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INDYCAR, IMS Tap Schafer Condon Carter to Create National Brand Campaigns

INDYCAR, IMS Tap Schafer Condon Carter to Create National Brand Campaigns     Chicago Cubs and Indiana Pacers among Clients of Award-Winning Chicago-Based Agency INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 – INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have named Chicago-based Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) as their comprehensive creative agency of record, charged with developing aligned national promotional […]

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Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – 12:15 p.m. – IndyCar Qualifying Groups

Two quick follow-ups came in just after we sent our last update. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing availability planned for 12:30 p.m. PDT has been scrubbed due to a conflict. And now, here’s the qualifying groups for the Grand Prix of Portland following third practice. Compared to some races where it appears one group is...

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Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – Noon – IndyCar Third Practice and three Road to Indy Qualifying Sessions

Before we get to coverage of this third practice session, we acknowledge some sad news from elsewhere in the motorsport world. In an accident at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the FIA Formula 2 Championship race, French driver Anthoine Hubert, 22, was killed following contact with two other cars. The FIA’s official statement of the incident...

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Grand Prix of Portland – 8:00 a.m. – Saturday Open, Schedule and an Aeroscreen Update

By Tony DiZinno Good morning from what looks like another busy but fun Saturday at the Grand Prix of Portland. Here is today’s on-track schedule: TIME EVENT 6:31am Sunrise 8:15am Gates Open 8:30am – 8:50am MX-5 Cup Qualifying 9:05am – 9:25am USF2000 Qualifying #2 9:40am – 10:10am Indy Lights Qualifying #2 10:25am – 10:45am Indy...

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TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY INDYCAR SERIES RACE WINNERS NEWGARDEN, RAHAL CONDUCT FIRESTONE TIRE TEST  IN TEXAS SUMMER HEAT

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY INDYCAR SERIES RACE WINNERS NEWGARDEN, RAHAL CONDUCT FIRESTONE TIRE TEST  IN TEXAS SUMMER HEAT     FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. , 2019) – Reigning IndyCar Series DXC Technology 600 race winner Josef Newgarden and 2016 race winner Graham Rahal spent Wednesday at Texas Motor Speedway in the 100-plus degree heat conducting a tire test...

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Qualifying Day at Texas Motor Speedway – 1:30pm (Practice is starting – sorta!)

By Patrick Stephan Just a couple real quick notes before we get started with today’s first practice session at 1:30pm Central Time. Remember the first half hour that was added last night is only for scuffing tires and pit stop practice – no full speed running. Last night Scott Dixon was asked about this busy...

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Motorsports’ Deadliest Era Documentary Lands Distribution

Motorsports’ Deadliest Era Documentary Lands Distribution Atlas Distribution Company Picks up “Rapid Response” for US Distribution – in Theaters – September 6, 2019 Los Angeles, CA (May 15, 2019): Rapid Response, a full length documentary film exploring the most deadly era of racing, and the safety innovations that revolutionized the sport, has signed with Atlas […]

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Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology announce long-term venue naming rights agreement

Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology announce long-term venue naming rights agreement  WWT is now the official technology partner of the newly-renamed ‘World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway’    April 17, 2019, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology solution provider, today announced a long-term naming rights commitment, renaming […]

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DANICA PATRICK TO JOIN NBC SPORTS’ COVERAGE OF 103RD INDIANAPOLIS 500

Danica Patrick, one of motorsports’ most popular figures, will join NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge when drivers start their engines for the 103rd iteration of the race on Sunday, May 26. This year marks the first time that the Greatest Spectacle in Racing has been broadcast on NBC. The […]

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Sunday at St. Pete – Warm-Up Notes, and Starting Grid with Tire Designation

Warm-up notes are below followed by the first official starting grid of the year with the Firestone tire designation. Busy morning here in St. Petersburg with the warm-up, the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race and now INDYCAR’s Mark Miles and senior NBC Sports officials set for a morning press conference. — Warm-Up Notes...

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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 […]