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

Pagenaud is the 103rd Indianapolis 500 Champion

Penske wins again with Simon Pagenaud for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.

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 20, 2018

A busy two days in motorsports last weekend with F1, Formula E, IndyCar and IMSA series all hitting the track. Included this week is short racing recaps so you’re prepared going into this quiet weekend. (Image: Rossi leading the field in Long Beach. Credit to Chris Owens, IndyCar media site) INDYCAR Rossi wins Long Beach … Continue reading Short Revs, April 20, 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 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

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.)

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”

First Oval Win and First Win of the Season for 2016 IndyCar Series Champ Pagenaud

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

Newgarden earns first win with Team Penske at Barber!

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!