INDYCAR News for the Weeks of May 27 – June 9, 2019

The Open Wheel’s Texas photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of from the 2019 DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/8/2019)

Newgarden takes advantage of strategy for win at Texas – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden won the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway with a great strategy call by Tim Cindric and great driving to hold off Alexander Rossi. The full Top 5 was Newgarden, Rossi, Rahal, Ferrucci, and Hunter-Reay. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/8/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Texas livery page – The Open Wheel’s livery page with pictures of all the NTT IndyCar Series cars at the 2019 DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/8/2019)

Sato wins the pole at Texas – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato won the pole for the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway with a two-lap average of 220.250mph. The full Top 5 was Sato, Dixon, Bourdais, Hunter-Reay, and Pagenaud. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/7/2019)

Report: O’Ward’s funding issues won’t be solved by Red Bull in IndyCar – RACER’s Chris Medland and Marshall Pruett have posted a couple thorough reports on the funding issues facing Patricio O’Ward’s ability to continue racing for Carlin in the NTT IndyCar Series. RACER has learned that while O’Ward is part of the Red Bull Junior Team, the energy drink company will not be bridging the gap to ensure he runs as many NTT IndyCar Series as possible. Full stories at the link. – RACER – (6/7/2019)

Herta fastest in Practice 2 at Texas – Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta’s lap at 222.451 topped Practice 2 for the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. The full Top 5 was Herta, Sato, Rossi, Power, and Ericsson. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/7/2019)

Dixon tops rain shortened Texas Practice 1 – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon was fastest in a rain shortened Practice 1 for the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday night. The full Top 5 was Dixon, Sato, Rahal, Kimball, and Power. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/6/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Texas preview – The Open Wheel’s preview of the NTT IndyCar Series 2019 DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/6/2019)

RLL unveils Gehl livery for No. 15 at Road America – “Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing announced today that the Gehl brand, part of Manitou Americas, Inc., will be the primary sponsor for Graham Rahal’s No. 15 Honda-powered entry at the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America on June 23. The livery is a throwback to a fan favorite that team co-owner and Graham’s father, Bobby Rahal, drove in 1994.” Full release at the link. View the livery on our No. 15 livery page here. – RLL – (6/6/2019)

Report: HSR still working through budgeting issues – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports Harding Steinbrenner Racing is facing “another rough patch” in regards to budgeting issues for their No. 88 entry in the NTT IndyCar Series. Full story at the link. – RACER – (6/6/2019)

Texas spotter guide – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (6/5/2019)

Texas entry list – The official INDYCAR entry list for the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (6/5/2019)

ECR unveils red Autogeek livery for No. 20 at Texas – Ed Carpenter Racing has unveiled a new red Autogeek livery for their No. 20 car for Ed Carpenter this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. View the livery on our No. 20 livery page here. – ECR – (6/5/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 6/5/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (6/5/2019)

Trackside podcast 6/4/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 6/4/19 is a great listen as always. – 1070 The Fan – (6/5/2019)

Daly to drive Carlin No. 59 at Texas, Chilton out for remaining oval races – “Conor Daly will join Carlin this weekend for the ninth round of NTT IndyCar Series action at the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. After recording a top-10 finish at the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, Daly will bring his INDYCAR oval experience to pilot the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet in place of current driver Max Chilton…Chilton, who is competing in his fourth season of the NTT IndyCar Series, will not compete in the remaining four oval races of the 2019 INDYCAR season.” Full release at the link. – Carlin – (6/4/2019)

Andretti unveils GESS/Capstone livery for No. 27 at Texas & Pocono – “Andretti Autosport announced today that GESS International and Capstone Turbine Corporation will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 27 racing machine at this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway and again in August at the “Tricky Triangle” of Pocono Raceway. The partnership builds off the associate sponsorship across all four Andretti Autosport entries.” Full release at the link. View the livery on our No. 27 livery page here. – Andretti Autosport – (6/4/2019)

Alonso rules out IndyCar full-time in ’20 – Motorsport.com’s Gary Watkins reports Fernando Alonso has ruled out racing full-time in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020. “If I do Indy, a one-off will be the approach again,” Alonso said. “To do the full season at the moment is too much of a commitment in terms of races.” Full story at the link. – Motorsport.com – (6/4/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Belle Isle Sunday photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of Sunday NTT IndyCar Series action at the 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/2/2019)

Dixon wins Belle Isle Race 2 – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon won a wild Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. The Top 5 was Dixon, Ericsson, Power, Hunter-Reay, and Rossi. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/2/2019)

Newgarden earns pole for Belle Isle Race 2 – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden earned the pole for Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park with a lap of 1:14.8607. The Top 6 on the grid will be Newgarden, Rossi, Veach, Herta, Hinchcliffe, and Dixon. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/2/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Belle Isle Saturday photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of Saturday NTT IndyCar Series action at the 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/1/2019)

Newgarden wins Belle Isle Race 1 – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden won a wet Race 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. The Top 5 was Newgarden, Rossi, Sato, Rosenqvist, and Hunter-Reay. The race started over an hour late and was limited to a timed race of 75 minutes due to a storm that came through the island in the afternoon. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/1/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Belle Isle livery page – The Open Wheel’s livery page with pictures of all the NTT IndyCar Series cars at the 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/1/2019)

Rossi takes pole for Belle Isle Race 1 – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi won the pole for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park with a lap of 1:14.198. The full Top 6 was Rossi, Newgarden, Dixon, Rosenqvist, Herta, and Hunter-Reay. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/1/2019)

Belle Isle qualifying groups – The official INDYCAR qualifying groups for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park are available at the link. – INDYCAR – (6/1/2019)

Rossi quickest in Belle Isle Practice 2; Pagenaud brings out red flag – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi was quickest in Practice 2 for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park with a lap of 1:15.1367. The full Top 5 was Rossi, Newgarden, Dixon, Power, and Rahal. Pagenaud brought out a red flag to end the session due to this incident. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (5/31/2019)

O’Ward to miss Iowa and Gateway – Motorsport.com’s David Malsher reports Carlin rookie Patricio O’Ward will not race for the team at Iowa Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Full story at the link. – Motorsport.com – (5/31/2019)

Dixon tops Belle Isle Practice 1 – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon was fastest in Practice 1 for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park with a lap of 1:16.7418. The full Top 5 was Dixon, Power, Hunter-Reay, Newgarden, and Rahal. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (5/31/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Belle Isle preview – The Open Wheel’s preview of the NTT IndyCar Series 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (5/30/2019)

IMS announces partnership with NetJets – “NetJets Inc. and Hulman Motorsports have reached a multi-year partnership in which NetJets has become the Official Private Aviation Partner of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. INDYCAR and IMS will use NetJets for its private aviation needs for the NTT IndyCar Series and events at the Racing Capital of the World, including the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, INDYCAR Grand Prix and Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard. NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation and manages and operates the largest, most diverse private jet fleet in the world. It is known for pioneering shared aircraft ownership—offering individuals and businesses all the benefits of whole aircraft ownership at a fraction of the cost.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (5/30/2019)

Belle Isle spotter guide – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (5/29/2019)

Belle Isle entry list – The official INDYCAR entry list for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (5/29/2019)

Andretti unveils AutoNation livery for No. 98 at Belle Isle – “For the second-consecutive year, the color pink will paint the racing machine of Marco Andretti for the double-header weekend on the streets of Belle Isle. America’s largest automotive retailer, AutoNation boasted its DRV PNK campaign on the No. 98 machine in 2018 that went on to collect the pole position Race 1 of the Detroit Grand Prix.” Full release at the link. View the livery on our No. 98 livery page here. – Andretti Autosport – (5/29/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 5/29/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (5/29/2019)

Red Bull ceases Air Race events after ’19; IMS race apparently cancelled – “Red Bull has decided not to continue the Red Bull Air Race World Championship beyond the 2019 season. The remaining races this year are: Kazan, Russia, 15-16 June; Lake Balaton, Hungary, 13-14 July and Chiba, Japan, 7-8 September.” Full release at the link. – Red Bull Air Race World Championship – (5/29/2019)

Trackside podcast 5/28/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 5/28/19 is a great listen as always. – 1070 The Fan – (5/29/2019)

Pagenaud earns over $2.6 million for Indy 500 win; Ferrucci named ROY – “Simon Pagenaud earned $2,669,529 from an overall purse of $13,090,536 for his victory Sunday, May 26 in the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion Pagenaud, from Montmorillon, France, captured his first victory in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” in the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet…Santino Ferrucci earned $435,404 for his seventh-place finish after starting 23rd in the No. 19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda, including $50,000 for being named Rookie of the Year. Ferrucci, who led one lap, was the highest-finishing rookie among the six drivers making their first Indianapolis 500 starts this year.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (5/28/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Indy 500 photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s race day photo gallery of the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (5/26/2019)

Pagenaud wins Indy 500 thriller over Rossi – Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud won the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a late pass over Alexander Rossi. The Full Top 5 was Pagenaud, Rossi, Sato, Newgarden, and Power. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (5/26/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Indy 500 pit wall page – The Open Wheel’s livery feature of all the NTT IndyCar Series teams’ pit wall graphics for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (5/26/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Indy 500 livery page – The Open Wheel’s livery feature of all the cars at the NTT IndyCar Series 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (5/26/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Indy 500 Carb Day photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of NTT IndyCar Series and Indy Lights action on Carb Day for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (5/24/2019)

Ericsson and Arrow SPM win pit stop competition – Marcus Ericsson and the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports No 7 entry won the MotoGator Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge over Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing in the finals. – The Open Wheel – (5/24/2019)

Askew wins wild Freedom 100 by 0.0067 secs – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew won the Indy Lights Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by just 0.0067 seconds on a late move at the finish line. The full Top 5 was Askew, Norman, VeeKay, Sowery, and Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (5/24/2019)

INDYCAR announces and unveils Aeroscreen for ’20 – “INDYCAR has formed a partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to design an Aeroscreen for enhanced driver cockpit protection that will be implemented for the outset of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the two organizations announced in a joint news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Aeroscreen is being developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies to reduce the risk of driver injury from debris or other objects striking the cockpit area. The driver safety innovation that will encompass the cockpit consists of a ballistic Aeroscreen anchored by titanium framework.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (5/24/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Month of May IMS Garage Sign gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo feature with images of all the NTT IndyCar Series teams’ Gasoline Alley signs for the INDYCAR Grand Prix and 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (5/24/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Freedom 100 livery page – The Open Wheel’s Indy Lights Freedom 100 livery page features the livery of all 11 cars entered into the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Check it out at the link. – The Open Wheel – (5/23/2019)

Megennis earns Freedom 100 pole – Andretti Autosport’s Robert Megennis won the pole in Indy Lights Freedom 100 qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a two-lap average of 194.206mph. The full Top 5 was Megennis, Askew, Norman, Andretti, and Kohl. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (5/23/2019)

Belardi adds Telitz for Freedom 100 – “Veteran Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires driver, Aaron Telitz, has joined Belardi Auto Racing once again to compete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Freedom 100 Presented by Cooper Tires. Wisconsin Native Telitz has spent the early part of 2019 competing with AIM Vasser Sullivan in the GTD class in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship, but is excited to be jumping back into a Dallara IL-15 car.” Full release at the link. – Belardi Auto Racing – (5/23/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Indy 500 starting grid feature – The Open Wheel’s starting grid feature for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (5/19/2019)

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