Castroneves secures pole in IndyCar qualifying at Long BeachLONG BEACH, Calif. – A Team Penske driver is on pole for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, NBCSN), but it’s not necessarily the driver you’d first think of. Helio Castroneves makes it three different Penske drivers on pole in as ... [04.18.15 - 8:48 pm]Helio Castroneves captures IndyCar Long Beach poleLong Beach, California: Brazilian Helio Castroneves will start from pole in Sunday`s IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach after a record-setting lap in final qualifying. The Team Penske driver became the second pilot Saturday to lower the track record with... [04.18.15 - 7:59 pm]IndyCar mandates Aero Kit changes for Long BeachLONG BEACH, California – When the Verizon IndyCar Series entered the “Era of Aero” it was going to be an evolutionary process. After all, any time changes are made to a race car the “Laws of Unintended Consequence” come into play and that is ... [04.18.15 - 3:46 am]2015 Long Beach Grand Prix Live Stream: Watch IndyCar Series Online [VIDEO, P...The 2015 Long Beach Grand Prix will be held Sunday, April 19, at 4:00 p.m. ET. The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach IndyCar series race in California will be shown on NBC Sports Network Sunday morning but for race fans that will are unable to watch... [04.18.15 - 5:54 pm]IndyCar: Penalties Assessed Entering Long BeachBeing that it was declared a wet race minutes before the green flag, the first ever visit for the Verizon IndyCar Series to the NOLA Motorsports Park proved to be a dramatic one, albeit featuring over an hour of time under full course cautions. Given s... [04.18.15 - 7:34 am]Castroneves earns pole at IndyCarHelio Castroneves will start on the pole for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach after setting a track record during qualifying. Castroneves, the 2001 champion at Long Beach, had a time of one minute, 0.66294 seconds around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn ... [04.18.15 - 8:10 pm]Conor Daly replaces Rocky Moran Jr. in IndyCar rideDaly was pressed into service with Dale Coyne Racing due to the injury to Rocky Moran Jr., who was making his series debut in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. But Moran broke his thumb in a crash late in Friday’s final practice. The incident occurr... [04.18.15 - 7:32 am]Auto racing: Castroneves captures IndyCar Long Beach poleLong Beach, United States--Brazilian Helio Castroneves will start from pole in Sunday's IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach after a record-setting lap in final qualifying. The Team Penske driver became the second pilot Saturday to lower the track record w... [04.18.15 - 8:53 pm]IndyCar Notebook: Honda at center of final Indy 500 prepIndyCar Notebook: Honda at center of final Indy 500 prep LONG BEACH, Calif. – Honda teams are at the center of final Indianapolis 500 preparations. Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1yGf7TW [04.18.15 - 2:45 pm]Daly Returning to IndyCar Series at Long BeachLONG BEACH, Calif. — Conor Daly will return to the IndyCar Series at the Grand Prix of Long Beach after Rocky Moran Jr. broke his thumb in practice. Moran was set to make his IndyCar debut after Dale Coyne Racing put him in the car in place of Carlos ... [04.18.15 - 10:29 am]
IndyCar chief gives high marks to maiden GP of LouisianaThe rain that washed out qualifying and ultimately produced a caution-heavy inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana hardly dampened IndyCar chief Mark Miles' enthusiasm for the event. ''Unfortunately, because of the rain, it's not being fully tested for... [04.13.15 - 1:41 am]Corner worker violates IndyCar protocol by pushing ChavesAVONDALE, La. (AP) -- IndyCar officials say a local corner worker at the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana provided ''unauthorized assistance'' when he pushed Gabby Chaves' car off of rain soaked grass and back onto the track during Sunday's race. [04.12.15 - 10:06 pm]Pit crew member treated, released after IndyCar incidentIndyCar officials say a pit crew member who was hit by a car Sunday during the inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana has received stitches for a cut on his leg and has been released. Tire changer Todd Phillips, a front-outside tire changer for Dayl... [04.12.15 - 10:58 pm]IndyCar qualifying at NOLA washed out, Montoya awarded poleSevere weather conditions forced IndyCar Series officials to call off qualifying for the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana on Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park. [04.11.15 - 11:55 pm]IndyCar pit worker flipped at slippery Grand Prix of LouisianaThe inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana was marred by bad weather and a potentially serious accident in pit lane. [04.13.15 - 9:16 pm]IndyCar pit worker flipped at slippery Grand Prix of LouisanaThe inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisana was marred by bad weather and a potentially serious accident in pit lane. [04.13.15 - 9:02 pm]IndyCar forcing manufacturers to strengthen body componentsIndyCar officials are requiring engine manufacturers Honda and Chevrolet to make structural upgrades before this weekend's Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. ''When you have those bits, I don't think those bolts are going to hold on,'' Team Penske driver He... [04.09.15 - 8:45 pm]IndyCar's new aero kits leave debris trail in season openerBroken bits and pieces from IndyCar's new aero kits littered the track in the series season opener, which was slowed by several cautions to pick up the parts. The multiple race stoppages - there were five long cautions to sweep debris off the St. Peter... [04.01.15 - 5:18 pm]Rain washes out IndyCar qualifying at GP of LouisianaJuan Pablo Montoya got some extra mileage out of his season-opening IndyCar series victory, thanks to a rain out of qualifying Saturday in the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. The 39-year-old Colombian spun off the wet NOLA Motorsports Park trac... [04.11.15 - 11:18 pm]Auto - Hinchcliffe wins first IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana- James Hinchcliffe's one pit-stop gamble paid off Sunday as the Canadian won a chaotic IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana. In the US open-wheel series' first race on the NOLA Motorsports Park track in suburban New Orleans, Hinchcliffe took the lead when ... [04.12.15 - 8:23 pm]
Castroneves secures pole in IndyCar qualifying at Long Beach - NBCSports.com Los Angeles Times Castroneves secures pole in IndyCar qualifying at Long Beach NBCSports.com LONG BEACH, Calif. – A Team Penske driver is on pole for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, NBCSN), but it's not necessarily the driver you'd... [04.18.15 - 7:38 pm]WATCH: IndyCar qualifying from Long Beach - NBCSports.com Sacramento Bee WATCH: IndyCar qualifying from Long Beach NBCSports.com LONG BEACH, Calif. – Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will be on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra (linked here) at the top of the hour, 6 p.m. ... [04.18.15 - 5:52 pm]Hunter-Reay calls IndyCar penalty 'bs' - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star Hunter-Reay calls IndyCar penalty 'bs' Indianapolis Star LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Indianapolis 500 champion did not appreciate being called out by IndyCar. Ryan Hunter-Reay was penalized following IndyCar's review of the three-car accide... [04.17.15 - 7:54 pm]Conor Daly replaces Rocky Moran Jr. in IndyCar ride - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star Conor Daly replaces Rocky Moran Jr. in IndyCar ride Indianapolis Star LONG BEACH, Calif. -- A broken thumb has led to an IndyCar Series opportunity for Indianapolis' Conor Daly. Daly was pressed into service with Dale Coyne Racing due to... [04.18.15 - 1:22 pm]Pit crew safety concerns never stop in NASCAR, IndyCar - USA TODAY USA TODAY Pit crew safety concerns never stop in NASCAR, IndyCar USA TODAY In a dramatic moment caught on video, Phillips suffered a leg injury Sunday when IndyCar driver Francesco Dracone slid on a wet surface and hit the front tire-changer while trying ... [04.17.15 - 1:02 pm]Long Beach Grand Prix: Live updates Saturday - celebrity race and IndyCar ...... Long Beach Grand Prix: Live updates Saturday - celebrity race and IndyCar ... LA Daily News LONG BEACH, CA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Actors Mekhi Phifer, Mark McGrath and Robert Patrick attend the 38th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Press Day at the Toyota Gra... [04.18.15 - 10:53 am]IndyCar Notebook: Honda at center of final Indy 500 prep - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star IndyCar Notebook: Honda at center of final Indy 500 prep Indianapolis Star LONG BEACH, Calif. – Honda teams are at the center of final Indianapolis 500 preparations. Chevrolet announced the last of its 17 entries Saturday during the Toyo... [04.18.15 - 9:43 pm]INDYCAR releases post-NOLA event penalties - NBCSports.com Indianapolis Star INDYCAR releases post-NOLA event penalties NBCSports.com INDYCAR officials have penalized driver Francesco Dracone of Dale Coyne Racing for violating Rule 220.127.116.11 (contact with personnel). Dracone was fined $10,000 and placed on probati... [04.15.15 - 12:04 pm]Struck IndyCar crew member: 'I'm a very lucky boy' - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star Struck IndyCar crew member: 'I'm a very lucky boy' Indianapolis Star The IndyCar crew member who got knocked upside down in Sunday's race at NOLA Motorsports Park knows he was fortunate not to be hurt beyond bruises and a cut leg. But To... [04.14.15 - 10:38 pm]Could Team Penske sweep IndyCar season? - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star Could Team Penske sweep IndyCar season? Indianapolis Star The collection of Montoya, reigning IndyCar champion Will Power, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and team newcomer Simon Pagenaud are expected to challenge Pe... [04.12.15 - 7:04 pm]
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Verizon IndyCar Series and Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach to be featured Sun...Verizon IndyCar Series fans are usually early risers. That will be a good thing on Sunday when NBC’s “Today” show reports live from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The morning show’s correspondent, Kerry Sanders, spent Friday at the track, set up ... [04.18.15 - 10:01 pm]Soaking in the Southern Cal sunshine: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach travel ...There’s no better way to locate the best places to eat, drink and play in a vacation spot than to inquire of a local resident. At the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the person with the right recommendations is 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter... [04.17.15 - 9:02 pm]Little guy busts big move on big screenFour-year-old Devin Lisansky knows what to do when his image is projected on a big screen: dance. So, when he saw a larger-than-life version himself Friday while waiting for a practice session at the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, he busted a move. A fe... [04.10.15 - 8:52 pm]Hunter-Reay gets in hot laps and a fastballLOS ANGELES — 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay barely had time for meals April 7 while promoting the April 19 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and its Pro/Celebrity Race, which takes places April 18 on the same street circuit that the Veriz... [04.08.15 - 8:40 am]Parties, socializing help usher in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season in ...Plenty of celebratory socializing is scheduled around the beginning of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla. The partying starts tonight with a 400-person 2015 IndyCar Series Kickoff Party at The Dali Museum, a fan... [03.26.15 - 3:21 pm]Pattern magazine party in Pagoda to launch Tony Kanaan’s cover issue; Indy Gi...When 350 arts and sports enthusiasts gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pagoda on March 14 to get an early look at the latest issue of Indianapolis-based Pattern magazine, which features 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan on the cover, the... [03.08.15 - 1:38 pm]
Castroneves Passes 227 MPH in 'Fast Friday' PreviewThree-time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner Helio Castroneves liked what he felt and saw from the new Chevrolet engine installed for practice May 15 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Hinchcliffe Cleared To Resume Driving DutiesVerizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe, who was diagnosed with a concussion following an incident during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10, was cleared to resume driving duties after being re-evaluated May 15 by the INDYCAR medical team. [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Daily Trackside Report - Thursday May 15Daily Trackside Report for Thursday, May 15 [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Pagenaud Cracks 226 MPH in Quick Practice SessionSimon Pagenaud, who won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course May 10, caught everyone?s attention May 14 on the 2.5-mile oval with the fastest lap of the month in practice for the In... [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]Indy 500 Rookie Report: Jack HawksworthJack Hawksworth says he was duly impressed on his initial visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October 2011 for a Mazda Road to Indy test on the road course. [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]Daily Trackside Report - Wednesday May 14Daily Trackside Report: Wednesday, May 14 [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]
In-car: Castroneves' pole-winning lapDon't miss a thing at the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Get the new INDYCAR 15 app with in-car cameras, real-time dashboard and live team chatter. Climb aboard with Team Penske's Helio Castro... [04.19.15 - 12:27 am]IndyCar: Castroneves grabs record pole, Power only 18thDon't miss a thing at the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Get the new INDYCAR 15 app with in-car cameras, real-time dashboard and live team chatter. Related Stories The two Team Penske drivers ... [04.19.15 - 12:02 am]Long Beach IndyCar notebookDon't miss a thing at the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Get the new INDYCAR 15 app with in-car cameras, real-time dashboard and live team chatter. Conor Daly (LEFT and TOP, IMS Photo) has bee... [04.18.15 - 11:12 pm]IndyCar: Pagenaud takes turn as fastest Penske in third Long Beach practiceDon't miss a thing at the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Get the new INDYCAR 15 app with in-car cameras, real-time dashboard and live team chatter. Related Stories The names are interchangable... [04.18.15 - 6:39 pm]IndyCar: Daly replaces injured Moran Jr. at Long BeachDon't miss a thing at the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Get the new INDYCAR 15 app with in-car cameras, real-time dashboard and live team chatter. Conor Daly has been named to drive the No. 1... [04.18.15 - 6:31 pm]
Super teams dominating both IndyCar and NASCARNo matter what the circumstances
surrounding James Hinchcliffe’s win at
the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana on
Sunday at NOLA Motorsports Park, he
accomplished something that might
become a rarity this Verizon IndyCar
season — he beat the Team Pensk... [04.14.15 - 8:05 pm]Canadian James Hinchcliffe wins Indy GP of LouisianaA win is a win no matter how it comes
and on Sunday it came for James
Hinchcliffe, essentially because half
the field in the Verizon IndyCar Series
didn’t know how to drive on a wet roads
at the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at
NOLA Motorsports Park. [04.12.15 - 9:07 pm]Gearing you up for IndyCar GP of New OrleansIn the Verizon IndyCar Series season
opener James Hinchcliffe and the No. 5
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
team knew before the race even started
that it would be an uphill battle to
contend on the St. Petersburg
temporary street course. [04.11.15 - 7:07 pm]IndyCar's Montoya more approachable this seasonThe scene at the end of the Verizon
IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of
St. Petersburg bore no resemblance to
any other victory celebration in the
life of Juan Pablo Montoya. [03.30.15 - 5:56 pm]Team Penske roars to four of top five sports in IndyCar openerIt was a beatdown of monumental
proportions on Sunday when six
Chevrolets, led by the No. 2 Team
Penske Chevy of Juan Pablo Montoya,
crossed the start-finish line ahead of
the first Honda at the Verizon IndyCar
Series season opening Firestone Gra... [03.29.15 - 11:35 pm]
Castroneves conquers Long Beach qualifyingWhat looked to be an all-Chevrolet Firestone Fast Six qualifying for Sunday’s 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach had an interloper. While he didn’t repeat pole position from last year - that went to Helio Castroneves, who led the final 10 minutes fro... [04.18.15 - 8:07 pm]Conor Daly replaces injured Rocky Moran at Long BeachDale Coyne’s driver merry-go-round has a new horse for the Long Beach course this weekend. During the second practice on Friday, when newly named driver Rocky Moran Jr had a coming together with Carlos Munoz in the first turn of the 11-corner, 1.968-mi... [04.18.15 - 2:41 pm]Penske and Ganassi fight for supremacy in Friday Long Beach practiceWith seven races on tap at the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the 23 Verizon IndyCar Series entries had two 45-minute practice sessions to prepare for Saturday’s qualifying and for Sunday’s 85-lap contest around the 1.968-mile, 11-corner street ... [04.17.15 - 7:39 pm]Rocky Moran Jr. to make IndyCar debut at Long Beach, taking Huertas seatYou never know what to expect from Dale Coyne Racing, one of the longer-serving small teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
This morning Coyne announced that he’s replacing Huertas with American Rocky Moran Jr this weekend at the 41st Toyota Grand Prix ... [04.17.15 - 12:28 pm]IndyCar needs a Long Beach home runIt's hard to argue that more than once, IndyCar has shot itself in the foot when it comes to executing the ever-evolving business plan.
But the miserable weekend that was the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana wasn’t the series’ fault, wasn’t the track’s fau... [04.16.15 - 10:30 pm]Pippa Mann to contest 2015 Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne RacingBritish racing driver Pippa Mann will contest the Indianapolis 500 this May, joining forces with Dale Coyne Racing for the third year in succession. She will once again adorne a pink livery and firesuit in support of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer or... [04.16.15 - 11:35 am]
Bell secures Indy 500 returnTownsend Bell will return to the Indianapolis 500 this year in a Chevrolet-powered car entered by Dreyer and Reinbold-Kingdom Racing [04.18.15 - 8:52 pm]Castroneves beats Montoya to poleHelio Castroneves will head an all-Penske front row for Sunday's IndyCar race in Long Beach after narrowly edging Juan Pablo Montoya in qualifying on Saturday [04.18.15 - 7:04 pm]Pagenaud fastest in final practiceA last-lap flyer from Simon Pagenaud was rewarded with the fastest lap in the third practice session for this weekend's IndyCar race in Long Beach [04.18.15 - 2:04 pm]Daly replaces Moran in Coyne carConor Daly has been called up to replace Rocky Moran Jr in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing entry at Long Beach this weekend, a day after Moran joined the team [04.18.15 - 1:28 pm]Power heads Penske dominationWill Power topped the times in another Penske-dominated session as practice continued for this weekend's IndyCar race in Long Beach [04.17.15 - 8:06 pm]IndyCar asks for more aero kit tweaksIndyCar has introduced additional changes to the manufacturer aero kits ahead of Sunday's race in Long Beach [04.17.15 - 7:43 pm]
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At 35, Rocky Moran, Jr. Finally Reaches IndyCarStart to finish, IndyCar’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is just over 157 miles — if, that is, you begin at the green flag. For Rocky Moran, Jr., the journey’s been a little longer. Confirmed for his Verizon IndyCar Series debut just hours before fi... [04.18.15 - 11:23 am]Are Club Tracks the Answer for IndyCar?It’s a hot topic: the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule is leaving many cold. With just 16 races across 15 events this season, the IndyCar tour will hit its halfway point after the second race in Detroit during May’s final weekend. Formula One and NASCA... [04.08.15 - 7:43 pm]Old Guard Stars in New IndyCar SeasonOn a regular day in St. Petersburg, FL, going much in excess of 30 miles an hour will land you a ticket. As the Verizon IndyCar Series takes to the city’s streets Sunday, however, top speeds nearing 200 miles per hour will be the ticket to victory. Win... [03.28.15 - 3:17 pm]With Aero Kit Excitement, Could IndyCar Rival F1?Widely thought of as the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula One’s the supposed star of the racing world. If that sounds enviable, F1’s troubles paint a different picture. Television viewership dropped by 25,000,000 in 2014, following a decline of 50,000,... [03.11.15 - 8:44 am]New Chevrolet IndyCar Starts Next EraIn a sport based on speed, no one likes to wait. For Verizon IndyCar Series fans thirsting to see new designs, the need for patience had once gotten so far out of control that it took nine years to change chassis. Today, however, marks a departure: ju... [02.17.15 - 1:27 pm]
INDYCAR has explored several possibilities in an attempt to find a replacement event following the cancellation of the March 8 race in Brasília. Due to the lack of time for suitable planning and the limited number of options, t... [02.02.15 - 6:52 pm]IndyCar News & Notes: Rahal Builds Momentum With Test At Barber1. Test helps Rahal build momentum for 2015: Rahal Letterman Racing kicked off its 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series campaign with a test session to end 2014.
The one-day test at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 10, allowed driver Grah... [11.12.14 - 12:46 pm]Simon Pagenaud to Join Team Penske in 2015MOORESVILLE, NC (September 29, 2014) – Team Penske announced today that race-winning driver and perennial championship contender Simon Pagenaud will join its ranks beginning with the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The 30-year-old Pagenaud is a fo... [09.29.14 - 10:33 am]INDYCAR adds Brasília, Brazil to 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series scheduleINDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, September 18, 2014) - INDYCAR announced today it is returning to Brazil next season and will sanction a Verizon IndyCar Series event at Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in the capital city of Brasília during the 2015 season... [09.18.14 - 2:27 pm]INDYCAR stars highlight Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting ChallengeINDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 11, 2014) - The Verizon IndyCar Series championship has concluded, but many of INDYCAR's biggest stars have one more race on the schedule this season. The Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge returns on Sept. 20to New Castl... [09.11.14 - 3:31 pm]
Long Beach PreviewNormally, this is the spot where I preview the upcoming weekend’s race. I’m still going to give my perspective on what to watch for during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach; but I have somewhat of a rant to get off of my chest first. This past Tuesda... [04.17.15 - 5:02 am]Rain Delay FunWhat do you do on a race day at NOLA Motorsports Park, where it is pouring down rain and the future of the race is uncertain? You don your trusty poncho and head out to see what everyone else is doing to stay dry. First, I found my buddy (lifesaver), F... [04.15.15 - 5:05 am]Random Thoughts On NOLAAfter having a little time to think about the weekend we had in New Orleans and NOLA Motorsports Park – it was really a strange weekend. Like everyone else, I’m curious how the event would have come off had the weather not been a factor. So we now have... [04.13.15 - 5:04 am]NOLA Sunday Wrap-UpWell, lo and behold – they got it in. Around noon, I was thinking we had gone all this way to not see a race. We had fun, regardless – but the race was what we came for. The general topic of conversation among all the media types was whether or not the... [04.12.15 - 6:46 pm]A Soggy Day At NOLA Welcome to Race day at a very soggy, and somewhat miserable, NOLA Motorsports Park. When I first woke up this morning, I immediately checked the forecast. It didn’t look too bad – rain from 7:00-9:00, and then cloudy from 9:00 until 3:00. Well, it’s ... [04.12.15 - 12:11 pm]
IndyCar: Favorites for Louisiana GPAfter their dominant performance on the streets of St. Petersburg, Team Penske now looks to compete for victory in the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. The 2.74 mile, 13-turn, and distinctively flat NOLA Motorsports Park is set to pose a unique ... [04.09.15 - 7:07 pm]IndyCar: The Two-Platoon ProblemThe Verizon IndyCar Series is unique in the motorsports world. With racing on oval tracks and road courses, the series demands a diverse skill set from drivers. Young American drivers are often brought up on local oval tracks, while aspiring European d... [03.03.15 - 6:40 pm]Favorites for the IndyCar Triple CrownThe three 500-mile races on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule constitute the Triple Crown of American open-wheel racing. The series will race at Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway and California’s Auto Club Speedway, with the 99th Indy 500 as the crown je... [02.27.15 - 12:48 pm]IndyCar: Silly Season Winners and LosersThe Verizon IndyCar Series will see a number of new driver/team combinations in the coming year. Race winners have switched seats during the long off-season, and several teams’ lineups have yet to be finalized. Revised aerodynamic packages should make ... [02.21.15 - 9:12 pm]2015 IndyCar Season PreviewEarly testing is already underway for the Verizon IndyCar Series, with the opening race five weeks away. This season will consist of 16 races across the United States and Canada, including the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park.... [02.20.15 - 9:58 pm]
Hinchcliffe, Sato deliver finish for the ages in Sao PauloAfter battling each other wheel-to-wheel in one of the most electric finishes in IZOD IndyCar Series history, there was nothing left for James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato to do but smile, laugh, and share an embrace. Two of the best this series has to ... [10.29.14 - 8:15 am]Online versus Land-Based SlotsSlots are one of the most popular casino games. If you visit land-based casinos, you will find a whole area of slot machines with a lot of people enjoying them. Are you wondering if the excitement would still be the same if you play them online? Take a... [04.02.14 - 5:19 pm]All You Need to Know About Sao PauloThe Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo hosts the final round of the 2013 Formula One GP. This year it is the 2013 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix. According to GrandPrixTours.com, the first ever Brazilian Grand Prix race event (1973) was held at this Sao P... [01.01.14 - 8:46 pm]‘Turbo': A sorta-critic’s reviewFull Disclosure: The writer was a movie critic for the Huntington News, the campus newspaper of Northeastern University, during the early years of his college life. "Turbo," Dreamworks' latest offering that centers around a garden snail's dream of vict... Random thoughts and outburstsThe first half of the IZOD IndyCar Series season was littered with upsets from the smaller teams in the paddock – Takuma Sato and A.J. Foyt Racing at Long Beach, Tony Kanaan and KV Racing at the Indianapolis 500, and Mike Conway (Dale Coyne Racing) and...
NOLA: IndyCar Gets a Red Carpet in a Great New Market!As the IndyCar Series makes its way for the first time to the outskirts of New Orleans to a club track with higher aspirations, the weather forecast looks unfavorable. That’s OK. It will be a warm rain with parties and great food nearby. Whether IndyCa... [04.07.15 - 4:40 pm]New IndyCar Season Underway; So Is The Onslaught of Obsessed ChatterersThe legion of squatting Internet Television Executives have gotten neither more enlightened nor less deranged this year despite the long off season. Predictably these Einsteins have pronounced the St. Pete season opener final 12+ number (anything less ... [04.01.15 - 7:55 pm]IndyCar Fans….What’s This? A New Club Track? Awesome.One of the more humorous aspects of waiting for the start of the IndyCar season is exploiting the decades-long class warfare in open wheel for humor. You know, the undercurrent of suspicion that has long pitted Euro-centric road enthusiasts against tra... [03.25.15 - 10:22 am]Wow. Another NASCAR Sellout. Meanwhile IndyCar Fan Thumbs Still Twiddle.The Disciple smart brother was wondering aloud yesterday during one of the tedious, repetitive ‘greeeenwhattchicker’ attempts at a legitimate finish at the end of the NASCAR race at Fontana about how they stay successful. They managed to sell out a tra... [03.23.15 - 9:06 am]The Disciple Consulting Group for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Catching U...Attention IMS Management: Please think of the following suggestions as The Boston Consulting Group only without all the pointless graphics and getting fleeced for millions of dollars for no apparent reason. One of the primary initiatives on Doug Boles’... [03.16.15 - 9:25 am]
INDYCAR Announces NOLA PenaltiesINDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced later Wednesday afternoon the penalties and infractions from Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana.
Ryan Hunter-Reay was penalized 3 drivers points and placed on probation for 3 race... [04.15.15 - 5:58 pm]Servia And Saavedra Land RidesIndyCar veterans Oriol Servia and Sebastian Saavedra woke up Tuesday morning to announce their plans for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Oriol Servia was first to make his plans known, courtesy of an 8am press release from Rahal Letterman Laniga... [04.14.15 - 1:14 pm]Hildebrand Back At IndyCarpenter Fisher Hartman Racing announced Tuesday morning the signing of JR Hildebrand to run the team's third entry in May's Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
The 27-year-old American will run the No.... [04.07.15 - 10:57 pm]Andretti Sign De Silvestro For IndianapolisAndretti Autosport announced Thursday afternoon the signing of Simona De Silvestro to the team's 5th entry into next month's 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
The deal came together with backing and primary sponsorship from TE Connectivity, a $14 bi... [04.02.15 - 4:51 pm]Andretti Signs WilsonAndretti Autosport announced Friday morning the signing of IndyCar veteran Justin Wilson to the team's lineup in May's Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Indianapolis 500.
With 7 wins, 26 podiums and 8 poles over his 11 year Verizon IndyCar Series career, W... [03.27.15 - 6:54 pm]
Hinch’s Hunch Pays Off Big RacinToday.com
James Hinchcliffe had a premonition midway through the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana when his crew ordered him not to make a pit stop like the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field leaders at NOLA Motorsports Park.
Hinch’s hu... [04.17.15 - 8:12 am]On To NOLA: De Silvestro Gets Another Shot Simona de Silvestro’s Verizon IndyCar Series comeback tour will continue this weekend in a fourth Andretti Autosport entry for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana.
The 2010 IndyCar Rookie of the Year, de Silvestro started 11th and finished 18th ... [04.08.15 - 8:36 am]Montoya Leads Penske Parade In Season-Opening IndyCar Event By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Juan Pablo Montoya stripped the lead from Team Penske teammate Will Power during a green flag pitting sequence with just under 30 laps to go and then led the rest of the way to win the season-opening Veri... [03.29.15 - 6:03 pm]Power Claims Pole In St. Pete Defending champion Will Power opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series by winning the pole for Sunday’s race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Team Penske driver earned the pole by breaking the 13-year-old track record with a lap of 1:00:6509 seconds in the se... [03.28.15 - 6:21 pm]Andretti Signs Simona de Silvestro RacinToday.com
Simona de Silvestro, one of only three women to have recorded a podium finish in the Verizon IndyCar Series, will drive a fourth Andretti Autosport Honda in the 2015 season-opener at St. Petersburg, Fla., later this month.
Team-owner Mi... [03.11.15 - 6:03 pm]
IndyCar weathers the storm at NOLAThe inaugural Indy Grand Prix of New Orleans has come and gone…and hopefully comes again next year. While not everyone liked the weather, or the Verizon IndyCar Series reaction to the weather, it seems as if NOLA Motorsports Park will be in the line-u... [04.13.15 - 8:22 pm]Fast Five Worthless Opinions: Firestone Grand Prix of St. PetersburgYes, it’s true. The rarely beloved and often reviled “Ten Worthless Opinions” feature is no more. Why, you may ask? “Well, it seems that due to the vagaries of the production parameters of this fragmenting of the audience to the cable television, ca... [03.31.15 - 2:25 pm]IndyCar, Boston, and Labor DayThe Verizon IndyCar Series has a recent history of races that almost happened. Brazil, China, Ft. Lauderdale, and Providence come to mind. All were well-intentioned, of course, but somehow the organizers could not quite pull it all together. The mos... [03.24.15 - 1:38 pm]Millennials and the future of auto racingImagine a future where the whole concept of a car culture shifts. A future where the youth of America are not overly concerned about muscle cars like the 60’s and 70’s or the rolling status symbols of the 80’s and 90’s. A future where youth culture i... [03.16.15 - 3:46 pm]Worshiping at the aero kit altar in IndyCarFor such a small fan base, the Verizon IndyCar Series certainly has its share of pulpit-pounding proselytizers. The problem is that for such a tiny number of acolytes, there are far too many congregations. The responses to the aero kits of both Chevy... [03.10.15 - 1:54 pm]
My Take On Kurt BuschAfter following the Kurt Busch/Patricia Driscoll case for the last couple of months, and dealing with the often-moronic posts on Twitter and message boards, I figured I would come here to get my opinions off my chest, because 140 characters just isn't ... [02.21.15 - 11:47 am]Karting In Dubai!Hi all! I'm back! Sorry I haven't been in this space in a while, but I've been focusing on other things -- like my running -- over the winter, and truthfully wanted a bit of peace and quiet for a while. I hope to post something after every race during ... [02.11.15 - 8:03 am]Let's Get Ready To RumbleI'm still trying to digest the skirmish between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski after the Texas race Sunday night. I saw what happened and watched the aftermath, which as the Chase winds down to the Final Four is becoming more of an occurrence.
Of cou... [11.04.14 - 1:52 pm]Annnndddd...We Have A Schedule!Like many, I have been waiting on pins and needles waiting for the release of the 2015 IndyCar schedule. My days and nights have been filled with anxiety as I've dreaded over how Mark Miles and Company was going to screw things up.
Not really.... [10.30.14 - 3:40 pm]Cream of the Crop, 2014 (And A Fontana Wrap)So here we are, at the end of another IndyCar season. I have to say, I expect to wake up tomorrow and see some frost on the ground, since it's getting to that time of year.
Wait? You mean to tell me the season ended on August 30? It's only September? ... [09.03.14 - 9:48 pm]
Helio Castroneves on Pole at Long BeachTeam Penske is at it again. Helio Castroneves grabbed the Pole for Sunday’s race at Long Beach, and his teammate Juan Montoya will start alongside him on the front row. On his way to the top spot, Castroneves set a new track record, with a lap of 1:06.... [04.18.15 - 8:14 pm]Long Beach Friday PracticeAfter last weekend’s monsoon at NOLA Motorsports Park, the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to the famed streets of Long Beach today, which were full of sunshine. Often referred to as the “Indianapolis 500 of street courses”, the Toyota Grand Prix of Lo... [04.17.15 - 9:14 pm]Pippa Mann Returns to Indy 500 With Coyne[Dale Coyne Racing Press Release] Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Pippa Mann will again race in the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing. For the second consecutive year, she will be driving in her familiar pink gear as she races in support of Susan G... [04.16.15 - 1:58 pm]Ganassi Adds Saavedra, Fifth Indy 500 CarChip Ganassi Racing announced today that their No. 8 car will be split amongst Sage Karam and Sebastian Saavedra for the remainder of the season. In addition, they also mention that Saavedra will be in a fifth car that will be “overseen by CGRT” for th... [04.14.15 - 1:12 pm]Oriol Servia Joins RLL for Indy 500[RLL Racing Press Release] Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that the team will prepare an entry for veteran Oriol Servia for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24. Servia competed for the team in the Indy 500 in 2009 a... [04.14.15 - 9:10 am]
The Middle of The Road"the middle of the road, is no private cul-de-sac..."
- Chryssie Hynde, The Pretenders
As my tens of readers may or may not have noticed, there was no post last Tuesday. Due to a much-needed and enjoyable vacation week, I elected to enjoy my day at th... [04.14.15 - 12:13 pm]The Power of Polls Compels YouIt's Tuesday already?!
I thought I just posted a few days ago and here I go again?
This dubious self-imposed return to blogging has brought with it a dubious self-imposed schedule for posting every Tuesday. Me and my big mouth will surely run out ... [03.31.15 - 7:08 pm]SuperMegaComebackPost: Sir Issac Newton, The Breakfast Club, The Crystal Ball...Newton's First Law of Blogging:
Blogs at rest stay at rest,
Blogs in motion stay in constant motion,
unless either is acted upon by another force.
My blogging inertia was acted upon by a recent reminder (active mention on video) of my visit to ... [03.24.15 - 7:30 am]Initial Feedback - The Inaugural Grand Prix of IndyMug-N-Bun never fails to satisfy
Following the #GPofINDY, and surviving a near brain-freeze from rapidly trying to ingest too much Mug-N-Bun root beer float, I had a three-hour drive home to recount the day's events.
It's my opinion that direct and... [05.12.14 - 12:08 pm]Crystal Ballin' 2014Ah, yes. The waiting is over. It's all to be done.
The newest of Indycar seasons is upon us and in keeping with my ill-advised tradition of making predictions, the time has come again. Rather than summarize my previous predictions, feel free to ex... [03.27.14 - 12:00 pm]
Unfiltered Race Notes: Grand Prix of Louisiana 2015Welcome back to the second installment of everyones favorite race review! Here we are in NOLA Motorsport Park for the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana. After a wet start to the weekend, I’m ready to get down to business. Let’s … Continue reading → [04.12.15 - 6:02 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 2015Welcome back to the most best-est unfiltered race notes!!! I have no idea what is in store for anotherindycarblog during 2015, but these were fun, so lets do it again! —Pre-Race— Alright alright alright… 7 month off-season, you have not … Continue read... [03.29.15 - 8:24 pm]Dallara, IndyCar, Randy Bernard and Black HelicoptersIt’s January 19th, one day after Honda and Chevrolet submitted their final designs for their spiffy 2015 aerokits; a glorious day for sure. But here we sit with no images or anything really too concrete regarding what we may be … Continue reading → [01.19.15 - 10:49 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Milwaukee 2014OK, Here we go with the Milwaukee race notes… finally. I think I have found some international feed on youtube as there was not even a second of prerace; straight into the command and the launching of the cars. I … Continue reading → [09.06.14 - 12:19 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Fontana 2014 Championship EditionAlright… 500 miles to go… —Prerace— The Astor Cup is a good looking piece of silverware For the record; I am for double points for 500 mile races. In an ideal world I would be for a Simon Pagenaud championship, … Continue reading → [08.31.14 - 10:09 am]
Talk of Gasoline Alley May 23, 2014Click to play podcast It's another thrilling installment of "Talk of Gasoline Alley" as Kevin Lee sits down with IMS Historian Donald Davidson to relive the long and glorious history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.23.14 - 7:58 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 22, 2014Click to play podcast It's another thrilling installment of "Talk of Gasoline Alley" as Kevin Lee sits down with IMS Historian Donald Davidson to relive the long and glorious history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.22.14 - 9:01 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 21, 2014Click to play podcast Tonight, Kevin Lee and Donald Davidson answer calls related to the history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.21.14 - 8:45 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 19, 2014Click to play podcast Kevin Lee joins IMS Historian Donald Davidson to talk more about the History of the Indianapolis 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [05.19.14 - 8:38 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 16, 2014Click to play podcast Curt Cavin joins IMS Historian Donald Davidson LIVE from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for another edition of Talk of Gasoline Alley! [05.16.14 - 6:57 pm]
Townsend Bell confirmed with DRR for the 500http://motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/18/townsend-bell-confirmed-in-drrkingdom-racing-entry-for-indy-500/
"NBCSN Verizon IndyCar Series IndyCar analyst Townsend Bell will make another Indianapolis 500 start this season, and returns to a team... [04.18.15 - 7:08 pm]LB Track Record Broken Today!Bourdais' record set in 2006 with a Lola/Cosworth fell today at Long Beach! Hope this trend continues.
New record: Helio Castroneves: 1:06.6294 [04.18.15 - 6:34 pm]Qualifying thread - LBGP 2015Good start for Tony Kanaan. :+ [04.18.15 - 5:13 pm]Scanners at The TrackThere's really not a specific page that I could see for scanner info so I'll put it here.
I'm interested in knowing what scanners people use, what to look for, stay away from etc..
I've looked at a couple of sites and came across one that modifie... [04.18.15 - 4:04 pm]Moran OUT for the weekend, Daly in for himMoran broke his thumb in the wreck yesterday so Conor gets a shot [04.18.15 - 12:56 pm]IndyCar Radio MicrophonesHas anyone else noticed that the audio levels for Paul Page and Mark Jaynes's microphones are almost constantly distorted? It has been an issue for the last two years.
Clipping and distortion at peak levels are really noticeable, regardless of the d... [04.18.15 - 12:34 pm]CFHR #20Is Luca Filippi actually any better on the R/S courses than Ed? He is definitely no Mike Conway. I am a Carpenter fan, and am disappointed to see his team take a step backwards. [04.18.15 - 6:56 am]Closeup of mandated changes to Honda aerokitImage: http://imgur.com/gJtOvqn
I thought the part that hit the St Pete fan was bigger than just the cap part that IndyCar mandated removed. [04.17.15 - 8:06 pm]Rocky Moran Jr vs Trackforum Hero Buddy LazierSo just wondering how Buddy Lazier being way of the pace and barely qualifying at Indy in 2008 and failing to do so in 2009, then coming back years later in the DW12 era and running at the back of the pack is great, but Rocky Moran Jr is getting crappe... [04.17.15 - 7:43 pm]Simona not Racing This WeekendTo me it is very depressing, unless the team doesn't want to run the car for some logistics reason we don't know, that a team with the marketing expertise and connections of Andretti Autosport can't put together a one race sponsorship deal for Simona a... [04.17.15 - 4:31 pm]Thumbs up to Practice Streaming Coverage!How come the live practice streaming online that realistically only a few thousand hardcore fans like us are watching have awesome incar shots and replays like F1 coverage, where especially the ABC coverage of the races misses everything! They just sho... [04.17.15 - 3:57 pm]SaavedraI hope he proves all the haters wrong this weekend with the best equipment/team (granted with no pre season testing at all) he's ever had in Indycar. [04.17.15 - 3:52 pm]Buxton and Diffey talk Carlin from FP3 in BahrainAll credit goes to TardisKing (http://www.reddit.com/user/TardisKing) from Reddit for posting and his summary.
Basically McLaren (powered by Honda) has 2 young talented drivers who have open contracts next year; K-Mag and Vandoorne. ... [04.17.15 - 2:26 pm]Long Beach Practice threadI am waiting patiently. Sorta. [04.17.15 - 2:18 pm]The Great Dracone/Moran Challenge of 2015 (TGDMC2015)Get your picks in NOW!
Who qualifies ahead of the other?
Who finishes better?
Who buys dinner?
This is awesome!!! :gomer-cap [04.17.15 - 1:39 pm]
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