IndyCar Category

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer & Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief For the first time since November 1945, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a new owner. The Board of Directors at Hulman & Company have announced the sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, INDYCAR and IMS Productions to a subsidiary of Penske Corporation named Penske Entertainment Corp. “We’re very excited to be in a place where our process took us to a point where we as a family all agreed we needed to have a conversation with Roger Penske,” said Tony George, ChairmanRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This is the final article of a four-part series focusing on the life of Greg Moore, who lost his life at Auto Club Speedway on October 31, 1999. PREVIOUS STORIES: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 The term “what if” is often tossed around the world of motorsports and Greg Moore is among those racers who are heavily associated in that category. Each story you’ve heard validates Greg’s case as one of the biggest “what ifs” as he was on the verge of joiningRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This is the third article of a four-part series focusing on the life of Greg Moore, who lost his life at Auto Club Speedway on October 31, 1999. PREVIOUS STORIES: PART 1 | PART 2 Greg Moore’s persona off the track is the stuff of legend, but so was his on-track mannerisms. Specifically, what he’s searching for in a car which often goes under the radar. A.J. Foyt Racing’s Team Director George Klotz, who worked with Moore from 1996-97, was one of Moore’s key personnel thatRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After months of speculation, Arrow McLaren Racing SP have confirmed Oliver Askew and Patricio O’Ward as their driver lineup for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. The team confirmed that the two most recent Indy Lights champions will pilot their Arrow Electronics Chevrolet entries in what will be the youngest driver lineup in the IndyCar paddock. By hiring Askew and O’Ward, the team had to release James Hinchcliffe from his driving duties after switching manufacturers from Honda to Chevrolet. “It’s a dream come true to beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This is the second article of a four-part series focusing on the life of Greg Moore, who lost his life at Auto Club Speedway on October 31, 1999. PREVIOUS STORIES: PART 1 Greg Moore’s timeless legacy is still fresh for those who competed with him over two decades ago and even those who idolized the Canadian that hailed from Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Notably, fellow Canadian James Hinchcliffe, who’s easy to identify on the INDYCAR grid with his bright red gloves. Those red gloves are synonymousRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer April 22, 1975 – October 31, 1999 Five-Time CART Winner 1998 U.S. 500 Champion 1995 Indy Lights Champion No. 99 Retired by CART This is the first article of a four-part series focusing on the life of Greg Moore, who lost his life at Auto Club Speedway on October 31, 1999. Whenever a CART competitor saw Greg Moore’s red gloves in their mirrors, they would always expect a hellacious battle, especially on ovals. Greg’s blistering light blue No. 99 Player’s machine was easy to identify becauseRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Richmond Raceway was the sight of the latest Aeroscreen test as the last two NTT IndyCar Series champions Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon ran laps Tuesday in preparation for the series return to the 0.75-mile oval June 26-27, 2020. Dixon’s approach of running his second test with the Aeroscreen was no different his session a couple of weeks ago at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. During the noon conference, the five-time series champion said his No. 9 PNC Bank Honda ran fine this morning but changes are neededRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rising star Rinus VeeKay of the Netherlands will get a second NTT IndyCar Series test with Ed Carpenter Racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course October 15. In August, VeeKay tested for ECR at Portland International Raceway along with Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion Oliver Askew, who tested for Chip Ganassi Racing. VeeKay was able to impress ECR to give him another shot due to his pace being on-par or better than most experienced INDYCAR drivers. The 19-year-old said he’s looking forward to Tuesday’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday that their INDYCAR program will return as a three-car stable in 2020 with Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson joining alongside Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist. The former Formula 1 driver will pilot the No. 8 Honda as it’ll be the first time since 2017 that Ganassi will run three cars as they’ve spent the past two seasons with just the No. 9 (Dixon) and No. 10 (Ed Jones in 2018 and Rosenqvist in 2019) teams. Ericsson said he’s extremely happy to joinRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR, in collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, staged its first on-track test of a revolutionary Aeroscreen on Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the officials and drivers involved couldn’t have been more pleased. Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and 2014 series champion Will Power of Team Penske – both Indianapolis 500 winners – combined to run nearly 650 incident-free miles around the iconic 2.5-mile oval. Power ran 129 laps at a top speed of 224.591 mph while Dixon completedRead More