Tag Archive: Andretti Autosport

Jul 28

Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust fights hard in Charlotte

Flat tire ends charge to victory

Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen driver Tanner Foust Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust was the driver to beat at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, a week after his lights-to-flag victory in New York. But the win eluded Foust this weekend when a flat tire on the rough course ended his podium charge. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Canadian Garett Grist Dominates at Lucas Oil Raceway for First Win

Fellow countryman Scott Hargrove finished second

Pro Mazda - Garett Grist For the second time in two weeks in the Indianapolis area, a young Canadian scored his first victory in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.

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Apr 25

Hunter-Reay sweeps sessions at Barber

Practice at 10 a.m. (CT) April 26 precedes the three rounds of qualifications

Verizon IndyCar logo Focus forward has served Ryan Hunter-Reay well during his motorsports career — when he was out of an open-wheel ride following the 2005 Champ Car season, when he was bent on proving his race craft in ’07 in a part-time gig with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, and especially when he was pointing to his first series title in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Starts, stops on streets: Conway a surprise winner

Multi-car pile-up triggered by the front-runner

Mike Conway - photo Alex Gallardo The door was open for Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe, who were running 1-2 (the way they started the 80-lap race), to battle for the victory in the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Until Lap 56. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Honda Canada and James Hinchcliffe ink promo deal for 2014 IndyCar Season

Hinchcliffe In The Driver’s Seat with Honda Canada

Honda Canada and James Hinchcliffe It’s the middle of winter, but Canadians have reason to get excited for the upcoming IndyCar season.

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Feb 05

Hinchcliffe set for Toronto TV & Radio Take Over

IndyCar star ready for co-host duties on Breakfast Television & Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown

James Hinchcliffe As the 2014 IndyCar Series gets set to roar back into life next month, Andretti Autosport racer, James Hinchcliffe, heads back to Canada this week to put his co-hosting skills to the test on TV and radio. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Mexican teenager Alfonso Celis tops test times for Juncos Racing

Celis’ lap comfortably eclipses the Pro Mazda lap record of 1:21.166

Mazda - Juncos Racing - Alfonso CelisJudging by the results of the past two days at the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Test, the future looks extremely bright for the rejuvenated Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Pro Mazda/USF2000 drivers and teams honored at awards banquet

Brabham and Hargrove Receive Mazda Road to Indy Scholarships

Scott Hargrove - Mazda's John Doonan-BrabhamIn a year that saw records shattered in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and a title fight that came down to the streets of Houston in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, the 2013 season was closed in fine fashion with a dual awards banquet held at the St. Regis Houston to honor the outstanding talent in both series.

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Sep 16

Michael Andretti eyes F1 ‘customer cars’ – father

“I have already spoken with Bernie Ecclestone about it” – Mario

2012-06-10_0447Michael Andretti would get involved in formula one as a team owner if the sport allowed ‘customer cars’ on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Thomas McGregor signs with Exclusive Autosport for 2013 F1600 Program

McGregor will pilot the No. 33

Exclusive Autosport logoExclusive Autosport announced today it has signed Exclusive Management Inc. driver Thomas McGregor for the Formula Tour 1600 Championship and the Toyo Tires Formula 1600 Championship.   Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Team Canada Scholarship expands program

The third edition of the Team Canada Scholarship will grow to include two young Canadian drivers.

Team Canada logo 2Team Canada logoThe focus will continue to be the world renown Formula Ford Festival held at Brands Hatch, England in late October. After a very successful debut in 2011 with the first Canadian on pole for the final and leading the early laps, the program continued in 2012 and once again showcased the talent that Canada has in the junior formula car ranks.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

INDYCAR: Hinchcliffe focused on results for Andretti

 The driver of the No. 27 Go Daddy entry is bringing a ‘substance first’ approach to his new opportunity at Andretti Autosport

James Hinchcliffe  Go DaddyAndretti Autosport logoCall him whatever you want–“Danica Hinchcliffe,” “Manica” or the “Go Daddy Guy,” but James Hinchcliffe is more concerned about being called a winner during his sophomore season in IndyCar. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Canadian IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe at the Canadian Motorsports Expo

Sunday, February 12

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012 James HinchclifeJames Hinchcliffe missed appearing at last year’s Canadian Motorsports Expo because he was taking part in an IndyCar test at Florida’s Sebring International Raceway. In the time since that test, Hinchcliffe has been extremely busy, and he’ll have a lot to talk about when he takes to the CME’s Mazda Stage on Sunday, February 12. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Honda Indy Toronto presents Canadian debut of the new 2012 Dallara DW12 IndyCar

At the Canadian Motorsports Expo

Honda Indy Toronto Logo Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012Race fans attending the Canadian Motorsports Expo presented by Inside Track will have an exclusive opportunity to have an up-close look at the new 2012 Dallara DW12 IndyCar. This is the first time Canadian race fans and journalists in Canada will have the chance to view the long awaited car.

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Aug 14

Hunter-Reay prevails in starts, stops in New Hampshire (+result)

The finish order was set based on the lap 215 running order under caution in  IZOD IndyCar Series race

Ryan Hunter-Reay  victory Loudon 2011-08-14NHMS LogoRyan Hunter-Reay was the race leader when moisture on the racing surface at New Hampshire Motor Speedway brought out the yellow flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Multi-car incident brings a premature end to Mike Conway’s Toronto race

Alex Tagliani ranked 23rd

2011-07-10 - Toronto Indy - Sunday 0522011-07-08I - Toronto Indy - Friday 598A multi-car incident brought Mike Conway’s race at the Toronto street circuit to a premature end, leaving the Andretti Autosport driver unable to convert one of his strongest qualifying performances into Championship points.

(Flagworld’s photo album)

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Jun 25

Sato, Patrick start 1-2 in Iowa Corn Indy 250 (+result)

 Tagliani will start from 15th place on the grid in Iowa 

Takuma Sato 2011-06-25IZOD - IndyCar seriesTakuma Sato and Danica Patrick will start on the front row of tonight’s Izod IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The interesting thing is, Sato isn’t necessarily the surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Mike Conway narrowly misses the cut for Indy 500

“I’m gutted not to have qualified for the Indy 500 this year.”

Mike Conway - IndianapolisMike Conway - Indianapolis carLong Beach winner Mike Conway narrowly missed out on qualifying for this weekend’s Indy 500 after a dramatic Bump Day at the historic track. Electric storms and torrential rain had caused disruption to both practice and qualifying sessions over the past week, and yesterday’s Bump Day was also rain affected. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Power plays strategy to second Brazil win (+result)

 Takuma Sato came up 10 minutes short of potentially claiming his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory
 Tagliani in 19th place

Will Power victory Sao PauloWill Power 2011-04-10Will Power, not usually one to pay attention to time, said “obrigado.”Power, the pole sitter and re-start leader of the rain-postponed Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle, came into the pits for a splash of fuel on Lap 36 (the race resumed on Lap 15). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Power secures Penske’s 200th all-time pole (+grid)

Tagliani far behind in 20th position

Will Power Pole Sao PauloSao Paulo IndyCarRyan Hunter-Reay elicited a collective chuckle from the international media contingent when he congratulated Will Power for securing the PEAK Performance Pole Award for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Conway comes all the way back in Long Beach Indy race (+result)

Alex Tagliani finishes 5th

Mike Conway Long Beach victoryIZOD - IndyCar seriesMike Conway had led one IZOD IndyCar Series race prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach — the 2010 Indianapolis 500 — and we all know how that turned out.

Flagworld’s Bill Brennan photo album from Long Beach

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Mar 10

Mike Conway back behind the wheel as he tests Andretti Autosport IndyCar

“It sounds so clichéd but it really is so fantastic to be back!”

Mike ConwayAndretti Autosport logoBritish racing driver Mike Conway was yesterday back behind the wheel of an IndyCar as he took to the Sebring race track in his Andretti Autosport car, setting the fastest lap of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Mario Andretti ‘tempted’ by comeback

To make a sensational comeback in the sport later this year

Mario AndrettiIZOD - IndyCar seriesMotor racing legend Mario Andretti has admitted that he could be ‘tempted’ to return from retirement for one last roll of the dice in the IndyCar Series’ unique 2011 Las Vegas finale… Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

1, 2, 3: Team Penske sweeps qualifications

Tagliani a distant 23rd place

Initially anyway, Dario Franchitti will be boxed in by three Team Penske cars and three Andretti Autosport cars in the Indy Japan 300. Extricating himself will require a give-and-take effort — give it his all over 200 laps and take whatever breaks fall in his lap to further fill the 17-point championship crevice heading into the season finale Oct. 2 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Karam lead every lap of USF2000 race

At Autobahn Country Club Sunday

Polesitter Sage Karam of Nazareth, Pa. led all 12 laps to win Round 8 of the “Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda” in convincing fashion Sunday afternoon during the Harrah’s Autobahn Grand Prix Presented by Mazda at the Autobahn Country Club. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Alex Tagliani is sixth quickest in Friday’s practice in Toronto

FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani was sixth fastest today

Tagliani posted his fastest lap time on his final run around the 2.816-kilometer street course with a time 1 minute 02.3935 seconds for an average speed of 162.968 km/h. That lap time at the end of the session propelled the Bowers & Wilkins Hot Wheels driver from 11th on the time sheet to fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Karam is fastest USF2000 driver in practice

At New Jersey Motorsports Park on Friday

Point leader Sage Karam of Nazareth, Pa. set the fastest lap of the day and topped both 30-minute practice sessions for the “Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda” Friday at Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Karam leads all 50 laps in USF2000 race

Saturday afternoon at Iowa Speedway

Polesitter Sage Karam of Nazareth, Pa. led all 50 laps and posted a 7.364-second victory over Raphael Abbate of Sao Paulo, Brazil Saturday afternoon in Round 4 of the “Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda” on Iowa Speedway’s 0.875-mile trioval. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Ethanol USA backing for Hunter-Reay at Iowa

An extention of the Andretti Autosport driver’s deal with the team

ICM, Inc. and Green Plains Renewable Energy, both industry leaders in the development and production of biofuels in the U.S., are teaming up to sponsor the No. 37 Ethanol USA-Team IZOD car from Andretti Autosport driven by Ryan Hunter-Reay for this weekend’s Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway, extending the Andretti Autosport driver’s deal with the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Alex Tagliani of FAZZT Race Team at The Glen this week

IndyCar drivers spread out for testing

The break in the IZOD IndyCar Series race schedule this week opened the door for testing at several venues that will play host to upcoming events. Both Iowa and Chicagoland Speedways and the Watkins Glen road course will play host to IndyCar drivers and teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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