Tag: Ryan Hunter-Reay

Full Throttle Recap: IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The fourth running of the IndyCar Grand Prix was the first one free of cautions in it’s history, dating back to 2014. It was also the first caution-free Verizon IndyCar Series race since the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 2016. Unfortunately, that created a parading effect on the event, with only a handful

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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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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.

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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

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Andretti and SPM Show Muscle with Honda in First Day of Indianapolis 500 Qualifying

We set the field for qualifying yesterday, dividing up the 33 entered cars into two groups. Saturday’s attempts determined who would occupy the first 3 rows on race day and consequently, which nine drivers would have the opportunity to fight for pole position for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Oil.

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Team Honda at PIR: Down But Not Out

The Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Phoenix yesterday, setting new records over the weekend for qualifying runs and average race speed. While passing was not a habit of every lap, the passing that we did see was daring, controlled (mostly), and gasp-worthy. Even though Honda found their cars at the back of the field through

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IndyCar Drivers Prepare to Set Records in Sonoma

It’s hard to comprehend that another season finale is upon us. Seems like only a few weeks ago I was in Fontana, CA, watching Will Power win his first Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. The series is back in California this year for the finale as well, just further up the coast in Sonoma County. The

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Mid-Ohio Warm-Ups Lead to Spin-Outs

Two of the three fastest in morning warm-ups for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, ended up in the tire barriers at opposite ends of the track. They both generated red flags in the short half hour session, within the last 10 minutes. Andretti Autosport driver, Ryan Hunter-Reay, set the fastest lap of the morning,

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American Love Story: IndyCar & Iowa Speedway

Tonight was the first time since 2006 that IndyCar saw an all-American podium. The Indianapolis 500 that year had a podium consisting of race winner, Sam Hornish, Jr. plus the father-son combination of Marco Andretti & Michael Andretti running P2 and P3! The Iowa Corn 300 ended with all of us wondering if we were

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