The (Very) Short List of Potential American Drivers for Gene Haas in…

An American F1 team! Or the next best thing; a rich American with FIA permission to field an F1 team. USF1 taught us those are not the same thing, but if successful Haas Formula will need a pair of (hopefully American) drivers. Like NASA, the F1 skillset required to ride the rocket is extremely specific, leaving… » 4/13/14 5:15pm 4/13/14 5:15pm

32% of 2014 Indycar Drivers Have Never Won a Championship. Ever.

A basic prerequisite for becoming a professional Indycar driver is winning junior level championships, right? Not so much. With the exception of SCCA amateur racing or a Skip Barber regional series, eight out of the 25 drivers listed on the Indycar site as competing this year have never won an automobile racing… » 4/03/14 9:37am 4/03/14 9:37am

How to make it to Indy, no experience necessary. Or allowed.

So you want to be a professional race car driver, but you don’t have actual racing experience, there are no billionaires in your family and a fracking company didn’t just knock on your door. I’ve got just the thing for you, and it’s not a psychiatric evaluation. It’s called the Skip Barber Racing School Indycar… » 10/14/13 1:42pm 10/14/13 1:42pm

Audi May Invade America Through IndyCar

Audi has a tendency to dominate in whatever motor racing endeavor it enters, from rally to LMP racing at Le Mans. The news that Audi is considering entering the IndyCar series, with its famous namesake race, may come as a bit of a worry, then, to Chevrolet and Honda, the current engine suppliers to the series. » 4/14/13 10:50am 4/14/13 10:50am

IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard Fired For Being Unable To Unsink Titanic

Randy Bernard was CEO of IndyCar for an entire two years and yet somehow managed to squander all the positive press, the solid business plan, and the massive media footprint the sport had gained since the split with CART and while under the wise leadership of Tony George. Therefore, the IndyCar board's decision to … » 10/28/12 7:48pm 10/28/12 7:48pm

Dan Wheldon Was The Man You Wish You Were

For many, myself included, the wounds that appeared to heal have reopened today, displaying a rawness within that still remains. It's been a year since the tragic accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that took our friend Dan Wheldon. And while we will never forget that heartrending day, reliving it in memory is… » 10/16/12 2:30pm 10/16/12 2:30pm

Chinese Cancel IndyCar Race Because Of Awesome Beer Festival

To beer or not to beer. Qingdao, China officials decided that the International Beer Festival is more important than the Izod IndyCar series race that was scheduled there for Aug. 19th. » 6/13/12 2:30pm 6/13/12 2:30pm

Google Street View Drives The Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Google Maps continues its search to document every last bit of our private and public lives, now extending its all-seeing eye to the very bowl of the Indianapolis 500. Nowhere is safe, not even inside the Brickyard. » 5/28/12 5:30pm 5/28/12 5:30pm

Update On The James Garner Mystery Car

You know what's great? This. This is great. This site, cars, the Internet, the whole damn thing. Skeptical? Good. I'm glad you're skeptical, because it's going to give me genuine joy to take your skepticism out back and spank it, right in front of all its stupid friends. How? With this: » 2/22/12 2:00pm 2/22/12 2:00pm

For $13,995, it’s not that kind of a pacer

The Indianapolis 500 has an actual yard of bricks, and the annual winner does chug from a cold bottle of milk. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mustang is also part of the Indy tradition, but will its price garner it a DNF? » 9/13/11 8:00am 9/13/11 8:00am

Will Power is now a meme

IndyCar driver Will Power was not pleased with race officials this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and vented his frustration with two glorious, flaming birds of obscenity. And thus a meme was born. TO THE PHOTOSHOPS! » 8/18/11 12:00pm 8/18/11 12:00pm

Donald Trump replaced by 76-year-old as Indy 500 pace car driver

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt will replace four-time bankruptcy court visitor Donald Trump as driver of the Indy 500 pace car during its 100th anniversary later this month. Can we get him to wear the hair helmet? » 5/06/11 11:45am 5/06/11 11:45am

Dario Franchitti Drives Jim Clark's Lotus At Indy

To mark next May's 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Road & Track arranged for past winners to take laps at the Brickyard in some historic machinery. Here's Dario Franchitti unleashing the 1965 Lotus of Jim Clark: » 11/23/10 9:00am 11/23/10 9:00am

Emerson Fittipaldi Tours São Paulo At 155 MPH In His F1 Lotus

To mark the 40th anniversary of his first victory in Formula 1, former champion Emerson Fittipaldi was turned loose on the closed streets of downtown São Paulo in the Lotus 72, hitting 155 mph. Coolness improves with age. » 11/03/10 9:00am 11/03/10 9:00am

IndyCar: Crews, Equipment Failed In Botched Rescue

An investigation into the 39-second rescue of IndyCar rookie Simona De Silvestro following a crash and subsequent fire at Texas Motor Speedway found the safety crew's actions and equipment at fault. The root problem? Complacence. » 6/17/10 12:30pm 6/17/10 12:30pm

The World's Ten Most Dangerous Racetracks

Motorsports is exciting because it's inherently unsafe and depending on the track, it can get even more... exciting. These are your picks for the world's ten most dangerous racetracks. » 6/10/10 11:00am 6/10/10 11:00am

Delta Wing Racer: An IndyCar Batmobile Rocket Ship?

This is the Delta Wing, a concept angling to be the new IndyCar race. It's lighter, less expensive to run, and only has 300HP. It also looks like the Batmobile merged with a land-speed racer and a rocket ship. Updated. » 2/10/10 2:00pm 2/10/10 2:00pm

Danica Patrick Sides with Brad Pitt, Chooses Angelina Jolie Over…

When asked who she would prefer to play her in film ocassionaly clothed Indy driver Danica Patrick responded she'd prefer Angelina Jolie over Jennifer Aniston. The reason? Aniston is too old. » 2/19/09 2:00pm 2/19/09 2:00pm