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Honda test day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – March 24, 2017 – Steve’s notes

By Steve Wittich Despite the calendar only reading March 24th, the Northwest-side of Indianapolis sounded much more like it was the middle of May, as 11 twin turbo-charged V6 powered Indy Cars began to circulate the 2.5 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval just after 9am. The majority of the early running during the morning saw...

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Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park – final notes from Bruce

BY BRUCE MARTIN @BruceMartin_500 LEEDS, Alabama – A day that started off fast before being slowed for “weepers” in the high-speed Turn 14 portion of the course on a bright sunny day that limited the afternoon session ended in a blaze of speed as INDYCAR allowed “Push-to-Pass” for the final one-hour of Tuesday’s Open Test at Barber...

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Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park – afternoon notes from Bruce

BY BRUCE MARTIN @BruceMartin_500 LEEDS, Alabama – Takuma Sato of Japan showed plenty of speed in his first race with Andretti Autosport in the March 12 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. He backed up that speed in Tuesday’s first round of testing at Barber Motorsports Park.    Sato’s Honda lapped the 17-turn, 2.38-mile road course in...

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Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park – morning lap times and visor-cam from Alexander Rossi

Here is the morning’s time-sheet from testing at Barber Motorsports Park. Cars are back on track at 3pm (Eastern) and will run until 6pm. RANK CAR NO. DRIVER BEST LAP GAP TO BEST LAP 1 26 Takuma Sato 1:08.1705 —— 2 10 Tony Kanaan 1:08.2163 0.0458 3 12 Will Power 1:08.2997 0.1292 4 9 Scott...

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Valvoline™ named presenting sponsor of August 26, 2017 INDYCAR event at Gateway Motorsports Park

Valvoline™ named presenting sponsor of August 26 INDYCAR event at Gateway Motorsports Park  Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline   March 14, 2017, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park today announced a new, multi-year agreement with ValvolineTM as a presenting sponsor of its inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series race on August 26. The new race title will be the […]

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BANKERS FINANCIAL CORPORATION JOINS ED CARPENTER RACING FOR FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG

BANKERS FINANCIAL CORPORATION JOINS ED CARPENTER RACING FOR FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG Hometown Company Joins ECR For Third Year at Season-Opening Race (ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) March 1, 2017 – Bankers Financial Corporation (BFC), the St. Petersburg-based insurance, surety and business solutions company, has announced a continuation of its associate sponsorship of Ed Carpenter […]

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Fifth Third Bank Renews Partnership as an Associate Sponsor of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Indy Car Program in Multi-Year Deal

FIFTH THIRD BANK RENEWS PARTNERSHIP AS AN ASSOCIATE SPONSOR OF RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING’S INDY CAR PROGRAM IN MULTI-YEAR DEAL BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 28, 2017) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLLR) announced today that Fifth Third Bank has renewed their partnership as an associate sponsor in a multi-year agreement. The bank logo will appear on the […]

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James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens plan for ride swap of INDYCAR, DTM race cars

James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens plan for ride swap of INDYCAR, DTM race cars INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017) – Two of Canada’s most successful active racing drivers will travel from Florida to Italy for a first-hand experience of how the other half lives. After years of discussing the possibility, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe […]

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Lear Corporation Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

LEAR CORPORATION ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR DETROIT, Mich. (February 21, 2017) – The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix today announced that Lear Corporation will be the presenting sponsor of the June 2-4, 2017 event and the popular summertime festival will now be known as the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix […]

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Team Release and TSO Notes: Juncos Racing Announces Entry in 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

TSO notes and thoughts (from Steve) Ricardo Juncos told TSO that he first thought about joining the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2013, but wanted to wait for the right opportunity, and that finally surfaced in December of 2016. Juncos Racing purchased three chassis, the speedway aero-kits, one transporter, two full sets of pit equipment and other sundry...

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      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. […]
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