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VICS: Power Glad To Be Back Behind The Wheel

Will Power, the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion, was laid back and happy after returning to the cockpit for the first time since setting the track record and winning the pole for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 12. “It felt good, really good,” the Team Penske driver said after a daylong solo test at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham on March 22. Power...
Via On Pit Road
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: JR Hilderbrand Returns to ECR for Month of May

Ed Carpenter Racing announced recently that JR Hilderbrand would be returning to the team for both the Angie List Grand Prix of Indy and for the Indy 500.  The team was happy to have him back again because last year the trio which included Hilderbrand, (Ed) Carpenter and (Josef) Newgarden were dubbed America’s Team because they were the only team to include all American drivers...
Via On Pit Road
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Hunter-Reay, Borg-Warner Trophy tour nation’s capital:

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay made the rounds at Capitol Hill with a close friend on March 22 – the Borg-Warner Trophy. Hunter-Reay, the 2012 series champion and 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner, toured the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., with the iconic trophy featuring bas relief sculptures of every Indianapolis 500 winner. Hunter-Reay met with Speaker of the...
Via On Pit Road
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Power was falsely diagnosed with a concussion at IndyCar race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Will Power missed the IndyCar season opener over the weekend after he was misdiagnosed with a concussion rather than an inner ear infection that was causing dizziness, headaches and nausea, series and team officials said Wednesday.Power was a late scratch from Sunday's race because the symptoms he was displaying were indicative of a concussion. He had crashed...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Medical update on condition of Team Penske driver Will Power

INDIANAPOLIS (March 16, 2016) – INDYCAR announced today that results of an extensive evaluation at the University of Miami Concussion Program revealed no definitive evidence of a recent concussion for Verizon Team Penske driver Will Power. The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion passed the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) test and a MRI/DVI study...
Via On Pit Road
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Power misses IndyCar race with mild concussion

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Will Power was diagnosed with a concussion on Sunday and missed IndyCar's season-opening race. Power wrecked on Friday on the streets of St. Petersburg but continued to pilot his No. 12 Chevrolet through qualifying. He broke his own track record three times on Saturday while winning the pole, but he was sick every time he exited the car. IndyCar said...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Power Leads Top Four Sweep Of St. Pete Grid

After what appeared to be an equal split between Chevrolet and Honda for the top times during action Friday and Saturday morning in St. Petersburg, Florida, Roger Penske’s quartet of drivers flipped the scenario in their own favor on Saturday afternoon as the most successful team in American open wheel racing history swept the first two rows of the grid for Sunday’s Firestone...
Via On Pit Road
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Andretti Autosport Looks For Success in Season Opener

Finally we have the first race of the 2016 IndyCar season upon us and no other team is more ready for it then Andretti Autosport. The team enters the year with four teams, following a key game changer during the off-season. Right before the season started Andretti merged with Bryan Herta and together they will fieled the No. 98 car driven by F1 driver Alexander Rossi. Andretti...
Via On Pit Road
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Fisher Hired To Drive Pace Car In 2016

After a nearly six-year break from competitive action in the Verizon IndyCar Series as a driver, Ohio native Sarah Fisher returns to the track in 2016, but not in the role one would initially expect. No longer a co-owner in the sport after Wink Hartman pulled back support from what is now Ed Carpenter Racing, Fisher will perhaps fill an even more important role: serving as the official...
Via On Pit Road
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

FOX NASCAR reporter Jamie Little pays tribute to the late Dan Wheldon

People who work in racing are a close-knit bunch, and not just the drivers, either. If you've worked in any capacity in this sport for a long time, you build relationships and become friends with others in racing. You're all part of the traveling circus.Dan Wheldon was one of the top IndyCar Series drivers of his generation, winning the championship in 2005 and the Indianapolis 500...
Via Fox Sports
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Posts Quickest Time of Phoenix Test in Last Session

In the final session of the Verizon IndyCar Series test at Phoenix International Raceway, Helio Castroenves would post the quickest time of the weekend to top the charts. His lap of 19.2735 seconds would be just 0.01 seconds quicker than his Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud’s lap from the Saturday afternoon session. “We had a little issue with the Hitachi car in the first...
Via On Pit Road
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Marco Andretti Happy to be Back at Phoenix

Marco Andretti was last at Phoenix International Raceway back in November when he took part in a test session. Andretti has returned this weekend as part of the promoter’s test ahead of their race in April. “I love this place. I always have,” he said. “I even drove the old configuration back when I started, which makes me feel pretty old. That was like 2005. Yeah, I mean...
Via On Pit Road
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Ryan Hunter Reay Looking For Second Indianapolis 500 Victory, and More

While anticipation is building for the rest of the season, there is a lot of anticipation also building surrounding Indianapolis in May, and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. One of the drivers looking to score his second victory in the Grand Spectacle of Racing is Ryan Hunter-Reay, whom won the race in 2014.  “I can’t wait,” he said. “We’ve been working hard...
Via On Pit Road
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Chaves to Substitute for SPM at Phoenix IndyCar Test

Phoenix, AZ – February 25, 2016 – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced today that Gabby Chaves will temporarily fill the seat of the No. 7 SMP Racing Honda entry during the Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Phoenix International Raceway. Russian driver Mikhail Aleshin, SPM’s contracted driver for the No. 7 car, is unable to attend the test due to last-minute work...
Via On Pit Road
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Herta To Receive Aid From Andretti; Driver Now A Question Mark

Money is tough to come by currently in the Verizon IndyCar Series, however sometimes it turns out that in the worst of circumstances, even your biggest rivals can turn out to be your number one adversary. In the case of Bryan Herta Autosport, they will find themselves on a more secure base when the 2016 season opens on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, thanks to a former teammate...
Via On Pit Road
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Marco Andretti is engaged to Polish model

IndyCar driver Marco Andretti is engaged to be married to Polish model Marta Krupa.Andretti announced the engagement to his girlfriend on Twitter.
Via Fox Sports
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Ed Carpenter Racing Sticks With Josef Newgarden For 2016

Despite what seemed to be a devastating blow suffered last week when co-owner Wink Hartman withdrew his funding from the now Ed Carpenter Racing team for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series, team owner and two-time Indianapolis 500 pole winner Ed Carpenter says that the word “setback” is far from the appropriate term to describe the prospects for his operation entering the new season...
Via On Pit Road
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Scott Dixon Unveils “Lightning Bolt” Throwback Livery

Through the years 1995 to 2001, Chip Ganassi Racing featured a famous lightning bolt on board their famous red and white livery for the Verizon IndyCar Series. During that time, the team experienced a lot of success on many levels. For 2016, that lightning bolt will return to the track as it is featured on a throwback livery that Scott Dixon will run on the No. 9 Target Chevrolet...
Via On Pit Road
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Sharp's ESM team wins Rolex as Corvettes thrill crowd

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Scott Sharp celebrated a second win at the Rolex 24 at Daytona 20 years after his first victory. His Tequila Patron Extreme Speed Motorsports gave Honda its first win at Daytona with a convincing 26-second margin of victory over Wayne Taylor Racing. Only two cars finished on the lead lap, with the tightest battle far behind the leaders in the GT Le Mans...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: ED CARPENTER RACING RETURNS TO VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES GRID

Carpenter, Newgarden Will Race Under ECR Banner in 2016 (SPEEDWAY, Ind.) January 28, 2016 – A familiar name will be part of Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016 as Ed Carpenter Racing returns to competition. Team officials announced today that the organization that operated as CFH Racing in 2015 will be known as Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR), effective immediately. The team will remain headquartered...
Via On Pit Road
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Ed Carpenter to take sole ownership of IndyCar team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ed Carpenter will retake sole ownership of his IndyCar team this season. He announced Thursday that the team he co-owned with Sarah Fisher and Wink Hartman will be renamed Ed Carpenter Racing. Last season, the team was known as CFH Racing. Fisher will focus on running her new business, Speedway Indoor Karting, which is expected to open this spring near Indianapolis...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Schmidt is racing again, 15 years after the crash that left him a quadriplegic

One thing is for sure. Sam Schmidt still sounds like a racecar driver. “I was pleased that I had really decent race pace,” said Schmidt, reflecting on his run, “I’ve got a lot of things I think I can change and improve for next year.” The race, that he’s referring to, was this year’s iRacing Pro Race of Champions, an online event that brought together some of the world’s...
Via The Comeback
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan got an awesome and elaborate new Indy 500 tattoo

Tony Kanaan is one of the better IndyCar drivers out there. Kanaan won the 2004 IndyCar Series championship, and more recently, the 2013 Indianapolis 500. Like many star athletes do, Kanaan went out and got a tattoo as a tribute to his craft. His was quite big, and very detailed, as you can see from his Instagram post: And it's done. The story of my life with my best...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Schmidt to race in iRacing Pro Race of Champions

This Wednesday, many professional racing drivers from across the world will have an opportunity to race together in the virtual world during the annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions.One of the drivers competing will be former IndyCar Series racer Sam Schmidt, who has been paralyzed from the neck down since a near-fatal crash at Walt Disney World Speedway on Jan. 6, 2000.Schmidt has...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rahal gets another season of backing from Steak 'n Shake

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing said Thursday that Steak `n Shake is back for a second season of sponsorship for Graham Rahal. The restaurant chain will be the primary sponsor of Rahal's Honda at five IndyCar Series events, including races in St. Petersburg, two at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Mid-Ohio and Sonoma. Maxim Magazine branding will continue to be...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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