News for the Week of July 2 – July 8, 2018

The Open Wheel’s Iowa photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights action at the 2018 Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (7/8/2018)

The Open Wheel’s livery gallery from Iowa – The Open Wheel’s livery gallery of each of the Verizon IndyCar Series cars from the 2018 Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (7/8/2018)

Hinch wins the Iowa Corn 300 – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe won the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway with a pass of Josef Newgarden in the final stint. The rest of the Top 5 was Pigot, Sato, Newgarden, and Wickens. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/8/2018)

Lights liveries from Iowa – The Open Wheel’s livery gallery from the 2018 Indy Lights Mazda Iowa 100 Presented by Cooper Tires at Iowa Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (7/8/2018)

O’Ward leads start to finish in Lights win at Iowa – Andretti Autosport’s Patricio O’Ward led from start to finish to win the Indy Lights race at Iowa Speedway from pole. The rest of the Top 5 was Herta, Urruita, Norman, and Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/8/2018)

Report: Still too early to rule McLaren out for ’19 – Bruce Martin reports for AUTOWEEK that it’s still too early to say that McLaren definitely won’t have a team in the IndyCar Series in 2019. “I was in communication with Zak this weekend and he told me those rumors are ‘crap.’ That’s what I’ve heard most recently and that is all I know at this point,” Mark Miles told Autoweek at Iowa Speedway. “I inquired when I saw the rumor and I got a reply from Zak when I inquired about that. Full story at the link. – The Open Wheel – (7/8/2018)

Newgarden tops Final Practice at Iowa – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden was fastest in Final Practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway with a lap at 176.772mph. The rest of the Top 5 was Rossi, Hunter-Reay, Dixon, and Power. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/7/2018)

O’Ward takes Lights pole at Iowa – Andretti Autosport’s Patricio O’Ward won the Indy Lights pole at Iowa Speedway with a two-lap average of 161.669mph. The rest of the Top 5 was Herta, Norman, Kellett, and Urruita. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/7/2018)

Power earns the pole for Iowa Corn 300 – Team Penske’s Will Power won the pole for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway with a two-lap average at 182.391mph. The rest of the Top 5 in qualifying was Newgarden, Hunter-Reay, Pagenaud, and Rossi. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/7/2018)

O’Ward leads Lights Practice 1 at Iowa – Andretti Autosport’s Patricio O’Ward’s lap at 160.875mph was fastest in Indy Lights Practice 1 at Iowa Speedway. The rest of the Top 5 was Urruita, Telitz, Franzoni, and Herta. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/7/2018)

Newgarden fastest in Practice 1 at Iowa – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden was fastest in Practice 1 for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway with a lap at 183.711mph. The rest of the Top 5 was Power, Hunter-Reay, Rossi, and Veach. Leist was checked, released, and cleared to drive after this incident in the session. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/7/2018)

The Open Wheel’s Iowa preview – The Open Wheel’s Dylan Reynolds’ preview of the INDYCAR weekend at Iowa Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (7/6/2018)

Digital displays will not be back for Iowa or Toronto – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports the digital displays for scoring on the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series will not be back for upcoming races at Iowa Speedway or the Streets of Toronto. Full story at the link. – RACER – (7/5/2018)

CGRT’s No. 10 for Jones to feature DC Solar livery at Iowa – Chip Ganassi Racing Team’s No. 10 car for Ed Jones will feature a DC Solar livery for this weekend’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. Check it out at the link. – CGRT – (7/5/2018)

Iowa Corn 300 spotter guide – The spotter guide for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/5/2018)

Miller’s Mailbag 7/4/18 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (7/4/2018)

Iowa Corn 300 entry list – The entry list for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway is available at the link. There are 22 entries this week. – INDYCAR – (7/3/2018)

Lights entry list for Iowa – The entry list for the Indy Lights Mazda Iowa 100 Presented by Cooper Tires at Iowa Speedway is available at the link. – Indy Lights – (7/3/2018)

Trackside podcast 7/2/18 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 7/2/18 is a great listen as always. Alexander Rossi and Josef Newgarden are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (7/3/2018)

Classic cars to hit the track at Iowa this weekend – “This Sunday, the Classic Racing Times will present “Classic Indycars at Iowa” as part of Verizon IndyCar Series weekend. When Iowa Speedway hosts the 12th running of the Iowa Corn 300 on July 8, the cars of the premier open-wheel racing series in North America will be joined by a representative sampling of their ancestors. The addition of “Classic Indycars at Iowa” to the Iowa Corn 300 weekend will feature two on-track sessions ahead of some the best INDYCAR racing of the season.” Full release at the link. – Iowa Speedway – (7/2/2018)

Borg-Warner Trophy to visit Goodwood and McLaren – Motorsport.com’s David Malsher reports the Borg-Warner Trophy will visit Goodwood Festival of Speed followed by McLaren in July. That could be interesting timing as McLaren continues to progress towards adding a full-time Verizon IndyCar Series program. Full story at the link. – Motorsport.com – (6/29/2018)

Dates set for Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test – “Andersen Promotions, which oversees the entire Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, confirmed today that the eighth annual Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test will take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course on the weekend of September 22/23. The test is named in honor of Chris Griffis, a longtime member of the motorsports community who led the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports w/ Curb-Agajanian Indy Lights organization before passing unexpectedly in September of 2011.” Full release at the link. – Indy Lights – (6/28/2018)

RHR tops Iowa test – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports Ryan Hunter-Reay was the head of an Andretti Autosport sweep of the top spots in Verizon IndyCar Series testing at Iowa Speedway on Wednesday. Full story at the link. – RACER – (6/28/2018)

Same sponsor and drivers for Foyt in ’19 – Motorsport.com’s David Malsher reports AJ Foyt Racing team president Larry Foyt has confirmed ABC Supply, Tony Kanaan, and Matheus Leist will continue to be a part of the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series program in 2019. “ABC Supply signed a multi-year deal when we brought TK on board,” said Foyt, “and they’ve been pleased with the improvement in performance they’ve seen from us. They were impressed with Indy, with us leading several laps on genuine pace. TK was strong, and Matheus did a great job as a rookie.” Full story at the link. – Motorsport.com – (6/28/2018)

KCCI report on Iowa testing – KCCI out of Des Moines has posted a video update from Verizon IndyCar Series testing at Iowa Speedway on Wednesday. Check it out at the link. – KCCI – (6/28/2018)

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