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VICS: Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana Post-event Infractions

INDIANAPOLIS (April 15, 2015) – INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions from the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, the Verizon IndyCar Series race held April 10-12 at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La. • INDYCAR officials have penalized driver Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport for violating Rule 9.3.3 (avoidable contact). Hunter-Reay was penalized three points...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NOLA race added to de Silvestro slate

Initially announced as a one-race entry, Simona de Silvestro will compete this weekend in the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana.The 75-lap race on the 2.74-mile, 13-turn NOLA Motorsports Park road course in Avondale, La., is April 12 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN). In support of the local community, de Silvestro will be carrying Ochsner Health System's branding and the Racing For Kids...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: TE CONNECTIVITY BACKS SIMONA DE SILVESTRO AT THE 99TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500

04.02.15 Global technology company TE Connectivity has expanded its relationship with Andretti Autosport to field an entry at the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 for Simona de Silvestro. The only female driver currently confirmed to qualify for the 500-mile race, the 26-year-old will take the wheel of the No. 29 TE Connectivity Honda. The Swiss-born driver unveiled her Indy...
Via On Pit Road
14 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Road To Indy Silly Season Update

With only fifty days separating the Verizon IndyCar Series from the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500-mile race, it is time to look forward to the month of May and more importantly, the team and driver scenarios could be in play for the big show. While the best chances at victory may come from any one of the 24 drivers that participated in the season opening Firestone Grand Prix...
Via Rubbings Racing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti adds de Silvestro to Indianapolis 500 lineup

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Andretti Autosport has found its fifth and likely final entry for the Indianapolis 500 with the addition of Simona de Silvestro to the lineup. The Swiss-born de Silvestro ran last weekend's season-opening race at St. Petersburg for Andretti and finished 18th. Team owner Michael Andretti said he was hoping to add her for the Indy 500, and on Thursday announced she...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Andretti adds de Silvestro to Indianapolis 500 lineup

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Andretti Autosport has found its fifth and likely final entry for the Indianapolis 500 with the addition of Simona de Silvestro to the lineup. The Swiss-born de Silvestro ran last weekend's season-opening race at St. Petersburg for Andretti and finished 18th. Team owner Michael Andretti said he was hoping to add her for the Indy 500, and on Thursday announced she...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar veteran Wilson joins Andretti Autosport for Indy 500

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -€“ Justin Wilson's search for a Verizon IndyCar Series ride -€“ at least on a part-time basis -€“ has taken a positive turn, as he was announced to an Andretti Autosport Honda Friday for the two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May. Wilson, a seven-time IndyCar race winner from Sheffield, England, will drive the No. 25 Honda at the Angie...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Preview

After an extended break due to the earlier than usual conclusion of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series prior to the Labor Day holiday, open wheel racing fans’ suffering for race action is about to end in 48 hours time. With a slightly larger full-time fleet and the long awaited debut of manufacturer specific aerodynamic kits to the speedy Dallara DW-12 chassis, the circuit has a lot...
Via Rubbings Racing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Wilson joins Andretti Autosport for Indianapolis 500

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Justin Wilson will race in the Indianapolis 500 for Andretti Autosport. The British driver doesn't have a full-time ride in IndyCar this season, but on Friday announced a two-race deal with Andretti. He'll drive the No. 25 Honda in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis 500. Wilson is an 11-year veteran of the IndyCar Series. He has seven career...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

INDYCAR Launches 2015 'Rivals' Campaign to Highlight Verizon IndyCar Series' Culture of Speed

INDYCAR announced today it has launched the second year of its 'Rivals' advertising campaign, which features drivers including 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, defending Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, rising young stars Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe and Josef Newgarden and several others. INDYCAR...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR Launches 2015 ‘Rivals’ Campaign to Highlight Verizon IndyCar Series’ Culture of Speed

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, March 25, 2015) – INDYCAR announced today it has launched the second year of its ‘Rivals’ advertising campaign, which features drivers including 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, defending Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, rising young stars Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe...
Via On Pit Road
23 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – March 17, 2015

Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: Bestwick back with ABC in 2015 Teams continue development next week Of note: Pappas joins KV Racing Technology/KVSH Team Penske finalist for Sports Team of the Year Andretti Autosport partners with global tech company 1. Bestwick back with ABC in 2015: Ticking off the multitude of storylines associated with the Firestone Grand Prix of St....
Via On Pit Road
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Teams continue development next week

Simona de Silvestro will test the Honda aero package for the first time next week at Sebring International Raceway in an Andretti Autosport-prepared car in preparation for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.De Silvestro, 26, was catching up with new teammates Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz and the crews at the March 16-17 Promoter Test at Barber Motorsports...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – March 13, 2015

Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: In-your-face introduction: Aero kit test at Barber Bowers & Wilkins moves to primary sponsor She’s back: De Silvestro will open with Andretti Pro sports stars help kick off St. Pete opener Mann named Captain for Central Indiana Race for the Cure Of note Team ’15 season preview: Focus on points, pointers Associate sponsor announced for...
Via On Pit Road
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

De Silvestro continues talks with Andretti, aims for Indy 500 return

Back when Danica Patrick was still an IndyCar Series driver for Andretti Autosport, team owner Michael Andretti was impressed with another fast female driver in the series. It was 2011 when Simona de Silvestro was racing for HVM Racing – a small operation owned by Keith Wiggins that had joined IndyCar when the Champ Car Series was absorbed in 2008. In the 2011 season opener at...
Via Fox Sports
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Simona de Silvestro added to IndyCar squad

3.11.15 – Simona de Silvestro was announced today as the fourth driver to the Andretti Autosport Verizon IndyCar Series lineup for the 2015 season. The Thun, Switzerland native is currently confirmed for the season opener with the four-time IndyCar Championship winning team later this month. “I am very excited to be joining Andretti Autosport and to become part of a team with...
Via On Pit Road
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Simona de Silvestro to Compete at Verizon IndyCar Series Season Opener with Andretti

Simona de Silvestro was announced today as the fourth driver to the Andretti Autosport Verizon IndyCar Series lineup for the 2015 season. The Thun, Switzerland native is currently confirmed for the season opener with the four-time IndyCar Championship winning team later this month.“I am very excited to be joining Andretti Autosport and to become part of a team with such a successful...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Simona de Silvestro returns to IndyCar with Andretti Autosport

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andretti Autosport has named Simona de Silvestro its fourth driver for the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Florida. Team owner Michael Andretti says he'd like to grow a program around de Silvestro that gets the Swiss driver in a full-time ride. For now, she's scheduled only for the March 29 IndyCar opener. She'll join a lineup that includes Indianapolis 500...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Simona de Silvestro to drive for Andretti in IndyCar opener

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andretti Autosport has named Simona de Silvestro its fourth driver for the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, Florida. Team owner Michael Andretti says he'd like to grow a program around de Silvestro that gets the Swiss driver in a full-time ride. For now, she's scheduled only for the March 29 IndyCar opener. She'll join a lineup that includes Indianapolis...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Formula E: Loic Duval to make debut in Miami

Loic Duval, winner of the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, will replace Oriol Servia at this weekend’s Miami ePrix. No reason has been given for the change, which is the second driver change to be made in the past week for Saturday’s race, following the replacement of Marco Andretti by Scott Speed at the Andretti Formula E team. Duval, 32, will team with Jerome D’Ambrosio in the Dragon...
Via Fox Sports
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Formula E: Scott Speed to replace Marco Andretti in Miami

Former F1 and NASCAR driver Scott Speed will make his Formula E debut at the Miami ePrix next weekend. Speed is being drafted in to replace Marco Andretti for the event and will be teamed up with Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne. The California-native is the only American to race in Formula One in the past 20 years, and gained experience behind the wheel of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E during...
Via Fox Sports
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Silly Season Winners and Losers

The Verizon IndyCar Series will see a number of new driver/team combinations in the coming year. Race winners have switched seats during the long off-season, and several teams’ lineups have yet to be finalized. Revised aerodynamic packages should make for faster speeds this year, so the engineers and drivers will have to work together to make the most of the cars. As the teams...
Via isportsweb.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 IndyCar Season Preview

Early testing is already underway for the Verizon IndyCar Series, with the opening race five weeks away. This season will consist of 16 races across the United States and Canada, including the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park. The crown jewel of the 2015 championship will be the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. During the long off-season, teams have...
Via isportsweb.com
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Verizon IndyCar Series Season Preview – Andretti Autosport

Leading up to the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, OnPitRoad.com will profile a different IndyCar Series team each week, reflecting back on last season and looking ahead to the new year.   Last year, Andretti Autosport didn’t have the season that they were looking for with none of their drivers finishing in the top-five in points. 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Ryan...
Via On Pit Road
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Feb. 4, 2015

Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Daly puts best foot forward in audition Chaves graduates to Verizon IndyCar Series with Herta Eight drivers turn laps at Sebring private test Month of May activities include new twists Of Note: Vince Neil headlines concert at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Ed Carpenter named to “Forty under 40″ list Smash Mouth added...
Via On Pit Road
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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