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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Going, going, goneHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Going, going, gone

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Going, Going, Gone The first half of the current season has finally cast doom over the once respected livelihood known as the motor racing dictator. Just this week, the last solo American racing ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Bump day drama leads to driver change for Indy gridHeadline

Bump day drama leads to driver change for Indy grid

Bump day drama at Indianapolis Motor Speedway erupted right on cue on Sunday with shuffling aplenty of the last three rows of eleven cars. The actors on this day were Bruno Junqueira, John Andretti, former Indy 500 champ Buddy Lazier, Alex...

Fri 16 Oct 2009
Series news and notes 2009-10-16

Series news and notes 2009-10-16

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines * IndyCar Series 2009 by the numbers * Pair earns Schmidt's Champions Test reward: * Carpenter, Wheldon join field for "Ironman": * ESPN program puts spotlight on Patrick 1. IndyCar...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Danica gaining Mo'Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Danica gaining Mo'

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram DANICA GAINING MO' The reason I like Danica Patrick is because she's talented, ambitious, gutsy and different. She's like a savvy quarterback in the NFL, a brilliant point guard in the NBA or a showboat...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fireman's Hill and ringers

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fireman's Hill and ringers

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Fireman's Hill And Ringers Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was ...

Kentucky weepers cancel Friday on-track activitiesHeadline

Kentucky weepers cancel Friday on-track activities

Heavy rain on Thursday at Kentucky Speedway continued throughout the night, saturating the ground. Friday dawned bright and sunny with temperatures in the 80s but persistent weepers canceled all on-track activities. Scott Dixon, Target...

Andretti Green racing/promotions news 2009-08-20

Andretti Green racing/promotions news 2009-08-20

ANDRETTI GREEN RACING SHAREHOLDERS SIGN LETTER OF INTENT TO SPLIT OFF PROMOTIONS BUSINESS INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 20, 2009) - The shareholders of Andretti Green Racing, Inc., Michael Andretti, Kim Green and Kevin Savoree, announced today that...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Future IndyCar engine development talks continue

Future IndyCar engine development talks continue

Discussions press on as IndyCar series officials and manufacturer representatives look to develop their new engine formula for the 2011 season. Five manufacturers - Honda Performance Development, Audi, Fiat Powertrain Technologies, Porsche and ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course news 2009-08-06

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course news 2009-08-06

DOUBLE-HEADER RACING WEEKEND AT MID-OHIO AUG. 7-9 The American Le Mans Series and IndyCar Series will be at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the running of the Acura Sports Car Challenge and The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Indianapolis 500 broadcast schedule announced

Indianapolis 500 broadcast schedule announced

ABC, VERSUS TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INDIANAPOLIS 500 TV COVERAGE More than 30 hours of live VERSUS broadcasts scheduled in May from IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 8, 2009 -- ABC and VERSUS will provide comprehensive live coverage of the 2009 ...

Dreyer & Reinbold sign Mike Conway

Dreyer & Reinbold sign Mike Conway

DREYER & REINBOLD ANNOUNCES MIKE CONWAY AS FIRST DRIVER FOR 2009 INDYCAR SEASON INDIANAPOLIS - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today that it has come to an agreement with British racer Mike Conway to become the team's first confirmed driver...

Sun 11 Oct 2009
Series Championship Celebration report

Series Championship Celebration report

FRANCHITTI COLLECTS MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ON SOUTH BEACH MIAMI, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 - A day after winning the 2009 IndyCar® Series championship, Dario Franchitti was honored for his second title in three years. Franchitti and Firestone...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
DiZinno: Synopsis from the streetsHeadline

DiZinno: Synopsis from the streets

Synopsis from the streets Each of the 13 prior IRL IndyCar Series seasons began on an oval, either Walt Disney World in Orlando or Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida were the usual kickoff with exceptions in the 1996-97 (Loudon, N.H.) and ...

Oh, what a difference a year makes

Oh, what a difference a year makes

Much has transpired since February of 2008 in the increasingly smaller world of American open-wheel racing. Akin to Pluto, it once formed a part of racing's solar system but has since been banished to levels of obscurity, leaving its fans jilted...

IMS Centennial Era Gala notes 2009-03-02

IMS Centennial Era Gala notes 2009-03-02

CENTENNIAL ERA GALA NOTES, QUOTES Plenty of star power during celebration of 100 years of racing at IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, March 2, 2009 -- Nineteen of the 27 living Indianapolis 500 winners attended the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Centennial...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
Dallara introduces new car in Indianapolis

Dallara introduces new car in Indianapolis

The Dallara Formulino has arrived in North America! The Dallara Formulino ("little Formula" in Italian) is an entry-level model in a range of Dallara cars that includes F3, WSR, GP2, Firestone Indy Lights and the IndyCar Series. In the ...

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announces promotions

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announces promotions

DREYER & REINBOLD RACING PROMOTES TWO WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION Indianapolis, IN (December 14, 2009) - The off-season is always a time to reorganize and prepare for the upcoming year and that is exactly what Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has been doing.

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Richmond: Series race report

Richmond: Series race report

DIXON WINS AT RICHMOND, TIES HORNISH'S ALL-TIME VICTORY RECORD RICHMOND, Va. (Saturday, June 27, 2009) - Scott Dixon one-upped Sam Hornish Jr. Dixon, who started next to polesitter Dario Franchitti, won the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fall of House of Hulman?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fall of House of Hulman?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Fall of House of Hulman? The news of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway going the way of the House of Usher may be exaggerated. But in the season of celebrating the 100th year since the gates first opened...

Sat 10 Oct 2009
2009 Final standings

2009 Final standings

Pos Driver Points ----- ----------------------------------- --------------- 1. Dario Franchitti 616 2. Scott Dixon 605 3. Ryan ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Indy 500: Series Bump Day report

Indy 500: Series Bump Day report

JOHN ANDRETTI, RYAN HUNTER-REAY FINALIZE INDIANAPOLIS 500 STARTING LINEUP WITH LAST-MINUTE QUALIFYING ATTEMPTS INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 17, 2009) - John Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay drove their way into the 2009 Indianapolis 500 with last-gasp...

Indy 500: 2009 Entry list 2009-04-20

Indy 500: 2009 Entry list 2009-04-20

No. Driver Home town Team Race strategist ---- ------------------------ ------------------------ ---------------------------------- ------------------- 2 Raphael Matos * ...

Mon 14 Dec 2009
Indy Racing League announces development system

Indy Racing League announces development system

INDY RACING LEAGUE LAUNCHES "ROAD TO INDY" DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM ORLANDO, Fla. (Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009) - Seeking to create a defined path for young, career-minded race drivers to reach the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500, the Indy ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Texas Motor Speedway to host 2010 event

Texas Motor Speedway to host 2010 event

TEXAS 550K SET FOR JUNE 10-12 AT TMS Off Week Tradition Returns Between IndyCar Series' Two Marquee Events, The Indianapolis 500 And Texas 550k, After Four-Year Absence FORT WORTH, Texas (July 31, 2009) The Indy Racing League will announce its...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Danica an IndyCar divaHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Danica an IndyCar diva

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Danica an IndyCar Diva Now that contract negotiations are beginning for Danica Patrick, will she elect to continue in IndyCars? More than likely. Danica Patrick. Photo by Andy Sallee. A ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Power and Philippe injured in Sonoma crash

Power and Philippe injured in Sonoma crash

Will Power and Nelson Philippe each have sustained a concussion that will sideline them for today's qualifying. The two had a coming together in the morning practice for this weekend's Sonoma Infineon Raceway's IndyCar Series race. Prior to the...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Schuey not a shoo-in ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Schuey not a shoo-in ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: by Jonathan Ingram SCHUEY NOT A SHOO-IN It may not be equivalent to the second coming of a religious icon, but it's close. Michael Schumacher is regarded by more than a few as the greatest driver in the entire first ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Indy 500: Sarah Fisher Racing race report

Indy 500: Sarah Fisher Racing race report

Fisher finishes 17th in the 2009 Indy 500 INDIANAPOLIS May 24, 2009 Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Sunday to finish what they started at last year's Indianapolis 500. Sarah Fisher was taken out of...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Edmonton Indy news 2009-07-21

Edmonton Indy news 2009-07-21

Rexall Edmonton Indy Ready To Roll! EDMONTON, AB -- The 2009 Rexall Edmonton Indy starts this Friday, July 24, and carries on for three energy-packed days at the City Centre Airport. "The action kicks off on Friday with gates opening at 11:30...

Indy 500 driver Christie dies

Indy 500 driver Christie dies

INDIANAPOLIS 500 VETERAN CHRISTIE DIES AT 85 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, June 3, 2009 -- Eight-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bob "Caveman" Christie, whose rather fearsome nickname belied one of the nicest and most mild-mannered gentlemen ever to...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Scott Sharp Indy 500 Second Day Qualifying notes

Scott Sharp Indy 500 Second Day Qualifying notes

SHARP PUTS THE TEQUILA PATRON CAR IN THE INDY 500 FIELD IN LAST GASP ATTEMPT INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Sunday, May 10, 2009: Scott Sharp has started the Indy 500 from the pole position previously, but he has never been more delighted to simply secure a...

Indy 500: Rahal Letterman Racing race report

Indy 500: Rahal Letterman Racing race report

RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING INDY CHARGE BLUNTED BY FUEL PRESSURE WOES INDIANAPOLIS - Oriol Servia's charge through the Indianapolis 500 field was almost too good to be true as the driver of the ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Sonoma: Starting lineup

Sonoma: Starting lineup

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed --- --- -------------------- ----------------------------------- --------- --------- 1. 10 Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 1:16.799 ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Fri 02 Oct 2009
Kentucky: Panther Racing Friday notes

Kentucky: Panther Racing Friday notes

Kentucky Qualifications Cancelled; Wheldon to Start 7th Sunday Persistent Weeper on Kentucky's 1.5-mile Oval Postpones IndyCar, Indy Lights Activities SPARTA, Kentucky - (July 31, 2009) -- A persistent weeper on Kentucky Speedway's 1.5-mile...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Indy 500: Luczo Dragon month of May preview

Indy 500: Luczo Dragon month of May preview

INDY 500 QUALIFYING HISTORY Raphael Matos will attempt to keep Luczo Dragon's perfect Indianapolis 500 Pole Day qualifying record intact. In two previous appearances at the Indy 500, Luczo Dragon has qualified seventh and 11th to land in the...