Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part I: St. Pete to the Indianapolis 500

This is part 1 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 Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg saw Sebastien Bourdais come away with a victory at the season kickoff weekend for the... Continue Reading →

2017 Starts on High Note for IndyCar, Points Toward Thrilling Season Ahead

Six IndyCar Series champions. Five Indianapolis 500 winners. Fifteen IndyCar race winners. Fifteen IndyCar pole-sitters. That’s the depth of the current Verizon IndyCar Series field. The talent is undeniable, from the veterans with years of experience and packed racing resumes, to the rookie, sophomores, and third-year drivers whose ability to learn under pressure and apply... Continue Reading →

Push to Pass Podcast [S3E5] – Sebastien Bourdais on an Emotional Win with Dale Coyne Racing

  The more the merrier! And this week you get two Push to Pass podcasts for the price of one! It might be St. Patrick's day, but we are celebrating the French today! Dusty said it best over on our partner site, Slipstream Network: "Sebastien Bourdais finally conquered the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,... Continue Reading →

Champion Driver, Underdog Team Find Victory Together

This past Sunday, Sebastien Bourdais achieved something unprecedented at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg by winning the race from a starting position of P21, which Bourdais clarified to the crowd from the podium as meaning, “...LAST. I started LAST.” No one has ever won this contest from further back than P9. His spirits... Continue Reading →

12 Years Later, Wheldon Legacy Continues in St. Pete

In 2005, Dan Wheldon found victory here on the Streets of St. Petersburg, his adopted-home race. At that time, the now Firestone-branded race was sponsored by Honda, the manufacturer of his engine in the No. 26 with Andretti-Green Racing. Wheldon won 6 races total that season, also standing on the top step of the podium... Continue Reading →

Power Earns 45th IndyCar Pole, 7th at St. Pete

Will Power, man. Do you think his parents had any clue how true his name would ring in his future career? The Team Penske driver earned his 45th IndyCar career pole position today on the Streets of St. Petersburg. It’s safe to say he has a very stable relationship with the circuit. He has now... Continue Reading →

Dixon Tops Final Practice with Hinchcliffe on his Heels

While James’ Hinchcliffe’s former dance partner, Sharna Burgess from Dancing with the Stars, would frown upon James leading with his heels, the rest of us are fine with him being on the figurative heels of the driver in front of him in order to make track action more interesting. In this case, it was Practice... Continue Reading →

Change is Good, Just Ask Dixon and Bourdais

It’s said that change is the only constant in life. The world I get to live in, sometimes to my own bewilderment, is the world of racing… and that old adage about change is just as true here. Scott Dixon (No. 9, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams) and Sebastien Bourdais (No. 18, Dale Coyne Racing) are... Continue Reading →

Honda Shows Muscle in First IndyCar Practice of 2017

  Eight out of ten. That’s how team Honda finished the first practice session at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this morning. Marco Andretti (No. 27, Andretti Autosport) led the IndyCar field with a best lap time of 1:03.7559, ahead of Tony Kanaan (No. 10, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams) and Scott Dixon (No.... Continue Reading →

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