Chip Ganassi Admits To Possibility Of Fielding a Car For Danica Patrick at Daytona and Indy

Homestead, Fla – I’ve been saying from months now, that if Danica Patrick didn’t find a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride that she should at least run the Indianapolis 500. I even wrote about it here on June 7. Well, five months later, I was proven right. Patrick, 35, revealed on Friday from the Homestead-Miami Speedway that this will indeed be her final Cup season and that she’s going to run just the Daytona 500 as well as the Indianapolis 500 for 2018. After that, her driving career is…

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Danica Patrick Will Run 2018 Daytona 500 AND Indianapolis 500, Why This Is a Great Move For Her

Homestead, Fla – One sports loss is another one’s gain. Danica Patrick held a very emotional press conference on Friday from the Homestead-Miami Speedway in which she announced her retirement from full-time racing. Patrick, fought tears the whole way through as she said this was a tough decision but one that it was time to make. You could tell, that Patrick wasn’t quite ready to call it quits in NASCAR as she was as emotional as I’ve ever seen her. Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN) will be her 251st…

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Nationality Teams Forming In INDYCAR, Just 1 Full Time Ride Available In Silly Season

INDIANAPOLIS – The inn is now full at AJ Foyt Racing as the team announced that they have signed rookie Matheus Leist to pilot the No. 4 Chevrolet for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Leist, replaces Conor Daly in the seat and joins fellow countrymate Tony Kanaan who is also replacing Carlos Munoz in the No. 14 Chevrolet. Furthermore, Canadians Robert Wickens and James Hinchcliffe were confirmed to be driving for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2018 too as that deal was revealed a few weeks ago. See a theme?

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Matheus Leist Signs With AJ Foyt Racing In No. 4 Chevrolet For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Smart. Young. Fast.  Matheus Leist, the 19-year-old Brazilian, will drive A.J. Foyt’s No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series next year. Foyt, who made the decision to hire the rookie to partner with veteran driver Tony Kanaan, said, “I wanted a fresh start for 2018. I think the combination of an experienced driver like Tony and a hungry young driver like Matt [Foyt’s nickname for Leist] will work. I watched him in the Indy Lights this year and he won at Indy [the Freedom 100 Indy…

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2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday

Three-day tickets for the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg go on sale tomorrow (November 15) at 10 a.m. EST at gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849.  The 14th edition of this annual racing festival returns to the downtown streets and picturesque waterfront of St. Petersburg, Fla., March 9-11.  Renewal customers have until 9 p.m. EST tonight (November 14) to renew their same three-day grandstand seats as last year. All three-day ticket options will go on sale to the public which include Reserved Grandstand, General Admission, and Paddock and Pit Access.  Pricing remains unchanged for the 2018 event for all…

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SPM Hires Big Additions To Technical and Commercial Departments

INDIANAPOLIS – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today additions to its staff in its crew, technical and commercial departments. Strengthening the current engineering staff is Todd Malloy who joins the team as Technical Director, while Eric Pinkham has signed on as Vice President, Partner Strategy for the Indianapolis-based team. Malloy joins SPM with over 21 years of experience in motorsport having spent time with teams such as Team Green, Players-Forsythe Racing, RuSport, Newman Haas Lanigan Racing, Bryan Herta Autosport and most recently the previous three seasons at Chip Ganassi Racing. The 2011…

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Blaney Very Interested In Racing The Indianapolis 500 Someday

Fort Worth, TX- Any time someone drives for Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing, the word “double” comes up to them. With those organizations fielding Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams as well as Verizon IndyCar Series teams, the opportunity to race in the Indianapolis 500 is always a possibility. With Ryan Blaney moving over to drive a third Penske car for the 2018 Cup season, he was asked on Friday at the Texas Motor Speedway on his thoughts of driving in the prestigious Indianapolis 500. 

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