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Derrick Walker Out At INDYCAR
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2015 – 13:25 | Comments Off on Derrick Walker Out At INDYCAR
Derrick Walker Out At INDYCAR

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, announced Thursday morning he will relinquish his duties with the open-wheel series effective Aug. 31, 2015, in order to pursue other professional opportunities.
Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, said a search for Walker’s replacement is underway.
“I have appreciated the opportunity to work […]

Hunter-Reay Leads American Sweep In Iowa
Sunday, 19 Jul, 2015 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Leads American Sweep In Iowa
Hunter-Reay Leads American Sweep In Iowa

Ryan Hunter-Reay’s season-long nightmare is over.
Mired in a baffling and borderline embarrassing slump, Hunter-Reay led a sweep by American drivers of the top four finishing positions and six of the top seven – en route to Victory Lane after Saturday night’s ninth annual Iowa Corn 300. RHR’s initial Verizon IndyCar Series win of the 2015 season […]

Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile
Monday, 13 Jul, 2015 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile
Bourdais A ‘Hero’ Again At Historic Milwaukee Mile

For the second race in a row on Sunday, a driver from what has to be considered a non-power team won a Verizon IndyCar Series race. For the second race in row, the victory came on an oval.
This time the driver was Sebastien Bourdais, who drives for KVSH Racing, and the venue was the world’s […]

IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Fastest As Series Takes To Milwaukee Mile
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2015 – 7:28 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Fastest As Series Takes To Milwaukee Mile
IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Fastest As Series Takes To Milwaukee Mile

CFH Racing’s Josef Newgarden was quickest among 24 drivers turning laps during Saturday’s initial practice for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers.
Newgarden’s hot lap of 21.5415-seconds at 169.626 mph picked up where he left off on the historic 1.015-mile oval in West Allis, Wis. Newgarden recorded […]

Penske Drivers Talk Racing And Milwaukee At The Mile
Saturday, 11 Jul, 2015 – 19:23 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Talk Racing And Milwaukee At The Mile
Penske Drivers Talk Racing And Milwaukee At The Mile

The Verizon IndyCar Series is racing at the historic Milwaukee Mile this weekend. Two Team Penske drivers – Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya – are in the thick of the championship hunt in the series and participated in a press conference on Saturday.
What follows is a transcript of the press conference held at the […]

INDYCAR Boss: Ooops On Fontana Downforce Call
Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2015 – 18:29 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Boss: Ooops On Fontana Downforce Call
INDYCAR Boss: Ooops On Fontana Downforce Call

INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., […]

INDYCAR Acts On Rahal’s Fueling Violation
Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2015 – 18:08 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Acts On Rahal’s Fueling Violation
INDYCAR Acts On Rahal’s Fueling Violation

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Graham Rahal has been fined $10,000, with $5000 suspended, by INDYCAR officials for driving away from his pit stall with the fuel hose attached to his car en route to victory in Saturday night’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
Rahal, driver of the No. 15 Mi-Jack Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing […]

Rahal Becomes Leader Of The Pack In Fontana
Sunday, 28 Jun, 2015 – 10:13 | Comments Off on Rahal Becomes Leader Of The Pack In Fontana
Rahal Becomes Leader Of The Pack In Fontana

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The term “pack racing” returned to the Verizon IndyCar Series lexicon Saturday at Auto Club Speedway, where Graham Rahal temporarily dodged a pit-road infraction en route to winning a record-smashing MAVTV 500.
Rahal’s second career Indy car victory was punctuated by a record 80-lead changes among 14 drivers around the 2-mile, […]

Pagenaud Proves Super On A Speedway
Saturday, 27 Jun, 2015 – 9:46 | 2 Comments
Pagenaud Proves Super On A Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud officially became an ovalmeister Friday when the Frenchman earned his first Indy car pole on an oval – and first with Team Penske – during qualifications for the MAVTV 500.
Pagenaud, driver of the No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet, posted a two-lap average speed of 218.952 mph around […]

CFH Racing Drivers Finish 1-2 In Streets Of Toronto
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2015 – 17:18 | Comments Off on CFH Racing Drivers Finish 1-2 In Streets Of Toronto
CFH Racing Drivers Finish 1-2 In Streets Of Toronto

A week after suffering a demoralizing double DNF on the oval at Texas Motor Speedway, second-tier Carpenter Fisher Hartman Racing finished first and second on the street course in Toronto.
Getting the win – his second of the season in the Verizon IndyCar Series – was Josef Newgarden.
Right behind him when the rain-pestered Canadian race ended […]