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VICS: Ed Carpenter Racing Goes Purple for Indy 500

Ed Carpenter Racing announced on May 5, 2016 Royal Purple, which is a premium synthetic lubricant and chemical performance manufacturer, will be a sponsor for the Verizon IndyCar team for the rest of the 2016 season. As a way to celebrate the partnership with ECR, Royal Purple has launched a 2016 Royal Purple Indy 500 sweepstakes that will give race enthusiasts the chance to win...
Via On Pit Road
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Staying grounded: Castroneves knows goal of IndyCar changes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Helio Castroneves has no desire in being airborne and upside down again at Indianapolis. Neither does IndyCar, which is making changes in hopes of preventing those kinds of scary flips at high-speed tracks. ''For safety, that's what we're looking at,'' Castroneves said during testing Tuesday in Texas that included curved plates affixed to the bottom of cars...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dixon over IndyCar no-call at Long Beach, focused on Barber

Scott Dixon has moved past the IndyCar no-call at Long Beach that he contends cost him a victory, though he still believes the situation can lead to changes in the series' penalty system. Simon Pagenaud won Sunday by holding off Dixon's furious charge in the second half of the race. Dixon felt Pagenaud should not have ever been the race leader, though, because he broke a rule by...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Graham Rahal Scores First Top-Five of Season

Graham Rahal, driver of the No. 15 United Rental Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing scored his first top-five of the season by finishing the race in fifth-place. This is a huge bounce back from the opening race in St. Petersburg where Rahal was involved in a big pile up towards the end of the race finishing sixteenth.   Rahal came into the weekend at Phoenix International...
Via On Pit Road
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Will Power Bounces Back from Missed Race to Podium at Phoenix

Will Power missed the first race of the season because of an inner ear issue. He was cleared to drive a few days after St. Petersburg and was able to test Barber Motorsports Park.   Once he got back on track at Phoenix International Raceway, you could tell he was feeling much better. He picked up where he left off, qualifying well. He went on to race his way onto the podium finishing...
Via On Pit Road
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan got an awesome and elaborate new Indy 500 tattoo

Tony Kanaan is one of the better IndyCar drivers out there. Kanaan won the 2004 IndyCar Series championship, and more recently, the 2013 Indianapolis 500. Like many star athletes do, Kanaan went out and got a tattoo as a tribute to his craft. His was quite big, and very detailed, as you can see from his Instagram post: And it's done. The story of my life with my best...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Schmidt to race in iRacing Pro Race of Champions

This Wednesday, many professional racing drivers from across the world will have an opportunity to race together in the virtual world during the annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions.One of the drivers competing will be former IndyCar Series racer Sam Schmidt, who has been paralyzed from the neck down since a near-fatal crash at Walt Disney World Speedway on Jan. 6, 2000.Schmidt has...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Graham Rahal Overcomes Issues at Iowa, Moves to Second in Championship Standings

Credit: Chris Owens/IndyCar Posted By: Brian Eberly – Follow at @beberly18 July 18, 2015 The Iowa Corn 300 was series of ups and downs for Graham Rahal and his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team. The Hondas struggled throughout practice and qualifying, and Rahal rolled off from the 17th position when the green flag dropped for 300 laps at the 7/8-mile track. Rahal entered Iowa...
Via Motor Racing Digest
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: IndyCar driver Briscoe uninjured in 210 mph airborne crash

Ryan Briscoe managed to walk away unscathed after going airborne late in Saturday's IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway. The Australian was battling for a spot inside of the top five when he was hit by Ryan Hunter-Reay, sending his car backwards and airborne. Shortly after slamming to the ground, Briscoe gave two thumbs up and managed to walk away under his own power. Hunter...
Via Fox Sports
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay Crashes in IndyCar Practice At Texas

Fort Worth, TX – Its been a tough season for 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay. The 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion currently sits a disappointing 13th in the standings entering this weekend’s Firestone...
Via Race Review Online
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Helio Castroneves walks away from awful crash

By Mike Cole Helio Castroneves got real lucky Wednesday. Castroneves was involved in one of the scariest racing accidents we’ve seen in a long time while practicing for the Indianapolis 500. Somehow, Castroneves was able to walk away from the wreck relatively unscathed despite his car flying and flipping through the air. There’s video of the scary incident, including a couple...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Marco Andretti Pleased But Not Happy With His Car On Opening Day of Indianapolis 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS- On the speed charts, it was a good day for Andretti Autosports’ Marco Andretti. The third generation driver turned the third quickest lap today with a speed of 226.268 mph in his No....
Via Race Review Online
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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