Category Archive: IndyCar

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 »

Sep 02

Dixon continues torrid pace at Watkins Glen practice

The Kiwi’s performance in the afternoon practice affirmed his dominance on the 3.37-mile permanent road course

Scott DixonThree-time Watkins Glen race winner Scott Dixon turned heads when he led first practice today for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen presented by Hitachi.

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Sep 02

Open-wheel racing enjoys storied history at The Glen

Verizon IndyCar Series. The Glen Preview.

Verizon IndyCar Series logo This weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series attacks the blindingly fast, billiard-table-smooth ribbon of road that is Watkins Glen International, one of the premier natural terrain race courses in North America. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Alexander Rossi joins the TAG Heuer Family of Ambassadors

Alexander and TAG Heuer first met in May of 2016 after Alexander’s victory at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

Alexander Rossi joins the TAG Heuer Family of Ambassadors TAG Heuer, the world leader in prestigious and sporting chronographs is proud to announce the addition of America’s next great racing hero, Alexander Rossi, to the TAG Heuer family of ambassadors. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Action sports legend Travis Pastrana joins line-up for Race Of Champions in Miami

Pastrana is a legend on both four wheels and two

Action sports legend Travis Pastrana joins line-up for Race Of Champions in Miami Sports fans heading to Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium for the first ever Race Of Champions (ROC) on American soil are in for a treat as action sports great Travis Pastrana has joined the list of competitors for the event on January 21-22, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Rahal wins Firestone 600 in closest finish in Texas Motor Speedway history

“I had to set that up” – Rahal

Firestone 600 FinishIt came two months after initially scheduled, but those in attendance at Texas Motor Speedway and watching on TV were treated to one of the most exciting finishes in Indy car history, as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal edged Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe to the checkered flag by 0.0080 of a second, the fifth-closest finish in series history and tightest finish in the track’s 20-year history. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features continuity, addition of Gateway

A total of six events on ovals, six on permanent road courses and five on temporary street circuits

Verizon IndyCar Series logo INDYCAR announced the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule today, a 17-race season that provides continuity, adds a new event at Gateway Motorsports Park and confirms a multi-year agreement with Watkins Glen International.

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Aug 25

Honda Indy Toronto set to launch its fourth decade of racing on the streets of Toronto in 2017

The event will continue to hold its traditional midsummer dates, July 14-16, 2017

Honda Indy Toronto Logo For the 31st time since its inaugural event in 1986, professional IndyCar racing returns to Exhibition Place for the 2017 Honda Indy Toronto, Ontario’s largest annual sporting event. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio to feature another dynamic INDYCAR weekend in July 2017

Verizon IndyCar Series officials made the announcement today, revealing the details of its 2017 schedule

The Honda Indy 200 At Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announces that The Honda Indy 200 will return to the historic road course, July 28-30, 2017 as an integral part of its 56th anniversary season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

The next Race Of Champions (ROC) will take place inside Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium on January 21-22, 2017

Miami becomes first American city 
to host the Race Of Champions

ROC - Miami becomes first American city 
to host the Race Of Champions The Race Of Champions (ROC) is heading to the United States of America for the first time in its history after Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium won the rights to host the next ROC event on January 21-22, 2017.

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Aug 23

Power wins ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway to tighten championship

Simon Pagenaud entered the ABC Supply 500 with a 58-point lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship over Will Power

Will PowerAs the Team Penske drivers leave Pocono Raceway this evening, the silver No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet of Power is much larger in the figurative rear view mirror. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Pocono Raceway: Andretti Autosport race report

ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – What They’re Saying

Andretti Autosport logo After Sunday’s showers, the 500-mile race at Pocono Raceway was waved green just after noon today. Ryan Hunter-Reay showed the dominance of his car as he climbed through the field after starting last to lead 31 laps of the 200-lap race.

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