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  • Kimball, Chilton quiet but solid at Road America
    Jun 26

    Kimball, Chilton quiet but solid at Road America

    Via NBC Sports Motor Sports Talk While Scott Dixon scored victory for Chip Ganassi Racing, two of the team’s other drivers enjoyed quietly solid days at the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America. Charlie Kimball, in need of a strong finish after being stricken with bad luck so far in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, scored his best finish of the year with a fine run to sixth place. While he was never a part of the battle for victory, he was “best of the rest” for most of the day and enjoyed a solid, mistake-free run. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4148" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Kimball enjoys smooth day and sixth-place Road America finish
    Jun 25

    Kimball enjoys smooth day and sixth-place Road America finish

    Via IndyCar.com Charlie Kimball can rest a bit easier tonight. The 32-year-old Californian put together a complete race to score a season-best finish of sixth place today in the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America. Plagued by a myriad of issues throughout the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series campaign, Kimball has endured five finishes outside the top 20. Perhaps most notable came two weeks ago in the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, when he won the Verizon P1 Award and led 26 laps before a mechanical failure ended his night just 41 laps into the race. With only a pair of eighth-place finishes entering today, the driver of the No. 83 Tresiba Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing looked relieved more than anything after the race. “Yeah, it was a great race,” Kimball said. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4145" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Live from the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America
    Jun 25

    Live from the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America

    SUNDAY, JUNE 25 RESULTS Warm-up: P7, 1:44.6562 Race: P6 RACE STATS Finishing position: 6th Starting position: 10th Pit stops: 3 Average speed: 123.15 mph Laps led: 1 Cautions: 2 for 3 laps total Lead changes: 6 among 4 drivers Championship standing: 18th IN CK'S WORDS "Overall a really solid day for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team. We had really good pace and really good fuel mileage on the first two stints. That third stint, I don’t think I managed the Firestone alternates as well as some of the guys around me. You saw that with the 12 car with a better in and out lap. That was disappointing because I think we could have maybe had a shot at a top five. Overall, though, to fight off some competitors for that last stint after the final yellow felt good, and it felt good to bring it home in sixth for the guys. Kind of a semi-trouble free weekend and pretty happy with it. Big congrats to the NTT DATA team and the 9 car. What a way to celebrate Mike Hull’s 25th anniversary with the team and get Honda and Chip Ganassi Racing their first win after coming back together this season." FROM PIT LANE Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. SATURDAY, JUNE 24 RESULTS Practice 3: P11, 1:43.212 Qualifying: P10, 1:43.3221 IN CK'S WORDS "I think we were a little happier with the car in the first qualifying round than we were in the second round, actually. We just missed it a little bit. I went off on the primary tires at the beginning of the run, so I don’t know if that bent something on the car or if there was something else going on. We’ll go back and look at it. Obviously good job for Max [Chilton], he was so close, and Scott’s been fast all weekend. We have their data to go back and look at tonight to see what direction we need to go. We’ll make some improvements and try to figure out how to make the mileage, make the tires, and make the lap times." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0661 Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. FRIDAY, JUNE 23 RESULTS Practice 1: P12, 1:44.4748 Practice 2: P10, 1:43.7931 IN CK'S WORDS "Today was a solid day; not a good day or a great day for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team. We need to find a little more lap time. A tenth quicker would put us inside the top-six, which is our goal for tomorrow--to make the Firestone Fast Six during qualifying. So we need to look at what we've got compared to our teammates and figure out how we can be better heading into Saturday morning's practice. We've got a couple sets of tires to get ready for qualifying, then we'll try to find some lap time to get inside the top-six in the afternoon." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0659

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  • Tune in: KOHLER Grand Prix
    Jun 20

    Tune in: KOHLER Grand Prix

    WATCH All times local/Central Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Friday, June 23 10:45-11:30 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3:15-4:20 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice and pit stop practice > Live stream Saturday, June 24 11-11:45 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3-4:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying > Live stream > Delayed broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25 8-8:30 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series warm up > Live stream 11:30 a.m. Race broadcast begins on NBC Sports Network 12:15 p.m. Green flag for the KOHLER Grand Prix (55 laps) FOLLOW > Twitter: @RoadAmerica @IndyCar @CharlieKimball @RaceWithInsulin #KohlerGP #IndyCar > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile app: INDYCAR Mobile by Verizon Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 4.014-mile, 14-turn permanent road course (clockwise) > Race distance: 55 laps / 220.77 miles > Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, four sets alternate; teams must use one set of primary and one new set of alternate tires in the race > Push-to-pass: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation > Qualifying format: Three knockout rounds with Firestone Fast Six > Qualifying lap record: 1:39.866, 145.924 mph (2000) > Entry list > Pit lane assignments > Spotter guide > Past driver performance > Track map > Race weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "The Novo Nordisk team is definitely coming off of a rollercoaster of a weekend after getting the pole in Texas and then being forced to retire early from the race with mechanical issues. I think it was a good thing that we had last weekend off and we were able to regroup before heading straight into another race. That being said, I love Road America and I’m really excited to get back there this weekend. This track is amazing and really unlike any other tracks on our schedule. You just feel the speed at the end of every straight and going into those long corners. I’ve been coming to this track for many years with different series and it honestly just gets better and better every time I get to come back. I’m really hoping we can turn our luck around for the 83 team and turn the second half of this season into some positive results." [caption id="attachment_4073" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • IndyCar, Lights test at the Glen, Road America
    Jun 15

    IndyCar, Lights test at the Glen, Road America

    Via RACER.com Charlie Kimball got a couple of races under this belt during a two-day tire test at Watkins Glen, while four Indy Lights drivers got their first taste of an Indy car at Road America on Wednesday. Kimball, in his Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, spent six hours testing for Firestone at The Glen on Tuesday and Wednesday while Will Power represented Chevrolet. "We figured I ran the equivalent of two races and I'm pretty sore today but I never get tired of being in the car – especially at The Glen," said Kimball, fresh off the first pole of his career at Texas. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4115" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Texas polesitter Kimball optimistic luck will turn after rough stretch
    Jun 14

    Texas polesitter Kimball optimistic luck will turn after rough stretch

    Via NBC Sports Motor Sports Talk Charlie Kimball enters the second half of the Verizon IndyCar Series in a weird place – exactly double the position he ended last year’s season in the championship. But the drop from ninth, a career-best in the standings in 2016, to 18th through the first nine races of this year, has been due to an almost freakish cartoon of bad luck that has consistently struck the No. 83 Tresiba Honda, through almost no fault of his own. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4111" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Live from Texas Motor Speedway
    Jun 10

    Live from Texas Motor Speedway

    SATURDAY, JUNE 10 RESULTS Race: 21st RACE STATS Finishing position: 21st Starting position: 1st Pit stops: 1 Laps led: 26 Average speed: 180.257 mph Cautions: 9 for 65 laps total Lead changes: 23 among 7 drivers Championship standing: 18th Note: The No. 83 was forced to retire on lap 41 due to a mechanical issue. IN CK'S WORDS "I'm obviously gutted for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys. We had such a good day yesterday winning the pole, and we had a lot of momentum heading into today's race. The No. 83 Tresiba Honda was really fast and I believe we had a good chance to win tonight, which makes it even more frustrating that a mechanical failure ended our day. The guys did everything they could to get the 83 back out on track, but it just wasn't in the cards for us. This one really hurts. I'm glad we have a weekend to regroup and get our heads back in the game for Road America." FROM PIT LANE Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. FRIDAY, JUNE 9 RESULTS Practice 1: P2, 221.861 mph Qualifying: P1, 222.556 mph [new track record] Practice 2: P13, 221.151 mph IN CK'S WORDS "I'm really excited to be on pole. The guys totally deserve it. Everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing has been working so hard and the boys have had my back all year long through the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's so nice to be able to repay them with a pole position here at Texas Motor Speedway. The No. 83 Tresiba Honda was really good right out of the box and Todd made a few adjustments that made it better during the course of practice. During qualifying we just took a swing at it, went out and got the job done." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0632Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR.

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  • Kimball, Dixon uncertain how Texas track changes will affect racing
    Jun 10

    Kimball, Dixon uncertain how Texas track changes will affect racing

    Via Motorsport.com Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda duo Charlie Kimball and Scott Dixon have admitted they’re heading into tonight’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway with question marks over how much grip can be found at the reprofiled Turns 1 and 2. As well as improving the drainage system, the changes at TMS since last year's IndyCar race here included re-profiling Turns 1 and 2 to make them 20 feet wider, and lowering the banking at that end from 24 to 20 degrees. Kimball, who will lead Dixon to the green flag in the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 this evening after scoring his first ever IndyCar pole position, says those changes have given the track a different nature at either end and created question marks for the drivers. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4105" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA.[/caption]

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  • Charlie Kimball wins first pole of his career at Texas
    Jun 9

    Charlie Kimball wins first pole of his career at Texas

    Via IndyStar.com Charlie Kimball won the first pole of his career Friday night in Texas, and he has only person to thank: a man named Rick. Rick isn’t a teammate, an engineer or crew member. Rick is just a friend with a beard. And Rick knew the past six weeks had been a horror show for Kimball. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s May started with a blown engine at the IndyCar Grand Prix and ended with a blown engine at the Indianapolis 500. Then the seven-year veteran made the trek up to Detroit only to have an engine blow in the car in front of him, forcing him to swerve out of the way, hit the wall and eventually settle for a disappointing 16th-place finish. That was the end of the line for Rick — and more important, Rick’s bushy beard. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4108" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA.[/caption]

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  • Kimball sets Texas track record to win first career pole
    Jun 9

    Kimball sets Texas track record to win first career pole

    Via IndyCar.com Charlie Kimball sped to the first pole position of his Verizon IndyCar Series career, claiming the Verizon P1 Award in record time for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kimball, who will make his 109th start Saturday (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network), set one- and two-lap INDYCAR qualifying records on the 1.5-mile oval to earn the first starting position for the 248-lap race. Kimball averaged 222.556 mph over two laps in the No. 83 Tresiba Honda to beat the old record held since 2013 by Will Power by more than 3 mph. Kimball’s qualifying run was more than a full second faster than Power’s previous standard. “I’m really excited to be on pole. The guys totally deserve it,” said Kimball, whose second qualifying lap of 23.2730 seconds also eclipsed the 14-year-old record of 23.5031 seconds held by Gil de Ferran. “The No. 83 Tresiba Honda was really good right out of the box and Todd (Malloy, engineer) made a few adjustments that made it better during the course of practice. During qualifying, we just took a swing at it and went out and got the job done.” To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4092" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Tune in: Rainguard Water Sealers 600
    Jun 7

    Tune in: Rainguard Water Sealers 600

    WATCH All times local/Central Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Friday, June 9 - Updated per rain delay 12:45-2 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3:15-4:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying > Live on the NBC Sports app 5:45-6:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream Saturday, June 10 6-7 p.m. Encore broadcast of Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying on NBC Sports Network  7 p.m. Race broadcast begins on NBC Sports Network 7:45 p.m. Green flag for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 (248 laps) FOLLOW > Twitter: @TXMotorSpeedway @IndyCar @CharlieKimball @RaceWithInsulin #Rainguard600 #IndyCar > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile app: INDYCAR Mobile by Verizon Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 1.5-mile oval > Race distance: 248 laps / 357.12 miles > Firestone tire allotment: Twelve sets for use through the weekend > Qualifying format: Single car, cumulative time of two laps, one attempt per car > Qualifying lap record: 219.182 mph (2013, two laps) > Entry list > Spotter Guide > Pit lane assignments > Past driver performance > Track map > Race weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "The night race at Texas Motor Speedway is always a bit crazy. We really won’t have had the car on track during that time of the night for practice, so it leaves a bit of the unknown out there after the green flag for the race. Last year we were able to keep working on the car throughout the night and come through with a decent result. But we won't be satisfied with a mid-pack result, even after a tough start to the season. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team has the potential to be strong and stay up front, and we’re ready to show it this weekend." [caption id="attachment_4061" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Dallara selected to provide Verizon IndyCar Series' universal bodywork kit in 2018
    Jun 6

    Dallara selected to provide Verizon IndyCar Series' universal bodywork kit in 2018

    Via IndyCar.com INDYCAR announced today that longtime partner Dallara Automobili will manufacture the universal bodywork kit that will fit the current Dallara IR-12 chassis for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The universal kit to be used by all teams next season was a collaboration between INDYCAR and Dallara with the style design support of Chris Beatty, a concept design and 3D animation consultant based in the United Kingdom. The goal was to make the car resemble past Indy car favorites with a sleek, bold look while incorporating the latest technological and safety advancements. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4064" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Image via INDYCAR[/caption]

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Really felt good to bring it home in 6th for the No. 83 Chip Ganassi Racing Teams crew today! Congrats to Scott Dixon and the 9 team on the win. Hopefully this builds some momentum for the whole CGR team for this second half of the season! http://bit.ly/2t7wkHK [Photo via IndyCar Series]

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TUNE IN! We're ready for 55 laps at Road America, live on NBC Sports Network at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. The No. 83 car will roll off the grid from P10. [Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA]

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Missed it a bit during round 2 qualifying today, but we've got some good data to sort out tires, fuel mileage and our strategy from P10 tomorrow. http://bit.ly/2t7wkHK [Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA]

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It's qualifying day at Road America! Follow my Pit Lane Reporter on Twitter @RaceWithInsulin for updates all day. http://bit.ly/2rKt7tM

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Solid day for the 83 team. We're not quite where we want to be, but we'll do some digging tonight to see where we can make improvements before tomorrow morning's practice session.

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Good morning from Road America! The No. 83 Chip Ganassi Racing Teams crew is getting ready for practice 1 at 10:45 a.m. CT. Today's schedule: http://bit.ly/2rKt7tM

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Hitting the road to... Road America! I think we're all in store for another awesome weekend in Elkhart Lake. Don't miss out--click below for #KohlerGP tune-in info:

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Excited to hit the track at Road America in a few days! If (like me) you can't wait for this weekend, you can check out last year's IndyCar Series return to Elkhart Lake here:

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An early Father's Day #ThrowbackThursday! Happy Father's Day to my dad, all of the dads at Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, and all those out there sharing their love of racing with their families!

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Teamwork? Yep, we've got that. Back on the road... testing at Watkins Glen International on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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