Frye Pleased With Aeroscreen, Notes Mazda Road To Indy Worked Almost Too Perfectly So Far

INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday, Josef Newgarden tested the new aeroscreen prototype at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was the second test for the new device made by PPG, as Scott Dixon took it for a spin at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix back in February. Dixon, tested in in two separate conditions, one during late afternoon, the other at night to test its glare. Now, they wanted to use Newgarden to see what the view was like on a high speed superspeedway and get his feedback. Newgarden, turned about a dozen…

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Jay Frye Says Dixon’s Comments Surprising, Doesn’t Necessarily Think ‘500 Will Be a Pack Race

INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday, several Verizon IndyCar Series drivers talked about the differences between the old car that raced in the series from 2015 through 2017 and compared it to this new car that debuted at St. Pete back in March. Most said that this car is doing exactly what they wanted it to do. But, one former series champion cautioned that this new car could create a “pack race” on May 27. “One of the unfortunate parts is this is probably going to be a pack race,” Scott Dixon told…

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Jay Frye Lays Out Details Of 5 Year Plan, Shows To Be Best Leader For Series In a Long Time

INDIANAPOLIS – What I’m saying here isn’t new. I’ve been banging the Jay Frye is the best thing to happen to INDYCAR drum since he was hired in 2013. His background and leadership skills have been among the biggest factors to why the series is growing the way it is. An example, Mark Miles said today in Detroit that the fan base has risen 38-percent over the last few years. Also, attendance is up at almost every track. Indianapolis is seeing 400,000 spectators walk through the gates of 16th and Georgetown…

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New IndyCar Hits the Track For the 1st Time Today, Jay Frye Talks Entire Testing Process Timeline And Additional OEMS In the Future

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time ever, the newly designed 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series car concept hit the track on Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Both Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya hit the famed 2.5-mile track today to shake down the new car for next season. Servia, drove the Honda entry while Montoya took his rounds in the Chevrolet design. Today though, was nothing more than to shake these cars down and check some boxes off of a list. It was a monumental yet historical day in that perspective…

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IndyCar Unveils New Bodykit Concept That Will Hit the Track in 2018

With the aerokit freeze for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, the series thought it was best for the sports’ future to design a new sleeker, sexier looking car for 2018 and beyond. Jay Frye, IndyCar president of competition and operations, has heard from the fans and drivers and agrees that the next car needs to look like the ones in the sports’ heyday. Frye, openly notes that the Chevrolet Camaros from now has similar features to the one in the 1960’s. The only different is safety upgrades. Well, why can’t IndyCar…

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Jay Frye Key to Bringing Back Watkins Glen Too

INDIANAPOLIS – Jay Frye has been one of the best Verizon IndyCar Series hires in a long time. That has never been more evident than what he’s doing behind the scenes to bring back to classic venues to the IndyCar schedule. Frye, was the main reason why the Phoenix International Raceway is back on the IndyCar schedule this year and for the years moving forward, as he used his business relationship with PIR and his NASCAR days to mend the relationship between the open wheel series and the 1.022-mile Arizona…

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