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iRacers at Indianapolis

May 24th, 2014 by David Phillips

Ed Carpenter, Will Power, Simon Pagenaud, Josef Newgarden, JR Hildebrand, Justin Wilson, Oriol Servia, James Davison, Martin Plowman and Sage Karam aren’t the only iRacers at the Indianapolis 500. Thursday evening found an enthusiastic collection of two dozen iRacers including Todd and Cary Bettenhausen – and iRacingNews contributor/karaoke king Wil Vincent – gathering for a … Read the Rest »

Class A Status Quo

February 18th, 2014 by

Indianapolis is home to some of the world’s biggest auto racing events. From the Brickyard 400 to the Indy 500, this track has some of the most amazing history and stories that one could hope to find. As I sat down to prepare this article for iRacing News, I couldn’t help but applaud iRacing on … Read the Rest »

Montoya + Penske . . . Lightning in a Bottle?

September 16th, 2013 by

Penske Racing’s announcement that Juan Pablo Montoya will drive a third IndyCar for the team in 2014 will send a jolt through the IZOD IndyCar Series. Where to begin? Let’s start with Penske Racing.  Paradoxically, while Helio Castroneves is closing-in on his first title after some two decades in CART and IndyCar, his has been … Read the Rest »

Ganassi and Montoya Part Ways in NASCAR

August 14th, 2013 by

Guess yesterday’s column was a day too soon.  No sooner did we chronicle the first of what figures to be several stanzas in racing’s  2013/2014  game of musical chairs, than Earnhardt/Ganassi Racing announced Juan Pablo Montoya will not be back in the team’s NASCAR Sprint Cup entry next season. The news hardly comes as a … Read the Rest »

NASCAR and NBC Change the Motorsports TV Landscape – Again

July 24th, 2013 by

Yesterday’s news of NASCAR’s ten year TV rights deal with the NBC Sports Group brings fundamental changes to the motorsports television landscape . . . again.   Some of us can recall the days when “motorsports” and “television” were all but mutually exclusive.  Apart from ABC’s Wide World of Sports’ highlight coverage of the Monaco Grand … Read the Rest »

Takuma Sato Becomes RRDC Online Instructor

July 18th, 2013 by

Newest Video Tutorial Highlights Resources for Drivers to Improve Road Safety Takuma Sato, who first sprung to prominence in his native Japan in 2004 when he became only the second Japanese driver ever to score a podium finish in Formula 1 – and this year earned his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory when he guided … Read the Rest »

A Win-Win for IndyCar and United SportsCar Racing

July 18th, 2013 by

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away World Drivers Championship (Formula One) and Championship of Makes (sports car) events were scheduled on alternating weekends.  So the likes of Fangio, Hawthorn, Moss, Hill and, later, Rodriguez, Siffert, Ickx, Peterson and Andretti fulfilled their F1 commitments one weekend and raced sports cars the next.  … Read the Rest »

Return to Pocono

July 3rd, 2013 by

The IZOD IndyCar Series returns to the Pocono Raceway this weekend after an absence of nearly 25 years.  Once a key element in Indy car racing’s mythical triple crown (including the Indianapolis, California and, later, Michigan 500s), Pocono disappeared from the calendar after drivers threatened to boycott the 1989 event over issues associated with the … Read the Rest »

Driver vs Racer

July 2nd, 2013 by

Kyle Petty rekindled an old motorsports controversy last week when he spoke of Danica Patrick being a “marketing machine” and a fast driver as opposed to a good racer.  “She can go fast, but she can’t race,” he said. “I think she’s come a long way, but she’s still not a race car driver. And … Read the Rest »