Category Archive: IndyCar

Mar 25

Despite winds, Indy test brings smile to drivers’ faces

Despite winds that picked up in the afternoon and limited running, there was no place the 11 drivers would rather be

Graham RahalWarm spring temperatures provided an optimal platform for 11 Verizon IndyCar Series cars to turn laps today on the hallowed 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as they prepare for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in little more than two months. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Montoya gets right back up to speed at Barber open test

“I feel like I drove the car yesterday” – Montoya

Juan Pablo MontoyaJuan Pablo Montoya stepped out of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet, took off his helmet, smiled and shrugged as if to say, “Eh, no big deal.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Results of 2017 opener leave much to consider

One race down, 16 to go. So what do we know about the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season?

Probably not much, but here are 10 things to consider in the wake of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Bourdais’ shot at Florida ‘Triple Crown’ to start from Second

His stiffest competition may be from within his own team’s garage

Sebastien BourdaisAt this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Bourdais is again teaming with Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand in the No. 66 Ford GT that won at Daytona Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Reunited and it feels so good: Bourdais wins with Coyne at St. Pete

Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon rounded out the podium

Sebastien BourdaisSix years after he last raced under the Dale Coyne Racing banner, Sebastien Bourdais strung together a near-perfect performance, driving from his last-place starting position to victory lane in today’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Even after taking St. Pete pole, Chevy feels tightened competition

Chevy driver Will Power won the pole during Saturday’s qualifying for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Helio CastronevesHere’s a sentence you don’t read often in relation to Verizon IndyCar Series racing: Chevrolet may have won the pole, but this wasn’t its best performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Indycar manufacturers aligned for future series growth

The four manufacturers in the Verizon IndyCar Series will be on board for years to come

Manufacturer's ExtensionChevrolet, Honda, Dallara and Firestone announced jointly Friday that they have agreed to multiyear contract extensions to remain in the series. The Dallara and Firestone extensions were announced in January. Coupling in those from Chevrolet and Honda today ensures a continuation of the core base of INDYCAR’s four primary suppliers. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Andretti Autosport St. Petersburg preview

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Andretti Autosport logo The green flag will soon be falling upon the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition, and the much-anticipated season opener will crown the its first winner.

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Mar 07

Honda believes it has closed competition gap for 2017

Usually at private test sessions, lap times are a closely guarded secret

HondaThey aren’t released by the Verizon IndyCar Series and only occasionally will teams share them with the media. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

The Tony Stewart Foundation announces 2017 Indianapolis 500 Driver for Team One Cure

The announcement also confirmed an entry for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

The Tony Stewart Foundation announces 2017 Indianapolis 500 Driver for Team One Cure Last month, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart announced the formation of TEAM ONE CURE – a primary program of The Tony Stewart Foundation.

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Mar 05

Top 2017 INDYCAR storylines: Sebastien Bourdais

No. 5: Sebastien Bourdais returns to Dale Coyne Racing

Sebastien BourdaisVerizon IndyCar Series drivers were asked to rank the five most interesting storylines leading into the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that opens the 2017 season on March 12. Today, we feature the first of those five. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

2017 Andretti Autosport season preview

A fresh start

Andretti AutosportThere’s just something about starting a new season — a clean slate, new goals, fresh ideas. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Al-Fe Heat Treating returns as Foyt team sponsor

The Al-Fe Heat Treating logo will be on the ABC Supply Chevrolets driven by Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz

AlFe Heat TreatingAl-Fe Heat Treating marks its seventh year in motorsports with the announcement of its return as a major associate sponsor of AJ Foyt Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Derani feels right at home testing Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car at Sebring

Luis Felipe “Pipo” Derani made a smooth transition from sports cars to Indy cars today at Sebring International Raceway. 

The 23-year-old Brazilian, who has dozens of Formula 3 races in Brazil and Europe as well as a six-race stint in the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires on his extensive resume, tested James Hinchcliffe’s No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda on Sebring’s short course.

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Mar 01

Green Savoree Racing Promotions announces partnership with Piloti

Piloti will outfit race staff at both the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and 2017 Honda Indy Toronto

Green Savoree Racing Promotions logo Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) today extended its partnership with Piloti, makers of performance, luxury and casual driving shoes and apparel.

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Feb 27

Andretti returns to scene of winning biggest stock car race 50 years later

It was Mario Andretti, who drove the Holman & Moody Ford to victory in the 1967 Daytona 500

Mario AndrettiAmong the old veterans at Daytona International Speedway, they still talk about the day an Indy car driver from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, drove a stock car so fearlessly – and so loose – they were all afraid to get near him. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Rahal already seeing benefit of adding veteran engineer German

German joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in early December

Graham Rahal and Tom GermanGraham Rahal is already reaping the rewards of having Tom German onboard and the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series hasn’t officially started yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Andretti carves out new partnership with Butterball

Relationship expanding to all Andretti entries with ‘Butterball Wishbone’

Andretti carves out new partnership with Butterball U.S. based food corporation Butterball will continue its relationship with four-time Verizon IndyCar Series championship team Andretti Autosport for a fourth straight year.

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Feb 21

Four-Time Indianapolis 500 Winner Al Unser to return to racing at SVRA Brickyard Invitational

At the SVRA’s “Indy Legends” Charity Pro-Am at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway June 17

Four-Time Indianapolis 500 Winner Al UnserOne of the greatest drivers in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history is making a return to competition at the scene of his greatest triumphs. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Rossi has point to prove in 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season

Alexander Rossi is hungry heading into the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season

Alexander RossiThe 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year finished the season 11th in the championship standings, showing promise on the one track discipline where he expected to struggle – ovals.

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