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Flat Spot On: Hubbard, HANS Helped Save Racing
Friday, 8 Feb, 2019 – 19:08 | 3 Comments
Flat Spot On: Hubbard, HANS Helped Save Racing

Bob Hubbard, who died earlier this week, was no dummy when it came to saving the lives of race car drivers.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

The safety revolution that motor racing has experienced in the last two decades would not have been possible without Bob Hubbard, who died Tuesday at age 75.

The inventor of the […]

Daly To Drive For Andretti In The 2019 500
Friday, 1 Feb, 2019 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Daly To Drive For Andretti In The 2019 500
Daly To Drive For Andretti In The 2019 500

Conor Daly, who drove for A.J. Foyt Racing in the past, will be driving for Andretti Autosport in May.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Second-generation racer Conor Daly will compete in the 103rd edition of the Indianapolis 500 in May with an Andretti Autosport team figuratively waving the flag at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Daly will drive the […]

IndyCar Adds Title Sponsor
Wednesday, 16 Jan, 2019 – 8:55 | Comments Off on IndyCar Adds Title Sponsor
IndyCar Adds Title Sponsor

IndyCar officials announced they have landed a title sponsor. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

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NTT, a global information technology and communications leader, has signed a multi-year agreement to become the IndyCar Series title partner. In addition, NTT becomes the official technology partner of INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 […]

This Year’s Indy 500 To Be All About Mario
Friday, 11 Jan, 2019 – 7:58 | Comments Off on This Year’s Indy 500 To Be All About Mario
This Year’s Indy 500 To Be All About Mario

Mario Andretti will be honored at Indy this year on the 50th anniversary of his victory in the big race.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Indianapolis Motor Speedway will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s lone Indianapolis 500 victory in May with a variety of activities, including a featured exhibit within the Speedway’s museum and a […]

IndyCar Welcomes Back The Dragon
Wednesday, 19 Dec, 2018 – 20:08 | Comments Off on IndyCar Welcomes Back The Dragon
IndyCar Welcomes Back The Dragon

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American endurance racing team DragonSpeed will run a partial IndyCar Series schedule in 2019 to prepare for fulltime INDYCAR participation in 2020.  

Team Principal Elton Julian announced that DragonSpeed will compete in five races next season, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500, powered by Chevrolet engines and with driver Ben Hanley.

Founded by Julian in 2007 to […]

Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2018 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will pay a return visit to the Indianapolis 500 next year it was announced on Tuesday.
The Spanish driver will drive a Chevrolet Powered car and be sponsored by McLaren, the company for which he has driven in Formula 1.
Alonso won F1 championships in 2005 […]

Carl Edwards Welcomed Into Texas Hall of Fame
Friday, 9 Nov, 2018 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Carl Edwards Welcomed Into Texas Hall of Fame
Carl Edwards Welcomed Into Texas Hall of Fame

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – He wasn’t packing a helmet and he declined several requests to reprise his signature back flip off a stage. With that, retired NASCAR star Carl Edwards celebrated his induction into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame as 2017 classmate to popular IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves.
Edwards […]

Indy’s Hulman George Passes Away
Saturday, 3 Nov, 2018 – 8:56 | Comments Off on Indy’s Hulman George Passes Away
Indy’s Hulman George Passes Away

Hulman & Company and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Emeritus Mari Hulman George died Saturday in Indianapolis with her family by her side. She was 83.
Mari served as IMS chairman from 1988-2016. She was also a pioneer as co-owner of a team that raced at the highest levels of Midwestern auto racing, in […]

F1’s Ericsson To Drive For IndyCar’s Schmidt Peterson
Thursday, 1 Nov, 2018 – 7:56 | Comments Off on F1’s Ericsson To Drive For IndyCar’s Schmidt Peterson
F1’s Ericsson To Drive For IndyCar’s Schmidt Peterson

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has signed Formula One veteran Marcus Ericsson to drive its No. 7 Honda during the 2019 IndyCar Series season.
A 28-year-old native of Sweden, Ericsson will be teamed with Canadian James Hinchcliffe and his No. 5 Honda.
Ericsson will replace Canadian Robert Wickens, the 2018 series rookie who confirmed last week that he is […]

Sad, Sad News On Wickens
Friday, 26 Oct, 2018 – 20:07 | Comments Off on Sad, Sad News On Wickens
Sad, Sad News On Wickens

Canadian Robert Wickens, injured in a violent multiple-car IndyCar Series crash at Pocono Raceway in August, has confirmed he is paralyzed from the waist down.
A 29-year-old native of Toronto, Wickens updated his condition Thursday night on Instagram, accompanied by a video of him using his arms to slide off a rehabilitation table into a […]