Category Archive: IndyCar

Nov 22

Superstars of world motorsport to race at ROC Riyadh

The Race Of Champions is coming to the Middle East for the first time!

Superstars of world motorsport to race at ROC RiyadhSome of the biggest names in global motorsport have signed up for ROC Riyadh, which will be held on February 2-3, 2018 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium. The event will be run in partnership with the General Sports Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 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 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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Nov 14

Public Ticket Sales Launch Tomorrow for 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

The 14th edition of this annual racing festival returns

Firestone Grand Prix of St-Petersburg logoThree-day tickets for the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg go on sale tomorrow (November 15) at 10 a.m. EST at gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849.

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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

Tickets for 2018 Honda Indy Toronto are on sale now for renewal customers

Public Sales Will Begin on December 5

Honda Indy Toronto logoThe renewal window for customers who purchased Two-day Reserved Grandstand seats to this year’s Honda Indy Toronto is now open.  This annual event for festival-goers takes place July 13-15, 2018, at Exhibition Place.  Orders can be placed online at hondaindy.com or by calling 877-725-8849.  Public ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, December 5, at 10 a.m. ET.

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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 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 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 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 18

Sato humbled at unveiling of Borg-Warner Trophy likeness

An anxious Takuma Sato leaned in, but that wasn’t close enough.

Takuma SatoSo he knelt for an even better view of his sterling silver likeness on the 65-inch, 110-pound Borg-Warner Trophy when it was unveiled today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. 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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Oct 11

Tickets for 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now for Renewal Customers

Public sales will begin November 15

Firestone Grand Prix of St-Petersburg logoRace fans who were on hand at this March’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg can be the first to do so again for the 2018 event.  The exclusive renewal period for these customers is open now through November 14.  General public sales will begin on Wednesday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

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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 10

F1’s Hamilton trying Indy 500 on for size? Nice ring to it

First it was Fernando Alonso, now maybe Lewis Hamilton wants to try the Indianapolis 500?

Lewis Hamilton and Takuma SatoThe three-time Formula 1 champion drew a step closer to a fourth F1 crown on Sunday when he won the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. But uppermost on the Mercedes driver’s mind during the post-race podium interview was checking out the Indy 500 winner’s ring worn by Takuma Sato. Read the rest of this entry »

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