Pols & Politics: IndyCar discussions stalled at BCECOrganizers of a planned IndyCar race in Boston and state officials are currently having what Gov. Charlie Baker called “robust” talks. But discussions, dating back months, suffered through a series of fits and starts, especially early on at the Boston ... [11.28.15 - 4:24 pm]IndyCar adds additional tethers to improve safety in 2016Three months after Justin Wilson's death at Pocono Raceway, IndyCar is taking steps to reduce crash debris and improve safety. The open-wheel series announced Tuesday that it will tether its aerodynamic components beginning next season. The high-tensil... [11.24.15 - 7:00 pm]IndyCar drivers give first impressions of PIRThe return of IndyCar racing to Phoenix International Raceway next spring also means the return of testing at the track. Several drivers did just that last week, marking the official return of top-level open wheel cars to PIR. Here are a few reactions ... [11.26.15 - 7:57 am]IndyCar's Ryan Hunter-Reay reaches quarterfinals in international Nations CupVerizon IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay reached the quarterfinals in the international ROC Nations Cup and Race of Champions motor racing events on Nov. 20 and 21 in London, England. In the team-based Nations Cup, Hunter-Reay represented Team ... [11.27.15 - 3:24 am]Santa arrives at Children's Museum via IndyCarSanta arrives at Children's Museum via IndyCar Santa Claus arrives at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis in an Indy Racing Experience 2-seater IndyCar driven by IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter, Friday, November 27, 2015. Check out this story on IndyStar... [11.27.15 - 6:22 am]Gateway MSP now an approved IndyCar testing facilityIndyCar officials recently announced the 2016 event schedule, including plans to add Gateway Motorsports Park as an approved testing facility, according to a press release. IndyCar CEO Mark Miles said Gateway Motorsports Park owner and president Curtis... [11.24.15 - 7:48 pm]Boston HeraldThe reason, according to one former top official: What worked in other cities for IndyCar wasn’t going to fly here.... Pols & Politics: IndyCar discussions stalled at BCEC Organizers of a planned IndyCar race in Boston and state officials are currently... [11.29.15 - 5:35 am]IndyCar adds tethers to reduce crash debrisINDIANAPOLIS — Three months after Justin Wilson's death at Pocono Raceway, IndyCar is taking steps to reduce crash debris and improve safety. The open-wheel series announced Tuesday that it will tether aerodynamic components to the cars beginning in 2016. [11.24.15 - 10:28 am]Paul Radisich says 'golden era' confirmed by Brendon Hartley's world enduranc...Hartley's title comes towards the end of a calendar year where Whanganui's Earl Bamber won the prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans and Manurewa-raised Scott Dixon claimed his fourth IndyCar championship title. There were also two race wins apiece for Auckl... [11.27.15 - 11:00 pm]
IndyCar adds additional tethers to improve safety in 2016 - Fox News Fox News IndyCar adds additional tethers to improve safety in 2016 Fox News FILE - In this May 17, 2015, file photo, Ed Carpenter hits the wall in the second turn during practice before qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Mot... [11.25.15 - 7:31 am]IndyCar drivers give first impressions of PIR - azcentral.com azcentral.com IndyCar drivers give first impressions of PIR azcentral.com Current and former IndyCar drivers gather around an Indy race car outside true Capitol Grille at the Biltmore during the announcing of the 2016 Phoenix Grand Prix that will be held ... [11.26.15 - 3:41 pm]INDYCAR: Karam, Ganassi part ways - Racer Racer INDYCAR: Karam, Ganassi part ways Racer With few open IndyCar seats for Karam to fill, Ryan has been searching for opportunities that would keep his client busy in 2016. CGR is expected to reduce to three full-time entries next year, and other than ... [11.25.15 - 9:11 am]INDYCAR: Tough sim race for Karam at Pocono - Racer INDYCAR: Tough sim race for Karam at Pocono Racer Sage Karam made his second appearance in as many weeks in the official Verizon IndyCar Sim Racing League sponsored by iRacing.com and RACER when it moved on to Pocono on Tuesday, but his evening got off t... [11.25.15 - 2:52 pm]IndyCar season review: Tony Kanaan - Racer Racer IndyCar season review: Tony Kanaan Racer What will you remember the 2015 IndyCar season for? Juan Pablo Montoya's teflon coating wearing off right at the time he needed it most? The introduction of the aero kits, several years after they were first ... [11.27.15 - 10:43 pm]Walsh caught off guard by IndyCar hazard report - Boston Herald Boston Herald Walsh caught off guard by IndyCar hazard report Boston Herald Mayor Martin J. Walsh says he was caught off guard by concerns raised by public safety officials — and detailed in a Herald front-page report yesterday — that a crash in a stretch... [11.26.15 - 12:10 am]Safety official cites dangers of IndyCar crash below BCEC - Boston Herald Boston Herald Safety official cites dangers of IndyCar crash below BCEC Boston Herald A crash or explosion on a stretch of a planned IndyCar race course running beneath the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center could cause “catastrophic” structural damage... [11.25.15 - 12:30 am]INDYCAR: KVSH building toward 2016 - Racer INDYCAR: KVSH building toward 2016 Racer The KVSH Racing IndyCar team has yet to confirm its drivers for 2016, but that hasn't stopped its owners from preparing for whoever will lead the program from inside the No. 11 Chevy. "We've been working hard at t... [11.25.15 - 9:11 am]Gateway MSP now an approved IndyCar testing facility - STLtoday.com STLtoday.com Gateway MSP now an approved IndyCar testing facility STLtoday.com IndyCar CEO Mark Miles said Gateway Motorsports Park owner and president Curtis Francois and his team have done a very nice job reinvigorating the facility and its place in the... [11.25.15 - 6:51 am]INDYCAR: Boston organizers make peace with critics - Racer INDYCAR: Boston organizers make peace with critics Racer "We're pleased with this development," IndyCar CEO Mark Miles told RACER. "Our promoter has planned the event so as to minimize any disruptions to residents and traffic. The next hurdle is to final... [11.21.15 - 12:32 am]
INDYCAR Acts of Kindness: Thanksgiving EditionPrepare that box of tissues. INDYCAR drivers have been spending some of their spare time away from the race track to spread a little kindness in the world. During this Thanksgiving week, we are thankful for the ways these INDYCAR community members insp... [11.24.15 - 4:24 pm]Racing Royalty Graham Rahal and Courtney Force married Saturday in an ocean-s...Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal and NHRA Funny Car driver Courtney Force exchanged vows Saturday on the edge of a cliff at the Dos Pueblos Ranch in Santa Barbara County, Calif. Courtney arrived for their wedding in a 1929 Bentley, owned and ... [11.23.15 - 10:08 am]Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal weds NHRA Funny Car Driver Courtne...Today, when Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal weds NHRA Funny Car driver Courtney Force in California, two of the most famous families in motorsports will unite. They started having fun on Thursday: It's almost time. Bottoms up! #ForceRahal201... [11.21.15 - 2:07 pm]#INDYCAR High-Five: What’s Trending in @INDYCARAs the temperatures begin to drop here in Indianapolis, only one thing can cure the bone chill whipping over the yard of bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and that’s some piping hot soup. Fortunately, we know a guy who knows soup. And for toda... [11.20.15 - 12:11 pm]#INDYCAR High-Five: What’s Trending In INDYCARLottery winners tend to opt for an early retirement, but in true INDYCAR driver fashion, Conor Daly has added his recent winnings to his 2016 race fund, all 10 dollars of it. This week in the Verizon IndyCar Series High-Five, the Borg-Warner trophy spe... [11.13.15 - 2:25 pm]AJ Foyt Racing President Larry Foyt weds Kelly CurranIn a rose-filled, lavish ceremony at the Houston Oaks Country Club in Hockley, Texas, last weekend, Larry Foyt, president of Verizon IndyCar Series team AJ Foyt Racing, wed Kelly Curran. Foyt and Curran, a 2007 graduate of UCLA’s theater arts program, ... [11.10.15 - 3:43 pm]
INDYCAR: Progress continues on Boston layoutABOVE: Looking toward Turn 2 (yellow truck near center of image). Boston street race course designer Tony Cotman has 319 days left to go before the Verizon IndyCar Series takes to his 10-turn circuit... [10.19.15 - 7:17 pm]INDYCAR: Artists Blackmore and Long unveil new Justin Wilson charity printJustin Wilson fans have a new charity print to purchase that will support the wife and children of the late racecar driver. Created by renowned livery designer Andy Blackmore and IndyCar digital arti... [10.19.15 - 11:59 am]INDYCAR: Marine Corps veteran Dooley set for operations roleIndyCar is expected to announce a new front-office hiring this week but it won't be Derrick Walker's replacement. RACER has learned that Kirk Dooley is joining IndyCar is some sort of liaison role in... [10.19.15 - 5:42 am]INDYCAR: KV completes test with GarciaKV Racing Technology conducted a two-day test this week with Indy Lights veteran Juan Pablo Garcia at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Fla. The Mexican was pleased with his progress in hi... [10.17.15 - 6:20 pm]INDYCAR: Strong start for IndyCar iRacing leagueThe official IndyCar sim racing season got off to a strong start on Tuesday, with several thousand viewers tuning in for the live broadcast of the opening round at Phoenix. The 16th Street Racing Lea... [10.14.15 - 11:28 pm]
Apparently 'tis the week for schedules. Following NASCAR’s announcement of its Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series schedules Monday and IndyCar’s on Tuesday, Road America put out its full 2016 slate of racing and non-racing events Wednesday.
There's not much going on as far as driver appearances in advance of Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile. Perhaps the compact schedule — with a little bit of on-track action late Saturday and an extremely full Sunday &mdash... [07.07.15 - 11:51 am]
Pippa Mann sets sights on 100th Indy 500Pippa Mann is aiming to be on the grid for next May’s Indy 500, but admits that there are financial hurdles to overcome before she can be sure of having a car to qualify.
Mann, who has 13 IndyCar starts to her name, including four “500s”, told Motorspo... [11.25.15 - 11:11 pm]IndyCar implements safety changes for 2016In the wake of both Justin Wilson's fatal accident at Pocono, and the spectator-injuring debris incident at St. Petersburg, IndyCar has announced safety changes for 2016, that see Zylon tethers added to key aerodynamic components.
The Dallara's rear be... [11.24.15 - 1:39 pm]Justin Wilson's widow sends heartfelt appreciationJulia Wilson has written a card to the racing community and all family friends expressing thanks and gratitude for the caring everyone has shown since her husband Justin's death.
The seven-time Indy car race winner died after being struck on the helmet... [11.20.15 - 5:48 pm]Jay Frye's impact needs to be positive, quick and lasting“I could not be more flattered at the number of people over the last couple of days who have expressed their support,” says Jay Frye as we stand in the paddock at Phoenix International Raceway. “I think people’s kindness and enthusiasm has been genuine... [11.17.15 - 4:05 pm]Andretti retains Carlos Munoz for 2016Munoz, 23, rose to prominence by taking the runner-up spot on his Indy 500 debut in 2013 and went on to complete two full-time IndyCar seasons witn Andretti in 2014 and 2015.
He finished eighth last year, scoring three podiums in his first campaign, wh... [11.17.15 - 10:12 am]GP St. Pete secured through 2020The St. Petersburg (Fla.) City Council voted Nov. 12 to extend Green Savoree Racing Promotions' license to organize the annual race event that features the Verizon IndyCar Series through 2020.
Under the amendment, the dates for the Firestone Grand Pri... [11.13.15 - 2:36 pm]
[11.16.15 - 8:29 am]St Petersburg deal extendedThe IndyCar Series will continue to race on the streets of St Petersburg for at least the next five years, after the city council agreed to extend its deal with race promoters.
[11.14.15 - 10:35 am]Frye named as Derrick Walker successorJay Frye will take up the reins left by erstwhile IndyCar president of competition and operations Derrick Walker, having been appointed to the role with immediate effect.
IndyCar adds aero tethers for 2016IndyCar has announced it will add tethers to help keep aerodynamic components attached next year, in a response to Justin Wilson's death [11.24.15 - 1:57 pm]Rossi nearly took Coyne IndyCar dealAlexander Rossi has admitted that he was "very, very close" to abandoning his pursuit of a Formula 1 future last year in favour of a Dale Coyne Racing IndyCar drive [11.18.15 - 6:25 am]Munoz stays on at AndrettiCarlos Munoz will stay with Andretti Autosport for the 2016 IndyCar season [11.17.15 - 10:56 am]St Petersburg secures IndyCar futureThe St Petersburg street race has been confirmed on the IndyCar calendar through to 2020 [11.13.15 - 8:59 am]IndyCar announces Walker's replacementIndyCar has announced it will promote Jay Frye to its president of competition and operations role to fill the gap left by Derrick Walker [11.12.15 - 2:00 pm]Chevy 'disappointed' by Honda rulingChevrolet has expressed disappointment at IndyCar's decision to allow Honda extra development concessions so it can catch up prior to the 2016 season [11.05.15 - 6:25 am]
Great racing cars: 1994 Penske-Mercedes PC23 500iGreat racing cars: 1994 Penske-Mercedes PC23 500iRoger Penske on his greatest racing car of all time – the Penske PC23Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [11.06.15 - 7:37 am]Jim Hall and his ChaparralsJim Hall and his ChaparralsA look back at the career of one of the sport's great innovatorsMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [09.25.15 - 6:06 am]Looking ahead to IndyCar 2016Looking ahead to IndyCar 2016With a long off-season ahead, the 2003 Champ Car winner looks at how things could change before the first race next yearMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [09.07.15 - 12:33 pm]How Scott Dixon stole this year’s IndyCar championshipHow Scott Dixon stole this year’s IndyCar championshipDixon might go down as one of IndyCar's greats, but the team behind him makes the Kiwi a constant threatMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [09.04.15 - 6:34 am]Justin Wilson: before AmericaJustin Wilson: before AmericaRemembering Justin Wilson's rise through the junior ranks to F1Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [08.28.15 - 11:37 am]
1-on-1 with IndyCar Driver James HinchcliffeJames Hinchcliffe is a four-time winner in the IndyCar Series. Driving for Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports, Hinchcliffe’s successes include a victory in the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana held in early 2015. The “Mayor of Hinchtown” on social media, Hi... [10.31.15 - 1:02 pm]IndyCar: Double Points Do More Harm Than GoodGoing into Sunday’s IndyCar season finale Juan Pablo Montoya had the championship in the bag. His season was nothing but consistent, and despite having only won twice in 2015 there was nobody who could match his strength this season. His closest compet... [09.03.15 - 10:05 am]IndyCar: Classy, Exciting, Entertaining and… Over ?The 2015 Verizon IndyCar season was exciting, entertaining, competitive, dramatic and thrilling. That’s the good news. It also was scary at times and downright tragic at others. That’s the bad news. The season in now over, and that’s the worst news of ... [09.02.15 - 1:09 pm]IndyCar: Championship Will Validate Montoya’s CareerWith one race left in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Juan Pablo Montoya has all but locked up the championship in what has been a very dominant season for the Team Penske driver. Despite two wins, Montoya has been consistent, finishing no wors... [08.30.15 - 3:53 am]IndyCar Is At A Crossroads And The Time For Change Is NowOne of the defining trademarks of IndyCar racing aside from the open wheelbase is the fact that every car has had an open cockpit. From the inception of IndyCar racing to today, viewers and fans are used to seeing a helmeted-head peering out from behin... [08.24.15 - 4:44 pm]
Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th
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Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th [09.04.15 - 9:07 am]Update: Justin Wilson Family Statement
Indianapolis, Ind. 26 August 2015- On behalf of the entire Wilson family, thank you for the outpouring of support from around the world. We would like to share some new details about the Wilson Children’s Fund.
Justin Wilson Scores Seventh on Pocono Grid with Andretti Autosport
Long Pond, Pa (22 August 2015) – Justin Wilson is back in oval action this weekend at Pocono Raceway, set to race the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda-Dalla... [08.22.15 - 10:15 pm]Helio Castreneves Wins the Pole at Pocono - InterviewLONG POND, Penn (August 22, 2015) – Helio Castroneves is the Verizon P1 Award winner for the fourth time in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. With a two-lap average speed of 220.530 mph, the driver of the No. 3 Shell V-Power Nitro + Team Penske ... [08.22.15 - 7:03 pm]
Happy Thanksgiving From Oilpressure.com!As we IndyCar fans look back on 2015, there really is a lot to be thankful for. Of course, there was also tragedy as we lost Justin Wilson to a fluke accident at Pocono in August. But we can be thankful that the IndyCar community stepped up and raised ... [11.25.15 - 5:03 am]One Memorable Weekend In PhoenixLast week, Racer.com ran a story about Andretti Autosport running at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) for a team test earlier in the week. Marco Andretti was quoted throughout the article discussing how fun the new configuration at Phoenix is for a ... [11.23.15 - 5:04 am]An Offseason Waste Of TimeJust because it’s the offseason, you didn’t think that One Take Only was on hiatus, did you? For those that don’t know or have been trying to forget, One Take Only is the videoblog of Oilpressure.com. My longtime friend, John McLallen, and I set up the... [11.20.15 - 5:03 am]Is IndyCar Too Indy-Centric?Recently, there has been a growing feeling among some fans that the Verizon IndyCar Series is too Indy-centric; meaning that the series places way too much importance on the Indianapolis 500. I will say right now that I am not one who thinks this. But ... [11.18.15 - 5:04 am]A Surprising Laugh From IndyCarGiven the gravity of the events in Paris over the weekend, I thought it would be nice to have a more lighthearted post today. That’s not to make light of the situation at all. Along with the horror we saw throughout the weekend, there is also the numbi... [11.16.15 - 5:03 am]
Rookies Aren’t As Good As They Used to BeGabby Chaves was IndyCar's Rookie of the Year this season. Although his performance was very good - 15th in championship, 31 laps led, 14.4 average finish - was it historically anything special? [10.11.15 - 7:34 pm]IndyCar Week in Review: September 28 – October 4, 2015This week: Hinchcliffe on his return, Honda testing, celebrating Justin Wilson, maniacal driving, no IndyCar for Stewart, GP of Indy stays on Saturday, Newgarden and CFH, Vautier's future, Boston strikes back, Miles' confidence, Rahal Letterman Lanigan... [10.08.15 - 5:29 pm]2015 Season Review – Helio CastronevesKyle Brown reviews Helio Castroneves' 2015 season, including finishing groups and average starts and finishes by track type. [10.07.15 - 12:47 am]2015 Season Review – Graham RahalKyle Brown reviews Graham Rahal's 2015 season, including finishing groups and average starts and finishes by track type. [10.05.15 - 1:42 pm]Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar Date Set for 2016Texas Motor Speedway will host the Firestone 600 the weekend of June 11, the series announced Saturday. [10.03.15 - 12:53 pm]
IndyCar Schedule in 2016: The Good, Bad and Unvarnished From A Ticket Buying FanThe 2016 IndyCar schedule was formally announced today. As fervent long-term IndyCar fans we are gratified to have any sort of schedule. Formulating one is potentially the most difficult part of running IndyCar. For every great addition such as Phoenix... [10.27.15 - 2:52 pm]IndyCar Is Over Already?This racing fan and like-minded peers are not nearly ready for the IndyCar season to end. We remain willing to watch and attend but we are unable to do so. We remain saddened by the freak accident that claimed the life of one of the truly great people ... [09.02.15 - 10:08 am]Open Contempt by IndyCar for Fans Continues UnabatedThe latest indelicate groin kick IndyCar Management delivered to some of its best fans was the far-too-casual announcement that California’s Auto Club Speedway annual IndyCar event would not be on the schedule in 2016. Never mind Fontana this year unle... [08.17.15 - 10:28 am]IndyCar Expands Its Wisconsin PresenceDuring the past week Road America was announced as the latest addition to the IndyCar schedule. The event will take place about one month after Indy the weekend of June 24. On the surface this is a good thing. It adds a legacy natural terrain road circ... [08.12.15 - 11:47 am]Alex Zanardi in the 100th Running of the Indy 500…Is It REALLY a Good Idea?Many racing fans have worked themselves up into wet dream level anticipation over the whiff of a rumor based on an Alex Zanardi comment that he would like to try racing in the Indianapolis 500. Now all of a sudden the racing-centric Internet typists as... [07.30.15 - 5:00 pm]
"Jay Frye's resume is perfectly a... [11.12.15 - 2:13 pm]Remembering Justin Wilson Genuine. King. Giving. Easygoing. Smart. Caring. Modest.
Friend. Son. Brother. Husband. Father.
Justin Wilson was many things. And they were all positive. It's been said by many over the last 24 hours that you can't find someone that has a negative thing... [08.24.15 - 10:04 pm]Wilson Injured In PoconoIt's often said in these kinds of situations how great of a person so-and-so is. Often, it's true. But it's never been more true than right now. Justin Wilson, who was severely injured in Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono, is the absolutely... [08.24.15 - 5:33 am]Indianapolis 500 Day After Photo Shoot
INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Adds, Subtracts Historic Venues INDYCAR announced the IndyCar Series 2016 schedule on Tuesday and it includes the addition of two historic venues and the subtraction of a third.
The schedule includes a 16-race season – anchored by the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.... [10.27.15 - 9:54 am]IndyCar TV Numbers Jump RacinToday.com
Bolstered by the most-watched Verizon IndyCar Series race ever broadcast on NBC Sports Network, INDYCAR telecasts on ABC and NBCSN posted an overall viewership increase of 16 percent in 2015 that included a 34 percent jump in NBCSN viewe... [09.03.15 - 7:50 pm]Dixon Rakes It In At IndyCar Awards Banquet By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Scott Dixon added a $1-million bonus check to his post-season SWAG haul during the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in downtown San Francisco.
Dixon, of Target... [09.03.15 - 2:27 pm]Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events int... [08.31.15 - 9:21 am]Dixon Wins Sonoma And 2015 IndyCar Series Title RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon entered Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season-finale needing to drive like crazy and also have lots of things fall his way if he wanted to win the 2015 championship.
Dixon, who started the race third in points... [08.30.15 - 7:31 pm]
The 2015 IndyCar season in the rearview mirrorHorace Walpole wrote “This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.” That pretty much sums up the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, doesn’t it? The tragedy of Justin Wilson’s death at Pocono will cast a pall on this seaso... [09.17.15 - 3:11 pm]Show me a heroThis is not a eulogy. I did not know Justin Wilson, who lost his life after being hit by debris in the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, but he was friendly when I met him in passing. I completely trust the comments of his friends and competitors as th... [08.26.15 - 7:17 am]In IndyCar, youth will be servedI knew it was going to happen. As I approached the intersection, the light was green, and I could tell that two cars in the turn lane coming in the opposite direction were going to turn in front of me. That was cool. The social covenant of the road ... [07.28.15 - 12:47 pm]Five worthless opinions: Fontana MAVTV 500 editionSurprise, anger, frustration, elation, bitterness…sounds like IndyCar to me. Fontana, with nobody watching, put on one of the best races in recent memory. Unless you think good racing is not racing at all. More on that below. Here they are, the bes... [06.29.15 - 9:41 am]Five worthless opinions: The Chevrolet Dual in DetroitThe Verizon IndyCar Series floated onto Belle Isle in Detroit and, with promoter Roger Penske’s help, managed to put on two races that once again highlighted the yin and yang of IndyCar as we know it. Here are some waterlogged WO’s (worthless opinions... [06.01.15 - 11:49 am]
Thank You, Justin WilsonI was on a flight back home from Denver tonight when I heard the word that Justin Wilson had passed away as a result of the head injuries he suffered during Sunday's race at Pocono. Like many of you, I was immediately numbed by the news. And still am.
... [08.25.15 - 12:13 am]Road America...Finally!Like many of you, I was thrilled to see that Road America will be part of the IndyCar schedule next season. The 4-mile, 14-turn circuit in east-central Wisconsin was a stalwart on the schedule for 25 years, and it is hard to believe the series hasn't r... [08.08.15 - 1:30 pm]Iowa! (Part 2)Back today as promised! I got to watch the last 100 laps of the IndyCar race, as well as the last 50 laps of the Indy Lights race, so I have a little more perspective to offer. For the amount of material out there from Iowa I could probably go to a thi... [07.22.15 - 3:39 pm]Iowa!As longtime readers of this site know, I add the exclamation point to the title of the Iowa race given the long history my family has in the state, and how cool it is to be a part of that heritage. I was born in Davenport and while I only called Iowa h... [07.20.15 - 6:46 pm]A Wild Day at The MileFinally getting home and digesting the race a little bit, and let me first say, that was one of the crazier races I've seen in quite some time!
(Editor's note: If you scroll down on this blog you will see that I have made a couple of editing changes. ... [07.13.15 - 2:36 pm]
2016 IndyCar Safety Enhancements[IndyCar Press Release] Tethering aerodynamic components of the Dallara IR-12 chassis is among safety enhancements announced by INDYCAR that will be implemented for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The high-tensile Zylon tethers minimize the pos... [11.24.15 - 12:01 pm]Phoenix IndyCar TestThe Verizon IndyCar Series will race at Phoenix International Raceway on April 2 next year, under the lights. It will be the first IndyCar race on the 1-mile oval since 2005. Today, a handful of drivers took to the track for testing. Andretti Autosport... [11.18.15 - 11:58 pm]Carlos Munoz Stays With AndrettiAndretti Autosport announced today that Carlos Munoz will be back with the team in 2016. This was expected news, as Munoz prepares for his third full season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The 23-year old Colombian driver will once again pilot the No. 2... [11.17.15 - 10:12 pm]Jay Frye Named IndyCar PresidentMark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, announced today that Jay Frye has been named President of Competition and Operations for IndyCar. Frye, a well-regarded motorsports industry veteran, has served as the Chief Revenue Officer for Hulman Motorsports fo... [11.12.15 - 5:43 pm]Tony Kanaan Returning to GanassiThe Silly Season in the Verizon IndyCar Series has been extremely quiet, which comes as no surprise. The only major question mark after Sonoma was whether or not Josef Newgarden was going to return to CFH Racing, which he did. Though no significant dri... [11.03.15 - 11:16 pm]
Not Good EnoughIt doesn't seem so very long ago when we were all left in stunned disbelief following the death of Dan Wheldon, October 16, 2011.
Maybe it's because it hasn't been that long really.
Now resigned to the terrible result of another all too fateful m... [08.25.15 - 1:42 pm]Alternate Realities, Part IIBack again folks.
During the in-between days where the luster of the Indy 500 becomes patina and the pomp of season culmination not quite here, I dare to fill that space with something that most other outlets do not - rewrite the amazing and rich his... [08.05.15 - 2:24 pm]Perception Is Everything"There are things known,
and things unknown,
and in between
are the doors of perception"
- Aldous Huxley
With a relatively late-in-the-day 4-hour drive home from the Milwaukee Mile Sunday night, and my fully-tired 11-year-old son asleep in ... [07.14.15 - 12:44 pm]"I have but one question" - Existential Ennui In The Summer Of Our Discontent"Now is the summer of our discontent
Made glorious winter by this sun of Anton;
And all the clouds that lower'd upon IMS
In the deep bosom of racing buried."
In paraphrasing Shakespeare's Richard III, I am comparing the rise and fall of not onl... [06.30.15 - 1:50 pm]The Future is NowFebruary 25, 2017 - Austin, TX
Good morning everyone from sunny Austin, Texas and welcome to the first on-track open test of the inaugural season of the 2018 RedBull Hypercar Series.
Ever since the purchase of the nearly-defunct Indycar series by Red... [06.23.15 - 3:49 pm]
Unfiltered Race Notes: Super Awesome Championship Sonoma EditionWell, here we find ourselves again. Not much to say other than lets go. –Prerace– How long is this thing? I don’t have time for this I need to see some racecars. DVR starts in the middle of the season … Continue reading → [08.31.15 - 9:36 pm]Unfiltered Practice Notes: Super Championship Finale Mega EditionOk, so it’s been a while… so shoot me. When I shutter anotherindycarblog you’ll know it so always consider this space active unless the front page says otherwise. What better way to kick things back into action than with PRACTICE … Continue reading → [08.29.15 - 9:58 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: GP of Detroit Race 1 2015–Pre Race– ZOMG, ONE MINUTE LONG?!?!! That’s what I’m talking about. Sorry casual fans, I don’t need and couldn’t care less about pre race. Lets Do This!! Wet Wet Wet. Cars are already circulating as we go live. 2 hour … Continue reading → [06.01.15 - 11:51 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Grand Prix of Indy 2015Full disclosure: I was there live. I know how this movie ends and I know how pissed off all of you are about what went down. I saw a ton of passing and had a freaking great afternoon at the … Continue reading → [05.26.15 - 11:18 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Barber 2015Jumping right into it has been this years theme so let’s do it. –Prerace– The first shots of the Gorgeous Facility are of the flying codpiece triplets. Weird. The Augusta of Motorsports. I saw the helicopter shots, that grass isn’t … Continue reading → [04.27.15 - 10:08 am]
VICS: Additional Car Tethers among Verizon IndyCar Series Safety Enhancements...INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 24, 2015) – Tethering aerodynamic components of the Dallara IR-12 chassis is among safety enhancements announced by INDYCAR that will be implemented for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The high-tensile Zylon tethers minimize ... [11.24.15 - 8:55 pm]INDYCAR News and Notes — Nov. 24, 20151. Kimball Running with Purpose in St. Jude Half Marathon 2. Carpenter Is Co-Chair of Firestone Charity Event 3. Star-Studded Lineup for Montoya Karting Event 4. Racing Royalty Ties the Knot 5. Hunter-Reay Competitive in Race Of Champions 6. Dixon Goin... [11.24.15 - 8:53 pm]INDYCAR News and Notes – Nov. 20, 20151. Hunter-Reay Cherishes Race Of Champions Chances 2. Andretti Thinks Fans Will Enjoy Indy Cars’ Pace at PIR 3. Dixon, Montoya Nominated for Autosport Awards 4. Trio of Holmatro Safety Team Members Promoted to Captain 5. This Barnhart-Power ‘Confrontat... [11.20.15 - 4:29 pm]INDYCAR News and Notes – Nov. 17, 20151. Munoz Returning to Andretti Autosport in 2016 2. Road America Virtual Race Has Drivers’ Engines Revving 3. Mario Andretti Makes Pit Stop on ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ 4. Canadian Race Broadcasts Show Marked Growth 5. Of Note 1. Munoz Returning to Andretti ... [11.17.15 - 5:04 pm]VICS: Hulman Motorsports Announces Leadership Appointments• Industry Veteran Jay Frye Named INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations • Leading Sports National Governing Body Executive Rod Davis Named Hulman Motorsports Chief Revenue Officer INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 12, 2015) – Hulman & Company CEO Mark Miles... [11.13.15 - 12:37 am]
Justin Wilson Charity Auction Raises Over $600,000It has been revealed today (10th November) that the charity auction in honour of the late Justin Wilson has raised over $600,000 for the Wilson ...
View the original post at Justin Wilson Charity Auction Raises Over $600,000 [11.10.15 - 5:05 pm]Hunter-Reay to contest 2015 Race of ChampionsIndy 500 winner and former IndyCar champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay has announced that he'll be returning to the Race of Champions for his third attempt.
View the original post at Hunter-Reay to contest 2015 Race of Champions [11.03.15 - 9:57 am]Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot to take on IndyCar2015 Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot will be racing for RLL in 2016 as the Californian driver has been confirmed alongside Graham Rahal for at least three rounds of next year's Verizon IndyCar Series.
View the original post at Indy Lights champion S... [10.22.15 - 1:26 pm]Hinchcliffe makes return to track and picks up special giftJames 'Mayor of Hinchtown' Hinchcliffe took the next step on the road to recovery as he returned to track for the first time since his Indy 500 accident
View the original post at Hinchcliffe makes return to track and picks up special gift [10.01.15 - 5:05 pm]CFH Racing confirm Newgarden for 2016 seasonJosef Newgarden set for fifth season with CFH racing at the Indycar team announce him for the 2016 season
View the original post at CFH Racing confirm Newgarden for 2016 season [10.01.15 - 10:50 am]
Danger of Drone use at the SpeedwayThis Christmas millions of children and parents will receive those easy to fly drones. I am very concerned a drone +lots of beer= an incident on the racetrack. What's to stop a fan from bringing one inside his car and flying it over the crowd or the ra... [11.29.15 - 1:58 pm]OT: Driverless Race Cars in Future?Apparently some version of driverless racing will be part of the Formula E race series in 2016.
After watching Jay Leno at Sonoma in a driverless Audi recently I'm starting to think that autonomous cars (on some level) will be here sooner than peopl... [11.27.15 - 3:59 pm]Weekend Shopping DealsI thought I'd make a post about it, because I found a *really great deal* today.
$... [11.27.15 - 10:01 am]Montoya 500 winner diecasts?Any news when these will be released? Thanks [11.27.15 - 9:35 am]The View From The Hairpin - 2016 Verizon IndyCar SeriesImage: http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s135/furrywoodchuck/IndyCar%20Silly%20Season%2011-26-2015_zps1bsnval5.png [11.26.15 - 10:09 pm]Looking for the photos...Of Simona with her board:) last summer. Need them to help get me through the winter. [11.26.15 - 5:29 pm]Nice story on Chuckie the IMS newspaper seller by Oreohttp://espn.go.com/rpm/story/_/id/14221394/chuck-lynn-star-own-right-indianapolis-motor-speedway [11.26.15 - 11:09 am]Official Car 2016Today I saw my first official car for the 2016 Indy 500. It was a white Camaro with a light orange paint scheme including the 100th running of the '500' on the side. I was surprised to see one this early and confused by the Tennessee license plate on... [11.25.15 - 10:28 pm]Mike Hull discusses aero differences on short ovals between 1999 and todayMike Hull responded to one of Miller's email writers. Pretty good stuff here.
*Q: I see a lot or requests or suggestions from IndyCar fans to reduce the downforce and increase the horsepower. Didn't CART do this in the last few yea... [11.25.15 - 11:42 am]Bronze badges on sale now for 2016I just received an email from the Speedway that the 2016 Bronze Badges are on sale now! $135 if you purchase before 4/1 and $150 after [11.25.15 - 11:19 am]
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