Firestone, the Official Tyre of the Verizon IndyCar Series, has entered into a multi-year extension, reaffirming the tyre brand as title sponsor of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
The IndyCar Series is the premier level of open-wheel racing in North America. Its parent company began in 1996 as a competitor to CART known as the Indy Racing League (IRL) which was created by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony George. In 2008, the IndyCar Series merged with the Champ Car World Series (formerly CART). The series is self-sanctioned by INDYCAR.
The series’ premier event is the Indianapolis 500.
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Rossi works two-stop strategy to winning perfection at Mid-Ohio
It made all the difference as Rossi picked up his fourth career win and second of the season. Rossi also advanced one position in the championship standings, moving into second place, 46 points behind Scott Dixon after 13 of 17 races.”It’s what we needed. We said coming into this weekend that we have to execute for five (race) weekends in a row; this is the start of that, hopefully,” Rossi said. “
Rossi puts it all on line for one lap to win Mid-Ohio pole
Rossi turned just one timed lap in the Firestone Fast Six, the last of three Verizon IndyCar Series knockout qualifying rounds, but it was enough to earn the first starting position. He was clocked at 1 minute, 4.6802 seconds (125.677 mph) in the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda to pick up his third pole position this season and fourth of his three-year INDYCAR career.
Power nabs Verizon P1 Award at Iowa for 52nd career pole position
The Team Penske driver completed the fastest two-lap trip around Iowa Speedway among the 22 Verizon IndyCar Series entrants on Saturday to win the 52nd pole position of his 14-year Indy car career. The reigning Indianapolis 500 winner and 2014 series champion moved within one pole position of tying the great A.J. Foyt for second place on the all-time list.