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By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — INDYCAR announced today that the Advanced Frontal Protection debris deflector recently introduced as the sport’s latest safety initiative will be used in competition sooner than expected – beginning at next month’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The titanium AFP, which provides frontal protection for drivers, was tested earlier this week at IMS by INDYCAR teams in an open test on the 2.5-mile oval. INDYCAR President Jay Frye said the sanctioning body is satisfied the AFP is ready for use in all NTT IndyCar Series racesRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Fresh off of a 2017 Indy Lights championship run, Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing are taking their partnership to the Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS). Juncos announced Thursday that Kaiser, 21, will compete in four VICS races for the organization in 2018, including the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 and two additional events to be determined at a later date. “I’m very excited to be moving up to the Verizon IndyCar Series with Juncos Racing,” Kaiser said in a release.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer A new sponsor will adorn Juan Pablo Montoya’s entry in the 101st Indianapolis 500 as Team Penske announced that Fitzgerald Glider Kits will be featured prominently on the No. 22 Chevrolet piloted by the two time Indianapolis 500 winner. Fitzgerald is making its debut at Barber Motorsports Park with Josef Newgarden’s No. 2 Chevrolet and will also be on Montoya’s entry at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 13th. “Team Penske is proud to work with Fitzgerald and to have theRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Simon Pagenaud put himself in the perfect position to defend his points lead by taking the pole for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Pagenaud rose above the competition in Q2 after getting beaten by Team Penske teammate Will Power in Q1. The Firestone Fast Six presented a competitive battle as six drivers from six teams were represented. When the green dropped, Pagenaud picked up where he left off and threw down a 1:08.6868 his final lap on the red option tires. Charlie KimballRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor Another entry for the Month of May has been confirmed as JR Hildebrand will complete and All-American lineup for Ed Carpenter Racing. The team also announced that Preferred Freezer Services will return as Hildebrand’s sponsor for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Hildebrand, 28, has not raced competed a full season in IndyCar since 2012 and has since ran a few one off deals for Bryan Herta Autosport as well as EdRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor The entry list for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil has grown by one as Alex Tagliani has been confirmed to drive for A.J. Foyt for the second straight year. The 2011 Indianapolis 500 pole sitter will drive the #35 Alfe Heat Treating for both the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th running of the May Classic. The number 35 stands symbolic for the 35 years that A.J. Foyt raced at the famed Brickyard. In lastRead More
Simon Pagenaud 41st Grand Prix of Long Beach 2015 IndyCar
Team Penske today announced that DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing will sponsor the No. 22 Dallara/Chevrolet and driver Simon Pagenaud at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday, May 9. Pagenaud, in his first year with Team Penske, is the defending race winner of the event. DeVilbiss, and its parent company Finishing Brands, was recently acquired by Carlisle Companies, an established partner of Team Penske. Through its Hawk Performance brake pad division, Carlisle has experienced tremendous success with Team Penske in both INDYCAR and NASCAR competition.  Carlisle will help highlightRead More

Posted On March 27, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Andretti Autosport Tabs Wilson for Indy

Andretti Autosport confirmed today that Justin Wilson will join its Verizon IndyCar Series program for part of the 2015 season. The 36-year-old veteran driver will pilot the No. 25 Honda for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis as well as the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Wilson has competed in the Verizon IndyCar Series for 11 seasons, totaling seven wins, 26 podium finishes, eight pole positions and 700 laps led. “I’m thrilled to be joining Andretti Autosport,” said Wilson. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for me and this should be aRead More