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Phoenix (2016)

United States ISM Raceway
31 Mar - 02 Apr
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IndyCar at Phoenix: “Adjustments needed for 2017”

IndyCar’s VP of competition and engineering, Bill Pappas, believes IndyCar needs some tweaks to car spec for PIR to improve the racing and raise the talent demands on the drivers.

Hunter-Reay “deserved second place” at Phoenix, says engineer

Andretti Autosport’s Ray Gosselin has paid tribute to Ryan Hunter-Reay’s fighting drive at PIR last Saturday, that ended in an unrepresentative 10th place finish.

Power says health issue no problem at Phoenix

Will Power, who missed raceday in the season-opening round at St. Petersburg due to illness, said he was “happy with third place” in his first IndyCar race since last season’s finale, seven months ago.

“We had speed in reserve,” says Phoenix winner Scott Dixon

Chip Ganassi Racing’s reigning four-time champion Scott Dixon said he had speed in reserve should the chasing Penske cars have mounted a challenge in the Phoenix Grand Prix.

Dixon wins at Phoenix to tie Al Unser for fourth on all-time list

Reigning champion Scott Dixon won the Phoenix Grand Prix in the series' return to Phoenix International Raceway following an 11-year absence

Newgarden and Carpenter rue missed opportunities

Both driver/team-owner Ed Carpenter and teammate Josef Newgarden were left disappointed with the end result of a race weekend where Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet demonstrated its pace throughout.

Dixon conquers on IndyCar’s return to Phoenix

Reigning champion Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing were flawless on raceday at Phoenix, but punctures for two of his main rivals opened the door for the Kiwi.

Kanaan confident in Chevrolet but not boasting

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan says Chevy’s current advantage over Honda in IndyCar could change, but says he’s happy with the work of Chevrolet and aero experts Pratt & Miller.

Rossi says Phoenix oval is an eye-opening experience

Alexander Rossi admits he was taken aback by his first day of IndyCar practice/qualifying/evening practice on an oval, but has been encouraged by his test at Barber Motorsports Park.

“Code brown” lap earns Castroneves pole at Phoenix

Like several drivers, Team Penske-Chevrolet driver Helio Castroneves had a ‘moment’ on his qualifying run, but kept his foot in to land pole position in IndyCar’s return to Phoenix International Raceway.

Oval rookies Rossi and Stoneman optimistic for Phoenix

Andretti Autosport’s newbies in IndyCar and Indy Lights are enthusiastic about their prospects at Phoenix International Raceway.

Foyt drivers predict tough and tricky race at Phoenix

Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth say G forces, car balance and aero wash will make Phoenix International Raceway one of the most intense races of the season.

IndyCar downforce won’t change for Phoenix, may alter elsewhere

Bill Pappas, IndyCar’s VP of competition, says cars will qualify and race at Phoenix this weekend with the same aero package they tested last month – but changes could be made for Iowa and Texas.

IndyCar needs to shed “ridiculous” downforce, says Penske

Roger Penske says it’s time for IndyCar to follow NASCAR’s lead and remove downforce in order to emphasize driver input, especially on ovals.