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IndyCar: Watkins Glen – Dixon wins, Pagenaud extends points lead

Photo: Chris Owens The penultimate round of the 2016 championship started with Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) on the pole, followed by Will Power (#12 Team Penske, Chevy), Sebastien Bourdais (#11 KVSH Racing, Chevy, and the all-time road course winner) and Helio Castroneves (#3 Penske). Jack Hawksworth (#41 AJ Foyt Racing) was the highest qualifying Honda at P9. The race was IndyCar’s first at Watkins Glen since 2010, a late addition to the schedule when road race in Boston...

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IndyCar: Mid-Ohio - Pagenaud wins from pole, but not easily

Photo: Chris Owens For the third time in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud won from pole, but it took one untimely caution, then a timely caution and a little bit of beating and banging with his teammate to claim victory in The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Pagenaud took the checkered flag after 90 laps around the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 4.1620 seconds ahead of teammate Will Power, his chief rival for the 2016 championship. CLICK HERE: Honda In...

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IndyCar: Toronto – Power beats Castroneves, Hinchcliffe

Photo: Joe Skibinski Will Power claimed his third win of the season and third on the streets of Toronto’s Exhibition Place by 1.5275 sec over Penske teammate Helio Castroneves, driving directly into the 2016 championship conversation in the process. Power now sits second in the standings despite missing the season opener, 47 points behind teammate Simon Pagenaud. (Honda Indy Toronto box score) "Getting close, that's good," said Power, who sat out the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersbur...

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IndyCar: Iowa – Newgarden dominates for the win

Photo: Chris Owens Points lead Simon Pagenaud (#22 Team Penske Chevy) started on the pole, followed by Josef Newgarden (#21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevy), Helio Castroneves (#3 Penske), rookie Max Chilton (#8 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy), Charlie Kimball (#83 Ganassi), Tony Kanaan (#10 Ganassi), Ed Carpenter (#20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevy), Will Power (#12 Penske), and Mikhail Aleshin (#7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports) in the first Honda (P9). Newgarden took the lead from the start, followed by Pag...

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IndyCar: Road America – Power beats Kanaan and Rahal

Photo: Joe Skibinski Simon Pagenaud (#22Team Penske, Chevy) came into Road America with an 80-point lead on Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) and an 86-point edge on teammate Helio Castroneves (#3). Will Power (#12 Penske) started on pole next to Dixon. Another Ganassi-Penske split occupied Row 2, Tony Kanaan (#10 Ganassi) starting third and Pagenaud fourth. Castroneves started P5, ahead of the best-qualifying Honda, Graham Rahal (#15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing). Power, Dixon, a...

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IndyCar: Ft. Worth - Stopped by rain after 71 laps, will finish Aug. 27

Photo: Chris Owens The scheduled 248-lap event at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) - the ninth race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season - was stopped after 71 laps today by heavy rain. IndyCar and track officials announced that the race was suspended and will be completed Aug. 27 as a night race. "We certainly want to come back and have a full race for the fans here in Texas," said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of competition and operations. "The people at TMS do a great job, so what we will do,...

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IndyCar: Indianapolis 500 – Rossi wins as rookie, first since Castroneves

Photo: Walter Kuhn The 100th running of this all-time classic started with a mix of former champions, relative newcomers, and Indy 500 specialists making up the first three rows. Row 1: James Hinchcliffe (#5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Honda), Josef Newgarden (#21 Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevy), and Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Andretti Autosport, Honda). Row 2: Townsend Bell (#29 Andretti), Carlos Munoz (#26 Andretti), and Will Power (#12 Team Penske, Chevy). Row 3: Mikhail Aleshin (#7 Schmidt Peterso...

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IndyCar: Grand Prix of Indy – Pagenaud wins third straight

Photo: Walter Kuhn Simon Pagenaud (#22 Team Penske, Chevy) started on pole, coming into the race with two wins and two seconds in the season’s first four races. A crash going into Lap 1, Turn 1 brought out the caution again, having halted action in 2015. This time Tony Kanaan and Sebastien Bourdais were the victims. Pagenaud led James Hinchcliffe (#5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Honda) and Charlie Kimball (#83 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) under the yellow. Green-flag racing returned to ...

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IndyCar: Alabama – Pagenaud fights Rahal for victory

Photo: Bret Kelley Simon Pagenaud (#22 Team Penske, Chevy) came into the Grand Prix of Alabama with the season points lead, 14 up on Scott Dixon (#9 Ganassi Racing, Chevy) and 28 up on teammate Juan Pablo Montoya (#2). Pagenuad scored a narrow victory over Dixon at the previous event in Long Beach. Pagenaud started this race at Barber Motorsports Park on pole with Will Power (#12 Penske, Chevy) next door and Josef Newgarden (#21 Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevy) and Dixon at 3-4. Graham Rahal (#15 ...

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IndyCar: Phoenix – Dixon wins from sixth, ties Al Unser

Photo: Chris Owens Defending series champion Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) started sixth in IndyCar’s first run in 11 years at the Phoenix 6-g oval. Helio Castroneves (#3 Team Penske, Chevy) took pole with Tony Kanaan (#10 Ganassi) in P2. Juan Pablo Montoya (#2 Penske) and Charlie Kimball (#83, Ganassi) made up Row 2, with Ed Carpenter (#20 Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevy) starting fifth. Josef Newgarden (#21 Ed Carpenter) qualified P7, with rookie—but F1 veteran—Max ...

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