IndyCar should look north for a Phoenix replacement

Instead of gambling on returning to venues that failed to draw crowds and risk damaging existing races, IndyCar should be looking north for a Phoenix replacement. When news broke that IndyCar’s 3-year effort to bring racing back to Phoenix had ended, attention turned to the circuits likely to replace ISM Raceway in 2019. With IndyCar’s…

IndyCar Grand Prix heroes and zeroes

Will Power gave a masterclass in road course driving to win the 2017 Indy Grand Prix of Indianapolis from a hard charging Scott Dixon. The former IndyCar series champion traded the lead with teammate Helio Castroneves before pulling away to win comfortably. Power’s first win of 2017 helped him jump to 5th place in the point…

IndyCar Phoenix Desert Diamond Grand Prix heroes and zeroes

Simon Pagenaud took his maiden oval win at the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix as Chevrolet dominated. Team Penske took 3 of the top 5 finishes, with JR Hildebrand recovering from a broken hand to take a career-first podium and put 4 Chevy’s in the top 5. 2017 Phoenix Desert Diamond Grand Prix heroes Hero…

Reimagining the IndyCar oval format

There is a real momentum and positivity around IndyCar at the moment. TV ratings are going in the right direction, schedule stability is coming together and road/street course attendances are growing. Of course there are still areas that need work – sponsorship, attracting new teams, making the series financially viable are just a few. For me the most…