News for the Week of August 21, 2017 – August 27, 2017

Gateway spotter guide – The spotter guide for the Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (8/22/2017)

Gateway entry list – The entry list for the Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (8/22/2017)

Lights entry list for Gateway – The entry list for the Mazda St. Louis Indy Lights Oval Challenge Presented by Cooper Tires at Gateway Motorsports Park is available at the link. – Indy Lights – (8/22/2017)

Weeklong St. Louis Speed Festival is underway – The series of events Gateway Motorsports Park has organized in St. Louis in the buildup to its INDYCAR event this weekend is underway. Check out the full release at the link for the calendar of events. – Gateway Motorsports Park – (8/22/2017)

Monday Musings: Pocono – The Open Wheel’s Dylan Reynolds’ Monday Musings piece on the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (8/21/2017)

SPM confirms ride for Harvey at WGI and Sonoma – “Verizon IndyCar Series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has named a driver for the final two races of the 2017 season with Jack Harvey. The Lincolnshire, U.K. native will pilot the No.7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports AutoNation Sirius XM Honda at Watkins Glen International and Sonoma Raceway. The INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen and the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will mark the 24-year-old’s second and third career IndyCar starts, respectively, and see Harvey rejoin the team with whom he captured six wins and 18 podium finishes in Indy Lights.” Full release at the link. – SPM – (8/21/2017)

Power wins again at Pocono – Team Penske’s Will Power won the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway for the second straight year. Power went a lap down early in the race to replace a front wing assembly, had his rear wing assembly replaced in the middle portion of the race after getting his lap back, and dominated the final portion of the race. The rest of the Top 5 was Newgarden, Rossi, Pagenaud, and Kanaan. There were a track-record 42 lead changes. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/20/2017)

Report: Harvey to drive SPM No. 7 at WGI and Sonoma – The Indianapolis Star’s Jim Ayello reports Jack Harvey will drive the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports No. 7 car at Watkins Glen International and Sonoma Raceway. Full report at the link. – Indianapolis Star – (8/20/2017)

Harding Racing “100%” full-time for 2018 – RACER’s Robin Miller reports Harding Racing will have at least one full-time car in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018. “It’s 100 percent we’re going to run one car full-time with Gabby [Chaves] for 2018 and we’re working on sponsorship for a second car and it looks good,” owner Mike Harding told RACER. Harding reports he’s secured one Leader’s Circle entry for next year to help with funding. Full story at the link. – RACER – (8/19/2017)

Wilson unsettled by lack of completed ’18 Indy 500 deal with Andretti – The Indianapolis Star’s Jim Ayello reports Stefan Wilson is unsettled by the fact that his 2018 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race deal with Andretti Autosport hasn’t been completed after he stepped aside for Fernando Alonso earlier this year. Ayello has quotes from both Wilson and team officials from Andretti Autosport. Wilson is still optimistic a deal will be done but has been in communication with other teams in case it doesn’t. Andretti Autosport wasn’t aware of that but they’re confident in the progress of their plans for Wilson and have assured Wilson his car will be equal to the others within the team. Full story at the link. – Indianapolis Star – (8/18/2017)

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