Scuderia Corsa Merges With Ed Carpenter Racing And Puts Ed Jones In Seat For 2019, ECR Has 2 Of Last 3 Indy Lights Champions Now

INDIANAPOLIS – Scuderia Corsa officials told me immediately after the Indianapolis 500 concluded last May that they’ll be back. While the magnitude to how they’ll be back wasn’t known, they said that they’ll at least run the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 with the goal of more races. Well, on Wednesday, the team unveiled their plans for the 2019 IndyCar Series season and hired Ed Jones as their driver. 

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INDYCAR/IMS CMO CJ O’Donnell Resigns Role Effective At End Of Calendar Year

INDIANAPOLIS – Following the conclusion of another successful Verizon INDYCAR Series season, Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles announced that C.J. O’Donnell, chief marketing officer of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has decided to leave Hulman Motorsports at the end of the calendar year. “We’ve made noteworthy strides at Hulman Motorsports in recent years,” Miles said. “Our fan base has grown significantly, and we’ve seen improvement across all key marketing metrics. I am pleased with our progress and thankful to C.J. for his strong leadership. His passion for…

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For 3rd Straight Year, A New Driver In The No. 10 Honda, Will Rosenqvist Make It Work, Also What Are Jones’ Chances Now?

At one point, the No. 10 Honda with Chip Ganassi Racing was one of the most coveted seats in all of racing. Between Dan Wheldon and Dario Franchitti, the car won 19 races from 2006 through 2012. It also had 61 top five finishes and 87 top 10’s in 114 starts in that time frame. Franchitti, won the 2009, 2010 and 2011 championships with it. Unfortunately, from 2013 on, that car has one win in the last 103 races. 

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Where Does The IndyCar Silly Season Stand?

The IndyCar Series Silly Season world is starting to heat up too. On Friday, Chip Ganassi Racing filled their seat in the No. 10 Honda with Felix Rosenqvist for the 2019 season. He’ll replace the departing Ed Jones who only got one year in that car. With Ganassi remaining as a two car operation and Team Penske and Andretti Autosport having their driver lineups filled, what’s left? Dale Coyne Racing has at least one seat available as he’s now saying that the prospects of running three full time cars are…

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Rosenqvist Joins Chip Ganassi Racing In No. 10 Honda For 2019

It’s not just NASCAR on the silly season train on Friday, the IndyCar Series jumped on board too. Chip Ganassi Racing  announced on Friday that 26-year-old Swede Felix Rosenqvist will join the team’s IndyCar Series program in the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda beginning in the 2019 season. He will team up with five-time and reigning IndyCar Series Champion, Indianapolis 500 and 44-time race winner Scott Dixon. Also, longtime partner NTT DATA has also renewed with CGR as part of a new multi-year deal to carry on as primary partner of the…

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IndyCar Testing Rules Unveiled Including Preseason Testing Moved From Phoenix To Circuit of the Americas

A preseason open test at Circuit of the Americas and in-season open tests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca highlight the 2018-19 IndyCar Series testing rules issued to teams by INDYCAR. Circuit of the Americas, the popular permanent road course added to the 2019 schedule as the second race of the season on March 24, will play host to the only official gathering of all IndyCar Series full-season entries before the season starts. The track in Austin, Texas, will be the site of a two-day…

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Wickens Posts Video Of Rehab In Progress

A little over a month ago, Robert Wickens was involved in a frightening accident in the ABC Supply 500 at the Pocono Raceway. The Aug. 19 crash was a horrific as it gets. Luckily, it didn’t cost the Canadian his life but it was one that injured him badly. Earlier this month, his family updated everyone on his condition. The listed all of his injuries that he suffered. They were, a thoracic spinal fracture, spinal cord injury, neck fracture, tibia and fibula fractures to both legs, fractures in both hands,…

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“My Goal Was Always To Become An IndyCar Owner” Says Steinbrenner

INDIANAPOLIS – Score this as another massive victory for the IndyCar Series. One of the most iconic names in all of sports is fielding a two car team in the sport for 2019. George Steinbrenner IV becomes the youngest owner in series history as he joins forces with Harding Racing to bring Indy Lights drivers Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta up for next season. You may have recognized the name. Steinbrenner, 22, is the grandson of former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. His dad Hank Steinbrenner is currently the co-chairman…

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Explaining Harding Racing/Steinbrenner Merger

INDIANAPOLIS – Some big news broke on Wednesday afternoon as Harding Racing partnered with Steinbrenner Racing and will form a two car team for the 2019 IndyCar Series season. The drivers will be Colton Herta and Pato O’Ward. While that’s not surprising, a few key tidbits are. Most assumed that the team would remain with Chevrolet. Nothing in their press release stated what would be their manufacturer of choice. They even said as much in a teleconference. Also, most thought of this as a partnership with Andretti Autosport. Again, nothing was…

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For 2nd Time In 3 Years, Chaves Potentially Loses Ride

INDIANAPOLIS – This isn’t a shot at Andretti Autosport so don’t take it this way, but for the second time in the last three IndyCar Series offseasons, Gabby Chaves lost a ride and Andretti was part of the reason. In the 2015 season, Chaves drove for Bryan Herta Autosport. He had two top 10 finishes and was 15th in the final standings. The team had every intention on bringing him back for 2016 but funding unfortunately fell through in late winter. That left BHA scrambling to be able to put a…

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