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Sunoco to sponsor Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year award

Sunoco, Inc., an American company with an illustrious history in auto racing, will be the title sponsor beginning in 2014 of the Sunoco Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today. Now in its 63rd year, the Sunoco Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award has been presented to an amazing list of legendary drivers including Parnelli Jones...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Eyeing Return to Series in 2014

Photo Courtesy of IndyCar’s media site Sebring, Fla. -The son of former two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Arie Luyendyk is eyeing a return to the IndyCar Series for next season. Arie Luyendyk Jr. tested a Dale Coyne Racing Honda Monday afternoon at Sebring International Raceway and liked what the cars had to offer. “It’s my first opportunity with carbon brakes and paddle...
Via Race Review Online
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Honda teams test in Sebring

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...
Via Formula 1 Blog
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Honda teams test in Sebring

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...
Via Formula 1 Blog
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar going to twin turbochargers

All IndyCar racers will compete with twin turbocharged engines next season. The series announced the move Thursday. The Chevrolet engines have been using twin turbochargers since re-entering the series last season. Honda, IndyCar's sole engine producer from 2006-11, has been using a single turbocharger. No changes will be made this season. IndyCar president of competition...
Via Fox Sports
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Barnhart filling in for Barfield in race control

IndyCar race director Beaux Barfield is not at the doubleheader race in Toronto because of personal reasons. Former race director Brian Barnhart will replace Barfield in race control for Saturday and Sunday's races. Barnhart is currently senior vice president of operations and was race director from 1997 through 2011. He was removed from race control by former IndyCar CEO Randy...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Texas Race big example to why series can’t go forward with new downforce plans

Last Sunday at Belle Isle Derrick Walker gave us a organizational plan for the Izod IndyCar Series to go forward with new plans of speed and innovation. The plan seemed good as no one would want to oppose higher speeds and more safety. The problem is that with higher speeds and more safety, we can say goodbye to the best racing ever in the history of motorsports. At this past year’s...
Via Race Review Online
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: 100th Running of Indianapolis 500 likely will see track record speeds

The Izod IndyCar Series announced the long term outlook for the current car and how they plan on reaching new levels of speed. President of competition Derrick Walker had a media availability Sunday morning in Belle Isle to address the plan and give us a timeline of what the expectations are. First and foremost on Walker and the IndyCar Series plan is safety. They want to make sure...
Via Race Review Online
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Get ready to see records fall at Indy

IndyCar officials may be about to give the series a retro look and bring back the chase for track records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles and Derrick Walker, the new head of IndyCar competition, emerged from a competition advisory board meeting Thursday to announce they were debating how to top the record-breaking speeds clocked in 1996 by two-time...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Robby Gordon wins Round 5 of Stadium Super Trucks

credit: SST PR Robby Gordon captured the  win in Stadium Super Trucks on Saturday night. Competing at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the fifth stop of the SST schedule the California native drove his No. 7 SPEED Energy to his first win in series. Arie Luyendyk Jr. led the field to the start but was quickly passed by Nick Baumgartner who led lap 1. By lap 2 Gordon had taken the...
Via Tireball.com
May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Luyendyk Jr. Commits to Drive in 2013 Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks™ Series

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 28, 2013) – Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD today announced that professional driver and television personality Arie Luyendyk Jr. has confirmed he will be a participant in the inaugural season of the Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD Stadium SUPER Trucks Series™. Luyendyk Jr., who has participated in numerous off-season test sessions in the Gordon designed-and-built race trucks...
Via Tireball.com
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Will racer steal Bachelorette's heart?

This is it. "The Bachelorette" is down to two men, including racer Arie Luyendyk Jr. Will he be the one? In Sunday night's episode, Arie and Jef make their final play to win the heart of Emily, who was engaged to late NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick. What's happening? We've got it covered. Who will she choose? Emily opens the show explaining that she needs...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Three bachelors vie for one woman

"The Bachelorette" is down to three men, including racer Arie Luyendyk Jr. In Monday night's episode, Arie, Sean and Jef continue their quest to win over Emily, who was engaged to the late NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick. What's happening? We've got it covered. Date night with Sean With the group in Curacao, Sean is the first to go on his date. He and Emily...
Via Fox Sports
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Drivers pleased with progression of new Indy cars

IndyCar drivers are dropping their initial complaints about this season's new cars. Three-time defending series champ Dario Franchitti says there are still bugs to work out before next month's season opener at St. Petersburg. But many drivers at Monday's annual state of the series meeting say the original problems have been fixed and they are confident the new cars will...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Quick notes before tonight's address...

Versus' transition to the NBC Sports Network will mean a new look overall for IZOD IndyCar Series cable broadcasts. But most of the familiar faces that we've come to expect will still be around. Multiple reports via Twitter from the State of IndyCar presentations in Indianapolis state that the Versus IndyCar on-air team will largely remain intact and also feature the addition...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
February 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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