BHA Sonoma season finale preview
CFH 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.
The Verizon IndyCar Series’ path to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma is marked by the Golden Gate Bridge
Making 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.
Driver succumbs to injury sustained in Aug. 23 race
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.
INDYCAR sends its thoughts and prayers to Justin, his family, and Andretti Autosport during this difficult time.
INDYCAR 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.
Roger Penske will be inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame during the Aug. 28-30 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
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.
Six Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will participate in on-track testing Aug. 12 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The 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.
“Definitely an honor. Need to get my wedding suit out of the closet for that one” – Tagliani
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.
1997 Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has signed to compete with Venturi in the 2015/2016 Formula E season
Which is faster around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, a Verizon IndyCar Series race car or a MotoGP motorcycle?
The 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.
The test day will be open to the public
Seven 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.
“Sherwin-Williams is extremely excited for this new relationship with INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway” – Bobby Moody
Sherwin-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.
The rain tires will be available this weekend at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Spectators, 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.