A Nice Gift In Mid-JanuaryIf you are a ticket-holder for the Indianapolis 500, chances are that you’ve received a package a package in the mail this week from IMS president Doug Boles. If you haven’t received yours yet, you might want to stop reading now if you don’t want me ... [01.22.17 - 9:07 pm]AJ Foyt Racing switching to Chevrolet in 2017The rumors were confirmed on Tuesday that AJ Foyt Racing will compete with Chevrolet engines and aero kits in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series. The two new Foyt drivers – Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz – who both drove Hondas in 2016, will get their first ... [01.18.17 - 7:09 am]IndyCar drivers looking ahead at Detroit auto showTeam Penske driver and IndyCar series champ Simon Pagenaud at the North American International Auto Show on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Detroit. (Photo: Carlos Monarrez, DFP)Buy Photo Bigger isn’t always better. Just ask Carlos Munoz, who has switched fr... [01.20.17 - 8:55 am]NAPA to sponsor Rossi's bid for back-to-back Indy 500 winsINDIANAPOLIS (AP) Defending Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi will have NAPA Auto Parts as the primary sponsor of the No. 98 car for the second straight year at IndyCar's biggest race. Andretti Autosport made the announcement Wednesday as the ... [01.18.17 - 6:23 am]Castroneves is feeling like a '19-year-old kid' ahead of Race of ChampionsINDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves walked through the doors beaming, laughing like a kid as he took his seat in a room full of reporters. He seemed jubilant, youthful even, which might come as a surprise from a driver about to begin his 20th season behin... [01.19.17 - 9:39 pm]Mikhail Aleshin rumored to be out of IndyCar with funding issuesMikhail Aleshin may not compete in the 2017 IndyCar season as rumors have emerged that funds have fallen through for his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entry. One of the Verizon IndyCar Series‘ most promising drivers may not return this season due to an ... [01.18.17 - 2:00 am]Phillips joins Foyt team as race engineerWill Phillips, longtime Indy car engineer and former VP of technology at IndyCar, is to return to the series with AJ Foyt Racing. Phillips, who left IndyCar in the 2015/’16 offseason, was drafted into SCCA Pro Racing by then-president Derrick Walker as... [01.21.17 - 8:58 pm]Ganassi switch to Honda could create serious competition with Chevrolet — fin...INDIANAPOLIS — The offseason reunion of Chip Ganassi Racing and Honda Performance Development created something for the two leading manufacturers that the Verizon IndyCar Series has not seen for quite some time: serious competition. With Ganassi signin... [01.17.17 - 4:00 pm]Spencer Pigot re-signs with Ed Carpenter Racing for 2017 IndyCar seasonSpencer Pigot will get a second season in IndyCar after Ed Carpenter Racing inked a deal to keep him as the road and street course driver of the No. 20. Ed Carpenter Racing ended speculation over who its third IndyCar driver would be on Tuesday, when t... [01.18.17 - 1:46 am]Juan Pablo Montoya crowned Race of Champions tournament victorJuan Pablo Montoya may have lost his full-time IndyCar Series ride during the off-season but nevertheless proved he still could defeat elite talent on Saturday when he emerged victorious in the Race of Champions in Miami, Florida. The Columbian bested ... [01.21.17 - 1:56 pm]
and m... [01.17.17 - 4:37 pm]Montoya wins Race Of Champions individual competition - INDYCAR FanSided Montoya wins Race Of Champions individual competition INDYCAR MIAMI – When the Race Of Champions announced Miami as its 2017 venue, Connie Montoya looked at her husband and said, “I want to go, you've got to do it.” And so, Juan Pablo Montoya ent... [01.21.17 - 8:34 pm]INDYCAR eager to lure additional manufacturers - IndyCar.com - INDYCAR INDYCAR INDYCAR eager to lure additional manufacturers - IndyCar.com INDYCAR INDYCAR's president of competition and operations has a message for any manufacturers interested in joining Chevrolet and Honda as an engine source: ... A Look at Next Year's Indy... [01.16.17 - 2:46 pm]Indycar Racing News | Racer.com - INDYCAR: Title sponsor named ... - Racer 13abc Action News Indycar Racing News | Racer.com - INDYCAR: Title sponsor named ... Racer The Bommarito Automotive Group has been named title sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park on Aug. 26. Gateway Motorsports Park race ... [01.22.17 - 3:02 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]
ROC: Vettel claims Nations Cup for GermanyAbove: Sebastian Vettel, left, squares off against Kurt Busch. Team Germany earned a record seventh win in the Race of Champions Nations Cup after Sebastian Vettel took a victory by himself at Miami'... [01.22.17 - 2:05 pm]VIDEO: Kanaan, Castroneves on racing after 40In one of the most revealing and hilarious interviews ever captured with Indy 500 winners Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves, RACER's Robin Miller listens as the Brazilian elder statesmen discuss thei... [01.22.17 - 11:01 am]INDYCAR: Phillips named AJ Foyt Racing's technical directorFormer IndyCar vice president of technology and longtime engineer Will Phillips has been named AJ Foyt Racing's technical director and race engineer for Carlos Munoz's No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet. "I... [01.20.17 - 1:40 pm]INDYCAR: Title sponsor named for Gateway raceThe Bommarito Automotive Group has been named title sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park on Aug. 26. The St. Louis Business Journal reports the two-year deal is wort... [01.19.17 - 11:57 am]INDYCAR: New team could run Chaves in 5002015 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year Gabby Chaves is working on a program that would see his return during the month of May. Chaves, who declined to name the team in question, is believed t... [01.19.17 - 11:28 am]
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.
Phillips joins Foyt team as race engineerPhillips, who left IndyCar in the 2015/’16 offseason, was drafted into SCCA Pro Racing by then-president Derrick Walker as technical delegate in the Formula 4 US championship for the series’ start-up season.
Before his five-year stint as IndyCar’s VP o... [01.21.17 - 1:06 pm]End of the road for KV Racing?The team
KV Racing Technology leaves behind mixed memories of an Indy car outfit that threatened its best rivals only on an inconsistent basis, but which helped prop up the Champ Car World Series in its final years and also fanned the flames of interes... [01.21.17 - 11:34 am]Servia convinced he could have his “best year ever”The 42-year-old Catalan told Motorsport.com last October that 2017 may prove to be his last chance at a full-time ride in IndyCar, and since then he has signed a deal with RLLR that so far covers the 101st Indianapolis 500 and the Detroit double-header... [01.20.17 - 2:54 pm]Gateway reveals IndyCar race title sponsorThe Bommarito Automotive Group 500 will be the first Indy car race on the 1.25-mile oval near Madison, Ill., since 2003. The three drivers who competed in that event who are still racing in IndyCar are Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves – t... [01.19.17 - 8:14 pm]Dixon, Kanaan upbeat over Honda prospects for Indy 500Dixon and Kanaan finished sixth and seventh in last year’s Verizon IndyCar Series championship, in the team’s third and final year using Chevrolet engines. And although Honda scored only two wins compared with Chevrolet’s 14, both drivers believe the H... [01.19.17 - 2:38 pm]Hildebrand admits a sense of urgency to reestablish himselfSince being let go by Panther Racing mid-2013, the 28-year-old Californian has raced in the Indianapolis 500 three times for ECR, scoring a top 10 finish each time, and for the past two years has also raced in the GP of Indy on the IMS road course.
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Andretti’s almost perfect yearAndretti’s almost perfect yearMario dominated the USAC season, but Graham Hill won the big race in MayMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.25.16 - 10:16 am]The unrivalled Roger PenskeThe unrivalled Roger PenskeA career in racing and beyond, like no other before himMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.29.16 - 11:26 am]Indy superstars: The UnsersIndy superstars: The UnsersThey made their name at Pikes Peak, and they carried that on at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.21.16 - 1:09 pm]Indy superstars: Rick MearsIndy superstars: Rick MearsHe raced hard, he raced fair and his lack of ego makes him one of the greatsMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.18.16 - 1:15 pm]Indy superstars: Parnelli JonesIndy superstars: Parnelli JonesThe man who would not stand for the Europeans taking pole at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.17.16 - 1:32 pm]
IndyCar: Four Drivers That Will Surprise You In 2017A lot of changes have taken place in the off-season. Who could be some surprises in the 2017 IndyCar season? While we’re still a few months away from the start of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Season, many drivers, teams, and sponsors have changed since 201... [01.20.17 - 4:09 am]IndyCar: The Five Best International VenuesThe IndyCar schedule is expanding domestically in 2017. Could the promise of more international races come true in 2018 and beyond? It’s no secret that IndyCar fans and executives are looking to make their schedule more robust and full of exciting race... [12.30.16 - 12:24 pm]Andretti Autosport Confirms Takuma Sato Replacing Carlos MunozTakuma Sato was officially named as Andretti Autosport’s fourth driver on Friday after a month of speculation that the veteran would replace Carlos Munoz. Andretti Autosport began December confirming what Verizon IndyCar Series fans have expected since... [12.03.16 - 8:32 am]Is Indy Lights Move Foreshadowing For Andretti Autosport?Andretti Autosport announced a new Indy Lights driver on Tuesday but it’s what the move doesn’t say that should interest fans of the Verizon IndyCar Series. As the driver free agency period continues, Andretti Autosport made an Indy Lights move on Tues... [11.30.16 - 8:55 am]James Hinchcliffe Talks ‘DWTS’ Experience: ‘It’s All A Bit Of A Blur’After being named runner-up on ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ IndyCar’s James Hinchcliffe reflected on his reality TV experience and if he’d do it again. James Hinchcliffe was revealed as the second place finisher in Season 23 of ABC’s Dancing with th... [11.27.16 - 9:31 am]
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]
A Nice Gift In Mid-JanuaryIf you are a ticket-holder for the Indianapolis 500 and you renewed your tickets for the upcoming race, chances are that you’ve received a package in the mail this week from IMS president Doug Boles. If you haven’t received yours yet, you might want to... [01.23.17 - 5:02 am]Why Is INDYCAR Shouting?If you have found some of my posts on logos and such to be tedious and tiresome, you probably won’t like this one much either. I’m convinced that my wife loves me very much. But I also know that I drive her up the wall when I go off on some random and ... [01.20.17 - 5:03 am]When It Rains, It PoursAs is usually the case, news has begun to pour out of the Verizon IndyCar Series now that the holidays are way behind us. Fortunately for Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee – our friends on Trackside – the news always pours out on Tuesday’s, the normal night for... [01.18.17 - 5:05 am]Something To Whet Our AppetitesLast October, we learned that the Verizon IndyCar Series had decided to make radical changes to the looks of the DW12 when the new common bodywork went into effect in 2018. Radical may be considered too dramatic of a word for some, but when you’re talk... [01.16.17 - 5:04 am]Let The Gouging Begin!It’s that time of year again. It used to be that I wouldn’t start thinking about making my hotel reservations for Indianapolis 500 race weekend until mid-to-late February. Last year at this time, my friend Paul Dalbey (of More Front Wing) sent me a tex... [01.13.17 - 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]
NAPA Returns With Rossi Andretti Autosport announced Wednesday morning the return of NAPA Auto Parts to the sidepods of Alexander Rossi's entry this season.
The auto parts retail chain first got on board with Rossi last May. The small investment was a good one as the rookie we... [01.18.17 - 3:52 pm]Carpenter Signs Pigot For Partial SeasonEd Carpenter Racing announced Tuesday morning the signing of Spencer Pigot to the team's No. 20 entry for the road and street course events this season.
Pigot ran 9 of the 11 non-ovals in 2016, including the final 7 in the ECR No. 20. The young American... [01.17.17 - 10:49 am]Dallara Extended Through 2020INDYCAR announced Thursday morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit a contract extension with Dallara. The new contract has Dallara providing the current IR-12 chassis through the 2020 season.
INDYCAR says the bodywork, set to st... [01.12.17 - 10:21 am]INDYCAR Releases Race TimesINDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced Wednesday afternoon the race times and networks for each of the 17 events in 2017.
In addition to the races, ABC will broadcast both days of Indianapolis 500 Qualifications 4-6pm.
Sun... [01.11.17 - 4:44 pm]Keith Urban To Play Legends DayThe Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Monday morning that Keith Urban will be headlining the Firestone Legends Day Concert the night before the Indianapolis 500.
Urban was originally scheduled to ride in Mario Andretti's "Honda Fastest Seat in Sport... [01.09.17 - 8:53 am]
IndyCar Unveils TV Schedule RacinToday.com
Continuity and consistency highlight the 2017 IndyCar Series television schedule.
In collaboration with ABC and NBC Sports Network, INDYCAR’s television calendar will see each race returning to the same network where it aired in 2016. Th... [01.18.17 - 7:10 pm]Pigot To Take Wheel For Carpenter In The Twisties By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Spencer Pigot has found his niche at Ed Carpenter Racing.
The 2015 Indy Lights champion, Pigot has retained his seat as road and street-course specialist in the No. 20 Chevrolet for the 2017 Verizon IndyCa... [01.17.17 - 6:37 pm]2018 Indy Cars Will Roll Without Aero Doo-Dads By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
INDYCAR’s return to a universal/generic bodywork kit for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season will emphasize bottom-side downforce as the key element of a “reverse-engineering exercise” addressing aesthe... [01.14.17 - 9:09 am]INDYCAR Big On Midget Racing INDYCAR is reaching back to its racing roots this week, sponsoring 10 drivers via a contingency award program during the 31st annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla.
Team INDYCAR’s 10 drivers will compete in the famed off-season event that a... [01.11.17 - 6:04 pm]Chilton Out To Solve ‘American Way Of Racing’ By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The Americanization of Max Chilton will continue at Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017, with the Brit set to contest the full Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in the No. 8 Honda with primary sponsorship from Arthu... [12.13.16 - 4:55 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]IndyCar’s Sunday drive in Long BeachOfficiating anything is a thankless job. Someone is always on the wrong side of a call and many will hold a grudge forever. I know this. I was a high school football referee for many years. At one stadium a fan screamed, “You &$%#@*% zebras!” at us... [04.19.16 - 12:23 pm]
Happy Trails Carl EdwardsAs I approach my 50th birthday, I have to say that few things shock me anymore. As I've gotten older I've realized the term "shocking" when applied to news is usually hyperbole, like Clemson "shocking" Alabama.
Really? I watched the game and there was... [01.10.17 - 6:14 pm]A Tale of Three TracksThose of you who are fans of this space know that thanks to my wife's job and my association with John Cummiskey Racing, I've visited a lot of race tracks this year.
If you count my visit to my local Rockford Speedway back in April, I have visited the... [12.04.16 - 11:56 pm]Monaco Track WalkI've been fortunate to have traveled with my wife Darcy to some really cool places in the last couple of years, but if you had told me I would ever have made it to Monaco, I wouldn't have believed you!
Yet, here we are! Darcy's boss was a panelist for... [06.10.16 - 7:34 pm]The 100th Indianapolis 500So about three hours after the race ended, the boys and I arrived back at our hotel and I turned on ESPN. A few seconds later, I saw the following on their crawler:
"Alexander Rossi wins the 100th Indianapolis 500"
It REALLY did happen, didn't it? Tr... [05.29.16 - 11:19 pm]Carb Night Burger BashHey everyone, it's Indy 500 weekend!
Are you excited yet? I hope so, because I know I am. And even better, I'm already in town, which hasn't happened since, well, I actually lived here 20-plus years ago. Since Kevin had his last final exam today, we w... [05.28.16 - 12:35 am]
IndyCar Signs Extension With Firestone[IndyCar Press Release] IndyCar announced a multiyear contract extension today with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BATO), continuing its longtime partnership with Firestone as the official tire supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The an... [01.17.17 - 1:22 pm]Foyt Joins Chevrolet Lineup[AJ Foyt Racing Press Release] AJ Foyt Racing will use Chevrolets to power its ABC Supply Racing team in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series. “I am looking forward to what will be a new chapter for us that involves returning to an old friend in Chevrolet,”... [01.17.17 - 11:15 am]ECR Signs Spencer PigotEd Carpenter Racing’s number 20 car will have two familiar faces this season. With Ed once again driving the car on the oval races for 2017, the team was in search for a driver to pilot the car on all of the road and street races. That driver is Spence... [01.17.17 - 10:14 am]IndyCar 2018 AnnouncementsToday was a busy day for the Verizon IndyCar Series. It began with the announcement that they have signed a multi-year extension with Dallara, which runs through the 2020 season. Dallara has been the longtime chassis manufacturer for the series, and ha... [01.12.17 - 5:41 pm]2017 TV Schedule ReleasedThe first race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season is 60 days away. The date (March 12) for the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg has been known for some time. We now know that the race will air at 12 PM ET on ABC. Today the series announced ... [01.11.17 - 4:00 pm]
Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the WayThere is an axiom that floats about the business world, "people will tell you what they want, if you just listen to them". The most successful salespersons and businesses shut up and listen, examine that information, and then figure out how to best pro... [03.23.16 - 12:48 pm]There, Now Don't You Feel Better?I don't know about you, but I always feel better after the first Indycar race of the season.
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has really grown on me as the season opener. The first Indycar race is always an indicator (especially here in Nor... [03.16.16 - 2:17 pm]The Last Of The MohicansIn the second book of James Fenimore Cooper's 5 novels comprising The Leatherstocking Tales, the character of Uncas is known as the last full-blooded member of the Mohican tribe of Native Americans who becomes allied within other tribes through marriag... [01.28.16 - 11:26 am]Not Good EnoughIt doesn't seem so very long ago when we were all left in stunned disbelief following the death of Dan Wheldon, October 16, 2011.
Maybe it's because it hasn't been that long really.
Now resigned to the terrible result of another all too fateful m... [08.25.15 - 1:42 pm]Alternate Realities, Part IIBack again folks.
During the in-between days where the luster of the Indy 500 becomes patina and the pomp of season culmination not quite here, I dare to fill that space with something that most other outlets do not - rewrite the amazing and rich his... [08.05.15 - 2:24 pm]
Unfiltered Race Notes… The Gorgeous Facility EditionWelcome to another year at the most-beautiful-gorgeous-awe-inspiring-crown-jewel-of-a-facility Barber Motorsport Park. Soooo I only have realized this week that the actual prerace is spate from the actual race broadcast on the guide. So all I have is t... [04.26.16 - 9:31 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… The Kitten is Still a Kitten EditionOk. Here we go again! Regular full disclosure: I’m on DVR but I have no idea how this ended… Self enacted twitter ban successful! No pre-race. The DVR programming kicked in during opening ceremonies. No complaints here. I just want … Continue reading → [04.18.16 - 9:07 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: The 10 Year Hiatus EditionAlright alright alright. Over a week late but never short, here’s to another exciting edition of notes. The anotherindycarblog compound was affected by a multi-day power outage no thanks to an increasingly intoxicated ‘spring’ in Indiana. As such, cove... [04.10.16 - 9:54 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… 196 Days Edition—Prerace— YEA RIGHT! No… Even though its stupid ABC and their stupid format with their stupid voices I guess I’ll watch a little… Because racecar… obviously. Yessss I’ve missed the IMSP montages! Hellloooo Allen Bestwick. At least the suffering wont … ... [03.15.16 - 10:31 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Super Awesome Championship Sonoma EditionWell, here we find ourselves again. Not much to say other than lets go. –Prerace– How long is this thing? I don’t have time for this I need to see some racecars. DVR starts in the middle of the season … Continue reading → [08.31.15 - 9:36 pm]
Bommarito Automotive Group Announced as Title Sponsor For GatewayIt was announced on January 19 during the St. Louis Auto Show that leading retailer of new and used vehicles in the St. Louis region, Bommarito Automotive Group, will be the title sponsor for the [...] [01.19.17 - 9:45 pm]INDYCAR ANNOUNCES MULTIYEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH FIRESTONEINDYCAR announced a multiyear contract extension today with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BATO), continuing its longtime partnership with Firestone as the official tire supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The announcement extends the t... [01.17.17 - 3:14 pm]Pigot Returning to Ed Carpenter RacingEd Carpenter Racing announced Tuesday morning that Spencer Pigot will return to the team as the driver of the No. 20 Chevrolet for all the road and street course races for the 2017 season. “I [...] [01.17.17 - 11:04 am]INDYCAR News and Notes – Jan. 13, 20171. New Indy car aerodynamics will get to ‘bottom’ of downforce issue: Of course, a pretty face is important. Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations, is the first to admit that. But looks [...] [01.13.17 - 8:41 pm]INDYCAR announces multiyear contract extension with chassis manufacturer DallaraDETROIT (Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017) – The first step in revealing INDYCAR’s next equipment generation comes in the form of signing Dallara, the sport’s longtime chassis manufacturer, to a contract extension, officials announced today at [...] [01.13.17 - 6:05 am]
Would You Welcome: TrumpCarNot a political thread, unless you make it one. Would you welcome the Trump Organization taking over Indy Cars? Since President Trump has a wall between himself and his organization, it would be managed by his sons, Don Jr. and Eric. Purely hypothetica... [01.23.17 - 10:31 am]Anyone else starting to get concerned about a sponsor for Dixon?By the lack of a sponsorship announcement (or even sponsor rumors) for Dixon? I mean I know the start of the season is still about two months away, and that Chip will make sure he's on the grid and kicking butt no matter what but...a four-time series c... [01.22.17 - 6:04 pm]TK and 7-11Spotted : 7-11 on TK's firesuit at ROC along with Cool Tech, NTT data , Bryant and ISM [01.22.17 - 4:47 pm]Gary Peterson & AFS sponsorship?It's been quiet since being on the grid in 2015. I wonder if he has spoken to KV about running Savedra? [01.22.17 - 3:28 pm]Ticket question.Looks like I will have 2 Southwest Vista tickets extra. How do those guys that stand outside and ask if anyone has extra tickets work. Do they pay anything near the face value (I know they have to make some money on the deal), do they pay in cash and i... [01.22.17 - 1:56 pm]Air of optimism surrounds IndycarGood piece by Oreo who's taken Indycar to the woodshed over the years
http://www.espn.com/racing/indycar/story/_/id/18526356/indycar-momentum-looking-strong-series-gears-2017 [01.22.17 - 12:08 pm]Race of ChampionsJPM wins! Indy driver interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NfaG42TzaY
Looked like it was a blast:
Nations battle it out tomorrow. [01.21.17 - 9:47 pm]On the lighter side: Will Power and the Pee Pee TeepeeWill Power on the adventures of new fatherhood.
Found the closing quote quite humorous given the title and subject. :)
"All t... [01.20.17 - 9:30 am]Randy Lanier story on SI.comhttp://www.si.com/longform/true-crime/randy-lanier-indycar-drug-smuggler/index.html
I've only read the first couple sentences, but I wanted to share the link. [01.20.17 - 8:53 am]KV Racing in talks with Maldonadohttp://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/kv-racing-in-talks-with-maldonado-866653/
KV might not be dead after all. Talks are for the R/C's only. KV would still need a driver for the ovals.
Say what you will about his driving, if it keeps KV on... [01.20.17 - 8:24 am]
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