Will Power leads last day of Barber testing

Verizon Team Penske's Will Power continued to lead the way in the final day of "Spring Training" at Barber Motorsports Park. On Wednesday, Power posted a fast lap of 123.337 mph, which was more than two-tenths quicker than the best from second-fastest driver James Hinchcliffe (122.878 mph). "Good start for the spring training," said Power, […]

Power, Helio tops on Day 1 at Barber

Team Penske topped the charts in Day 1 of "Spring Training" testing for the IZOD IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park. Will Power led the way with a lap of 122.011 mph in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, followed closely by teammate Helio Castroneves' best lap of 121.874 mph. "I've never felt so […]

A.J. Allmendinger to compete with Penske at Barber, Indy 500

Multiple outlets are now reporting that A.J. Allmendinger will drive the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet-powered Dallara at Barber Motorsports Park and the Indianapolis 500. Allmendinger recently tested the No. 2 machine with Team Penske at Sebring International Raceway in Florida, and he will be back in that particular ride for next week’s “Spring Training” […]

A note from the management

It's been a few days since I've posted, but that's because I've been so busy. As you may already know, I'm now part of the NBCSports.com MotorSportsTalk team alongside Tony DiZinno, Keith Collantine, Luke Smith, and managing editor Mike Miller. I'm thankful to have the opportunity to work with such great talent. A lot of […]

Details on INDYCAR’s new TV deal in Canada

Champ Car fan favorite Paul Tracy will be part of SportsNet's coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series in Canada. Tracy, a native of Ontario and the 2003 CART champion, will be part of the SN team at select races along the 2013 championship. SN will utilize all five of its own channels (one national and […]

Can Honda get the upper hand?

It's far too early to tell, but the Dream Team at Honda is looking ready to turn the tables on Chevrolet this upcoming season in IndyCar. Last year, Honda won the Indianapolis 500 but lost the engine war to the Bowtie Brigade, which had its drivers claim 11 checkered flags in 15 races. Considering the […]

Full-time prospects for ‘Dinger depend on money

With Team Penske eyeing "Spring Training" next month at Barber as the next testing opportunity for A.J. Allmendinger, it would appear that the ex-Champ Car racer's chances of having at least a few races this season in the IZOD IndyCar Series have increased. Allmendinger's full-time plans for 2013 aren't set in stone. In addition to […]

Taku tops Tuesday charts at Sebring

http://youtube.com/watch?v= bPE6G9xO0ZU[/youtube] Former Champ Car and NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger may have earned the most headlines for his first run in an open-wheel machine since 2006, but Takuma Sato took the top spot in Tuesday's test session at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway. Sato, the new driver of A.J. Foyt's No. 14 Honda, out-hustled Target Chip […]

DW12 gets new pieces for 2013

INDYCAR has announced two new Dallara-designed components for its DW12 chassis: Structural pieces for the sides of the monocoque and brake disc guards that will be mandatory at oval tracks. The monocoque pieces are designed to reduce the possibility of the car rotating upon side impact. They'll be attached at the driver's shoulder height and […]

‘Dinger ‘excited’ and ‘nervous’ about Sebring test

On the eve of his first run in an open-wheel machine since 2006, former Champ Car and NASCAR pilot A.J. Allmendinger is understandably anxious. Allmendinger will test with Team Penske on Tuesday at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway, and if all goes well, he could wind up slated for at least a part-time run in IndyCar […]

RHR joins in on Harlem Shake craze

The Harlem Shake phenomenon continues to grow. Now, IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay has gotten in on the fun. During an appearance last night on WSVN-TV's "7SportsXtra," the Andretti Autosport driver joined the Miami Dolphins' mascot and a few other interesting characters in the popular dance. RHR and the rest of the Andretti drivers […]

February testing ready to go

IZOD IndyCar Series teams and drivers will be quite busy in the second half of February. Dragon Racing, which has been dealing with controversy after the departure of Katherine Legge, will begin a three-day run of IndyCar testing at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway tomorrow with drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Saavedra. On Tuesday, a bigger […]

St. Pete track construction begins

The 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship is getting closer and closer. Today, track construction of the 1.8-mile Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg street circuit began as the first concrete barriers were put into position. Dragon Racing's Sebastien Bourdais was part of the audience at the ceremony. The course will take 35 days to create […]

Random thoughts and outbursts

It took INDYCAR nine years to put the Dallara IR03/07 to bed. Who knows how long it'll be before its Firestone Indy Lights chassis from Dallara — which made its debut in 2002 — takes its final lap. A new car for INDYCAR's top developmental series had been slated for 2014, but yesterday, the sanctioning […]

Where does Katherine Legge go from here?

Katherine Legge had to persevere a lot in 2012. As part of TRUECar's female racing initiative, the former Champ Car driver worked her way back into IndyCar last season with Dragon Racing as teammate to Sebastien Bourdais. Unfortunately, the team was saddled with woeful Lotus engines and only managed to join the Chevrolet camp after […]