IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says Kurt Busch could win the Indy 500Did Dario's announcement get you to thinking about how long you want to be racing Indy cars? SD: Dario was still very competitive before his accident. I think it all comes down to whether you have the drive or not. For me, I think it's just a ... [03.06.14 - 9:39 am]More problems for IndyCar's Panther RacingINDIANAPOLIS -- Many were surprised when two-time IndyCar Series champion Panther Racing was not included in the sanctioning body's program that financially supports full-time teams. The reason for the Leaders Circle omission is just as ... [03.06.14 - 5:17 am]IndyCar makes changes to Indianapolis 500 qualifying format“This new format includes two exciting days of on-track action, all culminating on Sunday with the Fast Nine Shootout,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman Motorsports, which runs IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Fans get to watch ... [03.07.14 - 3:58 am]IndyCar: Mike Kitchel named series’ new Director of CommunicationsIndyCar has a new Director of Communications, in the form of former Panther Racing communications director Mike Kitchel. Also known in the paddock as “Kitch,” he’ll bring a distinct motorsports background to the role and serve as the head ... [03.06.14 - 1:16 pm]Indy 500 qualifying to be 3 rounds over 2 daysINDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar's goal of giving Indianapolis Motor Speedway more content for the month of May includes a change to the Indianapolis 500's qualifying format announced Friday. Rather than putting most of the emphasis on Day 1 of ... [03.07.14 - 6:37 am]Report: Verizon close to deal to become IndyCar title sponsorThe Sports Business Journal is reporting that Verizon and IndyCar are close to a deal that would see the telecommunications giant be named IndyCar’s title sponsor. Per sources who spoke to the SBJ, Verizon would commit to spend approximately ... [03.07.14 - 7:00 am]IndyCar announces Indianapolis 500 qualifying overhaulIndyCar has overhauled the qualifying procedure for the Indianapolis 500 in the hope of creating more fan appeal and increasing TV viewership. Under the new format, qualifying will take place across three sessions over two days, culminating in a Fast N... [03.07.14 - 4:21 am]Indy 500 pole-winner will be decided on Sunday at end of 3 rounds of qualifyingOn Sunday, the previous days' times will be erased and entries 10 through 33 will ... then go into Sunday and wait till the very end to see who the pole winner is going to be. "I'm pretty excited for the changes that are ahead. Of course, I am a ... [03.07.14 - 5:13 am]IndyCar champ Scott Dixon, a Pacers fan visiting the Palace revved for his se...“I’m a rugby fan, but I do like basketball,” said Dixon, who drives for Target Chip Ganassi Racing and won the shortened 2012 Chevrolet Detroit Belle ... get some warm weather.” Dixon will have Chevy power in 2014, with Ganassi having ... [03.06.14 - 3:47 am]IndyCar revises qualifying format for Indianapolis 500This year's Indianapolis 500 will feature a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting field. IndyCar announced on Friday that qualifying for the Indy 500 will contain three rounds of time trials over two days. The sanctioning body also ... [03.07.14 - 6:56 am]
Indy 500 has new qualifying formatIndyCar announced Friday that the new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500 will feature three rounds over two days. That includes the pole winner emerging from a Fast Nine Shootout on what was formerly called Bump Day. Indy 500 qualifying will st... [03.07.14 - 1:23 pm]Panther sues IndyCar, Rahal over sponsorshipPanther Racing has sued Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, IndyCar and others, saying it lost a $17.2 million sponsorship with the Army National Guard because of bid-rigging and other improprieties. The lawsuit filed Feb. 19 in Marion County Court in Indi... [02.28.14 - 6:16 pm]Pit Pass: Unable to commit to full season, Panther Racing turned down Leaders...Many were surprised when two-time IndyCar Series champion Panther Racing was not included in the sanctioning body's program that financially supports full-time teams. [03.06.14 - 4:44 pm]Indy 500 qualifying to be 3 rounds over 2 daysThe new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500 will include three rounds over two days, with the pole-winner emerging from a ''Fast Nine Shootout'' on what used to be Bump Day. IndyCar officials also said Friday there will be points incentives that... [03.07.14 - 12:25 pm]Panther Racing sues IndyCar, Rahal over sponsorship dealINDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Panther Racing has sued Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, IndyCar and others, saying it lost a $17.2 million sponsorship with the Army National Guard because of bid-rigging and other improprieties. [02.28.14 - 6:53 pm]5 things to know about IndyCar Series media dayFive things to know about what went on at IndyCar Series media day in advance of the season-opening March 30 race at St. Petersburg, Fla. ---- CHAMP IS HERE: Scott Dixon wants to drive with his regular No. 9 this year rather than switch to the traditio... [02.18.14 - 4:05 pm]Panther sues IndyCar, Rahal over sponsor dealINDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Panther Racing has sued Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, IndyCar and others, saying it lost a $17.2 million sponsorship with the Army National Guard because of bid-rigging and other improprieties. [02.28.14 - 7:00 pm]Montoya's return to IndyCar slowly coming alongJuan Pablo Montoya took a job in IndyCar with Roger Penske because he wanted to win races again. Montoya has ranked near the bottom of the speed sheets during all of his test sessions with Team Penske as he prepares for next month's season opener at St... [02.18.14 - 6:02 pm]Servia to run at least 4 races in 2nd Rahal carRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field a second IndyCar entry for Oriol Servia this season in at least four races, more if sponsorship can be secured. Servia is currently scheduled to compete at Long Beach, Barber, the inaugural road course race at ... [03.05.14 - 10:26 am]IndyCar makes changes to Indianapolis 500 qualifying format: Pole Day no long...The IndyCar Series on Friday morning announced a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting lineup for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. [03.07.14 - 11:15 am]
Pit Pass Live, starring IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe, coming this May - I... Pit Pass Live, starring IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe, coming this May Indianapolis Star (blog) IndyStar will broadcast a new online show leading into the Indianapolis 500: Pit Pass Live, starring Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe an... [03.07.14 - 8:19 am]IndyCar makes changes to Indianapolis 500 qualifying format - AutoWeek crash.net IndyCar makes changes to Indianapolis 500 qualifying format AutoWeek The IndyCar Series on Friday morning announced a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting lineup for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. IndyCar said, “... [03.07.14 - 3:08 pm]Oriol Servia to drive for RLL - ESPN (blog) The Checkered Flag Oriol Servia to drive for RLL ESPN (blog) CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field a second IndyCar entry for Oriol Servia this season in at least four races, more if sponsorship can be secured. Servia is currently s... [03.05.14 - 9:23 am]March 5: Cosworth CEO focused on IndyCar return - Indianapolis Star March 5: Cosworth CEO focused on IndyCar return Indianapolis Star Cosworth CEO Hal Reisiger, who is based in England, was in Indianapolis Tuesday to meet with the IndyCar brass (Mark Miles, Derrick Walker, Jay Frye and C.J. O'Donnell) for the specific pu... [03.04.14 - 11:18 pm]Report: Verizon close to deal to become IndyCar title sponsor - NBCSports.com Report: Verizon close to deal to become IndyCar title sponsor NBCSports.com The Sports Business Journal is reporting that Verizon and IndyCar are close to a deal that would see the telecommunications giant be named IndyCar's title sponsor. Per sources wh... [03.07.14 - 3:02 pm]INTERVIEW: 2013 IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon - WXYZ WXYZ INTERVIEW: 2013 IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon WXYZ (WXYZ) - The 2013 IndyCar Series champion, Scott Dixon, stopped by Broadcast House to talk about Grand Prix night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Dixon talked about the event and also his experience at... [03.07.14 - 12:42 pm]Hawksworth: A “roller coaster ride” to get to IndyCar seat - NBCSports.com Hawksworth: A “roller coaster ride” to get to IndyCar seat NBCSports.com IndyCar's newest 2014 rookie, Jack Hawksworth, has taken a moment to reflect on the last few months that has seen him move from unheralded prospect to a full-time race seat with Bry... [03.06.14 - 10:48 pm]IndyCar: Panther continuing to evaluate its racing options - Racer IndyCar: Panther continuing to evaluate its racing options Racer Barnes John sm portrait Most of the recent news surrounding the Panther Racing IndyCar team has been of a legal nature, but team owner John Barnes hopes to have something more ordinary to r... [03.07.14 - 11:42 am]Supercross' Trey Canard samples Honda IndyCar simulator (VIDEO) - NBCSports.com Supercross' Trey Canard samples Honda IndyCar simulator (VIDEO) NBCSports.com As part of the weekend, in a cross-promotion between IndyCar and Supercross, Honda organized a get-together with one of its Supercross riders, Trey Canard, and two of its IndyC... [03.06.14 - 9:54 am]IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says Kurt Busch could win the Indy 500 - AutoWeek ABC News IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says Kurt Busch could win the Indy 500 AutoWeek Three-time and defending IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon stopped by the Autoweek offices in Detroit this week to help promote the upcoming IndyCar season and the Che... [03.06.14 - 5:09 pm]
Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Honda Athletes Josef Newgarden and Trey Canard Catch Up At The INDYCAR HPD Simulator
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Marco Andretti Previews 2014
Marco Andretti talks about the upcoming 2014 Indycar Series season.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Ryan Hunter-Reay Previews 2014
Ryan Hunter-Reay talks about the upcoming 2014 season.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Kurt Busch Joins Andretti Autosport for the 2014 Indy 500
On March 4, 2014, Kurt Busch, 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, announced that he will join Andretti Autosport for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis...
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Sebastien Bourdais Previews 2014
Sebastien Bourdais previews being with a new team and winning the Daytona 24 hour race.
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Simulators and Scarves: An Afternoon At Honda Performance DevelopmentThis past weekend we were lucky enough to catch up with Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and SuperCross star Trey Canard at the Honda Performance Development simulator. Josef and Simon invited fellow Honda Athlete and SuperCross rider Trey to the HPD... [03.05.14 - 1:53 pm]LIVE from the Rolex 24 At DaytonaSunday – Jan.26 – 2:10pm
Checkered flag for another Rolex 24 and another INDYCAR champion in Daytona. Sebastien Bourdais and his ActionExpress Racing teammates drove an incredible race and it paid off. They are the 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona champion... [01.24.14 - 9:46 am]All he wants for Christmas is …After being a jolly elf during a Meijer shopping event last week with siblings from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Indiana, IZOD IndyCar Series driver Will Power was subjected to having all four wisdom teeth extracted.
In this installment of “Ask Me A... [12.17.13 - 8:46 am]Dixon’s crew embodies DO:MORE“I’m glad it doesn’t mean we stink,” Scott Dixon jokes as he hands out Degree deodorant to members of the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team at the team’s Indianapolis headquarters.
To recognize Dixon and his Ganassi teammates on the team’s 10th Indy car ... [10.28.13 - 9:57 am]Astor Cup gets around for a 98-year-oldOn Wednesday of Championship Week, I embarked on our second Twitter-based Trophy Tour with the Astor Cup. That’s right, I was entrusted for an entire day with the care of a 98-year-old trophy worth about $300,000 and I didn’t drop it.
INDYCAR Director ... [10.17.13 - 10:51 pm]Beatriz visits World Cup venue in progressTwo of the biggest sporting events to take place in Sao Paulo over the next 18 months collided April 30 when IZOD IndyCar Series driver Ana Beatriz visited the worksite of the Arena de Sao Paulo, which will serve as the city’s World Cup venue next summ... [04.30.13 - 1:54 pm]
Format Changes Enhance Battle To Qualify For Indy 500INDYCAR announced a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting lineup for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. [03.06.14 - 7:00 pm]IMS Infield Glamping Tents Now Available For '500' Race WeekendAn exciting new opportunity for fans wanting to enjoy everything the legendary Indianapolis 500 race weekend has to offer is now available for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25. [03.05.14 - 7:00 pm]IMS Taps Levy Restaurants As Concessions PartnerHulman & Company officials announced today that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) has formed a new partnership with Levy Restaurants to operate concessions and develop new fan food and beverage experiences for all major events at IMS beginning this... [03.05.14 - 7:00 pm]Busch's Indianapolis 500 Entry 'A Dream Come True'The 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion will join the Andretti Autosport driver lineup for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. He?ll also seek to become the fourth driver to ?do the double? by competing in the Coca-Cola 600 in Concor... [03.03.14 - 7:00 pm]World's No. 1 DJ Hardwell to Perform in Indy 500 Snake PitThe world?s No. 1 DJ in the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 poll, Hardwell will headline the party in the Snake Pit presented by Miller Lite during the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rising star DJs NERVO and Dillon Fra... [03.02.14 - 7:00 pm]Villeneuve Joins Indy 500 LineupTwo decades after earning Rookie of the Year honors with a runner-up finish and 19 years removed from his scintillating victory, Villeneuve will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to compete in the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25 ... [02.25.14 - 7:00 pm]
IndyCar wants Indy speed record beatenIndyCar has set a target of seeing Arie Luyendyk's 18-year-old track record at Indianapolis Motor Speedway fall by 2016. Luyendyk's 237.498mph lap speed and 236.986mph four-lap average have... [03.07.14 - 12:56 pm]Mazda Road to Indy broadcast team and schedule confirmedAndersen Promotions in conjunction with IMS Productions today announced its 2014 television broadcast schedule and on-air talent for the Mazda Road to Indy, which will feature coverage of Indy Lights... [03.07.14 - 12:22 pm]Indy 500: Qualifying format revisedIndyCar has overhauled the qualifying procedure for the Indianapolis 500 in the hope of creating more fan appeal and increasing TV viewership. Under the new format, qualifying will take place across ... [03.07.14 - 11:30 am]IndyCar: Panther continuing to evaluate its racing optionsMost of the recent news surrounding the Panther Racing IndyCar team has been of a legal nature , but team owner John Barnes hopes to have something more ordinary to report before Spring Training begi... [03.07.14 - 11:13 am]Simona De Silvestro speaks at Million Women Mentors CelebrationIndyCar veteran turned Sauber F1 team affiliate driver Simona De Silvestro spoke yesterday at a Senate and Congressional Leaders Celebratory Luncheon in Washington D.C., as part of Million Women Ment... [03.06.14 - 4:40 pm]
Format changes enhance battle to qualify for Indianapolis 500NDIANAPOLIS - INDYCAR announced a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting lineup for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
Qualifying will be enhanced with three sessions of time trials over two eventful days, with the goal of ... [03.07.14 - 11:23 am]Hawksworth lands at Bryan Herta AutosportJack Hawksworth will graduate to the pinnacle of US open-wheel competition in 2014, after signing a contract to drive the No.98 Honda-powered Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) entry in the IndyCar Series.
Hawksworth took the States by storm in 2012, when he... [03.05.14 - 2:34 pm]RLL will prepare a second entry for Oriol Servia in select 2014 IndyCar eventsRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that the team will enter a second car for veteran Oriol Servia in select races of the 2014 IndyCar Series season with the intent of adding more as sponsorship details are finalized. Current plans cal... [03.05.14 - 10:21 am]Indy 500 entry a "dream come true" for Kurt BuschFor Kurt Busch, competing in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race wasn't been a goal until recently because he never envisioned it was attainable.
On March 4, Busch announced he is one step closer to achieving that goal.
The 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ... [03.04.14 - 6:52 pm]Kurt Busch to attempt the "Double" with Andretti AutosportNew York (March 4, 2014) - It has been over a decade since it was last completed, but this May NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch will endeavor to become only the fourth driver in history to contest the "Double" - competing in IndyCar's historic Indianapolis 5... [03.04.14 - 9:57 am]Rahal completed his first day of testing in 2014 at Sebring RacewaySEBRING, Fla. (March 3, 2014) – Graham Rahal, 25, completed his first test day of 2014 today at Sebring International Raceway in preparation for the upcoming IndyCar Series season. He ran a total of 124 laps around the 1.65-mile short course in the No... [03.03.14 - 5:44 pm]
[03.04.14 - 9:20 am]Jacques Villeneuve to make Indy 500 returnJacques Villeneuve will aim to make the starting grid of the 2014 Indianapolis 500, 19 years after his last appearance and previous victory in the race.
IndyCar wants Indy speed record beatenIndyCar has set a target of seeing Arie Luyendyk's 18-year-old track record at Indianapolis Motor Speedway fall by 2016. [03.07.14 - 12:31 pm]Indy 500 qualifying overhauledIndyCar has overhauled the qualifying procedure for the Indianapolis 500 in the hope of creating more fan appeal and increasing TV viewership. [03.07.14 - 10:48 am]Hawksworth lands 2014 Herta driveJack Hawksworth will step up to IndyCar in 2014 after signing to race for Bryan Herta Autosport [03.05.14 - 2:20 pm]Servia gets part-time Rahal seatOriol Servia has joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan to drive a limited schedule in the team's second car for the 2014 IndyCar season [03.05.14 - 12:07 pm]Grenier to work with KVKV Racing Technology has entered into a formal association with former Indy Lights racer Mikael Grenier, although there is no short-term guarantee of any seat time for the Canadian [03.04.14 - 3:07 pm]Kurt Busch to contest Indy 500Kurt Busch will contest the 2014 Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport, becoming the first NASCAR star in recent years to race in IndyCar. [03.04.14 - 9:44 am]
Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Indy Car Team Owner Sarah Fisher Radio Spot for WFYI
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Turbo Premiere 2013 - Ryan Reynolds, IndyCar Drivers Interview : Beyond The Trailer
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com IndyCar 2014 -- Hawksworth soffia il posto a Filippi
IndyCar 2014: Jack Hawksworth soffia in extremis il posto a Luca Filippi nel Bryan Herta Autosport. L'articolo completo lo trovate su http://teladoiolamerica...
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The racing wisdom of Mario AndrettiThe racing wisdom of Mario AndrettiGordon Kirby thinks Jacques Villeneuve could learn a thing or two from Mario Andretti about staying competitive at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.03.14 - 5:23 am]Adjusting to life out of the cockpitAdjusting to life out of the cockpitDario Franchitti gives us an update of what he's got planned for the year since his enforced retirement from racingMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [02.27.14 - 7:54 am]Garage 34 at IndianapolisGarage 34 at IndianapolisPaul Fearnley thinks the mooted Garage 56-style experimental entry at Indianapolis is urgently neededMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [02.27.14 - 6:15 am]US racing’s standard of officiatingUS racing’s standard of officiatingPaul Tracy bemoans the lack of consistency displayed by US racing officialsMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [02.17.14 - 6:56 am]The career of Mark DonohueThe career of Mark DonohueGordon Kirby looks back at the life and career of driver and engineer Mark Donohue, one of the great all-roundersMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [02.17.14 - 5:45 am]
Infield “glamping” now available for Indianapolis 500 weekend[IMS PR] For the first time ever, Indianapolis 500 fans will have the opportunity to rent a limited number of high quality weatherproof set-up tents featuring a variety of amenities in the IMS infield during the 2014 Indianapolis 500 race weekend, May ... [03.06.14 - 3:39 pm]Hawksworth joins BHA for 2014[BHA PR] Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) announced today that British racing driver Jack Hawksworth will drive the Honda-powered No. 98 car for the 2014 IndyCar season. [03.05.14 - 2:11 pm]RLL to field Servia for select IndyCar events[RLLR PR] Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that the team will enter a second car for veteran Oriol Servia in select races of the 2014 IndyCar Series season with the intent of adding more as sponsorship details are finalized. Current... [03.05.14 - 9:46 am]KV calls dibs on Canadian rising star Mikael Grenier[KVRT PR] KV Racing Technology announced today that former Star Mazda and Indy Lights driver Mikael Grenier will be associated with the team during the 2014 IndyCar Series season. [03.04.14 - 12:49 pm]Kurt Busch to run Indy with Andretti, attempt the Double[Andretti/IndyCar PR] It has been over a decade since it was last completed, but this May NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch will endeavor to become only the fourth driver in history to contest the "Double" - competing in IndyCar's historic Indianapolis 500 an... [03.04.14 - 9:15 am]
Leave The Gimmicks To OthersHave you seen what the NFL is talking about doing? They are seriously considering moving the spot of the ball for the extra-point, from the two-yard line back to the twenty-five. The reasoning is that the extra-point has become almost automatic and thi... [03.07.14 - 5:05 am]The Near-Extinction Of The Indy-Only TeamsWhen the news came that Kurt Busch had been confirmed in a fifth car for Andretti Autosport in this year’s Indianapolis 500; it was good news for a lot of reasons. He will become the fourth driver in history to do “The Double” – attempting to run in th... [03.05.14 - 5:04 am]Welcome To The Month Of MarchWhen most sports fans think of March, their minds immediately go to March Madness – the NCAA Basketball tournament. I enjoy the tournament as well, but my Tennessee Vols haven’t made it in a couple of years and they seemed determined to underachieve th... [03.03.14 - 5:05 am]The Ugliness Of A Bitter DivorceOver the years, I have not hidden the fact that I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan of John Barnes. So if you are, you may want to stop reading now and come back Monday. Throughout my professional career, I have come across many varying opinions of m... [02.28.14 - 5:04 am]A Great Career Possibly TarnishedIt’s tough to keep a secret these days. Late Monday afternoon, we learned that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports was going to have a driver announcement for the Indianapolis 500 this afternoon at 2:00 Indianapolis time. It seemed to catch a lot of people of... [02.26.14 - 5:04 am]
End of a seasonIn the end, it came down to three points. An American accepted the Astor Cup with the title only decided at the checkered flag. An American stood in victory lane after 500 miles on an oval track.
In other words, it was the coda that many IndyCar fans h... [09.16.12 - 12:33 am]INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Fontana) "The Friday Setup" will be a preview of the upcoming races and the schedule of the weekend events (practice and qualifications) leading up to race day. Also it will include other forms of rambling about the upcoming race (and the overall state... [09.14.12 - 8:00 am]The better part of valor: Conway recuses himself from INDYCAR finaleNo more.
That is what Mike Conway said when he considered taking part in this season's final IZOD IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
Conway, a genial, mild-tempered Brit, has plenty of reason to hate high-speed oval racin... [09.13.12 - 5:18 pm]INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Fontana) U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
It ain't over yet. Stud Hunter-Reay will not go quietly into that good night after all. The last race is a Saturday night oval, and dammit we want our American hero conquering all. Also we want PENSKE B*TCHFACE one more time. ... [09.13.12 - 11:40 am]On mergers and unifications: enduring the long road aheadI have to say that while I don't know nearly as much about the inner workings of sports car racing as I do about other series like IndyCar and NASCAR, I have always been turned on by sleek prototypes, supercars, and even the "lowly" touring series.
And... [09.06.12 - 3:17 pm]
A Polarizing 2014It’s been a heck of an offseason in terms of some wild driver announcements for IndyCar. Earlier today, Kurt Busch added to that by announcing he’ll try the “double” between the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. Busch has long been rumored for such a try... [03.04.14 - 1:21 pm]Monday IndyCar Notebook 2/24: Winterfest, Plowey, JPG, and MoreA few notes on a disappointing once-again-chilly Indianapolis-area morning:
-What a start to 2014 for the Mazda Road to Indy! The Cooper Tires Winterfest saw three different winners in USF2000 over the weekend. Huge congratulations to RC Enerson, Clark ... [02.24.14 - 7:16 am]Always Tough To See Them GoI've loved Simona de Silvestro as a racer since her time in Atlantics, when she showed herself to be a driver who simply had that something "extra". No matter her ride, Simona always gave that feeling that she was a real talent, one on the cusp of maki... [02.17.14 - 7:24 am]What Does Panther Racing Do Now?You'll forgive the tardiness of this commentary, I hope. As you probably know, Indiana has been living out its own mini-Ice Age for the last two months, and I had taken the family south to Cincinnati for a few days' relaxation at Great Wolf Lodge. Unfo... [02.10.14 - 7:54 am]Another Rolex 24, Another IndyCar WinnerI have to admit, it wasn't the best Rolex24 I've ever seen. There were some scary crashes, and some pretty long stretches run under caution. But at the end, a wild sprint to the finish provided plenty of fireworks, and Action Express gained a hard-foug... [01.27.14 - 7:38 am]
Eye Candy from Sonoma AND my love, the Delta Wing, Monica Hilton, Simon Pagen...I will link all of this hot mess together by the end of this article, I promise! I tend to get a tad antsy this time of year as we all await the wheels turning at the Grand Prix of St. Pete. I mean, it is one thing to endure a long, miserable winter wi... [02.26.14 - 8:07 am]Finally, SOMETHING I Can Get My Head AroundI unashamedly follow Tony Dizinno, a writer for NBC Sports “Motor Sports Talk” as well as other outlets. This gent is a PROLIFIC producer of word count and not just for the sake of volume. He produces well written content across multiple racing platfor... [02.17.14 - 2:57 pm]Back in the saddle again…..Really! After an extremely long hiatus, basically doing what one does to keep up with the speed of life, it begins again. Time to saddle up and as they say in Denver these days, time to ride. Taking some time off to learn to look at things differently just m... [01.17.14 - 8:34 am]Post: POST Indy 500 V2.013 Wrap Up PostGonna be a short post, folks; back a few years none other than Alex Lloyd made the show at Indy and drove a pink car while wearing a pink fire suite. Now that …. Takes …. Stones. His run that year was summed up in two words in the Indianapolis Star the... [05.28.13 - 10:30 pm]Less Than 48 Hours To Launch; If THIS Don’t Whet Your Appetite for Indy V2.01...On Carb day at the ‘Hallowed Grounds’ that comprise the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, FIL history was made on this date. With a gap of 0.026 seconds, Ireland’s Patrick Dempsey pulled off the tightest finish EVAH at the Motor Speedway. Forget the fact th... [05.24.13 - 8:48 pm]
All You Need to Know About Sao PauloThe Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo hosts the final round of the 2013 Formula One GP. This year it is the 2013 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
According to GrandPrixTours.com, the first ever Brazilian Grand Prix race event (1973) was held at this S... [01.01.14 - 9:46 pm]'Turbo': A sorta-critic's reviewFull Disclosure: The writer was a movie critic for the Huntington News, the campus newspaper of Northeastern University, during the early years of his college life.
"Turbo," Dreamworks' latest offering that centers around a garden snail's dream of ... [07.18.13 - 4:36 pm]Random thoughts and outburstsThe first half of the IZOD IndyCar Series season was littered with upsets from the smaller teams in the paddock - Takuma Sato and A.J. Foyt Racing at Long Beach, Tony Kanaan and KV Racing at the Indianapolis 500, and Mike Conway (Dale Coyne Racing) and... [07.11.13 - 5:50 pm]On to "Old Milwaukee"I was meaning to do this last night, but I had some obligations to take care of. Thus, I'll keep my thoughts on last weekend's race at Texas Motor Speedway relatively brief since we're already just two days away from the Milwaukee IndyFest.
I think... [06.13.13 - 5:08 pm]Tackling TexasFirestone 550 - Texas Motor Speedway
Track Facts: 1.5-mile quad-oval, 24 degrees of banking
Race Distance: 228 laps/324 miles
Records: Single Lap - Gil de Ferran, 222.864 mph, Oct. 2003; Two-Lap Average: Alex Tagliani, 215.691 mph, June 201... [06.07.13 - 2:28 pm]
Framing the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayThe 2014 Indianapolis 500 has piqued the interest of a wider variety of potential fans, and since that is what they are after that is a good thing. On track the micromanaged assembly of 33 chosen starters is coming into sharper focus. It was officially... [03.04.14 - 11:25 am]IndyCar’s Latest Bit of Tawdry Soap OperaAs the IndyCar season draws near we are not without controversy. The latest twist is a civil lawsuit filed by Panther Racing owner John Barnes against the entity acting on behalf of the advertising agency serving the National Guard account, Indy Car an... [02.26.14 - 7:54 am]Suggested Title Sponsor for IndyCar: AARPThis morning we were breathlessly assaulted with news from left field that 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve is returning to the big race this May with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. As a pure racing fan there is a lot about which to be ex... [02.25.14 - 9:39 am]2014 Racing Season Arrives in a Soggy WayTo many auto racing aficionados the racing season begins each year with the Daytona 24 hours deal, which is fine. To most casual fans the Daytona 500 is the unofficial start of actual racing for the new year. It was a chore to watch this year because a... [02.24.14 - 11:00 am]The IndyCar Split That Won’t Die (For Some)The comment section of my previous blog entry quickly became polluted by squawking cart-centric flat earthers still stuck in the previous decade. Despite what I thought was a realistic forward-looking future schedule that included new venues in new mar... [02.19.14 - 4:07 pm]
'500' Qualifying Procedures AnnouncedINDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the IndyCar Series, announced Friday morning the revamped qualification format for this year's running of the Indianapolis 500.
Held Saturday, May 17 from 11am to 5:50pm (4-6pm LIVE ABC television window), the 33-car fie... [03.07.14 - 12:39 pm]Servia To RLLR, Hawksworth To HertaThe 2014 IndyCar Series grid is beginning to take shape with announcements today from both Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Bryan Herta Autosport.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing formally confirmed Oriol Servia as the team's second entry alongside Grah... [03.05.14 - 3:23 pm]Andretti Signs Busch For IndyAndretti Autosport announced today the signing of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kurt Busch to the teams fifth IndyCar Series entry in May's 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. Busch ran the Rookie Orientation Program at the Indianapolis Motor Spe... [03.04.14 - 1:35 pm]RLLR Releases Statement On Panther LawsuitFriday afternoon Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing released the following statement on Panther Racing's litigation against RLLR in relation to the National Guard sponsorship. Unhappy with the summary denial of its bid protest before the federal Government ... [02.28.14 - 3:24 pm]BHA Signs Sponsor For Three EventsBryan Herta Autosport announced Friday morning at the Cleveland Auto Show that The Collection Auto Group and Castrol will sponsor the team's Indy Car at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Indianapolis 500 and Mid-Ohio.
The Collection Auto Group (CAG) is a ... [02.28.14 - 2:08 pm]
Busch: ‘Nothing Can Compare’ To Starting Indy A self-described “old-school racer,” Kurt Busch will attempt to become only the fourth driver to compete in IndyCar’s historic Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s 600-mile marathon in the same day over Memorial Day Weekend in May.
Busch, the NASCAR Sprint Cu... [03.05.14 - 9:17 am]Granatelli Dead At 90 Andy Granatelli, a fixture in Indy cars and at the Indianapolis 500, died Sunday at age 90.
Granatelli is the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur.
Granatelli is a member of the I... [12.29.13 - 8:59 pm]Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The pain started for Dario Franchitti in his ankle. Then it moved to his head. Not long after that, it had spread to his entire body. Perhaps the worst part came when it reached his psyche and the three-t... [12.20.13 - 9:42 am]Sato Returns To Foyt Racing For 2014 Season By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Takuma Sato will begin his second IndyCar Series season with A.J. Foyt Racing today with a test session at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway. The team confirmed Tuesday that Sato, 36, will continue to d... [12.18.13 - 10:26 am]Ganassi Adds Veteran Briscoe To IndyCar Team By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Chip Ganassi Racing put the finishing touches on its 2014 IndyCar Series lineup Friday with the addition of Ryan Briscoe to a fulltime ride and a key number switch involving reigning Indianapolis 500 champ... [12.14.13 - 9:08 am]
An Open Letter to the IndyCar Series Team OwnersHello, Gentlemen (and Lady, Ms. Fisher), You don't know me, but I'm a long time fan. Of all of yours. Literally. Mr. Penske, I've thrilled to the feats of your bespoke chassis that so dominated CART for years, and I've enjoyed the driving of basically e... [06.06.12 - 11:09 pm]The World Calls The Thrilling Indy 500 FinishSo I'm pretty sure unless you're part of the .00001% of bored angsty messageboard lurker, you and 99.9999% of the world found the 2012 Indy 500 thrilling, exciting, unpredictable, and one of the best motor races of any kind in quite some time. But one ... [05.29.12 - 11:08 pm]Indy 500 Odds Are InSo here are the First Odds for this year's Indy 500.
Will Power9-2Helio Castroneves4-1Ryan Briscoe9-2Dario Franchitti6-1Scott Dixon6-1Marco Andretti10-1Tony Kanaan10-1Ryan Hunter-Reay20-1JR Hildebrand25-1Field (Any Other Driver)25-1James Hinchcliffe25-1... [05.09.12 - 3:10 pm]The State of IndyCar Engine Supply in 2012Subtitle: The Post Wherein The Speedgeek Finally Loses His Everlovin' Mind
There's been a whole lot of stuff that's been sticking in my craw of late when it comes to the World of IndyCar, specifically, in the realm of engine supply. I won't clog up the ... [05.01.12 - 11:49 pm]Sarah Fisher Hartman (Ain't) Racing - How Did We Get Here?The latest and possibly biggest yet hubbub of the 2011-2012 IZOD IndyCar Series offseason has been the ongoing struggle by Sarah Fisher and her crew at the newly re-launched Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing to get an engine to put in the back of their brand... [02.20.12 - 10:36 pm]
Calling all MOtorsports fans…It’s MOvember Bitches! And this year it’s personal! I’m on a mission to educate, motivate and eradicate! No one should have to deal with cancer. Especially a 15yr old boy with testicular cancer. It sucks. And It pisses me off. … Continue reading → [11.08.13 - 9:27 am]A different kind of race…Those that know me, know that I don’t run unless I’m being chased or there is bacon or a margarita waiting for me at the finish line. However something very personal is motivating me this month. (which is part of … Continue reading → [10.09.13 - 9:06 pm]Mid-Ohio on Rewind…For the first time in the 10 years I’ve been attending races, I actually thought/felt “Ugh… I don’t want to go”. There were a multitude of reasons for this. One, I was tired (Very tired) and just getting over being … Continue reading → [08.10.13 - 6:50 pm]3 More Sleeps till the 2 in T.O.!There I was, work done, feeling antsy, unpacking my suitcase from the weekend, thinking… “geesh, I won’t be driving to another race until Mid-Ohio”… then I remembered, THE CIRCUS COMES TO MY TOWN THIS WEEK! No travel required!!! Still in … Continue rea... [07.09.13 - 10:52 am]Poking around the PoconosWednesday night, the temperature in my apartment approximately eleventy billion fahrenheit, with 200% humidity, I decided that I would rather spend the next couple of days working and sleeping in air-conditioning, so I packed up my CR-Z (thank you Hond... [07.05.13 - 4:00 pm]
IMS: museum or racing facility?As I was digging out of another Midwestern winter storm, I encountered the bane of the driveway: a solid layer of old ice that had adhered to the concrete with a tenacity that shovels, salt, and swearing could not surmount. As I walked away, defeated,... [02.16.14 - 5:14 pm]Dr. Strangerace or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New IndyCar S...The new, shortened schedule of the IndyCar Series has provoked a visceral response from the remaining engaged and invested fans of American open-wheel racing: the vast majority see it as an insult to those who follow the series and a capitulation to th... [02.03.14 - 2:53 pm]The long dark winter of IndyCarAh, IndyCar. You had a great season last year: multiple winners, a great come-from-behind champion, an Indy 500 for the ages, and fantastic racing at every kind of circuit. The only thing left to do was capitalize on the energy and momentum. Sure, t... [01.20.14 - 12:53 pm]Truth in advertising: how to market IndyCarThe (your name here) IndyCar Series, by whatever name you want to call it, has a checkered past when it comes to marketing acumen. In recent years the Indy Racing League and its scion, the (your name here) IndyCar Series, have been second-rate at best... [01.02.14 - 1:24 pm]In IndyCar, “The Song Remains the Same”I was excited to note that Spotify, my music streaming program of choice, was finally allowed to offer the song catalog of Led Zeppelin, one of the bands that provided the soundtrack of my misspent youth. In fact, the band’s music has played on an ass... [12.15.13 - 6:31 pm]
Kurt Busch: The Deal Is DoneAfter spending close to a year doing little than staring across the room at each other (besides a brief encounter at the punch table), Kurt Busch and Andretti Autosport are finally dance partners for this year's running of the Indy 500. That means for ... [03.04.14 - 10:09 am]IndyCar News Two Days In a Row!?!?That's a question AND an exclamation, as we were hit with some more news today about seats for next year.
Of course, speculation has begun about Dario Franchitti's seat in the No. 10, and I'll get back to that in a minute. But the fresher info was ann... [11.15.13 - 7:58 pm]Dario Franchitti: The Champ Has Left the BuildingIt takes a lot to take my breath way. A lot. But when I saw the news today that Dario Franchitti would be unable to continue racing after the injuries he suffered in Houston last month, that's exactly what happened to me.
I can't exactly say I'm shock... [11.14.13 - 10:54 pm]My Day at MonzaWhen I found out a couple of months ago that I would be going to Milan, Italy, one of the first things I decided I wanted to see was Autodromo Nazinoale Monza. Though I'm not a big fan of F1 (but I may be by the end of this post), I appreciate the hist... [10.21.13 - 12:23 pm]Racing on the Road Course? Wow!And I'm back! (Again!)
So my hiatus ends after 93 days...I hope no one took it personally. It was a busy summer for me, and something had to give. Between a couple of vacations, work, the start of school (for the kids, not me) and training for a marat... [09.26.13 - 6:27 pm]
BHA Chooses Jack HawksworthBryan Herta Autosport (BHA) announced today that British racing driver Jack Hawksworth will drive the Honda-powered No. 98 car for the 2014 IndyCar season. The 23-year-old driver tested with BHA at Sebring in February. The strength of his pace and feed... [03.05.14 - 4:48 pm]Servia Officially Joins RLL TeamOriol Servia will join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for select races of the 2014 IndyCar Series season, team officials announced. Servia will compete at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the Grand Prix of Indi... [03.05.14 - 12:46 pm]Double Duty for Kurt BuschLast year during his test at IMS with Andretti Autosport, Kurt Busch said that he had been “bitten by the bug”. That bug, is the legendary speedway, which has bitten millions of fans over the last century. On Tuesday, Kurt revealed that he would be dri... [03.04.14 - 4:53 pm]Supercross at IMS?This weekend I was privileged enough to do some work with the AMA Supercross folks, as they were here in Indianapolis, racing at Lucas Oil Stadium. There are quite a few IndyCar drivers that are fans of the sport, and I found out that many of the rider... [03.02.14 - 7:24 pm]Jacques Villeneuve Returning To Indy 500 With SPMThis year’s Indianapolis 500 will feature two former Formula 1 stars that also have their face on the Borg Warner trophy. Jacques Villeneuve, 42, will return to Indianapolis, driving a third car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The team will make the ... [02.24.14 - 10:13 pm]
GodspeedJust a few days ago, on a recent music-related trip to Nashville, Tennessee, I was also able to devote some impromptu time for what I will loquaciously describe as a 'Friday PM Indycar Fan and Blogging Commiseration Summit'.
In the maelstrom of the f... [09.25.13 - 1:37 pm]It Is Finishedand after receiving the tweet, DZ said, "it is finished",
bowed his head and gave up his spirit
Based on a brief interaction with long-time Indycar tweeter, and even longer-time Indycar fan @stevewittich, I was harshly snapped from my mid/late-seaso... [08.14.13 - 11:48 am]Pocono - An 'On The Grounds' Review...(this is a copy of the track review post I did for my friends over at Indycar UK, please check them out)
Pocono is set in the pastoral rolling hills of the eastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours drive and triangulated nearly equidista... [07.10.13 - 2:10 pm]Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning's End(This post was written on the last day of April, 2013 and, after 2 days of reflection and consideration, was posted)
Tomorrow represents the figurative upswing of momentum and acceleration in Indycar toward the Memorial Day weekend classic and what I ... [05.03.13 - 10:46 am]'Nostalgesic' and Home RemediesHanging On
Here in the middle-west of the USA, winter has seemingly clung all too desperately, truncating the typical spring rhythms. I've been guilty of staying too late at a good party myself, not listening to the signs that tell me "you're done here... [04.17.13 - 12:32 pm]
Dreams to Realities …Well, well, well … I leave a blog alone for 6+ months, and it gets all dusty on me. I know, I know … here I start my own, personal INDYCAR-based blog, and then I leave it alone through the entire 2012 IZOD IndyCar Season. Plus, all my proposed in-sessi... [10.12.12 - 4:00 pm]Rubens Barrichello … moving the needle?I’ve promised myself … a maximum of 1,200 of my own words after this paragraph … Verbosity, thy bad name is me. Here goes nothing … — On Thursday, March 1st, 2012, Rubens Barrichello inked a one-year deal with KV Racing Technologies, driving Car #8, sp... [03.02.12 - 10:05 am]Making INDYCAR better … personallyNo one could deny or claim we haven’t made mistakes along the way. We have. But our only goal every single day with IndyCar is to better it and make it stronger. We have fantastic drivers, we have outstanding teams, and partners willing to invest milli... [02.28.12 - 10:00 am]2012 Cars – IZOD IndyCar SeriesA few weeks ago, I recall tweeting an initial breakdown of car/driver/engine combinations. Of course, I swapped one team’s engine contract, and was electronically backhanded for my faux pas (Thanks, Pippa! I owe you). So, I came up with a spreadsheet o... [02.19.12 - 7:30 pm]36 SuperCars, 36 Hours – Day 2First … an apology for yesterday’s post (36 SuperCars, 36 Hours – Day 1) … it was a little long. I promise I will do better once the 2012 INDYCAR season starts up in earnest. However, I hope I didn’t scare you from Day 2! Saturday, February 4th, 2011 –... [02.12.12 - 10:06 pm]
A Peon's Thought on Scheduling I had a thought last night relating to scheduling that I tweeted out to Kevin Lee for trackside. It has several moving parts and I doubt twitter really did it justice. So since I never took this site down and I am sure Pippa was getting tired of my l... [11.01.13 - 11:48 am]The Gift of the Magi News came on Tuesday that Pippa Mann had secured a ride for this year’s Indy500. Within the small IndyCar Twitter-node the news was reason for an overflow of heartfelt rejoicing. The IndyCar Twitter-node loves Pippa and rightly so. More so than any ... [05.02.13 - 1:33 am]Leftovers From Barber Weekend
This year in addition to taking in the race at Barber we decided to stretch the weekend a few days. So after the race, we drove to Tennessee and rented a small cabin in the mountains for a couple days. Which implicitly implies – I haven’t seen the ra... [04.09.13 - 11:35 pm]Barber Saturday - A Familiar Face and a Few ImagesI spent most of Saturday schlepping around Barber Motorsports Park toting my camera and a tripod hoping to capture some "Phantom Car" images. No such luck - The GrandAm series which is usually money for 3 - 4 yellows that bunch the field up and make t... [04.06.13 - 11:49 pm]The Annual Pathetic Season Preview - Part 1 It seems like every year we get to this point in the year where the first race is just a few days away, everyone else is doing it and I succumb to the peer pressure…So Here Goes. Predictions: Scott Dixon will win the Series Championship. Last year I... [03.18.13 - 10:47 pm]
How Did We Get Here? Pt. 2 When Did It Go Sideways?(NOTE: This post originally appeared on OpenPaddock.net on 1/20/2014. My writing at OP will all be archived here to keep my work compiled in a single location at least one week after originally appearing at OpenPaddock.net.) (NOTE2: Part one here.) … C... [01.27.14 - 4:33 pm]How Did We Get Here? Pt. 1 When Did We Start?(NOTE: This post originally appeared on OpenPaddock.net on 1/13/2014. My writing at OP will all be archived here to keep my work compiled in a single location at least one week after originally appearing at OpenPaddock.net.) The prospect of American … ... [01.20.14 - 4:40 pm]One Final Dance with 2013(NOTE: This post originally appeared on OpenPaddock.net on 1/6/2014. My work at OP will all be posted here to keep my life work compiled in a single location.) Eric Hall here, you may remember me from such word-hack outlets as … Continue reading → [01.13.14 - 6:01 pm]Goodbye for Now and New Horizons in 2014Hello all seven of my faithful anotherindycarblog followers, and welcome to 2014!! You may have noticed we have gone into silent mode over here during the end of 2013, I regret not being able to share the end of such … Continue reading → [01.06.14 - 9:30 pm]Grand Prix of Indy, a Few Local ReactionsRoad racing is on at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and there were more than a few questions concerning the whole package. As the self-appointed every-mans indianpolis based indycar lifer and racing addict, I think some pedestrian opinion could be jus... [10.01.13 - 7:24 pm]
The Natural The legacy of the Target Chip Ganassi Racing #10 could suffocate every driver in the IndyCar paddock but one. Scott Dixon. And that's whether he ever wins another race in it, or not.
Here's why: He's a seasoned Target representative, established team me... [11.15.13 - 1:04 pm]Get Creative, Do a Little GoodI'm passionate about IndyCar, and I enjoy seeing those that need help getting it. An opportunity to combine both interests? HELLA. Grab your Crayolas and help those kids. Please. Thanks. --Chris [GRF release] Graham Rahal Foundation AnnouncesSecond An... [08.24.13 - 11:06 am]Mid-Ohio Day 2: The reception was BETTER THAN YESTERDAYThose of you that follow us on Twitter know that. Couldn't get any pics out, but saylavee.
Editor's note: Alcohol is being consumed during this writing--exercising Citizen Journalist Privilege. BOOM.
Let's dispense with the formalities, and get right to it [we never have formalities].
Stream of consciousness observations from an American racing original: The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Cour... [08.02.13 - 7:48 pm]Who is James Davison?Racing is awesome in its own right, but when you know the players, it's twice as nice.
It was announced, this week, that James Davison will make his IZOD IndyCar Series debut in next weekend's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, driving the No... [07.26.13 - 12:22 pm]
2005 Chicagoland IndyCar RaceClick to play podcast Join Mike King, Poncho Carter & Dave Wilson in the booth, Kevin Lee, Nicole Manske & Kevin Olson in the pits with Mark Jaynes high atop turn 3 from Chicagoland Speedway with exciting coverage of one of the closes finsihes in IndyCar histroy. 9/11/2005 [01.03.14 - 6:58 pm]2013 Fontana IZOD IndyCar Series RaceClick to play podcast Complete race coverage of the final event of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Air date: 10/19/2013 [11.01.13 - 5:23 pm]2013 Fontana Firestone Indy Lights RaceClick to play podcast Mark Jaynes and Pippa Mann with coverage of the last IndyLights race of the season from Fontana, CA. Air date 10/19/13 [10.19.13 - 6:20 pm]2013 Houston IZOD IndyCar Series Race #2Click to play podcast Race number 2 from the Grand Prix of Houston. Air date: 10/06/13 [10.06.13 - 4:42 pm]2013 Houston IZOD IndyCar Series Race #1Click to play podcast Play by play coverage of the first of two races at the Grand Prix of Houston. Air date: 10/05/13 [10.06.13 - 9:48 am]
MFW podcast episode 101 with James HinchcliffeClick to play podcast In this rare foray into an off-season More Front Wing podcast, we speak to James Hinchcliffe about the many changes he's facing this season, review Cooper Tires Winterfest, and round up the hot topics in the IndyCar world as we get ever closer to the s... [02.28.14 - 12:40 am]Seven-month season with earlier, international start planned for 2015: MilesClick to play podcast Hulman and Co. CEO Mark Miles recently spoke to MFW's Paul Dalbey regarding plans to begin the 2015 IndyCar Series schedule earlier, possibly as early as January, with a stint of three international races. He also revealed plans for an expanded Leaders... [12.23.13 - 9:48 am]MFW podcast episode 100Click to play podcast It's our 100th episode, and we've dedicated it to IndyCar's loyal fans! Hear from folks from Speedway, Indiana to the UK and Australia and everywhere in between about their favorite stories and moments as fans and observers of IndyCar racing. [12.19.13 - 10:04 am]MFW podcast episode 99Click to play podcast On this week's episode of the More Front Wing podcast, Paul and John break down the highlights and lowlights of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. [10.09.13 - 1:44 am]MFW podcast episode 98 with Carlos MuñozClick to play podcast There's plenty to catch up with in the INDYCAR world these days, and More Front Wing has it all on this week's podcast! [10.02.13 - 6:39 am]
Talk of Gasoline Alley July 25, 2013Click to play podcast Donald and Kevin take phone calls of historical value about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and also about racing in general. [07.25.13 - 9:04 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley July 24, 2013Click to play podcast Donald and Kevin take phone calls of historical value about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and also about racing in general. [07.24.13 - 8:29 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley July 23, 2013Click to play podcast Donald and Kevin answered questions about events that took place at Indy and were able to throw some NASCAR drivers in the mix. [07.23.13 - 8:51 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 24, 2013Click to play podcast Tonight, Mike Thomsen, filled in for Kevin, and Donald answered calls and talked about Dempsy Wilson, Dick Jordan, Rene Dreyfus, and Sid Collins. [05.24.13 - 9:27 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 23, 2013Click to play podcast Tonight, Kevin and Donald answered only email questions that have compiled throughout the month. [05.23.13 - 9:06 pm]
Can He Even Hear Himself Talk?"...we want to be good citizens of the whole racing fraternity." - Barnes
http://www.racer.com/index.php/indycar/item/101686-indycar-panther-continuing-to-evaluate-its-racing-options [03.07.14 - 12:55 pm]Verizon deal coming close10 years 100 million. 50 million to the series and 50 million in activation and media
http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2014/03/07/Marketing-and-Sponsorship/Verizon.aspx [03.07.14 - 12:51 pm]Rate the New Indy 500 Qualifying ProceduresHow do you rate them?
10 is best, 1 is worst. [03.07.14 - 12:31 pm]New Food Service contract for IMShttp://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?id=64051
This could be good. One thing I've used the bronze badge for is to leave to get quality grub and return. :gomer
Might save me a trip. [03.07.14 - 11:59 am]Qual procedures out for the 500*
* Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/431064539862298625/sgIBatbR_bigger.jpeg *Arni Sribhen* @neckthai (https://twitter.com/neckthai) 43s (https://twitter.com/neckthai/status/441960988288770048)
Here are the details on #indy500 (http... [03.07.14 - 10:33 am]AJ historical roadster display drive......What year was it that AJ took out his 61 roadster and just gassed it for a few laps, much to the dismay of Tony H? Any video footage out there? [03.07.14 - 10:30 am]The History behind your Indy TicketsI have had seats in many locations over the years. This year is different. My neice married a nice young man, his family having originally been from the Indianapolis area now residing in Grand Blanc Mi. His grandparents have been attending Indy since... [03.07.14 - 10:10 am]1984 ppg pace car recoveredOf the 5 recovered it has by far the most damage.Image: http://thenewswheel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/PPG-Pace-Car-Lead-700x466.jpg [03.07.14 - 10:02 am]Marshall Pruitt's Mailbag - Racer MagazineMarshall's first Mailbag. A good read.
http://www.racer.com/index.php/more/viewpoints/item/101639-marshall-pruett-s-racing-tech-mailbag-for-march-6?showall=&limitstart=#!Third_Spring_1_RACER [03.07.14 - 7:13 am]Hinton talks to Donnie Allison about his "Double"http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/10562421/nascar-donnie-allison-stands-best-double
I'm sorry but I like Ed Hinton. I know he's not beloved around here but he's good story teller and I admire that in a writer [03.06.14 - 8:25 pm]What Realistic IndyCar Team would you put together?Ok so what *Realistic* IndyCar Team would you put together? Obviously if you could have any team you'd have any combo of Dixon, Power, RHR, Helio, Dario, Al Unser Sr, Nuvolari.
* you have a decent budget
* you can afford to hire* drivers. ... [03.06.14 - 2:20 pm]Mike Kitchel hired as INDYCAR Director of Communications@INDYCARPR: We're happy to announce that @mikekitchel will be joining the #indycar (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/indycar?source=feed_text) team as director of communications.
Mike was one of the best PR personnel in the paddock in his time wi... [03.06.14 - 1:22 pm]Newgarden will be rigged with wires to record his physiology during 500this looks like it's going to be pretty cool- it appears ABC will have access to the the data as the race is going on
Sarah has to be happy they picked her guy!
data will be collected with a bio harness with multiple sensors capable of monitoring... [03.06.14 - 10:29 am]Don't look if you don't want to cry.Sad sad pictures of the PPG Pace car at the Corvette Museum.
http://corvettemuseum.smugmug.com/Events/Sinkhole/i-B2fDdHh/0/L/DSC_2262-L.jpg [03.05.14 - 11:18 pm]Interesting Article On Conor Daly and His Struggle to Find a SeatGreat and very candid interview from Conor. I'm glad Conor's willingness to be open about his struggles in finding an Indycar seat. I knew he had to do very well in GP3 to move up but I didn't realize he was backed up by Force India.
... [03.05.14 - 9:46 pm]
The Reason Indycars will Turn Right at IMSBrasil promoter pulling out
Sem dinheiro da TV Bandeirantes, etapa brasileira da Indy disputada no Anhembi de 2014 deve ser cancelada / MSN -... [09.02.13 - 7:03 pm]Is anyone going to Houston?Anyone making the trip?, I miss the old days of hanging out with as many as 15 other fans after the races, I remember meeting Tio Woody in one city... [09.02.13 - 1:57 pm]That stupid chicaneBaltimore's street course represents everything I hate about the current crop of street circuits that dominate the IndyCar calendar today. You get... [09.01.13 - 12:45 am]Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRTImage: http://digbza2f4g9qo.cloudfront.net/~/media/IndyCar/Schedules/2012/Race-Logos/Baltimore-SRT-NoShip.png?mw=210&vs=1&d=20130711T124952
*Race... [08.30.13 - 11:24 am]Oh! The HumanityPlease! PLEASE!
Kill it! Put it out of it's misery. Don't let it suffer anymore.
Maybe then it can obtain new life by arising from the ashes of... [08.29.13 - 3:58 pm]IndyCar officialsINSTALLING BRAINS TO INDYCAR OFFICIALS...
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*Race... [08.23.13 - 11:58 am]Anyone going to the Baltimore race?Just curious if any members will be there. [08.23.13 - 9:06 am]What in the heck is wrong with Graham Rahal?Graham Rahal is slow as a stone this year. Is it him or his dad's team who he drives for? I notice he spends a lot of time on social media...and I... [08.22.13 - 5:54 pm]Just for fun and a guess regarding driver payI have been wondering about this for awhile.
I know a former marketing president for the Kool brand and he told me of the cost pertaining to... [08.21.13 - 6:28 pm]Indycars will start turning right at Indy?This is one way to remove all of the remaining prestige of the Indy 500 forever.
IndyCar to test on Indianapolis road course, considering 2014... [08.21.13 - 12:44 pm]INDYCAR FANTASY COMPETITION : Round 16 - Baltimore, MD / PICK YOUR DRIVERS HERE!Please pick your fantasy drivers from the list below.
If you would like to make your picks secretly, please email (email@example.com), write a PM,... [08.21.13 - 11:37 am]Pickem! 2013 Grand Prix of BaltimoreRound 16 of 19
Please make your picks using the link above
If you must amend your picks, please make a new post with all 8 drivers repicked ...... [08.21.13 - 11:35 am]Return of Juan Pablo Montoya in the works?Could it be true? Oh, how I hope so. This story is from the Associated Press.
Andretti talking to Montoya about IndyCar return | Auto Racing... [08.21.13 - 11:28 am]Dario Franchitti's bookDario has a new coffee table book that will be coming out in the next month or so. I thought I would pass on the link. The publisher needs X amount... [08.21.13 - 9:46 am]
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