Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi finished in a frustrating second-place for the third time in four races last Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. The Californian was a runner-up to race-winner, Josef Newgarden.
Josef Newgarden has thanked his team for giving him the strategy to win the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Newgarden won by just over a second ahead of Rossi.
Scott Dixon set the fastest time in a shortened first-practice session ahead of this Saturday’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway. The session was shortened due to rain.
Will Power has said that he could not believe that he had taken a podium finish in Sunday’s Detroit Grand Prix after multiple issues throughout the weekend beforehand. Power finished nineteenth in race one and also suffered mechanical woes earlier in the race on Sunday.
Conor Daly will race for Carlin in this weekend’s IndyCar DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway after it was announced that Max Chilton will no longer compete in oval races. Daly will drive Chilton’s #59 Chevrolet.
COTA will host its first IndyCar race in 2019. The circuit was announced as a part of the reveal of the full 2019 IndyCar Series calendar, with COTA hosting the second of seventeen races held from March to September.
Texas Motor Speedway will continue to host the Verizon IndyCar Series annually until at least 2022 after a new contract extension was confirmed today. The partnership between the speedway and the series will continue into it’s twenty-fifth year as a result.
Robert Wickens and Ed Carpenter have commented on their race-ending incident in Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas. Wickens was lapping Carpenter when the pair collided, with Wickens angry after having a strong result taken away from him.
After finishing on the podium for the first time this year last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Simon Pagenaud has stated that the result was “pretty awesome.” The Frenchman, driving for Penske, had only finished as high as sixth before the runner-up finish on Saturday night.
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Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon took over the lead of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series standings after winning Saturday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. The New Zealander said that his team had done a “fabulous job.”
Josef Newgarden has taken pole position for tomorrow night’s Verizon IndyCar Series DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. The reigning champion led a 1-2-3 for Team Penske.
Robert Wickens and Tony Kanaan have finished first practice in Texas as the fastest drivers after setting near-identical lap-times. Wickens just pipped Kanaan in the dying moments of the session. Qualifying will take place later tonight ahead of tomorrow evening’s Verizon IndyCar Series race.
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British Verizon IndyCar Series team, Carlin, took their best results yet in last Sunday’s race at Detroit. Charlie Kimball took eighth place, with team-mate Max Chilton finishing eleventh. After the race, both commented on their pride as the team continue to make improvements.
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay has spoken of his joy after having won yesterday’s second race of the 2018 Duel in Detroit. By contrast, team-mate Alexander Rossi has admitted his disappointment after losing the win to Ryan in their late battle on Sunday.