IndyCar 2017 driver review: Mikhail AleshinMotorSportsTalk continues its annual review of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers that raced in 2017. After a strong return in 2016 following a one-year absence, Mikhail Aleshin’s encore campaign didn’t go to plan and ultimately ended after Mid-Ohio in... [12.10.17 - 10:22 am]Dixon: New IndyCar aerokits a "massive" change of directionIndyCar star Scott Dixon says the introduction of unified aerokits in 2018 will be the biggest dynamic shift by the series in over five years. The new-for-2018 aerokit will be standard across Honda and Chevrolet next year, bringing an end to the ... [12.10.17 - 2:56 am]Frye salutes Barnhart, still seeks replacement in IndyCar Race ControlJay Frye, IndyCar’s president of competition and operations, says he is in talks with “six or seven” potential replacements for Brian Barnhart as series race director, who he praises for handling his departure in “exactly the right way.” [12.09.17 - 2:44 pm]Marco Andretti and Alexander Rossi swap IndyCar seats for 2018 seasonThe Andretti Autosport-Bryan Herta Autosport IndyCar relationship will continue into 2018, albeit with a new look. The combined team announced on Thursday that Marco Andretti would move from the No. 27 Andretti entry to the No. 98 Herta entry, replacin... [12.08.17 - 11:02 am]Proposed Schmidt Peterson/Calmels partnership endsSchmidt Peterson Motorsports and Calmels Sport will not be partnering to run Tristan Gommendy at next year's Indianapolis 500. The surprising tie-up was announced mid-September and 38-year-old Tristan Gommendy, a one-year Champ Car driver, who took pol... [12.08.17 - 12:45 am]Shank, Schmidt Partner for Six-Race Program With HarveyBuilding on his first three Verizon IndyCar Series races in 2017, Jack Harvey will be back with Michael Shank Racing and new technical partner Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for a minimum of six races next year. In a partnership with sponsors SiriusXM an... [12.08.17 - 9:18 am]Indy 500 trophy leaves US for 1st time for Japanese visitINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Borg-Warner Trophy that honors the Indianapolis 500 winner left the United States for the first time in its 82 years on Tuesday to celebrate Takuma Sato’s victory in Japan. The trophy’s permanent home is the Indianapolis Motor ... [11.28.17 - 6:44 am]Behind the Visor: IndyCar’s newest championFifteen years ago, if you would have told Josef Newgarden that he would be an IndyCar champion, driving for one of the most successful motorsport teams in the world, you would have mostly likely received a shy smile with an optimistic “I hope so.” [12.07.17 - 5:58 am]3GT Finalizing GTD Return with Lexus3GT Racing is finalizing its return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with up to two full-season Lexus RC F GT3 entries, according to team principal Paul Gentilozzi. The Michigan-based team is at this week’s IMSA-sanctioned test at Dayton... [12.06.17 - 9:00 am]IndyCar 2017 driver review: Spencer PigotMotorSportsTalk continues its annual review of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers that raced in 2017. Spencer Pigot enjoyed a solid sophomore season, running in all road and street course races for Ed Carpenter Racing from the start of the year and hel... [12.10.17 - 10:22 am]
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]
IndyCar's double points expected to continueThe Verizon IndyCar Series' use of double points at the Indianapolis 500 and the season finale at Sonoma Raceway is expected to continue.
IndyCar's competition department reviews dozens of policies and practices during the offseason, and among them,... [12.08.17 - 11:15 pm]Podcast: Shank on 2018 IndyCar, IMSA newsMichael Shank takes RACER for a deeper dive on the formation of his dual IndyCar and IMSA plans that will see Jack Harvey drive the No. 60 Honda in partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and continue with two Acura NSX GT3s in the WeatherTech S... [12.08.17 - 6:19 pm]Shank 'really ready to go' with hectic 2018 plansMichael Shank's two-series, three-car effort in IndyCar and IMSA was made possible in ways that are still somewhat hard to comprehend. MSR's 2018 efforts will have Jack Harvey pilot the No. 60 Honda in partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and... [12.08.17 - 1:29 pm]Shank confirms joint IndyCar program with SPM Michael Shank Racing will undertake its most ambitious season to date with the addition of a six-race Verizon IndyCar Series effort for Jack Harvey run in concert with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
The Honda-powered MSR/Harvey/SPM program is set to ha... [12.08.17 - 11:15 am]SPM-Calmels Indy 500 deal called offPlans have been scrapped for a 2018 Indy 500 partnership between Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and former Formula 1 entrant Didier Calmels to run France's Tristan Gommendy in the No. 77 Honda (driven by Jay Howard in the 2017 race, above).
Gommendy, ... [12.07.17 - 4:10 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.
Dixon: New IndyCar aerokits a "massive" change of directionThe new-for-2018 aerokit will be standard across Honda and Chevrolet next year, bringing an end to the manufacturer designs that ran on the cars between 2012 and '15.The series will now return to a spec chassis for the first time since the Dallara IR-1... [12.10.17 - 10:40 am]Frye salutes Barnhart, still seeks replacement in IndyCar Race ControlBarnhart, the one-time director of race operations at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and in the Indy Racing League, used to face regular criticism from drivers, fans and media. But during Derrick Walker’s 2013-’15 tenure as head of racing and operatio... [12.09.17 - 2:58 pm]Bourdais on the mental and physical fightback after a 118G shunt I have had some pretty sizeable shunts in my career, but none where I ended up in hospital with an inactivity period, so it was all very new to me. There's always a scary period post-crash when everybody is assessing the damage and trying to work out... [12.08.17 - 4:50 pm]IndyCar evaluating points system change for Indy 500At the moment, the polesitter at Indy earns 42 points, second fastest receives 40 points and it decreases in two-point increments down to 10th fastest (24 points). Eleventh fastest takes home 23 points and each succeeding qualifying position decreases ... [12.08.17 - 3:20 pm]Harvey confirmed for Shank-Schmidt IndyCar entry in six racesAs reported on Motorsport.com last month, IMSA stalwart Michael Shank, who ran Harvey’s Andretti Autosport car in this year’s Indianapolis 500, will enter an SPM-Honda on a limited schedule for 2018. The six races tabbed are St. Petersburg, Long Beach,... [12.08.17 - 11:11 am]Proposed Schmidt Peterson/Calmels partnership endsThe surprising tie-up was announced mid-September and 38-year-old Tristan Gommendy, a one-year Champ Car driver, who took pole at Mont-Tremblant in 2007, expressed an eagerness to make his oval debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.However, there were s... [12.07.17 - 2:06 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 Double-Dip Trip This WeekendBy Susan Phillips There are two times of the year that my husband gets obnoxiously excited about: the month of May and the Christmas season. I could certainly throw in football season, but that’s much more than a time of year. It’s half a year. George ... [12.08.17 - 5:05 am]Can “The Split” Be Described Objectively?Normally, I don’t seek out controversy here just to get a few extra hits. I don’t make money off of this site, so extra hits do nothing for me other than give me a warm fuzzy feeling. That’s not the reason I come here three times a week. But if you eve... [12.06.17 - 5:04 am]Losing More Than We RealizeI had planned to write about this on Friday, but with the death of Jim Nabors I decided to postpone this topic to today. Last Wednesday came some news that no one saw coming – that Brian Barnhart will leave his position at IndyCar as Vice-President of... [12.04.17 - 5:04 am]Remembering Jim NaborsThere are a lot of issues that divide IndyCar fans. That’s natural. Different people have different likes and it’s hard to get a group of people to all agree on the same thing. Few things will cause all IndyCar fans and fans of the Indianapolis 500 to ... [12.01.17 - 5:03 am]Some Post-Holiday Indianapolis 500 RamblingsAs we forced ourselves back to work this week and tried to recover from Thanksgiving and somewhat of a turkey coma, we are now about to settle in for a four-week blast of Christmas Carols and Doorbuster Sales and an almost certain tangle with wintry we... [11.29.17 - 5:03 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]
IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Brian Barnhart’s long and multi-layered tenure with INDYCAR’s competition staff ended with his recent appointment as president of Harding Racing. Barnhart is scheduled to begin his new position with the In... [12.07.17 - 7:55 am]Indy Icon Nabors Passes Away Actor-entertainer Jim Nabors, a beloved figure in Indianapolis 500 history for his stirring pre-race rendition of Back Home Again in Indiana, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, at his home in Hawaii. He was 87.
Nabors sang the iconic tune 36 times between 1972... [12.01.17 - 8:16 am]The Borg-Warner Is Taking A Long Road Trip RacinToday.com
If Evgeni Malkin of the two-time/reigning NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins can take the Stanley Cup to Russia…why can’t Takuma Sato accompany the Borg-Warner Trophy around Japan?
It’s an idea whose time is now. Open-wheel racing’s iconic... [11.30.17 - 8:48 am]IndyCar Notes: Foyt Racing To Groove To Brazilian Beat In 2018 AJ Foyt Racing’s complete sweep of its two-car driver lineup has stretched from Waller, Texas, to Novo Hamburgo, Brazil.
The latter location is the hometown of Matheus Leist, named last week to wheel the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCa... [11.22.17 - 11:09 am]2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Get ready for two more doses of “Danicamania.”
NASCAR free-agent Danica Patrick plans to end her star-crossed racing career in May 2018 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of her historic fourth-place sta... [11.18.17 - 9:47 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]
Color Me Shocked!No, not really.
It was confirmed today that Danica Patrick has decided to retire from racing full-time and only run two races in 2018, the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. It seems that at age 36 that it might be a little soon to be walking away from... [11.17.17 - 4:42 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]
SPM, Shank to Field Jack HarveyMichael Shank Racing is teaming up with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to field Jack Harvey for a partial season in the Verizon IndyCar Series next year. The multi-year agreement includes the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, where Harvey will pilot... [12.08.17 - 11:15 am]Andretti, Herta Announce 2018 LineupAndretti Autosport and Bryan Herta have extended their partnership for a third year in the Verizon IndyCar Series. With that comes a driver swap for the two parties for the 2018 season. Marco Andretti and 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi wi... [12.07.17 - 11:00 am]Brian Barnhart Joins Harding Racing[Harding Racing Press Release] Brian Barnhart, who has been IndyCar’s Race Director/Chief Steward for the past 20 years, is leaving the series. Barnhart has been named President of Harding Racing, effective December 18, 2017. Barnhart will be based at ... [11.29.17 - 11:30 am]Danica Patrick Entering 2018 Indy 500Danica Patrick is returning to the Indianapolis 500. The popular driver announced today that she is retiring from full-time driving after NASCAR’s season finale this weekend in Miami. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver got emotional during her press confer... [11.17.17 - 3:30 pm]Foyt Signs Matheus LeistAfter AJ Foyt Racing signed veteran driver Tony Kanaan, they added another Brazilian driver to complete their 2018 lineup. Matheus Leist will be driving their second car, fresh off of his Indy Lights campaign where he won three races, including the Fre... [11.16.17 - 11:25 am]
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]
INDYCAR Car Counts Growing In a Positive Way For 2018INDIANAPOLIS – No one really knew what to expect as far as what the car count would be for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Last year, we saw 22 cars show up to every race. This season though, there’s a new car debuting. While that transition is... [12.08.17 - 3:54 pm]Harvey Coming Back To SPM Perfect For Young DriverINDIANAPOLIS – I’ve been banging the Jack Harvey drum for several years now. Since the young British driver came on the scene in Indy Lights in 2014, I could tell the kid could drive. Harvey, having never been to any of the North American tracks before... [12.08.17 - 11:45 am]Jack Harvey Inks 4 Race IndyCar Deal With Joint Shank/SPM EntryINDIANAPOLIS – Having developed its strongest commercial sponsorship lineup in team history, Michael Shank Racing announced on Friday its 2018 season plans in a press conference held at the 30th annual PRI Show in Indianapolis. The Ohio-based team will... [12.08.17 - 11:31 am]SPM Announces Calmels Sport Deal Has Fallen ThroughINDIANAPOLIS – Back in September it was announced that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports had merged with Calmels Sport for their third entry with the team in the 2018 Indianapolis 500. Calmels, run by former F1 car owner Didier Calmels, was going to bring T... [12.07.17 - 2:49 pm]Daly, Rossi Competing on 30th “The Amazing Race” SeasonINDIANAPOLIS – Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly have been friends for years, and sometimes housemates since both joined the Verizon IndyCar Series full time in 2016. Now they’re something more: teammates for Season 30 of “The Amazing Race,” the popular, ... [12.07.17 - 2:32 pm]
Drivers Rossi, Daly competing on 30th season of ‘The Amazing Race’INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017) – Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly have been friends for years, and sometimes housemates since both joined the Verizon IndyCar Series full time in 2016. Now they’re something more: teammates [...] [12.07.17 - 9:50 pm]Andretti, Rossi Set to Swap Rides in 2018In a somewhat surprising move, IndyCar drivers Marco Andretti and Alexander Rossi have swapped numbers for the 2018 season. Andretti will pilot the No. 98 Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport co-owned by Andretti Autosport, while [...] [12.07.17 - 6:41 pm]Danica Patrick Retiring as Full-Time DriverHOMESTEAD, Fla. – Danica Patrick announced on Friday that she will no longer drive full time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Her contract with Stewart-Haas Racing [...] [11.17.17 - 3:56 pm]Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Adds Robert Wickens to IndyCar LineupSchmidt Peterson Motorsports will be all-Canadian in 2018 as the team announced this morning that Oakville’s James Hinchcliffe will return to the team, while Guelph’s Robert Wickens will be added to the team. “Not only [...] [10.18.17 - 10:51 am]2018 INDYCAR schedule builds on consistency, adds Portland eventINDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017) – Consistency and stability, plus the return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest, highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule that again contains 17 races. [...] [10.12.17 - 10:21 pm]
R. Juncos says a Third Manufacturer on 2019 or 2020I found this very interesting story about the the history about Ricardo Jungos (Everything he has done is incredible), And in the final part where he tells how he bought the KV equipment, he says that KK made him an offer that he could not pay, and aft... [12.10.17 - 3:58 pm]Sorta OT: ******** is now ChampCar"Chump Car", the low cost endurance racing series using cars similar to SCCA, but with cost restrictions, has changed its name to ChampCar with a new logo.
"Chump Car" and its logo were a parody of the ChampCar series that was the former CART series... [12.10.17 - 12:09 pm]Good for Pippa!!!!http://www.racer.com/international/item/146222-mann-s-stand-against-fia-commission-appointment-draws-wide-support
Great that Pippa stood up!
Carmen Jorda only got that job on her looks. It's all so FIA. [12.09.17 - 10:26 pm]Not exactly off topic...Happy Birthday!To the man, without whom...
...well, you know.
Happy birthday, Rev-Ed. :) [12.08.17 - 8:31 pm]IndyCar evaluating points system change for Indy 500https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/indycar-evaluating-points-system-change-for-indy-500-987193/ [12.08.17 - 4:18 pm]Where did Alonso stay in Indy?Does anyone know this?
F1 guys stay in hotels, at least that's my impression. Did FA stay in a downtown hotel, or in a motor coach at IMS?
Maybe this is top secret. ?? [12.08.17 - 4:07 pm]Jack Harvey and Michael Shank Racing announce technical partnership w/ SPMAnnounced at this morning's PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, Jack Harvey will run in at least six events in 2018 (http://open-wheels.com/jack-harvey-michael-shank-racing-2018/) with Michael Shank Racing in conjunction with Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports. ... [12.08.17 - 11:25 am]Danica Indy 500/ Daytona talks done?http://www.espn.com/jayski/cup/2017/story/_/id/21700204/danica-patrick-talks-ganassi-break-down
May have fallen through... [12.07.17 - 9:20 pm]Bob Kevoian ReturnsNow all we need is a New Track Record record.
Best wishes to the Griswold family.
Image: https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/VPMAAOSw7ehXSMxE/s-l225.jpg Image:... [12.07.17 - 3:39 pm]Rossi switching to the #27 for 2018.Interesting. I guess that means his contract is firmly with AA and not the partnership entry with Herta. [12.07.17 - 12:07 pm]
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