Chip Ganassi Racing will cut IndyCar program down to two drivers for 2018Chip Ganassi Racing officially announced on Wednesday that it will halve its IndyCar lineup to two cars next season, with one Honda to be driven by four-time series champion Scott Dixon. The other driver is yet to be determined, according to a team rel... [09.21.17 - 9:24 am]Sato return to RLL Racing made officialFormal confirmation of Takuma Sato’s return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has been expected for several weeks, but has now been made official following the conclusion of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season at Sonoma. Neither Sato nor RLL Racing ... [09.21.17 - 5:11 am]IndyCar's 2017 Season: What The Series Needed to Take on the WorldThe 2017 IndyCar season is over. American Josef Newgarden has been crowned the champion, and rightfully so. It was an amazing season. It was the season IndyCar needed to show the world that it's back and better than ever. After the Champ Car/Indy Racin... [09.21.17 - 8:04 am]Winning never gets old for IndyCar championship-winning team owner Roger PenskeWhen Roger Penske hires a driver at Team Penske, victories and championships aren’t celebrated -- they are expected. That is why after two of his four drivers crossed the finish line at Sonoma Raceway 1-2 to clinch the team’s 15th IndyCar national ... [09.21.17 - 7:52 am]A tired Josef Newgarden visited IMS to celebrate his IndyCar titleINDIANAPOLIS – A crowd of at least 50 people waited in a room at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday. They’d been looking out through the glass double doors as a few cars emptied of people other than Josef Newgarden. Another car rolled up, and ... [09.21.17 - 9:24 am]Veach, Andretti, Group One Thousand One able to build for futureRare are the words “American,” “young driver,” “multi-year” and “IndyCar” assembled within a sentence in modern day Verizon IndyCar Series racing. But for young American driver Zach Veach, he’s got a multi-year IndyCar contract at his ... [09.21.17 - 5:30 am]Chip Ganassi Racing to downsize to 2 cars in IndyCar in 2018INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) -- Chip Ganassi Racing will return to a two-car team in the IndyCar Series next season in a business decision the team owner said led to layoffs. "With news like this comes contraction and as such we had to let a number of good peop... [09.20.17 - 12:11 pm]Ganassi downsizes IndyCar program to two entriesChip Ganassi Racing has officially confirmed a rumored reduction to two entries for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018. The team increased its fleet to four full-time entries in 2011 and, save for one year (2013), in which the fourth entry was a one-of... [09.21.17 - 5:11 am]Josef Newgarden Goes From Go-Karts to Champion of Those 'Crazy' IndyCar DriversRed and white star-shaped confetti rained down all around him. Championship hats were passed out in droves to members of his Team Penske racing team. And finally, he raised the sterling silver Astor Cup high above his head and brought it down for a kis... [09.21.17 - 8:01 am]Yentes: Howard not surprised by Newgarden's titleWhen newly crowned Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden was plying his considerable talent as the lead driver at Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR), Dwight native Joe Howard — the team's senior damper engineer — wasn't shy about extolling the ... [09.21.17 - 1:04 pm]
INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 26 to Aug. 1)Party in the Penn Marco Andretti likes to hang out at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. But that doesn’t mean he’s antisocial. Andretti just gets all his friends to come to him. A cast of motorsports stars showed up to his latest soiree, held just after ... [08.03.16 - 6:08 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 19 to 25)Summertime … and the livin’ is easy It’s clear: Max Chilton knows a thing or two about good living. While the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock took a few days off last weekend, Chilton piloted a gorgeous convertible around the English countryside. He wou... [07.27.16 - 5:02 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 12 to 18)Dedicated follower of fashion In addition to being a great racing town and the home of the Honda Indy Toronto, the Canadian city is a good destination for the fashion forward. The combination of both makes it a perfect locale for Chloe Roberts, Max Chi... [07.20.16 - 10:29 am]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 27 to July 4)Reppin’ the red, white and blue Independence Day celebrations brought about all sorts of American sentiment and with an off weekend on the schedule, Verizon IndyCar drivers had time for some rest and relaxation. Graham Rahal made sure to dress the part... [07.05.16 - 5:18 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 18 to June 24)‘You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming?’ The always charming and conversational Emma Dixon had to find someone to talk to in Le Mans, France, while hubby Scott Dixon was busy getting a third-place finish in the 24... [06.27.16 - 5:39 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 11 to June 17)If the shoe fits Luckily, Helio Castroneves had perfect hair and his signature yellow No. 3 socks on when he competed on “American Ninja Warrior” in late April because when the episode aired June 13 on NBC, we see that he lost a shoe while holding onto... [06.20.16 - 2:42 pm]
INSIGHT: The making of an American championJosef Newgarden had major question to answer on Sunday. Could he withstand the pressure from the four title rivals who placed a bright red target on his back?
Moreover, could he carry the weight of expectations placed on his young shoulders by Roger P... [09.21.17 - 3:51 pm]Podcast: Week in IndyCar, championship finaleMarshall Pruett and Robin Miller review the final IndyCar event of 2017 where Josef Newgarden was crowned champion at Sonoma Raceway, and look at all of the major news and developments that have taken place over the last seven days. [09.21.17 - 3:11 pm]Ganassi Racing cuts more than 40 staffMost everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing had heard for the past few weeks that the IndyCar team was cutting back from four to two cars for 2018, so Wednesday's announcement confirming the contraction wasn't a total surprise.
But it was still some tough re... [09.21.17 - 3:05 pm]Ganassi confirms IndyCar reduction to two carsChip Ganassi Racing confirmed it will be paring its full-time IndyCar program down from four cars to two in 2018. As RACER has written for most of the summer, CGR was expected to lose sponsor-wielding drivers Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton to other te... [09.20.17 - 3:44 pm]Castroneves enjoys first Acura testTeam Penske's Helio Castroneves went straight from Sunday's IndyCar championship showdown in California to the Sebring circuit in Florida to get his first taste of the Acura ARX-05 DPi. By all accounts, the three-time Indy 500 winner loved the experien... [09.20.17 - 2:22 pm]
Birchwood native Aaron Telitz races in the Pro Mazda Championship, one of steppingstone divisions that make up the Mazda Road to Indy. We asked him to share thoughts several times this week as IndyCar and its support divisions -- along wtih the Pirelli... [06.25.16 - 9:39 pm]Road America IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix second practice
Elkhart Lake — Graham Rahal, who suffered through electronics problems through the first session, set the pace Friday in the second practice for the Kohler Grand Prix.
Captain’s Corner: Interview with 2017 IndyCar champion Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden, Team Penske’s 15th IndyCar champion, has been a busy man. He always is, but there has been a whirlwind of obligations since he crossed the finish line second in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma to clinch the Verizon IndyCar Series title ... [09.21.17 - 7:11 pm]“Awesome” 2018 IndyCar aerokit will improve racing, says ServiaThe 2018 aerokit, which replaces the 2015-’17 manufacturer aerokits, has so far been tested by Servia (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda) and Montoya (Team Penske-Chevrolet) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Iowa Speedway and Mid-Ohio. The kit’s fourth ... [09.20.17 - 7:14 pm]Ganassi returns to two IndyCar entries for 2018Scott Dixon will remain in the #9 Ganassi-Honda for a 17th year. The four-time champion ended this season in third place in the championship, meaning he has finished in the top three in the points table for 10 of the last 11 years.However, Tony Kanaan ... [09.20.17 - 3:56 pm]Sato rejoins Rahal Letterman Lanigan for 2018 IndyCar seasonThe 40-year-old moves across to Rahal after a single season at the Andretti Autosport squad, which yielded four top-five finishes - including the first-ever Indy 500 win for a Japanese driver - and a career-best eighth place in the standings.But the de... [09.20.17 - 9:13 am]Hartley "looking closely" at IndyCar switch for 2018Hartley, 27, has been part of Porsche's LMP1 program since its inception in 2014, and won the WEC title the following year with teammates Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard. After taking victory in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours alongside Bernhard and Earl Ba... [09.19.17 - 12:04 pm]Penske, Cindric positive about IndyCar future on and off trackAt Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, Newgarden won the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, while Simon Pagenaud clinched the team’s 10th victory of the 17-race schedule.However, even aside from his team’s dominance, Roger Penske said he was excited by th... [09.18.17 - 6:57 pm]
Andretti’s almost perfect yearAndretti’s almost perfect yearMario dominated the USAC season, but Graham Hill won the big race in MayMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.25.16 - 10:16 am]The unrivalled Roger PenskeThe unrivalled Roger PenskeA career in racing and beyond, like no other before himMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.29.16 - 11:26 am]Indy superstars: The UnsersIndy superstars: The UnsersThey made their name at Pikes Peak, and they carried that on at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.21.16 - 1:09 pm]Indy superstars: Rick MearsIndy superstars: Rick MearsHe raced hard, he raced fair and his lack of ego makes him one of the greatsMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.18.16 - 1:15 pm]Indy superstars: Parnelli JonesIndy superstars: Parnelli JonesThe man who would not stand for the Europeans taking pole at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.17.16 - 1:32 pm]
Could James Hinchcliffe Leave IndyCar for NASCAR in 2018?The Silly Seasons of both IndyCar and NASCAR are upon us. Current IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe’s role in Silly Season could be a part of both. Back in November of 2015 just six months after his near-fatal crash at practice for the 2015 Indianapolis... [07.23.17 - 1:06 pm]IndyCar: Early Silly Season Driver Lineup for 2018Silly Season is in full swing for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Which drivers will be with which teams in the 2018 season? What surprise moves will happen? The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season is over two-thirds of the way complete, which means there a... [07.22.17 - 7:01 pm]IndyCar: Driver Road and Street Course Power Rankings After TorontoAfter the eighth of 11 road and street course races this season, how do the Verizon IndyCar Series road and street course driver power rankings look? Who is trending upwards after the Toronto race, and who is falling? NOTE: This list only includes ful... [07.17.17 - 9:17 pm]IndyCar: Driver Oval Power Rankings After IowaAfter the fourth of six oval track races this season, how do the Verizon IndyCar Series oval track driver power rankings look? Who is trending upwards after the Iowa race, and who is falling? NOTE: This list only includes full-time oval track drivers. ... [07.17.17 - 9:17 pm]IndyCar Silly Season Rests on Andretti’s ShouldersWith IndyCar working its way to the thrilling conclusion of the 2017 championship, the silly season is heating up. And it all rests on Andretti. The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been full of excitement, action and suspense. It will all boil d... [07.17.17 - 5:44 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]
A Rough Start To The OffseasonThe season is over and the championship has been decided. Is there a better (or worse) way to kick off the offseason than to have another episode of One Take Only? For those that don’t come here that often, One Take Only is the poor excuse for the vide... [09.20.17 - 5:04 am]Random Thoughts On SonomaThe 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season is now complete and there is a brand new champion this morning. Nashville’s Josef Newgarden completed the road from a confident rookie driving for Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman in 2012, to a race winner for the fi... [09.18.17 - 5:04 am]Sonoma PreviewSince I already revealed that I believe Scott Dixon will win the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship on Wednesday; let’s take a look at this weekend’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. It’s no secret that I don’t care for Sonoma Raceway, which has been ... [09.15.17 - 5:04 am]Who Will Win The IndyCar Championship?After six months and sixteen races already completed, the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship is down to one race. Technically, there are seven drivers still mathematically alive for the championship. But it would take nothing short of a miracle f... [09.13.17 - 5:05 am]Just Where Did The Time Go?There is one indisputable fact that I have learned as I grow older – as I age, each year of my life seems much shorter than the year before. When I was four years-old, it was an absolute eternity from that Christmas to the next one when I was five. Whe... [09.08.17 - 5:02 am]
Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600Track facts, entrant facts, session results and more for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The post Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600 appeared first on The Apex. [06.07.16 - 9:46 pm]Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle IsleWill Power took the Race 2 win on Belle Isle in the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet.
The post Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle Isle appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 5:36 pm]Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit PolesSimon Pagenaud earned the pole position for both races of the 2016 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit Poles appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 11:34 am]Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in DetroitSebastien Bourdais' KVSH Racing team put him in the lead in the final laps to take the win in Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 5:44 pm]Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in DetroitJosef Newgarden was fastest in morning practice ahead of Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on Detroit's Belle Isle.
The post Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 10:55 am]
Donald Trump and the Indianapolis 500President Elect Donald Trump, and by a decisive margin. Those words boggle the mind. It was a little different just five years ago. The sport of IndyCar has suffered through varying degrees of outright civil war since 1979. The heart of that conflic... [11.12.16 - 9:18 pm]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IIPart One yesterday lamented an apathetic neglect of quality oval venues in IndyCar today. Even a cursory look at venue balance over time validates the theory. If we assume really good attendance for an IndyCar oval event outside Indianapolis is 45,00... [09.27.16 - 9:47 am]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IAnother exciting IndyCar season has wrapped up with mostly the best drivers and racing anywhere. Once again buzzword speakers in the fanciest offices at IMS will trumpet steady attendance and minuscule television ratings steadiness as giant steps forw... [09.26.16 - 12:42 pm]The Glorious Month of May at IMSHowdy folks…it has been a while. Yours truly retired in early May and my now leisurely days have been spent primarily at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the sold out 100th running of the great race. Qualifications this weekend were f... [05.23.16 - 9:28 am]The IndyCar Off Season Is About To End!Our seemingly infinite patience is about to pay off. The off season in the Verizon IndyCar Series has plodded along far too long. St. Pete this coming weekend should begin to quench our appetites. For those unable to spring break it to the Florida gulf... [03.07.16 - 12:20 pm]
1 - Will Power 2 - Josef Newgarden 3 - Alexander Rossi 4 - Simon Pagenaud 5 - Tony Kanaan 6 - Scott Dixon 7 - Helio Castroneves 8 - Ryan Hunter-Reay 9 - Graham Rahal 10 - Carlos Munoz 11 - Marco Andretti 12 - Ed Carpenter 13 - Takuma Sato 14... [08.22.17 - 10:43 pm]Bourdais Cleared To DriveINDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced Wednesday that Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to race.
Bourdais was injured in a Turn 2 crash on his 3rd lap of his first attempt on the first day of Qualifications for last May... [08.17.17 - 7:32 am]Montoya & Servia To Test 2018 Aero KitThe testing program for next season's new aero kit kicks off July 25th on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya will be behind the wheel.
Two cars will test, one from Honda and one from Chevrolet. Servia will run the ... [07.17.17 - 8:23 am]Coyne Taps Vautier For TexasDale Coye Racing has announced the signing of Tristan Vautier to pilot the teams No. 18 entry in Texas.
Vautier previously competed on the Texas oval in 2013 and 2015 finishing 18th and 20th with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Dale Coyne.
“We chose Tri... [06.07.17 - 9:55 am]Rahal Dominates DetroitEntering the Detroit Duals the Verizon IndyCar Series saw 6 different winners through the first 6 races of 2017. The streak continued through Dual 1, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Graham Rahal becoming the 7th winner in 7 events. Thanks to Raha... [06.05.17 - 10:45 am]
Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program Eleven-time open-wheel champion Chip Ganassi Racing will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as a two-car team, with only Scott Dixon returning from the organization’s recent four-car lineup.
Team-owner Chip Ganassi confirmed the anticipate... [09.21.17 - 8:52 am]Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18 By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, where he will answer Graham Rahal’s long-running plea for a fulltim... [09.20.17 - 9:15 am]Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
Penske Perfection put an almost-predictable wrap on Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. While Simon Pagenaud won the Verizon IndyCar Series 2017 season-finale, teammate Josef Newgarden finished second to se... [09.18.17 - 8:27 am]Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The list of his Team Penske running mates to have won various Indy car drivers championships is a trivia question that cannot stump Helio Castroneves.
“(Gil) De Ferran, (Sam) Hornish Jr., (Will) Power, (Si... [09.17.17 - 2:02 pm]Newgarden To Start Championship-Deciding Sonoma On Pole RacinToday.com
Point-leader Josef Newgarden withstood constant pressure from his nearest Verizon IndyCar Series championship competitors Saturday to set a track record and secure the Verizon P1 Award during qualifying for the season-ending GoPro Grand ... [09.17.17 - 9:05 am]
Horses for courses at the Indy 500Tribalism runs deep in motor racing, with the disregard and mockery of rival series a cottage industry among fans and journalists alike. The decision of F1 champion Fernando Alonso to skip the Grand Prix of Monaco to race in this year’s Indianapolis 5... [04.19.17 - 2:12 pm]2016 Indy 500 Turn 3 Diary5:10 AM As we roll out into the darkness, the family is restive¹. There are murmurs of discontent from the younger element about arising at 4:00 AM. My explanation about heeding IMS president J. Douglas Boles warnings about traffic and long lines at ... [05.31.16 - 12:26 pm]The Indy 500 – Meet the new bossI was 11 years old when I went to my first Indianapolis 500 in the late 1960’s. As a kid from small town Indiana, the race and the track were mythic entities. Only the special few got to attend it in person. In lieu of going, you listened to Sid Col... [05.27.16 - 10:49 am]Pole Day at Indy – Saturday should have been SundayThe Saturday qualifications for the 2016 Indianapolis 500 were fantastic, fabulous, superb, scintillating, tense, and whatever other words can be found in a thesaurus. It’s just too bad they didn’t count. Let’s just pretend they didn’t happen and do ... [05.22.16 - 6:14 pm]A Good Race is Hard to Find.Flannery O’Conn0r wrote the Southern Gothic short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” about an old woman whose manipulative behavior and selfishness led to her family’s destruction. Luckily, there was very little destruction at Barber Motorsports Park ... [04.27.16 - 3:14 pm]
Indy 500 Wrap UpAs I sit in my kitchen typing this out and reflecting on the last couple of weeks, the same thought goes through my mind over and over.
Best. May. Ever.
As many of you know, I worked for Lazier Racing Partners on Buddy Lazier's 500 effort. It was a... [06.01.17 - 1:57 pm]One Thing From Back In The Day I MissSo, did you watch much of Fernando Alonso's test at IMS today? I watched a good bit and thought he did very well. It was a good start, although the real work begins in 12 days when he returns for practice and they start trying to make the car go faster... [05.03.17 - 6:11 pm]Help Wanted: Good WritersSocial media has been a sad place today with the stream of tweets coming from people at ESPN who have lost their jobs today. While loudmouth Stephen A. Smith and his $3.5-million per salary is safe, good, solid journalists like Ed Werder, Jayson Stark,... [04.26.17 - 4:28 pm]Nigel vs. FernandoI have to admit, I was as stunned as anyone by the announcement yesterday that current McLaren Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso will be driving for Andretti Autosport in this year's Indianapolis 500. Not only can't I believe the announcement, I also ca... [04.13.17 - 9:25 pm]All Things Considered Pagenaud Good With Runner-Up FinishSt. Petersburg, Fla.
(March 12, 2017) – Sometimes even “well-oiled machines” run into
an occasional malfunction.
Things ran pretty smoothly for Simon Pagenaud and his Team
Penske crew in 2016 as they rolled to five wins and eight podiums on their wa... [03.13.17 - 1:24 pm]
Takuma Sato Returns to Rahal[Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Press Release] Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato will return to their Verizon IndyCar Series team in 2018. Sato drove for the team in 2012 where he f... [09.20.17 - 8:00 am]Josef Newgarden Wins ChampionshipJosef Newgarden was a Rookie in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2012, and a relatively unknown talent. Today, in his 100th career start, Newgarden became the youngest unified open wheel champion since 1995, and the first American to win the title in five... [09.17.17 - 9:00 pm]Josef Newgarden on Pole at SonomaJosef Newgarden is clearly on a mission. After leading both practice sessions on Friday, he extended his championship lead by another point after earning pole position for the season finale tomorrow at Sonoma. It is the first pole of the season for New... [09.16.17 - 7:45 pm]Sonoma Friday PracticeThe conclusion to the 2017 IndyCar season is this weekend, where a champion will be crowned at Sonoma. The battle comes down to the four Team Penske drivers of Josef Newgarden, Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, and Will Power, against Chip Ganassi’s s... [09.15.17 - 7:10 pm]Zach Veach Joins Andretti[Andretti Autosport Press Release] Starting in 2018, Zach Veach will take the wheel of the No. 26 Honda Indy car as the fourth entry in Andretti Autosport’s Verizon IndyCar Series effort. Veach has raced in every step of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder w... [09.13.17 - 2:11 pm]
Dear Aerokits, Thanks for Everything. Sincerely, This Old FanAs we draw to a close this latest of Indycar seasons, we also dedicate to posterity what may be labelled as the 'Aerokit Era'. I see it as the last remnant of the Randy Bernard era or the second half of the DW12 era (2012 through 2014) pushed on by Der... [09.15.17 - 1:05 pm]Overdue Love for Dr. Trammell and the Holmatro Safety Crew(c) 2017, Indycar.com video
Recently, in what was simply the cutest letter of appreciation from a fan to Indycar, revealed the depth of understanding even an 9-year-old has for the dangers of the sport. Thankfully the dangers weren't realized in their... [06.22.17 - 12:53 pm]Here I Go AgainOnce again, it's that time of year that many of us struggle with. Mere hours after the checkers fall for the newest driver to add their name and likeness to the century-old legend, Indy 500 Seasonal Affective Disorder engulfs those for whom "364 days t... [05.31.17 - 1:25 pm]News Update and The Greatest 33 Revisited - 2017Firstly, I'll address the post-Pole Day Monday news which is in various parts disturbing, sad, and hopeful. Following those notable items, I'll forward the lesser, pithy bits I had already planned for this space today.
From the "Sad is the news from... [05.22.17 - 6:42 pm]The Second Race I AttendedIf you're currently an Indycar fan or just a fan of the Indy 500, a vast majority of us would recall with great reverence, that first race we attended and became hooked on the entire sensory experience.
How many of us recall the second race in a simil... [05.18.17 - 3:04 pm]
101st Indy 500 Hot Takes!THE HOT TAKES ARE HERE! THE HOT TAKES ARE HERE! Poorly written and edited even wordily, here are the hottest of hot takes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the maniacal rantings of an indycar fan. I have no idea what … Continue reading → [06.01.17 - 5:34 pm]Feeding the Alonso HypeI hear your complaints. We were given a 6+ hour web broadcast with expert analysis, features and a multi-camera format. Oh… you were complaining that this was too much coverage? That the other rookies in the field will not receive … Continue reading → [05.05.17 - 9:48 am]Found Footage: 1965 Indianapolis 500 Fan CamHello again!! It’s been oh so long since we have spoken! Nothing substantial to report from anotherindycarblog WORLD HEADQUARTERS, but I have stumbled across a bit of old media from Indy 500s past. Two separate 50 foot reels of 8mm Kodachrome Movie … C... [04.03.17 - 7:42 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… The Gorgeous Facility EditionWelcome to another year at the most-beautiful-gorgeous-awe-inspiring-crown-jewel-of-a-facility Barber Motorsport Park. Soooo I only have realized this week that the actual prerace is spate from the actual race broadcast on the guide. So all I have is t... [04.26.16 - 9:31 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… The Kitten is Still a Kitten EditionOk. Here we go again! Regular full disclosure: I’m on DVR but I have no idea how this ended… Self enacted twitter ban successful! No pre-race. The DVR programming kicked in during opening ceremonies. No complaints here. I just want … Continue reading → [04.18.16 - 9:07 pm]
banquetWas there a season ending banquet?? Last year it was in San Francisco the day after the last race and it was open to anyone who wanted to buy a ticket. Cannot find any mention of this years event. [09.21.17 - 5:48 pm]IndyCar to Take on the WorldFrom The Drive (http://www.thedrive.com/start-finish/14521/indycars-2017-season-what-the-series-needed-to-take-on-the-world) [09.21.17 - 3:41 pm]Detroit Stuffhttp://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/09/20/grand-prix-future-belle-isle-debate/105825476/ [09.21.17 - 8:44 am]Takuma Sato trophy unveilSorry if this has been discussed. I've never been to one of these things. I assume Takuma will be there. Is there an autograph session? Thanks for any info. [09.20.17 - 8:41 pm]Helio seen testing ACURA IMSA Carhttps://beyondtheflag.com/2017/09/20/indycar-helio-castroneves-seen-testing-a-new-acura-arx-05-dpi/
EDIT: For some reason I can't post the images. But I took screenshots of the video they can be seen here
https://img... [09.20.17 - 4:31 pm]CGR cuts back to 2 carsImage: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKMNdU2WsAAJcRq.jpg:large . [09.20.17 - 3:35 pm]Would You Welcome....Continental Tire?So in some shocking news it seems as if Continental Tire will not be with IMSA next year. Continental even offered an extension with IMSA but was rejected leaving the tire maker a major series to show off its tire.
http://www.continentaltire.com/ne... [09.20.17 - 11:45 am]Promote The Podium!It's a mystery to me why so few fans stick around after races for the podium celebration! It's fun to be a part of. Because of this situation the race celebration looks pathetic at times at with minimal crowds. This is especially apparent when TV does... [09.20.17 - 11:28 am]Please Ditch E85 ASAP!IndyCar needs to quit using E85 and go back to Methanol ASAP! It is a product that NO ONE uses, and delivers lower fuel economy and horse power. Going back to Methanol or some blend generates about 100 extra horse power with minimal engine modification... [09.20.17 - 10:38 am]Sonoma PicsWhile the race itself was kinda 'meh' the overall fan experience was fantastic. I LOVE Sonoma and I will be back! Congratulations to Simon Pagenaud, Josef Newgarden and Team Penske
I... [09.20.17 - 1:56 am]
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