Penske wins again with Simon Pagenaud for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Bringing the drama and the excitement, there is almost too much going on in racing this week. From Danica Patrick landing her final racing ride for the Indy 500 to a scuffle between the Formula 1 and Formula E bosses, here is what happened this week in racing. Featured image: The Haas F1 car did … Continue reading Short Revs, February 16, 2018
Wild. Shocking. Enraging. "Adorable." These were just some of the words used by viewers, drivers and commentators to describe Saturday night's Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway. A newly paved track surface and brand new Firestone composite tires were promised to make for a more spectacular show at Texas, but I don't … Continue reading Survivor: IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway Edition
Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s Graham Rahal can breathe a small breath of relief after his victory this afternoon at the first of two races on Detroit’s Belle Isle. Rahal has been quite vocal about his poor outcomes this season: 17th (St. Petersburg), 10th (Long Beach), 13th (Alabama), 21st (Phoenix), 6th (Indy GP) and 12th (500). He always would go back to the … Continue reading Rahal dominates the first race in Detroit
The month of May finally arrived and so it brought with it the first weekend of racing festivities in Indianapolis: the Indy Grand Prix. And compared to the previous races of the season, it was a rather tame one. (Above: Annnnnd they're off! The starting grid making their way to the green flag.) The main takeaway is … Continue reading A quieter start to the “Greatest Month in Racing”
Roger Penske has to be quite proud of the newest addition to his team this year. Josef Newgarden definitely earned his keep with the team today with his first win in only his third race with Team Penske at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at the Barber Motorsports Park. Not only that, but … Continue reading Newgarden earns first win with Team Penske at Barber!
Other possible blog titles I considered: "Andretti Autosport Just Could Not Catch a Break in Long Beach" "Bourdais Goes From Almost Last to Almost First" Our favorite Canadian, James Hinchcliffe, took the well-deserved win at Long Beach this weekend. He drove a considerably solid race considering the rest of the field turned out to be … Continue reading Hello Hinchtown (Long Beach), California
<Insert "Started From the Bottom Now We're Here> All jokes aside, after a crash in qualifying yesterday had Sebastien Bourdais starting dead last on the grid, he made his way for an insanely impressive finish and took the very first win of the IndyCar season. The race itself didn't look promising or set up for smooth sailing … Continue reading Bourdais Takes Unexpected Last to First Win at St. Petersburg
Lo and behold, the summer break is over and everyone is back to school on the track. Although, patience was of the essence as a rain delay meant we had to wait one extra day for the season to actually come back in session. It was one heck of a race to come back to. The … Continue reading A Tricky Race at the Triangle