IndyCar: Helio Castroneves on probation for social media policy violationA tweet from Helio Castroneves’ official account after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has put the three-time Indianapolis 500 champion on probation through June 30. According to INDYCAR, Castroneves violated Rule 9.3.8 of the Verizon IndyCar Serie... [04.22.14 - 5:01 pm]IndyCar places Helio Castroneves on probation for deragatory tweetThe Verizon IndyCar Series on Tuesday placed driver Helio Castroneves on probation through June 30 for an action following the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13. Castroneves was found to have violated Rule 9.3.8 (Social Media Policy violation). [04.22.14 - 12:57 pm]IndyCar 101: Anatomy of an IndyCarYou probably know what an IndyCar looks like – the sleek, winged race cars with open cockpits and the signature coned nose – but do you know why it looks the way it does? The anatomy of an IndyCar features several standard pieces: the chassis, the ... [04.21.14 - 6:55 am]IndyCar puts Castroneves on probation through JuneINDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series’ social media policy. Castroneves was penalized Tuesday for a tweet sent from his official account after the Long Beach, Calif., race on April 13 ... [04.22.14 - 10:21 am]IndyCar notes: Castroneves penalized, Power not focused on pointsIndyCar has placed Verizon IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves (above) on probation through June 30, 2014, for an action following the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13. Castroneves was found to have violated Rule 9.3.8 (Social Media Poli... [04.22.14 - 9:21 am]Mike Conway ready to double up on Long Beach IndyCar win this Sunday in AlabamaMike Conway’s come-from-behind IndyCar win at Long Beach nearly two weeks ago may have been a surprise to some. But it wasn’t a surprise to team owner Ed Carpenter or Conway himself. They both had confidence in each other for a strong run and a high ... [04.22.14 - 5:01 pm]IndyCar places Helio Castroneves on probation for derogatory tweetHelio Castroneves has been placed on probation until the end of June for violating IndyCar's social media policy. The Penske driver will remain under a warning until June 30 following a tweet issued from his Twitter account immediately after the race a... [04.22.14 - 8:53 pm]IndyCar 101: Developing in Indy LightsMarco Andretti, Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan – all big-name IndyCar drivers who got their start in Indy Lights. The current incarnation of the Indy Lights racing series, formed in 2002 as the Infiniti Pro Series, serves as the third rung of a ... [04.21.14 - 6:55 am]Heading to Barber Motorsports Park for 2014 IndyCar action? Check this outThe third race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season is the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, Friday through Sunday, April 25th through 27th. There are seven races throughout the weekend featuring, ... [04.21.14 - 12:49 pm]IndyCar fines Sebastian Saavedra for Long Beach infractionINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar has fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for a rules violation at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Saavedra failed to yield to a safety vehicle and personnel ... [04.16.14 - 9:29 am]
IndyCar puts Castroneves on probation through JuneIndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series' social media policy. Castroneves was penalized Tuesday for a tweet sent from his official account after the Long Beach, Calif., race on April 13 that criticized... [04.22.14 - 5:03 pm]IndyCar puts Helio Castroneves on probation for tweetCastroneves was penalized Tuesday for a tweet sent from his official account after the Long Beach, Calif., race on April 13 that criticized race control for not penalizing drivers during the race. [04.22.14 - 7:25 pm]IndyCar drivers will try to slow down Will Power in Long BeachThe Australian driver has won the last three Verizon IndyCar Series races, including the season opener March 30, and four of the last six. The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is Sunday. The 40th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is Sunday ... [04.10.14 - 8:02 pm]IndyCar puts Castroneves on probation until JuneIndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series' social media policy. [04.22.14 - 6:54 pm]IndyCar notes: Castroneves penalized, Power not focused on pointsIndyCar has placed Verizon IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves (above) on probation through June 30, 2014, for an action following the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13. Castroneves was found to have violated Rule 9.3.8 (Social Media Poli... [04.22.14 - 4:23 pm]IndyCar puts Castroneves on probation for tweetGo to TSN.ca for details. #TSN [04.22.14 - 5:27 pm]Franchitti returns to IndyCar as a spectatorST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Dario Franchitti found a spot on the Chip Ganassi Racing timing stand and settled in for the first IndyCar practice of the season. He donned a headset, listened carefully to Tony Kanaan's comments and studied the speed char... [03.28.14 - 6:16 pm]Power opens IndyCar season with win in St. PeteST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Preparations for the IndyCar Series opener began with a silly spat between the two top organizations over a perceived slight made by the president of Team Penske. The dig - Tim Cindric compared Penske to the New York Yankee... [03.30.14 - 8:06 pm]Pagenaud and Bourdais lead IndyCar at Long BeachLONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Frenchmen were the fastest Friday on the streets of Long Beach. [04.11.14 - 8:02 pm]Andretti team eager to improve on 2013 IndyCar seasonIndyCar driver Marco Andretti did well in 2013, but says he can do better in 2014 with better qualifying positions. Fourteen of the 19 races in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2013 were won by cars that started no further back than fifth place. [03.27.14 - 11:51 pm]
IndyCar Puts Castroneves on Probation Through June - ABC News CTV News IndyCar Puts Castroneves on Probation Through June ABC News IndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series' social media policy. Castroneves was penalized Tuesday for a tweet sent from his official acco... [04.22.14 - 5:07 pm]Mike Conway ready to double up on Long Beach IndyCar win this Sunday in ... -... Mike Conway ready to double up on Long Beach IndyCar win this Sunday in ... NBCSports.com Conway now wants to double-up on what was his second career win at Long Beach – and third overall win in the IndyCar series (also won at Detroit last year) – with a... [04.22.14 - 9:22 pm]IndyCar: Byrd's Racing plans Indy 500 return… for 2016 - NBCSports.com IndyCar: Byrd's Racing plans Indy 500 return… for 2016 NBCSports.com The elements between the 1990s-early 2000s and modern day Verizon IndyCar Series for the Indianapolis 500 continue, with the news Monday that Jonathan Byrd's Racing plans an Indy return... [04.21.14 - 3:35 pm]IndyCar preview: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama - Racer IndyCar preview: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Racer From Long Beach's urban warrior zone to a classic-style road course in the space of two weeks, the Verizon IndyCar Series arrives at Barber Motorsports Park in a swirl of newly-damaged friendships a... [04.22.14 - 11:50 am]IndyCar insight: Barber Motorsports Park with Scott Dixon - Racer IndyCar insight: Barber Motorsports Park with Scott Dixon Racer Reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon is hoping to use his No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Chevrolet to break his remarkable runner-up curse at Barber Motorsports Park. RACER editor... [04.22.14 - 11:50 am]Notes and numbers for IndyCar at Barber Motorsports Park - NBCSports.com Notes and numbers for IndyCar at Barber Motorsports Park NBCSports.com Eighteen (18) drivers entered in the event have competed in Verizon IndyCar Series races at Barber Motorsports Park. Eight of those drivers led laps: (Will Power 133, Helio Castroneve... [04.21.14 - 4:05 pm]Helio Castroneves put on probation - ESPN Helio Castroneves put on probation ESPN INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series' social media policy. Castroneves was penalized Tuesday for a tweet sent from his official account after th... [04.22.14 - 5:13 pm]IndyCar 101: Anatomy of an IndyCar - WRTV Indianapolis WRTV Indianapolis IndyCar 101: Anatomy of an IndyCar WRTV Indianapolis The anatomy of an IndyCar features several standard pieces: the chassis, the tires, the engine, the front and rear wings and various other segments specifically engineered to accomplis... [04.21.14 - 11:28 am]Transition back to IndyCar “still hard” for Juan Pablo Montoya - NBCSports.com Transition back to IndyCar “still hard” for Juan Pablo Montoya NBCSports.com Montoya took this week's IndyCar test at Texas Motor Speedway as a chance to get more acclimated with the Dallara DW12 on an oval. He made 14 starts at TMS in a NASCAR Sprint Cu... [04.18.14 - 3:20 pm]Unser Jr. among Indy aces returning to IMS for vintage racing "Brickyard ... ... FOXSports.com Unser Jr. among Indy aces returning to IMS for vintage racing "Brickyard ... Racer “I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to really racing again at Indy,” said Unser, a two-time IndyCar champion and the winner of 34 IndyCar races in... [04.22.14 - 11:50 am]
Click to view at indycarbuzz.com 2014 Drivers Preview Barber
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will Power and Scott Dixon preview the upcoming 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com INDYCAR In-Car Theatre: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
It begins with Andretti Autosport's James Hinchcliffe nearly stalling from second place during the standing start for the 2014 edition of the Toyota Grand Pr...
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach: Remix
Check out all the fast paced action from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses ...
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com 2014 Toyota Grand Prix: Incident Interviews
Race leaders Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and James Hinchcliffe all went out of the race in a Lap 56 crash. They talk about the incident.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com 2014 Toyota Grand Prix: Podium Finishers
The podium finishers of the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Mike Conway, Will Power, and Carlos Munoz, talk about the race.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com 2014 Toyota Grand Prix: Highlights
Highlights from the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
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Raising funds for a good causeLONG BEACH, Calif. – What would make Ryan Hunter-Reay don an evening gown? Raising money for Racing for Cancer, of course.
The 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion put on a red Michael Costello creation during a live auction at the Yellow Party at Lo... [04.12.14 - 11:41 am]Rahal lobbies for car swapGraham Rahal is lobbying for the ride swap that he proposed March 23 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive the No. 15 National Guard car on an oval TBD and Rahal to get behind the wheel of Earnhardt’s National Guard-sponsored stock car – to come to fruition.
“... [03.26.14 - 10:17 am]Getting Connected to #IndyCarWe’re rounding the fourth turn of the off-season, and the start of 2014 IndyCar action is in our sights. With the announcement of Verizon as title sponsor, the return of drivers like Jacques Villenueve and the debut of drivers like Kurt Busch, this sea... [03.17.14 - 4:32 pm]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]
Al Unser Jr. Returns To Competition at IMSThe Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced one of the giants of the sport, two-time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner Al Unser Jr., will compete in the ?Indy Legends Pro-Am,? a special feature to its June 6 ? 8 ?Brickyard Invitatio... [04.20.14 - 8:00 pm]Rock Band LIVE To Perform Saturday, May 17, at IMSChart-topping alternative rock band LIVE will provide exhilarating entertainment for fans during the first day of qualifications for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, May 17 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [04.16.14 - 8:00 pm]Rally Around The Campfire: 'Glamping' At IMSBundled in an IMS hat and matching sweatshirt, Boles had two reasons for spending the night outside. The first was because he was playing host to a string of journalists who had come to see the Speedway?s first glamour camping, or ?glamping,? offering.... [04.16.14 - 8:00 pm]Chevrolet Camaros Rolling Around Indy as 500 Festival CarsA longtime tradition leading into the Month of May and ?The Greatest Spectacle in Racing? was renewed Wednesday when the 33 directors of the 500 Festival received their Indianapolis 500 Chevrolet Camaros on the main straightaway at the Indianapolis Mot... [04.15.14 - 8:00 pm]INDYCAR Adds Additional Practice Day to '500' ScheduleINDYCAR announced today an addition to the practice schedule and further definition of the qualification format for next month?s 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The schedule change features an extra day of on-track activity with the addition of a... [04.13.14 - 8:00 pm]Bell Joins '500' LineupTownsend Bell recorded his best Indianapolis 500 finish of fourth in 2009 with KV Racing Technology. The veteran driver will rejoin the team co-owned by Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven for the 98th running of the 500-Mile Race on May 25 in the Chevrol... [04.13.14 - 8:00 pm]
The IndyCar Road & Street, NASCAR Plate Track ParadoxesGet ready for two mind-bending paradoxes that came into focus for me while watching the Circus Music Intensive IndyCar Long Beach race yesterday. First, let’s review the Festival of Carbon Fiber at Long Beach. Cue the circus music … Now,... [04.14.14 - 8:22 am]Pondering IndyCar and NASCAR Racing BrandsYou can’t swing a dead cat in the marketing world today without hitting the word “brand.” Brand brand brand. It’s all about BUILDING THE BRAND. But what the heck is that? Well, it’s WAY more than just your name and... [04.11.14 - 9:20 am]My Cactus-Based IndyCar TV Ratings RapprochementIndyCar? In international relations terms, a “rapprochement” (it’s from the French, so give it that “ra-ˌprōsh-ˈmah” schwerve) is “the development of friendlier relations between countries or groups of people who have been enemies.” Me and TV ratings, ... [04.09.14 - 9:49 am]IndyCar & NASCAR and My Evolving Consumerist AttitudeSO, IndyCar kicks off this weekend with a street race in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Sunday, March 30, 3:20 p.m. on ABC). Naturally, a lot of IndyCar fans are excited for the season opener. This is a good thing. Excitement, enjoyment... [03.28.14 - 9:19 am]IndyCar Points Change is a Head ScratcherI do not get why IndyCar recently changed the math behind its heretofore pure points championship system. To me, it's like trading away a second-round draft pick for $600 and a used washing machine. On March 20, IndyCar announced changes... [03.26.14 - 10:42 am]
Bourdais has been fast, but his results haven't shown itKVSH Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais will be looking to turn the speed he has shown in the first two events of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season into solid results beginning this weekend at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, April 25-27, at Ba... [04.22.14 - 9:03 pm]Takuma Sato hopes to make up for Long Beach letdownTakuma Sato, driver of A.J. Foyt's number 14 ABC Supply Honda/Dallara (above), had a miserable weekend at Long Beach, and he's looking for a rebound this weekend when IndyCar takes on the Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Takuma Sato's thoughts on:... [04.22.14 - 8:55 pm]Conway looking for two in a rowThe stunning victory two weeks ago at Long Beach is still fresh in the mind of Mike Conway (above) as he approaches this Sunday’s Grand Prix of Alabama at the picturesque Barber Motorsports Park.
The come-from-behind win in one of the world’s biggest... [04.22.14 - 5:33 pm]Castroneves penalized for negative tweet aimed towards IndyCarIndyCar has placed Verizon IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves (above) on probation through June 30, 2014, for an action following the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13.
Castroneves was found to have violated Rule 9.3.8 (Social Media Pol... [04.22.14 - 4:43 pm]Rising Star Racing team ready for Barber Motorsports ParkRising Star Racing drivers Josef Newgarden (above), Spencer Pigot, and Neil Alberico will be racing this weekend as the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Pro Mazda Series travel to Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
Josef N... [04.22.14 - 4:40 pm]Rahal Letterman Lanigan drivers look forward to this weekend's IndyCar raceRahal Letterman Lanigan has entered the No. 15 National Guard Honda-Dallara car for Graham Rahal and the No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda-Dallara car for Oriol Servia (shown above) for this weekend's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barbe... [04.22.14 - 3:27 pm]
Castroneves on probation for tweetHelio Castroneves has been placed on probation until the end of June for violating IndyCar's social media policy [04.23.14 - 3:35 am]Dixon leads Texas IndyCar testScott Dixon topped the times in a windy IndyCar Firestone tyre test at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday [04.17.14 - 3:52 am]Saavedra on probation for Indy 500KV/AFS Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra has been fined and placed on probation for a full-course yellow infraction at last weekend's IndyCar race at Long Beach [04.16.14 - 4:54 pm]Indy practice and qualifying tweakedIndyCar has added an additional practice day and modified the new qualifying system for this year's Indianapolis 500 [04.15.14 - 4:30 am]Power apologises to PagenaudWill Power has accepted blame for spinning Simon Pagenaud mid-way through Sunday's IndyCar race at Long Beach, but the Frenchman says that he is not interested in the Penske driver's apology. [04.14.14 - 10:18 am]Irate Wilson says win was possibleJustin Wilson believes he could have won Sunday's chaotic IndyCar race at Long Beach had he not been eliminated by Scott Dixon on a restart. [04.14.14 - 4:50 am]
Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Formula 1, IndyCar and LeMans Deaths
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com iRacing Indy Car Oval Fixed at Indianapolis 4/19/14
Started from the pits because I did not know what to expect in this race. Think this is only my second ever Indy Car race. I am very pleased with the result ...
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Verizon IndyCar Series Long Beach 2014
Mike Conway, el piloto británico del "Ed Carpenter Racing" se hizo con la victoria en la edición número 40 del Gran Premio de Long Beach, la segunda cita de ...
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Conway wins messy Long Beach GPConway wins messy Long Beach GPGordon Kirby reports on Mike Conway's unlikely Indycar win on the streets of Long BeachMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.14.14 - 5:08 am]Long Beach’s best raceLong Beach’s best raceGordon Kirby recalls the 1998 Grand Prix of Long Beach and an emphatic comeback victory from Alex ZanardiMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.07.14 - 5:57 am]Will Power dominates IndyCar openerWill Power dominates IndyCar openerGordon Kirby reports on the IndyCar season opener and a strong performance from winner Will PowerMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.31.14 - 6:07 am]2014 IndyCar season preview2014 IndyCar season previewGordon Kirby takes a look at the changes made in IndyCar for 2014 and who might have a shot at the championshipMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.24.14 - 6:33 am]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]
The come-from-behind win in one o... [04.22.14 - 5:23 pm]Tuesday's IndyCar News And Notes - 4/22/20141. Power not focused on points at Barber: Will Power is not thinking about the Verizon IndyCar Series championship after two rounds, but everyone else - including any competitor who holds title aspirations - already is.
Don’t Worry About Tony KanaanThis is as good a time as any to insert a shameless plug. For the past several years, I have done periodic podcasts for CrimsonCast; a website devoted mostly to Indiana Hoosier basketball, but focuses on IndyCar during the spring and summer months. Why... [04.23.14 - 5:05 am]The Best Move Of The Young SeasonSo far, the best move of the young 2014 Verizon IndyCar Season was made off the track, when Ed Carpenter tabbed Mike Conway as his road course specialist for Ed Carpenter Racing. Two races into the season, and it has already paid off in a win at Long B... [04.18.14 - 5:04 am]The Boys From…Colombia?After winning the Formula One World Championship twice, most thought that Emerson Fittipaldi had hung up his helmet for good when he called it quits following the 1980 season. After all, he was approaching thirty-four and had nothing else to prove. Plu... [04.16.14 - 5:04 am]Random Thoughts On Long BeachWe should have known we were in for a strange race when Arie Luyendyk spun the two-seater carrying Olympic Bobsledder Steve Holcomb on the parade lap. That was to be a sign of things to come. One thing you can say about the Verizon IndyCar Series – thi... [04.14.14 - 5:05 am]Long Beach PreviewThe Verizon IndyCar Series heads west this weekend for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This race has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons lately. Well, the wrong reasons if you are an IndyCar fan. Formula One’s Bernie Ecclestone had propose... [04.11.14 - 5:05 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.
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Shutting DownI’ve struggled with writing this since before Long Beach, and the words don’t seem to be coming any easier today than they did a few weeks ago. Effective today, I am shuttering IndyCar Advocate. The site will remain up, but as of now, there are no plan... [04.22.14 - 6:27 am]No Preview This WeekUnfortunately, it's been pretty hectic lately, and I'm going to have to forego the usual preview for Long Beach. Apologies for any inconvenience, but here's hoping you have a great race weekend! [04.11.14 - 5:50 am]A Quick Paypal NoteI've updated the Paypal button for donations on the right sidebar of the site. If you're of a mind to throw a couple bucks towards the site, it would be much appreciated. I'm not really one for pushing that sort of thing, so I'll just say thanks in adv... [04.02.14 - 5:27 pm]Notes: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg-Really, if you think about it, it was sort of fitting a Verizon car won the first-ever race under the Verizon Indy Car Series banner. It was a really strong start for Will Power, who had company all day, but also never looked like he wasn't at least e... [03.31.14 - 7:46 am]Storylines: Firestone Grand Prix of St. PetersburgAfter a ridiculously long winter, the newly-christened Verizon IndyCar Series powers up once again for a season opener. This offseason has seen plenty of changes on the drivers, engines, and crew fronts, but the old favorites are (mostly) still there, ... [03.28.14 - 7:37 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]
Online versus Land-Based SlotsSlots are one of the most popular casino games. If you visit land-based casinos, you will find a whole area of slot machines with a lot of people enjoying them. Are you wondering if the excitement would still be the same if you play them online? Take a... [04.02.14 - 5:19 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 Sao P... ‘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 vict... 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... 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 Ind...
IndyCar Fans: The Month of May Will Bring Interesting Fun!The month of May at Indy this month will not only feature a plethora of fundamental changes to almost everything, but will also be graced by the divine presence of folks who are a credit to religion in general (LOL). That is right, we are talking about... [04.16.14 - 10:17 am]IndyCar and the Month of May: Almost HereThe past weekend of IndyCar racing was enjoyable, as usual. The weather in southern California was outstanding, the crowds turned out and the 40th anniversary of the Long Beach Grand Prix did not disappoint. Despite misgivings about Mike Conway, the ta... [04.15.14 - 9:41 am]RIP Panther Racing – A Loss for IndyCarPlease allow me to use this space to thank the folks who have comprised Panther Racing over the years for sixteen years of great entertainment. Although John Barnes has been the face of the organization for many years this really is not about him. It i... [04.11.14 - 6:29 am]IndyCar ITEs: Nonsense Spouters ExtraordinaireIt started early this year. Various self-appointed Internet television executives that squat on IndyCar-centric sites all day have nearly unanimously pronounced the 0.6 12+ overnight for IndyCar’s St. Pete event on ABC a certain sign of failure, and in... [04.01.14 - 12:46 pm]The 2014 IndyCar Season Is Underway!…and it is about time. After weeks of waiting a few aspects about racing became apparent. The biggest item involves confirmation of the level of relative insanity the most vociferous IndyCar critics possess. In Formula 1 these days crowds are down, man... [03.31.14 - 9:23 am]
Castroneves Placed On ProbationHelio Castroneves joined Sebastian Saavedra (story HERE) Tuesday as drivers penalized following the second round of Verizon IndyCar Series competition in Long Beach. INDYCAR announced that Castroneves violated Rule 9.3.8 which reads: 9.3.8. Social Media... [04.22.14 - 7:53 pm]Saavedra PenalizedINDYCAR announced Wednesday afternoon the penalization of KVAFS Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra following infractions from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Saavedra was fined $10,000 and placed on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for violatin... [04.16.14 - 6:39 pm]"500" Qualifying Adjustments AnnouncedINDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced via the IMS PR Department today adjustments and changes to this May's Indianapolis 500 schedule and qualifying format.
With the newly updated qualifying procedures (More Info) announ... [04.14.14 - 10:12 pm]Bell, Lazier Land '500' RidesKV Racing Technology announced Saturday afternoon the signing of IndyCar veteran Townsend Bell to the team's 3rd entry for next month's Indianapolis 500.
The 38-year-old Bell will compete in the No. 6 Robert Graham sponsored Chevrolet alongside teammate... [04.12.14 - 10:19 pm]Andretti Signs GriffithsAndretti Autosport rocked the INDYCAR paddock this morning with the announcement that they've signed on former Honda Performance Development technical director Roger Griffiths. Griffiths, who abruptly left his post at Honda just prior to the Verizon In... [04.08.14 - 11:23 am]
IndyCar Drivers At Texas: Keep The Packs At Bay FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted ... [04.17.14 - 10:49 am]Carlos Munoz Is Kind Of Pushy For A Rookie By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Rookie Carlos Munoz was almost apologetic after his podium finish in Sunday’s 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, where the 22-year-old Colombian emerged as Andretti Autosport’... [04.16.14 - 8:58 am]Conway Gives Long Beach GP A Warm, Fuzzy Ending Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah,... [04.13.14 - 9:06 pm]Power Opens 2014 IndyCar Season By Winning St. Pete
Will Power won the IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday. It was his 22nd career victory.
“I’m stoked to get the first win for Verizon as a series sponsor,” said Power, who started fourth after... [03.30.14 - 7:06 pm]Sato Wins Pole In St. Pete Takuma Sato, back for a second year with A.J. Foyt Racing, won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Sato, a native of Japan, had the fastest lap in the Fast Six porton of qualifying to ... [03.29.14 - 7:24 pm]
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]
I swear I will start yapping soon…and y’all will start bitching that I talk too much… But please indulge me one last non-racing related post before I kick off my racing season. This just dropped into my inbox! This is my strappingly handsome nephew Dylan! This … Continue reading → [04.19.14 - 7:38 pm]Dusts off the blogwebs….I kept waiting for something to prompt me to step back into my “office” and put pen to paper fingers to keyboard… Not that I haven’t written a bunch of stuff lately, it’s just that it wasn’t for public consumption. … Continue reading → [04.12.14 - 12:53 am]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]
Welcome to the New Indycar GarageWhen I was asked to write for the new Indycar garage site, my first thought was “I am a Nascar fan!”. To my surprise, the response was “Great- we can use that as well”. Turns out this site is more about the lifestyle of the Indycar fan, then it is ab... [04.10.14 - 5:23 am]
IndyCar edgy at Long BeachThe Verizon IndyCar Series has taken on a country club feel in recent years. The drivers are all buddies. Before the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, James Hinchliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay even joked on camera about flipping a coin to see who was going... [04.14.14 - 8:08 pm]The confusion of being an IndyCar fanThe Verizon IndyCar Series put on a pretty good show at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. There was a great pass for the lead that viewers saw on TV, and many passes for position that fans only knew if they listened to the IMS Radio Network ... [04.03.14 - 3:53 pm]Ten worthless opinions: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg editionSometimes having ten worthless opinions is the only way to discuss an IndyCar race. The story of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is really the story of Will Power and Penske Racing. That’s it. He moved to the front, dominated, screwed up,... [03.31.14 - 12:36 pm]Ten Worthless Opinions: IndyCar Preseason EditionIn lieu of having a solid premise, argument, or idea to present, I once again fall back upon the widely popular, and much easier to write, “Ten Worthless Opinions” model. It allows me to write a few hundred words without the messy necessity of coheren... [03.24.14 - 3:25 pm]IndyCar is “Almost Famous”My mind runs to comparisons. You name the topic and I can probably list how it is similar to something else. In fact, this ability to compare unlike things is one of the marks of an agile brain. We learn new things by seeing them through the lens of... [03.10.14 - 5:27 pm]
Thriller in the LBCI was busy this afternoon registering for my wedding -- yes, it's happening July 26th -- so I caught the race on DVR. While I'm happy for the chance to catch the race on tape, I'm bummed I don't get to share the experience with my friends. Hope to do j... [04.15.14 - 3:10 pm]St. Pete's In The BooksSo what did everyone think of yesterday's race? Overall I thought it was pretty solid, with some good passing, a nice, long green run and very little controversy.
Well, there is one that some will be talking about for a couple of days. With just over... [04.03.14 - 1:43 pm]2014 PredictionsWow, is it really that time again? Is it really time to go racing?
It's hard to believe that we are finally ready to line it up at St. Pete this weekend. While the off-season went pretty quickly for me in a personal sense, in a racing sense it has see... [03.26.14 - 9:51 pm]On Dario and JimOver the last few years, the announcement of who will drive the pace car for the Indy 500 should've been followed by rimshot, because it always sounded like it was a punchline to a joke.
Through the first 85 years or so of the 500, the car was typical... [03.26.14 - 8:49 pm]More Double DiscussionWith talk of Kurt Busch planning to run the Indy 500/Coke
600 double May 25 still in a lot of people’s minds, the media continues
bringing up the idea of IndyCar drivers doing it as well.
Yesterday there was a story written by the AP’s Jenna Fryer
t... [03.13.14 - 8:49 pm]
Clock Is Ticking for Andretti, RahalThere is a show on ESPN about numbers and statistics, called “Numbers Never Lie”. While there is some truth that philosophy, it is not always the case. Statistics can show us a lot of things from a different angle. Things … Continue reading → [04.21.14 - 10:00 am]Mike Conway Wins at Long BeachSometimes things have a funny way of working themselves out. On a weekend that saw Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Sebastien Bourdais, and Josef Newgarden separate themselves from the field, it was Mike Conway that stole the show. Starting in 17th... [04.13.14 - 10:08 pm]Hunter-Reay Earns Long Beach PoleIt will be an Andretti front row to start the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday. Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole, and James Hinchcliffe will start beside him. It’s the sixth career pole for Hunter-Reay, his first since … Continue reading → [04.12.14 - 5:48 pm]Indy Road Course UpdateToday I was fortunate enough to take a few laps around the new road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the President of the speedway, Doug Boles. I’m very thankful that Doug (and his son) took the time out of … Continue reading → [04.10.14 - 8:24 pm]Long Beach PreviewThe Verizon IndyCar series hits the streets of Long Beach for round 2 of the 2014 season. Last year’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will be difficult to top, but this will be the 40th annual running of the … Continue reading → [04.05.14 - 8:54 pm]
Crystal Ballin' 2014Ah, yes. The waiting is over. It's all to be done.
The newest of Indycar seasons is upon us and in keeping with my ill-advised tradition of making predictions, the time has come again. Rather than summarize my previous predictions, feel free to ex... [03.27.14 - 12:00 pm]Spring TrainingThe newly minted, pre-season Indy Fans Tweet-Up was a success by all accounts (I wasn't able to attend much to my chagrin), although I was there in spirit - a cantankerous, mean spirit to some perhaps. I'll admit the Polar Vortex had it's grip on me as... [03.17.14 - 6:58 pm]Glampty-Dance, Here's Yo Chance, So do The Glamp!Oh, hello there.Yes, friends, it has been a while, but with the off-season turned chock-a-block with new-season goodies, many things are looking up for the Indycar season - 2014.Now 'Glamping' (Glamorous Camping) is the latest development for those inc... [03.14.14 - 11:10 am]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]
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]
Thanks for 3 Years, Now Win My StuffThree years and four days ago I posted my first article on this hole-in-the-wall-sorry-excuse-for-a-fake-indycar-blog blog with bewilderment about what could eventually happen once I pressed “upload” that faithful day. My original mission objectives we... [04.22.14 - 10:38 pm]The Weekend Rewind – How Safe Is Safe EditionWas it a normal weekend at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, or a dry run for Toronto and Houston? Yes. For a while it seemed like the drivers would be able to control themselves. Sure, we saw Rahal, Power, … Continue reading → [04.15.14 - 5:54 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes – Long Beach 2014Note for the notes: I write something like this for every race, but never really released these to the public. More content is always fun so I thought it would be a good time to start posting these. Not totally … Continue reading → [04.13.14 - 8:41 pm]Into the Crystal Ball… Wish I Was in Long Beach EditionIndyCar descends onto the Streets of Long Beach for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. However, INDYCAR can only claim five appearances at the storied street circuit, 25 rounds were sanctioned by CART/ChampCar, 8 by Formula … Contin... [04.10.14 - 8:12 pm]2014 IndyCar Season Preview (Pit Lane Reporter)(NOTE: This post originally appeared in issue one of “Pit Lane Reporter” on 3/16/2014. My writing at PLR will all be archived here to keep my work compiled in a single location one month after originally appearing on/in PLR website … Continue reading → [04.07.14 - 10:20 pm]
So, what's the real story?It's not Jacques Villeneuve. It's not Juan Montoya—or even Kurt Busch. The real story of this year's 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Mr. Sage Karam.
Perplexed? Don't be. Sure, JV, JPM, and KuBu will make a bit of a splash within the racing comm... [04.14.14 - 9:06 am]We Should Have WaitedIf you've hung around here for any length of time, you know we have a simmering bromance with Dario Franchitti—living Indycar legend and most accomplished driver of his time. Opinion.
But honoring his legacy by inviting him to wheel the pace car at thi... [03.27.14 - 9:10 am]The Big Bang TheoryWe're believers.
Everyone likes getting a deal and, in this writer's opinion, there's none better than that offered by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May.
What you'll receive: 3 days unapologetically cram... [03.25.14 - 9:23 am]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]
2014 IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix of Long BeachClick to play podcast Paul Page anchors the coverage of the 40th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Original air date: 04/13/14. Go to indycarradio.com for more info. [04.13.14 - 7:26 pm]2014 Indy Lights Race from Long BeachClick to play podcast Mark Jaynes and Pippa Man with the play-by-play action from the streets of Long Beach, CA. Original air date: 04/13/14 [04.13.14 - 3:45 pm]2014 St. Petersburg Verizon IndyCar Series RaceClick to play podcast Complete race coverage of the first event of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Air date: 3/30/2014 [04.01.14 - 2:45 pm]Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama previewClick to play podcast Paul page interview with Gene Hallman from Barber motorsports Park on the upcoming race [04.01.14 - 12:04 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]
MFW podcast episode 103 with Josef NewgardenClick to play podcast In this week's More Front Wing podcast we're joined by Josef Newgarden of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing as we review the Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and look ahead to the 40th running of the Toyota Grand P... [04.08.14 - 12:17 am]MFW podcast episode 102: Season previewClick to play podcast This week on the More Front Wing podcast is our Verizon IndyCar Series season preview! We look at the new title sponsor, a wide variety of incoming rule changes, and make our predictions for how this year in IndyCar will play out. Give us a listen! [03.27.14 - 12:51 pm]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]
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]
Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee April 21st, 2014Click to play podcast Tonight, Curt Cavin is riding solo on the show, but he has some great guests to help him out. In the show's first hour, he's joined in-studio by 2013 Indianapolis 500 Champion Tony Kanaan, and later on he talks with 2-Time Indianapolis 500 Champion Al ... [04.21.14 - 7:36 pm]Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee April 15th, 2014Click to play podcast Tonight, Curt and Kevin recap the Long Beach Grand Prix, and are joined by IMS President Doug Boles to talk about Glamping and his thoughts on this year's Indianapolis 500. [04.15.14 - 8:56 pm]Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee April 8th, 2014Click to play podcast Tonight, Curt & Cavin speak with Leigh Diffey of NBCSN regarding the Olympics, Formula 1, and the Verizon IndyCar Series. Later on, they're joined by Tony Parella of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association to preview the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invit... [04.08.14 - 8:51 pm]Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee April 1st, 2014Click to play podcast Tonight, Curt and Kevin recap the season-opener at St. Petersburg. Later on, Kevin is joined by Robin Miller of NBCSN and RACER Magazine. [04.01.14 - 9:09 pm]Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee March 25th, 2014Click to play podcast Tonight, Curt and Kevin are joined by Graham Rahal to talk about his proposed Ride Swap with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and to help preview the season-opener in St. Petersburg.
Later on, the guys are joined by Anders Krohn of NBCSN to help preview the upcoming ... [03.25.14 - 9:02 pm]
GRID AutosportCodemasters has been listening. After a ton of people complained about the unrealistic style racing in GRID 2 (especially the IndyCars at IMS), they have decided to make a more authentic racing game. It will be called GRID Autosport, and will be releas... [04.22.14 - 11:34 pm]Best EverSo, I read the "worst ever" thread, and thought I'd post this. Who's the best you've ever seen race? Not just whose the best ever, but who's the best you personally have seen race. I'm not very old, so my personal vote goes for Scott Dixon with Dan Whe... [04.22.14 - 11:18 pm]Purchasing 500 ticketsThis will be my 25th straight 500 and every year I have purchased my tickets from a broker.
I have been getting great seats but, I would like to own seats so I could leave them for my kids and grandkids.
I know I can get tickets from the Speedway ... [04.22.14 - 9:54 pm]Barber Qualifying??OK, race is on NBCSN so why is quali not being broadcast??:mad::mad: [04.22.14 - 5:43 pm]My Indy Story: I need all the votes I can get!Like in Chicago, vote early and vote often! :)
http://stories.ims.com/Story/Read/?s=84695311-7caa-42e0-9306-c43ee1004122 [04.22.14 - 4:40 pm]Helio on probation for Twitter commentsJust saw this at Indycar.com. What did Helio tweet that got him in hot water? [04.22.14 - 4:18 pm]ROP programI went to the IMS website but it doesn't give a tremendous amount of detail on the daily practice schedule. I am guessing that ROP will be on 5/11 and the first full day of practice for everyone would be 5/12. Is that correct?
Thanks for your help. [04.22.14 - 4:05 pm]Ganassi 2006 PanozI was just browsing Scott Dixon's Wikipedia article, and I noticed that in 2006, Ganassi ran a Panoz chassis at both Watkins Glen and Sonoma. All the other races they used Dallara.
During this time, there were only two road courses, and one street ... [04.22.14 - 3:52 pm]Jameson Inn IndianapolisAnyone who has reservations at this hotel for the races in May should consider looking elsewhere pronto. Drove through Indianapolis Saturday and looked from the interstate the the hotel was closed. When I got home tried to call and the number had been ... [04.22.14 - 3:14 pm]So how do you think the racing will be for the GP?This will be the widest road course IndyCar runs this year with the longest straight. I think we will see plenty of passing on the front stretch and in T1 (which will be great since I'm in J) but what about the rest of the course? [04.22.14 - 2:43 pm]Barber roll callMy D00Ds,
The time is upon us; The Big One; The HIGPA
Best atmosphere/ambiance of any other race on the sched.
@Ceiling Cat, Myself, and a few friends are rolling west on I-20 at around 9 pm on Friday.
Going to have a sick camping set up t... [04.22.14 - 10:45 am]GP Tix Purchased!Finally bought my tickets to the GP...forgoing qualification weekend this year. Hoping my work-in-progress LS6 swapped Sonoma is up for the 350 mile round trip!
I'll be in the NW vista for the race with my molson indy shirt on...where is everyone ... [04.22.14 - 9:06 am]paddock penthouse press seatsLooking for someone who has sat there before and was curious how much the overhang obstructs view. [04.22.14 - 6:45 am]If you owned an IndyCar team, what would you name itwhat would you name it(plz be serious) [04.21.14 - 11:08 pm]Red Bull Romaniacs prologue course in Sibiu...Not sure where this should be posted , but I was just amazed watching Jonny Walker ride in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEECE2PRTnI [04.21.14 - 9:21 pm]
IndyCar • Re: AR1's slanderous and foolish comments should stop!Mark wrote: To be fair, Crapwagon was mostly set up because myself and Chica wouldn't allow them to spout crap on here (and not just here the likes of Track Forum too), so they set that up so they could talk crap there instead, of course it quickly got ... [03.17.14 - 2:04 pm]IndyCar • Re: New qualifying formatThanks very much champcarray. That was useful for me to brush up on those Regs.Statistics: Posted by steveaki13 — Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:38 pm [03.16.14 - 5:38 pm]IndyCar • Re: C'mon INDYCAR SERIES!!!What is up with that Toronto back 2 back. Looks like cutting cost more than anything to me. Statistics: Posted by Cart750hp — Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:50 pm [03.16.14 - 3:50 pm]IndyCar • Re: Not much action on the IndyCar forumI have never gotten round to following Indy car on a regular basis, but with all the ex f1 drivers this season I am determined to follow it and learn.
Hope to chat to you all in Indy this season.
Statistics: Posted by steveaki13 — Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:0... [03.15.14 - 6:07 pm]IndyCar • Re: Kurt Busch attempting The DoubleStarter wrote: A good argument could be made for today's drivers being a bunch of wusses because they only drive in one series. The greats like Mario, AJ, Gurney, etc. could get in any car and win. It didn't make any difference if it was a sprint car, s... [03.11.14 - 9:28 pm]
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