Houston
Jul 2

IndyCar: Huertas’ team penalized after race-winning car fails inspection

(From left) Carlos Huertas and Dale Coyne celebrate after winning the 2014 Grand Prix of Houston Race No. 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

(From left) Carlos Huertas and Dale Coyne celebrate after winning the 2014 Grand Prix of Houston Race No. 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina – Carlos Huertas’ first-ever Verizon IndyCar Series victory in last Saturday’s Grand Prix of Houston Race 1 has been tarnished, to a degree, after INDYCAR officials discovered his fuel tank was one-tenth of a gallon over capacity and the rear-wing height did not meet technical requirements.

Huertas and Dale Coyne Racing will keep the victory but the team has been fined a total of $10,000 — $5,000 for each infraction.

Jun 28

IndyCar: Top contenders starting toward rear as Pagenaud earns first pole

27-29 June, 2014, Houston, Texas USA Simon Pagenaud celebrates winning the Verizon P1 Pole Award ©2014, Phillip Abbott LAT Photo USA

Simon Pagenaud celebrates winning the Verizon P1 Pole Award. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

HOUSTON – Points leader Will Power will have to race his way from the back of the field in Saturday’s Verizon IndyCar Series Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers.

The Team Penske driver takes a 39-point lead over teammate Helio Castroneves in Saturday’s race that starts at 3:40 p.m. ET, but Power starts way back in 18th after failing to advance out of the first round of qualifying.

Jun 12

RLL Racing To Field Car For Filippi In Three IndyCar Races

Luca Filippi has four career IndyCar starts, with a best-career finish of 10th. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Luca Filippi has four career IndyCar starts, with a best-career finish of 10th. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field a car for Italian driver Luca Filippi in the IndyCar Series races at Houston and Toronto.

The car Filippi will drive will have associate sponsorship from IMPCO, a supplier of alternative fuel systems, and FightSMA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for spinal muscular atrophy.

Apr 5

SX: Villopoto Extends Points Lead With Fourth Supercross Victory

Ryan Villopoto now holds a 45-point advantage in the championship standings. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto now holds a 45-point advantage in the championship standings. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto overcame adversity Saturday night in Houston, Texas to earn his fourth Monster Energy Supercross win of the season.

After crashing several times in practice and again in his heat, Villopoto advanced out of Semi 2 and went on to dominate the 20-lap 450SX Main Event. The three-time reigning champ moved into the lead on the opening lap and was unchallenged for the remainder of the race, ultimately beating Justin Barcia by 13.7 seconds.

Apr 5

SX: Anderson Powers To 250SX Win In Houston

Jason Anderson powers to a win in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Rockstar Energy KTM)

Jason Anderson powers to a win in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Rockstar Energy KTM)

Jason Anderson made a flawless return to action Saturday night, claiming his fourth Monster Energy Supercross win of 2014 as the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship resumed in Houston, Texas.

The Rockstar Energy KTM rider jumped out to an early lead, picked his way through lapped riders and held off a hard-charging Dean Wilson to pick up the victory in front of 49,759 fans inside NRG Stadium.