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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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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Santino Ferrucci To Drive No. 19 Honda With Dale Coyne Racing Full Time In 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – After making a strong impression in his four IndyCar Series starts this past year, American Santino Ferrucci will be returning to Dale Coyne Racing for 2019 to take on his first full season of IndyCar Racing alongside team veteran Sebastien Bourdais. Ferrucci made his IndyCar debut with DCR in 2018 at the Detroit double header weekend in June and returned to the team in August when he competed in the final two rounds of the season at Portland International Raceway and Sonoma Raceway.

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Indy 500 Entries Already Filling Fast, A Full Look at Who’s Confirmed And Who’s Possibly Up Next

INDIANAPOLIS – With Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing’s announcement that Jordan King will drive a third entry for them for next May’s 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, it further proves that we could have a heck of a Bump Day on our hands for 2019. Last year, we had 35 entries going for 33 spots. James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann were the DNQ’s for this past year’s race. Will we have bumping again next year? If so, how many?

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