Category Archive: IndyCar

Apr 24

Bryan Herta Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian Honda Indy GP of Alabama preview

2015 Honda Indy GP of Alabama Pre-Race Notes & Quotes

From the California coast in Long Beach to Birmingham, Alabama (via a quick stop in Indy), the #98 BHA team covered some miles this week. The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is the third race in as many weeks for the Verizon IndyCar Series and the last before heading to Indianapolis for the month of May.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Dixon wins at Long Beach for 36th career victory

Through two races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, Scott Dixon was off to his worst start since 2009.

Scott DixonIt certainly was too early to be overly concerned, he said, following 15th- and 11th-place finishes. Maybe, but his results in eight previous starts in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach — one top-five finish — wouldn’t necessarily pump up the three-time series champion’s confidence entering the 80-lap race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Rahal looking forward to documentary on his ‘hero’

Graham Rahal is succinct in describing his admiration for Paul Newman

Paul Newman and Graham Rahal - 2008“He’s my hero. I really think Paul Newman is the standard for what a human being should be,” Rahal said. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

James Hinchcliffe wins inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

The hunch came true when the Canadian took the checkered flag to win a wild and unpredictable race

James HinchcliffeJames Hinchcliffe had a premonition midway through the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana when his crew ordered him not to make a pit stop like the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field leaders at NOLA Motorsports Park.

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Apr 11

Tony Kanaan sets pace on first day at NOLA road course

Kanaan will count it as gain if he sets the official track record April 11 and earns the Verizon P1 Award

Tony KanaanTony Kanaan, who will make his 296th Indy car start, has the distinction of turning the quickest lap in the first practice session for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Bryan Herta Autosport Indy GP of Louisiana preview

BHA had an awesome test at NOLA the week before the St. Petersburg race

NOLA Motorsports Park This weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will make their race debut in the bayou state at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, LA.

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Apr 08

Simona de Silvestro and Sage Karam to compete in NOLA race

De Silvestro will drive the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda

Simona De SilvestroInitially announced as one-race entries, Simona de Silvestro and Sage Karam will compete this weekend in the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Chevrolet penalized for engine rules infraction

Eleven of the 12 Chevrolet engines in the field underwent repairs

ChevroletChevrolet, which earned 128 points in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 29, has been penalized 220 points per Verizon IndyCar Series regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

‘INDYCAR Chronicles’ profiles Hinch

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe is profiled in first “INDYCAR Chronicles,” which debuts at 5:30 p.m. (ET) April 10 on NBCSN.

James HinchcliffeThe 30-minute show is the first of five that IMS Productions will produce for NBCSN, which will telecast 11 Verizon IndyCar Series races this season starting with the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at 2:30 p.m. (ET) April 12. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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