Jack Harvey: IndyCar “more exciting than Formula 1 at the moment”Racing Steps Foundation graduate Jack Harvey is seeking to step up to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016 after two years racing in the feeder Indy Lights series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsport. Harvey looks back at a 2015 Indy Lights campaign he admit... [02.08.16 - 8:34 pm]IndyCar puts safety at top of priority list entering 2016INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar officials are trying to make racing safer and more appealing in 2016. After spending a busy offseason trying to stop cars from flipping and limiting the dangers of flying debris, Mark Miles spent Tuesday explaining how rules cha... [02.02.16 - 12:16 pm]Interview: Josef Newgarden on his record-setting 2015 IndyCar seasonJosef Newgarden had his best Verizon IndyCar Series season ever in 2015, notching his first two wins as well as his first Verizon P1 Award. Now he'll be driving for his second new team in two years, as CFH Racing transitions to Ed Carpenter Racing. [02.08.16 - 3:04 am]IndyCar's new race control format to be "finalized in three weeks"Jay Frye, the Verizon IndyCar Series’ new president of competition and operations, has set a deadline of three weeks to have Race Control’s stewards and procedures in place. Frye told Motorsport.com: “We hope to have it all sorted out by the Phoenix ... [02.05.16 - 4:33 am]Andretti could field Frijns in IndyCar14:35 – Michael Andretti says it is "very possible" that Formula E racer Robin Frijns could make his IndyCar debut with Andretti Autosport during the 2016 season. Frijns, who previously held Formula 1 test roles with Sauber and Caterham, joined Andrett... [02.08.16 - 4:13 am]GM Opens New Performance And Racing Center In MichiganThe Performance and Racing team produce engines for NASCAR, NHRA, IMSA, IndyCar and other series' GM racers and connecting it to the Global Powertrain Engineering Center will allow technologies between race car engines and production-vehicle powertrain... [02.08.16 - 9:01 pm]Honda To Again Join Chevy As IndyCar Engine SuppliersINDYCAR and Honda have announced a multi-year extension to the agreement that will continue the manufacturer’s presence as an engine supplier to the Verizon IndyCar Series. Honda will be in competition with Chevrolet for the fifth consecutive season in... [02.02.16 - 7:00 pm]IndyCar adopts new safety standards for 2016That’s how IndyCar CEO Mark Miles described new rear beam wing flaps for the open-wheel series that saw three cars get airborne at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for last year’s Indianapolis 500. Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden and Ed ... [02.02.16 - 10:46 am]Honda agrees to new deal with IndyCar as engine supplierIndycar and Honda have agreed to an extension of their current engine deal. The deal will see the Japanese firm move into 15 years of consecutive involvement with America's primary open-wheel class. Cyr, president of Honda Performance Development, and ... [02.05.16 - 12:53 pm]Honda agrees to deal as IndyCar engine supplierIndianapolis • A rough 2015 season couldn't chase Honda out of IndyCar racing. Instead, the longtime engine-manufacturer is redoubling its efforts and its commitment to the series. Honda Performance Development President Art St. Cyr announced Tuesday ... [02.02.16 - 10:04 am]
IndyCar opponents ask for environmental review - The Boston Globe The Boston Globe IndyCar opponents ask for environmental review The Boston Globe Opponents of an Indycar race planned for the Seaport over Labor Day weekend are trying to stop the checkered flag by erecting more red tape. The Coalition Against IndyCarBost... [02.08.16 - 6:04 pm]INDYCAR: Teams gear up for testing season - Racer INDYCAR: Teams gear up for testing season Racer Momentum is starting to build towards the first race of the season for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Following a multi-team test at Sebring on Feb. 1, six more tests are scheduled this month as teams particip... [02.05.16 - 3:52 pm]IndyCar facing challenges, but signs pointing up - ESPN ESPN IndyCar facing challenges, but signs pointing up ESPN Imagine the Verizon IndyCar Series as a vessel at 50 percent capacity, with a divided and disaffected fan base that constantly argues whether the glass is half empty or half full. Now 20 years aft... [02.03.16 - 4:27 pm]IndyCar's Marco Andretti I'm Engaged to Polish Model! - TMZ.com TMZ.com IndyCar's Marco Andretti I'm Engaged to Polish Model! TMZ.com 0205_Marco-Andretti-engaged-to-Joanna-KrupaS-sister_twitter IndyCar stud Marco Andretti is officially on the road to marriage ... proposing to his hot Polish model girlfriend ... and sh... [02.05.16 - 1:18 pm]IndyCar's new race control format to be "finalized in three weeks" - Motorspo... Motorsport.com IndyCar's new race control format to be "finalized in three weeks" Motorsport.com This week, Frye has been in individual meetings with IndyCar drivers and says he has been listening to their comments about Race Control, as well as covering ... [02.05.16 - 12:32 pm]New IndyCar safety measures for 2016 include flaps, tethers, dome skids - USA... USA TODAY New IndyCar safety measures for 2016 include flaps, tethers, dome skids USA TODAY That's how IndyCar CEO Mark Miles described new rear beam wing flaps for the open-wheel series that saw three cars get airborne at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in p... [02.02.16 - 11:06 pm]INDYCAR: Fry joins Chilton at Ganassi - Racer INDYCAR: Fry joins Chilton at Ganassi Racer Race engineer Brandon Fry has joined Chip Ganassi Racing to engineer Max Chilton's No. 8 Chevy IndyCar. Fry worked with the Briton in the same capacity at the former Nissan FIA WEC LMP1 program. The move to CGR... [02.04.16 - 9:48 am]Max Chilton added to Ganassi's IndyCar team - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star Max Chilton added to Ganassi's IndyCar team Indianapolis Star Ganassi Racing's No. 8 car now has a driver for the upcoming IndyCar season. It's Max Chilton, an English driver who joins a rare group. Chilton becomes just the fourth driver... [02.01.16 - 9:27 am]Manor considered IndyCar, won't rule out LMP1 future - crash.net crash.net Manor considered IndyCar, won't rule out LMP1 future crash.net Manor's John Booth and Graeme Lowdon revealed the team almost pursued a move to the United States and the IndyCar Series before choosing to commit to a sportscar future with a Le Man... [02.08.16 - 5:44 am]IndyCar Is Broken, Here's How To Fix It - Yahoo Autos Yahoo Autos IndyCar Is Broken, Here's How To Fix It Yahoo Autos For IndyCar, though, it does. While TV viewership has risen the past few years, it's fair to say the reasoning behind that rise is the transition from Versus to NBC Sports, and the growth tha... [01.29.16 - 3:12 pm]
That time when Graham Rahal + Courtney Force, the fastest couple in the world...Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal and his newlywed wife, NHRA driver Courtney Force, spent the weekend partying with the stars at Super Bowl 50. The pair, arguably the fastest couple in the world – Rahal regularly pilots his Indy car at well o... [02.08.16 - 2:14 pm]#INDYCAR Fast Six: What’s Trending in @IndyCar (Jan. 30 – Feb. 5)?BREAKING: According to the Twitter of Marco Andretti and TMZ, the Andretti Autosport driver finally decided to put a ring on it. It being his super hot Polish model “angel” Marta Krupa, who Andretti has been linked to since 2008. No word yet on how he ... [02.05.16 - 11:36 am]#INDYCAR Fast Six: What’s Trending in @INDYCAR? (Jan. 23-29)Did you forget that race car drivers are athletes? Forget no more. Let Pippa Mann’s muscles remind you that Indy cars aren’t equipped with power steering and, therefore, training outside the car is just as important as training in the car. Y’all, #Gain... [01.29.16 - 9:45 am]#INDYCAR Fast Six: What’s Trending in @IndyCar? (Jan 16-22)Team Penske celebrated a major milestone this week and some big names joined the party, like Jay Leno, 43 of the 85 Team Penske drivers, a message from George W. Bush, and a commemorative video of highlights from the past 50 years, narrated by none oth... [01.22.16 - 5:40 pm]Dixons find good ‘snuggle’ time at ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’That time one of the greatest race car drivers in the world showed up with his family at a movie theater in Noblesville, Ind., to watch “Kung Fu Panda 3.” That time was Saturday, Jan. 16 and the driver was four-time and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series ... [01.18.16 - 12:32 pm]#INDYCAR Fast Six: What’s Trending in @INDYCAR? (Jan. 9-15)Per usual, Marco Andretti casually chilled with fellow celebs on a school night. This week, Andretti’s pal Nina Dobrev, known for her role in “Vampire Diaries,” celebrated her 27th birthday at an emoji-themed soiree, and who wouldn’t have heart eyes fo... [01.15.16 - 1:55 pm]
INDYCAR: Ganassi Target 'bolt' livery returns for 2016Chip Ganassi Racing and 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon unveiled a new livery (TOP Marshall Pruett photo). "Heading into such an historic season with the 100th Running of the Indiana... [02.02.16 - 7:25 pm]RACER: Robin Miller with Max ChiltonChip Ganassi Racing's new hire Max Chilton speaks with RACER's Robin Miller on taking over the fourth Chevy-powered IndyCar. lk8pik47vk8 [02.02.16 - 6:54 pm]RACER Video: Robin Miller with HPD CEO Art St. CyrRACER's Robin Miller speaks with Honda Performance Development CEO Art St. Cyr after he announced a multi-year supply extension with the Verizon IndyCar Series. 6Kj9eERLFyg [02.02.16 - 6:25 pm]INDYCAR: Conor Daly - "All the pieces finally coming together"Appearing at the Verizon IndyCar Series Media Day in Indianapolis, Conor Daly was still basking in the knowledge that he will be a full-time IndyCar driver at last in 2016. "It's a culmination of man... [02.02.16 - 5:41 pm]INDYCAR: Pigot aiming to grow Rahal team opportunitySpencer Pigot made his public debut as an IndyCar driver at the Verizon IndyCar Series Media Day in Indianapolis on Tuesday. The reigning Indy Lights champ will make his first start in the "big cars"... [02.02.16 - 5:38 pm]
Apparently 'tis the week for schedules. Following NASCAR’s announcement of its Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series schedules Monday and IndyCar’s on Tuesday, Road America put out its full 2016 slate of racing and non-racing events Wednesday.
There's not much going on as far as driver appearances in advance of Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile. Perhaps the compact schedule — with a little bit of on-track action late Saturday and an extremely full Sunday &mdash... [07.07.15 - 11:51 am]
IndyCar's new race control format to be "finalized in three weeks"Frye told Motorsport.com: “We hope to have it all sorted out by the Phoenix open test, so within a couple of weeks. We’re working on the candidates and also defining the Race Control process. Nothing’s locked in yet.”
This week, Frye has been in indivi... [02.05.16 - 12:32 pm]Castroneves is fenced inHelio Castroneves made climbing a fence after winning a race his trademark celebration. The Team Penske driver has become the Indianapolis 500 version of Spider-Man by climbing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway fence three times.
With IMS replacing fenci... [02.04.16 - 5:08 pm]Pagenaud expects a "much better" 2016 seasonThe Frenchman joined Penske last season and showed regular pace with six front row starts - including pole at Fontana - but his best results were a pair of third places, and he finished only 10th in the championship standings.
He said: “[2015 was] a be... [02.03.16 - 9:19 pm]Munoz aiming to avoid "weird" oval specialist tagThe Colombian made a major impression on his IndyCar debut, which was the 2013 Indy 500, by qualifying and finishing second in the legendary superspeedway race.
"It’s a bit weird that people see me as being really strong on ovals – speedways especially... [02.02.16 - 6:33 pm]Dixon positive about Chilton as teammateThe reigning and four-time IndyCar champion told Motorsport.com: “Max has got a lot of knowledge from many different cars, and once you get to this level, any driver brings a lot of substantial information.
“Your style, your pattern of what you do is p... [02.02.16 - 2:19 pm]Andretti: “More usable grip” from new Honda aero kitAndretti told Motorsport.com: “I guess increasing downforce is going to suit any driver’s style, right? But what I’d say is that the 2016 kit's grip is more usable than last year.
“In 2015, the grip from the Honda kit was very peaky and it was tough to... [02.02.16 - 12:37 pm]
Honda extends IndyCar deal until 2017Honda has signed up to continue as an engine supplier in IndyCar until at least the end of 2017. [02.02.16 - 5:43 pm]Chilton joins Ganassi IndyCar teamFormer Marussia Formula 1 driver Max Chilton will race in IndyCar for Chip Ganassi Racing this year [02.01.16 - 9:00 am]Carpenter/Fisher in IndyCar team splitThe partnership between Ed Carpenter, Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman has dissolved after one season, meaning CFH Racing will return to being Ed Carpenter Racing for the 2016 IndyCar Series [01.28.16 - 7:02 pm]Karam gets Indy 500 drive with DRRFormer Ganassi IndyCar driver Sage Karam has secured a 2016 Indianapolis 500 drive with Dreyer and Reinbold Racing [01.22.16 - 6:08 am]Harvey in Herta, Coyne IndyCar talksJack Harvey remains in contention for an IndyCar drive in 2016, but admits he could switch to sportscar racing [01.16.16 - 10:47 am]Aleshin 'a big present' for SchmidtIndyCar returnee Mikhail Aleshin has the potential to be a major star in American racing, believes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team owner Sam Schmidt [01.12.16 - 6:43 am]
Great racing cars: 2003 Reynard 02iGreat racing cars: 2003 Reynard 02iThe car in which Ryan Hunter-Reay scored his first major win at Surfers Paradise in 2003.Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [02.09.16 - 5:11 am]Great racing cars: 1965-67 Brabham/Brawner HawkGreat racing cars: 1965-67 Brabham/Brawner HawkA car that should have won the Indy 500 twice easily. Mario Andretti's favourite racing car.Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [02.05.16 - 5:13 am]Hall of Fame 2016: Rick MearsHall of Fame 2016: Rick MearsFour-time Indy winner Rick Mears steps into the Hall of Fame spotlightMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [02.04.16 - 5:48 am]Great racing cars: 1986-87 March 86CGreat racing cars: 1986-87 March 86CMichael Andretti praises Adrian Newey's 1986 design, narrowly beaten to the Indycar title by former colleague Bobby RahalMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [01.20.16 - 6:43 am]Great racing cars: Penske title-winnersGreat racing cars: Penske title-winnersThree Indycars that helped build the Penske mystique; well-prepared, immaculately presented and devastatingly fastMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [01.07.16 - 5:55 am]
Classic Car Of The Week – Penske PC-23It’s another week and that’s means another classic car from BTF. This week we look at the Penske PC-23. Without a doubt, the Penske PC-23 is the embodiment of the word classic. Coming off an extremely successful 1993 season, one which saw Penske Racing... [01.31.16 - 10:49 am]James Hinchcliffe Demonstrates Again Why He’s AwesomeWhen you’re awesome, you’re awesome and James Hinchcliffe is pretty awesome. It’s hard not to like James Hinchcliffe. Sure, he hasn’t had a Graham Rahal-esque breakout season…yet. But he’s an excellent force behind the wheel and is no stranger to Victo... [01.16.16 - 8:22 pm]1-on-1 with IndyCar Driver James HinchcliffeJames Hinchcliffe is a four-time winner in the IndyCar Series. Driving for Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports, Hinchcliffe’s successes include a victory in the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana held in early 2015. The “Mayor of Hinchtown” on social media, Hi... [10.31.15 - 1:02 pm]IndyCar: Double Points Do More Harm Than GoodGoing into Sunday’s IndyCar season finale Juan Pablo Montoya had the championship in the bag. His season was nothing but consistent, and despite having only won twice in 2015 there was nobody who could match his strength this season. His closest compet... [09.03.15 - 10:05 am]IndyCar: Classy, Exciting, Entertaining and… Over ?The 2015 Verizon IndyCar season was exciting, entertaining, competitive, dramatic and thrilling. That’s the good news. It also was scary at times and downright tragic at others. That’s the bad news. The season in now over, and that’s the worst news of ... [09.02.15 - 1:09 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]
Just Taking It All InJust in case anyone was wondering, I did actually make it back home safely from Media Day in Indianapolis on Tuesday night. But in all the years I’ve been making the drive between Indianapolis and Nashville, Tuesday night was the second worse weather I... [02.05.16 - 5:05 am]A Taste Of May In FebruaryIndyCar Media Day started quietly enough. After a quick trip to Charlie Brown’s, where I ran into a few old friends – I made my way to IMS. It was a little surreal as I was making my way toward what is usually a vacation destination for me, in the midd... [02.03.16 - 5:04 am]Guess Where I’m Going Tomorrow!After watching much of the Rolex24 at Daytona this past weekend, I’m really getting into full racing mode. The fact that it was sunny and almost seventy degrees in Nashville this weekend helped to remind me of warm days at the track. Except for this li... [02.01.16 - 5:04 am]The Cruel Realities Of RacingThere is an old joke that goes something like this; Q. How do you make a small fortune? A. Start with a large fortune and go racing. While it may apply, chances are that none of those associated with the team formerly known as CFH Racing are laughing v... [01.29.16 - 5:05 am]Are Motorsports In Trouble?This is not a new topic for me, but reading this article in USA Today last week confirmed what I have been saying for a while now. For some time, I’ve been voicing my concern for motorsports for the long term. I’m not talking strictly about IndyCar, bu... [01.27.16 - 5:04 am]
Racing and Live Sports So Far in 2016What event has drawn sold out crowds daily, features a lot of big names in an extreme form of auto racing musical chairs, races on an oval, gets lots of press and even featured a viral video of a drunken cop slurring idiotic hate speech toward Tony Ste... [01.17.16 - 6:38 am]Happy New Year…and Happy Birthday Tony GeorgeHappy birthday to Tony George, grandson of the late great Tony Hulman. 1959 was the birth year for young Anton and was the year I first set foot inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Unfortunately any mention of Tony George in just about any context ... [12.30.15 - 3:02 pm]IndyCar Schedule in 2016: The Good, Bad and Unvarnished From A Ticket Buying FanThe 2016 IndyCar schedule was formally announced today. As fervent long-term IndyCar fans we are gratified to have any sort of schedule. Formulating one is potentially the most difficult part of running IndyCar. For every great addition such as Phoenix... [10.27.15 - 2:52 pm]IndyCar Is Over Already?This racing fan and like-minded peers are not nearly ready for the IndyCar season to end. We remain willing to watch and attend but we are unable to do so. We remain saddened by the freak accident that claimed the life of one of the truly great people ... [09.02.15 - 10:08 am]Open Contempt by IndyCar for Fans Continues UnabatedThe latest indelicate groin kick IndyCar Management delivered to some of its best fans was the far-too-casual announcement that California’s Auto Club Speedway annual IndyCar event would not be on the schedule in 2016. Never mind Fontana this year unle... [08.17.15 - 10:28 am]
Chilton Signs With GanassiChip Ganassi Racing announced Monday morning the signing of Max Chilton to the team's fourth full-time Verizon IndyCar Series entry.
Chilton, who raced 35 events over 2 seasons with Marussia in Formula 1, contested a part-time Indy Lights schedule with ... [02.01.16 - 7:27 pm]Fisher & Hartman Leave Rebranded ECR TeamAfter eight years as a car owner Sarah Fisher is stepping away entering the 2016 season. The team announced today that the organization will be renamed Ed Carpenter Racing effective immediately. Fisher's partner Wink Hartman is also leaving the sport.
J... [01.29.16 - 11:16 am]Karam Signs With DRR For '500'Dreyer and Reinbold Racing announced Thursday the signing of Sage Karam to the team's entry in May's Indianapolis 500. DRR will once again partner with Davey Hamilton's Kingdom Racing for the effort.
“We, at Kingdom Racing, are extremely excited to be j... [01.26.16 - 11:20 am]IMS Announces '500' Presenting SponsorIn an unprecedented move the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced PennGrade Motor Oil as the presenting sponsor for the 100th Indianapolis 500. The deal is believed to be for 3 years worth about $5 million.
Honda To Again Join Chevy As IndyCar Engine Suppliers INDYCAR and Honda have announced a multi-year extension to the agreement that will continue the manufacturer’s presence as an engine supplier to the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Honda will be in competition with Chevrolet for the fifth consecutive season in... [02.03.16 - 5:31 pm]INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Adds, Subtracts Historic Venues INDYCAR announced the IndyCar Series 2016 schedule on Tuesday and it includes the addition of two historic venues and the subtraction of a third.
The schedule includes a 16-race season – anchored by the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.... [10.27.15 - 9:54 am]IndyCar TV Numbers Jump RacinToday.com
Bolstered by the most-watched Verizon IndyCar Series race ever broadcast on NBC Sports Network, INDYCAR telecasts on ABC and NBCSN posted an overall viewership increase of 16 percent in 2015 that included a 34 percent jump in NBCSN viewe... [09.03.15 - 7:50 pm]Dixon Rakes It In At IndyCar Awards Banquet By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Scott Dixon added a $1-million bonus check to his post-season SWAG haul during the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in downtown San Francisco.
Dixon, of Target... [09.03.15 - 2:27 pm]Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events int... [08.31.15 - 9:21 am]
The 2015 IndyCar season in the rearview mirrorHorace Walpole wrote “This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.” That pretty much sums up the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, doesn’t it? The tragedy of Justin Wilson’s death at Pocono will cast a pall on this seaso... [09.17.15 - 3:11 pm]Show me a heroThis is not a eulogy. I did not know Justin Wilson, who lost his life after being hit by debris in the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, but he was friendly when I met him in passing. I completely trust the comments of his friends and competitors as th... [08.26.15 - 7:17 am]In IndyCar, youth will be servedI knew it was going to happen. As I approached the intersection, the light was green, and I could tell that two cars in the turn lane coming in the opposite direction were going to turn in front of me. That was cool. The social covenant of the road ... [07.28.15 - 12:47 pm]Five worthless opinions: Fontana MAVTV 500 editionSurprise, anger, frustration, elation, bitterness…sounds like IndyCar to me. Fontana, with nobody watching, put on one of the best races in recent memory. Unless you think good racing is not racing at all. More on that below. Here they are, the bes... [06.29.15 - 9:41 am]Five worthless opinions: The Chevrolet Dual in DetroitThe Verizon IndyCar Series floated onto Belle Isle in Detroit and, with promoter Roger Penske’s help, managed to put on two races that once again highlighted the yin and yang of IndyCar as we know it. Here are some waterlogged WO’s (worthless opinions... [06.01.15 - 11:49 am]
Thank You, Justin WilsonI was on a flight back home from Denver tonight when I heard the word that Justin Wilson had passed away as a result of the head injuries he suffered during Sunday's race at Pocono. Like many of you, I was immediately numbed by the news. And still am.
... [08.25.15 - 12:13 am]Road America...Finally!Like many of you, I was thrilled to see that Road America will be part of the IndyCar schedule next season. The 4-mile, 14-turn circuit in east-central Wisconsin was a stalwart on the schedule for 25 years, and it is hard to believe the series hasn't r... [08.08.15 - 1:30 pm]Iowa! (Part 2)Back today as promised! I got to watch the last 100 laps of the IndyCar race, as well as the last 50 laps of the Indy Lights race, so I have a little more perspective to offer. For the amount of material out there from Iowa I could probably go to a thi... [07.22.15 - 3:39 pm]Iowa!As longtime readers of this site know, I add the exclamation point to the title of the Iowa race given the long history my family has in the state, and how cool it is to be a part of that heritage. I was born in Davenport and while I only called Iowa h... [07.20.15 - 6:46 pm]A Wild Day at The MileFinally getting home and digesting the race a little bit, and let me first say, that was one of the crazier races I've seen in quite some time!
(Editor's note: If you scroll down on this blog you will see that I have made a couple of editing changes. ... [07.13.15 - 2:36 pm]
IndyCar Testing Heats UpThree teams and seven drivers spent valuable time at Phoenix International Raceway today, as part of a Chevrolet manufacturer test. The foursome of Team Penske (Will Power, Helio Castroneves, Juan Montoya, Simon Pagenaud) were joined by Ed Carpenter an... [02.08.16 - 6:26 pm]2016 IndyCar Media DayToday was Media Day for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, which officially begins on March 13th at St Petersburg. There has been a lot of testing already, and even more coming up in the next few weeks. Some of the Honda aero kit design tweaks wer... [02.02.16 - 8:08 pm]Honda Extends Deal with IndyCar[Verizon IndyCar Series Press Release] INDYCAR and Honda announced a multi-year extension to the agreement that retains the manufacturer as an engine supplier to the Verizon IndyCar Series. “We’re grateful for Honda’s longstanding partnership with INDY... [02.02.16 - 5:16 pm]Ganassi Signs Max Chilton for 2016[Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Press Release] Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today that former Formula 1 driver Max Chilton from England will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet in a full-season effort for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series. Chilton will be... [02.01.16 - 5:18 pm]Rolex 24 Podium for Hunter-ReayRyan Hunter-Reay finished on the podium in the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Sunday, which was the best finish of any Verizon IndyCar Series participant. The Andretti Autosport driver took the No. 90 Prototype to a third overall finish, in what proved to be a... [01.31.16 - 9:40 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]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]
Unfiltered Race Notes: Super Awesome Championship Sonoma EditionWell, here we find ourselves again. Not much to say other than lets go. –Prerace– How long is this thing? I don’t have time for this I need to see some racecars. DVR starts in the middle of the season … Continue reading → [08.31.15 - 9:36 pm]Unfiltered Practice Notes: Super Championship Finale Mega EditionOk, so it’s been a while… so shoot me. When I shutter anotherindycarblog you’ll know it so always consider this space active unless the front page says otherwise. What better way to kick things back into action than with PRACTICE … Continue reading → [08.29.15 - 9:58 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: GP of Detroit Race 1 2015–Pre Race– ZOMG, ONE MINUTE LONG?!?!! That’s what I’m talking about. Sorry casual fans, I don’t need and couldn’t care less about pre race. Lets Do This!! Wet Wet Wet. Cars are already circulating as we go live. 2 hour … Continue reading → [06.01.15 - 11:51 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Grand Prix of Indy 2015Full disclosure: I was there live. I know how this movie ends and I know how pissed off all of you are about what went down. I saw a ton of passing and had a freaking great afternoon at the … Continue reading → [05.26.15 - 11:18 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Barber 2015Jumping right into it has been this years theme so let’s do it. –Prerace– The first shots of the Gorgeous Facility are of the flying codpiece triplets. Weird. The Augusta of Motorsports. I saw the helicopter shots, that grass isn’t … Continue reading → [04.27.15 - 10:08 am]
VICS: Graham Rahal Looking For Another Strong SeasonWhile many people looked up to and upon the accomplishments of Bobby Rahal, Graham knew him under one simple name – daddy. There would be those who’d come up to him and say something, want an autograph, but yet there’s not a big deal or thinking someth... [02.05.16 - 10:30 am]VICS: Celebrate the history of the Indy 500 at the 2016 AutoShowTORONTO, ONT. (Feb. 4, 2016) — For more than a century, every Memorial Day weekend in the United States has seen open-wheel cars racing 500 miles around a 2.5-mile oval track known as “The Brickyard.” This annual event — which took a break during both ... [02.04.16 - 3:44 pm]INDYCAR News and Notes – Feb. 4, 20161. Miles sees 100th Indianapolis 500 as launch pad to historic season 2. Honda contract extension draws praise 3. Dixon gets throwback car livery 4. Castroneves is fenced in 5. Chilton rounds out Ganassi’s four-car lineup 6. Phoenix fans will get a “Pr... [02.04.16 - 3:18 pm]VICS: Hyatt Joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as Major Associate Sponsor o...BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 3, 2016) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Hyatt, a leading global hospitality brand, has joined the team as a major associate sponsor and official hotel sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series program... [02.04.16 - 1:09 pm]NSCS/VICS: BOSCH AND TEAM PENSKE EXTEND 25-YEAR ALLIANCEOrganization Will Continue to Leverage Marketing and At-Track Assets While Providing High-Quality Products to Help Maximize Team Performance MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 4, 2016) – Building on one of the most successful and longest-lasting partnerships ... [02.04.16 - 12:02 pm]
Jack Harvey: IndyCar “more exciting than Formula 1 at the moment”Jack Harvey spoke to TCF at #ASI16 about his 2015 Indy Lights campaign, his ambitions to race in IndyCar in 2016 and why he turned his back on the European scene to race in America.
View the original post at Jack Harvey: IndyCar “more exciting than For... [02.09.16 - 4:30 am]Honda and IndyCar sign Multiyear contract extensionHonda and the Verizon IndyCar Series have announced a new multiyear deal for the engine supplier to remain in the championship.
View the original post at Honda and IndyCar sign Multiyear contract extension [02.03.16 - 4:51 pm]Max Chilton joins IndyCar field with GanassiMax Chilton will run a full campaign in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016 after joining Chip Ganassi Racing.
View the original post at Max Chilton joins IndyCar field with Ganassi [02.01.16 - 5:10 pm]Ed Carpenter Racing name returns to IndyCarThe Ed Carpenter Racing name will return to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016.
View the original post at Ed Carpenter Racing name returns to IndyCar [01.29.16 - 3:02 pm]Karam signs Dreyer & Reinbold deal for 100th Indy 500Sage Karam will be reunited with the Dreyer & Reinbold - Kingdom Racing squad for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 this May.
View the original post at Karam signs Dreyer & Reinbold deal for 100th Indy 500 [01.22.16 - 5:41 pm]
Admit ItSunday afternoon would've been a great time for a race.
Nothing on the tube but golf, old movies, and 5 hours of pregame and it's winter outside. [02.08.16 - 11:45 pm]100 Days to the Month of May...https://twitter.com/jdouglas4/status/696869858558873601/photo/1?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=jdouglas4&utm_content=696869858558873601
Woo! [02.08.16 - 9:32 pm]Concert Night Before 500?I'm guessing the concert for the night before the 500 will be announced anytime in the next couple weeks. Amy guesses or ideas on who it might be? Doug Boles did confirm there will be a concert and it will be a country act once again. [02.08.16 - 7:58 pm]Miller calls out the Internethttp://www.racer.com/more/viewpoints/item/125948-miller-indycar-s-rookie-problem
Sites the frequent swipes at Sage (often seen here) that he's over his head, a PR stunt, and even caused Justin Wilson's death through careless driving. Once again poi... [02.08.16 - 1:25 pm]2016 Aerokit Elements DiscussionFigured I'd start a thread to discuss the new or different elements showing up on 2016 aerokits. Please keep the conversation objective and technically focused.
Pagenaud and Montoya posted up some shots today of RC/short oval trim from the Phoenix... [02.08.16 - 12:23 pm]Brian Herta Autosport-Gabby Chavez Fraud?This came of German Mejía´s colombian Journalist:
"Intentó de estafa al equipo de Gabby Chaves. Se esfumaron 4M de dólares. Ahora no hay plata para toda la temporada."
"Attempted fraud Gabby Chaves´s team. 4M dollars vanished. Now there is n... [02.07.16 - 7:02 pm]Am I the only one ...... who finds this sad?
http://www.racer.com/nascar/item/125927-xfinity-villeneuve-set-to-return-with-new-team [02.07.16 - 4:48 pm]"Very possible" that Robin Frijns will debut in Indycar with Andrettihttp://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2016/02/06/very-possible-frijns-will-make-indycar-debut-with-andretti/
When asked if either of his Formula E drivers could possible fill this seat, Andretti said that it was possible Frijns could step... [02.06.16 - 12:57 pm]Holy cowA Super Bowl ad in the first half.
http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/news-multimedia/news/2016/02/05/ims-to-feature-first-superbowl-ad-for-sunday-2016 [02.06.16 - 8:23 am]Helio Honored With FenceHelio Castroneves received part of the fence he climbed at IMS.
http://autoweek.com/article/indycar/ims-presents-helio-castroneves-piece-old-fence?utm_source=RacingDaily20160205&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_term=headline-center&utm_content=body&ut... [02.05.16 - 9:41 pm]
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