IndyCar 2017 talking points – part 2

Part 2 of my preview of the main talking points and highlights ahead of the 2017 IndyCar season. In part 1 I looked at who might challenge Penske’s domination, the chances of success for Ganassi and the prospects for Marco Andretti, JR Hildebrand and the energised AJ Foyt Racing. This time I’m looking at all things oval for…

IndyCar: can anyone stop Penske in 2017?

In 2017 Team Penske will run four Dallara-Chevrolet’s for two champions and two proven race winners. They will start the season as favourites. Can anyone stop them winning back-to-back titles next season? On paper it is hard to see how the the Penske juggernaut will not just steamroller the opposition. The Dallara-Chevrolet package has won every IndyCar title since…

IndyCar: Indy Pocono 500 – heroes and zeroes 2016

Will Power closed the gap to series leader Simon Pagenaud at the 2016 Indy Pocono 500. Here I rate the heroes and zeroes from latest round of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Indy Pocono 500 heroes 2016 Hero – Ryan Hunter-Reay RHR came home 3rd but was the star performer at Monday’s rescheduled 500 miler. Watching…

IndyCar: Indy Toronto ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

The narrow, bumpy streets of Toronto saw some classic IndyCar street racing with a grandstand finish and win for Will Power. 2016 Indy Toronto heroes Hero – Tony Kanaan At first glance it looked like Kanaan was destined for another disappointing result playing second fiddle to his team mate, Scott Dixon. Put on what appeared…

IndyCar: Road America ‘heroes and zeroes’ 2016

Rating the heroes and zeroes from IndyCar’s return to the iconic Road America circuit in Wisconsin which hosted massive crowds and a thrilling, grandstand finish. IndyCar Road America 2016 heroes Hero – Josef Newgarden IndyCar’s bionic man astounded many by lining up to race at Road America. Not content with bouncing back from a horrible…

IndyCar: GoPro GP of Sonoma ‘hot and not’ list

MotorSportNotes presents the final ‘hot & not’ list of the 2015 IndyCar season following a thrill-a-minute finale at Sonoma Raceway. Rating the drivers and teams that excelled and embarrassed during an epic conclusion to the championship. Hot Scott Dixon Possibly one of the greatest drivers in open-wheel racing history did what he needed to do…

IndyCar: MAVTV500 Fontana review

Will Power’s title victory at Fontana was something of an anti-climax but the timing for him was right. Timing for IndyCar however seems to be a big issue right now.