Guaranteed Indy 500 entries: get mad or get involved

Guaranteed Indy 500 entries was the hand-grenade Roger Penske, Chip Ganassi and Michael Andretti collectively lobbed into IndyCar last week. Fans – indignant at yet another assault on one of the few remaining month of May traditions – have been unequivocal in their response. But as Andy Webb writes, instead of digging in for a…

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…

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: Rossi Penske bound as RHR commits to Andretti

Ryan Hunter-Reay has committed to Andretti Autosport until 2020. Continuing the long-standing partnership with Michael Andretti and DHL USA, the deal shut down rumours of a possible switch¬†to Penske. With only 1 season left on his existing contract, Hunter-Reay had been¬†considered a strong candidate to join Penske in 2018. Who will replace Montoya or Castroneves…