Tag Archive: Indy 500

Feb 08

XFINITY: Villeneuve set to return with new team

The team’s exact schedule was not announced

2014-08-09_0191 Wing Nut Racing, a new team that says it “will be debuting this year with a wide variety of racing avenues from off-road to stock car racing,” announced it has signed Jacques Villeneuve to drive its entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, with backing from Alsco, K1 Speed, and SpeedForSale. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Indy 500 exhibit featured at 2016 Canadian International AutoShow

‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!’ Celebrate the history of the Indy 500 at the 2016 AutoShow

Autoshow logo For more than a century, every Memorial Day weekend in the United States has seen open-wheel cars racing 500 miles around a 2.5-mile oval track known as “The Brickyard.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Indy 500 winners share memories at Arizona Concours

Ryan Hunter-Reay remembers vividly when he caught the bug to race Indy cars.

Arizona Concours d’EleganceThe 35-year-old Andretti Autosport driver, who won the 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series championship and 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, gladly recounted the story as part of a special roundtable discussion at the Arizona Concours d’Elegance in Phoenix featuring a quartet of Indy 500 winners.

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Dec 11

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation has announced it will join forces with PIRTEK Team Murray for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation heading to Indy 500 with Pirtek Team Murray

Taya KyleEstablished in 2014 in honor of the famed American Sniper, Chris Kyle, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is dedicated to serving military and first responders through meaningful interactive experiences that enrich family relationships. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Brabham dynasty to continue at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

Pirtek to sponsor Matt Brabham and Team Murray at 100th Indy 500

Pirtek to sponsor Matt Brabham and Team Murray at 100th Indy 500 International fluid transfer solution specialists PIRTEK have created the opportunity of a lifetime for Matt Brabham in next year’s 100th Indianapolis 500, set to take place on May 29. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Content and access key to the future success of motorsport

Agag part of panel at FIA Sport Conference in Mexico

Agag part of panel at FIA Sport Conference in MexicoMotorsport must create more interesting content and provide better access to fans than rival sports in order to ensure it remains competitive in the current sports media environment. That was the message from key motorsport identities at the FIA Sport Conference 2015 in Mexico City today. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Formula One stars Alonso, Vettel aren’t ruling out future drive in Indianapolis 500

The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is May 29, 2016

2015-06-07_0862 Competing in the Indianapolis 500 is enticing to Formula One stars Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel because of its status as one of the greatest races in motorsports, and both aren’t ruling out a future drive. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Daly back on the bench, what’s next?

Q & A with Conor Daly

Conor Daily portrait American Conor Daly was bitterly disappointed after his car failure at the Indy 500 but one week later he turned many heads with his impressive performances in both races in Detroit. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Montoya nets $2.4 million for Indy 500 victory

Indy 500 commonality: Passion for victory

Indianapolis 500 BanquetJuan Pablo Montoya earned $2,449,055 from an overall purse of $13,397,315 for his victory May 24 in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Honda, Chevy set to duel May 24 at high Noon

“We’re starting in the right place but it’s still a long race” – Dixon

Verizon IndyCar logo After Verizon IndyCar Series teams had time to digest the rule changes and aerodynamic modifications required for Pole Day, a fast-paced afternoon of unpredictable outcomes followed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Tagliani joins Foyt team in Gurney Indy 500 tribute

Tagliani returns to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the first time since last year’s Indy 500

Alex TaglianiAlex Tagliani, the 2011 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race pole winner, will drive the No. 48 Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda for AJ Foyt Racing in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Indy 500 winner Hunter-Reay heads to ROC

This year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay has signed up for the 2014 Race Of Champions

Race Of Champions logo The 2014 Race Of Champions will feature the winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500 after Ryan Hunter-Reay signed up to compete at the event, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Albatec boss steps aside for Villeneuve after Swedish test damage

The Albatec team is aiming to give Jacques the best possible chance of victory

World RX - Albatec Racing - Jacques Villeneuve 01 Albatec Racing Team Principal Andy Scott has made the decision to surrender his #26 Peugeot 208 to former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, after the French-Canadian rolled his car in testing at Holjës, Sweden today.

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Jun 09

Albatec welcomes Villeneuve’s return to World RX action in Norway

Returning from an appearance at the Indy 500

2014-06-07_0345 Round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy sees former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve reunited with Albatec Racing for World RX of Norway at Lånke over the weekend of 14/15 June.

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May 07

Albatec lines-up RallycrossRX Vice-Champion Jeanney for home event

Jacques Villeneuve contesting the Indy 500 that weekend

Albatec Racing logo Davy Jeanney will fill the second Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 seat left vacant by Jacques Villeneuve at Lydden Hill’s round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Haas driver Busch says no to F1

Busch warned that Haas is “serious” about his new F1 adventure.

Kurt Busch - photo © NASCAR via Getty Images Kurt Busch, a leading Nascar driver, has ruled himself out of the running to enter F1 next year with Gene Haas. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Sebastian Vettel’s run of titles is definitely over.

No Vettel title in 2014 ‘for sure’ – Villeneuve

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99026 “He’s not going to win this year for sure,” the French Canadian, who is set to return to the Indy 500 this year at the age of 42, is quoted by Italian publications including Autosprint and La Repubblica. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Indiana has more to offer than the Indy 500

Plan your Pit Stop now!

WolfPark.org, TrvelBloggers.caWhy not get your motor running with a heart-stopping encounter at Wolf Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Albatec’s World RX star Villeneuve chases Indy 500 double

“I’ve always wanted to do the Indy 500 one more time”
2013-06-08_0039 Albatec Racing has released Jacques Villeneuve from his contract to contest the UK round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, after it emerged that the former F1 World Champion has been approached to contest the prestigious Indy 500, which clashes with the Lydden Hill round on Sunday 25 May. Read the rest of this entry »

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