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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
7 days ago

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
7 days ago

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
7 days ago

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
12 days ago

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
17 days ago

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
20 days ago

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

Rossi Stays with Andretti-Herta Autosport

On October 3, it was announced 2016 IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year Alexander Rossi will be returning to pilot the Andretti-Herta Autosport No.98 entry.               “Alexander showed tremendous growth this year and we are excited to welcome him back to the team,” team owner Michael Andretti quoted. “In his first IndyCar season, Alexander was able to form trusting...
Via On Pit Road
October 04, 2016

Alexander Rossi to return to Andretti-Herta Autosport in 2017

Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi is returning to IndyCar next season to drive for Andretti-Herta Autosport.The 2016 rookie of the year will be one of three guaranteed Andretti cars next season. The team has confirmed that Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti will drive with Rossi. Plans for a fourth car are still in the works.Rossi used fuel mileage to pull off a stunning upset...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Alexander Rossi to return to Andretti-Herta Autosport

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi is returning to IndyCar next season to drive for Andretti-Herta Autosport. The 2016 rookie of the year will be one of three guaranteed Andretti cars next season. The team has confirmed that Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti will drive with Rossi. Plans for a fourth car are still in the works. Rossi used fuel mileage...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Protecting Austin Allen May Get Tougher

Arkansas protected Austin Allen from start to finish in a 52-10 victory over Alcorn State. When the Hogs do that, they've got a chance to win every week, even next week against Alabama.
Via WholeHogSports
October 01, 2016

Bryan Herta Extends Partnership with Andretti Autosport

It was announced on September 30 that Andretti Autosport has extended their partnership with Bryan Herta Autosport throughout the 2017 season. “We’re happy to have Bryan back with the team for 2017,” Michael Andretti, owner of Andretti Autosport stated. “His team fits well into our family and we are excited to see continued growth and success with the partnership. Bryan is...
Via On Pit Road
October 01, 2016

Andretti and Herta Extend Partnership for 2017

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Andretti Autosport have announced that they will extend its current partnership with Bryan Herta Autosports through the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The duo came together at the start of this year in an effort to put Alexander Rossi in an Indy car, having seen the payoff after winning the historic 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade...
Via Motorsports Tribune
September 30, 2016

Andretti, Herta teaming up again for 2017 season

The Indycar ownership tandem of Michael Andretti and Bryan Herta has decided to stay together after a Herta-guided entry with rookie driver Alexander Rossi at the wheel won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The teams made the announcement Friday. Andretti called Herta ''a true asset to our organization'' and said ''We are eager to see what next season has in store.''...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Josef Newgarden not returning with Ed Carpenter Racing in 2017

When the Verizon IndyCar series returns to the Streets of St. Petersburg in March 2017, Josef Newgarden will be with another team other than Ed Carpenter Racing. The American driver informed ECR on September 29 he would not be returning with them for the 2017 season. “While it’s disappointing that Josef will not be returning, it’s also not a total surprise after all of the...
Via On Pit Road
September 30, 2016

Newgarden to Leave Ed Carpenter Racing

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Ed Carpenter Racing announced that driver Josef Newgarden will not return to the team for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Newgarden’s was contracted through September 28 and now is free to take other offers if they come available. “While it’s disappointing that Josef will not be returning, it’s also not a total surprise after all...
Via Motorsports Tribune
September 29, 2016

Josef Newgarden leaving Ed Carpenter for IndyCar promotion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Josef Newgarden has informed Ed Carpenter he will not return to the IndyCar team next season. Ed Carpenter Racing announced Newgarden's decision on Thursday. The American driver is thought to be highly coveted by Team Penske, which has been in limbo over the status of former Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya. It could lead to a seat swap with Newgarden...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Schmidt Receives First Autonomous Driver’s Licence

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt will become the first American to receive an autonomous vehicle drivers licence in his home state of Nevada. Schmidt was paralyzed from the neck down in a testing accident at the now closed Walt Disney World Speedway in 2000. He has since gone on to become a mainstay in the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indy Lights...
Via Motorsports Tribune
September 28, 2016

Marco Andretti Caps Year Off With Season-Best FInish

With Snapple not set to return to IndyCar next year, Marco Andretti sent them out with a bang by scoring his best finish of the year. The driver of the No.27 Snapple Honda, hasn’t had the greatest 2016 season.  Coming into the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway he only has two top-10 finishes – Detroit and Toronto.  The Nazareth, Pennsylvania native has had many...
Via On Pit Road
September 19, 2016

DHL and Hunter-Reay extend contract through 2020 with Andretti

On September 18 it was announced that Ryan Hunter-Reay has extended his contract with Andretti Autosport throughout 2020 and he will be keeping DHL as the main sponsor for the whole time. The 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion, Hunter-Reay will continue to drive the No.28 entry for four more season.  When his contract is up in 2020 RHR will have driven 11 years with Andretti Autosport...
Via On Pit Road
September 19, 2016
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