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Allmendinger begins Rolex 24 thinking about late teammate

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) AJ Allmendinger woke up Saturday thinking about late teammate Justin Wilson. It was a somber start to race day. But if things go well for Allmendinger and his Michael Shank Racing teammates over the final hours in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the mood will change significantly. ''He's up there guiding us along, and I know if we win this race, he'll be a big...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

DeltaWing officially out of Rolex after strong early start

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Katherine Legge drove the DeltaWing car into the lead in the early stages of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but a bizarre accident ended its race with more than 20 hours remaining. Legge led two times for 27 laps in the opening stint of the twice-round-the-clock endurance event at Daytona International Speedway. It was a surprising development considering the...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Legge drives DeltaWing into the lead before crash ends hopes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Katherine Legge drove the DeltaWing car into the lead in the early stages of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but a bizarre accident may have ended its race with more than 20 hours remaining. Legge led two times for 27 laps in the opening stint of the twice-round-the-clock endurance event at Daytona International Speedway. It was a surprising development considering...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 IMSA silly season update: GT Le Mans

Silly season is in full swing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with a number of off-season changes expected prior to the 2016 season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.Sportscar365 looks at the confirmed and possible entries for the GT Le Mans class, which debuts at Daytona with a new set of technical regulations.Confirmed Full-Season (9 cars):Porsche North America...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hinchcliffe to get back in a car next week at Road America

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) James Hinchcliffe will be back in an Indy car for the first time since his near-fatal accident in May when he tests next week at Road America in Wisconsin. Hinchcliffe crashed during a May 18 practice for the Indianapolis 500. A piece of his broken suspension pierced his leg and the IndyCar safety crew had to prevent him from bleeding to death as he was rushed...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Aleshin to return to IndyCar nearly 1 year after crash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Mikhail Aleshin will return to IndyCar competition nearly a year after he was injured preparing for the 2014 season finale. Aleshin will drive the No. 77 Honda for SMP Racing in the Aug. 30 season finale at Sonoma Raceway in California. He will also test the car Aug. 20 as a warmup. The Russian suffered a concussion, chest injuries, fractured ribs and a broken...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Seven Indy Lights Drivers to Receive Valuable Indy Car Test Time at Sonoma

INDIANAPOLIS (August 5, 2015) – Seven Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires drivers, including the top three in the championship standings, will share a test day in Verizon IndyCar Series cars with Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Aug. 13 on the 2.385-mile, 12-turn Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma, Calif. Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers testing, with Indy Lights drivers...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Bourdais dominates for underdog victory in Milwaukee

WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin – Sebastien Bourdais was the class of the field as the Verizon IndyCar Series driver from France dominated Sunday evening’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile. It was Bourdais’ fifth victory on an oval and his first oval win since Milwaukee in 2006. It was his 34th career victory, tying Al Unser, Jr. for seventh all-time among all IndyCar drivers...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Newgarden Leads Odd Lineup At Milwaukee

Backing up his fast pace from Saturday, CFH Racing’s Josef Newgarden claimed the Verizon P1 Award for this afternoon’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile earlier today. The Tennessee-native, who has won at both Barber Motorsports Park and The Raceway at Belle Isle so far this season, even managed a find a little bit extra on Sunday morning, firing off a two-lap average...
Via On Pit Road
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Josef Newgarden gets 1st career pole at Milwaukee Mile

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) Josef Newgarden had another impressive run around the Milwaukee Mile on Sunday, following fast practice times over the weekend with the top qualifying run to claim his first career IndyCar series pole. Newgarden posted an average lap of 170.223 mph. The 24-year-old driver also had the best combined time over two practices. The 250-lap race at the Mile was later...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Newgarden takes first career pole at Milwaukee

WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin – Josef Newgarden continues to check career accomplishments off his list and the latest was winning the pole at the Milwaukee Mile for Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250. It was Newgarden’s first pole of his career and it came on a short oval. Earlier this season, Newgarden scored his first victory at the natural terrain road course at Barber Motorsports...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

'Painful but necessary' to be at track as Hinchcliffe recovers

WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin – That James Hinchcliffe is even alive today is remarkable considering the nature and extent of the life-threatening injuries he suffered in a crash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 18. That he was at a Verizon IndyCar Series race less than three weeks later for the Honda Indy Toronto on June 14 was even more surprising. Hinchcliffe, admitting he...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Wilson's radical idea for oval racing

Oval races, at least in the Verizon IndyCar Series, are a dying breed, and far too many of us – myself included, I’m ashamed to say – lived in denial about this fact for too long. In 2014, when Auto Club Speedway hosted the championship season finale, the crowds were embarrassingly low. Members of the pre-race parachute display team must have been wondering if they’d come...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Driver Raise Concerns About Pack Racing Following MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway

On Saturday afternoon, the fans of the Verizon IndyCar Series were treated to what was being thrilled as one of the best races of the 2015 season. The entire 500-mile event featured drivers jocking back and forth for the lead, sometimes four and even five-wide around the two-mile oval in Fontana, California. Though with racing in such close quarters, the danger of something happening...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: IndyCar driver Briscoe uninjured in 210 mph airborne crash

Ryan Briscoe managed to walk away unscathed after going airborne late in Saturday's IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway. The Australian was battling for a spot inside of the top five when he was hit by Ryan Hunter-Reay, sending his car backwards and airborne. Shortly after slamming to the ground, Briscoe gave two thumbs up and managed to walk away under his own power. Hunter...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rahal survives pack racing of Fontana for second career win

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Graham Rahal held onto the lead out of a caution with three laps left to earn his second IndyCar win, closing out a wild, record-setting day at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday. A sparse crowd showed up to Auto Club Speedway, but the few fans got to see quite a show as cars sling-shotted past each other at an average of 205 mph and raced up to five-wide around...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Race results: IndyCar at Fontana

Graham Rahal survived a late-race restart to earn his second career IndyCar Series victory. Rahal took the white flag as Ryan Hunter-Reay and Ryan Briscoe crashed on the frontstretch, bringing out the yellow flag and immediately ending the race. Briscoe's car flipped through the grass before coming to a rest. He immediately gave a thumbs up and walked away from the car. Hunter-Reay...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon Lead Pair of MAV TV 500 at Auto Club Speedway

In the pair of practices ahead of qualifying for the MAV TV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, it’d be Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon topping the pair of sessions. Briscoe topped the first practice with a lap of 33.1109 seconds as he continues to fill-in for the injured James Hinchcliffe with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Marco Andretti was second quickest as surprisingly, Honda swept the...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brisoce/Daly Earned Full-Time Rides The Rest of The Way

TORONTO – Now that Ryan Briscoe’s schedule appears to allow him to run the remaining six Verizon IndyCar Series races of the season, the hot rumor is that he will pilot the No. 5...
Via Race Review Online
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

LEMANS: NO. 63 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R WITHDRAWN FROM EVENT AFTER QUALIFYING ACCIDENT

LE MANS, France (June 11, 2015) – The No. 63 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R of Corvette Racing drivers Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe, has been withdrawn from this weekend’s 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans following an accident during Thursday’s first qualifying session. A mechanical issue resulted in Magnussen losing control of the car in the Porsche Curves...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Corvette withdraw No. 63 entry from Le Mans after qualifying accident

Following Jan Magnussen's accident at the exit of the Porsche Curves in Thursday's second qualifying session, the No. 63 Corvette C7.R has been withdrawn from Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans, the team confirmed late Thursday night. The team confirmed a mechanical issue resulted in Magnussen losing control of the car in the Porsche Curves, damaging the front and rear of the Corvette...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: If You Missed It: James Hinchcliffe Teleconference

Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe was the guest on the INDYCAR media teleconference to discuss his recovery from injuries sustained in a practice crash during preparations for the Indianapolis 500 on May 18. Conor Daly, a 23-year-old native of Noblesville, Ind., will drive the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda in place of Hinchcliffe at this weekend’s Honda...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

SC: CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Corvette C7.Rs Fifth, Sixth in Opening Qualifying Session

LE MANS, France (June 10, 2015) – Following the first qualifying session Wednesday night at the Circuit de La Sarthe, Corvette Racing’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs sit fifth and sixth on the provisional GTE Pro grid for this weekend’s 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Antonio Garcia set a best lap of 3:55.963 (129.183 mph) in the No. 63 Corvette C7.R to lead the two...
Via On Pit Road
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hinchcliffe pleased to be 'spared any memory' of Indy 500 crash

TORONTO – James Hinchcliffe will not compete in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto, making it the first time a Canadian driver has not raced in this event since its inception in 1986. Yet none of that really matters to the Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports driver; he’s just happy to be alive. Hinchcliffe suffered severe leg injuries and nearly bled to death in the cockpit of his Honda...
Via Fox Sports
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Briscoe Showing He Deserves A Full-Time Shot After Strong Run At Texas

Fort Worth, TX – It was quite shocking to see the Verizon IndyCar Series season begin and Australian Ryan Briscoe not being in a full-time seat on the grid at the season opener at...
Via Race Review Online
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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