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Takuma Sato Looks Back on F1, Ayrton Senna and Racing Memories

Takuma Sato is a driver who has seen many race tracks and competed against many racing drivers. From the highest motorsport in the world, Formula 1, to the newly defined electric-powered Formula E series and currently the Verizon IndyCar Series with AJ Foyt Racing, Sato is full of good memories. The 37-year-old Japanese driver spent five full-time years in F1 – starting 90 grand...
Via Rubbings Racing
9 days ago  |  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...
Via On Pit Road
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Will Power Left Frustrated Following MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway

Fighting for the lead in the late stages, battling three and four-wide for the lead, things would unravel and unfortunately, Will Power and Takuma Sato would be left on the losing end of the deal. With nine laps to go in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, Sato would get a little sideways while running three-wide between Power and Scott Dixon. Sato then bounced off of Dixon, before...
Via On Pit Road
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Pagenaud tops practice; 20 cars within 0.5192

FORT WORTH, Texas — Simon Pagenaud says the No. 22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet “is a carryover from Indy,” which means it’s fast on the straights and handles well in the corners. Pagenaud recorded the fastest lap at 216.172 mph (24.2307 seconds) on the 1.455-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval in the late-morning practice session. Chevrolet and Honda split the top 10 positions...
Via On Pit Road
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bourdais Wins Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Presented by Quicken Loans Race 2

Sebastien Bourdais held off Takuma Sato over the final three laps of Race 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans to collect his 33rd career Indy car victory. The race win made Bourdais the seventh different winner in eight Verizon IndyCar Series races this season and brought him to within one win of Al Unser Jr. for seventh on the all-time Indy car victory...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Bourdais Extends Mileage To Win Second Detroit Race

Conditions that affected the action on Saturday, certainly played a role on Sunday in the second leg of the Chevrolet Duel In Detroit, as multiple caution flags in the late stages of the 68-lap event allowed KV Racing Technology’s Sebastien Bourdais to extend what started as a seemingly hopeless fuel mileage gamble into his first win of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, becoming...
Via On Pit Road
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Bourdais Extends Mileage To Win Second Detroit Race

Conditions that affected the action on Saturday, certainly played a role on Sunday in the second leg of the Chevrolet Duel In Detroit, as multiple caution flags in the late stages of the 68-lap event allowed KV Racing Technology’s Sebastien Bourdais to extend what started as a seemingly hopeless fuel mileage gamble into his first win of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, becoming...
Via Rubbings Racing
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bourdais earns first IndyCar win of season

DETROIT (AP) Sebastien Bourdais raced to his first IndyCar victory of the season Sunday, outlasting Takuma Sato in a caution-filled ending at Belle Isle. Bourdais held on in his No. 11 Chevrolet in a race that was shortened from 70 laps to 68 because of a two-hour time limit. The first caution didn't come until lap 37, but there were eight caution periods in all - as well as a red...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bourdais wins wet and wild IndyCar Race 2 in Detroit

DETROIT – Sebastien Bourdais found the speed midway through the race to vault to the front of the field and was able to survive a barrage of late-race cautions to win Sunday’s Chevrolet Dual at Detroit Race No. 2 at the Raceway at Belle Isle. It was the 33rd career victory for Bourdais and his second in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He won a double-header race at Toronto in 2014...
Via Fox Sports
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Munoz Grabs Maiden Win In Detroit Opener

Honda Performance Development would rather earn wins in the Verizon IndyCar Series in a straight fight against rival manufacturer Chevrolet, however so far in the 2015 season in road races affected by rain, they will gladly take the current score output: Honda 2, Chevrolet 0. The first triumph came through the efforts of James Hinchcliffe at New Orleans, and the second came through...
Via Rubbings Racing
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Power wins pole, sets track record at Belle Isle

DETROIT (AP) Will Power set a track qualifying record at Belle Isle, winning the pole Friday for the first of this weekend's two IndyCar races. Power's time of 1 minute, 16.0941 seconds bested the previous mark of 1:16.1371 by Takuma Sato last year. Helio Castroneves also beat that record Friday, finishing second to Power at 1:16.12. Power, Castroneves and Indianapolis 500 winner...
Via AP on Fox
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Belle Isle’s track record in sight of 23 drivers

DETROIT — Takuma Sato’s year-old track record is likely to fall, weather permitting, this afternoon during knockout qualifications for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans on the 2.35-mile, 14-turn street circuit on Belle Isle. Ten Verizon IndyCar Series drivers were within one second of the 1-minute, 16.1371-second standard laid down by the AJ Foyt...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Fast Facts

Track: Raceway at Belle Isle Park, a 2.35-mile, 14-turn temporary street course (clockwise) Race distance: 70 laps / 164.5 miles (Both races) Entry List:  Chevrolet Dual in Detroit (PDF) Push-to-pass parameters: 10 activations for 15 seconds each (Both races) Firestone tire allotment: Eight sets primary, three sets alternate (Weekend) Twitter: @DetroitGP @IndyCar, #DetroitGP, #IndyCar...
Via On Pit Road
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colombia revels in Indy 500 result, Chevrolet rules the day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) There were surely some parties in Colombia this weekend. Juan Pablo Montoya roared back from some early damage sustained under caution to win his second Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, while fellow Colombian driver Gabby Chaves overcame some issues of his own late in the race to finish 16th in his debut. ''I remember being 6 years old,'' Chaves said. ''I woke up really...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Rough Start, The 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Didn’t Disappoint

INDIANAPOLIS – Lets be honest, when the first lap accident occurred between Sage Karam, Takuma Sato and Ryan Briscoe, Verizon IndyCar Series fans had to chant – “uh oh.” It all started when Alex...
Via Race Review Online
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Conor Daly, Sage Karam make early exits in Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Conor Daly and Sage Karam understood the stakes of Sunday's Indianapolis 500. If the two young Americans could perform well at IndyCar's biggest race of the season, their careers could take off. Neither got a chance. Daly pulled off the track before the race even started after an overheated exhaust system caused a fire in his car. Karam hit the first turn wall...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Sage Karam Knocked Out of Indy 500 on Lap 1

The first lap of the Indianapolis 500 can be among the most unfaithful and  most difficult in all of motorsports. For 19-year-old Sage Karam, the first turn spelt disaster as A.J. Foyt Racing driver Takuma Sato jumped to the outside in Turn 1, leaving Karam in the middle of three wide. “I don’t know what Sato’s doing,” said Karam who had no time to react to Sato’s move, and...
Via Rubbings Racing
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Franchitti opens up about career-ending crash in blog entry

On the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 6, 2013, Dario Franchitti found himself launched into the air after contact with Takuma Sato’s car and up into the catch fence. The impact left him with two fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a concussion, ultimately ending his racing career. Earlier this week, Franchitti opened up about his crash in a blog post on The...
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Foyt hires former pole winner Tagliani to race in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A.J. Foyt has hired Alex Tagliani as his third driver for this year's Indianapolis 500. The 41-year-old Canadian won the Indy pole in 2011 and finished the race 13th last year, driving for Sarah Fisher's team. That was his last IndyCar start. Foyt now has Tagliani, Japan's Takuma Sato and England's Jack Hawksworth all trying to make the 33-car starting grid for...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Preview

After last year’s successful experiment two weeks before the main course, the second annual running of the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis is expected to be a further step forward in the acceptance by long time IndyCar fans toward the idea of a two races in May format for the Verizon IndyCar Series in the many years to come. Although last year’s race started badly...
Via Rubbings Racing
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Preview

The third round of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship is a pivotal one for the rest of the season ahead, excluding of course the two upcoming races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month. Unfortunately, bad weather put a damper on the proceedings at the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana last weekend, cancelling qualifying and bringing an early end to a race...
Via Rubbings Racing
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

ABC Supply to Sponsor ABC Supply 500 INDYCAR Race at Pocono Raceway on August 23

Pocono Raceway, host of multiple, national motorsports events each year, and ABC Supply Co., Inc., one of the largest building products distributors in the United States, today announced the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway will be renamed the ABC Supply 500. The ABC Supply 500 race weekend at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ is scheduled for August 22nd-23rd. “ABC Supply...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: FAST FACTS – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Track: 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit (clockwise) Race distance: 110 laps / 198 miles Entry List:  Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (PDF) Push-to-pass parameters: 10 activations for 15 seconds each Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, three sets alternate Twitter: @GPSTPETE, @IndyCar, #FirestoneGP, #IndyCar Event website: www.gpstpete.com INDYCAR website...
Via On Pit Road
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Season Preview – Jack Hawksworth

BRADFORD, Ont. — Near the beginning of the off-season, Jack Hawksworth announced that he will join A.J. Foyt Racing as a teammate to Takuma Sato for the 2015 season. The English driver had a decent rookie season last year with BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian, posting five top-10 finishes in the 18 races, highlighted by a podium finish in Houston. The success doesn’t mark much surprise...
Via Rubbings Racing
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Formula E returns to FOX Sports 1 for second ePrix

This time next week we’ll be heading into Round 2 of the inaugural FIA Formula E series in Putrajaya, Malaysia on a 1.55-mile, 12-turn street circuit. The second race of FIA’s first fully electric, single-seater, open-wheel racing series will air on FOX Sports 1 LIVE Saturday Nov. 22 at 1 a.m. ET and replay on Sunday, Nov. 23 on FOX, adjacent to NFL on FOX football coverage....
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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