It’s a third career Detroit win for Dixon at Race 2

DETROIT - The NTT IndyCar Series weekend of insanity has concluded for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle with Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon crowned the winner of Race 2. After a dramatic and delayed race yesterday evening and an odd qualifying session this morning, the second of the Dual in Detroit races … Continue reading It’s a third career Detroit win for Dixon at Race 2

Newgarden looks to sweep weekend with pole for second Detroit race

(Image: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media) DETROIT - The fun continues as surprises continue to pop up and hinder race activities here on Belle Isle. But that didn't stop yesterday's Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix winner, Team Penske's Josef Newgarden from nabbing P1 for this afternoon's race with a 1:14.8607, just a hair faster than Andretti … Continue reading Newgarden looks to sweep weekend with pole for second Detroit race

Newgarden gets Chevrolet win in a slippery first race in Detroit

(Image: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media) With a near slip-n-slide for a track, Josef Newgarden makes it another win in quick succession for Team Penske with a win for the title sponsor, Chevrolet in the first of the two races here in Detroit. The Penske driver, lead 25 of the 43 laps today in contention … Continue reading Newgarden gets Chevrolet win in a slippery first race in Detroit

Rossi dominating Detroit GP weekend with pole for first race

Andretti Autosport's Alexander Rossi continues his impressive lead from yesterday's practices to take the pole for the first of the "Dual in Detroit" races here at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. Rossi appears to still have the hunger leftover from Indy in his last competitive laps with Team Penske's Indy 500 Champion Simon Pagenaud and … Continue reading Rossi dominating Detroit GP weekend with pole for first race

Short Revs, May 4, 2018

It’s MAY. Welcome to the best month in racing. That’s all you need to know. Also, May the 4th be with you…. (Image: Simon Pagenaud stands with his greatest work of art in the #INDYCARautographbattle. From IndyCar media.) INDYCAR #INDYCARautographbattle Just as things were starting to cool off, it appears the shenanigans have hit an … Continue reading Short Revs, May 4, 2018

Christmas karts for the kids! (and small adults like myself!)

  Okay racing fans and enthusiasts. I was keeping this post in my back pocket for the holiday season, seeing there are many of us looking for a fun gift to give this season, especially for our kids that we are secretly turning into racing nuts... You know you're one of them. A few months … Continue reading Christmas karts for the kids! (and small adults like myself!)

Dixon breaks runner-up streak with win at Road America

Ganassi's Scott Dixon, who has been a runner-up on nearly every podium this season finally nabbed his first win of the season this weekend at the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America. His patience not only solidified his lead in the IndyCar Championship standings, but also shows his cool "Ice Man" collective, while demonstrating his … Continue reading Dixon breaks runner-up streak with win at Road America

Indy 500 Champion Sato takes pole for Race 2 in Detroit

Indy 500 Champion Takuma Sato takes the pole for the second race of the Detroit today. The Andretti driver's pole winning lap time of 1:13.6732 made for his sixth career pole, and second all-time pole in Detroit, while also breaking the track lap time record. Sato has been running strong the entire weekend having qualified … Continue reading Indy 500 Champion Sato takes pole for Race 2 in Detroit

Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Day 1 Extras

A select gallery of images to share from Race 1. For more and up-to-date images, follow @LalitaChemello on Instagram. (Note: I also participated in my first grid walk today, so I'm more excited about this than usual.)

The Dual is about to begin, on the isle and the track

The Dual in Detroit is off to an interesting start with Rahal Letterman Lanigan's Graham Rahal earning the P1 award for the first race of the weekend after Team Penske's Helio Castroneves fastest time was dismissed with a penalty. The 3-time Indy winner Castroneves was said to have had his fastest, record-breaking lap on the … Continue reading The Dual is about to begin, on the isle and the track

Dual in Detroit, Day #1

Having watched a mix of Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud in the top-3 today, it came as quite the surprise to see Sebastian Bourdais take the checkered with Conor Daly following. It was a well-deserved win considering the light on-and-off drizzle--a sign of unpredictable weather, which I'm sure was making teams rethink their race strategies … Continue reading Dual in Detroit, Day #1

Detroit GP Photo Recap

It's a beautiful weekend for racing at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Alexander Rossi (Honda, Andretti Herta) at Friday morning practice. Hinchcliffe with fans between practice and qualifying today. It's great to see him back. Rick Mears overseeing work on the cars in the Penske Indy garage. IMSA practice Friday afternoon (Pictured: … Continue reading Detroit GP Photo Recap