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By INDYCAR AUSTIN, Texas – If 11 hours and more than 8,000 miles of on-track testing over two days showed anything, it’s that the NTT IndyCar Series fits in marvelously at the sparkling Circuit of The Americas and the competition will be deep and intense in the 2019 season. Twenty-five drivers completed 2,367 laps at INDYCAR Spring Training, the only officially mandated testing prior to the NTT IndyCar Series season opener, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 10. Rookie driver Colton Herta surprised many by turning theRead More
By INDYCAR AUSTIN, Texas – Colton Herta wasted no time making his presence felt in the NTT IndyCar Series. The Harding Steinbrenner Racing rookie was quickest in both on-track sessions on opening day of INDYCAR Spring Training at Circuit of The Americas. INDYCAR SPRING TRAINING: Session 1 results; Session 2 results; Combined results Herta, driving the No. 88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda, logged the best lap of anyone among the 25 drivers participating Tuesday in the official series open test on the 3.41-mile permanent road course. The 18-year-old son of retired Indy carRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas — Juncos Racing have announced that NFP has furthered their partnership and will sponsor Kyle Kaiser in the No. 32 Chevrolet entry for the INDYCAR Classic at Circuit of the Americas next month. NFP, a nationally ranked insurance brokerage firm, first joined the team for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 last May, where Kaiser qualified an impressive 17th. “I am excited to be back in an IndyCar for the 2019 season with Juncos Racing at COTA,” said Kaiser. “I’m thrilled to have NFP partnerRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Patricio “Pato” O’Ward will not be driving for Harding Steinbrenner Racing for the upcoming NTT IndyCar Series season. It was announced that the two have agreed to “part ways” on Monday. “The Harding Steinbrenner Racing team supported my decision to seek a new opportunity by releasing me from my contract and allowing me the opportunity to find a new team before the start of the 2019 season,” O’Ward said in a statement. “Now, I am fully focused on finding the right opportunity and how I willRead More

Posted On February 8, 2019By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2019 IndyCar Series Rookie Preview

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer What’s already been a dynamic off-season in the NTT IndyCar Series, one storyline that’s going to be quite the tale is the Rookie of the Year battle, consisting of five full-time drivers, two more from last season, all with something to prove. Each have their own tales, with some coming out of the world of Formula One, a re-branded squad featuring Indy Lights alumnus and another that’s given the biggest opportunity of his racing career. This crop of rookies have the potential of providing an intenseRead More

Posted On February 7, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

INDYCAR Pass Debuts on NBC Sports Gold

By INDYCAR The future has arrived for getting the ultimate in NTT IndyCar Series coverage. Fans may sign up now for INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold, the direct-to-consumer livestreaming product that will put more INDYCAR programming content at viewers’ fingertips than ever before. INDYCAR Pass will provide livestreams of all NTT IndyCar Series practice and qualifying sessions throughout the 17-race season, featuring broadcast quality production and NBC Sports’ INDYCAR talent to call the action. In addition, full-broadcast, same-day replays of NTT IndyCar Series races, livestreams of Indy Lights presented byRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The only components of a racing car designed to purposefully make contact with the racing surface are the tires. That’s why they are so critical to a race car’s performance. But don’t take this author’s word for it, Mario Andretti’s opinion would be the more important one. “There’s no element of a race car that’s more important than the tires. I think you can fix the aerodynamics, you can fix the suspension technology, so on and so forth, but you cannot afford to have issues withRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s the dawn of a new era for the prestigious street circuit in Southern California as the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced Tuesday that Acura will become the new multi-year title sponsor for the Grand Prix of Long Beach this year, replacing Toyota, who ended their 44-year relationship last August. Acura has been heavily involved in the world of motorsports, including their return to North American sports car racing as Team Penske’s DPi and Meyer Shank Racing’s GTD run the Japanese luxury brand inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Let’s face the music. As much as I prefer seeing the NTT IndyCar Series champion represent the No. 1 in their car, history has been against them due to various shortcomings. Over the past two seasons, the reigning INDYCAR champion have carried the No. 1 banner, but weren’t able to retain it. Heading into 2019, five-time champion Scott Dixon did a photo shoot standing next to his PNC Bank Honda. What stood out was the No. 1 appearing on his car instead of the iconic No.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series races at Road America and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca both have new title sponsors for their upcoming 2019 races. The June 23rd race at Road America will be called the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. REV is a parent company of more than 30 specialty vehicle brands that span emergency, bus, recreation and specialty markets. In appreciation of first responders, REV will also host a special hospitality area at Road America to salute them. “REV is excited to be theRead More