Oriol Servia signs with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for 2017 Indy 500IndyCar veteran Oriol Servia signed this week with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the 2017 Indianapolis 500, and potentially more. Oriol Servia will be back in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Tuesday tha... [12.07.16 - 2:16 am]Chilton, Gallagher Back With GanassiMax Chilton will spend a second year at the controls of Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 8 entry with international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. back for 2017 as the car’s primary partner. After being named ... [12.07.16 - 11:41 am]Betty: It’s like three winsErebus Motorsport team owner Betty Klimenko couldn’t be happier to nab a podium finish at the final race of the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars season, after an intense battle between her driver David Reynolds and six-time champ Jamie Whincup. Both wer... [12.07.16 - 1:31 pm]Grasser Racing Team fields two cars for Rolex 24 at DaytonaGrasser Racing Team is heading for a new challenge. For the first time the Austrian squad around team principal Gottfried Grasser will take part in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The race which takes place at the last weekend of January. GRT will be present ... [12.05.16 - 11:47 pm]Texas Motor Speedway announces new sponsor for Verizon IndyCar raceTexas Motor Speedway has switched to a nontraditional entitlement sponsor for its Verizon IndyCar race, working out a three-year deal with Rainguard Water Sealers. Firestone, the tire company, had sponsored the June night race since 2010. Firestone rem... [12.04.16 - 4:24 pm]Andretti Autosport closing on four cars for Indy LightsShare on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to email (Opens in new window) The departure of Schmidt Peterso... [12.03.16 - 2:50 am]Hazelwood sizzles in Sydney Dunlop practiceTodd Hazelwood has set the pace in practice for the final round of the Dunlop Series at the Coates Hire Sydney 500. Title combatants and Prodrive Racing Australia team-mates Garry Jacobson and Jack Le Brocq, could only manage eighth and seventh respect... [12.01.16 - 2:55 pm]Sato Joins AndrettiOpen-wheel veteran Takuma Sato has joined Andretti Autosport for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Sato, who spent the last four seasons driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, replaces Carlos Munoz in the No. 26 Honda. In what played-out as an unintended ... [12.02.16 - 10:12 am]Max Chilton re-signs with Chip Ganassi for 2017Max Chilton returns to an unchanged Chip Ganassi Racing line-up for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar season. As had been widely anticipated, Chilton will link with the #8 Ganassi machine in a seat which had previously been associated with Felix Serralles. [12.07.16 - 9:14 am]Max Chilton set for second IndyCar season with Ganassi, Honda in 2017Max Chilton intends to take off the proverbial training wheels during his second IndyCar season with Chip Ganassi Racing. The 25-year-old was confirmed on Wednesday to remain with the powerhouse Ganassi team and hopes to build on his 19th-place finish ... [12.07.16 - 8:39 am]
Chilton returning to Ganassi with Gallagher sponsorship - INDYCAR Autoweek Chilton returning to Ganassi with Gallagher sponsorship INDYCAR The Chip Ganassi Racing four-driver lineup will remain intact for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, with today's announcement that Max Chilton is returning to compete with prim... [12.07.16 - 1:08 pm]Notes: Public can attend Rossi's Borg-Warner unveiling today - INDYCAR INDYCAR Notes: Public can attend Rossi's Borg-Warner unveiling today INDYCAR The ceremony will also be streamed live on IndyCar.com and IMS.com. The Borg-Warner Trophy, created in 1936, features the bas relief likenesses of every winning driver in the 100... [12.07.16 - 2:22 pm]Rainguard Water Sealers to sponsor Texas INDYCAR race - INDYCAR Dallas News Rainguard Water Sealers to sponsor Texas INDYCAR race INDYCAR Rainguard Water Sealers, a rapidly growing private water sealant and graffiti protection coating company, has signed a three-year agreement with Texas Motor ... Other Sports: Texas M... [12.05.16 - 9:07 am]Celebrations complete, it's back to work for champion Pagenaud - INDYCAR INDYCAR Celebrations complete, it's back to work for champion Pagenaud INDYCAR It was another beautiful fall day in Mooresville, N.C., when Simon Pagenaud pulled into the Team Penske parking lot in his Porsche Cayman S. It was back to work for Pagenaud, w... [12.06.16 - 3:31 pm]INDYCAR: Jones wins BRDC award - Racer INDYCAR: Jones wins BRDC award Racer Jones collected the award, which is presented annually to the most successful BRDC member competing in North America, at a gala event in London. "It's a great honour to be awarded the Earl Howe Trophy," said Jones, wh... [12.07.16 - 11:48 am]INDYCAR Fast Six: What's trending in @IndyCar from Nov. 30-Dec. 6 - INDYCAR INDYCAR INDYCAR Fast Six: What's trending in @IndyCar from Nov. 30-Dec. 6 INDYCAR INDYCAR's “Fast Six” is a report derived from all things found online about Verizon IndyCar Series racing, its drivers and people. We seek and find pics and quips as INDYCAR... [12.07.16 - 9:11 am]New sponsor announced for IndyCar's Texas race - Motorsport.com - Motorsport.... Motorsport.com, Edition: Global New sponsor announced for IndyCar's Texas race - Motorsport.com Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Rainguard Water Sealers, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based company, will replace Firestone as title sponsor for the 600km race at T... [12.05.16 - 10:25 pm]Servia rejoins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for 2017 Indy 500 - INDYCAR autosport.com Servia rejoins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for 2017 Indy 500 INDYCAR Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced today that veteran driver Oriol Servia will return to the team for the 2017 Indianapolis 500, with the hope of adding more races... [12.07.16 - 6:01 am]2018 IndyCar aerokit plans to be verified this month - Motorsport.com - Motor... Motorsport.com, Edition: Global 2018 IndyCar aerokit plans to be verified this month - Motorsport.com Motorsport.com, Edition: Global IndyCar's president of competition and operations, Jay Frye, says he aims to have the format of the next-generation aerok... [12.05.16 - 3:00 pm]INDYCAR: Randy Lewis finally reaches No. 1 - Racer Racer INDYCAR: Randy Lewis finally reaches No. 1 Racer Former CART IndyCar driver Randy Lewis made an unexpected return to the headlines when his Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 was named as the No. 1 wine for 2016 by Wine Spectator. The journeyman ra... [12.06.16 - 2:15 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]
REAR VIEW: CART at Road America, 1985When: 1985 Where: Road America What: CART IndyCar Series Who: Alan Jones The cars and working conditions have changed quite a bit since IndyCar teams visited Wisconsin's finest road course in 1985. C... [11.29.16 - 11:34 pm]PRUETT: New development for NewgardenWe work from the general belief that taking a young, race-winning driver like Josef Newgarden and exposing him to the full might of Team Penske will somehow transform the kid into an ass-kicking, cha... [11.29.16 - 1:00 pm]Robin Miller's IndyCar Memories: Jerry KarlHe never won a race or a pole, and his career-best finish was seventh at the old Ontario Motor Speedway. But Jerry Karl embodied the little guy in IndyCar racing from 1969-'82 and parlayed his spirit... [11.28.16 - 7:46 pm]VIDEO: IndyCar tech inspection with Jon BeekhuisJon Beekhuis explains the process of IndyCar tech inspection. 6Emk1YgnOUo [11.28.16 - 6:15 pm]INDYCAR: 101st Indianapolis 500, Indy GP tickets go on saleTickets for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil are on sale today, along with the entire 2017 Month of May schedule. Fans who have not already pre-ordered ticke... [11.28.16 - 4:42 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.
Indy 500 winner Rossi unveils image on Borg-Warner TrophyThe Andretti-Herta Autosport driver scored a remarkable victory in the world’s biggest race after a brilliantly managed final stint. The Californian saved enough fuel to eke his fuel load to last 36 laps, as his principal rivals in the closing stages m... [12.07.16 - 5:05 pm]Ganassi confirms Chilton return for 2017Chilton, who raced for the Marussia (now Manor) Formula 1 team in 2013-’14, joined Carlin Racing for its inaugural Indy Lights season, and finished fifth in the 2015 championship, with a win at Iowa Speedway.
The Briton then graduated to the Verizon In... [12.07.16 - 1:07 pm]Rahal signs Servia and ace engineer for 2017German, who last year was race engineer for Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi at Andretti Autosport, will be RLLR’s engineering consultant in a multi-year deal. However, he will also serve as race engineer for RLLR-Honda’s second car for Servia at the In... [12.06.16 - 4:39 pm]New sponsor announced for IndyCar’s Texas raceThe multi-year deal, which will see the race rebranded as the Rainguard Water Sealers 600, is the first entitlement sponsorship of any kind for the company that was founded in 1969.
In a press release issued by TMS, Rainguard, a manufacturer of archite... [12.05.16 - 10:24 pm]Rossi’s Indy 500 winner to be presented to IMS MuseumThe 29th annual Performance Racing Industry Show, held in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, will see Rossi, team owners Michael Andretti and Bryan Herta, and car owner David Bowen present the #98 car to the IMS Museum.
Ex-Formula 1 racer R... [12.05.16 - 6:13 pm]2018 IndyCar aerokit plans to be verified this monthThe 2018 season will see the introduction of a universal aerokit, with certain ‘boxes’ left open for team development. This will mark the end of a three-year era of manufacturer-produced ’kits.
The last two years have seen Pratt & Miller (Chevrolet) an... [12.05.16 - 2:55 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]
Andretti Autosport Confirms Takuma Sato Replacing Carlos MunozTakuma Sato was officially named as Andretti Autosport’s fourth driver on Friday after a month of speculation that the veteran would replace Carlos Munoz. Andretti Autosport began December confirming what Verizon IndyCar Series fans have expected since... [12.03.16 - 8:32 am]Is Indy Lights Move Foreshadowing For Andretti Autosport?Andretti Autosport announced a new Indy Lights driver on Tuesday but it’s what the move doesn’t say that should interest fans of the Verizon IndyCar Series. As the driver free agency period continues, Andretti Autosport made an Indy Lights move on Tues... [11.30.16 - 8:55 am]James Hinchcliffe Talks ‘DWTS’ Experience: ‘It’s All A Bit Of A Blur’After being named runner-up on ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ IndyCar’s James Hinchcliffe reflected on his reality TV experience and if he’d do it again. James Hinchcliffe was revealed as the second place finisher in Season 23 of ABC’s Dancing with th... [11.27.16 - 9:31 am]James Hinchcliffe Named Runner-Up On ‘Dancing With The Stars’Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe came in second on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Tuesday behind Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez. Helio Castroneves is still the only IndyCar driver with a Mirrorball Trophy. Fans of ABC’s Dancing with the S... [11.23.16 - 8:44 am]James Hinchcliffe Perfect Again In First Night Of ‘DWTS’ FinalsJames Hinchcliffe earned another perfect score during the first half of the ‘DWTS’ Season 23 finals. Watch the IndyCar star’s Monday routines here. James Hinchcliffe was impressive again during Monday night’s first half of the Dancing with the Stars fi... [11.22.16 - 8:37 am]
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]
Andretti Autosport Will Be Fun To WatchWe finally learned Friday that one of the worst kept secrets of the IndyCar offseason had become official. Takuma Sato will drive the car vacated earlier by Carlos Muñoz at Andretti Autosport. It had been reported two or three weeks ago by credible sou... [12.07.16 - 5:02 am]A Memory For A LifetimeIf you read the comments section From the post I wrote about buying race tickets last Wednesday, you saw a comment from longtime reader and commenter Ron Ford, from Wisconsin. In the comment, Ron offered an alternate Christmas gift idea that apparently... [12.05.16 - 5:03 am]Does Penske Already Have The Edge For May?The 2017 Indianapolis 500 is still almost six months away. But if you listened to Trackside this week, you heard a discussion that I found interesting. The question that was thrown out was – If you were to bet money based on what we know right now, wou... [12.02.16 - 5:05 am]The Time To Buy Is NowThis past Monday marked the halfway point for the Indianapolis 500. What does that mean, you ask? That means we are now closer to the 2017 Indianapolis 500 than we are to the 2016 edition. Or to put it in more general terms – we are now less than six m... [11.30.16 - 5:02 am]Thanksgiving Wishes To All!We are now more than two months into the IndyCar offseason. What is good about that, you might ask? It means that we are less than four months from the start of the Verizon IndyCar Series season for 2017. Better yet, on Monday we will be only six month... [11.23.16 - 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]
RLLR Signs Servia For '500'Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced today the signing of Oriol Servia to pilot the team's 2nd entry in the 2017 Indianapolis 500.
“Oriol is a talented driver who brings value beyond what takes place on the race track,” said Bobby Rahal. “His race c... [12.06.16 - 6:04 pm]Andretti Signs SatoAndretti Autosport announced today the signing of Takuma Sato to the team's 4th full-time entry in 2017.
The confirmation of Sato crosses the t's and dots the i's of essentially a driver swap between AJ Foyt Racing and Andretti. Following last season Ca... [12.02.16 - 4:00 pm]Foyt Sign Munoz & DalyAJ Foyt Racing announced Tuesday morning the signing of Carlos Munoz and Conor Daly to the teams two Verizon IndyCar Series entries in 2017. In addition, ABC Supply has signed on to sponsor the team through 2018.
Munoz will pilot the No. 14 while Daly w... [11.15.16 - 12:02 pm]Jones Signs With CoyneBucking his trend from the previous 30 or so years, Dale Coyne Racing announced today the signing of Ed Jones to the teams 2nd full-time entry in 2017. Jones will run the No. 18 Honda entry alongside teammate Sebastien Bourdais.
“I’m hugely excited abou... [11.14.16 - 11:22 am]Hildebrand Signs With CarpenterEd Carpenter Racing announced Friday morning the singing of JR Hildebrand's to the team's full-time No. 21 entry.
The seat became available when Josef Newgarden left the team to pilot the No. 2 car at Team Penske.
“Honestly, I just couldn’t be more ready... [11.04.16 - 11:30 am]
Sato Joins Andretti RacinToday.com
Open-wheel veteran Takuma Sato has joined Andretti Autosport for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Sato, who spent the last four seasons driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, replaces Carlos Munoz in the No. 26 Honda. In what played-out as... [12.02.16 - 5:38 pm]Foyt Hires Two New Drivers A.J. Foyt Racing will contest the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a revamped Generation Next driver lineup featuring 24-year-old Carlos Munoz and Conor Daly as part of a Texas-sized house-cleaning extending from the team’s base outside Houston ... [11.16.16 - 8:06 am]Hildebrand Signs With Carpenter Declaring he has “something to prove,” JR Hildebrand will contest the full 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for Ed Carpenter Racing in the No. 21 Chevrolet vacated by fellow-American Josef Newgarden.
“Honestly, I just couldn’t be more ready to get ... [11.04.16 - 7:35 pm]Penske Gives Montoya 500 Ride RacinToday.com
Juan Pablo Montoya’s tenure as a Verizon IndyCar Series free agent is over, as the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion has opted to return to Team Penske for the 101st edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next May.
Tim Cindric, T... [11.03.16 - 1:05 pm]Sebastien Bourdais Flipping Back To Coyne By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Sebastien Bourdais will contest the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with Dale Coyne Racing, where he will be reunited with the engineer who guided him to four consecutive Champ Car World Series titles.
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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]IndyCar’s Sunday drive in Long BeachOfficiating anything is a thankless job. Someone is always on the wrong side of a call and many will hold a grudge forever. I know this. I was a high school football referee for many years. At one stadium a fan screamed, “You &$%#@*% zebras!” at us... [04.19.16 - 12:23 pm]
A Tale of Three TracksThose of you who are fans of this space know that thanks to my wife's job and my association with John Cummiskey Racing, I've visited a lot of race tracks this year.
If you count my visit to my local Rockford Speedway back in April, I have visited the... [12.04.16 - 11:56 pm]Something I'm Thankful ForHi there, IndyCar friends and family, how are things?
I'll tell you what, things on my end are pretty good. I mean, the Cubs won the World Series after all, so I've been flying on that cloud for the last few weeks, and I am about as content as I've ev... [11.23.16 - 6:16 pm]2016 Wrap-Up (Part 1)Wow, is the season over already? It seems like it just got started!
It was actually a really busy (last half of the) summer for me, as I started working with John Cummiskey Racing in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda during Road A... [09.26.16 - 3:23 pm]Monaco Track WalkI've been fortunate to have traveled with my wife Darcy to some really cool places in the last couple of years, but if you had told me I would ever have made it to Monaco, I wouldn't have believed you!
Yet, here we are! Darcy's boss was a panelist for... [06.10.16 - 7:34 pm]The 100th Indianapolis 500So about three hours after the race ended, the boys and I arrived back at our hotel and I turned on ESPN. A few seconds later, I saw the following on their crawler:
"Alexander Rossi wins the 100th Indianapolis 500"
It REALLY did happen, didn't it? Tr... [05.29.16 - 11:19 pm]
IndyCar Championship PreviewThe 2016 Verizon IndyCar season has come down to the final race, which will once again determine the champion. There are two contenders this year, teammates Simon Pagenaud and Will Power. Both drivers have had incredible stretches during the season, ye... [09.07.16 - 5:28 pm]Scott Dixon Wins at Watkins GlenScott Dixon was furious after crashing out of the race at Texas last weekend. He was able to channel that emotion this weekend at Watkins Glen, where he dominated the entire weekend. The Iceman led all four practice sessions, started on Pole, and cruis... [09.04.16 - 6:01 pm]Scott Dixon on Pole at Watkins GlenThere were many surprises on Saturday at Watkins Glen International, but seeing Scott Dixon earn Pole position was not one of them. Dixon led all three practice session prior to qualifying, and captured his 25th career pole with a lap of 1:22.5259 seco... [09.03.16 - 4:55 pm]Watkins Glen Friday PracticeThe Verizon IndyCar Series is back at Watkins Glen, where the open-wheel cars haven’t paced the 3.37-mile road course since 2010. The current track record belongs to Ryan Briscoe, who turned a 1:28.1332 second lap back in 2009. Scott Dixon shattered th... [09.02.16 - 6:14 pm]Graham Rahal Wins at TexasSome things are worth waiting 11-weeks for. The Verizon IndyCar Series made the march back to Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, to finish the Firestone 500 that was started on June 11. On display was an action-packed, edge of your seat, thrilling duel ... [08.27.16 - 11:50 pm]
Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the WayThere is an axiom that floats about the business world, "people will tell you what they want, if you just listen to them". The most successful salespersons and businesses shut up and listen, examine that information, and then figure out how to best pro... [03.23.16 - 12:48 pm]There, Now Don't You Feel Better?I don't know about you, but I always feel better after the first Indycar race of the season.
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has really grown on me as the season opener. The first Indycar race is always an indicator (especially here in Nor... [03.16.16 - 2:17 pm]The Last Of The MohicansIn the second book of James Fenimore Cooper's 5 novels comprising The Leatherstocking Tales, the character of Uncas is known as the last full-blooded member of the Mohican tribe of Native Americans who becomes allied within other tribes through marriag... [01.28.16 - 11:26 am]Not Good EnoughIt doesn't seem so very long ago when we were all left in stunned disbelief following the death of Dan Wheldon, October 16, 2011.
Maybe it's because it hasn't been that long really.
Now resigned to the terrible result of another all too fateful m... [08.25.15 - 1:42 pm]Alternate Realities, Part IIBack again folks.
During the in-between days where the luster of the Indy 500 becomes patina and the pomp of season culmination not quite here, I dare to fill that space with something that most other outlets do not - rewrite the amazing and rich his... [08.05.15 - 2:24 pm]
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]Unfiltered Race Notes: The 10 Year Hiatus EditionAlright alright alright. Over a week late but never short, here’s to another exciting edition of notes. The anotherindycarblog compound was affected by a multi-day power outage no thanks to an increasingly intoxicated ‘spring’ in Indiana. As such, cove... [04.10.16 - 9:54 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… 196 Days Edition—Prerace— YEA RIGHT! No… Even though its stupid ABC and their stupid format with their stupid voices I guess I’ll watch a little… Because racecar… obviously. Yessss I’ve missed the IMSP montages! Hellloooo Allen Bestwick. At least the suffering wont … ... [03.15.16 - 10:31 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Super Awesome Championship Sonoma EditionWell, here we find ourselves again. Not much to say other than lets go. –Prerace– How long is this thing? I don’t have time for this I need to see some racecars. DVR starts in the middle of the season … Continue reading → [08.31.15 - 9:36 pm]
Chilton to Return to CGR for 2017Chip Ganassi Racing revealed the last driver in the four car IndyCar stable. Max Chilton will be returning and will continue to pilot the No.8 Gallagher livery. With him he brought full sponsorship from Arthur [...] [12.07.16 - 8:45 pm]James Hinchcliffe Dances Way to Second on Dancing With The StarsJames Hinchcliffe, who normally is seen behind the wheel of the No. 5 Arrow Electronic Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, took a step outside of his comfort zone and became a contestant on Season 23 [...] [11.25.16 - 10:51 am]Munoz and Daly Excited to Start Fresh with AJ Foyt RacingIt was announced on Nov. 15 that AJ Foyt Racing had signed both of their drivers for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Season. It was also announced that one team will be based out of [...] [11.16.16 - 3:54 pm]Munoz and Daly to Drive for FoytOn Tuesday, AJ Foyt Racing announced its driver line up for 2017, which will consist of two cars for the upcoming season. In the No. 14 will be Carlos Munoz and in the No. 4 [...] [11.15.16 - 6:42 pm]2016 Indy Lights Champion Ed Jones to Join Coyne Racing for 2017It was announced on November 14 that Ed Jones, the reigning Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Champion has been signed to Dale Coyne Racing as their second full time driver. He will be piloting [...] [11.15.16 - 6:37 pm]
;) [12.07.16 - 6:36 pm]Max Chilton Sticks With Chip Ganassi RacingSpeed Sport news announced that Max Chilton and the Gallagher & Co. sponsorship will return to Chip Ganassi Racing for 2017. Anyone surprised? [12.07.16 - 5:10 pm]Denver Area Fans - Free StuffIf anybody in the Denver area is building a Indycar / Auto Racing man cave, or just needs a few goodies, send me a message. Moving back to the Virgin Islands soon and not taking my Indycar stuff along.
Framed Racer magazine with J. R Hildebrand on c... [12.06.16 - 7:41 pm]Takuma Sato to Andretti...OK, Sato does not get re-upped at Foyt. Seams like he might not get a full season ride (from a perception that I had). Takuma Sato then signs deal to get ride at Andretti Motorsports.
Seems to me that Takuma got the best end of this deal!!
What ... [12.06.16 - 4:55 pm]Tim Cindric: "Earlier Indy 500 start would encourage more NASCAR drivers"http://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/cindric-earlier-indy-500-start-would-encourage-more-nascar-drivers-855682/ [12.06.16 - 10:49 am]PRIIndycar always has a large presence. Anyone know of any big announcements this week at the show? Here is everything I could find.
10:00-10:30 am Booth #7032 INDYCAR Mazda Road to Indy: Pro Mazda 2018 Chassis Reveal
Booth #2404 FST Pe... [12.06.16 - 8:14 am]Road America tent camping questionQuestion for those who have camped at The Carousel, are there any flat sites there? Looking at pictures it seems you might end up with a hilly site especially the higher numbered sites closer to the track are there some sites in The Carousel to avoid? ... [12.05.16 - 10:54 pm]Alexander Rossi Borg-Warner Trophy Event @ IMS Museum 12/7Just want to invite everyone to the unveiling of Alexander Rossi's likeness on the Borg-Warner Trophy on 12/7 at the IMS Museum!
http://www.indyracingmuseum.org/event/alexander-rossi/ [12.05.16 - 11:18 am]Newman Haas racingSo with the passing of Carl Haas earlier this year, what's the story with Newman Haas racing? Is the shop completely shut down or are they still importing parts for cars in other series? Do they still have team equipment or has that been sold off?
... [12.05.16 - 1:45 am]DW12: 4 More Years! 5 More Years! 6 More...The DW12 could be around beyond the 2021 season according to this article from Autosport: https://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127354/indycar-could-keep-current-car-past-2021
In the article Jay Frye, ICS president of competition, says this: ... [12.04.16 - 6:54 pm]
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