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O’Ward leads private NTT INDYCAR SERIES test at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Dale Coyne Racing’s Jones and Grosjean follow

The No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet of Pato O’Ward navigates the iconic Corkscrew at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. (Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR – Chris Owens) By Steve Wittich With the first testing period of the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season coming to a close today (March 1, 2021), eight drivers representing four teams took…

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A different timesheet from INDYCAR testing at Barber and other notes

By Steve Wittich Interestingly, we got a second set of times sent to us from another source. The times I sent in the earlier update was including push-to-pass (PTP). The times below do not include PTP. Very unofficial NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing times from Barber Motorsports Park – without laps including PTP RANKCAR NO.DRIVERTEAMQUICK LAPDIFF.114Sebastien…

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Rinus VeeKay leads NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing at Barber Motorsports Park – all drivers within one second

By Steve Wittich Here are the times from NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing at Barber Motorsports Park today. I’ll be back with more in a little bit.  Very unofficial NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing times from Barber Motorsports Park RANKCAR NO.DRIVERTEAMQUICK LAPDIFF.TOTAL LAPS121Rinus VeeKayEd Carpenter Racing66.518105214Sebastien BourdaisA.J. Foyt Racing66.633-0.115107315Graham RahalRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing66.721-0.203141412Will PowerTeam Penske66.902-0.384109520Conor DalyEd Carpenter…

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O’Ward leads 14 car INDYCAR test at Sebring – Askew 5th quickest filling in for Hinchcliffe – notes and timesheet

By Steve Wittich Another day of private NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing at Sebring International Raceway is now complete. The quickest of the drivers on the track most adequately resembling a street circuit was Pato O’Ward in the Arrow McLaren SP No. 5 Chevrolet. The times were close, with all 14 drivers within a seven-tenths-of-a-second of…

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A look at the INDYCAR manufacturers and teams taking part in the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona.

By Steve Wittich The Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, the first significant motorsports race of 2021, gets underway at 3:30 pm (Eastern) on over the air NBC. Image courtesy of IMSA As always, there are plenty of NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers to cheer on. The series website has done a great job previewing the drivers…

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INDYCAR Announces Update for 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Opener

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Jan. 22, 2021) – INDYCAR officials have announced the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season opener at Barber Motorsports Park has been rescheduled from Sunday, April 11 to Sunday, April 18. The move results in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst being featured on NBC network television. A record nine events will…

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Alexander Rossi leads second day of a private test at Sebring International Raceway

By Steve Wittich The second day of NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing at the former US Army Air Base, better knows as Sebring International Raceway finished with three of the top four spots on the unofficial timesheet held by drivers for Andretti Autosport drivers. The third quickest time was set by Jack Harvey, who drives for…

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Female-Led Ownership Group Launches New NTT INDYCAR SERIES Team

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021) – Paretta Autosport, a new NTT INDYCAR SERIES race team spearheaded by female automotive and motorsport executive Beth Paretta, has announced its entry for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. 2010 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Simona De Silvestro has been announced as the driver…

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2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season gets underway with seven driver test at Sebring International Raceway – notes and times

By Steve Wittich The first team test in preparation for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season took place at Sebring International Raceway in central Florida. Taking part in the test were drivers from A.J. Foyt Racing, Carlin, and Chip Ganassi Racing. It should come as no surprise that reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon…

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Marco Andretti changes direction – Indianapolis 500 (and maybe more) still on his schedule

Marco Andretti dropped a bit of a bomb this afternoon with the following statement posted on his Instagram account.  Upon some careful thought over the past couple of months, I have made the decision to make some changes to my racing activities and focus for 2021. I recently shared this decision and the changes that…

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