Category Archive: IndyCar

Jan 25

Alexander Rossi to Participate in Tampa’s NHL All-Star Game Activities

Rossi Will Join NHL’s “Keepers of the Cup” on a Special Tour

2017-05-21477a8237Alexander Rossi, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner and driver of the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda Indy car for Andretti Autosport in the Verizon IndyCar Series, will be a special guest of Honda and the NHL during the All-Star Game weekend in Tampa, Jan. 26-28.

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Jan 25

INDYCAR champ Newgarden relishes challenge that new car presents drivers

The reigning series champion for Team Penske likes the new design

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden welcomed the opportunity last week to explain some of the nuances in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ new car unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Indianapolis 500 qualifying points modified among 2018 rules updates

Among the changes are the amount of championship points earned for Indianapolis 500 qualifying

Scott DixonINDYCAR teams have received the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Official Rule Book that includes rules updates and procedural modifications for the upcoming season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Carlin takes to track for first test as Verizon IndyCar Series team

The team used the session as an introductory day with the new car for 2018 featuring the universal aero kit

Max ChiltonCarlin took to the track for the first time as a Verizon IndyCar Series team on Monday, with drivers Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball turning laps on Homestead-Miami Speedway’s road course. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Legends Andretti, Rahal excited for look, direction of new Indy car

Mario Andretti enthusiastically offered to drive it for former race team boss and motorsports legend Roger Penske

Mario AndrettiBobby Rahal said it shaped up as the type of open-wheel car he enjoyed piloting in his heyday. The two iconic retired Indy car drivers threw their considerable clout behind INDYCAR’s new car with its universal aero kit, during last week’s official unveiling at the North American International Auto Show. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 20

Penske sees great things happening with new Indy car for 2018

“It’s a whole different driving technique”

Roger PenskeRoger Penske sounds eager to see how Verizon IndyCar Series drivers adapt to racing new cars with universal aero kits that reduce drag and require more skill to manage high speeds into the corners. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Sato, Andretti covet receiving ‘Baby Borg’ trophies for 101st Indy 500 win

“I haven’t decided if it’s going to Indy or Japan”

Michael Andretti and Takuma SatoTakuma Sato now has what every Indianapolis 500 driver desires: his own BorgWarner Drivers Championship Trophy, a memento commonly referred to as “a Baby Borg.” Read the rest of this entry »

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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 16

INDYCAR ready to unveil its future at North American International Auto Show

Presentation will stream live on IndyCar.com and on INDYCAR’s Facebook page beginning at 9:05 a.m. ET Tuesday

North American International Auto ShowThere’s no bigger or better event than the North American International Auto Show to make a major automotive announcement, which is why INDYCAR will unveil its sleek new 2018 race car during media day on Tuesday at the show in Detroit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 15

Racing world mourns passing of legendary driver, designer Gurney (updated)

The 86-year-old Gurney died at his Southern California home

Dan GurneyIn the history of American racing, there may have never been a more versatile race driver who exemplified class and innovation more than Dan Gurney. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Andretti slams ‘wrong and arrogant’ Haas

Haas became the first American team to race in F1 for more than 30 years

Mario AndrettiU.S. racing icon Mario Andretti has slammed Haas team chief Günther Steiner for his comments saying that no American driver is currently ready to race in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

INDYCAR drivers learning to adapt to new car’s characteristics

As Ryan Hunter-Reay put it when asked to describe the car: “It’s alive.”

Marco AndrettiAs drivers sped through a quick right-left portion of the club course Wednesday at Sebring International Raceway, their hands were notably busy as they got back into the throttle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 11

Extended crew efforts get cars with new universal kits to first test of 2018

“We had to have the monocoque modified to be able to accept the new bodywork “

Chip Ganassi RacingBryan Herta stood near an awning today at Sebring International Raceway, watching as dozens of Andretti Autosport crew members spent their lunch break working feverishly on the team’s four cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Beauty of new car in eye of beholder at Sebring test

The reactions were mixed today for two Verizon IndyCar Series drivers who had their first shot at the new universal aero kit

Sebastien BourdaisRookie Zach Veach liked it. Veteran Sebastien Bourdais took a more cautious approach. Bourdais, the four-time champion and 15-year veteran of Indy cars, Formula One and sports cars, called the new kit “a struggle.”

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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 24

Alonso signed prints auction benefiting Wilson Children’s Fund ends soon

Available in the online auction are a pair of photo prints  depicting Alonso at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May

Fernando AlonsoJust a reminder that time is running out to grab a piece of Indianapolis 500 history involving Fernando Alonso and help out the family of Justin Wilson in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

At the Nürburgring Wickens’s DTM career came full circle

Robert Wickens in a Q&A with DTM.com following his switch to the IndyCar Series

At the Nürburgring Wickens’s DTM career came full circleAfter six years, 84 races and six race wins Robert Wickens left DTM for good. The Canadian switches from the Mercedes-Benz DTM squad to the IndyCar series. 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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