Rossi Replaces Rahal With Penske’s Endurance Program

Acura Team Penske announced on Friday that IndyCar Series championship contender and 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi will join the team for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance events at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Rossi, a five-time race winner in the IndyCar Series, will share the No. 7 Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (Dpi) with fulltime Acura Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor. Team Penske IndyCar Series driver Simon Pagenaud will return to compete in the endurance events with the…

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Harding Steinbrenner Racing To Use Honda Power For 2019, Bumping 14 Full Time Entries For Honda In 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – Newly formed Harding Steinbrenner Racing announced on Thursday a new partnership with Honda Performance Development for the 2019 INDYCAR season. It was widely speculated at first that the team would remain with Chevrolet power for a third straight year but back when the announcement came that Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta would bring Steinbrenner Racing to the organization for 2019, Al Unser Jr. said that they still haven’t made a decision on which engine that they’d use. We now know that Honda is the engine of choice. “First of…

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Busch Says Why He Left 4 Car Team For 2 Car Team As Ganassi Says “All That Stuff Is Available” For Busch With IMSA, Indy 500 Opportunities

The long kept secret that Kurt Busch would leave Stewart-Haas Racing for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was since confirmed on Tuesday as Busch also brings with him his Monster sponsorship. But, some also wondered why Busch would leave a dominant four car team that put all four drivers into the Round of 8 of this past year’s playoffs for a team that has struggled in recent years.

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McLaren To Use Chevrolet Power For 103rd Running Of Indianapolis 500 With Alonso

INDIANAPOLIS – In the not so shocking news of the day, McLaren announced on Tuesday morning that they will use Chevrolet power for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. It will be the first time in 47 years that the two sides have partnered. This has been long rumored and the big reason to why McLaren is doing this venture on their own. See, when they came over with Fernando Alonso in 2017, they partnered with Andretti Autosport. While they would have liked to have done so again, the bridge…

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IndyCar And NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series To Race Doubleheader AT Gateway In August

Gateway Motorsports Park announced its second doubleheader of the 2019 season on Wednesday. INDYCAR and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series will race on the same track on the same day. The cars and stars of the Indianapolis 500 will be joined by NASCAR’s future heroes on Saturday, August 24, 2019. All three of NASCAR’s 2018 champions – Joey Logano (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), Tyler Reddick (Xfinity Series) and Brett Moffitt (NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series) – won their first NASCAR races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

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Conor Daly To Make 2nd USAC Midget Appearance In Junior Knepper 55

INDIANAPOLIS – The initial entry list was released on Tuesday night for the fourth annual Junior Knepper 55. The 55-lap feature event in Duquoin, Ill. will take place on an indoor 1/6-mile dirt track. The event may be in it’s early stages but by judging by the first three years of its existence, this has quickly become one of the better offseason events of the year. In 2016, Tyler Courtney won his first career USAC Midget race in this event. Last year, Christopher Bell triumphed in it. In the inaugural race…

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Speedway To Become The Official Fuel And Convenience Store Of IndyCar And IMS

INDIANAPOLIS – Hulman & Company announced a multiyear agreement today with Speedway LLC, making the national convenience store chain the Official Fuel and Official Convenience Store of INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 2019. Speedway LLC (Speedway) is the nation’s second largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with almost 4,000 retail convenience stores across the United States. Headquartered in Enon, Ohio, Speedway is a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) and has locations in 35 states. The IndyCar Series will conduct 11 races…

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Alonso Doesn’t Rule Out Full Season Seat For IndyCar In 2020, Johnson Doesn’t Rule Out IndyCar Race On A Road Course Either

INDIANAPOLIS – Fernando Alonso and Jimmie Johnson swapped rides on Monday overseas in Bahrain. There’s really not a whole lot to cover when you’re time zones away and not in attendance. I mean, what resources are available to something taking place while most in the United States are still sleeping? Plus, it’s a ride swap. It’s not like either driver was pounding the pavement going for track records. But, what they said after the fact though, well it will turn heads back here in America. 

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2019 IndyCar Series Silly Season Update: Rides Pretty Much Filled

INDIANAPOLIS – Normally, the second seat with Dale Coyne Racing is reserved for “TBA” through at least February. In some instances, we wondered if the man, the myth, the legend “TBA” may actually get some practice laps at St. Pete because the team went so long without naming a driver. Well, we still haven’t sat down to eat our Thanksgiving feasts yet and “TBA” is already without a ride. In fact, it may be a long season for old “TBA.”

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Ferrucci Adds To An Already Strong 2019 IndyCar Series Rookie Class

INDIANAPOLIS – The IndyCar Series continues to rise higher and higher. On Tuesday, Dale Coyne Racing filled out their 2019 full time driver lineup. Yes, it’s before Thanksgiving still and DCR knows who their two full time drivers will be next season. DCR announced that Santino Ferrucci will drive the No. 19 Honda next season as the American will join an already talented rookie class. Despite making select starts in the series last season, Ferrucci will still maintain his rookie status. 

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