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By David Morgan, Associate Editor After an uncertain offseason, James Hinchcliffe will be back behind the wheel in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020, albeit on a part-time basis. On Wednesday, Hinchcliffe and Andretti Autosport announced that the 33-year old Canadian would be piloting the No. 29 Honda for three races, starting with the Indianapolis Grand Prix on May 9, followed by the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, and the June 6 race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Andretti entry will carry sponsorship from Genesys, which hasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AJ Foyt Racing announced Tuesday its remaining driver lineup for the No. 14 Chevrolet as Sebastien Bourdais and Dalton Kellett will run the road and street course races. Last Thursday, the team announced that Tony Kanaan will run all five oval races as 2020 will mark his final NTT IndyCar Series campaign. Bourdais will start off the year competing the first three races, beginning with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, a track he’s won twice (2017-18). From there, he’ll run the next two racesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Back at Sonoma Raceway two years ago, at the first-ever race I was credentialed to cover a NASCAR Cup Series race for this website I still proudly write for, Kyle Larson was the focal point of unnecessary controversy. Why? It’s because Larson’s passion for dirt racing (sprint and midgets), like wanting to run for the World of Outlaws championship in the future, was more apparent than his main driving profession which is stock car racing. Larson said some aren’t as open minded of versatile racers andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Funding of getting an NTT IndyCar Series ride is no longer a rigorous issue for James Hinchcliffe. That’s because Genesys announced Thursday at their Genesys Kickoff in Orlando that they’ll support the popular Canadian racer during the Month of May, including the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge May 24. This monumental announcement couldn’t have come at a perfect time as Hinchcliffe remains a free agent after controversially being let go from Arrow McLaren SP three months ago. Although Hinchcliffe’s chances of driving full-time in 2020Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Retirement? Non-existent for the 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kurt Busch. Both Busch and his primary sponsor Monster Energy have agreed to a multi-year deal to stay with Chip Ganassi Racing beyond 2019. Saturday’s announcement began with a tease between Busch, Ganassi and Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage as they unveiled a white rocking chair. With a little bit of acting involved, things got real once Busch said why there’s rocking chair at the media center? That’s when theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This is the final article of a four-part series focusing on the life of Greg Moore, who lost his life at Auto Club Speedway on October 31, 1999. PREVIOUS STORIES: PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 The term “what if” is often tossed around the world of motorsports and Greg Moore is among those racers who are heavily associated in that category. Each story you’ve heard validates Greg’s case as one of the biggest “what ifs” as he was on the verge of joiningRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer April 22, 1975 – October 31, 1999 Five-Time CART Winner 1998 U.S. 500 Champion 1995 Indy Lights Champion No. 99 Retired by CART This is the first article of a four-part series focusing on the life of Greg Moore, who lost his life at Auto Club Speedway on October 31, 1999. Whenever a CART competitor saw Greg Moore’s red gloves in their mirrors, they would always expect a hellacious battle, especially on ovals. Greg’s blistering light blue No. 99 Player’s machine was easy to identify becauseRead More

Posted On August 9, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

McLaren Confirms IndyCar Program for 2020

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer McLaren finally ended all speculation about their full time involvement in American open wheel racing by announcing a full time NTT IndyCar Series Program for the 2020 season. Run in conjunction with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, the newly-renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP team will be a two car effort powered by Chevrolet engines. “IndyCar has been part of McLaren since our early years of racing, and the series today provides not only a commercial platform to continue to grow our brand in North America, but competitionRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In a time period where the world of American open wheel racing pushed the confines of danger, a series of life-changing accidents were always common. When certain accidents happen, action must be taken to prevent serious injuries or even death. It was the main focal point of the upcoming documentary Rapid Response, and right away you’ll get that feel as to why the professionally staffed safety team came to be. Without a shadow of a doubt, this documentary takes you on a dramatic trip to theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Cars hurtling into Turn 1 at 240 mph, grandstands packed with upwards of 300,000 people, the pomp and circumstance of the pre-race festivities. A race that can turn an average driver into a superstar and boost the career of a driver that is already a superstar into the stratosphere. I had heard the stories about how magical race day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was and how much it means to everyone involved, but for years, the Indianapolis 500 has been an event that I tookRead More