BorgWarner To Remain As IndyCar’s Turbocharger Supplier Through 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR and BorgWarner Inc. have reached an agreement that will see the Michigan-based company continue as the official turbocharger supplier for the IndyCar Series through the 2020 season. It continues a relationship that has seen the BorgWarner name become synonymous with Indy car racing for more than eight decades since the Borg-Warner Trophy featuring the sterling silver sculpted likeness of every Indianapolis 500 winner was commissioned. BorgWarner has been the turbocharger supplier to INDYCAR since 2012, currently providing the Engineered for Racing (EFR) twin turbochargers used on every…

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Frye The New President Of IndyCar, Miles To Remain CEO As Part Of Key Organizational Changes

INDIANAPOLIS – The IndyCar Series has some organizational changes coming to the 2019 season. Jay Frye, will become the new President of the series as was named by President and CEO Mark Miles.  Frye, who has led INDYCAR’s Competition and Operations departments since November 2015, will add Marketing and Communications to his responsibilities, effective Jan. 1. Miles will continue as CEO of INDYCAR. Frye joined Hulman & Company, which owns INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in 2013 as Chief Revenue Officer, leading the combined team of INDYCAR and IMS in…

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Indy 500 Entry List Already At 30 In Mid December, Could Grow To 39 Or 40 By May

With DragonSpeed’s announcement on Monday, the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 officially has 30 car and driver combinations on the entry list. That’s impressive because we’re still a little over a week away from Christmas still. There were recent years where we didn’t hit 30 entries until April.  That just goes to show you the rise of the IndyCar Series and how well the top brass is doing over there on the west side of Indianapolis. It’s a series everyone wants to be in. McLaren and DragonSpeed will join…

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DragonSpeed To Make IndyCar Debut In 2019, Contest In 5 Races With Chevy Power

With Harding Steinbrenner Racing moving to Honda power for the 2019 IndyCar Series season, some Chevrolet engines are available. That’s good news for DragonSpeed Racing. The WEC team will make their series debut at COTA in the open test in February then officially make their debut in the season opener at St. Pete in part of a five race tryout.  The team confirmed the move via a release on Monday morning. The part time deal will see them compete at St. Pete, Barber, Road America, and Mid-Ohio to go along…

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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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