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IndyCar | Detroit GP | Qualifying | Herta beats Palou and Newgarden to pole

Heading into qualifying, Kyffin Simpson and Graham Rahal knew they would be dropping 6 spots on the grid as they took unapproved engine changes ahead of the event. Round 1, Group 1 The first time was set by Will Power on a 1:05.6231, a tenth quicker than Alexander Rossi. The Australian improved to a 1:03.1505…

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IndyCar | Detroit GP | FP2 | Herta tops second practice as sparks fly between Ferrucci and Kirkwood

Colton Herta was fastest in the second practice session ahead of the Detroit Grand Prix on Sunday. The session saw multiple drivers go off track and fireworks between Kyle Kirkwood and Santino Ferrucci.  In the opening laps if practice Scott Dixon went off track in Turn 1 and stalled his #9 Chip Gannassi Racing Honda. …

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Indy 500 polesitter McLaughlin on his qualifying laps: “Some of the best laps I had ever driven”

The Penske driver has signed the fastest average pole speed in the history of the 500, for a very dominant display from the entire team. In fact McLaughlin, alongside his teammates Will Power, who had been fastest on Day 1 of Qualifying, and latest 500 winner Josef Newgarden, has managed to do a front row…

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Indy 500 | Qualifying | McLaughlin breaks 4-lap average record to storm to pole as Penske sweep the front row

Santino Ferrucci kicked things off in the Fast 6 and had a couple of very close shaves during his run at turns 1 and 4 respectively. His average was 232.692mph. 233.211mph, 232.819mph, 232.425mph, 232.314mph was the speed on his four laps. Kyle Larson was up next. His average was 232.846mph to beat Ferrucci. 233.383mph, 232.903mph,…

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Indy 500 | Qualifying | Scott McLaughlin fastest as Kyle Larson books a spot in the Fast 6

Ryan Hunter-Reay went first and his average was 230.567mph. 231.440mph, 230.118mph, 230.197mph, 230.519mph was the speed on his four laps. Rinus VeeKay was next following his extraordinary Saturday. His average was 232.610mph. 233.499mph, 232.777mph, 232.194mph, 231.975mph was the speed on his four laps. Pato O’Ward was third out and his average was 232.584mph as he…

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Indy 500 | IndyCar Qualifying Day 2 | Newgarden and Legge fastest in Practice

The final practice session ahead of the latest begins with an hour of track time reserved to the drivers taking part in the Fast 12. The first driver to get on track was Pato O’Ward, which signed a four laps average of 233.462mph, consistently better than his yesterday’s achievement. Among yesterday’s surprise names in the…

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Indy 500 | Fast Friday | Newgarden fastest on 4-lap average at IMS as Penske power their way to a 1-2-3

Josef Newgarden led the field on the last day the teams will get to prepare for qualifying weekend for the Indy 500.  Newgarden set an average four-lap speed of 234.063 mph. This is only 0.154 from last year’s pole position by Alex Palou of 234.217 mph. The rest of the top 3 both were taken…

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Indy 500 | IndyCar Practice 4 | O’Ward fastest on the speed charts as Ericsson and Lundqvist walk away from big crashes

Arrow McLaren went out very early to try some qualifying sims, with Alexander Rossi leading Hunter-Reay, Ilott, O’Ward and Canapino in the opening minutes. However, O’Ward, who has been incredibly fast at the 500 over the last couple of years, quickly went to the top as he put down a 228.861mph lap. McLaughlin, Palou, Newgarden…

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