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Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet’s JR Hildebrand says he’s looking forward to “being able to make good” on his Phoenix performance that saw him start and finish third, and prove one of very few drivers to make successful passing maneuvers.
Marco Andretti, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato and Ryan Hunter-Reay all made contact with the wall at Phoenix, marking the second time in three races in which all four Andretti Autosport cars have failed to make the finish.
A slightly bizarre yellow flag and pitstop situation gifted Simon Pagenaud the lead in the Phoenix Grand Prix, but he drove flawlessly thereafter to grab his first IndyCar victory on an oval.
Team Penske president Tim Cindric says that the Verizon IndyCar Series' aerodynamic regulation change since the preseason Phoenix test has benefited Honda teams more than Chevrolet.
The windy and sand-blasted conditions in practice for tonight’s Phoenix Grand Prix left the Andretti Autosport-Honda quartet underprepared for qualifying, and Marco Andretti will lead the AA charge from P9.
JR Hildebrand made a strong comeback at Phoenix after a one-race layoff for a broken hand and will start third at Phoenix, but his team-owner and teammate for ovals, Ed Carpenter, suffered a fuel leak in practice and qualified last.
Josef Newgarden led a Chevrolet 1-2-3-4-5 as strong winds turned Phoenix International Raceway into a dustbowl by the end of the two-hour first practice session.
IndyCar has increased the amount of downforce on the cars this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, in response to driver feedback following preseason testing, says Bill Pappas, series VP of competition and race engineering.
Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand believes that IndyCar’s Phoenix Grand Prix on April 29 should feature plenty of action due to the teams experimenting with different setups.