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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Last season’s top competitors were able to conquer multiple tracks in a short period of time. They were able to fight for podiums and race wins, setting themselves apart from the rest of the competition. More fascinating is the mixed balance of the sport’s elite racers and young guns, each looking to leave their marks. No other sport right now can really say there’s a good parity than the NTT IndyCar Series. In the final installment of our previews, we’ll highlight the drivers who finished inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The previous NTT IndyCar Series campaign saw a few drivers resurge despite certain setbacks. Others couldn’t catch a break until the championship trail was out of reach. It’s the best way to describe the next set of drivers, who are all proven winners or even champions. In this penultimate installment of our previews, we’ll highlight the drivers who finished sixth through 10th in 2020 — Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato, Simon Pagenaud, Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Ryan Hunter-Reay – No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda Age: 40Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Due in large part of the pandemic, it’ll mark the first time in a long while an official rookie class won’t have a Road to Indy graduate. Guys like Kyle Kirkwood, Toby Sowery, and Sting Ray Robb will have a battle of their own in Indy Lights. Thus, we won’t see someone from the ladder system until next season. However, this year’s IndyCar rookies is perhaps one of the most decorated in quite some time. Three veterans from different racing backgrounds will look to dabble onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Silly season will always be the talk in motorsports and IndyCar isn’t immune to its wild nature. There are drivers who are looking to prove their worth elsewhere or in some cases, redeem themselves. In this third installment of our previews, we’ll highlight four drivers who’ll either return to a familiar team or starting a brand new page in their careers — James Hinchcliffe, Felix Rosenqvist, Alex Palou and Ed Jones. WRITER’S NOTE: Colton Herta is another driver with a new ride, but he’ll be onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Specialists are common ground in the NTT IndyCar Series. Some are simply running a partial schedule because teams are focused with their main drivers or developing their operation. More recently, others are filling in drivers who aren’t keen on running ovals. In this second installment of our previews, we’ll highlight five drivers who’ll compete in specific circuits — Max Chilton, Ed Carpenter, Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Pietro Fittipaldi Max Chilton – No. 59 Carlin Chevrolet Age: 29 Years in IndyCar: 5 Best Finish: 4th (2017Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer John Andretti, Tony Stewart, Robby Gordon, Kurt Busch and maybe Cody Ware. Yes, there’s been wild speculations around both the NASCAR and INDYCAR media world that the 25-year-old competitor is rumored of running for Dale Coyne Racing w/ Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Honda on the ovals. Notably, the 105th Indianapolis 500 and join the four aforementioned drivers who’ve done “The Memorial Day Double” by running both Indy and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the same day. The team announced last WednesdayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer At long last, seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton was finally confirmed Monday that he’ll stay with Mercedes-AMG Petronas for this upcoming season. Monday’s announcement meant the 2021 F1 grid was completed after months of not knowing if Hamilton will stay in the sport. However, all of that chatter were finally settled as the seven-time champion hopes to make more history. “I am excited to be heading into my ninth season with my Mercedes teammates. Our team has achieved incredible things together and weRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The worst kept secret was confirmed Wednesday morning as long-time Formula One veteran Romain Grosjean will compete in the NTT IndyCar Series for Dale Coyne Racing’s No. 51 Honda on all 13 road and street course races. Grosjean, who had spent the last five seasons at Hass F1 Team, will run the team’s second entry that’ll be backed by Rick Ware Racing. Thus, becoming the latest ex-F1 racer to compete in IndyCar much like Max Chilton and Marcus Ericsson have been doing the past fewRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After a year absence in the NTT IndyCar Series, Ed Jones will be back on the grid. Only this time, he’ll pilot the No. 18 SealMaster Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan on a full-time basis. The deal was confirmed Wednesday morning as 2021 will mark Jones’ first full year since being let go from Chip Ganassi Racing in 2018 despite scoring a pair of third-place finishes at Long Beach and the second Belle Isle race. SealMaster will also return for the fourthRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “The Mayor of Hinchtown” will once again have a larger presence in the NTT IndyCar Series grid as James Hinchcliffe will run the entire 17-race schedule in Andretti Autosport’s No. 29 Honda-powered entry. Genesys also returns with the driver/team pairing as they’ve expanded their involvement in the sport, going from three races (Texas, Indy GP and Indy 500) last year to now 10, including the 105th Indianapolis 500. Team Chairman and CEO Michael Andretti is really excited having both Hinchcliffe and Genesys, knowing how they’veRead More