The Verizon IndyCar Series is one of the most competitive motorsports categories in the world. In the opening seven races of the 2017 season there have been seven different winners coming from four different teams.
Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais got the ball rolling when he won the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
At the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe took victory after dominating the race. At the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Josef Newgarden took his first victory for Team Penske.
At the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix, reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud scored his first oval win, finishing the race just ahead of Will Power and JR Hildebrand who secured his first every Verizon IndyCar Series podium for Ed Carpenter Racing.
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet took victory at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon and Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay.
Andretti Autosport’s Takuma Sato took the biggest win of his career as he took victory in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil winning the race just ahead of Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves while Dale Coyne Racing’s Ed Jones secured his first podium finish in his rookie Verizon IndyCar Series season.
In the opening race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Lear, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals/SoldierStrong/TurnsForTroops Honda started the race from pole position and took his first victory of the season, leading 55 of the 70 lap race.
Following his second place in Detroit on Saturday, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 Camping World Honda has taken the lead in the series standings on 275 points. Race 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit takes place later today.