“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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Harding Racing To Team Up With Steinbrenner For 2 Car Entry In 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – We have a new entry for the 2019 IndyCar Series season. Well, it’s a new full time entry that is. Harding Racing officially announced their plans for next year on Wednesday afternoon, naming both Colton Herta and Patricio O’Ward as their entrants in the seats. They did so from Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. Herta, brings his partnership with Steinbrenner Racing to drive the No. 88 entry. O’Ward, will drive the second car, the No. 8 entry, just as he did in the season finale at Sonoma. O’Ward,…

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O’Ward, Herta Talk 1st Day Of IndyCar Practice At Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series field this weekend at Sonoma is made up of youth. 36-percent of the 25 drivers for Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) are either in their first or second years in the series. But, for two of the drivers, they’ll be making their first Indy Car starts – ever. Both Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta are coming off of thrilling campaigns in the Indy Lights Series. O’Ward narrowly held off Herta for the 2018 title, earning the two Andretti Autosport teammates…

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Harding To Have 2 Cars In Sonoma, Herta/O’Ward As The Drivers

After the completion of Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix, Harding Racing’s plans for the season finale leaked out. RACER first reported the story but both drivers have since confirmed that Harding will expand to a two-car program for the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Sonoma Raceway in two weeks. Gabby Chaves, who made the first 11 starts of the season for the team was sidelined following his 21st place finish on July 8 at Iowa. Despite a best finish of 14th (twice) in those first 11 races, Chaves wasn’t taken…

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Gabby Chaves Back With Harding Racing For Saturday Night’s Race In Gateway

INDIANAPOLIS – Gabby Chaves will be back in his No. 88 Chevrolet for Harding Racing this weekend as the team announced that the Colombian driver will return to his ride in Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at Gateway Motorsports Park. “Really enthused and ready to get behind the wheel of the 88 car and be back with my guys,” said Gabby Chaves. “We’re ready to speed up our development and progression, and we’re more driven than ever to get some of the results we…

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Alonso To Likely Test INDY Car On Road Course Next Month, Options Becoming Clearer

INDIANAPOLIS – Everyone assumed that McLaren and Fernando Alonso would be coming over to the United States with Honda power for the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While Alonso is expected to test with an Andretti Autosport Honda as early as next month at that, the future plans for the Spaniard may actually involve Chevrolet instead. Multiple sources have confirmed that Alonso would be testing on a road course in September and that it’s all to see what his interest for next season would be. Several venues have been brought up as…

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Daly To Return To Harding Racing For Pocono

Conor Daly will return to the Harding Racing stable for the ABC Supply 500 weekend at Pocono Raceway starting on Saturday, August 18. The American will pilot the No. 88 Chevrolet for 200 laps around the ‘Tricky Triangle’, a three-turn superspeedway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania for 500 miles. Daly recently drove for Harding Racing in the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and in the Honda Indy Toronto where his 13th place finish is the No. 88’s best so far this season. This coming weekend will be…

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Daly To Return To Harding Racing at Mid-Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS – Conor Daly will return to the No. 88 Harding Racing Chevrolet for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Last Tuesday, the 26 year-old American tested with the team at the Lexington, Ohio track and now earned the seat for the upcoming race. Daly, has two top-ten finishes at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the two years he has competed at the Honda Indy 200. Two weeks ago, he gave Harding Racing a 13 th place finish at the Honda Indy Toronto. “After the progress made during…

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Daly To Replace Chaves For Toronto, Why Chaves Still Factors Into Teams’ Plans

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series silly season officially got underway. Harding Racing announced that they’ve replaced Gabby Chaves with Conor Daly for this weekend’s race in Toronto. The American will pilot the No. 88 Chevrolet along the streets of the Exhibition Place circuit in downtown Toronto. Daly, is a veteran of the Series, a driver with 40 career starts in five seasons. The 26 year-old has one podium finish.

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