Category Archive: IndyCar

Oct 02

Newgarden re-signs for 5th year at CFH Racing

The team announced Oct. 1 that Newgarden would return to the No. 67 CFH Racing Chevrolet for the 2016 season

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden views the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season as a launching pad. Two victories, two other podium finishes and his first pole start are the fuel, and part of the impetus for 2016 is the personnel at CFH Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Hinchcliffe gets special ‘500’ memento

James Hinchcliffe might not remove this special ring from his finger for quite a while.

James Hinchcliffe Receives his Indianapolis 500 Starter RingHerff Jones representative Ken Keltner, who was joined at the event at the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports facility Sept. 30 by Hulman Motorsports chief revenue officer Jay Frye, presented Hinchcliffe with the 34th starter’s ring for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Chip Ganassi Racing adds Dixon to Petit Le Mans lineup

Reigning Indycar Champion joins Scott Pruett and Joey Hand In The No. 01 Ford Ecoboost Riley for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

2015-06-14_18842 Seven-time TUDOR United SportsCar Championship champions and six-time Rolex 24 At Daytona winners Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today that reigning Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner and four-time Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon will join Scott Pruett and Joey Hand in the driver lineup of the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley Prototype for the historic Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Oct 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Wealth of racing and other memorabilia added to online auction benefiting Wilson Children’s Fund

A wealth of racing and other memorabilia has been added to the eBay online auction benefiting the Wilson Children’s Fund.

Justin WilsonItems available for bid include donations from Formula One, NASCAR, sports car and Global Rallycross drivers and teams, the USA Soccer men’s national team, National Football League players and the entertainment world, as well as additional items submitted by Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Dixon-Newgarden team come up short in RoboPong

Scott Dixon nearly pulled off a weekend sweep of karting events at New Castle Motorsports Park.

Scott Dixon and Conor DalyA day after winning the Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Race honoring Justin Wilson, the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion teamed with Verizon IndyCar Series star Josef Newgarden to finish second in the 12th annual RoboPong 200, endurance karting event. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

In the Blog: Pink diecasts in high de-Mann-ed

f you’re in the market for one of Pippa Mann’s new collectibles, you better find one fast.

Pippa MannThere are only 1,000 1:18 scale diecast models of Mann’s 2014 Indianapolis 500 and nearly a quarter of the limited edition cars are already spoken for, meaning they’re selling nearly as fast as Mann’s full-sized Verizon IndyCar Series car. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

INDYCAR stars unite to honor Wheldon, Wilson

Josef Newgarden knows the pressure is on.

Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting ChallengeA two-time Verizon IndyCar Series winner in 2015, Newgarden was hand-selected by Scott and Mark Borchetta of Big Machine Records to be their team’s pro driver for the third annual Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Race Honoring Justin Wilson.

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Sep 16

Do the big names at Indianapolis dream of the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

Chapparal designer Jim Hall will be Grand Marshal of the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas on 19 September.

A legend on both sides of the Atlantic, Hall is the ideal person to link Le Mans to the USA. The Indianapolis 500, founded in 1911 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which began twelve years later, are the two oldest motor races in the world.

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Sep 11

Test day at Road America planned for Sept. 22

The test session is being held in advance of the series’ return to the revered road course for the Road America Grand Prix

Road America Race fans will have a chance to preview of the return of Indy car racing to Road America on Sept. 22, as several teams from the Verizon IndyCar Series will take part in a test session. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Ricciardo: Closed cockpits last piece of puzzle

Closed cockpit discussions are back in the spotlight following the tragic death of Justin Wilson

2015-06-07_1997 Daniel Ricciardo says he believes the time has come for Formula 1 to ‘ignore tradition’ and adopt closed cockpit technology, rather than wait for another serious accident to occur. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

IMSA plans multiple Justin Wilson tributes for COTA

“We will pay tribute to Justin Wilson and support the efforts of the Wilson Children’s Fund”

The Verizon IndyCar Series, Formula 1, and FIA World Endurance Championship have honored the late Justin Wilson during their respective events held after the Briton’s death on Aug. 24, and with next weekend’s Lone Star Le Mans event at Circuit of The Americas, IMSA will have its first opportunity to celebrate Wilson in competition.

Sep 09

Honda Indy Toronto announces new president

“Jeff is a long-time valued executive at our organization and we have the utmost confidence in him” – Kevin Savoree

Honda Indy Toronto logoGreen Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP), organizers of the Honda Indy Toronto, are pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Atkinson to president of the Honda Indy Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

INDYCAR honors champs, pays tribute to Wilson

The celebration began with a video tribute to seven-time Indy car winner Justin Wilson

Scott Dixon and Mark MilesLess than 24 hours after a scintillating, gripping and heart-wrenching season finale at Sonoma Raceway — in which the driver and entrant championships hung in the balance until the completion of the 2,232nd and final lap of the 16th race — the Verizon IndyCar Series honored its champions, award winners and partners. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Chaves captures Sunoco Rookie of the Year Title at Sonoma

“It was a very eventful race for us” – Gabby Chaves

Bryan Herta Autosport logo After an emotionally challenging week for the Indycar community, it was time to conclude the 2015 season at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. The double points weekend put both the overall driver’s and Sunoco Rookie of the Year championships in play, the latter being the focus of the BHA team and driver Gabby Chaves.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Ganassi team’s 100th win comes with championship

It is the second Indy car racing team with 100 victories, joining Team Penske with 178.

Chip Ganassi and Scott DixonScott Dixon’s victory in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway delivered Chip Ganassi Racing Teams’ 100th Indy car win. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

GoPro joins CFH Racing as primary sponsor for Sonoma

BHA Sonoma season finale preview

GoProCFH Racing announced that GoPro will be the primary sponsor of the No. 67 GoPro Chevrolet driven by Verizon IndyCar Series championship contender Josef Newgarden in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 30. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Astor Cup delivery across the Golden Gate Bridge (+video)

The Verizon IndyCar Series’ path to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma is marked by the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate BridgeMaking that clear Aug. 27, four competition Indy cars, including three that will compete in the championship-deciding race Aug. 30, rolled in formation across the iconic 4,200-foot suspension bridge. Traffic and tourists stopped as the dramatic procession made its way to Vista Point, on its north side. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

FIA to study closed-cockpit concepts!

Charlie Whiting says motorsport’s governing body will look into further ways to improve driver safety

2015-06-06_1639The FIA will consider ways to improve driver safety in the wake of Justin Wilson’s death, including a revisiting of closed-cockpit concepts. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Justin Wilson 1978-2015

Driver succumbs to injury sustained in Aug. 23 race

Justin Wilson

INDYCAR announced that driver Justin Wilson, who enjoyed success in multiple motorsports series during a two-decade professional career, died today from a head injury sustained in the Verizon IndyCar Series race Aug. 23 at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Justin Wilson medical update

INDYCAR sends its thoughts and prayers to Justin, his family, and Andretti Autosport during this difficult time.

Justin WilsonINDYCAR driver Justin Wilson suffered a severe head injury during today’s event at Pocono Raceway. Wilson is currently in a coma and in critical condition while undergoing further evaluation at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa. Read the rest of this entry »

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