Josef Newgarden stunned Scott Dixon to take pole for the Honda Indy Toronto event and stunned the championship leader once again on Sunday when he made a costly mistake that handed victory to the Chip Ganassi Racing Honda team. Dealing with understeer behind the Team Penske driver during his opening stint on Firestone’s alternate tires, […]

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The variables of rain and a drying track during qualifying for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto event shuffled the order in interesting ways as Josef Newgarden earned pole and the hometown favorites of James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens missed out on making the Firestone Fast Six. The Team Penske driver left nothing behind on an amazing […]

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Scott Dixon’s early weekend pace is being interpreted as a warning shot by some of his rivals, even as the New Zealander sought to downplay his advantage. Dixon ended the opening day of Verizon IndyCar Series practice in Toronto more than 0.4s clear of second-quickest driver Takuma Sato; a margin that prompted others along pitlane […]

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Chip Ganassi Racing driver and IndyCar championship leader Scott Dixon topped both Friday practice sessions ahead of the Toronto race. Dixon’s fastest time of 59.0751 seconds came in the second session, a period in which most teams used the softer Firestone red-walled tyre compound. That left him 0.4s clear of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma […]

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe took his first IndyCar victory in over a year in baffling fashion at Iowa. Hinchcliffe made what appeared to be the decisive move for victory with 40 laps remaining of the 300, sweeping to the inside line to pass long-time race leader Josef Newgarden. But Hinchcliffe had to make […]

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Will Power took pole position for this weekend’s IndyCar race at Iowa, while Andretti’s Ryan Hunter-Reay managed to prevent a Penske one-two-three on the grid. Josef Newgarden made it a provisional Penske lockout after 19 drivers had set a two-lap average on the Iowa oval, but his 181.161mph was only good enough for second on […]

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Scott Dixon and his Chip Ganassi Racing crew played a tactical game in a bid to overhaul the leaders in the Kohler Grand Prix, but this time the championship leader admitted there was a little too much time to make up after finishing third behind Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay. “I think had we started […]

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A bit of theft within Team Penske took place Saturday afternoon at Road America when Will Power saw his pole position stolen by 0.0482s when Josef Newgarden eclipsed his time as the checkered flag waved. Newgarden’s No. 1 Chevy was fastest on Friday, oddly adrift in 14th during the third practice session, and back to […]

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The Silly Season is getting an early start this year. Leading the charge into 2019, McLaren serves as the most tantalizing thread to follow. As you’ve likely read by now, McLaren’s expected participation is likely to be facilitated by an existing IndyCar team, most likely through an alliance with Andretti Autosport or Rahal Letterman Lanigan […]

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Scott Dixon went around Michael Andretti, took the Verizon IndyCar series points lead and gave notice Saturday night that the championship is going to go through him. Starting seventh, Dixon protected his tires, saved fuel and dominated the second half of the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. The 37-year-old veteran took the lead […]

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