Tag: Simon Pagenaud

Rahal Quickest on Race Morning, Paddock Ready for Final Contest

There’s not much more to dig into this weekend. We’ve discussed all the drivers with a chance of winning it all after these last 202 miles are completed in the early evening, we’ve talked about the situations and circumstances that would need to happen for each of them in order for things to go their

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Reigning champ Pagenaud leads Saturday practice, looks to repeat Sonoma success

Saturday’s morning practice at Sonoma Raceway yielded predictable results with all 5 championship contenders leading the pack, reigning Verizon Series IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud topping the laps with a clocked time faster than his own track record set in 2016. Pagenaud went on to win that race, clinching his first series titie. Today’s 1:16.0329 lap

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Newgarden sweeps Friday practice sessions

The points leader is making sure he stays at the top of all the boards – including the practice sessions for the Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. Josef Newgarden’s best lap speed in the afternoon (1:16.2485) bested the official track record, set last year by Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud during

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Pagenaud will show ‘No mercy’ in attempt to earn second IndyCar championship

Sonoma Raceway will always hold a special place in the history of Simon Pagenaud and his race career. It’s the track that allowed him to clinch his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship and achieve one of his life goals.   This year however, he arrives at the track in a different position. While still in

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Full Throttle Rundown: IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen

(WATKINS GLEN, NY) – It’s hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Walking in to the track down in St. Petersburg, FL is still really fresh in my mind – and that’s saying a lot given how busy the past 5 months have been for

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Penske Domination at Gateway Likely to Continue on Raceday

2017 marks the 20-year anniversary since the first Indy car race at Gateway Motorsports Park. That event was held in May of 1997 and it was won by Team Penske, with Paul Tracy behind the wheel. Tracy is still involved in the event today, but as a commentator instead of an competitor. Today’s event will

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Defending Race Winner and Hometown Hero Fight to Lead First Practice at Mid-Ohio

Simon Pagenaud is back in the easily-identifiable Menard’s yellow livery this weekend at Mid-Ohio. It’s a different look than last year’s car, when he ran the PPG colors (on the No. 2 of Josef Newgarden this weekend) and won the Honda Indy 200 for the first time in his career. What is familiar however, is

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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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Full Throttle Rundown: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

The only doubleheader weekend of the Verizon IndyCar Series is upon us once again. Belle Isle is well-prepared this year, currently drenching us in sunshine and providing excellent track conditions. There is a chance of precipitation later this weekend but I’m gonna go ahead and say that it won’t delay any of the racing activity.

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Push to Pass [S3E16] – Live Show Re-Broadcast, Simon Pagenaud in Motor City

If you didn’t have a chance to listen to our live broadcast (thanks to Verizon’s amazing 4G LTE coverage) from the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Thursday June 1, you can enjoy it now! And if you did catch it, we thank you and invite you to download the podcast as it has some bonus

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