This morning, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee was announced on the Bob & Tom Show as the Pace Car driver of Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To prepare for his role as driver of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 on the IMS road course, he will get a tutorial Friday evening from two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk. McAfee, Luyendyk and IMS president Doug Boles will be available for interviews at 7 p.m. Friday at the Yard of Bricks on the front straightaway.Read More
It was 33 years ago today that the racing world lost one of its’ most charismatic, beloved and talented drivers, Gilles Villeneuve. His infamous feud with Pironi and subsequent crash at Zolder have left generations of fans to only wonder what he might have acheived had his life not been cut so tragically short. Villeneuve was a driver like no other, his maiden win for Ferrari, in front of his home crowd made him an instant star. …and when they presented me with this tiny Canadian, this miniscule bundle ofRead More
Indianapolis, Ind. – This evening’s rescheduled Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course perhaps wasn’t the prettiest – other than through the eyes of Malaysian Weiron Tan, who held on to score his second win of the season for Andretti Autosport and vault from sixth to third in the championship standings.   Frenchman Timothé Buret, driving for defending champion team Juncos Racing, claimed the fastest race lap en route to his second runner-up finish in the last three races. CalifornianRead More
INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2015) – Three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon recorded the quickest lap time of 25 drivers during the first day of practice for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Click HERE to view and download the combined practice results from today at Indianapolis road course Dixon’s lap of 1 minute, 10.6971 seconds in the second of two sessions on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was one second off the track record set by Simon Pagenaud in May 2014. “It’s always a lotRead More
The nascent Formula One season is only four races in and Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull has already used up three Renault engines. The 2015 Rule book mandates just four engines per driver this season, with additional engine changes resulting in grid penalties. It is clear after Bahrain that the Red Bull has pace, Ricciardo claimed a comfortable 6th place but did so coasting after his engine let go in spectacular fashion. What isn’t clear is the root of the issue and a deep fissure has developed between Red Bull and Renault,Read More
Kasey Kahne has been selected to pilot the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15, JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced today. A veteran driver with 29 victories across NASCAR’s top-three series, Kahne will make his first NCWTS start since winning at Rockingham Speedway in 2012.  The Charlotte event also complements the 10-race schedule the No. 00 Haas Automation team will run with its primary driver, 17-year-old Cole Custer, announced earlier this year.Read More
Porsche has lost 35 manufacturer points in the GTD standings following a technical violation after Sunday’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. During post race inspection, IMSA officials discovered a front splitter that was not approved through the sanctioning body’s homologation process, a violation of IMSA rule 20.1.1, stating “Any aerodynamic modifications to the original vehicle (wings, diffusers, ducts, openings, vents, etc.) must be described on the Homologation Form and approved by IMSA.”. The part would have been legal had Porsche followed procedure. Porsche scored theirRead More
With the Formula One world still buzzing from Ferrari’s return to form and Sebastian Vettel’s first triumph for the Scuderia, we take a look back at his mentor’s first win for the team, 19 years ago at the very track F1 will visit this weekend. The year was 1996 and newly crowned double World Champion Michael Schumacher had just left defending constructor’s champions Benetton after four hugely successful seasons to join the struggling titan of the sport: Ferrari. With him came a top notch technical team led by Ross BrawnRead More