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Carlos Huertas’ Shell and Pennzoil GP of Houston Race 1 Winning Car Failed Inspection
July 2nd, 2014 at 10:53 PM
Dale Coyne Racing was penalized on Wednesday by INDYCAR for two infractions after Carlos Huertas' winning car failed post-race inspection on Saturday after Race 1 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers. The win will stand for Dale Coyne Racing and rookie...

Verizon IndyCar Series News: Luca Filippi Joins RLL and Texas Penalties
June 12th, 2014 at 12:22 PM
It was announced today that Luca Filippi will drive for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing at the doubleheader weekends of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers on June 28 and 29 and the Honda Indy Toronto on July 19 and 20. He will...

Radical Driving Experience Announced for Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston
May 16th, 2014 at 2:14 AM
Another exciting on track event has been added to the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers weekend from June 27-29 at Reliant Park. On Thursday, Radial Texas partnered with the Houston Three Day Festival of Speed to bring fans the chance to...

Picking the Winner of the Indy 500 Can Land You Free Tickets to the Grand Prix of Houston
May 8th, 2014 at 1:59 AM
The Indianapolis 500 is already going to be a must see race but for race fans in the Houston area or planning a trip to Houston already for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers need to check out this promotion presented...

Rookie Sage Karam Latest Entry for the 98th Indianapolis 500
April 29th, 2014 at 11:34 PM
On Tuesday Chip Ganassi Racing signed 19-year-old Sage Karam to a driver development deal and his first Verizon IndyCar Series race will be the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. Karam will drive the No. 22 entry of Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing, a team that made an alliance with Chip...

Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Rain Delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
April 27th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
Heavy rain delayed the start of the Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park by about two and a half hours and forced the race to run under a 1 hour and 40 minute time limit instead of the scheduled 80 laps....

Points Leader Will Power Earns Pole for Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
April 26th, 2014 at 5:27 PM
On Saturday Will Power won the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. It is the first Verizon P1 Award of the 2014 season for Power and the third time he has won the pole at the 17-turn 2.38 mile Barber Motorsports Park road...

New Last Chance Qualifying Session and Extra Practice Day Announced for the Indy 500
April 14th, 2014 at 8:22 PM
On Monday Verizon IndyCar Series officials announced additions to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 schedule. A few weeks ago INDYCAR had announced a new qualifying format that should increase the excitement level and the on track activity during qualifying and today expanded on that. ***PHOTO1*** On Saturday, May 17th qualifying will set up three groups...

Mike Conway Wins Wild Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the Second Time
April 13th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
A contact filled 40th running of the Grand Prix of Long Beach led to Mike Conway finding his way to victory lane for Ed Carpenter Racing. Conway took the lead on lap 78 of 80 from Scott Dixon when Dixon had to pit for fuel. The 30-year-old then held off...

Townsend Bell Joins KV Racing Technology Team for Run at the Indy 500
April 13th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
The entry list for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 grew by one more on Saturday as the KV Racing Technology team co-owned by Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven announced that Townsend Bell will drive a third entry for the team. Bell will be behind the wheel of the No. 6...

Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Verizon P1 Award for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
April 12th, 2014 at 6:42 PM
On Saturday at the 1.968-mile, 11-turn streets of Long Beach course it was Ryan Hunter-Reay for Andretti Autosport that earned the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. He was able to win the pole in the Firestone Fast six session on his final lap and he edged out...

Buddy Lazier to Attempt the 98th Running of the Indy 500
April 10th, 2014 at 6:30 PM
On Thursday Lazier Partners Racing announced they will attempt to make the 98th Running of the Indy 500 on May 25th for the second straight season. IndyCar Series veteran Buddy Lazier will be behind the wheel of the No. 91 University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research car. ***PHOTO1*** Lazier is...

Verizon IndyCar Series News: JR Hildebrand Gets Indy 500 Ride, Double Points in 500 Mile Races
March 20th, 2014 at 8:58 PM
On Thursday Ed Carpenter Racing announced the addition of a second car for the Indianapolis 500 on May 25th. JR Hildebrand will drive the No. 21 car with team owner and 2013 pole sitter Ed Carpenter in the No. 20 car. ***PHOTO1*** Hildebrand is best known for his crash off Turn 4...

Verizon the New Title Sponsor of the IndyCar Series
March 14th, 2014 at 7:53 PM
The IndyCar Series is without a title sponsor no more. Verizon and INDYCAR has signed a multi-year deal today with the new name of the series being the Verizon IndyCar Series. IZOD was the title sponsor of the series but ended their sponsorship after the 2013 season. The Verizon era...

Alex Tagliani Will Drive the Indianapolis 500 for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
March 13th, 2014 at 6:43 PM
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing will field a second car for the 98th Indianapolis 500 this season and Alex Tagliani has been named the driver of the No. 68 car. Tagliani will be a teammate to SFHR's full-time driver Josef Newgarden. ***PHOTO1*** The 40-year-old from Montreal has 201 career starts in CART and...

Jack Hawksworth and Oriol Servia Land IndyCar Series Rides for 2014
March 5th, 2014 at 9:39 PM
Bryan Herta Autosport announced on Wednesday that they will have rookie driver Jack Hawksworth drive their No. 98 Honda in the 2014 IndyCar Series season. Hawksworth is a 23-year-old from Bradford, England and he earned the ride after testing with the team at Sebring in February. "Quite frankly, Jack really impressed us with...

Kurt Busch to Attempt Both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in 2014
March 4th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
It's been speculated for months but this morning Kurt Busch made it official by announcing his plans to run both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day this year, Sunday, May 25. It's been an idea Busch has kicked around for more than a season and...

Jacques Villeneuve Will Drive the Indy 500 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
February 26th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
On Wednesday Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced that they will field the No. 5 Honda in this seasons Indianapolis 500 and that 1995 Indy 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve will be the driver. Villeneuve also won three other races that season en route to the CART championship. ***PHOTO1*** The 98th Indianapolis 500 will be...

Sebastian Saavedra Will Drive IndyCar Series Season for KV AFS Racing
February 12th, 2014 at 8:24 PM
On Wednesday Sebastian Saavedra, a 23-year-old from Columbia, picked up a full season IndyCar Series ride for KV AFS Racing. He will drive the No. 17 Chevrolet powered car for the team which is a joint effort between KV Racing Technology co-owners Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser and Gary Peterson the owner...

Ryan Briscoe Joins Chip Ganassi Racing for 2014, Tony Kanaan Will Take Over Dario Franchitti’s Ride
December 13th, 2013 at 4:56 PM
Chip Ganassi announced Friday at the Performance Racing Industries show in Indianapolis that 32-year-old Ryan Briscoe has been signed for the full 2014 season and beyond to drive the team's No. 8 NTT DATA car. Also announced was that Tony Kanaan, who joined the Ganassi team earlier this offseason, will...