Category Archive: IndyCar

Aug 25

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features continuity, addition of Gateway

A total of six events on ovals, six on permanent road courses and five on temporary street circuits

Verizon IndyCar Series logo INDYCAR announced the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule today, a 17-race season that provides continuity, adds a new event at Gateway Motorsports Park and confirms a multi-year agreement with Watkins Glen International.

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Aug 25

Honda Indy Toronto set to launch its fourth decade of racing on the streets of Toronto in 2017

The event will continue to hold its traditional midsummer dates, July 14-16, 2017

Honda Indy Toronto Logo For the 31st time since its inaugural event in 1986, professional IndyCar racing returns to Exhibition Place for the 2017 Honda Indy Toronto, Ontario’s largest annual sporting event. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio to feature another dynamic INDYCAR weekend in July 2017

Verizon IndyCar Series officials made the announcement today, revealing the details of its 2017 schedule

The Honda Indy 200 At Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announces that The Honda Indy 200 will return to the historic road course, July 28-30, 2017 as an integral part of its 56th anniversary season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

The next Race Of Champions (ROC) will take place inside Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium on January 21-22, 2017

Miami becomes first American city 
to host the Race Of Champions

ROC - Miami becomes first American city 
to host the Race Of Champions The Race Of Champions (ROC) is heading to the United States of America for the first time in its history after Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium won the rights to host the next ROC event on January 21-22, 2017.

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Aug 23

Power wins ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway to tighten championship

Simon Pagenaud entered the ABC Supply 500 with a 58-point lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship over Will Power

Will PowerAs the Team Penske drivers leave Pocono Raceway this evening, the silver No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet of Power is much larger in the figurative rear view mirror. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Pocono Raceway: Andretti Autosport race report

ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – What They’re Saying

Andretti Autosport logo After Sunday’s showers, the 500-mile race at Pocono Raceway was waved green just after noon today. Ryan Hunter-Reay showed the dominance of his car as he climbed through the field after starting last to lead 31 laps of the 200-lap race.

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Aug 21

Castroneves atop speed chart in final ABC Supply 500 practice

The driver of the No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet set fast lap

Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves came up short of capturing his second consecutive Pocono Raceway pole earlier in the day, but the Team Penske driver proved his pace in final practice for the ABC Supply 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Firestone team makes changes for 2017

Changes to the team include the following

Cara AdamsBridgestone Americas announced that the company is reorganizing the Race Tire Development (RTD) arm of its Firestone Racing program, adding manufacturing expertise while reaffirming the brand’s commitment to innovation and the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Veteran drivers pay it forward to develop next generations

“You can’t beat time — time is everything”

Scott Dixon and James HinchcliffeYoung drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series often get mentoring and tips from veterans in the field, but there’s another way they help that’s less apparent although just as important. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

Kanaan not giving up on 2016 title drive just yet

Tony Kanaan sounds like an optimist

Tony KanaanOr maybe the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams driver just knows what mathematically eliminated means. And he’s not there — yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

In true form, Montoya strongly disputes loss of racing desire

The Team Penske driver fumes when the subject is broached

Juan Pablo MontoyaIf anything has been more infuriating to him than frustrating race results, it’s the speculation that Juan Pablo Montoya has lost his desire to drive an Indy car. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Marco Andretti couldn’t have been happier at the beginning of the year after announcing his engagement to model Marta Krupa in February

Andretti keeps battling through his most difficult season 

Marco AndrettiThen the Verizon IndyCar Series season began a month later. It’s been a struggle for Andretti to enjoy much of anything since. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Pocono Raceway announces INDYCAR extension through 2018

“The Tricky Triangle”

Pocono RacewayPocono Raceway, home to the next race on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, will remain on the calendar through 2018, as announced today by track president and CEO Brandon Igdalsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Newgarden gets inside NASCAR at The Glen with six-time champ Johnson

As a guest of WGI to promote the Labor Day weekend INDYCAR Grand Prix

Josef NewgardenEd Carpenter Racing driver Josef Newgarden was likely thinking his first trip to Watkins Glen International would be in a race car, but by way of invitation, his maiden journey to the track was a different type of racing experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Important track time logged by 15 drivers at Pocono

Getting track time was paramount for rookie Max Chilton, making his first visit to Pocono

Takuma SatoWith but four races remaining to be completed on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, each one becomes exponentially more important. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Pagenaud reestablishes championship lead with Mid-Ohio win

“The red Firestone tires were amazing today on the car. I just pushed as hard as we could and here we are. It’s awesome.”

Simon PagenaudSunday for Simon Pagenaud at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was a dream day for his title hopes, as the Frenchman collected a big points payday while several of his championship rivals faced difficulties. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Pagenaud takes Verizon P1 Award with record lap at Mid-Ohio

As Verizon IndyCar Series teams left Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the results seemed almost unsurprising

Simon PagenaudFor the sixth time in 2016, Simon Pagenaud won the Verizon P1 Award, and for the sixth time in 2016, a new track record was set. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Indy cars are racing on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the 32nd time with this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Mid-Ohio notebook: Even veterans struggle to get handle on track

Will PowerIt is one of the favorite circuits for the drivers but can also be one of the trickiest, even to successful Team Penske veterans Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

British road course names turn after Justin Wilson

“This is such an incredible gesture by MSV”

Wilson corner at SnettertonEngland’s Snetterton Circuit paid tribute to the late Justin Wilson by renaming a corner after the seven-time Indy car race winner who died in August 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

INDYCAR drivers have their own favorite memorabilia

Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are often asked to sign items for fans’ memorabilia collections

Marco AndrettiBut what kind of memorabilia do the drivers themselves cherish? A sampling of drivers from the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May provided a wide array of answers when they were asked their most prized piece of memorabilia. Read the rest of this entry »

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