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 …

INDYCAR: Iowa Infraction Against James Jakes Rescinded After Review

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — INDYCAR announced a rescinded infraction on Monday from the Iowa Corn 300 on July 18 at Iowa Speedway. James Jakes of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports had his $500 fine rescinded for violating Rule 1.2.7.1.2 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook (Personal Safety Equipment, visor up during pit stop fueling) after further review of the incident …

INDYCAR: ‘Stolen Win’ Could Propel Hunter-Reay to Another Series Crown

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — Al Steinberg photo — Ryan Hunter-Reay has experienced the exhilaration of a dominating race victory in his Indy car career and now the sensation of “stealing one.” Hunter-Reay set Indy car records for most and consecutive race laps led and laps led by a race winner when he led all 250 laps of a Champ …

INDYCAR: Why IndyCar Must Make Ovals Work

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NEWTON, Iowa — Story by Robin Miller via Racer.com — LAT Photographic photo — The dichotomy was front and center Saturday night at Iowa Speedway: great racing with another disappointing fan turnout. That’s the sad but true tale of oval tracks in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Once the pillar of the most popular form of motorsports in this country when USAC …

INDYCAR: Ryan Hunter-Reay Gambles, Wins Big in Iowa; Overtakes TK for Third Win of Season

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NEWTON, Iowa — official release by Dave Lewandowski — INDYCAR photo — It was a dominating performance for Tony Kanaan … until Lap 298. Kanaan, who started second in the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, led 247 laps of the Iowa Corn 300 presented by DEKALB, but couldn’t stave off Ryan Hunter-Reay in the final two laps. A …

INDYCAR: Dixon Leads Target Chip Ganassi Front-Row Lockout; Grabs First Verizon P1 Award of Season

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NEWTON, Iowa — official release — Al Steinberg photo — Scott Dixon set the Iowa Speedway two-lap qualifying track record en route to the Verizon P1 Award to lead a front-row sweep for Target Chip Ganassi Racing during qualifications for Saturday night’s Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB. Dixon’s two-lap average of 186.256 mph shattered the previous speed record of 180.375 …

INDYCAR: Jack Hawksworth Cleared to Resume Driving Duties

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — IndyCar photo — IndyCar announced Tuesday that Verizon IndyCar Series driver Jack Hawksworth has been cleared by IndyCar medical director Dr. Michael Olinger to compete July 11-12 in the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway. Hawksworth was diagnosed with a myocardial contusion suffered in a practice crash July 5 for the …