IndyCar: Rookie Carlos Munoz Really Coming Along in 500-Mile Races

Pocono, PA- 500-mile races are supposed to be the toughest races on the schedule. They’re long and grueling and not easy to finish. But, someone forgot to alert Carlos Munoz of that. The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series rookie has finishes of fourth and now third in the two 500-mile races this year. Mix in his second in his first ever IndyCar start in last year’s Indianapolis 500...
Via Race Review Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: 5 Sleepers to Watch in the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Everyone always talks about the favorites to win a big event, but those that really pay attention want a good sleeper. Who doesn’t like a sleeper anyways? They’re the fun pick – the Cinderella story. Well, in this year’s 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500, I fully believe we may have a sleeper win the big race. Yesterday, I gave you five...
Via Race Review Online
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Gritty Performance Out of James Hinchclife This Weekend

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- We all knew the No. 27 UFD Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda was quick this week. E.J. Viso subbed for James Hinchcliffe for the first five days of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the Canadian suffered a concussion in a freak accident during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Sat. May 10th. Viso, had that car near the top of the speed...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

James Hinchcliffe cleared to drive in Indianapolis 500

After being re-evaluated on Thursday by Medical Director Dr. Michael Olinger, James Hinchcliffe has been cleared to drive for the Indianapolis 500. In last Saturday’s Grand Prix of Indianapaolis, the Andretti Autosport driver suffered a concussion when a piece of debris hit him on lap 58 of the 72 lap race. “Obviously very excited,” the Canadian commented. “It’s been a...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe Cleared to Drive in Indianapolis 500

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe was re-evaluated on Thursday afternoon by a team of doctors as they deemed he can be cleared to return to action effective immediately. The 27-year old suffered a concussion in Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis and has been out of the car since. A piece of debris flew up and hit the Canadian...
Via Race Review Online
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: E.J. Viso Making Good Impression in Fill In Role

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Just three days ago, E.J. Viso was roaming Gasoline Alley prior to the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The Venezuelan, wasn’t there to snag a ride from anyone as he was just there to support his former Andretti Autosport teammates and see old friends. Fast forward 72 hours later, Viso is sitting at the top of the speed charts on a soggy afternoon...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Strong Again in Rain Shortened Day 3 of Indy 500 Practice

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Andretti Autosport showed they were going to be the team to beat on Monday afternoon in Indianapolis 500 practice as they put all five cars in the top 10 of the speeds charts including the top two speeds. Today, it was more Andretti dominance as they flexed their muscle even more at the 2.5-mile track. Four of the top five speeds today belonged...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

James Hinchcliffe suffers concussion, Indy qualifying run in question

getty images IndyCar start James Hinchcliffe’s ability to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 is now in question after he sufferd a concussion during the running of the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday. On lap 57 of 82 Hinchcliffe was hit with debris from an accident involving Simon Pagenaud and Justin Willson. The debris hit Hinchcliffe in the helmet and damaged his...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Robby Gordon scores SST Long Beach win with last lap pass

On the last lap when Sheldon Creed and E.J. Viso made contact and wrecked, Robby Gordon was in the right spot as he was able to slip by them both to score the victory in the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race in Long Beach, California on Sunday. “I saw what was going on in front of me and it was cool to see two great young drivers going hard and putting on...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Wilson to return to Dale Coyne Racing for 2014

Justin Wilson confirmed today during an IndyCar conference call that he will return to Dale Coyne Racing for a 3rd straight year in 2014. He has spent the better part of the off season recovering from injuries suffered in the season finale at Auto Club Speedway on October 19th. He has recovered from his injuries currently is set to run the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend driving...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Official: Munoz to Andretti in 2014

In Carlos Munoz’s three appearances in the IndyCar Series in 2012, he was nothing shy of spectacular. He will now have the full opportunity to show what he can do full time next season as Andretti Autosport announced this morning that he will chase the Rookie of the Year title in 2014. In his debut at the Indianapolis 500, Munoz qualified in 2nd place and was in the hunt for the...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Engines idled for Venezuelan race car drivers

Venezuelan officials have frozen all disbursements of hard currency to automobile and motorcycle racers who compete abroad as they investigate a corruption scandal. Justice Minister Miguel Rodriguez told reporters Friday that some motor sports athletes have obtained hard currency for ''activities that were either fictitious or overpriced.'' Because Venezuela'...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Viso out at Fontana, Munoz in

There are two sides to this story, but one thing is for sure, EJ Viso will not be racing this weekend at Auto Club Speedway. A report by RACER says that he is sick and alludes to the fact that last year Viso was shaky about running at the track after a test here a month ago. He was also uneasy about running here last year. However, another report from a Venezuelan newspaper says...
Via Formula 1 Blog
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Dario Franchitti Involved in Horrific Last Lap Crash in Houston

Houston, TX- What a scary ending in today’s second Dual in Houston. As Will Power was crossing the finishing line beating Scott Dixon by 0.8-seconds, Dario Franchitti, Takuma Sato and E.J. Viso were involved in a horrific last lap crash. Franchitti and Sato made contact in one of the fastest areas of the 1.634-mile street circuit in the streets of Houston, Texas and the contact...
Via Race Review Online
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti alert following crash at Grand Prix of Houston

IZOD IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti is awake and alert following a crash at the Grand Prix of Houston on Sunday according to a press release. Franchitti will not require any spinal surgery following a crash that occrued when he made contact with Takuma Sato and E.J. Viso on the final lap of the second race at Houston. The four time series champion and three-time winner of...
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October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Long overdue podium for Simona de Silvestro

Today, Simona de Silvestro finished 2nd at the Grand Prix of Houston Race 1 and becomes the 3rd woman to finish on the podium in IndyCar history. This podium is well deserved for the 25 year old from Thun, Switzerland and follows a string of good finishes of 9th at Sonoma and 5th at Baltimore. She was close to a podium at St. Petersburg earlier this year, but her Firestone Reds didn’t...
Via Formula 1 Blog
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Testing at Auto Club Speedway

In preparations for next month’s season finale, 16 drivers will take to the track today at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. The test will be free and open to the public and can be viewed from the terrace rooftops. The drivers taking to the track are: Marco Andretti Ryan Hunter-Reay Sebastien Bourdais Tony Kanaan Ed Carpenter Pippa Mann Helio Castroneves Simon Pagenaud...
Via Formula 1 Blog
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Chicane on Front Stretch a Problem for Drivers This Weekend in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD- It’s been a very interesting weekend thus far for Izod IndyCar Series competition. The series returns to Baltimore for the third annual Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT. For the third straight year the chicane on the front stretch is giving driver problems. The chicane is there to keep cars from getting airborne going over the railroad tracks off Pratt Street...
Via Race Review Online
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Struggling This Weekend in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD- It’s been a rare tough weekend on track for the entire Andretti Autosport group. The four-car team has struggled in all three practice sessions and none of the cars advanced to the Firestone Fast Six session in today’s qualifying round. Usually, Andretti Autosport cars perform very well in Andretti promoted events. Andretti Sports Marketing has put on events in...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tristian Vautier and E.J. Viso 2 Sleepers Who Could Win at Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE- It was a good opening day at the Milwaukee Mile for both E.J. Viso and rookie Tristian Vautier. Both of these drivers are sleepers who could win tomorrow’s Izod IndyCar Series 250 Lap Milwaukee IndyFest. Viso enters the race with six straight top five starts as he earned the fifth starting position in qualifying on Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, bad luck had hit Viso...
Via Race Review Online
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: 5 drivers and a sleeper for Milwaukee

I’ve been pretty spot on with the top five drivers to watch and a sleeper the past two races. Obviously no one could have guessed the race winners at Detroit, but I nailed the race winner in the last race at Texas as well as three of the top five cars were in my piece. The sleeper in James Jakes was destined for a top five finish but needed to pit with 19 Laps to go and finished...
Via Race Review Online
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tackling Texas

Firestone 550 - Texas Motor Speedway Track Facts: 1.5-mile quad-oval, 24 degrees of banking Race Distance: 228 laps/324 miles Records: Single Lap - Gil de Ferran, 222.864 mph, Oct. 2003; Two-Lap Average: Alex Tagliani, 215.691 mph, June 2012 Defending Champion: Justin Wilson -- This race is one of my personal favorites. It's the one that got me hooked...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: 10 Questions Getting to Know Driver E.J. Viso

By Eric Smith: E.J. Viso is our fourth guest for the weekly 10 questions with Izod IndyCar Series drivers. Viso is off to a very good start to the 2013 season after joining Andretti Autosport in the offseason and on the cusp of becoming the next driver to earn his first career IndyCar victory this season. He’s qualified tremendously since the beginning of May where he hasn’t...
Via Race Review Online
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Double file restarts an issue in Belle Isle

The first half of the second Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual was very sloppy. The race struggled to get a rhythm as there were cautions one after another. It was hard for drivers to get in a rhythm of the 70 Lap race. Today, there were six cautions in the race with all of them coming in the first 30 Laps. The remaining 50 Laps would go the distance with no yellows but six in the first...
Via Race Review Online
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Surprises stealing weekend in Chevrolet Indy Duels in Detroit

BELLE ISLE, MICHIGAN- Quick, who had Mike Conway, James Jakes and E.J. Viso as the top performers of the weekend around the 2.36-mile Belle Isle, Michigan street course? If you claim you did, you’re lying. Jakes finished 23rd in his lone race in Belle Isle, Viso has finishes of 24th and 18th here and Conway finished ninth in the race last year. Most people would look at big hitters...
Via Race Review Online
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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