Tag Archive: Verizon IndyCar Series

Nov 18

Danica Patrick to end racing career at Indianapolis 500

The first woman to win an Indy car race

Danica Patrick will end her racing career at the 102nd Indianapolis 500.Danica Patrick plans to return to the Verizon IndyCar Series and race in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May 2018, the final start in her barrier-breaking career as a race driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Hinchcliffe takes personal interest in ‘Stop the Bleed’ initiative

Stop the Bleed

James Hinchcliffe knows something about life-threatening bleeding, so the Verizon IndyCar Series driver was eager to help when asked to promote the national “Stop the Bleed” campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

Newgarden earns right to drive car No. 1 in 2018

No word yet on what car number Pagenaud will drive

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden earned the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship on the racetrack, winning four races in the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet on the way to his first title in his sixth season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 01

Kanaan, Cowdin look to bring winning chemistry to AJ Foyt Racing

The driver-engineer relationship is paramount to success in the Verizon IndyCar Series

Larry Foyt, Eric Cowdin, Tony Kanaan, and A.J. FoytIt’s been proven time after time. If the length of that relationship is any indicator, AJ Foyt Racing is sitting pretty for 2018 with Tony Kanaan driving the team’s No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet and Eric Cowdin as his engineer.

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Oct 27

Honda aero kit test at IMS offers glimpse into Indy 500’s future

“On ovals, it’s been such a smooth transition (from the previous car)” – Hinchcliffe

James HinchcliffeJames Hinchcliffe says he learns something every time he gets to get behind the wheel of his Verizon IndyCar Series car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 26

Ganassi picks Jones as driver of No. 10 car

Ed Jones will have a new home for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series

Ed JonesChip Ganassi Racing announced today that the 22-year-old from Dubai will join the team as the driver of the No. 10 NTT Data Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Hinchcliffe, Wickens form all-Canadian lineup for Schmidt Peterson

Hinchcliffe has renewed his contract with the Indianapolis-based team with a multiyear extension

James Hinchcliffe and Robert WickensSchmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today its lineup for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season that will feature an all-Canadian driving duo of James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

Manufacturer testing period begins (+video)

Team Chevy’s two-car effort visited Road America with Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske and Spencer Pigot of Ed Carpenter Racing

Spencer PigotVerizon IndyCar Series engine manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda continued the learning process of working with the new universal aerodynamic body kits that will debut in 2018 with one day tests at Road America and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 04

Championship dream realized, Newgarden ready to carry banner

Like any young driver, Josef Newgarden dreamed of winning a Verizon IndyCar Series championship

Josef NewgardenHe didn’t know if or when that would happen. Now that it has in his first season with Team Penske, the accomplishment has enhanced the 26-year-old Tennessean’s perspective on being a champion, his personal growth and the influential role bestowed upon him as an energetic ambassador representing the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

Universal kit test at Sebring focuses on brake performance

As test sessions go, it wasn’t terribly busy

Scott DixonFour cars and five drivers turned a sparse number of laps in sweltering heat today at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Fisher takes pride in helping put Newgarden on title path

For Fisher – the former driver and team owner who now pilots the pace car at races – the moment was a long time coming.

Sarah Fisher and Josef NewgardenThe confetti rained on the Verizon IndyCar Series’ newest champion, Josef Newgarden, at Sonoma Raceway on Sept. 17. As it did, Sarah Fisher also enjoyed the celebration. 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 21

After another title near-miss, Castroneves awaits INDYCAR fate

“One thing I know,” the Team Penske driver said of his uncertain future, “I’ll be driving. I’ll be driving next year, for sure.”

Helio CastronevesSitting in the shadows on Sonoma Raceway’s pit lane wall after Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Helio Castroneves assured that the sun has not yet set on his racing career after the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 19

Newgarden and Pagenaud: a tale of two celebrations

“That’s how hard you fight in an Indy car race,” Pagenaud said, proudly wiping blood from his wound with a towel.

Josef NewgardenAt one area of Sonoma Raceway, new Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden draped himself in an American flag, kissed the Astor Cup and gave a golf cart the honor of his autograph. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Pagenaud wins Sonoma finale as Newgarden claims championship

Josef Newgarden becomes the first American to win the Verizon IndyCar Series crown since Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2012

Josef Newgarden did everything he needed to do to claim the Verizon IndyCar Series championship except win GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. That honor went to Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, but Newgarden’s second-place race finish was enough to wrap up his first series title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Pagenaud tops time sheet at Sonoma Raceway open test

Pagenaud sits fourth in the standings heading into Sunday’s 85-lap race

Simon PagenaudDrivers chasing points leader Josef Newgarden took full advantage of today’s Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Sonoma Raceway to prepare for Sunday’s season finale, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

Zach Veach named to drive Andretti Autosport entry in 2018

Veach made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut earlier in April

Zach VeachAndretti Autosport announced today that Zach Veach will drive the team’s fourth entry in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 22-year-old will pilot the team’s No. 26 Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Andretti Autosport Sonoma Raceway preview

Verizon IndyCar Series Sonoma Raceway preview

Andretti Autosport logoOnly one more weekend remains on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule and the Andretti Autosport team is prepared to carry the momentum forward from Watkins Glen to Sonoma.

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Sep 12

Signed Prints of Indianapolis 500 Field set to Benefit Wilson Children’s Fund  

Continuing an effort that was initiated ahead of the 2016 finale

Signed Prints of Indianapolis 500 Field set to Benefit Wilson Children's Fund  Continuing an effort that was initiated ahead of the 2016 finale that featured an image of the start of the Watkins Glen IndyCar race, the Wilson Children’s Fund (http://wilsonchildrensfund.com/) will once again be offering a custom run of items to generate funding for the children of late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson. As the Verizon IndyCar Series prepares to crown a champion this weekend at Sonoma Raceway, the assembled drivers will have one extra item on their to do list—help a friend.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Zachary Claman DeMelo to drive second Rahal entry at Sonoma

Claman DeMelo, 19, finished fifth in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires standings this season

Zachary Claman De MeloRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced that Zachary Claman DeMelo will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in a second entry for the team at the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sept. 17. Read the rest of this entry »

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