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Foyt Attacked By Bees – Again
Friday, 16 Mar, 2018 – 17:43 | Comments Off on Foyt Attacked By Bees – Again
Foyt Attacked By Bees – Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The frightening sequel to “A.J. and the Killer Bees” played-out on a bulldozer earlier this week.
Motorsports icon A.J. Foyt Jr. has survived a second attack by Africanized Killer Bees. This incident _ eerily similar to one nearly 13 years ago _ occurred while Foyt was working on his ranch in […]

Lone Star J.R. Given A Texas-Sized Party
Monday, 12 Mar, 2018 – 16:05 | Comments Off on Lone Star J.R. Given A Texas-Sized Party
Lone Star J.R. Given A Texas-Sized Party

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Open-wheel legend Johnny Rutherford is celebrating his 80th birthday today with some cake that, appropriately enough, has a few miles on it.
The three-time Indianapolis 500 champion was feted during Texas Motor Speedway’s annual Media Day program at The Speedway Club on Feb. 28. Rutherford, who lives […]

Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2018 – 14:16 | Comments Off on Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg
Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg

Sebastien Bourdais took the lead when race-leader Robert Wickens was wrecked by second-place Alexander Rossi just in front of him after a restart with two laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s season-opener on the street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Bourdais, a St. Pete resident driving a Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with […]

Newbies Steal St. Pete Qualifying Show
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2018 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Newbies Steal St. Pete Qualifying Show
Newbies Steal St. Pete Qualifying Show

It was a day for fresh faces during qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Rookie Robert Wickens on Saturday earned the pole for Sunday’s season-opening  race on the street course in St. Petersburg, Fla. He will be joined up front by a couple of other drivers who are brand new to the series.
On a track slick […]

Indy Cars Trying To Get A Grip
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2018 – 13:46 | Comments Off on Indy Cars Trying To Get A Grip
Indy Cars Trying To Get A Grip

INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal chassis served up grip challenges front-to-rear for the 24 drivers hot-lapping during Friday’s two practice sessions for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport sat atop the leader board at the close of a pair of 45-minute sessions with a best lap of […]

New Look IndyCar Takin’ It To The Streets
Friday, 9 Mar, 2018 – 9:16 | Comments Off on New Look IndyCar Takin’ It To The Streets
New Look IndyCar Takin’ It To The Streets

John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
All speculation surrounding INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aerodynamic bodywork chassis will become academic at 11:20 a.m. (EST) Friday _ scheduled start time for first practice of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2018 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla.
The series’ six-month offseason was marked by the rollout/development of the Dallara IR-12 chassis […]

Danica, Carpenter To Team For 500 Finale
Wednesday, 7 Mar, 2018 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Danica, Carpenter To Team For 500 Finale
Danica, Carpenter To Team For 500 Finale

Danica Patrick, still the only woman to win an Indy car race, will conclude her motorsports career at the venue where she launched “Danicamania” 13 years ago by driving for Ed Carpenter Racing during the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27.
Patrick will wheel the No. 13 Chevrolet for ECR with sponsorship from […]

Advantage RLL At IndyCar Test In Arizona
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Advantage RLL At IndyCar Test In Arizona
Advantage RLL At IndyCar Test In Arizona

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Here is what’s trending after two days and 12 hours of Open Testing involving 23 Verizon IndyCar Series entries at ISM Raceway near Phoenix:
All teams added to their laptop files on the performance characteristics of the new-for-2018 universal Dallara chassis, and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Hondas have established the early advantage.
RLL drivers Takuma Sato […]

New IndyCar Aero Kits Take To Track In Open Test In Arizona
Saturday, 10 Feb, 2018 – 9:31 | Comments Off on New IndyCar Aero Kits Take To Track In Open Test In Arizona
New IndyCar Aero Kits Take To Track In Open Test In Arizona

INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal Verizon IndyCar Series chassis and aero kit was unveiled en masse during Friday’s first session of the annual preseason Open Test at ISM Raceway, where 23 entries hot-lapped around the  1.022-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz.
More than 2,600 laps were completed at the facility formerly known as Phoenix International Raceway, which will play host […]

IndyCar Windscreens To Be Put To Test
Friday, 2 Feb, 2018 – 18:54 | Comments Off on IndyCar Windscreens To Be Put To Test
IndyCar Windscreens To Be Put To Test

INDYCAR will take the next step in the evolution of its driver safety program by testing a windscreen on an Indy car for the first time on track, Thursday, Feb. 8, at ISM Raceway. The test will be held in conjunction with the Verizon IndyCar Series’ preseason open test near Phoenix.
The windscreen, under development for nearly […]