Friday, March 10, 2017

Indycar Starts 2017 Season

2017 Indycar Season starts today!!!

 
We are so excited we had a little fun making this quick video.
 
 

 
 
GP of St. Pete
 
PRACTICE March 10  at 11:15 and 3:15
PRACTICE Saturday, March 11 at 10:50
QUALIFYING Saturday at 2:55
WARM UP Sunday, March 12 9:00
 
RACE
Sunday March 12 at NOON
on ABC
 

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Indycar Test Drive videos

The 2017 Indycar season is about to start!!!!
Yay!
If you want to get caught up with some of your favorite drivers before the green flag drops in St. Petersburg, FL check out some funny Indycar videos.



Indycar drivers were asked questions for Indycar Test Drive.  Find out some interesting facts and see which driver can name the most Indy 500 winners and Indycar past champs.
 

posted by Alexandra (age 9)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

2017 Phoenix Testing

The Indycar season officially starts in two weeks, but the Indycars were on track testing on February 10th and the 11th at Phoenix International Raceway.

Twenty one Indycar drivers took to the track for four 3 hour sessions during the weekend. Each driver was limited to 6 sets of  tires over the two days. They ran over 5000 laps in their 12 hours on track during Friday and Saturday afternoon and night. 
  
JR Hildebrand, running in his first full Indycar season since 2012, led the way with a best lap of 193.234.  Second fastest for the weekend was his teammate and car owner Ed Carpenter and third quickest was Penske's newest driver Josef Newgarden.

Josef Newgarden and Dale Coyne's Sebastien Bourdais were the only two drivers in the Top Ten in all four sessions.

   
Two days of on-track testing for 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and teams were literally like day and night. https://t.co/HzYpNRJzPZ
— IndyCar Series (@IndyCar) February 12, 2017

  

 
To get your Indycar 'fix' and catch all the track action at Phoenix you can check out the full practice sessions on the Indycar You Tube channel.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Newgarden to penske for 2017


Josef Newgarden moved to Team Penske for 2017 
At the end of last Season they announced that Josef Newgarden was going to be moving to Team Penske.
But the change did not stop Josef from being his fun-loving self.
You can read or watch more about Josef in the video and links below.

Click this link to read the article
"Move to Team Penske won't change Newgarden's fun-loving style."
 http://www.indycar.com/News/2017/01/01-27-Newgarden-still-fun
 

Click this link to read the article  
"Josef Newgarden Likes What He Sees at Team Penske."
http://www.teampenske.com/news/index.cfm/i/674/53168/Josef_Newgarden_Likes_What_He_Sees_at_Team_Penske



I think he is going to win lots of races!!!


By Alexandra
Age (9)
 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Indycar 2016 finale at Sonoma

The beautiful road course at Sonoma Raceway provided a fitting end to the dominant Championship season of Simon Pagenaud.  He started P1, finished P1, and brought home his first Indycar championship in his second season racing for Roger Penske.



TOP TEN
1.  Simon Pagenaud: Clinched his first Indycar championship.
2. Graham Rahal: Solid finish for his season.  Finished 5th in the points.
3. Juan Montoya: His third podium of the season, and highest finish since Detroit.
4. Ryan Hunter-Reay: His 5th top five of the season.
5. Alexander Rossi: Finishes strong and wins the rookie of the year award.
6. Josef Newgarden: Finished 4th place in the points, the highest placing non-Penske car.
7. Helio Castroneves: Finishes a solid third in the championship.  
8. Marco Andretti: Just his third Top 10 of the year.  Finishes 16th in points, tying his worst finish in 11 Indycar seasons.
9. Charlie Kimball: Three Top 10s to finish out the season had him 9th in season points.
10. Sebastian Bourdais:  His best finish at Sonoma since 2013.


6 Chevys  &  4 Hondas
Different Teams:    Penske(3), Rahal Letterman, Andretti Autosport(3), ECR, Ganassi, KV
Different Countries: 5   France(2), USA(6), Columbia, Brazil 

 
Fun Facts
 
 Average Speed:  101.181 mph
 Time: 2 hours  13 seconds
 1 Cautions for 3 Laps
Fastest Lap  108.324 (Tony Kanaan)

 Most Positions Improved:  James Hinchcliffe (8 positions)
  
Lead Changes: 5 among  3 drivers
(Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves, Graham Rahal)

Penalties: 0