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IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay Suffers Terrible Luck Once Again at Pocono

Pocono, PA- For the second straight year, Ryan Hunter-Reay suffered bad luck at Pocono. He started second but finished 20th a year ago then had more bad luck go his way in this year’s Pocono 500 at the 2.5-mile track. Hunter-Reay, developed a suspension issue early on in today’s 200 Lap race and had to pit on Lap 29 as a result. While he was in the pits they caught the issue...
Via Race Review Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Will Power’s Blocking Penalty Costs Him Big Time in Points

Pocono, PA- Entering this weekend, Will Power had a commanding 39 point lead on his Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves for the Verizon IndyCar Series points lead. He even led his other teammate Juan Pablo Montoya who was fifth in the standings by 116 points. He knew if he could run a solid race at the Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon then he would have a good shot at winning...
Via Race Review Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Fuel Mileage Costs Tony Kanaan Victory at Pocono

Pocono, PA- For most of today’s Pocono 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race, it was looking like Tony Kanaan would come home victorious. Yes, the Team Penske trio was strong, but Kanaan was up there with them all day. The Brazilian, first took the lead on Lap 50 and drove away. Outside of pit sequences, he would lead all the way until Lap 148 when he had to pit for the second to last...
Via Race Review Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Boat Eager for Holiday Fireworks in Daytona

The last time he was on a superspeedway, Chad Boat steered his No. 84 Chevrolet towards the front of the field in Talladega before a he was caught up in a late race accident ending his day.  So it is easy to understand why the NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie is eager to get to Daytona International Speedway this week for the running of the Subway Firecracker 250 on Friday night...

Chad Boat Returns to Action in Kentucky

NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie driver Chad Boat and his Billy Boat Motorsports (BBM) team return to action this Friday night at Kentucky Speedway.  The Phoenix, Arizona native will once again pilot his No. 84 Chevrolet in the running of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at the 1.5-mile track in Sparta, Kentucky.   "We have taken off a few weeks here to continue to build...

Helio Castroneves set for championship run this season

Typically as any division reaches their halfway point, the title contenders begin to become more clear to the fans. Looking at the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season so far with eight races into the books, one of the drivers that shows a lot of promise is Helio Castroneves. Currently sitting second in points, Castroneves has a win and four podiums with only two finishes outside of the...
Via On Pit Road
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Luca Filippi to run Houston and Toronto for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced earlier this week that they have hired Luca Filippi to drive the No. 16 car for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers and the Honda Indy Toronto. Sponsorship for Filippi’s effort will come from IMPCO and FightSMA. “I’m extremely excited to join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing because...
Via On Pit Road
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves looking for the Texas Two-Step this weekend

Two weeks ago, Castroneves put together everything that he needed to do to win the Indianapolis 500, however came up short, finishing second. The disappointment was evident on Castroneves’ face at the end of the Indianapolis 500, and some people wondered how he would fare moving forward and whether it’d eat at him. The disappointment wasn’t evident at all this past weekend...
Via On Pit Road
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500 by .06 seconds

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American in eight years to win the Indianapolis 500 — and he did it by beating Helio Castroneves by just .06 seconds. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said via ESPN. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in diapers on the floor in front of the TV. My son did it today. He watched me here. I’m thrilled...
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins first Indy 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American since 2006 to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Hunter-Reay passed Helio Castroneves in a thrilling final lap to win the 2014 Indianapolis 500. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said in Victory Lane before he was joined by his wife and son. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in diapers...
Via Sports-Glory
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Indy 500 Field

(Posted by Joey2448) The polesitter of the 2014 Indianapolis 500 mile race wasn't decided Sunday until the final car screamed down the front straightaway to log the last of four fast laps. It literally came down to the final seconds. When the weekend finally wrapped up and time trials were over, Indianapolis hometown hero Ed Carpenter had claimed his second consecutive pole...
Via Racing-reference
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Schmidt drives SAM car at Indy

Sam Schmidt got behind the wheel of a black Corvette on Sunday morning to take laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Schmidt, who is a quadriplegic as the result of a testing accident in 2000, drove the car around the track prior to the start of Pole Day. So cool to watch Sam Schmidt drive around @IMS… With a qualifying time of 73.713 mph! pic.twitter.com/mn7VrMlfJs...
Via Tireball.com
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gidley released from hospital 12 days after Daytona crash

Memo Gidley has been released from a hospital following three separate surgeries for injuries suffered in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Gidley was injured roughly three hours into the race Jan. 25. He had his first surgery at Halifax Health to repair a broken left leg and left elbow. A second surgery repaired a compression fracture in his lower back. The final surgery last week was...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Memo Gidley released from Daytona hospital

Memo Gidley has been released from a hospital following three separate surgeries for injuries suffered in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Gidley was injured roughly three hours into the race Jan. 25. He had his first surgery at Halifax Health to repair a broken left leg and left elbow. A second surgery repaired a compression fracture in his lower back. The final surgery last week was...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Andretti Autosport re-signs Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport tells The Associated Press it has re-signed Marco Andretti to drive the No. 25 next season with sponsorship from Dr Pepper Snapple Group. The signing of Andretti is not a surprise, but kicks off what could be a busy weekend of announcements for owner Michael Andretti at the final IndyCar race of the season. The team is expected to announce a manufacturer switch...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Dario Franchitti breaks back in frightening crash

Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti broke his back during a horrific crash at the Grand Prix of Houston. Franchitti’s car went airborne on the final lap of the race. Here’s the video:
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss
QUICK HANDS

IndyCar driver's trophy shatters into pieces

Saturday's IndyCar race in Toronto was a good one for Sebastien Bourdais until the Frenchman had a mishap in victory lane.Bourdais finished second in the race, earning his first podium finish since 2007, and was obviously very excited for the opportunity to add another trophy to his collection.However, that plan was thwarted when disaster struck while Bourdais attempted to receive...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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