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IndyCar’s Munoz Heads Back To His ‘Family’
Thursday, 28 Dec, 2017 – 8:53 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Munoz Heads Back To His ‘Family’
IndyCar’s Munoz Heads Back To His ‘Family’

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Declaring himself “twice-a-better-driver” after soldiering through the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, free-agent Carlos Munoz has rejoined Andretti Autosport for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Munoz, who drove for AJ Foyt Racing alongside Conor Daly last season, completes team-owner/CEO Michael Andretti’s six-car roster for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” at the […]

Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team
Monday, 18 Dec, 2017 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team
Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tony Kanaan, the self-described “last man standing” in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has completed his first test with AJ Foyt Racing in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet he will drive during the 2018 season.
Kanaan, who joined Foyt’s Texas-based organization on Oct. 6, participated in the final day of testing […]

New IndyCar Team To Launch With Veteran Drivers
Sunday, 17 Dec, 2017 – 9:45 | Comments Off on New IndyCar Team To Launch With Veteran Drivers
New IndyCar Team To Launch With Veteran Drivers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Admittedly still “learning the ropes” of American racing, British open-wheel powerhouse Carlin will graduate to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 when it fields fulltime entries for Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton.
Dumped by Chip Ganassi Racing after the 2017 season, native Californian Kimball and Brit Chilton will compete in Chevrolet-powered […]

IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing
Thursday, 7 Dec, 2017 – 7:55 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing
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 | Comments Off on Indy Icon Nabors Passes Away
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 […]