OFFICIAL: 2012 IndyCar schedule released

The majority of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule was officially released today, with series CEO Randy Bernard stating that the sanctioning body is working to confirm a 16th event and considering a 17th event as well. The schedule begins on March 25 at St. Petersburg, Florida, followed by visits to Barber Motorsports Park (April […]

2012 provisional schedule released

During yesterday’s press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that centered on the investigation of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway crash that killed Dan Wheldon last October, INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard said that the long-awaited 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule would be released within the next two days. However, while INDYCAR has yet to officially announce […]

Full Transcript: Las Vegas crash investigation press conference

The following is a transcript of this morning’s press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway concerning the findings of the investigation into the 15-car crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16. The incident claimed the life of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, who was found to have been killed when, after his machine […]

Findings of Wheldon crash investigation revealed

This morning, INDYCAR revealed the findings of their investigation into the massive 15-car crash on Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that claimed the life of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon. In a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, series president of operations Brian Barnhart said that Wheldon was killed when, after going […]

Is INDYCAR and ISC’s cold war beginning to thaw?

Multiple ISC tracks now on radar as possibilities for 2013 schedule The relationship between INDYCAR and the International Speedway Corporation hasn’t always been rosy. Before the series decided to drop all ISC tracks for this past year’s schedule, open-wheel fans long contended that due to ISC and NASCAR being owned by the France family, the […]

VIDEO: Ed Carpenter, Tony Stewart talk team ownership

Ed Carpenter is fielding his own IZOD IndyCar Series squad in 2012, serving as the owner/driver for Ed Carpenter Racing. By all accounts, he’s kept a even keel about the challenge. But with undertaking any new project, it never hurts to have a little advice on what to expect. Especially if that advice is coming […]

Katherine Legge heading for IndyCar?

English driver Katherine Legge, known by many in the IndyCar fanbase for her two-year run in the old Champ Car World Series, is set to return to open-wheel racing. An AutoWeek report says that Legge, who has recently been racing in the DTM touring car series, has sponsorship for a full-time ride and that she […]

INDYCAR nixes Las Vegas Motor Speedway for 2012

Series cites need for testing with new car before returning to 1.5-mile oval Following the death of Dan Wheldon in a 15-car incident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past October, INDYCAR has announced that it will not return to the 1.5-mile oval for the 2012 campaign. In a release, series and speedway officials said […]

Simon Pagenaud joins Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Frenchman raced in three IndyCar events last season After pulling substitute duty for Dreyer and Reinbold Racing and HVM Racing during last year’s campaign, French driver Simon Pagenaud has earned his first full-time ride in open-wheel racing since the final days of Champ Car. Pagenaud was officially confirmed as the new driver for Sam Schmidt […]

Lights champ Josef Newgarden joins Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Top American prospect earns a shot in the IZOD IndyCar Series PHOTO: After claiming the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights title (above), Josef Newgarden is moving up to IndyCar and Sarah Fisher/Hartman Racing in 2012. Credit: Chris Jones/IZOD IndyCar Series. While all of Sarah Fisher/Hartman Racing’s 2012 plans are not yet set in stone, there is […]

Sarah Fisher set to announce 2012 driver tomorrow

Could the “Racer of Tomorrow” make his public debut as an IZOD IndyCar Series driver…tomorrow? Tennessee’s Josef Newgarden, the reigning Firestone Indy Lights champion and holder of the Twitter handle @raceroftomorrow, has been linked to Sarah Fisher Racing in recent times and, in advance of her team’s 2012 driver announcement tomorrow at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, […]

End of an era: Newman-Haas done after 29 seasons

Harsh economy claims one of open-wheel racing’s greatest teams; Servia, Hinchcliffe now looking for new rides The statement from team owner Carl Haas was as shocking as it was brief: “The economic climate no longer enables Newman/Haas Racing to participate in open wheel racing at this time.” And with that one sentence, one of racing’s […]

INDYCAR confirms Barnhart/Angstadt changes

One day after SPEED Channel’s Robin Miller reported on Brian Barnhart’s ouster from Race Control and the replacement of Terry Angstadt as commercial division president, INDYCAR has confirmed both organizational changes. Barnhart will stay on as president of operations to oversee the operational and logistical side of things, but the series will look for a […]

Report: Angstadt gone; Barnhart removed from Race Control

Two longtime major figures in the IRL/IZOD IndyCar Series, Brian Barnhart and Terry Angstadt, are facing major changes in their line of work. SPEED Channel’s Robin Miller, a longtime critic of Barnhart’s abilities as chief steward, is now reporting that Barnhart will be removed from Race Control (although he will be given the option to […]

Team Wildcard

Lotus has started to make noise ahead of 2012, but will it continue on the track? There are always a few questions to answer during the IZOD IndyCar Series’ offseason. Some of them are the usual ones revolving around driver/team lineups and sponsorships, but with the onset of new cars and engines, there’s been more […]