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,…

In search of an IndyCar villain

Paul Tracy believes IndyCar needs a bitter rivalry to ignite greater interest in the series. But as Andy Webb writes, encouraging drivers to butt heads regularly could be very risky. Tracy: current field in need of a villain As a  former, self-styled series ‘bad boy’, Tracy clearly knows and a thing or two about a…

IndyCar 2018 season preview part 1

This week we kick off our look ahead to one of the most widely anticipated IndyCar seasons in recent memory. In part 1 of our 2018 IndyCar season preview we are asking: how good will the new universal aero kit be, can Josef Newgarden win back-to-back titles and who will fill the final seat on…

5 ways to spend the IndyCar offseason

With Josef Newgarden crowned 2017 Verizon IndyCar series champion it is a long drag to the start of the 2018 season. St Petersburg awaits on March 11 but in the meantime we have months of zero racing. You could of course fill the off-season with race replays or fine-tuning your fantasy picks. Instead here are…

Gateway 500 Indy review, heroes and zeroes

Josef Newgarden put one hand on the 2017 Verizon IndyCar series trophy with victory at the Bommarito Gateway 500. The championship leader secured his fourth win of the season, sealing victory with an audacious move on teammate Simon Pagenaud late in the race. Newgarden pushes to the front On the opening lap Newgarden set the…

Giant killers: Coyne, Bourdais & Jones talk IndyCar success

Giant killers: Coyne, Bourdais and Jones talk IndyCar success An epic start to this year’s Verizon IndyCar series by Dale Coyne Racing will undoubtedly be one of the main talking points of the 2017 season. Dale Coyne Racing: taking the IndyCar fight to the big boys Sebastien Bourdais’ frightening accident during qualifying for the Indy…

Honda Indy 200 review, heroes and zeroes

Josef Newgarden schooled the entire IndyCar field at Mid-Ohio as he won the Honda Indy 200. Hot on the tail of his win last time out in Toronto, victory plus troubles for the likes of Scott Dixon moved the Penske driver to the top of the point standings. Newgarden dominates at Mid-Ohio “This was a…

Does IndyCar need a bitter rivalry?

During his time in Indianapolis Fernando Alonso made an astonishing – to him and the F1 community at least – discovery: the IndyCar paddock is a friendly place. “The whole atmosphere is just different there. Everyone is more relaxed, is happy”, Alonso told NBCSN. This was in stark contrast to his perspective on the F1…

IndyCar and ovals: still going the wrong way

From the crapshoot that was the Rainguard 600 at Texas to plans for push to pass next year, one thing is clear. IndyCar is still going the wrong way with its oval plans. Less than a month after another epic Indy 500, normal service has been resumed. The 500 was a race that ran out…

Defining an Indy 500 rookie

Controversy followed the announcement of Fernando Alonso as the 2017 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year over Ed Jones. The Spaniard who failed to the finish the 101st running took the award over fellow rookie Ed Jones. Despite the fact Jones finished a spectacular 3rd which caused quite a storm.. Dale Coyne and his eponymous…