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Dixon Dominant In IndyCar’s PIR Return

Scott Dixon dominated the Verizon IndyCar Series' return to Phoenix Int'l Raceway on Saturday night. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Throughout his career Scott Dixon has been a notoriously slow starter to the season.

Castroneves Is PIR’s New King Of Speed

Helio Castroneves broke the Verizon IndyCar Series track record at Phoenix Int'l Raceway by more than 10 mph en route to collecting the pole for Saturday's event. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Helio Castroneves is the new speed “King” at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.

MAGAZINE: The Desert’s IndyCar Heritage

The Verizon IndyCar Series makes its return to Phoenix Int'l Raceway this weekend. (IndyCar Photo)

When Tony George created the Indy Racing League in 1994 with its first season of competition set for 1996, then PIR owner Buddy Jobe remained loyal to the series that included the Indianapolis 500. That is why he chose the IRL over the more familiar drivers and teams in CART at that time.

MAGAZINE: Honda’s IndyCar Resurgence

Ryan Hunter-Reay is one of several Honda drivers that performed well during the season opening Verizon IndyCar Series event in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Art St. Cyr, president of HPD, spoke about his company’s improvement during the March 13 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg — the season-opening race for the series.

MAGAZINE: Jay Frye’s IndyCar Road Trip

Jay Frye (left) poses with Tim Cindric at the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series banquet. (IndyCar Photo)

Jay Frye believes operating NASCAR teams has given him a unique insight to what some Verizon IndyCar Series teams need to remain viable and competitive.

Will Power Evaluated, Cleared To Race

Will Power climbs from his car after an on-track accident leading up to Sunday's IndyCar race at St. Petersburg. The 2014 champion was cleared to race again on Wednesday. (Al Steinberg photo)

After undergoing a “week’s worth of tests” in one day by doctors at Miami’s Jackson Hospital Concussion Program, Verizon IndyCar Series driver Will Power does not have a concussion.

Montoya Hits St. Petersburg Repeat Button

Juan Pablo Montoya raced to a dominant victory in Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Al Steinberg Photo)

It was like instant replay for Team Verizon driver Juan Pablo Montoya as he won Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the second year in a row in decisive fashion.

It’s A Power Trip In St. Pete Time Trials

Will Power will lead the IndyCar field to green on Sunday in St. Petersburg. (Al Steinberg photo)

About the only thing that can stop Team Verizon driver Will Power at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a stomach virus. Despite that issue, he didn’t let that slow him down on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street course with a record-setting day that saw him claim his sixth pole for the event that opens the Verizon IndyCar Series season.

Crash Can’t Slow Power In St. Petersburg

Will Power set the pace during the opening two rounds of Verizon IndyCar Series practice despite crashing early in the day. (Al Steinberg Photo)

It was just like old times at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday with Team Verizon driver Will Power at the top of the speed list to begin the Verizon IndyCar Series season.

Q&A: IndyCar’s Jay Frye Gets Technical

The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will open the Verizon IndyCar Series season this weekend. (IndyCar Photo)

Jay Frye was named IndyCar’s president of competition and operations last fall. Frye recently sat down with SPEED SPORT’s Bruce Martin for a question-and-answer session in advance of the start of the Verizon IndyCar Series season at St. Petersburg, Fla., this weekend.

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