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The Collection Auto Group, Castrol to sponsor Bryan Herta Autosport

The Collection Auto Group, Ohio’s largest dealer of luxury vehicles will join Castrol as sponsors of #98 Bryan Herta Autosport entry for the 2014 IndyCar Series season. “The Collection Auto Group’s focus on speed and customer service blends perfectly with the speed and technology of Indycar,” said Bryan Herta in a team statement. “The CAG is a flagship partner under our...
Via Formula 1 Blog
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay looking for second championship in 2014

After winning the championship in 2012, Ryan Hunter-Reay came out in 2013 and had a solid season with a pair of wins and six podiums, though would only finish seventh in points. Heading into the 2014 season, Hunter-Reay is looking to have a strong season and possibly score his second championship. “I think we had a great season, but didn’t put the whole thing together, had some...
Via On Pit Road
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar Q&A with Ric Peterson, Sam Schmidt and Jacques Villeneuve

Q. Jacques, why come back now after so long being away?  I think it will be the longest period between starts for any driver?  JACQUES VILLENEUVE: There’s a few reasons. The first one, it’s also a question of opportunity. The opportunity came about with Sam Schmidt. We started talking not long ago, actually a few weeks ago. It all went fast. The discussions happened at the...
Via Formula 1 Blog
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Defending Series Champion Scott Dixon Hopes to “Beat Everyone Else” in 2014

  IndyCar Media Site Orlando, Fla- Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon enters the 2014 IndyCar Series season on the heels of his third championship. He’s arguably one of the best drivers in the series right now and is showing he’s on top of his game. He’s hoping though he doesn’t have to keep up with that five year trend to be a champion next as he won in 2003, 2008...
Via Race Review Online
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Graham Rahal Expects Honda’s to be Much Better on Ovals Especially Indy in 2014

  IndyCar Media Site Orlando, Fla- The IndyCar Series is conducting their media day on Tuesday afternoon as they’re just over a month away from the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete. Second-generation driver Graham Rahal thinks it should be a much better year for Honda’s at Indianapolis and the other oval tracks on the 2014 circuit. “You probably won’t see...
Via Race Review Online
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Valentine's Day IndyCar & NHRA Style

Racecar drivers in appreciation and ... love. IndyCar DW12 / TUSCC sports car driver Graham Rahal and NHRA Funny Car driver Courtney Force publicly share via social media a moment during a Valentine's Day sunset near Malibu, CA. Image Credit: Rahal/Force Selfie via TwitterValentine's Day IndyCar & NHRA StyleGraham Rahal @GrahamRahalFeeling very lucky and proud to...
Via Notes From The EDJE
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Davey Hamilton Renews Partnership with Schmidt for 2014 Season

  IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- It was looking like Davey Hamilton was going to just focus on the radio side of things for the upcoming IndyCar Series season. Hamilton, is a radio analyst for the IMS Radio Network and was also a partner with Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports over the last two years. His name though wasn’t a part of the 2014 team as the primary sponsor HP left,...
Via Race Review Online
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Gidley released from hospital 12 days after Daytona crash

Memo Gidley has been released from a hospital following three separate surgeries for injuries suffered in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Gidley was injured roughly three hours into the race Jan. 25. He had his first surgery at Halifax Health to repair a broken left leg and left elbow. A second surgery repaired a compression fracture in his lower back. The final surgery last week was...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Memo Gidley released from Daytona hospital

Memo Gidley has been released from a hospital following three separate surgeries for injuries suffered in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Gidley was injured roughly three hours into the race Jan. 25. He had his first surgery at Halifax Health to repair a broken left leg and left elbow. A second surgery repaired a compression fracture in his lower back. The final surgery last week was...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: National Guard Sponsorship Gives RLL Funding for 2nd Full-Time Entry

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- The news finally came out on Thursday that the National Guard would move their sponsorship to Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing for 2014. That huge news for RLL as they’ve confirmed the move and that Graham Rahal would pilot the No. 15 National Guard Honda in the upcoming IndyCar Series season. What does all this mean though for the team? They become...
Via Race Review Online
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: National Guard Officially Lands with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- The news finally came out on Thursday as the AP’s Jenna Fryer and many other sources confirmed that the National Guard will be the primary sponsor on Graham Rahal’s No. 15 Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing Honda in the upcoming IndyCar Series season. I reported this back in October, but Panther Racing appealed the decision and took it to the courts...
Via Race Review Online
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gidley needs back surgery after Daytona crash

Memo Gidley has a broken back that will require surgery after a terrifying accident in the early stages of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Gidley's GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing team says the driver will remain at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach until doctors repair an ''unstable fracture'' in his back. Gidley had surgery on his left arm and leg late Saturday. Matteo...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

IMSA releases statement about Saturday crash in Rolex 24 at Daytona (Video)

After three hours of the Rolex 24 on Saturday a horrific crash took place. Memo Gidley slammed into the rear of a nearly stopped Matteo Malucelli. After Gidley was removed from his car both drivers were taken to Halifax Medical Center. Below is the IMSA Statement from Sunday Memo Gidley, driver of the No. 99 GAINSCO / Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP, underwent surgical procedures...
Via Tireball.com
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Franchitti returns to track as reluctant spectator for Rolex 24

Dario Franchitti was back with his Chip Ganassi Racing teammates at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, in street clothes, a reluctant spectator because of his forced retirement from racing. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner announced in November that doctors had advised him it was too dangerous to resume his career following an accident in an IndyCar race at Houston in October. Franchitti...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Horrific crash during the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona (Video)

Drivers Memo Gidley and Matteo Matucelli were hospitalized after a frightening high-speed, rear-end crash during the Tudor United SportsCar Championship’s Rolex 24 Hours at the Daytona International Speedway. Three hours into the race, Gidley’s Corvette rear-ended Matucelli’s slow-moving Ferrari in the infield, just before the kink turn in the track. Matucelli reported that his engine […]
Via Intrigue Sports
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dario Franchitti returns to track as spectator

Dario Franchitti was back with his Chip Ganassi Racing teammates at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, in street clothes, a reluctant spectator because of his forced retirement from racing. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner announced in November that doctors had advised him it was too dangerous to resume his career following an accident in an IndyCar race at Houston in October. Franchitti...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gidley, Malucelli taken to hospital after crash at Rolex 24

Memo Gidley and Matteo Malucelli were admitted to a Daytona Beach hospital Saturday night for further testing following a two-car accident right before the three-hour mark of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. IMSA officials said both drivers were awake and communicating, but gave no other information about their conditions. Gidley was driving for the pole-winning GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kanaan accepts Indy 500 trophy, makes nice with former team

Tony Kanaan acknowledged Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven in his speech. Vasser said Kanaan was a good friend. If there are any lingering issues between the Indianapolis 500 winner and his former team, everyone sure did a good job of masking those problems when they received their ''Baby Borg'' trophies on Wednesday night at the Automotive News World Congress. The...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kanaan, former owners accept Indy 500 trophies

Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan exchanged hugs and pats on the back with his former team owners. Kanaan, Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven had good reason to smile Wednesday night, when they received their ''Baby Borg'' trophies at the Automotive News World Congress. The Baby Borgs are smaller replicas of the Indy 500's Borg-Warner Trophy. Kanaan won the...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Andretti Autosport unviels 2014 cars, sponsors

At the team’s shop in Indianapolis, Andretti Autosport officially confirmed its four car in the IndyCar Series lineup of Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz. Michael Andretti, team owner, president and CEO, also announced that the team will field a car in Global Rallycross events with Volkswagon backing, but did not elaborate on the details. Marco...
Via Formula 1 Blog
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Andretti to race Global RallyCross with Volkswagen

Andretti Autosport will compete in Global Rallycross events this year representing Volkswagen. Michael Andretti will release more details about his GRC plans at a later date. He spent Monday detailing the 2014 lineup for the rest of his programs, including a four-car IndyCar lineup. The organization will also field two cars in Indy Lights and two in the Pro Mazda Series. Andretti...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Boat to run at-least 15 Nationwide Series races

Chad Boat is the latest driver to join the ranks of the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014. Boat will compee in at-least 15 races for the newly formed Billy Boat Motorsports. Billy Boat Motorsports will operate out of Mooresville, North Carolina and field the No. 84 Chevrolet for Chad. “I’m excited for the opportunity to compete at the next level in my career,” stated Boat. “We...
Via Tireball.com
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dario opens up about retirement

Dario Franchitti made his first press conference appearance Thursday since announcing his abrupt retirement from racing follow his devastating crash on the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston. Franchitti suffered spinal injuries, a broken ankle and a concussion from the crash. With the two most coveted trophies in American Open Wheel Racing: The Borg Warner Trophy and the Astor...
Via Formula 1 Blog
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Franchitti planning to keep his hands on racing

Dario Franchitti is beginning to feel better and that the effects of a lingering concussion have improved dramatically over the last three weeks. He's still not going to race. On Thursday, more than after a month announcing his retirement, the four-time IndyCar Series champion finally felt well enough to take questions at Ganassi's race shop in Indianapolis. Doctors instructed...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

What the IndyCar Teams should look like in 2014

The 2014 IndyCar season may still be 3 months away and it may be too early to start talking or thinking about the up and coming 2014 season. But if you are a big IndyCar fan like myself, it's never too early to start thinking about next season. Right now drivers are either agreeing to stay with their race teams or switching to another team. Teams like Andretti Autosport and Chip...
Via 411SportsBlog
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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