Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part III: Pocono to Portland

This is part 3 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. Pocono Raceway has yielded some of the worst incidents in recent IndyCar history. After losing Justin Wilson due to injuries sustained in... Continue Reading →

Push to Pass [S3E28] – Looking Back at Pocono, Heading West to Gateway

  Lots to discuss with Dusty this week - from a reflection back on Pocono and what was going on on-track and elsewhere while getting prepped for the series return to Gateway Motorsports Park for the first time in 14 years! Gerhett joins us at the end to bring everyone up to date with the... Continue Reading →

Push to Pass [S3E27] – Preview of the Tricky Triangle

  Dusty decides to spring a pop quiz on us this week - but he never said it wasn’t an open-book test. I can’t help that I’m good at using loopholes to my advantage. My handy-dandy Verizon IndyCar Series media guide is always by my side… how can I be expected to NOT utilize that... Continue Reading →

IndyCar at Pocono: Rain-Soaked to Sun-Drenched

If yesterday at Pocono Raceway was a temperamental summer day, ending with a storm… today is a fall-esque dream and ripe for racing. The clouds are still lingering, but lacking precipitation concerns. The sun should be shining down on us for the postponed start of the Verizon IndyCar Series ABC Supply 500 contest, this afternoon.... Continue Reading →

Honda Shows Muscle in Qualifying; Aleshin Earns First IndyCar Career Pole

Mikhail Aleshin secured his first Verizon P1 Award this afternoon, on the 2.5-mile track of Pocono Raceway. The track, commonly referred to as the Tricky Triangle, had a mix of sun and clouds throughout the qualifying session, proving to benefit the Russian. He had a 2-lap average of 220.445 mph, and was probably holding his... Continue Reading →

IndyCar Practice Proves Pocono Raceway is Equal Parts Spectacular, Unforgiving

Pocono Raceway is magnificent. It was built for open-wheel racing, being modeled after Trenton Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the Milwaukee Mile. The Verizon IndyCar Series simply “fits” here. This is my second time at the Long Pond venue, and I forgot how awe-inspiring it can be. I stood at pit out this morning, as... Continue Reading →

Daly Driving #88 in Honor of Clauson; Mann Returns to Tricky Triangle

In May of this year, Bryan Clauson raced with Dale Coyne Racing/Jonathan Byrd Racing for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. He built friendships with Dale Coyne teammates Conor Daly, Pippa Mann and Gabby Chaves. When Clauson’s life was tragically cut short after an on-track accident in Kansas earlier this month, the USAC legend’s “Chasing... Continue Reading →

Race Family Responds with #PrayersForJustin

  Since the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Pocono Raceway in 2013, it’s been home to the famous hashtag, #WhatTurn4 – insinuating that this track, with its unique tri-oval shape doesn’t need things symmetrical to keep race fans intrigued, drivers on their toes and entertainment at a high. The tricky triangle, as its known to... Continue Reading →

Another Penske Party in Pennsylvania

Roger Penske knows how to throw a party. He’s at it again this year at Pocono Raceway. The driver of his No. 3 Chevy, Helio Castroneves, soared around the track on Saturday to capture his 45th IndyCar Series pole position. The happiness, honest joy and pure excitement that comes from this man is absolutely contagious.... Continue Reading →

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