Indycar Rearview Mirror: The Drivers, Top Teams, and Why Alex Palou Won the Title

Alex Palou is good, but he is not the best driver in the series. Why did he win the driver's title?

Palou, Honda, Claim 2021 NTT INDYCAR Championships

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou clinched the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Drivers’ Championship with a fourth-place finish today at the Acura Grand Prix of Long ...

Indycar Rearview Mirror: Honda Claims Manufacturer Crown, Palou Gets Closer to Driver's Title

Colton Herta dominated the race, but the show was Romain Grosjean and the drama is Alex Palou...

Herta Powers Honda to 10th Manufacturers’ Title

Honda clinched its 10th overall, and fourth consecutive, NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers’ Championship today at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with a podium sweep today in ...

Indycar Rearview Mirror: Normal Service Restored—Palou and Honda Open Up Leads

Honda nearly eliminated Chevy from the manufacturer's title chase and Alex Palou took control of the Driver's title championship from Pato O'Ward in Portland

Indycar Rear View Mirror: Gateway Disaster Sets Up Sprint to the Finish

After the disaster the was the oval race at World-Wide Technology Raceway, we rate the chances for Honda to maintain the manufacturer's title and win ...

Indycar Rear View Mirror: Honda Engine Failure Tightens Race for Driver's Title

Running fourth, Alex Palou was about to build his lead for the driver's championship to more than a race worth of points. That went out ...

Indycar Rear View Mirror: Was Honda's Real Domination the Result of Simulated Excellence?

Honda took a commanding lead over Chevy with a top seven lockout. Where did that come from? Let's think about simulation.

Indycar Update: Palou, Honda Look to Finish Things Off

Ganassi and Alex Palou look to continue their dominance to the end of the season.

Indycar Rear View Mirror: Surprise Ending Gives Palou His Second Race Win

The Indycar Driver's and Manufacturer's points races changed dramatically over Josef Newgarden's transmission failure late in the Road America event

Detroit Rear View Mirror: About that Honda Triple Crown...

Honda won the Indy 500 and but now trails in both the driver's and manufacturer's title races after the series stopped in Detroit.

Indy 500 Rearview Mirror: What Happened to Honda Domination?

Helio Castroneves won his fourth Indy 500 and his second driving a Honda. Alex Palou finished second for Ganassi, but the other Hondas ran into ...

Castroneves, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda Win the Indianapolis 500

Honda notched their 14th Indianapolis 500 win, with Meyer Shank Racing's Helio Castroneves scoring the victory—his record-tying fourth win—at The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

Indy 500 Preview: Another Honda Domination in the Offing?

Honda dominated Indy 500 qualifying with Scott Dixon on Pole and 8 or the top 10 positions. Will the race follow the same script as ...

Indycar Heads Into May: Where Things Stand

Yes, there were two races in May already, but the month doesn't really start until Indycar engines fire at IMS

Indycar St. Pete Rear-View Mirror: Another Race, Another Young Star Dominates

Colton Herta crushed the field on the streets of St. Petersburg, a week after Alex Palou did the same in Alabama

Indycar Rear View Mirror: Alex Palou is the Real Deal

Alex Palou won his first race with Chip Ganassi Racing, and it was no fluke...

Honda Looks for Back-to-Back Indycar Triple Crowns

Winning the Indycar triple crown in back-to-back years will be a tough ask for Honda. The competition looks pretty stiff.

2020 Indycar Rearview Mirror: Honda's Best Season Since 2005

Honda won it's first triple crown in the series since 2005, winning drivers' title, manufacturer title, and Indy 500.

Honda Claims Third Consecutive INDYCAR title, Dixon His Sixth Drivers’ Championship at St. Petersburg Season Finale

Scott Dixon secures his sixth INDYCAR Drivers' Title with third-place finish in Florida

Indycar Finale and Silly Season Update: Haven't We Been Here This Year?

The original season-opening race in St. Pete was cancelled, and now the season is ending where it was supposed to start. Scott Dixon is likely ...

Indycar Titles Within Reach for Dixon and Honda

With five races left, Dixon maintains a commanding lead for the driver's title after splitting two Gateway races with Josef Newgarden. Honda Needs a couple ...

Sato Wins, Honda Dominates Indy 500

Sato used brilliant strategy to beat Scott Dixon in the Indy 500 after flying under the radar for most of the race

Sato Wins as Honda Dominates the Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato passed a previously dominant Scott Dixon with just 15 laps remaining in today’s Indianapolis 500, and went on to score his second win ...

Honda's Looking Strong Going into Indy 500

It’s the middle of August, so it must be time for… the Indianapolis 500? Honda dominated qualifying and Honda drivers have led every full-field practice. ...

Reading Between the Lines: Acura-Penske Split

Reading between the lines of the Acura-Team Penske split in IMSA DPi, and speculation on what comes next

Four in a Row for Ganassi and Honda in Indycar

Scott Dixon won his third race in a row at the first Road America race before letting teammate Felix Rosenqvist Race # 2 Sunday.

Indycar: Dixon Shot Out of a Cannon?

Chip Ganassi Racing made the move of the off-season, picking up Michael Cannon to be Scott Dixon's engineer. IF the first two races are any ...

Dixon and Rosenqvist Dominate Indycar Opener

Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist dominated in texas, but title contenders Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal get squashed by cartoon anvil

Indycar Cautiously Rolls Into St. Petersburg

The era of Roger Penske's control of the series, the Indy 500, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway begins Sunday in St. Petersburg, Health Department permitting.

Would Honda Really Leave Indycar and IMSA for NASCAR?

In something of a Halloween trick for Indycar and IMSA fans, a company executive indicated Honda was serious about joining NASCAR and that they would ...

What's on Penske's Agenda for IMS and Indycar?

Penske Corp. is set to take over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indycar January 6. What is this likely to mean for the track, the ...

UPDATE: Indycar Title Newgarden's to Lose, but Honda Should Hold Manufacturer's Title

Newgarden is literally in the driver's seat for the driver's championship, but the manufacturer's title is coming down to Pagenaud & Pigot vs. Dixon and ...

Indycar Manufacturer's Race May Come Down to Dixon vs. Pagenaud

The final two races at Portland and Laguna Seca will decide the Manufacturer's Championship as well as the Drivers' Title. But the two have much ...

Indycar's Silliest Season Over?: What Happened with Andretti, Rossi, McLaren, Arrow and Hinch?

Andretti, Rossi, Herta and Honda have renewed their vows in Indycar, But McLaren threw a few game pieces into the air with it's takeover of ...

Indycar Update: It's Either Going to Be Rossi or Newgarden

Honda should win the manufacturer's title, but the driver's championship should yield a close battle between Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi.

Silly Season Update: Alexander Rossi and the Cost of Honda's Corporate Pride

We discuss how Chevy plans to win the Indycar game of drivers: Rossi, Herta, Hunter-Reay, Zack Veach and Marco Andretti. And it doesn’t involve Roger ...

Indycar Rear-view Mirror: Texas and Road America

Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi are nearly tied for lead in drivers race after splitting Texas and Elkhart Lake races

How Indycar Could Use Hybrids On Ovals

Adding hybrids to Indycars for road courses and street courses would be easy. Figuring out how to use hybrids on ovals is more of a ...

Why Indycar MUST Adopt a Hybrid Formula for the 2022 Season

Indycar's current plan is to implement a minor revision to it's turbo V6 formula in 2021 and a new car in 2022. We're telling you ...

Indycar Rear-view Mirror: Honda Dominates Detroit, Mostly--And a Rossi Update

Although Chevy's Josef Newgarden won Saturday's race and Will Power was on the Podium Sunday, Honda is still the engine to have for Indycar street ...

Indy 500 Recap: Pointless Crash Ends Chance for Honda Domination

The difference between Honda domination and another loss to Chevy was a silly accident between Graham Rahal and Sebastien Bourdais.

Mr. Know-It-All Answers All Your Questions About Honda and the 2019 Indy 500

With apologies to Jay Ward and Bill Scott, Mr. Know-It-All (tries to) answer the pressing questions about Honda's chances in the Indy 500. At least ...

Indycar: Rossi's Long Beach Beat Down and His Future With... Penske?

Alexander Rossi had no peer in his dominating win of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. When he comes back next year, will he ...

Indycar: Look Back at Alabama and Forward to Long Beach

Takuma Sato and Honda dominated the Honda Indy GP of Barber after a strange (lost?) weekend for most of the big teams.

Indycar: Look Back at COTA and Forward to Alabama

Honda driver Colton Herta became the youngest driver ever to win an indycar race as a late caution relegates the two best cars (Rossi and ...

INDYCAR: Look Back at St. Pete and Forward to COTA

The Penske cars have caught up to the Hondas on street courses. Do the Hondas have the horsepower to challenge Chevy on the true power ...

Honda Looking for Repeat of 2018 In Indycar

After winning the Manufacturer's title in 2018, Honda is aiming at another season of dominance to make up for the years of sub-par performance. There's ...

Acura to Assume Grand Prix of Long Beach Title Sponsorship

The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced today that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Acura to become title sponsor of the Grand ...

HPD's Art St. Cyr on All Things Indycar

Coming off the Indycar Manufacturer's Championship in 2018 and heading into the 2019 season, Art St. Cyr talks about Honda's goals, philosophy on development, and ...

The Long Road to Honda's 2018 Indycar Title

For the first time since engine competition returned to Indycar in 2012, Honda finally beat Chevy for the title. Honda's Art St. Cyr talked about ...

Despite Big Lead, Dixon Has a Fight on His Hands for Indycar Title

Scott Dixon has a big lead over Josef Newgarden for the Indycar drivers' championship with five races to go. But Newgarden's strength this year has ...

Indycar Rear-view Mirror: Dixon Deftly Extends Indycar Lead at Toronto

What looked like a gift, was the result of hard work and experience as Dixon drives past Newgarden and the rest of the field

Indycar Rear-view Mirror: Hinchcliffe Returns to the Winner's Circle

Penske's Josef Newgarden dominated the first three-quarters of the race, but Honda's TV Commercial star passed him late and went on to win Honda's sixth ...

Is Honda Finally Going to Win the Indycar Manufacturer's Title?

Honda has a three-race lead over Chevy in the Indycar Manufacturer's points race. Can Chevy still catch up, and when will we likely be able ...

Newgarden Wins Honda-Dominated Race at Road America

Penske's Josef Newgarden won the race from pole position, followed by six Hondas.

Honda & Dixon in Indycar Driver's Seat After Surprise Texas Domination

Like Indy, Texas was supposed to be a power track favoring Chevy. But Honda's superior fuel mileage trumped the Chevy power advantage...

Honda Dominates Detroit Indycar--But Was It Enough?

Honda drivers won two races at Belle Isle Park last weekend, and they gained 73 points on Chevy in the race or the manufacturer points. ...

Chevy Wins Worst Indy 500 of the Century

I am in no mood to write about the Indy 500. It’s not because Honda lost. Or that Will Power and Roger Penske won (more ...

Can Honda Turn the Chevy Tide at the Indy 500?

Chevy smoked Honda in Indy 500 qualifying last week. What are the chance for Honda teams in the race?

Indycar Rear-view Mirror: The 24 Hours of Alabama

Josef Newgarden dominated the race for Penske-Chevy, but since he was followed by seven Hondas, Chevy gained nothing in the manufacturer points race.

Indycar Long Beach Rear-view Mirror

It's clear that Honda knows something about Indycar street races that they are not telling anyone as Rossi and Honda dominated the Grand Prix of ...

Indycar Rear View Mirror: Phoenix

Looking under the hood of a boring oval race to see how the Honda vs. Chevy competition is stacking up this season...

Behind Honda's Beat Down of Chevy in St. Petersburg

While everyone else is talking about the late collision between Robert Wickens and Alexander Rossi that gave the race to Sebastian Bourdais, we're discussing Honda's ...

Could This Be Honda's Year in Indycar?

Honda has not beaten Chevy since the return of engine competition to Indycar in 2012. Honda has only won one driver's championship in that time. ...

Penske-Acura Looking to the BoP Gods for Rolex 24

Cadillac dominated the Roar before the 24. But if IMSA does what they did last season, the Team Penske-Acura prototypes should have a very good ...

The Acura ARX-05 Certainly Looks Fast

The car looks fast, and we'll speculate some more on the drivers that need to be as fast as the car looks in order for ...

Why Acura is Going into Battle with Penske, and Other DPi Questions

The worst-kept secret in North American auto racing was revealed July 11. Here are the answers to some of your questions about the Acura/Penske DPi ...

Indycar Rearview Mirror: Can Honda Win the Driver and Manufacturer Titles?

For the first time in more than a decade, we're past the halfway point in the season and Honda has a chance to win the ...

Indy 500 Rearview Mirror and Look Forward to Rest of the Season

Could their Indy 500 win portend Honda domination for the rest of the Indycar season?

Can Fernando Alonso Win the Indy 500?

Questions and answers that will determine how much of a chance Alonso (and Honda) have of winning the Indy 500...

Indycar Analysis: Better Speed and Better Mileage for Honda?

Honda clearly had improved speed at the St. Petersburg Indycar event. But is there a [potentially] more important fuel mileage advantage as well? What the ...

Wait Until This Year: Honda Turnaround in Indycar?

Will the acquisition of Ganassi Racing improve Honda's dismal results in Indycar?

Wait 'til Next Year: Honda's Indycar Program for 2017

The 2016 driver's title was won by a Chevy driver. Time to look at 2017. There are lots of balls in the air, with all ...

Wait 'til Next Year: Penske-Honda in IMSA DPi?

It looks increasingly like Honda will take a year off from IMSA prototype racing, planning to come back in 2018 with a factory team run ...

Perspective: Honda's Position in U.S. Professional Auto Racing

Casual fans might look at the state of Honda’s professional auto racing programs and say, ‘They’re not doing so well’. TOV had the opportunity to ...

What We Learned When Honda and Alexander Rossi Won the Indy 500

The narrative in most media is that Honda and Rossi were lucky to win the 500, and possibly "stole" it. Let's examine a few things ...

Indianapolis 500 Race Report

Hondas have always been known for their exceptional fuel economy. Sunday, Indy rookie Alexander Rossi stretched his final tank of fuel for 36 laps to ...

Shank and Honda Not Skipping Detroit After All?

Honda is openly helping Michael Shank Racing run their Legier-Honda at the Grand Prix of Detroit. Why the change of heart?

St. Petersburg Rear-view Mirror

Ryan Hunter-Reay was "best-in-class", but the class seems to be non-Penskes because the Penskes have everyone else covered, Hondas and Chevys...

Honda Teams Looking for Improvement in 2016 Indycar Season

The 2016 Indycar season starts March 13 in St. Petersburg. Honda's drivers and aerokits should be better, but HPD is starting the 2016 season with ...

Honda Renews Commitment to INDYCAR

Honda today announced that the company has renewed its commitment to INDYCAR, signing a new multi-year agreement to continue participation as a manufacturer in the ...

Rearview Mirror: Indycar 2015 - Move On, Nothing to See Here

Compared to everything else that happened this season, Honda's underperformance seems trivial. But is was clearly the worst season in recent memory. The future will ...

Hunter-Reay, Honda Run Third at Sonoma Season Finale

Graham Rahal took the battle for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship down to the final race of the season, Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, but ...

Sage Karam Giveth, Sage Karam Taketh Away

After being given a bad starting position by Sage Karam in Qualifying, Graham Rahal takes Karam's timely spin and closes down Juan Montoya's lead for ...

HPD's Steve Eriksen on Indycar

How Honda is dealing with being in catch-up mode on Indycar aerokits, what they have been able to do, and why some teams are dealing ...

HPD's Steve Eriksen on Sports Car Racing

Despite the dustup about the 2017 P2 cars, HPD seems excited about the future in the TUSC P-Class while it looks for a place to ...

Honda and Indycar - Settle or Split Up...NOW!

Honda's contract with Indycar expires Sept. 13, 2015. But if they let it go that long before making a decision, they will do great damage ...

Detroit Rearview Mirror: Honda Unleashes Rain Machine

We learn again that Honda's secret weapon in Indycar is Rain. The more the better.

Sato, Rahal, Honda Finish Second and Third in Detroit Dual 2

A race day made up of constantly shifting weather, challenging track conditions, a series of late-race cautions and a shortened race distance combined to prevent ...

Time for Honda to Re-Think Their Indycar Program

In the wake of an embarrassing performance at the Indy 500, American Honda needs to think about pulling the plug on the Honda Indycar program ...

Indy 500 Preview: All or Nothing for HPD?

This is the only Indycar Race that matters for American Honda and Honda Performance Development. It's been a tough season so far but is this ...

Indycar Rearview Mirror: GP of Indianapolis

Haven't I seen this movie before? Graham Rahal engineers another miraculous second-place finish.

Honda Unveils 2015 IndyCar Super Speedway Aero Kit

The Honda Super Speedway Aero Kit, produced by Honda Performance Development, Honda's racing arm in North America, includes a variety of individual aerodynamic components fitted ...

Indycar Rearview Mirror: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Where we found out that the seemingly invincible Chevrolets have an Achilles' Heel, which put Honda in position to almost win a dry race...

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Race Report

Emerging from the final round of pit stops in fifth place, Graham Rahal starred in the final 20 laps of Sunday's Honda Indy Grand Prix ...

Honda's Only Hope on Indycar Road Courses: Pray for Rain

Honda was totally humiliated by Chevy at St. Pete and Long Beach. Unless it rains, the same will hold true for Barber, the GP of ...

Grand Prix of Long Beach Race Report

Andretti Autosport teammates Marco Andretti and Carlos Munoz were among the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday for ...

Surprise win for Honda at NOLA. Can anyone keep up with Chevy at Long Beach?

Fuel mileage, corner exit speed, and a lucky strategy gave James Hinchcliffe and Honda their first Indycar win of the season at NOLA Motorsports Park ...

Indycar: Chevy Dominates St. Pete and Looking Ahead to NOLA

The Indycar Grand Prix of St. Peteresburg was a disaster for Honda except that Indycar penalized Chevy for Engine Repairs and now Honda has a ...

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Report

Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay led the Honda field at the checkers, finishing seventh, with Hawksworth eighth and Marco Andretti rounding out the top ...

What to Watch for During the Indycar Opener at St. Pete

The Indycar season opens at St. Pete this weekend. Here are some things to look at to see how the new HPD Aerokit and Engine ...

Verizon IndyCar Series “Spring Training” Open Test Race Report

The Verizon IndyCar Series wrapped up two days of "Spring Training", the final open test prior to the start of the 2015 race season, Tuesday ...

RIP for the Honda ARX-04b?

Honda Performance Development withdraws the ARX-04b Coupe from WEC and LeMans for 2015. They say they are going to fix it. But is this the ...

Honda Unveils 2015 IndyCar Series Aero Kits

Honda today debuted the package of aerodynamic upgrades and components its teams will use in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series, as the manufacturer seeks to ...


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