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

Short Revs, March 9, 2018

Racing season is finally, truly here as we gear up for the 2018 IndyCar season kicking off in St. Petersburg, FL. While we can speculate how that race is going to end, those new, racier body kits promise a mix-up compared to prior seasons. From St. Pete, get ready for a race weekend, just about … Continue reading Short Revs, March 9, 2018

Short Revs, February 16, 2018

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

Survivor: IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway Edition

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 sweeps Detroit weekend with second win

It is a sweet, sweet weekend for the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team with Graham Rahal taking his second win of the weekend today at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. There was certainly some magic happening on Rahal's car as yesterday's race winner started third in Race #2 on Belle Isle--and earnestly worked his way up … Continue reading Rahal sweeps Detroit weekend with second win

Rahal dominates the first race in Detroit

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 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

Power Pole for Barber

Will Power gains his 46th-ever pole position at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday--making it also his 4th time with the pole at Barber. So, it's relatively easy to notice and say "we've done this before." Other things not so surprising about IndyCar qualifying at Barber Saturday afternoon: - All four Penske drivers are in the … Continue reading Power Pole for Barber

Hello Hinchtown (Long Beach), California

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

Bourdais Takes Unexpected Last to First Win at St. Petersburg

<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