Category Archive: IndyCar

Oct 21

Phoenix testing focuses on proper tire, aero setup for 2017 race

Following an 11-year absence, INDYCAR returned to the oval in the desert this past season

Helio CastronevesFollowing a successful return to the iconic Phoenix International Raceway during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, five driver/car combinations tested Tuesday on the mile oval in Avondale, Ariz., in an effort to make the 2017 race even more exciting. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Newgarden slides right into Team Penske role with Gateway test

He was wearing Simon Pagenaud’s firesuit

Josef NewgardenHe was driving Helio Castroneves’ car. Josef Newgarden was certainly doing his part to meld into the team aspect of Team Penske. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Bourdais and friends join Dale Coyne Racing for 2017

Two years of offseason uncertainty had Sebastien Bourdais yearning for team stability

Sebastien BourdaisDale Coyne wanted a driver who can win to boost his Verizon IndyCar Series team’s profile. Dale Coyne Racing announced today the signing of Bourdais, who is tied for sixth on the all-time Indy car victory list with 35 and drove the past three years for KVSH Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Rossi and Jaskol team up with Factory CRG at SKUSA SuperNationals 

“I’m thrilled to be taking part in this year’s SKUSA SuperNationals racing alongside Matt and the best karters in the world”

Rossi and Jaskol team up with Factory CRG at SKUSA SuperNationals Andretti Autosport’s Indy 500 Champion, Alexander Rossi will team up with his very first karting coach and karting veteran Matt Jaskol for this year’s SKUSA SuperNationals, from the 14th – 20th November.

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Oct 12

Kanaan, NTT DATA to return to Ganassi team

Another key piece to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ silly season puzzle has been placed

Tony KanaanFormer series champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and sponsor NTT DATA will return to Chip Ganassi Racing Teams as part of a multi-year deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Newgarden achieves ‘American dream’ of driving for Team Penske

Josef Newgarden described joining Team Penske as being the “American dream.”

Josef NewgardenThe greatest team in Indy car racing history officially announced that Newgarden, the 25-year-old from Tennessee, would replace Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet in 2017. Team president Tim Cindric also confirmed three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves would return next season to fill out the team’s four-car roster. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Championship Celebration off to glimmering start on Monument Circle

The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration got off to a glimmering start on a beautiful fall day in downtown Indianapolis

2016 Championship CelebrationINDYCAR shut down half of Monument Circle in the city center and filled it with race cars, transporters, drivers and gave away free lunch in advance of tonight’s awards ceremony at Hilbert Circle Theatre on the circle. It is there that this year’s champion, Simon Pagenaud, will be honored along with other season award recipients. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Indianapolis 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya 
and Tony Kanaan join line-up for ROC Miami

Race Of Champions Miami

Indianapolis 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya 
and Tony Kanaan join line-up for ROC Miami Indianapolis 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan have joined the field of driving greats who will take part in the first Race Of Champions on American soil – inside Miami’s Marlins Park on January 21-22, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Andretti-Herta Autosport confirms 2017 partnership

“I am super thrilled to continue our partnership with Andretti Autosport” – Bryan Herta

Andretti-Herta Autosport logo Bryan Herta Autosport announced today that the team has extended its Indianapolis 500 race-winning partnership with Andretti Autosport through the 2017 season.    

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Sep 30

Newgarden to depart Ed Carpenter Racing

Josef Newgarden will have a new home in the Verizon IndyCar Series

Josef NewgardenThe coveted 25-year-old American driver informed Ed Carpenter Racing today that he will not be returning to the team for the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Tickets to Honda Indy Toronto now on sale for renewal customers, public sale begins November 29

Champions Club loyalty program returns for renewal clients

Honda Indy Toronto logo Race fans who held two-day reserved grandstand seats for the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto can purchase their renewal tickets for the 2017 event starting today. By popular demand, organizers are bringing back the Champions Club program, which allows renewal customers to benefit from an even higher-octane experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Montoya says he has an INDYCAR future … somewhere

Juan Pablo Montoya’s candor can be compared to how the feisty Colombian drives Indy cars — fast and fearless.

Juan Pablo MontoyaWhen asked about the possibility of the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner not returning to Team Penske next season, Montoya acknowledged the uncertainty of his future but expressed confidence in a resume that should keep him employed. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Pagenaud drives to dominant Sonoma victory and 2016 championship

“It’s unbelievable. I think I will realize it more tomorrow,” Pagenaud said. “What a race!”

Simon PagenaudWith a dominating drive from the pole position, Simon Pagenaud won the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Castroneves leads Penske sweep of top 3 in Sonoma practice

Helio Castroneves led both practice sessions

Helio CastronevesThe Verizon IndyCar championship battle rages to its climax this weekend at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma with two Team Penske drivers vying for the title, but it was a third Penske pilot stealing the spotlight on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Aero kit development frozen for 2017; Series plans universal car in 2018

The announcement follows an extended dialogue with Chevrolet, Honda, our teams and stakeholders

Watkins Glen InternationalINDYCAR announced it has placed a freeze on aero kit development for manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda that will take effect immediately in preparation for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Manufacturers will run their current aero kit specifications next season as INDYCAR prepares to introduce a universal aero kit for the start of the 2018 season.

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Sep 14

Sonoma Raceway provides perfect setting to decide championship

The stage is set to decide the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship – and it couldn’t be more picturesque

Will Power and Simon PagenaudSonoma Raceway, with its challenging and undulating 2.385-mile permanent road circuit set against the backdrop of Northern California’s beautiful wine country, plays host this week to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. And as has been the case for more than a decade in the Verizon IndyCar Series, all the marbles are at stake. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

‘Mr Le Mans’ Tom Kristensen joins reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg at ROC Miami

Tom Kristensen is the pride of Denmark and the greatest racer in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours

2015-11-21_0061 The line-up for January’s Race Of Champions in Miami continues to heat up with the inclusion of two of world motor sport’s biggest stars. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Sonoma test gives title contenders pre-race tuneup

The Team Penske driver’s sole focus during the one-day team test at Sonoma Raceway

Will Power at SonomaWill Power was back in a Verizon IndyCar Series car on Thursday, two days after he was cleared to resume racing activities after experiencing concussion-like symptoms following a crash at Watkins Glen on Sept. 4. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Dixon dominates to win INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen

It’s safe to say Scott Dixon is happy the Verizon IndyCar Series is back at Watkins Glen International

Scott DixonThe No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet driver capped off a perfect weekend, leading 50 of 60 laps in today’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen presented by Hitachi to collect his fourth win on the 3.37-mile permanent road course. Stretching his final tank of ethanol over the final 19 laps, Dixon cruised across the finish line 16.5308 seconds ahead of Josef Newgarden. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Dixon takes Verizon P1 Award in record-breaking Watkins Glen qualifying

“It was hairy man” – Dixon

Scott DixonVerizon P1 Award qualifying at Watkins Glen International was full of surprises, but after leading each of the three practice sessions for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen presented by Hitachi, Scott Dixon’s record-setting feat to win the pole served as one of the few predictable stories of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

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