IndyCar: Carlos Huertas To Test For Panther Racing at Sebring

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Photo Credit Formula3.co – January 17, 2014 IndyCar Media PR – Colombian driver Carlos Huertas will get his first taste of an IndyCar Series car when he joins Panther Racing for a Chevrolet manufacturer test at Sebring International Raceway on Jan. 17. Huertas, a 22-year-old from Bogota, Colombia, will join Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power, …

Tom Time Blog: Bentley Warren Bio Book A Must-Read For All Race Fans!

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Blog by RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – January 8, 2013 – “Wicked Fast” is an easy-to-digest, informative and often hilarious biography of New England racing legend Bentley Warren that was written by Bones Bourcier and published by Coastal 181 Publishing out of Massachussetts. You just have to buy this book.  It’s as simple as that. Having been blessed …

OPEN WHEEL: Legendary IndyCar owner and 500 champion Granatelli dies

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December 30, 2013 — staff report — cover photo from RacingOne/ISC Archives, via Getty Images — SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Mr. 500 has died. Andy Granatelli, who led STP into the mainstream marketplace one decal at a time, died Sunday of congestive heart failure. He was 90 years old. Granatelli’s son, Vince, confirmed his father’s death Sunday afternoon. Granatelli served as …

Chevrolet, Honda To Produce IndyCar Aero Kits For 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013) – INDYCAR announced today that Chevrolet and Honda will provide distinct aerodynamic configurations for the IndyCar Series chassis beginning in 2015. As part of its long-range focus on innovation, INDYCAR announced in June that aerodynamic bodywork “kits” would be introduced and utilized for all 2015 races and include separate specifications for superspeedways and road/street/short ovals. …

INDYCAR: Month of May Coverage highlights 2014 TV schedule

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December 4, 2013 — Three weekends of ABC coverage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the network’s 50th consecutive telecast of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 25, is part of the 2014 TV schedule announced by INDYCAR and broadcast partners ABC and NBC Sports Network. ABC will televise five races, including the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May …

2013 Season Entertaining But Tragedy Filled

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November 24, 2013 – By RaceChaser Staff Writer Nick Graziano – Across all of the major racing leagues, the 2013 racing season proved to be one of the most exciting and entertaining seasons. However, the season was also plagued by many driver injuries. From Denny Hamlin fracturing his lower back during the fifth race of the NASCAR season to Tony …

IndyCar: Juan Pablo Montoya to Participate in IndyCar Series Test at Sebring

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Juan Pablo Montoya will conduct his first IZOD IndyCar Series test with Team Penske next week at Sebring International Raceway. The test will be open to media on Monday, Nov. 25. In September Team Penske announced Montoya will drive the No. 2 car for the full 2014 IndyCar Series season after an eight-year run in NASCAR. The test will be …

IndyCar: Tony Kanaan and TNT Energy Drink Extend Partnership

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Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced a mutli-year deal with TNT Energy Drink, continuing Indianapolis 500 Winner Tony Kanaan’s longtime relationship with the brand. “TNT first came onboard with me at the end of 2010 and they were the first ones to tell me I would stay in the IndyCar Series when I had no sponsor and no team to race, …

BREAKING NEWS: Dario Franchitti Unable To Continue Racing Career

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 14, 2013) – Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) announced today that three-time Indianapolis 500 Winner and four-time IndyCar Series Champion Dario Franchitti will be unable to continue his auto racing career.  The IndyCar Series legend ends his career with 31 Indy car wins (tied for eighth on the all-time list) and 33 poles (sixth on the all-time …

Racing Legend Bentley Warren’s Biography “Wicked Fast” Now Available

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Newburyport, Mass., November 11, 2013 – Motorsports publisher Coastal 181 announced today the release of its latest title, “WICKED FAST: Racing Through Life with Bentley Warren,” by Bones Bourcier. Bentley Warren’s approach to life is mirrored by the tongue-in-cheek slogan of his high-octane watering hole, Bentley’s Saloon in Arundel, Maine: “Who has more fun than us? We do!” Whether mingling …

IndyCar: Catching Up With Charlie Kimball

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November 6, 2013 – IndyCar Media Story/Photo – November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball hasn’t slowed down even though the IZOD IndyCar Series season ended nearly three weeks ago. The California native has been busy travelling the country making sponsor appearances on behalf of Novo Nordisk. Q. Have you had a chance …

INDY LIGHTS: Dallara chosen to supply new chassis for 2015

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November 1st — By Indycar.com — Dallara Automobili has been selected to develop and manufacture the next generation chassis for Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. The chassis will make its debut for the 2015 season, with an updated current Dallara car being used for the 14-race 2014 season. Dallara, manufacturer of the current IndyCar Series chassis, exceeded expectations in …