Tag Archive: Verizon IndyCar Series

Mar 25

Despite winds, Indy test brings smile to drivers’ faces

Despite winds that picked up in the afternoon and limited running, there was no place the 11 drivers would rather be

Graham RahalWarm spring temperatures provided an optimal platform for 11 Verizon IndyCar Series cars to turn laps today on the hallowed 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as they prepare for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in little more than two months. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Montoya gets right back up to speed at Barber open test

“I feel like I drove the car yesterday” – Montoya

Juan Pablo MontoyaJuan Pablo Montoya stepped out of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet, took off his helmet, smiled and shrugged as if to say, “Eh, no big deal.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Results of 2017 opener leave much to consider

One race down, 16 to go. So what do we know about the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season?

Probably not much, but here are 10 things to consider in the wake of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Bourdais’ shot at Florida ‘Triple Crown’ to start from Second

His stiffest competition may be from within his own team’s garage

Sebastien BourdaisAt this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Bourdais is again teaming with Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand in the No. 66 Ford GT that won at Daytona Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Reunited and it feels so good: Bourdais wins with Coyne at St. Pete

Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon rounded out the podium

Sebastien BourdaisSix years after he last raced under the Dale Coyne Racing banner, Sebastien Bourdais strung together a near-perfect performance, driving from his last-place starting position to victory lane in today’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Indycar manufacturers aligned for future series growth

The four manufacturers in the Verizon IndyCar Series will be on board for years to come

Manufacturer's ExtensionChevrolet, Honda, Dallara and Firestone announced jointly Friday that they have agreed to multiyear contract extensions to remain in the series. The Dallara and Firestone extensions were announced in January. Coupling in those from Chevrolet and Honda today ensures a continuation of the core base of INDYCAR’s four primary suppliers. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Andretti Autosport St. Petersburg preview

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Andretti Autosport logo The green flag will soon be falling upon the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition, and the much-anticipated season opener will crown the its first winner.

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Mar 07

Honda believes it has closed competition gap for 2017

Usually at private test sessions, lap times are a closely guarded secret

HondaThey aren’t released by the Verizon IndyCar Series and only occasionally will teams share them with the media. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Top 2017 INDYCAR storylines: Sebastien Bourdais

No. 5: Sebastien Bourdais returns to Dale Coyne Racing

Sebastien BourdaisVerizon IndyCar Series drivers were asked to rank the five most interesting storylines leading into the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that opens the 2017 season on March 12. Today, we feature the first of those five. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Al-Fe Heat Treating returns as Foyt team sponsor

The Al-Fe Heat Treating logo will be on the ABC Supply Chevrolets driven by Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz

AlFe Heat TreatingAl-Fe Heat Treating marks its seventh year in motorsports with the announcement of its return as a major associate sponsor of AJ Foyt Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Rahal already seeing benefit of adding veteran engineer German

German joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in early December

Graham Rahal and Tom GermanGraham Rahal is already reaping the rewards of having Tom German onboard and the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series hasn’t officially started yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Rossi has point to prove in 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season

Alexander Rossi is hungry heading into the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season

Alexander RossiThe 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year finished the season 11th in the championship standings, showing promise on the one track discipline where he expected to struggle – ovals.

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Feb 18

Sato appreciates chance to drive for larger team with Andretti

A new beginning in 2017 will also mark one of the biggest opportunities in Takuma Sato’s Verizon IndyCar Series career

Takuma SatoThe 40-year-old Japanese racer left AJ Foyt Racing, a team he called home the four previous years, and moved to Andretti Autosport over the offseason. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

KV Racing Technology will no longer compete in Indycar

The team did not submit an entry for the 2017 season

KV Racing TechnologiesKV Racing Technology, the Indy car team that collected seven race wins over 14 seasons including the 2013 Indianapolis 500, announced that it will no longer compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Competition runs strong and deep at Phoenix Raceway open test

Two days of on-track testing for 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and teams were literally like day and night.

Ryan Hunter-ReayCars carrying Chevrolet engines and aero kits dominated the day sessions of the Phoenix Raceway open test, while those with Honda equipment filled the top of the leaderboard for the night practices.

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Feb 11

Hondas rise to top in Phoenix open test night practice

Drivers stocked with Honda engines and aero kits recorded the six fastest laps

Marco Andretti

Nighttime was the right time for Honda on the first day of the Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Phoenix Raceway.

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Feb 06

Daly eager to add to Foyt team’s American legacy

Conor Daly goes back to where it all began as he prepares for his second full season in the Verizon IndyCar Series

Conor DalyThe talented 25-year-old Hoosier raced in 2016 with Dale Coyne Racing, but will pilot the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing this year, the same team he made his series debut with in a one-off effort in the 2013 Indianapolis 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Rahal looks for continued improvement in 2017, especially at Indy 500

It’s the most important race each year

Graham RahalAs Graham Rahal moves forward after analyzing a 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season in which qualifying improved and he thought he drove better to finish fifth in the points, one race still sticks in his mind.

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Feb 01

Aleshin returning to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in No. 7 Honda

It’s official: Mikhail Aleshin is returning to drive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season

Mikhail AleshinAleshin’s return to the team had been speculated since the conclusion of the 2016 season, but was not confirmed until today. The announcement was made in Aleshin’s native Russia that the 29-year-old from Moscow will drive the No. 7 Honda with sponsorship once again from SMP Racing, the Russian motorsports program. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Bommarito Automotive Group sponsoring IndyCar Gateway race

The announcement was made tonight at the St. Louis Auto Show

Bommarito Automotive Group 500The Bommarito Automotive Group, the leading retailer of new and used vehicles in the St. Louis region, has been named title sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park scheduled for Aug. 26. Read the rest of this entry »

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