Penske drivers “taking big swings at setups” in 2018 IndyCarTeam Penske’s IndyCar champions Will Power and Simon Pagenaud say that drivers are only “scratching the surface” of the capabilities of Dallara’s spec aerokit as they get used to the car’s new handling characteristics. The 2014 champion Power ... [12.17.17 - 1:22 am]Matty Brabham working towards IndyCar comebackAustralian American young gun Matty Brabham is hoping to work towards a comeback in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Brabham, 23, was along with RC Enerson the two top young guns who raced a handful of 2016 races but didn’t get a proper encore in 2017. [12.15.17 - 6:35 am]Top Stories of 2017, #18: Castroneves bids farewell to IndyCarNext up in our countdown of the biggest stories in racing this year is the news that one of IndyCar's longest-serving and beloved competitors, Helio Castroneves, will no longer be a full-time driver in the series. It was after IndyCar’s season finale i... [12.14.17 - 5:15 am]Carlin confirms IndyCar graduation with Chilton, Kimball, ChevroletCarlin’s long-rumored and even more long-awaited step-up into the Verizon IndyCar Series has become a reality. Trevor Carlin’s team has confirmed the first details of its graduation into the top level championship in North America, and sees the team ... [12.14.17 - 5:54 pm]Davison opens up on his 2018 deal: 'I had nothing to lose'Supercars star Will Davison spoke to Motorsport.com about the last-minute 23Red Racing deal that saved his spot on the grid for 2018. Davison went genuinely close to missing out on a full-time drive for 2018, the two-time Bathurst 1000 winner seemingly... [12.13.17 - 10:55 am]Welcoming Four New Teams For Next SeasonWhen the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series came to an end at Sonoma back in mid-September, there was a lot of anxiety about the car count for 2018. There were twenty-one full-time entries for the 2017 season. Although not confirmed by the respective teams ... [12.14.17 - 9:21 pm]Daring display by Drugovich; scores a trebleBrazil's Felipe Drugovich (11) in command over his nearest rival Julien Falchero (France) in the third round of the MRF Challenge 2017 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Friday. - Special Arrangement Felipe Drugovich brought the 5.5km long Yas ... [12.15.17 - 12:53 am]A Number Swap Triggers A History LessonLast week, it was announced that Andretti Autosport drivers Marco Andretti and Alexander Rossi would be swapping numbers. Starting next season, Marco Andretti will drive a car carrying the No.98, while Rossi will drive the No.27 car. That got me to ... [12.12.17 - 9:06 pm]What Is Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Net Worth in 2017? How Rich Is the New “Bachelor?”Season 22 of The Bachelor will air on January 1, 2018, and this time, Arie Luyendyk Jr. is prepared to find love in the Bachelor mansion. Luyendyk Jr. is a well-known name in the car racing industry, and Bachelor Nation. So it comes as no surprise that... [12.12.17 - 3:08 am]2017 PRI Show post-weekend notebookThe 2017 edition of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show is in the books for another year. Here’s some notes we gathered from the event at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. While INDYCAR did not have a booth at this ye... [12.10.17 - 11:00 pm]
This RSS feed URL is deprecatedThis RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news [02.20.18 - 4:12 pm]Holmatro agrees to five-year extension as Official Rescue Tool Provider - IND... Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Holmatro agrees to five-year extension as Official Rescue Tool Provider INDYCAR Holmatro has supported INDYCAR's renowned safety team for decades, supplying rescue tools to assist in the quick and safe extrication of race d... [02.20.18 - 8:05 am]RLLR reveals Graham Rahal's livery for Texas IndyCar race - Motorsport.com, E... Motorsport.com, Edition: Global RLLR reveals Graham Rahal's livery for Texas IndyCar race Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) has announced Fleet Cost & Care will be Graham Rahal's primary sponsor at Texas Motor Speedway, ... [02.20.18 - 11:47 am]Kanaan, Rahal to test new IndyCar street course tires - Motorsport.com - Moto... Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Kanaan, Rahal to test new IndyCar street course tires - Motorsport.com Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Next week's Firestone test day for Graham Rahal and Tony Kanaan at Sebring will be to evaluate potential new street cour... [02.19.18 - 5:29 pm]Comparing F1's Halo to IndyCar's windshield - ESPN.com - ESPN ESPN Comparing F1's Halo to IndyCar's windshield - ESPN.com ESPN Having seen the first two examples of a 2018 Halo a week after IndyCar trialled a windscreen concept, Maurice Hamilton looks at why the former ended up being the FIA's final choice for Formu... [02.17.18 - 7:09 am]Interview: Mark Miles on IndyCar's TV future - Racer Interview: Mark Miles on IndyCar's TV future Racer IndyCar CEO Mark Miles sat down with RACER at the recent Phoenix Open Test to discuss a variety of important topics facing the series as it heads into the 2018 season. In the first portion of a two-part ... [02.20.18 - 2:20 pm]Team INDYCAR makes 'The Amazing Race' final four - INDYCAR International Business Times Team INDYCAR makes 'The Amazing Race' final four INDYCAR After 10 legs of “The Amazing Race,” Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly have a chance at winning $1 million in CBS' Emmy Award-winning reality... [02.15.18 - 10:20 am]Cosworth Apparently Wants to Return to IndyCar - The Drive The Drive Cosworth Apparently Wants to Return to IndyCar The Drive Cosworth, a longtime racing engine manufacturer and technology conglomerate, is reportedly seeking a partner to enter IndyCar with once again in the near future. As detailed in a recent ar... [02.16.18 - 6:33 pm]Harding hasn't yet seen “brutal” side of IndyCar, warns team manager - Motors... Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Harding hasn't yet seen “brutal” side of IndyCar, warns team manager Motorsport.com, Edition: Global So far, Harding Racing has competed in only three IndyCar races – and its driver Gabby Chaves earned not only a ninth at t... [02.15.18 - 1:07 pm]Cosworth Needs An OEM Partner For IndyCar; Could Ford Fit The Bill? - Ford Au... Ford Authority Cosworth Needs An OEM Partner For IndyCar; Could Ford Fit The Bill? Ford Authority British automotive engineering firm Cosworth has expressed its interest in again supplying engines for IndyCar racing in the United States, with the company'... [02.20.18 - 2:02 pm]
INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 26 to Aug. 1)Party in the Penn Marco Andretti likes to hang out at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. But that doesn’t mean he’s antisocial. Andretti just gets all his friends to come to him. A cast of motorsports stars showed up to his latest soiree, held just after ... [08.03.16 - 6:08 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 19 to 25)Summertime … and the livin’ is easy It’s clear: Max Chilton knows a thing or two about good living. While the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock took a few days off last weekend, Chilton piloted a gorgeous convertible around the English countryside. He wou... [07.27.16 - 5:02 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 12 to 18)Dedicated follower of fashion In addition to being a great racing town and the home of the Honda Indy Toronto, the Canadian city is a good destination for the fashion forward. The combination of both makes it a perfect locale for Chloe Roberts, Max Chi... [07.20.16 - 10:29 am]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 27 to July 4)Reppin’ the red, white and blue Independence Day celebrations brought about all sorts of American sentiment and with an off weekend on the schedule, Verizon IndyCar drivers had time for some rest and relaxation. Graham Rahal made sure to dress the part... [07.05.16 - 5:18 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 18 to June 24)‘You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming?’ The always charming and conversational Emma Dixon had to find someone to talk to in Le Mans, France, while hubby Scott Dixon was busy getting a third-place finish in the 24... [06.27.16 - 5:39 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 11 to June 17)If the shoe fits Luckily, Helio Castroneves had perfect hair and his signature yellow No. 3 socks on when he competed on “American Ninja Warrior” in late April because when the episode aired June 13 on NBC, we see that he lost a shoe while holding onto... [06.20.16 - 2:42 pm]
IndyCar extends Holmatro Safety Team deal for five yearsIndyCar's guardian angels, its traveling safety crew, will continue to have Holmatro as its title sponsor in a new agreement that extends the partnership into the next decade.
The five-year deal will see the Holmatro Safety Team in place at every Veri... [02.20.18 - 3:21 pm]Interview: Mark Miles on IndyCar's TV futureIndyCar CEO Mark Miles sat down with RACER at the recent Phoenix Open Test to discuss a variety of important topics facing the series as it heads into the 2018 season. In the first portion of a two-part interview, Miles opens with a deep dive on securi... [02.20.18 - 1:48 pm]RLL reveals another new look for Rahal at TexasRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced today that Fleet Cost & Care (FCC), makers of fleet management software solutions NexGen and Atom, will make its debut as a primary sponsor on Graham Rahal's No.15 Honda-powered IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway o... [02.20.18 - 11:44 am]RACER video: Robin Miller's Tough Guys - Bentley WarrenBentley Warren only competed twice in the Indianapolis 500 but we'll always wonder what might have been if he hadn't been hurt in 1971.
A star at Oswego in the big-block modifieds in the late '60s, Warren caught the eye of owner Tassi Vatis and his ch... [02.19.18 - 2:24 pm]Schmidt 90 percent on third Indy 500 entrySam Schmidt expects to have three Honda-powered entries on the grid for May's Indy 500. In addition to the No.5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car for James Hinchcliffe and the No.6 for rookie Robert Wickens, a No.7 SPM Dallara DW12 is close to being con... [02.16.18 - 1:56 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.
RLLR reveals Graham Rahal's livery for Texas IndyCar raceFCC, makers of fleet management software solutions NexGen and Atom, has been an associate sponsor of the team co-owned by Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan, and this will continue in 2018. However, FCC has also stepped up to become primary ... [02.20.18 - 10:31 am]IndyCar’s Holmatro deal extended by five yearsHolmatro has supplied rescue tools, training and support to IndyCar’s renowned safety team for more than 20 years, and this latest deal ensures the team will be on standby for every Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy event for the next five ... [02.20.18 - 8:39 am]Kanaan, Rahal to test new IndyCar street course tiresBased on feedback from drivers over the past several seasons, Firestone has long sought to increase the gap in durability between its primary tires, and the softer red-sidewalled alternates that offer more grip but have a higher rate of degradation.Now... [02.19.18 - 5:17 pm]Schmidt Peterson hunting for Hinchcliffe’s oval car issuesHinchcliffe ended the first session in the two-day open test in 15th but by the fourth and final session he was 21st out of 22 cars, and his best time across the four sessions left him 22nd overall.Phillips told Motorsport.com: “It’s fairly obvious now... [02.16.18 - 1:40 pm]Cosworth seeking engine partner for IndyCarCosworth has not supplied an engine to topline U.S. open-wheel racing since April 2008 and the demise of Champ Car for which it built the XF 2.65-liter turbocharged V8. Cosworth last competed against rival manufacturers at this level in the Indy Racing... [02.16.18 - 12:06 pm]Dennis Reinbold: We’ll enter the Indy 500 with two potential winnersTeam owner Dennis Reinbold told Motorsport.com that any potential deal with Danica Patrick – now signed by Ed Carpenter Racing – didn’t get further than when we reported it last month but that he is confident he has a two-driver lineu ... Keep reading [02.15.18 - 5:26 pm]
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Could James Hinchcliffe Leave IndyCar for NASCAR in 2018?The Silly Seasons of both IndyCar and NASCAR are upon us. Current IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe’s role in Silly Season could be a part of both. Back in November of 2015 just six months after his near-fatal crash at practice for the 2015 Indianapolis... [07.23.17 - 1:06 pm]IndyCar: Early Silly Season Driver Lineup for 2018Silly Season is in full swing for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Which drivers will be with which teams in the 2018 season? What surprise moves will happen? The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season is over two-thirds of the way complete, which means there a... [07.22.17 - 7:01 pm]IndyCar: Driver Road and Street Course Power Rankings After TorontoAfter the eighth of 11 road and street course races this season, how do the Verizon IndyCar Series road and street course driver power rankings look? Who is trending upwards after the Toronto race, and who is falling? NOTE: This list only includes ful... [07.17.17 - 9:17 pm]IndyCar: Driver Oval Power Rankings After IowaAfter the fourth of six oval track races this season, how do the Verizon IndyCar Series oval track driver power rankings look? Who is trending upwards after the Iowa race, and who is falling? NOTE: This list only includes full-time oval track drivers. ... [07.17.17 - 9:17 pm]IndyCar Silly Season Rests on Andretti’s ShouldersWith IndyCar working its way to the thrilling conclusion of the 2017 championship, the silly season is heating up. And it all rests on Andretti. The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been full of excitement, action and suspense. It will all boil d... [07.17.17 - 5:44 pm]
Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th
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Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th [09.04.15 - 9:07 am]Update: Justin Wilson Family Statement
Indianapolis, Ind. 26 August 2015- On behalf of the entire Wilson family, thank you for the outpouring of support from around the world. We would like to share some new details about the Wilson Children’s Fund.
Justin Wilson Scores Seventh on Pocono Grid with Andretti Autosport
Long Pond, Pa (22 August 2015) – Justin Wilson is back in oval action this weekend at Pocono Raceway, set to race the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda-Dalla... [08.22.15 - 10:15 pm]Helio Castreneves Wins the Pole at Pocono - InterviewLONG POND, Penn (August 22, 2015) – Helio Castroneves is the Verizon P1 Award winner for the fourth time in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. With a two-lap average speed of 220.530 mph, the driver of the No. 3 Shell V-Power Nitro + Team Penske ... [08.22.15 - 7:03 pm]
Could This Finally Be Foyt’s Year?It’s that time again! It’s that time in the pre-season that everyone takes note of all of the positive changes at AJ Foyt Enterprises. You know the drill; after coming off of a very disappointing season in 201X – Larry and AJ Foyt make driver changes a... [02.16.18 - 5:02 am]A Radical Idea For More RacesEvery now and then, I like to throw out somewhat kooky ideas to see what sticks. So far, the Verizon IndyCar Series has not taken me up on any of them – and that’s assuming someone from the big office is even reading this age. That’s an awfully big ass... [02.14.18 - 5:05 am]Random Thoughts On The Phoenix Open TestNow that the Open Test at ISM Raceway in Phoenix has been completed, it now feels like racing season is in full swing. I wasn’t there, but Susan insists it was like we were, since I had it on the big TV in our den through the You Tube app that came wit... [02.12.18 - 5:03 am]My Take On The IndyCar WindscreenAlthough photos have been out there for over a week now, the new wind screen (or debris deflector) didn’t hit the track until yesterday. A few of you e-mailed me about my thoughts on it and I said I wanted to wait until it had been tested on the track ... [02.09.18 - 5:04 am]What Scratches My Itch Before The Season?Sports fans get excited over some of the smallest things. Baseball season is still almost two months away, but the fact that pitchers and catchers report next week has baseball fans giddy with excitement. Football season doesn’t start until September, ... [02.07.18 - 5:04 am]
Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600Track facts, entrant facts, session results and more for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The post Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600 appeared first on The Apex. [06.07.16 - 9:46 pm]Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle IsleWill Power took the Race 2 win on Belle Isle in the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet.
The post Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle Isle appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 5:36 pm]Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit PolesSimon Pagenaud earned the pole position for both races of the 2016 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit Poles appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 11:34 am]Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in DetroitSebastien Bourdais' KVSH Racing team put him in the lead in the final laps to take the win in Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 5:44 pm]Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in DetroitJosef Newgarden was fastest in morning practice ahead of Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on Detroit's Belle Isle.
The post Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 10:55 am]
Donald Trump and the Indianapolis 500President Elect Donald Trump, and by a decisive margin. Those words boggle the mind. It was a little different just five years ago. The sport of IndyCar has suffered through varying degrees of outright civil war since 1979. The heart of that conflic... [11.12.16 - 9:18 pm]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IIPart One yesterday lamented an apathetic neglect of quality oval venues in IndyCar today. Even a cursory look at venue balance over time validates the theory. If we assume really good attendance for an IndyCar oval event outside Indianapolis is 45,00... [09.27.16 - 9:47 am]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IAnother exciting IndyCar season has wrapped up with mostly the best drivers and racing anywhere. Once again buzzword speakers in the fanciest offices at IMS will trumpet steady attendance and minuscule television ratings steadiness as giant steps forw... [09.26.16 - 12:42 pm]The Glorious Month of May at IMSHowdy folks…it has been a while. Yours truly retired in early May and my now leisurely days have been spent primarily at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the sold out 100th running of the great race. Qualifications this weekend were f... [05.23.16 - 9:28 am]The IndyCar Off Season Is About To End!Our seemingly infinite patience is about to pay off. The off season in the Verizon IndyCar Series has plodded along far too long. St. Pete this coming weekend should begin to quench our appetites. For those unable to spring break it to the Florida gulf... [03.07.16 - 12:20 pm]
1 - Will Power 2 - Josef Newgarden 3 - Alexander Rossi 4 - Simon Pagenaud 5 - Tony Kanaan 6 - Scott Dixon 7 - Helio Castroneves 8 - Ryan Hunter-Reay 9 - Graham Rahal 10 - Carlos Munoz 11 - Marco Andretti 12 - Ed Carpenter 13 - Takuma Sato 14... [08.22.17 - 10:43 pm]Bourdais Cleared To DriveINDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced Wednesday that Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to race.
Bourdais was injured in a Turn 2 crash on his 3rd lap of his first attempt on the first day of Qualifications for last May... [08.17.17 - 7:32 am]Montoya & Servia To Test 2018 Aero KitThe testing program for next season's new aero kit kicks off July 25th on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya will be behind the wheel.
Two cars will test, one from Honda and one from Chevrolet. Servia will run the ... [07.17.17 - 8:23 am]Coyne Taps Vautier For TexasDale Coye Racing has announced the signing of Tristan Vautier to pilot the teams No. 18 entry in Texas.
Vautier previously competed on the Texas oval in 2013 and 2015 finishing 18th and 20th with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Dale Coyne.
“We chose Tri... [06.07.17 - 9:55 am]Rahal Dominates DetroitEntering the Detroit Duals the Verizon IndyCar Series saw 6 different winners through the first 6 races of 2017. The streak continued through Dual 1, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Graham Rahal becoming the 7th winner in 7 events. Thanks to Raha... [06.05.17 - 10:45 am]
Advantage RLL At IndyCar Test In Arizona RacinToday.com
Here is what’s trending after two days and 12 hours of Open Testing involving 23 Verizon IndyCar Series entries at ISM Raceway near Phoenix:
All teams added to their laptop files on the performance characteristics of the new-for-2018 uni... [02.11.18 - 9:14 am]New IndyCar Aero Kits Take To Track In Open Test In Arizona INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal Verizon IndyCar Series chassis and aero kit was unveiled en masse during Friday’s first session of the annual preseason Open Test at ISM Raceway, where 23 entries hot-lapped around the 1.022-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz... [02.10.18 - 9:31 am]IndyCar Windscreens To Be Put To Test INDYCAR will take the next step in the evolution of its driver safety program by testing a windscreen on an Indy car for the first time on track, Thursday, Feb. 8, at ISM Raceway. The test will be held in conjunction with the Verizon IndyCar Series’ pr... [02.02.18 - 6:54 pm]Indy 500 Point Production Among 2018 Changes RacinToday.com
The amount of championship points earned for Indianapolis 500 qualifying is among updates and procedural modifications included in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Official Rule Book distributed to teams by sanctioning body INDYCAR.
Quali... [01.23.18 - 5:20 pm]New Aero Kits Addressed At IndyCar Address By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
With its new-for-2018 universal chassis serving as backdrop/prop, INDYCAR executive Mark Miles recently delivered what amounted to a “State of the Sport” address covering the Verizon IndyCar Series and its... [01.22.18 - 6:35 pm]
Horses for courses at the Indy 500Tribalism runs deep in motor racing, with the disregard and mockery of rival series a cottage industry among fans and journalists alike. The decision of F1 champion Fernando Alonso to skip the Grand Prix of Monaco to race in this year’s Indianapolis 5... [04.19.17 - 2:12 pm]2016 Indy 500 Turn 3 Diary5:10 AM As we roll out into the darkness, the family is restive¹. There are murmurs of discontent from the younger element about arising at 4:00 AM. My explanation about heeding IMS president J. Douglas Boles warnings about traffic and long lines at ... [05.31.16 - 12:26 pm]The Indy 500 – Meet the new bossI was 11 years old when I went to my first Indianapolis 500 in the late 1960’s. As a kid from small town Indiana, the race and the track were mythic entities. Only the special few got to attend it in person. In lieu of going, you listened to Sid Col... [05.27.16 - 10:49 am]Pole Day at Indy – Saturday should have been SundayThe Saturday qualifications for the 2016 Indianapolis 500 were fantastic, fabulous, superb, scintillating, tense, and whatever other words can be found in a thesaurus. It’s just too bad they didn’t count. Let’s just pretend they didn’t happen and do ... [05.22.16 - 6:14 pm]A Good Race is Hard to Find.Flannery O’Conn0r wrote the Southern Gothic short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” about an old woman whose manipulative behavior and selfishness led to her family’s destruction. Luckily, there was very little destruction at Barber Motorsports Park ... [04.27.16 - 3:14 pm]
Color Me Shocked!No, not really.
It was confirmed today that Danica Patrick has decided to retire from racing full-time and only run two races in 2018, the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. It seems that at age 36 that it might be a little soon to be walking away from... [11.17.17 - 4:42 pm]Indy 500 Wrap UpAs I sit in my kitchen typing this out and reflecting on the last couple of weeks, the same thought goes through my mind over and over.
Best. May. Ever.
As many of you know, I worked for Lazier Racing Partners on Buddy Lazier's 500 effort. It was a... [06.01.17 - 1:57 pm]One Thing From Back In The Day I MissSo, did you watch much of Fernando Alonso's test at IMS today? I watched a good bit and thought he did very well. It was a good start, although the real work begins in 12 days when he returns for practice and they start trying to make the car go faster... [05.03.17 - 6:11 pm]Help Wanted: Good WritersSocial media has been a sad place today with the stream of tweets coming from people at ESPN who have lost their jobs today. While loudmouth Stephen A. Smith and his $3.5-million per salary is safe, good, solid journalists like Ed Werder, Jayson Stark,... [04.26.17 - 4:28 pm]Nigel vs. FernandoI have to admit, I was as stunned as anyone by the announcement yesterday that current McLaren Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso will be driving for Andretti Autosport in this year's Indianapolis 500. Not only can't I believe the announcement, I also ca... [04.13.17 - 9:25 pm]
Phoenix Open TestThe Verizon IndyCar Series is back in full swing, as the Open Test at ISM Raceway (Phoenix) saw 23 cars on track today for Day 1 of testing. The 1.022-mile oval is the stage for the two-day test, which allows engineers and mechanics getting familiar wi... [02.09.18 - 11:10 pm]Coyne Adds De Melo and FittipaldiThe final full-season seat in the Verizon IndyCar Series was filled today, when Dale Coyne Racing announced their plans for the No. 19 Honda. Zachary Claman De Melo and Pietro Fittipaldi will share the seat this season, with Paysafe providing the fundi... [02.07.18 - 12:57 pm]Sonoma IndyCar TestingSeveral teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series made the trip to Sonoma on Monday for some preseason testing. AJ Foyt Racing (Tony Kanaan, Matheus Leist), Dale Coyne Racing (Sebastien Bourdais, Pietro Fittipaldi), Ed Carpenter Racing (Spencer Pigot, Jordan... [02.05.18 - 5:00 pm]Rolex 24 at DaytonaThe 3.56-mile road course will kick off the 2018 IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship season, and is widely regarded as the official start to the racing season in general. Seven current drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series will take part in this we... [01.25.18 - 5:00 pm]Sebring IndyCar TestingSeveral Verizon IndyCar Series drivers were able to get behind the wheel today, as testing ramped up at Sebring. Six teams participated in today’s on-track activity. Andretti Autosport had all four drivers on hand, and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports had ... [01.24.18 - 9:00 pm]
Catching Up with Portland International RacewayThe addition of Portland International Raceway to the 2018 Indycar calendar was one that came as some surprise to me and forces me to connect with the sport's past in a new way during this off-season.This track originally existed on the Indycar calenda... [01.18.18 - 12:34 pm]Dear Aerokits, Thanks for Everything. Sincerely, This Old FanAs we draw to a close this latest of Indycar seasons, we also dedicate to posterity what may be labelled as the 'Aerokit Era'. I see it as the last remnant of the Randy Bernard era or the second half of the DW12 era (2012 through 2014) pushed on by Der... [09.15.17 - 1:05 pm]Overdue Love for Dr. Trammell and the Holmatro Safety Crew(c) 2017, Indycar.com video
Recently, in what was simply the cutest letter of appreciation from a fan to Indycar, revealed the depth of understanding even an 9-year-old has for the dangers of the sport. Thankfully the dangers weren't realized in their... [06.22.17 - 12:53 pm]Here I Go AgainOnce again, it's that time of year that many of us struggle with. Mere hours after the checkers fall for the newest driver to add their name and likeness to the century-old legend, Indy 500 Seasonal Affective Disorder engulfs those for whom "364 days t... [05.31.17 - 1:25 pm]News Update and The Greatest 33 Revisited - 2017Firstly, I'll address the post-Pole Day Monday news which is in various parts disturbing, sad, and hopeful. Following those notable items, I'll forward the lesser, pithy bits I had already planned for this space today.
From the "Sad is the news from... [05.22.17 - 6:42 pm]
101st Indy 500 Hot Takes!THE HOT TAKES ARE HERE! THE HOT TAKES ARE HERE! Poorly written and edited even wordily, here are the hottest of hot takes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the maniacal rantings of an indycar fan. I have no idea what … Continue reading → [06.01.17 - 5:34 pm]Feeding the Alonso HypeI hear your complaints. We were given a 6+ hour web broadcast with expert analysis, features and a multi-camera format. Oh… you were complaining that this was too much coverage? That the other rookies in the field will not receive … Continue reading → [05.05.17 - 9:48 am]Found Footage: 1965 Indianapolis 500 Fan CamHello again!! It’s been oh so long since we have spoken! Nothing substantial to report from anotherindycarblog WORLD HEADQUARTERS, but I have stumbled across a bit of old media from Indy 500s past. Two separate 50 foot reels of 8mm Kodachrome Movie … C... [04.03.17 - 7:42 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]
New Sponsorships, Teams Coming To INDYCAR In Droves For 2018 SeasonINDIANAPOLIS – Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing is at it again. They announced another new sponsor to be on Graham Rahal’s No. 15 Honda for the upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series season. With the addition of Fleet Cost & Care on Rahal’s car for the June rac... [02.20.18 - 12:41 pm]2 More Big INDYCAR Test Days Before Season OpenerINDIANAPOLIS – We’re less than three weeks away from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season opener. All the teams and drivers are getting set for what should be one of the most thrilling and beneficial seasons for the series in decades. A new car will ... [02.20.18 - 12:29 pm]Holmatro Extends Sponsorship With INDYCAR For 5 More YearsINDIANAPOLIS – Holmatro has supported INDYCAR’s renowned safety team for decades, supplying rescue tools to assist in the quick and safe extrication of race drivers following an on-track incident. That reliable and valuable relationship continues with ... [02.20.18 - 12:12 pm]Fleet Cost & Care To Sponsor Graham Rahal at Texas In JuneINDIANAPOLIS – Its been a great offseason for Graham Rahal and Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing. So far, they’ve added four new sponsors to Rahal’s No. 15 Honda for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, including today’s revealing. Rahal Letterman Lani... [02.20.18 - 11:26 am]100 Days Out From 102nd Indy 500, Entry List Starting To Take ShapeIt’s officially 100 days from the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. That has led to a mini celebration on social media from teams, drivers and fans themselves celebrating that the biggest event in the world is just around the corner. But, as the d... [02.16.18 - 3:26 pm]
RACE TRACK BUILD BEGINS FOR 2018 FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURGST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 13, 2018) – Track construction has begun on the picturesque 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary circuit on the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg. The final racing layout for the 14th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersb... [02.13.18 - 7:06 pm]Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing tops every Phoenix open test sessionAVONDALE, Arizona (Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018) – After two days and 12 hours of testing involving 23 Verizon IndyCar Series entries at ISM Raceway, a couple things are clear: teams learned more about the performance [...] [02.11.18 - 9:06 am]Ruoff Home Mortgage Company Returning to Andretti AutosportAfter adorning the winning Indianapolis 500 car last year, Ruoff Home Mortgage Company has decided to return to the Verizon IndyCar Series as a primary sponsor. This time, though, they’ll have a different driver. The [...] [02.10.18 - 9:39 am]Rahal Signs Extension with United RentalsRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Wednesday a multi-year partnership with United Rentals Inc. The rental company will also be full season associated sponsor for their Verizon IndyCar Series team along with serving as a primary [...] [02.08.18 - 1:27 pm]U.S. Concrete to Sponsor Andretti in 6 RacesIn a day chalked full of announcements, Andretti Autosport revealed one of the primary sponsors for the No. 98 Honda that will be piloted this year by Marco Andretti. U.S. Concrete will be partnering with [...] [02.07.18 - 8:22 pm]
INDYCAR 2019 TV contract updateKey parts :
"Compared to the point in time when initial discussions began, the process of negotiating with the big linear and streaming players has continued to move more in the direction of finding key over-the-top solutions than securing a big TV co... [02.20.18 - 2:34 pm]Mt Rushmore of Indycar DriversMy Mt Rushmore of Indycar Drivers.
Who are yours? [02.20.18 - 1:20 pm]OT: 1995 Indy 500 Bump DayJust as a constrast to today's 500 qualifying here is a video showing the last 40 or so minutes of qualifying on the 4th Day of Time Trials.
For those that don't remember you only got three attempts at that time and once you took the checkered flag ... [02.20.18 - 9:53 am]Holmatro re-ups for another 5 yearsI know there was some questions because of the black trucks at PHX. I can only assume they couldn't get them wrapped in time. Anyways doesn't matter Holmatro is another sponsor who re-upped. That's good news right?
http://www.indycar.com/News/201... [02.20.18 - 9:52 am]Track of DreamsJust got done watching Field of Dreams for probably the 50th time and it got me thinking. If some crazy Iowa farmer plowed his crop and built a racetrack where historic drivers could return from heaven and race again...would you go? How far would you ... [02.19.18 - 11:19 pm]IRL car modified for road course?I was watching a youtube compilation of open wheel hillclimb cars and one of them looks like a late 90s G-Force or Dallara. Could anyone with a keen eye confirm this? Also, the IRL didn't race road courses at that time right?
https://youtu.be/ns2MfF... [02.19.18 - 4:04 pm]2018 IMS Museum Founder's Day Prize GiveawayHi everyone, here are the details for our 2018 Founder's Day prize giveaway.
I hope you will register to win.
*Founder’s Day 2018 *
*IMS Museum Memorabilia Giveaway* [02.19.18 - 1:50 pm]Let's hope we copy this from NASCAR.I had occasion to watch some of yesterday's Daytona 500 and WOW, they used the left margin to track car positions....just like F1. It worked really well...always showing the top 10 and alternating placings below that....most often just showing the top ... [02.19.18 - 1:22 pm]Marshall Pruett created cool stickers to help defray Robin Miller's medical c...https://www.ebay.com/itm/-/192458938582?roken=cUgayN&soutkn=XoyqG5 [02.19.18 - 12:48 pm]2017 500My kid (11 years old) is watching last year's 500 for the second time today. Maybe we are doing something right... [02.17.18 - 9:25 pm]
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