Simona de Silvestro Making Return to IndyCar At The Perfect PlaceSimona de Silvestro's best finish in IndyCar is a second at Houston in 2013; she has a fourth and sixth at St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When Simona de Silvestro sought to return to IndyCar this season after her bid to race in Formula One fel... [03.27.15 - 10:19 am]IndyCar veteran Wilson joins Andretti Autosport for Indy 500ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Justin Wilson's search for a Verizon IndyCar Series ride - at least on a part-time basis - has taken a positive turn, as he was announced to an Andretti Autosport Honda Friday for the two races at the Indianapolis ... [03.27.15 - 7:47 am]Opening IndyCar practice speedy at St. PeteST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It didn’t take long for IndyCar’s new aero kits to show their speed. Will Power topped last year’s pole-winning speed during the first practice session Friday for the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Equipped with ... [03.27.15 - 7:32 am]IndyCar partner notes: Brembo returns, Hitachi signs multiyear extension with...ST. PETERSBURG – Two quick partner notes to hit going into the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season-opening weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. First up is confirmation Brembo will return to IndyCar as the exclusive brake provider, in the ... [03.27.15 - 6:45 am]St Petersburg IndyCar: Second Friday practice rained offIndyCar has abandoned its second scheduled practice session for this weekend's season-opener in St Petersburg due to bad weather. The afternoon session was initially delayed due to standing water left by earlier rain, which the series attempted to clea... [03.27.15 - 10:17 am]Team Penske off to strong IndyCar startST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Different year, a stronger Team Penske in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Will Power led a 1-2-3 sweep of Roger Penske's organization in the season-opening practice held Friday in dry conditions. Power won last year's Firestone Grand... [03.27.15 - 8:32 am]Dean of Speed's IndyCar previewDean McNulty runs down the challengers, team-by-team, for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar season: Team Penske Chevrolet No. 1 Will Power No. 2 Juan Pablo Montoya No. 3 Helio Castroneves No. 22 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske will go into the Firestone Grand Prix o... [03.27.15 - 10:13 am]2015 IndyCar series previewFinally, the monkey is off Australian Will Power’s back. Coming into the 2015 IndyCar series season, Power is the man to beat, not just because he is the defending champion, but because in pre-season testing at Barber Motorsports Park he was the fastest. [03.26.15 - 9:27 pm]IndyCar: Will Power Leads the Way in Friday’s Practice at St. PeteSt. Petersburg, Fla- The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit in St. Pete for the first practice session of the 2015 season on Friday afternoon. Last year’s series champ Will Power picked up right... [03.27.15 - 10:05 am]Will Power Looks Forward To ‘Insanely Fast’ IndyCar Season With New Aero KitsReigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power is looking forward to the start of the 2015 season this weekend, telling The Detroit Free Press the series will now be “insanely fast,” as it enters its “aero kit era.” Power, who will be racing ... [03.27.15 - 9:10 am]
Aussie Power seeks repeat as IndyCar opensWill Power defends his IndyCar season title starting with Sunday's season-opening St. Petersburg Grand Prix, the Australian's breakthrough after years of near misses having made him hungry for more success. The 34-year-old from Toowoomba was second in ... [03.26.15 - 4:56 pm]Auto-indy - Aussie Power seeks repeat as IndyCar opens- Will Power defends his IndyCar season title starting with Sunday's season-opening St. Petersburg Grand Prix, the Australian's breakthrough after years of near misses having made him hungry for more success. The 34-year-old from Toowoomba was second i... [03.26.15 - 4:25 pm]INDYCAR Launches 2015 'Rivals' Campaign to Highlight Series' Culture of SpeedINDIANAPOLIS, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- INDYCAR announced today it has launched the second year of its 'Rivals' advertising campaign, which features drivers including 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, three-time Indianapolis 500 win... [03.25.15 - 1:30 pm]IndyCar champion Will Power starts title defenceWill Power's IndyCar title defence starts at this weekend's St Petersburg Grand Prix with the Australian admitting his breakthrough after years of near misses has made him hungry for more success. [03.26.15 - 9:23 pm]IndyCar's turnaround hopesIndyCar kicks off its new season in the streets of St Petersburg, Florida this weekend. Sunday in St Pete will witness the first race for Chevrolet and Honda's aero kits and everyone hopes it will be the beginning of a much-needed revival for the strug... [03.26.15 - 12:49 pm]IndyCar, Boston and Labor DayThe Verizon IndyCar Series has a recent history of races that almost happened. Brazil, China, Ft. Lauderdale, and Providence come to mind. All were well-intentioned, of course, but somehow the organizers could not quite pull it all together. The most r... [03.26.15 - 1:59 am]Justin Wilson joins Andretti Autosport for Indianapolis 500Justin Wilson spent the long IndyCar offseason in limbo. Wilson still doesn't have a steady ride, but on Friday came the best available option: A two-race deal with Andretti Autosport to run the Indianapolis 500 and the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Mich... [03.27.15 - 2:52 pm]Dean of Speed's IndyCar previewDean McNulty runs down the challengers, team-by-team, for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar season: [03.27.15 - 12:01 am]Calmer Power primed for Indycar defenceWill Power says he's more relaxed going into this year's IndyCar championship after his breakthrough series title win in 2014. [03.25.15 - 8:11 pm]Motorsport: Dixon hopes for better start to IndyCar seasonNew Zealand IndyCar pilot Scott Dixon gets his 2015 campaign into gear this weekend at the opening round of the championship at St Petersburg, Florida.The three-time IRL championship winner has been there, or there abouts, in the... [03.27.15 - 12:08 pm]
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Parties, socializing help usher in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season in ...Plenty of celebratory socializing is scheduled around the beginning of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla. The partying starts tonight with a 400-person 2015 IndyCar Series Kickoff Party at The Dali Museum, a fan... [03.26.15 - 3:21 pm]Pattern magazine party in Pagoda to launch Tony Kanaan’s cover issue; Indy Gi...When 350 arts and sports enthusiasts gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pagoda on March 14 to get an early look at the latest issue of Indianapolis-based Pattern magazine, which features 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan on the cover, the... [03.08.15 - 1:38 pm]March’s Pattern magazine giving Tony Kanaan his close-upMotorsports fans might not expect to see 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan’s image on the cover of a fashion magazine. But that’s exactly where it will be when Pattern magazine Volume 7 hits newsstands in March. Seems the Indianapolis-based publ... [02.12.15 - 4:32 pm]New truTV series, ‘Kart Life,’ follows Verizon IndyCar Series hopefulsA new television documentary series, which premieres tonight at 10 (ET) on truTV, follows the lives of young karters with Verizon IndyCar Series dreams. The 10-week series called “Kart Life” features Verizon IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and... [01.28.15 - 4:59 pm]Mario and the 6 hours of DaytonaOn Jan. 25, Tony Kanaan joined Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dan Wheldon, Mark Donohue, Al Unser, Al Unser Jr., Arie Luyendyk, Buddy Rice, A.J. Foyt, Bobby Rahal and Mario Andretti as Indy car drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 an... [01.28.15 - 8:51 am]Bronte Tagliani’s Baby Bump Adds to Verizon IndyCar Series Baby BoomThere’s an infant-sized IndyCar baby boom happening and Bronte Tagliani, wife of driver Alex Tagliani, is part of it. Tagliani, who has been hiding her emerging baby bump well, is nearly seven months pregnant and due in April. Meanwhile, Alex is workin... [01.21.15 - 3:19 pm]
Castroneves Passes 227 MPH in 'Fast Friday' PreviewThree-time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner Helio Castroneves liked what he felt and saw from the new Chevrolet engine installed for practice May 15 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Hinchcliffe Cleared To Resume Driving DutiesVerizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe, who was diagnosed with a concussion following an incident during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10, was cleared to resume driving duties after being re-evaluated May 15 by the INDYCAR medical team. [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Daily Trackside Report - Thursday May 15Daily Trackside Report for Thursday, May 15 [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Pagenaud Cracks 226 MPH in Quick Practice SessionSimon Pagenaud, who won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course May 10, caught everyone?s attention May 14 on the 2.5-mile oval with the fastest lap of the month in practice for the In... [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]Indy 500 Rookie Report: Jack HawksworthJack Hawksworth says he was duly impressed on his initial visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October 2011 for a Mazda Road to Indy test on the road course. [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]Daily Trackside Report - Wednesday May 14Daily Trackside Report: Wednesday, May 14 [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]
IndyCar veteran Wilson joins Andretti Autosport for Indy 500Justin Wilson's search for a Verizon IndyCar Series ride - at least on a part-time basis - has taken a positive turn, as he was announced to an Andretti Autosport Honda Friday for the two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May. [03.27.15 - 12:20 pm]Justin Wilson joins Andretti Autosport for Indianapolis 500ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Justin Wilson spent the long IndyCar offseason in limbo. He waited patiently for an opportunity for a full-time ride, and each time he thought he was close, the deal fell apart. [03.27.15 - 11:02 am]
Andretti aims for five-car Indy 500 effortToday, Andretti Autosport announced a partnership with British driver Justin Wilson, who will both the Indy GP and Indianapolis 500 for the reigning victors of the event.
Wilson deal a long time coming
"We've been working on this for four of five years... [03.27.15 - 3:53 pm]Wilson joins Andretti for Indianapolis racesThe Briton, who raced for Dale Coyne Racing for the past three seasons, will join Andretti for the Indianapolis rounds of the series: the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis 500.
"I'm thrilled to be joining Andretti Autosport," said Wilson,... [03.27.15 - 11:16 am]IndyCar, Boston and Labor DayThe Verizon IndyCar Series has a recent history of races that almost happened. Brazil, China, Ft. Lauderdale, and Providence come to mind. All were well-intentioned, of course, but somehow the organizers could not quite pull it all together. The mos... [03.26.15 - 1:18 am]Millennials and the future of auto racingImagine a future where the whole concept of a car culture shifts. A future where the youth of America are not overly concerned about muscle cars like the 60’s and 70’s or the rolling status symbols of the 80’s and 90’s. A future where youth culture i... [03.19.15 - 5:50 pm]Dracone optimistic despite running with 2014 aeroFrancesco Dracone told Motorsport.com that he is excited to head to NOLA next week to get a taste of the real car he will be driving for the opening four rounds of 2015, after a rumored shortage of parts forced him to run last year's aero configuration... [03.18.15 - 12:27 am]Power, Dixon top overall times at IndyCar Barber testChevrolet is again on top of the speed charts after the second of two days of testing at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Scott Dixon found himself back on top of the charts today, with three of the four Team Penske drivers taking up the next three ... [03.17.15 - 7:53 pm]
Second St Pete practice washed outIndyCar has abandoned its second scheduled practice session for this weekend's season-opener in St Petersburg due to bad weather [03.27.15 - 5:13 pm]Power leads first session of 2015Will Power began his IndyCar championship defence by topping a Penske sweep of the leading times in the first practice session for the season-opener in St Petersburg [03.27.15 - 2:09 pm]Wilson gets Andretti seat for IndyAndretti Autosport will run an additional car for Justin Wilson at IndyCar's two Indianapolis races this season [03.27.15 - 11:14 am]Magnussen was chasing IndyCar driveKevin Magnussen has revealed that replacing Fernando Alonso for the Australian Grand Prix scuppered his plan to race in IndyCar in 2015 [03.27.15 - 7:24 am]IndyCar wants to be F1 alternativeIndyCar boss Mark Miles believes that the high race-hosting fees in Formula 1 could work in his series' favour as it explores opportunities to expand beyond North America [03.25.15 - 7:29 am]IndyCar increases payments to teamsIndyCar has announced that it will increase payments to its 'Leaders Circle' teams to $1.25million per car this season [03.20.15 - 4:48 pm]
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With Aero Kit Excitement, Could IndyCar Rival F1?Widely thought of as the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula One’s the supposed star of the racing world. If that sounds enviable, F1’s troubles paint a different picture. Television viewership dropped by 25,000,000 in 2014, following a decline of 50,000,... [03.11.15 - 8:44 am]New Chevrolet IndyCar Starts Next EraIn a sport based on speed, no one likes to wait. For Verizon IndyCar Series fans thirsting to see new designs, the need for patience had once gotten so far out of control that it took nine years to change chassis. Today, however, marks a departure: ju... [02.17.15 - 1:27 pm]As IndyCar Testing Continues, Free Agents Vie for Final Spots230 mile-per-hour pole speeds. 11 winners in 18 races. An Indianapolis 500 won by 0.06 seconds. If the Verizon IndyCar Series had a genre, you might be inclined to call it “action.” In the winter of 2015, it’s starting out as more of a mystery. Aerokit... [02.10.15 - 10:32 am]Troubled IndyCar Must Have Faith in CEO MilesWorried? If you’re a fan of the Verizon IndyCar Series, you likely aren’t alone. With a canceled race in Brazil and the reappointment of a controversial race director, IndyCar has contended with an unkind winter. All the while, auto racing as a whole f... [01.30.15 - 3:12 pm]Brian Barnhart Returns to Race Control, IndyCar AnnouncesBrian Barnhart will return to Verizon IndyCar Series race control in 2015, officials confirmed today. The announcement comes shortly after the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race in Daytona, officiated by Beaux Barfield, IndyCar’s 2012-2014 stewar... [01.29.15 - 10:13 am]
INDYCAR has explored several possibilities in an attempt to find a replacement event following the cancellation of the March 8 race in Brasília. Due to the lack of time for suitable planning and the limited number of options, t... [02.02.15 - 6:52 pm]IndyCar News & Notes: Rahal Builds Momentum With Test At Barber1. Test helps Rahal build momentum for 2015: Rahal Letterman Racing kicked off its 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series campaign with a test session to end 2014.
The one-day test at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 10, allowed driver Grah... [11.12.14 - 12:46 pm]Simon Pagenaud to Join Team Penske in 2015MOORESVILLE, NC (September 29, 2014) – Team Penske announced today that race-winning driver and perennial championship contender Simon Pagenaud will join its ranks beginning with the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The 30-year-old Pagenaud is a fo... [09.29.14 - 10:33 am]INDYCAR adds Brasília, Brazil to 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series scheduleINDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, September 18, 2014) - INDYCAR announced today it is returning to Brazil next season and will sanction a Verizon IndyCar Series event at Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in the capital city of Brasília during the 2015 season... [09.18.14 - 2:27 pm]INDYCAR stars highlight Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting ChallengeINDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 11, 2014) - The Verizon IndyCar Series championship has concluded, but many of INDYCAR's biggest stars have one more race on the schedule this season. The Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge returns on Sept. 20to New Castl... [09.11.14 - 3:31 pm]
What Is The Future Of Sports?A couple of months ago, I attended a conference for my job that inspired nothing but yawns from me before I went. How wrong I was! The topic ended up being fascinating. It was essentially about how Millennials (those born between 1982 and 2000) will sh... [01.07.15 - 5:04 am]New Year’s Resolutions For Mark MilesAfter a nice break for Christmas and New Year’s, it’s always good to get back to normal. Part of normal for me is getting back to the routine of posting here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The offseason always seems to grind to a halt around the h... [01.05.15 - 5:04 am]Merry Christmas From The OilpressuresOn this Christmas Eve, it’s hard to believe that we are wrapping up another year at Oilpressure.com. When I say “we”, I’m not being the pretentious blogger that tries to act like there is a whole war room of writers, photographers and editors. It’s jus... [12.24.14 - 5:05 am]How To Tarnish ChristmasYou can tell we are deep into the offseason, when you are actually watching a Christmas episode of One Take Only – the uncut, unedited and unrehearsed videoblog of Oilpressure.com. If you had any yuletide spirit, it’ll probably be gone after watching. ... [12.22.14 - 5:02 am]Get Aerokits Right The First TimeLast week, the Performance Racing Industry trade show took place in Indianapolis. It was there that Will Phillips, IndyCar vice-president of technology, took part in a Q&A session regarding aerokits for next season. The other day, I went through and re... [12.19.14 - 5:04 am]
IndyCar: The Two-Platoon ProblemThe Verizon IndyCar Series is unique in the motorsports world. With racing on oval tracks and road courses, the series demands a diverse skill set from drivers. Young American drivers are often brought up on local oval tracks, while aspiring European d... [03.03.15 - 6:40 pm]Favorites for the IndyCar Triple CrownThe three 500-mile races on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule constitute the Triple Crown of American open-wheel racing. The series will race at Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway and California’s Auto Club Speedway, with the 99th Indy 500 as the crown je... [02.27.15 - 12:48 pm]IndyCar: Silly Season Winners and LosersThe Verizon IndyCar Series will see a number of new driver/team combinations in the coming year. Race winners have switched seats during the long off-season, and several teams’ lineups have yet to be finalized. Revised aerodynamic packages should make ... [02.21.15 - 9:12 pm]2015 IndyCar Season PreviewEarly testing is already underway for the Verizon IndyCar Series, with the opening race five weeks away. This season will consist of 16 races across the United States and Canada, including the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park.... [02.20.15 - 9:58 pm]
Hinchcliffe, Sato deliver finish for the ages in Sao PauloAfter battling each other wheel-to-wheel in one of the most electric finishes in IZOD IndyCar Series history, there was nothing left for James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato to do but smile, laugh, and share an embrace. Two of the best this series has to ... [10.29.14 - 8:15 am]Online versus Land-Based SlotsSlots are one of the most popular casino games. If you visit land-based casinos, you will find a whole area of slot machines with a lot of people enjoying them. Are you wondering if the excitement would still be the same if you play them online? Take a... [04.02.14 - 5:19 pm]All You Need to Know About Sao PauloThe Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo hosts the final round of the 2013 Formula One GP. This year it is the 2013 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix. According to GrandPrixTours.com, the first ever Brazilian Grand Prix race event (1973) was held at this Sao P... [01.01.14 - 8:46 pm]‘Turbo': A sorta-critic’s reviewFull Disclosure: The writer was a movie critic for the Huntington News, the campus newspaper of Northeastern University, during the early years of his college life. "Turbo," Dreamworks' latest offering that centers around a garden snail's dream of vict... Random thoughts and outburstsThe first half of the IZOD IndyCar Series season was littered with upsets from the smaller teams in the paddock – Takuma Sato and A.J. Foyt Racing at Long Beach, Tony Kanaan and KV Racing at the Indianapolis 500, and Mike Conway (Dale Coyne Racing) and...
Taking Action To Gentrify Indianapolis Before It Becomes Full Blown DetroitPity Indianapolis. It used to be the center of automobile manufacturing before Detroit (and its easier access to shipping) came along. Indianapolis also led the way in creating a multi-lane highway belt around the city. Interstate 465 took most of the... [01.04.15 - 11:55 am]Ed Hinton Retirement From The Racing Beat: So Long…Ed Hinton retired as the ball/race car dropped at midnight on the 1st. He was one of the old guard racing reporters who plied his trade for nearly fifty years, most recently at ESPN. When he began writing about the sport of auto racing he claims not to... [01.02.15 - 10:40 am]Happy Upcoming New Year Racing Fans!Here we are in the slowest part of the year and there is not much on which to catch up. Another favorite racing blogger is hanging it up. Pressdog has published its last well written piece. A lot of these bloggers have some real talent and go out of th... [12.28.14 - 5:53 pm]A Holiday Gift From The Indianapolis Motor Speedway!The management of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, often chided for repeatedly choosing the worst possible alternative when choices exist, hit one out of the park on Monday with an early Christmas present for its fans. The homegrown recording artists S... [12.22.14 - 5:50 pm]The IndyCar Off Season is Too LongIdle thoughts: The IndyCar off season is far too lengthy. The primary tidbits of things resembling news include a dramatic increase in the number of Euro-centric formula drivers who have publicly proclaimed their sights are set on IndyCar. That is all ... [12.03.14 - 9:14 am]
Steak 'n Shake To Sponsor RahalRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Tuesday the signing of Steak 'n Shake to the team's 2015 sponsor lineup. The restaurant, who are making their first foray into Indy Car, will be the primary sponsor on the No. 15 entry of Graham Rahal at Long Be... [03.24.15 - 2:55 pm]Honda Aero Kit UnveiledHonda Performance Development released Monday night images of their 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series aero kit. Consisting of nearly 200 individual pieces, the kit was validated using Driver-In-Loop Simulators before full-scale wind tunnel and on-track testin... [03.10.15 - 1:05 am]2015 '500' Ticket UnveiledThe 2015 Indianapolis 500 ticket was unveiled Thursday in downtown Indianapolis.
Featuring Ryan Hunter-Reay chugging milk in Victory Lane, the long-held tradition of the defending champion's likeness highlighting the following year's ticket continues.
Hu... [03.06.15 - 1:04 pm]Chevrolet Unveils Aero KitChevrolet unveiled their long-awaited 2015 road and street course aero package at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today during INDYCAR's Media Day.
Chevrolet's Director of Facing, Mark Kent, was first to speak: "It's a pleasure to be with you to highligh... [02.17.15 - 1:56 pm]Month Of May ScheduleThe Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Tuesday morning the 2015 Month of May schedule:
Saturday, May 2 - OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Sunday, May 3 - Opening Day - Verizon IndyCar Series oval test 9:30am - Gat... [02.03.15 - 1:25 pm]
Andretti Signs Simona de Silvestro RacinToday.com
Simona de Silvestro, one of only three women to have recorded a podium finish in the Verizon IndyCar Series, will drive a fourth Andretti Autosport Honda in the 2015 season-opener at St. Petersburg, Fla., later this month.
Team-owner Mi... [03.11.15 - 6:03 pm]Chassis Battle Is On In IndyCar With the unveiling of American Honda’s long-awaited aero-kit, sanctioning body INDYCAR officially can boast a bona fide chassis competition for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Honda’s aero kit was introduced Monday evening in Culver City, Calif... [03.11.15 - 9:38 am]IndyCar Hopes Aero On Target Introduction of aerodynamic bodywork kits from Chevrolet and Honda for the 2015 season will mark the start of a highly anticipated era of chassis competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Aerodynamic bodywork designed, manufactured and supplied by Che... [02.18.15 - 8:54 am]INDYCAR Bosses Make Expansive Statements
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Plans for an expanded, 20-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule covering seven months were laid out by Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, in a “State of the Sport” news conference during Media Day at Ind... [02.17.15 - 7:16 pm]IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date The Verizon IndyCar Series schedule will not begin on March 8 as scheduled.
In a press release issued by the series, officials said that it has been unable to find a replacement for the race in Brasilia, Brazil, which was cancelled by event organizers ... [02.03.15 - 8:18 am]
IndyCar, Boston, and Labor DayThe Verizon IndyCar Series has a recent history of races that almost happened. Brazil, China, Ft. Lauderdale, and Providence come to mind. All were well-intentioned, of course, but somehow the organizers could not quite pull it all together. The mos... [03.24.15 - 1:38 pm]Millennials and the future of auto racingImagine a future where the whole concept of a car culture shifts. A future where the youth of America are not overly concerned about muscle cars like the 60’s and 70’s or the rolling status symbols of the 80’s and 90’s. A future where youth culture i... [03.16.15 - 3:46 pm]Worshiping at the aero kit altar in IndyCarFor such a small fan base, the Verizon IndyCar Series certainly has its share of pulpit-pounding proselytizers. The problem is that for such a tiny number of acolytes, there are far too many congregations. The responses to the aero kits of both Chevy... [03.10.15 - 1:54 pm]IndyCar goes down a brave new roadNo one should be surprised at the recent announcement that INDYCAR has entered into an agreement with USA Today Sports Media Group as a preferred marketing partner. It seems that the bosses at INDYCAR and Hulman Motorsports have decided to control a ... [03.02.15 - 5:37 pm]The Chevy aero kit: flicks, kicks, and wedgesChevrolet revealed its aero kit at the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series media day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week. Finally. Even with a sharp video and a detailed picture with all the bits and bobs highlighted and named the result was, well, ... [02.23.15 - 11:45 am]
My Take On Kurt BuschAfter following the Kurt Busch/Patricia Driscoll case for the last couple of months, and dealing with the often-moronic posts on Twitter and message boards, I figured I would come here to get my opinions off my chest, because 140 characters just isn't ... [02.21.15 - 11:47 am]Karting In Dubai!Hi all! I'm back! Sorry I haven't been in this space in a while, but I've been focusing on other things -- like my running -- over the winter, and truthfully wanted a bit of peace and quiet for a while. I hope to post something after every race during ... [02.11.15 - 8:03 am]Let's Get Ready To RumbleI'm still trying to digest the skirmish between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski after the Texas race Sunday night. I saw what happened and watched the aftermath, which as the Chase winds down to the Final Four is becoming more of an occurrence.
Of cou... [11.04.14 - 1:52 pm]Annnndddd...We Have A Schedule!Like many, I have been waiting on pins and needles waiting for the release of the 2015 IndyCar schedule. My days and nights have been filled with anxiety as I've dreaded over how Mark Miles and Company was going to screw things up.
Not really.... [10.30.14 - 3:40 pm]Cream of the Crop, 2014 (And A Fontana Wrap)So here we are, at the end of another IndyCar season. I have to say, I expect to wake up tomorrow and see some frost on the ground, since it's getting to that time of year.
Wait? You mean to tell me the season ended on August 30? It's only September? ... [09.03.14 - 9:48 pm]
St Petersburg Friday PracticeThe first race weekend of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season is officially underway. Teams and drivers got their first taste of real practice with the new aero kits on the streets of St Petersburg today. There weren’t many surprises in the first pr... [03.27.15 - 3:22 pm]Andretti Adds Justin Wilson for IndyTeam owner Michael Andretti announced today that Justin Wilson will be driving for his team, Andretti Autosport, at both races in Indianapolis this year. Wilson will drive the No. 25 Honda in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9, as wel... [03.27.15 - 12:30 pm]St Petersburg PreviewThe 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season kicks off this weekend as 24 of the best drivers in the world take to the streets of the Sunshine State for the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg. Teams have been busy preparing for this weekend, which will be... [03.25.15 - 8:00 am]Monday IndyCar TestingFor the first time since August of last year, it’s Race Week for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The first race of the season comes this weekend, on the streets of St Petersburg. There is plenty of action before then, as most teams and drivers will be test... [03.23.15 - 3:41 pm]IndyCar Testing at Barber, Day TwoDay two of preseason testing at Barber Motorsports Park went much smoother than the day before. There weren’t any major crashes or injuries, and there were more total laps put down by the drivers. The teams and drivers were able to get a better handle ... [03.17.15 - 7:58 pm]
SuperMegaComebackPost: Sir Issac Newton, The Breakfast Club, The Crystal Ball...Newton's First Law of Blogging:
Blogs at rest stay at rest,
Blogs in motion stay in constant motion,
unless either is acted upon by another force.
My blogging inertia was acted upon by a recent reminder (active mention on video) of my visit to ... [03.24.15 - 7:30 am]Initial Feedback - The Inaugural Grand Prix of IndyMug-N-Bun never fails to satisfy
Following the #GPofINDY, and surviving a near brain-freeze from rapidly trying to ingest too much Mug-N-Bun root beer float, I had a three-hour drive home to recount the day's events.
It's my opinion that direct and... [05.12.14 - 12:08 pm]Crystal Ballin' 2014Ah, yes. The waiting is over. It's all to be done.
The newest of Indycar seasons is upon us and in keeping with my ill-advised tradition of making predictions, the time has come again. Rather than summarize my previous predictions, feel free to ex... [03.27.14 - 12:00 pm]Spring TrainingThe newly minted, pre-season Indy Fans Tweet-Up was a success by all accounts (I wasn't able to attend much to my chagrin), although I was there in spirit - a cantankerous, mean spirit to some perhaps. I'll admit the Polar Vortex had it's grip on me as... [03.17.14 - 6:58 pm]Glampty-Dance, Here's Yo Chance, So do The Glamp!Oh, hello there.Yes, friends, it has been a while, but with the off-season turned chock-a-block with new-season goodies, many things are looking up for the Indycar season - 2014.Now 'Glamping' (Glamorous Camping) is the latest development for those inc... [03.14.14 - 11:10 am]
Unfiltered Race Notes: Milwaukee 2014OK, Here we go with the Milwaukee race notes… finally. I think I have found some international feed on youtube as there was not even a second of prerace; straight into the command and the launching of the cars. I … Continue reading → [09.06.14 - 12:19 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Fontana 2014 Championship EditionAlright… 500 miles to go… —Prerace— The Astor Cup is a good looking piece of silverware For the record; I am for double points for 500 mile races. In an ideal world I would be for a Simon Pagenaud championship, … Continue reading → [08.31.14 - 10:09 am]Unfiltered Race Notes: Sonoma 2014Note for the Milwaukee notes: Due to my in person attendance at the kick ass Milwaukee Mile last weekend, I was unable to catch my DVR crapping out. I have yet to see the telecast of Milwaukee, if you know … Continue reading → [08.24.14 - 9:24 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Mid-Ohio 2014Welcome back. It’s Mid-Ohio weekend… Let’s go! —Prerace— Alright, I wonder how long until the FF button gets hit… Qualifying rewind. Tough day for the series for sure… I was slightly embarrassed for the drivers after two years of green … Continue readi... [08.03.14 - 9:43 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Toronto Race Two 2014Welcome back to Toronto! This is an actual IndyCar race according to my DVR so I guess we’ll be in store for some actual racing? —Prerace— Doubt I’ll be watching much of this HCN looks tired. That doesn’t bode well … Continue reading → [07.20.14 - 7:38 pm]
Talk of Gasoline Alley May 23, 2014Click to play podcast It's another thrilling installment of "Talk of Gasoline Alley" as Kevin Lee sits down with IMS Historian Donald Davidson to relive the long and glorious history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.23.14 - 7:58 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 22, 2014Click to play podcast It's another thrilling installment of "Talk of Gasoline Alley" as Kevin Lee sits down with IMS Historian Donald Davidson to relive the long and glorious history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.22.14 - 9:01 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 21, 2014Click to play podcast Tonight, Kevin Lee and Donald Davidson answer calls related to the history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.21.14 - 8:45 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 19, 2014Click to play podcast Kevin Lee joins IMS Historian Donald Davidson to talk more about the History of the Indianapolis 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [05.19.14 - 8:38 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 16, 2014Click to play podcast Curt Cavin joins IMS Historian Donald Davidson LIVE from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for another edition of Talk of Gasoline Alley! [05.16.14 - 6:57 pm]
Miles wants series to provide an F1 alternativehttp://www.racer.com/indycar/item/114729-indycar-wants-to-be-f1-alternative [03.27.15 - 2:04 pm]VisionAire Jets Flying Again With Jonathan Byrds RacingVisionAire Jets Flying Again With Jonathan Byrd’s Racing
Greenwood, IN – KVSH/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing is proud to present the newest sponsor of the Indianapolis 500 entry that will be piloted by Bryan Clauson, as VisionAire Jets rejoins the Jonathan ... [03.27.15 - 12:51 pm]Audio only IMS Radio stream?Any way to get an IMS Radio stream on iHeartRadio or TuneIn? [03.27.15 - 12:45 pm]My facebook page is down for maintenance and Live Timing and Scoring...My facebook page is down for maintenance and Live Timing and Scoring says "No Current Track Activity".... What do I do now:confused: [03.27.15 - 11:41 am]GP Of St Pete Practice ThreadBegin. [03.27.15 - 11:38 am]justin wilson in for both indy raceshttp://www.indycar.com/News/2015/03/3-27-Wilson-joins-Andretti-Autosport-for-select-races [03.27.15 - 11:18 am]Please WORK WITH US, IndyCar.comAn open letter to IndyCar.com:
As I write this, live timing/scoring for Indy Lights is in progress. FF and FMazda were live earlier.
Right now, YouTube streaming video is showing live for the Lights session (maybe FF and Mazda was too. ??)
L... [03.27.15 - 11:02 am]YouTube Practice Streaming is OnWe are live peebles! Flags blowing in wind...green, green green!! IL-15's on track for the first time. [03.27.15 - 9:34 am]"The 2015 Indy Car Season Opens With a Gut-Wrenching Road Race"http://www.maxim.com/cars/racing/article/2015-indycar-season-opens-gut-wrenching-road-race?fb_ref=Default
Hey! Publicity!! :) [03.27.15 - 8:26 am]Mark Miles Q/A Indy Car 2015,16 and Beyondhttp://www.racer.com/indycar/item/114825-mark-miles-q-a-on-indycar-2015-16-and-beyond?showall=1&limitstart= [03.27.15 - 7:59 am]Hitachi extends deal with Team Penske through 2016http://www.indycar.com/News/2015/03/3-26-Notes-Hitachi-extends-sponsorship-of-Team-Penske
Also I see Valspar signed up with AJ Foyt Enterprises. Good to see sponsors stay involved in the sport. [03.27.15 - 4:57 am]Free RACER Magazine Indycar Special Issue Onlinehttp://www.racermagazine-digital.com/racer/2015_indycar_special#pg1
Lots of cool stuff in here. Racer never disappoints :+:+:+ [03.26.15 - 9:55 pm]2015 PredictionsFinally the season is upon us. Lets make some predictions
1. Who wins the Championship?
2. Who wins the Indy 500?
3. Who will be the most disappointing driver of 2015?
4. Who will be the surprise driver of 2015?
5. How many races until the firs... [03.26.15 - 9:54 pm]Racer Driver by Driver Guidehttp://www.racer.com/indycar/item/114815-2015-verizon-indycar-series-preview-a-driver-by-driver-form-guide?showall=1&limitstart= [03.26.15 - 7:19 pm]Indycar USA TodayPretty Cool, Indycar has its own section now on USA Today Sports:
Lots of stories, videos already up, Hopefully this will be positive for Indycar [03.26.15 - 6:13 pm]
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