Penske teammates ready to battle to the end in 2018 title fight

Team Penske title protagonists Will Power and Josef Newgarden are not about to give way to each other in the final races of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar season. Despite sitting 68-points and 78-points respectively behind championship leader Scott Dixon, both remain focused on the ultimate goal. “There’s a lot of competition between myself, Scott Dixon,…

Newgarden knows he needs to do better to defend IndyCar title

Reigning Verizon IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden admits that he and his Penske team need to up their game in the closing races of the 2018 season. Sitting 66-points off championship leader Scott Dixon, Newgarden is under no illusions about what is needed for the championship run-in: “We’ve stayed in the same spot in championship points,…

Power: we need Dixon to have a bad day

Will Power admits his chances of winning a second IndyCar championship rely on how his title rivals perform, chiefly points leader Scott Dixon. Speaking ahead of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono, the Aussie gave a frank assessment of his chances of overhauling the championship leader. “We just need him to have a bad day…

Power eager for IndyCar GP after Barber disaster

Will Power is eager to make amens for a disastrous race at Barber Motorsports Park with back-to-back wins at the INDYCAR GP this weekend. Following his early exit from the race and subsequent criticism of IndyCar race control, Power is anxious to move past the mistakes and remonstrations. “After a couple weeks off, I’m ready…

Honda Grand Prix of Alabama – heroes and zeroes

The rain was the big winner during the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama as reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden notched up his second win of the 2018 season. Red flagged on Sunday, the race restarted on Monday and despite some inspired wet-weather driving by Sebastien Bourdais in the SealMaster Honda, pole-sitter Newgarden prevailed ahead of…

IndyCar Sonoma test in pictures

Take a look at our favorite pictures from the recent IndyCar test at Sonoma Raceway in California. Five teams including defending champions Team Penske, Schmidt Peterson and AJ Foyt Racing  rolled out their new for 2018 universal aero kits and liveries at the Californian road course. Teams will next run on 9 and 10 February…

Championship deja vu for Team Penske

Team Penske find themselves in familiar territory coming in to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar season finale at Sonoma. The big question is not whether they can take back-to-back championships. It is whether they will make the same mistakes that cost them the IndyCar title back in 2015. Picture the scene Coming in to the final…

IndyCar will miss its ‘super teams’

2018 is likely to mark the end of an IndyCar quirk: the ‘super team’. For several seasons Team Penske, Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport have fielded 4 full time cars each in the Verizon IndyCar series. Expanding further for one-off races and the Indy 500. The super teams – as they were christened –…

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…

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio preview notes and quotes

The IndyCar series heads to the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio this weekend and we preview what could be a pivotal race in the championship. Championship leader Scott Dixon takes a narrow 3 point lead in the point standings to Mid-Ohio. With the Penske quartet of Castroneves, Pagenaud, Newgarden and Power in hot pursuit the…