Category Archive: IndyCar

Feb 11

Preseason activity continues with Sonoma test

The test marked the first Indy car activity of the year

Helio CastronevesPreparations for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season continued as six drivers completed a one-day test session at Sonoma Raceway on Feb. 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Chilton links up with Ganassi for full 2016 season

Max Chilton will graduate to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016.                       

Max ChiltonChip Ganassi Racing Teams announced Feb. 1 that the former Formula 1 driver from Reigate, England will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet in a full-season effort for the 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Honda wins for first time in Rolex 24 At Daytona

It may have been the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance sports car race, but it still saw a first

Ryan Hunter-ReayHonda, a part of Indy car racing as an engine supplier since 1994 and partner and manufacturer to the Verizon IndyCar Series since 2003, captured its first victory in the premier North American sports car event that annually kicks off the racing season.

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Jan 26

Indy 500 winners share memories at Arizona Concours

Ryan Hunter-Reay remembers vividly when he caught the bug to race Indy cars.

Arizona Concours d’EleganceThe 35-year-old Andretti Autosport driver, who won the 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series championship and 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, gladly recounted the story as part of a special roundtable discussion at the Arizona Concours d’Elegance in Phoenix featuring a quartet of Indy 500 winners.

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Jan 21

Roger Penske dreams of 20 Indy 500 wins

Indycar Q&A

Roger Penske 16 WinsDefending Indianapolis 500 champion team owner Roger Penske turns 79 on Feb. 20. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Today marks the birthday of two men whose names will be forever intertwined with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its lasting legacy

Indianapolis Motor Speedway legends Fisher, Harroun share birthday

Carl FisherBorn Jan. 12, 1874 in Greensburg, Ind., Carl Fisher was 35 years old when he joined with James Allison, Arthur Newby and Frank Wheeler in 1909 to build the speedway as a way for Indianapolis’ burgeoning automobile industry to test its products and occasionally conduct manufacturer competitions in races. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

Team Penske unveils 50th anniversary plans

“Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Team Penske”

2015-06-14_18520 Team Penske, which owns more Indy car wins (178) and Indianapolis 500 victories (16) than any team in the sport’s history, unveiled plans for the year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in motorsports in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Driver Debrief: 2016 Resolutions from ‘The Mayor’

“For me, 2015 was far from a typical season.” – James Hinchcliffe

James Hinchcliffe‘Tis the season for people to decide that they are going back to the gym, or they are going to be better at adding to their savings account, or maybe they want to quit smoking. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

INDYCAR will ring in New Year from Coast to Coast

New Year’s Eve car drop in Indianapolis

New Year's Eve Car UnveilAs the world rings in 2016, INDYCAR will play a prominent role in activities across the nation. From Boston to Indianapolis to Pasadena, the spotlight will be shining on the Verizon IndyCar Series over the next few days. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 30

Dixon, Kanaan Set To Defend Rolex 24 Titles

The same quartet drove to victory in this year’s Rolex 24

Kyle Larson, Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon, and Jamie McMurrayScott Dixon has more than a Verizon IndyCar Series championship to defend in 2016. Now the 35-year-old New Zealander is set up to do so. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 26

Holmatro Safety Team works continuously to remain on ‘Cutting’ Edge

The group is recognized by most as the best in motorsports

Holmatro Safety TeamWhen a driver has an issue on track at an INDYCAR-sanctioned event, there’s no one he or she would rather see than an “Angel in Orange.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Former Indy car racers Fittipaldi, Meira claim Granja Viana win

Verizon IndyCar Series drivers ranked among Autosport’s Top 50 of 2015

Granja Viana kart raceFormer Indy car racers Christian Fittipaldi and Vitor Meira and their Team Fittipaldi teammates claimed victory in the 19th 500 Milhas de Kart Granja Viana at the Limeira circuit in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

Signed Letter Of Intent Details Grand Prix of Boston Taxpayer Protections

The agreements include protecting taxpayers from any costs associated with the race

Boston Grand Prix show carSeveral Massachusetts state agencies, the City of Boston and the Grand Prix of Boston powered by LogMeIn signed a letter of intent Dec. 18 that outlines taxpayer protections and agreements all parties intend to negotiate over the next several months in preparation for the Verizon IndyCar Series race to debut Sept. 2-4, 2016, in the city’s Seaport District. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

New Verizon IndyCar Series logo ushers in legendary season

IndyCar has introduced a new Verizon IndyCar Series logo to highlight its ongoing partnership with title sponsor Verizon

Verizon IndyCar Series logo The designed series logo signals renewed efforts to bring INDYCAR’s speed and excitement to its fans across the nation. For Verizon, the revised series identity marks the beginning of a new chapter in its effort to distinguish the Verizon brand in the minds of its consumers and signal the promise of the digital world – simple, reliable and in ways consumers want and need.

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Dec 18

The (Down)Force Awakens: IndyCar drivers share love of Star Wars

Is Marco Andretti too short to be a clone trooper?

Marco AndrettiIn 2008, Andretti donned a specially themed “Star Wars” firesuit to coincide with the “Star Wars: Clone Wars” livery his Verizon IndyCar Series car ran at Sonoma Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Sato, Hawksworth return to new look Foyt squad

“We’re happy to have both Takuma and Jack continuing with us next season because we know they have the talent to win races”

Takuma Sato and Jack HawksworthA.J. Foyt and his son Larry have made changes to the ABC Supply Racing team but those changes won’t affect the drivers behind the wheel of the team’s pair of Verizon IndyCar Series entries. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Legendary numbers: When it comes to career starts, look to Helio, TK

One of a series of stories highlighting where current Verizon IndyCar Series stars rank statistically in the history of the sport

Helio CastronevesWith 16 races scheduled for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Helio Castroneves could move into the top five on the all-time Indy car list for starts. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation has announced it will join forces with PIRTEK Team Murray for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation heading to Indy 500 with Pirtek Team Murray

Taya KyleEstablished in 2014 in honor of the famed American Sniper, Chris Kyle, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is dedicated to serving military and first responders through meaningful interactive experiences that enrich family relationships. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Montoya likes what he sees on Borg-Warner Trophy

“I think I’ve aged gracefully”

Juan Pablo MontoyaJuan Pablo Montoya did an animated double take after locating the bas relief image from his 2000 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race win and comparing it to the likeness affixed to the base of the Borg-Warner Trophy for his 2015 victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Drivers prepping for 19th Granja Viana

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan, a founder of the charity event, is looking forward to again driving in the 12-hour race Dec. 19

Tony KanaanIt began in 1997 as an informal activity between friends to celebrate the end of the motorsports season, and in the interceding years the 500 Milhas Granja Viana kart race has grown into a major competition and event in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

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