Some of the most fun to watch racing series suffer the problem of one race being exponentially more important to the masses than all the others. We all get excited for the Indianapolis 500 or Le Mans and then the rest of the season goes out with a whimper. Doesn’t it make more sense, then, to schedule The Big One as…
Once upon a late night at Daytona International Speedway, then-NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya’s car broke loose under caution and slammed into a track-drying truck full of jet fuel. And, five years later, the co-owner of Montoya’s new sponsor introduced him as “Mr. Jet Dryer” at a car unveiling.
A robot will tell an entire field of Verizon IndyCar Series drivers what to do on Sunday, and those drivers will willingly comply. This really is the beginning of the end.
I’m excited to see Fernando Alonso running this year’s Indianapolis 500, but there’s far worse news hidden behind that awesome announcement. There’s no way McLaren would let two-time F1 world champion Alonso out of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix if they thought they had a snowball’s chance in Hell with this year’s…
Will Power was the epitome of “‘tis just a flesh wound” after a first-lap crash with Charlie Kimball sent him into the wall at Sunday’s IndyCar race in Long Beach. Instead of letting recovery workers pull him out for a tow, he asked them to take his damaged front wing completely off so he could keep going.
Here’s the best use of Facebook Live I’ve seen yet.
Poor Takuma Sato had one oops after the other during a stop during today’s IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Cue “Yakety Sax” and hit play.
If there’s been a consistent theme with Brembo brakes on single-seaters this year, it’s been “not good.” During today’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, Spencer Pigot’s brakes exploded on lap 26. When brake problems appeared in testing, caliper supplier Brembo pointed the finger right back at IndyCar. What on…
Oh, bless your hearts. At turn three of the first lap of today’s season-opening IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Charlie Kimball went for a gap that soon disappeared between Graham Rahal and the wall. It didn’t work out.
In case you forgot that a time change occurred overnight, here’s something to wake up your senses: a rear-brake failure on Verizon IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay’s car sent him barreling into a tire barrier on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg street course. He was OK, but it was a hard hit.
Over the past few days, the Verizon IndyCar Series has been out testing for the upcoming season at Phoenix International Raceway. The G-forces on the cars are insane enough to put a hurting on a GoPro in under three minutes on track, and this video lets you see just how intense it is to lap an oval in an Indy car.
An investigation into the failed attempt at bringing IndyCar to Boston dropped a majority of the blame and a lot of the financial burden on Boston Grand Prix CEO John Casey back in July. Casey—who is managing his own defense in court, which always ends well—is now claiming he was subjected to extortion and FBI…
Venezuelan pay driver Pastor Maldonado wants to race again, y’all. Late last year, he claimed to be speaking with a few Formula One teams, but I guess those didn’t pan out. So, he’s doing what any good ex-F1 driver who can’t land another F1 drive tends to do: he’s looking at an IndyCar drive.
Verizon IndyCar Series team owner and former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt, paralyzed from the neck down in a test crash in 2000, will reportedly receive a license next week to drive a street car with his head. Schmidt will use head movements, breathing and voice commands to control the car.
IndyCar driver and best-name-ever Will Power came into the Sonoma Raceway season finale second place in the season championship standings. Those championship hopes ended on lap 36 today. Power’s car ground to a halt out of Turn 7 at Sonoma, unable to shift gears.
Open-wheelers are really having trouble starting a race today, it seems. Tony Kanaan and Mikhail Aleshin made contact on the first lap of today’s IndyCar season finale at Sonoma Raceway, spinning Aleshin the wrong way around in one of Sonoma’s tight hairpin turns.
One of the great injustices of our time is the fact that Canada’s favorite IndyCar-driving son James Hinchcliffe is on this season of Dancing With The Stars, and Canadians can’t vote. Never fear, Land of Delicious Timbits! IndyCar briefly retweeted a less-than-kosher workaround for how you can vote anyway.
There’s a saying among track geeks when you suck: “other sports beckon.” In the case of IndyCar driver and Andretti family tree misfit Marco, maybe it’s “other drives beckon?” Listen as former IndyCar driver and series commentator Paul Tracy delivers the on-air burn of the year during the Watkins Glen race.