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Motorsports Executive Scott Harner Joins AJ Foyt Racing

WALLER, Texas-Motorsports executive Scott Harner has joined AJ Foyt Racing as vice-president of operations. He will be based in the team’s Speedway, Indiana race shop. “I’m thrilled to have Scott joining AJ Foyt Racing,” said Team President Larry Foyt. “He brings a great deal of experience and skills that will complement the team we have […]

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Good morning from Austin and TSO’s 24th season of NTT IndyCar Series coverage – a few notes about COTA and travel

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the first official day of TSO’s 24th season of coverage. Both Patrick and Steve are on site for the official start of the 2019 season and beginning of the NTT era of the IndyCar Series. The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is a 3.427-mile, 20-turn Herman Tilke designed road...

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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca testing preview, some other driver and team notes, a different look at the NBC Gold package

  By Steve Wittich What was originally a Team Penske private test at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, quickly became much more as the majority of the NTT IndyCar Series paddock added the 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course to their schedule. The teams and drivers scheduled to test are listed below. The Monterey, Calif. circuit has played...

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ACURA SIGNS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT TO BE TITLE SPONSOR OF GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

ACURA SIGNS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT TO BE TITLE SPONSOR OF GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH ___________________________________________________________________________ LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2019) – The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced today that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Acura to become title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Long Beach starting in 2019. The...

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Daly Joins Andretti Autosport for the Indianapolis 500

CONOR DALY JOINS ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT FOR 103RD INDIANAPOLIS 500 Daly to Pilot No. 25 United States Air Force Honda, Completing Andretti’s All-American Indy 500 Line Up NDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 30) – Indianapolis 500 veteran Conor Daly will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May piloting the No. 25 U.S. Air Force Honda with five-time […]

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Coyne Vasser Sullivan announce 2019 IndyCar plans

Dale Coyne, Jimmy Vasser, and James Sullivan Announce Multi-Year Partnership  SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS TO RETURN TO THE TEAM (PLAINFIELD, IL) – January 23, 2019 – Dale Coyne Racing and Vasser-Sullivan announced today they have reached a new multi-year agreement that will see the two organizations competing together as co-entrants in the NTT IndyCar Series. The team […]

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Meyer Shank Racing Expands IndyCar Program in 2019

Meyer Shank Racing Expands IndyCar Program in 2019 Pataskala, Ohio (22 January 2019) – Building on the team’s 2018 six-race NTT IndyCar Series program, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) is pleased to announce that the team will contest a 10-race program in 2019 with driver Jack Harvey. The MSR schedule will once again include an entry […]

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Gallagher Returns to NTT IndyCar Series with Carlin and Max Chilton for 2019 Season

Gallagher Returns to NTT IndyCar Series with Carlin and Max Chilton for 2019 Season ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Jan. 21, 2019 – Gallagher, a leading global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is proud to announce that they will renew their motorsports partnership with Carlin for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season with Max...

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SPM Announces Title Partner, Unveils 2019 IndyCar Liveries

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Announces Title Partner, Unveils 2019 IndyCar Series Season Liveries DENVER, CO (Jan. 18, 2019) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced today, from its 2019 IndyCar Series season unveiling at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., a significantly deepened partnership with Arrow Electronics, Inc. The Denver-based technology company is now the title partner […]

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Tickets are on sale for 2019 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course events – Advance pricing is available through February 28

Tickets are on sale for 2019 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course events Advance pricing is available through February 28   LEXINGTON, Ohio (January 16, 2019) – Tickets to the 58th season of racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course are on sale now for all eight race events. The 2019 schedule at the legendary road course in […]

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      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 […]
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      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 […]