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RYAN HUNTER-REAY EARNS DRIVER OF YEAR QUARTERLY AWARD

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, July 23, 2014) – Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner and recent ESPY Best Driver award winner Ryan Hunter-Reay has been voted winner of the second quarter Driver of the Year Award 2014.   Hunter-Reay, 33, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., won “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on May 25, won the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for the second consecutive year...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay Takes Huge Hit in Points After 1st Race in Toronto

TORONTO- Last week was a good week for Ryan Hunter-Reay. He won last Saturday night’s Iowa Corn 300 at the Iowa Speedway to propel him back into the Verizon IndyCar Series championship picture. He was only 32 points behind points leader Helio Castroneves with being third place in the standings entering this weekend’s events in Toronto. Then, he won the ESPY award on Wednesday...
Via Race Review Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tough Break for Marco Andretti Once Again on Oval

Newton, IA- The ovals have been heartbreaking for Marco Andretti this season. At the first oval race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Marco Andretti finished third. Despite being a good day, he was gutted as he thought he had the car to win that day. At Texas two weeks later, his bad luck struck. After moving through the field very quickly in the opening laps going from...
Via Race Review Online
15 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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
June 18, 2014  |  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
June 14, 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 unviels 2014 cars, sponsors

At the team’s shop in Indianapolis, Andretti Autosport officially confirmed its four car in the IndyCar Series lineup of Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz. Michael Andretti, team owner, president and CEO, also announced that the team will field a car in Global Rallycross events with Volkswagon backing, but did not elaborate on the details. Marco...
Via Formula 1 Blog
January 13, 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

Video: IndyCar’s Scott Dixon takes out pit crew members

IndyCar racer Will Power won Sunday at Sonoma Raceway after fellow racer Scott Dixon was penalized when he took out a few of Powers’ pit crew, reports USA Today Sports. Dixon thinks one the crew members purposely got his car’s way as he was pulling back onto the track. “That’s probably the most blatant thing I’ve seen in a long time,” Dixon said. “You watch most pit...
Via Low Brow Sports
August 26, 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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