Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part II: Belle Isle to Mid-Ohio

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on Live Full Throttle, looking back on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as we approach the finale weekend at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The only double-header on the schedule takes place in Detroit every summer and will continue to do so for many years to... Continue Reading →

Pagenaud Adds to Déjà vu in Detroit

The term Déjà vu is of French origin, so it’s only fitting that one of the two French drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series is creating one heck of a Déjà vu scenario at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on Belle Isle, which mind you, is basically in Canada (more French connections). Not only do we have... Continue Reading →

Bourdais Gains Another Detroit Win; Daly Earns First IndyCar Podium

Today’s race results mark the 35th IndyCar win for French driver, Sebastien Bourdais. This moves him up on the all-time career race wins list, tying Bobby Unser. Bourdais is not a stranger to the podium here on Belle Isle - he was victorious in the last race here as well: the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit... Continue Reading →

Newgarden Exceeds Track Record in Detroit GP Practice 2

The second practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series saw young gun Josef Newgarden accelerate into seriously impressive time frames. In fact, he broke right out of those frames! He ran a lap of 1:14.6464 in this morning’s 30 minute practice round. This was faster than the track record that Helio Castroneves set yesterday during Round... Continue Reading →

Brabham’s Week: From 200 Laps Around to 200 Feet Across

Fresh off his stint at the Indianapolis 500 with PIRTEK Team Murray and a P22 finish, Matthew Brabham jumped into the No. 7 Speed Energy Stadium Super Truck by Traxxas yesterday at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans for Race #1. Oh, and he won it. If you're unfamiliar with Super Tricks,... Continue Reading →

Simon Pagenaud: He’s at it Again!

Qualifications for the first dual on the shores of Belle Isle in Detroit, MI are complete. Simon Pagenaud, the resident “it driver” of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar season reminded everyone that he is not done with his reign at the top of the charts. The Team Penske driver had an Indianapolis 500 experience he is... Continue Reading →

Power and Hinch Quickest for Manufacturers in Belle Isle Practice #1

Prepare for records to be broken today and possibly on Sunday. The initial practice lap times for the Verizon IndyCar Series were quicker than the standing qualifying lap record here at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI. The current lap record for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans stands at 1:16.0941, set by... Continue Reading →

Rustbelt Resurgence: Detroit Welcomes Verizon IndyCar Series this Weekend

Detroit has gone under some major changes the past few years - revamping neighborhoods, investing in the downtown area, not to mention an awesome doubleheader race care of the Verizon IndyCar Series that invades Belle Isle every year. This island has in and of itself, has been completely reborn - from being cleaned and organized... Continue Reading →

From Detroit to Texas, IndyCar Underdogs Are Having Their Day

The past week presented us with two fantastic examples of on-track Verizon IndyCar Series talent. We started the week on Sunday with the second race of the Dual in Detroit and ended it on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. The tracks couldn’t be any different - the former a temporary street circuit on a island... Continue Reading →

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