Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part II: Belle Isle to Mid-Ohio

This is part 2 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 only double-header on the schedule takes place in Detroit every summer and will continue to do so for many years to come, thanks to the city’s affirmative vote for the event this year. Scott Dixon won the first race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit, marking his 42nd career win. While Dixon’s team celebrated the win with a banner, Hunter-Reay celebrated his race win the following … Continue reading Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part II: Belle Isle to Mid-Ohio

IndyCar competition in Toronto is a chess match at 108 mph

Sometimes even the best of intentions don’t go as planned. I’m sure you’ve all been there. Plans are set, your motivation is there, and then something happens. Like unconsciousness. That’s a thing that happens, right? Ha. Yeah, I don’t sleep too much as it is – no secret there. Last night my body decided I was overdue and I totally fell asleep with my laptop. I wish I could tell you that was a rare occurrence in my life, but I won’t lie to you guys. Similarly, the guys in the Firestone Fast 6 had good intentions of earning the … Continue reading IndyCar competition in Toronto is a chess match at 108 mph

Don’t rain on my parade. Qualifying, however…

A new Verizon IndyCar Series track record at Toronto? The odds are definitely in our favor this afternoon. Takuma Sato, Josef Newgarden, Will Power, and Alexander Rossi all clocked laps faster than the current track record, set by Simon Pagenaud in 2017. Since practice laps can not be record-holding times, we have to wait for the qualifying efforts this afternoon. Pagenaud’s streak of speed was good enough for the pole position last year, but it was his Team Penske teammate, Newgarden, that found victory at the end of the weekend. They both have something to prove with Newgarden fighting to … Continue reading Don’t rain on my parade. Qualifying, however…

From The Land to The Six

I might question my own sanity sometimes, and you are welcome to do the same. But don’t ever question my commitment to racing. This season has presented more obstacles and logistical nightmares than ever before, and it’s made it very difficult to bring you guys consistent content. I’m not going to try and skate around that fact. But it will not stop me from trying to improve and trying to create the time and trying to be present for as many races as physically possible. I’m playing with some ideas that will allow me to give you more content, in … Continue reading From The Land to The Six

Push to Pass [S3E23] – Two Takes Toronto

Adrian returns to us from overseas, at least in the form of a lovely accent on this week’s podcast! Plenty to discuss from the race in Toronto, to voicemails from fans, and some of the conversation gets amped up between Dusty, Zach, Adrian and I… but that’s what happens when you have a bunch of crazy kids that grew up on racing, doing a show together! Hope you guys enjoy and as always, don’t be shy with your feedback!   http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.slipstreamnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/P2P-S3E23-Toronto-Review.mp3   Find the full P2P-S3E23 Show Notes here!   If you have comments about or points of interest for … Continue reading Push to Pass [S3E23] – Two Takes Toronto

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 to do while covering race weekends on the ground, and everyone I’ve met because of it has made the series a second home for me, and a family in many ways. But nothing can compare to actual family, the unconditional support and love that bonds … Continue reading Team Penske is the Common Theme Across Honda Indy Toronto Practices

Push to Pass [S3E22] – From Corn Fields to Hogtown

I’m not a runner, but I still participated in a relay event this week. Thankfully, it was in a recording format and now all of you amazing folks get to hear it! Life snuck up on us over the past few days, as life has a tendency to do, and it made it impossible for any combination of the four of us to record the show together! But, we will not let you down. We will persevere through adversity and bring the Push to Pass to you on a weekly basis throughout the Verizon IndyCar Season no matter the challenges … Continue reading Push to Pass [S3E22] – From Corn Fields to Hogtown

Push To Pass Podcast: Honda Indy Toronto Review

On the latest episode of the Push to Pass podcast, we discussed the Honda Indy Toronto and all it’s full-course caution glory! Five to be exact, with even more surprises. It seemed that Dixon and Pagenaud were well on their way to filling 2 of the 3 podium steps when a well-timed pit stop for Will Power changed the entire game. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.slipstreamnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/P2PP-38-Honda-Indy-Toronto-Review-.mp3 A conversation about standing starts with Conor Daly led Dusty, Zach and I down a road of arguments for both sides. Toronto’s own James Hinchcliffe had his best start and finish at home and his happy-go-lucky attitude post-race … Continue reading Push To Pass Podcast: Honda Indy Toronto Review

IndyCar Raceday Warm Up and the Conversation about Standing Starts

The Honda Indy Toronto warm up session for the Verizon IndyCar Series this morning went relatively smooth for the field. There were two short-lived red flags, one for Team Penske driver, Simon Pagenaud after he made contact with the tire barrier in Turn 8. He went into the barrier nose-first but the car was not carrying any extreme speed at the time so he did not sustain any damage. The Holmatro safety team attended to him, restarting the No. 22 PPG Chevy and Pagenaud returned to pit lane until the red flag was lifted. He still ran the No. 22 … Continue reading IndyCar Raceday Warm Up and the Conversation about Standing Starts