INDYCAR: No. 500; Pagenaud Claims Penske’s Historic Pole at Iowa

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NEWTON, Iowa — official series release — Simon Pagenaud has been setting the standard in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season and he helped take Team Penske to another level today. Pagenaud, a three-time winner in 2016 and the championship leader after nine of 16 completed races, won the Verizon P1 Award for the Iowa Corn 300, earning the 500th pole …

Three to Watch: IndyCar Veterans Likely to Shine During Road America Return

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Nine years removed from the 2007 Generac Power Weekend at Road America, the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the 4.084-mile road course June 24-26 for the KOHLER Grand Prix, the ninth race on the series schedule.

I on Motorsports: Three Good Reasons to Love Memorial Day Sunday

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Memorial Day Weekend got off to a thrilling Friday start when Dean Stoneman, whose body was riddled with cancer in 2011, won the Freedom 100 by 24 ten thousandths of a second over Ed Jones in the closest finish in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history.

INDYCAR: Helio to the Pole; Castroneves Sets New Track Record at Phoenix

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Helio Castroneves was awarded a crown for being the speed king following a record-breaking qualifying performance at the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix. It was an appropriate bestowal considering Castroneves’ qualifying prowess. Driving the No. 3 REV Group Team Penske Chevrolet, Castroneves earned the Verizon P1 Award …

INDYCAR: Doing the Math; Title Contenders Still Gunning for Gold Despite Slim Championship Chances

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SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — The six drivers mathematically eligible for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship heading into the race gathered to meet with media members prior to Thursday’s practice session at the twisting Sonoma Raceway. While all five drivers trailing leader Juan Pablo Montoya realize their chances are slim, none are giving …

INDYCAR: Two Straight, Five on the Season; Will Power Earns Verizon P1 Award at Toronto

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TORONTO — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power earned his second consecutive Verizon P1 Award and fifth of the season by recording the quickest lap of the Firestone Fast Six during qualifications for the Honda Indy Toronto. Power crossed the start-finish line to complete the lap of 59.4280 seconds on the …

INDYCAR: Helio Castroneves’ Indianapolis Grand Prix Penalty Reduced After Review

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Bret Kelley/IndyCar photo — INDYCAR has announced a reduction in the penalty assessed to Helio Castroneves of Team Penske following the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9. Castroneves was originally penalized eight points in the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers point standings for violating Rule 9.3.3 (Avoidable Contact). Following a formal review over …