Category Archive: IndyCar

Apr 23

Where there’s Will, there’s Power at Barber Motorsports Park

Will Power isn’t perfect at Barber Motorsports Park, but he’s pretty close to it

Will PowerThe 36-year-old from Toowoomba, Australia, earned his fourth Verizon P1 Award at the track and the 46th pole position of his Indy car career Saturday in what will be his eighth start at the 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course when he leads the Verizon IndyCar Series to green for today’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

IndyCar headed back to ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

It’s back to “Sweet Home Alabama” for Josef Newgarden

Barber Motorsports ParkThe 26-year-old hails from Nashville, Tennessee, about three hours up I-65 from Barber Motorsports Park, site of this weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First.

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Apr 19

Andretti Autosport Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama preview

Barber preview, let’s race!

Andretti Autosport logoThe Andretti Autosport INDYCAR teams are headed back to Barber Motorsports Park for another round of Verizon IndyCar Series and two rounds of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires action. Ryan Hunter-Reay has a solid history with the 17-turn, scenic Alabama course.

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Apr 19

Honda’s Asimo robot named Barber Race Grand Marshal

Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO will serve as grand marshal at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

AsimoBarber Motorsports Park and race promoter ZOOM Motorsports are merging the high-tech world of INDYCAR racing with the high-tech world of robotics for a one-of-a-kind race experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Howard ready to take on challenge of return to Indy 500

The 36-year-old Brit will drive the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda

Jay HowardIt’s been a long journey back to the Indianapolis 500 for Jay Howard, which makes the 2006 Indy Lights champion feel all the more fortunate. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Return to scene of Texas crash doesn’t faze Newgarden

Newgarden was involved in a frightening crash that left him with a fractured right clavicle

Josef NewgardenFor Josef Newgarden, returning to Texas Motor Speedway for last week’s Verizon IndyCar Series open test was no big deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

How McLaren is saving itself off track if it can’t win on it

It means that if McLaren-Honda can’t win on track, it has to do something rather extraordinary off it

20170324-039They say all news is good news, but it’s been hard to find the silver lining in McLaren’s increasingly stormy relationship with Honda and Fernando Alonso in recent weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Chaves looks for fresh start with new team Harding Racing

The 23-year-old Colombian was last week announced as the driver for Harding Racing

Gabby ChavesIt’s been a long road for Gabby Chaves since his breakout Verizon IndyCar Series rookie campaign in 2015, but things appear headed in the right direction. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Alonso: If I can’t beat Schumacher, I want to be a complete racer

“I will go with my best and full commitment to win the race”

20170323-032Fernando Alonso has revealed he is setting his sights on victories in the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours to prove he is a ‘complete racer’ in the absence of establishing himself as a more coveted F1 driver than seven-time champion Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Michael Shank Racing partners with Andretti Autosport for Indianapolis 500 effort

The collaboration marks the newest chapter for Columbus, Ohio-based Mike Shank

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitor Michael Shank Racing will team with Andretti Autosport to campaign the No. 50 Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport Honda/Dallara with driver Jack Harvey for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Fernando Alonso to race at Indy 500 with McLaren, Honda and Andretti Autosport

After an absence of 38 years, McLaren is to return to the Indianapolis 500 next month, using Honda engines

Fernando Alonso to race at Indy 500 with McLaren, Honda and Andretti AutosportOn May 28th 2017 McLaren will enter a single car in the 101st Indianapolis 500, powered by Honda. The car will be run by the Andretti Autosport team, headed by founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer Michael Andretti, a former IndyCar champion who raced in Formula 1 for McLaren alongside the legendary Ayrton Senna for a single season (1993) and is the son of three-time IndyCar champion and one-time Formula 1 champion Mario Andretti. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Indycar has deliberate plan for Texas open test

Most Verizon IndyCar Series open tests offer teams time to hone in on specific items where they need to improve

Texas Motor SpeedwayWednesday’s open test at Texas Motor Speedway has a more wide-ranging purpose. All 21 full-season cars plus the Indianapolis 500 entry for Gabby Chaves are scheduled to participate in the daylong test on the 1.455-mile oval in Fort Worth, site of the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 in June.

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Apr 10

Hinchcliffe races to rewarding victory at Long Beach

Hinchcliffe outlasted pressure from Hunter-Reay, Rossi

James HinchcliffeHaving arguably the car to beat at the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg four weeks ago, James Hinchcliffe ensured victory would not slip away again today at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Castroneves speeds to track record, 3rd straight Long Beach pole

He will lead the 21-car field to the green flag in Sunday’s second race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season

Helio CastronevesWith a new track record lap of 1 minute, 6.2254 seconds (106.980 mph) in the Firestone Fast Six final round of qualifying today, Castroneves (No. 3 Auto Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet) locked down his third consecutive Verizon P1 Award and pole position on the streets of Long Beach.

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Apr 08

Power takes it to streets again in second Long Beach practice

“It’s matter of tuning, a little bit of this and that. It’s amazing how the tide can swing, so that’s what we’ve got to do.”

Will PowerAfter winning the Verizon P1 Award at St. Petersburg last month, Will Power confirmed his street-course pace by leading second practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Get to know the women in motorsport

Inspiring Women in Motorsport

2016-08-13-1009Over time, motorsport is slowly losing its male-dominated image as increasing numbers of women are taking part in the sport and working behind the scenes in the fast-paced and exciting industry.

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Apr 05

Andretti Autosport Long Beach preview

Long Beach is also home of Takuma Sato’s first Verizon IndyCar Series victory

Andretti Autosport logoRyan Hunter-Reay has earned a top-six starting grid position for six of his 11 Long Beach starts and won his first of 13 victories with Andretti Autosport at this race in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

NTT Data sponsoring Dixon’s car at Long Beach

NTT Data will also expand its relationship as an associate sponsor on Dixon’s car for additional races

Scott DixonChip Ganassi Racing announced today that four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will sporting the colors of NTT Data on his No. 9 Honda at this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Social media influencer Loki the Wolfdog sponsoring Pigot at Long Beach

Second of 17 races on the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule

Loki The Wolfdog - Ed Carpenter RacingLoki the Wolfdog, an Instagram star with more 1.4 million followers, will serve as primary sponsor in a partnership with Rising Star Racing for Spencer Pigot’s No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet at this week’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Winning Indy 500 is next box on Pagenaud’s checklist

The Frenchman is focused on figuring out the Indianapolis 500

Simon PagenaudNow that he’s proven himself worthy as a Verizon IndyCar Series champion, Simon Pagenaud is committed to checking off another all-important box on his racing resume. Read the rest of this entry »

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