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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...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan return to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2015

BRADFORD, Ont. — On Wednesday, December 10th, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams confirmed that Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon will return to the organization for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Dixon, for his 14th season with the team, will once again be behind the wheel of the No. 9 Target car once again. Dixon finished third in last year’s championship standings, and will be...
Via Rubbings Racing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Five Memorable Moments from the 2014 IndyCar Series season

BRADFORD, Ont. — Each racing season features many memorable moments throughout that leave the fans talking for the off-season about them as they try and make the new season come sooner. As the off-season discussions continue, let’s reflect back on five memorable moments from this past IndyCar season.   1. Will Power’s Drive for a Championship Will Power has always proven...
Via Rubbings Racing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

De Silvestro focused on America, searching for opportunities

Simona de Silvestro packed her bags and returned home to Switzerland at the end of the 2013 Verizon IndyCar Series season with one goal in mind: Reaching Formula One. Ongoing financial issues within the F1 paddock, and specifically with the Sauber F1 team she worked with, put an end to her aspirations of landing a race seat in 2015. With four years of IndyCar experience to draw...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Rating the Seasons of Drivers Part 3 – Kanaan, Munoz and Andretti

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 type...
Via Rubbings Racing
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: IndyCar reveals the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — On Thursday, INDYCAR officials unveiled the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, that will see the open-wheel cars race a diverse set of tracks from March to August. “The Verizon IndyCar Series calendar represents another step forward in our strategy to grow the series,” Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: IndyCar reveals the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Schedule

On Thursday Oct. 30th, INDYCAR officials unveiled the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, that will see the open-wheel cars race a diverse set of tracks from March to August. “The Verizon IndyCar Series calendar represents another step forward in our strategy to grow the series,” Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...
Via On Pit Road
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

INDYCAR ADDS BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL TO 2015 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES SCHEDULE

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, September 18, 2014) – INDYCAR announced today it is returning to Brazil next season and will sanction a Verizon IndyCar Series event at Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in the capital city of Brasília during the 2015 season. Hulman & Company CEO Mark Miles and Maruska Souza Holanda, President of Terracap, a government-owned company that owns the...
Via On Pit Road
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: IndyCar to Make Return to South America

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Brazil has beautiful beaches, Christ the Redeemer, Carnival, the 2016 Summer Olympics and in March 2015, IndyCar. In an announcement Thursday, IndyCar has released another addition to their forthcoming 2015 schedule. The Verizon IndyCar series will be making their first trip outside of North America since 2013 when the circuit raced in the streets of Sao Paulo...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar to return to Brazil in 2015

After a one-year absence from running the streets of Sao Paulo, the Verizon IndyCar Series will head to a new venue in Brazil in 2015, it was announced Thursday by INDYCAR. Instead of racing at the largest city in the vast South American nation and one of the largest cities on Earth, INDYCAR heads to the Brazilian capital city of Brasilia for a high-speed contest at Autódromo Internacional...
Via Fox Sports
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Kanaan dedicates win to Franchitti as No. 10 returns to winning ways

FONTANA, California – It was past halfway of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season and the much-anticipated pairing of Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 Target/Chip Ganassi Racing car appeared stuck in neutral. Kanaan, who won the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was in the same car that Dario Franchitti had driven to two of his three Indianapolis 500 victories and three of his four IndyCar Series...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: The “Other” 1-2 Finish

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — As the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series came to an end with a 1-2 finish for Team Penske in the standings, many people are overlooking the other 1-2 finish of Target Chip Ganassi’s Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon. This is a huge accomplishment for the organization that came into the season with high hopes and despite the success in the last four races of the season...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Power wins first IndyCar title while Kanaan takes win

FONTANA, California – Will Power can finally celebrate his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship after his Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves pulled a “Will Power.” How ironic that in a season when he was nailed for a series of drive-through speeding penalties that Power would clinch his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship when his teammate and only championship...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Will Power won his first IndyCar Series championship Saturday night, finishing ninth in the final race and claiming the season title after a career filled with agonizing misses. Tony Kanaan won the 500-mile, double-points race at Fontana for his first victory of the season, but Power drove an intelligent race with just enough aggression to preserve his healthy...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Power wins first IndyCar championship, Tony Kanaan wins at Auto Club

Will Power’s elusive chase of a championship in the Verizon IndyCar Series finally came to an end on Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway. The Australian born driver began the race from the back of the field and drove a conservative race for much of the night backing though the field as the race approached its scheduled 250 laps. He finished ninth, enough to win his first IndyCar...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

All or nothing: Most of Fontana field aims only for race win

FONTANA, Calif. -- As the 2014 IndyCar Series season comes to a close on Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway, there are many other storylines than the battle for the series championship. To some of the drivers in the 22-car field, they could care less about the points race; it's a last chance for them to score a victory this season. Team Penske driver Will Power has a 51-point lead...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Milwaukee traffic leads to road rage as series heads to Sonoma

WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin – One of the unique characteristics of a Verizon IndyCar Series race on a flat, short oval such as The Milwaukee Mile is how traffic is one of the main challenges in a 250-lap race. It doesn’t take long for the fast drivers to catch up to the slow drivers on a track that has produced some outstanding IndyCar memories in its 111-year history as the world’s...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Power had to see doctor after getting showered in cream puffs

Indy car driver Will Power (awesome name, right?) won the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 on Sunday and was treated to quite the celebration. Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan, who finished second and third in the race, showered Power in so much stuff that he actually needed to seek medical attention when he left victory […]
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Power builds points lead after winning Milwaukee

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan finally caught up with Milwaukee Mile winner Will Power at the post-race celebration, lathering his head with cream puffs. Power pulled away when it counted on the track. The IndyCar points leader maneuvered through high-speed gridlock to claim a crucial victory Sunday that gave him a little breathing room in the standings...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar leader Will Power takes pole at Milwaukee

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) IndyCar points leader Will Power will start from the pole Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile. Power took the pole Saturday with a lap at 169.262 mph. He has called Milwaukee his favorite oval of the IndyCar circuit. Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves, second in the standings, will start eighth. Tony Kanaan qualified second at 168.662 mph. A third Penske driver...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Andretti hopes to draw more IndyCar fans to Mile

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) The IndyCar stop at the Milwaukee Mile has a new date in a series with a tight driver leaderboard. Even the weather is ideal for the race Sunday, which starts a three-week sprint to the series finish with Will Power holding just a four-point lead in the standings. Now if the 250-mile race could attract a few more fans, promoter and team owner Michael Andretti...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NEW CAR SHOW FEATURING INDYCAR’S BOHLANDER MAKES DEBUT ON VELOCITY

A member of the Verizon IndyCar Series community is the co-host of “Garage Squad,” a new car-oriented series that debuts tonight at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Velocity. Lauren Bohlander, wife of 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and the Verizon IndyCar Series’ at track video host, is a co-host of the show along with racing personality Bruno Massel. “After years of working...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Preview

LEXINGTON, Ohio — After an interesting event-filled weekend with the duel in Toronto, the Verizon IndyCar Series is set to get back at it after a short break to catch their breath. Awaiting their return is a trip to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200 as the final month of racing begins. The team to watch going into this weekend, without a doubt, will be Chip...
Via Rubbings Racing
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – July 22, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines:   1. Kanaan knocking on door of first win with Ganassi    2. Inside the Box Score: Honda Indy Toronto 2 in T.O. doubleheader    3. Hawksworth, Montoya headline Indy 500 starters entered in Brickyard weekend events   1. Kanaan knocking on door of first win with Ganassi: Tony Kanaan has celebrated podium finishes...
Via On Pit Road
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Solid Weekend for Tony Kanaan Leaves Him With Tons of Momentum

TORONTO- What a weekend it was for Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan. Despite not reaching victory lane and his former team doing so in the first duel, he was arguably the best driver of the weekend. Kanaan, finished third in that first 65 Lap race only to come home second in race No. 2. None of the other 22 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers could say they had two podiums in...
Via Race Review Online
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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