Newgarden earns first IndyCar Championship, plans to appreciate the moment

For the first time since 2012, the stars and stripes draped over the shoulders of the new Verizon IndyCar Series Champion. Josef Newgarden capped off his first season at Team Penske with a series title and a field-leading 4 wins to his name. He also celebrated with his engine manufacturer, Chevrolet, as they earned their... Continue Reading →

Rahal Quickest on Race Morning, Paddock Ready for Final Contest

There’s not much more to dig into this weekend. We’ve discussed all the drivers with a chance of winning it all after these last 202 miles are completed in the early evening, we’ve talked about the situations and circumstances that would need to happen for each of them in order for things to go their... Continue Reading →

Reigning champ Pagenaud leads Saturday practice, looks to repeat Sonoma success

Saturday’s morning practice at Sonoma Raceway yielded predictable results with all 5 championship contenders leading the pack, reigning Verizon Series IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud topping the laps with a clocked time faster than his own track record set in 2016. Pagenaud went on to win that race, clinching his first series titie. Today’s 1:16.0329 lap... Continue Reading →

Power’s chance at Astor Cup dependent on fellow contenders performances

Will Power is no stranger to fighting for the Verizon IndyCar Series championship. He won back in 2014 after years of trying. He has been in close contention the past two seasons with 5 others battling him in 2015 and Scott Dixon taking the title; Simon Pagenaud was his only sparring partner in 2016, and... Continue Reading →

Points leader Newgarden credits transparency within Team Penske for his 2017 success

  Yesterday, while overlooking Sonoma Raceway at the Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma, California, the IndyCar championship points leader looked back on the season. On the cusp of the biggest race of his season and arguably his career, Newgarden is taking it all in stride, explaining that he looks at every race the same and... Continue Reading →

Push to Pass Podcast 47 – Pagenaud Dominates GoPro GP, Championship

Originally posted on Slipstream Network Simon Pagenaud continued his calculated march to his first career championship by taking the checkers at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in commanding fashion. Keeping his cool, logical mindset for the length of the race, Pagenaud was able to hit his marks and defend against any challenge that attempted... Continue Reading →

IndyCar Championship Hopefuls Race Toward Astor Cup

Coming in to this finale weekend, the two names on everyone’s lips have been Montoya and Rahal. They are the top two in points and have the best opportunity to become the next Verizon IndyCar Series Champion. The feat would be a first for Graham Rahal and a repeat for Juan Pablo Montoya, who earned... Continue Reading →

IndyCar Drivers Prepare to Set Records in Sonoma

It's hard to comprehend that another season finale is upon us. Seems like only a few weeks ago I was in Fontana, CA, watching Will Power win his first Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. The series is back in California this year for the finale as well, just further up the coast in Sonoma County. The... Continue Reading →

IndyCar 2015: Ready, Set, Race – Part II of II

Life happens, folks. I tried my best to get this second portion of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season breakdown to you earlier this week but sometimes despite our best efforts, things get delayed or pushed back beyond our control. Regardless, here is a look at the last 8 race weekends for next year –... Continue Reading →

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