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 →

Newgarden earns third career pole, IndyCar field set to race at Barber

Only 4 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers in the field of 23 at Barber Motorsports Park have found victory at this 2.3-mile road course. Interestingly, 3 of those drivers have won twice - Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Chevy, Team Penske), in 2011 and 2012, Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 28 DHL Honda, Andretti Autosport) in 2013 and... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Pigot shows promise, Newgarden claims top spot in afternoon practice laden with reds

Friday at Barber Motorsports Park was brought to you by the number 5 and the color red. Turn 5 was the place to be during today’s Verizon IndyCar Series practices, and according to fastest-in-session Newgarden, it was due to the strong winds. Particularly, the direction of those strong winds. “Today was very difficult with the... Continue Reading →

Power cruises to the top in Barber practice, Newgarden takes a detour

Two-time Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama winner Will Power topped practice 1 at Barber Motorsports Park this morning with a 1:07.5987 lap in the No. 12 Team Penske Verizon Chevy. Teammate Josef Newgarden, who coincidentally has also come out victorious at this track twice, was just a sliver over three-tenths of a second slower,... Continue Reading →

Push to Pass [S3E11] – From Barber to Phoenix

A look back at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama leads us right into previewing the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix for the Verizon IndyCar Series. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.slipstreamnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/P2P-S3E11-From-Barber-to-Phoenix.mp3 Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | RSS Download: Push to Pass Podcast Season 3 Ep. 11  In this Episode: Live Full... Continue Reading →

Fourth IndyCar Win for Newgarden Marks First with Team Penske

Barber Motorsports Park is a pretty special place. From the rolling landscape of green hills, tall trees, colorful flowers, eclectic art sculptures, and of course avid racing fans… there’s nothing but awesome for as far as you can see. The vantage points are too many to list. People are sprawled out all along the perimeter of... Continue Reading →

Rainy Raceday Start as Penske Prepares to Further Replicate Success in Alabama

It’s raining this morning at Barber Motorsports Park, which can only mean one thing… it’s Verizon IndyCar Series raceday in Alabama! The 8th Annual Honda Grand Prix of Alabama will go green at 2:42pm (local time) this afternoon. Notice I say that it will, not that it should. I have full confidence that we are... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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