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'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...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Full day of racing

Fans of motorsports can enjoy a full day of racing Sunday on FOX and FOX Sports 1. Before FOX Sports coverage from Auto Club Speedway begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, FOX Sports 1 will broadcast a two-hour highlight show of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Sebring International Raceway, beginning at 8 a.m. ET. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, which concludes Saturday...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar veteran Justin Wilson desperately searching for 2015 ride

It was a chance for drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series to get ready for the 2015 season -- "Spring Training" at Barber Motorsports Park this past Monday and Tuesday but there was one driver walking through the paddock without his helmet or driving suit. This wasn't a driver hoping to break into the big time such as young Conor Daly. Instead, this was a driver who many consider...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar to test roll hoop display positioning feature

As INDYCAR holds its Preseason Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama on March 16 and 17, the series will test a device that will help spectators clearly see the position of each car on the track during a race. If the tests go well, a digital track position system will be mounted on the roll hoop on each car that will show their position in the race as an aid to spectators...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Favorites for the IndyCar Triple Crown

The three 500-mile races on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule constitute the Triple Crown of American open-wheel racing. The series will race at Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway and California’s Auto Club Speedway, with the 99th Indy 500 as the crown jewel. These long-distance, high-speed events offer double points, in addition to a $1,000,000 bonus for the driver who takes victory...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Open house at Chip Ganassi Racing Teams shop Benefits Indy Honor Flight

INDIANAPOLIS- Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball will sign autographs Feb. 28 as Chip Ganassi Racing Teams hosts an open house as a fundraiser for the Indy Honor Flight. For the second straight year, Ganassi and Indy Honor Flight will team up for a very good cause at their west side shop. The organization … Continue reading IndyCar: Open house at Chip Ganassi Racing Teams...
Via Race Review Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Roush Yates and Ford Performance Sweep Daytona

Roush Yates Engines and FORD Performance made history this month by capturing all four races at Daytona International Speedway including the Rolex 24 with Scott Dixon, Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson and Tony Kanaan, the NextEra Energy Resources 250 with Tyler Reddick, the Alert Today Florida 300 with Ryan Reed and the Daytona 500 with Joey Logano. The Daytona 500 win marked the 100th...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chevrolet unveils new IndyCar Aero Kit

INDIANAPOLIS – After much anticipation, an Aero Kit for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series is finally public as Chevrolet unveiled its Aero Kit Tuesday at the snow-covered Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Honda, however, will not make its Aero Kit design public until next month when the Aero Kit testing window begins on March 13. INDYCAR President of Competition Derrick Walker has referred...
Via Fox Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Jan. 29, 2015

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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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

xxx wins Rolex 24 at Daytona, full results

The Chip Ganassi Racing team of Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray, Tony Kanaan won the 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. This event which began on Saturday and went for 24 hours saw a tight battle between the Prototype class No. 02 of Ganassi and the No. 10 of Wayne Taylor Racing as it approached the end of the event at 2:10 pm ET however...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Jan. 15, 2015

Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Foyt prepares for milestone birthday Kanaan celebrates birth of son “Deco” Hunter-Reay receives Baby Borg Rahal celebrates Ohio State football national championship Ganassi first Verizon IndyCar Series cars on track at NOLA Of note:  Power helps introduce Verizon vehicle technology St. Pete tickets on sale Historic...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Ganassi Goes One-Two in Opening Roar Before 24 Session

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In preparation for the 53rd running of the Rolex 24, the cars and stars of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship have convened at the Daytona International Speedway for the Roar Before the 24. In the opening session of the weekend, the two Ganassi Ford EcoBoost Riley prototypes lead the way, with the No. 02 “star car” of Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Kyle...
Via Rubbings Racing
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Who Makes-Up My Ideal Four-Driver Team

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Just over a week ago, my fellow IndyCar writer here at RubbingsRacing.com, Ashley McCubbin, announced who she would hire if she was an owner in IndyCar to create her “Dream Team.” I usually try not to take another writers’ idea, but after reading her post “The Four Drivers Who Would Make My IndyCar Dream Team,” I got to thinking who would make-up my four...
Via Rubbings Racing
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Is Racing In Other Series’ Good for Drivers?

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — As many of us are preparing for the holidays and the New Year in the coming week, the world’s best drivers are preparing for another season. With one of the most iconic races in the TUDOR United SportsCar Series, the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, we will see some of the aforementioned world’s best drivers take to the road course in Florida. Just...
Via Rubbings Racing
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ganassi sets lineups for Rolex 24 at Daytona

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Winners for Chip Ganassi in NASCAR and the IndyCar Series will team up for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Seven-time IMSA Champions and five-time Rolex 24 At Daytona Winners Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced of a lineup of two entries and eight drivers for the prestigious race. IndyCar Series champions and Indianapolis 500 Winners Scott Dixon and Tony...
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December 18, 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...
Via Rubbings Racing
December 16, 2014  |  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
December 11, 2014  |  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
November 29, 2014  |  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
November 21, 2014  |  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...
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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
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