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Rahal and Sato Finished Seventh and Eighth Respectively in the Postponed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Verizon IndyCar Series RACE NOTES/QUOTES – Monday, April 23, 2018  RAHAL AND SATO FINISHED SEVENTH AND EIGHTH IN THE POSTPONED HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Mi-Jack Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “In the dry we were able to make some moves and get by […]

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Round #2 – ISM Raceway – Steve’s preview of the 2018 Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

  After a move to late April in 2017 because of the NCCA Final Four, the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix is back to it’s more “traditional” date of late March or early April. Beginning in 1950, at the 1-mile dirt oval at the Phoenix Fairgrounds, and ending in 2005 at what...

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FIRST OVAL RACE OF 2018 UP NEXT FOR ED CARPENTER RACING AT ISM RACEWAY

FIRST OVAL RACE OF 2018 UP NEXT FOR ED CARPENTER RACING AT ISM RACEWAY Team Owner Ed Carpenter Back in the No. 20 To Kick Off 16th Season of IndyCar Racing; Spencer Pigot To Compete in First Oval Race For ECR INDIANAPOLIS (April 3, 2018) – Preview Notes Ed Carpenter Racing is heading to the […]

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Alexander Rossi to Suit Up with Military to Motorsports for Phoenix Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS (March 27, 2018) – Red, white and blue will paint patriotism on the No. 27 car of Alexander Rossi for the upcoming Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway as MilitaryToMotorsports.com returns as primary sponsor for the 250-lap race. Military to Motorsports will use the first oval race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season to […]

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TSO’s 2018 preview of Carlin

By Tony DiZinno, Patrick Stephan, and Steve Wittich Location: Delray Beach, Fla. Team Principal: Trevor Carlin Team Manager: Colin Hale Engine Manufacturer: Chevrolet First Indy car start: N/A Indy car wins: none First Indy car win: N/A Last Indy car win: N/A Indy car poles: none First Indy car pole: N/A Last Indy car pole:...

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RUOFF HOME MORTGAGE RETURNS WITH ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT

RUOFF HOME MORTGAGE RETURNS WITH ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT  Mortgage Lender Leader to Serve as Primary Sponsor for Marco Andretti at St. Petersburg and Mid-Ohio INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 9, 2018) – The blue, green and white of Ruoff Home Mortgage will dress the No. 98 Andretti-Herta Autosport entry for two races during the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. The […]

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Phoenix Open Test – Rookie Testing – Thursday 6:30pm MST

By Steve Wittich The final three hours of the rookie test session on the one-mile ISM Raceway oval ran clean and green. That prompted the first sigh of relief among the team owners and managers. The quickest of the rookies was A.J. Foyt Racing’s Matheus Leist. The Brazilian Indy Lights grad won two oval races...

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IndyCar spring training – Thursday – Noon – Welcome and a Quick Preview

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the newly renamed ISM Raceway in Phoenix, where for the third straight year, the Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers have traveled the “Valley of the Sun” for a “spring training” open test before the season gets underway on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. in one month’s time....

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News from INDYCAR: INDYCAR to conduct first on-track test of windscreen on Feb. 8

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Feb. 2, 2018) – INDYCAR will take the next step in the evolution of its driver safety program by testing a windscreen on an Indy car for the first time on track, Thursday, Feb. 8, at ISM Raceway. The test will be held in conjunction with the Verizon IndyCar Series’ preseason open test...

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SPM Unveils 2018 IndyCar Liveries, Announces Multiple Partnership Extensions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Feb. 1, 2018) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports unveiled today, from Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis alongside 100 lucky fans, the three Dallara-Honda Indy cars of James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens and Jack Harvey in their 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season liveries. The three Honda-powered cars maintain the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ signature chrome design […]

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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 […]