Tag: Josef Newgarden

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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Anatomy of an Accident: The Tenth and Final Caution of the ‘500’

After the jaw-dropping carnage of the first caution… a plethora of engine retirements, some debris and two single-car incidents yielded another eight yellow flags. The final caution of the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was a spectacular wreck involving five cars, all running in the front half of the

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Newgarden Leads Phoenix Practice Fresh Off Barber Victory

All four of Team Penske’s Chevy-powered beasts placed in the Top 5 at the sole Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix practice, this evening at Phoenix Raceway. Josef Newgarden (No. 2 Verizon Chevy) topped his teammates and the field overall when he clocked a 192.108 lap in the last quarter of the session. Newgarden

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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

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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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Full Throttle Recap: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Last year at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Verizon IndyCar Series went caution-free. That was not the case this year. The first caution came on the first lap when Charlie Kimball (No. 83 Tresiba Honda, Ganassi Racing) went side by side with WIll Power (No. 12 Verizon Chevy, Team Penske) around the

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Power Earns 45th IndyCar Pole, 7th at St. Pete

Will Power, man. Do you think his parents had any clue how true his name would ring in his future career? The Team Penske driver earned his 45th IndyCar career pole position today on the Streets of St. Petersburg. It’s safe to say he has a very stable relationship with the circuit. He has now

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Honda, Coyne Find Speed at Watkins Glen in Final Practice

On a weekend where Chevy has dominated every session of practice and the first 4 rows of the starting grid for the IndyCar Grand Prix of The Glen, Honda made quite a statement in Sunday morning practice. Rookie teammates RC Enerson and Conor Daly of Dale Coyne Racing ran the second and fourth fastest laps

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