Penske drivers “taking big swings at setups” in 2018 IndyCarTeam Penske’s IndyCar champions Will Power and Simon Pagenaud say that drivers are only “scratching the surface” of the capabilities of Dallara’s spec aerokit as they get used to the car’s new handling characteristics. The 2014 champion Power ... [12.17.17 - 1:22 am]Matty Brabham working towards IndyCar comebackAustralian American young gun Matty Brabham is hoping to work towards a comeback in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Brabham, 23, was along with RC Enerson the two top young guns who raced a handful of 2016 races but didn’t get a proper encore in 2017. [12.15.17 - 6:35 am]Top Stories of 2017, #18: Castroneves bids farewell to IndyCarNext up in our countdown of the biggest stories in racing this year is the news that one of IndyCar's longest-serving and beloved competitors, Helio Castroneves, will no longer be a full-time driver in the series. It was after IndyCar’s season finale i... [12.14.17 - 5:15 am]Carlin confirms IndyCar graduation with Chilton, Kimball, ChevroletCarlin’s long-rumored and even more long-awaited step-up into the Verizon IndyCar Series has become a reality. Trevor Carlin’s team has confirmed the first details of its graduation into the top level championship in North America, and sees the team ... [12.14.17 - 5:54 pm]Davison opens up on his 2018 deal: 'I had nothing to lose'Supercars star Will Davison spoke to Motorsport.com about the last-minute 23Red Racing deal that saved his spot on the grid for 2018. Davison went genuinely close to missing out on a full-time drive for 2018, the two-time Bathurst 1000 winner seemingly... [12.13.17 - 10:55 am]Welcoming Four New Teams For Next SeasonWhen the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series came to an end at Sonoma back in mid-September, there was a lot of anxiety about the car count for 2018. There were twenty-one full-time entries for the 2017 season. Although not confirmed by the respective teams ... [12.14.17 - 9:21 pm]Daring display by Drugovich; scores a trebleBrazil's Felipe Drugovich (11) in command over his nearest rival Julien Falchero (France) in the third round of the MRF Challenge 2017 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Friday. - Special Arrangement Felipe Drugovich brought the 5.5km long Yas ... [12.15.17 - 12:53 am]A Number Swap Triggers A History LessonLast week, it was announced that Andretti Autosport drivers Marco Andretti and Alexander Rossi would be swapping numbers. Starting next season, Marco Andretti will drive a car carrying the No.98, while Rossi will drive the No.27 car. That got me to ... [12.12.17 - 9:06 pm]What Is Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Net Worth in 2017? How Rich Is the New “Bachelor?”Season 22 of The Bachelor will air on January 1, 2018, and this time, Arie Luyendyk Jr. is prepared to find love in the Bachelor mansion. Luyendyk Jr. is a well-known name in the car racing industry, and Bachelor Nation. So it comes as no surprise that... [12.12.17 - 3:08 am]2017 PRI Show post-weekend notebookThe 2017 edition of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show is in the books for another year. Here’s some notes we gathered from the event at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. While INDYCAR did not have a booth at this ye... [12.10.17 - 11:00 pm]
INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 26 to Aug. 1)Party in the Penn Marco Andretti likes to hang out at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. But that doesn’t mean he’s antisocial. Andretti just gets all his friends to come to him. A cast of motorsports stars showed up to his latest soiree, held just after ... [08.03.16 - 6:08 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 19 to 25)Summertime … and the livin’ is easy It’s clear: Max Chilton knows a thing or two about good living. While the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock took a few days off last weekend, Chilton piloted a gorgeous convertible around the English countryside. He wou... [07.27.16 - 5:02 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 12 to 18)Dedicated follower of fashion In addition to being a great racing town and the home of the Honda Indy Toronto, the Canadian city is a good destination for the fashion forward. The combination of both makes it a perfect locale for Chloe Roberts, Max Chi... [07.20.16 - 10:29 am]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 27 to July 4)Reppin’ the red, white and blue Independence Day celebrations brought about all sorts of American sentiment and with an off weekend on the schedule, Verizon IndyCar drivers had time for some rest and relaxation. Graham Rahal made sure to dress the part... [07.05.16 - 5:18 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 18 to June 24)‘You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming?’ The always charming and conversational Emma Dixon had to find someone to talk to in Le Mans, France, while hubby Scott Dixon was busy getting a third-place finish in the 24... [06.27.16 - 5:39 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 11 to June 17)If the shoe fits Luckily, Helio Castroneves had perfect hair and his signature yellow No. 3 socks on when he competed on “American Ninja Warrior” in late April because when the episode aired June 13 on NBC, we see that he lost a shoe while holding onto... [06.20.16 - 2:42 pm]
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.
IndyCar heading to Australia for Surfers Paradise talksAs reported by Motorsport.com last month, the talks have been triggered by 2014 IndyCar champion and 2018 Indy 500 winner Will Power visiting the area and meeting with Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Now Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co. – owners of... [11.13.18 - 6:14 pm]McLaren will create "whole separate team" for Indy 500In 2017 Alonso contested the race as an Andretti Autosport entry, and while that had obvious McLaren marketing support, the only direct technical connection with Woking was the presence of Formula 1 team veteran Neil Oatley in an observer capacity. The... [11.11.18 - 6:19 am]Alonso to contest 2019 Indy 500 with McLaren entryThe two-time F1 world champion will step away from McLaren's grand prix team at the end of this season, but beyond completing the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship superseason with Toyota, he had nothing else firmed up for next year. However, on Sat... [11.10.18 - 2:22 pm]The man who must fill the potholes in the Road To IndyFor many years, it seemed that IndyCar had the best-structured feeder formula system in the world. OK, so the titles of the championships on what was then called the Mazda Road To Indy don’t appear to connect – USF2000, Pro Mazda, Indy Lights – which c... [11.09.18 - 11:18 am]Confusion over 2020 Brazil IndyCar raceMayor Marcelo Crivella said that he had received representatives from the IndyCar Series and declared the race will take place in the city with sections in the Sambódromo and Presidente Vargas Avenue. On his Twitter account, a video was released showin... [11.08.18 - 11:46 am]Castroneves praises Danica Patrick, has mixed feelings on W SeriesSpeaking to Julia Piquet on Motorsport Report, the Acura Team Penske driver echoed his comments from May in saying that Patrick does not get the respect she deserves. He said: “Danica… may not have won so many races as other females but she did have th... [11.07.18 - 6:19 pm]
Andretti’s almost perfect yearAndretti’s almost perfect yearMario dominated the USAC season, but Graham Hill won the big race in MayMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.25.16 - 10:16 am]The unrivalled Roger PenskeThe unrivalled Roger PenskeA career in racing and beyond, like no other before himMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.29.16 - 11:26 am]Indy superstars: The UnsersIndy superstars: The UnsersThey made their name at Pikes Peak, and they carried that on at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.21.16 - 1:09 pm]Indy superstars: Rick MearsIndy superstars: Rick MearsHe raced hard, he raced fair and his lack of ego makes him one of the greatsMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.18.16 - 1:15 pm]Indy superstars: Parnelli JonesIndy superstars: Parnelli JonesThe man who would not stand for the Europeans taking pole at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.17.16 - 1:32 pm]
Could James Hinchcliffe Leave IndyCar for NASCAR in 2018?The Silly Seasons of both IndyCar and NASCAR are upon us. Current IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe’s role in Silly Season could be a part of both. Back in November of 2015 just six months after his near-fatal crash at practice for the 2015 Indianapolis... [07.23.17 - 1:06 pm]IndyCar: Early Silly Season Driver Lineup for 2018Silly Season is in full swing for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Which drivers will be with which teams in the 2018 season? What surprise moves will happen? The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season is over two-thirds of the way complete, which means there a... [07.22.17 - 7:01 pm]IndyCar: Driver Road and Street Course Power Rankings After TorontoAfter the eighth of 11 road and street course races this season, how do the Verizon IndyCar Series road and street course driver power rankings look? Who is trending upwards after the Toronto race, and who is falling? NOTE: This list only includes ful... [07.17.17 - 9:17 pm]IndyCar: Driver Oval Power Rankings After IowaAfter the fourth of six oval track races this season, how do the Verizon IndyCar Series oval track driver power rankings look? Who is trending upwards after the Iowa race, and who is falling? NOTE: This list only includes full-time oval track drivers. ... [07.17.17 - 9:17 pm]IndyCar Silly Season Rests on Andretti’s ShouldersWith IndyCar working its way to the thrilling conclusion of the 2017 championship, the silly season is heating up. And it all rests on Andretti. The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been full of excitement, action and suspense. It will all boil d... [07.17.17 - 5:44 pm]
Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th
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Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th [09.04.15 - 9:07 am]Update: Justin Wilson Family Statement
Indianapolis, Ind. 26 August 2015- On behalf of the entire Wilson family, thank you for the outpouring of support from around the world. We would like to share some new details about the Wilson Children’s Fund.
Justin Wilson Scores Seventh on Pocono Grid with Andretti Autosport
Long Pond, Pa (22 August 2015) – Justin Wilson is back in oval action this weekend at Pocono Raceway, set to race the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda-Dalla... [08.22.15 - 10:15 pm]Helio Castreneves Wins the Pole at Pocono - InterviewLONG POND, Penn (August 22, 2015) – Helio Castroneves is the Verizon P1 Award winner for the fourth time in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. With a two-lap average speed of 220.530 mph, the driver of the No. 3 Shell V-Power Nitro + Team Penske ... [08.22.15 - 7:03 pm]
How Veterans Shaped The Indianapolis 500Yesterday was Veterans Day in the US. Today is the day that it is observed, but it was really yesterday. It is one of the few holidays left that has not morphed into a Monday three-day weekend holiday, such as MLK Day, President’s Day, Columbus Day and... [11.12.18 - 5:04 am]Is The Gold Coast In IndyCar’s Future?The hot rumor in the IndyCar circles for the past couple of weeks has been that talks may be underway for the IndyCar Series to return to Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia as early as the 2020 season. Is that a good thing? From a ... [11.09.18 - 5:03 am]The Ever-Shrinking Sponsor RelationshipI was saddened to see that Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka has ended their partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR). Fuzzy’s has been on the sidepod of at least one ECR car since the inception of Ed Carpenter Racing in 2012. However, that was not Fuzzy’s... [11.07.18 - 5:03 am]Remembering Mari Hulman GeorgeThe racing world awoke on Saturday morning with the sad news that Mari Hulman George had passed away at the age of eighty-three. She was, of course, the IMS Chairman of the Board Emeritus and former Chairman from 1988 to 2016. She was also the daughter... [11.05.18 - 4:04 am]Another Import For IndyCarEarlier this week, we learned that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has hired current Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson to drive the No. 7 car fulltime for SPM in 2019. He will drive alongside his future teammate, James Hinchcliffe. Perhaps I’m show... [11.02.18 - 5:01 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]
Carl Edwards Welcomed Into Texas Hall of Fame By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – He wasn’t packing a helmet and he declined several requests to reprise his signature back flip off a stage. With that, retired NASCAR star Carl Edwards celebrated his induction into the... [11.09.18 - 6:15 pm]Indy’s Hulman George Passes Away Hulman & Company and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Emeritus Mari Hulman George died Saturday in Indianapolis with her family by her side. She was 83.
Mari served as IMS chairman from 1988-2016. She was also a pioneer as co-owner of ... [11.03.18 - 9:56 am]F1’s Ericsson To Drive For IndyCar’s Schmidt Peterson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has signed Formula One veteran Marcus Ericsson to drive its No. 7 Honda during the 2019 IndyCar Series season.
A 28-year-old native of Sweden, Ericsson will be teamed with Canadian James Hinchcliffe and his No. 5 Honda.
Eri... [11.01.18 - 8:56 am]Sad, Sad News On Wickens Canadian Robert Wickens, injured in a violent multiple-car IndyCar Series crash at Pocono Raceway in August, has confirmed he is paralyzed from the waist down.
A 29-year-old native of Toronto, Wickens updated his condition Thursday night on Instagram,... [10.26.18 - 9:07 pm]Castroneves Set To Climb Into Texas Hall of Fame FORT WORTH, Texas – His open-wheel fence-climbing days at Texas Motor Speedway complete, Helio Castroneves will step into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame next month.
Castroneves will become the 21st member of the TMHOF during induction ceremonies at... [10.25.18 - 9:08 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]
Off-Season Sunday MusingsDon't be sad that there wasn't any IndyCar racing this weekend, just be happy that we are yet another weekend closer to the start of the 2019 season.
I was actually going to have this posted earlier this week with a plethora of topics, but lost my Int... [11.11.18 - 8:50 pm]Born Racer Movie ReviewWhen you are as good at something as Scott Dixon is at racing, you don't magically become that good at some point, you are born that way.
That's why Born Racer is a perfect title for the movie that followed the five-time IndyCar champion and 44-time I... [10.22.18 - 8:07 pm]15 Days in May Rides Again!Back in December, 2010, I started this blog as a way to connect with what was then a much smaller group of IndyCar fans.
At the time, I was having trouble getting (back) into IndyCar, just because I had no one to talk about it with. This blog, as well... [10.17.18 - 11:13 am]102nd Indianapolis 500 Wrap-upThe roar is over, but what a roar it was! Sunday's 102nd Indy 500 was one of the hottest races on record, but from the SW Vista it was all worth it as we were entertained by another great show. While I will admit it wasn't as "thrilling" as the last se... [05.29.18 - 4:12 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]
McLaren, Fernando Alonso Enter Indy 500McLaren and Fernando Alonso confirmed today that they will return to the Indianapolis 500 next year, for the 103rd Running of the iconic race. The Spaniard continues his pursuit of the Triple Crown of motorsports, which is only missing an Indianapolis ... [11.10.18 - 3:23 pm]Marcus Ericsson Joins SPMIndyCar will have yet another former Formula One driver in the field for the 2019 season. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today that Marcus Ericsson will drive for the team next year, in the No. 7 car. Sam Schmidt’s team stated that the No. 6 Ho... [10.30.18 - 9:30 am]IndyCar Test at COTAThe 2019 IndyCar season is still nearly five months away, but preparations for a few teams began today. The new venue on next year’s schedule is Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Three teams participated in a Firestone Tire test on the 20-turn,... [10.29.18 - 6:00 pm]IndyCar Test at IMSSix drivers representing six different teams were able to lay some laps around the famous 2.5 mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday. The private test was scheduled for Firestone and IndyCar to work on tire and aero configurations to... [10.17.18 - 6:00 pm]Ed Jones, Scuderia Corsa Join ECRThere will a driver named Ed behind the wheel of the No. 20 car at every race in 2019. Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that Ed Jones will pilot the Fuzzy’s machine on the non-ovals next season. Jones and Carpenter will handle the driving duties for... [10.17.18 - 9:15 am]
A Season for All FansTwo thousand and eighteen. A year in which I imagine, in the long history of the sport of Indycar racing, will be seen as a bright point in a long history of ups and downs. Perhaps seen as one of the finest in terms of the sanctioning body meeting the ... [09.14.18 - 12:56 pm]Pocono - The Other 500(c) 2017 LAT Photographic - Abbott
While other tracks have cheekily claimed 500 or 550 or 600 in their event titles, Pocono remains the only other true, old-school, 500-miler on the schedule. With the news that Pocono is considering signing for Indy... [08.14.18 - 12:30 pm]The Greatest 33 Update - 2018 Post-race EditionWith just hours left of May on the calendar, and in keeping with all good traditions of May, we humbly submit, in the waning moments of May 2018, the ongoing review of my "Greatest 33" following the completion of another sun-scorched and interesting In... [05.31.18 - 7:28 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]
Unfiltered Race Notes… Shorted from the Finale EditionWelp, looks like we got preempted for stupid napcar. I saw a quick shot of Dixon and another shot of Penske. And we’re watching caution laps click off in Vegas. Ridiculous. Now I think we are literally watching parked napcars … Continue reading → [09.17.18 - 9:16 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… The Finish Was Worth The Race EditionWe are LIVE TONIGHT!!! Which also means the exciting addition of live radio to the mix!! #GetWellWickens I hope he comes back. I want him to win more races and even a few championships. Sometimes I hate that this form … Continue reading → [08.25.18 - 11:12 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… I Don’t Want to Test That Fence EditionHello and welcome back! This week we are heading straight into the action!! Aaaand we cut immediately to a stinking retrospective about Rossi. Booooo. What a way to start a broadcast. (Rossi is an amazing racer and I am so … Continue reading → [08.25.18 - 11:05 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… I Still Haven’t Started to Breathe Again EditionWelcome back to Mid-Ohio! Drivers already in their cars. This thing is happening! We’re treated to a Dixon montage. I know I said I’m #TeamDixon but I’m even more #TeamCloseChampionshipBattle so I hope his qualifying issues parlay into race issues. … ... [07.31.18 - 10:15 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… Not a bad race, eh? EditionOk. So I watched little bit of prerace. Man that stand up on pitman with the booth guys looked painful. Paul Tracey never needs to be on TV ever again. I gotta give it to Bell for rocking the tennis … Continue reading → [07.17.18 - 9:58 pm]
McLaren Returns To The Indy 500 With Alonso For “Unfinished Business”McLaren Racing announced on Saturday that they will contest the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 next May with Fernando Alonso behind the wheel. Competing in his second Indy 500, Alonso will attempt to become only the second driver ever to secure ... [11.10.18 - 4:20 pm]Gateway To Add Updates To Accommodate Fans An Even Better Race Day ExperienceGateway Motorsports Park — in conjunction with the sports marketing program at Maryville University in St. Louis — conducted extensive fan surveys following its 2017 and 2018 INDYCAR and NASCAR events. The surveys provided detailed information pertaini... [11.05.18 - 2:40 pm]IndyCar To Create INDYCAR Media, To Control International Media RightsHulman & Company has announced the formation of INDYCAR Media, which becomes the in-house global distribution arm of INDYCAR’s international media rights. INDYCAR Media has already begun to arrange the distribution of media rights for the 2019 IndyCar ... [11.05.18 - 1:06 pm]Mari Hulman George Passes Away At 83Hulman & Company and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Emeritus Mari Hulman George, who touched the lives of millions through her deep passion for auto racing, stewardship of the Racing Capital of the World and decades of compassionate ... [11.03.18 - 9:21 am]Phillips Named President Of Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan RacingINDIANAPOLIS – We now know why Piers Phillips left Schmidt Peterson Motorsports last week. On Thursday, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced that Phillips has joined the team as president. Phillips will report directly to team ownership and oversee... [11.01.18 - 1:44 pm]
Alonso to Make 2019 Indianapolis 500 ReturnOutgoing Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso confirmed Saturday he will return to Indiana in the Month of May next year to compete in the Indianapolis 500 for McLaren after a one-year absence. Alonso, who is [...] [11.10.18 - 2:48 pm]MARCUS ERICSSON JOINS SPM FOR 2019 SEASONSchmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today that Marcus Ericsson will pilot the No. 7 Honda for the 2019 IndyCar Series season. The current Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team driver will make the move to the North [...] [11.01.18 - 6:43 pm]ED JONES, SCUDERIA CORSA JOIN ED CARPENTER RACING FOR 2019 INDYCAR SERIES SEASON(INDIANAPOLIS) October 17, 2018 – Ed Carpenter Racing and Scuderia Corsa will combine their efforts to field Ed Jones in 13 of 17 events on the 2019 IndyCar Series schedule, team officials announced today. The [...] [10.18.18 - 5:45 pm]Felix Rosenqvist Joins Ganassi’s IndyCar Squad in 2019One of the rising talents in open-wheel racing, Felix Rosenqvist, is the newest face added to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019 after Chip Ganassi Racing announced the Swede will join the team to pilot [...] [09.28.18 - 9:02 pm]Harding Racing and Steinbrenner Racing Join Forces for IndyCar Series EffortNew York, N.Y. (September 19, 2018) A new partnership in open-wheel racing has begun today with the launch of Harding Steinbrenner Racing, a combined effort bringing together current IndyCar and Indy Lights competitors, Harding Racing and Steinbrenner ... [09.19.18 - 8:28 pm]
Teen Jeopardy Question today!One of Alex Trebek's assistants asks this question while standing atop a building near the pitlane:
"I'm at this international speedway, where the race often called the Super Bowl of NASCAR is held each February".
1st Kid: Where is Indianapolis?
Ale... [11.13.18 - 6:06 pm]NBC "Peacock" Decal?I caught the last 10 laps of the NASCAR Phoenix race and noticed all the cars had NBC "Peacock" Contingency Decals stuck to the front fenders. Mr Google didn't provide any info about the decals.
I am guessing that this is a mandatory decal for NBC... [11.13.18 - 4:44 pm]FBI Terrorist Screening Data BaseGot an email from IMS wanting me to submit a form with some personal info. As a banker Im always watching out for phishing attempts. Did anybody else get a similar email? [11.13.18 - 3:44 pm]New website for First Turn Productions and other tidbitsI just wanted to let everyone know that First Turn Productions has updated our website. www.firstturnpro.com (http://www.firstturnpro.com). Now we have a shopping cart to purchase items. Hopefully this will make it more user friendly for our customer... [11.13.18 - 2:41 pm]Helio?!OK, is there any news on what Helio Castroneves will be doing 2019? No Indycars. Indy 500. Coming back to IndyCar. Sure seemed to me he wanted to come back. [11.12.18 - 9:26 pm]AutoWeek--Tribuite, Mari Hulman GeorgeStory.
== [11.12.18 - 9:23 pm]Bump DayWith the likelihood of additional Indy 500 entries for this year. Any rumors of putting a proper Bump Day back like it use to be? [11.12.18 - 4:28 pm]Carb Day ConcertI haven’t seen this mentioned yet, but IMS announced the Carb Day band will be announced next week. That’s awful early for an announcement.
Any ideas? [11.10.18 - 7:30 pm]Alonso in a McLaren at Indy 2019:+ [11.10.18 - 2:15 pm]IMS Museum getting upgrade!https://www.ibj.com/articles/71234-getting-up-to-speed?fbclid=IwAR0c-0uzAQ1bEF-dQyYtnRev5LRWX4Zy9ztUDhwFVStWBmE46zL9gpU_CjE#disqus_thread [11.09.18 - 3:34 pm]
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