IndyCar drivers hope Firestone tire test at Texas helps reduce pack racingA Firestone tire test at Texas Motor Speedway offered IndyCar teams the ability to review their oval aero package and gain data while the Izod IndyCar Series had two drivers in particular -- Marco Andretti and Ed Carpenter -- helping the sanctioning bo... [04.17.14 - 6:46 am]IndyCar drivers at Texas test looking forward after tempers flared at Long BeachFORT WORTH, Texas – Tony Kanaan got a text of apology from Ryan Hunter-Reay and is ready to move forward, just like most of the IndyCar drivers after a wild weekend in Long Beach. Kanaan and IndyCar points leader Will Power were among 18 drivers taking... [04.16.14 - 10:48 am]Simon Pagenaud looking like legitimate IndyCar Series title contenderSimon Pagenaud is ready to take the next step in his racing career. After winning Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in 2012 and scoring his first two Verizon IndyCar Series wins in 2013, the Frenchman is looking to contend for the 2014 championship. [04.17.14 - 9:02 am]IndyCar fines Sebastian Saavedra for Long Beach infractionINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar has fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for a rules violation at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Saavedra failed to yield to a safety vehicle and personnel ... [04.16.14 - 10:08 am]IndyCar holds tire test at Texas Motor SpeedwayFORT WORTH, Texas (April 16, 2014) - The Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race set for Saturday, June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway may be 52 days away, but on Wednesday it was the focus of 18 drivers who participated in an open Firestone tire test at ... [04.17.14 - 11:46 am]Mike Conway wins IndyCar Long Beach Grand PrixThe first half of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach generally was a stately affair. There were no major accidents, though Sebastien Bourdais slammed into the tire barriers twice, and Ryan Hunter-Reay maintained the lead with apparent ease. [04.14.14 - 12:06 am]IndyCar Driver Saavedra Fined $10KIndyCar has fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for a rules violation at Long Beach. Saavedra failed to yield to a safety vehicle and personnel during Sunday's race. His probation ends after ... [04.16.14 - 7:18 pm]IndyCar remix: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (VIDEO)Miss any of Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach? The video staff at INDYCAR have put together a just-more-than 3-minute highlight recap, with a commentary mix from NBCSN and the IMS Radio Network. Enjoy! [04.17.14 - 10:59 am]IndyCar: Montoya places fourth in second race backMany in the IndyCar garage have been curious to see whether Juan Pablo Montoya could still race with the same championship-winning pace as he had in the series 14 years ago, and Sunday’s result was certainly a positive sign that things are heading in t... [04.14.14 - 10:47 am]Cooler heads prevail as IndyCar drivers test at Texas (VIDEO)A few days after tempers flared among some of the Verizon IndyCar Series competitors in Long Beach, 18 car/driver combinations took part in a test session this afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. Sunday’s race featured multiple incidents that caused a ... [04.17.14 - 2:34 pm]
IndyCar Drivers Calmer After Long Beach TempersIndyCar drivers at Texas test looking forward after tempers flared at Long Beach [04.16.14 - 6:42 pm]IndyCar adds practice day, defines qualifying format for Indy 500INDYCAR has added an extra day of on-track activitiy and further defined the qualification format for next month's 98th Indianapolis 500, race and track officials announced Monday in a press release. [04.15.14 - 11:08 am]IndyCar drivers will try to slow down Will Power in Long BeachThe Australian driver has won the last three Verizon IndyCar Series races, including the season opener March 30, and four of the last six. The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is Sunday. The 40th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is Sunday ... [04.10.14 - 8:02 pm]Conway's IndyCar win boosts Carpenter RacingLONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A day after Dario Franchitti announced his retirement, another IndyCar driver said he was also getting out of his car. [04.14.14 - 4:15 pm]INDYCAR modifies Indianapolis 500 schedule and qualifying formatINDIANAPOLIS -- INDYCAR announced today an addition to the practice schedule and further definition of the qualification format for next month's 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The schedule change features an extra day of on-track activity with t... [04.14.14 - 4:09 pm]IndyCar edgy at Long BeachThe Verizon IndyCar Series has taken on a country club feel in recent years. The drivers are all buddies. Before the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, James Hinchliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay even joked on camera about flipping a coin to see who was going ... [04.15.14 - 2:08 pm]IndyCar holds tire test at Texas Motor SpeedwayFORT WORTH, Texas (April 16, 2014) - The Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race set for Saturday, June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway may be 52 days away, but on Wednesday it was the focus of 18 drivers who participated in an open Firestone tire test at ... [04.16.14 - 8:38 pm]Franchitti returns to IndyCar as a spectatorST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Dario Franchitti found a spot on the Chip Ganassi Racing timing stand and settled in for the first IndyCar practice of the season. He donned a headset, listened carefully to Tony Kanaan's comments and studied the speed char... [03.28.14 - 6:16 pm]IndyCar Drivers Calmer In Texas After Long Beach TempersKanaan and IndyCar points leader Will Power were among 18 drivers taking part in an open Firestone tire test Wednesday at Texas Motor Speedway [04.16.14 - 5:38 pm]Hunter-Reay sparks multicar wreck, knocked out of IndyCar Long Beach Grand PrixRyan Hunter-Reay sparks a multicar crash, Justin Wilson is involved in another crash, and Scott Dixon runs out of gas while leading with only two laps left. The first half of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach generally was a stately affair. [04.14.14 - 9:26 am]
Click to view at indycarbuzz.com INDYCAR In-Car Theatre: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
It begins with Andretti Autosport's James Hinchcliffe nearly stalling from second place during the standing start for the 2014 edition of the Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach and, sadly, ends...
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach: Remix
Check out all the fast paced action from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits,...
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com 2014 Toyota Grand Prix: Incident Interviews
Race leaders Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and James Hinchcliffe all went out of the race in a Lap 56 crash. They talk about the incident.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com 2014 Toyota Grand Prix: Podium Finishers
The podium finishers of the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Mike Conway, Will Power, and Carlos Munoz, talk about the race.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com 2014 Toyota Grand Prix: Highlights
Highlights from the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com 2014 Toyota Grand Prix: Qualifying Interviews
Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Sebastien Bourdais, and Josef Newgarden were the four fastest qualifiers for the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. T...
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Raising funds for a good causeLONG BEACH, Calif. – What would make Ryan Hunter-Reay don an evening gown? Raising money for Racing for Cancer, of course.
The 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion put on a red Michael Costello creation during a live auction at the Yellow Party at Lo... [04.12.14 - 11:41 am]Rahal lobbies for car swapGraham Rahal is lobbying for the ride swap that he proposed March 23 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive the No. 15 National Guard car on an oval TBD and Rahal to get behind the wheel of Earnhardt’s National Guard-sponsored stock car – to come to fruition.
“... [03.26.14 - 10:17 am]Getting Connected to #IndyCarWe’re rounding the fourth turn of the off-season, and the start of 2014 IndyCar action is in our sights. With the announcement of Verizon as title sponsor, the return of drivers like Jacques Villenueve and the debut of drivers like Kurt Busch, this sea... [03.17.14 - 4:32 pm]Simulators and Scarves: An Afternoon At Honda Performance DevelopmentThis past weekend we were lucky enough to catch up with Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and SuperCross star Trey Canard at the Honda Performance Development simulator. Josef and Simon invited fellow Honda Athlete and SuperCross rider Trey to the HPD... [03.05.14 - 1:53 pm]LIVE from the Rolex 24 At DaytonaSunday – Jan.26 – 2:10pm
Checkered flag for another Rolex 24 and another INDYCAR champion in Daytona. Sebastien Bourdais and his ActionExpress Racing teammates drove an incredible race and it paid off. They are the 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona champion... [01.24.14 - 9:46 am]All he wants for Christmas is …After being a jolly elf during a Meijer shopping event last week with siblings from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Indiana, IZOD IndyCar Series driver Will Power was subjected to having all four wisdom teeth extracted.
In this installment of “Ask Me A... [12.17.13 - 8:46 am]
Rock Band LIVE To Perform Saturday, May 17, at IMSChart-topping alternative rock band LIVE will provide exhilarating entertainment for fans during the first day of qualifications for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, May 17 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [04.16.14 - 8:00 pm]Rally Around The Campfire: 'Glamping' At IMSBundled in an IMS hat and matching sweatshirt, Boles had two reasons for spending the night outside. The first was because he was playing host to a string of journalists who had come to see the Speedway?s first glamour camping, or ?glamping,? offering.... [04.16.14 - 8:00 pm]Chevrolet Camaros Rolling Around Indy as 500 Festival CarsA longtime tradition leading into the Month of May and ?The Greatest Spectacle in Racing? was renewed Wednesday when the 33 directors of the 500 Festival received their Indianapolis 500 Chevrolet Camaros on the main straightaway at the Indianapolis Mot... [04.15.14 - 8:00 pm]INDYCAR Adds Additional Practice Day to '500' ScheduleINDYCAR announced today an addition to the practice schedule and further definition of the qualification format for next month?s 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The schedule change features an extra day of on-track activity with the addition of a... [04.13.14 - 8:00 pm]Bell Joins '500' LineupTownsend Bell recorded his best Indianapolis 500 finish of fourth in 2009 with KV Racing Technology. The veteran driver will rejoin the team co-owned by Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven for the 98th running of the 500-Mile Race on May 25 in the Chevrol... [04.13.14 - 8:00 pm]'96 Winner Lazier Will Compete In Indianapolis 500Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indy 500 winner and 2000 IndyCar Series champion, will attempt to make his 18th start in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" on May 25. Last year, he started 32nd and retired with a mechanical issue that resulted in a 31st-place s... [04.09.14 - 8:00 pm]
IndyCar: Long Beach In-Car TheaterIt begins with Andretti Autosport's James Hinchcliffe nearly stalling from second place during the standing start for the 2014 edition of the Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach and, sadly, ends wit... [04.17.14 - 3:32 pm]IndyCar: Teams prep for Texas in Firestone tire testRelated Stories The Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race set for Saturday, June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway may be 52 days away, but on Wednesday it was the focus of 18 drivers who participated in... [04.17.14 - 12:22 am]IndyCar: Saavedra on probation for Long Beach infractionsKV/AFS Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra has been fined and placed on probation for a full-course yellow infraction at last weekend's IndyCar race at Long Beach. Officials determined that the Col... [04.16.14 - 10:30 pm]IndyCar: Barfield explains his calls and non-calls at Long BeachBeaux Barfield promised the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season would be dictated more by the race drivers than Race Control and that was certainly evident in Sunday's 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of L... [04.15.14 - 8:41 pm]IndyCar: Indy 500 qualifying rules finalizedWhile the battle for the pole position and starting spots 2-30 will be determined on Sunday at next month's Indianapolis 500, Saturday's first round of qualifying could get bumpy. In offici... [04.14.14 - 8:52 pm]
The IndyCar Road & Street, NASCAR Plate Track ParadoxesGet ready for two mind-bending paradoxes that came into focus for me while watching the Circus Music Intensive IndyCar Long Beach race yesterday. First, let’s review the Festival of Carbon Fiber at Long Beach. Cue the circus music … Now,... [04.14.14 - 8:22 am]Pondering IndyCar and NASCAR Racing BrandsYou can’t swing a dead cat in the marketing world today without hitting the word “brand.” Brand brand brand. It’s all about BUILDING THE BRAND. But what the heck is that? Well, it’s WAY more than just your name and... [04.11.14 - 9:20 am]My Cactus-Based IndyCar TV Ratings RapprochementIndyCar? In international relations terms, a “rapprochement” (it’s from the French, so give it that “ra-ˌprōsh-ˈmah” schwerve) is “the development of friendlier relations between countries or groups of people who have been enemies.” Me and TV ratings, ... [04.09.14 - 9:49 am]IndyCar & NASCAR and My Evolving Consumerist AttitudeSO, IndyCar kicks off this weekend with a street race in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Sunday, March 30, 3:20 p.m. on ABC). Naturally, a lot of IndyCar fans are excited for the season opener. This is a good thing. Excitement, enjoyment... [03.28.14 - 9:19 am]IndyCar Points Change is a Head ScratcherI do not get why IndyCar recently changed the math behind its heretofore pure points championship system. To me, it's like trading away a second-round draft pick for $600 and a used washing machine. On March 20, IndyCar announced changes... [03.26.14 - 10:42 am]
Crowd-funded effort to sponsor SFHR car in Indianapolis 500INDIANAPOLIS – Cutters Race Team (CuttersRT) today announced its unique, fan-funded sponsorship will assist the No. 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) entry driven by Josef Newgarden for the 2014 Indianapolis 500.
The fan funding will provide a si... [04.17.14 - 5:32 pm]Penske team reaps rewards at Long BeachTeam Penske claimed both the Firestone Pit Performance Award and Sunoco Fastest Lap Award at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13.
The No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car driven by Will Power earned the Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award for t... [04.17.14 - 4:34 pm]Montoya gets up to speed at TexasA test day at Texas Motor Speedway on April 16 provided Juan Pablo Montoya his first taste of a Verizon IndyCar Series car on the high-banked oval.
Montoya said though he's getting more comfortable in his return to Indy car racing, he's still adapting... [04.17.14 - 4:20 pm]Strong start helps Pagenaud keep eye on championshipAfter winning Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in 2012 and scoring his first two Verizon IndyCar Series wins in 2013, the Frenchman is looking to contend for the 2014 championship.
Pagenaud, who has finished fifth and third in the standings in his pre... [04.17.14 - 4:14 pm]IndyCar holds tire test at Texas Motor SpeedwayFORT WORTH, Texas (April 16, 2014) - The Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race set for Saturday, June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway may be 52 days away, but on Wednesday it was the focus of 18 drivers who participated in an open Firestone tire test at ... [04.16.14 - 8:28 pm]Saavedra penalized for full-course yellow infraction at Long BeachINDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, April 16, 2014) - INDYCAR officials have fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 on May 25 for actions during the April 13 Verizon IndyCar Seres race in Long Beach.
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Dixon leads Texas IndyCar testScott Dixon topped the times in a windy IndyCar Firestone tyre test at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday [04.17.14 - 3:52 am]Saavedra on probation for Indy 500KV/AFS Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra has been fined and placed on probation for a full-course yellow infraction at last weekend's IndyCar race at Long Beach [04.16.14 - 4:54 pm]Indy practice and qualifying tweakedIndyCar has added an additional practice day and modified the new qualifying system for this year's Indianapolis 500 [04.15.14 - 4:30 am]Power apologises to PagenaudWill Power has accepted blame for spinning Simon Pagenaud mid-way through Sunday's IndyCar race at Long Beach, but the Frenchman says that he is not interested in the Penske driver's apology. [04.14.14 - 10:18 am]Irate Wilson says win was possibleJustin Wilson believes he could have won Sunday's chaotic IndyCar race at Long Beach had he not been eliminated by Scott Dixon on a restart. [04.14.14 - 4:50 am]Conway wins crazy Long Beach raceEd Carpenter Racing's decision to hire Mike Conway for IndyCar's road and street rounds was rewarded as the Briton survived an extraordinary race to claim his second Long Beach win [04.13.14 - 7:17 pm]
Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Edmonton IndyCar 2012 GT Race - TSX Practice
July 22, 2012 Edmonton IndyCar Racing Series GT Invitational Race Sometimes it's not about the race but about the team! Driver: Kevin Lachance Car: Acura TSX BSDracing ○ FaceBook: https://www...
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com IndyCar 2014 - Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Highlights
Le résumé de la deuxième manche de la saison 2014 d'IndyCar, le Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach ! Crédits vidéo : IMS Productions http://www.indycar.com http://www.frenchmotorsport.com.
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Conway wins messy Long Beach GPConway wins messy Long Beach GPGordon Kirby reports on Mike Conway's unlikely Indycar win on the streets of Long BeachMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.14.14 - 5:08 am]Long Beach’s best raceLong Beach’s best raceGordon Kirby recalls the 1998 Grand Prix of Long Beach and an emphatic comeback victory from Alex ZanardiMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.07.14 - 5:57 am]Will Power dominates IndyCar openerWill Power dominates IndyCar openerGordon Kirby reports on the IndyCar season opener and a strong performance from winner Will PowerMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.31.14 - 6:07 am]2014 IndyCar season preview2014 IndyCar season previewGordon Kirby takes a look at the changes made in IndyCar for 2014 and who might have a shot at the championshipMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.24.14 - 6:33 am]The racing wisdom of Mario AndrettiThe racing wisdom of Mario AndrettiGordon Kirby thinks Jacques Villeneuve could learn a thing or two from Mario Andretti about staying competitive at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.03.14 - 5:23 am]
After winning Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in 2012 and scoring his first two Verizon IndyCar Series wins in 2013, the Fren... [04.17.14 - 3:44 pm]Graham Rahal Has Busy Day At Texas TestFORT WORTH, Texas (April 16, 2014) –Graham Rahal, 25, completed his first test day on an oval for the 2014 season at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) today. He ran a total of 84 laps around the 1.5-mile high-bankedoval in the No. 15 National Guard Honda in ... [04.16.14 - 6:48 pm]Saavedra Penalized For Full-Course Yellow Infraction At Long BeachINDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, April 16, 2014) - INDYCAR officials have fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 on May 25 for actions during the April 13 Verizon IndyCar Seres race in Long Beach.
The Boys From…Colombia?After winning the Formula One World Championship twice, most thought that Emerson Fittipaldi had hung up his helmet for good when he called it quits following the 1980 season. After all, he was approaching thirty-four and had nothing else to prove. Plu... [04.16.14 - 5:04 am]Random Thoughts On Long BeachWe should have known we were in for a strange race when Arie Luyendyk spun the two-seater carrying Olympic Bobsledder Steve Holcomb on the parade lap. That was to be a sign of things to come. One thing you can say about the Verizon IndyCar Series – thi... [04.14.14 - 5:05 am]Long Beach PreviewThe Verizon IndyCar Series heads west this weekend for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This race has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons lately. Well, the wrong reasons if you are an IndyCar fan. Formula One’s Bernie Ecclestone had propose... [04.11.14 - 5:05 am]A New Act For Paul TracyFor my friends north of the border, I’ll apologize in advance for anything in this post that might rub you the wrong way. But one of their own, former driver Paul Tracy, was named to the NBCSN booth for six races this season – including this Sunday’s r... [04.09.14 - 5:04 am]Today’s Veteran Drivers Lack BitternessThere is no doubt about it – I’m old. I don’t sugarcoat it or disguise it by saying I’m seasoned or mature. That’s especially difficult to say, when so many that know me consider me to be immature. When you’re a little closer to sixty than you are to f... [04.07.14 - 5:05 am]
End of a seasonIn the end, it came down to three points. An American accepted the Astor Cup with the title only decided at the checkered flag. An American stood in victory lane after 500 miles on an oval track.
In other words, it was the coda that many IndyCar fans h... [09.16.12 - 12:33 am]INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Fontana) "The Friday Setup" will be a preview of the upcoming races and the schedule of the weekend events (practice and qualifications) leading up to race day. Also it will include other forms of rambling about the upcoming race (and the overall state... [09.14.12 - 8:00 am]The better part of valor: Conway recuses himself from INDYCAR finaleNo more.
That is what Mike Conway said when he considered taking part in this season's final IZOD IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
Conway, a genial, mild-tempered Brit, has plenty of reason to hate high-speed oval racin... [09.13.12 - 5:18 pm]INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Fontana) U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
It ain't over yet. Stud Hunter-Reay will not go quietly into that good night after all. The last race is a Saturday night oval, and dammit we want our American hero conquering all. Also we want PENSKE B*TCHFACE one more time. ... [09.13.12 - 11:40 am]On mergers and unifications: enduring the long road aheadI have to say that while I don't know nearly as much about the inner workings of sports car racing as I do about other series like IndyCar and NASCAR, I have always been turned on by sleek prototypes, supercars, and even the "lowly" touring series.
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No Preview This WeekUnfortunately, it's been pretty hectic lately, and I'm going to have to forego the usual preview for Long Beach. Apologies for any inconvenience, but here's hoping you have a great race weekend! [04.11.14 - 5:50 am]A Quick Paypal NoteI've updated the Paypal button for donations on the right sidebar of the site. If you're of a mind to throw a couple bucks towards the site, it would be much appreciated. I'm not really one for pushing that sort of thing, so I'll just say thanks in adv... [04.02.14 - 5:27 pm]Notes: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg-Really, if you think about it, it was sort of fitting a Verizon car won the first-ever race under the Verizon Indy Car Series banner. It was a really strong start for Will Power, who had company all day, but also never looked like he wasn't at least e... [03.31.14 - 7:46 am]Storylines: Firestone Grand Prix of St. PetersburgAfter a ridiculously long winter, the newly-christened Verizon IndyCar Series powers up once again for a season opener. This offseason has seen plenty of changes on the drivers, engines, and crew fronts, but the old favorites are (mostly) still there, ... [03.28.14 - 7:37 am]Jim Nabors: More Than TraditionUnlike many individuals, I don't have a specific remembrance of the first time I heard Jim Nabors sing "Indiana" at the 500. For many of us 30 or 40-something midwesterner types, I suspect that's because it has seemed as if Jim Nabors has always been a... [03.26.14 - 7:27 am]
Eye Candy from Sonoma AND my love, the Delta Wing, Monica Hilton, Simon Pagen...I will link all of this hot mess together by the end of this article, I promise! I tend to get a tad antsy this time of year as we all await the wheels turning at the Grand Prix of St. Pete. I mean, it is one thing to endure a long, miserable winter wi... [02.26.14 - 8:07 am]Finally, SOMETHING I Can Get My Head AroundI unashamedly follow Tony Dizinno, a writer for NBC Sports “Motor Sports Talk” as well as other outlets. This gent is a PROLIFIC producer of word count and not just for the sake of volume. He produces well written content across multiple racing platfor... [02.17.14 - 2:57 pm]Back in the saddle again…..Really! After an extremely long hiatus, basically doing what one does to keep up with the speed of life, it begins again. Time to saddle up and as they say in Denver these days, time to ride. Taking some time off to learn to look at things differently just m... [01.17.14 - 8:34 am]Post: POST Indy 500 V2.013 Wrap Up PostGonna be a short post, folks; back a few years none other than Alex Lloyd made the show at Indy and drove a pink car while wearing a pink fire suite. Now that …. Takes …. Stones. His run that year was summed up in two words in the Indianapolis Star the... [05.28.13 - 10:30 pm]Less Than 48 Hours To Launch; If THIS Don’t Whet Your Appetite for Indy V2.01...On Carb day at the ‘Hallowed Grounds’ that comprise the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, FIL history was made on this date. With a gap of 0.026 seconds, Ireland’s Patrick Dempsey pulled off the tightest finish EVAH at the Motor Speedway. Forget the fact th... [05.24.13 - 8:48 pm]
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... ‘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... On to “Old Milwaukee”I was meaning to do this last night, but I had some obligations to take care of. Thus, I'll keep my thoughts on last weekend's race at Texas Motor Speedway relatively brief since we're already just two days away from the Milwaukee IndyFest. I think Ind...
IndyCar Fans: The Month of May Will Bring Interesting Fun!The month of May at Indy this month will not only feature a plethora of fundamental changes to almost everything, but will also be graced by the divine presence of folks who are a credit to religion in general (LOL). That is right, we are talking about... [04.16.14 - 10:17 am]IndyCar and the Month of May: Almost HereThe past weekend of IndyCar racing was enjoyable, as usual. The weather in southern California was outstanding, the crowds turned out and the 40th anniversary of the Long Beach Grand Prix did not disappoint. Despite misgivings about Mike Conway, the ta... [04.15.14 - 9:41 am]RIP Panther Racing – A Loss for IndyCarPlease allow me to use this space to thank the folks who have comprised Panther Racing over the years for sixteen years of great entertainment. Although John Barnes has been the face of the organization for many years this really is not about him. It i... [04.11.14 - 6:29 am]IndyCar ITEs: Nonsense Spouters ExtraordinaireIt started early this year. Various self-appointed Internet television executives that squat on IndyCar-centric sites all day have nearly unanimously pronounced the 0.6 12+ overnight for IndyCar’s St. Pete event on ABC a certain sign of failure, and in... [04.01.14 - 12:46 pm]The 2014 IndyCar Season Is Underway!…and it is about time. After weeks of waiting a few aspects about racing became apparent. The biggest item involves confirmation of the level of relative insanity the most vociferous IndyCar critics possess. In Formula 1 these days crowds are down, man... [03.31.14 - 9:23 am]
Saavedra PenalizedINDYCAR announced Wednesday afternoon the penalization of KVAFS Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra following infractions from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Saavedra was fined $10,000 and placed on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for violatin... [04.16.14 - 6:39 pm]"500" Qualifying Adjustments AnnouncedINDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced via the IMS PR Department today adjustments and changes to this May's Indianapolis 500 schedule and qualifying format.
With the newly updated qualifying procedures (More Info) announ... [04.14.14 - 10:12 pm]Bell, Lazier Land '500' RidesKV Racing Technology announced Saturday afternoon the signing of IndyCar veteran Townsend Bell to the team's 3rd entry for next month's Indianapolis 500.
The 38-year-old Bell will compete in the No. 6 Robert Graham sponsored Chevrolet alongside teammate... [04.12.14 - 10:19 pm]Andretti Signs GriffithsAndretti Autosport rocked the INDYCAR paddock this morning with the announcement that they've signed on former Honda Performance Development technical director Roger Griffiths. Griffiths, who abruptly left his post at Honda just prior to the Verizon In... [04.08.14 - 11:23 am]Tracy To The NBCSN BoothThe NBC Sports Group announced Tuesday the addition of former IndyCar champion Paul Tracy to the booth for six Verizon IndyCar Series events. Tracy will join returning play-by-play man Leigh Diffey and analyst Townsend Bell. Wally Dallenbach Jr. will r... [04.01.14 - 3:40 pm]
IndyCar Drivers At Texas: Keep The Packs At Bay By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a ret... [04.17.14 - 10:49 am]Carlos Munoz Is Kind Of Pushy For A Rookie By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Rookie Carlos Munoz was almost apologetic after his podium finish in Sunday’s 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, where the 22-year-old Colombian emerged as Andretti Autosport’... [04.16.14 - 8:58 am]Conway Gives Long Beach GP A Warm, Fuzzy Ending Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah,... [04.13.14 - 9:06 pm]Power Opens 2014 IndyCar Season By Winning St. Pete
Will Power won the IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday. It was his 22nd career victory.
“I’m stoked to get the first win for Verizon as a series sponsor,” said Power, who started fourth after... [03.30.14 - 7:06 pm]Sato Wins Pole In St. Pete Takuma Sato, back for a second year with A.J. Foyt Racing, won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Sato, a native of Japan, had the fastest lap in the Fast Six porton of qualifying to ... [03.29.14 - 7:24 pm]
An Open Letter to the IndyCar Series Team OwnersHello, Gentlemen (and Lady, Ms. Fisher), You don't know me, but I'm a long time fan. Of all of yours. Literally. Mr. Penske, I've thrilled to the feats of your bespoke chassis that so dominated CART for years, and I've enjoyed the driving of basically e... [06.06.12 - 11:09 pm]The World Calls The Thrilling Indy 500 FinishSo I'm pretty sure unless you're part of the .00001% of bored angsty messageboard lurker, you and 99.9999% of the world found the 2012 Indy 500 thrilling, exciting, unpredictable, and one of the best motor races of any kind in quite some time. But one ... [05.29.12 - 11:08 pm]Indy 500 Odds Are InSo here are the First Odds for this year's Indy 500.
Will Power9-2Helio Castroneves4-1Ryan Briscoe9-2Dario Franchitti6-1Scott Dixon6-1Marco Andretti10-1Tony Kanaan10-1Ryan Hunter-Reay20-1JR Hildebrand25-1Field (Any Other Driver)25-1James Hinchcliffe25-1... [05.09.12 - 3:10 pm]The State of IndyCar Engine Supply in 2012Subtitle: The Post Wherein The Speedgeek Finally Loses His Everlovin' Mind
There's been a whole lot of stuff that's been sticking in my craw of late when it comes to the World of IndyCar, specifically, in the realm of engine supply. I won't clog up the ... [05.01.12 - 11:49 pm]Sarah Fisher Hartman (Ain't) Racing - How Did We Get Here?The latest and possibly biggest yet hubbub of the 2011-2012 IZOD IndyCar Series offseason has been the ongoing struggle by Sarah Fisher and her crew at the newly re-launched Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing to get an engine to put in the back of their brand... [02.20.12 - 10:36 pm]
Dusts off the blogwebs….I kept waiting for something to prompt me to step back into my “office” and put pen to paper fingers to keyboard… Not that I haven’t written a bunch of stuff lately, it’s just that it wasn’t for public consumption. … Continue reading → [04.12.14 - 12:53 am]Calling all MOtorsports fans…It’s MOvember Bitches! And this year it’s personal! I’m on a mission to educate, motivate and eradicate! No one should have to deal with cancer. Especially a 15yr old boy with testicular cancer. It sucks. And It pisses me off. … Continue reading → [11.08.13 - 9:27 am]A different kind of race…Those that know me, know that I don’t run unless I’m being chased or there is bacon or a margarita waiting for me at the finish line. However something very personal is motivating me this month. (which is part of … Continue reading → [10.09.13 - 9:06 pm]Mid-Ohio on Rewind…For the first time in the 10 years I’ve been attending races, I actually thought/felt “Ugh… I don’t want to go”. There were a multitude of reasons for this. One, I was tired (Very tired) and just getting over being … Continue reading → [08.10.13 - 6:50 pm]3 More Sleeps till the 2 in T.O.!There I was, work done, feeling antsy, unpacking my suitcase from the weekend, thinking… “geesh, I won’t be driving to another race until Mid-Ohio”… then I remembered, THE CIRCUS COMES TO MY TOWN THIS WEEK! No travel required!!! Still in … Continue rea... [07.09.13 - 10:52 am]
Welcome to the New Indycar GarageWhen I was asked to write for the new Indycar garage site, my first thought was “I am a Nascar fan!”. To my surprise, the response was “Great- we can use that as well”. Turns out this site is more about the lifestyle of the Indycar fan, then it is ab... [04.10.14 - 5:23 am]
IndyCar edgy at Long BeachThe Verizon IndyCar Series has taken on a country club feel in recent years. The drivers are all buddies. Before the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, James Hinchliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay even joked on camera about flipping a coin to see who was going... [04.14.14 - 8:08 pm]The confusion of being an IndyCar fanThe Verizon IndyCar Series put on a pretty good show at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. There was a great pass for the lead that viewers saw on TV, and many passes for position that fans only knew if they listened to the IMS Radio Network ... [04.03.14 - 3:53 pm]Ten worthless opinions: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg editionSometimes having ten worthless opinions is the only way to discuss an IndyCar race. The story of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is really the story of Will Power and Penske Racing. That’s it. He moved to the front, dominated, screwed up,... [03.31.14 - 12:36 pm]Ten Worthless Opinions: IndyCar Preseason EditionIn lieu of having a solid premise, argument, or idea to present, I once again fall back upon the widely popular, and much easier to write, “Ten Worthless Opinions” model. It allows me to write a few hundred words without the messy necessity of coheren... [03.24.14 - 3:25 pm]IndyCar is “Almost Famous”My mind runs to comparisons. You name the topic and I can probably list how it is similar to something else. In fact, this ability to compare unlike things is one of the marks of an agile brain. We learn new things by seeing them through the lens of... [03.10.14 - 5:27 pm]
Thriller in the LBCI was busy this afternoon registering for my wedding -- yes, it's happening July 26th -- so I caught the race on DVR. While I'm happy for the chance to catch the race on tape, I'm bummed I don't get to share the experience with my friends. Hope to do j... [04.15.14 - 3:10 pm]St. Pete's In The BooksSo what did everyone think of yesterday's race? Overall I thought it was pretty solid, with some good passing, a nice, long green run and very little controversy.
Well, there is one that some will be talking about for a couple of days. With just over... [04.03.14 - 1:43 pm]2014 PredictionsWow, is it really that time again? Is it really time to go racing?
It's hard to believe that we are finally ready to line it up at St. Pete this weekend. While the off-season went pretty quickly for me in a personal sense, in a racing sense it has see... [03.26.14 - 9:51 pm]On Dario and JimOver the last few years, the announcement of who will drive the pace car for the Indy 500 should've been followed by rimshot, because it always sounded like it was a punchline to a joke.
Through the first 85 years or so of the 500, the car was typical... [03.26.14 - 8:49 pm]More Double DiscussionWith talk of Kurt Busch planning to run the Indy 500/Coke
600 double May 25 still in a lot of people’s minds, the media continues
bringing up the idea of IndyCar drivers doing it as well.
Yesterday there was a story written by the AP’s Jenna Fryer
t... [03.13.14 - 8:49 pm]
Mike Conway Wins at Long BeachSometimes things have a funny way of working themselves out. On a weekend that saw Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe, Sebastien Bourdais, and Josef Newgarden separate themselves from the field, it was Mike Conway that stole the show. Starting in 17th... [04.13.14 - 10:08 pm]Hunter-Reay Earns Long Beach PoleIt will be an Andretti front row to start the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday. Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole, and James Hinchcliffe will start beside him. It’s the sixth career pole for Hunter-Reay, his first since … Continue reading → [04.12.14 - 5:48 pm]Indy Road Course UpdateToday I was fortunate enough to take a few laps around the new road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the President of the speedway, Doug Boles. I’m very thankful that Doug (and his son) took the time out of … Continue reading → [04.10.14 - 8:24 pm]Long Beach PreviewThe Verizon IndyCar series hits the streets of Long Beach for round 2 of the 2014 season. Last year’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will be difficult to top, but this will be the 40th annual running of the … Continue reading → [04.05.14 - 8:54 pm]Will Power Wins St PetersburgThe first race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season is in the books, and a familiar face stood in victory lane in St Petersburg on Sunday. Will Power cruised in the second half of the race, but drew some criticism … Continue reading → [03.30.14 - 1:15 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]GodspeedJust a few days ago, on a recent music-related trip to Nashville, Tennessee, I was also able to devote some impromptu time for what I will loquaciously describe as a 'Friday PM Indycar Fan and Blogging Commiseration Summit'.
In the maelstrom of the f... [09.25.13 - 1:37 pm]It Is Finishedand after receiving the tweet, DZ said, "it is finished",
bowed his head and gave up his spirit
Based on a brief interaction with long-time Indycar tweeter, and even longer-time Indycar fan @stevewittich, I was harshly snapped from my mid/late-seaso... [08.14.13 - 11:48 am]
Dreams to Realities …Well, well, well … I leave a blog alone for 6+ months, and it gets all dusty on me. I know, I know … here I start my own, personal INDYCAR-based blog, and then I leave it alone through the entire 2012 IZOD IndyCar Season. Plus, all my proposed in-sessi... [10.12.12 - 4:00 pm]Rubens Barrichello … moving the needle?I’ve promised myself … a maximum of 1,200 of my own words after this paragraph … Verbosity, thy bad name is me. Here goes nothing … — On Thursday, March 1st, 2012, Rubens Barrichello inked a one-year deal with KV Racing Technologies, driving Car #8, sp... [03.02.12 - 10:05 am]Making INDYCAR better … personallyNo one could deny or claim we haven’t made mistakes along the way. We have. But our only goal every single day with IndyCar is to better it and make it stronger. We have fantastic drivers, we have outstanding teams, and partners willing to invest milli... [02.28.12 - 10:00 am]2012 Cars – IZOD IndyCar SeriesA few weeks ago, I recall tweeting an initial breakdown of car/driver/engine combinations. Of course, I swapped one team’s engine contract, and was electronically backhanded for my faux pas (Thanks, Pippa! I owe you). So, I came up with a spreadsheet o... [02.19.12 - 7:30 pm]36 SuperCars, 36 Hours – Day 2First … an apology for yesterday’s post (36 SuperCars, 36 Hours – Day 1) … it was a little long. I promise I will do better once the 2012 INDYCAR season starts up in earnest. However, I hope I didn’t scare you from Day 2! Saturday, February 4th, 2011 –... [02.12.12 - 10:06 pm]
A Peon's Thought on Scheduling I had a thought last night relating to scheduling that I tweeted out to Kevin Lee for trackside. It has several moving parts and I doubt twitter really did it justice. So since I never took this site down and I am sure Pippa was getting tired of my l... [11.01.13 - 11:48 am]The Gift of the Magi News came on Tuesday that Pippa Mann had secured a ride for this year’s Indy500. Within the small IndyCar Twitter-node the news was reason for an overflow of heartfelt rejoicing. The IndyCar Twitter-node loves Pippa and rightly so. More so than any ... [05.02.13 - 1:33 am]Leftovers From Barber Weekend
This year in addition to taking in the race at Barber we decided to stretch the weekend a few days. So after the race, we drove to Tennessee and rented a small cabin in the mountains for a couple days. Which implicitly implies – I haven’t seen the ra... [04.09.13 - 11:35 pm]Barber Saturday - A Familiar Face and a Few ImagesI spent most of Saturday schlepping around Barber Motorsports Park toting my camera and a tripod hoping to capture some "Phantom Car" images. No such luck - The GrandAm series which is usually money for 3 - 4 yellows that bunch the field up and make t... [04.06.13 - 11:49 pm]The Annual Pathetic Season Preview - Part 1 It seems like every year we get to this point in the year where the first race is just a few days away, everyone else is doing it and I succumb to the peer pressure…So Here Goes. Predictions: Scott Dixon will win the Series Championship. Last year I... [03.18.13 - 10:47 pm]
The Weekend Rewind – How Safe Is Safe EditionWas it a normal weekend at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, or a dry run for Toronto and Houston? Yes. For a while it seemed like the drivers would be able to control themselves. Sure, we saw Rahal, Power, … Continue reading → [04.15.14 - 5:54 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes – Long Beach 2014Note for the notes: I write something like this for every race, but never really released these to the public. More content is always fun so I thought it would be a good time to start posting these. Not totally … Continue reading → [04.13.14 - 8:41 pm]Into the Crystal Ball… Wish I Was in Long Beach EditionIndyCar descends onto the Streets of Long Beach for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend. However, INDYCAR can only claim five appearances at the storied street circuit, 25 rounds were sanctioned by CART/ChampCar, 8 by Formula … Contin... [04.10.14 - 8:12 pm]2014 IndyCar Season Preview (Pit Lane Reporter)(NOTE: This post originally appeared in issue one of “Pit Lane Reporter” on 3/16/2014. My writing at PLR will all be archived here to keep my work compiled in a single location one month after originally appearing on/in PLR website … Continue reading → [04.07.14 - 10:20 pm]The Weekend Rewind… Sunny Florida Edition(Note: For 2014, I’m going to turn over a new leaf during these race reviews. Usually, you won’t read much about the drivers’ actual race performance on these pages. It would take exceptional situations for me to devote much space … Continue reading → [04.01.14 - 6:49 pm]
So, what's the real story?It's not Jacques Villeneuve. It's not Juan Montoya—or even Kurt Busch. The real story of this year's 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Mr. Sage Karam.
Perplexed? Don't be. Sure, JV, JPM, and KuBu will make a bit of a splash within the racing comm... [04.14.14 - 9:06 am]We Should Have WaitedIf you've hung around here for any length of time, you know we have a simmering bromance with Dario Franchitti—living Indycar legend and most accomplished driver of his time. Opinion.
But honoring his legacy by inviting him to wheel the pace car at thi... [03.27.14 - 9:10 am]The Big Bang TheoryWe're believers.
Everyone likes getting a deal and, in this writer's opinion, there's none better than that offered by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May.
What you'll receive: 3 days unapologetically cram... [03.25.14 - 9:23 am]The Natural The legacy of the Target Chip Ganassi Racing #10 could suffocate every driver in the IndyCar paddock but one. Scott Dixon. And that's whether he ever wins another race in it, or not.
Here's why: He's a seasoned Target representative, established team me... [11.15.13 - 1:04 pm]Get Creative, Do a Little GoodI'm passionate about IndyCar, and I enjoy seeing those that need help getting it. An opportunity to combine both interests? HELLA. Grab your Crayolas and help those kids. Please. Thanks. --Chris [GRF release] Graham Rahal Foundation AnnouncesSecond An... [08.24.13 - 11:06 am]
2014 IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix of Long BeachClick to play podcast Paul Page anchors the coverage of the 40th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Original air date: 04/13/14. Go to indycarradio.com for more info. [04.13.14 - 7:26 pm]2014 Indy Lights Race from Long BeachClick to play podcast Mark Jaynes and Pippa Man with the play-by-play action from the streets of Long Beach, CA. Original air date: 04/13/14 [04.13.14 - 3:45 pm]2014 St. Petersburg Verizon IndyCar Series RaceClick to play podcast Complete race coverage of the first event of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Air date: 3/30/2014 [04.01.14 - 2:45 pm]Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama previewClick to play podcast Paul page interview with Gene Hallman from Barber motorsports Park on the upcoming race [04.01.14 - 12:04 pm]2005 Chicagoland IndyCar RaceClick to play podcast Join Mike King, Poncho Carter & Dave Wilson in the booth, Kevin Lee, Nicole Manske & Kevin Olson in the pits with Mark Jaynes high atop turn 3 from Chicagoland Speedway with exciting coverage of one of the closes finsihes in IndyCar histroy. 9/11/2005 [01.03.14 - 6:58 pm]
MFW podcast episode 103 with Josef NewgardenClick to play podcast In this week's More Front Wing podcast we're joined by Josef Newgarden of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing as we review the Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and look ahead to the 40th running of the Toyota Grand P... [04.08.14 - 12:17 am]MFW podcast episode 102: Season previewClick to play podcast This week on the More Front Wing podcast is our Verizon IndyCar Series season preview! We look at the new title sponsor, a wide variety of incoming rule changes, and make our predictions for how this year in IndyCar will play out. Give us a listen! [03.27.14 - 12:51 pm]MFW podcast episode 101 with James HinchcliffeClick to play podcast In this rare foray into an off-season More Front Wing podcast, we speak to James Hinchcliffe about the many changes he's facing this season, review Cooper Tires Winterfest, and round up the hot topics in the IndyCar world as we get ever closer to the s... [02.28.14 - 12:40 am]Seven-month season with earlier, international start planned for 2015: MilesClick to play podcast Hulman and Co. CEO Mark Miles recently spoke to MFW's Paul Dalbey regarding plans to begin the 2015 IndyCar Series schedule earlier, possibly as early as January, with a stint of three international races. He also revealed plans for an expanded Leaders... [12.23.13 - 9:48 am]MFW podcast episode 100Click to play podcast It's our 100th episode, and we've dedicated it to IndyCar's loyal fans! Hear from folks from Speedway, Indiana to the UK and Australia and everywhere in between about their favorite stories and moments as fans and observers of IndyCar racing. [12.19.13 - 10:04 am]
Talk of Gasoline Alley July 25, 2013Click to play podcast Donald and Kevin take phone calls of historical value about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and also about racing in general. [07.25.13 - 9:04 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley July 24, 2013Click to play podcast Donald and Kevin take phone calls of historical value about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and also about racing in general. [07.24.13 - 8:29 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley July 23, 2013Click to play podcast Donald and Kevin answered questions about events that took place at Indy and were able to throw some NASCAR drivers in the mix. [07.23.13 - 8:51 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 24, 2013Click to play podcast Tonight, Mike Thomsen, filled in for Kevin, and Donald answered calls and talked about Dempsy Wilson, Dick Jordan, Rene Dreyfus, and Sid Collins. [05.24.13 - 9:27 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 23, 2013Click to play podcast Tonight, Kevin and Donald answered only email questions that have compiled throughout the month. [05.23.13 - 9:06 pm]
Later on, the guys are joined by Anders Krohn of NBCSN to help preview the upcoming ... [03.25.14 - 9:02 pm]Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee March 18th, 2014Click to play podcast Tonight, Kevin is at the Barber Test down in Alabama and joins Curt to talk about all things IndyCar as the 2014 Season gears up. [03.18.14 - 9:07 pm]
Remember Kevin Next Weekend At BarberI was lucky enough to be on another forum (Hf boards ATL thrashers) and meet Kev in real life at Barber. With the Alabama GP coming up, I think it is appropriate to remember and honor his legacy during this race weekend. The Alabama GP was both of our ... [04.17.14 - 10:25 pm]Juan Pablo Montoya IndyCar vs. NASCAR comparisonsSo this might be a season-long thing, because he seems to mention it everywhere he goes.
From the video in the TMS testing thread (from 3:49 on):
The places I've been in the Cup car before... [04.17.14 - 9:52 pm]So did Busch partake in Texas test...?Just curious.... [04.17.14 - 8:26 pm]Grand Prix Pre-Race ActivitiesLove it or hate it, this is a chance to start a new set of pre-race traditions for this particular race...
What should they do? (no Back Home Again...)
On the Banks of the Wabash Vocals?- Straight No Chaser/ Paul Dresser
... [04.17.14 - 7:06 pm]Asking for a bit of help from the kind and helpful folks at TrackForumIf you have any pictures of a Jonathan Byrd Racing or Jonathan Byrd's sponsored car of any kind (late models at the Speedrome, midgets, IndyCars, or stock cars), or a Jonathan Byrd Racing-related pictures, I'd very much like for you to share them with ... [04.17.14 - 12:59 pm]Best way to listenI am brand new at this forum so hopefully someone can help me.
This will be my 25th straight 500.
For the last few years we have been monitoring race teams and listening to the radio broadcast through a number of different brands of radio headsets t... [04.17.14 - 12:39 pm]Fuzzy's Triple Crown: Your ThoughtsWhat are the odds that someone wins the Triple Crown? Slim to none, or substantially better than that? Also, if you were laying down a wager at a Vegas sports book, what driver would you put your money on? (As for Fuzzy's itself, I'm an infrequent vod... [04.17.14 - 12:35 pm]Long Beach--Full RaceHere is the entire race from Long Beach.
== [04.17.14 - 12:27 pm]Sebastian Saavedra FinedIssues with safety workers.
== [04.17.14 - 11:39 am]A BookIndianapolis 500 - A Century of Excitement by Ralph Kramer
Krause Publications 2010
Not a scholarly masterpiece, but, an entertaining coffee table variety with some really nice photos, both, ancient and current...one in particular is of Mauri Rose.... [04.17.14 - 11:21 am]May 17 Band Announced: LiveIMS PR
ALTERNATIVE ROCK BAND LIVE TO PERFORM AT IMS MAY 17, DURING FIRST INDY 500 QUALIFICATIONS DAY
INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Chart-topping alternative rock band LIVE will provide exhilarating entertainment for fans d... [04.17.14 - 10:48 am]OT: Any body want to buy the old Newman Haas Racing Motor Coach and Cooking G...NEWMAN HASS RACING - MOTOR COACH & COOK GALLEY (http://thomasauction.com/auction-details.asp?id=303)
It doesn't say how much, but it's somehow ended up in Oregon. [04.17.14 - 9:39 am]First-timer 500 Parking Advice NeededWe will be sitting in E Stand at the 500.
Looking at IMS's map, it would appear that we will want to park in Orange lot 3 or Main Gate; or Green lot 9 or 2.
Could some of you vets give me some advice on what the realities will be for getting ther... [04.17.14 - 8:47 am]Justin Wilson Does the Hooniverse PodcastJustin Wilson joins my friends Jeff and Blake for this week's episode of the Hooniverse Podcast (Hooniverse being the website that covers not-quite-mainstream car culture and news with a witty-yet-informative bent; I was a contributing writer for the f... [04.17.14 - 3:53 am]18 killer minutes of onboard race footage from LBGPgive thanks to the greatness that is Marshall Pruett, Verizon, and Indycar,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGayPXe4gRA&list=UUy1F61QvUUQXAXi2Voa_fUw [04.17.14 - 12:19 am]
IndyCar • Re: AR1's slanderous and foolish comments should stop!Mark wrote: To be fair, Crapwagon was mostly set up because myself and Chica wouldn't allow them to spout crap on here (and not just here the likes of Track Forum too), so they set that up so they could talk crap there instead, of course it quickly got ... [03.17.14 - 2:04 pm]IndyCar • Re: New qualifying formatThanks very much champcarray. That was useful for me to brush up on those Regs.Statistics: Posted by steveaki13 — Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:38 pm [03.16.14 - 5:38 pm]IndyCar • Re: C'mon INDYCAR SERIES!!!What is up with that Toronto back 2 back. Looks like cutting cost more than anything to me. Statistics: Posted by Cart750hp — Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:50 pm [03.16.14 - 3:50 pm]IndyCar • Re: Not much action on the IndyCar forumI have never gotten round to following Indy car on a regular basis, but with all the ex f1 drivers this season I am determined to follow it and learn.
Hope to chat to you all in Indy this season.
Statistics: Posted by steveaki13 — Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:0... [03.15.14 - 6:07 pm]IndyCar • Re: Kurt Busch attempting The DoubleStarter wrote: A good argument could be made for today's drivers being a bunch of wusses because they only drive in one series. The greats like Mario, AJ, Gurney, etc. could get in any car and win. It didn't make any difference if it was a sprint car, s... [03.11.14 - 9:28 pm]
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