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NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership
Thursday, 22 Mar, 2018 – 8:53 | Comments Off on NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership
NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership

An opportunity to reverse admittedly sagging viewership figures for the Indianapolis 500 will be a prime target for NBC Sports Group when it launches its exclusive media rights contract with the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019.
Sanctioning body INDYCAR announced on Wednesday a multi-year media rights package with NBC Sports Group that will see eight […]

Indy 500 Moving To NBC Next Season
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2018 – 18:27 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Moving To NBC Next Season
Indy 500 Moving To NBC Next Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Television coverage of the Indianapolis 500 _ the world’s largest, single-day sporting event _ will move to the NBC network in May 2019 after an historic, 54-year run on ABC as part of a media rights package announced Wednesday between the Verizon IndyCar Series and NBC Sports Group.
Sanctioning body INDYCAR […]

Helio Makes Cameo Appearance In An Indy Car
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2018 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Helio Makes Cameo Appearance In An Indy Car
Helio Makes Cameo Appearance In An Indy Car

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Helio Castroneves reverted to his exuberant open-wheel self Tuesday, when the three-time Indianapolis 500 champion tested INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aerodynamic chassis for the first time.
Castroneves rejoined Team Penske’s regular-season, three-driver lineup for a Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park in preparation for the fourth annual INDYCAR Grand […]

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 […]