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IndyCar Notes: Foyt Out Of Hospital After 25 Days
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2014 – 17:39 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Foyt Out Of Hospital After 25 Days

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Racing icon A.J. Foyt Jr. has been released from Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston and is recovering at home from recent triple bypass heart surgery.
Although his heart surgery on Nov. 12 was successful, Foyt developed serious complications with his lungs. He was kept on a ventilator for eight days [...]

IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2014 – 10:17 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015

Undeterred by massive criticism about Formula One’s decision to offer double championship points in that series’ season-ending race in 2014, INDYCAR announced this week that it is following suit.
In fact, America’s premier open-wheel series announced it was one-upping its European-based counterpart.
When the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook was issued to teams this week, it included [...]

Foyt Recovering After Heart Surgery
Thursday, 13 Nov, 2014 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Foyt Recovering After Heart Surgery

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Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt Jr. underwent successful coronary bypass surgery Wednesday in Houston after being diagnosed with blockages on Monday.
Foyt, 79, was admitted into Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center on Friday with intermittent chest pains but initial testing results were inconclusive. However, a cardiac catheterization procedure performed Monday revealed blockages in arteries where [...]

Hinchcliffe Exits Andretti, Moves To Schmidt Peterson
Wednesday, 8 Oct, 2014 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe Exits Andretti, Moves To Schmidt Peterson

The “Mayor of Hinchtown” is changing his email and snail-mail addresses.
James Hinchcliffe, a three-time Verizon IndyCar Series race-winner, has exited Andretti Autosport and signed a multi-year contract with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports beginning with the 2015 season.
Hinchcliffe will drive the No. 77 Dallara/Honda vacated by Simon Pagenaud, who was introduced as Team Penske’s fourth fulltime driver [...]

Pagenaud To Join Team Penske
Monday, 29 Sep, 2014 – 12:01 | Comments Off
Pagenaud To Join Team Penske

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Team Penske announced Monday that it is adding Simon Pagenaud as a fourth driver to its IndyCar Series team.
The 30-year-old Pagenaud is a four-time race winner in the Series. He will join 2014 series champion Will Power, multiple Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves and Indy 500 winner/former Formula One star Juan Pablo Montoya at Penske.
Pagenaud [...]

Aleshin Leaves Hospital
Tuesday, 16 Sep, 2014 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Aleshin Leaves Hospital

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Mikhail Aleshin was released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Tuesday to continue his recovery from injuries sustained in an accident during practice for the season- ending event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Aug. 29.
“I’m feeling better each day,” said Aleshin, of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. “I’m very happy to be [...]

Will Power Finally Gets His IndyCar Championship
Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Will Power Finally Gets His IndyCar Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske’s Will Power capped an often-frustrating 15-year trek that transported him from Toowoomba, Australia, to Southern California Saturday night with a “mega” ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 that secured his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Power, who entered the season’s 18th race at the 2-mile/D-shaped Auto Club Speedway in [...]

Team Orders Are Filed In Penske’s Waste Basket
Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Team Orders Are Filed In Penske’s Waste Basket

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Barring on-track contact between the two – and that’s entirely possible –  Saturday night’s season-ending MAVTV 500 figures to be a free-for-all between Team Penske’s Will Power and Helio Castroneves.
“We’re not big on ‘team orders,’ ” Roger Penske said Friday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. “Obviously we’ll see what’s [...]

Team Merger Has Newgarden Jacked Up About 2015
Wednesday, 27 Aug, 2014 – 19:09 | Comments Off
Team Merger Has Newgarden Jacked Up About 2015

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The open-wheel merger between Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing will feature Josef Newgarden for at least the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Newgarden, 23, will continue to drive the No. 67 Dallara fielded by SFHR next season with the rebadged CFH Racing organization, a deal which includes [...]

Dixon Wins Sonoma; Power Stumbles
Sunday, 24 Aug, 2014 – 17:58 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins Sonoma; Power Stumbles

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Scott Dixon held off Ryan Hunter-Reay over the final three laps of Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Sonoma Raceway road course to get his second victory of the season.
Dixon, driving the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet power Dallar, took the lead with four laps to go when he blew past leader Mike Conway [...]