INDYCAR News for the Weeks of June 10 – June 23, 2019

The Open Wheel’s Sunday Road America photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of Sunday action at the 2019 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/23/2019)

Rossi dominates in superb Road America win – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi dominated the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America to win by over 28 seconds. The full Top 5 was Rossi, Power, Newgarden, Rahal, and Dixon. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/23/2019)

VeeKay wins from pole in Lights Race 2 at Road America – Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay won Indy Lights Race 2 from pole at Road America by almost 13 seconds. The full Top 5 was VeeKay, Norman, Askew, Malukas, and Telitz. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (6/23/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Saturday Road America photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of Saturday action at the 2019 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/22/2019)

Herta earns the pole at Road America – Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta won the pole for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America with a lap of 1:42.9920. Herta is the youngest pole winner in NTT IndyCar Series history. The full Firestone Fast 6 order was Herta, Rossi, Power, Newgarden, Rahal, and Rossi. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/22/2019)

Norman wins Lights Race 1 at Road America – Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Norman won Indy Lights Race 1 at Road America with a dominant drive after an early surge to the lead. The full Top 5 was Norman, Megennis, Telitz, Sowery, and Askew. VeeKay was given a drive through penalty from the lead after going off track on Lap 1. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (6/22/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Road America Lights livery feature – The Open Wheel’s livery feature with all photos of all the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires cars and drivers from the 2019 Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Road America Powered by AER at Road America is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/22/2019)

Newgarden quickest in Practice 3 at Road America – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden was quickest in Practice 3 for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America with a lap of 1:42.8825. The full Top 5 was Newgarden, Herta, Power, Hunter-Reay, and Rossi. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/22/2019)

VeeKay takes pole again for Lights Race 2 at Road America – Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay won the pole for the second time this weekend, this time for Indy Lights Race 2 at Road America with a lap of 1:53.5625. The full Top 5 was VeeKay, Norman, Telitz, Askew, and Megennis. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (6/22/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Friday Road America photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of Friday action at the 2019 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/21/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Road America livery feature – The Open Wheel’s livery feature with all photos of all the cars and drivers from the 2019 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/21/2019)

Rossi fastest in Practice 2 at Road America – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi was fastest in Practice 2 for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America with a lap of 1:43.120. The full Top 5 was Rossi, Power, Newgarden, Herta, and Rosenqvist. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/21/2019)

VeeKay takes pole for Lights Race 1 at Road America – Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay won the pole for Indy Lights Race 1 at Road America with a lap of 1:54.0541. The full Top 5 was VeeKay, Norman, Askew, Megennis, and Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (6/21/2019)

Hunter-Reay leads Practice 1 at Road America – Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay’s lap of 1:43.755 led the way in Practice 1 for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The full Top 5 was Hunter-Reay, Sato, Dixon, Power, and Newgarden. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (6/21/2019)

VeeKay tops only Lights practice at Road America – Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay topped the charts in the only Indy Lights practice session of the weekend at Road America with a lap of 1:54.9958. The full Top 5 was VeeKay, Telitz, Megennis, Kohl, and Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (6/21/2019)

Norman lands Andretti IndyCar test – “For the first time in his career, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires driver Ryan Norman will slide into the cockpit of an Andretti Autosport Indy car for a test at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The June 25 test opens the door for the Indy Lights race-winner to pilot an Andretti Autosport Honda around his home track.” Full release at the link. – Indy Lights – (6/20/2019)

Trackside podcast 6/19/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 6/19/19 is a great listen as always. Marcus Ericsson and Mike Kertscher are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (6/20/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Road America preview – The Open Wheel’s preview of the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (6/19/2019)

Road America spotter guide – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (6/19/2019)

Road America entry list – The official INDYCAR entry list for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (6/19/2019)

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

Indy Lights entry list for Road America – The official Indy Lights entry list for the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Road America Powered by AER is available at the link. – Indy Lights – (6/18/2019)

Report: O’Ward to drive for Carlin at Road America – The Indianapolis Star’s Jim Ayello reports Patricio O’Ward will drive for Carlin alongside teammate Max Chilton in this weekend’s NTT IndyCar Series race at Road America. – Jim Ayello – (6/17/2019)

Four IndyCar drivers to race at Le Mans – Four 2019 NTT IndyCar Series drivers will race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France this weekend. The four drivers are Sebastien Bourdais, Scott Dixon, Ben Hanley, and Jordan King. Full story at the link. – INDYCAR – (6/14/2019)

IMS unveils new logo for 104th Indy 500 – “The logo for the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge captures four essential elements – tradition, speed, excitement and innovation – of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” within the framework of the new logo system introduced last year. Bold, dynamic colors and features form the core of the 2020 logo. At the heart of the design is a continuation of the type lock-up introduced with the unveiling in May 2018 of the logo for the 103rd Running of the race.” See the logo and read the full release at the link. – IMS – (6/13/2019)

Belardi adds Telitz for Lights at Road America – “Aaron Telitz will once again be in a Belardi Auto Racing Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires machine in 2019, this time competing at Road America on June 21st through June 23rd…Wisconsin native Telitz will be piloting the No. 4 Endodontic Specialists of Wisconsin Dallara IL-15 during the race weekend at Road America.” Full release at the link. – Indy Lights – (6/13/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 6/12/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (6/12/2019)

Trackside podcast 6/11/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 6/11/19 is a great listen as always. Rick Mears and Brian Barnhart are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (6/12/2019)

Pagenaud visits White House to celebrate Indy 500 win – Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud visited the White House to meet President Donald Trump on Monday to celebrate his victory at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. “It’s a great honor to introduce the winner of the Indianapolis 500, Simon Pagenaud,” President Trump said. “He is an incredible racer.” Full story at the link. – FOX News – (6/11/2019)

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)

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)

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)

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