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Sato Joins Andretti
Friday, 2 Dec, 2016 – 17:38 | No Comment
Sato Joins Andretti

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Open-wheel veteran Takuma Sato has joined Andretti Autosport for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Sato, who spent the last four seasons driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, replaces Carlos Munoz in the No. 26 Honda. In what played-out as an unintended driver swap, the 24-year-old Munoz joined Foyt’s Texas-based team last month as driver of the […]

Foyt Hires Two New Drivers
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2016 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Foyt Hires Two New Drivers
Foyt Hires Two New Drivers

A.J. Foyt Racing will contest the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a revamped Generation Next driver lineup featuring 24-year-old Carlos Munoz and Conor Daly as part of a Texas-sized house-cleaning extending from the team’s base outside Houston to its new satellite shop in Speedway, Ind.
“Both of our drivers are very young and they’ve got […]

Hildebrand Signs With Carpenter
Friday, 4 Nov, 2016 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Hildebrand Signs With Carpenter
Hildebrand Signs With Carpenter

Declaring he has “something to prove,” JR Hildebrand will contest the full 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for Ed Carpenter Racing in the No. 21 Chevrolet vacated by fellow-American Josef Newgarden.
“Honestly, I just couldn’t be more ready to get started,” said Hildebrand, 28, a key member of ECR the past three years during the Month […]

Penske Gives Montoya 500 Ride
Thursday, 3 Nov, 2016 – 12:05 | Comments Off on Penske Gives Montoya 500 Ride
Penske Gives Montoya 500 Ride

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Juan Pablo Montoya’s tenure as a Verizon IndyCar Series free agent is over, as the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion has opted to return to Team Penske for the 101st edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next May.
Tim Cindric, Team Penske president, confirmed Montoya’s decision to officials of sanctioning body INDYCAR. The 2017 Indy 500 […]

Sebastien Bourdais Flipping Back To Coyne
Thursday, 13 Oct, 2016 – 14:43 | Comments Off on Sebastien Bourdais Flipping Back To Coyne
Sebastien Bourdais Flipping Back To Coyne

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastien Bourdais will contest the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with Dale Coyne Racing, where he will be reunited with the engineer who guided him to four consecutive Champ Car World Series titles.
Craig Hampson orchestrated Bourdais’ impressive title run from 2004-2007 at Newman/Haas Racing. In 56 total starts during that […]

Ganassi Switches To Honda
Friday, 7 Oct, 2016 – 14:44 | Comments Off on Ganassi Switches To Honda
Ganassi Switches To Honda

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Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced Friday that its IndyCar Series program is bolting the Chevrolet camp and will be powered by Honda beginning with the 2017 season as part of a multi-year deal.
Honda Performance Development and CGRT have a history together which dates back to 1996 when the two combined to win CGRT’s first INDYCAR […]

Pagenaud Collects Awards And Cash
Friday, 7 Oct, 2016 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Collects Awards And Cash
Pagenaud Collects Awards And Cash

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Simon Pagenaud was recognized for a breakthrough personal season, along with the 50th for Team Penske in motorsports, during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration in Indianapolis.
Pagenaud, 32, was saluted at Hilbert Circle Theatre on Indianapolis’ Monument Circle for capturing the season championship on the strength of a series-best five race wins and seven […]

Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2016 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As expected, Team Penske has announced that American driver Josef Newgarden will join the organization and will take the wheel of the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series.
Newgarden, who announced he was leaving Ed Carpenter Racing last week, will take the seat that had belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya.
Newgarden will […]

Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi’s decision to continue his Verizon IndyCar Series career with Andretti-Herta Autosport has ended his pursuit of a full-time Formula One career for the foreseeable future, and perhaps forever.
The reigning Indianapolis 500 champion and 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Rossi confirmed on Monday his 2017 return to the […]

INDYCAR Notes: Newgarden Bolts ECR
Friday, 30 Sep, 2016 – 17:40 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Notes: Newgarden Bolts ECR

Ed Carpenter Racing has confirmed the longest-running rumor of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season _ rising American star Josef Newgarden has left the building in Speedway, Ind.
Newgarden, who finished a career-best fourth in this year’s championship, informed team-owner/driver Ed Carpenter on Thursday that he will not be returning to the team for the 2017 […]