In Memoriam: Jim Rathmann

1960 Indianapolis 500 champion Jim Rathmann passed away Wednesday at a hospice in Melbourne, Florida. The hall of fame driver was 83 years old. Rathmann’s victory at the 1960 ‘500’ was a hard-fought one, as a record 29 lead changes took place within the event — a mark that still stands to this day. His […]

Add two more teams for Lotus

Bryan Herta Autosport, which won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with the late Dan Wheldon as driver, and Dreyer and Reinbold Racing, which has served as one of the IZOD IndyCar Series’ longest-running teams, will join HVM Racing and Michael Shank Racing in running Lotus engines for next year’s championship. The news was officially announced today […]

HVM joins Lotus roster for 2012

After being linked to Lotus for some time, HVM Racing has announced this morning that it will indeed run engines built by the famous British manufacturer in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series championship. In addition, the newly christened Lotus HVM Racing will continue to have Entergy Nuclear and its Nuclear Clean Air Energy program as […]

INDYCAR heading for China in 2012

Series to stage street race in coastal city of Qingdao For several years, it was the most mythical of all potential races in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Next season, it will be reality. INDYCAR is going to China. We repeat: INDYCAR is going to China. The series announced today that the IZOD IndyCar Series will […]

Notes: Team Penske trio remains intact

Helio Castroneves (left), Will Power (center) and Ryan Briscoe (yellow) will be back together at Team Penske in 2012. Photo Credit: Chris Jones/IZOD IndyCar Series. Once again, scratch all those rumors you heard about Team Penske downsizing to two cars and with Ryan Briscoe as the likely man out: The Captain’s Men will return in […]

OFFICIAL: KV Racing to run Chevrolet power in 2012

Tony Kanaan will have to swap that Honda mark on his helmet for a Chevrolet one next season as his KV Racing Technology squad has switched to Bowtie engines for the 2012 season. Photo: Chris Jones/IZOD IndyCar Series. What has been rumored for some time is now reality as KV Racing Technology has confirmed that […]

A brief thought on life

PHOTO: Chris Jones / IZOD IndyCar Series As I contemplated the passing of Dan Wheldon this week, I found myself in various moods. Of course, I was saddened over the loss of a great champion and the horrible facts that a wife no longer had a husband, two young boys no longer had a father, […]

NASCAR pays tribute to Dan Wheldon

As the public prepares to say goodbye today in Indianapolis to two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, who was laid to rest yesterday in his adopted hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida, the NASCAR community is also honoring the fallen IndyCar driver. Each car in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway are carrying […]

INDYCAR championship banquet canceled

As the racing world mourns the loss of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dan Wheldon, INDYCAR has announced the cancellation of its 2011 Championship Celebration, which was slated to go off Monday night at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The series also has announced that details on a public memorial […]


DAN WHELDON DIES OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN 15-CAR CRASH AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY PHOTO: Bret Kelley/IZOD IndyCar Series. What was supposed to be a time of celebration has instead turned into a time of great sorrow as Daniel Clive Wheldon, one of INDYCAR’s most beloved champions, is no longer with us. On Lap 11 […]

IndyCar title contenders starting side-by-side — in mid-pack

Will Power and Dario Franchitti start 17th and 18th for Sunday’s season finale; Tony Kanaan wins pole DBSi29ZC9B0[/youtube] When Will Power was unable to come close to squeezing out enough speed for the pole on Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it looked like the advantage was clearly going to Dario Franchitti, who enters […]

Meet the Astor Cup

PHOTO: Chris Jones/IZOD IndyCar Series The “Silver Surfer” is dead. Long live the IZOD IndyCar Series World Championship Trophy. As you can see from this photo involving title combatants Dario Franchitti (left) and Will Power (right), one of them will have his name etched on a new piece of hardware after Sunday’s season-ending race. The […]

Sin City showdown

Dario Franchitti, Will Power set to duel for IndyCar title once again Once again, it comes down to Dario Franchitti and Will Power for all the glory. This year’s opening race of the IZOD IndyCar Series championship saw the two pick up where they left off in 2010 as Franchitti and Power finished 1-2 at […]

Panther joins Chevrolet ranks for 2012

Two-time champs join Penske and Andretti in “Bowtie Brigade” Photo Credit: Shawn Payne/IZOD IndyCar Series. Panther Racing became the third squad to announce that it would be powered by Chevrolet engines in next year’s IZOD IndyCar Series championship, re-uniting with General Motors, which helped them win 15 races and two series titles from 1999 to 2005 with Oldsmobile and […]