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Bourdais Outclasses Milwaukee Mile Field

Sebastien Bourdais dominated the second half of Sunday's race. (Al Steinberg photo)

It may have been the closest thing to a vintage Sebastien Bourdais performance since he returned to Verizon IndyCar Series racing after a short career in Formula One.

Newgarden Collects Milwaukee Mile Pole

Josef Newgarden claimed his first oval pole on Sunday. (Al Steinberg photo)

Josef Newgarden continues to check career accomplishments off his list and the latest was winning the pole at the Milwaukee Mile for Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250.

Newgarden Paces Milwaukee Practice

Josef Newgarden became the second driver to flip his race car in as many days on Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was thankfully unhurt. (IndyCar Photo)

Back in the days of the second IndyCar Series race each season at Milwaukee – the Tony Bettenhausen 200 – it was a one-day show with practice, qualifications and the race all on the same day during the Wisconsin State Fair in August.

Rahal Ends Seven-Year Drought

Graham Rahal ended a seven-year winless drought in the Verizon IndyCar Series on Saturday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway. (Al Steinberg Photo)

It was a race that makes the Verizon IndyCar Series so spectacular yet so ugly and dangerous all at the same time.

Pagenaud Speeds To Auto Club Pole

Simon Pagenaud earned his second-career Verizon IndyCar Series pole on Friday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Simon Pagenaud earned his second career Indy car pole and first on an oval in leading a Team Penske sweep of the front row for the MAVTV 500 with a two-lap average speed of 218.952 mph at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway.

Newgarden Prevails In CFH 1-2 At Toronto

Josef Newgarden, second from left, poses after winning Sunday's Honda Indy Toronto with CFH Racing teammate Luca Filippi, second from right, along with team owners Sarah Fisher, left, and Ed Carpenter, right. (Al Steinberg photo)

When a driver wins their first Verizon IndyCar Series race, it’s cause for celebration – the realization of a driver’s dream but only the beginning of a new opportunity. When a driver wins their second Verizon IndyCar Series race, it validates their ability as a race winner, proving the first time was meant to happen.

Will Power Earns Fifth Pole Of 2015

Will Power secured his fifth pole of the Verizon IndyCar Series season on Saturday at Exhibition Place in Toronto. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Not only was Saturday’s Verizon IndyCar Series P1 Award historic for Will Power as it broke a tie with the great Rick Mears for fifth on the all-time list; but it was also necessary in his battle with teammate Juan Pablo Montoya for top spot in the series championship.

Montoya Tops Toronto IndyCar Practice

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Verizon IndyCar Series championship points leader Juan Pablo Montoya recorded the quickest lap of 1 minute, .6343 of a second on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn Exhibition Place street circuit on the opening day of practice for the Honda Indy Toronto.

Saturday Night’s All Right For Dixon

Dixon's win at Texas was the second in his career. (Al Steinberg photo)

Scott Dixon usually hits his stride the second half of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. In past years the second half would be in early July but with IndyCar’s shift in the season to end the campaign before Labor Day Weekend, the second half of the IndyCar season began with Saturday night’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Power Collects 40th Career Pole

Will Power drove to his 40th career Indy car pole during qualifying for Saturday's Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Will Power’s pole on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway puts him in elite company.

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