Dixon fastest in first practiceFive-time Mid-Ohio winner Scott Dixon topped first practice for Sunday’s Honday Indy 200, as Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske dominated the top positions. Dixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing-Chevrolet lapped the 2.258-mile course in 64.4491sec, an average ... [07.29.16 - 4:51 am]Target leaving after 27 yearsCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Target will leave IndyCar at the end of this season after 27 years with Chip Ganassi Racing that included 11 championships and four Indianapolis 500 victories. The exit comes as Target is examining all of its marketing platforms under... [07.28.16 - 6:17 pm]Indy Lights driver Zach Veach still fighting for a spot in IndyCarLEXINGTON - Zach Veach is one step away from achieving his dream. Born and raised in Stockdale, Ohio, all signs pointed to Veach being on the fast track to the Verizon IndyCar Series when he signed with Andretti Autosports in 2010. In just four seasons... [07.28.16 - 2:02 pm]Kimball having strong yearEntering this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Charlie Kimball is hoping to relive his greatest triumph in the IndyCar series. Kimball won at Mid-Ohio in 2013 for his sole IndyCar win since he moved up from the Indy Lights series... [07.27.16 - 10:58 am]Dixon leads IndyCar opening practice at Mid-OhioLEXINGTON, Ohio – At a track he traditionally dominates, Scott Dixon fired the first shot of the weekend. The driver of the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet ran a best lap of 1:04.4491 around the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to lead ... [07.29.16 - 5:39 am]Mid-Ohio offers turnaround opportunity for several Andretti driversIt’s been a rough season for the most part for Andretti Autosport. Sure, Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Alexander Rossi won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May, but highlights other than that have been few and far between. Still, with five ... [07.28.16 - 10:52 pm]Sebastien Bourdais has fastest auto during first Indy Toronto practice“I was just trying to get the most out of it, man. Each lap just kept getting a bit better”. “I’m very hopeful and he’s very hopeful”. “I couldn’t believe it”, admitted Power after the race. “We want him for a long time”. The New ... [07.28.16 - 9:50 pm]Target's IndyCar exit puts pressure on Chip Ganassi Racing to win nowExcuse the pun, but Chip Ganassi’s IndyCar team now has a target on its back, at least for the time being. Ganassi has leaned on the financial support of Target, the Minneapolis-based retail giant, since founding its organization in 1990, and the red ... [07.28.16 - 1:12 pm]Will Power's comeback continues with third win in four racesScott Dixon barely out-raced Helio Castroneves in the closing moments of the qualifying session for the Honda Indy Toronto. "I like it because I find it more exciting", Pagenaud said. Hinchcliffe said that he and his team would talk to KV managvement "... [07.27.16 - 9:28 pm]Sundancer finishes first, againMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Sundancer crossed the finish line Saturday one minute before the race deadline and was the only car in the race to travel all the miles in the 2016 Solar Car Challenge under the time allotted. Sundancer, the Houston Solar Car, won ... [07.27.16 - 8:12 am]
Target leaving IndyCar sponsorship - WISH-TV WISH-TV Target leaving IndyCar sponsorship WISH-TV INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Target is leaving IndyCar sponsorship, and Angie's List surprises investors in a good way. Target has sponsored an IndyCar team for 27 years with Chip Ganassi. However, Target announ... [07.29.16 - 8:13 am]Insider: Can Simon Pagenaud hold off Will Power for IndyCar title? - Indianap... Indianapolis Star Insider: Can Simon Pagenaud hold off Will Power for IndyCar title? Indianapolis Star INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud is asked to mentally go back to mid-March, the only time in this Verizon IndyCar Series season when he didn't have the ...... [07.28.16 - 11:23 am]Urban Meyer rides with IndyCar's Conor Daly at Honda STEAM event - Mansfield ... Mansfield News Journal Urban Meyer rides with IndyCar's Conor Daly at Honda STEAM event Mansfield News Journal Meyer was the special guest of the Honda STEAM Connections Tour event and was driven from the OSU Athletic Administration office to the Longaber... [07.28.16 - 11:57 pm]Indy Lights driver Zach Veach still fighting for a spot in IndyCar - Mansfiel... Mansfield News Journal Indy Lights driver Zach Veach still fighting for a spot in IndyCar Mansfield News Journal Veach returns to his home track this weekend for the first time since a hand injury kept him sidelined for the 2015 season. IndyCar: Dean Stone... [07.28.16 - 8:36 pm]His IndyCar number matches his age: 19 - Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star His IndyCar number matches his age: 19 - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star INDIANAPOLIS -- If the teenager's name isn't yet familiar to IndyCar Series followers, the ride he took in last year's Indy Lights race in Toronto might be. Indy... [07.26.16 - 4:47 pm]INDYCAR TESTING AT POCONO: Open to the public for free next ... - Allentown M... Allentown Morning Call (blog) INDYCAR TESTING AT POCONO: Open to the public for free next ... Allentown Morning Call (blog) If you don't get enough racing this weekend at Pocono Raceway from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, you may want to return to the Tric... [07.28.16 - 12:35 pm]INDYCAR: Schmidt expects both drivers back in '17 - Racer Racer INDYCAR: Schmidt expects both drivers back in '17 Racer Sam Schmidt expects to keep Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' full-time IndyCar lineup of James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin in place next season. The Canadian star, who earned pole position at ... [07.28.16 - 1:52 pm]LogMeIn chief reflects on IndyCar race missteps - The Boston Globe LogMeIn chief reflects on IndyCar race missteps The Boston Globe As most of Boston knows by now, the IndyCar race stalled out before it even began. Promoter Boston Grand Prix, led by John Casey, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this month. Casey ha... [07.25.16 - 9:14 pm]INDYCAR: Andretti Indy Lights drivers to test at Watkins Glen - Racer Motorsport.com, Edition: Global INDYCAR: Andretti Indy Lights drivers to test at Watkins Glen Racer Andretti Autosport's three Indy Lights drivers will all take part in the IndyCar Series test at Watkins Glen on Aug. 11. Shelby Blackstock will sit behind ... [07.27.16 - 2:22 pm]Should An IndyCar Driver Try The Brickyard 400? - Beyond the Flag Beyond the Flag Should An IndyCar Driver Try The Brickyard 400? Beyond the Flag But perhaps Indy provides a solution that could work to the benefit of both major racing series – having an IndyCar star participate in the NASCAR event. When NASCAR first arr... [07.26.16 - 9:51 am]
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]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING IN @INDYCAR INDY 500 EDITION (JUNE 6 – JUNE...RACING HAIR With the possible exception of Sebastian Saveedra, the general assumption was that most Verizon IndyCar Series drivers have normal hair (or none at all). Now we know better. A new commercial released by Honda Canada reveals that James Hinch... [06.10.16 - 10:04 pm]
INDYCAR: Dixon fastest in first Mid-Ohio practiceScott Dixon broke his own track record during Friday morning's opening practice period for Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. A five-time winner at the 2.258-mile road course, Dixon ran a lap of 1m... [07.29.16 - 4:28 pm]INDYCAR: Daly weighing options for '17Conor Daly is about to walk through his first IndyCar silly season minefield. The rookie has impressed his Dale Coyne Racing team, caught the attention of a few rivals in the paddock and should be th... [07.29.16 - 2:10 pm]INDYCAR: Munoz wants to return amid blurry futureAndretti Autosport's Carlos Munoz can't wait to find out where he'll be driving next year. The talented Colombian came close to winning the Indy 500 in May, sits second among his four teammates in th... [07.28.16 - 8:13 pm]INDYCAR: Schmidt expects both drivers back in '17Sam Schmidt expects to keep Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' full-time IndyCar lineup of James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin in place next season. The Canadian star, who earned pole position at this y... [07.28.16 - 5:59 pm]MILLER: Ganassi & Target - Partnership for the agesThrough the years there have been some really solid relationships between IndyCar owners, drivers and sponsors. Roger Penske had a 21-year-run with Marlboro and Phillip Morris that produced 71 wins, ... [07.28.16 - 4:30 pm]
Birchwood native Aaron Telitz races in the Pro Mazda Championship, one of steppingstone divisions that make up the Mazda Road to Indy. We asked him to share thoughts several times this week as IndyCar and its support divisions -- along wtih the Pirelli... [06.25.16 - 9:39 pm]Road America IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix second practice
Elkhart Lake — Graham Rahal, who suffered through electronics problems through the first session, set the pace Friday in the second practice for the Kohler Grand Prix.
Dixon fastest in first practiceDixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing-Chevrolet lapped the 2.258-mile course in 64.4491sec, an average speed of 126.127sec, beating the Team Penske-Chevys of Will Power and Juan Pablo Montoya by 0.12 and 0.15sec respectively.
Power went off course at Turn 2 on h... [07.29.16 - 11:39 am]Andretti’s Indy Lights drivers to test IndyCars at Watkins GlenThe August 11th test will see all three get their first experience of IndyCars, and for two of them, it will be the first taste of the 11-turn 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International course. IndyCar and Indy Lights will be racing at the Glen on Labor Day W... [07.27.16 - 12:32 pm]Target to end its Ganassi IndyCar sponsorshipThe partnership has seen a Target-sponsored driver win the Indy car championship 11 times since Michael Andretti scored Ganassi and Target’s first two wins back in 1994.
Since then, Scott Dixon, whose #9 IndyCar currently carries the Target colors, has... [07.27.16 - 10:26 am]Supercars not keen on February Gold Coast dateMotorsport.com revealed yesterday that a Surfers Paradise return remains on IndyCar’s radar, but only if the visit to Queensland can happen in February.
With high costs meaning that setting up the street circuit twice in one year is essentially unfeasi... [07.26.16 - 10:24 pm]Dixon’s Ganassi team ready to take more risksChris Simmons, Scott Dixon’s race engineer since the start of 2015, says that the reigning champion’s 83-point deficit to Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, means the team is ready to take more gambles over the remaining five rounds of the championship.
“Ev... [07.26.16 - 8:13 pm]IndyCar wants Surfers Paradise but in February, says MilesThe CEO of Hulman & Company, IndyCar’s parent company, has confirmed to Motorsport.com that the series is “not interested” in racing at Surfers Paradise in the fall, as predicted last month.
“We have a desire to find a couple of international races in ... [07.25.16 - 6:23 pm]
Honda Indy Toronto - Race resultsFull race results for the 11th round of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series at Honda Indy Toronto, Ontario [07.16.16 - 8:00 pm]Dixon uses extra lap to secure Toronto poleScott Dixon won a personal race against the clock to earn an extra chance to claim pole position for IndyCar's annual visit to the streets of Toronto. [07.17.16 - 5:38 am]Filippi returns for TorontoLuca Filippi will be back in harness for the IndyCar Series' 30th visit to Toronto, having been called up for Dale Coyne's team. [07.14.16 - 8:00 pm]Pagenaud earns 500th Penske poleSimon Pagenaud added another historic milestone to the Team Penske legacy as he racked up its 500th pole in all disciplines in qualifying for the Iowa Corn 300. [07.09.16 - 8:00 pm]IndyCar remembers legendary team owner HaasThe passing of one of Indycar racing's most successful team owners has prompted a stream or recollections from within the paddock. [07.08.16 - 2:23 pm]Power blasts to Road America poleWill Power has bolted his Team Penske Chevrolet on to pole position at Road American after fending off Scott Dixon by less than two-tenths [06.24.16 - 8:00 pm]
Andretti’s almost perfect yearAndretti’s almost perfect yearMario dominated the USAC season, but Graham Hill won the big race in MayMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.25.16 - 10:16 am]The unrivalled Roger PenskeThe unrivalled Roger PenskeA career in racing and beyond, like no other before himMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.29.16 - 11:26 am]Indy superstars: The UnsersIndy superstars: The UnsersThey made their name at Pikes Peak, and they carried that on at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.21.16 - 1:09 pm]Indy superstars: Rick MearsIndy superstars: Rick MearsHe raced hard, he raced fair and his lack of ego makes him one of the greatsMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.18.16 - 1:15 pm]Indy superstars: Parnelli JonesIndy superstars: Parnelli JonesThe man who would not stand for the Europeans taking pole at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.17.16 - 1:32 pm]
Mikhail Aleshin, Carlos Munoz Ponder IndyCar FuturesTwo young Verizon IndyCar Series drivers don’t know where they’ll be next season. Mikhail Aleshin and Carlos Munoz are free agents after 2016 – will they return? As we reach the tail end of another IndyCar season, it’s time to speculate on the drivers’... [07.29.16 - 11:15 am]Interview: Charlie Kimball Looking For 2nd Win At Mid-OhioCharlie Kimball won his first Verizon IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio, and is looking for No. 2 this weekend. Kimball spoke with us about what’s ahead. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will always be a special place for Charlie Kimball. It’s where the No. 83... [07.29.16 - 8:26 am]RC Enerson: Who Is IndyCar’s Newest Driver?RC Enerson joins the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend at Mid-Ohio. But who is IndyCar’s newest driver – and how much does his addition matter? IndyCar is gaining another rookie, as RC Enerson will drive the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda in this wee... [07.28.16 - 7:55 am]Scott Dixon To Lose Target Sponsorship At Season’s EndRetail giant Target will leave the Verizon IndyCar Series at the end of this season, leaving champion Scott Dixon in need of a new primary sponsor. Big sponsorship news in IndyCar Wednesday: Target is exiting the series after this year and will no long... [07.27.16 - 5:05 pm]2016 Honda Indy 200 Fast FactsThe Verizon IndyCar Series races the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend. Here are the facts to know before Sunday’s action. The 2016 Honda Indy 200 is the 12th race on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, taking place at the Mid-... [07.27.16 - 7:32 am]
Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th
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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]
Mid-Ohio PreviewThis weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series visits another natural terrain road course that is on my short list to visit. While the pull to visit the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has never been quite as strong as it was to visit Road America; it is on my li... [07.29.16 - 4:04 am]The Rapid Rise And Fall Of PPIRWelcome to…Denver, Colorado! I don’t travel very often with my day job. I did spend the week of this year’s Indianapolis 500 in Atlanta at a conference with several co-workers; but this week, I flew out to a conference that I am attending by myself – a... [07.27.16 - 5:04 am]Observations On The IndyCar FamilyLast week, the Verizon IndyCar Series lost a member of their family that most of us had never heard of. Jenny Nickell was a producer for NBCSN and had worked in the business of televising IndyCar races for over thirty years. Apparently, she suddenly fe... [07.25.16 - 5:02 am]Why We Want The Brickyard 400 To SucceedNo one should be surprised to hear me say that I am a racing fan. While IndyCar is my passion, I am still a fan of other forms of motorsport – including NASCAR. I’m no die-hard, but I’ll still watch the occasional NASCAR race. I have been to three NASC... [07.22.16 - 5:05 am]What Defines An Enjoyable Race?Earlier this week there was some semi-friendly discussion in the comments section of this site on whether or not Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto was exciting, entertaining, enjoyable or any other adjective you want to use. Some said it was a boring race, w... [07.20.16 - 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]
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]Racing and Live Sports So Far in 2016What event has drawn sold out crowds daily, features a lot of big names in an extreme form of auto racing musical chairs, races on an oval, gets lots of press and even featured a viral video of a drunken cop slurring idiotic hate speech toward Tony Ste... [01.17.16 - 6:38 am]Happy New Year…and Happy Birthday Tony GeorgeHappy birthday to Tony George, grandson of the late great Tony Hulman. 1959 was the birth year for young Anton and was the year I first set foot inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Unfortunately any mention of Tony George in just about any context ... [12.30.15 - 3:02 pm]IndyCar Schedule in 2016: The Good, Bad and Unvarnished From A Ticket Buying FanThe 2016 IndyCar schedule was formally announced today. As fervent long-term IndyCar fans we are gratified to have any sort of schedule. Formulating one is potentially the most difficult part of running IndyCar. For every great addition such as Phoenix... [10.27.15 - 2:52 pm]
"I'm very excited to be back with Dale Coyne Racing this weekend and to have the chance to race in the Honda Indy Toronto again,"... [07.13.16 - 10:24 am]INDYCAR To Cover 925k In Boston RefundsINDYCAR announced Thursday that they as the sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series will cover $925,000 in reimbursing fans who had purchased tickets. The entire press release: NDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, July 7, 2016) - Stepping into the breach left ... [07.08.16 - 11:48 am]Daly & Newgarden Not Allowed To Complete Texas EventINDYCAR announced Friday their reversed decision to not permit Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden to return to the field when the IndyCar Series returns to Texas Motor Speedway in August.
The Dale Coyne Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing cars were involved in a... [06.25.16 - 10:10 am]Texas Race Postponed To AugustThe rain just wouldn't let up at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Originally scheduled for Saturday night, the Firestone 600 was postponed to Sunday at 1:06 pm local time.
Come Sunday afternoon the weepers were still weeping, causing a 40 minute delay, but the ... [06.12.16 - 11:41 pm]Newgarden Okay After Scary Texas CrashNearing the end of lap 42 at Sunday's weather delayed Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar drivers Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden were involved in a scary crash.
Exiting Turn 4 Conor Daly got loose, over corrected and turned right into Josef Ne... [06.12.16 - 8:11 pm]
Power’s Hot Streak Continues in Toronto RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s Will Power drove to victory Sunday in the IndyCar Series race in Toronto, Canada. The victory was the third of the season for the Australian driver and it came by by 1.5275 seconds over teammate Helio Castroneves.
The victo... [07.17.16 - 6:43 pm]Dixon To Start P1 In Toronto RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon will start Sunday’s IndyCar Series race on the Toronto street circuit after winning the pole on Saturday in his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
Dixon led qualifying with a lap around the 1.786-mile circuit at 107.326 mph.
His ... [07.16.16 - 4:56 pm]Pagenaud Quickest In Toronto RacinToday.com
Points-leader Simon Pagenaud set the pace during practice Friday on the 1.786-mile, 11-turn temporary circuit in Toronto. He posted his fast lap in the last of the day’s two 45-minute practice sessions, at 1 minute, 1.7081 seconds (104.1... [07.15.16 - 6:25 pm]Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway RacinToday.com
Josef Newgarden drove to an easy victory in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The win was his first on an oval in IndyCar.
“We’ve been so close to winning at an oval race with this team,” he said, “we’ve had seconds.”
Now th... [07.10.16 - 7:49 pm]Pagenaud On Pole In Iowa RacinToday.com
Road racing ace Simon Pagenaud proved to be not too shabby on a short oval on Saturday as he won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway.
“The biggest statement we want to show is we are strong on ovals as well and wan... [07.09.16 - 5:12 pm]
2016 Indy 500 Turn 3 Diary5:10 AM As we roll out into the darkness, the family is restive¹. There are murmurs of discontent from the younger element about arising at 4:00 AM. My explanation about heeding IMS president J. Douglas Boles warnings about traffic and long lines at ... [05.31.16 - 12:26 pm]The Indy 500 – Meet the new bossI was 11 years old when I went to my first Indianapolis 500 in the late 1960’s. As a kid from small town Indiana, the race and the track were mythic entities. Only the special few got to attend it in person. In lieu of going, you listened to Sid Col... [05.27.16 - 10:49 am]Pole Day at Indy – Saturday should have been SundayThe Saturday qualifications for the 2016 Indianapolis 500 were fantastic, fabulous, superb, scintillating, tense, and whatever other words can be found in a thesaurus. It’s just too bad they didn’t count. Let’s just pretend they didn’t happen and do ... [05.22.16 - 6:14 pm]A Good Race is Hard to Find.Flannery O’Conn0r wrote the Southern Gothic short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” about an old woman whose manipulative behavior and selfishness led to her family’s destruction. Luckily, there was very little destruction at Barber Motorsports Park ... [04.27.16 - 3:14 pm]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]
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]Checking Out My Local TrackI'll probably post some sort of wrap-up to the Barber race later this week, but in keeping things chronological, I'm instead going to post about a trip Kevin and I took to one of our local tracks this weekend.
Rockford Speedway, in Rockford, Ill. is... [04.27.16 - 4:30 pm]Long Beach -- Upon Further ReviewSo, here we are, three races into the season and I haven't come through with either a blog or a podcast on any of them.
While part of that is due to a busy schedule, and our trip to Singapore, it's also been a little about motivation. Not for me, but ... [04.20.16 - 8:26 pm]
Open Wheel World Challenge at IMS[SVRA Release] The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced an expansion of its events with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway through the “The SVRA Open Wheel World Challenge,” for June 8-11, 2017. The event, planned to occur one week ... [07.27.16 - 5:33 pm]Brickyard 400 at IMSNASCAR makes its annual stop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, for the Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard. Better known simply as the Brickyard 400, the event once again has significant buzz around it,... [07.23.16 - 7:59 pm]IndyCar Test at Mid-OhioThe Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio isn’t until next weekend, but today there were several teams and drivers at the 2.258-mile road course. There were 17 cars in all that participated in today’s Verizon IndyCar Series test at Mid-Ohio, with official lap tim... [07.21.16 - 10:19 pm]Will Power Wins at TorontoThe Verizon Series made their annual stop north of the border this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto. After a late twist in the race, it was Will Power who once again found victory lane on Sunday. It’s the third win in the last four races for Power, a... [07.17.16 - 6:12 pm]Scott Dixon on Pole at TorontoScott Dixon earned pole position for tomorrow’s Honda Indy Toronto race at Exhibition Place in dramatic fashion. The four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion crossed the start/finish line just before the clock expired in the Firestone Fast Six, giving... [07.16.16 - 3:27 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]
PHOTOS: Marco Andretti Tours Wagner-Hagans Auto MuseumAhead of this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Marco Andretti visited the Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum in Columbus to view the private and rare automobile collections of Steve Wagner and Mark Hagans. Myself (Carrie Ellis) and Stacey... [07.29.16 - 1:24 am]VICS: Target To End IndyCar Sponsorship With Ganassi After 2016It is difficult sometimes to sever ties after many years, but that is what will happen after the checkered flag falls on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series as major department store chain Target will part ways with its business relationship with Chip Gana... [07.27.16 - 9:00 pm]VICS: Honda 200 At Mid-Ohio PreviewThe Keyhole, the Esses, Thunder Valley, and the Carousel all parts of the topsy turvey roller coaster-type layout at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course just north of the state capital of Columbus for another edition of the Honda 200. Several questions are ... [07.27.16 - 1:57 am]Bad Pit Strategy Costs Chip Ganassi Racing Victory in TorontoPit Strategy is key to the majority of IndyCar races but even more so on the tight road/street courses. It was no different at the Honda Indy Toronto on the streets of Toronto this past weekend, either. Strategies can sometimes be awesome and help a... [07.20.16 - 3:42 am]Andretti Comes From Last To Finish 10thPerhaps luck is beginning to change for Marco Andretti following a strong run on Sunday at Honda Indy Toronto. The driver of the No. 27 Dr. Pepper Honda has not had such a great season thus far with He only has two top-10 finishes and and a be... [07.19.16 - 3:12 am]
We are at 40% Americans9/22 drivers this weekend are Yanks. I believe this is the highest % of American drivers since the IRL Era (excluding the 500) I think 40%-60% American drivers is the sweet spot.
I predict the number to get better as HCN, Montoya, Dixon, Kanaan retire. [07.29.16 - 10:34 am]Honda Indy 200 at Mid Ohio: Friday Practice Threadwith 15 minutes into Practice 1, RC Enerson holding fastest lap for a few minutes and currently 4th fastest. [07.29.16 - 10:14 am]Pocono Test Day opened to fans for freeLONG POND, Pa. (July 28, 2016) The Verizon IndyCar Series test session at Pocono Raceway on Thursday, August 4 will be free and open to the public and fans are encouraged to attend to get a preview of the upcoming ABC Supply 500 race weekend schedule... [07.29.16 - 8:03 am]Schmidt discusses his drivershttp://www.racer.com/indycar/item/132511-indycar-schmidt-expects-both-drivers-back-in-17
No change expected in the Indycar team and Arrow seem to be happy with their partnership, sounds good for an extension after 2017. For the Lights team he expect... [07.28.16 - 3:33 pm]Should Race Winners start dabbing in victory lane ??Lewis does it . Do you want to see Will or Josef do it ?? [07.27.16 - 7:25 pm]"Schmidt Peterson Motorsports sues defecting Indy Lights driver"Sheesh
Team says R.C. Enerson is in breach of cont... [07.27.16 - 2:49 pm]Mid Ohio free tickets!I have been give two free tickets to the Indy Car weekend at Mid Ohio. I will be unable to use them.:(
If anyone is going and needs a couple tickets I'll be glad to give them to a worthy Indy Car fan. I would hate to see these tickets go to waste. ... [07.27.16 - 2:33 pm]Off-topic: See NSX test at Mid-OhioFor those of you going to Mid-Ohio over the weekend, here is a reason to get there Thursday or Friday:
Acura will be running its NSX GT3 race car during the Pirelli World Challenge promoter test Thursday and the series practices sessions Friday. Thi... [07.27.16 - 1:57 pm]Barnhart at least open to VSChttp://www.racer.com/more/viewpoints/item/132433-robin-miller-s-mailbag-for-july-27-presented-by-honda-racing-hpd?showall=&limitstart=5
RM: Brian Barnhart's response:
"I like the concepts, where the field is slowed safely by either... [07.27.16 - 12:10 pm]Target leavinghttp://racing.ap.org/article/target-leaving-indycar-after-27-seasons-chip-ganassi
Bummer, love those cars. But 27 years is a long time [07.27.16 - 10:10 am]
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