IndyCar Category

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Funding of getting an NTT IndyCar Series ride is no longer a rigorous issue for James Hinchcliffe. That’s because Genesys announced Thursday at their Genesys Kickoff in Orlando that they’ll support the popular Canadian racer during the Month of May, including the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge May 24. This monumental announcement couldn’t have come at a perfect time as Hinchcliffe remains a free agent after controversially being let go from Arrow McLaren SP three months ago. Although Hinchcliffe’s chances of driving full-time in 2020Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DragonSpeed confirmed Monday that they’ll be entering its No. 81 10 Star Chevrolet, piloted by Ben Hanley, at the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg March 15. The 34-year-old British drove three races last season with those being St. Peterburg, Barber and the Indianapolis 500 with only an 18th in their NTT IndyCar Series debut being their best result. With some experience in the series, Hanley said the team vibe is a lot different than last year because they’ve had time to be moreRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two months removed from the bombshell announcement of the Penske Corporation acquiring the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series and IMS Productions, they’ve made it official Monday. Thus, ushering in a brand new era in the world of Indy car racing and “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” With Penske running the major conglomerates of Indianapolis have to offer, it ends a glorious 74-year ownership by the Hulman & Company, who revived the iconic 2.5-mile circuit from ruins after World War II ended in 1945 andRead More

Posted On January 1, 2020By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IMSA, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: The Best and Worst of 2019

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Through triumph and shortcomings, the NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship soldiered through 2019 to finish their campaigns with solid champions crowned and the rest of the respective fields picking up the pieces ahead of a new year and a new decade. From Daytona and St. Petersburg to Road Atlanta and WeatherTech Raceway, IMSA and IndyCar had some very good, and at times, tumultuous dealings both on and off track. Let’s take a look back at some of the best and worst of 2019.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The past three months for Dale Coyne Racing has been headlined with key contributors (Michael Cannon, Sebastien Bourdais and Craig Hampson) moving on elsewhere. This isn’t the case in the team’s latest news as they announced Thursday that Super Formula race winner and Rookie of the Year Alex Palou will compete the full 17-race NTT IndyCar Series schedule in 2020. DCR won’t be alone in backing the Spaniard’s effort as Team Goh have joined forces with them as the team will be known as “Dale CoyneRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Successful INDYCAR engineer Craig Hampson makes the jump from Dale Coyne Racing to Arrow McLaren SP as the team announced Monday that he’ll be their Race and R&D Engineer in 2020. Hampson becomes the third notable DCR personnel that’s no longer with the team in a span of three months, putting them in a tough spot as far as how they’ll fare in the upcoming NTT IndyCar Series campaign. In late October, Santino Ferrucci’s race engineer Michael Cannon joined Chip Ganassi Racing to help five-time championRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer XPEL, Inc. announced Thursday it’ll be Team Penske’s “Official Protective Firm Partner” in the NTT IndyCar Series and will be sponsoring reigning series champion Josef Newgarden’s No. 1 Chevrolet. The leading provider of automotive paint protective firm and window tint will be onboard Newgarden’s yellow and white machine in the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis May 9, 2020 and Texas Motor Speedway June 6, where he’s the defending race winner. Additionally, the partnership is multi-year deal and XPEL will be the primary sponsor for a thirdRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After taking any ride that’s offered the past few years, Conor Daly will finally have stability in his NTT IndyCar Series career. Ed Carpenter Racing announced Monday morning that he’ll replace Ed Jones in the No. 20 Chevrolet and run a third entry in the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in 2020. Daly, 27, will run the road and street course circuits, which covers 12 out of the 17-race schedule, with Carpenter running the oval races. He’ll also become teammates with rookie Rinus VeeKay, who’llRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The latest twist to the NTT IndyCar Series off-season involves four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais as Dale Coyne Racing released him Friday. First broken by RACER and later confirmed by the team, they’ll be eyeing for another driver heading into the 2020 season, leaving Bourdais out of a ride. Coyne thanked Bourdais for his tremendous contributions, highlighted with back-to-back victories at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2017 and 2018. “I want to thank Sebastien for having the confidence to come back fromRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The Road to Indy’s biggest rivalry over the last three seasons will continue in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series. Ed Carpenter Racing has announced that Rinus VeeKay (simplified version of van Kalmthout) will join the team as the full season driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet. VeeKay’s rise through the Road to Indy mirrors that of his biggest rival, Oliver Askew. The pair raced against each other in USF2000 in 2017, Indy Pro 2000 in 2018 and Indy Lights in 2019. VeeKay won 16 races duringRead More