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...
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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...
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...
Donald Trump is set to join the illustrious list of Indy 500 Pace Car drivers when he slides behind the wheel of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS at the quintessential American motorsports event. The Camaro SS Pace Car, announced earlier this year, will be a convertible model, and that gives us extra incentive to tune… 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...
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...
After much speculation that IRL star Danica Patrick would enter NASCAR for the 2010 season, the hopes of those wanting to see the racing diva behind the wheel of a stock car seemed dashed when her IRL schedule was confirmed. But now it appears as though Patrick will also race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series… Continue Reading...
Roger Penske and Daimler Chairman Dr. Dieter Zetsche take a ride in a SMART car. Penske currently distributes SMART cars for Diamler in the U.S. and is rumored to be interested in purchasing Saturn from GM. A day after General Motors released a vague statement declaring that it is moving to “the next step” in… Continue Reading...