Scott Dixon surprised 9-year-old girl who worried about him after terrifying ...IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon was in such a horrific crash during the Indy 500 in May that it’s truly a miracle that he walked away. Fellow driver Jay Howard lost control of his car and smashed into Dixon’s, sending the New Zealand driver flying ... [06.22.17 - 5:40 am]Esteban Gutierrez to Replace Sebastien Bourdais for Rest of 2017 IndyCar SeasonDale Coyne Racing announced in a press release Thursday that Esteban Guiterrez has been confirmed to race the rest of the IndyCar season. Guiterrez will fill the seat of the injured Sebastien Bourdais. Since Bourdais was injured during qualifying for t... [06.22.17 - 5:38 am]Former Tiger overseeing new Indy car development(IndyCar)—Former Missouri Tiger football player Jay Frye is looking forward to seeing how some 2018 cars look on the road. And on the oval. Frye is the President of Competition and Operation for the IndyCar series. He was a a tight end and offensive ... [06.21.17 - 5:51 pm]BOXING | Card Announced for Real Deal Sports & Entertainment EventEvander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports & Entertainment’s inaugural boxing event takes place inside Louisville’s Freedom Hall on Saturday night. The event, which is branded, “Evander’s Tribute to Ali,” is part of the “I Am Ali” festival. [06.22.17 - 8:53 am]Ayello: Story lines to follow in the IndyCar race at Road AmericaThe winless streaks of longtime friends and Brazilian natives Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan have grown to a combined 93 races (52 for Castroneves and 41 for Kanaan). For each veteran of the series, these are the longest droughts of their esteemed ... [06.22.17 - 9:54 am]Want to Know How to Race at Le Mans? Ask Mario AndrettiEven at age 77, Mario Andretti says he would love to drive in another 24 Hours of Le Mans, especially if he could team up with his son Michael and his grandson Marco, both speedy racers in their own right. “But now, with every year that goes by, it’s ... [06.15.17 - 5:01 pm]Young girl who wrote heartfelt letter gets to meet Scott DixonLucy, a second grade student who wrote a heartfelt letter to IndyCar following Scott Dixon’s Indianapolis 500 crash, finally got to meet the Verizon IndyCar Series driver on Wednesday. Dixon was involved in a frightening wreck at the 101st running of ... [06.22.17 - 6:50 am]Autoweek IndyCar Roundtable, Road America editionWelcome to Autoweek's IndyCar Roundtable. Prior to each Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend for the remainder of the season, Autoweek's motorsport insiders will exchange notes to discuss the most polarizing topics in the discipline today. From silly se... [06.22.17 - 9:58 am]Gutierrez confirmed at Coyne for remainder of 2017Esteban Gutierrez will substitute for Sebastien Bourdais at Dale Coyne Racing for the rest of the 2017 IndyCar season, starting with this weekend’s race at Road America. The Mexican, who raced in Formula 1 for three years and was also the Ferrari F1 te... [06.22.17 - 3:58 am]Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 winINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag. He even drove for Andretti Autosport. It just wasn't Fernando Alonso. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese ... [06.13.17 - 9:46 am]
Insider: 5 things I think as IndyCar heads to Road America - Indianapolis Star USA TODAY Insider: 5 things I think as IndyCar heads to Road America Indianapolis Star This weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Plymouth, Wisconsin to race at Road America in the 10th event of the season. The race begins at 12:30 p.m. ET Sunday a... [06.22.17 - 1:36 pm]Autoweek IndyCar Roundtable, Road America edition - Autoweek Autoweek Autoweek IndyCar Roundtable, Road America edition Autoweek Prior to each Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend for the remainder of the season, Autoweek's motorsport insiders will exchange notes to discuss the most polarizing topics in the discipli... [06.22.17 - 3:41 am]Gutierrez returns with Coyne for rest of 2017 season - INDYCAR Autoweek Gutierrez returns with Coyne for rest of 2017 season INDYCAR Esteban Gutierrez is returning behind the wheel of the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda this weekend for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America and will remain the driver for the remainder... [06.22.17 - 9:06 am]IndyCar's Scott Dixon Visits Concerned 9-Year-Old Fan After Crash ... - TMZ.com TMZ.com IndyCar's Scott Dixon Visits Concerned 9-Year-Old Fan After Crash ... TMZ.com IndyCar driver Scott Dixon got the sweetest letter in the mail from a concerned 9-year-old fan after his terrifying crash at the Indy 500 ... and was so moved, ... Scott ... [06.22.17 - 3:15 am]IndyCar preparing for first 2018 bodywork tests - Racer IndyCar preparing for first 2018 bodywork tests Racer IndyCar is closing in on the names of the drivers and teams that will lead the testing and development of the new-for-2018 universal bodywork. With the team and driver revelations expected to follow n... [06.22.17 - 12:19 pm]INDYCAR Fast Six: What's trending in @INDYCAR from June 14-20 - INDYCAR INDYCAR INDYCAR Fast Six: What's trending in @INDYCAR from June 14-20 INDYCAR INDYCAR's "Fast Six" is a report derived from all things found online about Verizon IndyCar Series racing, its drivers and people. We seek and find pics and quips as INDYCAR dri... [06.21.17 - 3:48 pm]IndyCar unveils spec aero kit for 2018 chassis | Sports | qconline.com - Quad... Quad-Cities Online IndyCar unveils spec aero kit for 2018 chassis | Sports | qconline.com Quad-Cities Online IndyCar has announced that Dallara Automobili will manufacture the universal bodywork kit for its new 2018 car. The bodywork will fit the current ... [06.21.17 - 7:17 pm]Miles encouraged by Nashville interest in IndyCar for 2019 - Motorsport.com, ... Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Miles encouraged by Nashville interest in IndyCar for 2019 Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Nashville Superspeedway, a 1.333-mile oval, hosted an Indy car race for eight years, 2001-2008, the final three events being won by ... [06.20.17 - 8:55 pm]INDYCAR steward Papis knows both sides of following rules - INDYCAR INDYCAR INDYCAR steward Papis knows both sides of following rules INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – On his weekend off from serving as a Verizon IndyCar Series race steward, Max Papis atoned for a previous sin by winning a race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A Spor... [06.20.17 - 9:06 am]Gateway to repave before IndyCar race - Racer Gateway to repave before IndyCar race Racer The track, located in Madison, Illinois and just across the river from St. Louis, hosted CART and IRL races from 1997-2003 before the crowds fell off but Gateway president Curtis Francois pursued IndyCar for th... [06.21.17 - 6:27 pm]
INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 26 to Aug. 1)Party in the Penn Marco Andretti likes to hang out at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. But that doesn’t mean he’s antisocial. Andretti just gets all his friends to come to him. A cast of motorsports stars showed up to his latest soiree, held just after ... [08.03.16 - 6:08 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 19 to 25)Summertime … and the livin’ is easy It’s clear: Max Chilton knows a thing or two about good living. While the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock took a few days off last weekend, Chilton piloted a gorgeous convertible around the English countryside. He wou... [07.27.16 - 5:02 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 12 to 18)Dedicated follower of fashion In addition to being a great racing town and the home of the Honda Indy Toronto, the Canadian city is a good destination for the fashion forward. The combination of both makes it a perfect locale for Chloe Roberts, Max Chi... [07.20.16 - 10:29 am]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 27 to July 4)Reppin’ the red, white and blue Independence Day celebrations brought about all sorts of American sentiment and with an off weekend on the schedule, Verizon IndyCar drivers had time for some rest and relaxation. Graham Rahal made sure to dress the part... [07.05.16 - 5:18 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 18 to June 24)‘You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming?’ The always charming and conversational Emma Dixon had to find someone to talk to in Le Mans, France, while hubby Scott Dixon was busy getting a third-place finish in the 24... [06.27.16 - 5:39 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 11 to June 17)If the shoe fits Luckily, Helio Castroneves had perfect hair and his signature yellow No. 3 socks on when he competed on “American Ninja Warrior” in late April because when the episode aired June 13 on NBC, we see that he lost a shoe while holding onto... [06.20.16 - 2:42 pm]
New electronics coming with 2018 bodyworkIndyCar teams will have more than new bodywork to install leading into the 2018 season. With a chance to refresh the visual quality of its cars, the series is also planning to take a step forward wit... [06.22.17 - 3:40 pm]IndyCar preparing for first 2018 bodywork testsIndyCar is closing in on the names of the drivers and teams that will lead the testing and development of the new-for-2018 universal bodywork. With the team and driver revelations expected to follow ... [06.22.17 - 11:57 am]Gutierrez to complete season with CoyneDale Coyne has signed Esteban Gutierrez to drive the No. 18 Honda for the remainder of the season, starting this weekend at Road America. "I'm very happy to finally announce my racing program for the... [06.22.17 - 11:16 am]Podcast: The week in IndyCar news, June 21Marshall Pruett and Robin Miller dive into the Mid-Season Report Card, look at the upcoming race in Road America, news of IndyCar possibly racing on the streets of Nashville in 2019 and more in the l... [06.21.17 - 8:36 pm]Gateway to repave before IndyCar raceIn an effort to try and ensure the best possible return of Indy cars, RACER has learned that Gateway Motorsports Park is going to repave the entire 1.25-mile oval prior to the Aug. 26 race. An offici... [06.21.17 - 6:11 pm]
Birchwood native Aaron Telitz races in the Pro Mazda Championship, one of steppingstone divisions that make up the Mazda Road to Indy. We asked him to share thoughts several times this week as IndyCar and its support divisions -- along wtih the Pirelli... [06.25.16 - 9:39 pm]Road America IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix second practice
Elkhart Lake — Graham Rahal, who suffered through electronics problems through the first session, set the pace Friday in the second practice for the Kohler Grand Prix.
Gutierrez confirmed at Coyne for remainder of 2017The Mexican, who raced in Formula 1 for three years and was also the Ferrari F1 team’s test driver, has successfully extracted himself from his Formula E deal with the Techeetah team, where he has been replaced by Stephane Sarrazin."I'm very happy to f... [06.22.17 - 8:59 am]IndyCar 2017: Team by team mid-season reviewChip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon has produced an impressively consistent first half to the season – hardly a tradition for him – but has not been able to find Victory Lane… yet is leading the championship.The ludicrous helping of points handed out for... [06.21.17 - 3:44 pm]Miles encouraged by Nashville interest in IndyCar for 2019Former president of Pocono Raceway Joe Mattioli and former CEO of Baker Curb Racing Matt Crews has proposed a Grand Prix of Nashville to the Metro Sports Authority.The race would use a temporary 1.72-mile street track [see diagram, left], designed by N... [06.20.17 - 6:41 pm]IndyCar to test new driver head protection on 2018 carFollowing Justin Wilson’s death at Pocono in 2015, IndyCar has sped up its process of looking at extra cockpit safety devices to reduce the likelihood of debris striking the drivers’ helmets.And while the images of the Dallara-built universal bodywork ... [06.16.17 - 5:39 pm]Dixon says more testing at Texas could have helped prevent pack raceDixon, a four-time IndyCar champion and two-time winner at TMS, had been enjoying a long side-by-side duel with eventual winner Will Power of Team Penske, when Andretti Autosport’s Takuma Sato clipped the grass on the dogleg front straight and spun int... [06.14.17 - 3:47 pm]Injured Bourdais happy to not be part of "bullshit" Texas raceSeveral accidents and incidents decimated the field in last Saturday night’s RainGuard Water Sealer 600, largely as a result of there being very little separation between the cars on track, to where just six healthy cars finished the race on the lead l... [06.13.17 - 9:54 pm]
Andretti’s almost perfect yearAndretti’s almost perfect yearMario dominated the USAC season, but Graham Hill won the big race in MayMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.25.16 - 10:16 am]The unrivalled Roger PenskeThe unrivalled Roger PenskeA career in racing and beyond, like no other before himMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.29.16 - 11:26 am]Indy superstars: The UnsersIndy superstars: The UnsersThey made their name at Pikes Peak, and they carried that on at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.21.16 - 1:09 pm]Indy superstars: Rick MearsIndy superstars: Rick MearsHe raced hard, he raced fair and his lack of ego makes him one of the greatsMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.18.16 - 1:15 pm]Indy superstars: Parnelli JonesIndy superstars: Parnelli JonesThe man who would not stand for the Europeans taking pole at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.17.16 - 1:32 pm]
IndyCar: Mid-Season Driver GradesJust past the halfway point of the 17-race 2017 season, how do each of IndyCar’s full-time drivers grade out? Which drivers look good, and which still have lots of work to do? With nine races complete and eight remaining on IndyCar‘s 2017 schedule, the... [06.19.17 - 9:26 pm]IndyCar: Mid-Season Team GradesJust past the halfway point of the 17-race 2017 season, how do each of IndyCar’s full-time teams grade out? Which teams look good, and which still have lots of work to do? With nine races complete and eight remaining on IndyCar‘s 2017 schedule, the ser... [06.19.17 - 8:58 pm]IndyCar TV Ratings Rising Heading Out of TexasDespite all the carnage in a crash-filled event on Saturday night, the IndyCar Series saw high numbers for their event at Texas Motor Speedway. There are two things that even casual fans of racing can get excited about when watching an event – big cras... [06.15.17 - 7:33 pm]IndyCar: Ranking the Past 10 Series Championship BattlesThis season’s IndyCar championship battle is extremely tight and many drivers still have a legitimate chance to win. Since 2007, which championship battles have been the most thrilling? Plenty of races, marquee events, career-defining moments and much,... [06.15.17 - 4:49 pm]IndyCar: Ranking the Past 10 Series ChampionsThis season’s IndyCar championship battle is extremely tight and many drivers still have a legitimate chance to win. Since 2007, which drivers have had the best championship seasons? At the end of the day, a champion is a champion. But to get to that p... [06.14.17 - 6:11 pm]
Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th
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Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th [09.04.15 - 9:07 am]Update: Justin Wilson Family Statement
Indianapolis, Ind. 26 August 2015- On behalf of the entire Wilson family, thank you for the outpouring of support from around the world. We would like to share some new details about the Wilson Children’s Fund.
Justin Wilson Scores Seventh on Pocono Grid with Andretti Autosport
Long Pond, Pa (22 August 2015) – Justin Wilson is back in oval action this weekend at Pocono Raceway, set to race the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda-Dalla... [08.22.15 - 10:15 pm]Helio Castreneves Wins the Pole at Pocono - InterviewLONG POND, Penn (August 22, 2015) – Helio Castroneves is the Verizon P1 Award winner for the fourth time in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. With a two-lap average speed of 220.530 mph, the driver of the No. 3 Shell V-Power Nitro + Team Penske ... [08.22.15 - 7:03 pm]
An Unpleasant Way To Start SummerWelcome to the first full day of summer! While many of you may be planning cookouts or trips to the beach in the near future, you probably didn’t plan on starting summer off like this. Most have probably savored the past month without an episode of One... [06.21.17 - 5:03 am]Don’t Treat New Fans With DisdainA few years ago, I tackled this subject using the exact same comparison I’m going to use here. If this seems like a re-run, it’s not. It’s just that recent events have reignited this rant within. I promise I haven’t even gone back to see what I wrote. ... [06.16.17 - 5:03 am]Some Food For Thought On Pack RacingThe biggest question coming out of the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway this past Saturday night is what can be done to eliminate pack racing? If that was the biggest question, the second biggest question was should it be eliminated?... [06.14.17 - 5:03 am]Random Thoughts On TexasSome of the words coming from the drivers immediately after the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway were “Crazy”, “Wild”, “Fun”, “Close” and “Fast”. There were other words coming from the driver’s mouths that I’ve chosen not to print. A... [06.12.17 - 5:02 am]Texas PreviewIn less than a week, the Verizon IndyCar Series goes from my least favorite track to one of my favorites. Just thinking about the Indy cars streaking around the extremely fast oval of Texas Motor Speedway gets my blood pumping. Putting it under the lig... [06.09.17 - 5:02 am]
Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600Track facts, entrant facts, session results and more for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The post Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600 appeared first on The Apex. [06.07.16 - 9:46 pm]Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle IsleWill Power took the Race 2 win on Belle Isle in the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet.
The post Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle Isle appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 5:36 pm]Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit PolesSimon Pagenaud earned the pole position for both races of the 2016 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit Poles appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 11:34 am]Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in DetroitSebastien Bourdais' KVSH Racing team put him in the lead in the final laps to take the win in Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 5:44 pm]Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in DetroitJosef Newgarden was fastest in morning practice ahead of Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on Detroit's Belle Isle.
The post Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 10:55 am]
Donald Trump and the Indianapolis 500President Elect Donald Trump, and by a decisive margin. Those words boggle the mind. It was a little different just five years ago. The sport of IndyCar has suffered through varying degrees of outright civil war since 1979. The heart of that conflic... [11.12.16 - 9:18 pm]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IIPart One yesterday lamented an apathetic neglect of quality oval venues in IndyCar today. Even a cursory look at venue balance over time validates the theory. If we assume really good attendance for an IndyCar oval event outside Indianapolis is 45,00... [09.27.16 - 9:47 am]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IAnother exciting IndyCar season has wrapped up with mostly the best drivers and racing anywhere. Once again buzzword speakers in the fanciest offices at IMS will trumpet steady attendance and minuscule television ratings steadiness as giant steps forw... [09.26.16 - 12:42 pm]The Glorious Month of May at IMSHowdy folks…it has been a while. Yours truly retired in early May and my now leisurely days have been spent primarily at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the sold out 100th running of the great race. Qualifications this weekend were f... [05.23.16 - 9:28 am]The IndyCar Off Season Is About To End!Our seemingly infinite patience is about to pay off. The off season in the Verizon IndyCar Series has plodded along far too long. St. Pete this coming weekend should begin to quench our appetites. For those unable to spring break it to the Florida gulf... [03.07.16 - 12:20 pm]
Vautier previously competed on the Texas oval in 2013 and 2015 finishing 18th and 20th with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Dale Coyne.
“We chose Tri... [06.07.17 - 9:55 am]Rahal Dominates DetroitEntering the Detroit Duals the Verizon IndyCar Series saw 6 different winners through the first 6 races of 2017. The streak continued through Dual 1, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Graham Rahal becoming the 7th winner in 7 events. Thanks to Raha... [06.05.17 - 10:45 am]Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 Qualification ResultsWelcome to the Detroit Grand Prix.
Verizon IndyCar Series qualifications will be held each race morning. Saturday's sessions is 10:05-10:35 while Sunday's is 10:45-11:15.
Unlike most road/street course events, qualifications will not follow the multiple ... [06.03.17 - 6:12 pm]2,000 Megapixel Image From The Indianapolis 500If you've been following this site over the last several weeks you've probably seen one of the couple thousand megapixel images that I've posted. One from the Indianapolis 500 Public Drivers Meeting can be viewed HERE, an image from the INDYCAR Grand P... [05.30.17 - 5:16 pm]Sato Wins At IndianapolisAndretti Autosport's Takuma Sato has won the 101st Indianapolis 500.
Sato drinks the milk in his 8th try, his first with Andretti. In his previous 7 appearances his average finish was 20th.
Andretti Autosport continues their domination of Indianapolis wi... [05.28.17 - 6:59 pm]
Power Powers To Victory In ‘Intense” Texas Race By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Pack racing returned to the Verizon IndyCar Series Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, where Will Power survived a massive battle of attrition to win the 21st annual Rainguard Water... [06.11.17 - 8:58 am]Race Fan Hinchcliffe Has Become Race Fan Favorite By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas _ James Hinchcliffe’s ever-expanding Verizon IndyCar Series fan base easily can be measured by a variety of social media metrics.
As self-proclaimed mayor of the fictional internet city o... [06.10.17 - 6:00 pm]Kimball Is The Big Star In Texas IndyCar Qualifying By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Charlie Kimball checked another box off his Verizon IndyCar Series to-do list Friday afternoon when he qualified on-pole for the race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Kimball secured his first ... [06.09.17 - 8:54 pm]Vautier Takes Gutierrez Seat For TMS IndyCar Race By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Former Formula One regular Esteban Gutierrez’s lack of oval-track experience _ he has none _ has paved the way for Tristan Vautier to compete in Saturday night’s Rainguard Water Sealers... [06.08.17 - 10:35 pm]Dallara To Make New IndyCar Chassis Longtime INDYCAR partner Dallara Automobili will manufacture the universal bodywork kit that will fit the current Dallara IR-12 chassis for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The universal kit to be used by all teams next season was a collaboratio... [06.07.17 - 9:01 pm]
Horses for courses at the Indy 500Tribalism runs deep in motor racing, with the disregard and mockery of rival series a cottage industry among fans and journalists alike. The decision of F1 champion Fernando Alonso to skip the Grand Prix of Monaco to race in this year’s Indianapolis 5... [04.19.17 - 2:12 pm]2016 Indy 500 Turn 3 Diary5:10 AM As we roll out into the darkness, the family is restive¹. There are murmurs of discontent from the younger element about arising at 4:00 AM. My explanation about heeding IMS president J. Douglas Boles warnings about traffic and long lines at ... [05.31.16 - 12:26 pm]The Indy 500 – Meet the new bossI was 11 years old when I went to my first Indianapolis 500 in the late 1960’s. As a kid from small town Indiana, the race and the track were mythic entities. Only the special few got to attend it in person. In lieu of going, you listened to Sid Col... [05.27.16 - 10:49 am]Pole Day at Indy – Saturday should have been SundayThe Saturday qualifications for the 2016 Indianapolis 500 were fantastic, fabulous, superb, scintillating, tense, and whatever other words can be found in a thesaurus. It’s just too bad they didn’t count. Let’s just pretend they didn’t happen and do ... [05.22.16 - 6:14 pm]A Good Race is Hard to Find.Flannery O’Conn0r wrote the Southern Gothic short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” about an old woman whose manipulative behavior and selfishness led to her family’s destruction. Luckily, there was very little destruction at Barber Motorsports Park ... [04.27.16 - 3:14 pm]
Indy 500 Wrap UpAs I sit in my kitchen typing this out and reflecting on the last couple of weeks, the same thought goes through my mind over and over.
Best. May. Ever.
As many of you know, I worked for Lazier Racing Partners on Buddy Lazier's 500 effort. It was a... [06.01.17 - 1:57 pm]One Thing From Back In The Day I MissSo, did you watch much of Fernando Alonso's test at IMS today? I watched a good bit and thought he did very well. It was a good start, although the real work begins in 12 days when he returns for practice and they start trying to make the car go faster... [05.03.17 - 6:11 pm]Help Wanted: Good WritersSocial media has been a sad place today with the stream of tweets coming from people at ESPN who have lost their jobs today. While loudmouth Stephen A. Smith and his $3.5-million per salary is safe, good, solid journalists like Ed Werder, Jayson Stark,... [04.26.17 - 4:28 pm]Nigel vs. FernandoI have to admit, I was as stunned as anyone by the announcement yesterday that current McLaren Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso will be driving for Andretti Autosport in this year's Indianapolis 500. Not only can't I believe the announcement, I also ca... [04.13.17 - 9:25 pm]All Things Considered Pagenaud Good With Runner-Up FinishSt. Petersburg, Fla.
(March 12, 2017) – Sometimes even “well-oiled machines” run into
an occasional malfunction.
Things ran pretty smoothly for Simon Pagenaud and his Team
Penske crew in 2016 as they rolled to five wins and eight podiums on their wa... [03.13.17 - 1:24 pm]
Brickyard Vintage Racing InvitationalLast weekend, the vintage open wheel cars returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a busy Month of May for the Verizon IndyCar Series. One week later, even more classic race machines will be at the iconic speedway. The Brickyard Vintage Racing... [06.14.17 - 6:00 pm]Will Power Wins at TexasOnly the strong survive in Texas. Will Power did just that on Saturday night, earning his 31st career win in the Verizon IndyCar Series. It is the second win for Power at Texas, where he has also captured three consecutive pole awards. He led 180 of th... [06.10.17 - 11:55 pm]Charlie Kimball on Pole at TexasRain fell early on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, but it wasn’t gloomy for Chip Ganassi. Charlie Kimball earned his first career pole in the Verizon IndyCar Series, as all four Ganassi machines qualified in the top six. Series points leader Scott Dixo... [06.09.17 - 5:12 pm]Open Wheel World ChallengeThe Month of May has concluded at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That doesn’t mean that the fun is over. The time machine may not exist yet, but the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) will be turning back the clock this weekend. The Open Wheel W... [06.07.17 - 10:00 pm]Dallara Chosen for 2018 Universal Kit[Verizon IndyCar Series Press Release] IndyCar announced today that longtime partner Dallara Automobili will manufacture the universal bodywork kit that will fit the current Dallara IR-12 chassis for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The universa... [06.06.17 - 5:00 pm]
Overdue Love for Dr. Trammell and the Holmatro Safety Crew(c) 2017, Indycar.com video
Recently, in what was simply the cutest letter of appreciation from a fan to Indycar, revealed the depth of understanding even an 9-year-old has for the dangers of the sport. Thankfully the dangers weren't realized in their... [06.22.17 - 12:53 pm]Here I Go AgainOnce again, it's that time of year that many of us struggle with. Mere hours after the checkers fall for the newest driver to add their name and likeness to the century-old legend, Indy 500 Seasonal Affective Disorder engulfs those for whom "364 days t... [05.31.17 - 1:25 pm]News Update and The Greatest 33 Revisited - 2017Firstly, I'll address the post-Pole Day Monday news which is in various parts disturbing, sad, and hopeful. Following those notable items, I'll forward the lesser, pithy bits I had already planned for this space today.
From the "Sad is the news from... [05.22.17 - 6:42 pm]The Second Race I AttendedIf you're currently an Indycar fan or just a fan of the Indy 500, a vast majority of us would recall with great reverence, that first race we attended and became hooked on the entire sensory experience.
How many of us recall the second race in a simil... [05.18.17 - 3:04 pm]The Ugliest Car to Qualify at IndyOne of the closest and most exciting finishes in Indy history came in 2006 when Sam Hornish, Jr. passed Marco coming down the front straight within 200 yards of the line on the final lap. Never in the history of the race had the lead changed so closely... [05.17.17 - 2:07 pm]
101st Indy 500 Hot Takes!THE HOT TAKES ARE HERE! THE HOT TAKES ARE HERE! Poorly written and edited even wordily, here are the hottest of hot takes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the maniacal rantings of an indycar fan. I have no idea what … Continue reading → [06.01.17 - 5:34 pm]Feeding the Alonso HypeI hear your complaints. We were given a 6+ hour web broadcast with expert analysis, features and a multi-camera format. Oh… you were complaining that this was too much coverage? That the other rookies in the field will not receive … Continue reading → [05.05.17 - 9:48 am]Found Footage: 1965 Indianapolis 500 Fan CamHello again!! It’s been oh so long since we have spoken! Nothing substantial to report from anotherindycarblog WORLD HEADQUARTERS, but I have stumbled across a bit of old media from Indy 500s past. Two separate 50 foot reels of 8mm Kodachrome Movie … C... [04.03.17 - 7:42 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… The Gorgeous Facility EditionWelcome to another year at the most-beautiful-gorgeous-awe-inspiring-crown-jewel-of-a-facility Barber Motorsport Park. Soooo I only have realized this week that the actual prerace is spate from the actual race broadcast on the guide. So all I have is t... [04.26.16 - 9:31 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… The Kitten is Still a Kitten EditionOk. Here we go again! Regular full disclosure: I’m on DVR but I have no idea how this ended… Self enacted twitter ban successful! No pre-race. The DVR programming kicked in during opening ceremonies. No complaints here. I just want … Continue reading → [04.18.16 - 9:07 pm]
Lucy Gets A SurpriseVideo.
I wanted to make this a separate thread so everyone can see the video.
== [06.22.17 - 2:39 pm]2018 car update.... and a photo of the 2018 Texas config.http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/141651-indycar-preparing-for-first-2018-bodywork-tests
Nearing in on 2018 testing........
Also the photo posted is interesting. Might this be the 2018 Texas configuration? (And Kentucky if we end up there)
Ima... [06.22.17 - 12:33 pm]Downtown St Louis Bus Service To GatewayDoes anyone know if you stay downtown St Louis you can catch a bus to Gateway Speedway for the race in August? [06.22.17 - 10:11 am]Little Girl Writes Letter to Scott Dixon After Indy Crash + Dixon's Follow-UpI don't *think* this has been posted yet. I searched and didn't find anything.
Fantastic story and gives Dixon's personality a bump in my book. [06.22.17 - 9:33 am]Happy date of birth DWImage: https://usatodaysports.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/c02_indycarwheldon_17_48978889.jpg?w=1000&h=796 [06.22.17 - 9:28 am]Esteban Gutierrez to replace Bourdais for the rest of the seasonhttp://www.indycar.com/News/2017/06/06-22-Gutierrez-back-with-Coyne
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Esteban Gutierrez is returning behind the wheel of the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda this weekend for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road Ameri... [06.22.17 - 9:09 am]Road America Pick 5 Picks go HERE: Deadline 2 PM Bunker Time 24 June 17The TrackForum VICS Pick 5 is open to any TF member or friend, or anyone who can get their picks posted here in time. Please, human beings only. Your picks must be posted by 2 PM Bunker Mean Time (CST), Saturday June 24. If for some reason you can't ... [06.21.17 - 10:10 pm]Gateway to repave before Aug 26 Indy Car racehttp://www.racer.com/indycar/item/141627-gateway-to-repave-before-august-indycar-race
Will they do some sort of tire test before then? [06.21.17 - 9:17 pm]Cleveland Dual?Why not a return to Cleveland as a dual similar to Detroit. But Race 1 the traditional road setup Race 2 the Oval configuration. Promoter would get the benefit of two races, fans would get two totally different races, and the series would add a high s... [06.21.17 - 6:52 pm]Went to Indycar,com before asking hereWho is in the # 18 this weekend? :confused: [06.20.17 - 7:37 pm]
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