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IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date
Tuesday, 3 Feb, 2015 – 8:18 | Comments Off on IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date
IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date

The Verizon IndyCar Series schedule will not begin on March 8 as scheduled.
In a press release issued by the series, officials said that it has been unable to find a replacement for the race in Brasilia, Brazil, which was cancelled by event organizers this week.
The statement read: INDYCAR has explored several possibilities in an attempt […]

Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans
Saturday, 31 Jan, 2015 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans
Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans

INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on […]

A.J. Foyt Turns 80; Still Thinking About 500
Saturday, 17 Jan, 2015 – 8:23 | Comments Off on A.J. Foyt Turns 80; Still Thinking About 500
A.J. Foyt Turns 80; Still Thinking About 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Larry Foyt says the hardest part about celebrating his father’s birthday is trying to find a gift for “the man who has everything.”
As his personal odometer rolled over to 80 on Friday, Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. now also has the promise –the blessing – of health, courtesy of triple bypass […]

IndyCar Notes: Foyt Out Of Hospital After 25 Days
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2014 – 17:39 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Foyt Out Of Hospital After 25 Days
IndyCar Notes: Foyt Out Of Hospital After 25 Days

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Racing icon A.J. Foyt Jr. has been released from Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston and is recovering at home from recent triple bypass heart surgery.
Although his heart surgery on Nov. 12 was successful, Foyt developed serious complications with his lungs. He was kept on a ventilator for eight days […]

IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2014 – 10:17 | Comments Off on IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015
IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015

Undeterred by massive criticism about Formula One’s decision to offer double championship points in that series’ season-ending race in 2014, INDYCAR announced this week that it is following suit.
In fact, America’s premier open-wheel series announced it was one-upping its European-based counterpart.
When the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook was issued to teams this week, it included […]

Foyt Recovering After Heart Surgery
Thursday, 13 Nov, 2014 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Foyt Recovering After Heart Surgery
Foyt Recovering After Heart Surgery

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Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt Jr. underwent successful coronary bypass surgery Wednesday in Houston after being diagnosed with blockages on Monday.
Foyt, 79, was admitted into Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center on Friday with intermittent chest pains but initial testing results were inconclusive. However, a cardiac catheterization procedure performed Monday revealed blockages in arteries where […]

Hinchcliffe Exits Andretti, Moves To Schmidt Peterson
Wednesday, 8 Oct, 2014 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Exits Andretti, Moves To Schmidt Peterson
Hinchcliffe Exits Andretti, Moves To Schmidt Peterson

The “Mayor of Hinchtown” is changing his email and snail-mail addresses.
James Hinchcliffe, a three-time Verizon IndyCar Series race-winner, has exited Andretti Autosport and signed a multi-year contract with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports beginning with the 2015 season.
Hinchcliffe will drive the No. 77 Dallara/Honda vacated by Simon Pagenaud, who was introduced as Team Penske’s fourth fulltime driver […]

Pagenaud To Join Team Penske
Monday, 29 Sep, 2014 – 12:01 | Comments Off on Pagenaud To Join Team Penske
Pagenaud To Join Team Penske

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Team Penske announced Monday that it is adding Simon Pagenaud as a fourth driver to its IndyCar Series team.
The 30-year-old Pagenaud is a four-time race winner in the Series. He will join 2014 series champion Will Power, multiple Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves and Indy 500 winner/former Formula One star Juan Pablo Montoya at Penske.
Pagenaud […]

Aleshin Leaves Hospital
Tuesday, 16 Sep, 2014 – 15:10 | Comments Off on Aleshin Leaves Hospital
Aleshin Leaves Hospital

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Mikhail Aleshin was released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Tuesday to continue his recovery from injuries sustained in an accident during practice for the season- ending event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Aug. 29.
“I’m feeling better each day,” said Aleshin, of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. “I’m very happy to be […]

Will Power Finally Gets His IndyCar Championship
Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Will Power Finally Gets His IndyCar Championship
Will Power Finally Gets His IndyCar Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s Will Power capped an often-frustrating 15-year trek that transported him from Toowoomba, Australia, to Southern California Saturday night with a “mega” ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 that secured his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Power, who entered the season’s 18th race at the 2-mile/D-shaped Auto Club Speedway in […]