Category Archive: IndyCar

Mar 29

Montoya holds off Power to win season opener

“Roger (Penske) hired me to get the job done and I do my best to get the job done”

Juan Pablo MontoyaTwenty-four hours before securing his 13th Indy car victory and first on a road/street course since Vancouver in his 1999 CART championship season, Juan Pablo Montoya was sizing up the Verizon IndyCar Series season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Magneti Marelli renews Schmidt Peterson Motorsports partnership for third season

This marks the third consecutive season that Magneti Marelli has supported the SPM Team

MMarelli SPM Indycar2015_1 Magneti Marelli, a global automotive systems and component supplier, announced today that it has renewed its partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season (starting this week-end in St. Petersburgh. Florida). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Collaborative efforts: Tire specs match aero kits

Firestone Firehawk tires for the March 27-29 season opener are the same specification as last yeay

Firestone Alternate Red TiresThere’s an underlying unknown with the Chevrolet and Honda aerodynamic bodywork packages that will debut in competition this week during the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Development continues ahead of season opener

Drivers quickly find speed with new aero bodywork

Verizon IndyCar logo Simona de Silvestro will test the Honda aero package for the first time next week at Sebring International Raceway in an Andretti Autosport-prepared car in preparation for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Bowers & Wilkins becomes Primary Sponsor of Bryan Herta Autosport 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series entry

Gabby Chaves was announced last month as the driver for the #98 Bowers & Wilkins Dallara-Honda.

Bryan Herta Autosport logo Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) in partnership with Bowen Motorsports are proud to announce Bowers & Wilkins has expanded their role with the team to become primary sponsor for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series. Bowers & Wilkins has been an associate partner of BHA since 2012 and was the team’s primary partner for the 2014 Honda Indy Toronto event. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

She’s back: De Silvestro will open with Andretti

Fan favorite Simona De Silvestro is returning to the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Simona De SilvestroDe Silvestro, 26, will drive an Andretti Autosport Honda in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 27-29, the team announced. Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz also will drive Andretti Autosport-prepared cars in the 110-lap race (3 p.m. ET, ABC) that features the competition debut of aerodynamic bodywork kits supplied by Chevrolet and Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Honda aero kit full of performance potential

Steve Eriksen says the introduction of aerodynamic bodywork to the Verizon IndyCar Series will usher in a new era in racing.

HPD Honda Aero Kit Unveil“It’s pretty wild, and it’s really wide open. It’s more open than Formula One,” the vice president and COO of Honda Performance Development said of the program from design and testing to manufacturing and supplying its six Verizon IndyCar Series teams.

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Mar 09

Team ’15 season preview: ‘Race for wins right away’

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

James Hinchcliffe & James JakesBoth drivers are in their first year with the team co-owned by former Indy car driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Arrow Electronics to sponsor No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda driven by James Hinchcliffe

The livery was unveiled at Arrow’s Internet of Things Immersions event in San Jose, Calif.

James Hinchcliffe

During each Arrow Electronics Internet of Things Immersion event, Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Sam Schmidt relays his experience of working with Arrow on machine-to-machine technologies that enabled him to drive a modified 2014 Chevrolet Corvette at more than 100 mph on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval last May. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Sunoco extends its role as the official fuel

Sunoco, the official fuel of the Verizon IndyCar Series, also has been named official fuel of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sunoco Race Fuels logo Sunoco’s relationship with Indy car racing dates to 1968 when Mark Donohue drove the No. 12 Sunoco Eagle for Penske Racing. Four years later, that same team of Penske, Donohue and Sunoco won its first Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

M1 Racing’s Tristan DeGrand is impressive at Pro Mazda Winterfest

At Barber Motorsports Park

Although the weather was very cold, M1 Racing was all fired up after one of its rookies, Tristan DeGrand of Eureka, Mo., finished fourth in the finale of the Pro Mazda Series’ Cooper Tires Winterfest Feb. 26 at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Green Savoree Racing Promotions continues long-standing partnership with Torchia Communications

Race promoter reappoints public relations agency for its 2015 race season

Green Savoree Racing Promotions logo Torchia Communications announces that it has renewed its relationship with Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) to plan and implement public relations efforts for its three race properties for the 2015 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Indycar ‘monitoring’ Busch situation as it evolves

Regan Smith was named to replace the Stewart-Haas Racing driver

Kurt BuschNASCAR on Feb. 21 denied Kurt Busch’s initial appeal for reinstatement from the indefinite suspension the sanctioning body announced Feb. 20 for “actions detrimental to stock car racing.” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

James Hinchcliffe: ‘It’s finding that last 1 percent’

Get to know James Hinchcliffe

James HinchcliffeFor his fun-loving and confident public persona, first-year Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe says he actually lives “in a bit of a fear of failure.” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Jakes returns to series with Schmidt Peterson

James Jakes will join James Hinchcliffe for the 16-race season

James JakesSchmidt Peterson Motorsports personnel will have to be specific when addressing their Verizon IndyCar Series drivers. Maybe “JJ” and “JH”? Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Bobby Unser to be honored at RRDC event

Unser will be the guest of honor at the Road Racing Drivers Club Evening with Bobby Unser Presented by Firestone

Bobby UnserBobby Unser’s lofty racing goal as a youth was to win the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb in his native Colorado, which he accomplished at age of 22 in 1956. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

NOLA track fast, and will get faster in April

“I think they’ll put on a great show just how impressive the speed looks on the circuit”

NOLA Motorsports ParkA stroll to the opposite side of NOLA Motorsports Park’s pit lane during the first day of a team test confirmed Jimmy Vasser’s perspective. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Multiple teams head to NOLA for first look

Sebastien Bourdais doesn’t want to be late to the party.

Sebastien BourdaisThe four-time Champ Car champion is referencing the importance of his first test days of the year in the No. 11 KVSH Racing car in preparation for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. He’ll join other Verizon IndyCar Series drivers at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans on Feb. 10-11 – days leading into carnival week culminating in Mardi Gras. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Honda Indy Toronto announces Toronto Star as its official newspaper partner through 2017

The Toronto Star will produce the Official Souvenir Program and, for the first time, provide an Official Fan Guide

Honda Indy Toronto logo Organizers of the Honda Indy Toronto announce today a new three-year sponsorship agreement with the Toronto Star that will see Canada’s largest daily as the official newspaper partner for the event through 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Rahal’s tribute to iconic McLaren Racing colors

Rahal also will join other Verizon IndyCar Series drivers in testing Feb. 10 at NOLA Motorsports Park.

Graham RahalGraham Rahal stood on pit lane before the morning session of a Verizon IndyCar Series team test at Sebring International Raceway snapping photos of the orange No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing car. Read the rest of this entry »

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