IndyCar has released the cause of Dan Wheldon’s death as a non-survivable injury when his head hit a post in the fencing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The two-time Indianapolis winner was killed in a 15-car accident at the October 16th race when his car was launched into the catch fence. Beyond that, details were… Continue Reading...
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In the wake of the tragic crash that caused Dan Wheldon’s unfortunate passing, the IndyCar Series has decided to remove the Las Vegas race from its 2012 schedule. 2011 was the first year Las Vegas Speedway’s oval was used for open-wheel racing since 2005, and a massive 15-car accident was the result, involving the death… Continue Reading...
With 2012 just around the corner now, Chevrolet is hyping up its return to IndyCar where they haven’t been racing for six years. Their return also means the development of a new engine for the racing series, where they hope to take what they learn on the track and apply it to their passenger vehicles…. Continue Reading...
Legendary racing outfit Newman/Haas is closing its doors after nearly 30 years in business, after the team failed to find sponsorship for the coming season. Founded by Carl Haas and actor Paul Newman, the team had a solid record throughout its life – with 107 wins and 8 championships – but never managed to win… Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The car finished the race in sixth place that year, behind Bill Vukovich Jr. Foyt, driving another Coyote finished third, having qualified second behind eventual race winner Al Unser. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
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...