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Relive last year's insane IndyCar race at Texas onboard Graham Rahal

Graham Rahal has uploaded his onboard video from the finish of last year’s Firestone 600 in Fort Worth, Texas. Last August, Rahal won the two-month long Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway by 0.008 seconds over James Hinchcliffe. The 600-mile race had finished with an eight-lap stint to the checkered flag after a late caution, with Rahal, Hinchcliffe and Tony Kanaan dicing for...
Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

2017 IndyCar Driver Preview: Ed Carpenter

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Age: 35 Years in IndyCar: 14 Wins: 3 Podiums: 7 Laps led: 305 2017 Team: Ed Carpenter Racing Ed Carpenter is looking for an improved 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series oval campaign. With a background in oval track driving, Carpenter scaled his full-time IndyCar commitments back to just ovals in 2014 and allowed a road racing driver...
Via Motorsports Tribune
4 days ago

Two-time Le Mans winner felt he had to hide homosexuality

Although the racing community has become more diverse than it once was, it appears the world of motorsport still isn’t entirely accepting of change.Two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 class winner Danny Watts announced Monday he is homosexual, reportedly making him one of the most successful European drivers who’s come out thus far, Motorsport.com reports. Watts hung up his helmet...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vasser, KV Racing shut down IndyCar team after 14 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former CART champion Jimmy Vasser has shut down his IndyCar team after 14 years and seven victories, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. KV Racing Technology, owned by Australian businessman Kevin Kalkhoven and Vasser, announced the long-rumored move Thursday. It's possible Vasser and the team's third partner, James Sullivan, will be involved in another effort...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Memo Gidley returns to Daytona 3 years after horrific crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Memo Gidley stepped onto the dais, clinched his fists and then triumphantly raised both arms above his ahead. He probably should have taken a bow, too. Gidley returned to Daytona International Speedway on Thursday for the first time since his horrific crash in the early hours of the 2014 Rolex 24. The harrowing accident that left the popular driver in...
Via Associated Press
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

AJ Foyt Racing switching to Chevrolet in 2017

The rumors were confirmed on Tuesday that AJ Foyt Racing will compete with Chevrolet engines and aero kits in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series.The two new Foyt drivers – Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz – who both drove Hondas in 2016, will get their first chance behind the wheel in Chevy equipment at a private test session at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway later this month....
Via FOX Sports
January 18, 2017

Andretti, Herta teaming up again for 2017 season

The Indycar ownership tandem of Michael Andretti and Bryan Herta has decided to stay together after a Herta-guided entry with rookie driver Alexander Rossi at the wheel won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The teams made the announcement Friday. Andretti called Herta ''a true asset to our organization'' and said ''We are eager to see what next season has in store.''...
Via Associated Press
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Letterman claims he was drunk on 'SportsCenter'

David Letterman has been enjoying his retirement, mostly staying out of the spotlight since he retired as the Late Night host last year. On Sunday, Letterman resurfaced at the Indianapolis 500, in support of his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team, which Letterman co-owns with former Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal. The long-time Late Night host took time out of his day to appear on...
Via Awful Announcing
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Andretti Autosport Looks For Success in Season Opener

Finally we have the first race of the 2016 IndyCar season upon us and no other team is more ready for it then Andretti Autosport. The team enters the year with four teams, following a key game changer during the off-season. Right before the season started Andretti merged with Bryan Herta and together they will fieled the No. 98 car driven by F1 driver Alexander Rossi. Andretti...
Via On Pit Road
March 12, 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

IndyCar: Liz Power remembers Justin Wilson, talks about being a racer's wife

SONOMA, California – The wife of the defending IndyCar Series champion Will Power knows all about the difficulty of being married to a race driver. But for Liz Power, this week has been devastating because she used to be the public relations director for Justin Wilson at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. Mrs. Power achieved her dream of public relations as a career and was previously...
Via FOX Sports
August 28, 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

VICS: Helio Castroneves Crashes Out of MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway

After battling for the lead at the front of the pack, Helio Castroneves would find himself out of the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway early as a result of a wreck on the backstretch at lap 136. Castroneves was leading the field the lap prior, but had Graham Rahal right on his tail. Rahal would make the move to Castroneves’ outside entering turn one, with Castroneves dropping back...
Via On Pit Road
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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