Category Archive: IndyCar

Dec 16

Borg-Warner Trophy makes triumphant return from successful tour of Japan

Formula One driver Jenson Button was impressed as he gazed at arguably the most famous trophy in all of international racing

Takuma SatoThe Borg-Warner Trophy is “Back Home Again in Indiana” after its first international trip. The iconic 81-year-old prize created lasting memories on its two-week journey to Japan to commemorate Takuma Sato as the first driver from the country to win the Indianapolis 500. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 15

Quick repair work allows Wickens to test new car at Sebring

Considering what they went through just to get the car to Sebring

Robert Wickens and James HinchcliffeOne thing above all else bothered Schmidt Peterson Motorsports crew members today at Sebring International Raceway: The engine cover on their car wasn’t painted. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Kanaan gets chance to learn universal kit at Sebring test

“It’s the same with a car. People are going to love the way this car looks, and it’s going to attract them more”

Tony KanaanAfter his first stint in a car equipped with the new universal aero kit, Tony Kanaan posted a photo of it on Instagram. Seven hours later, it had more than 2,700 likes and numerous positive comments about its appearance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship

All-new Citroën can shine in ERC, says development boss

All-new Citroën can shine in ERC, says development bossThat’s the view of Pierre Budar, Development Director, Customer Racing Vehicles, Citroën Racing after Yoann Bonato enjoyed a trouble-free outing on Rallye du Var last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Carlin joining Verizon IndyCar Series with drivers Chilton, Kimball in 2018

The team formally announced that it is entering the Verizon IndyCar Series

Max Chilton and Charlie KimballCarlin may be a new team to the Verizon IndyCar Series, but its name is respected worldwide in motorsports and it is bringing familiar names and faces to the competition in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

WTCC trio join Button, Marquez and other Honda aces at fan event

Taking place on 3 December at Twin Ring Motegi

WTCC trio join Button, Marquez and other Honda aces at fan eventFIA World Touring Car Championship trio Norbert Michelisz, Ryo Michigami and Tiago Monteiro joined forces with several other Honda-powered aces at a special event to thank fans for their support in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Pagenaud savors Indy visit, PRI show appearance on Chevrolet stage

Any trip to Indianapolis invigorates Simon Pagenaud

Jim Campbell and Simon PagenaudBefore a question-and-answer appearance on the Chevrolet display stage as part of the Performance Racing Industry trade show at the Indiana Convention Center, the Team Penske driver stopped by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 07

Andretti Herta Autosport continues partnership

Marco Andretti named driver of the No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport Honda

Andretti-Herta Autosport logoThe race-winning partnership between Andretti Autosport and Bryan Herta Autosport will continue for a third season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The Andretti Herta Autosport team will again field the No. 98 Honda, but this season it will be third-generation driver Marco Andretti behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Sato, Borg-Warner Trophy center of attention on Honda thanks day in Japan

More than 20,000 fans came for the daylong event to the facility that hosted Indy car racing from 1999 to 2011.

Takuma SatoJust a week after the Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated in the United States, Honda Japan honored its drivers, including 2017 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil winner Takuma Sato, at the Honda Racing THANKS DAY on Sunday at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 03

Andretti Autosport looks to resume position along elite in 2018 season

For Andretti, there is much optimism entering next year after a 2017 that saw glimpses of a return to form

Team owner Michael Andretti talks with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi.The checkered flag may have waved on the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season back in September, but that hasn’t slowed the pace for Michael Andretti and Andretti Autosport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 02

Newgarden among INDYCAR drivers named for Race Of Champions

Montoya is excited to return to defend his championship

2018 Race Of Champions driversReigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden will compete for the first time in the Race Of Champions, joining fellow INDYCAR drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya in the prestigious all-star event set for Feb. 2-3 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 30

Tickets for Honda Indy Toronto go on sale to the Public Tuesday, December 5

Meridian Champions Club Experience Available for a Limited Time

Honda Indy Toronto logoAnticipation is building for the 32nd edition of Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place, July 13-15, 2018.  Ticket sales will open to the public starting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. ET.

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Nov 29

Borg-Warner Trophy headed on first overseas adventure

“I think it is very special that the Borg-Warner Trophy is traveling to Japan” – Sato

Takuma SatoThe iconic Borg-Warner Trophy is leaving the United States for the first time in its 82-year history, traveling this week to Japan for a 15-day celebration of Takuma Sato’s victory in the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Rahal sees growing strength in adding second car for 2018

Sato, who drove for RLL in 2012, will team with Graham Rahal

Takuma Sato and Graham RahalAfter fielding a one-car team for the bulk of the past four Verizon IndyCar Series seasons, change is afoot at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

Superstars of world motorsport to race at ROC Riyadh

The Race Of Champions is coming to the Middle East for the first time!

Superstars of world motorsport to race at ROC RiyadhSome of the biggest names in global motorsport have signed up for ROC Riyadh, which will be held on February 2-3, 2018 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium. The event will be run in partnership with the General Sports Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

Speculation grows on who Danica Patrick will drive for at 2018 Indy 500

Patrick held a news conference to say that she’d conclude her career in the Indianapolis 500

Danica PatrickNot long after a tearful Danica Patrick announced that the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil would be the final race of her career, the news was still too fresh for many Verizon IndyCar Series team officials to digest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Danica Patrick to end racing career at Indianapolis 500

The first woman to win an Indy car race

Danica Patrick will end her racing career at the 102nd Indianapolis 500.Danica Patrick plans to return to the Verizon IndyCar Series and race in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May 2018, the final start in her barrier-breaking career as a race driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 16

Chevrolet takes its turn testing on Texas Motor Speedway’s high banks

The trial marked Chevrolet’s first crack with the superspeedway package at Texas

Ed Carpenter tests the new 2018 Indy car at Texas Motor Speedway.Ed Carpenter, Josef Newgarden and Spencer Pigot were the latest drivers to experiment with INDYCAR’s universal aero kit for the Chevrolet manufacturer test at Texas Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Public Ticket Sales Launch Tomorrow for 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

The 14th edition of this annual racing festival returns

Firestone Grand Prix of St-Petersburg logoThree-day tickets for the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg go on sale tomorrow (November 15) at 10 a.m. EST at gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849.

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Nov 14

Hinchcliffe takes personal interest in ‘Stop the Bleed’ initiative

Stop the Bleed

James Hinchcliffe knows something about life-threatening bleeding, so the Verizon IndyCar Series driver was eager to help when asked to promote the national “Stop the Bleed” campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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