Harding Racing Tag

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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — Welcome to the Verizon IndyCar Series, rookies. The Harding Racing duo of Colton Herta and Patricio O’Ward exceeded expectations in their debuts on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Both drivers finished on the lead lap, with O’Ward finishing ninth and Herta coming home 20th. Race strategist Brian Barnhart was proud of both by bringing his entries home with a clean car and lead lap finishes, stating that it was crucial of allowing the duo an opportunity to compete at the highest level before theRead More

Posted On September 15, 2018By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pato O’Ward Stuns in Sonoma Qualifying

By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist SONOMA, California – Life just keeps getting better for Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Patricio ‘Pato’ O’ Ward. Two weeks removed from claiming the 2018 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire championship, O’Ward qualified fifth for his first Verizon IndyCar Series race in tomorrow’s IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma. The result has the 19-year-old from Monterrey, Mexico surrounded by former series champions, Indianapolis 500 winners and in the middle of a championship fight heading into his first IndyCar race. “I honestly don’t know what to think aboutRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — It was a share of laughs and soaking in the greatest opportunity that a racer has worked their heart and soul for – reaching the highest ladder in American open wheel racing. That was the story behind Harding Racing teammates and INDYCAR debutants Colton Herta and Patricio O’Ward’s Friday press conference at Sonoma Raceway. The Road to Indy alumni were teammates at Andretti Autosport in Indy Lights, and just wrapped up an intense championship battle which wrapped up two weeks ago at PortlandRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Harding Racing announced today that Conor Daly will be racing the No. 88 Harding Racing Chevrolet in the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th race in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. The team is looking to expand to a two car effort in 2019 and with Chaves already confirmed as being one driver, the team is looking for a teammate to partner Chaves and will be evaluating its options for the rest of the season. “At this point in the season, we are focusing all ourRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Despite having two cautions for minor incidents, neither resulted in retirements, but Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway saw three drivers calling it a day due to car issues. Each retirement resulted significant implications to not only each team, but for one driver, the Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Among the three retirements, A.J. Foyt Racing rookie and 2017 Iowa Indy Lights winner Matheus Leist’s was a cultivation of a sour weekend, beginning in Saturday’s opening practice, when his No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet hadRead More

Posted On March 4, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Preview: Harding Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer With the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season rapidly approaching, Motorsports Tribune is previewing each of the teams competing on the tour. The site’s IndyCar staff will break each team down, laying out their results from the previous season while previewing the year to come for the organization and their driver(s). Team: Harding Racing Drivers: Gabby Chaves  What Happened Last Year: The 2017 season was a year of feeling out the Verizon IndyCar Series for Harding Racing. The team bought a couple of new cars and someRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer After a successful three-race debut stint in 2017, Gabby Chaves and Harding Racing are set to leap into full-time Verizon IndyCar Series competition in the upcoming season. The organization announced their intent to field Chaves full-time in the No. 88 Chevrolet on Friday, continuing a pairing that exceeded their own expectations in their first year. “After the success we had in our three races of 2017, the next logical step was to take the team to a full season.” Team Owner Mike Harding said inRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief An incredibly busy offseason for the Verizon IndyCar Series has now added yet another change, but this time it comes with INDYCAR Race Director Brian Barnhart being confirmed to leave his longtime role and take over as President for Harding Racing. Harding Racing has never officially confirmed a full-time campaign for next season. However, team owner Mike Harding has made it clear that is the goal. The team only made three starts in 2017, with a best finish of fifth at Texas to pair with aRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas – It was just the second race of the season for Harding Racing, but you wouldn’t know it based on how they’ve performed. Their only ever outing having been a ninth-place result in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil last month, the team set out to compete at Texas and Pocono before attempting to race the full Verizon IndyCar Series schedule next year. That top 10 was elevated to a new best finish for the team withRead 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