IndyCar Race Did Not End Well For Ryan Briscoe, Who Went Airborne

Graham Rahal ended a long IndyCar winless streak today at Fontana in a thrilling race some attribute to new aero specifications, but the excitement likely didn’t extend to driver Ryan Briscoe who managed to escape serious injury after being flipped into a barrel roll on the final lap of the race. » 6/27/15 8:35pm 6/27/15 8:35pm

Video compares pit stops in F1 Racing, NASCAR, Indy Car and more

F1 Racing is like driving jets on the ground. NASCAR is like racing monster cars in sheet metal around an oval. Indy Car are powerful beasts themselves. Each type of racing has their own unique demands and needs. Here is a video that shows the difference between pit stops in F1 Racing, NASCAR, Indy Car, Formula E and… » 6/22/15 9:45pm 6/22/15 9:45pm

IndyCar Race Organizers Sue New Orleans Motorsports Park Over $800,000

The soggy IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana is still creating a mess, even after the fact. According to the New Orleans Advocate, a subsidiary of Andretti Sports Marketing that was contracted to organize the grand prix has filed a federal lawsuit against New Orleans Motorsports Park for non-payment of more than $800,000.
» 6/18/15 6:00pm 6/18/15 6:00pm

Why Taylor Swift Is A Better Spokesmodel For Wet 'N' Wild Than IndyCar

No, no. Not because Wet ‘N’ Wild makes nail polish on the cheap and Swift’s a fancy lady. Look at the track conditions at Belle Isle. Clearly, an opportunity to co-brand (read = “get more dinero”) this car was lost. Not only did Tony Kanaan wipe out in his Taylor Swiftmobile, but three other cars wiped out with him.
» 5/30/15 5:29pm 5/30/15 5:29pm

Ride Along With Montoya And See What It Looks Like To Win The Indy 500

There’s something surreal about the onboards from cars that travel over 220 mph lap after lap around an oval. Indianapolis Motor Speedway looks huge in all other respects, yet the onboards make it almost feel like you’re in your cousin’s Camaro, doin’ donuts on the lawn. Everything feels much, much smaller.
» 5/29/15 3:05pm 5/29/15 3:05pm

The Most Dangerous Thing In Juan Pablo Montoya's Garage Has 17 HP

Old race cars, model airplanes, trophies, a climbing wall, and even the Indianapolis 500 Oldsmobile Aurora pace car from his first win: it’s good to be Juan Pablo Montoya. Now that he’s won a second Indy 500, we fully expect Montoya to make a few additions to this Miami warehouse full of toys.
» 5/28/15 10:01am 5/28/15 10:01am

Montoya Drove From The Back To Win A Four-Way Battle For The Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 went somewhat predictably for most of the race. The faster Chevrolets of Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing kept the top five spots for most of the day, edging out the Honda cars on speed. The big surprise was Juan Pablo Montoya coming back from 30th place to take the win.
» 5/24/15 4:13pm 5/24/15 4:13pm

Racers Crash On First Lap Of Indianapolis 500, Then Crash Under Yellow

It’s one thing to start the Indianapolis 500 with a crash near the back of the field. It’s another thing to have another crash under yellow further delay green laps of racing. Oops. So, effectively, the race really got to start from a single-file yellow-flag conga line, not so much from the original three-wide start.
» 5/24/15 1:52pm 5/24/15 1:52pm

Drivers Playing Musical Chairs At The Back Of The Indianapolis 500 Grid

What’s up with the last row of the Indianapolis 500’s starting grid, and why isn’t it the Hawksworth/Coletti/Clauson trio who actually qualified last? Well, it’s IndyCar’s reminder that driver changes are for Le Mans, not the 500. Here’s who swapped seats with who, and why. » 5/23/15 3:58pm 5/23/15 3:58pm

Hinchcliffe Expected To Make Full Recovery After Horrific IndyCar Crash

Finally, some good news from IndyCar. Yesterday we learned that injuries sustained by James Hinchcliffe in his terrible crash at Indy were far worse than we thought. The suspension went through his leg and into his pelvis, causing extreme bleeding. But today he’s improved greatly and is expected to recover fully. » 5/20/15 2:03pm 5/20/15 2:03pm

This Is David Letterman Interviewing Mario Andretti At The 1971 Indy 500

David Letterman’s career in TV comes to an end this evening with the conclusion of his run as host of Late Show. But Letterman has humble roots in Indiana, and before he became one of the most successful late night hosts in history, he was just a guy from Indiana that loved racing. Here he is at the Indy 500. » 5/20/15 12:29pm 5/20/15 12:29pm

Report: Hinchcliffe Had Suspension Piece Go Through Leg, Nearly Bled Out

Yesterday, James Hinchcliffe had a massive crash during practice for the Indy 500. He was taken to the hospital and had surgery on his leg. IndyCar described his condition as “stable.” But now Racer reports that he actually had the suspension go through his leg and into his pelvis, and the blood loss posed an… » 5/19/15 11:41am 5/19/15 11:41am

James Hinchcliffe Hospitalized After IndyCar Practice Accident

According to MotorSportsTalk, a component failure on James Hinchcliffe’s number 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda IndyCar sent him into the wall outside Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Turn 3. Hinchcliffe was transported to nearby IU Methodist Hospital with a thigh injury from the wreck.
» 5/18/15 3:13pm 5/18/15 3:13pm

IndyCar Responds To Flips By Mandating Race Aero For Qualifying

Three incidents with three different Chevrolet IndyCars forced the series to put a stop to teams removing or swapping aerodynamic pieces to get a good, low-drag package for qualifying. They mandated that teams qualify in full-race trim and lowered the boost cars can run to slow down the cars in qualifying. » 5/17/15 3:06pm 5/17/15 3:06pm