Category Archive: IndyCar

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 »

Aug 23

Hunter-Reay leads 1-2 American finish at Pocono Raceway ABC Supply 500

There were 12 different drivers to lead laps

Verizon IndyCar logo Ryan Hunter-Reay led a 1-2 American finish ahead of Josef Newgarden in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, and Juan Pablo Montoya’s third-place finish extended his championship points lead heading into the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale Aug. 30. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Matt Brabham ‘ready’ after second IndyCar test

The 21-year-old took part in the test under the Mazda Road to Indy ‘Rookie’ program

Matt BrabhamMatt Brabham believes he is ready for a fulltime Verizon IndyCar Series drive after completing his second official test session with Andretti Autosport at Sonoma. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Brembo to continue as exclusive brake component

Brembo’s entry into Indy car racing took place in 1989

Brembo BrakesBrembo North America will continue as the exclusive brake component supplier to the Verizon INDYCAR Series for the 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Penske to enter Sonoma Wall of Fame

Roger Penske will be inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame during the Aug. 28-30 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

2015-06-14_18520 Penske, the founder of Penske Corporation, will have four entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale. All are in the top 10 of the championship standings with two races left. Team Penske has five victories at Sonoma Raceway, a total of 11 podium finishes and five pole positions. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Firestone tire test, team testing on the IMS oval

Six Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will participate in on-track testing Aug. 12 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tire TestThe 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET session will incorporate a Firestone tire test to be conducted with Marco Andretti in the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet, along with four drivers participating in team testing on the 2.5-mile oval. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Tagliani to enter Canadian hall of fame

“Definitely an honor. Need to get my wedding suit out of the closet for that one” – Tagliani

2015-08-02_0274 Alex Tagliani, the 2009 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year and the first Canadian to start on the pole for the 500 Mile Race, will join four others Oct. 17 as inductees into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Indy car racing returns to Road America in ’16

The event is set for June 24-26

Road America Road America, which was acclaimed by drivers and revered by fans when it hosted Indy car racing from 1982-2007, is on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Jacques Villeneuve to compete in Formula E!

1997 Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has signed to compete with Venturi in the 2015/2016 Formula E season

2014-08-11-2537 Jacques Villeneuve: This is the first time in several years that I will participate in a full championship. I am excited because the atmosphere while working alongside the Venturi team is great… Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Andretti, Pedrosa face off on Indy road course

Which is faster around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, a Verizon IndyCar Series race car or a MotoGP motorcycle?

Marco Andretti, Nicky Hayden, and Dani PedrosaThe answer was inconclusive Aug. 6, but it was fun to experiment. Verizon IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti piloted his No. 27 Snapple Honda next to MotoGP’s Dani Pedrosa, riding the No. 26 Repsol Honda, in an exhibition lap to help promote the weekend’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

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Aug 06

Seven Indy Lights drivers to test in Indy cars

The test day will be open to the public

Sonoma RacewaySeven Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires drivers, including the top three in the championship standings, will share a test day in Verizon IndyCar Series cars with Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Aug. 13 on the 2.385-mile, 12-turn Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma, Calif. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Rahal wins at Mid-Ohio, closes to 9 points of top

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Graham RahalGraham Rahal’s surge in the second half of the Verizon IndyCar Series season continued with an emphatic home victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

LED panels provide fans with real-time updates

They were an immediate hit with fans and an accepted addition with crews for the good of the sport.

Ryan Hunter-ReayThe light-emitting diode (LED) panels displaying a car’s real-time running position on track made their Verizon IndyCar Series debut in practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Joey Galloway announced as Grand Marshal for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Former Ohio State Wide Receiver

Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Joey Galloway will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Honda Indy 200, taking place July 31-August 2 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Sherwin-Williams joins INDYCAR, IMS as partner

“Sherwin-Williams is extremely excited for this new relationship with INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway” – Bobby Moody

Sherwin-Williams PartnershipSherwin-Williams, an industry leader in paint and coatings, will serve as the Official Paint and Finishing Partner of INDYCAR, the Verizon IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard as part of a multi-year partnership agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

New rain tire will gain traction with teams

The rain tires will be available this weekend at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

New Firestone Rain TiresSpectators, TV viewers and Verizon IndyCar Series teams will be able to better distinguish which cars are running Firestone Racing’s new rain tire by its silver stripe, which complements the red stripe on the alternate tires for road and street courses. Read the rest of this entry »

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