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By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais of AJ Foyt Racing was the fastest among 32 drivers who turned laps Thursday at the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Open Test, which included a rain delay of more than five hours at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Frenchman Bourdais was among a group of 11 drivers who took to the 2.5-mile oval in the final 70 minutes of track activity for veteran refresher tests and the Rookie Orientation Program, and he turned a top lap of 224.427 mph in the famous No. 14 ROKiTRead 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 The pageantry of the Indianapolis 500 is over, but the madness NTT IndyCar Series provides continues as they’re now entering the second half of the season with some drivers still searching for answers while others have stood out at a positive light. Simply put, there’s no other track that could carry good momentum the 500 provided but a Gateway doubleheader where it has been a fan favorite over the past few years. Unlike previous races, there’s a big catch. Those races were held at night. NotRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Ed Carpenter got the opportunity to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds earlier this week as they get ready to perform the flyover for Sunday’s 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. When the esteemed flight demonstration team soars over Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Carpenter will be preparing to strap into his own fighter jet on four wheels, looking to pilot his Chevrolet into Victory Lane at his home track for the first time in his career. The Indianapolis native has come close over the years,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The mission for Arrow McLaren SP was to battle for the race win during Saturday’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 at Iowa Speedway. That wasn’t the case as two caution periods and pit sequences denied both Oliver Askew and Pato O’Ward a shot for a 1-2 result, a goal they’ve hoped to have accomplished. For much of the 250-lap race, it was O’Ward who had the strongest car among the two all night and appeared to be the only threat for pole sitter Josef Newgarden as O’Ward wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A day Rinus VeeKay would love to forget as his horrid NTT IndyCar Series debut ended with another crash during Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. The Ed Carpenter Racing rookie was already under hot water following his “rookie mistake” by clipping the white line in Turn 3 during practice which sent him into the wall. They were able to get VeeKay’s car repaired and ready in time for the 200-lap race that lasted only 36 for the Dutchman. At the exit of Turn 1,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer When the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series campaign finally gets going, the battle for Rookie of the Year honors will be among the biggest angles fans will follow. Among the rookie contenders this year is last season’s Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay of the Netherlands, who’ll pilot the No. 21 SONAX Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing. The 19-year-old Road to Indy star rose to the occasion during testing this off-season, which impressed Carpenter as he felt a talented driver like VeeKay would quickly get up to speedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 70th season of Formula One is still on the rocks with its racing calendar and various ideas on how to go about it once the COVID-19 health crisis ends continue being the biggest topics. Whether it’s having a super season, running multiple grand prix events at one circuit, venues that don’t host a race being added or even have the 20-car grid competing on the opposite direction. McLaren F1 Team driver Lando Norris is simply open of getting the campaign going when it becomes feasible,Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — This is the sixth of a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for March 13-15 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Today’s featured organization: Ed Carpenter Racing. Coming Sunday: DragonSpeed and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be broadcast live on theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After taking any ride that’s offered the past few years, Conor Daly will finally have stability in his NTT IndyCar Series career. Ed Carpenter Racing announced Monday morning that he’ll replace Ed Jones in the No. 20 Chevrolet and run a third entry in the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in 2020. Daly, 27, will run the road and street course circuits, which covers 12 out of the 17-race schedule, with Carpenter running the oval races. He’ll also become teammates with rookie Rinus VeeKay, who’llRead More