1993: Mario Andretti snapped a five-year drought to earn the victory in the Valvoline 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. The win marked the 52nd and final IndyCar victory of Andretti’s legendary career. He also became the second-oldest winner in history at the age of 53 years, 1 month & 7 days. Only Louis Unser, who won […]
“I’m just excited to drive something. Last night was the first time I’ve driven any form of race car since the accident at Pocono Speedway,” Wickens told reporters during a conference call on Friday, after getting in his first few practice laps at Barber Motorsport Park.
There are 29 drivers in the field for today’s race at Barber, including seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Four new entrants to the iRacing Challenge are five-time series champion Scott Dixon, Robert Wickens (returning to competition for the first time since his August 2018 crash at Pocono Raceway), Ed Carpenter and Jack Harvey.
TV: The race will be shown live on NBCSN starting at 2:30 p.m. ET and also via the NBCSN stream here. The IndyCar on NBC booth of Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy will have the call of the race, and Katie Hargitt will interview the race winner on IndyCar’s Instagram Live postrace.
A key point in the race came when Scott Speed was driving the No. 98 Andretti Autosport machine in front of the field. He was utilizing a fuel strategy, trying to stretch it to the end. When Speed’s fuel-conversation pace wasn’t enough to fend off the charge from the two Penske drivers in the end.
“I’ve had cars not start on the grid and I’ve had throttle pedals stick on the grid, but I’ve never had a car disappear off the face of the Earth before the start of a race,” Hinchcliffe told NBCSports.com. “It reminded me more of St. Pete 2011. It was supposed to be the first start […]
“I don’t know what the issue was, but we had been having small glitches all throughout the week of practice and didn’t think it would lead to what happened. With the changing of the rig, it was an Internet speed connection issue or a buffering issue. We should be in good shape this weekend.”
“As a part-time driver in the NTT IndyCar Series, I needed to be sharp with my reflexes and car control when I wasn’t on track,” Karam said. “I discovered iRacing quite a while back, and I truly believe it has helped me with my racing career. I was more nervous before the Glen race than […]
She made the switch from go-karts to full-size cars in 2015 and has previously opened up about her hope to emulate the legendary Danica Patrick.
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