Penske drivers “taking big swings at setups” in 2018 IndyCarTeam Penske’s IndyCar champions Will Power and Simon Pagenaud say that drivers are only “scratching the surface” of the capabilities of Dallara’s spec aerokit as they get used to the car’s new handling characteristics. The 2014 champion Power ... [12.17.17 - 1:22 am]Matty Brabham working towards IndyCar comebackAustralian American young gun Matty Brabham is hoping to work towards a comeback in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Brabham, 23, was along with RC Enerson the two top young guns who raced a handful of 2016 races but didn’t get a proper encore in 2017. [12.15.17 - 6:35 am]Top Stories of 2017, #18: Castroneves bids farewell to IndyCarNext up in our countdown of the biggest stories in racing this year is the news that one of IndyCar's longest-serving and beloved competitors, Helio Castroneves, will no longer be a full-time driver in the series. It was after IndyCar’s season finale i... [12.14.17 - 5:15 am]Carlin confirms IndyCar graduation with Chilton, Kimball, ChevroletCarlin’s long-rumored and even more long-awaited step-up into the Verizon IndyCar Series has become a reality. Trevor Carlin’s team has confirmed the first details of its graduation into the top level championship in North America, and sees the team ... [12.14.17 - 5:54 pm]Davison opens up on his 2018 deal: 'I had nothing to lose'Supercars star Will Davison spoke to Motorsport.com about the last-minute 23Red Racing deal that saved his spot on the grid for 2018. Davison went genuinely close to missing out on a full-time drive for 2018, the two-time Bathurst 1000 winner seemingly... [12.13.17 - 10:55 am]Welcoming Four New Teams For Next SeasonWhen the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series came to an end at Sonoma back in mid-September, there was a lot of anxiety about the car count for 2018. There were twenty-one full-time entries for the 2017 season. Although not confirmed by the respective teams ... [12.14.17 - 9:21 pm]Daring display by Drugovich; scores a trebleBrazil's Felipe Drugovich (11) in command over his nearest rival Julien Falchero (France) in the third round of the MRF Challenge 2017 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Friday. - Special Arrangement Felipe Drugovich brought the 5.5km long Yas ... [12.15.17 - 12:53 am]A Number Swap Triggers A History LessonLast week, it was announced that Andretti Autosport drivers Marco Andretti and Alexander Rossi would be swapping numbers. Starting next season, Marco Andretti will drive a car carrying the No.98, while Rossi will drive the No.27 car. That got me to ... [12.12.17 - 9:06 pm]What Is Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Net Worth in 2017? How Rich Is the New “Bachelor?”Season 22 of The Bachelor will air on January 1, 2018, and this time, Arie Luyendyk Jr. is prepared to find love in the Bachelor mansion. Luyendyk Jr. is a well-known name in the car racing industry, and Bachelor Nation. So it comes as no surprise that... [12.12.17 - 3:08 am]2017 PRI Show post-weekend notebookThe 2017 edition of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show is in the books for another year. Here’s some notes we gathered from the event at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. While INDYCAR did not have a booth at this ye... [12.10.17 - 11:00 pm]
INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 26 to Aug. 1)Party in the Penn Marco Andretti likes to hang out at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. But that doesn’t mean he’s antisocial. Andretti just gets all his friends to come to him. A cast of motorsports stars showed up to his latest soiree, held just after ... [08.03.16 - 6:08 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 19 to 25)Summertime … and the livin’ is easy It’s clear: Max Chilton knows a thing or two about good living. While the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock took a few days off last weekend, Chilton piloted a gorgeous convertible around the English countryside. He wou... [07.27.16 - 5:02 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 12 to 18)Dedicated follower of fashion In addition to being a great racing town and the home of the Honda Indy Toronto, the Canadian city is a good destination for the fashion forward. The combination of both makes it a perfect locale for Chloe Roberts, Max Chi... [07.20.16 - 10:29 am]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 27 to July 4)Reppin’ the red, white and blue Independence Day celebrations brought about all sorts of American sentiment and with an off weekend on the schedule, Verizon IndyCar drivers had time for some rest and relaxation. Graham Rahal made sure to dress the part... [07.05.16 - 5:18 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 18 to June 24)‘You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming?’ The always charming and conversational Emma Dixon had to find someone to talk to in Le Mans, France, while hubby Scott Dixon was busy getting a third-place finish in the 24... [06.27.16 - 5:39 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 11 to June 17)If the shoe fits Luckily, Helio Castroneves had perfect hair and his signature yellow No. 3 socks on when he competed on “American Ninja Warrior” in late April because when the episode aired June 13 on NBC, we see that he lost a shoe while holding onto... [06.20.16 - 2:42 pm]
Carlin encouraged after first shakedownCarlin reached another milestone in its IndyCar preparations when it completed its first test day at Homestead on Monday.
The shakedown marked the beginning of a four-day testing schedule, which will continue at Homestead tomorrow before moving on to ... [01.22.18 - 7:28 pm]Dan Gurney: All American Racer - The first 200mph lap, Episode 5As we remember Dan Gurney, here is the fifth episode of a six-part 2014 video series, Dan Gurney: All American Racer, Birth of AAR presented by Bell Helmets.
Gurney was one of the greatest drivers, innovators, thinkers, that America has produced. He ... [01.22.18 - 2:00 pm]Hunter-Reay sees new Rolex 24 crossover appeal for IndyCar fansIndyCar champion and Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay has been among the most active open-wheel drivers to pull double duty North American sports car racing.
As a fixture in the ALMS, Grand-Am, and more recently, the rebooted IMSA series, the Andretti... [01.22.18 - 1:46 pm]Newgarden, Castroneves to try RallyX on IcePenkse stars Josef Newgarden and Helio Castroneves will test themselves against some of the leading lights of rallycross on ice in the coming weeks.
The duo, along with Austin Cindric, will head to Scandanavia to take part in select rounds of the Rall... [01.22.18 - 1:09 pm]Dan Gurney: All American Racer - Triumph from Tragedy, Episode 4As we remember Dan Gurney, here is the fourth episode of a six-part 2014 video series, Dan Gurney: All American Racer, Birth of AAR presented by Bell Helmets.
Gurney was one of the greatest drivers, innovators, thinkers, that America has produced. He... [01.21.18 - 1:57 pm]
Birchwood native Aaron Telitz races in the Pro Mazda Championship, one of steppingstone divisions that make up the Mazda Road to Indy. We asked him to share thoughts several times this week as IndyCar and its support divisions -- along wtih the Pirelli... [06.25.16 - 9:39 pm]Road America IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix second practice
Elkhart Lake — Graham Rahal, who suffered through electronics problems through the first session, set the pace Friday in the second practice for the Kohler Grand Prix.
Chilton confident Carlin can exploit restricted preseason track timeAfter expanding his legendary squad to include an American arm and competing for three years in the Indy Lights championship – clinching the 2016 title with Ed Jones – Trevor Carlin is further extending his team’s reach with expansion into the Verizon ... [01.22.18 - 9:06 pm]Carlin “excited and quite emotional” after first IndyCar testThe team ran for five hours today, Chilton driving first before handing over to Kimball who will do a full day at Homestead tomorrow. Chilton will then run two days at Sebring on Wednesday/Thursday.Carlin told Motorsport.com: “I was excited to be hones... [01.22.18 - 7:12 pm]Frye: No guarantees over 2018 IndyCar aeroscreenIndyCar’s aeroscreen has already been extensively tested on a simulator, and as part of next month's two-day Open Test – or the rookie day that immediately precedes it – the screen will be tried on track for the first time at Phoenix International Race... [01.20.18 - 3:47 pm]Bourdais, Rahal hit back at Haas commentsAmerican team Haas joined the F1 grid in 2016, but so far the only driver from its home country to try its F1 machinery has been teenager Santino Ferrucci in four test days.Steiner told Motorsport.com recently that finding an American F1 driver was “no... [01.19.18 - 6:14 pm]Marchionne “thinking about” Alfa Romeo in IndyCarLast November Alfa Romeo's return to Formula 1 was formalized in partnership with the Sauber team, and the Haas F1 team earlier this month said it would be open to a similar rebranding.At the NAIAS auto show in Detroit, Marchionne told Italian reporter... [01.19.18 - 8:48 am]DRR set for two-car Indy 500 entry, Danica Patrick on shortlistDRR has run just one car at Indy in recent years, enjoying technical partnerships with Chip Ganassi Racing, Davey Hamilton’s Kingdom Racing and, last year, Harding Racing. However, Reinbold has confirmed he’s going it alone this year and that he’s aimi... [01.18.18 - 2:53 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]
Could James Hinchcliffe Leave IndyCar for NASCAR in 2018?The Silly Seasons of both IndyCar and NASCAR are upon us. Current IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe’s role in Silly Season could be a part of both. Back in November of 2015 just six months after his near-fatal crash at practice for the 2015 Indianapolis... [07.23.17 - 1:06 pm]IndyCar: Early Silly Season Driver Lineup for 2018Silly Season is in full swing for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Which drivers will be with which teams in the 2018 season? What surprise moves will happen? The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season is over two-thirds of the way complete, which means there a... [07.22.17 - 7:01 pm]IndyCar: Driver Road and Street Course Power Rankings After TorontoAfter the eighth of 11 road and street course races this season, how do the Verizon IndyCar Series road and street course driver power rankings look? Who is trending upwards after the Toronto race, and who is falling? NOTE: This list only includes ful... [07.17.17 - 9:17 pm]IndyCar: Driver Oval Power Rankings After IowaAfter the fourth of six oval track races this season, how do the Verizon IndyCar Series oval track driver power rankings look? Who is trending upwards after the Iowa race, and who is falling? NOTE: This list only includes full-time oval track drivers. ... [07.17.17 - 9:17 pm]IndyCar Silly Season Rests on Andretti’s ShouldersWith IndyCar working its way to the thrilling conclusion of the 2017 championship, the silly season is heating up. And it all rests on Andretti. The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been full of excitement, action and suspense. It will all boil d... [07.17.17 - 5:44 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]
A Coup For IndyCar, SPM & James HinchcliffeLost in the midst of all of the Danica Patrick discussions that took place last week was this little tidbit that I considered a pretty big deal. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) hired well-known engineer, Leena Gade, to be the lead engineer for the c... [01.22.18 - 5:03 am]“The Amazing Race”I am not normally one for reality shows. I’ll admit that back around 2005, Susan got me to watching American Idol for a couple of seasons before I found it tiresome. Of course, I committed to watch the two seasons of Dancing With the Stars that had Ind... [01.19.18 - 5:02 am]Should IndyCar Foot The Bill For Danica?If you have been paying attention to the Verizon IndyCar Series, you know that Jordan King has joined Ed Carpenter Racing for the upcoming season to drive the No.20 car on the non-ovals. René Binder was also given a four-race deal with Juncos Racing. M... [01.17.18 - 5:02 am]Remembering Daniel Sexton GurneyThe words “legendary” and “iconic” are way overused in today’s society, and racing is no exception. In all honesty, there are only a handful of people in racing that are actually worthy of those descriptions. Yesterday, the racing world lost an icon an... [01.15.18 - 5:05 am]Where Have All The Bloggers Gone?There is no question, at least in my mind, that the Verizon IndyCar Series is on a definite upswing. It is one of the few sports across the American landscape that actually showed an increase in television ratings last year. There is a new car (built a... [01.12.18 - 5:04 am]
Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600Track facts, entrant facts, session results and more for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The post Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600 appeared first on The Apex. [06.07.16 - 9:46 pm]Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle IsleWill Power took the Race 2 win on Belle Isle in the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet.
The post Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle Isle appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 5:36 pm]Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit PolesSimon Pagenaud earned the pole position for both races of the 2016 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit Poles appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 11:34 am]Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in DetroitSebastien Bourdais' KVSH Racing team put him in the lead in the final laps to take the win in Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 5:44 pm]Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in DetroitJosef Newgarden was fastest in morning practice ahead of Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on Detroit's Belle Isle.
The post Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 10:55 am]
Donald Trump and the Indianapolis 500President Elect Donald Trump, and by a decisive margin. Those words boggle the mind. It was a little different just five years ago. The sport of IndyCar has suffered through varying degrees of outright civil war since 1979. The heart of that conflic... [11.12.16 - 9:18 pm]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IIPart One yesterday lamented an apathetic neglect of quality oval venues in IndyCar today. Even a cursory look at venue balance over time validates the theory. If we assume really good attendance for an IndyCar oval event outside Indianapolis is 45,00... [09.27.16 - 9:47 am]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IAnother exciting IndyCar season has wrapped up with mostly the best drivers and racing anywhere. Once again buzzword speakers in the fanciest offices at IMS will trumpet steady attendance and minuscule television ratings steadiness as giant steps forw... [09.26.16 - 12:42 pm]The Glorious Month of May at IMSHowdy folks…it has been a while. Yours truly retired in early May and my now leisurely days have been spent primarily at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the sold out 100th running of the great race. Qualifications this weekend were f... [05.23.16 - 9:28 am]The IndyCar Off Season Is About To End!Our seemingly infinite patience is about to pay off. The off season in the Verizon IndyCar Series has plodded along far too long. St. Pete this coming weekend should begin to quench our appetites. For those unable to spring break it to the Florida gulf... [03.07.16 - 12:20 pm]
1 - Will Power 2 - Josef Newgarden 3 - Alexander Rossi 4 - Simon Pagenaud 5 - Tony Kanaan 6 - Scott Dixon 7 - Helio Castroneves 8 - Ryan Hunter-Reay 9 - Graham Rahal 10 - Carlos Munoz 11 - Marco Andretti 12 - Ed Carpenter 13 - Takuma Sato 14... [08.22.17 - 10:43 pm]Bourdais Cleared To DriveINDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced Wednesday that Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to race.
Bourdais was injured in a Turn 2 crash on his 3rd lap of his first attempt on the first day of Qualifications for last May... [08.17.17 - 7:32 am]Montoya & Servia To Test 2018 Aero KitThe testing program for next season's new aero kit kicks off July 25th on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya will be behind the wheel.
Two cars will test, one from Honda and one from Chevrolet. Servia will run the ... [07.17.17 - 8:23 am]Coyne Taps Vautier For TexasDale Coye Racing has announced the signing of Tristan Vautier to pilot the teams No. 18 entry in Texas.
Vautier previously competed on the Texas oval in 2013 and 2015 finishing 18th and 20th with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Dale Coyne.
“We chose Tri... [06.07.17 - 9:55 am]Rahal Dominates DetroitEntering the Detroit Duals the Verizon IndyCar Series saw 6 different winners through the first 6 races of 2017. The streak continued through Dual 1, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Graham Rahal becoming the 7th winner in 7 events. Thanks to Raha... [06.05.17 - 10:45 am]
New Aero Kits Addressed At IndyCar Address By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
With its new-for-2018 universal chassis serving as backdrop/prop, INDYCAR executive Mark Miles recently delivered what amounted to a “State of the Sport” address covering the Verizon IndyCar Series and its... [01.22.18 - 6:35 pm]500 Winners Collect ‘Baby Borgs’ RacinToday.com
Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato has taken possession of a career-defining piece of Verizon IndyCar Series hardware.
Sato and team-owner Michael Andretti each received BorgWarner Championship trophies, also known as the “Ba... [01.20.18 - 6:15 pm]Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The news of Dan Gurney’s passing over the weekend re-fired a raging and often hostile debate between me, myself and I which seems to flare whenever something of major auto racing significance makes headl... [01.17.18 - 10:32 am]‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneu... [01.15.18 - 9:07 pm]King Of England To Drive An IndyCar in 2018 By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Armed with sage advice from Mark Blundell and Alexander Rossi, Englishman Jordan King’s open-wheel career has been steered from Formula One to the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning with the 2018 season.
In... [01.06.18 - 9:16 am]
Horses for courses at the Indy 500Tribalism runs deep in motor racing, with the disregard and mockery of rival series a cottage industry among fans and journalists alike. The decision of F1 champion Fernando Alonso to skip the Grand Prix of Monaco to race in this year’s Indianapolis 5... [04.19.17 - 2:12 pm]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]
Color Me Shocked!No, not really.
It was confirmed today that Danica Patrick has decided to retire from racing full-time and only run two races in 2018, the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. It seems that at age 36 that it might be a little soon to be walking away from... [11.17.17 - 4:42 pm]Indy 500 Wrap UpAs I sit in my kitchen typing this out and reflecting on the last couple of weeks, the same thought goes through my mind over and over.
Best. May. Ever.
As many of you know, I worked for Lazier Racing Partners on Buddy Lazier's 500 effort. It was a... [06.01.17 - 1:57 pm]One Thing From Back In The Day I MissSo, did you watch much of Fernando Alonso's test at IMS today? I watched a good bit and thought he did very well. It was a good start, although the real work begins in 12 days when he returns for practice and they start trying to make the car go faster... [05.03.17 - 6:11 pm]Help Wanted: Good WritersSocial media has been a sad place today with the stream of tweets coming from people at ESPN who have lost their jobs today. While loudmouth Stephen A. Smith and his $3.5-million per salary is safe, good, solid journalists like Ed Werder, Jayson Stark,... [04.26.17 - 4:28 pm]Nigel vs. FernandoI have to admit, I was as stunned as anyone by the announcement yesterday that current McLaren Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso will be driving for Andretti Autosport in this year's Indianapolis 500. Not only can't I believe the announcement, I also ca... [04.13.17 - 9:25 pm]
Harding, Chaves Going Full-TimeHarding Racing officially announced today that the team will be full-time in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season, with driver Gabby Chaves. While that has been the expectation for quite some time, things are never never done until their officially a... [01.12.18 - 12:02 pm]Sebring IndyCar TestingTeam testing for the upcoming season in the Verizon IndyCar Series got underway yesterday at Sebring International Raceway, and continued today with even more drivers hitting the short course in southern Florida. Andretti teammates Zach Veach and Alexa... [01.10.18 - 5:45 pm]Juncos Adds Rene BinderJuncos Racing inched closer to a full-time entry today, with their announcement of Austrian driver Rene Binder joining the team. Binder will participate in four races this season, four different events than fellow Juncos driver Kyle Kaiser. Binder will... [01.05.18 - 10:15 am]Jordan King Joins ECROne of the final two seats for the upcoming season in the Verizon IndyCar Series was filled today. Ed Carpenter Racing has officially signed British driver Jordan King to drive the No. 20 car on the non-ovals for 2018. It will be interesting to see how... [01.04.18 - 10:15 am]Andretti Adds Carlos Munoz for Indy 500Carlos Munoz is returning to Andretti Autosport for the Month of May. The team announced today that Munoz will the No. 29 Honda for the team, which completes their six-car lineup for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Munoz was with Andretti fo... [12.18.17 - 12:58 pm]
Catching Up with Portland International RacewayThe addition of Portland International Raceway to the 2018 Indycar calendar was one that came as some surprise to me and forces me to connect with the sport's past in a new way during this off-season.This track originally existed on the Indycar calenda... [01.18.18 - 12:34 pm]Dear Aerokits, Thanks for Everything. Sincerely, This Old FanAs we draw to a close this latest of Indycar seasons, we also dedicate to posterity what may be labelled as the 'Aerokit Era'. I see it as the last remnant of the Randy Bernard era or the second half of the DW12 era (2012 through 2014) pushed on by Der... [09.15.17 - 1:05 pm]Overdue Love for Dr. Trammell and the Holmatro Safety Crew(c) 2017, Indycar.com video
Recently, in what was simply the cutest letter of appreciation from a fan to Indycar, revealed the depth of understanding even an 9-year-old has for the dangers of the sport. Thankfully the dangers weren't realized in their... [06.22.17 - 12:53 pm]Here I Go AgainOnce again, it's that time of year that many of us struggle with. Mere hours after the checkers fall for the newest driver to add their name and likeness to the century-old legend, Indy 500 Seasonal Affective Disorder engulfs those for whom "364 days t... [05.31.17 - 1:25 pm]News Update and The Greatest 33 Revisited - 2017Firstly, I'll address the post-Pole Day Monday news which is in various parts disturbing, sad, and hopeful. Following those notable items, I'll forward the lesser, pithy bits I had already planned for this space today.
From the "Sad is the news from... [05.22.17 - 6:42 pm]
101st Indy 500 Hot Takes!THE HOT TAKES ARE HERE! THE HOT TAKES ARE HERE! Poorly written and edited even wordily, here are the hottest of hot takes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the maniacal rantings of an indycar fan. I have no idea what … Continue reading → [06.01.17 - 5:34 pm]Feeding the Alonso HypeI hear your complaints. We were given a 6+ hour web broadcast with expert analysis, features and a multi-camera format. Oh… you were complaining that this was too much coverage? That the other rookies in the field will not receive … Continue reading → [05.05.17 - 9:48 am]Found Footage: 1965 Indianapolis 500 Fan CamHello again!! It’s been oh so long since we have spoken! Nothing substantial to report from anotherindycarblog WORLD HEADQUARTERS, but I have stumbled across a bit of old media from Indy 500s past. Two separate 50 foot reels of 8mm Kodachrome Movie … C... [04.03.17 - 7:42 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]
Realistic Rides For Danica Patrick For Daytona and IndyINDIANAPOLIS – We’re a month away from the 60th Running of the Daytona 500. We’re a little over four months away from the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Those are two of the most iconic races in the world and two that Danica Patrick is trying t... [01.18.18 - 10:08 am]Danica Patrick, Go Daddy Team Up For Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500INDIANAPOLIS – Danica Patrick and Go Daddy will reunite for a last hurrah this year as Patrick has secured funding from her old sponsor to race in this year’s Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. Back in November, Patrick, 35, revealed that she would ... [01.18.18 - 9:50 am]Horizon Global Corporation Joins Team Penske With Sponsorship Deal With Kesel...Horizon Global Corporation has joined Team Penske with a new multi-year partnership beginning in 2018. Horizon Global towing and trailering brands REESE and Draw-Tite® will serve as primary sponsors for the No. 2 Ford Fusion driven by Brad Keselowski i... [01.17.18 - 11:07 am]New Security Robot Coming to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway“Start your engines” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) now extends to its automated, driverless security robot, the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV). Named the Official Security Robot of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, t... [01.16.18 - 12:31 pm]Jay Frye Lays Out Details Of 5 Year Plan, Shows To Be Best Leader For Series ...INDIANAPOLIS – What I’m saying here isn’t new. I’ve been banging the Jay Frye is the best thing to happen to INDYCAR drum since he was hired in 2013. His background and leadership skills have been among the biggest factors to why the series is growing ... [01.16.18 - 12:18 pm]
GoDaddy to Sponsor Patrick in Final Daytona 500, Indy 500 HurrahThe road to the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 is looking a little clearer for Danica Patrick as she announced today that GoDaddy, her long-time NASCAR and IndyCar sponsor, will back her for her two [...] [01.18.18 - 7:01 pm]Harding Racing to Field Gabby Chaves in Full-Time EffortAdd Gabby Chaves and Harding Racing to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series lineup. The team, owned by Mike Harding in conjunction with former IndyCar head of race control Brian Barnhart, announced on Friday that Gabby [...] [01.13.18 - 11:47 am]Ed Carpenter Racing Finalizes 2018 Lineup, Adds Jordan KingThe 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series driver lineup took another step towards solidification today with the announcement that 23-year-old British driver Jordan King will drive the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet on the road [...] [01.04.18 - 1:35 pm]CARLOS MUÑOZ COMPLETES ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT INDY 500 LINEUPA familiar face will make its way back to the Andretti Autosport stable for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race as Carlos Muñoz returns to the team, vying for his chance to kiss [...] [12.18.17 - 10:43 pm]Carlin Racing to Field Cars For Kimball, Chilton in 2018Carlin, a name that is known and respected worldwide in motorsports, announced today that they would be entering two full-time entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series in the 2018 season. Their cars will be powered [...] [12.12.17 - 10:50 pm]
Whatever happened to E-Cig sponsorship?Good Morning!
I was watching some older races last night and I can remember seeing Mistic on Bourdais car for a couple years, then RLL had Blu e-cig or however you spell it. Was this type of advertising also banned by the Government like traditional... [01.23.18 - 9:27 am]Interesting item on Ebay....Perhaps a team ring???
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2014-INDIANAPOLIS-500-RACE-WINNERS-RING-RYAN-HUNTER-REAY-ANDRETTI-AUTOSPORT/192435324020?hash=item2cce0a0474:g:tu0AAOSwMkJaX8Ej [01.23.18 - 1:29 am]Carlin testing video (short)Carlin video from testing at Homestead.
Curious why they went to Homestead instead of Sebring.
(https://www.facebook.com/C... [01.22.18 - 10:39 pm]Wheat From the ChaffIt has been said, that because of the old kit, some mediocre drivers appeared to be as capable as the truly talented drivers in IndyCar. With the new kit, which drivers do you think will be exposed and which drivers do you believe will excel? [01.22.18 - 3:56 pm]SNL skewers Arie Luyendyk Jr and The BachelorI've never watched The Bachelor, cause ya'know, it is what it is. Still, Saturday Night Life mocked the hell out of Arie Jr and the entire concept of the show.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nUpzZixV-0 [01.22.18 - 2:04 pm]sebring wednesdaywe will see more than 4 cars on track, two long very fast straights with slow down curves for entry.. any predictions? [01.22.18 - 2:00 pm]Voices of the Indianapolis 500: Current radio anchor Mark JaynesHello all,
I have refrained from posting much content from my website lately but wanted to share this particular piece that I wrote. In November we featured Allen Bestwick (http://open-wheels.com/voices-of-the-500-allen-bestwick/), the latest lead ... [01.22.18 - 10:55 am]2018 Snake Pit AnnouncedDeadmau5
I'm not into dubstep/electronic music and I've heard of 3 of these guys and Deadmau5 is huge (3.95 million followers on Twitter, 8.8 million Facebook likes).
Another great job by IMS. [01.22.18 - 8:16 am]Saw the 2018 car in personMy family went to the auto show in Detroit today and got to see the new car in person for the first time. I have to say, this car is without a doubt bringing the “sexy” back to the series. Just for fun in the off season, I thought it would be fun to di... [01.21.18 - 5:06 pm]Tell me about Road AmericaI take my family of 5 to Wisconsin every summer to visit my folks. This year, on a lark and the rave reviews of this forum, we decided to tack Road America on the end of our trip, so we'll be checking out the race in June. Never been there, don't kno... [01.20.18 - 9:48 pm]
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