INDYCAR: Injury Update Released on Newgarden Following Texas Crash

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FORT WORTH, Texas — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden sustained a fractured right clavicle and a small fracture on his right hand in an incident in today’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Newgarden, driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing, collided with the Honda of Conor Daly of …

INDYCAR: Rain, Rain Go Away; Firestone 600 Postponed at Texas, Will Resume August 27

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FORT WORTH, Texas — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — The Firestone 600 will have to wait another day for its completion. Another two months, in fact. The scheduled 248-lap event at Texas Motor Speedway – the ninth race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season – was stopped after 71 laps today by heavy rain. INDYCAR and track officials …

INDYCAR: Hard Crash at Texas Sends Newgarden to Hospital; Damages Wall

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A hard crash exiting turn four on lap 42 of Sunday’s rain-postponed Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway has sent Josef Newgarden to a local hospital and ended the race for both he and fellow American young gun Conor Daly.

INDYCAR: Power Wins Third Consecutive Firestone 600 Pole at Texas

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FORT WORTH, Texas — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Will Power earned the Verizon P1 Award for the third consecutive year at the Texas Motor Speedway oval and tied a legendary Indy car driver for career pole positions in the process. Driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power recorded a two-lap average speed of 218.519 …

INDYCAR: NTT Group to Sponsor Tony Kanaan at Texas Motor Speedway

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — CGRT photo — Former Verizon IndyCar Series champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will have NTT Group on-board as the primary partner of his No. 10 Dallara-Chevrolet this weekend at the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, with the company continuing their involvement with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) after running an …

INDYCAR: Kanaan Looking to Extend Consecutive Starts Streak With Second Texas Win

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — John Cote/IndyCar photo — For Tony Kanaan, the mile-and-a-half Texas Motor Speedway is a special venue. The track was the site of one of his three season victories en route to the IndyCar championship in 2004, and this weekend during the Firestone 600 (8 p.m. ET, …

INDYCAR: Texas Confirms 2015 Date for Firestone Indy 600

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FORT WORTH, Texas – official release — Texas Motor Speedway has announced its full 2015 racing schedule, including the date for the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600. The Firestone 600 IndyCar/NASCAR doubleheader returns for its 19th season and will be held June 4-6. The Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 will be held the evening of Saturday, June 6. This will …

INDYCAR: Sebastian Bourdais Slapped with Season-Long Probation; Post-Texas Penalties Announced

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INDIANAPOLIS — official release — Autoweek photo — INDYCAR announced today post-event infractions from the Firestone 600, which was held June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway. • INDYCAR officials have fined KVSH Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais $10,000 and placed him on probation for the remainder of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The member was found to have violated Rule …

INDYCAR: Montoya Enjoying IndyCar Return with Team Penske

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FORT WORTH, Texas — official release — Chris Owens photo — Juan Pablo Montoya breezed into the media center after 248 grueling laps on a sweltering evening seemingly without a concern. His broad smile and rapport during the lively Q&A summed up the third-place performance June 7 in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway and his current station in motorsports. …

INDYCAR: Series Increases Downforce Limit for Texas Event

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FORT WORTH, Texas – official release — Verizon IndyCar Series teams will have the option of increasing downforce by about 300 pounds over the 2013 maximum aerodynamic specification for the Firestone 600 on June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway. The more downforce, the more the car is pinned to the race track. Using tools available to reach the higher downforce …