Hunter-Reay earns pole at Sonoma, championship contenders all within Top 7

“Lookin' at the city like I already own it. Standing on top cause I earned this moment. I took what was mine, now I won’t let go of it.” -Zayde Wolf Those lyrics definitely apply to Ryan Hunter-Reay this afternoon. He just secured the final Verizon P1 Award of the 2018 IndyCar Series season, and... Continue Reading →

Saying goodbye to Sonoma

Here we are again, at the end of another IndyCar season. Hard to believe the championship-deciding weekend is already upon us. As I sit here at the same desk I’ve sat at for the past 3 seasons, I can’t help but take in every moment and soak up that California sun shining in thru the... Continue Reading →

Newgarden earns first IndyCar Championship, plans to appreciate the moment

For the first time since 2012, the stars and stripes draped over the shoulders of the new Verizon IndyCar Series Champion. Josef Newgarden capped off his first season at Team Penske with a series title and a field-leading 4 wins to his name. He also celebrated with his engine manufacturer, Chevrolet, as they earned their... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Power’s chance at Astor Cup dependent on fellow contenders performances

Will Power is no stranger to fighting for the Verizon IndyCar Series championship. He won back in 2014 after years of trying. He has been in close contention the past two seasons with 5 others battling him in 2015 and Scott Dixon taking the title; Simon Pagenaud was his only sparring partner in 2016, and... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Dixon racing to make history in 2017 with fifth IndyCar title

Scott Dixon has had a lot of changes to deal with this year. Engine manufacturer change, loss of his long-time primary sponsor, and a film crew following the normally private New Zealander. He has taken comfort in the familiarity of ranking near the top of the championship points race though, having won the ultimate prize... Continue Reading →

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