Texas Motor Speedway Has Big Plans For Race Fans August 27Racing returns to Texas Motor Speedway August 27th for the completion of the Firestone 600. The race was originally scheduled to run Saturday June 11th but was pushed to Sunday because of the weather. Drivers took to the track but the race was called o... [06.30.16 - 5:14 pm]IndyCar rookies provide their mid-season report cardsThe second half of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series is rearing closer and closer, and the sparkling class of rookie drivers Thursday provided self-assessments of their driving performances this season as they prepare for the Iowa Corn 300 next weekend. [06.30.16 - 12:35 pm]Newgarden will “definitely race Iowa” despite missing testJR Hildebrand stood in for him at today’s Iowa Speedway test, but Josef Newgarden has confirmed that he will be racing the #21 Ed Carpenter Racing entry at next week’s Iowa Corn 300. Following his 200mph shunt at Texas Motor Speedway that left him with... [06.30.16 - 7:01 am]Nevada City's Alexander Rossi to receive hero's welcome at 50th annual Consti...Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi will receive a local hero’s welcome in September, when the Nevada City native returns to his hometown as a special guest for the 50th annual Constitution Day Parade. According to sources involved in the ... [06.30.16 - 8:12 pm]Penske and Andretti lead tributes to Chip GanassiRoger Penske, Mario Andretti and Jeff Gordon are among the list of stars who have paid tribute to Chip Ganassi on the eve of his Motorsports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Chip Ganassi will this evening be inducted into the MSHOF in Daytona Beach, Fla. [06.29.16 - 12:20 pm]Ken de la Bastide column: Stewart win big for NASCARThere were two significant events that took place in auto racing’s top tier series over the past weekend that should provide a boost for both NASCAR and the Verizon IndyCar Series. Tony Stewart broke an 84-race winless streak with a last lap pass of ... [06.28.16 - 11:14 pm]Pole-sitter Power holds off Kanaan to win at Road AmericaELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Pole-sitter Will Power picked up his second IndyCar series victory of the year, winning by 0.74 seconds Sunday after holding off Tony Kanaan's last-lap surge at Road America. Kanaan shaved about a half-second off the gap with ... [06.28.16 - 5:52 pm]Caution flags: North Dakota driver survives IMCA series race in GilletteJason Wolla has had races swept out from underneath him. The Ray, North Dakota, IMCA Modified driver knows that feeling. “We’ve led two of these to the last lap and got passed on the last lap,” he said in the pits at Gillette Thunder Speedway. [06.28.16 - 9:00 pm]Everyone wants to win 100th IndyINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track. He wanted to be kind to the old lady, to land in her good graces before the historic 100th running of "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing. [06.27.16 - 10:11 pm]INDYCAR Drivers Conduct Test at Iowa Speedway on WednesdayNEWTON, Iowa (June 29, 2016) – With less than two weeks away from the Iowa Corn 300, those visiting Iowa Speedway on Wednesday heard a familiar roar. Nineteen Verizon IndyCar Series drivers representing nine teams conducted a team test at “The Fastest ... [06.30.16 - 3:09 am]
INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 18 to June 24)‘You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming?’ The always charming and conversational Emma Dixon had to find someone to talk to in Le Mans, France, while hubby Scott Dixon was busy getting a third-place finish in the 24... [06.27.16 - 5:39 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 11 to June 17)If the shoe fits Luckily, Helio Castroneves had perfect hair and his signature yellow No. 3 socks on when he competed on “American Ninja Warrior” in late April because when the episode aired June 13 on NBC, we see that he lost a shoe while holding onto... [06.20.16 - 2:42 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR INDY 500 EDITION (JUNE 6 – JUNE...RACING HAIR With the possible exception of Sebastian Saveedra, the general assumption was that most Verizon IndyCar Series drivers have normal hair (or none at all). Now we know better. A new commercial released by Honda Canada reveals that James Hinch... [06.10.16 - 10:04 pm]#INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR (MAY 15 – MAY 20)RAIN DELAY ANTICS (PART 1) Track closed due to rain during Tuesday’s scheduled Indianapolis 500 practice? No worries. There’s always Mario Kart. If you’re wondering if drivers are as competitive off the track as they are on, Conor Daly – who played aga... [05.25.16 - 8:21 am]#IndyCar-aoke taking off during 2016 Media TourIn recent years, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has hosted a number of fantastic concerts. In 2014, Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas were on stage. Last year, Jane’s Addiction rocked the speedway during the Month of May. This year, the legendary group Jo... [05.24.16 - 4:50 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR (MAY 8 – MAY 14)By Kate Shoup HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HELIO On May 10, three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves turned 41 years old. To celebrate, he responded to each and every birthday greeting he received from fans on Twitter—all 594 of them (at least, that’s how many... [05.14.16 - 8:38 pm]
INDYCAR: Texas announces perks for race restartThe completion of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, set for Aug. 27 following its June 12 suspension after 71 laps, will provide a variety of unique benefits for attending fans, track offici... [07.01.16 - 12:17 am]INDYCAR: Power back in form at opportune timeThe maniacal look that defined Will Power's time with Team Penske through the 2014 season is back. With an old-school stomping on Sunday by Power in Road America, two wins on the trot, and a sharp la... [06.30.16 - 9:12 pm]INDYCAR: Ganassi, Childress among Hall inducteesThe Motorsports Hall of Fame of America welcomed the distinguished seven-member Class of 2016 into its Hall of Fame Wednesday night in the first ceremony to be held in Daytona Beach. The 28th annual ... [06.30.16 - 8:11 pm]INDYCAR: Gold Coast group tries for returnIndyCar could make its long-hoped-for return to Surfers Paradise – possibly as early as next year – if an already approved Gold Coast-based consortium can successfully negotiate an agreement for a ra... [06.29.16 - 6:40 pm]INDYCAR: Menards added for two more racesSimon Pagenaud's fetching dayglow Menards livery will appear at two more rounds this year, according to the championship-leading Frenchman. Pagenaud's No. 22 Team Penske Chevy raced with the bright y... [06.29.16 - 5:21 pm]
Insider: Will Power looming in Simon Pagenaud's mirrorWill Power is hot, which is hot news in the IndyCar Series.
[06.27.16 - 6:19 pm]Will Power wins pole for Kohler Grand PrixELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Will Power has another IndyCar Series pole in his pocket, posting the fastest qualifying lap in open-wheel racing’s return to the popular Road America circuit.
[06.25.16 - 6:04 pm]NASCAR's Keselowski considering Indy 500 runELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Brad Keselowski’s recent IndyCar run at Road America was more than a play day for NASCAR’s 2012 champion, Team Penske’s president confirmed Saturday.
[06.25.16 - 5:46 pm]Josef Newgarden tests injured hand in practiceELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Josef Newgarden’s driving went about as well as could be expected Friday following a recent IndyCar accident at Texas Motor Speedway and the subsequent surgery to stabilize a collarbone he broke.
[06.24.16 - 9:08 pm]Newgarden, Daly won't finish Firestone 600ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – IndyCar Series drivers Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly, who crashed during the postponed Firestone 600 on June 12 at Texas Motor Speedway, will not to be allowed to participate when the race resumes the race Aug.
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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.
Bourdais says Iowa “trickier than ever”After completing 171 laps of the 0.894-mile oval in testing yesterday, the four-time Champ Car champion says Iowa Speedway will be demanding on cars and drivers although tire degradation is not huge.
He told Motorsport.com: “Overall the test went OK, w... [06.30.16 - 3:37 pm]Newgarden will “definitely race Iowa” despite missing testFollowing his 200mph shunt at Texas Motor Speedway that left him with a broken right clavicle and a fractured right hand, there were doubts over Newgarden’s fitness for last week’s race at Road America. However, the 25-year-old took part and finished n... [06.29.16 - 11:21 pm]Penske and Andretti lead tributes to Chip GanassiChip Ganassi will this evening be inducted into the MSHOF in Daytona Beach, Fla., along with AMA bike legend Everett Brashear, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, late Land Speed Record holder Gary Gabelich, NHRA commentator Dave McClelland, former al... [06.29.16 - 5:17 pm]Increasing speculation over IndyCar return to Surfers ParadiseFollowing confirmation that Supercars (formerly V8 Supercars) would be continuing at the Surfers Paradise venue at least until 2019, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported that it had “seen documents giving a Coast-based consortium the right to negotiate for... [06.29.16 - 4:08 pm]Daly robbed by suspension failureA team statement revealed that the #18 Dale Coyne Racing-Honda “suffered a left rear suspension failure” at Turn 1 as Daly started his 40th lap in the 50-lap event.
After qualifying ninth – his highest grid position of the season – the rookie had charg... [06.27.16 - 10:36 am]Power back in title hunt and fully fit againThe Team Penske-Chevrolet driver led from pole position to checkered flag today, aside from the pitstop sequences, and scored his second victory of the season, and 27th of his career.
Power, who after taking pole for the season opener at St. Petersburg... [06.26.16 - 6:59 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]
Racing To The Flag: Motorsports Hot Topics – Edition No. 5Each week Beyond the Flag will tackle the motorsports hot topics with Racing To The Flag. Each writer will give their opinions and open the floor for debate. Like always, not every topic is going to have the same opinions from writer to writer. If your... [06.30.16 - 10:10 pm]IndyCar: The Return of Will PowerThe Verizon IndyCar Series’ return to Road America was a spectacular event featuring a dominant drive, amazing battles, and competing tire and pit strategies. But, the race won by Team Penske’s Will Power might turn out to be the turning point in this ... [06.30.16 - 5:59 pm]IndyCar TV Ratings Positive Following Road America ReturnReturning to Road America brought a needed boost to IndyCar TV ratings heading into the summer stretch. A thrilling return for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Road America pays off in the ratings and viewership department. The Kohler Grand Prix, won by W... [06.29.16 - 10:12 am]IndyCar: Power Wins Thriller at Road AmericaThe Verizon IndyCar Series’ return to Road America may also be the return of Will Power. The Team Penske ace erased memories of his early struggles with a dominant performance in the rolling hills of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Power, whose season turnaro... [06.26.16 - 11:06 pm]Power, Chevy Lead IndyCar Road America QualifyingThe Verizon IndyCar Series’ long-awaited and much anticipated return to Road America has so far been dominated by the powerhouse teams and Chevrolet, as Will Power captured the pole for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix. The new chapter at Road America is bei... [06.25.16 - 7:32 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]
Random Thoughts On Road AmericaFor a series that needed a shot in the arm in the worst way after staging a two-day non-race in Texas, the Verizon IndyCar Series came up with a timely home-run. If you kept up with this site throughout the weekend, you’ve undoubtedly seen me gush abou... [06.27.16 - 4:04 am]Road America Wrap-UpAfter an eight-year absence, American open-wheel racing has finally run a race at Road America. From what I saw, it was not the most scintillating of races as Will Power pretty much dominated the race leading forty-six of the fifty laps. But there was ... [06.26.16 - 5:36 pm]Loving Road AmericaBy Susan Phillips Welcome to a currently wet Road America. It’s raining right now, but the sun is supposed to break through around 10:00 and things should be dry by the race. When George and I decided to add Road America to our race season this year, I... [06.26.16 - 9:41 am]Road America Saturday Wrap-UpDay Two at Road America wound up just like Day One – quickly. To have no set plans for today, the day sure got away from us. For those that were looking for Susan’s post this afternoon – quite honestly, we never came into the media center where she cou... [06.25.16 - 7:05 pm]Road America – Day TwoDay Two at Road America appears to be more of the same – and then some. As big as the crowd was yesterday, it appears that today will be much bigger. I’m not sure but it looked like we got the last parking space in our lot, and we were here by 9:30. Th... [06.25.16 - 11:23 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]
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]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]
The Dale Coyne Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing cars were involved in a... [06.25.16 - 10:10 am]Texas Race Postponed To AugustThe rain just wouldn't let up at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Originally scheduled for Saturday night, the Firestone 600 was postponed to Sunday at 1:06 pm local time.
Come Sunday afternoon the weepers were still weeping, causing a 40 minute delay, but the ... [06.12.16 - 11:41 pm]Newgarden Okay After Scary Texas CrashNearing the end of lap 42 at Sunday's weather delayed Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar drivers Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden were involved in a scary crash.
Exiting Turn 4 Conor Daly got loose, over corrected and turned right into Josef Ne... [06.12.16 - 8:11 pm]2016 Indianapolis 500 PayoutTotal Payout: $13,273,253 Rookie of the Year: Alexander Rossi
1. (11) Alexander Rossi - $2,548,743 2. (5) Carlos Munoz - $788,743 3. (2) Josef Newgarden - $574,243 4. (18) Tony Kanaan - $445,743 5. (16) Charlie Kimball - $423,243 6. (15) JR Hildebrand ... [05.30.16 - 7:09 pm]Rossi Wins at IndianapolisHaving not even seen the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until this past Easter, Andretti Autosport rookie Alexander Rossi has won the 100th Running of the Indy 500.
Leading 9 laps from lap 129 to 138, Rossi lost the lead to Helio Castroneves but would reco... [05.29.16 - 6:21 pm]
Details Of Rescheduled TMS Race Announced By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway has formalized its “Restart Your Engines” schedule and ticket guidelines for completion of the rain-delayed Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series night race set for ... [06.30.16 - 6:03 pm]Power Is Powerful Again; Wins Road America Will Power, whose IndyCar Series season started slowly, is rolling pretty rapidly now. The Team Penske driver won for the second straight victory Sunday when he got the win at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
The victory was No. 27 in Power’s career ... [06.26.16 - 3:25 pm]Power On Road America Pole RacinToday.com
With team Penske’s Will Power leading the way, Chevrolets captured the top five spots on the starting grid for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Road America on Saturday.
The pole was the second of the season for Power. It came on the stre... [06.25.16 - 7:08 pm]A Joyful Rebirth And Sad Farewell In Wisconsin By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
There is certainly reason to celebrate this weekend as North America’s top non-stock car racing series returns to the best road circuit not located in France, Germany, Italy or Belgium. But there is also r... [06.25.16 - 4:56 pm]Rahal Tops Gremlins, Charts At Road America By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Graham Rahal and his team overcame a bizarre electrical gremlin _ one that indicated his No. 15 Honda did not exist _ during Friday’s opening practice session at Road America to eventually claim P1 followi... [06.25.16 - 8:27 am]
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]
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]Carb Night Burger BashHey everyone, it's Indy 500 weekend!
Are you excited yet? I hope so, because I know I am. And even better, I'm already in town, which hasn't happened since, well, I actually lived here 20-plus years ago. Since Kevin had his last final exam today, we w... [05.28.16 - 12:35 am]Checking Out My Local TrackI'll probably post some sort of wrap-up to the Barber race later this week, but in keeping things chronological, I'm instead going to post about a trip Kevin and I took to one of our local tracks this weekend.
Rockford Speedway, in Rockford, Ill. is... [04.27.16 - 4:30 pm]Long Beach -- Upon Further ReviewSo, here we are, three races into the season and I haven't come through with either a blog or a podcast on any of them.
While part of that is due to a busy schedule, and our trip to Singapore, it's also been a little about motivation. Not for me, but ... [04.20.16 - 8:26 pm]
Will Power Wins at Road AmericaAfter not winning a race in the Verizon IndyCar Series in more than a calendar year, Will Power has now won two in a row. The Team Penske driver held off a hard-charging Tony Kanaan in the closing laps to win the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America. It’s... [06.26.16 - 4:06 pm]Will Power on Pole at Road AmericaIt seems like forever ago, but the most recent winner in the Verizon IndyCar Series kept the momentum going today in Elkhart Lake. Will Power earned his second Pole of the season today at Road America, as Team Penske has now collected 8 Pole positions ... [06.25.16 - 6:45 pm]Road America Friday PracticeThe long wait is officially over. The Kohler Grand Prix will be the first Verizon IndyCar Series event at Road America since 2007, and the 26th IndyCar race at the track since it hosted its first IndyCar event in 1982. That last race in 2007 was specia... [06.24.16 - 9:10 pm]IndyCar Mid-Season ReviewThe second half of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season officially kicks off this weekend, with a return to one of the most iconic road courses in the world. Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is the site of this weekend’s event, where the IndyCars will make th... [06.23.16 - 4:42 pm]Watkins Glen IndyCar TestAfter the debacle at Texas Motor Speedway, and an off weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series is back in full force this week, visiting two iconic venues. This weekend is the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America, a place the open wheel cars have not raced at ... [06.20.16 - 11:15 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]
IndyCar drivers Test Iowa Speedway ahead of Iowa Corn 250On June 29 most of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers headed to Iowa Speedway for a test session prior to the Iowa Corn 250 next weekend. The session was delayed due to rain in the morning but teams were able to get some valuable laps in the afternoon.... [06.30.16 - 11:30 am]Kanaan Posts Podium Finish in Road AmericaFor the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America, Tony Kanaan, driver of the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet, scored a podium finish. The Salvador, Brazil qualified in the third starting position for the race and as a result, he was able to stay in the top-five mo... [06.29.16 - 10:30 am]Tempers Flared in Late Stages at Road AmericaAs the laps of the Kohler Grand Prix of Road America at Road America were winding down, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Charlie Kimball and Helio Castroneves were battling hard for positions fourth through sixth. The battle grew so intense at one point INDYCAR Race ... [06.29.16 - 10:00 am]Coca-Cola Canada to be the official thirst quencher of Honda Indy Toronto wit...TORONTO, ON, June 28, 2016 — Honda Indy Toronto organizers announced today that Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada will be the official beverage supplier for the event weekend, which runs July 15-17 at Exhibition Place. As part of a new five-year agreement,... [06.28.16 - 5:10 pm]Conor Daly’s day ends at Road America with suspension failureConor Daly, driver of the No. 18 Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality Honda, qualified in his best position thus far this season – but didn’t get the finish he wanted. Once the green flag dropped, the Noblesville, Indiana native ran somewhere between sixth and ... [06.27.16 - 8:45 pm]
Dave Kallmann on RA Weekendhttp://www.jsonline.com/sports/autoracing/road-america-provides-indy-car-experience-milwaukee-mile-couldnt-b99754051z1-385121721.html [07.01.16 - 7:19 am]Road America PhotosMy good friend and photog Doug Garner (GarnerAC) took these last weekend.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/144387418@N08/sets/72157667652775124 [06.30.16 - 1:24 pm]Alexander RossiTribute to the winner.
== [06.30.16 - 10:47 am]What about Memphis?Does anyone here have any information as to why the Indycars do not run on the asphalt oval and road course in Memphis, Tn? I live a few miles from the track and it pretty much sits idle aside from Rusty Wallace nascar experience and some drag racing a... [06.29.16 - 10:37 pm]Today's test at IowaWas it open to the public? Any news on speeds? [06.29.16 - 8:01 pm]Road America TV RatingRoad America drew a .44 rating. Last year Fontana ran the same weekend and returned a .37.
Here's a tidbit from a journo friend:
A thrilling return for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Road America pays off in the ratings and viewersh... [06.29.16 - 1:40 pm]Goldcoast back on the schedule? Wow!!!http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/sport/gold-coast-600/indycars-tipped-to-return-as-v8-supercars-lock-in-deal-to-secure-gold-coast-race-until-2019/news-story/7b8e45a1b26847c8c1f8d3ecf6cded6a [06.29.16 - 11:00 am]Road America PicsAs a first timer at the Road America I would like to express how I impressed I am with the place. Just a fantastic venue! I tried to make it all around the track but didn't quite make it . Hauling a ton of camera gear around didn't make things easy. I'... [06.29.16 - 1:28 am]Dirt track to be built at IMS.Per Douglas Boles and Indystar.
Track will be built inside turn 3 and be 3/16 of a mile [06.28.16 - 8:15 pm]MarcoI have been one of Marco's harshest critic on this forum, but mainly because I really thought he would be successful, exp after his rookie season, which now seems a life time ago. But has he hit rock bottom this season? I understand Andretti Autosport... [06.28.16 - 7:20 pm]
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