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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After a difficult 2018 that included a pieced-together Indianapolis 500 ride, a NASCAR race with a sponsor that took its logos off the car following a PR storm involving his father and some dirt midget racing that didn’t end as expected, Conor Daly now has his best shot to perform well at the Indianapolis 500. Daly announced today that he will attempt to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport in the No. 25 USAF Recruiting Services Honda to complete an all-American lineup alongsideRead More

Posted On December 7, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News

2018 Performance Racing Industry – Friday Notes

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The second day of the 2018 Performance Racing Industry trade show at the Indiana Convention Center and it was packed full of happenings. In the morning, 1992 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Lyn St. James hosted a panel entitled Opportunities for Women in Motorsport with panelists Dr. Karen Silvaggio (Thunder Valley Racing President), sports car racer Shea Holbrook, NBC Sports IndyCar pit reporter Katie Hargitt and chief Firestone Racing engineer Cara Adams. Abel Motorsports announced their intention to race two cars in the Pro MazdaRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The No. 98 entry for Andretti-Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian in the IndyCar Series just scored a new business partner entering the car as driver Marco Andretti has become the second owner-driver in IndyCar racing. The No. 98 U.S. Concrete Honda will be entered by the newly-renamed entity Andretti-Herta Autosport with Marco Andretti and Curb-Agajanian. “I’m happy and proud to invest back into the team that I have been with for 13 seasons and counting,” said Andretti in a team statement. “I truly believe this is the bestRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Marco Andretti enjoyed a quiet and solid fifth-place finish in Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma. The 31-year-old Pennsylvanian remained under the radar for much of the 85-lap contest as his Andretti Autosport teammates drew much of the attention with Ryan Hunter-Reay taking the victory, and Alexander Rossi battling for a championship. That combination allowed Andretti to quietly parlay a fourth-place start on the grid into his second top five finish of the year. After participating in his first Firestone Fast Six during Saturday’s qualifying, Andretti hadRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — At this time last season at Sonoma Raceway, Andretti Autosport and Group One Thousand One reached an agreement with Zach Veach of Stockdale, Ohio on a full-time Verizon IndyCar Series deal. Fast forward to Friday morning’s press conference, where Veach and Group One Thousand One announced an exciting partnership expansion with EverFi, Inc., which will allow both entities to share their passion for education on a technology level across multiple markets. EverFi is a digital education company based in Washington D.C., and isRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — In a less than ideal 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Gabby Chaves managed to give Harding Racing his best finish of the year with a 13th place finish in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland. After starting 21st, Chaves found himself in 11th place following the first lap mayhem involving James Hinchcliffe, Graham Rahal, Ed Jones, Scott Dixon, Zach Veach and Marco Andretti. The 2014 Indy Lights champion ran in the top 10 in the early third of the race before his first pitRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — The biggest concern happened at Portland International Raceway Sunday, first lap chaos. Not at the grueling chicane known as the Festival Curve, but at the entry of Turn 3. INDYCAR’s return to Portland saw a dramatic six-car crash right out of the gate, and it began when Zach Veach pinched James Hinchcliffe, resulting into contact and caused a huge ripple effect on several competitors, and potential championship implications. Once Hinchcliffe spun around, Sebastien Bourdais ran into the front of Hinchcliffe, and collected Jones,Read More
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Posted On August 31, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Friday IndyCar Musings: Portland

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — Friday practice has come and gone for the Verizon IndyCar Series ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland and the time sheets saw numerous names flying up and down in unexpected places. While it’s expected to see Sebastien Bourdais near the top and he in fact led the opening session, the midfield was full of happy surprises. Santino Ferrucci was 12th fastest in the opening session in his first IndyCar race since the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit. Ahead of Ferrucci was Jack HarveyRead More

Posted On August 30, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Drivers Find Portland Different After Open Test

By INDYCAR PORTLAND, Oregon – Sebastien Bourdais has raced at Portland International Raceway five times in his Indy car career, winning Champ Car races in 2004 and 2007. But after his first laps in the 2018 Indy car at Portland, he felt like he was visiting for the first time. “It’s narrower than I remember it,” the four-time Indy car champion said during a break Thursday at INDYCAR’s Open Test at the track. “The width goes from super-wide to very narrow. It’s probably the narrowest place we go all season.Read More

Posted On August 27, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Veach Finishes Fifth at Gateway

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer MADISON, IL — After a top-10 finish at one of the longest ovals, Zach Veach has scored his first oval top five finish with a fifth at Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The No. 26 Group 1001 Honda started 16th based on entrant points but the Andretti Autosport racer moved through the field, cracking the top 10 for the first time on Lap 8 and moved up a place during the first two pit stop sequences. Late in the race, Veach ledRead More