IndyCar’s testing plans for Road America, updates for road courseThe announcement last month that the Verizon IndyCar Series will bring open-wheel racing back to Road America in 2016 means the series should test at the 4-mile track soon, in addition to updates to the facility itself. Outgoing IndyCar president of ... [09.01.15 - 6:28 am]Justin Wilson remembered at IndyCar awards ceremonySAN FRANCISCO - Monday night was a night to honor Scott Dixon for his fourth Verizon IndyCar Series Championship, but it was also a night that served as a tribute to his fallen racing comrade, the late Justin Wilson. The 35-year-old Dixon gladly shared... [09.01.15 - 7:44 am]2015 was a difficult IndyCar season - and also brought out its bestThe 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season is officially in the record books. There will be no denying that it came with challenges and things that can be improved; there was the struggle to figure out the new aero kits, the schedule shifting that didn't ... [09.01.15 - 4:02 am]Column: Scott Dixon a fitting champ as IndyCar grievesSONOMA, California (AP) — With a dominating drive on a day worth double points, Scott Dixon once again proved he is one of the greatest IndyCar drivers in open-wheel history. The New Zealander overcame long odds to grab his fourth championship by winni... [08.31.15 - 9:25 pm]Dixon Edges Out Montoya To Take Fourth IndyCar ChampionshipPersistence paid off for racer Scott Dixon over the weekend. The New Zealander, who won the coveted Borg-Warner Trophy at the 2008 Indianapolis 500, edged out Juan Pablo Montoya to earn his fourth IndyCar season championship Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. [08.31.15 - 8:25 pm]In the wake of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson’s death, FIA plans closed-cockpit...Ask anyone to draw their idea of a race car, and they’ll probably sketch something with a pointy nose, big rear spoiler, and an open cockpit. Even people not familiar with racing can conjure an image of an open-cockpit, single-seat car, the basic layou... [09.01.15 - 4:40 am]Wilson honored as friend Dixon wins IndyCar championshipSONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Stefan Wilson stood in a circle of crew members in front of his brother's car, the entire group swathed in T-Shirts commemorating Justin Wilson. The group spoke softly before Sunday's season finale, then broke by yelling "Justin! [09.01.15 - 8:40 am]IN THE PITS: Scott Dixon a fitting champ as IndyCar grievesSONOMA, Calif. (AP) — With a dominating drive on a day worth double points, Scott Dixon once again proved he is one of the greatest IndyCar drivers in open-wheel history. Dixon overcame long odds to grab his fourth championship by winning the season ... [08.31.15 - 4:36 pm]Scott Dixon snatches IndyCar championship away from MontoyaSONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A heartbreaking week. A jaw-dropping final few laps. A tiebreaking finale. A familiar face hoisting the championship trophy. Scott Dixon captured his fourth IndyCar championship Sunday by winning the season finale to snatch the ... [08.31.15 - 8:17 pm]IndyCar’s Justin Wilson dies of injuries“My friend, brother, teammate and especially to one of the most fantastic people I have had the pleasure to be around”. Stefan Wilson wrote on Twitter that his elder brother s organs were used in transplants after his death at a Pennsylvania hospital ... [08.31.15 - 6:33 pm]
Cavin: IndyCar's sour grapes and double points - Indianapolis Star NBCSports.com Cavin: IndyCar's sour grapes and double points Indianapolis Star Question: One point you missed on your "thumbs up" at Sonoma: Very classy way the series paid tribute to Justin Wilson. Respectful but not maudlin. I'm glad you pointed out the... [09.01.15 - 9:54 am]Social Roundup: IndyCar season-ending banquet - NBCSports.com autosport.com Social Roundup: IndyCar season-ending banquet NBCSports.com The Verizon IndyCar Series' 2015 campaign is officially over. The season, capped off by Scott Dixon's fourth championship, was commemorated Monday night with a celebratory banquet i... [09.01.15 - 2:02 pm]Justin Wilson's brother visits IndyCar paddock at Sonoma Raceway - FOXSports.com USA TODAY Justin Wilson's brother visits IndyCar paddock at Sonoma Raceway FOXSports.com The INDYCAR community has embraced the Wilson Family during this tragic time following the death of 37-year-old Justin. Wilson spoke to a select group of media Sunday... [08.30.15 - 11:40 am]Bearded David Letterman looks back on IndyCar season - WTHR crash.net Bearded David Letterman looks back on IndyCar season WTHR David Letterman appears to be loving retirement - and has the beard to show for it. Pictures of the former late night host sporting a very Santa-esque beard at Sunday's IndyCar finale at ... [08.31.15 - 10:10 pm]Cars We Remember: Should IndyCar racing should be shut down? - Cape Cod Times... Cape Cod Times (subscription) Cars We Remember: Should IndyCar racing should be shut down? Cape Cod Times (subscription) Q: Hi, Greg, I'm wondering if you saw the recent article that appeared, calling for IndyCar Racing to be shut down for good. The write... [08.31.15 - 1:01 pm]IndyCar: Robin Miller's Sonoma notebook - Racer Racer IndyCar: Robin Miller's Sonoma notebook Racer CFH Racing has been the feel-good story of 2015 with Josef Newgarden's emergence from promising to predator as he's notched a pair of victories and led the most laps in the Verizon IndyCar series. Sarah ... [08.30.15 - 2:43 pm]Retired Late Show Host David Letterman Talks IndyCar, Colbert In Bay Area Vis... CBS Local Retired Late Show Host David Letterman Talks IndyCar, Colbert In Bay Area Visit CBS Local Sporting a thick beard, Letterman was in the Bay Area to celebrate the IndyCar Series championship, which took place Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Letterman co... [09.01.15 - 1:52 am]INDYCAR confirms Chevrolet wins fourth straight Manufacturer's Championship -... NBCSports.com INDYCAR confirms Chevrolet wins fourth straight Manufacturer's Championship NBCSports.com Chevrolet re-entered Indy car competition as an engine supplier in 2012 and has won the Manufacturer Championship every year since. This year, Chevrole... [08.30.15 - 3:23 pm]Gabby Chaves confirmed as 2015 IndyCar rookie-of-the-year - NBCSports.com NBCSports.com Gabby Chaves confirmed as 2015 IndyCar rookie-of-the-year NBCSports.com SONOMA, Calif. – Gabby Chaves concluded his impressive rookie season in the Verizon IndyCar Series with another quietly dependable, consistent result of 14th in the No. ... [08.31.15 - 12:27 pm]IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies - USA TODAY USA TODAY IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies USA TODAY Wilson was hit by debris from the car of rookie Sage Karam, who was leading the ABC Supply 500 when his No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet spun on its own in Turn 1 on Lap 179 of the 200-lap race Sund... [08.24.15 - 10:07 pm]
Indianapolis -- Ryan Briscoe, who was hired this week to fill in for injured James Hinchcliffe in the 500, was given an hour with the track to himself Thursday to acclimate himself to the car with its new aerodynamic package.
Tradition be damned: Fix the open-cockpit carsSee that car in the photo above? That’s Johnny Rutherford, behind the wheel of the Blue Crown Spark Plug Special. That car, or one of its sisters, dominated the Indianapolis 500 from 1947 to 1949.
When you see Rutherford sitting there, it’s easy to ima... [09.01.15 - 12:31 pm]Justin Wilson earns IndyCar Most Popular Driver awardThe late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has been awarded the title of Most Popular Driver at the championship banquet Monday night. It was the first time Justin had ever won MPD and the second time in the history of the series a driver earned it posthumo... [09.01.15 - 12:18 pm]Da Matta: Numerous accidents prove need for closed cockpitsThe 41-year-old Brazilian, who has retired from mainstream motorsport competition, says that the driver's most "fragile part" should not be exposed to direct impacts.
Da Matta's single-seater career was ended by a serious head injury when he struck a d... [09.01.15 - 10:37 am]A thrilling end to a roller coaster season for IndyCarWhen we look back on the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, how will we remember it?
This year had a little bit of everything from all across the spectrum, but was it a success? There's no denying that from St. Pete to Sonoma, there was plenty to tal... [08.31.15 - 3:03 pm]Power, Montoya take aim at INDYCAR after frustrating finaleJuan Pablo Montoya had few, but strong words after losing the IndyCar title in a tiebreaker.
"We threw it away."
Both he and Team Penske teammate Will Power took out their frustration on series officials, but sounded off different topics. Montoya was u... [08.30.15 - 8:44 pm]Servia: I hope we did Justin Wilson proudDriving less than a week after Wilson passed away from head injuries sustained at Pocono last Sunday, Servia drove his #25 car as a tribute to the hugely popular English driver.
“I really think we coulda been top five, I hope Justin was proud of what w... [08.30.15 - 8:30 pm]
Wilson wins IndyCar fan awardThe late Justin Wilson won the fan favourite award at IndyCar's end-of-season championship celebration on Monday night [09.01.15 - 5:05 am]Montoya: Double points cost me titleJuan Pablo Montoya has slammed IndyCar's awarding of double points for its season finale after his season-long championship lead turned into a loss on countback to Scott Dixon at Sonoma [08.31.15 - 5:46 am]Dixon denies Montoya title in tiebreakScott Dixon won the 2015 IndyCar title on a tiebreak with Juan Pablo Montoya thanks to victory in an eventful season-finale at Sonoma on Sunday [08.30.15 - 8:31 pm]How the IndyCar title can be wonSix drivers are in contention for the 2015 IndyCar title in Sunday's double-points Sonoma decider, but Juan Pablo Montoya could be tough to beat - as MARK GLENDENNING explains [08.30.15 - 3:54 am]Power claims pole for IndyCar finaleWill Power crushed the Sonoma track record as he claimed pole for Sunday's IndyCar finale, while points-leading Penske team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya shares row three with main rival Graham Rahal [08.29.15 - 8:03 pm]Hunter-Reay flies in morning practiceRyan Hunter-Reay smashed the Sonoma lap record on his way to setting the fastest time in the second practice session for this weekend's IndyCar season finale [08.29.15 - 2:48 pm]
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]Justin Wilson: one of IndyCar’s bestJustin Wilson: one of IndyCar’s bestCelebrating the achievements of "one of IndyCar’s greatest contemporary drivers"Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [08.25.15 - 12:06 pm]Room for improvement in motor sport safetyRoom for improvement in motor sport safetyEvents at Spa and Pocono over the weekend prove that the sport we love can still bite hardMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [08.25.15 - 10:23 am]Justin Wilson, 1978-2015Justin Wilson, 1978-2015Remembering one of the most underrated British drivers of recent yearsMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [08.25.15 - 6:09 am]Graham Rahal’s turnaround, part twoGraham Rahal’s turnaround, part twoPart two of our analysis of RLL's best season in years and Graham's challenge for the IndyCar championshipMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [08.21.15 - 6:49 am]
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]WATCH: Charlie Kimball Flies Into Catch Fence at PoconoQualifying for Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series event came to a halt today for a terrifying accident involving the No. 83 of Charlie Kimball. Kimball was coming through the third turn when his car snapped around and became airborne. He rode the wall, th... [08.23.15 - 10:52 am]IndyCar Return to Road America: Beneficial or Bad Idea?Recently it was announced on IndyCar.com that following an eight-year hiatus the Verizon IndyCar Series would be returning to the Road America facility in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Established in 1955, Road America’s history is rich with open wheel supe... [08.13.15 - 7:34 am]Graham Rahal Is The Underdog IndyCar NeedsThe 2015 Verizon IndyCar season is drawing to an end, and the driver who has all but run away with the season championship is Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya has two victories this season including the Indianapolis 500, and when he’s not... [08.06.15 - 7:40 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]Helio Castreneves Wins the Pole at Pocono - PhotosView attachment 28326
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Random Thoughts On SonomaAfter one of the toughest weeks I can remember in the Verizon IndyCar Series, it was fitting that the championship finished the way it did. I’ll go ahead and get my gloating out of the way. Over three weeks ago, when we did our most recent One Take Onl... [08.31.15 - 5:04 am]Sonoma PreviewHearts will be heavy as the Verizon IndyCar Series heads west to Sonoma for the season finale. Drivers, teams and fans won’t have near the enthusiasm for the battle for the championship as they normally would. But by today’s first practice, the heartbr... [08.28.15 - 5:05 am]The Sport That Justin Wilson LovedMonday night, the news was confirmed. It was the news we had all been dreading since late Sunday afternoon. We hoped and prayed that Justin Wilson would somehow beat the odds that were stacked against him, but it was not to be. Justin Wilson succumbed ... [08.26.15 - 5:04 am]One Single Thought From PoconoThroughout most of yesterday’s IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, I was compiling notes for my usual “Random Thoughts” posts that I always write for the Monday immediately following a race. While there are a lot of observations about each race and the und... [08.24.15 - 5:05 am]Pocono PreviewThose that have said they want to attend a Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway sometime, should probably head there this weekend. Conventional wisdom says that this could very well be the final year that the series will be there for quite a l... [08.21.15 - 5:01 am]
We’re on the Brink of the ChaseThis 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has been yet another amazing one, and these next two weeks will put an exclamation point on the regular season. The Chase won't be short on action and excitement, guaranteed. [09.01.15 - 1:40 pm]Road America Testing Planned for SeptemberA large number of Verizon IndyCar Series teams are planning to test at Road America next month before the long-awaited return next June. [09.01.15 - 8:26 am]Dixon a Champion in a Season of Incredible Highs and LowsAs has been the norm in IndyCar this year, Sunday’s race at Sonoma proved to be an exciting, down to the wire, it’s not over until it’s over battle of the best drivers in the world. [09.01.15 - 12:57 am]The Case For Smith and Sadler in Sprint CupOver the past few seasons, drivers like Smith and Sadler have gone to the lower divisions to get the attention of a top team. [08.31.15 - 12:29 pm]Montoya and Rahal Fall Short in Championship RaceAs the Verizon IndyCar Series took the green flag at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma it looked like Juan Pablo Montoya's biggest threat of losing the championship would come from the second man in the standings, Graham Rahal. [08.31.15 - 3:48 am]
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]
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]The Dark Side of Motor RacingSome will give me grief for going here (too soon and all of that) but I am sufficiently bothered so here goes. Tributes to Bianchi are deserved, respectful and somber, as they should be. Almost conspicuous by its absence, however, are fellow participan... [07.18.15 - 10:21 am]The Third Mistress: IndyCar’s Peacock Television DealOne common recurring complaint from IndyCar fans and many participants as a group over the past twenty years or so involves a perception of increasing lack of respect accorded the series by its broadcast partners. IndyCar was long ago relegated to bast... [06.30.15 - 8:26 am]
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
With just 3 laps remaining in the 200 lap race, Montoya made the pass on Scott Dixon for the lead and never relinquished.
1. Juan Pablo Montoya 2. Will Power 3. Charlie Kimball 4. Scott Dixo... [05.24.15 - 6:32 pm]Indianapolis 500 Records And Milestones At RiskVictoriesCurrent Record: 4 - A.J. Foyt, Al Unser & Rick Mears - Helio Castroneves win would tie record. - Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay 2nd win - Would tie w/Fittipaldi, Johncock, Luyendyk, Milton, Unser Jr., Vukovich... [05.23.15 - 10:11 am]
Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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-whee... [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]Penske’s Power On Pole For IndyCar Season Finale By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power reset his year-old track record during Saturday’s Firestone Fast Six to earn the Verizon P1 Award and pace four of six championship contenders starting o... [08.30.15 - 8:40 am]Karam Seeing Psychologist In Wake Of Wilson Death By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Sage Karam, the IndyCar Series driver whose car lost the debris that struck and killed fellow driver Justin Wilson last week at Pocono Raceway, told reporters on Friday that he has been seeing a psychologi... [08.28.15 - 6:55 pm]Andretti Puts Servia In Seat To Honor Wilson RacinToday.com
Verizon IndyCar Series team Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that the No. 25 Honda of Justin Wilson will race this weekend at Sonoma Raceway to honor the late driver.
In the driver’s seat will be veteran Oriol Servia.
Wilson passed ... [08.27.15 - 8:19 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]2015 Indy 500: postcards from the NE VistaAnother Indianapolis 500 has come and gone, and besides torched Port-O-Lets and the general detritus left by a sunburned and slightly inebriated humanity, the race was what we all have come to expect. In other words, the inexplicable combined with the... [05.26.15 - 3:40 pm]
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]
Scott Dixon Wins Race and Championship at SonomaThe Penske and Ganassi rivalry just got even better. After leading the championship through the first 15 races this year, Juan Montoya came up one spot short in his quest to go wire-to-wire. He and Scott Dixon finished tied at the top of the standings ... [08.30.15 - 10:54 pm]Will Power on Pole at SonomaThe defending Verizon IndyCar Series Champion is not quite ready to let go of his crown. Will Power earned a bonus championship point by capturing the Pole for tomorrow’s season finale at Sonoma. It’s the sixth pole of the year for Power, and the 42nd ... [08.29.15 - 9:20 pm]Sonoma Friday PracticeWith heavy hearts, the Verizon IndyCar Series heads west, for the final race of the 2015 season this weekend at Sonoma. After losing Justin Wilson this past week, it’s been understandably difficult for everyone to move on. Many will say that Justin wou... [08.28.15 - 10:07 pm]2015 IndyCar Championship Preview“Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” – Henry James The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to the west coast with heavy hearts this weekend, after losing an incredibly gen... [08.27.15 - 1:00 am]Justin Wilson, 1978 – 2015This evening, the tragic news was announced that Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson has passed away from injuries sustained in yesterday’s race at Pocono Raceway. Wilson suffered a head injury after being struck by a piece of debris from anoth... [08.24.15 - 11:26 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: Dixon Wins Sonoma To Claim Fourth IndyCar TitleAlthough the Verizon IndyCar Series promoted that six drivers technically had a shot at the title during Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, the focus for the most part focused on just three. Two of them were expected to be there at the start of the s... [08.30.15 - 9:22 pm]VICS: Power Earns Sixth Pole Of The SeasonWith a qualifying resume that now includes six Verizon P1 Awards in 2015, it is hard to believe that defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power is only fourth in the current points standings and is not likely to feature in the title fight tha... [08.29.15 - 9:06 pm]VICS: Simon Pagenaud Hoping to End IndyCar Season on a HighBack in the off-season when it was announced that Simon Pagenaud was leaving Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to join Team Penske, thoughts of victory and championship contention immediately came into thought. After all, Pagenaud had placed the small SPM t... [08.29.15 - 12:21 am]VICS: Power Tops Practice 1 at Sonoma Raceway, Rahal Second FastestSONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2015) – Three of the six Verizon IndyCar Series championship contenders were among the top five on the speed chart in the initial practice session for the title-deciding GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 30. Reigning Verizon I... [08.29.15 - 12:09 am]The Balance Special – “Remembering Justin Wilson”The Balance Special Broadcast on Saturday August 29th, 2015 9-11 AM EST. LIVE broadcast with a special encore episode on Yahoo Sports Radio Indiana 1-3 PM EST. The entire broadcast will be dedicated to the memory of Justin Wilson. The Balance Team and ... [08.28.15 - 6:29 pm]
Could We Adapt Top Fuel Dragster Canopies for IndyCar?http://www.competitionplus.com/drag-racing/news/can-nhra-drag-racing-help-indy-car-series-fix-its-problem
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'Cost, McCarthy said, is a big consideration. I think thats one of the reasons its never really left the drawing board ... [09.01.15 - 3:28 pm]Sonoma will return? I prefer LagunaMany fans have the same opinion. [09.01.15 - 12:42 pm]IndyCars Sonoma Finale Shatters NBCSN Record (841K Viewers)http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2015/09/indycar-ratings-record-nbcsn-sonoma-finale-most-watched-since-2008/
Credit goes to u/INeedANamePlz (https://www.re... [09.01.15 - 12:27 pm]St Pete ticketsOur tickets for 2016 are in hand. I stumbled into top row tickets for the 2015 race, and did not want to pass on having those tickets again. $270 is not a bad deal at all, with no ticket service fees, and the Paddock passes included. [09.01.15 - 10:31 am]Final Score for Manufacturers' Championship?The IndyCar web site had an article about Chevrolet winning the title again, but I couldn't find the final score in the article. Has anyone here seen it?
:confused: [09.01.15 - 3:54 am]What Are Your Biggest Disappointments and Surprises of the 2015 Season?I'll just list 3 for each category.You don't have to though. _
_1. The overall speed of the cars on road and street courses
2. Graham Rahal
3. Ryan Hunter Reay's year ending surge that seemed to come out of nowhere
Disappointment... [08.31.15 - 11:00 pm]Phoenix confirmed?I missed the first hour of the award stream but looking through the comments, there were a few saying Miles confirmed that Phoenix was a done deal for the 2016 season. [08.31.15 - 10:57 pm]2016 Silly Season ChatObviously super early but my guess for main movers of 2016 IndyCar Silly Season.
*Tony Kanaan* retires from IndyCar full time with *Josef Newgarden* replacing him. *Karam/Saavedra* continues to split for 2016.
Guessing RLL will have a second... [08.31.15 - 9:45 pm]Watch the Championship Celebrationhttp://www.indycar.com/News/2015/08/8-30-Watch-the-Championship-Celebration
They are starting with a JW tribute! [08.31.15 - 9:36 pm]Verizon 2016Where does series sponsorship with Verizon stand for 2016?
While at the Mid Ohio Fan area, we were "activated" (oooohhhhh) by Honda and Firestone.
Verizon was absent.
Will they be back with more interest or less interest in 2016? [08.31.15 - 9:04 pm]2015 pick 5 thread of honorAh, another year gone, alas all too soon. And again we finish with a hint of bittersweet.
Still. Cheers to everyone for joining us on the Pick 5 journey this year. Amazingly, having taken a few minutes to look back, if is the 15th year we've been do... [08.31.15 - 4:38 pm]Aleshin, Servia 2016 ?What great runs by both . On one the most physical tracks on the schedule ,yet both raced clean . Cookie looked a little chubby and admitted to such . Jumping in a car with little notice and a team he had not raced with .wow ! , finishing 12th on lead ... [08.31.15 - 4:08 pm]Where does Dixon rank all-time?Dixon now has four championships, tied Mario Andretti, Dario Franchitti and Sébastien Bourdais. Only A.J. Foyt has more titles (7).
He has 38 wins, behind only Foyt, Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti and Al Unser, Sr. all time.
So the question h... [08.31.15 - 2:54 pm]IndyCar--SonomaFull race. But, in two parts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NxdWgUjxcM [08.31.15 - 1:20 pm]Anyone have video of Chip trying to crowd surf???I hear he went down HARD?? [08.31.15 - 11:39 am]
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