After coming close to winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Championship, Helio Castroneves is enjoying his time off before next season. After all, this is the first off-season that he’s really taking a true break.
“Adriana (Henao) always complains that I never take a vacation because I enjoy taking vacation (while) working,” Castroneves said. “It’s like a work-cation as they...
For the first time, a Russian will get behind the wheel of an IndyCar in 2014 as Mikahil Aleshin has signed with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, joining Simon Pagenaud.
Aleshin has spent the last few years in lower formulas in Europe, most notably in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, where he took the season championship in 2010. He also dabbled in Formula 2 and GP2 during that time...
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Indianapolis, IN- In some of the strangest news very early Friday morning, Sam Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports signed Russian Mikhail Aleshin to drive their second IndyCar Series entry in 2014. Aleshin replaces 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Tristian Vautier in the second SPM entry joining Simon Pagenaud.
The move is all around questionable and...
At Sebring International Raceway, a handful of Honda IndyCar Series teams took to the track for the first of 2014 preseason testing.
Testing Honda’s new twin-turbocharged engine were Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal, Carlos Munoz, Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Simon Pagenaud. Hunter-Reay gave the engine high remarks after the first day of testing the powerplant.
“I’m very impressed...
Andretti Autosport will add Carlos Munoz to its IndyCar lineup next season.
Munoz will join Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay on the four-car team. Andretti said sponsorship will be announced for the Colombian at a later date.
Munoz made his IndyCar debut in the Indianapolis 500. He started from the front row and finished second.
He was a replacement driver...
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21 days ago
Mike Conway has been hired by Ed Carpenter Racing to drive the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet powered car on the road and street circuits in the 2014 season. Team owner/driver Ed Carpenter will still drive the #20 car on the ovals.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Mike Conway to the Ed Carpenter Racing family,” said Carpenter, the only owner/driver in the IndyCar...
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti says doctors have told him he can no longer race because of injuries sustained in an IndyCar crash last month.
Franchitti fractured his spine, broke his right ankle and suffered a concussion in the Oct. 6 crash at Houston. The crash occurred on the last lap when his car made contact with another car and went sailing into a fence...
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25 days ago
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...
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October 17, 2013
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:
Scott Dixon would lead 44 laps on the way to winning the Grand Prix of Houston – Race 1.
With championship rival Helio Castroneves finishing 18th due to mechanical problems, Dixon was able to close the gap from 49 points to eights points today.
Simona de Silvestro finished second for her best career IndyCar finish.
Justin Wilson finished third, followed by Simon Pagenaud and Josef...
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...
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...
FORT WORTH, Texas Ryan Hunter-Reay found a bright spot when looking back on his 21st-place finish at last year's Firestone 550.
That finish, which was caused by a mechanical failure, would be the last lowlight on the season for the American drive in the IndyCar Series.
Hunter-Reay followed up that disappointing run at Texas Motor Speedway with three consecutive victories in...
Tony Kanaan won the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500. Here is a look at the total prize money payout for the 2013 Indy 500.
Tony Kanaan won the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 and celebrated in victory line for his first time in 12 attempts.
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Helio Castroneves, who has won the Indy 500 three times in his career, said he would give up something for one year to win it again this Sunday. What is it?