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IndyCar Will Hold A Race In China For Next Season

IndyCar Will Hold A Race In China For Next Season

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…

Dallara Names 2012 Indy Car Chassis After Dan Wheldon

Dallara Names 2012 Indy Car Chassis After Dan Wheldon

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…

110 Years of Ford Racing History Headed to SEMA Show

110 Years of Ford Racing History Headed to SEMA Show

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…

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

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

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…

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

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…

Formula 1 Promoters Threaten To Switch To IndyCar

Formula 1 Promoters Threaten To Switch To IndyCar

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…

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

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

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,…

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

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

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…

1971 Indy 500 Special Goes Under the Hammer

1971 Indy 500 Special Goes Under the Hammer

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.

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

Chevrolet To Return To Indy Car Racing With Twin Turbo V6

Chevrolet To Return To Indy Car Racing With Twin Turbo V6

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…

Restored 1965 Indy 500 Winner to Debut at Pebble Beach

Restored 1965 Indy 500 Winner to Debut at Pebble Beach

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

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

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

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…

IRL Engine Rules Revamped For 2012

IRL Engine Rules Revamped For 2012

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…