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

RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Busch: ‘Nothing Can Compare’ To Starting Indy
Friday, 7 Mar, 2014 – 12:17 | 2 Comments
Busch: ‘Nothing Can Compare’ To Starting Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A self-described “old-school racer,” Kurt Busch will attempt to become only the fourth driver to compete in IndyCar’s historic Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s 600-mile marathon in the same day over Memorial Day Weekend in May.
Busch, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion in 2004, will team with Andretti Autosport in a [...]

Granatelli Dead At 90
Sunday, 29 Dec, 2013 – 20:59 | Comments Off

Andy Granatelli, a fixture in Indy cars and at the Indianapolis 500, died Sunday at age 90.
Granatelli is the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur.
Granatelli is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of [...]

Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally
Friday, 20 Dec, 2013 – 9:42 | Comments Off
Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The pain started for Dario Franchitti in his ankle. Then it moved to his head.  Not long after that, it had spread to his entire body. Perhaps the worst part came when it reached his psyche and the three-time Indy 500 winner suddenly realized that his competitive driving career was [...]

Sato Returns To Foyt Racing For 2014 Season
Wednesday, 18 Dec, 2013 – 10:26 | Comments Off
Sato Returns To Foyt Racing For 2014 Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Takuma Sato will begin his second IndyCar Series season with A.J. Foyt Racing today with a test session at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway. The team confirmed Tuesday that Sato, 36, will continue to drive Foyt’s No. 14 ABC Supply Dallara/Honda in 2014, the native of Japan’s fifth season in the [...]

Ganassi Adds Veteran Briscoe To IndyCar Team
Saturday, 14 Dec, 2013 – 9:08 | Comments Off
Ganassi Adds Veteran Briscoe To IndyCar Team

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Chip Ganassi Racing put the finishing touches on its 2014 IndyCar Series lineup Friday with the addition of Ryan Briscoe to a fulltime ride and a key number switch involving reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan.
Briscoe, who began his domestic open-wheel career with team-owner Ganassi in 2005, has signed a [...]

Notes: Montoya Continues To Shake Down Indy car
Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 – 16:06 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Continues To Shake Down Indy car

Juan Pablo Montoya completed the second round of his return to an IndyCar Series car during a one-day test at Phoenix International Raceway on Tuesday.
Last month, the 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner tested on the 1.65-mile Sebring International Raceway short course. Up next is a rescheduled session Dec. 12 at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval [...]

Jimmie Appears To Be In Line For Another DOTY
Thursday, 28 Nov, 2013 – 12:31 | 2 Comments
Jimmie Appears To Be In Line For Another DOTY

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ballots for 2013 Driver of the Year on two levels are due on Black Friday, and the guy now known as “Six-Pack” clearly will be dealing from a position of strength.
That guy is Jimmie Johnson, whose updated business card reads “Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion.” Johnson is a four-time [...]

Ganassi: Franchitti ‘Heartbroken’ By Forced Retirement
Friday, 15 Nov, 2013 – 15:22 | Comments Off
Ganassi: Franchitti ‘Heartbroken’ By Forced Retirement

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Chip Ganassi knew something very not good was up when he got a call from Scotland earlier this week. Not good became awful as soon as the IndyCar team owner heard the tone of the voice of the person who was calling him.
The voice belonged to driver Dario Franchitti and [...]