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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Aug. 21, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines:   1. Power hopes to solidify title hopes at Sonoma    2. No. 12 Verizon Team Penske crew earns performance award   3. Hornish joins NBCSN booth at Sonoma   4. Of note   1. Power hopes to solidify title hopes at Sonoma: Will Power arrives at Sonoma Raceway boasting three victories and three pole starts on the...
Via On Pit Road
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Hunter-Reay says championship not 'possible'

SONOMA, California – Ryan Hunter-Reay arrives in Northern California’s Wine Country mathematically alive for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. But mathematics and realism are two far different principles. Hunter-Reay was on the charge in last Sunday’s race at The Milwaukee Mile, driving from the 19th starting position to fifth place before getting shuffled back...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Previewing the IndyCar GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. — For the final time in the 2014 season, the Verizon IndyCar series will make left and right turns as driver’s race through wine country during the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, on Sunday, August 24. After winning this past week at the Milwaukee Mile, Team Penske’s Will Power knows his way around Sonoma. The series championship leader has to be feeling good about...
Via Sicknissified
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Milka Duno’s First NASCAR Nationwide Series Race This Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway

Milka Duno’s first NASCAR Nationwide Series race will be Friday, August 22in the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This will mark the first time in NASCAR history that a Hispanic female driver will compete in a NASCAR national series race in the United States. Duno will compete in RAB Racing’s No. 29 Toyota Camry. Bristol Motor Speedway’s 0.533-mile short track is one...

Milka Duno to make Nationwide Series debut Friday at Bristol

Milka Duno will make her NASCAR debut on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Duno will drive the No. 29 Toyota Camry entry of RAB Racing during the Nationwide Series’ Food City 300 making her the first Hispanic female to compete in a NASCAR national series race in the United States. “I really like short-track racing and enjoyed those races in ARCA very much,” said Duno. “But...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Power had to see doctor after getting showered in cream puffs

Indy car driver Will Power (awesome name, right?) won the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 on Sunday and was treated to quite the celebration. Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan, who finished second and third in the race, showered Power in so much stuff that he actually needed to seek medical attention when he left victory […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz See Day End Early at Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - After they both experienced success on ovals in the past, Andretti Autosport teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz would see their days end early at the Milwaukee Mile. Hunter-Reay finished 21st after the left-rear suspension broke at lap 169. Hunter-Reay had worked his way up into the top-five after starting 19th. “I could feel it running rough a couple...
Via Sicknissified
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport and DHL sign three-year extension

Andretti Autosport announced today that they have signed a three-year extension with Ryan Hunter-Reay to continue to drive for the organization. AA also signed an agreement for DHL to remain the primary sponsor on the No. 28 for the next three years, as well. “I’m thrilled to be able to announce today that the relationship between myself, DHL and Andretti Autosport will continue...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing announce team merger

Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing announced on Saturday that the two teams will merge in 2015 to form a multi-car team called CFH Racing. The team will be headquartered out of SFHR’s current shop. The teams added that additional details such as sponsors, personnel and suppliers will be announced in the future. ECR was established in 2012 and has captured three...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy Lights: Scott Dixon and James Hinchcliffe to Test New Indy Lights Car at IMS in September

INDIANAPOLIS- The Indy Lights Series is all-in as far as preparing the new car to the best of their ability. For those that don’t know, the Indy Lights Series is changing to a new car in 2015 and are feverishly working at making it the best car they can for racing. The Series put the car on a track for the first time a few weeks ago at the 2.258-mile Mid Ohio Sports Car Course...
Via Race Review Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Title Contenders and Pretenders

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — As the series heads to the Milwaukee Mile for their annual visit to the historic track, there are 11 drivers mathematically still in the title hunt. However, after Sunday’s ABC Supply 250, that number will be smaller heading into the final two races of the season. Let’s see who is a real contender for the 2014 Championship. Sitting in 1th place and 160 points...
Via Sicknissified
6 days ago  |  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

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
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