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Hinchcliffe Overcomes Yellow Fever

James Hinchcliffe celebrates after scoring an upset victory in Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series event at NOLA Motorsports Park. (Al Steinberg Photo)

James Hinchcliffe had a premonition midway through the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana when his crew ordered him not to make a pit stop like the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field leaders at NOLA Motorsports Park.

Rained-Out Indy Trials Put Montoya On Pole

Juan Pablo Montoya's win at St. Petersburg had benefits that carried over to Louisiana. (Al Steinberg photo)

The Verizon IndyCar Series pole qualifications for Sunday’s Indy Grand Prix of New Orleans was like a night on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans – the night started off well before quickly going awry.

Kanaan Leads NOLA IndyCar Practice

Tony Kanaan was fastest during Verizon IndyCar Series practice at NOLA Motorsports Park on Friday. (Al Steinberg Photo)

For the Verizon IndyCar Series Friday was “Welcome to the Swamp.”

Montoya Makes A St. Petersburg Statement

Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. (Al Steinberg Photo)

It was supposed to be the first race of the future for the Verizon IndyCar Series, but Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg delivered with a throwback winner to the sport’s glorious past.

Power Leads Penske Fast Six Sweep

Will Power will start from the pole when the Verizon IndyCar Series opens the 2015 season on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Al Steinberg Photo)

After just one session of official competition Roger Penske’s Verizon IndyCar Series ‘Super Team’ may be unstoppable.

Power Paces IndyCar Practice At St. Pete

Defending IndyCar champion Will Power led practice on Friday at St. Petersburg. (Al Steinberg photo)

There was plenty to be learned by the Verizon IndyCar Series teams during Friday’s practice session at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg as the 24 entrants in the 2015 season-opener are trying to come to grips with the new Aero Kits. After Friday afternoon’s second practice session was rained out there remains plenty more to learn before Saturday afternoon’s knockout qualifying session featuring the Firestone “Fast Six.”

Logano Makes Statement With 500 Triumph

Joey Logano celebrates after winning the 57th Daytona 500 at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Rich Iceland Photo)

There was a time when Joey Logano was considered nothing more than a phenom who was rushed to the “Big Leagues” of NASCAR took quickly.

Shell Shocked: Logano Wins Daytona 500

Joey Logano celebrates in victory lane after winning the 57th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Rich Iceland Photo)

Joey Logano had one of the few cars capable of beating a Chevrolet brigade as the driver of the No. 22 Pennzoil/Shell Ford won the 57th Daytona 500 on Sunday, holding off 2007 Daytona winner Kevin Harvick and defending Daytona champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Gordon Smiling Despite Late Daytona Crash

Jeff Gordon (24) battles Dale Earnhardt Jr. during Sunday's Daytona 500. (Rich Iceland Photo)

There’s a very good reason why three-time Daytona 500 winner and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon had a smile on his face after finishing 33rd on Sunday.

Gordon Hopes For One Last 500 Triumph

Jeff Gordon signs autographs for fans at the at Daytona Int'l Speedway on Saturday. (HHP/Tom Copeland photo)

Jeff Gordon is prepared to lead the field to the green flag in Sunday’s Daytona 500 at 1 p.m. EST, and he remains focused on winning the Daytona 500 for a fourth time in his final attempt.


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