Tristan Vautier to race against car he qualified into Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Tristan Vautier has done something at the Indianapolis 500 that likely has not happened since World War I. Vautier qualified one car into the race for another driver and then took over another car that made the Indy 500 for a different driver. Here’s how it worked: Vautier was hired by Dale Coyne Racing to qualify a Honda into the Indy 500 field for James Davison...
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Indianapolis, IN – May 21, 2015 – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has announced that Ryan Briscoe will fill the seat of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Indy car on Sunday, May 24 for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. The seat became available after SPM’s contracted driver, James Hinchcliffe, was injured in a crash on Monday afternoon during practice at the Indianapolis...
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Ryan Briscoe to replace injured James Hinchcliffe in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Briscoe has been named the replacement driver for James Hinchcliffe, who continues to recover from serious injuries suffered in a massive crash in Turn 3 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday. The driver from Oakville, Ontario continues to make impressive improvement from leg injuries suffered when a suspension rod pierced through the safety cell of the car...
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Indy 500 veteran Briscoe slides into ride ahead of carb day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ryan Briscoe will replace the injured James Hinchcliffe in the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe arrived in Indianapolis on Wednesday, just in time to get fitted for the car, and headed onto the track for the first time Thursday for a familiarization session. The former Indy 500 pole winner will practice in traffic for the first time Friday. He got a call from team co...
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VICS: Briscoe To Replace Hinchcliffe At Indy 500

It will not be announced until Thursday, but Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is expected to tap Ryan Briscoe to replace the injured James Hinchcliffe in the team’s No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda for Sunday’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Of the candidates rumored as replacements for the popular Canadian, the 2012 Indy 500 pole winner has perhaps the strongest credentials...
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VICS: Hinchcliffe Ruled Out Of Indy 500 Due To Injuries

After suffering a nasty 125 Gs impact against the turn three SAFER barrier at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Monday, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ driver James Hinchcliffe,is out of the mix for the 99th Indianapolis 500 and perhaps for the remainder of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, after suffering left thigh and pelvic injuries, which if not for the...
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VICS: Mann Re-Joins Coyne For 2015 Indy 500

A regular fixture among the Indianapolis 500-only regulars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, England’s Pippa Mann confirmed on Thursday that she will return to Dale Coyne Racing in hopes of making her fourth start in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Mann who captured the pole position for the 2010 Freedom 100 Firestone Indy Lights Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

'Era of Aero' begins as IndyCar heads to St. Pete for 2015 season opener

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – What was once a sleepy retirement community has become a vibrant resort destination, thanks to the Verizon IndyCar Series, as it celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. It’s the season-opening event for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season – a series that hasn’t had an event since Aug. 30, 2014. So as one...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

TUCC: Corvette Racing and Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Take Class Victories

With only a few incidents at the 63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, GTLM class No. 3 Corvette Racing C7.R team of Ryan Briscoe, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen consistently ran in the top 5 and conserved fuel to take the top spot, again proving they are the team to beat. From the drop of the green, this team orchestrated an amazing prowess to outlast until the end posting...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Day One Practice Sessions Have GTLM, GTD Class Cars Jockeying For Position

With three practices under the belts of the GTLM and GTD classes for the 63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, not too many catastrophic incidents marred any of the Thursday sessions. With air temps appearing to remain similar to today’s 85 degrees Fahrenheit, for both Friday and Saturday, track conditions for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship should serve as solid...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Taylor, Ryan Briscoe added to Corvette's Le Mans lineup

DETROIT (AP) -- Corvette Racing has added Ryan Briscoe and Jordan Taylor to its 24 Hours of Le Mans lineup. Briscoe will be reunited with Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 63 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R for the endurance race held June 13-14 in Le Mans, France. The trio just won the GT Le Mans class last month in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Taylor has raced at Le Mans the last...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss


Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: kamagra zsel rendels Drivers headline prestigious Mardi Gras Parade Drivers head to big game as Verizon guests INDYCAR drivers continue win streak at Daytona Indy Lights drivers test new car at Homestead Of Note: On the aero kit horizon: Production, supply, tests Karam makes strong case for full-season ride...
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Corvette Racing Wins 53rd Rolex 24 By Less Than One Second

A 24-hour race came down to a seven-and-a-half minute sprint to the checkered flag in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona with the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R beating the No. 25 BMW Z4 GTE from BMW Team RLL to the stripe by a mere 0.478 seconds. The GT Le Mans (GTLM) class win was Corvette Racing’s first class victory at the Rolex 24 since 2001.   “I've been coming...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Drivers to Watch in 2015

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Since we are only a mere 10 weeks until the start of the 2015 IndyCar season with the Brasilia Indy 300 in Brasilia, Brazil, here are the four drivers that I’m looking to do big things in 2015. In every off season, there are moves in drivers, personnel, manufactures and the 2014 off season has been no different. We saw news early in the off-season in reference...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Ganassi Set For Strong Season Ahead – But Where Does Briscoe End Up?

BRADFORD — This past week, Chip Ganassi Racing secured the team’s plans for the upcoming season. CGR confirmed early last week that Scott Dixon will be driving the No. 9 Target car, while Tony Kanaan will have NTT Data on his No. 10 ride, versus the previous Target sponsorship. They then added later in the week that Charlie Kimball will be back behind the wheel of the No. 83...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Rating the Seasons of Drivers Part 4 – Bourdais, Briscoe and Hinchcliffe

BRADFORD, Ontario — The end of a season always brings forth a time to reflect and think about what has occurred over the year. Drivers typically go through their year and see where they struggled, where they did well, and how to make it even better for the next year. Sometimes that involves changing the crew, or team, and sometimes it involves just getting better on a certain...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Starting Line-Up for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

Qualification Results The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Pos. Car Driver Time (sec.) Speed (MPH) Round 1 12 Will Power 77.4126 110.912 Firestone Fast Six 2 67 Josef Newgarden 77.7318 110.457 Firestone Fast Six 3 9 Scott Dixon 77.9044 110.212 Firestone Fast Six 4 27 James Hinchcliffe 77.9565 110.138 Firestone Fast Six 5 8 Ryan Briscoe 78.1217 109.905 Firestone Fast Six 6...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Formula One and IndyCar drivers take on ice bucket challenge

Formula One and IndyCar are both back in action at Spa-Francorchamps and Sonoma Raceway respectively this weekend, and it's time for the drivers to strap themselves in ... but not before tipping an ice cold bucket of water over their heads. The ice bucket challenge is an event in which a participant dumps an ice cold bucket of water over his head before passing the challenge on to...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicole Briscoe to Remain With ESPN, Anchor SportsCenter

Nicole Briscoe has agreed to a new contract with ESPN and will become a SportsCenter anchor as well as taking on additional new assignments after her current role as host of ESPN NASCAR Countdown concludes. Briscoe, who joined ESPN in 2008 and has served in various positions on ESPN’s NASCAR coverage, will assume her new duties in January. In addition to SportsCenter, she...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Too Much Of A Good Thing For Corvette?

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — Like many sports car racing fans on Thursday, I was very intrigued by the revelation that Corvette Racing is possibly looking at entering cars in both major races at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas in late September. The team is expected of course to enter its regular two-car team in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event on Sunday September 21st...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rain forces Honda Indy Toronto double-header races to Sunday

Due to standing water creating visibility issues down Lakeshore Blvd. (the backstretch) between turns two and three and on other points of the track, INDYCAR officials made the decision to postpone the running of the first race of the double-header this weekend at the Honda Indy Toronto to Sunday July 20th. As a result, a pair of races will be ran on Sunday, 75-lap a piece. The first...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Series to Run 2 Races at Toronto on Sunday

TORONTO- It was a bizarre day for the Verizon IndyCar Series on Saturday afternoon in Toronto. Rain fell nearly all afternoon on the downtown street circuit causing the course to be very hazardous. When the drivers got going on the pace laps they quickly saw they couldn’t see as the track was far too slick to race on. With rain still falling on the area the series decided to red...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: After Controversial Start, Honda Indy Toronto Race No. 1 Cancelled

TORONTO- I think we’ve all seen the blockbuster movie in the 90′s “Men in Black.” You know, the movie where Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones fight aliens. Well, remember that device they had that erased any memory of human beings from knowing about the aliens? After a wet day in Toronto, put that in play for today’s Verizon IndyCar Series race on the downtown street circuit...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Bizarre Start to the Honda Indy Toronto Sees Pace Car Crash

TORONTO- The start of today’s Honda Indy Toronto could not have been more bizarre for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Everything was on time despite rain falling on the street course most of the day – but hey this is open wheel racing and we race in the rain right? Well not in these conditions. There was absolutely no way they could race in what they were facing. IndyCar should have...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Simon Pagenaud tops Honda Indy Toronto practice on Friday afternoon

In preparation for the pair of races this weekend on the streets of Exhbition Place, the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series had a pair of practices to get their machines hooked up on the 11-turn temporary street course. In the end, it was Simon Pagenaud topping the combined speed chart for the Honda Indy Toronto with a lap of one minute and 0.0084 seconds. Pagenaud has been strong...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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