Tag Archive: Verizon IndyCar Series

Jan 17

Concept becomes reality with formal introduction of new Indy car (+video)

Last year, the future was shared in the form of sketch drawings

Josef NewgardenToday at the North American International Auto Show, the Verizon IndyCar Series pronounced “The Future Starts Now” with its unveiling of a sleek, new 2018 race car at Cobo Center. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 09

INDYCAR drivers turn plenty of laps at Rolex test

A multitude of drivers with Indy car connections participated in the Roar Before the 24 sports-car testing

Ryan Hunter-Reay chats with teammate and reigning IMSA prototype champion Jordan Taylor.A multitude of drivers with Indy car connections – including six who have full-time rides in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series – participated in the Roar Before the 24 sports-car testing over the weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 05

Jordan King ready to scale INDYCAR mountain with Ed Carpenter Racing

Behind the wheel of Carpenter’s No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet

Jordan KingOn the day before being announced as Ed Carpenter Racing’s new Verizon IndyCar Series driver on street and road courses, Jordan King climbed Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Fans will get closer than ever to INDYCAR action with 2018 TV schedule

“This is a unique opportunity to bring the sport even closer to the television audience”

2018 Television ScheduleIndyCar and its broadcast partners announced the 2018 television schedule today featuring an expanded use of in-car cameras to bring fans the thrilling action of the Verizon IndyCar Series from a variety of new angles in the upcoming 17-race season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 19

Munoz returns to Andretti Autosport for 2018 Indianapolis 500

Carlos Munoz is returning to the scene and team of much of his Verizon IndyCar Series success

Carlos MunozAndretti Autosport announced today that the 25-year-old Colombian will drive its sixth entry in the 2018 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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Dec 13

Carlin joining Verizon IndyCar Series with drivers Chilton, Kimball in 2018

The team formally announced that it is entering the Verizon IndyCar Series

Max Chilton and Charlie KimballCarlin may be a new team to the Verizon IndyCar Series, but its name is respected worldwide in motorsports and it is bringing familiar names and faces to the competition in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 02

Newgarden among INDYCAR drivers named for Race Of Champions

Montoya is excited to return to defend his championship

2018 Race Of Champions driversReigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden will compete for the first time in the Race Of Champions, joining fellow INDYCAR drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya in the prestigious all-star event set for Feb. 2-3 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Rahal sees growing strength in adding second car for 2018

Sato, who drove for RLL in 2012, will team with Graham Rahal

Takuma Sato and Graham RahalAfter fielding a one-car team for the bulk of the past four Verizon IndyCar Series seasons, change is afoot at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

Speculation grows on who Danica Patrick will drive for at 2018 Indy 500

Patrick held a news conference to say that she’d conclude her career in the Indianapolis 500

Danica PatrickNot long after a tearful Danica Patrick announced that the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil would be the final race of her career, the news was still too fresh for many Verizon IndyCar Series team officials to digest. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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