Month of May: A Bang and a Whimper Kick Off the Biggest 31 Days in Auto Racing

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The following story is the kick-off of Race Chaser Online’s annual ‘Month of May’ series, which both builds up to Memorial Day weekend’s runnings of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 and pays tribute to several special dates during the month along the way. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — …

INDYCAR: Verizon IndyCar Series Personalities Commit to Dan Wheldon Pro-Am Karting Event

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Scott Dixon, Sarah Fisher, Ed Carpenter and Sebastian Saavedra are among the drivers who have committed to participating in the third Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge at New Castle (Ind.) Motorsports Park on Sept. 19. The race features Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy drivers representing teams backed …

INDYCAR: Saavedra Added to Ganassi IndyCar Squad; Will Pilot No. 8 Entry for Three, Fifth Car for Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — John Cote/IndyCar photo — Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) unveiled its upcoming plans today for the No. 8 Chevrolet entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series, which includes races for both CGRT development driver Sage Karam and team newcomer Sebastian Saavedra– who will pilot the No. 8 AFS Chevrolet at this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long …

INDYCAR: Saavedra Back in Business for 500 Practice After Indy G.P. Crash

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SPEEDWAY, IN — official release — Mike Young photo — Sebastian Saavedra pulled on his helmet and stepped into the No. 17 KV AFS Racing car May 13 just like he had dozens of times. He logged only seven laps in the red and yellow car before the Indianapolis 500 practice session was curtailed by rain with three hours left, …

INDYCAR: Saavedra Surprises with Verizon Pole for Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS — official release — Don Figler photo — Verizon IndyCar Series drivers have said to “expect the unexpected” on the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Sebastian Saavedra earning the Verizon P1 Award fits into that category. The AFS KV AFS driver claimed his first Verizon IndyCar Series pole position topping a wild …

INDYCAR: Saavedra Fined for Long Beach Infraction

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INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, April 16, 2014) — INDYCAR officials have fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 on May 25 for actions during the April 13 Verizon IndyCar Seres race in Long Beach. Saavedra, driver of the No. 17 AFS KVAFS Racing car, was found to have violated  Rule 7.1.3.2.2 (Failure to yield to safety vehicle …

INDYCAR: Sebs reunited; Saavedra to drive KV/AFS Racing entry in 2014

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February 12, 2014 — via Dave Lewandowski, INDYCAR media — INDYCAR photo — INDIANAPOLIS — A relationship that began in 2009 in Indy Lights between Gary Peterson and 18-year-old racer Sebastian Saavedra transfers to the IndyCar Series for the 2014 season. KV Racing Technology co-owners Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser and Peterson, owner of AFS Racing, announced a strategic partnership …