DRR confirm 2018 Indy 500 entry with Karam

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) will field a single car entry for Sage Karam at the 2018 Indianapolis 500. Karam – who has dovetailed his racing commitments with a foray into modelling – will start his fifth Indy 500 this May. Pairing with DRR for the fourth time, 2013 IndyLights champion Karam will again drive…

IndyCar 2018 season preview – part 3

In part 3 of our 2018 Verizon IndyCar season preview we will be running the rule over the rookie talent taking the green flag this year. Plus we will be making our predictions for the official and unofficial rookie of the year awards. Rookie’s take center-stage for IndyCar 2018 10 rookies – the most since…

IndyCar 2018 season preview part 2

We are diving in to part 2 of our IndyCar season preview with a look at what the universal aerokit will mean for manufacturer competition in 2018 and how Honda start the season as favorites. Plus can Ed Jones convert the biggest opportunity and challenge of his career at Chip Ganassi Racing, and will major…

Newgarden: 2018 aero kit is “going to provide better racing”

Defending Verizon IndyCar series champion Josef Newgarden is confident the new universal bodykit will enhance the racing spectacle in 2018. Speaking at the North American International Auto Show where IndyCar launched this season’s car, Newgarden was effusive in his praise: “We believe it’s going to be faster, we believe it’s going to be safer, it’s…

Alonso aiming for Indy 500 return in 2019

F1 star Fernando Alonso is aiming to continue his bid for the motorsport ‘triple crown’ with a return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2019. Alonso is trying to emulate Graham Hill in becoming only the second driver to complete a hat trick of wins at the Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Le…

IndyCar 2018 schedule announced

IndyCar announces 2018 race schedule IndyCar has released the race schedule for the 2018 IndyCar series with a swap for Watkins Glen the most notable change. Watkins Glen makes way for Portland in 2018 Watkins Glen makes way for a return to Portland International Raceway in Oregon. The legendary circuit in upstate New York joined…

5 ways to spend the IndyCar offseason

With Josef Newgarden crowned 2017 Verizon IndyCar series champion it is a long drag to the start of the 2018 season. St Petersburg awaits on March 11 but in the meantime we have months of zero racing. You could of course fill the off-season with race replays or fine-tuning your fantasy picks. Instead here are…

Does Helio want to quit IndyCar?

The chatter in the IndyCar paddock is that it is a done deal. Team Penske will scale back to 3 cars in 2018 running Newgarden, Power and Pagenaud. Which means by default that Helio Castroneves’ illustrious 20 year career in IndyCar ends this season. The Captain – the shrewdest of businessmen – is not content…

IndyCar reveals 2018 universal aero kit

Bolder, safer and even more thrilling were the watchwords for the launch of IndyCar’s new standardised aerobat for 2018. Featuring a new, sleeker bodykit harking back to IndyCar designs of the 1990s, Honda and Chevrolet liveried version debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. IndyCar 2018 – a year in the making The challenge to outfit…

Brickyard 400 preview – Mobil 1 The Grid

Indy Pride – Patrick & Harvick preview the Brickyard 400 Former Brickyard 400 winner Kevin Harvick and former IndyCar driver Danica Patrick share their thoughts ahead of the NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. Harvick talks to Mobil 1 The Grid about his childhood ambition to race at the fabled Brickyard and what…