by Justin Sutton on March 15th, 2014
Formula One is changing, a lot. The 2014 season is upon us and, like F1 junkies around the world, I’ll be staying up late (or getting up early) to watch the Australian Grand Prix this weekend. Like a hopeless gambler haunting the Las Vegas casinos at hours when most mammals would be sleeping, F1 has become something of an addiction for me over the last two years. The sport that captured my heart has taken on a completely new form this year; as we step, with confusion and wonder, into a completely new era filled with mystery. In 2002, at the tender age of 17 years, I was lucky enough to be able to go to the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis. Racing was already a passion of mine, [...]
by James Prostell Jr. on July 21st, 2013
SPEEDWAY, INDIANA – Even with a week off in observance of Independence Day, season two of Red Sox Racing League’s McLaren Turbo Challenge has shown no signs of slowing down. Appropriately enough, the series heads to Speedway, Indiana, home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Synonymous with auto racing, “The Brickyard” held its first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, and ever since The Greatest Spectacle In Racing has captured the imaginations of young and old, and the attention of aspiring teams and drivers. Between weeks of practice, multiple qualifying session (including a heart-wrenching bump day), and even a pageant, the month of May in Indianapolis is unlike any other in motorsports, as anticipation mounts to see whose likeness would grace the Borg-Warner trophy at the race’s end. This history, though, belongs to [...]
March 19th, 2013
Ana Beatriz will contest IndyCar’s St Petersburg season-opener with the Dale Coyne Racing squad.
by Ed Sutcliff and Andy Feldman on November 14th, 2012
After taking an unscheduled week off to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, members of the Red Sox Racing League returned to action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course in the “Gasoline Alley 30″. The course features 13 corners along a flat 2.6 mile layout which utilizes just enough of the speedway section to allow drivers to reach full speed before returning to the infield section. Twenty league members participated in the event, some just days after getting power back at their homes. Most drivers took advantage of the extra off week to adjust their driving styles to fit the tricky layout at Indy. Brad Vincent earned his 8th pole of the season with a qualifying lap time of 1:16.765. No one else in the HPD field was [...]
October 23rd, 2012
Carlos Munoz is set to make his IndyCar debut at next year’s Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport. The 20-year-old Colombian has joined the team for a full-time campaign in Indy Lights next year, having won twice on his way to fifth in this year’s standings with rival squad Team Moore Racing.
January 10th, 2011
Firestone tires stacked in an IndyCar garage area during the 2010 season. (IndyCar photo). MOORESVILLE, N.C.
January 10th, 2011
Randy Bernard is expected to announce on Tuesday that the IndyCar Series finale will be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (IndyCar photo). MOORESVILLE, N
January 9th, 2011
Ashley Force Hood does a burnout prior to a run during the NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Clermont, Ind. (NHRA Photo) INDIANAPOLIS — The historic Indianapolis Raceway Park has changed names again
January 4th, 2011
Chip Ganassi Racing, shown here at Daytona in 2010, will again field two entries and eight drivers in the Rolex 24 At Daytona Jan.
December 21st, 2010
Mario Andretti (IndyCar Photo) CONCORD, N.C. — Many in the auto racing industry realize the sport has a lot of older racing fans and attracting younger spectators is a priority
December 20th, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS — John Anderson, a fixture in Indy-car racing garages for more than 30 years, died suddenly Dec. 16 after suffering a heart attack. He was 65.
December 17th, 2010
Chip Ganassi (center) is flanked by his new drivers Graham Rahal (left) and Charlie Kimball during a press conference Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Ron McQueeney/IndyCar Photo) INDIANAPOLIS — Team owner Chip Ganassi topped his epic 2010 season that earned him NSSN’s Economaki Champion of Champions award with Thursday’s blockbuster announcement at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that Graham Rahal and Charlie Kimball will headline his expanded IZOD IndyCar Series operation
December 14th, 2010
FAST TALKER: Randy Bernard talks to the media during a press conference to announce the Mazda Road to Indy sponsorship program Thursday at the PRI Trade Show in Orlando, Fla.
December 10th, 2010
Levi Jones fights off Bud Kaeding (29) during the USAC Silver Crown season finale at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway. (Phil Rider photo). ORLANDO, Fla.
December 4th, 2010
HOLIDAY PARTY: Bryan Clauson celebrates his second-straight triumph in the USAC Mopar National/Western Midget Turkey Night Grand Prix Thursday night at Toyota Speedway @ Irwindale (Calif.).
December 3rd, 2010
Dario Franchitti (10) and Will Power were each named to the 2010 All-America Auto Racing Team by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Ass’n. (Dan Helrigel/IndyCar Photo) BURBANK, Calif. — The 2010 All-America Auto Racing Team has been chosen by members of the nation’s motorsports press
December 2nd, 2010
Helio Castroneves and the paint scheme his Penske Racing car will carry at the Indianapolis 500. LAS VEGAS — The Shell colors will return to the Indianapolis 500 next May, adorning the No. 3 Penske Racing Dallara piloted by three-time Indianapolis winner Helio Castroneves
December 2nd, 2010
Ryan Newman (11), Levi Jones (10) and Tracy Hines battle during aUSAC Silver Crown Series race at O'Reilly Raceway Park earlier this year. (David E.
December 1st, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar officials have modified the Team Enhancement and Allocation Matrix for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Though the financial guarantee to fulltime IZOD IndyCar Series teams will remain the same as it was in 2010, the program will be limited to the top 22 entrants in the final IZOD IndyCar Series entrant points from the 2010 season.
November 23rd, 2010
SEBRING, Fla. — Chinese driver Ho-Pin Tung, who serves as a reserve and test driver for the Renault Formula One team, made history over the weekend by becoming the first Chinese driver to take the wheel of an IndyCar during a test with the FAZZT Race Team at Sebring Int’l Raceway. The test, funded by FAZZT’s primary sponsor Bowers Wilkins, was the first step in what the team hopes will become a fulltime effort for Tung in a second IZOD IndyCar Series entry for FAZZT in 2011.