Penske wins again with Simon Pagenaud for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.
March means racing season is finally here. The next four weeks will be quite active trackside as Formula E returns for the Mexico City E-Prix this weekend. Next weekend is IndyCar in St. Pete. IMSA returns the following weekend for the second race of the season at Sebring and Formula 1 finishes the month with … Continue reading Short Revs, March 2, 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
Pictured: Mahindra Racing's Felix Rosenqvist poses triumphantly after nabbing his second consecutive win in Marrakesh last weekend, landing him the lead in the Formula E championship. F1 (Image Williams Martini Racing) Williams F1 announced on Tuesday that 22-year-old Russian driver, Sergey Sirotkin, will replace the (again) retired Felipe Massa for the team. Many were surprised … Continue reading Short Revs, January 19, 2018
There's no point in titling this with "Hamilton wins yet again, this time in Spa" or something along those lines, because let's be honest, we've exhausted those titles. It's grand that Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton is as talented as he is, but a win isn't nearly as exciting or surprising anymore. It's more like "ah yes, … Continue reading And we’re back–to Spa!
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
I'm delayed and behind. The unfortunate part of having a home and spending six weeks in a row at the track while traveling with company, is it leaves little time for editing and the proper writing of thoughts or recaps of races. In the wee early hours of Saturday before my next day at the … Continue reading A quick snap from the Indy 500
Defending 2016 IndyCar Series Champion Simon Pagenaud survived the first oval of the year and won his very first oval race, as well as his first race of the 2017 season at the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix in Arizona. And although Robin Miller may have had something going with the race possibly being a rendition … Continue reading First Oval Win and First Win of the Season for 2016 IndyCar Series Champ Pagenaud
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!