Tag Archive: IndyCar

Nov 16

Chevrolet takes its turn testing on Texas Motor Speedway’s high banks

The trial marked Chevrolet’s first crack with the superspeedway package at Texas

Ed Carpenter tests the new 2018 Indy car at Texas Motor Speedway.Ed Carpenter, Josef Newgarden and Spencer Pigot were the latest drivers to experiment with INDYCAR’s universal aero kit for the Chevrolet manufacturer test at Texas Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 24

Dixon, Hinchcliffe turn valuable oval laps for Honda, INDYCAR at Texas

Hinchcliffe officially re-signed last week to a multiyear extension with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 

Scott DixonScott Dixon and James Hinchcliffe enjoyed their first superspeedway oval trial with INDYCAR’s universal aero kit in a Honda manufacturer test today at Texas Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Tales from the paddock – Robert Wickens: “I was holding back the tears on many occasions”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoAt the end of this season, the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport family will be saying a fond farewell to Robert Wickens, who competed in his last DTM race at Hockenheim and is now switching to the IndyCar series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

2018 INDYCAR schedule builds on consistency, adds Portland event (+video)

Take a look at the venues hosting races in 2018

2018 Verizon IndyCar Series ScheduleConsistency and stability, plus the return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest, highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule that again contains 17 races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Green Savoree Racing Promotions and INDYCAR announce 2018 Race at Portland International Raceway

“As a young man, I had the opportunity to attend the Indy 500” – Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler

Green Savoree Racing Promotions logoGreen Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) and INDYCAR announced collaboratively with City of Portland leaders a Verizon IndyCar Series race at Portland International Raceway scheduled for August 31-September 2, 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 29

One day after the official entry list was unveiled for the 20th Anniversary Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, an additional entry came in and it’s a big one

Motul Petit Le Mans Field Expands to Include Team Penske Prototype for Montoya, Castroneves, Pagenaud

Team Penske is bringing an ORECA LM P2 machine for a trio of IndyCar superstars: Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud. Between the three of them, they own five Indianapolis 500 victories and two IndyCar championships. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Champion team owner Penske likes direction Indycar heading

When Roger Penske speaks, it’s usually wise to listen.

Roger PenskeMoments after capturing his 15th Indy car title as a team owner, Penske wasn’t just celebrating with driver Josef Newgarden at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. He was talking about the growing health of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Rossi’s last-effort dash secures first INDYCAR pole position

A day after it was announced he would return to Andretti Autosport next season

Alexander RossiAlexander Rossi’s weekend of great news continued today when he won the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Familiar name tops Watkins Glen practice chart: Dixon

Dixon topped the end-of-day speed chart on Watkins Glen International’s iconic road course

Scott DixonPractice day is complete for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen and – surprise, surprise – Scott Dixon is atop the leaderboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 31

Rossi believes Alonso would be challenged, happy in Indycar

He speaks from experience

Fernando AlonsoAlexander Rossi is one whose opinion holds merit when talking about drivers from Formula One trying their hand in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

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Aug 17

Bourdais cleared to return to racing

Bourdais was involved in a crash during an Indianapolis 500 qualifying

Sebastien Bourdais on trackVerizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to resume driving by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, following his recovery from injuries sustained in a crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifications. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 08

Pagenaud continues fight to repeat as INDYCAR champion

Last year, the Team Penske driver won five races

Simon PagenaudThe challenge of Simon Pagenaud replicating his impressive Verizon IndyCar Series championship from last year has been arduous, to say the least. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

Bourdais confident he’s ready to race after successful Mid-Ohio test…

For those on the outside, the 10 weeks it took Sebastien Bourdais to get back in an Indy car flew by

Sebastien Bourdais

The Dale Coyne Racing driver gets back in an Indy car for the first time since his qualifying attempt crash at the Indianapolis 500, turning more than 80 laps at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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Jul 25

NASCAR Pinty’s Series News & Notes: Saskatoon & Edmonton

Lacroix Leads Way To New Look Western Swing

NASCAR Pinty’s Series logoThe annual western swing for the series gets underway this week with a new twist for the drivers this season.After After another successful event as part of the IndyCar weekend in Toronto with the running of the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series competitors are loading up their haulers and heading west. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 11

NASCAR Pinty’s News & Notes: Toronto

Streets of Toronto Poses Tough Test For Road-Course Aces

Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto logoAfter a successful return for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series to be a part of the IndyCar weekend in Toronto last season, Canada’s national championship for stock car racing is return to the popular event and headline Saturday’s racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

Honda finds fix for what was plaguing its IndyCar engines

“It’s not saying we won’t have more failures, but we won’t have that failure anymore.”

HondaScott Dixon’s win June 25 in the KOHLER Grand Prix gave Honda its sixth victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season, in what’s shaping up to be quite the competition with manufacturer Chevrolet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 25

Kanaan’s consecutive starts streak began 16 years ago today

In his 20th Indy car season

Tony KanaanLong considered INDYCAR’s iron man, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan holds the reputation as one of the most physically fit and durable drivers in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

Dallara selected to provide Verizon IndyCar Series’ universal bodywork kit in 2018 (+video)

The universal kit to be used by all teams next season was a collaboration between INDYCAR and Dallara

DallaraINDYCAR announced that longtime partner Dallara Automobili will manufacture the universal bodywork kit that will fit the current Dallara IR-12 chassis for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 03

Sarrazin to TECHEETAH, Dillmann joins Venturi

Tom Dillmann to replace Stephane Sarrazin at Venturi for the rest of the 2016/2017 season

Formula E veteran Stephane Sarrazin has joined the TECHEETAH team for the remainder of the 2016/17 season, with Tom Dillmann taking his place at Venturi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

Rubens Barichello on his way to Le Mans

Ex-Formula 1 star Rubens Barichello who will race for ELMS team Racing Team Nederland

2017-04-15-0027Since 2014, all rookies are required by the ACO to attend an intensive simulator day at AOTech on the outskirts of Paris, where they are put through their paces in a variety of situations they will face during the race. Read the rest of this entry »

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