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Fri 19 Jun 2009
Lloyd Ruby dies at 81

Lloyd Ruby dies at 81

POPULAR, RESPECTED INDIANAPOLIS 500 VETERAN RUBY DIES AT 81 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, March 24, 2009 -- Indianapolis 500 standout Lloyd Ruby, one of the most popular drivers in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history, died March 23 in Wichita Falls, ...

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 ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

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...

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
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 16 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sign of the TV times

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sign of the TV times

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Sign Of The TV Times Is NASCAR a southern sport? More to the point -- is stock car racing a southern sport? Now that NASCAR Chairman Brian France has acknowledged fans have been alienated by...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Doornbos goes with Newman/Haas/LaniganHeadline

Doornbos goes with Newman/Haas/Lanigan

Robert Doornbos will in fact join the IndyCar ranks in 2009, signing to Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing's second seat. He will make his oval debut in next week's tests at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving the No. 06 Dallara- Honda with sponsorship to...

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...

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
Sonoma: Starting lineup

Sonoma: Starting lineup

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

2010 schedule revealed: Barber, Brazil added Headline

2010 schedule revealed: Barber, Brazil added

The IndyCar Series stuck to its prediction of releasing its 2010 race schedule this weekend at the Kentucky Speedway. In contrast, on-track activities have been delayed today on account of persistent weepers thanks to a glut of rain ...

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
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 * ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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 ...

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 19 Jun 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Long Beach jubileeHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Long Beach jubilee

Flat Spot On By Jonathan Ingram LONG BEACH JUBILEE The Long Beach race weekend began with a reunion, which fit just right. A birthday party and tribute to Dan Gurney, attended by his many longtime friends and colleagues, launched the weekend...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
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.

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 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
Indy 500: IMS Centennial news 2009-04-22

Indy 500: IMS Centennial news 2009-04-22

FIELD OF 33 BALLOONS SET FOR IMS CENTENNIAL ERA BALLOON FESTIVAL INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- Paying honor to the traditional starting field of 33 cars for the annual Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, a field of 33 balloons and pilots...

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 02 Oct 2009
Kentucky Speedway news 2009-07-27

Kentucky Speedway news 2009-07-27

Wildlife Expert Maynard Named Meijer Indy 300 Grand Marshal; Cincinnati Zoo Executive Director to Deliver the Command for IndyCar Series Drivers to Start Engines at Kentucky Speedway SPARTA, Ky.- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Executive ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Fri 18 Dec 2009
IMS displays historic bricks and contract

IMS displays historic bricks and contract

Historic IMS Bricks and Contract on Display Thursday, Dec. 17; Display Marks 100th Anniversary of Iconic Track Surface Several important pieces of Indianapolis Motor Speedway history -- bricks from the racing surface and the contract between IMS...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
Homestead: Series qualifying report

Homestead: Series qualifying report

FRANCHITTI WINS FIRESTONE INDY 300 POLE AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Friday, Oct. 9, 2009) -- Dario Franchitti won the PEAK Performance Pole Award for the Firestone Indy 300 on Oct. 9 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, leading a front-row sweep...

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
HVM Racing sponsor news 2009-05-11

HVM Racing sponsor news 2009-05-11

Herbalife Expands Sponsorship of Viso and Begins New Partnership with HVM; "Weight Challenge" Partner Accelerating Involvement in Racing Indianapolis, Indiana (May 11, 2009) -- HVM Racing, E.J. Viso and Herbalife are taking their ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Mid-Ohio season preview

Mid-Ohio season preview

MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE BEGINS SEASON JUNE 19 DUBLIN, OH (June 16, 2009) -- Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio, opens its racing season with its first spectator weekend of the summer, The EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank on...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Petty, Andretti Indy 500 sponsor news

Petty, Andretti Indy 500 sponsor news

WINDOW WORLD BRINGS PETTY, ANDRETTI TOGETHER FOR INDY 500 Seven-time NASCAR Champion Makes Debut As Car Owner In World's Biggest Race INDIANAPOLIS (April 6, 2009) -- Window World, the world's largest replacement...

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...