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… »
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.
The wet-then-dry-then-wet-then-wetter-huh? Last weekend’s IndyCar race was predictably crashy, so it’s always nice to see to see a driver make a nice save for a change. Here’s Juan Pablo Montoya getting a dab of oppo when the rear end of his car got loose exiting pit lane.
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.
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.
Taylor Swift, America’s greatest living treasure, will be adorning the side of Tony Kanaan’s IndyCar this weekend at the Grand Prix of Detroit. This is the best news ever. »
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.
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.
All three Dale Coyne Racing cars were involved in an incident on pit lane, where the rush to get out of pit lane ended badly for two crew members working on Tristan Vautier’s car.
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.
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. »
IndyCar might be having a tumultuous few days before the Indy 500, but there is some good news coming from them: The series has just announced a brand new Labor Day weekend race in Boston starting next year. »
Even though Uber might be considered a kind of terrible company by many, it does do some pretty cool promotions. Like when it delivers poutine to the fine people of Montreal during poutine week. And now, before the Indy 500, you can get an IndyCar to pick you up. »
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. »
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. »
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… »
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. »