Category Archive: IndyCar

Aug 20

Medical update on Verizon IndyCar Series driver Hunter-Reay

The Andretti Autosport driver is released from the hospital and will be re-evaluated Sunday morning

Ryan Hunter-ReayVerizon IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was evaluated at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania, today for injuries to his left hip and knee sustained in a crash in qualifying for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.

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Aug 19

Andretti Autosport launches military hiring initiative

The initiative started with the help of David Tilton, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Andretti Autosport chassis owner

Alexander RossiAndretti Autosport announced Thursday the launch of MilitaryToMotorsports.com, a unique hiring initiative to help U.S. military veterans transition into the civilian workforce upon retirement, specifically into the motorsport industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 18

Points leader Newgarden sees ‘close fight’ for championship

Team Penske driver and Tennessee native is the first American to lead the Verizon IndyCar Series standings

Josef NewgardenThe top six drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings are separated by just 58 points heading into Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. At this time last year, 58 was the margin between first and second places. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 17

Bourdais cleared to return to racing

Bourdais was involved in a crash during an Indianapolis 500 qualifying

Sebastien Bourdais on trackVerizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to resume driving by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, following his recovery from injuries sustained in a crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifications. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 13

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Aleshin parting ways

The INDYCAR team issued a statement on the decision

Mikhail AleshinThe 30-year-old is the first Russain driver to compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series, with a best finish of second place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 11

Universal Aero Kit has another successful test, this time at Iowa

The veteran driver duo ran laps on Iowa Speedway

2018 Aero Kit on track at IowaFor the third time in as many weeks, Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya were all smiles after completing a test of the universal aero kit destined for all Verizon IndyCar Series entries in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 09

Iowa universal aero kit test open to public

The test will be the first on a short oval for the two cars testing the new kit to be used by all series competitors next season.

Chevrolet and HondaIowa Speedway race fans can watch the latest test of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series universal aerodynamic bodywork kit free on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 08

Pagenaud continues fight to repeat as INDYCAR champion

Last year, the Team Penske driver won five races

Simon PagenaudThe challenge of Simon Pagenaud replicating his impressive Verizon IndyCar Series championship from last year has been arduous, to say the least. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 06

Dixon laser focused on collecting fifth series championship

“The hardest ones are the ones that you lost” – Dixon

Scott DixonAs he prepares for a final four-race charge in his bid to win a fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Scott Dixon doesn’t draw inspiration from the previous titles.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Gateway’s smooth new surface has drivers itching to race

If early impressions prove correct, Gateway Motorsports Park is ready for a grand return to the Verizon IndyCar Series

Helio CastronevesEight drivers, one representing each of the eight fulltime entrants currently racing in the series, tested at the 1.25-mile oval, which underwent a complete repave this summer.

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Aug 02

Universal Aero Kit passes another test, this one on road course

Developed by chassis supplier Dallara

Oriol ServiaOne thing is certain following another successful test of the new Verizon IndyCar Series universal aero kit: Any misconception of drivers not earning their keep in the cockpit will be put to rest in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

Bourdais confident he’s ready to race after successful Mid-Ohio test…

For those on the outside, the 10 weeks it took Sebastien Bourdais to get back in an Indy car flew by

Sebastien Bourdais

The Dale Coyne Racing driver gets back in an Indy car for the first time since his qualifying attempt crash at the Indianapolis 500, turning more than 80 laps at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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Jul 31

Newgarden conquers Mid-Ohio, takes over points lead

Taking the checkered flag 5.1556 seconds ahead of Team Penske teammate Will Power

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden finally completed what he started at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, bursting into the Verizon IndyCar Series championship lead after winning the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in dominant fashion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 29

Hunter-Reay leans on lessons learned to persevere

“I’ll be there, I’ll be ready for it. I’ll be right at the front.”

Ryan Hunter-ReayNot that long ago, the patience of intensely competitive Ryan Hunter-Reay was tested to the extreme in a Verizon IndyCar Series season going nowhere fast. Or, maybe more accurately, not so fast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

Andretti Autosport Mid-Ohio preview

Verizon IndyCar Series – The Buckeye State – The Circuit

Andretti Autosport logoJust a quick drive across the Indiana border, north of Columbus and through Amish country sits a 2.258-mile road course off a back country road. A track that winds through campsites and twists past mounds of fans, it’s a venue that many on the Andretti Autosport team call “home”.

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Jul 26

New Universal Aero Kit receives rave reviews in debut test

“I think it’s going to be a fast, good racer.” – Servia

Juan Pablo MontoyaIf the first day of on-track testing is any indication, the new Verizon IndyCar Series car is well on its way to making Indy car racing in 2018 even better. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 25

New Indy Car becomes real with initial test laps turned at IMS

Vision became reality for INDYCAR at 9:10 a.m. ET today on the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.

That’s when Juan Pablo Montoya pulled his blue Chevrolet-powered Dallara IR-12 out of pit lane and turned an installation lap.

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Jul 24

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, July 28-30

Fast sheet

The Honda Indy 200 At Mid-OhioThe Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio features a jam-packed weekend of on track action in both the open- and closed-wheel variety. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 22

Rosenqvist’s second Mid-Ohio test helps Dixon’s race prep

Felix Rosenqvist has achieved success everywhere he has raced

Felix RosenqvistThe 25-year-old Swede would like to add the Verizon IndyCar Series to that list. For the second straight year, Rosenqvist tested an Indy car with Chip Ganassi Racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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Jul 16

Newgarden captures Honda Indy Toronto for Second win of 2017

Full-course caution allowed Newgarden to take the lead when other front-runners pitted under yellow

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden capitalized on fortunate pit strategy to drive to victory in today’s Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th Verizon IndyCar Series race of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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