond. Will he do it? One thing he has going for him – unlike most tracks on the circuit – is past …

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Power, Montoya Lead the Way in Opening Long Beach Practices

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A few days after the announcement that Roger Penske will drive the pace car in May’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the Captain’s drivers stole the show in Friday’s opening two practice sessions for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power combined to top the two Friday practice …

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Will Power Out of INDYCAR Season Opener, Oriol Servia to Sub

(Credit: Huston Ladner)

On Sunday morning, Team Penske announced that Will Power will sit out today’s Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the season opener for the Verizon IndyCar Series.  According to a previous press release, Power has been suffering from nausea.  In addition, the Associated Press’ Jenna Fryer tweeted that Power came to St. Petersburg already feeling under the weather. …

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Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power Reveal Sleek 2016 Liveries

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When the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to St. Petersburg, Florida this weekend, Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power will roll onto the track with style. Montoya and Power each revealed their new liveries for 2016 on social media Wednesday, just a handful of days before the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Team Penske …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Juan Pablo Montoya’s Sour Grapes

(Photo: Chris Jones)

As the laps clicked off on the IndyCar season finale from Sonoma last Sunday, I watched, wondering if anyone had a shot at using the double points available to upset Juan Pablo Montoya, who had led the standings all year. In the beginning, it looked like he would cruise to the championship by holding steady inside …

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Will Power Earns Pole for 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

Will Power on track at Sonoma (credit: John Cote/IndyCar)

(Photo credit: John Cote/IndyCar)

He may not be likely to defend his championship this year, but Will Power is starting the final race of the season on point, taking the pole position with a late flying lap to best Josef Newgarden for pole for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Starting third is Ryan Hunter-Reay, followed by Simon Pagenaud. Then …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Hondy Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Photo Credit: John Cote

In a Nutshell: At a track where cautions have been scant over the past few years, the yellow flags proved to be the element that changed strategy and shook up the field. Graham Rahal, who had started in 13th, benefitted from a timely caution as he made his way to pit road, ultimately coming out with …

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IndyCar Recap: 2015 ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

In a Nutshell: For much of the race on the flat 1-mile track, two-time race-winner Josef Newgarden looked to be running away to victory. Though Ryan Briscoe posed a serious challenge, a terrible pit stop pushed him back in the field and Newgarden maintained the lead. Then, the yellow flags changed things. Two yellow flags …

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