Open-wheel laid groundwork for Stewart's NASCAR career

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina - It was 20 years ago when a young driver from Columbus, Ind. was making history as the first driver ever to win all three United States Auto Club (USAC) National Championships in the same season. In 1995, there was little the competition could do to stop Stewart as he won the Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown titles - the first driver ever to achieve that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR News and Notes – Sept. 25, 2015

1. Series Champion Dixon Joins Ganassi Effort for Petit Le Mans 2. Foyt Recovering from Artificial Knee Surgery 3. Auction Helmets Raise Nearly $140,000 for Wilson Children’s Fund 4. Of Note 1. Series Champion Dixon Joins Ganassi Effort for Petit Le Mans: Four-time and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will join the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Foyt undergoes more knee surgery

Indianapolis 500 legend A.J. Foyt underwent surgery on Wednesday to implant an artificial knee in his right leg; replacing the antibiotic-infused cement spacer he received August 10th. It was the second phase of treatment for a staph infection that surfaced in the 80-year-old Foyt's artificial knee in late July. "My doctors said everything went perfectly, so I was relieved to hear...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Foyt gets artificial knee after staph infection

WALLER, Texas (AP) A.J. Foyt has had knee replacement surgery in his right leg. The new knee he received Wednesday replaces the antibiotic-infused cement spacer he received last month as doctors battled a staph infection Foyt developed in July. The four-time Indianapolis 500 winner was unable to attend the final two IndyCar races of the season during recovery. The 80-year-old also...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime motorsports supporter Jack Housby passes away at 80

Former NASCAR and IndyCar Series team owner Jack Dan "JD" Housby passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 at the age of 80. The Des Moines, Iowa resident was a lifelong motorsports supporter. Housby's cars competed in 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races from 1972 until 1980 with drivers Pete Hamilton, Ramo Stott and Kevin Housby behind the wheel. His career-best finish came with Hamilton...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The irony of my career: The common denominator of DW's first, last win

I am really excited about the race this weekend. I'm excited because there are just certain things in our sport that are tradition and some traditions should be left alone. I was one of the more vocal opponents when NASCAR decided to move the Southern 500 away from Darlington on Labor Day weekend. So I for one am very glad that the powers to be decided to put it back where it rightly...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Massey Was The Start Of Something Big For The Wood Brothers

The list of drivers who have raced for the Wood Brothers over the years includes some of the legends of auto racing. drivers like David Pearson, A.J. Foyt, Curtis Turner, Cale Yarborough, Dan Gurney and Parnelli Jones have all piloted a Wood Brothers entry at one point in time. That list begins with Jim Massey, who was the first driver other than team founder Glen Wood to drive for...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato Looks Back on F1, Ayrton Senna and Racing Memories

Takuma Sato is a driver who has seen many race tracks and competed against many racing drivers. From the highest motorsport in the world, Formula 1, to the newly defined electric-powered Formula E series and currently the Verizon IndyCar Series with AJ Foyt Racing, Sato is full of good memories. The 37-year-old Japanese driver spent five full-time years in F1 – starting 90 grand...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Wilson remembered as a man as much as a driver

Justin Wilson’s family often traveled with him to the races on the IndyCar schedule, but with school already starting Julia and his two young daughters, Jane and Jessica, did not make the trip to Pennsylvania for last week’s race at Pocono Raceway. So Wilson took the time to visit a group of sick children at a Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He thought...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois Native A.J. Fike Goes to Victory Lane at Springfield

Credit: ARCA Racing Posted By: Brian Eberly – Follow at @beberly18 August 24, 2015 A.J. Fike put on a dominating performance at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon, leading 60 of the race’s 104 laps en route to victory in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards SuperChevyStores.com 100. The Galesburg, Ill. native held off Kyle Weatherman, Kelly Kovski, Josh...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Foyt to miss final 2 races after surgery for staph infection

HOUSTON (AP) A.J. Foyt will miss the final two races of the IndyCar season following surgery to treat a staph infection in his right knee. The four-time Indianapolis 500 winner had surgery Aug. 10 on his artificial knee. He had a similar procedure in 2012 on his left knee. This latest surgery required the removal of the prosthesis so an antibiotic-infused cement spacer could be...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Iowa Corn 300 Post-Event Infractions, Manufacturer Championship Points Update

INDIANAPOLIS (July 22, 2015) – INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions and manufacturer championship points updates from the Iowa Corn 300, which was held July 18 at Iowa Speedway: • Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Jakes of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports was fined $500 for violating Rule of the Verizon IndyCar Series rule book (visor not down during...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

American drivers show IndyCar resurgence with top-four sweep in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa – For most of the 20th century, it was Indy car racing that was considered as America’s form of auto racing while NASCAR was viewed as a regional sport based in the Southeast. American drivers such at A.J. Foyt, Bill Vukovich, Al and Bobby Unser, Jimmy Bryan, Wilbur Shaw, Rick Mears, Johnny Rutherford, Parnelli Jones and others gave this form of racing a true red...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Risk vs. reward: Drivers need to weigh options at Sonoma Raceway

So we take to our first road course of the year at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. I have zero reason to believe that the racing won't be as aggressive, if not more so, this year as ever before there. I mean let's face it: The sand in the hourglass is rapidly running out for those drivers who haven't won a race yet this year or are just outside of where they need to be in points. Like...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

AJ Allmendinger proves that even a small team can achieve greatness in NASCAR

When race fans hear the name AJ, who is the first person that pops into your head? For most hardcore fans, the face of AJ Foyt would be the person they see in their minds eye. For the 33 year old Californian who competes weekly in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, AJ Allmendinger, this fact is one that doesn't bother him at all. Groomed for most of his early career as an open wheel ace...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Conor Daly Nets Career Best 6th Place Finish On Sunday

BELLE ISLE, MI – We’ve always said, Conor Daly deserves a full-time shot in the Verizon IndyCar Series. His first two starts weren’t ideal though. He drove a second A.J. Foyt Racing entry in...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Indy 500 post-event infractions, manufacturer points update

INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions from the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, which was held May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval: • INDYCAR officials have fined the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing entry $10,000 ($5,000 suspended) and the entrant was placed on a six-race probation for violating Rules (unsafe release) and (contact with personnel...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis 500 Post-Event Infractions, Manufacturers Championship Points Update

INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions from the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, which was held May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval:    • INDYCAR officials have fined the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing entry $10,000 ($5,000 suspended) and the entrant was placed on a six-race probation for violating Rules (unsafe release) and (contact with personnel...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Sage Karam Knocked Out of Indy 500 on Lap 1

The first lap of the Indianapolis 500 can be among the most unfaithful and  most difficult in all of motorsports. For 19-year-old Sage Karam, the first turn spelt disaster as A.J. Foyt Racing driver Takuma Sato jumped to the outside in Turn 1, leaving Karam in the middle of three wide. “I don’t know what Sato’s doing,” said Karam who had no time to react to Sato’s move, and...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Indianapolis 500 drivers of all time: No. 1 A.J. Foyt

INDIANAPOLIS – There is only one No. 1 at the Indianapolis 500 and that is A.J. Foyt. It’s been 23 years since Foyt last drove a race car in the Indianapolis 500 and 38 years since he became the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1977, but the 80-year-old Foyt remains the most popular figure at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There have been 756 different drivers...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Even before Indy 500 begins, prep under way for next year

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) As much as the Indianapolis 500 strives to move forward, to go faster and push the limits just a little bit further, the Memorial Day weekend race remains steeped in its traditions. The bottle of milk. The Borg-Warner Trophy. The yard of bricks. The history is what drew A.J. Foyt to the track for the first time as a spectator in 1955, and drew him back as a driver...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Indianapolis 500 drivers of all time: No. 2 Rick Mears

Editor’s Note: From Tuesday, May 19 to Saturday, May 23, FOX Sports will count down the top five Indianapolis 500 drivers of all time. INDIANAPOLIS – The key to success for Rick Mears in the Indianapolis 500 was quite simple for the former Desert Off Road Racer who came to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time in 1977 but failed to make the field. “I always went...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar's Walker survives tough week with endless questions

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) As Derrick Walker strolled through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garages one day this week, he was stopped by an old friend. Roger Penske, like everybody else, wanted an update on IndyCar's investigation into the safety of the cars. The topic isn't going away anytime soon for Walker, who has been enduring the toughest week of his two-year tenure overseeing competition...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Letterman shares lighthearted stories on Foyt, Unser and Mears

INDIANAPOLIS -- As David Letterman's 33-year career as a late night talk show host ends on May 20 with the final airing of "The Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS, the lifelong Indianapolis 500 fan and Verizon IndyCar Series team owner has played a key role in exposing the sport on his show. The Indianapolis native also has some interesting anecdotes on some of the most famous...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Indianapolis 500 Teams Focus on Race Setup in Practice

INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2015) – Figuring the fastest way around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in “race trim” was the theme of the day as Verizon IndyCar Series teams held a practice session the day following the completion of Indianapolis 500 Mile Race qualifications for the second straight year. Chip Ganassi Racing Teams drivers Sage Karam and Scott Dixon, who won the Verizon...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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