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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDYCAR has announced that beginning with the 2019 season, Verizon IndyCar Series races will air on NBC and NBC Sports in a three-year deal. Eight IndyCar races, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and its qualifications, will be on NBC next year with the remaining races on NBC Sports. Currently five races are broadcast on network TV. The biggest change besides network is offering NBC Sports Gold, where fans can watch practice, qualifying, and all support series practice, qualifying and races for a nominal fee. Previously thoseRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer The details for the final leg of the Danica Double have been revealed. Ed Carpenter Racing announced on Wednesday that Danica Patrick will compete for the organization in May’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, confirming the news Patrick herself let slip during February’s Daytona 500 Media Tour. Patrick will pilot the No. 13 Chevrolet, running with the familiar green livery of longtime sponsor GoDaddy. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – to be the team to power Danica in her final race, and to doRead More

Posted On March 6, 2018By Aaron BeardenIn Headline News, IndyCar

AMR Named Title Sponsor of INDYCAR Safety Team

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer The safety team following the Verizon IndyCar Series will have new branding in 2018. Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) officials announced Tuesday that American Medical Response (AMR) and the sanctioning body have reached an agreement for the company to become the title sponsor of the industry-leading INDYCAR Safety Team, replacing Holmatro. “In our opinion, INDYCAR’s safety team is the finest in motorsports,” INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations Jay Frye said in a release. “We are excited to partner with AMR to continue building the legacy ofRead More

Posted On February 20, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Holmatro Signs Five-Year Extension with INDYCAR

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018) – Holmatro has supported INDYCAR’s renowned safety team for decades, supplying rescue tools to assist in the quick and safe extrication of race drivers following an on-track incident. That reliable and valuable relationship continues with today’s announcement that INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have renewed the agreement that keeps Holmatro as the Official Rescue Tool Provider. As such, Holmatro will provide cutting-edge technology tools and training to support every Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy event for the next five years.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor When Danica Patrick wraps up her racing career with the Daytona 500/Indianapolis 500 double this year, she will be doing so in familiar colors. GoDaddy, which sponsored Patrick for her first six seasons in NASCAR and her last two in IndyCar, announced on Thursday that they would be returning to sponsor her again in her final two races. “This is definitely the way I want to finish my racing career — at these two iconic races, backed by my iconic, long-time sponsor,” said Patrick. “GoDaddyRead More
By Indianapolis Motor Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 – Dan Gurney, one of America’s true auto racing heroes, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14 in Southern California following complications with pneumonia. He was 86. A tall, handsome, larger-than-life American who raced in Europe during the late 1950s and 1960s at a time when the American public was generally not following European racing anywhere close to the extent it later would, Gurney enjoyed considerable success overseas, including winning four Formula One World Championship Grand Prix events and sharing the winning carRead More

Posted On January 3, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

INDYCAR Reveals 2018 TV schedule

By INDYCAR INDYCAR and its broadcast partners announced the 2018 television schedule today featuring an expanded use of in-car cameras to bring fans the thrilling action of the Verizon IndyCar Series from a variety of new angles in the upcoming 17-race season. ABC and NBCSN will utilize never-before-seen views of the intense racing that the Verizon IndyCar Series offers with cameras strategically placed on the universal bodywork kit that is new for all cars in 2018. In addition to the traditional in-car position above and behind the driver’s head, camerasRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor IndyCar has announced changes to the rules and format of qualifying for oval races from 2018 on, according to a recent article by The old system of a driver lottery, the equivalent of drawing a name from a hat is replaced by a new system designed to up the tension and spectacle in a logical and fair manner. For the races at Phoenix, Texas, Iowa, Gateway and Pocono drivers will qualify in championship order according points. Drivers at the bottom of the standings will qualifyRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The new universal aero kit is looking promising in the buildup to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Honda completed their latest round of manufacturer testing recently with the focus primarily on their superspeedway package. James Hinchcliffe (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entry) and four-time series champion Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing entry) were selected for the trials at both Texas Motor Speedway (Monday) and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Thursday), with representatives from every Honda-powered team on hand as well. Admittedly eye candy for every person that has hadRead More
By Road to Indy After a comprehensive review process by karting industry authority’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Rob Howden and Managing Editor David Cole, Mission Viejo, Calif., native Jake Craig, 19, emerged from a list of six finalists to earn a coveted ticket to the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout. Howden and Cole were tasked with the difficult decision to select one up-and-coming karter to contest the Shootout at the Bondurant Racing School near Phoenix, Ariz., on December 9/10, which will see the champions of 17 series around theRead More