The IndyCar Series heads to Houston, Texas this weekend for the second doubleheader of the 2014 season. Drivers and teams will tackle the tricky 1.683-mile, 10-turn temporary street circuit on Saturday and Sunday, with both races rewarding full points.
IndyCar owner Ed Carpenter now drives his car only on ovals. He does it well.
Carpenter stayed in front of Will Power during a two-lap shootout to win at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night after a late caution night wiped out his huge lead. The victory came two weeks after a late accident took away any chance to win the Indianapolis 500.
Scott Dixon insists that Ganassi Racing wasn’t trying to bamboozle anybody.
After struggling last week and failing to put a car in the fast nine for qualifying, the team led by defending Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan staged a rally on Carb Day. Kanaan was left atop the leaderboard Friday with a lap of 227.838 mph, while Dixon was next-fastest at 227.773 mph.
“We definitely didn’t do it on purpose,” said Dixon, who will start in the middle of the fourth row Sunday. “We would like to roll out straightaway and be quick. I think we are normally.”
The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the newly configured road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for its first two practice sessions for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Scott Dixon put on the fastest time of the day during second practice, while Sebastian Bourdais was unable to improve on his practice one time and fell to third on the charts.
Ryan Hunter-Reay deftly guided his car around the rain-soaked track, stayed out of trouble and wound up with a much happier ending.
Hunter-Reay coasted to his second straight victory at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday when the rain-shortened IndyCar race finished under caution, with Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti behind him.