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

39 Years Ago: The First Long Beach Grand Prix

After IndyCar has been confirmed through 2018 to be the main attraction at one of the most prestigious street races in the world - followed by a pseudo-bidding war with F1 -, American open-wheel racing returns for another round to the west coast city of Long Beach this weekend. » 4/12/14 2:29pm 4/12/14 2:29pm

Simon Pagenaud IndyCar Long Beach Visor Cam

Ride with Verizon IndyCar Series driver Simon Pagenaud at the Long Beach Grand Prix during practice in his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara DW12-Honda. The versatile Frenchman practices a standing start then catches a few lightning fast slides as 750 horsepower from his 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6 struggles to gain… » 4/11/14 4:54pm 4/11/14 4:54pm

Watch David Letterman's Intern Be A Hilarious Ass At An IndyCar Race

Last night, David Letterman announced that he will retire from being the host of The Late Show. But he will not retire from being the co-owner of IndyCar team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. This is what happened when he sent an intern to the IndyCar season opener. » 4/04/14 3:40pm 4/04/14 3:40pm

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

New Heads, Turbos And Cams Equal More Powerful IndyCar Engines In 2014

With two years of strong competition between Chevy and Honda under IndyCar's 2.2-liter turbocharged engine formula, planned upgrades for the 2014 season have given both manufacturers some leeway to make more horsepower and torque.

The 2.2-liter displacement remains unchanged, but many items have either been opened for… » 3/24/14 3:01pm 3/24/14 3:01pm

How To Make IndyCar A Great Racing Series Again

IndyCar is boring; there, I said it. The oval-hazed pseudo Formula 1 racing series' lack of chassis originality between teams, limited North American scope, and lack of relevance towards absolutely anyone does not help it overcome the I'm-an-open-wheel-version-of-NASCAR stigma, but instead of complaining, let's fix it. » 3/23/14 11:59am 3/23/14 11:59am

Could The Loss of Long Beach Mean The End of IndyCar?

Rumours have turned into more or less believable financial figures recently how F1 could take Long Beach back. These mills include some investors you might have thought of or you had wished you have. From the race fan's perspective that doesn't really matter. What matters is whether the so-fragile organisation of… » 3/22/14 9:30am 3/22/14 9:30am

Marshall Pruett's Racing Tech Mailbag for March 7

Welcome to Marshall Pruett's new Racing Tech Mailbag on RACER.com. We had so may questions for the first edition that we had to run this in two parts.

If you have questions about the technical side of the sport for Pruett, who spent most of his life working as a mechanic and engineer in open-wheel and sports car… » 3/07/14 10:59am 3/07/14 10:59am