Tag archives for 2016

News from INDYCAR: Competition runs strong and deep at Phoenix Raceway open test

Competition runs strong and deep at Phoenix Raceway open test AVONDALE, Ariz. (Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017) – Two days of on-track testing for 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and teams were literally like day and night. Cars carrying Chevrolet engines and aero kits dominated the day sessions of the Phoenix Raceway open test, while those...

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Coyne welcomes Indy Lights Champion Jones for 2017 season

Coyne welcomes Indy Lights Champion Jones for 2017 season Plainfield, IL (November 14, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing has completed its full-time 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series driver lineup with the addition of reigning Indy Lights Champion Ed Jones as the driver of its #18 entry. Jones, an Emirati driver of English descent, now residing in the […]

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What They’re Saying. Race. Sonoma Raceway

VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES GOPRO GRAND PRIX WHAT THEY’RE SAYING – RACE The final checkered flag of 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series competition was waved over the 12-Turn circuit of Sonoma Raceway this evening. Ryan Hunter-Reay started today’s event from the sixth position and made his way up to fourth in time to cross the finish line. […]

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News from INDYCAR: “What They’re Saying” from the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

News from INDYCAR: “What They’re Saying” from the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet): Congratulations, Simon. Well deserved, no question. Throughout the entire season, he was not only an amazing driver but a champion. Really honored to be working with a guy like that. The whole team was a […]

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JOSEF NEWGARDEN FINISHES CAREER-BEST FOURTH IN INDYCAR CHAMPIONSHIP

JOSEF NEWGARDEN FINISHES CAREER-BEST FOURTH IN INDYCAR CHAMPIONSHIP Gearbox Issue Ends Spencer Pigot’s Rookie Season Early SONOMA, Calif. (September 18, 2016) – Race Notes Josef Newgarden will leave Sonoma Raceway with his highest finish ever in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings. Newgarden’s 6th place finish in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma was enough to […]

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Rahal Finished Second in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and Fifth in Series Standings

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Sonoma Raceway Verizon IndyCar Series RACE NOTES/QUOTES – Sunday, September 18, 2016   RAHAL FINISHED SECOND IN THE GOPRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA INDYCAR SEASON FINALE AND FIFTH IN SERIES STANDINGS   GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “For Steak ‘n Shake, United Rentals, […]

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Dale Coyne Racing Sonoma Race Report

Sonoma, CA (September 18, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing entered the final race of the season hoping to finish strong, unfortunately while the team had the race pace to compete with the rest of teams, they had to settle with a 19th place finish for RC Enerson and a 21st place for Conor Daly. Things […]

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Aleshin, Hinchcliffe Finish 11th, 12th at IndyCar Season Finale

  Aleshin, Hinchcliffe Finish 11th, 12th at IndyCar Season Finale   Sonoma, CA – September 18, 2016 – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) drivers Mikhail Aleshin and James Hinchcliffe finished eleventh and twelfth for the Verizon IndyCar Series 2016 season finale on Sunday afternoon at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.   Aleshin started on the inside of row […]

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KVSH Racing’s Bourdais Finishes 10th in GoPro GP of Sonoma

KVSH RACING’S BOURDAIS FINISHES 10th  IN 2016 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES SEASON ENDING  GOPRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA Sebastien Bourdais piloted the No. 11 PLANTRONICS – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry to a 10th place finish in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on the 2.385-mile, 12-turn Sonoma Raceway permanent road course […]

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Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Race Report – Watkins Glen

Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Race Report Track: Watkins Glen International Race: INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen presented by Hitachi Date: Sept. 4, 2016 No. 2 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya Start:  8th Finish: 13th Status: Running Laps Completed: 60/60 Laps Led: 1 Points Position: 14th (-192)   Recap: Juan Pablo Montoya’s season of frustrating race results continued on Sunday at […]

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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 […]