IndyCar Will Hold A Race In China For Next Season

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IndyCar Will Hold A Race In China For Next Season
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The IZOD IndyCar Series will be brought to China for the first time in a race scheduled on August 19, 2012. Held in Qingdao, China, located between Beijing and Shanghai, this coastal city has previously hosted the 2008 Summer Olympic sailing competitions. Until finances can provide for a proper racing circuit to be constructed, a 6.2… Continue Reading...

Dan Wheldon eBay Charity Auction Launched; Proceeds To Dan Wheldon Family Trust Fund

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Dan Wheldon eBay Charity Auction Launched; Proceeds To Dan Wheldon Family Trust Fund
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In light of talented racing driver Dan Wheldon’s tragic death, and the family he has left behind, fellow racing driver Graham Rahal first announced that he would auction off the helmet, gloves, and shoes worn during the Las Vegas 300 to raise money to help the Wheldon family through this difficult time. Following Rahal by… Continue Reading...

Dallara Names 2012 Indy Car Chassis After Dan Wheldon

Dallara Names 2012 Indy Car Chassis After Dan Wheldon
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Dan Wheldon was one of the driving forces behind the new-for-2012 Indy Car chassis, completing countless laps in pre-season testing. But with Wheldon’s tragic death at the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16th looming over the series, chassis maker Dallara has decided to honor Wheldon by naming the… Continue Reading...

15 Car Crash at Las Vegas IndyCar Season Finale is Spectacularly Terrifying [Video]

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In NASCAR they always talk about “The Big One”. But it was this weekend’s series finale of the IndyCar Series that saw a catastrophic crash totaling 15 cars. Included in the mess was Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon who suffered what could be serious injuries and has been airlifted to hospital. Other drivers involved in… Continue Reading...

110 Years of Ford Racing History Headed to SEMA Show

110 Years of Ford Racing History Headed to SEMA Show
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110 years ago, Henry Ford entered a 10-lap, 10-mile race at the Detroit Driving Club in Grosse Point, Michigan in his self-built race car called “Sweepstakes”. Going up against heavily-favored Alexander Winton, Henry Ford took the surprising win that ultimately changed automotive manufacturing forever. With his win, the Ford Motor Company got the funding it… Continue Reading...

Danica Patrick Looking to Drop IndyCar for Full-Time NASCAR Gig

Danica Patrick Looking to Drop IndyCar for Full-Time NASCAR Gig
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Reports are coming in that Danica Patrick is leaning towards a full-time move to NASCAR for 2012, running a full Nationwide Series with JR Motorsports and limited Sprint Cup Series races with Tony Stewart’s team. One shake-up in any agreement with Patrick however is that she still desires to run in the Indy 500 even… Continue Reading...

Tanner Foust Looking For Indy Car Ride, Puts Drifting On Hold [video]

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Multi-talented driver Tanner Foust is looking for a new challenge in 2012, hoping to get himself behind the wheel of an Indy Car towards the end of this year. With a busy schedule of rally racing this year, Foust put aside the sport of drifting (where he is a two-time champion) this year and it… Continue Reading...

Formula 1 Promoters Threaten To Switch To IndyCar

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Formula 1 Promoters Threaten To Switch To IndyCar
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The world of Formula One has been flipped upside down by new regulations approving the switch from current V8 engines to V6 turbos. The rev limiter has also been lowered from 18,000 rpm to 15,000 as a major change. As a result, many companies associated with the commercial side of the sport are very concerned… Continue Reading...

Wheldon Takes Home $2.6 Million After Spectacular Indy 500 Win [Video]

Wheldon Takes Home $2.6 Million After Spectacular Indy 500 Win [Video]
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The outrageously dramatic last lap of the Indianapolis 500 will be talked about for years to come. JR Hildebrand, in a freak accident lost first place and $1.5 million in the last mile of the race. On the final turn of the last lap Hildebrand, overtook a slower car and slammed into the safety wall,… Continue Reading...

Chevy’s Return to IndyCar Based on Series’ Newfound Relevance to Production Cars

Chevy’s Return to IndyCar Based on Series’ Newfound Relevance to Production Cars
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There isn’t a Chevrolet on the grid at this year’s Indianapolis 500, which is surprising considering the high profile the brand is playing at the race, ranging from being the official pace car, to a consumer drive event that can get fans behind the wheel of everything from a Corvette to a Volt. A year… Continue Reading...

100 Years of Chevrolet at the Indy 500: A History in Pictures

100 Years of Chevrolet at the Indy 500: A History in Pictures
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Just over a week until the running of the Indianapolis 500 and Chevrolet has released a history in pictures to help celebrate 100 years of shared history since Arthur Chevrolet got behind the wheel in the inaugural running of the great American race. Just a few months later brother Louis and Buick racing team owner… Continue Reading...

Jean Alesi Rumored To Get ‘Wild Card’ Entry For Las Vegas Indy

Jean Alesi Rumored To Get ‘Wild Card’ Entry For Las Vegas Indy
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The rumor mills are working overtime, predicting which non-Indy driver will get the ‘wild card’ entry for this years Las Vegas Indy. In a move to attract sponsors and an audience, IndyCar Racing League (IRL) announced that at the series finale this year, five professional racing drivers who are currently not in IRL, would be… Continue Reading...

$5-Million Prize Has Racers From All Walks Of Motorsports Knocking On IZOD Indy Car Door

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$5-Million Prize Has Racers From All Walks Of Motorsports Knocking On IZOD Indy Car Door
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Money is a great motivator. It makes people do things they normally won’t and take on new challenges. It is the main reason why some people take part in reality TV shows. Now professional race car driver’s are gearing up for a serious reality event. It was announced earlier this year, that the last race… Continue Reading...

Want to Known When the Next Race is and What Channel it’s On? There Is An App For That

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Want to Known When the Next Race is and What Channel it’s On? There Is An App For That
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Auto racing fans rejoice. If you’ve always wanted a handy device to let you know when the next race is, now there is a smart phone app that will keep you in the know. SpeedWeekly Magazine has developed an app which will give you information such as start times, location, which network is broadcasting the… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Lotus to Run ‘Own’ Engines in 2012 Indy Car Season [Video]

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LA 2010: Lotus to Run ‘Own’ Engines in 2012 Indy Car Season [Video]
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Lotus has announced that it will join the big boys in 2012, racing against both Honda and Chevy in the Indy Car series. Indy Car has seen its fan base diminish over the years and the fans called for an end of the spec series. Finally the governing body decided to take action, opening up… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet To Return To Indy Car Racing With Twin Turbo V6

Chevrolet To Return To Indy Car Racing With Twin Turbo V6
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Chevrolet is set to return to Indy Car Racing in 2012, breaking Honda‘s monopoly on engine supply for the American racing series. Chevrolet is expected to partner with well known engine contractor Ilmor to produce a twin-turbo V6 engine, as the Indy Car series moves away from V8s and towards smaller four and six cylinder… Continue Reading...

Restored 1965 Indy 500 Winner to Debut at Pebble Beach

Restored 1965 Indy 500 Winner to Debut at Pebble Beach
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More recently, the historically significant Lotus has been invited to the 201o Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ,where at the exclusive Club XIX it will be unveiled by three time Indy 500 winners Bobby Unser and Johnny Rutherford Continue Reading...

Honda Dealers Sponsoring Honda Indy In Toronto, Free Admission For Practice Day

Honda Dealers Sponsoring Honda Indy In Toronto, Free Admission For Practice Day
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Honda dealers in the Canadian province of Ontario are chipping in to help out with the Honda Indy in Toronto, sponsoring the Friday practice on July 16th, and allowing fans to watch the action for free. The Ontario Honda Dealers Association is not only sponsoring the practice sessions, but also the car of hometown hero… Continue Reading...

IRL Engine Rules Revamped For 2012

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IRL Engine Rules Revamped For 2012
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The IRL IndyCar Series is downsizing its engine formula from the current Honda-made 3.5L V8 to four and six cylinder engines displacing a maximum of 2.4L, a move being considered by other forms of motorsports, including Formula 1. While F1 and NASCAR have different engine builders competing against one another, the engines are generally similar… Continue Reading...

Lotus Announces Return to IndyCar Series as Iconic Racing Team Begins Formula One Season

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Lotus Announces Return to IndyCar Series as Iconic Racing Team Begins Formula One Season
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Lotus is looking to make a massive push in motorsports, announcing its return to the IndyCar series just as a new Lotus Formula One team hits the track in Bahrain for the start of the F1 season. Teaming up with long-time Lotus partner and world-renowned engine builder Cosworth, the Lotus Cosworth team will be run… Continue Reading...