Indy 500 Tag

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
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer When Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) returns to the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, they’ll do so with at least one familiar face behind the wheel. The organization announced Thursday that Sage Karam will return to the team for the third-consecutive year, piloting their No. 24 Chevrolet in the 500-mile event with sponsorship support from Wix Filters. Excited to announce @WIXFilters partnership with @DRRIndyCar at the 102nd #Indy500 and young racer @SageKaram . Sage will drive the No. 24Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Juncos Racing have confirmed that its partnership with Chevrolet will carry forward into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Kyle Kaiser, who captured the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship with Juncos, is set to make his debut at ISM Raceway (formerly known as Phoenix International Raceway) as part of a four race effort for the upcoming season. Other events include the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Indianapolis Grand Prix and 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The team will also runRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Team Penske announced they have extended their partnership with Hitachi for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series campaign. A featured sponsor for the past five years with three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves, Hitachi will move over to the No. 1 Chevrolet piloted by defending series champion Josef Newgarden for eight races for the upcoming season. Hitachi will also remain as an associate sponsor for Team Penske’s other entries – Simon Pagenaud, Will Power and No. 3 of Castroneves for his return in the 102nd Running ofRead More

Posted On December 28, 2017By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2017 IndyCar Driver Review: Scott Dixon

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 10 drivers from the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the third-place championship finisher, Scott Dixon. Scott Dixon, No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 2017: 3rd in the championship  Wins: 1, Top 5: 10, Top 10: 16, Poles: 1, Laps Led: 131 Best Finish: 1st (Road America) It was a quiet 2017 season for Scott Dixon – his first without multiple victories since 2005. But considering the many variables associated with it, Dixon and Chip GanassiRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 10 drivers from the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the fourth-place championship finisher, Helio Castroneves. Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet 2017: 4th in the championship  Wins: 1, Top 5: 9, Top 10: 16, Poles: 3, Laps Led: 442 Best Finish: 1st (Iowa Speedway) With Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves set to move over to sports car racing outside of the Indianapolis 500 in 2018, his 2017 served as both an impressive final Verizon IndyCarRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 10 drivers from the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the seventh-place championship finisher, Alexander Rossi. Alexander Rossi, No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport Honda 2017: 7th in the championship Wins: 1, Top 5: 5, Top 10: 10, Poles: 2, Laps Led: 99 Best Finish: 1st (Watkins Glen International)  If winning the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 thrust Rossi into the Verizon IndyCar Series spotlight in 2016, then the former Formula One prospect’s 2017 seasonRead More

Posted On December 23, 2017By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2017 IndyCar Driver Review: Takuma Sato

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 10 drivers from the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the eighth-place championship finisher, Takuma Sato. Takuma Sato, No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda 2017: 8th in the championship  Wins: 1, Top 5: 4, Top 10: 7, Poles: 1, Laps Led: 41 Best Finish: 1st (Indianapolis 500) His championship hopes may have sputtered over the summer months, but Sato’s 2017 will be forever be remembered as a tale of redemption after his fateful drive toRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer After being replaced by Tony Kanaan at AJ Foyt Racing, Carlos Munoz is returning to his old Verizon IndyCar Series home at Andretti Autosport – at least for one race. Andretti announced on Monday that Munoz will compete for the team in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. The Columbian will pilot the team’s No. 29 Honda entry in the legendary 500-mile event, joining former Indy 500 winners Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay, along with Marco Andretti, Zach Veach and fellow temporary addition StefanRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato was the star of Honda ‘Thanks Day’ at Twin Ring Motegi today. The annual event showcases Honda’s brightest racing stars who lap the circuit in both current and historic race cars to the delight of a massive crowd. Sato was joined by the Borg-Warner trophy which made its first overseas trip to mark the occasion. Other notable participants included MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez, as well as McLaren-Honda Formula One drivers Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne. Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly,Read More