Strong IndyCar Test For Majority Of The Teams at Sonoma On Monday

INDIANAPOLIS – 13 drivers took to the road course in Sonoma for the first of a big week of testing for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Following Monday’s test at the Northern California track, those teams and the others that weren’t taking a part in the test will meet in Phoenix for a three-day test on the 1.022-mile oval. But, as far as Monday’s test at Sonoma and how it went, it sounded like it went very smoothly for all 13 teams. Times were unofficial, but from what it sounds like, all…

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2017 Month of May at Indy Shaped The Future For the Verizon IndyCar Series

INDIANAPOLIS – On the surface, it would appear that the Verizon IndyCar Series may be in trouble. The top two teams in the series downsized by a combined three cars. Team Penske went from four cars to three while Chip Ganassi Racing ditched two cars as well. Troubling times on the horizon? No actually. In fact, promising times are in the near future. It’s actually a very positive thing to see Penske and Ganassi shed cars because it’s giving light to new teams for the series. In fact, car counts are…

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Harvey Coming Back To SPM Perfect For Young Driver

INDIANAPOLIS – I’ve been banging the Jack Harvey drum for several years now. Since the young British driver came on the scene in Indy Lights in 2014, I could tell the kid could drive. Harvey, having never been to any of the North American tracks before, had four wins (all in the last five races), 10 podiums and a top five finish in all 14 races during his rookie season in 2014. While that should earn a championship in any series you race in, unfortunately he lost out on a tiebreaker…

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Jack Harvey Inks 4 Race IndyCar Deal With Joint Shank/SPM Entry

INDIANAPOLIS – Having developed its strongest commercial sponsorship lineup in team history, Michael Shank Racing announced on Friday its 2018 season plans in a press conference held at the 30th annual PRI Show in Indianapolis. The Ohio-based team will manage its largest racing program to date with a dual campaign in the Verizon IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.   After making its IndyCar debut in the 2017 Indianapolis 500 with driver Jack Harvey, the team will build on that effort in 2018 with a select schedule of IndyCar events with the talented…

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Andretti Autosport Bringing Huge Partnerships to the Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series is seeing a ton of positive news. From the deep fields, to close racing to intense thrilling finishes, the series is on a huge high. Mix in the new car for next year, and the buzz around the series is growing by the day. Then, Wednesday happened. The Fernando Alonso news is a huge get for the series, but if you look deeper, an even bigger storyline is brewing – new teams. Andretti Autosport will have six cars under their umbrella next month, but three…

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal to Race in Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona to Michael Shank Racing

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael Shank Racing added two Verizon IndyCar Series stars to his Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona lineup, as Honda drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal will join the team for the annual race in Daytona next month. The duo will join MSR drivers Andy Lally, Katherine Legge, Ozz Negri and Jeff Segal as well as endurance event drivers Tom Dyer and Mark Wilkins, in the No. 86 and No. 93 GT Daytona class Acura NSX GT3s at the Daytona International Speedway. This isn’t the first time that either driver has…

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