Dan Wheldon Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The third round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge takes a virtual visit to the Irish Hills of Michigan International Speedway Saturday with the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Ryan Hunter-Reay making their league debuts. It’s also the first time Michigan and Indy car racing are mentioned in the same breath since 2007 when the sport last ran the real-life two-mile circuit. Tony Kanaan scored the victory on what was an unforgettable day for Andretti Autosport (then known as Andretti Green Racing). Although Kanaan ate someRead More
By Brant James, NASCAR Wire Service MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Austin Cindric was precocious from the beginning of what would become a racing career. First he had to talk his mother, Megan, and father, Tim, the president of Team Penske, into allowing him to race karts. Then he had to overcome each of the obstacles they intentionally placed before him to make sure he truly wanted it. He overcame each of them in turn. Cindric, 19, could become a precocious NASCAR champion if he betters the three other championship contendersRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will kick off their 2017 season with a return to St. Petersburg, Florida for what has become known as “The World’s Fastest Spring Break Party.” The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is round one of seventeen for the Series in 2017. The event is held on a temporary street circuit, one of five such races on the schedule. The race weekend is scheduled March 10-12, 2017. The defending race champion is Juan Pablo Montoya, who took back-to-backRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Redemption. JR Hildebrand has had that word on his mind for three years now since getting unceremoniously dropped by Panther Racing after the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and now the Sausalito, CA native has his second chance as Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that Hildebrand will pilot the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet full time next year in the Verizon IndyCar Series. “Honestly, I just couldn’t be more ready to get started! I’ve been close to, but still outside of,Read More

Posted On July 5, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Event Preview: The Iowa Corn 300

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn 300, continuing the 2016 season. The event is slated for July 9-10, 2016. About the Race The Iowa Corn 300 is round ten of sixteen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016. The event is held on an oval track, one of five such events on the schedule. Andretti AutoSport driver, Ryan Hunter-Reay, is the defending race champion, and 2016 will mark the tenth IndyCar race held onRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer As the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is making preparations for the historic 100th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, it is a wonderful time to take a trip down memory lane and examine the rich history of this uniquely American event. Each of the 99 previous races has produced a winner that will forever have his name etched in motor racing history. 67 race winning drivers, and two relief drivers have their images on the Borg-Warner Trophy. There are, however, an untold number of heartbreakingRead More
The 2005 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg marked a watershed moment in American open-wheel racing; the IndyCar Series’ first race on anything other than an oval. After 9 years the series decided to take on Champ Car directly, bolted new bodywork on the Dallara’s and took to the streets. 11 years later and St. Pete is the traditional season opener for the IndyCar Series, and the schedule has a healthy mix of ovals, road courses and street circuits like St. Pete. Below is the 2005 race in its entirety. ItRead More

Posted On October 16, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Four years on

October 16, 2011, a day that will live in infamy in INDYCAR racing. The day we lost one of the greatest men and one of the greatest drivers to ever slide into a racecar all way too soon, Dan Wheldon. That sunny Nevada day had began with such hype. A championship was to be decided between Dario Franchitti and Will Power, the series was beginning a new era with new cars and engine manufactures for the next season and Wheldon’s career was set for a rejuvenation as he had signedRead More

Posted On August 24, 2015By Adam TateIn IndyCar, Spotlight On

When is enough, enough?

Justin Wilson is currently in a coma, in critical condition at Lehigh Valley hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Despite never quite getting the recognition he deserves from the public and the media, Justin Wilson is beloved within the IndyCar community, he is one of the, if not the nicest guy in the paddock. He is also one of the best; Wilson has the distinction of being the only active driver to have competed in Formula One, CART, Champ Car and the modern IndyCar series. Working on a deal for 2016 withRead More
Scott Dixon, Sarah Fisher, Ed Carpenter and Sebastian Saavedra are among the drivers who have committed to participating in the third Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge at New Castle (Ind.) Motorsports Park on Sept. 19. The race features Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy drivers representing teams backed by corporate partners such as Firestone, Comfort Revolution, Target, Machine of Awesome and Performance Tire Service Company. It serves as a fundraiser for The Dan Wheldon Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association — a cause close to Wheldon’s heart afterRead More