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Ten For The Road – And Also For The Ovals – In 2019
Tuesday, 31 Dec, 2019 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Ten For The Road – And Also For The Ovals – In 2019
Ten For The Road – And Also For The Ovals – In 2019

Roger Penske tops the Top 10 Stories of 2019 in the IndyCar Series.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

With a record 18 Indianapolis 500 victories on his resume, motorsports mogul Roger Penske basically has “owned” the storied Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

And then he bought it!

That setup and punch line became a fast fact […]

Rutherford Remembers Safety Pioneer Simpson
Friday, 20 Dec, 2019 – 9:07 | 2 Comments
Rutherford Remembers Safety Pioneer Simpson

Bill Simpson saved the life of Johnny Rutherford and countless others in racing over the years.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – The passing of motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson this week prompted three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Johnny Rutherford to pause and praise a perpetually “ornery” friend whose helmet design saved his life […]

Carpenter Rebuilds IndyCar Driver Lineup For 2020
Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2019 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Carpenter Rebuilds IndyCar Driver Lineup For 2020
Carpenter Rebuilds IndyCar Driver Lineup For 2020

IndyCar team owner/driver Ed Carpenter has finalized his driver lineup for next season.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Ed Carpenter Racing completed its revised NTT IndyCar Series lineup Monday with the addition of Conor Daly as driver of the No. 20 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet for the 2020 road and street course events.

Daly will share the […]

Flat Spot On: ‘The Captain’ Takes Charge at Indy
Friday, 22 Nov, 2019 – 18:27 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: ‘The Captain’ Takes Charge at Indy

Team owner Roger Penske is now a series owner and an iconic speedway owner.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Roger Penske is not just the smartest guy in the room – including corporate board rooms. What makes him a racing fan favorite is that he wears his mantle of intelligence with the ease of a […]

Penske Acquires Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Monday, 4 Nov, 2019 – 15:19 | Comments Off on Penske Acquires Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Penske Acquires Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway will have a new owner. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Hulman & Company, owners of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series, announced on Monday that a deal has been reached in which their assets would be acquired by businessman and racing legend Roger Penske.

The announcement was […]

Schmidt Peterson Dumps Hinchcliffe For ‘Youth’
Thursday, 31 Oct, 2019 – 20:24 | Comments Off on Schmidt Peterson Dumps Hinchcliffe For ‘Youth’
Schmidt Peterson Dumps Hinchcliffe For ‘Youth’

James Hinchcliffe is out at Schmidt Peterson.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Arrow McLaren SP is taking the “youth route” for its fulltime return to INDYCAR, selecting Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew as its drivers beginning with the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.

The last two respective Indy Lights champions, O’Ward and Askew will compete in […]

Rossi To Drive Down South – Way Down South
Saturday, 26 Oct, 2019 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Rossi To Drive Down South – Way Down South
Rossi To Drive Down South – Way Down South

Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi will drive in next month’s Baja 1000 race in Mexico. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

INDYCAR star Alexander Rossi has entered the 52nd annual SCORE Baja 1000 for a second consecutive year, co-driving the Baja Ridgeline Race Truck next month as part of the Honda Off-Road Racing […]

Tony Stewart: Let’s Race Two
Sunday, 13 Oct, 2019 – 12:47 | Comments Off on Tony Stewart: Let’s Race Two
Tony Stewart: Let’s Race Two

A NASCAR/IndyCar twin-bill at places like Texas Motor Speedway would be a winner, says former driver Tony Stewart.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – If shared doubleheader weekends between NASCAR and INDYCAR are to become must-see TV at venues like Texas Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart says one of the sanctioning bodies will need […]

New INDYCAR Aeroscreen A Quiet Success
Friday, 4 Oct, 2019 – 15:43 | Comments Off on New INDYCAR Aeroscreen A Quiet Success
New INDYCAR Aeroscreen A Quiet Success

Scott Dixon gave a quiet thumbs up to INDYCAR’s new protective Aeroscreen after this week’s test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Once INDYCAR’s innovative Aeroscreen is implemented by all 2020 NTT IndyCar Series competitors, open-wheel racing’s next big thing might actually be bling, as in satellite radio? Rich […]

INDYCAR Is Bully On New Safety Screen
Wednesday, 2 Oct, 2019 – 8:01 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Is Bully On New Safety Screen
INDYCAR Is Bully On New Safety Screen

Testing continues on the IndyCar Series’ Autoscreen.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

First on-track test of INDYCAR’s Aeroscreen driver safety innovation is scheduled for Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a project the sanctioning body views as a global game-changer.

Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and 2014 series champ Will Power of […]