INDYCAR: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Makes Most of Soggy Day at NOLA With Double Podium

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AVONDALE, La. — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — A promising start to qualifying for the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, which saw both James Hinchcliffe and James Jakes advance to the second round, quickly turned disappointing when Saturday’s session was canceled because of rain. The starting grid for the inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 2.74-mile, 13-turn NOLA Motorsports …

INDYCAR: Chip Ganassi Racing Confirms Karam for Second Start of 2015 at NOLA

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — John Cote/IndyCar photo — Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced Tuesday that development driver Sage Karam will join the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series lineup in the No. 8 Chevrolet for the second race of the series at the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park this weekend. Karam’s No. 8 Chevrolet will bear the …

INDYCAR: Simona de Silvestro Back With Andretti For Indy Grand Prix Of Louisiana

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INDIANAPOLIS — official team release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Following last week’s announcement that Simona de Silvestro would become Andretti Autosport’s fifth entry for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, the team confirmed today the Swiss racer will be back with the four-time IndyCar champions for the second round of Verizon IndyCar Series competition this weekend in New Orleans. …

INDYCAR: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Signs James Jakes for 2015 Season

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release – Nick Laham/Getty Images North America photo – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced Monday that James Jakes will pilot the team’s No. 7 Honda-powered Indy car for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 27-year-old British driver participated in a two-day test with SPM last week at NOLA Motorsports Park and made a solid impression …

INDYCAR: NOLA Test Session Provides Valuable Learning Opportunity for IndyCar Drivers

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AVONDALE, La. — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — From a secondary viewing spot at NOLA Motorsports Park, KV Racing Technology co-owner Jimmy Vasser confirmed what he saw on pit lane. “I was impressed with the speed on the circuit for a first day,” the former Indy car driver said. “I think they’ll put on a great show.” …

INDYCAR: NOLA Motorsports Park Announced as Addition to 2015 Schedule

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AVONDALE, La. — official release — IndyCar photo — INDYCAR announced today the addition of NOLA Motorsports Park and the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2015. The event will be held April 10-12 and organized by Andretti Sports Marketing on a newly-configured 13-turn, 2.67-mile permanent road course layout. The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana …