Power and Wickens are ones to watch in Saturday Qualifying at Barber

Alright. I’m pretty sure Turn 5 at Barber Motorsports Park has its own gravitational pull. That pull is strongest when Indy cars are in orbit nearby.  The No. 10 Ganassi Honda of Ed Jones ended up triggering the first red flag of practice, when he needed assistance from AMR Rescue to be pulled from the grips of the tumultuous Turn. Jones is fresh off the podium from Long Beach and there is a good chance he was pushing his car to the limit to find those boundaries before quals today. The 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the year has had mixed … Continue reading Power and Wickens are ones to watch in Saturday Qualifying at Barber

Gutierrez Ready for ‘Pure Racing’ of IndyCar, Adding to Positivity of Coyne’s 2017 Season

We are deadlocked. Both engine manufacturers in IndyCar have three wins under their belt this season. With the most recent win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway going to Honda, and the Verizon IndyCar Series back at a street circuit this weekend for two races, we could either split the difference and leave here 4-and-4, or Honda can work with keeping the momentum going from the Indianapolis 500, and get ahead in the count. Given their strength on this track format in 2017, it would appear to be a feasible goal. One big change since St. Petersburg and Long Beach though… Sebastien … Continue reading Gutierrez Ready for ‘Pure Racing’ of IndyCar, Adding to Positivity of Coyne’s 2017 Season

Full Throttle Recap: The Indianapolis 500

The 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was a record-breaking and history-making race to remember. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. His win in the No. 26 Honda continued this season’s tradition of having a different winner for each race. We’ve had six events with six winners that represented four teams. This victory is the second of Sato’s IndyCar career, and the first with Andretti Autosport. His new team has won the ‘500’ five times total, with three of the wins coming to them in the past … Continue reading Full Throttle Recap: The Indianapolis 500