INDYCAR: One down, four wins to go for Dixon

Heading to this weekend’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono it is a case of ‘one down, four wins to go’ for reigning NTT INDYCAR Series champion Scott Dixon. An impressive victory last time out at Mid-Ohio catapulted the Kiwi back into championship contention. But a 62-point gap to championship leader Josef Newgarden leaves Dixon in…

INDYCAR: recharged Newgarden ready for Pocono and championship run-in

NTT INDYCAR Series championship-leader Josef Newgarden has put the summer break since July’s Honda 200 to good use. Following a hero-to-zero performance at Mid-Ohio last time out, the Team Penske driver used the time to regroup and recharge ahead of the final four races of the 2019 season. “It was good to have a couple…

Dixon: late-season charge needs to start at Mid-Ohio

Defending NTT INDYCAR Series champion Scott Dixon admits he needs a run of top performances to have any shot at securing a sixth title this season. Sitting 98-points off long-time championship leader Josef Newgarden the Kiwi is under no illusions about the challenge he and his PNC Bank Ganassi Racing crew face. “We need a…

Rahal still sore over Long Beach, expects tight INDYCAR Grand Prix

Nearly 4 weeks may have passed since the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach but Graham Rahal remains convinced he lost a genuine podium finish on the California streets. Penalized by stewards for blocking eventual podium finisher Scott Dixon, Rahal took the checkered an unhappy 4th. “Am I disappointed with the ruling? Absolutely, I don’t…

IndyCar and oval qualifying: missing the bigger picture

At the tail end of 2017 IndyCar competition director Jay Frye confirmed to RACER that oval qualifying order will no longer be determine by a random draw. “We could have gone a lot of ways on how to set the order; fastest laps turned by the drivers in the practice before qualifying, but the idea of going…

IndyCar news roundup

Two new teams confirmed their entry into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar series this week as off season testing wrapped up and points awarded for the Indy 500 were up for debate. Here’s our round up of the news this week in IndyCar. Michael Shank and Schmidt Peterson team up for limited 2018 campaign Michael Shank…

Does Helio want to quit IndyCar?

The chatter in the IndyCar paddock is that it is a done deal. Team Penske will scale back to 3 cars in 2018 running Newgarden, Power and Pagenaud. Which means by default that Helio Castroneves’ illustrious 20 year career in IndyCar ends this season. The Captain – the shrewdest of businessmen – is not content…

IndyCar news round up 21 April

A round up of the latest news from IndyCar on 21 April. Excitement rises for Fernando Alonso’s Indy 500 bid, Charlie Kimball looks to get his season back on track and JR Hildebrand is ruled out of the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama. Veach subs for injured Hildebrand at Barber (IndyCar.com) IndyCar rookie Zac Veach will make…

Is Ford wrong about IndyCar?

Ford Performance director Dave Pericak recently rubbished rumors that Ford is considering becoming the third engine supplier to IndyCar. Pericak questioned the relevance of IndyCar to Ford’s ‘track to road’ policy in an interview with Autosport. “We don’t want to go out there just to race. If there’s not a direct translation to the cars, then we’re not…

IndyCar: silly season update as Bourdais heads back to Coyne

Confirmation this week that Sebastien Bourdais is returning to Dale Coyne and Tony Kanaan will stay at Ganassi put a few more pieces of the 2017 IndyCar driver market puzzle in place. We round-up the latest updates. Tony Kanaan stays on with Chip Ganassi Despite rumours several young guns were snapping at his heels, Tony…