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IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing
Thursday, 7 Dec, 2017 – 7:55 | No Comment
IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Brian Barnhart’s long and multi-layered tenure with INDYCAR’s competition staff ended with his recent appointment as president of Harding Racing. Barnhart is scheduled to begin his new position with the Indianapolis-based organization on Dec. 18.
“We are thrilled to have Brian join Harding Racing,” team-owner Mike Harding said in a statement. […]

Indy Icon Nabors Passes Away
Friday, 1 Dec, 2017 – 8:16 | No Comment
Indy Icon Nabors Passes Away

Actor-entertainer Jim Nabors, a beloved figure in Indianapolis 500 history for his stirring pre-race rendition of Back Home Again in Indiana, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, at his home in Hawaii. He was 87.
Nabors sang the iconic tune 36 times between 1972 and 2014 during Indy 500 pre-race ceremonies. Born in Alabama, Nabors was considered […]

The Borg-Warner Is Taking A Long Road Trip
Thursday, 30 Nov, 2017 – 8:48 | Comments Off on The Borg-Warner Is Taking A Long Road Trip
The Borg-Warner Is Taking A Long Road Trip

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If Evgeni Malkin of the two-time/reigning NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins can take the Stanley Cup to Russia…why can’t Takuma Sato accompany the Borg-Warner Trophy around Japan?
It’s an idea whose time is now. Open-wheel racing’s iconic hardware has left the United States for the first time in its 82-year-history, traveling to Japan for a 15-day celebration […]

IndyCar Notes: Foyt Racing To Groove To Brazilian Beat In 2018
Wednesday, 22 Nov, 2017 – 11:09 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Foyt Racing To Groove To Brazilian Beat In 2018
IndyCar Notes: Foyt Racing To Groove To Brazilian Beat In 2018

AJ Foyt Racing’s complete sweep of its two-car driver lineup has stretched from Waller, Texas, to Novo Hamburgo, Brazil.
The latter location is the hometown of Matheus Leist, named last week to wheel the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2018. Leist, 19, will team with fellow-Brazilian Tony Kanaan, who […]

2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done
Saturday, 18 Nov, 2017 – 9:47 | Comments Off on 2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done
2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Get ready for two more doses of “Danicamania.”
NASCAR free-agent Danica Patrick plans to end her star-crossed racing career in May 2018 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of her historic fourth-place start/finish in the 2005 Indianapolis 500. Patrick eventually rode that wave of gender-breaking popularity _ dubbed “Danicamania” _ into a […]

It’s Back To Work For IndyCar Champ Newgarden
Friday, 17 Nov, 2017 – 16:30 | Comments Off on It’s Back To Work For IndyCar Champ Newgarden
It’s Back To Work For IndyCar Champ Newgarden

FORT WORTH, Texas – Josef Newgarden reached the expiration date on his offseason earlier this week at Texas Motor Speedway, where the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion hot-lapped during a Chevrolet test session of the new-for-2018 universal aero kit.
Newgarden, of Team Penske, was joined by his previous car-owner/teammate Ed Carpenter and the latter’s latest protégé, […]

New Indy Car Chassis Put Through Paces At TMS
Tuesday, 24 Oct, 2017 – 17:58 | Comments Off on New Indy Car Chassis Put Through Paces At TMS
New Indy Car Chassis Put Through Paces At TMS

FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s sleeker, slimmer and sexier universal chassis made its 1.5-mile testing debut Monday at Texas Motor Speedway, the last bastion of pack racing heading into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
Four-time series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and James Hinchcliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports put their Honda-powered machines […]

Former Indy Car Owner Vollstedt Passes Away
Monday, 23 Oct, 2017 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Former Indy Car Owner Vollstedt Passes Away
Former Indy Car Owner Vollstedt Passes Away

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Team-owner Rolla Vollstedt _ best remembered for bringing Janet Guthrie to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1976 as first female entrant for the Indianapolis 500 _ passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, in Portland, Ore. He was 99.
Passionate, articulate, outspoken and persuasive, Vollstedt was a high-profile member of the board of directors for the United States Auto […]

INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
Friday, 13 Oct, 2017 – 7:53 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland
INDYCAR Likes What It Sees In ‘Young’ Portland

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features a return to Portland International Raceway, a familiar Pacific Northwest venue that apparently fits INDYCAR’s “See What’s NEXT” marketing campaign.  
“We like the scene in Portland,” Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the owner of INDYCAR, said during a teleconference on Thursday. […]

IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
Thursday, 12 Oct, 2017 – 16:22 | Comments Off on IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped
IndyCar Unveils 2018 Schedule: Historic Watkins Glen Dropped

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest _ and the exit of an historic venue in the Northeast _ highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of a 17-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2018.
Sixteen of 17 races from this year’s season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot […]