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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • Matt A Kingsbury

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to Corey's aunt!

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributin writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • Jeff Jacobs

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • Matt Holden

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Raymond Kingsbury

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • Thiago Izequiel

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • Tom O'Leary

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • Jason Lofing Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

Bourdais takes pole again in wet

August 2nd, 2014

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Sebastien Bourdais survived a tricky qualifying session at Mid-Ohio to secure his second IndyCar pole position in two weeks. The Frenchman, who claimed his first post-Champ Car pole and win in Toronto a fortnight ago, triumphed with his final flying lap on a damp but drying track to secure the top spot with a time of 1m24.1610s. “We had pace earlier this year but got it wrong more often than not,” KV driver Bourdais said. “Now, for one reason or another, it is finally going our way. “I don’t know if we’d have had [the pace] in dry conditions in qualifying, but in the wet the car was definitely strong. It was doing everything I wanted it to do.” Until Bourdais came along, the driver to beat had been Sarah [...]

Hunter-Reay back on top at Mid-Ohio

August 2nd, 2014

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Ryan Hunter-Reay topped the final practice session ahead of qualifying for this weekend’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio. Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport team-mates James Hinchcliffe and Marco Andretti both enjoyed brief stints on top early in the session before the Indianapolis 500 winner moved to P1 with a 1m05.9011s. He improved that by nearly 0.2 seconds with his final lap to confirm his place at the top. Similarly late improvements delivered Scott Dixon and Justin Wilson into the top three, with Dixon the lone Chevrolet representative in a top five otherwise dominated by Honda-powered entries. The session was interrupted by just one brief spell under red flags when Sebastian Saavedra spun at Turn 12. The Colombian, who was third-fastest at the time, was swiftly retrieved, and finished the morning with the seventh-fastest [...]

Bourdais quickest in second practice

August 1st, 2014

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Sebastien Bourdais ended the opening day of practice for this weekend’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio by going fastest in Friday afternoon’s session. The Frenchman, who earned his first US single-seater win since Champ Car at Toronto two weeks ago, finished the afternoon on top with a best lap of 1m06.8271s. “It was good,” Bourdais said. “We finally had a good weekend in Toronto and capitalised on our pace, and it’s great to be at the front here at Mid-Ohio. “It’s a fun place and a challenging track. We had a good test here last week and we’re still digging, still looking for stuff.” Andretti’s Carlos Munoz was second-fastest ahead of Takuma Sato, who himself had led the session earlier on. Officials ended the session slightly early after Carlos Huertas spun [...]

Hunter-Reay leads Mid-Ohio practice

August 1st, 2014

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Ryan Hunter-Reay set the pace in the opening practice session for this weekend’s IndyCar round at Mid-Ohio. The Andretti Autosport driver waited until his final lap to post a fastest time of 1m06.5316s, beating Simon Pagenaud’s previous benchmark by 0.1415 seconds. Scott Dixon waited longer than any other driver to emerge from the pitlane, the reigning champion making his first appearance with around 10 minutes left on the clock, but that was still enough time for him to finish the morning third-fastest. Mikhail Aleshin and Sebastien Bourdais rounded out the top five on a morning notable mostly for how little running most of the drivers completed. In a 45 minute session, only Bourdais and Graham Rahal registered 20 or more laps. The limited running was likely a side-effect of the [...]

RLL, Foyt handed penalties

July 24th, 2014

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan and AJ Foyt Racing have been penalised for technical infractions following last weekend’s IndyCar double-header in Toronto. RLL was fined $5000 after Luca Filippi’s car was determined to be underweight after the opening race, a violation of rule of the regulations. The Italian, who was making the last of his currently scheduled appearances in the team’s second car, was eliminated from the race due to early accident damage. Takuma Sato’s team AJ Foyt Racing was fined $1000 after the Japanese driver’s car was deemed to be in violation of rule of the regulations, which relates to the underwing height. The breach was detected after the weekend’s only qualifying session, during which Sato put himself 15th on the grid. Both teams have the right to appeal [...]

Bourdais claims first pole since 2007

July 19th, 2014

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Sebastien Bourdais capitalised on an aggressive strategy by KV Racing Technology to secure pole position for the first race of this weekend’s IndyCar double-header in Toronto. Bourdais was one of the first cars in the Fast Six to go out on new tyres, but with the track clearly improving, the team called him in to put on another new set. The Frenchman responded with a 58.9479-second lap that put him 0.1546s clear at the top. His last pole came in the 2007 Assen Champ Car race. “It’s been six years since I was on pole, so it’s been a long time coming,” he said. “The call by the team… I was really pissed. I thought it was a big mistake. “Jimmy [Vasser] obviously sees things from pitlane that I can’t. [...]

Pagenaud leads truncated Toronto FP2

July 18th, 2014

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Simon Pagenaud was fastest in a disrupted second IndyCar practice session on the streets of Toronto on Friday. Pagenaud moved to the top only eight minutes into the session with a 1m00.0773s effort, and improved the benchmark to 1m00.0218s a few minutes later. The question of whether he could have gone faster still was rendered academic by two late red flags that cut short the available running time. At the point where the session stopped, it was looking like the Frenchman would have needed to work hard to retain his place in P1. Four other drivers managed to lap within 0.1s of his best time, with Helio Castroneves coming closest at 1m00.0134s, though he was also responsible for the first, and longest, stoppage when his car came to a halt [...]

Carpenter apologises for Montoya crash

July 14th, 2014

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Ed Carpenter took responsibility for the accident that eliminated Juan Pablo Montoya from Saturday night’s IndyCar race at Iowa, although he insisted that the clash was unintentional. Montoya, who had recovered from going a lap down earlier when a piece fell off his rear wing, dived into Carpenter’s inside with 19 laps remaining in an attempt to claim sixth, only for Carpenter to turn down onto the low line and cut across the front of the Colombian’s car. Montoya was spun up the track and into the outside barrier, and a track worker appeared to restrain him from attempting to approach Carpenter’s car the next time it came passed under caution. “I got inside of Ed and he was running high, and all of a sudden he decided to run [...]

Hunter-Reay surges to Iowa victory

July 13th, 2014

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An inspired strategy call from the Andretti Autosport pitwall was rewarded with an unlikely IndyCar victory for Ryan Hunter-Reay at Iowa on Saturday night. Hunter-Reay was among a clutch of drivers in the middle of the field to take advantage of a late caution to pit for tyres. When the restart came with 10 laps to go he surged through the pack, catching and passing Tony Kanaan for the lead just two laps from the end. “We took the tyres and it was a big gamble,” Hunter-Reay said. “Our tyres were shot before that. Man that was fun, that was like a video game at the end. The thing was on rails. “We had no shot where we were on the older tyres, so we just went for it.” Sarah [...]

Dixon leads all-Ganassi front row

July 12th, 2014

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Scott Dixon will lead an all-Ganassi front row for Saturday night’s IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after dominating qualifying at the 7/8th mile track on Friday evening. The Kiwi declared his intentions with a 182mph warm-up lap – faster than the qualifying averages of some of his rivals – and then unloaded two superb laps to finish at 186.256mph. “We missed a bit on balance in practice and then got traffic, but we still ran a very respectable time, even having to lift a fair bit,” Dixon said. “So we knew the speed was going to be there, it was just a matter of whether the balance would be or not. “Luckily, having TK [Tony Kanaan] and Ryan [Briscoe] go before us; they were able to tell us that the [...]

Montoya tops practice at Iowa

July 11th, 2014

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Juan Pablo Montoya edged out Penske team-mate Will Power to claim the top spot in a rain-delayed second IndyCar practice session at Iowa Speedway. Intermittent showers prompted delays throughout Friday afternoon, and also led to a handful of brief cautions during the session. But last weekend’s Pocono race winner Montoya made the most of a late spell of greens to trade places with Power at the top of the timing monitors before securing P1 with a 184.619mph average on his last lap. Why Montoya is better than ever Power’s best lap was just a fraction slower at 184.584mph, while James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato both improved with their last flying laps to finish up third and fourth-fastest respectively. Scott Dixon was Ganassi’s highest-placed representative in fifth, but the team had [...]

Hawksworth cleared for Iowa return

July 8th, 2014

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Jack Hawksworth has been given medical clearance to drive in this weekend’s IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway. The 23-year-old rookie was ruled out of Sunday’s race at Pocono after being diagnosed with a myocardial contusion – bruising to the heart – in a crash at Turn 1 during practice. He spent Saturday night at a nearby medical centre, and was cleared by IndyCar medical director Dr Michael Olinger after a follow-up evaluation on Tuesday. Bryan Herta Autosport is preparing to run its spare chassis at Iowa due to the extent of the damage sustained to its primary car in the crash. As of Sunday afternoon, chassis manufacturer Dallara was unable to confirm whether the tub would be repairable. Hawksworth received half-points for the Pocono weekend, and is currently placed 16th [...]

IndyCar plans penalty system changes

July 8th, 2014

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IndyCar’s competition boss Derrick Walker expects to make changes to the series’ procedures for investigating post-race penalties following its recent back-flip on sanctions issued against Sebastien Bourdais. Bourdais was fined $10,000 and placed on probation for the remainder of the 2014 season after being deemed responsible for his collision with Justin Wilson at Texas last month, only for the punishment to be completely rescinded two weeks later due to insufficient evidence. Speaking to AUTOSPORT about the chain of events that led to Bourdais being cleared, Walker said that he anticipates making changes to the way that evidence is reviewed in future. “I hope so, definitely,” he said. “That was the worst-case scenario, if I have to overrule the stewards, because it means that the system I put in place went [...]

Montoya takes first win since return

July 6th, 2014

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Juan Pablo Montoya led Helio Castroneves to a Team Penske one-two to secure his first win since his IndyCar comeback with a superb drive at Pocono on Sunday. The Colombian started from pole and ran amongst the lead pack all afternoon, finally moving into the lead for the final time when an off-strategy Tony Kanaan was forced to pit for fuel with four laps remaining. For most of the day Montoya’s main threat had been the other Penske car of Will Power, who had jumped ahead of him at the start. The pair remained in close quarters, with the key moment coming when Montoya attacked the Australian on the only restart. The pair ran side-by-side for a lap before Montoya slotted back into second, but moments later he attacked again. [...]

Montoya says there is more to come

July 6th, 2014

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Juan Pablo Montoya insists that he is still yet to hit full stride despite earning the first pole position since his IndyCar comeback at Pocono on Saturday. Montoya beat team-mate Will Power to secure his first single-seater pole position since the 2005 Belgian Grand Prix, and his first in CART/IndyCar since Surfers Paradise in 2000. He also started from pole at Pocono in Sprint Cup in 2012, putting him into a select group to have won IndyCar and NASCAR poles at the same venue. The Colombian’s performances have improved consistently through his 2014 campaign, but despite the milestone qualifying result, he believes that there is still more to come. “It feels like new territory because I haven’t done it for such a long time,” he admitted. “I know how to [...]

Montoya grabs Pocono pole

July 5th, 2014

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Juan Pablo Montoya beat IndyCar team-mate Will Power to secure his first pole position since his single-seater comeback with a superb qualifying performance at Pocono on Saturday. Montoya drew the final qualifying slot, and took to the track needing to beat a formidable 223.725mph average that Power had laid down a short time earlier. At the time, the Australian’s benchmark was a full mile per hour faster than anyone else had managed, but the Colombian delivered a 223.920mph opening lap backed up by a 223.822mph the second time around to earn an average speed of 223.871mph, further lowering the lap record set by Power earlier in the day. “I’m so proud to be with Team Penske, and to get this is huge,” Montoya said. “It’s nice to get on pole; [...]

Power flies in second practice

July 5th, 2014

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Will Power crushed Pocono’s unofficial track record on his way to topping the final practice session on the 2.5 mile tri-oval ahead of qualifying later this afternoon. Power went to P1 with a 222.475mph average with his first flying lap after a restart, and improved on it next time around to finish the session with an average of 223.348mph. The previous single-lap track record, set by Marco Andretti last year, was 221.377mph. “[The car's] not bad,” Power said. “Obviously we’ve got no more practice sessions so I tried to run in traffic as much as I could. “It’s going to be interesting tomorrow because we haven’t had that much practice for a 500-mile race.” In the final count, Andretti’s previous record would only have been good enough for 10th-fastest in [...]

Winner Huertas gets technical fine

July 2nd, 2014

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IndyCar has fined Dale Coyne Racing a total of $10,000 after two technical infractions were detected on race winner Carlos Huertas’s car following last Saturday’s installment of the Houston double-header. The Colombian’s Dallara-Honda was found to be in breach of rule (rear wing height) and rule 14.7.2 (fuel cell capacity). Each infraction incurred a $5000 fine. A series statement did not offer any further details of the violations other than to say that IndyCar officials had determined that the infractions did not impact the finishing order of the race, or the final position of the offending team. Huertas earned a shock maiden win on Saturday with the help of an aggressive fuel strategy, with the rookie running such a long final stint that second-placed Juan Pablo Montoya did not [...]

Pagenaud finally breaks pole duck

June 28th, 2014

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Simon Pagenaud will start the first race of the Houston IndyCar double-header from pole after narrowly edging Helio Castroneves in a topsy-turvy qualifying session on the Reliant Part street circuit. Pagenaud claimed the top spot with a 59.3716s lap set right at the end of the session, putting himself just 0.07s clear of Castroneves. “It’s awesome for the team,” said Pagenaud of his first career IndyCar pole. “We’ve been knocking on the door. Racing is all about being the fastest guy, and today that’s us. “But we’ve got a race this afternoon. If we can carry our speed through, we should be in really good shape.” Six different teams are represented in the first three rows, with Ganassi’s Scott Dixon to share the second row with Rahal Letterman Lanigan surprise [...]

Filippi surprised by practice speed

June 28th, 2014

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Luca Filippi is keen not to read too much into his strong Houston IndyCar double-header practice day performance, although he admits that he was surprised by his own pace. The Italian is making his first appearance of the year in Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s second entry, and his first outing in an IndyCar since he rounded out a four-event programme with Bryan Herta Autosport in Houston last year. After a quiet morning session on Friday he improved to third-fastest behind Simon Pagenaud and Ryan Briscoe in the afternoon, and told AUTOSPORT that he was cautiously pleased with his start to the weekend. “Obviously on one side it’s what I want, because I’m here to compete and go fast,” he said. “But expecting third-fastest this afternoon, especially after this morning [when he [...]