Looking back at IndyCar 2018, Part I: St. Pete to the Indianapolis 500

This is part 1 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. The Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg saw Sebastien Bourdais come away with a victory at the season kickoff weekend for the... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Castroneves Continues to Show the Kids How it’s Done

Back in January, Helio Castroneves walked into a room full of Verizon IndyCar Series media members. The first thing he told us was that he had just had a physical and his doctor told him he is as healthy as a 19-year-old. Sure, it prompted one of us to say, “Really, she said a 19-year-old?”... Continue Reading →

Honda Tops Morning IndyCar Practice in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, California --- The streets of Long Beach are screaming again with the glorious sounds of speeding Indy cars! The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the track this morning for the first practice of the annual race weekend in southern California. The backdrop of the ocean and marina are almost as beautiful as that... Continue Reading →

Surprising IndyCar Qualifications could Foreshadow Unpredictable Race Results at Long Beach

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  The mostly Chevy-powered Firestone Fast 6 was disrupted by the roar of a single Honda engine in yesterday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach qualifications, courtesy of Andretti Autosport driver, Ryan... Continue Reading →

Daly Occurrence: A Long Time in the Making

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  Just short of 23 months. That’s how long Conor Daly has waited to get back in an IndyCar in a competitive manner. He’s waited patiently. He’s raced in GP3, GP2 and... Continue Reading →

Penske Proves Consistency with Speed in Long Beach

The dominance of Team Penske has been obvious this season and the third race weekend is no different. They continue to prove that they have the formula for whatever “it” is that leads to a fast car and consistency in this series. Will Power, reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and his newest teammate, Simon Pagenaud... Continue Reading →

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Preview

The Verizon IndyCar Series is on the west coast this weekend for the 40th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Long Beach race is arguably the biggest IndyCar race on the schedule next of course to the Indianapolis 500.  I would say out of the road and street races on the... Continue Reading →

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