Tag: Helio Castroneves

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

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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

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Passion and versatility: The inspiring nature of Castroneves

  Helio Castroneves started his Indy car racing career in CART back in 1998. I was just getting my driver’s license that year, mastering the art of parallel parking between cones while Castroneves was embarking on a 20-year open-wheel journey. If you told me that two decades later I’d be sitting in the media center

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Full Throttle Rundown: IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen

(WATKINS GLEN, NY) – It’s hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Walking in to the track down in St. Petersburg, FL is still really fresh in my mind – and that’s saying a lot given how busy the past 5 months have been for

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Penske Domination at Gateway Likely to Continue on Raceday

2017 marks the 20-year anniversary since the first Indy car race at Gateway Motorsports Park. That event was held in May of 1997 and it was won by Team Penske, with Paul Tracy behind the wheel. Tracy is still involved in the event today, but as a commentator instead of an competitor. Today’s event will

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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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