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KV racing shuts down after 14 years in IndyCar

Former CART champion Jimmy Vasser has shut down his IndyCar team after 14 years and seven victories, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. KV Racing Technology, owned by Australian businessman Kevin Kalkhoven and Vasser, announced the long-rumored move Thursday. It's possible Vasser and the team's third partner, James Sullivan, will be involved in another effort for the Indy 500 in...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Vasser, KV Racing shut down IndyCar team after 14 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former CART champion Jimmy Vasser has shut down his IndyCar team after 14 years and seven victories, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. KV Racing Technology, owned by Australian businessman Kevin Kalkhoven and Vasser, announced the long-rumored move Thursday. It's possible Vasser and the team's third partner, James Sullivan, will be involved in another effort...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vasser, KV Racing shut down IndyCar team after 14 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former CART champion Jimmy Vasser has shut down his IndyCar team after 14 years and seven victories, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. KV Racing Technology, owned by Australian businessman Kevin Kalkhoven and Vasser, announced the long-rumored move Thursday. It’s possible Vasser and the team’s third partner, James Sullivan, will be involved in another...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

2017 IndyCar Driver Preview: J. R. Hildebrand

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Age: 29 Years in IndyCar: 7 Wins: 0 Podiums: 1 Laps led: 80 2016 Team: Ed Carpenter Racing (part time) 2017 Team: Ed Carpenter Racing (full time) Persistence and resilience have led to a return to a full-time Verizon IndyCar Series ride for JR Hildebrand. Hildebrand has served the de facto test driver for Ed Carpenter...
Via Motorsports Tribune
5 days ago

Tony Stewart Returns to Indy 500 as Partner with Schmidt Peterson

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Tony Stewart will be returning to the Indianapolis 500 in May, but not as a driver. Team One Cure, an arm of the Tony Stewart Foundation, will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda alongside the team’s full-time drivers James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin. A driver was not announced. Team One Cure supports...
Via Motorsports Tribune
12 days ago

IndyCar 2017 Driver Preview – Marco Andretti

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Age: 29 Years in IndyCar: 12 Wins: 2 Podiums: 20 Laps led: 990 2017 Team: Andretti Autosport If any driver is ready for a career resurgence in 2016, it is Marco Andretti. The third generation driver finished 16th in the standings, his lowest championship finish. Andretti frequently struggled to find speed throughout the year while the rest...
Via Motorsports Tribune
15 days ago

Mikhail Aleshin Back at SPM for 2017

It was announced on February 1 that Mikhail Aleshin would be returning to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the full 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Aleshin’s return was rumored but never officially confirmed until today. Aleshin announced the news from his hometown of Moscow, Russia that he would again be piloting the No. 7 Honda. Aleshin drove for SPM full time in both 2014...
Via On Pit Road
18 days ago

Mikhail Aleshin returning to Schmidt-Peterson for 2017

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Mikhail Aleshin will return for a third year at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The 29-year-old from Moscow, Russia will return to the No. 7 SMP Racing Honda alongside James Hinchcliffe for the 2017 season. “Thanks to both the SMP Racing program and our American team, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, I am to keep fighting...
Via Motorsports Tribune
18 days ago

Kanaan Reunited With 7-Eleven

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter 7-Eleven announced their return as an associate sponsor to Tony Kanaan in four Verizon IndyCar Series races this season. The convenience store giant will be featured on the Brazillian’s No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in four races – St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Indianapolis and Texas. NTT Data will still serve as the primary sponsor for the...
Via Motorsports Tribune
19 days ago

Video: Dario Franchitti On The 2017 Rolex 24 Hours | Mobil 1 The Grid

Via On Pit Road
24 days ago

Memo Gidley returns to Daytona 3 years after horrific crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Memo Gidley stepped onto the dais, clinched his fists and then triumphantly raised both arms above his ahead. He probably should have taken a bow, too. Gidley returned to Daytona International Speedway on Thursday for the first time since his horrific crash in the early hours of the 2014 Rolex 24. The harrowing accident that left the popular driver in...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Foyt Racing switching to Chevrolet in 2017

The rumors were confirmed on Tuesday that AJ Foyt Racing will compete with Chevrolet engines and aero kits in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series.The two new Foyt drivers – Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz – who both drove Hondas in 2016, will get their first chance behind the wheel in Chevy equipment at a private test session at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway later this month....
Via FOX Sports
January 18, 2017

Pigot Returning to Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed Carpenter Racing announced Tuesday morning that Spencer Pigot will return to the team as the driver of the No. 20 Chevrolet for all the road and street course races for the 2017 season. “I am very excited to be staying with Ed Carpenter Racing for 2017 season,” Pigot said. “It’s a great feeling to know I have a secure ride for all of the road and street course races so...
Via On Pit Road
January 17, 2017

Pigot Returning to Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed Carpenter Racing announced Tuesday morning that Spencer Pigot will return to the team as the driver of the No. 20 Chevrolet for all the road and street course races for the 2017 season. “I am very excited to be staying with Ed Carpenter Racing for 2017 season,” Pigot said. “It’s a great feeling to know I have a secure ride for all of the road and street course races so...
Via On Pit Road
January 17, 2017

Ryan Truex, Hattori Team Up for Full-Time 2017 Truck Ride

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Recently, Shigeaki Hattori moved his Hattori Racing Enterprises team to a new race shop. When the move was announced, Hattori stated that his No. 81 Toyota Tundra would compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. With the move from a shop next to Germain Racing Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team to the shop that once housed Rusty...
Via Motorsports Tribune
January 16, 2017

My MRTI: 10 Questions with Colton Herta

To say that Colton Herta was born to be a race car driver is probably not too far off the mark, as the son of 1993 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires champion (and two-time Indianapolis 500-winning car owner) Bryan Herta began racing soon after he learned to walk. Swiftly moving from karts to open-wheel, including the Pacific F1600 series (which he won in 2013), Herta first joined...
Via Motorsports Tribune
January 11, 2017

Buddy Rice on his return to sports car racing

After five years away from top-level motorsports, former Rolex 24 at Daytona and Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice is looking forward to the prospects of fighting for a championship title in the final year of the Prototype Challenge class.The 40-year-old was announced earlier this week as a full-season driver in one of BAR1 Motorsports' Oreca FLM09s, teaming up with business partner...
Via FOX Sports
January 07, 2017

Buddy Rice set for racing return in IMSA BAR1 PC entry

Former Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice will make a full-time return to racing, as part of BAR1 Motorsports’ Prototype Challenge effort in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.The 40-year-old former open-wheel ace has been confirmed in the team’s No. 20 Gas Monkey Energy-backed Oreca FLM09 alongside Don Yount for the eight-round championship. Both drivers are co-owners...
Via FOX Sports
January 04, 2017

Kanaan confirmed in four-car Ford GT lineup for Rolex 24

Tony Kanaan will make his debut at the wheel of a Ford GT in next month's Rolex 24 at Daytona, with the former Indianapolis 500 and Rolex 24 overall winner confirmed as part of Chip Ganassi Racing's four-car Ford GT lineup for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener.The 41-year-old Brazilian will join the team's FIA World Endurance Championship regulars Andy Priaulx...
Via FOX Sports
December 23, 2016

Scott Dixon makes appearance in Air New Zealand safety video

Apparently, making safety videos for airlines is the new hot thing to do for motor racing stars nowadays.Just one week after six-time V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup appeared in a safety video for Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand has released a new video featuring appearances from a variety of stars, including three-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.The four-minute long video...
Via FOX Sports
December 16, 2016

Colton Herta to Indy Lights in 2017 for Andretti Autosport

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer In an announcement that came out of left field, Colton Herta was announced as Andretti Autosport’s fourth driver in their Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires program alongside Dalton Kellett, Nico Jamin and Ryan Norman today. Herta’s entry is funded with a partnership between Andretti Autosport and Steinbrenner Racing...
Via Motorsports Tribune
December 15, 2016

MRTI Wishlist: A Look At Hunter Brayton

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Many drivers in motorsport are looking to move up the open wheel racing ladder. In the latest ‘wishlist,’ we’ll take a look at several drivers that we believe should be in the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. That brings us to Hunter Brayton.  The nephew of two time Indianapolis 500 pole winner Scott Brayton...
Via Motorsports Tribune
December 15, 2016

IndyCar stars Rahal, Hunter-Reay complete MSR Acura lineup for Daytona

Michael Shank Racing has confirmed that Verizon IndyCar Series stars Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal will complete its lineup for January's Rolex 24 at Daytona.The Honda IndyCar drivers will join full-season Michael Shank Racing drivers Andy Lally, Katherine Legge, Ozz Negri and Jeff Segal, as well as endurance drivers Tom Dyer and Mark Wilkins, in the Nos. 86 and 93 Acura NSX...
Via FOX Sports
December 09, 2016

'Dancing' champ Castroneves: Hinchcliffe the driver to beat

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) James Hinchcliffe and Helio Castroneves ditched the cars for costumes and went head-to-head - foxtrot-to-foxtrot, perhaps - for a televised showdown on the dance floor. The IndyCar drivers teamed up this week to film a ''dance-off'' segment that should air on ''Dancing With the Stars'' Monday night on ABC. Castroneves used fancy footwork to win the 2007 trophy...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Shutters Indy Lights Team

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer One of the more storied teams in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires will close the garage doors as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports confirmed they will not be fielding a team in the 2017 championship. Despite nearly winning the 2016 championship with Santiago Urrutia, the team will be centering its focus on the Verizon...
Via Motorsports Tribune
November 16, 2016
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