Category Archive: IndyCar

Jul 29

Sherwin-Williams joins INDYCAR, IMS as partner

“Sherwin-Williams is extremely excited for this new relationship with INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway” – Bobby Moody

Sherwin-Williams PartnershipSherwin-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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

New rain tire will gain traction with teams

The rain tires will be available this weekend at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

New Firestone Rain TiresSpectators, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Gabby Chaves to run Tony Stewart Classic

Honda Racing and Honda Performance Development invited Chaves to run a Honda powered midget

Inycar Rookie Gabby Chaves to run Tony Stewart Classic Midget Race On his weekend off from the Verizon Indycar Series, Bryan Herta Autosport driver Gabby Chaves will take part in the inaugural “Tony Stewart Classic” midget race  at the Indianapolis Speedrome. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Wilson keeps eye on ’16 while focusing on ’15

Justin Wilson hopes his five-race stint with Andretti Autosport to close the 2015 season will lay the groundwork for a return to a full-time ride in 2016.

Justin WilsonPerformance and results are the strongest measures of a Verizon IndyCar Series driver’s effectiveness and often the best predictor of future employment.

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Jul 19

Hunter-Reay repeats in another Iowa thriller

Iowa Corn 300

Ryan Hunter-ReayFor the first time since the 2006 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, Americans swept the top three places in a Verizon IndyCar Series race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Iowa Corn 300 race day: Nothing short of amazing

Race 13 of Verizon IndyCar Series season (July 17-18)

Verizon IndyCar logoJuan Pablo Montoya leads the championship standings by 54 points over Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Bourdais takes command in Milwaukee second half

Sebastien Bourdais is “The Big Cheese” of Greater Milwaukee.

Sebastien BourdaisAt least that’s what is written on the winner’s trophy he lifted in Victory Circle following the 113th Indy car race at The Milwaukee Mile. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Newgarden posts fastest lap in Milwaukee practice

It’s much too early for Juan Pablo Montoya to envision a championship celebration Aug. 30 at Sonoma Raceway

Josef NewgardenThe Team Penske driver is appreciative of the smooth sailing and the top spot in the standings he’s held from the outset of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, but the veteran knows “there are too many races to go.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Chaves excited for 1st short oval of 2015

Auto racing first occurred on the Milwaukee Mile in 1903, six years before the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built.

Bryan Herta Autosport logoThen it was dirt. The mile was paved in 1954, and Indycars have competed there almost continuously since. The list of winners reads like a “who’s who” of open wheel racing… Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

San Francisco to host championship celebration

The Championship Celebration will take place the day after the title-deciding GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway

Verizon IndyCar logo Fans are invited to mingle with the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series during the 2015 INDYCAR Championship Celebration on Monday, Aug. 31 at the historic Nob Hill Masonic Center in downtown San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Scott Dixon to mark 250 starts: ‘Goal now is to get to 300′

Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan reached milestones with their 300th Indy car starts in May.

Scott DixonNow it’s Scott Dixon’s turn July 12 in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Formula One stars Alonso, Vettel aren’t ruling out future drive in Indianapolis 500

The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is May 29, 2016

2015-06-07_0862 Competing in the Indianapolis 500 is enticing to Formula One stars Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel because of its status as one of the greatest races in motorsports, and both aren’t ruling out a future drive. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Rahal breaks 124-race drought, wins MAVTV 500

Official Results for the MAVTV 500

Graham RahalAn Indy car racing-record 80 lead changes among 14 drivers was the precursor to a three-lap dash to the finish of the MAVTV 500 following a red flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Take your pick: Who will deliver Ganassi’s 100th?

Four arms rise simultaneously in a subjective response to “Who will give Chip Ganassi Racing Teams its 100th Indy car victory?”

Scott Dixon & Tony KanaanScott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Sage Karam and Charlie Kimball all could be correct, and the team owner would be pleased by any of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers delivering the milestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Gabby Chaves excited for MAVTV500 at Auto Club Speedway

Warm weather & high speeds will test teams

Bryan Herta Autosport logo The second leg of Indycar’s “Triple Crown” will be contested Saturday at 4:30pm ET at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway just east of Los Angeles. 2015’s second 500-mile race will be a true test of man and machine as ambient temperatures are expected to be in the Mid-90’s.

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Jun 25

Downforce to compensate for forecast high temps

The rear wing mainplane angle must be set between 0 degrees and -10.5 degrees for the 250-lap race

Marco Andretti and Helio CastronevesThe superspeedway aerodynamic configuration for the MAVTV 500 on June 27 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., will remain as written in the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Justin Wilson to tackle Pikes Peak Hill Climb with Honda

The event is June 28 up the 14,110-foot mountain in Colorado

Justin WilsonVerizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson will tackle the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the Honda-powered HPD ARX-04b LMP2 coupe that competed in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Two career wins won’t cut it for Newgarden

Josef Newgarden was celebrated April 26 for his first Verizon IndyCar Series victory.

2015-06-14_142His second – in the Honda Indy Toronto on June 14 – also was celebrated though maybe more because of CFH Racing’s 1-2 finish with Luca Filippi.

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Jun 16

Filippi reintroduced with podium run in Toronto

Reintroducing Luca Filippi

2015-06-14_054He’s from Italy, was runner-up in the 2011 GP2 Series championship, has been a Sky Sport analyst for INDYCAR and Formula One races, is a Pirelli test driver, will be a father for the first time in July, and turns 30 on Aug. 9 – a week after the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, where he made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in August 2013.

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Jun 15

Honda Indy Toronto: Newgarden leads 1-2 CFH Racing finish in Toronto

Maybe a 1-2 CFH Racing finish in the Honda Indy Toronto will pave over recent disappointing Verizon IndyCar Series results

2015-06-14_142Josef Newgarden, who started 11th in the No. 67 Hartman Oil Chevrolet, led teammate Luca Filippi across the start-finish line by 1.4485 seconds in the exciting 85-lap race on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn Exhibition Place street circuit.

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