Category Archive: IndyCar

Jun 24

Familiarity with track helps ease Gutierrez’s return

It’s a little bit of familiarity for Esteban Gutierrez with this weekend’s KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America

Esteban GutierrezThe 25-year-old Mexican, who drove to finishes of 19th and 14th in his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader, was confirmed Thursday in the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda for the remainder of the 2017 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 22

Pagenaud nominated for 2017 ESPY Best Driver Award

The annual ESPN awards show airs at 8 p.m. ET July 12 and will be hosted by retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning

Simon PagenaudSimon Pagenaud, who drove to an impressive Verizon IndyCar Series championship last year, has been nominated for a 2017 ESPY Award in the Best Driver category.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 20

Great Canadian Combo Ticket Launched for Honda Indy

The Great Canadian Combo announcement also aligns with the continuation of Tim Hortons’ sponsorship

Honda Indy Toronto logoThe Great Canadian Combo ticket package for Honda Indy Toronto went on sale yesterday with the support of Canada’s favourite racer, James Hinchcliffe, to much fanfare.

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Jun 19

Mann on the move, already working toward 2018 Indy 500

Prep for next year’s Indianapolis 500 began the moment her race ended this year

Pippa MannIt was perfectly understandable if Pippa Mann pulled off her helmet and decided to kick back for a while after driving to a 17th-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be a grind, not to mention the 12-month effort it took for Mann to get there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 15

Kanaan enjoying rookie feeling at 24 Hours of Le Mans

At 42 years old and in his 20th season racing Indy cars, Tony Kanaan likes the feeling of being a rookie again

2017-06-04-0216The Chip Ganassi Racing driver is in France this week to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time. As if the pressure of competing in the world’s most prestigious endurance sports car race wasn’t enough, Kanaan is filling in for injured Sebastien Bourdais on the defending GTE class champion team in the No. 68 Ford GT.

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Jun 11

Power claims ‘Texas-style’ win in frantic Rainguard Water Sealers 600

By the stat book, Will Power’s 180 laps led and win in the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 may seem mundan

Will PowerBut to anyone who watches it was anything but, as Power claimed his 31st career Indy car win and second at Texas Motor Speedway. Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet) led Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan (No. 10 NTT Data Honda) and teammate Simon Pagenaud (No. 1 DXC Technology Chevrolet) to the checkered flag in the ninth race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Petro-Canada Lubricants added as new partner for Honda Indy Toronto

PCLI is an established leader in lubricants with dedication to the highest quality and continued product and technology innovation

Honda Indy Toronto logoHonda Indy Toronto is proud to announce the addition of Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. (PCLI), one of North America’s largest lubricants businesses, as the official lubricant of the annual event scheduled for July 14-16 at Exhibition Place.

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Jun 07

Track build underway for Honda Indy Toronto

The final racing layout will once again feature four left and seven right turns running clockwise direction.

Honda Indy Toronto logoTrack construction of the 2.89 km (1.786 miles), 11-turn temporary street circuit has begun inside the Exhibition Place grounds for next month’s Honda Indy Toronto, July 14-16.  The final racing layout will once again feature four left and seven right turns running clockwise direction.

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Jun 07

Dallara selected to provide Verizon IndyCar Series’ universal bodywork kit in 2018 (+video)

The universal kit to be used by all teams next season was a collaboration between INDYCAR and Dallara

DallaraINDYCAR announced that longtime partner Dallara Automobili will manufacture the universal bodywork kit that will fit the current Dallara IR-12 chassis for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 06

Andretti Autosport Texas preview

Verizon IndyCar Series – Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Andretti Autosport logoUp next on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule is a race in No Limits, Texas, at the 1.5-mile oval of Texas Motor Speedway. This historically fast and thrilling race is known to test the limits of both man and machine while the field races under the lights for an opportunity to be crowned with a 10-gallon hat.

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Jun 04

How sweep it is! Rahal wins two at Belle Isle

But it was no Sunday afternoon cruise

Graham Rahal, Josef Newgarden, and Will PowerWith his second win in as many days, Graham Rahal completed a near-perfect weekend at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 03

Rahal owns the day with pole, win at Belle Isle

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Honda) recovered from a spin on the opening lap to finish third

Graham Rahal and James HinchcliffeJust hours after scoring his third career pole with a new track record lap, Graham Rahal took the point today and dominated en route to victory in Dual 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. It is Rahal’s fifth career Indy car win and first since Texas last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 03

Castroneves, Rahal trade top spot in Belle Isle practices

Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit presented by Lear

Helio CastronevesIt has been three years since Helio Castroneves visited victory lane in the Verizon IndyCar Series, but the Brazilian veteran looks to be a contender for victory after a strong practice day at the Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit presented by Lear. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 03

Sarrazin to TECHEETAH, Dillmann joins Venturi

Tom Dillmann to replace Stephane Sarrazin at Venturi for the rest of the 2016/2017 season

Formula E veteran Stephane Sarrazin has joined the TECHEETAH team for the remainder of the 2016/17 season, with Tom Dillmann taking his place at Venturi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

Drivers must shift gears quickly from Indy to Belle Isle

The highs and lows of a month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make the most hardened souls weep

Dale Coyne RacingThe intensity can turn hair gray and add a wrinkle or two in the process. That’s May at Indy, where the pressure to perform on motorsport’s biggest stage can be unlike any other race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

Verizon IndyCar Series: Andretti Autosport Detroit Motor City preview

Dual in Detroit preview

Andretti Autosport logoFor Rounds 7 and 8 of Verizon IndyCar Series competition, the field heads to the backyard of the American automotive industry for a double-header weekend in the Motor City. Coming off IndyCar’s biggest month of the season, the action packed weekend in Detroit will continue to show the diversity of America’s premiere league of open-wheel racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

Meridian joins Honda Indy Toronto as New Partner

Meridian to Sponsor Champions Club and Volunteer Program

Honda Indy Toronto logoHonda Indy Toronto is proud to announce that Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, has joined as the official financial institution of the upcoming event, July 14-16, 2017, at Exhibition Place.  This new partnership includes the naming rights to the exclusive Champions Club as well as sponsorship of the Honda Indy Toronto Volunteer Program.

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Jun 01

Kanaan replaces Bourdais for 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Move over, Fernando Alonso. Someone else is going after the second leg of racing’s career triple crown.

Tony KanaanChip Ganassi Racing driver Tony Kanaan, winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was named today by CGR to replace the injured Sebastien Bourdais in one of the team’s Ford GT’s for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Kanaan will be stepping into the car that Bourdais co-drove to victory at Le Mans a year ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 30

NHL Centennial Fan Arena will stop at Honda Indy Toronto

“A touring tribute to a century of hockey thrills”

Honda Indy Toronto logoThe NHL®Centennial Fan Arena will pay a visit on its 2017 North American tour to the Honda Indy Toronto held at Exhibition Place, July 14-16.  Race fans of all ages will have free access to this spectacular display thanks to a collaboration between the National Hockey League (NHL) and Honda Canada, the official automobile of the NHL®. Read the rest of this entry »

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