News for the Week of August 29, 2016 – September 4, 2016

Miller’s Texas receap – Robin Miller posted an excellent recap of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on RACER. Check it out at the link. – RACER – (8/29/2016)

Hinch and Rossi possibilities for Dancing with the Stars – Curt Cavin of the Indianapolis Star reports that both James Hinchcliffe and Alexander Rossi confirmed interest from ABC’s popular television show “Dancing with the Stars”. The full cast will be revealed on Good Morning America on Tuesday, August 30th. – Indianapolis Star – (8/29/2016)

Rahal wins wild finish at Texas – Graham Rahal and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing won the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway over James Hinchcliffe by 0.0080 seconds after a dramatic final lap move. The full Top 5 was Rahal, Hinchcliffe, Kanaan, Pagenaud, and Castroneves. Hinchcliffe led 188 laps. Championship contenders Dixon and Newgarden finished P19 and P22. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/27/2016)

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule released – “INDYCAR announced the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule today, a 17-race season that provides continuity, adds a new event at Gateway Motorsports Park and confirms a multi-year agreement with Watkins Glen International. The series calendar features the return of all venues on the 2016 schedule and consists of a total of six events on ovals, six on permanent road courses and five on temporary street circuits.” – INDYCAR – (8/25/2016)

Rosenqvist done with Lights as he continues with DTM – Belardi Auto Racing Indy Lights driver Felix Rosenqvist will continue to drive for the Mercedes DTM team and will thus miss the rest of the Indy Lights season. “I’ve had a fantastic time in the US this year, and it’s been a really great and interesting experience,” said Rosenqvist. “It’s a shame not to see out the season, but it’s just a logistic impossibility…I would like to thank Belardi Auto Racing for all their efforts this year; it’s a great team, and I hope we will find a way to work together again in the future. In the meantime I wish them continued success.” – Motorsport.com – (8/24/2016)

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