IndyCar paddock reacts to the resignation of Derrick WalkerSTEAM CORNERS, Ohio – Instead of talking about the Verizon IndyCar Series’ points race with Graham Rahal just 42 points behind leader Juan Pablo Montoya with three races to go, the focus heading into this weekend’s race at Mid-Ohio is another void in ... [07.31.15 - 3:19 am]IndyCar president of competition Derrick Walker stepping downINDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar president of competition Derrick Walker took the fall Thursday for technical issues that have plagued the series this year and said he'll resign his position at the end of the season. Walker will stay on for the final three race... [07.31.15 - 3:33 am]INDYCAR announces Derrick Walker has resigned from seriesLEXINGTON, Ohio – A major bit of news has just occurred from INDYCAR’s competition side, as series president of competition and operations Derrick Walker has resigned from his post. INDYCAR announced the news on Thursday. Walker will finish out this ... [07.30.15 - 5:22 am]IndyCar title race could tighten up at Mid-OhioAs the IndyCar series arrives at the Mid-Ohio course for this week’s event, there are 13 drivers mathematically still alive to win the 2015 championship. Realistically though, maybe the top five have a shot at the title and those chasing current leader... [07.31.15 - 11:15 am]IndyCar’s Mr. Mid-Ohio owns five wins at trackMid-Ohio President Craig Rust has awarded trophies to Scott Dixon seven times at three tracks. Dixon owns five IndyCar wins at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course since 2007. The New Zealander has won three of the last four Honda Indy 200s at Mid-Ohio. The race... [07.31.15 - 11:02 am]IndyCar: Bourdais Quickest In Opening Mid-Ohio PracticeLast year's pole sitter at Mid-Ohio was fastest in this weekend's opening practice session for the Honda Indy 200. The Chevrolet-powered cars of Will Power and Josef Newgarden rounded out the top-three. With 55 minutes left in the session, the No. 20 C... [07.31.15 - 10:26 am]Montoya, Bourdais, Dixon and others preview Sunday's IndyCar race at Mid-OhioThe Verizon IndyCar Series race preview for Sunday's Honda Indy 200 is out, featuring many of the top names in the sport commenting on what to expect when IndyCar returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington this weekend. [07.31.15 - 9:55 am]2015 Mid-Ohio: IndyCar Practice - Friday NotebookThe light-emitting diode (LED) panels displaying a car's real-time running position on track made their Verizon IndyCar Series debut in today's practice sessions. They were an immediate hit with fans and an accepted addition with crews for the good of ... [07.31.15 - 11:40 am]Walker quits as IndyCar competition chief30 July 2015 – Derrick Walker has resigned as IndyCar President of Competition and Operations, with a search for his replacement under way, the series announced on Thursday. Walker, who took on the role in 2013, oversaw various key changes, including t... [07.31.15 - 11:09 am]Derrick Walker, IndyCar President To ResignThe President of competition and operations for IndyCar, Derrick Walker is to resign from his position at the end of this season. Walker is to pursue other opportunities according to Mark Miles, the Chief Executive of the series. Walker, began his care... [07.30.15 - 11:59 pm]
IndyCar chief gives high marks to maiden GP of LouisianaThe rain that washed out qualifying and ultimately produced a caution-heavy inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana hardly dampened IndyCar chief Mark Miles' enthusiasm for the event. ''Unfortunately, because of the rain, it's not being fully tested for... [04.13.15 - 1:41 am]Corner worker violates IndyCar protocol by pushing ChavesAVONDALE, La. (AP) -- IndyCar officials say a local corner worker at the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana provided ''unauthorized assistance'' when he pushed Gabby Chaves' car off of rain soaked grass and back onto the track during Sunday's race. [04.12.15 - 10:06 pm]Pit crew member treated, released after IndyCar incidentIndyCar officials say a pit crew member who was hit by a car Sunday during the inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana has received stitches for a cut on his leg and has been released. Tire changer Todd Phillips, a front-outside tire changer for Dayl... [04.12.15 - 10:58 pm]IndyCar qualifying at NOLA washed out, Montoya awarded poleSevere weather conditions forced IndyCar Series officials to call off qualifying for the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana on Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park. [04.11.15 - 11:55 pm]IndyCar pit worker flipped at slippery Grand Prix of LouisianaThe inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana was marred by bad weather and a potentially serious accident in pit lane. [04.13.15 - 9:16 pm]IndyCar pit worker flipped at slippery Grand Prix of LouisanaThe inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisana was marred by bad weather and a potentially serious accident in pit lane. [04.13.15 - 9:02 pm]IndyCar forcing manufacturers to strengthen body componentsIndyCar officials are requiring engine manufacturers Honda and Chevrolet to make structural upgrades before this weekend's Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. ''When you have those bits, I don't think those bolts are going to hold on,'' Team Penske driver He... [04.09.15 - 8:45 pm]IndyCar's new aero kits leave debris trail in season openerBroken bits and pieces from IndyCar's new aero kits littered the track in the series season opener, which was slowed by several cautions to pick up the parts. The multiple race stoppages - there were five long cautions to sweep debris off the St. Peter... [04.01.15 - 5:18 pm]Rain washes out IndyCar qualifying at GP of LouisianaJuan Pablo Montoya got some extra mileage out of his season-opening IndyCar series victory, thanks to a rain out of qualifying Saturday in the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. The 39-year-old Colombian spun off the wet NOLA Motorsports Park trac... [04.11.15 - 11:18 pm]Auto - Hinchcliffe wins first IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana- James Hinchcliffe's one pit-stop gamble paid off Sunday as the Canadian won a chaotic IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana. In the US open-wheel series' first race on the NOLA Motorsports Park track in suburban New Orleans, Hinchcliffe took the lead when ... [04.12.15 - 8:23 pm]
IndyCar has 'probably five' candidates for presidency - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star IndyCar has 'probably five' candidates for presidency Indianapolis Star A short list of candidates to replace outgoing IndyCar president Derrick Walker has emerged, although the man filling the position said today the list is currently n... [07.31.15 - 8:59 am]Here are your IndyCar TV times on CNBC,... - NBCSports.com NBCSports.com Here are your IndyCar TV times on CNBC,... NBCSports.com NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series this Sunday, August 2, with live coverage of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at 1:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. Cove... [07.31.15 - 7:01 am]IndyCar Chief Says He Will Resign - New York Times IndyCar Chief Says He Will Resign New York Times Derrick Walker, the IndyCar president of competition, said he will resign at the end of the season. Mark Miles, IndyCar's chief executive, said Walker felt responsible for problems that have plagued the in... [07.30.15 - 11:32 pm]IndyCar: Ganassi, Vasser open to Zanardi Indy 500 deal - FOXSports.com IndyCar: Ganassi, Vasser open to Zanardi Indy 500 deal FOXSports.com The two-time CART IndyCar champion has remained active in the sport after losing both legs 14 years ago in a crash, and with the timing of the CART/IRL split and his departure to Formul... [07.31.15 - 2:49 pm]IndyCar: Carlin continues to evaluate IndyCar program - Racer Racer IndyCar: Carlin continues to evaluate IndyCar program Racer With a foothold in America, Carlin says he'd like to create more opportunities for the next generation of stars by building a bridge to move from Indy Lights and European open-wheel into In... [07.29.15 - 3:19 pm]Fuel & Tires: Three to go for IndyCar; Busch continues his romp; local race .... Janesville Gazette Fuel & Tires: Three to go for IndyCar; Busch continues his romp; local race ... Janesville Gazette Scott Dixon, of New Zealand leads Josef Newagarden on a lap during the IndyCar Honda Indy 200 auto racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course i... [07.30.15 - 12:03 pm]Newgarden out front when it comes to leading IndyCar laps - Nashville Post (s... Nashville Post (subscription) (blog) Newgarden out front when it comes to leading IndyCar laps Nashville Post (subscription) (blog) The Hendersonville native is competing on the IndyCar Series this season on a one-year contract with Carpenter Fisher Hartm... [07.31.15 - 11:03 am]INDYCAR, IMS add Sherwin-Williams as an official partner - NBCSports.com NBCSports.com INDYCAR, IMS add Sherwin-Williams as an official partner NBCSports.com Anytime a series adds an official partner it's a good thing, and even though “Official Paint and Finishing Partner” doesn't necessarily roll off the tongue it's still an ... [07.28.15 - 10:16 am]With three races left, who could still win in IndyCar, season 2015? - NBCSpor... NBCSports.com With three races left, who could still win in IndyCar, season 2015? NBCSports.com With only three races remaining in the Verizon IndyCar Series season, there are still a number of outstanding drivers who are yet to win a race this year. Ryan... [07.29.15 - 9:01 am]IndyCar creates conduct code to limit competitor criticism - Fox News Fox News IndyCar creates conduct code to limit competitor criticism Fox News The five-point bulletin issued Tuesday is labeled under "Detrimental Competitor Conduct" and stems from last month's race at California, when many drivers were critical of the ra... [07.22.15 - 10:41 am]
Castroneves Passes 227 MPH in 'Fast Friday' PreviewThree-time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner Helio Castroneves liked what he felt and saw from the new Chevrolet engine installed for practice May 15 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Hinchcliffe Cleared To Resume Driving DutiesVerizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe, who was diagnosed with a concussion following an incident during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10, was cleared to resume driving duties after being re-evaluated May 15 by the INDYCAR medical team. [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Daily Trackside Report - Thursday May 15Daily Trackside Report for Thursday, May 15 [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Pagenaud Cracks 226 MPH in Quick Practice SessionSimon Pagenaud, who won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course May 10, caught everyone?s attention May 14 on the 2.5-mile oval with the fastest lap of the month in practice for the In... [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]Indy 500 Rookie Report: Jack HawksworthJack Hawksworth says he was duly impressed on his initial visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October 2011 for a Mazda Road to Indy test on the road course. [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]Daily Trackside Report - Wednesday May 14Daily Trackside Report: Wednesday, May 14 [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]
IndyCar: Andretti working on 2016 driver rosterMichael Andretti's four-car Verizon IndyCar Series program has earned two of Honda's four wins this season, and with solid chemistry between their drivers, the 1991 CART Indy car champion is keen to ... [07.31.15 - 10:57 pm]IndyCar: Dixon tops Friday practice at Mid-OhioAdrenaline on demand. Get the new INDYCAR 15 app with in-car cameras, real-time dashboard and live team chatter. Scott Dixon really knows how to demoralize the troops here at Mid-Ohio. With Sebastian... [07.31.15 - 9:46 pm]This Awesome RACER offer is your chance to dress like Robin Miller!As RACER Magazine and RACER.com readers surely know, Everything is Awesome in the world of Indy car racing, and now you have the chance to personally spread the message while setting racing style tre... [07.31.15 - 8:47 pm]IndyCar: Bourdais leads FP1 at Mid-OhioSebastien Bourdais ended the morning fastest after a busy first practice session for this weekend's IndyCar round at Mid-Ohio. The Frenchman first took his place at the top two-thirds of the way thro... [07.31.15 - 7:00 pm]Poll results: What’s the best way for IndyCar to regain its lost stature?Here are the results to our latest poll question: What’s the best way for the Verizon IndyCar Series to attract more audience while also restoring its stature and appeal to commercial partners? ANSWE... [07.31.15 - 6:37 pm]
Dean of Speed previews IndyCar's Iowa Corn 300The last time Sebastien Bourdais felt this good about his open-wheel racing career he proceeded to rip off four Champ Car World Series championships in a row driving the No. 2 Newman Haas Racing Lola Ford. [07.17.15 - 8:50 pm]Injured Canadian racer James Hinchcliffe questions rules for NASCAR, IndyCarJames Hinchcliffe may be sidelined from his day job as driver of the No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda, but it hasn’t stopped him from having some strong opinions on the recent rash of dangerous crashes in the Verizon IndyCar Series and the NASC... [07.10.15 - 12:00 am]
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.
Honda hoping to end difficult season on a high noteWith the Verizon IndyCar Series encamped at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it was a good time for Honda Performance Development (HPD) president Art St. Cyr to discuss Honda’s plans for the balance of the season, its possible - let’s hope that’s probable -... [07.31.15 - 4:52 pm]IndyCar president Derrick Walker to resignAfter much fanfare for his hiring a little more than two years ago, the tenure of Derrick Walker as president of competition and operations for the Verizon IndyCar Series will end after the final race of the year, the Go Pro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, ... [07.30.15 - 1:36 pm]Rahal in 'attack mode' as title fight nears its conclusionIt would have been quite a stretch to think that Graham Rahal would be second in points at this point in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season if one looked at his results from last year. Then in his second year driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Rac... [07.28.15 - 6:30 pm]IndyCar introduces new rain tire for Mid-OhioIndyCar has unveiled a new rain for this weekend's race at Mid-Ohio, the 14th round of the 2015 season. The newly developed tire by Firestone has been a long-time coming in an effort to improve on the previous wets that were introduced last year.
The ... [07.27.15 - 8:41 pm]Karam defends aggressive driving styleWhen Sage Karam won the Indy Lights championship two years ago, a lot was expected of the teenager from Nazareth, PA. After all, he came from the heart of Andretti country, had risen meteorically through the Mazda Road to Indy ranks and looked like he ... [07.23.15 - 8:16 pm]New on-board LED display panels to debut at Mid-Ohio next weekIndianapolis - INDYCAR announced today the introduction of new technology that will track each Verizon IndyCar Series car's running position and display it in real time via light emitting diode (LED) panels on the side of each racecar. The LED panels h... [07.23.15 - 3:37 pm]
Dixon ends Friday practice on topScott Dixon denied Sebastien Bourdais a clean sweep of the opening day of IndyCar practice at Mid-Ohio with a last-gasp fastest time during the second session on Friday [07.31.15 - 4:56 pm]Bourdais leads practice at Mid-OhioSebastien Bourdais ended the morning fastest after a busy first practice session for this weekend's IndyCar round at Mid-Ohio [07.31.15 - 1:24 pm]Walker resigns from IndyCar positionDerrick Walker has resigned from his role as IndyCar's president of competition and operations, the series announced on Thursday [07.30.15 - 12:32 pm]Zanardi wants to race in Indy 500Alex Zanardi has revealed an ambition to compete in the Indianapolis 500 for the first time [07.28.15 - 9:00 am]IndyCar introduces new rain tyreIndyCar will introduce a new wet-weather tyre from this weekend's Mid-Ohio round, following development work from series supplier Firestone [07.27.15 - 5:30 pm]IndyCar gives green light to LEDsIndyCar will debut its rollhoop LED position display panels at next weekend's race at Mid-Ohio [07.24.15 - 3:16 am]
Penske’s greatest yearsPenske’s greatest yearsPenske might be having a banner year, but even this season pales in comparison to five of its bestMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [07.17.15 - 6:08 am]IndyCar’s pack racing problemIndyCar’s pack racing problemRick Mears knows a thing or two about racing Indycars – the series could do worse than listen to himMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [07.03.15 - 6:06 am]Discussing IndyCar’s problemsDiscussing IndyCar’s problemsThe racing's still great, but where are the fans?Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [07.02.15 - 7:33 am]Montoya: from ‘punk’ to elder statesmanMontoya: from ‘punk’ to elder statesmanIn his time away from IndyCar, Juan Pablo Montoya has changed from wild child to guiding hand at PenskeMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [06.05.15 - 6:23 am]Jim Smith: Clark’s Indy mechanic, part 2Jim Smith: Clark’s Indy mechanic, part 2Part two of our exclusive interview with the man who spannered Jim Clark to victory at the SpeedwayMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [05.28.15 - 4:50 am]
Does IndyCar Really Need The Grand Prix Of Indianapolis?The month of May has always been magical when it comes to IndyCar and the Indianapolis 500. The entire month is devoted to testing, tuning, and hyping one of American motorsports biggest, most prestigious staples. But with last year’s inclusion of the ... [05.05.15 - 11:11 am]IndyCar’s Real Schedule Problem: Geographic DistributionIn Verizon IndyCar Series racing, distance is reported as time. On any given track, gaps can range from thousandths of to dozens of seconds, with any IndyCar driver preferring to minimize that distance between her- or himself and the racer ahead. The ... [04.25.15 - 9:45 am]Is Juan Pablo Montoya A Championship Threat In IndyCar?Juan Pablo Montoya hasn’t tasted championship gold in 16 years, but he’s in a position to change that all in 2015 driving for Team Penske in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Consider his résumé. He’s a former Indy 500 winner (2000) who happens to hold seven... [04.20.15 - 3:47 pm]At 35, Rocky Moran, Jr. Finally Reaches IndyCarStart to finish, IndyCar’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is just over 157 miles — if, that is, you begin at the green flag. For Rocky Moran, Jr., the journey’s been a little longer. Confirmed for his Verizon IndyCar Series debut just hours before fi... [04.18.15 - 11:23 am]Are Club Tracks the Answer for IndyCar?It’s a hot topic: the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule is leaving many cold. With just 16 races across 15 events this season, the IndyCar tour will hit its halfway point after the second race in Detroit during May’s final weekend. Formula One and NASCA... [04.08.15 - 7:43 pm]
Mid-Ohio PreviewThe past two races, the Verizon IndyCar Series has gone from the oldest track on the circuit (Milwaukee) to one of the newest (Iowa). This weekend, the series visits one of the more quaint venues – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. There a... [07.31.15 - 5:02 am]A Step In The Right DirectionThis weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series takes a step into the realm of new technology to enhance the fan experience. Since Spring Training at Barber Motorsports Park in mid-March, the series has been experimenting with new LED displays that will theor... [07.29.15 - 5:03 am]Brainstorming: Capturing The Next GenerationBy Paul Henry This latest installment of the “Brainstorming” series comes from the IndyCar blogger Paul Henry, otherwise known as GForcePaul. Paul Started his blog, “WideOpenWheel”, in 2011. Paul contacted me with a topic that may the most important ta... [07.27.15 - 5:04 am]Silence Is Golden…And Now MandatoryJust when you thought it was again fun to be a fan of the Verizon IndyCar Series, along comes the infamous Rule 9.3.8. The series was just coming off of three outstanding races featuring three winners that have not been frequent visitors to victory lan... [07.24.15 - 5:04 am]Sage Karam: Love Him Or Hate Him?This past Saturday night at Iowa, we saw Ed Carpenter go to the trouble of taking his left hand off of the steering wheel just so he could give Sage Karam the good ol’ one-finger salute. Just a little later, he shook the same fist at Karam before Ed ba... [07.22.15 - 5:02 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]
Hinchcliffe, Sato deliver finish for the ages in Sao PauloAfter battling each other wheel-to-wheel in one of the most electric finishes in IZOD IndyCar Series history, there was nothing left for James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato to do but smile, laugh, and share an embrace. Two of the best this series has to ... [10.29.14 - 8:15 am]Online versus Land-Based SlotsSlots are one of the most popular casino games. If you visit land-based casinos, you will find a whole area of slot machines with a lot of people enjoying them. Are you wondering if the excitement would still be the same if you play them online? Take a... [04.02.14 - 5:19 pm]All You Need to Know About Sao PauloThe Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo hosts the final round of the 2013 Formula One GP. This year it is the 2013 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix. According to GrandPrixTours.com, the first ever Brazilian Grand Prix race event (1973) was held at this Sao P... [01.01.14 - 8:46 pm]‘Turbo': A sorta-critic’s reviewFull Disclosure: The writer was a movie critic for the Huntington News, the campus newspaper of Northeastern University, during the early years of his college life. "Turbo," Dreamworks' latest offering that centers around a garden snail's dream of vict... Random thoughts and outburstsThe first half of the IZOD IndyCar Series season was littered with upsets from the smaller teams in the paddock – Takuma Sato and A.J. Foyt Racing at Long Beach, Tony Kanaan and KV Racing at the Indianapolis 500, and Mike Conway (Dale Coyne Racing) and...
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]IndyCar Stars – Looking a Gift Horse in the MouthMy patience has all but ended and I have heard enough. ‘Leading IndyCar drivers’ (as described by Racer Magazine) really ought to try and clamp a lid on disingenuous hyperbole. If they ever wonder why there are so few fans in stands or watching in gene... [06.29.15 - 8:37 am]IndyCar Remains Its Own Worst EnemySaturday in Fontana, California the micromanaging blind squirrels of IndyCar management found a nut and the drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series unleashed the most edge-of-the-seat exciting race since the early 2000s. 80 lead changes among more than h... [06.28.15 - 3:23 pm]
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]Indianapolis 500 Carb DayCarb Day's on-track activity kicked off at 11am with a 1-hour Verizon IndyCar Series practice. 1,195 incident free laps were turned by all 33 drivers on Sunday's Indianapolis 500 grid.
The Chevy's proved to be quick in race conditions, capturing 8 of th... [05.22.15 - 4:42 pm]2015 Indianapolis 500 Driver Milk SelectionsEach of the last 59 years the Indianapolis 500 winning driver has done one thing after pulling into Victory Lane at IMS, they've downed a big bottle of milk.
The tradition will continue this Sunday with all 33 drivers vying to become the 60th consecutiv... [05.22.15 - 10:55 am]
Derrick Walker Out At INDYCAR Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, announced Thursday morning he will relinquish his duties with the open-wheel series effective Aug. 31, 2015, in order to pursue other professional opportunities.
Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & ... [07.30.15 - 2:25 pm]Hunter-Reay Leads American Sweep In Iowa Ryan Hunter-Reay’s season-long nightmare is over.
Mired in a baffling and borderline embarrassing slump, Hunter-Reay led a sweep by American drivers of the top four finishing positions and six of the top seven – en route to Victory Lane after Saturday ... [07.19.15 - 8:47 am]Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile For the second race in a row on Sunday, a driver from what has to be considered a non-power team won a Verizon IndyCar Series race. For the second race in row, the victory came on an oval.
This time the driver was Sebastien Bourdais, who drives for KVS... [07.13.15 - 8:41 am]IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Fastest As Series Takes To Milwaukee Mile CFH Racing’s Josef Newgarden was quickest among 24 drivers turning laps during Saturday’s initial practice for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers.
Newgarden’s hot lap of 21.5415-seconds at ... [07.12.15 - 8:28 am]Penske Drivers Talk Racing And Milwaukee At The Mile The Verizon IndyCar Series is racing at the historic Milwaukee Mile this weekend. Two Team Penske drivers – Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya – are in the thick of the championship hunt in the series and participated in a press conference on Sat... [07.11.15 - 8:23 pm]
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]Five worthless opinions: 2015 Indy 500 QualificationsThe Verizon IndyCar Series makes me happy. Normally, that happiness comes from the racing itself. Other times, it comes from a series that continually makes news for all the wrong reasons. In other words, the WO’s (worthless opinions) often write th... [05.18.15 - 9:56 am]
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]Indy!Remember a few days ago when I said that the IndyCar series was one race day away from redemption? Well, it's safe to say they got it Sunday. Once again, when it mattered, the series got its act together and put on an amazing show.
In year four of th... [05.25.15 - 9:28 pm]Day Before the 500 RecapEarlier this week, I was having a hard time trying to decide whether to attend Legends Day at the Speedway or head out to Lucas Oil Raceway for the 70th annual Day (formerly Night) Before the 500 festivities. Since it is Kevin's first trip down for the... [05.23.15 - 10:21 pm]
Mid-Ohio Friday PracticeThe Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Chip Ganassi’s back yard, otherwise known as Mid-Ohio. There have been eight IndyCar races run at the beautiful road course, and Ganassi’s team has won seven of them, including the last six in a row. Scott Dixon ha... [07.31.15 - 4:56 pm]IndyCar President Derrick Walker to Resign[IndyCar Press Release] Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, announced that Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, has decided to leave the company effective Aug. 31, 2015, in order to pursue other professional opportunities. A s... [07.30.15 - 2:31 pm]Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins at IowaIowa is filled with corn, but tonight it was oozing with drama. There was plenty to go around at Iowa Speedway, where Ryan Hunter-Reay ended his drought, and finally returned to victory lane. It’s the 15th career win for Hunter-Reay, and his first sinc... [07.18.15 - 11:25 pm]Helio Castroneves on Pole at IowaHelio Castroneves will have a much better starting position in tonight’s race than he did last weekend. After starting last at Milwaukee, Castroneves will start first here at Iowa Speedway. The Brazilian posted a two-lap average of 183.480 mph, earning... [07.18.15 - 5:07 pm]Iowa Friday PracticeChip Ganassi Racing flexed their muscle on Friday, as Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon were the fastest drivers in both practice sessions at Iowa Speedway. Kanaan led both sessions, with a best lap of 17.7544 seconds in Practice 2. Dixon was behind that by ... [07.17.15 - 11:46 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]The Sex and Genetics of Indycar FandomPeople may be surprised to learn that my blog is written totally off-the-cuff and with no preconceived idea until I get behind the keyboard in earnest. I've always done this intentionally to produce something immediate and genuine. Some posts are half-... [06.09.15 - 12:50 pm]The Greatest 33 - 2015 Post-500 Edition (aka Rambling Indy 500 nerdery alert)Without deigning to delve into Detroit's drenched driving debacle, this week's post will focus on the update to my Greatest 33, post-2015 Indy 500. If you recall the post prior to the race, I pondered how this might change depending on who won, lead la... [06.02.15 - 9:00 am]
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]Unfiltered Race Notes: Long Beach 2015Ok, As we all know I am an almost religious DVR watcher, so how does my terrible fandom get repaid? By me realizing 10 minutes into the broadcast I was not recording! I recovered and was able to start about … Continue reading → [04.19.15 - 10:09 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Grand Prix of Louisiana 2015Welcome back to the second installment of everyones favorite race review! Here we are in NOLA Motorsport Park for the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana. After a wet start to the weekend, I’m ready to get down to business. Let’s … Continue reading → [04.12.15 - 6:02 pm]
VICS: Rahal Heads Home for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Second in IndyCar S...Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Pre-Race Notes Round 14 of 16 in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series DATE: July 31 – August 2, 2015 QUALIFYING BR... [07.30.15 - 11:41 pm]VICS: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Fast FactsDate: Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course in Lexington, Ohio Race distance: 90 laps / 203.22 miles Entry List: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Push-to-pass parameters: 10 activations for 20 seconds each ... [07.30.15 - 11:24 pm]VICS: Manufacturer Championship Points UpdateINDIANAPOLIS (July 29, 2015) – INDYCAR announced the following manufacturer championship points update following the Iowa Corn 300, which was held July 18 at Iowa Speedway: • Honda received a deduction of 100 manufacturer points for engines that did no... [07.30.15 - 11:10 pm]VICS: Miles Announces Resignation of INDYCAR President Derrick WalkerINDIANAPOLIS (July 30, 2015) — Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, announced that Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, has decided to leave the company effective Aug. 31, 2015, in order to pursue other professional opportuniti... [07.30.15 - 11:03 pm]VICS: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio PreviewAfter questions about whether he would ever reach his full potential in the Verizon IndyCar Series were raised as recently as last year, fast forward a full year to now and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal now finds himself in a position n... [07.30.15 - 4:37 pm]
Talk of Gasoline Alley May 23, 2014Click to play podcast It's another thrilling installment of "Talk of Gasoline Alley" as Kevin Lee sits down with IMS Historian Donald Davidson to relive the long and glorious history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.23.14 - 7:58 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 22, 2014Click to play podcast It's another thrilling installment of "Talk of Gasoline Alley" as Kevin Lee sits down with IMS Historian Donald Davidson to relive the long and glorious history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.22.14 - 9:01 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 21, 2014Click to play podcast Tonight, Kevin Lee and Donald Davidson answer calls related to the history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.21.14 - 8:45 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 19, 2014Click to play podcast Kevin Lee joins IMS Historian Donald Davidson to talk more about the History of the Indianapolis 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [05.19.14 - 8:38 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 16, 2014Click to play podcast Curt Cavin joins IMS Historian Donald Davidson LIVE from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for another edition of Talk of Gasoline Alley! [05.16.14 - 6:57 pm]
**** EVERYBODYSorry delete. Wrong spelling. Love the sport [07.31.15 - 5:42 pm]RACER mag "Everything is Awesome" T ShirtsI'm already a subscriber. Can I order some T Shirts anyway?
ps - they should have "9.3.8" on there somewhere, too :D
pps - need toddler / little kid sizes, too. [07.31.15 - 5:16 pm]Why did we stop doing the heat races?Talk about adding value to the oval track events!!!!!
Anyone who says Randy didn't understand how to add value and run IndyCar racing is insane... especially compared to the current management. [07.31.15 - 4:56 pm]Five questions from Cavin with HPD PresidentCavin with Art St. Cyr: http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2015/07/31/honda-says-walker-resignation-does-not-change-talks/30938881/
Most interesting to me is that there are TECHNICAL issues holding up the deal:
The whole issue o... [07.31.15 - 2:40 pm]Racer Poll: Poll results: Whats the best way for IndyCar to regain its lost ...http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/119813-poll-results-what-s-the-best-way-for-indycar-to-regain-its-lost-stature
1. Return to the formula that worked during the growth era of CART in the early 1990s: well-known American racers versus ... [07.31.15 - 2:37 pm]Mid Ohio Track Record - Chances Of It Being Broken This WeekendThe track record is 1:05.347 set by Dario in 1999.
Today's morning practice was topped by Bourdais with a time of 01:06.2034 with only the black tires. Supposedly the red tires can give the car a second over the black tires but not always. It looks... [07.31.15 - 1:19 pm]Hey... The Racing Has Been Good!I know we are discussing the DW departure, whether or not the series could use a few of the best open wheel short track guys, the short schedule and need for more races...but I'm just thinking about how good the racing HAS been this year. TV ratings h... [07.31.15 - 6:26 am]Don't bother with Kentucky until a repavehttp://www.kentucky.com/2015/07/30/3967176_mark-story-at-kentucky-speedway.html?rh=1
If anyone had been pining for a return to Kentucky speedway, forget about it until the place is repaved.
---Quote (Originally by Kentucky Speedway General Ma... [07.30.15 - 8:24 pm]Saving Open Wheel RacingHas anyone seen this article?
http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/29/8822041/closed-cockpit-f1-concept-car-open-wheel-racing [07.30.15 - 2:29 pm]Owners's CabalI keep reading about how this group of owners really runs Indycar.
While I'm not a great believer in conspiracy theories, Ive been an Indycar fan long enough to accept that anything's possible, so here's my question:
Other than the obvious choices of... [07.30.15 - 2:09 pm]Road America is a GO, and the schedule "is going to expand" in 2016---Quote---
He always made driver and track safety paramount and hes the main reason Road America will be back in 2016 and the schedule is going to expand.
http://www.racer.com/more/viewpoints/item/119757-miller-walker-and-the-poiso... [07.30.15 - 1:23 pm]Derick walker has resigned!*Curt Cavin* @curtcavin (https://twitter.com/curtcavin) 38s39 seconds ago (https://twitter.com/curtcavin/status/626787398785957888)
#IndyCar (https://twitter.com/hashtag/IndyCar?src=hash) president Derrick Walker has resigned. Will finish the year o... [07.30.15 - 12:13 pm]Sweet LidO H
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Comments please [07.30.15 - 9:26 am]who is the fairest driver of all?Ok gang...recently I saw a bathing suit of Simona posted here. Well, I'd say our friend Kat Legge just may top her depending on your taste. I'd rate her an even 8.0! What do you guys say? ;)[IMG]katherinel.jpg[/IMG] [07.29.15 - 9:11 pm]
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