If there’s one company sponsor that’s synonymous with IndyCar, it’s Target. Sadly, that’s coming to an end, as Target will end its 27-year-long sponsorship of Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of this year, reports the Associated Press. New Target chairman Brian Cornell says he’s streamlining the company’s marketing…
Ah, the hard streets of Toronto. While they’re most famous for producing Degrassi stars who rap, they’re also kinda rough, man. Physically, I mean. There’s no better illustration of just how bumpy they can be than strapping a camera on James Hinchcliffe’s IndyCar and wondering if he shook out a filling last weekend.
During practice at Iowa Speedway last week, IndyCar’s Marco Andretti lost the tail of his race car and managed to avoid the wall with a massive smoky burnout. While crossing the finish line. Backwards.
The cancelation of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Grand Prix of Boston in April left fans out of ticket money and the organizers lacking $1.67 million to reimburse them, and a settlement announced on Thursday means IndyCar will pick up a large part of the bill. But that doesn’t even begin to fix the mess.
Carl Haas, one of the men behind the highly successful Newman/Haas Racing team and numerous other motorsports entities, passed away last week at the age of 86, reports Racer. Haas passed away at home with his family after a long illness.
Despite a massive crash that left him with fractures in both his collarbone and hand, Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden isn’t going to sit out—a mere two weeks after the wreck, Newgarden is back in the car at Road America. Not surprisingly, he said he “feel[s] the pain in the hands everywhere.”
If there’s one name that’s all over open-wheel racing lately, it’s Alexander Rossi. Not only was he the first American to race in Formula One in years, but this year, he won America’s most famous race: the Indianapolis 500. So, of course, Rossi’s here with us live now to answer all your questions.
This story is one of the strangest and most debatable in Ferrari’s history. It’s not clear if Ferrari was once about to dump Formula One in favor of America’s greatest race, or if the company was so petty that they built an entire car for a bluff.
What is it like to win the Indianapolis 500, and what happens after that? We’ve got this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi dropping by this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Eastern to answer questions you may have about IndyCar, Formula One, and whatever else you might have.
Fans got to watch 71 laps of IndyCar racing at Texas Motor Speedway today after a rain delay pushed the race from Saturday night to this afternoon, and then a torrential downpour ensured that this race wouldn’t be finishing this weekend. In fact, it will now be finishing on August 27 instead.
It can get pretty boring during a lengthy rain delay, especially at an oval where you’re not just delayed for the rain, but delayed to dry the track off as well. Fortunately, some of the Andretti Autosport crew members discovered that the grass turns into one giant Slip’N Slide when it’s wet.
At today’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, Conor Daly’s car got loose and snapped into Josef Newgarden’s car when he tried to correct it, catching Newgarden’s car and pushing it into the SAFER barrier, top-side-first. Newgarden’s roll hoop punched a hole in the SAFER barrier on impact.
If you were waiting for tonight’s IndyCar race to start at Texas Motor Speedway, neat! Us too! The race is expected to start after 10:00 p.m. Eastern now, as they’re drying the track from an earlier storm. I’m here at the Firestone 600, and I’m going to wander around a bit in the pits until the race starts.
The Verizon IndyCar Series is on the street circuit at Belle Isle for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit this weekend, and the second race of the doubleheader starts up in about an hour. It’s always fun to get to see a race course from the viewpoint of the competitors, and this track makes for a rough ride—virtually, too.
At the Indianapolis 500 last weekend, we asked a bunch of IndyCar drivers how they would make the sport more popular. “Produce the same kind of race as always,” driver Ed Carpenter suggested. “The product speaks for itself,” Marco Andretti said. This year’s Indy 500 produced the third-lowest television ratings in 30…
One of the last drivers expected to win the Indianapolis 500 drank the milk after his team made a smart call on strategy. While racing fans know Alexander Rossi from Formula One, he didn’t make huge waves running with backmarker teams. Now that he’s won the Indy 500, that could change. Here’s why we should all stand…
The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 ended with Alexander Rossi—an IndyCar rookie—coming out of nowhere to take the win after a brilliant fuel-saving strategy. Rossi not only got a giant trophy, a big wreath, and a big jar of milk, but also a big wad of cash. Here’s how much he, and his competitors, made from the…
This year’s Indianapolis 500 lured in 350,000 fans, one of the biggest crowds in all of racing history. Between that huge crowd and the fact that the Indy 500 is—for many—just a giant party, there were insane amounts of trash left at the raceway. Here’s a look at the aftermath.
Friend of Jalopnik Sarah Connors is a yuuuuuuuuuge Alexander Rossi fan, down to the big American flag banner she made for his maiden attempt at the Indianapolis 500. Needless to say, she’s overjoyed with the results of yesterday’s race.
Manor Formula One reserve driver and Indianapolis 500 rookie Alexander Rossi appeared to coast through the finish running on what had to be leftover fumes to win today’s 100th running of America’s most famous race.