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Visor Cam from the 2018 IndyCar body kit at Road America

By Steve Wittich Team Penske (Simon Pagenaud) and Ed Carpenter Racing (Spencer Pigot) were testing with the 2018 IndyCar body kit at Road America today. IndyCar generously uploaded a visor cam from Pigot.   If you compare the video to Tony Kanaan’s visor cam from this past June, you’ll notice that Pigot is pulling 6th...

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RESULTS: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Click HERE to view and download the official box score from the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. SONOMA, California – Results Sunday of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.385-mile Sonoma Raceway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps […]

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Sunday – Pre-race note re: last minute crew swap at Team Penske

By Steve Wittich TSO was able to confirm with Team Penske’s Jon Bouslog that a number of over the wall crew members for the No. 2 and No. 12 would be swapping spots for the championship deciding race. The car chief and outside front tire changer (Matt Jonsson), outside rear tire changer (Shaun Rinaman), and...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Steve’s Preview

    By Steve Wittich For the 12th straight year, the Verizon IndyCar Series chase for the Astor Cup and the $1 million prize that goes with it will come down to the final race of the season. For the sixth straight year, the champ will be crowned in California, and for the third straight year, the...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Thursday testing – morning session – 12:42pm

By Steve Wittich The Verizon IndyCar Series title deciding weekend got underway with Will Power, despite only turning four laps, leading the way with a quick lap that was timed at 78.1099 seconds. The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma test day began at 9am. Somewhat surprisingly, the marine layer had already worn off when the...

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FAST FACTS: INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen

INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen Fast Facts Race weekend: Friday Sept. 1 – Sunday, Sept. 3 Track: Watkins Glen International, an 11-turn, 3.37-mile road course in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Race distance: 60 laps / 202.2 miles Entry list: INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen (PDF) Push-to-pass parameters: 200 seconds of total time with a...

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Bommmarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park – Steve’s preview

  For the fourth time in the last two Verizon IndyCar Series seasons, a former track is making a return to the calendar. Gateway Motorsports Park, which last hosted an Indy car race in 2003, is joining 2016 additions Phoenix International Raceway, Road America, and Watkins Glen International, as former tracks that have returned to...

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ABC Supply 500 from Pocono Raceway – Sunday – Hunter-Reay cleared to drive – more info on the crash

By Steve Wittich Ryan Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive in today’s ABC Supply 500. Here is the statement from INDYCAR. Medical update on driver Ryan Hunter-Reay LONG POND, Pennsylvania (Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017) – Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was re-evaluated by INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows this morning after sustaining injuries to...

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ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – Steve’s Preview

The Verizon IndyCar Series makes it 24th visit to Pennsylvania’s scenic Pocono Mountains and the 45 year-old 2.5 mile Pocono Raceway “oval.” The “The Tricky Triangle” is not your typical oval, as it features only three corners, with all three of the unique turns modeled after famous corners of historic American open wheel tracks. Turn...

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2017 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich For the 33rd time, Indy cars will competing on the 2.258-mile, 13-Turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The track that opened in 1963, is located in the rolling country side just outside Lexington, Ohio. Scott Dixon, who is looking for his sixth win at Mid-Ohio, currently holds a slim three point championship lead...

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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 […]