Category Archive: IndyCar

Oct 19

Hinchcliffe, Wickens form all-Canadian lineup for Schmidt Peterson

Hinchcliffe has renewed his contract with the Indianapolis-based team with a multiyear extension

James Hinchcliffe and Robert WickensSchmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today its lineup for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season that will feature an all-Canadian driving duo of James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Tales from the paddock – Robert Wickens: “I was holding back the tears on many occasions”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoAt the end of this season, the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport family will be saying a fond farewell to Robert Wickens, who competed in his last DTM race at Hockenheim and is now switching to the IndyCar series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Sato humbled at unveiling of Borg-Warner Trophy likeness

An anxious Takuma Sato leaned in, but that wasn’t close enough.

Takuma SatoSo he knelt for an even better view of his sterling silver likeness on the 65-inch, 110-pound Borg-Warner Trophy when it was unveiled today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

2018 INDYCAR schedule builds on consistency, adds Portland event (+video)

Take a look at the venues hosting races in 2018

2018 Verizon IndyCar Series ScheduleConsistency and stability, plus the return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest, highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule that again contains 17 races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Green Savoree Racing Promotions and INDYCAR announce 2018 Race at Portland International Raceway

“As a young man, I had the opportunity to attend the Indy 500” – Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler

Green Savoree Racing Promotions logoGreen Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) and INDYCAR announced collaboratively with City of Portland leaders a Verizon IndyCar Series race at Portland International Raceway scheduled for August 31-September 2, 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

Tickets for 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now for Renewal Customers

Public sales will begin November 15

Firestone Grand Prix of St-Petersburg logoRace fans who were on hand at this March’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg can be the first to do so again for the 2018 event.  The exclusive renewal period for these customers is open now through November 14.  General public sales will begin on Wednesday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

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Oct 11

Manufacturer testing period begins (+video)

Team Chevy’s two-car effort visited Road America with Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske and Spencer Pigot of Ed Carpenter Racing

Spencer PigotVerizon IndyCar Series engine manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda continued the learning process of working with the new universal aerodynamic body kits that will debut in 2018 with one day tests at Road America and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

F1’s Hamilton trying Indy 500 on for size? Nice ring to it

First it was Fernando Alonso, now maybe Lewis Hamilton wants to try the Indianapolis 500?

Lewis Hamilton and Takuma SatoThe three-time Formula 1 champion drew a step closer to a fourth F1 crown on Sunday when he won the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. But uppermost on the Mercedes driver’s mind during the post-race podium interview was checking out the Indy 500 winner’s ring worn by Takuma Sato. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Kanaan joins Foyt in pairing of legendary Indy car names

Legend, meet legend.

Tony Kanaan, Eric Cowdin, and A.J. FoytTony Kanaan and A.J. Foyt, two of Indy car racing’s most iconic names, will join forces for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, AJ Foyt Racing announced today at the Foyt Wine Vault in Speedway, Indiana, next door to the team’s secondary race shop. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

United Autosports and Andretti Autosport invest in partnership with Walkinshaw Racing

United Autosports team up with Walkinshaw Racing and Andretti Autosport

United Autosports and Andretti Autosport invest in partnership with Walkinshaw RacingThree iconic brands from Australia, America and Europe combine to make global partnership. Shared expertise and commercial opportunities main aim of partnership. United Autosports have joined forces with Walkinshaw Racing and Andretti Autosport to form a global partnership of three iconic names in worldwide motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 04

Championship dream realized, Newgarden ready to carry banner

Like any young driver, Josef Newgarden dreamed of winning a Verizon IndyCar Series championship

Josef NewgardenHe didn’t know if or when that would happen. Now that it has in his first season with Team Penske, the accomplishment has enhanced the 26-year-old Tennessean’s perspective on being a champion, his personal growth and the influential role bestowed upon him as an energetic ambassador representing the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Fisher takes pride in helping put Newgarden on title path

For Fisher – the former driver and team owner who now pilots the pace car at races – the moment was a long time coming.

Sarah Fisher and Josef NewgardenThe confetti rained on the Verizon IndyCar Series’ newest champion, Josef Newgarden, at Sonoma Raceway on Sept. 17. As it did, Sarah Fisher also enjoyed the celebration. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Champion team owner Penske likes direction Indycar heading

When Roger Penske speaks, it’s usually wise to listen.

Roger PenskeMoments after capturing his 15th Indy car title as a team owner, Penske wasn’t just celebrating with driver Josef Newgarden at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. He was talking about the growing health of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

After another title near-miss, Castroneves awaits INDYCAR fate

“One thing I know,” the Team Penske driver said of his uncertain future, “I’ll be driving. I’ll be driving next year, for sure.”

Helio CastronevesSitting in the shadows on Sonoma Raceway’s pit lane wall after Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Helio Castroneves assured that the sun has not yet set on his racing career after the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 19

Newgarden and Pagenaud: a tale of two celebrations

“That’s how hard you fight in an Indy car race,” Pagenaud said, proudly wiping blood from his wound with a towel.

Josef NewgardenAt one area of Sonoma Raceway, new Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden draped himself in an American flag, kissed the Astor Cup and gave a golf cart the honor of his autograph. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Pagenaud wins Sonoma finale as Newgarden claims championship

Josef Newgarden becomes the first American to win the Verizon IndyCar Series crown since Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2012

Josef Newgarden did everything he needed to do to claim the Verizon IndyCar Series championship except win GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. That honor went to Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, but Newgarden’s second-place race finish was enough to wrap up his first series title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Pagenaud tops time sheet at Sonoma Raceway open test

Pagenaud sits fourth in the standings heading into Sunday’s 85-lap race

Simon PagenaudDrivers chasing points leader Josef Newgarden took full advantage of today’s Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Sonoma Raceway to prepare for Sunday’s season finale, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

Zach Veach named to drive Andretti Autosport entry in 2018

Veach made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut earlier in April

Zach VeachAndretti Autosport announced today that Zach Veach will drive the team’s fourth entry in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 22-year-old will pilot the team’s No. 26 Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Gommendy named to Schmidt Peterson entry for 2018 Indy 500

Gommendy, of Le Chesnay, France, will pilot a blue, white and red No. 77 Honda, in honor of his native country

Tristan GommendySchmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today a partnership with Frenchman Didier Calmels, owner of Calmels Sport, and driver Tristan Gommendy for an entry in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Andretti Autosport Sonoma Raceway preview

Verizon IndyCar Series Sonoma Raceway preview

Andretti Autosport logoOnly one more weekend remains on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule and the Andretti Autosport team is prepared to carry the momentum forward from Watkins Glen to Sonoma.

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