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, May 24, 2018: The Double Points, Double Weekend Edition

Welcome to one of the most awaited weekends in racing (aside from the fast-approaching 24 Hours of Le Mans just three weeks away). Enjoy your morning coffee as Formula 1 takes the narrow and magnificent streets of Monaco. Bask in the afternoon sun in the bleachers (or at home) as you watch the Indianapolis Motor … Continue reading Short Revs, May 24, 2018: The Double Points, Double Weekend Edition

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

Short Revs, April 27, 2018: The “weekend eve” of the Month of May Edition

We’re just a few days away from the month of May, otherwise known as the biggest and best month in racing--in Indianapolis. While IndyCar enjoys a short break before things get going at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there's still racing to look forward to this weekend. Back to Baku anyone? INDYCAR Sweet Rainy Alabama There was … Continue reading Short Revs, April 27, 2018: The “weekend eve” of the Month of May Edition

Newgarden stunning pass to win Phoenix Saturday

Photo: Penske's Josef Newgarden standing on the start/finish line at ISM Raceway in Phoenix after his short-oval victory Saturday night. (Image by Chris Owens, via IndyCar Media) Another unpredictable night of racing for IndyCar at the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix this weekend at ISM Raceway. Saturday night was a highly-anticipated race and started with … Continue reading Newgarden stunning pass to win Phoenix Saturday

Short Revs, March 30, 2018

If you’re not following the #INDYCARautographbattle, you’re missing out. The above picture is from one of the many videos posted between Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and James Hinchcliffe this week. INDYCAR #INDYCARautographbattle One thing to appreciate about the IndyCar paddock is the camaraderie between drivers, and of course the games and the pranks they play … Continue reading Short Revs, March 30, 2018

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 3, 2018: The Late, Late Edition

Short Revs 2.2.2018 The 2018 racing season is truly underway and there is more news than I know what to do with. But for now, here’s the best of the week and weekend. (And apologies for the delay. Lost a family member this week and things were put on hold. Thank you for being patient … Continue reading Short Revs, February 3, 2018: The Late, Late Edition

Newgarden dominating season and championship with win at Gateway

The last oval of the season is always a bittersweet one, and luckily at least this time, put on a decent show as well. If you managed to stay up until the past-midnight finish, you were in for treat. At least for most of it. Penske's "rookie" and the Champion leader, Josef Newgarden took the … Continue reading Newgarden dominating season and championship with win at Gateway

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

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

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

A quieter start to the “Greatest Month in Racing”

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”