A.J. Foyt Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Let’s face the music. As much as I prefer seeing the NTT IndyCar Series champion represent the No. 1 in their car, history has been against them due to various shortcomings. Over the past two seasons, the reigning INDYCAR champion have carried the No. 1 banner, but weren’t able to retain it. Heading into 2019, five-time champion Scott Dixon did a photo shoot standing next to his PNC Bank Honda. What stood out was the No. 1 appearing on his car instead of the iconic No.Read More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist SONOMA, California — Tony Kanaan will reach another milestone in his illustrious Indy car career as he makes his record 300th straight start – a record that began at Portland International Raceway in 2001. With 17 wins, Kanaan’s 21-year Indy car career has seen many peaks. The highest point arguably came in 2004 when he captured the championship and completed every lap in a season, a record that still stands. While he didn’t appreciate the magnitude of the situation then, it is something that the 43-year-oldRead More

Posted On December 22, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2017 IndyCar Driver Review: Tony Kanaan

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 10 drivers from the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list begins with the man that finished in the 10 spot, Tony Kanaan. Tony Kanaan, No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 2017: 10th in championship Wins: 0, Top 5: 3, Top 10: 7, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 22 Best Finish: 2nd (Texas) The 2017 season was much like his previous three seasons – A runner-up finish in the summer, a few top fives pepperedRead More

Posted On May 27, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, IndyCar

Veach’s Physical Demands Changing

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS — For Zach Veach, people doubting him is nothing new. “When I first got to Indy Lights everybody was saying ‘There’s no way Veach is going to be able to finish races,’ and by the end of our career in Indy Lights we were running off ten second leads in Indy Lights and had pretty dominant campaigns,” Veach said. Looking at Veach, it’s easy to see why. When seeing him for the first time, many might assume the Ohio native isn’tRead More

Posted On January 26, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, IndyCar

Conor Daly: The Patriotic Millennial Racer

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer “It’s hard to live, guys, it’s hard. Life is expensive. Adulting is weird.” Those were the words spoken by Conor Daly as he brought the house down at INDYCAR Media Day in a session with his new AJ Foyt Racing teammate Carlos Munoz. Daly, the recent transplant after spending his 2016 rookie season with Dale Coyne Racing, had been living with fellow competitor James Hinchcliffe. “I have not [gotten] my own place but I have decided to move on with my life and try andRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer 2015 and 2016 haven’t been the best of years for A.J. Foyt’s team. The Texas-based squad with drivers Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth have had less than ideal results, with Sato having three top five finishes over the last two seasons while Hawksworth’s best finishes were a pair of sevenths at Detroit last year. The team has decided to make some changes after this past season. They will be switching to Chevrolet in 2017 following the announcement that Chip Ganassi RacingRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The 42nd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the Verizon IndyCar Series is now in the books. Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud took the win, followed closely by Target Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon. He are five takeaways from the latest edition of one of IndyCar’s crown-jewel events. 1 ) Simon sez After a decidedly lackluster first season with Team Penske, that left him 11th in the final standings, Simon Pagenaud is off to a ferocious start in 2016. His two second-place finishes, combinedRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer For the 42nd consecutive year, the streets of Long Beach have come alive with the sounds of high-powered race cars screaming through the city streets, as the drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series held their first practice for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. At the end of the session, we saw a familiar sight: Penske-Chevrolet cars taking the top two spots. Juan Pablo Montoya, who took his first career CART race win at Long Beach some seventeen years ago, led the session withRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Contributing Writer Heading into qualifying this afternoon, Penske Racing’s Will Power set the fastest time in the final practice session for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the opening round of the 2016 season for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Power, a two-time winner of the event, crashed heavily in Friday morning’s practice, and came back to lead the afternoon session which was interrupted for track repairs. Today’s session went forward without incident, save for a brief red-flag to retrieve the Andretti Autosport Honda entry of RyanRead More
Conor Daly IndyCar 2015
Conor Daly will drive the No. 43 Honda-powered Dallara for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. “I am ecstatic to partner with Schmidt Peterson Motorsport for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500,” said Daly in an official team release. “I have had a great relationship with Sam Schmidt since driving for him in Indy Lights and I’ve always wanted a shot with his Verizon IndyCar Series team. It’s an honor to make my second attempt at running the Indy 500.” Team owner SamRead More