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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway’s repave and reconfiguration are officially complete and on Monday, both NASCAR and IndyCar joined in on the fun. The 1.5-mile oval began the process in January with the aim to add extensive draining to help with its irrigation issues that plagued it the past few years. None more apparent than last year when IndyCar underwent a 70-plus day red flag rain delay, with the race being completed on August 27 in a thriller won by Graham Rahal by justRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — INDYCAR has announced that all four major auto manufacturers involved in this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series have announced multi-year extensions with IndyCar racing. Representatives from Honda, Chevrolet, Firestone and Dallara confirmed that each supplier has signed a multi-year extension to remain with the IndyCar Series for an unspecified amount of years. Each partner has a storied history with IndyCar racing. For Honda, the extension continues a presence in American open wheel racing that began in 1993 with the formationRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter IndyCar had a slew of reports at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this morning, the first being an extension with longtime chassis builder Dallara. Ahead of their 20th season in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Dallara will remain as the exclusive supplier for the series through the year 2020. “Dallara’s continued participation in our sport provides INDYCAR and our competitors a tremendous amount of confidence,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR President, Competition and Operations. “Dallara has been an instrumental partner in the Verizon IndyCarRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter The new Verizon IndyCar Series body kits will have a radically different, yet somewhat familiar look when they debut in 2018. According to RACER, the design will take some styling cues from the Panoz DP-01, the final car to race in the Champ Car World Series in 2007. Some of the changes will include the removal of the airbox above the driver’s head, replacing with a traditional rollover bar design. The sidepods will also be grow in size to fill in the large area behindRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter IndyCar announced today that development on the 2017 aero kit will be frozen immediately before switching to a universal kit in 2018. The decision comes in the wake of discussions held throughout the year with the teams as well as manufacturers Honda and Chevrolet of retracting the kits in favor of a spec design. Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations noted that the move is part of the series’ plan to move forward while producing a competitive product on track. He also noted that theRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon Indycar Series will race at Watkins Glen International for the Indycar Grand Prix at The Glen. The event is slated for September 2-4, 2016. About the Race The Indycar Grand Prix at the Glen is round fifteen of sixteen for the Verizon Indycar Series in 2016. The event is held on a natural terrain road course, one of six such races on the schedule. The original version of the 2016 Verizon Indycar Series schedule had this weekend scheduled for the Grand PrixRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter FORT WORTH, Texas – Due to deteriorating weather conditions, this weekend’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway has been rescheduled to August 27, 2016. The race was originally rescheduled to Sunday, June 12 after rains washed the original running on June 11th. The race got underway at 2pm but was halted after 71 laps due to another heavy thunderstorm. The race had ran under yellow from lap 42 until the stoppage due to a scary crash between Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly. All tickets will beRead More
By Josh Farmer, Journalist When the upcoming IndyCar season’s schedule was released recently, the reaction was rather muddled. The schedule features 16 races, 13 of which are returning events. The scheduling of the races is a little different from years past, including a few races being spread out and the season extending past Labor Day ending on September 18. The break between some of the races was much needed, given the toll it was taking on teams last year. There are no big surprises that came from the announcement, but thatRead More