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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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Motorsports Christmas shouldn’t be taken away from the fans, who have a day to celebrate their favorite sport. There’s an outlandish statement Ken Willis from The Daytona Beach News-Journal made about the Indianapolis 500 should be moved to Saturday and the Coca-Cola 600 staying on Sunday or even moved to Memorial Day. It’s a joke and who can blame the people who feel this way. I understand the earlier days of the Indy 500 had the “Never on Sunday” rule, but we’re beyond past thoseRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Pippa Mann’s run in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 might be considered average by some, but looking beneath the surface shows a great drive from 30th to 16th place for the No. 39 Chevrolet. Mann raced for Clauson-Marshall Racing, a USAC racing team known for performances on dirt and paved short tracks around the country. However, in their first foray into Indy car racing, the little team that could showed that it belonged as it finished every lap on race day and ran as highRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — A fantastic break on a late race caution helped elevate Takuma Sato through the field in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 and the Japanese driver nearly picked up his second 500 win on Sunday, finishing third. Sato was on pit road for his final stop when the caution came out for the five car incident on Lap 178 that eliminated Felix Rosenqvist, Graham Rahal, Zach Veach and Sebastien Bourdais from the race and took Charlie Kimball out of contention. The No. 30 Panasonic/MiJack Honda wasRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Simon Pagenaud completed his May mission with the biggest win of his racing life, capturing the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in a duel for the ages and extending Team Penske’s dominance in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Pagenaud edged Alexander Rossi by 0.2086 of a second following a thrilling clash over the final 14 laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that had the crowd at the world’s largest single-day sporting event on its feet and screaming with excitement. It was the seventh-closest finish in IndianapolisRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – Santino Ferrucci shined bright on the biggest stage of them all at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Despite starting 23rd on the 33-car grid, the 20-year-old Connecticut native made all the right moves to finish a career-best seventh, and even led a lap, in “The Greatest Spectacle Racing.” “The race was surprisingly longer than it looks, and racing with other drivers was actually a lot more fun than I had ever hoped it to be,” said Ferrucci, driver ofRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — With no guarantees of another shot in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, Conor Daly had to make the most of his one opportunity with Andretti Autosport in the Indianapolis 500 and take advantage he did with a 10th place finish. The No. 25 U.S. Air Force Honda turned the fastest lap of the month and started 11th in the 33 car field. After some close action with a few drivers and running as high as second in the last 30 laps, Daly fadedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Track position is the name of the game when it comes to racing at Indianapolis, but even starting at a deficit in the track position department couldn’t deter James Hinchcliffe from making a run through the field to finish just outside the top-10. After driving his way into the 33-car field in last Sunday’s Last Row Shootout, the driver of the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda started the day in 32nd, but quickly jumped into the top-25 before climbing even furtherRead More