In a week when Andretti Autosport and Japanese-born driver Takuma Sato should be celebrating their Indianapolis 500 win, they’re instead busy deleting and reporting all of the derogatory and profane comments being posted on their social media. That’s not the reaction you expect after your first Indy 500 win.
Scott Dixon will start on pole for Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, ahead of Ed Carpenter and 2016 race winner Alexander Rossi. Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso, who will skip the F1 Monaco Grand Prix to run the Verizon IndyCar Series’ biggest race, will start fifth in his rookie outing.
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.
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…
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.
It’s about 70 degrees and sunny in Watkins Glen, New York this weekend, where Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are busy shattering track records by unbelievable amounts. If you’re starting to regret the decision to stay home for the weekend, we’ve got some photos that can help you feel like you’re there.
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.
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.”
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.
The Verizon IndyCar Series season is off to an interesting start, and it just got weirder when the season opener began. As the result of a strange wreck on the St. Petersburg streets, nearly half of the field wound up in a gridlock resembling rush-hour traffic—complete with the hand signals that go along with it.
Battling nausea and inner-ear problems, pole sitter Will Power will miss the Verizon IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday. Oriol Servia will take his place in the car.
Last weekend's Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Verizon IndyCar Series doubleheader featured a standing start amid a downpour on Saturday and a rolling start in cruelly hot conditions on Sunday, making for some excellent in-car footage as drivers attempted to put 750hp down without traction control on the…
The video begins with Andretti Autosport's James Hinchcliffe nearly stalling from second place during the standing start for the 2014 edition of the Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach and, sadly, ends with the talented Canadian embroiled in a scary, race-altering crash.
Take the best clips from six in-car camera feeds at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, site of the championship opener for the Verizon IndyCar Series, and you're bound to find plenty of excitement.
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…