INDYCAR: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Aero Kit Test Yields Valuable Data

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Joe Skibinski photo — The Verizon IndyCar Series today held a test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to assess the various configurations of the Chevrolet and Honda superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork kits. With more than 500 laps turned on the 2.5-mile oval by 15 drivers while dodging intermittent rain on a blustery day, reams of valuable …

INDYCAR: Honda Unveils 2015 IndyCar Superspeedway Aero Kit

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INDIANAPOLIS — official release — Honda image — Honda unveiled on Thursday the superspeedway aero kit of aerodynamic upgrades and components its teams will use at this year’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. The Honda Super Speedway Aero Kit, produced by Honda Performance Development, Honda’s racing arm in North America, includes a variety of individual aerodynamic components fitted to the …

INDYCAR: Structural Upgrades Mandated for IndyCar Bodywork Components

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — INDYCAR announced it has mandated structural upgrades to strengthen designated Honda and Chevrolet bodywork components in advance of this weekend’s inaugural race at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La. The modifications include the addition of components that will improve the overall strength of the bodywork for both manufacturer entries. The …

INDYCAR: Honda Unveils 2015 IndyCar Aero Kit Design

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CULVER CITY, Calif. — official series release — IndyCar/HPD photo — The much-anticipated unveiling of the Honda aero kit took place Monday evening at a reception attended by principals from Honda Performance Development, American Honda and INDYCAR. Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, who drove for a bulk of the on-track development, joined Honda executives in showcasing the base road/street course and …

INDYCAR: No Changes to Upcoming Aero Kit Testing Regulations

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — INDYCAR announced Tuesday that testing regulations would remain as published in the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook, with March 13 designated the opening of team on-track and wind tunnel testing of the full-size Chevrolet and Honda road/street course and short oval aerodynamic bodywork kits. INDYCAR last week confirmed that there would not …

INDYCAR: Teams Put Down Deposits on 2015 Aero Kits

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INDIANAPOLIS — official release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Verizon IndyCar Series entrants have submitted a 25 percent deposit of the $75,000 package price with their aerodynamic bodywork kit order to respective suppliers Chevrolet and Honda. Manufacturer track testing of prototype components opened Oct. 6 and continues through Jan. 18, 2015, which is the same date as homologation. Production will ramp up to …

INDYCAR: Aero Kit Programs Taking Shape for 2015 Debut

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — IndyCar photo — Honda Performance Development vice president and COO Steve Eriksen believes that fans will clearly see a distinction between Honda and Chevrolet cars through the aero kit program introduced for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. “IndyCar has defined some boxes, and you have to work within the boxes. But, apart from that, …