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By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter INDYCAR is in talks to host a non-points round on the streets of Beijing, China in late October. Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman and Company, confirmed to Motorsport.com that talks have progressed to host a race in the Chinese capital city, but nothing is official yet. IndyCar also made the following announcement via Twitter: “For many months INDYCAR has participated in discussions regarding a non-Championship event in the Fengtai District of Beijing, China. If scheduled, this race would occur in October following the conclusion of theRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer A word to the wise, if you haven’t purchased your tickets for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, get your order in soon. As reported in the Indianapolis Star, tickets are moving at a brisk rate, and Speedway officials are optimistic that the event will see the first sell-out crowd since the pre-split era. Reserved ticket sales have already surpassed the mark set last year, with more than two months remaining before the event. The numbers will not top the crowd in 1995 dueRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Through all of the history and tradition that is the Indianapolis 500, the event has never carried a title or presenting sponsor, until now. A deal has been reached with D-A Lubricants’ Penn Grade Motor Oil for three years worth $5 million total to become the presenting sponsor starting with the 100th Indy 500. “This historic announcement is welcome news for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and generates even more momentum for the entire Verizon IndyCar Series,” Hulman & Company CEO Mark Miles said. “PennGrade Motor Oil, with itsRead More
By Josh Farmer, Journalist IndyCar announced changes to the series’ rulebook for the upcoming 2016 season. Aerodynamic changes are on hand for all ovals on the schedule. Phoenix will have the same aerodynamic configuration that was put in place in 2015. The two longest ovals on the schedule, Indianapolis and Pocono, will have the same aero configuration as 2015 with the addition of a domed skid plate and rear wing beam flaps which are designed to prevent cars from becoming airborne in the event of spinning. Texas will see aRead 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
By Josh Farmer, Journalist IndyCar has granted Honda permission to improve its aero kit in order to close the gap to rival Chevrolet. Following aerodynamic tests at Windshear in Charlotte, North Carolina, it was determined that Honda’s aero package used on road/street courses and short ovals was found to be at a competitive disadvantage to Chevrolet and that the performance gap was big enough to implement IndyCar Rule 9.3, which states that a manufacturer  can make improvements to their package if there is a clear disadvantage and it is detrimental to theRead More

Posted On October 27, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2016 IndyCar schedule released

After being initially leaked on Sunday, the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule was officially announced this morning. The season will once again kick off in St. Petersburg on March 13th, which has moved up two weeks due to the Easter holiday. Making it’s return in nearly 10 years will be Phoenix International Raceway, which will host a 200-lap Saturday night race on April 2. Phoenix joins Road America as the second classic Amerian Open Wheel Racing venue to return to the schedule. Following Phoenix will be the 42nd Toyota GrandRead More
After several comments from drivers and team owners that were seen by IndyCar’s Mark Miles as “damaging to the sport,” the IndyCar Czar has now addressed the issue. According to new rule 9.3.8 – Detrimental Competitor Conduct: Competitors must be respectful, professional, fair and courteous to others. At all times, Competitors must not, attempt to, or engage in conduct or statements that in the judgement of INDYCAR • Threatens or denigrates any Official, fellow Competitor or the INDYCAR brand • Calls into question the integrity or legitimacy of the RulesRead More
The Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the Northeast on the streets of Boston, Massachusetts on Labor Day weekend in 2016 and beyond. The inaugural Grand Prix of Boston will run on September 4, 2016 and will be the first IndyCar race in New England since the 2013 Baltimore Grand Prix. The race has been in the planning phase for the last three years under the work of Mark Perrone, the CEO of the Grand Prix of Boston and things started to progress further just a few months ago. “We’reRead More
Indy 500 logo
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway revealed its new logo for its highly anticipated 100th Indianapolis 500 that will be run on May 29, 2016. “Each year we design a new logo for the Indianapolis 500, but this year’s effort has been given special consideration,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co. “The logo for the 100th Indianapolis 500 recognizes both our illustrious past and an even brighter future.” Recently it was also announced that next year’s the Grand Prix of Indianapolis will be held on May 14, 2016.Read More