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IndyCar announces updated 2020 series schedule
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 06:44 PM
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IndyCar announces updated 2020 series schedule


An updated 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule was released today, displaying calendar adjustments implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway remains the season opener with a night race on the 1.5-mile oval Saturday, June 6. The next race on the INDYCAR calendar will be the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course Saturday, July 4.


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2020 IndyCar season kicks off June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 06:33 PM
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2020 IndyCar season kicks off June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway


The 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season will begin Saturday, June 6 with the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. INDYCAR's stars will take the green flag at 8:45 p.m. (ET), with broadcast coverage provided by NBC Sports via NBCSN.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, INDYCAR will run a condensed schedule with practice, qualifying and the race taking place on the same day. The event also will be conducted without fans in attendance. This will be the 24th consecutive year in which INDYCAR has raced at the 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth, Texas.

"We're excited and ready to kick off the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season at Texas Motor Speedway," INDYCAR President Jay Frye said. "We've worked closely with Eddie Gossage, the entire TMS team and public health officials on a plan of action that will ensure the safety of our event participants alongside an exciting return to competition for our drivers, teams and viewers tuning in from around the world."


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2020 Virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway: IndyCar Race Results - McLaughlin emerges from wild last lap to win First Responder 175 presented by GMR at Indy
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, May 03, 2020 - 08:34 AM
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2020 Virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway: IndyCar Race Results - McLaughlin emerges from wild last lap to win First Responder 175 presented by GMR at Indy


Scott McLaughlin entered the final turn of the First Responder 175 presented by GMR in fifth place, but he took the checkered flag as the winner less than one-half mile later.

Yes, the finish of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge finale was that wild.

Two-time reigning Virgin Australia Supercars champion McLaughlin edged Conor Daly by .2609 of a second to win the 70-lap, 175-mile race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. New Zealand native McLaughlin averaged 174.743 mph in the No. 40 PIRTEK Team Penske Dallara to earn his second win in the six-round virtual series featuring NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers and special guests.

Oliver Askew and Santino Ferrucci collided on the front straightaway while dueling for the victory with the checkered flag and famous Yard of Bricks start-finish line in sight, letting McLaughlin sneak through for a surprising victory, with NTT INDYCAR SERIES veteran Daly's No. 31 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet right behind.

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5 Things To Look For ... heading into First Responder 175 presented by GMR
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, May 01, 2020 - 06:26 PM
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5 Things To Look For ... heading into First Responder 175 presented by GMR


The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, a virtual racing event featuring a full field of NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers and special guests, concludes Saturday, May 2 with the First Responder 175 presented by GMR beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.

The 70-lap event, which will last approximately 70 minutes, will be broadcast live on NBCSN. The NBC broadcasting team of Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy and Marty Snider will call the action. The pre-race activities will be highlighted by the Indianapolis Fire Department's Voices of IFD singing the national anthem and New York City first responders giving the command to start engines.


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Month of May opens with INDYCAR iRacing Challenge finale on IMS oval
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, May 01, 2020 - 07:21 AM
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Month of May opens with INDYCAR iRacing Challenge finale on IMS oval


The Month of May will begin and the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge will end on the most famous start-finish line in global motorsports - the Yard of Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The last of six rounds of the virtual racing series, the First Responder 175 presented by GMR, will start at 2:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday, May 2 and be televised live on NBCSN. The 70-lap, 175-mile race will take place on the world-renowned 2.5-mile oval at IMS, home of the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. That race was scheduled for Sunday, May 24 but postponed to Sunday, Aug. 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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2020 Virtual Circuit of Americas: IndyCar Race Results - Spin and Win: Norris overcomes early mishap to win AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at COTA
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 07:33 PM
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2020 Virtual Circuit of Americas: IndyCar Race Results - Spin and Win: Norris overcomes early mishap to win AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at COTA


Lando Norris won the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge on Saturday, April 25 at Circuit of The Americas from the pole with crushing pace, but the victory was anything but a joy ride to the checkered flag.

McLaren Formula One driver Norris drove to a 1.445-second victory over Arrow McLaren SP teammate Pato O'Ward. Norris, from England, averaged 104.837 mph in the No. 04 Arrow McLaren SP Dallara during the strategic, entertaining race.

Norris overcame a spin after his first of two pit stops to scythe through the field and take the lead for good on Lap 29 of the 32-lap race when leader Felix Rosenqvist spun.


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2020 Virtual Motegi: IndyCar Race Results - Pagenaud masters Motegi oval to win Firestone 175 after stirring duel with Dixon
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 06:38 AM
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2020 Virtual Motegi: IndyCar Race Results - Pagenaud masters Motegi oval to win Firestone 175 after stirring duel with Dixon


Nearly a year after winning the biggest oval race of them all, Simon Pagenaud continued his mastery of virtual circle tracks by taking the checkered flag at the Firestone 175 on Saturday, April 18 at Twin Ring Motegi.

2019 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Pagenaud edged five-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon by .3429 of a second after a spellbinding duel in the wild closing 10 laps of the 113-lap race. Pagenaud averaged 177.345 mph in the No. 22 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet.

This was Pagenaud's second consecutive victory in the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge. 2016 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Pagenaud also won the Chevrolet 275 on April 11 at Michigan International Speedway, the first oval event in the six-event virtual racing series.


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2020 Virtual Motegi: IndyCar Race - 5 Things To Look For heading into Firestone 175
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, April 17, 2020 - 06:34 PM
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2020 Virtual Motegi: IndyCar Race - 5 Things To Look For heading into Firestone 175


The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, a virtual racing event featuring a full field of NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers, continues Saturday, April 18 with the Firestone 175 beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET at Twin Ring Motegi.

The 113-lap event, which will last approximately 75 minutes, will be broadcast live on NBCSN. The NBC broadcasting team of Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy and Marty Snider will call the action. The pre-race activities will be highlighted by Big Machine Records country music star Carly Pearce singing the national anthem and global motorsports legend Mario Andretti giving the command to start engines.


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2020 Virtual Motegi: IndyCar Race - Fast Facts
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, April 17, 2020 - 06:33 PM
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2020 Virtual Motegi: IndyCar Race - Fast Facts


When: 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday, April 18
Track: Twin Ring Motegi, a four-turn, egg-shaped, 1.549-mile oval in Motegi, Japan. Turn banking: 10 degrees.
Race distance: 113 laps/175 miles/281.6 km (approximately 75 minutes)
Expected pit stops: Two. Fuel window is expected to be approximately 40 laps. Cars will be allowed one "Fast Repair" during the race.
Twitter: @IndyCar, @iRacing, @motegi_english, #INDYCARChallenge, #INDYCAR
TV/Online: 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App. Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer, alongside the network's INDYCAR analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy, and pit reporter Marty Snider. The pre-race activities will be highlighted by Big Machine Records country music star Carly Pearce singing the national anthem and global motorsports legend Mario Andretti giving the command to start engines. The podium finishers will be interviewed on the live NBCSN broadcast.

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2020 Virtual Michigan: IndyCar Race Results - Speed, strategy help Pagenaud climb from rear of field to win Chevrolet 275 at Michigan
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 07:41 AM
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2020 Virtual Michigan: IndyCar Race Results - Speed, strategy help Pagenaud climb from rear of field to win Chevrolet 275 at Michigan


Simon Pagenaud used a combination of smarts, speed and strategy to win Round 3 of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge on Saturday, the Chevrolet 275 at Michigan International Speedway.

Reigning Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Pagenaud beat Team Penske teammate Scott McLaughlin by 13.409 seconds - a deceptively large margin in a thrilling race that featured nine leaders and 18 lead changes. It was his first victory in the virtual racing series, in which NTT INDYCAR SERIES athletes and special guests compete in the iRacing computer racing simulation.

Pagenaud pitted later than the early lead group and stretched the fuel in his No. 22 DXC Team Penske Chevrolet to the finish, making only one pit stop in the 85-lap race.



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2020 Virtual Michigan: IndyCar Race - 5 Things To Look For... heading into Chevrolet 275
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, April 10, 2020 - 06:22 PM
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2020 Virtual Michigan: IndyCar Race - 5 Things To Look For... heading into Chevrolet 275


The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, a virtual racing event featuring a full field of NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers, continues Saturday, April 11 with the Chevrolet 275 beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET at Michigan International Speedway.

The event, which will last approximately 75 minutes, will be broadcast live on NBCSN. The NBC broadcasting team of Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy and Marty Snider will call the action. The pre-race activities will be highlighted by NBC’s “The Voice” contestant Beth Griffith-Manley singing the national anthem and NBC Sports host Mike Tirico giving the command to start engines.

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2020 Virtual Michigan: IndyCar Race - Fast Facts
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, April 10, 2020 - 06:21 PM
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2020 Virtual Michigan: IndyCar Race - Fast Facts


Chevrolet 275 Fast Facts
When: 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday, April 11
Track: Michigan International Speedway, a four-turn, D-shaped, 2-mile oval in Brooklyn, Michigan. Turn banking: 18 degrees. Turn width: 73 feet.
Race distance: 85 laps/170 miles/273.6 km (approximately 75 minutes)
Expected pit stops: Two. Fuel window is expected to be approximately 37 laps. Cars will be allowed one "Fast Repair" during the race.
Twitter: @IndyCar, @iRacing, @MISpeedway, #INDYCARChallenge, #INDYCAR
TV/Online: 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App. Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer, alongside the network's INDYCAR analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy and reporter Marty Snider. The pre-race activities will be highlighted by NBC's "The Voice" contestant Beth Griffith-Manley singing the national anthem and NBC Sports host Mike Tirico giving the command to start engines. The podium finishers will be interviewed on the live NBCSN broadcast.

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2020 Virtual Barber Park: IndyCar Race Results - McLaughlin hangs on to edge teammate Power
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 08:39 AM
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2020 Virtual Barber Park: IndyCar Race Results - McLaughlin hangs on to edge teammate Power


McLaughlin hangs on to edge teammate Power in Round 2 of IndyCar iRacing Challenge at Barber

Scott McLaughlin made the most of working the night shift, winning the Virtual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park, the second round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge.

New Zealand native and two-time Virgin Australia Supercars champion McLaughlin held off Team Penske teammate Will Power by .4241 of a second to earn his first win in the virtual racing series while driving through the early-morning hours at his home in Brisbane, Australia. McLaughlin started practice at 2 a.m. in Australia and qualified eighth for the 45-lap race, taking the checkered flag around 5:40 a.m. local time.

McLaughlin, who started eighth, averaged 115.276 mph for the victory in the No. 2 Shell V-Power Team Penske Chevrolet. He finished fourth in the series debut March 28 at Watkins Glen International.

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2020 Virtual Watkins Glen: IndyCar Race Results - Sage Karam wins American Red Cross Grand Prix
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 07:54 AM
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2020 Virtual Watkins Glen: IndyCar Race Results - Sage Karam wins American Red Cross Grand Prix


Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver Sage Karam (No. 24 DRR Wix Filters Chevrolet) got the virtual INDYCAR iRacing Challenge rolling Saturday with a win from the pole in the American Red Cross Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International.

Karam led 43 of the 45 laps and beat Chip Ganassi Racing's Felix Rosenqvist (No. 10 NTT DATA Honda) by 3.6174 seconds in the debut event of the six-race INDYCAR iRacing Challenge. Team Penske's Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet) finished third.

While this may have been his first virtual win against a full field of fellow NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers, he is no stranger to Victory Lane in iRacing. It was his 144th iRacing road-course win in 533 starts and 165th iRacing victory overall. For the win, he will have a donation to American Red Cross made in his name by INDYCAR and earn a virtual winner's trophy and ring from Jostens.


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5 Things To Look For... heading into the American Red Cross Grand Prix
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, March 27, 2020 - 06:32 PM
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5 Things To Look For... heading into the American Red Cross Grand Prix


The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, a virtual racing event featuring a full field of NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers, begins this weekend with Saturday's American Red Cross Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

The event, which will last approximately 90 minutes, will be streamed through INDYCAR.com while INDYCAR's YouTube and Facebook platforms as well as iRacing's Twitch will serve as additional outlets for viewing. The NBC broadcasting team of Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy will be calling the action. The pre-race activities will be highlighted by iconic national anthem singer Jim Cornelison adding his voice as he has for the past three Indianapolis 500s.

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2020 Coronavirus: IndyCar Cancels St. Petersburg, COTA, Barber Park, Long Beach
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, March 13, 2020 - 07:15 PM
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2020 Coronavirus: IndyCar Cancels St. Petersburg, COTA, Barber Park, Long Beach


"After careful consideration, including regular communication with our event promoters, health officials, and the city administrations in our respective race markets regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all NTT INDYCAR Series events through April. This begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg which was to begin today and run through Sunday, March 15 and continues through the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas which was to take place April 24-26. Although we are disappointed to delay the start to this INDYCAR season and will miss our incredible fans who support us each year in St. Petersburg, Birmingham, Long Beach, and Austin, the safety of our fans, participants, staff, partners, and media will always remain our top priority. We will continue to coordinate with public health experts and government officials as we determine the appropriate plans for resuming our schedule."

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2020 Coronavirus: Joint statement from INDYCAR and Green Savoree Racing Promotion
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 08:31 PM
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2020 Coronavirus: Joint statement from INDYCAR and Green Savoree Racing Promotion


"INDYCAR and Green Savoree Racing Promotions, in conjunction with the city of St. Petersburg, announced Thursday that all activities surrounding Sunday's season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be closed to spectators and limited to essential personnel only. This protocol is being put in place to protect the health and welfare of the fans, drivers, teams, workers and officials, as we mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

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Penske Unveils Wide-Ranging Plan to Enhance Month of May, IMS
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, February 14, 2020 - 07:17 PM
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Penske Unveils Wide-Ranging Plan to Enhance Month of May, IMS


A wide-ranging, multifaceted plan to boost and strengthen the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was unveiled today featuring significant improvements and financial investment that will resonate with fans from Central Indiana and throughout the globe.

The goal of the plan is to produce a legendary Month of May. Enhancements revealed exactly 100 days from the 104th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24 include:

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2020 IndyCar: Power, Team Penske fastest in COTA Open Test
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 07:08 AM
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2020 IndyCar: Power, Team Penske fastest in COTA Open Test


The NTT INDYCAR SERIES concluded its first open test of the season Wednesday with 27 drivers using 25 cars to complete 1,480 laps at Circuit of The Americas.

The field included six former series champions and seven drivers who have yet to start an NTT INDYCAR SERIES race. And it was one of those former champs who posted the fastest lap around the 20-turn, 3.41-mile road course that will host the season's fourth race, the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge on Sunday, April 26.

Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet), the 2014 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champ, recorded a lap of 1 minute, 46.7603 seconds/114.987 miles per hour that was not far off his pole-winning speed of a year ago at COTA. He was inside 0.8 of a second from his pole effort of 1:46.0177/115.792 mph last March.


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IndyCar, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Purchased by Penske Corporation
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, November 04, 2019 - 07:33 PM
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IndyCar, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Purchased by Penske Corporation



Indianapolis Motor Speedway under new ownership!

Indianapolis Motor Speedway under new ownership!
Credit: PaddockTalk/Paul Hurley



The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive and motorsports leader. Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, will acquire all Hulman & Company principal operating assets, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series and IMS Productions. The transaction will close following receipt of applicable government approvals and other standard conditions.


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Aeroscreen's first on-track test deemed a huge success
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 08:04 PM
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Aeroscreen's first on-track test deemed a huge success


INDYCAR, in collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, staged its first on-track test of a revolutionary Aeroscreen on Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the officials and drivers involved couldn’t have been more pleased.

Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and 2014 series champion Will Power of Team Penske – both Indianapolis 500 winners – combined to run nearly 650 incident-free miles around the iconic 2.5-mile oval.


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2019 Laguna Seca: IndyCar Race Results - Herta, Honda Win!
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 04:28 PM
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2019 Laguna Seca: IndyCar Race Results - Herta, Honda Win!


By Mike Sulka

Colton Herta and his No. 88 Honda IndyCar has won IndyCars return to Laguna Seca. For Herta, it is his second win of the 2019 season and second of his IndyCar career.

Josef Newgarden would finish eighth to clinch his second IndyCar drivers championship.

Will Power and his No. 12 Penske Chevrolet would finish second to pick up his sixth podium of the year, and 76th major open-wheel podium of his career.

Scott Dixon and his No. 9 Ganassi Honda would finish third. It is Dixon's 10th podium of the year, and 115th career podium.

Simon Pagenaud and Felix Rosenqvist would finish fourth and fifth respectively. Rosenqvist is the 2019 rookie of the year.

Recap

It was a clean start at the return to Laguna Seca. After Lap 1, Polesitter Colton Herta led, followed by Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden, and James Hinchcliffe.

Pitstops would begin in earnest on Lap 14 with Rossi (soft), and Newgarden (prime) taking on new tires. Hinchcliffe would stop two laps later with Dixon (prime) stopping on Lap 18, and Herta (prime) stopping on Lap 19.

After the stops, Herta would get out just in front of Dixon. Herta would re-take the point when Will Power would make his first pitstop. They would be followed by Simon Pagenaud (soft), Rossi, and Power (soft).

Power would get past Rossi on Lap 30 easily with Rossi complaining about his tires.

The second round of leader pitstops would start on Lap 37 with Rossi, and Newgarden first in. Both would take on the prime tire. Dixon and Pagenaud would pit from second and third respectively on the next lap. Both would get the prime tire. Hinchcliffe would be next with Herta stopping on Lap 40.

Another set of prime tires would go on Herta's IndyCar. He would return to the track well ahead of Dixon. Power would pit from the lead and fight hard with Dixon, but drop in behind - third.

On Lap 41, the order would be Herta, Dixon, Power, Pagenaud, and Felix Rosenqvist. Rosenqvist had come on strong getting to the front.

The caution would fly on Lap 46 following a spin, and stalled entry. The green flag would fly on Lap 49, Herta would continue to lead with Dixon, Pagenaud, Power behind.

On Lap 65, the leaders would make their final expected stops. Herta, Dixon, Rossi, and Newgarden would all pit. Pagenaud would stop on the next lap. Herta would continue up front. Dixon would stay second, Pagenaud would stay third. Power would stop on Lap 67, and return to the track just behind Herta.

An amazing pass by Rosenqvist in the Cork Screw, he would take fourth from Pagenaud.

Laguna Seca is the season finale for the IndyCar series.

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2019 Laguna Seca: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Herta claims Pole!
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 08:30 AM
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2019 Laguna Seca: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Herta claims Pole!


Like father, like son at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Twenty years after Bryan Herta won the third of his three consecutive Indy car poles at this 11-turn, 2.238-mile permanent road course, his 19-year-old son Colton won his first Laguna Seca pole here Saturday in qualifying for Sunday's Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey.

The younger Herta, who also is trying to win the NTT IndyCar Series rookie-of-the-year award, captured his third pole of the NTT IndyCar Series season and will lead the 24-car field to the green flag.


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2019 Portland: IndyCar Race Results - Power wins Grand Prix of Portland, helps teammate in title race
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 09:02 PM
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2019 Portland: IndyCar Race Results - Power wins Grand Prix of Portland, helps teammate in title race


Team Penske was the big winner in Sunday's Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway.

Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet) drove away with the race victory - his second in as many NTT IndyCar Series races -- while teammate Josef Newgarden (No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet) extended his lead in the championship standings heading to the season finale Sunday, Sept. 22 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.

Newgarden could be on a Scott Dixon-like path to the title. Last year, Dixon avoided major contact in a first-corner incident here to finish fifth. Sunday, Newgarden did virtually the same thing, braking to avoid two cars tangling in front of him in an opening-lap melee before going on to finish fifth.

"Maybe we've got Scott's mojo," Newgarden said.


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2019 Portland: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Herta Takes Pole
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 08:05 AM
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2019 Portland: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Herta Takes Pole


A trio of NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders facing challenging starting positions in Sunday's Grand Prix of Portland was the only thing to possibly upstage what rookie Colton Herta did at Portland International Raceway.

Herta, the second-generation Indy car standout driving for Harding Steinbrenner Racing, put his No. 88 Capstone Turbine Honda on the pole for the second time this season. Herta won the NTT P1 Award by besting pole whiz Will Power of Team Penske (No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet) with a final lap of 57.8111 seconds (122.302 mph).

Power, who said he flat-spotted his tires on the next-to-last lap of the Firestone Fast Six round, settled for a lap of 57.8303 seconds (122.261 mph) as the two drivers exchanged the top spot three times in the final seconds of qualifying.


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