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Michael Shank Racing’s 2018 plans, including IndyCar races with Jack Harvey

Michael Shank Racing Reveals 2018 Race Plans AutoNation and SiriusXM sponsorships fuel expansion with IndyCar program as team builds on IMSA WeatherTech GTD campaign with Acura NSX GT3 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (8 December 2017) – Having developed its strongest commercial sponsorship lineup in team history, Michael Shank Racing announced on Friday its 2018 season plans in […]

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Calmels Sport mutually agree to end Indy 500 effort

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INDYCAR STATEMENT ON VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES RACE IN MEXICO CITY

INDYCAR announced today that discussions regarding a Verizon IndyCar Series race in Mexico City are continuing, but that the proposed event will not be added to the 2018 schedule. Future talks will focus on plans to host this event at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course as early as 2019. “INDYCAR is invested in the...

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Danica Patrick announces she’ll attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500

Danica Patrick will be taking part in the 2018 Indianapolis 500. Patrick, who is contesting her last NASCAR event with Stewart-Haas Racing, made the announcement at the NASCAR finale at Homestead-Miami-Speedway. The 35 year old said she didn’t think she’d ever take part in the Greatest Spectacle In Racing again, but explained that when her...

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A.J. Foyt Hires Matheus Leist to drive the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet In the Verizon IndyCar Series

WALLER, Texas (Nov. 16, 2017) – Smart. Young. Fast.  Matheus Leist, the 19-year-old Brazilian, will drive A.J. Foyt’s No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series next year. Foyt, who made the decision to hire the rookie to partner with veteran driver Tony Kanaan, said, “I wanted a fresh start for 2018. I […]

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NEWS RELEASE:NEWGARDEN, CARPENTER, PIGOT TEST NEW UNIVERSAL INDYCAR AERO KIT FOR CHEVROLET AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

NEWGARDEN, CARPENTER, PIGOT TEST NEW UNIVERSAL INDYCAR AERO KIT FOR CHEVROLET AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY FORT WORTH, Texas (November 15, 2017) – The following is an event recap from Wednesday’s Chevrolet test session at Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ new universal aero kit that will debut in the 2018 season....

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Strengthens Team with Technical, Commercial, Crew Additions

A few quick notes about this release from TSO: Todd Malloy, who is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, won the Indianapolis 500 with Dan Wheldon in 2011. Malloy, who is highly regarded by his fellow engineers, won the 2003 Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) Championship while serving as race engineer […]

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Chip Ganassi Racing Signs 2017 INDYCAR Rookie of the Year Ed Jones for its Verizon IndyCar Series Program

Chip Ganassi Racing Signs 2017 INDYCAR Rookie of the Year Ed Jones for its Verizon IndyCar Series Program 2016 Indy Lights Champion to Pilot No. 10 NTT DATA Honda Alongside Racing Legend Scott Dixon in Two-Car Effort INDIANAPOLIS (October, 25 2017) – Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that 22-year-old British driver Ed Jones has […]

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Cornelison Set for Return IMS Performance in May 2018

Cornelison Set for Return IMS Performance in May 2018 Famed Blackhawks Performer To Sing ‘Back Home Again In Indiana’ before 102nd Indy 500 Watch Video of Cornelison Performing in 2017 at IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 – His voice thrilled hundreds of thousands of fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and millions more across […]

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Kyle Kaiser advances to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series with Juncos Racing

Indianapolis, Ind. – Juncos Racing announced today that American Kyle Kaiser will join the team for a partial-season run in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. Kaiser moves up to the Verizon IndyCar Series after claiming this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship with Juncos Racing. Kaiser (Los Gatos, CA) will run four races […]

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    • Long Beach’s Grand Prix report is $150K worth of obvious points
      That report was made public Monday afternoon, and it’s loaded with an absence of surprises, although there are a few bits of weirdness involved. Rather than submit what KPMG said would be an ideal computer-aided design plan for the proposed F1 track that would identify all mandatory components required following FIA (the governing body of […]
    • Here’s who won the race between Formula 1 and IndyCar in Long Beach
      In October last year the city released a request for proposals seeking “an open-wheel auto racing format” to run the annual Grand Prix event. From the start it was only a two-horse race between Michaelian and Pook. Pook, of course, was hardly a carpetbagger. He founded the Long Beach Grand Prix in 1975 and brought […]
    • Q&A: Printup talks future of WGI, IndyCar, Phish
      Everybody was excited, but I take a lot of personal interest in IndyCar. I always have. I kind of grew up in IndyCar, so I was glad that we were able to get them back. The fans themselves, for only having a little bit less than 90 days to sell the race last year, we […]
    • Rick Mears – still the ultimate pro at 65
      Over the past 20-something years writing about racing, I’ve encountered three people from whom I learn something about the art of racecar driving every time we speak for longer than five minutes. One of that trio is Rick Ravon Mears, born this day 65 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and brought up in Bakersfield, Calif. […]
    • Memoir helps widow cope after IndyCar driver's death
      Tonya Bergeson-Dana talks with her son, Conor, about his father when he brings it up, which is often. If he’s asking the questions, she reasons, he’s ready to hear the answers. Paul Conor Dana, at age 9, knows that his father was Paul Dana, a journalist and IndyCar driver who died in March 2006 during […]