AP: George wanted new management for INDYCAR

For a while now, there’s been a widespread belief that Tony George was looking to retake control of INDYCAR for himself. But it appears that the grandson of Tony Hulman had something else in mind. The Associated Press has managed to get hold of a proposal made by George to the Hulman & Company board […]

Raceway in Sonoma wins World Series wager with Detroit GP

Last night, the San Francisco Giants claimed their second World Series title in the last three seasons with a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers that completed a four-game sweep. The Giants’ triumph also allowed The Raceway in Sonoma to claim victory in their World Series wager with the Detroit Grand Prix. Per the rules […]

OFFICIAL: Andretti Autosport releases statement on Randy Bernard’s exit

With Randy Bernard stepping down as CEO of INDYCAR after a three-year run, Andretti Autosport has released the following statement on the situation: “Andretti Autosport thanks Randy Bernard for his tireless efforts during his term as CEO of INDYCAR. In recent months, others have spoken on our behalf and until now Andretti Autosport has refrained […]

Randy Bernard steps down as IndyCar CEO

The Randy Bernard era in INDYCAR is officially over. Bernard, who took over as CEO of the series in 2010, has stepped down from the role following a special meeting of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway board of directors this afternoon. Speedway CEO Jeff Belskus will take over Bernard’s duties on an interim basis. “I have […]

Report: Simona de Silvestro jumps to KV Racing

After a poor 2012 season that saw her weighed down by the uncompetitive Lotus engine, Simona de Silvestro appears ready to move to a new home for 2013. AUTOSPORT is now reporting that De Silvestro will leave HVM Racing for Chevrolet-powered KV Racing Technology and will also retain her current sponsorship package with Entergy Nuclear. […]

Notes: Forward, not backward

INDYCAR having to deal with another potential battle for control of the sport A couple of days ago, the IZOD IndyCar Series’ reigning champion was the guest of honor at a party that was thrown by his hometown. Andretti Autosport pilot Ryan Hunter-Reay, who rallied to defeat Will Power in a thrilling finish for the […]

Notes: Bourdais takes Wheldon Trophy at Surfer’s

Sebastien Bourdais notched a victory and runner-up finish in the two-race V8 Supercars weekend at Surfer’s Paradise, Australia to lead a strong contingent of IZOD IndyCar Series drivers and come away with the Dan Wheldon Memorial Trophy. Bourdais co-drove with three-time Supercars champ Jamie Whincup this past weekend on the Gold Coast, and the duo […]

Tony George resigns from Hulman board

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today that Tony George has resigned from the Hulman and Co. Board of Directors due to his involvement in a group that is pursuing a purchase of INDYCAR from the Hulman group — which has said that the series is not for sale on multiple occasions. Hulman and Co. own […]

Lights releases 2013 schedule

Firestone Indy Lights’ 12-race run for 2013 will feature new stops at Pocono Raceway and the Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, as well as a return to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The season will once again begin at St. Petersburg, Florida on March 23 and 24, and end at Auto Club Speedway outside Los […]

One year later… U3og2MojvMM[/youtube] I suppose, in some ways, I have moved on. As tragic as it was to lose Daniel Clive Wheldon one year ago, it’s safe to say that our Lionheart would not want us to forever shed tears for him. He’d want us to keep enjoying the sport, and he’d want us to enjoy […]

IndyCar’s new neighbor

Formula One joining IndyCar on NBC Sports Network starting next season After 17 seasons with SPEED Channel, Formula One will have a new Stateside television home in 2013. And they’ve proverbially bought a nice little place in the NBC Sports cul-de-sac…right next door to the IZOD IndyCar Series. NBC Sports Group has signed a four-year […]

Notes: Belle Isle facelift features course extension

Bud Denker and his Detroit Grand Prix team are certainly doing all they can to ensure a more exciting event at Belle Isle Park in 2013. Construction teams have been busy recently on the Detroit island with a major project around the oft-maligned street circuit. After last year’s race there was shortened considerably due to […]

INDYCAR releases new testing rules for 2013

After introducing new cars and engines last season, INDYCAR has decided to reduce testing for IZOD IndyCar Series manufacturers and teams in 2013. INDYCAR president of operations Brian Barnhart cited team owners’ concerns over costs, as well as the DW12’s stellar performance on the track, as reasons for the decision. “We listened to the owners […]

Providence still on radar for 2014

A proposed street race in Providence, Rhode Island did not make the cut for next season’s IZOD IndyCar Series schedule, but remains one of several potential new venues that the series could visit in 2014. Based on series CEO Randy Bernard’s comments on Monday regarding the proposed Providence round, re-establishing an event in New England […]

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Pocono Raceway ready to return to open-wheel racing in 2013 wwX57a5EYq4[/youtube] For two decades, the heroes of open-wheel racing’s golden age visited the 2.5-mile oval at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. The list of winners in those USAC and CART events is a stellar one, featuring names like Mark Donahue, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Rick […]