TURBO teaser trailer released

Randy Bernard may no longer be the CEO of INDYCAR, but what may prove to be his biggest contribution to the sport is set to emerge next summer as TURBO — a Dreamworks Animation film that features INDYCAR and the Indianapolis 500 in prominent roles — hits the silver screen. The film follows a young […]

Notes: Bye bye, Barrichello

It appears that Rubens Barrichello will be one-and-done in the IZOD IndyCar Series. After a 19-year career in Formula One, Barrichello moved into IndyCar last season with KV Racing Technology and came away with a 12th place finish in the championship, two top-5s and seven top-10s. Unfortunately, funding for a second season Stateside didn’t materialize […]

INDYCAR gets into holiday spirit with visit to Indy food bank

Before the INDYCAR world threw its 2012 Championship Celebration yesterday (with IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay as the guest of honor), multiple drivers lended their support to an Indianapolis-based food bank. Graham Rahal, Charlie Kimball, Simon Pagenaud and Simona de Silvestro, as well as Firestone Indy Lights pilot Peter Dempsey and the Firestone Firehawk, […]

INDYCAR, Lotus finalize separation

Lotus’ star-crossed saga in the IZOD IndyCar Series has finally come to an end. According to an INDYCAR release, the British marque has been released from its engine supply contract by the sanctioning body after just one season of competition. That leaves the series with two engine manufacturers in Chevrolet and Honda going forward. “We […]

UPDATED: Reigning champ RHR to run No. 1 in 2013

In 2013, Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay will adopt the “No. 1” car number that traditionally goes to the reigning IndyCar champion. Hunter-Reay, who won last year’s championship by five points over Will Power in an exciting duel, has run the No. 28 number for the last two seasons to represent the 28 million people currently […]

Oriol Servia rides again for Panther/DRR

Spaniard re-ups with Chevrolet-powered team for 2013 The Panther/Dreyer and Reinbold Racing collaboration will continue in next season’s IZOD IndyCar Series championship, and so will Oriol Servia’s tenure as driver of the No. 22 Chevrolet. Both team and driver were stuck with a slow Lotus engine for the first four races of the season before […]

RLL continues to work on 2nd program

Indy 500-winning engineer Eddie Jones joins Rahal camp Rahal Letterman Lanigan has certainly been busy as of late, welcoming Graham Rahal to the team in a multi-year agreement and working on a potential second program for the 2013 championship. Speculation continues to swirl about who will be driving that second Rahal ride (Ryan Briscoe? Justin […]

American prospect Veach jumps to Indy Lights

As the Mazda Road to Indy has regained some presence in the last few years, we’ve begun hearing more about the future of the IZOD IndyCar Series. Naturally enough, talented American prospects such as Sage Karam, Spencer Pigot and Shannon MacIntosh have garnered most of the buzz amongst the fan base. But 17-year-old Zach Veach […]

Hitachi sponsorship shifts to Helio at Team Penske

Team Penske’s sponsorship deal with Hitachi will now move over to Helio Castroneves’ No. 3 machine next season. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner will carry the Hitachi branding at nine IZOD IndyCar Series events in 2013: St. Petersburg, Sao Paulo, Iowa, Pocono, Sonoma, and the doubleheaders at Detroit and Toronto. Hitachi branding ran with Ryan […]

Mark Miles named as Hulman CEO

Jeff Belskus stays as Hulman president, still INDYCAR CEO on interim basis Mark Miles, a sports executive that led Indianapolis’ successful bid to land Super Bowl XLVI and served for 15 years as CEO of the ATP men’s tennis tour, has taken over as CEO of Hulman and Company — parent operation for INDYCAR and […]

A family affair for Bobby and Graham Rahal

Father and son team up at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Graham Rahal (left) and his father Bobby Rahal (right) have officially joined forces at Rahal Letterman Lanigan. Photo Credit: Chris Jones/IZOD IndyCar Series. Two years ago, Graham Rahal joined Chip Ganassi Racing in its expansion to a four-car lineup, and it seemed like everything was in […]

Potential Fort Lauderdale event could gain funding

The proposed Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Grand Prix, which would feature the IZOD IndyCar Series and American Le Mans Series, is hoping to gain a major piece of funding this afternoon. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, commissioners in Broward County, Florida will decide today upon approving hotel-tax funds that would help promote the street race. […]

Bourdais stays with Dragon for 2013

Dragon Racing has announced that Sebastien Bourdais will return to the team for the 2013 championship. The four-time Champ Car World Series champion competed in 11 races for Dragon last season, which featured a switch from Lotus to Chevrolet power for Jay Penske’s operation. This decision forced Bourdais and British driver Katherine Legge to share […]

Jeff Belskus speaks to the fans

New INDYCAR interim CEO Jeff Belskus has released the following statement to fans on the series’ web site, days after taking over for the departing Randy Bernard. The following statement is posted here without comment: Open Letter to INDYCAR Fans: Without a doubt, the last few days have been challenging for the INDYCAR community. We […]

OFFICIAL: Simona de Silvestro joins KV

After testing one of their cars yesterday at Barber Motorsports Park, Simona de Silvestro has now officially joined KV Racing Technology for the 2013 season. The “Swiss Missile” will be joining former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan to create a two-car program for Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser’s group. She’ll also bring her current […]