Tag: Helio Castroneves

Power to Lead Battling Field to Green at Mid-Ohio

This is the fifth time I have sat down to write a qualifying results post about Will Power winning the Verizon P1 Award in 2017. As usual, he dominated in the Firestone Fast 6 segment, earning the 49th Verizon P1 Award of his IndyCar career (tying him for fourth of all-time with Bobby Unser) with

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Team Penske is the Common Theme Across Honda Indy Toronto Practices

Unlike last year, I am not in Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto this weekend. Initially those reasons as to why, were related to work, but as it turns out I needed to be home for a family situation. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. The Verizon IndyCar Series, the work I am privileged

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Team Penske Set to Lead Field to Green for the Second Consecutive Year at Road America

Some people call IndyCar a circus. They aren’t wrong. We have a cast of characters that people come to see from far and wide. They perform awe-inducing tricks and put on a show with their natural talents that others only dream to possess. There’s no discernable ring-leader, but at Road America it certainly seems like

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Castroneves and Rahal Pace Friday Practices in Detroit

RLL driver Graham Rahal found some speed Friday morning in Detroit when he topped the first practice with a 1:15.3328 lap on the 13-turn street circuit. His best performance on Belle Isle was in 2015 when he started P5 and finished on the podium in third for Race 2. This weekend marks his 7th time

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Full Throttle Rundown: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

The only doubleheader weekend of the Verizon IndyCar Series is upon us once again. Belle Isle is well-prepared this year, currently drenching us in sunshine and providing excellent track conditions. There is a chance of precipitation later this weekend but I’m gonna go ahead and say that it won’t delay any of the racing activity.

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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

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I Made It, Castroneves Led Carb Day, and IMS is Ready to Make More History

I’m extremely thankful that I made it to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month. I honestly didn’t think it would be possible. Mind over matter and a truly determined spirit, combined with hard work can accomplish more than one might imagine. I think Helio Castroneves would agree with that sentiment, and let me tell you

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Castroneves Shatters Record with 49th Pole, Shares Legend Status with Kanaan

Helio Castroneves continues to break records and climb the all-time career lists, in this, his 20th year of Indy car racing. He tied the great Bobby Unser for 49 career pole positions tonight when he won the Verizon P1 Award at Phoenix International Raceway for the second year in a row. It’s also his second

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Will History Repeat at Barber?

They say that best way to predict the future is to study past behavior. If that’s true, then we should see a Team Penske driver holding up the Verizon P1 Award by the end of the day. But, will it be one of the drivers who has already won a pole position at Barber Motorsports

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First Practice at Barber Highlights Defending Race Winner and Previous Victors

Defending race winner and series champion, Simon Pagenaud, ran fastest in the morning… er, excuse me, the afternoon practice session today at Barber Motorsports Park. The first day of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is running on an hour delay. Not confusing at all for this Eastern-time-zoner. Seriously though, this first practice was

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