Penske drivers “taking big swings at setups” in 2018 IndyCarTeam Penske’s IndyCar champions Will Power and Simon Pagenaud say that drivers are only “scratching the surface” of the capabilities of Dallara’s spec aerokit as they get used to the car’s new handling characteristics. The 2014 champion Power ... [12.17.17 - 1:22 am]Matty Brabham working towards IndyCar comebackAustralian American young gun Matty Brabham is hoping to work towards a comeback in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Brabham, 23, was along with RC Enerson the two top young guns who raced a handful of 2016 races but didn’t get a proper encore in 2017. [12.15.17 - 6:35 am]Top Stories of 2017, #18: Castroneves bids farewell to IndyCarNext up in our countdown of the biggest stories in racing this year is the news that one of IndyCar's longest-serving and beloved competitors, Helio Castroneves, will no longer be a full-time driver in the series. It was after IndyCar’s season finale i... [12.14.17 - 5:15 am]Carlin confirms IndyCar graduation with Chilton, Kimball, ChevroletCarlin’s long-rumored and even more long-awaited step-up into the Verizon IndyCar Series has become a reality. Trevor Carlin’s team has confirmed the first details of its graduation into the top level championship in North America, and sees the team ... [12.14.17 - 5:54 pm]Davison opens up on his 2018 deal: 'I had nothing to lose'Supercars star Will Davison spoke to Motorsport.com about the last-minute 23Red Racing deal that saved his spot on the grid for 2018. Davison went genuinely close to missing out on a full-time drive for 2018, the two-time Bathurst 1000 winner seemingly... [12.13.17 - 10:55 am]Welcoming Four New Teams For Next SeasonWhen the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series came to an end at Sonoma back in mid-September, there was a lot of anxiety about the car count for 2018. There were twenty-one full-time entries for the 2017 season. Although not confirmed by the respective teams ... [12.14.17 - 9:21 pm]Daring display by Drugovich; scores a trebleBrazil's Felipe Drugovich (11) in command over his nearest rival Julien Falchero (France) in the third round of the MRF Challenge 2017 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Friday. - Special Arrangement Felipe Drugovich brought the 5.5km long Yas ... [12.15.17 - 12:53 am]A Number Swap Triggers A History LessonLast week, it was announced that Andretti Autosport drivers Marco Andretti and Alexander Rossi would be swapping numbers. Starting next season, Marco Andretti will drive a car carrying the No.98, while Rossi will drive the No.27 car. That got me to ... [12.12.17 - 9:06 pm]What Is Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Net Worth in 2017? How Rich Is the New “Bachelor?”Season 22 of The Bachelor will air on January 1, 2018, and this time, Arie Luyendyk Jr. is prepared to find love in the Bachelor mansion. Luyendyk Jr. is a well-known name in the car racing industry, and Bachelor Nation. So it comes as no surprise that... [12.12.17 - 3:08 am]2017 PRI Show post-weekend notebookThe 2017 edition of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show is in the books for another year. Here’s some notes we gathered from the event at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. While INDYCAR did not have a booth at this ye... [12.10.17 - 11:00 pm]
This RSS feed URL is deprecatedThis RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news [05.26.18 - 2:54 am]Hot Wheels INDYCAR karting lures young Wheldon to Indy - INDYCAR INDYCAR Hot Wheels INDYCAR karting lures young Wheldon to Indy INDYCAR Sebastian is in town to compete in the Hot Wheels INDYCAR Junior Grand Prix powered by K1 Speed at the K1 facility in Fishers, Indiana (9998 E. 121st St.). The competition is a result ... [05.24.18 - 1:30 pm]Getting to know IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud - For The Win For The Win Getting to know IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud For The Win share. tweet. pin. sms. send. email. By: USA TODAY Sports staff | May 25, 2018 11:10 am. Get to know IndyCar's Simon Pagenaud, driver of the No. 22 Chevrolet for Team Penske, ahead of t... [05.25.18 - 11:11 am]A closer look at IndyCar's superspeedway wing - Racer Racer A closer look at IndyCar's superspeedway wing Racer Is the new IndyCar superspeedway wing a weird boomerang, an ineffective showpiece, or an actual downforce-producing device? “Yeah, it's an actual wing,” said Tino Belli, IndyCar's director of aerod... [05.25.18 - 4:11 pm]Doyel: Josef Newgarden's beautiful mind needs to go faster and faster - India... Indianapolis Star Doyel: Josef Newgarden's beautiful mind needs to go faster and faster Indianapolis Star INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden engages his mind as a form of exercise, challenging himself to recite the IndyCar roster as he skips rope – 9, Scott D... [05.24.18 - 1:56 pm]Steinbrenner, grandson of Yankees icon, eyes move to IndyCar - WANE WANE Steinbrenner, grandson of Yankees icon, eyes move to IndyCar WANE SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) -- George Steinbrenner, the boss, spent 37 years cutting checks and taking trophies in pinstripes. His grandson, 21-year-old George Michael Steinbrenner, wants to... [05.24.18 - 7:36 pm]IndyCar Star James Hinchcliffe On Sitting Out This Year's Indianapolis 500 - ... Forbes IndyCar Star James Hinchcliffe On Sitting Out This Year's Indianapolis 500 Forbes James Hinchcliffe is one of Verizon IndyCar's star drivers. There were high hopes that the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports racer would put his Arrow Electronics Honda in... [05.22.18 - 11:51 am]Next-gen IndyCar will not be an FE-style 'Batmobile' - Motorsport.com, Editio... Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Next-gen IndyCar will not be an FE-style 'Batmobile' Motorsport.com, Edition: Global “At IndyCar we have an opportunity right now because we've just switched from one aerokit to another, which is quite different and so we c... [05.24.18 - 4:02 pm]Trading wings and wheels: IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and race pilot Kirby Cha... ESPN Trading wings and wheels: IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and race pilot Kirby Chambliss swap ride-alongs ESPN With that in mind, The Mag strapped two-time champion Red Bull Air Race pilot Kirby Chambliss into a two-seat IndyCar behind four-time IndyCar c... [05.23.18 - 10:26 am]Why Leena Gade Left Hinchcliffe's IndyCar Team - RoadandTrack.com RoadandTrack.com Why Leena Gade Left Hinchcliffe's IndyCar Team RoadandTrack.com As a specialist in road racing, her expertise transferred immediately to IndyCar's road and street circuits where Hinchcliffe has shined. On the decidedly American discipline... [05.24.18 - 1:13 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]
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.
Honda admits it no longer has Indy 500 advantageOnly two Honda-powered entries made it into last weekend's ‘Fast Nine’ qualifying stage with Sebastien Bourdais (Dale Coyne Racing) and Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) its only representatives. James Hinchcliffe's shock bumping exit, alongside one-of... [05.25.18 - 5:36 pm]“Everybody is worried” about new IndyCar in heat, says KanaanKanaan, who topped this morning’s final one-hour of practice on Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, said: “If you look at our plan for this morning, I said to Eric [Cowdin, race engineer], ‘You know this is not a five-hour session, right, it's... [05.25.18 - 4:46 pm]Indy 500: Dixon’s crew wins Pitstop ChallengeDefending Pitstop Challenge winners, Will Power’s Team Penske #12 crew, beat their teammates from the #1 crew of Josef Newgarden, but fell to Hinchliffe’s Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' team in Round 2 when the right-rear on Power's car proved obstinate... [05.25.18 - 3:51 pm]Indy 500: Kanaan tops Carb Day practice, Patrick suffers ECU issueWith several drivers turning more than 40 laps and Graham Rahal making 51, Patrick managed by far the fewest, but could draw just a little consolation from eighth fastest.Kanaan, meanwhile, turned 38 and on his 19th tour of the iconic 2.5-mile oval, he... [05.25.18 - 12:18 pm]Castroneves predicts 235mph Indy 500 pole with next-gen enginesCastroneves qualified sixth fastest for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 with an average of 228mph. Ed Carpenter set his third Indy 500 pole after going 230mph across his four qualifying laps.The new engine framework is set to feature a 2.4-litre twin-turbo V... [05.25.18 - 11:22 am]Hinchcliffe bumping from Indy 500 is "sad" and "great" for IndyCarSchmidt Peterson Motorsports’s Hinchcliffe dramatically failed to qualify for the Indy 500 late after a troubled second run before he ran out of time for a third attempt. SPM then looked into buying Hinchcliffe into another ride, with the Canadian fift... [05.25.18 - 10:28 am]
Andretti’s almost perfect yearAndretti’s almost perfect yearMario dominated the USAC season, but Graham Hill won the big race in MayMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.25.16 - 10:16 am]The unrivalled Roger PenskeThe unrivalled Roger PenskeA career in racing and beyond, like no other before himMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.29.16 - 11:26 am]Indy superstars: The UnsersIndy superstars: The UnsersThey made their name at Pikes Peak, and they carried that on at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.21.16 - 1:09 pm]Indy superstars: Rick MearsIndy superstars: Rick MearsHe raced hard, he raced fair and his lack of ego makes him one of the greatsMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.18.16 - 1:15 pm]Indy superstars: Parnelli JonesIndy superstars: Parnelli JonesThe man who would not stand for the Europeans taking pole at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.17.16 - 1:32 pm]
Could James Hinchcliffe Leave IndyCar for NASCAR in 2018?The Silly Seasons of both IndyCar and NASCAR are upon us. Current IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe’s role in Silly Season could be a part of both. Back in November of 2015 just six months after his near-fatal crash at practice for the 2015 Indianapolis... [07.23.17 - 1:06 pm]IndyCar: Early Silly Season Driver Lineup for 2018Silly Season is in full swing for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Which drivers will be with which teams in the 2018 season? What surprise moves will happen? The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season is over two-thirds of the way complete, which means there a... [07.22.17 - 7:01 pm]IndyCar: Driver Road and Street Course Power Rankings After TorontoAfter the eighth of 11 road and street course races this season, how do the Verizon IndyCar Series road and street course driver power rankings look? Who is trending upwards after the Toronto race, and who is falling? NOTE: This list only includes ful... [07.17.17 - 9:17 pm]IndyCar: Driver Oval Power Rankings After IowaAfter the fourth of six oval track races this season, how do the Verizon IndyCar Series oval track driver power rankings look? Who is trending upwards after the Iowa race, and who is falling? NOTE: This list only includes full-time oval track drivers. ... [07.17.17 - 9:17 pm]IndyCar Silly Season Rests on Andretti’s ShouldersWith IndyCar working its way to the thrilling conclusion of the 2017 championship, the silly season is heating up. And it all rests on Andretti. The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been full of excitement, action and suspense. It will all boil d... [07.17.17 - 5:44 pm]
Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th
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Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th [09.04.15 - 9:07 am]Update: Justin Wilson Family Statement
Indianapolis, Ind. 26 August 2015- On behalf of the entire Wilson family, thank you for the outpouring of support from around the world. We would like to share some new details about the Wilson Children’s Fund.
Justin Wilson Scores Seventh on Pocono Grid with Andretti Autosport
Long Pond, Pa (22 August 2015) – Justin Wilson is back in oval action this weekend at Pocono Raceway, set to race the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda-Dalla... [08.22.15 - 10:15 pm]Helio Castreneves Wins the Pole at Pocono - InterviewLONG POND, Penn (August 22, 2015) – Helio Castroneves is the Verizon P1 Award winner for the fourth time in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. With a two-lap average speed of 220.530 mph, the driver of the No. 3 Shell V-Power Nitro + Team Penske ... [08.22.15 - 7:03 pm]
One Of My Biggest HighlightsFirst of all, The Carb Day practice went off with no incidents, which is good. You don’t want anyone to wad up the car forty-eight hours before the race. Danica Patrick had an engine issue and missed most of the practice, but was able to get back out t... [05.25.18 - 4:17 pm]Carb Day at IMSGood morning from a hot and already crowded Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s Carb Day and the place was packed and buzzing with early morning partiers when we were sitting in traffic at 9:30. It’ll be a good crowd today. Susan took a panoramic shot of... [05.25.18 - 10:55 am]Indianapolis 500 PreviewThe practices have all been run, qualifying runs have taken place, drivers have been bumped and the field has been set. Now all that’s left to do is run the race. Ok…there is Carb Day today, but it’s been a while since anything significant came out of ... [05.25.18 - 5:03 am]Shopping At The Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayBy Susan Phillips I must be falling into a rut of posting on getting everyone to spend money while at the track. First the Bronze/Silver Badges, now let’s hit the gift shops! My favorite place to spend money is at the IMS Museum Gift Shop. It spans acr... [05.24.18 - 5:04 am]We Have A Winner!For the third year in a row, the Oilpressure.com Indianapolis 500 Trivia Contest has been won by "Mike in Vernon Hills". Longtime listeners of The Talk of Gasoline Alley with Donald Davidson know that Mike is a regular and almost nightly caller to that... [05.23.18 - 5:04 am]
Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600Track facts, entrant facts, session results and more for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The post Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600 appeared first on The Apex. [06.07.16 - 9:46 pm]Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle IsleWill Power took the Race 2 win on Belle Isle in the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet.
The post Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle Isle appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 5:36 pm]Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit PolesSimon Pagenaud earned the pole position for both races of the 2016 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit Poles appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 11:34 am]Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in DetroitSebastien Bourdais' KVSH Racing team put him in the lead in the final laps to take the win in Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 5:44 pm]Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in DetroitJosef Newgarden was fastest in morning practice ahead of Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on Detroit's Belle Isle.
The post Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 10:55 am]
Donald Trump and the Indianapolis 500President Elect Donald Trump, and by a decisive margin. Those words boggle the mind. It was a little different just five years ago. The sport of IndyCar has suffered through varying degrees of outright civil war since 1979. The heart of that conflic... [11.12.16 - 9:18 pm]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IIPart One yesterday lamented an apathetic neglect of quality oval venues in IndyCar today. Even a cursory look at venue balance over time validates the theory. If we assume really good attendance for an IndyCar oval event outside Indianapolis is 45,00... [09.27.16 - 9:47 am]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IAnother exciting IndyCar season has wrapped up with mostly the best drivers and racing anywhere. Once again buzzword speakers in the fanciest offices at IMS will trumpet steady attendance and minuscule television ratings steadiness as giant steps forw... [09.26.16 - 12:42 pm]The Glorious Month of May at IMSHowdy folks…it has been a while. Yours truly retired in early May and my now leisurely days have been spent primarily at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the sold out 100th running of the great race. Qualifications this weekend were f... [05.23.16 - 9:28 am]The IndyCar Off Season Is About To End!Our seemingly infinite patience is about to pay off. The off season in the Verizon IndyCar Series has plodded along far too long. St. Pete this coming weekend should begin to quench our appetites. For those unable to spring break it to the Florida gulf... [03.07.16 - 12:20 pm]
Power Wins In The Desert-4 different teams (Penske, SPM, Andretti & Ganassi) finished in the top 4 and 7 different teams (Carpenter, Foyt & Rahal) in the top 9.
-Victory #198 for Team Penske
-Victory #500 for Firestone/Bridgestone since it returned in 1995
-Alexander Rossi made ... [04.09.18 - 1:36 pm]Bourdais Goes Back-To-BackThe 2018 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg consisted of 110 laps. Robert Wickens, a rookie, led 69. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver started from pole and was dominating his maiden Verizon IndyCar Series race, until lap 109.
1 - Will Power 2 - Josef Newgarden 3 - Alexander Rossi 4 - Simon Pagenaud 5 - Tony Kanaan 6 - Scott Dixon 7 - Helio Castroneves 8 - Ryan Hunter-Reay 9 - Graham Rahal 10 - Carlos Munoz 11 - Marco Andretti 12 - Ed Carpenter 13 - Takuma Sato 14... [08.22.17 - 10:43 pm]Bourdais Cleared To DriveINDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced Wednesday that Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to race.
Bourdais was injured in a Turn 2 crash on his 3rd lap of his first attempt on the first day of Qualifications for last May... [08.17.17 - 7:32 am]Montoya & Servia To Test 2018 Aero KitThe testing program for next season's new aero kit kicks off July 25th on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya will be behind the wheel.
Two cars will test, one from Honda and one from Chevrolet. Servia will run the ... [07.17.17 - 8:23 am]
Kanaan Enjoying Life With A.J. At Indianapolis By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – Miller Lite Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway traditionally is about sending messages for Sunday’s race. And with Tony Kanaan sitting atop the speed chart after the Month of May’s fina... [05.25.18 - 6:46 pm]Penske Focusing On Win No. 201 This Weekend By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – On the day after his announced election into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Roger Penske was in full starched white shirt/black slacks mode as owner of the most successful organization in the histor... [05.24.18 - 8:17 pm]Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Roger Penske’s expectations of his open-wheel drivers are twofold – win the Indianapolis 500 and a championship – and teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud believe they have a good shot at the former this weekend.
The two IndyC... [05.23.18 - 1:12 pm]Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it... [05.22.18 - 2:57 pm]Field Hits Track En Masse For 500 Practice By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam set the pace Monday as all 33 drivers qualified for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500 turned laps in race-like conditions around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Moto... [05.22.18 - 8:17 am]
Horses for courses at the Indy 500Tribalism runs deep in motor racing, with the disregard and mockery of rival series a cottage industry among fans and journalists alike. The decision of F1 champion Fernando Alonso to skip the Grand Prix of Monaco to race in this year’s Indianapolis 5... [04.19.17 - 2:12 pm]2016 Indy 500 Turn 3 Diary5:10 AM As we roll out into the darkness, the family is restive¹. There are murmurs of discontent from the younger element about arising at 4:00 AM. My explanation about heeding IMS president J. Douglas Boles warnings about traffic and long lines at ... [05.31.16 - 12:26 pm]The Indy 500 – Meet the new bossI was 11 years old when I went to my first Indianapolis 500 in the late 1960’s. As a kid from small town Indiana, the race and the track were mythic entities. Only the special few got to attend it in person. In lieu of going, you listened to Sid Col... [05.27.16 - 10:49 am]Pole Day at Indy – Saturday should have been SundayThe Saturday qualifications for the 2016 Indianapolis 500 were fantastic, fabulous, superb, scintillating, tense, and whatever other words can be found in a thesaurus. It’s just too bad they didn’t count. Let’s just pretend they didn’t happen and do ... [05.22.16 - 6:14 pm]A Good Race is Hard to Find.Flannery O’Conn0r wrote the Southern Gothic short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” about an old woman whose manipulative behavior and selfishness led to her family’s destruction. Luckily, there was very little destruction at Barber Motorsports Park ... [04.27.16 - 3:14 pm]
Bump Day ThoughtsThe return of Bump Day was a little more interesting than we thought, wasn't it?
When the 34th and 35th entries were announced a couple of months ago, making bumping possible for the first time in a while, I wasn't all that enthused. I thought it woul... [05.20.18 - 1:08 pm]Color Me Shocked!No, not really.
It was confirmed today that Danica Patrick has decided to retire from racing full-time and only run two races in 2018, the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. It seems that at age 36 that it might be a little soon to be walking away from... [11.17.17 - 4:42 pm]Indy 500 Wrap UpAs I sit in my kitchen typing this out and reflecting on the last couple of weeks, the same thought goes through my mind over and over.
Best. May. Ever.
As many of you know, I worked for Lazier Racing Partners on Buddy Lazier's 500 effort. It was a... [06.01.17 - 1:57 pm]One Thing From Back In The Day I MissSo, did you watch much of Fernando Alonso's test at IMS today? I watched a good bit and thought he did very well. It was a good start, although the real work begins in 12 days when he returns for practice and they start trying to make the car go faster... [05.03.17 - 6:11 pm]Help Wanted: Good WritersSocial media has been a sad place today with the stream of tweets coming from people at ESPN who have lost their jobs today. While loudmouth Stephen A. Smith and his $3.5-million per salary is safe, good, solid journalists like Ed Werder, Jayson Stark,... [04.26.17 - 4:28 pm]
Carb Day at IndianapolisCarb Day is always one of the more popular days at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and today was no exception. Thousands poured into the speedway to witness an action packed day that did not disappoint. Teams and drivers had one final hour of practice... [05.25.18 - 6:00 pm]Indianapolis 500 Practice, May 21The final day of practice for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 was a little wild. Sage Karam had the fastest lap of the day at 226.461 mph, but that was not the story of the day. Rookie Robert Wickens crashed less than an hour into the session... [05.21.18 - 4:33 pm]Ed Carpenter Earns Indianapolis 500 PoleFor the third time in his career, Ed Carpenter has earned pole position for the Indianapolis 500. After witnessing the heartbreak of Bump Day yesterday with James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann, we saw the joy and excitement today for Pole Day at the India... [05.20.18 - 6:28 pm]Indianapolis 500 Bump Day QualifyingBump Day, at Indianapolis. It was filled with a wide range of emotions, surprises, and even a few rain drops. Headlining the top of those were James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann, who were the two drivers that did not qualify for the race. The field of 33... [05.19.18 - 7:00 pm]Indianapolis 500 Practice, May 18Today was Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and a familiar name topped the speed chart. For the second time this week, Marco Andretti recorded the fastest lap of the day. Today’s speed, 231.802 mph was helped with the additional boost nor... [05.18.18 - 10:29 pm]
Figures Don't Lie, but Liars FigureOft attributed (but never actually substantiated) to Mark Twain, this kitchy axiom reflects a sense that the truth via factual numbers can be perverted into something in the interest of supporting a position that might need help outside a purely factua... [05.23.18 - 11:48 am]Vive La Livery!The visual sense and how we react to the stimulii is one of a human's most basal conditions. Especially in this modern era of media, we are bombarded with images appealing, repulsive, and everything in between.
McDonald's, for example, is among the... [05.17.18 - 11:36 am]Indycar Lore - 1988 Indy 500Something recently rekindled my interest in listening to The Talk of Gasoline Alley radio show in May wherein Donald Davidson takes calls about the Indy 500 and fills in many blanks, detailing races and drivers past with astounding clarity and recall.I... [05.10.18 - 4:01 pm]W(h)ither The Oval(c) 2018, Leavitt, LAT
Upon reading this article by Robin Miller for RACER today, I've again returned to my thoughts and this blog in considering the existence of ovals on the Indycar schedule.
On a nearly per-oval-event basis, most longtime and/or d... [04.09.18 - 6:09 pm]Adjectively SpeakingDuring ABC's TV Broadcast of the Indycar race at St. Pete yesterday, Eddie Cheever made his beloved and dramatic 'one-word' prognostication for the day's event - "chaos". In hindsight, one cannot really argue much with that as the definition accounts f... [03.12.18 - 11:59 am]
Unfiltered Race Notes… 2 Amazing Days in Barber EditionHERE WE ARE AGAIN!! At the golf course of indycar if car’s were dimpled golfballs and racetracks were old men with shiny sticks! GORGEOUS FACILITY! I hope I get to hear that uttered in a suave Australian accent today. I’m … Continue reading → [04.26.18 - 7:00 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… Butterball On My Mind EditionWelcome to Long Beach! A few days late but never ever too short, it’s everyones favorite blogger hack indycar article!! I’ll tell you what, I’ve really enjoyed the 2018 season so far. The cars are racing great and the competition … Continue reading → [04.17.18 - 9:40 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… 8 Laps of Insanity EditionAfter a month we’re finally back! I watched some of the prerace. Some of it is ok but some of it is really rough. I can tell they’re trying at least. Hopefully they can iron out the kinks before 2019. … Continue reading → [04.07.18 - 11:40 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: St. Pete is Amazing EditionRace Notes: 2018 st pete edition. Hey HEY hey! Here we are again. It’s been almost over a year since we last spoke…Sorry. We find ourselves kicking off the 2018 season on ABC. Yay? Well. We will see. 2017 started … Continue reading → [03.17.18 - 5:57 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]
Kanaan Leads Final Carb Day Practice for Indy 500It’s one of the most important practice sessions of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, and Tony Kanaan can say he was the driver to lead the charge. Kanaan was quickest in Carb Day’s final practice [...] [05.25.18 - 12:23 pm]Hinchcliffe Not the First Big Name to Miss Indy 500After failing to qualify for the 2018 Indianapolis 500, James Hinchcliffe had to just shake his head and say it wasn’t his day. His legion of fans took to social media and many of them [...] [05.21.18 - 1:11 pm]‘What They’re Saying’ from Indianapolis 500 pole day qualifyingJOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “You hope to go last in this sort of deal, but we didn’t. All these Team Penske cars have been so quick this month. We have a lot [...] [05.20.18 - 10:24 pm]Indianapolis 500 pole day qualifying resultsClick HERE to view and download the official qualifying results of the 102nd Indianapolis 500. INDIANAPOLIS – Results of qualifying Sunday for the 12nd Running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race presented by PennGrade Motor Oil Verizon IndyCar [...] [05.20.18 - 10:19 pm]Hinchcliffe, Mann Fail to Qualify for Indianapolis 500Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a way of bringing the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. 2016 Indianapolis 500 polesitter James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann just felt one of those lows. Bump Day at [...] [05.19.18 - 7:27 pm]
Tony Kanaan fastest in Indy 500 “Carb Day” final practiceTony Kanaan has finished the final Indy 500 practice session as the fastest driver. The A.J. Foyt Racing driver was 2-mph clear of his nearest rival Scott Dixon, with Kanaan setting a 227-mph average lap. [05.25.18 - 2:30 pm]Leena Gade & Schmidt Peterson Motorsports part ways after only five racesVerizon IndyCar Series competitors, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, announced today that they have split with James Hinchcliffe's race engineer Leena Gade. Both the team and Gade admitted that the partnership was not working out as planned. [05.24.18 - 4:00 pm]James Hinchcliffe ends search for last-minute Indy 500 seatVerizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe has today announced that he is no longer pursuing a last-minute seat in this weekend's Indianapolis 500 after the Canadian was "bumped" from the field in last weekend's qualifying session. [05.23.18 - 4:00 pm]2018 Verizon IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500 – PreviewThe wait is almost over. The Verizon IndyCar Series is just days away from it's biggest race of the season. Ahead of this weekend's 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, TCF's Jordan Groves takes you through everything you need to know. [05.23.18 - 1:00 pm]Ed Jones: “We’re determined to work our way to the front”Verizon IndyCar Series driver Ed Jones has said that after qualifying down in twenty-ninth place for this weekend's Indianapolis 500 he is "determined" to work his way through the field in the race. [05.22.18 - 4:00 pm]
History of Indy 500 Qualification and BumpingGood overview of indy qualifying and the bumping process from day one. IMHO the 2 day format for qualifying with bumping on day 2 gives all teams an equal opportunity to make the grid. The 9 cars with the 9 best times could then compete at the end of D... [05.26.18 - 12:37 am]For those that claim the speedway wing doesn't do anything....I had to listen to some guy on the tram at IMS mouth off about how the rear wing doesn't do anything. He claimed one of the Penske guys told him it doesn't do anything in wind tunnel tests. I said if that were the case then why would the wing position ... [05.25.18 - 10:41 pm]2019 Indy 500 Logo Released, More Static Logos in Future YearsLooks like the days of a completely new 500 logo each year have come to an end. Dont like it.
Image: http://news.sportslogos.net/wp-content/uploads/2018... [05.25.18 - 9:17 pm]Passing/Race Action PredictionsSo I hear on radio broadcast when cars are running in packs of three the turbulence is manageable and passing is possible but occurs sooner on the main straights (no late draft then slingshot, etc). More than three cars and turbulence for following ca... [05.25.18 - 12:16 pm]Why the shake-ups at Indy are good for the sport.There are numerous threads on both Hinch failing to qualify and Leena Gade leaving/mutual departure/getting fired from SPM and the link or not between the two. Overall, I think this will end up as a net positive for Indy car. First, if you are going ... [05.25.18 - 10:45 am]As the fall out of shock/disappointment of Indy qualifying continues........Here's Penske's take-
I know there are a lot of purists here but Penske makes valid points. It's sponsorship dollars tha... [05.25.18 - 8:38 am]Hinch suggests Indy 500 should not count for pointshttps://www.indystar.com/story/sports/motor/2018/05/24/james-hinchcliffe-says-indy-500-should-exhibition/641038002/
I know there might be some sour grapes there, but I agree with him. [05.25.18 - 8:17 am]Sebastian WheldonLion Heart Jr (http://fox59.com/2018/05/24/dan-wheldons-son-kisses-bricks-at-ims-nearly-7-years-after-he-won-second-indy-500/amp/?__twitter_impression=true) [05.25.18 - 4:02 am]Carb Day 2018Sunny and a very humid 87 today. This is gonna be fun. [05.25.18 - 3:40 am]Checkered flags in yards around Indy....my unscientific observationI live near Geist on the Northeast side of Indy (technically McCordsville)....and Ive noticed in the last few years the increased presence of checkered flags in peoples yards. Either planted at the end of driveways, on mailboxes, some even have the b... [05.24.18 - 10:20 pm]
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