IndyCar race officials working quickly to find new host cityOrganizers of the aborted Grand Prix of Boston have been working feverishly to keep the race alive elsewhere, as officials in Providence embraced the idea and said there’s no hard feelings after the race originally abandoned Rhode Island for the Hub. [05.02.16 - 11:10 pm]WATCH: IndyCar Fans Try And Make Race Car Noises With Their MouthsIt’s very hard to look cool while trying to imitate the noise of an IndyCar–which is exactly why we filmed Verizon IndyCar Series fans giving it their best at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Our Miss COED of the Year Kendall Fuhrman hit the fan zone ... [05.03.16 - 8:33 am]Why IndyCar failed, according to the former Boston Olympics CEOOne lesson learned from Boston’s failed Olympic bid is that a large citywide event needs a thorough public process to succeed, said Rich Davey, the former CEO of Boston’s failed Olympic bid. And like the Olympic bid, the plan for the recently ... [05.03.16 - 3:37 am]IndyCar: Five Tracks That Could Replace BostonWith the IndyCar schedule facing an empty spot during Labor Day weekend, now is the time to discuss the top tracks to fill the void. For IndyCar to avoid their first season since 2012 to feature just 15 races, they need to add a replacement venue to th... [05.03.16 - 3:00 am]IndyCar race in Providence? Local officials say rumors are prematurePROVIDENCE – It’s best to hold off on any ideas of Indy cars zipping past the State House this Labor Day weekend. Despite reports linking Providence as a potential stop on the IndyCar circuit, city and state officials say they have not heard any ... [05.02.16 - 8:56 am]The 2024 Olympics bid collapsed and IndyCar pulled out. Is Boston the City of...BOSTON – First, Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics collapsed last July, and the show moved on to Los Angeles as recriminations over who killed the bid played out in the press. Just a few days ago, there were echoes of last summer: IndyCar ditche... [05.02.16 - 10:30 am]IndyCar Race Boston Rift With Officials Leads Organizers To Look For Another ...The IndyCar race in Boston won’t be happening anytime soon as organizers are now looking for a back-up city for the Grand Prix. The relationship between Boston officials and race promoters had gone foul, and both are pointing fingers at each other as t... [05.01.16 - 3:29 am]Boston IndyCar Race CancelledDespite the collapse of the Boston Grand Prix, Casey says he's determined to make sure it isn't the final chapter in this street race sage. The 2.2 mile course included 11 turns on public streets in the South Boston waterfront area. Besides having to d... [04.30.16 - 9:51 pm]Scheduled IndyCar race on streets of Boston canceledBOSTON (AP) — First the 2024 Olympics. Now an IndyCar race is pulling out of Boston before it even began. Organizers of the Grand Prix of Boston, which had been planned for Labor Day weekend this year and again each year through 2020, told the open whe... [04.30.16 - 3:32 am]Boston IndyCar race scrapped over officials' riftBOSTON -- Organizers are scrapping plans for an IndyCar race on the streets of Boston. John Casey, president of the Grand Prix of Boston, told The Boston Globe on Friday that the relationship between promoters and the city isn't working. The race was ... [04.29.16 - 1:16 pm]
Insider: No clear Plan B for IndyCar to replace Boston event - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star Insider: No clear Plan B for IndyCar to replace Boston event Indianapolis Star As much as it pains IndyCar to lose its inaugural Labor Day event in Boston, maybe healing comes in the form of a holiday weekend at home. Sanctioning body of... [05.03.16 - 2:42 pm]Good for Boston for stopping IndyCar crash - The Boston Globe The Boston Globe Good for Boston for stopping IndyCar crash The Boston Globe Shed no tears over IndyCar's decision to pull the plug on a “Grand Prix of Boston” race that was scheduled to take place over Labor Day weekend. The proposal's unraveling says li... [05.02.16 - 10:34 pm]MILLER: Healing IndyCar's black eye - Racer Racer MILLER: Healing IndyCar's black eye Racer An IndyCar biggie called over the weekend and was miffed about two things: the fact that his series wasn't going to be racing in Boston, and that nobody seemed to care. "Nobody is talking about it, there's n... [05.02.16 - 10:12 am]INDYCAR: Saavedra ruled out of Indy 500 - Racer INDYCAR: Saavedra ruled out of Indy 500 Racer "Everyone has given so much support – Chevy believed in us, IndyCar believed in us, our sponsors believed in us, but we couldn't do a proper program with the time we had," he continued. "We could have tried t... [05.02.16 - 2:17 pm]IndyCar ticket buyers will get refunds for cancelled Boston race - The Boston... The Boston Globe IndyCar ticket buyers will get refunds for cancelled Boston race The Boston Globe Organizers of the canceled IndyCar race in the Seaport announced Saturday that ticket refunds for the event begin Monday. In a post on the Grand Prix of Bos... [05.01.16 - 2:56 am]Is there a chance IndyCar regains its senses and returns to Fontana? - Inland... Is there a chance IndyCar regains its senses and returns to Fontana? Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Sarah Guillen, among the all-time career CIF Southern Section single-season hits leade... [05.02.16 - 9:10 pm]IndyCar race in Providence? Local officials say rumors unfounded - The Provid... The Providence Journal IndyCar race in Providence? Local officials say rumors unfounded The Providence Journal Despite reports linking Providence as a potential stop on the IndyCar circuit, city and state officials say they have not heard any interest fro... [05.02.16 - 2:08 pm]INDYCAR: Mann confirmed for Indy 500 - Racer autosport.com INDYCAR: Mann confirmed for Indy 500 Racer For a fourth consecutive year, Pippa Mann is returning to Dale Coyne Racing as part of the team's effort at this year's Indianpolis 500, where she will drive the No.63 entry. “I'm so happy to be con... [05.02.16 - 9:19 am]IndyCar drivers will run the 'American Ninja Warrior' obstacle course - India... Indianapolis Star IndyCar drivers will run the 'American Ninja Warrior' obstacle course Indianapolis Star IndyCar drivers Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Josef Newgarden will put the upper body strength they gained while fighting g-forces to the test a... [04.25.16 - 6:57 pm]Three IndyCar drivers compete on 'American Ninja Warrior' - Autoweek Autoweek Three IndyCar drivers compete on 'American Ninja Warrior' Autoweek "The goal coming into the competition was to show that IndyCar drivers are athletes, too, and even though our training is a lot different than the amazing athletes competing here ... [04.29.16 - 3:31 pm]
#INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR (APRIL 24 – APRIL 30)As Verizon IndyCar Series teams packed up after Simon Pagenaud’s nail-biter of a win at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, attention turned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis will be run on May 14 and t... [04.29.16 - 2:06 pm]#INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR (APRIL 17 – APRIL 23)Cameras sent from celebrity gossip site TMZ pop up regularly when Verizon IndyCar Series drivers travel to New York and Los Angeles. So it was during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach last weekend. After stopping Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver... [04.22.16 - 11:58 am]#INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR (APRIL 10 – APRIL 16)While the five winningest Indy car drivers of all time were honored in the contemporary Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile section of Los Angeles this week on #IndyCarLegends night, another racing icon... [04.14.16 - 9:35 pm]#INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR (APRIL 3 – APRIL 9)Verizon IndyCar Series drivers packed their bags and traveled to Indianapolis Motor Speedway to test their race cars on its famous oval this week. It was the first opportunity this season to take a spin around the track – a place that brings out their ... [04.08.16 - 11:17 am]#INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR (MARCH 27 – APRIL 2)On April 1, racing legend Mario Andretti was apparently in a joking mood. He tweeted plans to get back in the cockpit of a Verizon IndyCar Series car for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on a challenge from lif... [04.02.16 - 4:11 pm]#INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR (MARCH 19-25)Verizon IndyCar Series driver Max Chilton took a ride on The Love Boat this week when he asked his longtime girlfriend, super-stylish Chloe Roberts, to marry him as they floated in a boat near a coastal fishing village in Cornwall, England. It must hav... [03.25.16 - 10:00 am]
IndyCar Video: Robin Miller on Long Beach SaturdayRACER's Robin Miller weighs in after qualifying, where Chevys took the top six and his prediction of Honda competitiveness failed to materialize. Don't just watch the race, feel it with the INDYCAR M... [04.17.16 - 1:07 am]INDYCAR: Chilton frustrated after qualifyingChip Ganassi Racing rookie Max Chilton expected to get more out of qualifying at Long Beach, but will roll off the grid 19th in the field of 21 cars after handling and electronics issues intervened. ... [04.17.16 - 12:30 am]INDYCAR: Castroneves nabs Long Beach poleHelio Castroneves took the pole for the 42nd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach as Chevy swept the top six starting positions. Castroneves' lap (1:07.1246seconds) earned him his second consecutiv... [04.16.16 - 11:32 pm]INDYCAR: Shank evaluating Indy 500 runVeteran open-wheel and sportscar entrant Michael Shank Racing could join the entry list for the 100th Indy 500. The Ohio-based team has received multiple inquiries from drivers interested in having t... [04.16.16 - 9:22 pm]INDYCAR: Power tops all-Penske top 4 in FP3Will Power continued Team Penske's run of session-topping speeds as the driver of the No. 12 Verizon Chevy led the 21-car field with a lap of 1:06.8892. He was followed by the rest of the Penske squa... [04.16.16 - 7:19 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.
IndyCar Grand Prix of Boston cancelledThe race was set to be held on Labor Day weekend and serve as the 15th and penultimate race in the 2016 IndyCar season.
Statement from GP of Boston race organizers
“An event of this magnitude requires considerable city and state support and though we d... [04.29.16 - 9:14 pm]De Ferran on why Pagenaud is in his primeOnly a fool would have dismissed Simon Pagenaud’s chances of long-term success on the strength of his first season with Team Penske. Six times last year he started from the front row of the grid, and one of those was a pole position, so he was clearly ... [04.29.16 - 5:31 pm]IndyCar 2017: “Our main impetus is engines,” says HondaHe told Motorsport.com: “The whole idea of going to aerokits was to raise the profile of the series and the manufacturers within it, and to bring new fans in. So any decision about the future of the kits needs to be centered around whether or not the g... [04.29.16 - 1:40 pm]IndyCar: 2017 spec aerokit requires “consensus"DM: How do you tackle this subject – is it something that’s voted for by teams, by manufacturers? Or can IndyCar just say, “Here’s what we’re doing”?
JF: Well, we already have aero rules in place for 2017 and ’18. There were changes allowed in three bo... [04.28.16 - 10:17 am]Brabham completes “awesome” test with KV RacingThe Florida-born son of four-time IMSA champion Geoff Brabham ran 134 laps on the 1.67-mile version of the road course in Sebastien Bourdais’ car but re-branded in Pirtek colors and carrying the number 61.
The race number is a tribute to Brabham’s gran... [04.26.16 - 8:56 pm]Coyne will run Pippa Mann at Indy but admits concernLast December, when Coyne revealed Conor Daly as a full-time driver for 2016, and Bryan Clauson as an Indy 500 entry, he described Pippa Mann’s chances of a fourth attempt at Indy with his team as “very likely.”
He has now confirmed to Motorsport.com t... [04.26.16 - 7:28 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]
IndyCar: Five Tracks That Could Replace BostonWith the IndyCar schedule facing an empty spot during Labor Day weekend, now is the time to discuss the top tracks to fill the void. For IndyCar to avoid their first season since 2012 to feature just 15 races, they need to add a replacement venue to th... [05.03.16 - 9:15 am]IndyCar: Grand Prix of Boston Post MortemIndyCar’s Grand Prix of Boston is no more and that’s truly a shame. Well, this isn’t the way the Verizon IndyCar Series wanted to kick off the month of May. After some of the best racing to start a season in recent memory, and the introduction of new r... [05.02.16 - 12:03 pm]IndyCar: Do Indy 500 Ticket Prices Hint At Past Glory?Indy 500 ticket prices are more suggestive of where things used to be as to where they are now. Back in the 70’s and 80’s, a ticket to the Indy 500 was probably one of, if not the hardest tickets in all of sports to procure. By this, I mean completing... [05.01.16 - 3:52 pm]IndyCar: The Split – Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow – Part IOpen-wheel racing, and its signature event the Indianapolis 500, has had as much of its history dominated by greed, money and power as it has innovation, technology and competition. This is the first in a three-part series about the now infamous “split... [04.30.16 - 11:12 am]IndyCar: Grand Prix of Boston Scratched, Looking for New HomeBoston’s IndyCar race is no more, at least in its current form anyways. News broke late on Friday in an interview with The Boston Globe that the IndyCar Grand Prix of Boston, in its current form, is dead in the water. After what promoters called unreal... [04.30.16 - 11:08 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]
The Fans Lose AgainUsually, there are two sides to every story. I’m sure this same principle applies to the cancellation of the Boston Grand Prix that was supposed to take place in about four months over Labor Day weekend. It makes me mad that I’m even writing about this... [05.03.16 - 5:04 am]It’s The Month Of May!Welcome to the official beginning of the Month of May. OK, it actually started yesterday – but today is the first weekday. As of today, I will try to post every weekday in May through the race. Sometimes life or the day job may prevent that from happen... [05.02.16 - 5:02 am]Why We Fans Go To RacesFor those of you who chastised me on Monday for saying Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix from Barber Motorsports Park was a boring race, I will almost completely retract the statement…almost. Susan and I watched the full replay on Monday night. There was ... [04.27.16 - 5:04 am]Random Thoughts On BarberThe 2016 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is now in the books. Although eventual winner Simon Pagenaud and Graham Rahal gave us some exciting action late in the race, I think this one could be considered a snooze fest. The disturbing thing is, that wil... [04.25.16 - 5:04 am]Barber Sunday Wrap-UpFor the second weekend in a row, the Verizon IndyCar series tried to put on a snoozer of a race. That was before Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud decided to spice things up. After a rocky start to the race, Simon Pagenaud checked out. With no yellows af... [04.24.16 - 6:38 pm]
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]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]
Rucker To Perform '500' National AnthemThe Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Wednesday afternoon Darius Rucker to perform the national anthem for next month's 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
The three time Grammy Award winner will perform just prior to Josh Kaufman's rendition of ... [04.28.16 - 1:52 pm]Wilson & Servia Land '500' RidesTwo drivers on opposite ends of the spectrum have landed rides in next month's Indianapolis 500. One will be a 26-year-old rookie, the other a 41-year-old veteran attempting to make his 8th race.
Stefan Wilson, younger brother of Justin Wilson, was anno... [04.26.16 - 1:37 pm]John Green to Pace Angie's List Grand PrixThe Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Sunday author John Green as Pace Car driver for next month's Angie's List Grand Prix. Green, who lives in Indianapolis, will pace the field in a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe.
Texas Test To Precede Rush To Indy FORT WORTH, Texas – While open-wheel racing’s Month of May beckons every IndyCar Series driver and team, a single Saturday night in June will be the cumulative focus during a test Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway.
More than two-thirds of the Indycar Ser... [04.29.16 - 10:28 am]IndyCar’s Pagenaud Rolls Into The Month Of May By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Sans apology, Simon Pagenaud channeled his inner Jean Girard during the closing laps of Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. And perhaps the best news for runner-up Graham Rahal is that he exited Bar... [04.26.16 - 9:18 am]Pagenaud Wins Wild One At Barber RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud survived a late-race shunt with Graham Rahal, passed the damaged car of Rahal with five laps later and went on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park.
The victory was the second straight f... [04.24.16 - 5:40 pm]Pagenaud On Barber Pole Points leader Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Pagenaud, the winner at Long Beach last weekend, had a fast lap at 01:06.7262 (124.089 mph) at the 2.3-mile roa... [04.23.16 - 6:38 pm]Foyt Cars Show Muscle In Alabama By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth delivered a well-timed, one-two punch for team-owner and Indy car icon A.J. Foyt Jr. Friday, topping the 21-car Verizon IndyCar Series field during practice for the Honda In... [04.23.16 - 9:00 am]
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]The IndyCar RevenantIt’s movie time for the Verizon IndyCar Series once again. This time, the movie connection is The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Academy Award winning vehicle. Of course the plot of the entire movie doesn’t reflect the current state of IndyCar, but on... [04.07.16 - 2:10 pm]The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: IndyCar meets expectationsYeah, the title is kind of damning with faint praise, but it is not totally true. The race had much to like, and quite honestly, for the Verizon IndyCar Series meeting expectations is kind of a big deal. Expectations, meet IndyCar. As expected, Team ... [03.14.16 - 9:49 pm]Chasing the money in IndyCarIn a famous scene from The Godfather, Don Vito Corleone turns down a deal from rival Virgil Sollozzo by saying, ” I wish to congratulate you on your new business and I’m sure you’ll do very well and good luck with that. Especially since your interests ... [02.12.16 - 1:21 pm]
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]Another Trip To The Singapore GP CircuitTuesday here in Singapore started out a little cloudy and rainy, but in the late morning the rain went away, although the humidity did stick around.
What am I saying? The humidity always sticks around here! As I type this at a little after 1 p.m., the... [04.12.16 - 1:51 am]Finding The Singapore F1 CourseHappy Monday! Well, for some of us at least. I am in Singapore this week, traveling with my wife, Darcy, as she attends a trade show here.
Let me tell you, the trip here is an absolute haul. Our flight left Chicago at noon on Thursday, and the first... [04.10.16 - 11:09 pm]I Hate Alexander RossiActually, I don't, I've never even met the guy! The title of this post is more of a play on words to the ESPN 30-for-30 called "I Hate Christian Laettner". If you saw it, you might get the correlation: people hated Christian Laettner because they saw ... [03.10.16 - 11:40 am]
Coyne Confirms Pippa Mann for Indy 500[Dale Coyne Racing Press Release] For a fourth consecutive year, Pippa Mann is returning to Dale Coyne Racing as part of the team’s effort at this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Mann will once again be promoting her 2016 Pink #GetInvolve... [05.02.16 - 5:36 pm]GP of Boston Race Called OffThe Grand Prix of Boston race planned for September 4 has apparently been cancelled. The local promoter of the event said the Labor Day weekend race in the city’s Seaport District will not happen, and Mark Miles was informed of the decision this evenin... [04.29.16 - 7:11 pm]Stefan Wilson Joins KV for Indy 500[KV Racing Press Release] IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson announced today that he will compete in the 100th Running of The Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with 2013 winners KV Racing Technology. The 26-year old Briton is able to fulfill ... [04.26.16 - 12:25 pm]Simon Pagenaud Wins at BarberAt the end of last season, many people began to question if and when Simon Pagenaud would begin to reward Roger Penske for adding him to the team. It’s safe to say those questions are long gone now. Today, Simon won his second consecutive race of the 2... [04.24.16 - 9:40 pm]Simon Pagenaud on Pole at BarberIt’s good to be Simon Pagenaud. The Frenchman kept his hot start to the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season going today, by winning the Pole for tomorrow’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. It’s the second Pole for Pagenaud this season, with this weeken... [04.23.16 - 9:44 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]
VICS: Indy 500 Grid-a-tology, Version 3.0Not much involving what has happened so far since the conclusion of the Phoenix Grand Prix in March has influenced any significant changes on the Indy 500 Grid-a-tology list. With road and street circuit competition being the top concerns instead of ov... [05.03.16 - 11:00 am]VICS: Pippa Mann and Dale Coyne Racing Join forces for 500 To Help Beat Breas...Pippa Mann will be driving the No. 63 Dale Coyne Honda as she returns to Dale Coyne Racing to be a part of their 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 team, which also consists of drivers Conor Daly and Lucca Fillipi. This will be Mann’s fourth consecu... [05.03.16 - 10:30 am]VICS: Saavedra Out of The Indy 500Gary Peterson, owner of AFS Racing and driver Sebastian Saavedra have pulled the plug on their Indianapolis 500 effort. The two had been busy working on putting something together since the Long Beach weekend in mid-April, which included Conquest Racin... [05.02.16 - 4:59 pm]VICS: Race Officials Cancel Boston Grand PrixThe Boston Herald released an article earlier today that the promoters of the Boston Grand Prix have cancelled the event. The race was scheduled for Labor Day Weekend September 2-4 on the streets of Boston near their seaport. They stated the reasoning ... [04.30.16 - 9:30 am]VICS: Servia Emerging As A Solid Indy SpecialistAlthough he would rather rejoin the Verizon IndyCar Series as a full-time participant sooner rather than later, Spain’s Oriol Servia is emerging as a solid option behind Townsend Bell in terms of the so-called Indy 500 specialists, drivers who have imp... [04.28.16 - 10:00 am]
IndyCar forced to cancel Boston street raceThe scheduled September race around the streets of Boston has been cancelled after promoters pulled the plug on the event.
View the original post at IndyCar forced to cancel Boston street race [04.30.16 - 11:44 am]VIDEO: 2016 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – RemixTake a look back at the Indycar action from the 2016 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
View the original post at VIDEO: 2016 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Remix [04.28.16 - 4:04 am]Stefan Wilson to race in Indy 500 for KV Racing TechnologyStefan Wilson has joined the grid for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 after signing up to the third car at KV Racing.
View the original post at Stefan Wilson to race in Indy 500 for KV Racing Technology [04.27.16 - 1:41 pm]Motor Sport Hall of Fame Awards announces 2016 nomineesNominees for the 2016 Motor Sport Hall of Fame Awards have now been announced, ahead of the ceremonial dinner on Tuesday 31st May, where the overall winners will be confirmed
View the original post at Motor Sport Hall of Fame Awards announces 2016 nomi... [04.26.16 - 6:00 am]Max Chilton: “Not the way we had hoped the day would go”Max Chilton reflected on a tough afternoon at Barber Motorsports Park that saw the Briton finish last after early contact damaged his car.
View the original post at Max Chilton: “Not the way we had hoped the day would go” [04.25.16 - 4:46 pm]
My 50th Month of May kickoff PartyI thought I would share this with you. This last Sunday We kicked off May at our house with a bang as we celebrated my 50th straight Indy 500. A special thanks to my wife for making this a memorable event happen!
My banner everyone signed
Ima... [05.03.16 - 2:26 pm]What will replace the Boston GP thread? News and rumors hereThought a thread on what's going into the new defunct spot for the Boston GP was warranted. Here's a pretty decent opinion piece I found
http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2016/05/03/what-replacement-venues-could-work-for-boston/ [05.03.16 - 2:19 pm]TV ALERT (TM) : Month O'MAY !!Well it everyone Favorite time of the year! Starting Thursady May 12th and Ending Monday May 30th.
ABC and NbcSN Have the TV end of the madness. And as usual Indycar.com and espn3 has online Stuff.
Angies GP Weekend:
THURSDAY, MAY 12th:
-IN... [05.03.16 - 2:03 pm]Turn 1 IMS Road Course. The most crazy turn in Indycar?Okay. Been watching some replays
What the heck is up with Turn 1 on the IMS road course. Who thought that going from the wide oval width to the narrow road course while doing a 90 degree was a good idea?
I mean, it looks like it's one of the best c... [05.03.16 - 11:07 am]Official Poem of the 100th RunningI heard about this on NPR a few days ago. Nice story and they gave it enough airtime for the poet to recite it in full.
text of the poem: http://indianahumanities.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Winning-Poem-Re... [05.03.16 - 9:44 am]Month of May schedule?So is there a schedule for track activities this month yet? Will the app have live streaming? [05.03.16 - 7:13 am]Helmet designs for the 100thAnyone have any info on special helmet designs for the 100th running? [05.02.16 - 10:43 pm]Tickets for saleI don't think I'll make it to the race this year, is anyone interested in four tickets? Two in the top row of the N vista, the other two in front of them. I want face value. Message me if interested. I'm in the Chicago area. [05.02.16 - 10:30 pm]Elkhart Lake camping info please.I have never been and do not want to camp at the track.
Thanks! [05.02.16 - 7:39 pm]Are these IndyCar specs still accurate?From the IndyCar website.... it looks like this hasn't been updated since 2014.
http://www.indycar.com/Fan-Info/INDY...Specifications (http://www.indycar.com/Fan-Info/INDYCAR-101/The-Car-Dallara/IndyCar-Series-Chassis-Specifications) [05.02.16 - 5:56 pm]
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