News for the Week of April 9 – April 15, 2018

The Open Wheel’s Sunday Long Beach photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery from Sunday Verizon IndyCar Series action at the 2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/15/2018)

Rossi dominates en route to victory at Long Beach – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi dominated the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach to earn his first victory of 2018. The rest of the Top 5 was Power, Jones, Veach, and Rahal. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (4/15/2018)

Long Beach starting lineup with tire designation – The official INDYCAR starting lineup with tire designation for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (4/15/2018)

Rossi tops morning warmup at Long Beach – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi was fastest in the morning warmup for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a lap of 1:07.5366. The rest of the Top 5 was Dixon, Hunter-Reay, Newgarden, and Pagenaud. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (4/15/2018)

The Open Wheel’s Saturday Long Beach photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery from Saturday Verizon IndyCar Series action at the 2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/14/2018)

Rossi earns the pole at Long Beach – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi won the pole for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a lap of 1:06.5528. The rest of the Firestone Fast 6 was Power, Pagenaud, Dixon, Rahal, and Newgarden. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (4/14/2018)

Long Beach qualifying groups – The official qualifying groups from INDYCAR for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach are available at the link. – INDYCAR – (4/14/2018)

Rossi quickest again in Practice 3 at Long Beach – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi topped the charts for the second straight session with a lap of 1:06.6105 in Practice 3 for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The rest of the Top 5 was Newgarden, Power, Hunter-Reay, and Pagenaud. The session was ended early because of an incident with hard contact by King. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (4/14/2018)

Rossi fastest in Practice 2 at Long Beach – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi’s lap of 1:08.5567 was fastest in Practice 2 for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The rest of the Top 5 was Hunter-Reay, Newgarden, Sato, and Dixon. The session was ended slightly early because of an incident with hard contact by Sato. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (4/13/2018)

Foyt partners with Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi to enter Davison for Indy 500 – “James Davison has been named to drive the No. 33 Chevrolet in the Indianapolis 500; the car has been entered by Foyt Racing with partners Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport and Belardi Auto Racing.” Full release at the link. – AJ Foyt Racing – (4/13/2018)

Dixon tops the charts in Practice 1 at Long Beach – Chip Ganassi Racing Teams’ Scott Dixon topped the charts in Practice 1 for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a lap of 1:08.4112. The rest of the Top 5 was Hunter-Reay, Rossi, Pagenaud, and Hinchcliffe. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (4/13/2018)

DRR officially announces Hildebrand as driver of No. 66 for Indy 500 – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has announced they will enter a second car for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race as JR Hildebrand will pilot their No. 66 machine. See the livery on our No. 66 livery page here. – DRR – (4/12/2018)

The Open Wheel’s Long Beach preview – The Open Wheel’s Dylan Reynolds’ preview of the Verizon IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the Streets of Long Beach is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/12/2018)

DRR to announce second Indy 500 entry and driver on Thursday – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will announce a second entry and driver for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at 2:30PM on Thursday. The announcement was teased by the team at the link. – DRR – (4/11/2018)

Miller’s Mailbag 4/11/18 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (4/11/2018)

Long beach spotter guide is posted – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the 44th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (4/10/2018)

Long beach entry list is posted – The official INDYCAR entry list for the 44th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (4/10/2018)

Trackside podcast 4/9/18 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 4/9/18 is a great listen as always. – 1070 The Fan – (4/10/2018)

IMS Museum unveils “The Amazing Unsers: From Albuquerque to Indianapolis” – “One of the most iconic families in the history of auto racing will be honored with a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum presents “The Amazing Unsers: From Albuquerque to Indianapolis,” open now. Twenty-five cars that the Unser family drove in competition will be on display, including eight of the nine that took them to victory in the Indianapolis 500, starting with the Rislone Eagle that powered Bobby Unser to victory 50 years ago this May.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (4/9/2018)

The Open Wheel’s Phoenix photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s Parker Hall’s photo gallery from Verizon IndyCar Series action at the 2018 Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/8/2018)

Newgarden beats out Wickens for the win at Phoenix – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden used fresh tires and a late pass on Robert Wickens to win the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway. The full Top 5 was Newgarden, Wickens, Rossi, Dixon, and Hunter-Reay. Rossi made an incredible 53 passes while most of the field made single digit passes and Bourdais had the second most with 24. Fittipaldi, Power, Kaiser, and Jones all made significant contact to go out of the race. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (4/7/2018)

Report: Davison to drive Foyt/Byrd entry in Indy 500 effort – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports James Davison and David Byrd have landed a deal with AJ Foyt Racing to enter a car for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Full story at the link. – RACER – (4/7/2018)

Bourdais wins the pole at Phoenix – Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais won the pole for the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway with a two-lap average of 188.539mph. The rest of the Top 5 was Pagenaud, Power, Rossi, and Hinchcliffe. Full qualifying results here. – INDYCAR – (4/6/2018)

INDYCAR names Servia as part-time pace car driver – “Servia is already signed to compete in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil next month in an alignment between Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and successful sports-car operation Scuderia Corsa. Other racing opportunities could develop for the 43-year-old from Spain during the remainder of the 2018 season, but he has agreed to a part-time run as the series’ pace car driver, beginning with Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway.” Full story at the link. – INDYCAR – (4/6/2018)

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