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May 24th, 2013
IndyCar is planning rule changes that could result in breaking the speed record at Indianapolis, while continuing with its efforts to improve safety in the sport. IndyCar officials met on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 and announced they “will open the door to increased technical innovation” with the current car with the goal of managing increases in speed.
May 23rd, 2013
IndyCar has confirmed details of the race two qualifying procedure for the three double-header events on the 2013 schedule.
May 22nd, 2013
Three Indianapolis 500 entrants have been penalised for technical infractions following post-qualifying inspections, although the grid for Sunday’s race remains unchanged. Chip Ganassi Racing was fined $5000 after Ryan Briscoe’s car was found to be in breach of Rule 18.104.22.168, which mandates the dimensions of the trailing edge of the rear wing. Meanwhile
May 19th, 2013
Rahal Letterman Lanigan will be left with just its two full-time drivers Graham Rahal and James Jakes in the Indianapolis 500 after its third entry for Michel Jourdain Jr was the surprise Bump Day casualty. The Mexican finally abandoned his efforts to make the field with just under 20 minutes of track time remaining
May 18th, 2013
Ed Carpenter emerged as the surprise winner in the battle for pole position for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500.
May 18th, 2013
Will Power led a Chevrolet rout of the opening phase of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, with rival Honda having been completely shut out of the Fast Nine pole shootout. The result echoes qualifying for last year’s race , when Josef Newgarden was the sole Honda runner to make it through to the Fast Nine phase In a session that began more than two hours late due to earlier rain, Penske driver Power opened his qualifying run with an extraordinary 229.442mph lap before settling down for an average of 228.844mph. Reigning IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay came closest to matching the Australian with an average of 228.282mph for Andretti Autosport.
May 17th, 2013
EJ Viso led an Andretti Autosport sweep of the top three places on the timing screens in a rain-shortened Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Colombian made the best use of the additional 10kPa of boost that was made available for the first time on Friday to post a fastest lap of 229.537mph, making him the only driver to have crept above the 229mph mark so far this year. Marco Andretti and Carlos Munoz were best of the rest with laps of 228.754mph and 228.520mph respectively, leaving Penske’s Will Power as the quickest non-Andretti runner with a 228.401mph effort.
May 17th, 2013
Andretti Autosport continued to set the pace at the end of the sixth day of practice for the Indianapolis 500, with Carlos Munoz leading team-mates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti for a 1-2-3 Andretti sweep of the timesheets. Munoz set the fastest time so far this week with his 225.163mph lap, which came during a late flurry of activity following a restart with 20 minutes of running left. “The fastest lap was an unbelievable tow,” Munoz said
May 14th, 2013
Andretti Autosport continues to set the early pace at Indianapolis, with James Hinchcliffe ending the fourth day of practice with the fastest time. Driving team-mate Marco Andretti’s car, and leaning on a tow from Grahm Rahal, Hinchcliffe went to the top early in the afternoon with a 224.210mph lap that would ultimately remain the best time of the day. Panther’s JR Hildebrand came closest to toppling the Canadian with his 223.652mph effort, while Andretti took the same car that Hinchcliffe had used to the third-fastest time
May 14th, 2013
Marco Andretti edged Helio Castroneves to claim the quickest time at Indianpolis Motor Speedway as practice for the Indy 500 reached the end of its third day. Both drivers tipped into the 225mph range for the first time this year, with Andretti taking the honours with a 225.100mph average, just 0.025mph quicker than the time set by three-time Indy winner Castroneves.
May 13th, 2013
IndyCar has confirmed that Derrick Walker will join the series as its president of operations and competition after the Indianapolis 500. The long-time team owner and manager will be responsible for all technical and competition aspects of the series
by David Ifeguni on May 13th, 2013
I think many of you can relate to this statement: When you first started out sim racing, you really didn’t take it seriously, but then something in you made you realize that if you try, you could really accomplish a great deal. That is definitely the case for iRacer Tyler Laughlin from Knoxville, Tennessee. If you look at his career statistics, he had fairly good numbers since joining the service on December 25th in 2008, all the way up until 2011. During that stretch he averaged about a dozen oval wins and 49 top fives per year. Something changed for 2012: Laughlin got serious. In 323 oval starts in 2012, he won 101 and scored 202 top five finishes. So far in 2013, he has started 76 races and has [...]
May 12th, 2013
Ed Carpenter opened the 2013 Indianapolis 500 by going fastest on the first day of practice on Saturday. The owner/driver’s 220.970mph lap was just 0.05mph quicker than second-fastest Josef Newgarden’s effort for Sarah Fisher Hartman, with Andretti rookie Carlos Munoz claiming the third-best time
May 10th, 2013
Penske has expanded AJ Allmendinger’s IndyCar programme to include next month’s outing in Detroit. Allmendinger originally signed to drive the team’s third car at the Indianapolis 500 before adding Barber and Long Beach to his schedule. Penske confirmed on Friday that he will now also participate in IndyCar’s first double-header of the season.
May 9th, 2013
NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kurt Busch says his IndyCar test with Andretti has left him open to a possible Indianapolis 500 campaign in the future, although he cautioned that a lot of work would have to be done before he feels ready. Busch drove IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay’s car to complete the full Indy 500 rookie orientation programme at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, achieving average speeds of 218 mph. The 2004 Cup champion admitted that he is intrigued by the idea of tackling the Indy 500/Coca Cola 600 double, which has previously only been attempted on the same day by John Andretti, Robby Gordon, and Tony Stewart.
May 9th, 2013
Buddy Lazier will attempt to qualify for this month’s Indianapolis 500 after finalising a deal to enter a self-run car. The 1996 Indy 500 winner and 2000 IRL IndyCar champion will drive the Chevrolet-powered #91 car for Lazier Partners Racing, which is owned by his father and former Indy 500 racer Bob Lazier
by David Ifeguni on May 6th, 2013
This week I interviewed Jeff Ramsdell, a driver who runs a lot of races, but wins a lot of them too. An iRacer from the Georgia club, Ramsdell has run a total of over 1600 oval races since joining iRacing in May of 2010. In fact, today is his third year anniversary as an iRacer and he has a lot to be proud about. Of those 1600 starts, he has visited victory lane over 100 times, has finished in the top five nearly 600 times and has earned dozens of pole positions. With an iRating over 4700, he is definitely a driver to watch every time he hits the race track. I got the chance to talk to him about his iRacing career to date, his life outside of iRacing, [...]
May 5th, 2013
Townsend Bell’s Indianapolis 500 return has been confirmed, with the 38-year-old having been signed by Panther Racing to drive the team’s second car at the Brickyard later this month. The deal reunites the 2001 Indy Lights champion with the team that he began his IndyCar career with after moving across from Champ Car
May 4th, 2013
Ryan Hunter-Reay will start Sunday’s IndyCar race on the Sao Paulo street circuit from pole position after coming out on top from an eventful qualifying session. The reigning champion broke Will Power’s track record with his 1m20.4312s effort, which left him 0.3 seconds clear of Andretti team-mate EJ Viso. Dario Franchitti was third-fastest alongside Tony Kanaan, who did a superb job to get himself on the second row considering that he is still feeling the effects of a hand tendon injury sustained at Long Beach.
May 4th, 2013
Will Power set the pace in the opening practice session for this weekend’s IndyCar race at the Sao Paulo street circuit. The Australian, who is the only driver ever to have won at the track, topped the times with a best lap of 1m21.8517s.