Gabby Chaves Tag

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the Texas Motor Speedway for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600, continuing the 2017 season. The race will be held on Saturday evening under the lights. The event is slated for June 9-10, 2017. About the Race The Rainguard Water Sealers 600 is round nine of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017. The event is held on a paved oval track, one of six such races on the calendar. The defending race winner isRead More

Posted On May 28, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Harding Racing: Old School vs New School

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Harding Racing has perhaps one of the more interesting team dynamics in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage area. It’s a mix of old school experience with some new school enthusiasm and talent and it’s helped a partnership that started as a technical alliance between Dreyer and Reinbold Racing and Harding Group. For the driving side of the team, the old school/new school partnership is between Al Unser Jr. and Gabby Chaves. Unser Jr. drove in 19 500s and with theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Alexander Rossi was trying to secure a drive in Formula One when Michael Andretti reached out in February 2016 with a possibility of a ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series. To that point, what might have been his crowning achievement was winning the 2008 Formula BMW World Final over future Formula One driver Esteban Gutierrez, Macau Grand Prix and European F3 champion and Masters of Formula 3 winner Daniel Juncadella, as well as fellow Indianapolis 500 competitor Gabby Chaves. ThreeRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer The second day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500 started at noon and lasted until 6:00 P.M. with no hard incidents of wall contact. The day’s fastest lap went to Will Power with a speed of 224.656 mph ahead of teammate Helio Castroneves’s 224.287 mph lap. The day started off with 15 minutes reserved for Zach Veach and Jack Harvey to complete their rookie orientation practices. Veach completed his orientation at 1:07 P.M. while Harvey had other problems that delayed himRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer The opening day of practice for the 2017 Indianapolis 500 officially began after a two hour rookie orientation/veteran refresher period and Marco Andretti led the speed chart with a lap of 226.338 mph. Scott Dixon was second with a lap of 225.296 mph. Both are driving Honda-powered cars. The first Chevrolet was Ed Carpenter at 224.969 mph. However, before the session for all drivers, some rookie orientations had to be completed, and one was. In order to be declared ready for competitionRead More
Two Indianapolis businessmen, Mike Harding of Harding Group and Dennis Reinbold of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, have formed a technical alliance for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and will field an entry for driver Gabby Chaves. The Harding Group has been an instrumental partner with Indianapolis Motor Speedway in paving projects and client hospitality. For the first time this May, the company will field a car in the Indianapolis 500 with the formation of Harding Racing announced today. Chaves will drive the No.Read More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter It is safe to say that Gabby Chaves’ first outing with Dale Coyne Racing racing can be labeled solid. Chaves signed a deal at the last minute to race for Dale Coyne to replace Luca Filippi for the two rounds at Indianapolis. Despite not being in an IndyCar since the series’ test at Phoenix International Raceway in February, Chaves did not feel intimidated. He showed pace immediately during practice for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, as he nearly matched teammate Conor Daly. “TheRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – With his IndyCar future hanging in the balance, Gabby Chaves has silenced any doubters thus far during the Month of May. The 22-year-old found himself out of a ride when his team, Bryan Herta Autosport, merged with Andretti Autosport and decided to plug in Alexander Rossi, last year’s lone American Formula 1 standout. Available rides came and went for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year, and as the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 drew closer options looked bleak for Chaves.Read More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Dale Coyne Racing and Andretti Autosport led a clear and sunny Thursday practice for the 100th Running for the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Gabby Chaves used a tow to set a flying lap of 227.961 mph on his third lap of the session to set the quickest lap of the day. “It’s only practice, but it feels pretty good,” said Chaves. “It’s my first time at the top of the charts here at IMS in IndyCar. Just pleased with the work theRead More

Posted On May 19, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Lights

My Mazda Road to Indy: Gabby Chaves

Anyone who followed the Mazda Road to Indy career of Gabby Chaves knew that the young Colombian-American would make a name for himself in open-wheel racing, given his propensity for exciting finishes. Second in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in 2012 to eventual Verizon IndyCar Series star Jack Hawksworth, Chaves then finished second to teammate Sage Karam in the 2013 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. But the story of Chaves’ 2013 season was the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: part of a spectacularRead More