INDYCAR News for the Weeks of August 19 – September 1, 2019

The Open Wheel’s GP of Portland photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of NTT IndyCar Series and Indy Lights action at the 2019 Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (9/1/2019)

Power wins Grand Prix of Portland – Team Penske’s Will Power won the Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway after holding off the field on a late restart. The full Top 5 was Power, Rosenqvist, Rossi, Herta, and Newgarden,. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (9/1/2019)

INDYCAR releases ’20 schedule, Richmond on in lieu of Pocono – From INDYCAR: “The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule is highlighted by a return to Richmond Raceway and eight of the 17 races featured on NBC, INDYCAR officials announced today. Richmond Raceway will return to the NTT IndyCar Series schedule for the first time since 2009 and will be the only new addition on the 2020 schedule. The three-quarter-mile Virginia oval will play host under the lights on Saturday, June 27, and be the 11th race on the season.” Full release and schedule at the link. – INDYCAR – (9/1/2019)

The Open Wheel’s GP of Portland livery page – The Open Wheel’s livery page of all the NTT IndyCar Series cars and drivers at the 2019 Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (9/1/2019)

Sowery takes first Lights victory in Race 2 at Portland – HMD Motorsports and Team Pelfrey’s Toby Sowery passed pole sitter Rinus VeeKay on an early restart to go on to win Indy Lights Race 2 at Portland International Raceway. The full Top 5 was Sowery, VeeKay, Askew, Norman, and Megennis. With that result, Askew needs only to start the final two races to clinch the championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (8/31/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Lights Portland livery page – The Open Wheel’s livery page of all the Indy Lights cars and drivers at the 2019 Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (9/1/2019)

VeeKay wins from pole in Lights Race 1 at Portland – Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay withstood an early fight from championship leader Oliver Askew to win from pole in Indy Lights Race 1 at Portland International Raceway. The full Top 5 was VeeKay, Askew, Megennis, Sowery, and Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (8/31/2019)

Herta earns second career pole at Portland – Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta won the pole for the Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway with a Firestone Fast 6 lap of 57.8111. The full Firestone Fast 6 was Herta, Power, Dixon, Harvey, Rosenqvist, and Hunter-Reay. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/31/2019)

VeeKay wins from pole in Lights Race 1 at Portland – Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay withstood an early fight from championship leader Oliver Askew to win from pole in Indy Lights Race 1 at Portland International Raceway. The full Top 5 was VeeKay, Askew, Megennis, Sowery, and Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (8/31/2019)

Herta quickest again in Practice 3 at Portland – Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta’s lap of 57.9939 was fastest in Practice 3 for the Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway. The full Top 5 was Herta, Newgarden, Power, Dixon, and Rossi. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/31/2019)

VeeKay grabs Lights Race 2 pole by 0.0001 secs at Portland – Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay grabbed the pole for Indy Lights Race 2 at Portland International Raceway by just 0.0001 seconds with a lap of 1:03.2629. The full Top 5 was VeeKay, Askew, Sowery, Malukas, and Norman. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (8/31/2019)

DragonSpeed planning on 10 races for ’20 – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports DragonSpeed LLC is hoping for at least 10 NTT IndyCar Series races next year despite limited running in 2019. “I think increasing to 10 races is fair,” owner Elton Julian told RACER. “I think we can say right now we’re going to do more races, but I’m comfortable saying 10 races now.” Full story at the link. – RACER – (8/30/2019)

VeeKay takes pole for Lights Race 1 at Portland – Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay took the pole for Indy Lights Race 1 at Portland International Raceway with a lap of 1:03.9952. The full Top 5 was VeeKay, Askew, Megennis, Kellett, and Malukas. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (8/30/2019)

Bourdais fastest in Practice 2 at Portland – Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan’s Sebastien Bourdais was fastest in Practice 2 for the Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway with a lap of 57.9213. The full Top 5 was Bourdais, Power, Rosenqvist, Herta, and Newgarden. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/30/2019)

Herta tops Practice 1 at Portland – Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta topped Practice 1 for the Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway with a lap of 57.429. The full Top 5 was Herta, Rossi, Dixon, Newgarden, and Andretti. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/30/2019)

Askew leads only Lights practice session at Portland – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew led the only Indy Lights practice session of the weekend at Portland International Raceway with a lap of 1:03.8939. The full Top 5 was Askew, Malukas, Norman, VeeKay, and Sowery. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (8/30/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Portland preview – The Open Wheel’s preview of the Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (8/29/2019)

Portland spotter guide – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the NTT IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (8/29/2019)

Portland entry list – The official INDYCAR entry list for the NTT IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (8/29/2019)

Report: Ericsson attending F1 at Spa, Daly in Arrow SPM No. 7 – RACER’s Robin Miller reports regular Arrow SPM driver Marcus Ericsson will be with Alfa Romeo this weekend for the Formula 1 event at Spa and Conor Daly will replace him in the NTT IndyCar Series team’s No. 7 car for the Grand Prix of Portland. Original RACER Report at the link. Update: F1 reporter Lawrence Barretto reports Ericsson’s visit will just be to serve as the team’s reserve driver. – RACER – (8/29/2019)

Lights entry list for Portland – The official Indy Lights entry list for the Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products at Portland International Raceway is available at the link. – Indy Lights – (8/28/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 8/28/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (8/28/2019)

Trackside podcast 8/27/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 8/27/19 is a great listen as always. – 1070 The Fan – (8/28/2019)

Sato takes wild win at Gateway – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato took advantage of a conveniently timed caution to grab a late lead and win the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway. The full Top 5 was Sato, Carpenter, Kanaan, Ferrucci, and Pagenaud. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/24/2019)

Askew extends Lights championship lead with victory at Gateway – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew won from pole in the Indy Lights race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway with a late pass on championship rival VeeKay. The full Top 5 was Askew, VeeKay, Malukas, Norman, and Megennis. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (8/24/2019)

Daly leads final practice at Gateway – Carlin’s Conor Daly led the final practice for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway with a lap at 181.312mph. The full Top 5 was Daly, Newgarden, Veach, Sato, and Rosenqvist. An incident by Kimball brought out a red flag and early end to the session. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/23/2019)

Askew on pole again in Lights at Gateway – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew took the Indy Lights pole position at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway with a two-lap average at 159.918mph. The full Top 5 was Askew, VeeKay, Norman, Malukas, and Sowery. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (8/23/2019)

Newgarden takes pole at Gateway – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden won the pole for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway with a two-lap average at 186.508mph. The full Top 5 was Newgarden, Bourdais, Power, Pagenaud, and Sato. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/23/2019)

Askew quickest in Lights practice at Gateway – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew was fastest in the only Indy Lights practice session of the weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway with a lap at 161.000mph. The full Top 5 was Askew, Megennis, VeeKay, Sowery, and Malukas. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (8/23/2019)

Ferrucci tops Practice 1 at Gateway – Dale Coyne Racing’s Santino Ferrucci topped Practice 1 for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway with a lap at 184.804mph. The full Top 5 was Ferrucci, Ericsson, Dixon, Newgarden, and Bourdais. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/23/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Gateway preview – The Open Wheel’s preview of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (8/23/2019)

INDYCAR stops use of LED panels until next-gen chassis – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports INDYCAR has stopped the use of the LED scoring panels on the roll hoops of NTT IndyCar Series cars until the next-generation chassis planned for 2022. Full story at the link. – RACER – (8/23/2019)

Gateway spotter guide – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (8/22/2019)

Gateway entry list – The official INDYCAR entry list for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (8/22/2019)

CGR unveils Monster livery for No. 10 at Gateway – Chip Ganassi Racing has unveiled a new matte black Monster livery for the No. 10 car to be driven by Felix Rosenqvist at this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500. See the livery on our No. 10 livery page here. – CGR – (8/21/2019)

Rosenqvist cleared to drive – INDYCAR has announced Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist is cleared to drive following his incident at Pocono Raceway last weekend. – RACER – (8/21/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 8/21/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (8/21/2019)

Trackside podcast 8/20/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 8/20/19 is a great listen as always. – 1070 The Fan – (8/21/2019)

Stanley Cup and St. Louis Blues heading to Gateway – “It is the most coveted prize in the history of professional ice hockey. Born in 1893, the NHL’s Stanley Cup is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise and in 2019 it was presented for the first time to the St. Louis Blues. And now it is coming to World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, on August 24 for a visit to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. And it is not coming empty-handed. Accompanying the Stanley Cup will be members of the world champion St. Louis Blues, including team captain Alex Pietrangelo and defenseman Colton Parayko. The Stanley Cup will be available for fan viewing on the speedway’s midway stage at a time to be announced. Parayko also will serve as the grand marshal for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline.” Full release at the link. – World Wide Technology Raceway – (8/20/2019)

Power takes victory in weather shortened race at Pocono – Team Penske’s Will Power won the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway after impending weather ended the race after 129 of the scheduled 200 laps. The full Top 5 was Power, Dixon, Pagenaud, Ferrucci, and Newgarden. Rossi recovered to finish 18th after receiving contact from Sato on Lap 1 resulting in a multi-car incident leading to a red flag. Newgarden’s championship lead is now 35 points over Rossi followed by Pagenaud and Dixon. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/18/2019)

Rain cancels qualifying at Pocono, field set by points – “NTT IndyCar Series championship leader Josef Newgarden of Team Penske will start on the pole for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway after NTT P1 Award qualifying was canceled due to weather issues. By rule, starting lineups for races are based on entrant points when qualifying sessions aren’t held.” See the full starting grid here. – INDYCAR – (8/17/2019)

Rossi and Hinch to race as teammates at ’19 Bathurst 1000 – “Walkinshaw Andretti United, in collaboration with Andretti Autosport and United Autosports, has today announced a wildcard entry into the 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, on October 10-13. The entry will be piloted by fulltime NTT IndyCar Series drivers Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe. A naming rights partner of the entry is yet to be announced, as the Team looks to align with a high profile brand for the biggest day in Australian motorsport. Importantly, both U.S. Concrete and Virgin Australia have thrown their support behind the program. U.S. Concrete’s Chairman and CEO, Bill Sandbrook, will support the entry of the car, which will be used to promote U.S. Concrete’s International products, Where’s My Concrete and ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete.” Full release at the link. – Walkinshaw Andretti United – (8/15/2019)

Carlin unveils ripKurrent livery for No. 23 at Gateway – “Carlin is proud to announce that ripKurrent will make their NTT IndyCar Series debut as a primary partner at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 with INDYCAR veteran Charlie Kimball piloting the No. 23 ripKurrent Carlin Chevrolet at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.” Full release at the link. See the livery on our No. 23 livery page here. – Carlin – (8/15/2019)

HSR unveils Capstone Turbine livery for remainder of the season – Harding Steinbrenner Racing has unveiled a new Capstone Turbine livery the team will use on their No. 88 entry Colton Herta throughout the remainder of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. See the livery on our No. 88 livery page here. – Harding Steinbrenner Racing – (8/14/2019)

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