The Unfinished Legend of Helio Castroneves

IndyCar 2014The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season will forever be known as the year Will Power finally broke the reign of bad luck to capture the championship. The Aussie had previously been a 3-time championship runner-up from 2010 – 2012. As deserving a champion as Power is this season, lost in the joy is the heartbreaking defeat of this year’s runner-up, Helio Castroneves. Read the rest of this entry »

Kanaan wins in Fontana; Will Power wins Championship

08-30-Kanaan-On-Course-Fontana-StdFONTANA, Calif. – Will Power earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship with a ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aleshin Injured, Listed in Stable Condition after Practice Crash

Mikhail Aleshin

FONTANA, Calif. – Verizon IndyCar Series driver Mikhail Aleshin, who was involved in a multi-car incident in the final practice session Aug. 29 for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, was evaluated at Loma Linda University Medical Center and diagnosed with a concussion, fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle and chest injuries, according to INDYCAR medical consultant Dr. Terry Trammell.

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Castroneves Wins Pole for MAVTV 500

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FONTANA, Calif. – Helio Castroneves earned the Verizon P1 Award for the Verizon IndyCar Series championship-deciding MAVTV 500 on Aug. 30 at Auto Club Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Focus on winning and the ‘rest will take care of itself’

08-28-Champ-Contenders-Astor-Cup-Grove-StdLOS ANGELES – It’s not just another race, Simon Pagenaud declares, but the third-year Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports driver is pressure-free entering the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale.

He’s in the series championship mix for the first time, sitting 81 points behind front-runner Will Power and 30 points shy of second-place Helio Castroneves entering the double-points race Aug. 30. That makes his mission simple, if not easy. Read the rest of this entry »

IndyCar Championship Preview Show

IndyCar 2014Adam Tate (Tribute Racing), Christopher DeHarde (Motorsport.com), Matt Weaver (Popular Speed), Frank Santoroski (Drafting the Circuits), and Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing) sit down for an IndyCar roundtable as the series heads into its finale at Auto Club Speedway Saturday night. The group will review the Road to Indy (Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, USF2000), along with highlights from the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season. They will also examine some of the expectations and possible surprises that could take place during the off-season.

Hit the link below to listen in and enjoy!

IndyCar Championship Preview Show 08/28 by Tribute Racing | Sports Podcasts.

What We Learned: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

IndyCar 2014With the Verizon IndyCar Series championship battle tightening up the drivers headed out west to Sonoma Raceway. The technical and tricky road course provides tough elevation changes, combined with seemingly blind, fast, sweeping corners. Here are some of the main points after the 2014 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.

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Scott Dixon wins at Sonoma; Will Power leads points by 51

08-24-Dixon-On-Course-Sonoma-StdSONOMA, Calif. – Scott Dixon overtook race leader Mike Conway on Lap 83 of 85 and went on to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Dixon, who started third in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, led Ryan Hunter-Reay across the finish line by 1.1359 seconds. Simon Pagenaud finished third after overtaking Conway, whose No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing car ran out of fuel with about 350 yards left. Read the rest of this entry »

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