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Oliver Gavin says he’s “not too disheartened” by the venerable Corvette C7.R’s performance in Shanghai, despite qualifying 1.36sec off the fastest GTE Pro car.
Recently retired racer Danica Patrick says there was more authenticity and friendliness in NASCAR than in IndyCar, but said also she felt like she was employed as the “easy road” for NASCAR teams to gain sponsor funding.
Indy Lights champion Patricio O’Ward says that if he and the Harding Steinbrenner Racing-Chevrolet team can “put everything together” then he can be challenging for wins in his first season of IndyCar racing.
NBC Sports’ first season covering the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will include 100 hours of action between NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, it was announced today.
FIA World Endurance Championships teams will have five weeks of preparation available between the 2019/20 season Prologue and the opening round, the 4 Hours of Silverstone, which will be held on 1 September, 2019.
IndyCar’s Mark Miles and Stephen Starks are en route to the Gold Coast of Australia to discuss a return to one of the series’ most popular former venues, Surfers Paradise, possibly as soon as 2020.
Ryan Norman, who finished fourth in the 2018 Indy Lights championship in his second year in the series, will return with Andretti Autosport next season.
Relentless pace and consistency from sportscar newbie Kyle Kirkwood in the second half of the four-hour IMSA Michelin SportsCar Encore at Sebring proved crucial in ANSA Motorsports’ victory over K2R Motorsports.
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Jonny Baker is the man tasked with ensuring the Road To Indy program capitalizes on a resurgence in IndyCar’s popularity as young drivers struggle to find the finances and opportunities in European open-wheel racing. He spoke to David Malsher.
Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves has again stated that Danica Patrick deserves credit for her IndyCar career, and that while the W Series is a significant step for women in motorsport, he admits he has mixed feelings about it.
Hulman & Company, which owns IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has announced the formation of IndyCar Media, an in-house global distribution arm of the series' international media rights.
Splitting the Prototype division into DPi and LMP2 classes, along with changes to the GT Daytona class in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, has prompted IMSA to tweak its 2019 sporting regulations, particularly for amateur drivers.
2003 Champ Car title winner Paul Tracy has closed his Facebook account to the public after being accused of racism in a post which he insists came from a fake or hacked account.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has announced that Piers Phillips has joined as president to oversee the team’s involvement in IndyCar, IMSA and the new Jaguar i-Pace eTrophy Series.
Marco Andretti will be taking an enhanced role in his #98 team’s IndyCar entry next year as the U.S. Concrete-branded car will officially be entered by Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian.
Artist Gary Dausch has produced a painting of Dan Gurney, Jimmy Clark and Colin Chapman at the 1963 Indy 500 in order to help benefit the restoration of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s Lotus 29.
New Schmidt Peterson Motorsports signing Marcus Ericsson admits that his Formula 1 experience will raise the pressure to get up to speed quickly in IndyCar, but that he’s ready for that.