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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 SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing 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 iRacing.com 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.

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

    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 iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Cam Stark
    contributing writer

    I began taking sim racing seriously about a year ago, but have loved motorsports from a young age. I began following Formula One first, then realized there are a huge variety of motorsports to watch. iRacing has opened my eyes even more to the diversity and volume of “real world” motorsports, let alone on the sim itself. With the huge varieties of series to choose from, you're spoiled for choice!

    Ever since I began iRacing, I wanted to improve on my ability, be it road or oval. Having not really heard about oval racing prior to November last year (blame the UK press), my mentality towards it has totally changed from what it would have initially been - it's awesome! I recently began road racing again - in the Star Mazda - and have been having a blast ever since. On top of racing the series I have the privilege of writing the articles for iRacing News.

    In all honesty I have surprised myself on iRacing. From being a fairly casual gamer/racer, it's been a world of difference, but it has far exceeded my expectations. I had a very brief stint driving in rFactor leagues, but I found my place of sim racing on this service, and I can't see myself stopping anytime soon.

  • 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.

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

    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 iRacing.com 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.

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

    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.

  • David Moulthrop
    NASCAR Contributor

    David Moulthrop is an award winning motorsports photo journalist and has covered auto racing since the mid-seventies. While he is most well known for his NASCARimages he has also covered F1, American Road Racing, and IndyCar on a regular basis. He has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and online news sites including, National Speed Sport News, Area Auto Racing News, Auto Racing USA, Stock Car Magazine, Sprint Cup Dateline, and Jayski. David joined the iRacing team in 2004 as a contract photographer and became iRacing's Laser Scan Project Manager in 2005.

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

    Jack is a recent grad from Boston University with a passion for filmmaking as well as racing. He grew up playing games such as the Need For Speed series, Gran Turismo, and more recently, the GRID and DIRT franchises.

  • Jason Lofing
    iRacing.com 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.

Tordoff dominates second Croft race

June 28th, 2015

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Sam Tordoff made it two wins from two British Touring Car Championship races at Croft for the WSR team with a dominant performance in the second encounter. The BMW man led from lights to flag and never looked under pressure as he eased to a 2.3-second winning margin over a pair of chasing Team BMR Volkswagen CCs. Jason Plato won that particular fight, having passed race-one winner Andy Priaulx at Tower on the third lap, a move that opened the door for Colin Turkington to take third in the second VW. Turkington resisted a mid-race attack from Priaulx before closing in on Plato in the latter stages, though a half-hearted look at the hairpin was the nearest he came to an overtake. Priaulx kept the BMR men honest en route [...]

Rahal wins controversial Fontana race

June 28th, 2015

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Graham Rahal ended a streak of 125 IndyCar races without a win in a frantic Fontana event that ended under a full course caution following a big incident. A red flag late on, caused by contact between Takuma Sato and Will Power, led to a three-lap sprint to the flag with a lead group encompassing Rahal, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Briscoe and Ryan Hunter-Reay. The battle lasted mere moments as Briscoe and Hunter-Reay made contact, launching the former into the air (pictured below) and spewing debris across the start/finish line. Both drivers were unhurt, as Sato and Power were in their crash, though Power was among those heavily critical of the pack-style racing seen throughout the 500-mile race. Rahal finished the final caution lap to win [...]

FE plans overnight Battersea track work

June 27th, 2015

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An attempt will be made to resurface a small section of the London ePrix circuit overnight to return it to its original configuration for the second Formula E race. The dip between two bumps on the exit of Turn 1 will be filled in with asphalt, which if successful would allow for the removal of the TECPRO barriers that have been placed at the left-hander to change the racing line. Battersea track layout altered after practice problems Formula E manager Frederic Espinos told AUTOSPORT: “We will try it and see if it works. “If it doesn’t, we will leave the extra barriers in place for tomorrow.” An arrangement of TECPRO barriers was placed in front of the troublesome section of track between first and second practice for Saturday’s opening race [...]

Rossi beats Marquez after late touch

June 27th, 2015

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Valentino Rossi defeated Marc Marquez in a final-lap thriller to win the Dutch TT at Assen and stretch his MotoGP championship lead. The duo were a class apart throughout an incredible grand prix, leaving the rest of the field – headed by Rossi’s Yamaha team-mate and title rival Jorge Lorenzo – behind. Rossi led the majority of the race but could never escape from Marquez’s Honda. Marquez calmly stalked his rival until slipping ahead into the first corner with seven laps to go. Although Marquez was using a harder tyre than the Italian, Rossi still had plenty of grip left for the final shootout and clung to Marquez’s tail even after being passed. He squeezed back into the lead with two laps left, and resisted Marquez’s immediate attempt to repass [...]

Pagenaud beats Castroneves to pole

June 27th, 2015

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Simon Pagenaud will lead an all-Penske front row for Saturday’s IndyCar race at Fontana after beating Helio Castroneves to pole position on Friday afternoon. The Frenchman was the third driver to take his turn at a qualifying run and rounded the Californian two-mile superspeedway with a two-lap average of 218.952mph. “The car feels great. It has felt good all day; we’ve been running well in traffic,” said Pagenaud. “We didn’t really have a chance to try a qualifying run [during practice] but I’m glad it all paid off. “Starting up front is important, especially if you want to keep out of trouble with traffic, and it helps you to really understand your car so you can set it up for the end. But it’s going to be a long race [...]

Dixon heads second Fontana session

June 26th, 2015

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Scott Dixon took Ganassi to the top of the timesheets in the second practice session for this weekend’s IndyCar round at Fontana. The New Zealander (pictured above with Ed Carpenter and Tony Kanaan) laid down his 217.629mph benchmark relatively early – it was just his third flying lap – but it proved to be enough to keep him on top at the end. Simon Pagenaud came closest to matching him; the Penske driver finishing up with a fastest lap of 216.861mph, with Ed Carpenter just a hair behind him to complete a Chevrolet 1-2-3. Takuma Sato made a late jump to end the session as the fastest Honda driver and fourth-fastest overall, leaving championship leader Juan Pablo Montoya to round out the top five. As was the case earlier in [...]

Rossi takes first MotoGP pole of 2015

June 26th, 2015

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Valentino Rossi claimed his first MotoGP pole of 2015 ahead of Aleix Espargaro and Marc Marquez at Assen, while his Yamaha team-mate and title rival Jorge Lorenzo was only eighth. Although Rossi topped two of the practice sessions in the build-up to qualifying, he has struggled for single-lap pace in recent years and had not started on the front row all season prior to the Dutch TT. He languished towards the foot of the top 10 early in Q2, then produced a 1m32.627s lap to surge to the front. Rossi’s Assen pole is only the third he has taken this decade, and his first since the 2014 season finale at Valencia. Lorenzo, winner of the last four races, was on the provisional front row at first but did not improve [...]

Jeanney dominates RX for Peugeot

June 21st, 2015

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Frenchman Davy Jeanney won the German round of World Rallycross Championship at the Estering for the factory-backed Peugeot-Hansen team. He topped the intermediate classification and won the first semi-final to start the final from pole position. Jeanney made the best start and led from the beginning to the end, outpacing his rivals throughout. “It’s incredible,” said Jeanney. “This weekend has been incredible apart from one mistake in the fourth heat. “This is my first win in five years, it’s very special.” Also starting from the front row in the final, championship leader Petter Solberg was second after Turn 1 ahead of Volkswagen Sweden team-mates Johan Kristoffersson and Tord Linnerud. While Kristoffersson would wait until the final opportunity to take his joker lap, Solberg did so on lap two and then [...]

Haryanto denies Vandoorne double win

June 21st, 2015

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Rio Haryanto denied Stoffel Vandoorne a double GP2 victory at the Red Bull Ring by holding off the McLaren junior to win the sprint race. Haryanto took the lead at the start after pole-position starter Nick Yelloly bogged down off the line. The Campos Racing driver had the inside line into the first corner, with Yelloly sandwiched between him and the fast-starting Alexander Rossi. Yelloly and Rossi made contact in the Turn 1-squeeze, with the American sliding onto the asphalt runoff and Yelloly retiring to the pits at the end of the lap. That left Haryanto up front ahead of the Russian Time machine driven by Artem Markelov. Markelov pressured Haryanto until halfway through the race, when he made a late dive into the Turn 3 right-hander. But it was [...]

Pigot wins race two, Piquet hit again

June 14th, 2015

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Spencer Pigot completed a clean sweep of the Indy Lights double-header in Toronto with victory in a chaotic race on Sunday. Pigot finished just over three seconds ahead of Jack Harvey as the pair were the only drivers in the field to emerge unscathed from a race marred by wet conditions and over-exuberant driving. Ed Jones spun from second place down to last on the warm-up lap and he later tangled with Juan Piedrahita, but was still able to cross the line in third – albeit more than a minute down on the two front runners. None of the other cars still running at the end finished within two laps of the leaders; a legacy of time wasted in the pits undergoing repairs following contact with the wall or a [...]

Lorenzo fends off Rossi, Marquez falls

June 14th, 2015

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Jorge Lorenzo held off Valentino Rossi to win MotoGP’s Catalunya Grand Prix at Barcelona as Yamaha dominated the race while key rivals including Marc Marquez crashed out. Dani Pedrosa finished a distant third for Honda to claim his first podium of the year and his first since the 2014 season finale at Valencia. Lorenzo grabbed a lead he would never lose at the first corner as Suzuki pair Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales, who had lined up first and second on the grid, were swamped off the line. Marquez had followed Lorenzo off the line and put pressure on the Yamaha rider in the early laps. But as the pair approached Turn 10 on the third lap, Marquez misjudged his braking and ended up crashing into the gravel trap on [...]

Vaxiviere claims race two pole

June 14th, 2015

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Lotus Formula 1 junior driver Matthieu Vaxiviere claimed his third pole position of the Formula Renault 3.5 season at the Hungaroring. The Frenchman’s time of 1m29.221s edged out race one winner Egor Orudzhev by just 0.019 seconds. Fortec’s Jazeman Jaafar endured a troubled Saturday race in Hungary, including sustaining a puncture after contact with Dean Stoneman. However, the Malaysian recovered from languishing in last place mid-way through the session to take third on the grid for Sunday afternoon’s race. Manor F1 driver Roberto Merhi confirmed the competitive resurgence of Pons Racing. The Spaniard joins Jaafar on the second row, and will be aiming to go one better than his race one runner-up position. Championship leader Oliver Rowland in fifth heads Strakka Racing’s Gustav Malja. Both men enjoyed turns occupying provisional [...]

H5: Hartley keeps Audis at bay

June 13th, 2015

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Brendon Hartley continued to fend off the challenge of two Audis to keep the #17 Porsche in the lead of the Le Mans 24 Hours during the fifth hour. The Kiwi, whose car inherited the lead when Andre Lotterer suffered a puncture in the #7 Audi in hour three, resisted an on-track challenge from the #9 Audi of Filipe Albuquerque, who was out of sequence with the race leader. While Albuquerque’s stunning set of laps helped him onto the tail of the leader before his first stop in the hour, in the same sequence later on Hartley was able to manage the gap far more comfortably. Hartley also had the #7 of Benoit Treluyer to contend with, which gradually chipped away at the leader, getting the gap down to around [...]

H3: Drama for Audi puts Porsche ahead

June 13th, 2015

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Porsche reclaimed the lead of the Le Mans 24 Hours as two of Audi’s three cars hit trouble in the third hour. Former race leader Andre Lotterer was forced to surrender the top spot when the #7 Audi suffered a puncture just three laps into its fourth stint on the same set of tyres. That dropped the car back to sixth, allowing the #17 Porsche, which changed tyres and was taken over by Brendon Hartley, back into the lead that Timo Bernhard had held early on. Le Mans 24 Hours live coverage There was more drama for Audi just before the top of the hour when Loic Duval crashed the #8 Audi on the approach to a slow zone (for debris) at Indianapolis. Duval arrived on a pack of GTE [...]

Orudzhev wins five-way FR3.5 fight

June 13th, 2015

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Rookie Egor Orudzhev claimed his maiden Formula Renault 3.5 victory after emerging on top from a thrilling five-car battle at the Hungaroring. The Russian outdragged fishtailing polesitter Oliver Rowland into the lead away from the lights, and spent the rest of the race fiercely and skilfully defending his position. “I was lucky that it was almost impossible to pass on this track, as I was completely destroyed in 20 minutes,” said Orudzhev. “I saved my DRS for the last five laps, but it was really tough, the most difficult race of my life, probably.” Rowland initially dropped behind championship rival Matthieu Vaxiviere on the run down to Turn 1, but recovered the position later round the opening tour. A wrong-footed Vaxiviere was also demoted by Orudzhev’s Arden team-mate Nicholas Latifi, [...]

Lorenzo dominates, Marquez crashes

May 31st, 2015

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Jorge Lorenzo scored his third consecutive MotoGP victory with a dominant performance at Mugello. The Yamaha rider took the lead away from Andrea Dovizioso on the first lap, as poleman Andrea Iannone was relegated to third. After the worst qualifying result of his career, Marc Marquez charged from 13th on the grid to fourth by the end of the opening tour, before making quick work of the Ducatis at San Donato on successive laps. Lorenzo then had Marquez on his tail but was able to pull away from his fellow Spaniard and went on to win by 5.5 seconds, although his advantage had been more than 8s at one stage. Marquez battled with the two Ducatis for most of the race, and was fighting to reclaim second from Iannone when [...]

Green victorious again at Lausitz

May 30th, 2015

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Audi’s Jamie Green claimed his second win of the 2015 DTM season at the Lausitzring, in a Saturday race that came to life in the final quarter. Polesitter Miguel Molina assumed the early lead, ahead of Green, Edoardo Mortara and Mattias Ekstrom, underlining Audi’s domination of the weekend. The quartet were never split by more than two seconds, and pressure built as the 40 minutes passed, despite Green not having the use of DRS in his bid to take the lead. However, he continued to bide his time, and pounced with eight minutes to go, passing Molina down the inside at the first corner. He put his head down, and built a 1.1-second margin over the remainder of the lap to skip clear of the DRS zone, extended that to [...]

Marquez blames practice tyre tactics

May 30th, 2015

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Marc Marquez believes failing to take fresh tyres in practice three ultimately caused the worst qualifying result of his MotoGP career at Mugello. Poor practice times meant the Spaniard was forced into Q1 for only the second time since joining the premier class. He then finished third in the first qualifying segment, trouble by poor rear grip, so missed the top 12 shootout for pole position. “Starting in the morning, we didn’t use the new tyre and that took us into Q1 -in which we had a problem that prevented us from progressing to Q2,” said Marquez, who previous worst MotoGP starting position has been sixth places. “We can’t be happy about today, because this was the worst qualifying result that we have had in MotoGP.” Marquez also fell off [...]

Albon withdraws from rest of Monza

May 30th, 2015

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Lotus F1 junior Alexander Albon has been forced to withdraw from the remainder of the Formula 3 European Championship weekend at Monza. The Anglo-Thai qualified third for the opening race, but pitted after the reconnaissance laps due to engine trouble caused by a gearing issue, and joined the race a lap down. Now the Signature team that runs Albon’s car has elected to pull him out of the rest of the weekend so that repairs can be made at Volkswagen engine tuner Spiess, rather than change the powerplant and take a trio of 10-place grid penalties that would carry over to include the first race of the next round at Spa. “It was a bit of a mess,” said Albon. “We were overrevving the engine and damaged it pretty badly, [...]

Filippi fastest in Saturday practice

May 30th, 2015

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Luca Filippi narrowly edged out Helio Castroneves to go fastest in the final practice session ahead of the opening race in this weekend’s IndyCar double-header in Detroit. The CFH driver shot to the top in the final seconds with a fastest lap of 1m.16.7466s, bettering Castroneves’ time by just 0.0018 seconds. Tony Kanaan and Juan Pablo Montoya also made late jumps to finish up third and fourth-fastest respectively, leaving Simon Pagenaud to tumble down to fifth. Jack Hawksworth enjoyed a stint at the top with a few minutes to go before being bumped back by the Penske and Ganassi drivers, but his time was still good enough for him to finish the morning as the fastest Honda-powered driver in P6 for AJ Foyt. The session was interrupted by just one [...]