Chip Ganassi Racing Tag

The Month of May has arrived in full force as the drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series are logging thousands of practice laps in preparation for qualifying this weekend. Every running of the Indianapolis 500 generates compelling and memorable stories that become a part of Brickyard folklore. For every driver that drinks the milk on Sunday afternoon, there are 32 drivers that walk away disappointed, thinking about what might have been. There are three non-winners in the field this year who were at the wrong end of a thrilling finishRead More

Posted On May 2, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Chevrolet unviels oval aerokit

Chevrolet introduced its speedway aero kit to be used on high-speed ovals in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series, including features developed exclusively for running the Indianapolis 500. The Chevy aero kit and the corresponding kit from Honda will make their public on-track debuts May 3 during a Promoter Test on th Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. The speedway configuration, which was developed in conjunction with the road course configuration, emphasizes the low-drag attributes that enable Chevrolet race cars to achieve speeds of more than 230 mph at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’sRead More
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 25, 2015) – Helio Castroneves earned the Verizon P1 Award for the second consecutive race and extended a Team Penske streak of seven straight pole awards, a run that spans the last two Verizon IndyCar Series seasons. Castroneves, driving the No. 3 AAA Insurance Team Penske Chevrolet, recorded a quick lap of 1 minute, 7.1925 seconds on the 2.3-mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park road course to claim the $10,000 pole award for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The pole was the 43rd of Castroneves’ career,Read More
Will Power 2015 IndyCar
1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) F1 The defending World Champion has three wins in four races with the best team in F1. As long as Mercedes can deliver the updates, look for Hamilton to be in the fight. 2. Sebastien Ogier (FRA) WRC Displaying his dominance has been a frequent occurence for the Frenchman in WRC, who opened up 2015 with three wins in the first three rounds of the season and holds a 46-point lead over second place in the standings. 3. Kevin Harvick (USA) NASCAR Sprint Cup The defending SprintRead More
Scott Dixon wins 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Posted On April 20, 2015By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, IndyCar

Dixon Makes Bold Statement with Long Beach Win

The Verizon IndyCar Series got exactly what they needed out of this past weekend in Southern California following a caution-fest at St. Petersburg, and a disastrous rain-drenched debut in New Orleans. The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach ran in ideal weather conditions and was relatively light on caution flags, drama, and carnage. While the pass for the lead was actually made on pit road, we saw some strong, aggressive, but clean, racing throughout the field.  . At the end of the day, it was Scott Dixon and theRead More
Simon Pagenaud 41st Grand Prix of Long Beach 2015 IndyCar
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015) – Will Power and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud recorded lap times in the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice session for the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach that were quicker than the 2014 Verizon P1 Award-winning time of Ryan Hunter-Reay. Next up is Sebastien Bourdais’ nine-year-old track record. Power, driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, led the 23-driver field with a lap of 1 minute, 7.5485 seconds. Pagenaud was 0.0370 of a second back in the No. 22 Penske TruckRead More
Saavedra
Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) unveiled its upcoming plans today for the No. 8 Chevrolet entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series, which includes races for both CGRT development driver Sage Karam and team newcomer Sebastian Saavedra– who will pilot the No. 8 AFS Chevrolet at this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Saavedra will be backed by AFS Racing/Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc., one of the western states largest full service fire sprinkler companies, for the races in Long Beach, the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Sonoma, with an additionalRead More
Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power made contact in the closing laps of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Posted On March 29, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Montoya Holds Off Power in Grand Prix of St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sunday, March 29, 2015) – Juan Pablo Montoya held off Team Penske teammate and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power over the final 27 laps to win the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg by 0.9930 of a second. Montoya held a 3.3-second advantage over Power following an exchange of final pit stops on Laps 81 and 82, but Power closed to within 0.6147 of a second on Lap 100 and was sizing up his best opportunity to attempt a pass of Montoya’s No. 2Read More

Posted On September 20, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

Live from Circuit of the Americas: Lone Star Le Mans II

Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing team with Christopher DeHarde from Motorsport.com live from the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The trio discuss the Tudor United SportsCar Championship race that took place at the track earlier in the day, and look ahead to the World Endurance Championship race, the 6 Hours of COTA on a jam packed Lone Star Le Mans weekend. Also a brief look at the Singapore Grand Prix as Formula One qualifying took place earlier in the day. Hit the link to listen.Read More