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IndyCar Weekend Schedule for St. Petersburg

IndyCar Weekend Schedule for St. Petersburg

The NTT IndyCar Series season kicks of this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg race has served as a season opener since 2010 with the exception for 2009. The race takes place on a temporary course using downtown streets of St. Petersburg. Last season winner was Josef Newgarden (US) in his Team Penske Chevrolet. Most wins: Hélio Castroneves – 3. Weekend Schedule for St. Petersburg Series: NTT INDYCAR SERIES For entry lists, updates and…

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2017 IndyCar Series Schedule

2017 IndyCar Series Schedule

2017 IndyCar Series Schedule Date & Time Race Name Track City TV 1 March 12, 12:30 PM ET Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida ABC 2 April 9, 4:30 PM ET Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California NBCSN 3 April 23, 3:30 PM ET Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama NBCSN 4 April 29, 9:30 PM ET Phoenix Grand Prix Phoenix…

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Sonoma IndyCar Rewind

Sonoma IndyCar Rewind

It’s the first official day of Autumn here in Northeastern Ohio and the IndyCar season has just wrapped up. With the end of the summer comes the end of the racing season.  With that comes the colder weather & snow. This is a depressing thought. As a pleasant distraction to this cold hard fact (bad pun intended), I find myself reflecting on the 2016 IndyCar season. The 16 races that made up this season were nothing short of spectacular, the…

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Mid-Ohio IndyCar weekend; a visit to an old friend

Mid-Ohio IndyCar weekend; a visit to an old friend

Lexington, Ohio As I sat atop my usual perch, under the Verizon sign in the Keyhole, at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, it was hard for me not to think about all of the good times I’ve had at the track. I’ve been going to Mid-Ohio for nearly 30 years now and still feel excited every time I get there. It’s hard not to get excited when you are at one of North America’s top five road courses and…

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IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud “The Flying Frenchman”

IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud “The Flying Frenchman”

The early part of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar season has been dominated by one driver, Simon Pagenaud, “The Flying Frenchman” (a moniker I have so kindly bestowed upon him). Simon is in the midst of his best season as an IndyCar driver, possibly the best season of his racing career. The scary thing, (for other drivers) is that Team Penske feels he is likely to be a winner for years to come. Roger Penske is seldom wrong when it comes…

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IndyCar: 2016 Series Standings after Phoenix

IndyCar: 2016 Series Standings after Phoenix

Rank Driver Team Wins Poles Pts 1. Simon Pagenaud Team Penske 0 0 83 2. Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 1 0 79 3. Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske 1 0 74 4. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 0 0 56 5. Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing 0 0 54 6. Helio Castroneves Team Penske 0 1 53 7. Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanagan Racing 0 0 44 8. Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 0 0 43 8. Takuma Sato A.J….

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IndyCar: Results Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

IndyCar: Results Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

Pos Driver Team No Start Laps Laps L Status Pts Pit 1. Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 9 6 250 155 Running 53 3 2. Simon Pagenaud Team Penske 22 10 250 0 Running 40 3 3. Will Power Team Penske 12 9 250 0 Running 35 3 4. Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing 10 2 250 0 Running 32 3 5. Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanagan Racing 15 19 250 0 Running 30 3 6. Josef Newgarden Ed Carpenter…

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IndyCar: Race Preview for Phoenix International Raceway

IndyCar: Race Preview for Phoenix International Raceway

This weekend, it’s time for the 2nd round of the Verizon IndyCar Series at Phoenix International Raceway, Arizona. The raceway is located near Avondale in the Estrella mountains. Phoenix International Raceway opened in 1964 and it has a long history of Open Wheel Racing. But IndyCar has not been racing here for the last eleven years. After the recent reconfiguration, the raceway now measures 1.645 km (1.022 mile) tri-oval. Open-wheel history at PhoenixThe race, officially called Desert Diamond West Valley…

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IndyCar: 2016 Series Standings after St. Petersburg

IndyCar: 2016 Series Standings after St. Petersburg

After one race completed in the 2016 IndyCar Series, Team Penske are currently holding both position one and two in the overall standings with Juan Pablo Montoya (P1) and Simond Pagenaud (P2). Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay is rounding up the top three series standings after St. Petersburg. Rank Driver Team Pts Wins Poles Top-5 Top-10 1 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske 51 1 0 1 1 2 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske 43 0 0 1 1 3 Ryan Hunter-Reay…

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IndyCar: Alex Tagliani starts in both races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IndyCar: Alex Tagliani starts in both races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

By: Kevin Moench – @Kevin_Moesch Alex Tagliani will drive the 2016 Indy 500 and also the Indianapolis Road Course race 2 weeks before (May 14, 2016). It will be the first IndyCar Road Course race since Toronto 2013 (Barracuda Racing) for the 42-year old Canadian. He finished in a solid 10 place! Tagliani will start in a third A.J. Foyt Dallara-Honda car next to Japan’s Takuma Sato and the British Jack Hawksworth. He was a full time driver from 2008-2013 (78…

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