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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After splitting time with Ed Carpenter Racing and Carlin the last two years, Conor Daly will have one home in 2022. ECR announced Friday morning that Daly will run the No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet for the entire 17-race NTT IndyCar Series tour. Over the past few years, driver/owner Ed Carpenter drove the No. 20 machine on the ovals, including the Indianapolis 500. That’ll change this season as Daly will drive for a single team for the first time since 2017 when he drove for AJ FoytRead More

Posted On December 10, 2021By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Al Unser Passes Away at 82

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Four-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser passed away at his New Mexico home Thursday after a long battle with cancer. President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway J. Douglas Boles issued a statement of Unser’s passing. “In the 112 years of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Al Unser’s career stands out among the others. His four Indianapolis 500 wins and most laps led in the ‘500’ (644) solidify him as one of the greatest of all time. Al achieved his successes competing against many of theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato will continue his NTT IndyCar Series career in 2022. It was announced Thursday morning that he’ll drive for Dale Coyne Racing w/ Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 team on a full-time basis. Sato will take over the Honda-powered entry that was primarily driven by Romain Grosjean this past season. The two-team effort were able to score a pole in the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis and ended the year with three podiums — all accomplished by the Frenchman, who’ll nowRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The most decorated Road to Indy scholar has found a home in the NTT IndyCar Series. After weeks of uncertainty, Kyle Kirkwood was announced Wednesday as AJ Foyt Racing’s newest driver. The Floridian will replace Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 14 Chevrolet on a full-time basis next season. Bourdais will be make the move to IMSA once again as he’ll join Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac DPi program. Kirkwood said he’s over the moon of driving for Foyt, knowing he’ll have big shoes to fill by takingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport announced Thursday morning that Indy Lights competitor Devlin DeFrancesco will pilot the No. 29 Honda in the NTT IndyCar Series next season. The Italian-Canadian racer will replace veteran James Hinchcliffe, who scored a single podium at Nashville and finished 20th in the championship standings. In just one season in Indy Lights, the 21-year-old scored two podiums en route to a sixth-place points finish. Despite not reaching the top step of the podium, the team highly touts DeFrancesco, including co-owner Michael Andretti. “We’re thrilledRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer All throughout last month’s 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, the main focus was towards the three-man battle for the NTT IndyCar Series championship. It wasn’t the only storyline that took place as a slew of news occurred, notably Andretti Autosport signing Romain Grosjean to drive the No. 28 DHL Honda next season. While those were significant news stories, there was one angle I wanted to focus. That angle where I needed to challenge myself and provide a different outlook to the world of openRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Wednesday that Formula 2 driver Christian Lundgaard will be replacing Takuma Sato’s seat in the No. 30 Honda. The Danish racer made a good impression in the Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix at Indianapolis, qualifying fourth in his lone start to date. Lundgaard ultimately finished 12th in the No. 45 Honda that’ll be driven full-time by Jack Harvey. Although his focus for the rest of 2021 will be in F2, the ART Grand Prix competitor is excited to sign aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer October 16, 2011. Forever be a day of infamy amongst open wheel racing fans, writers, and personnel. That very day, 34 cars accepted the daunting challenge of taking the green flag for the championship race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Eleven laps later, tragedy occurred as over a dozen cars were involved in one of the most horrific accidents in history. Not only did the incident include Will Power, who was battling Dario Franchitti for the championship, but also involved that year’s Indianapolis 500 champion DanRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Jack Harvey’s next chapter in the NTT IndyCar Series will be with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The team announced Monday morning that Harvey will pilot the No. 45 Hy-Vee Honda as part of a multi-year deal. After spending five seasons with Meyer Shank Racing, Harvey is excited to join an organization that’s won two Indianapolis 500s (2004 and 2020). “I’ve been working towards this moment for my entire career and I’m so honored and thankful for the trust Bobby, Mike (Lanigan), David (Letterman) and Piers (Phillips,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato won’t return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2022. The team confirmed Sato’s departure Tuesday afternoon with a lengthy appreciation post for his contributions to the squad. The 44-year-old wrapped up his fourth straight year with RLL Racing, finishing 11th in the NTT IndyCar Series standings this season. Sato scored four wins from 2018-2020, including the 104th Indy 500 which marked RLL Racing’s first 500 win since Buddy Rice in 2004. Including Sato’s previous tenure in 2012, he scored sixRead More