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Sato Wins Pole In St. Pete
Saturday, 29 Mar, 2014 – 18:24 | Comments Off
Sato Wins Pole In St. Pete

Takuma Sato, back for a second year with A.J. Foyt Racing, won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Sato, a native of Japan, had the fastest lap in the Fast Six porton of qualifying to earn the Verizon P1 Award.
Driving the Honda-powered No. 14 ABC Supply car, [...]

INDYCAR Annouces Alterations
Saturday, 29 Mar, 2014 – 17:30 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Annouces Alterations

RacinToday.com
INDY announced a series of alterations to on-track procedures for the coming season.
The alterations were explained by the series on Saturday.
They include:
Race Control
Three-steward system comprised of race director, driver steward and official or independent steward to adjudicate competitor on-track sporting infractions when warranted.
For the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Race Director Beaux Barfield, INDYCAR [...]

Sato Has Foyt Looking Good In St. Pete
Saturday, 29 Mar, 2014 – 11:43 | Comments Off
Sato Has Foyt Looking Good In St. Pete

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Takuma Sato topped the time chart during Friday’s second practice session to lead preparations for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2014 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Sato, who is beginning his second season with A.J. Foyt Racing, recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 2.5615- seconds/103.578 mph around the 1.8-mile, [...]

Penske Head Of Texas Hall Of Fame Class
Thursday, 27 Mar, 2014 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Penske Head Of Texas Hall Of Fame Class

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Team-owner Roger S. Penske’s proficiency for finding Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway will be recognized next month when “The Captain” is inducted as 16th member of the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
The only car-owner to score victories on TMS’ 1.5-mile quadoval in NASCAR and INDYCAR-sanctioned [...]

TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans
Thursday, 20 Mar, 2014 – 16:43 | Comments Off
TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas –With the click of an oversized remote control button and accompanying fireworks, Speedway Motorsports Inc. officials unveiled the “biggest, baddest HD video board on the planet” Wednesday night.
“Big Hoss TV” lit up the cool March air from its backstretch perch at Texas Motor Speedway, as several thousand [...]

Team Penske’s Power Ends Barber Test In ‘A Happy Place’
Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2014 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Team Penske’s Power Ends Barber Test In ‘A Happy Place’

Will Power completed a two-day sweep of an unseasonably cold spring training Tuesday, topping the time chart at Barber Motorsports Park as the Verizon IndyCar Series wrapped up its traditional Open Test.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet, recorded a top lap of 1 minute, 7.0608-seconds Tuesday around Barber’s 2.3-mile, 17-turn [...]

Look For Montoya To Win Quickly In New Ride
Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2014 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Look For Montoya To Win Quickly In New Ride

Unimpressed. That’s a pretty good way to describe Juan Pablo Montoya as he has made his way through the American auto racing scene. Not really aloof or bored, but unimpressed.
He was that way when he got out of a CART car after logging his first test laps at the dangerously tricky oval at Gateway near [...]

Team Penske Flexing Muscles At IndyCar Test
Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2014 – 9:49 | Comments Off
Team Penske Flexing Muscles At IndyCar Test

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves began checking-off boxes for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season-opener Monday, posting the top three lap times among 22 drivers participating in Day One of a two-day Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon [...]

Verizon Becomes Title Sponsor of IndyCar Series
Friday, 14 Mar, 2014 – 8:58 | Comments Off
Verizon Becomes Title Sponsor of IndyCar Series

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INDYCAR announced today a multi-year entitlement agreement with Verizon that will see the North America open-wheel racing championship named the Verizon IndyCar Series.
“Verizon is delighted to become the title sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series and to bring even more of our innovative technology to the fans, to the teams and to the entire motorsports [...]

Indy 500 Climbs Aboard Gimmick Bandwagon
Saturday, 8 Mar, 2014 – 8:34 | Comments Off
Indy 500 Climbs Aboard Gimmick Bandwagon

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR fell into lockstep with the gimmick-it-up-for-TV crowd of sanctioning bodies Friday, unveiling a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting field for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Qualifying will feature three sessions of time trials over two days, with the expressed intent of “increasing entertainment value, fan [...]