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By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter The new Verizon IndyCar Series body kits will have a radically different, yet somewhat familiar look when they debut in 2018. According to RACER, the design will take some styling cues from the Panoz DP-01, the final car to race in the Champ Car World Series in 2007. Some of the changes will include the removal of the airbox above the driver’s head, replacing with a traditional rollover bar design. The sidepods will also be grow in size to fill in the large area behindRead More
By Josh Farmer, Journalist IndyCar has granted Honda permission to improve its aero kit in order to close the gap to rival Chevrolet. Following aerodynamic tests at Windshear in Charlotte, North Carolina, it was determined that Honda’s aero package used on road/street courses and short ovals was found to be at a competitive disadvantage to Chevrolet and that the performance gap was big enough to implement IndyCar Rule 9.3, which states that a manufacturer  can make improvements to their package if there is a clear disadvantage and it is detrimental to theRead More
The Verizon IndyCar Series travels to Canada this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto, round 10 of the sixteen race schedule. With the second half of the season underway, and the title fight heating up, its an appropriate time to examine some of the stories circulating around the series. The Good A Competitive Field:  The nine races run thus far have produced seven different winners from six different teams. Among those were two first-time winners in the Series, Josef Newgarden and Carlos Munoz. That total looks to increase as driversRead More

Posted On May 3, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Montoya tops aero test at Indy

Series points leader Juan Pablo Montoya set the pace as speed soared during the afternoon session on the lone day of aero kit testing in preparation for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. The 2000 Indianapolis 500 champion lapped the 2.5 mile oval in 39.6874s (226.772 mph), eclipsing last year’s opening day speed by three miles an hour. Teammate Helio Castroneves flanked him with a lap of 39.7407s (226.468 mph). Marco Andretti led the charge for Honda and recorded the third quickest lap of 39.7759s (226.268 mph). Chevrolet claimedRead More