INDYCAR News for the Weeks of July 15 – July 28, 2019

Dixon earns sixth career Mid-Ohio victory – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon won a wild Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio for his sixth career victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The full Top 5 was Dixon, Rosenqvist, Hunter-Reay, Power, and Rossi. Newgarden spun off track on the final lap and his championship lead is down to just 16 points over Rossi. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/28/2019)

Askew sweeps Lights weekend with Race 2 win at Mid-Ohio – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew finished off his sweep of the Indy Lights race weekend Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with his second consecutive win from pole in Race 2. The full Top 5 was Askew, Sowery, VeeKay, Norman, and Malukas. Askew’s championship lead is now 45 points. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/28/2019)

Newgarden tops warmup at Mid-Ohio – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden’s lap of 1:06.644 topped the charts in the warmup for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The full Top 5 was Newgarden, Rosenqvist, Herta, Pigot, and Rossi. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/28/2019)

Power takes pole at Mid-Ohio – Team Penske’s Will Power won the pole for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a Firestone Fast 6 lap of 1:05.1569. The full Firestone Fast 6 order was Power, Rossi, Newgarden, Pagenaud, Bourdais, and Rosenqvist. Full qualifying results here. – INDYCAR – (7/27/2019)

Askew wins Lights Race 1 at Mid-Ohio – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew led every lap and won Indy Lights Race 1 from pole at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The full Top 5 was Askew, Norman, VeeKay, Megennis, and Malukas. Askew’s championship lead is now 35 points. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/27/2019)

Rossi & Honda return with Andretti for ’20 and beyond – “Alexander Rossi will continue to call Andretti Autosport home after extending his tenure with the team on a multi-year agreement. The championship contender will return in 2020 and beyond to pilot the No. 27 Honda, with primary sponsorship divided between long-time team partners NAPA AUTO PARTS and AutoNation…The Andretti Autosport team will also continue to drive under Honda Power in 2020 as part of a multi-year extension.” Full release at the link. – Andretti Autosport – (7/27/2019)

Herta fastest again in Practice 3 at Mid-Ohio – Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta was fastest again in Practice 3 for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a lap of 1:05.7048. The full Top 5 was Herta, Pigot, Rossi, Hinchcliffe, and Ferrucci. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/27/2019)

Askew grabs Lights Race 2 pole at Mid-Ohio – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew grabbed his second Indy Lights pole of the weekend in Race 2 qualifying at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a lap of 1:10.8079. The full Top 5 was Askew, VeeKay, Sowery, Megennis, and Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/27/2019)

Askew, Nasr, Palou, and VeeKay all land IndyCar tests – Motorsport.com’s David Malsher has a nice story summarizing new driver tests planned for NTT IndyCar Series teams. Oliver Askew (Chip Ganassi Racing), Felipe Nasr (Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports), Alex Palou (Dale Coyne Racing), and Rinus VeeKay (Ed Carpenter Racing) will all drive in upcoming NTT IndyCar Series tests. Full story at the link. – Motorsport.com – (7/27/2019)

IMS announces new 8 hour endurance race for ’20 – “The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli sports car championship Oct. 1-4, 2020, in conjunction with its North American series, GT World Challenge America. The Indianapolis 8 Hours will combine the two series for the first time in an epic endurance classic on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course at the Racing Capital of the World. The best International GT teams will battle GT World Challenge America teams to enhance the exciting #IntGTC schedule organized by SRO Motorsports Group that also features the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour (Australia), Total 24 Hours of Spa (Belgium), Suzuka 10 Hours (Japan) and Kyalami 9 Hour (South Africa).” Full release at the link. – IMS – (7/27/2019)

Herta quickest in Practice 2 at Mid-Ohio – Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta was quickest in Practice 2 for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a lap of 1:05.7292. The full Top 5 was Herta, Pagenaud, Power, Rosenqvist, and Hunter-Reay. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/26/2019)

Askew takes Lights Race 1 pole at Mid-Ohio – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew took the pole for Indy Lights Race 1 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course at 1:11.6795. The full Top 5 was Askew, Megennis, Sowery, Norman, and Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/26/2019)

Dixon leads Practice 1 at Mid-Ohio – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon led Practice 1 for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a lap of 1:06.097. The full Top 5 was Dixon, Pigot, Pagenaud, Newgarden, and Hinchcliffe. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/26/2019)

VeeKay tops only Lights practice at Mid-Ohio – Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay’s lap of 1:12.1358 topped the charts in the only Indy Lights practice session of the weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The full Top 5 was VeeKay, Askew, Kellett, Malukas, and Megennis. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/26/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Mid-Ohio preview – The Open Wheel’s preview of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (7/25/2019)

DragonSpeed IndyCar return hampered by visa issues – From @DragonSpeedLLC: “@IndyCar Fans! We are still alive!! We’ve had 3 more Endurance races since our magical outing at @IMS. Unfortunately, we have been stung by Visa issues for our crew & driver & are awaiting resolution by .gov. This will NOT discourage us from our eventual planned return.” – DragonSpeed – (7/24/2019)

Mid-Ohio spotter guide – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/24/2019)

Mid-Ohio entry list – The official INDYCAR entry list for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/24/2019)

St. Pete City Council extends GP deal through ’24 – “The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will remain as a cornerstone event on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule through at least 2024. St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved a four-year extension to the existing agreement with Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC last week. This spring break racing tradition has been the season opening event on INDYCAR’s annual calendar for the past nine years of its 15-year history. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg brings worldwide exposure and spectators from across the globe to the City of St. Petersburg.” Full release at the link. – Firestone GP – (7/24/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 7/24/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (7/24/2019)

Trackside podcast 7/23/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 7/23/19 is a great listen as always. – 1070 The Fan – (7/24/2019)

Nasr to test with SPM on Monday – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports Felipe Nasr will test for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports on Monday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Full story at the link. – RACER – (7/23/2019)

Lights entry list for Mid-Ohio – The official entry list for the Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is available at the link. – Indy Lights – (7/23/2019)

Carlin announces Enerson to drive No. 31 at Mid-Ohio – “Carlin is proud to announce that RC Enerson will join the team for the 13th round of the NTT IndyCar Series season at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course piloting the No. 31 Lucas Oil School Carlin Chevrolet.” Full release at the link. – Carlin – (7/23/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Iowa photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (7/21/2019)

Newgarden dominates in rain delayed victory at Iowa – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden led 245 of the 300 laps at the rain delayed Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway to take a dominant victory and extend his championship lead over Rossi to 29 points. The full Top 5 was Newgarden, Dixon, Hinchcliffe, Pagenaud, and Pigot. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/21/2019)

Pagenaud fastest in final practice at Iowa – Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud was fastest in final practice for the Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway with a lap at 174.462mph. The full Top 5 was Pagenaud, Newgarden, Carpenter, Dixon, and Daly. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/19/2019)

Pagenaud takes pole at Iowa – Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud won the pole for the Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway with a two-lap average at 180.073mph. The full Top 5 was Pagenaud, Power, Newgarden, Sato, and Hinchcliffe. Full qualifying results here. – INDYCAR – (7/19/2019)

Newgarden leads Practice 1 at Iowa – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden’s lap at 179.838mph led Practice 1 for the Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway. The full Top 5 was Newgarden, Pagenaud, Power, Rossi, and Dixon. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/19/2019)

VeeKay to test IndyCar with ECR – “2018 Indy Pro 2000 Champion and current Indy Lights driver, Rinus VeeKay will participate in his first NTT IndyCar Series test with Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) in the No. 20 Chevrolet-powered IR-18 at Portland International Raceway on August 7th.” Full release at the link. – Rinus VeeKay – (7/19/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Iowa preview – The Open Wheel’s preview of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (7/18/2019)

Iowa spotter guide – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the NTT IndyCar Series Iowa 300 is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/18/2019)

Iowa entry list – The official INDYCAR entry list for the NTT IndyCar Series Iowa 300 is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/17/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 7/17/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (7/17/2019)

Trackside podcast 7/16/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 7/16/19 is a great listen as always. – 1070 The Fan – (7/17/2019)

Carlin confirms Karam and Daly for Iowa – Carlin has confirmed Sage Karam and Conor Daly will drive for the team in the NTT IndyCar Series Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway this weekend. Full release at the link. – Carlin – (7/16/2019)

Pagenaud wins from pole at Toronto – Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud won the Honda Indy Toronto on the Streets of Toronto from pole holding off a late charge from Dixon. The full Top 5 was Pagenaud, Dixon, Rossi, Newgarden, and Rosenqvist. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/14/2019)

Askew wins dramatic Lights Race 2 at Toronto – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew from pole in Indy Lights Race 2 but it wasn’t that simple. Telitz took the lead at the opening green flag and led until he and VeeKay made contact in Turn 3 in the middle portion of the race. The full Top 5 was Askew, Sowery, Kellett, Norman, and Megennis. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/14/2019)

Daly announces as ambassador for GESS/Capstone – “GESS International and Capstone Turbine Corporation announced today the engagement of Conor Daly as its Brand Ambassador for the remaining 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Season with future race options in the NTT IndyCar Series.” Full release at the link. – Conor Daly – (7/13/2019)

Pagenaud takes pole at Toronto – Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud won the pole for the Honda Indy Toronto on the Streets of Toronto with a lap of 58.4293. The full Firestone Fast 6 order was Pagenaud, Dixon, Rosenqvist, Rossi, Newgarden, and Jones. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/13/2019)

Telitz wins Lights Race 1 at Toronto – Belardi Auto Racing’s Aaron Telitz won Indy Lights Race 1 on the Streets of Toronto leading every lap. The full Top 5 was Telitz, Askew, VeeKay, Norman, and Sowery. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/13/2019)

Trackside podcast 7/10/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 7/10/19 is a great listen as always. Alexander Rossi and Ryan Norman are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (7/11/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 7/10/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (7/10/2019)

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