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Harding Racing to run Verizon IndyCar Series full-time in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 12, 2018) Harding Racing is announcing its full season entry in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. This will be the team’s first full-time campaign after a three-race stint in 2017. Gabby Chaves will return to Harding Racing to pilot the #88 Chevrolet after an impressive ninth place in the team’s IndyCar debut…

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The who and where about who will be on track the day after the IndyCar testing blackout comes to an end on Jan. 8.

With a bone-chilling cold gripping a large portion of the country it’s nice to think about Indy cars and warmer climates. Luckily, we have less than a week to wait before we’ll see pictures and videos of cars on track. With the manufacturer portion of testing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series universal bodywork kit…

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

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018) – INDYCAR 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. ABC and NBCSN will utilize never-before-seen views of the…

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Statement from SPM on Settlement of RC Enerson Matter

TSO File Photo Statement from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports: INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (Dec. 27, 2017) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and RC Enerson, as well as RC Enerson’s former Indy Lights sponsor, Team Enerson Racing, LLC, have settled their claims against each other on mutually acceptable terms. Sam Schmidt stated, “We are pleased to have this situation behind us. For the record,…

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Possible Data Breach at TSO and Merry Christmas! (ouch, bad combo!)

By Patrick Stephan Hello race fans! I got up this morning initially to type out a nice and simple Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays message to you, our loyal subscribers. But, in light of some other fun here at the vast TSO campuses in Indy and Denver, we’ve been a little derailed! So, Merry Christmas and Happy…

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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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Hulman-George Family Statement on Passing of Jim Nabors

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 – A statement from the Hulman-George family, owners of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, about actor and entertainer Jim Nabors, who died Thursday, Nov. 30 at age 87. Nabors sang a beloved rendition of “Back Home Again in Indiana” 36 times between 1972 and 2014 during pre-race ceremonies for the Indianapolis 500: “Jim…

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BARNHART NAMED PRESIDENT OF HARDING RACING

Well, this came in as a surprise from Harding Racing today! Going to take me and Steve a moment to process this news, but in short I can say it’s a “surprise!” I will freely admit I “like” Brian (not that it’s an important attribute for someone in his role) based on our numerous interactions…

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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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News from INDYCAR: 2018 INDYCAR schedule builds on consistency, adds Portland event

2018 INDYCAR schedule builds on consistency, adds Portland event • Sixteen races return from this year’s schedule, most retaining same slot • Phoenix Raceway event reverts to preferred first weekend in April • Important Pacific Northwest market re-entered with return to Portland International Raceway INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017) – Consistency and stability, plus the…

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