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By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Age: 25 Years in IndyCar: 1 Podiums: 1 Laps led: 68 2016 Team: Dale Coyne Racing 2017 Team: AJ Foyt Racing While Conor Daly ended his freshman season 18th in the standings, the results do not match the talent. The Noblesville, Indiana native managed to punch above his own weight several times throughout the year, highlighted by a second-place finish in the first Detroit race. Another promising run came at the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis where he finished sixth after leading a good chunkRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Firestone has signed a multi-year agreement with INDYCAR to remain as the sole tire supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The Nashville, Tennessee-based corporation has been the sole supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series since 2000 and has been a staple in motor racing since the very first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. Firestone returned to Indy car racing in 1995 after a 20-year hiatus and has scored 67 wins at the Indianapolis 500, more than any tire and rubber company combined. “For more than a century,Read More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Season was like a party tray. It gave us a little bit of everything – drama, excitement, surprise. It was hard to narrow down the top five moments from the season, but here you are: 5.) Firestone 600 When IndyCar arrived at the Texas Motor Speedway for their annual June trip, Murphy’s Law was in full effect. Rain hampered the entire weekend and a rough track surface made it difficult to dry. A scary crash between Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly marredRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Oriol Servia will return Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 with hopes of running a full season. The Pals, Spain native has driven for RLL in the Indy 500 three times (2009, ’14, ’15) with a best finish of 11th in 2014. He also drove three additional races for the team in 2014, with a best finish of seventh at Long Beach and leading seven laps late at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. “I couldn’t be more excited to be backRead More

Posted On December 5, 2016By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Farmer: For Sato, The Time is Now

By Josh  Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Andretti Autosport and newly signed driver Takuma Sato both are looking to have the perfect marriage into the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Season. For the Formula 1 competitor, he is joining a powerhouse team after a very hot and cold tenure at AJ Foyt Racing. Aside from a win at Long Beach in 2013 and briefly leading the series standings heading into the Indianapolis 500 that year, he has more than his fair share of bad luck. The 39-year-old Japanese driver has shown many flashes of greatness.Read More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Juan Pablo Montoya will remain with Team Penske but will compete solely in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Motorsport.com confirmed the news following months of speculation as to where the Columbian might end up for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season as Josef Newgarden has been announced as Montoya’s replacement in the No. 2 Chevrolet. He was linked to talks with a few teams for a full-time ride including Chip Ganassi Racing, where he won the 1999 CART ChampionshipRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Andretti Autosport have announced that they will extend its current partnership with Bryan Herta Autosports through the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The duo came together at the start of this year in an effort to put Alexander Rossi in an Indy car, having seen the payoff after winning the historic 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil back in May before placing 11th in the points standings. “We’re happy to have Bryan back with the team for 2017,” Andretti Autosport team owner Michael AndrettiRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – After a solid week of practice leading into the weekend, Marco Andretti endured one of the toughest qualifying efforts of his career at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 29-year-old became part of the drama in attempting to make the Fast Nine Shootout on Saturday, getting bumped out in the waning minutes by Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay just moments after doing to same to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion. More misfortune hit Andretti leading up to his run in the opening round of qualifying onRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – Max Chilton has been in the Verizon IndyCar Series for only a short time, but already the rookie has noticed its growing popularity. In one week, the former Formula 1 driver will pilot the No. 8 Gallagher Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and embark on his first career Indianapolis 500. The 25-year-old has appearances at the famed Monaco Grand Prix, but admitted that he has “enjoyed” the challenge of oval racing. Following his departure from F1, Chilton raced in Indy Lights, the undercard to theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – James Hinchcliffe soared to the top of the pylon in one of the most dramatic Indy 500 qualifying sessions in recent memory, solidifying himself into the Fast Nine Shootout with a chance to win the pole on Sunday for the 100th Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2016. Hinchcliffe’s first qualifying attempt wasn’t fast enough to advance, but in the final 30 minutes of the session the Canadian went out again and put down an electrifying four lap average of 230.946 mph in his No.Read More