INDYCAR News for the Weeks of June 24 – July 14, 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)

Rosenqvist tops warmup at Toronto – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist topped the charts in the warmup practice for the Honda Indy Toronto on the Streets of Toronto with a lap of 59.9469. The full Top 5 was Rosenqvist, Power, Dixon, Rahal, and Newgarden. 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)

Askew takes pole for Lights Race 2 at Toronto – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew won the pole for Indy Lights Race 2 with a lap of 1:05.0940. The full Top 5 was Askew, VeeKay, Telitz, Kellett, and Sowery. 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)

Pagenaud quickest again in Practice 3 at Toronto – Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud was quickest again in Practice 3 for the Honda Indy Toronto on the Streets of Toronto with a lap of 59.3651. The full Top 5 was Pagenaud, Rosenqvist, Hunter-Reay, Ferrucci, and Herta. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/13/2019)

Telitz sets new track record for pole in Lights Race 1 at Toronto – Belardi Auto Racing’s Aaron Telitz set a new Indy Lights track record on the Streets of Toronto to take pole in Race 1 qualifying with a lap of 1:04.4293. The full Top 5 was Telitz, VeeKay, Askew, Norman, and Sowery. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/13/2019)

Pagenaud leads Practice 2 at Toronto – Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud led Practice 2 for the Honda Indy Toronto on the Streets of Toronto with a lap of 59.8708. The full Top 5 was Pagenaud, Rosenqvist, Bourdais, Pigot, and Dixon. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/12/2019)

Dixon fastest in Practice 1 at Toronto – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon was fastest in Practice 1 for the Honda Indy Toronto on the Streets of Toronto with a lap of 1:01.0723. The full Top 5 was Dixon, Newgarden, Rosenqvist, Rossi, and Pagenaud. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/12/2019)

Askew tops only Lights practice at Toronto – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew’s lap of 1:06.5555 topped the charts in the only Indy Lights practice session of the weekend on the Streets of Toronto. The full Top 5 was Askew, VeeKay, Telitz, Norman, and Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (7/12/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Toronto preview – The Open Wheel’s preview of the INDYCAR weekend at the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (7/11/2019)

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)

Toronto spotter guide – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the Honda Indy Toronto on the Streets of Toronto is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/9/2019)

Toronto entry list – The official INDYCAR entry list for the Honda Indy Toronto on the Streets of Toronto is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/9/2019)

Telitz returns with Belardi at Toronto – “Belardi Auto Racing has joined forces with Outlaw Energy, Motiv8 Sports Group, and Slick Locks to bring veteran Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires driver Aaron Telitz back to competition on the Streets of Toronto. Telitz is returning to a track at which he has had a lot of success, including two podium finishes in his two previous trips north in the Dallara IL-15. After a very strong showing at Road America, Telitz feels he is in the perfect position to capitalize this weekend.” Full release at the link. – Indy Lights – (7/9/2019)

Mouser returns on No. 18 at Toronto – Vasser-Sullivan announced this morning that their No. 18 car for Sebastien Bourdais will feature a Mouser primary sponsorship again this weekend on the Streets of Toronto. See the livery on our No. 18 livery page here. – Vasser-Sullivan – (7/9/2019)

Wickens to demo modified NSX at Toronto – “Robert Wickens will drive an Acura NSX equipped with hand controls at this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto, 11th round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series, with the necessary modifications made by his Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team’s partner Arrow Electronics. It will be the first time the 30-year-old Canadian has driven in public since his career-halting shunt at Pocono Raceway last August that has left him recuperating from spinal cord injuries.” Full release at the link. – Arrow SPM – (7/8/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 7/3/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (7/3/2019)

Trackside podcast 7/2/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 7/2/19 is a great listen as always. Jonathan Bommarito and Sage Karam are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (7/3/2019)

Dixon tests aeroscreen on simulator – “Five-time NTT IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon said Tuesday’s driving simulation of five different racetracks illustrated that INDYCAR is on the right path with its new Aeroscreen, a driver protection device to be implemented for the 2020 season…Tuesday’s test at the Dallara Research Center in Speedway, Ind., included Dixon driving simulated laps around five NTT IndyCar Series tracks, including Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The others tracks were Texas Motor Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park and the Long Beach (Calif.) street circuit. While the polycarbonate laminated screen was not in place for this test, Dixon said he experienced no visibility issues with the framework of the prototype produced by Roush Creative Services. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver said he only noticed the chassis centerline piece, but it was no more of a distraction than the Advanced Frontal Protection device used on Indy cars the past six races (two ovals, two street circuits and two permanent road courses).” Full story at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/2/2019)

Carlin announces Karam will drive No. 31 at Toronto – “Carlin is proud to announce that self storage company SmartStop® Self Storage will join the team as a primary partner at the Honda Indy Toronto with NTT IndyCar Series driver Sage Karam piloting the No. 31 SmartStop Self Storage Carlin Chevrolet.” See the livery on our No. 31 livery page here. – Carlin – (7/2/2019)

Andretti announces UniFirst livery for No. 98 – “UniFirst Corporation, a North American leader in providing customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products, will be the primary sponsor of Marco Andretti’s No. 98 IndyCar machine at the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto and Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The No. 98 car design will feature UniFirst’s branded green colors, along with the company’s corporate logos. UniFirst, the official shop uniform supplier of Andretti Autosport, recently signed a new multi-year sponsorship extension, continuing its long-running partnership with the championship-winning team.” See the livery on our No. 98 livery page here. – Andretti Autosport – (7/1/2019)

O’Ward gets Super Formula deal for remainder of season – Patricio O’Ward will compete with Team Mugen in the Japanese Super Formula series for the remainder of the 2019 season. Full story at the link. – Motorsport.com – (6/30/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 6/26/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (6/26/2019)

Trackside podcast 6/25/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 6/25/19 is a great listen as always. – 1070 The Fan – (6/26/2019)

O’Ward to drive in F2 weekend in Austria – Autosport’s Jack Benyon reports Carlin rookie Patricio O’Ward will race for MP Motorsport in the Formula 2 championship this weekend at Red Bull Ring in Austria. O’Ward is filling in for an MP Motorsport driver who is suspended for the weekend. Full story at the link. – Autosport – (6/25/2019)

O’Ward to drive in F2 weekend in Austria – Autosport’s Jack Benyon reports Carlin rookie Patricio O’Ward will race for MP Motorsport in the Formula 2 championship this weekend at Red Bull Ring in Austria. O’Ward is filling in for an MP Motorsport driver who is suspended for the weekend. Full story at the link. – Autosport – (6/25/2019)

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)

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)

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)

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