2018 INDYCAR Silly Season Update

The musical chairs for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season are about gone. Currently, just three rides remain open, two of which are full-time. One of those two though appears to be taken as a formal announcement is on the horizon. The other, was shockingly made available last week. The three rides open are the No. 4 Chevrolet with AJ Foyt Racing, the No. 19 Honda with Dale Coyne Racing and the No. 20 Chevrolet with Ed Carpenter Racing as a part-time gig on road/street courses. 

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Josef Newgarden To Drive No. 1 Chevrolet For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske will keep the tradition alive with the defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion driving the No. 1 entry the next season. See, the series reserves the “No. 1” car number each season for the defending series champion from the year before. Simon Pagenaud drove the No. 22 Chevrolet in his championship winning season with Penske in 2016. So, in 2017, the Frenchman donned the No. 1 Chevrolet as a result. On Wednesday, 11/1 (Nov. 1) to be exact, Penske unveiled a funny video as Pagenaud passed the “No.…

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Ganassi Makes Championship Winning Move In Signing Ed Jones For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Almost everyone kept saying how a sports car driver who happened to make a Formula One start last weekend was going to race for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While I never bought that theory, it proved to be false anyways on Wednesday. Chip Ganassi Racing announced that they have signed defending series Rookie of The Year Ed Jones to a contract to drive the No. 10 Honda next season. That move makes a lot more sense than hiring an unproven driver who wouldn’t…

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Foyt Not Bringing Conor Daly A Very Bad Move

INDIANAPOLIS – Multiple reports started circulating that Conor Daly wouldn’t be returning to AJ Foyt Racing in 2018. Daly, has since confirmed that move on Wednesday. That means for the second straight year, Foyt will have two new drivers in their cars. To me, that’s a huge mistake. First off, Daly and Carlos Munoz proved that maybe it wasn’t all Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksworth’s fault with Foyt. It appeared that the lack of success was likely more car and engineer driven than on the driver. In 2015 and 2016, Sato…

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Jim Cornelison To Return To Indy To Sing “Back Home Again in Indiana” For 2018 Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – His voice thrilled hundreds of thousands of fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and millions more across the globe on Race Day in May 2017, and now he’s back for more. Jim Cornelison will return to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana” before the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 27, 2018. Cornelison is known to sports fans everywhere as the powerful and exclusive voice behind “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Chicago Blackhawks’ home games. He took the “Back Home Again in Indiana” mantle…

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Seeking New Entitlement Sponsor, TV Deal, 2018 Season Big For INDYCAR’s Future

On Friday, the long awaited rumor that the Verizon IndyCar Series would be needing to find a new entitlement sponsor came true. Verizon revealed that they won’t be renewing a contract with the series past the upcoming season, meaning the 2018 season would be the last  in the series with Verizon being the title sponsor. But, that news isn’t shocking though. The top level management from Verizon that signed the deal with INDYCAR, aren’t there any more. It’s clear the new regime is wanting to spend their money in the…

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Lewis Hamilton With No Desire Right Now To Run Indy 500

Many wondered with the success that Fernando Alonso had at Indy this past May, if any other Formula One drivers would want to give the world’s biggest race a try in the near future. Alonso, started fifth and contended among the leaders all month. Another former F1 driver in Max Chilton led a race-high 50 of the 200 laps in the May 28 race. Heck, even another driver with an F1 path in Alexander Rossi won the ‘500 as a rookie in 2016 and started on the front row for…

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