Ganassi Getting Back To Their “Core Business” Why Scaling Back To 2 Cars Was The Right Move

INDIANAPOLIS – Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Wednesday that the organization will be scaling back from a four-car team in the Verizon IndyCar Series, down to a two car operation for 2018. It was a tough decision, one that Chip Ganassi said wasn’t “taken lightly” but for the storied team owner, it was one that had to be made. Ganassi, said it was an agonizing decision, especially with how many people that it affected, but it was time to get back to their “core business” again. “We will be returning to…

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Chip Ganassi Racing Scales Back With Just 2 Cars For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – The rumors that Chip Ganassi Racing would be scaling back for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series turns out to indeed be true. The team announced on Wednesday afternoon that they will field a car for Scott Dixon and a “driver yet to be determined” for the No. 10 Honda in 2018. That means that both Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton won’t be retained to go along with Tony Kanaan. “Chip Ganassi Racing has experienced much success so far in 2017,” a statement from the team read. “In the just…

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Why Sato’s Move To RLL Means Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing Is Back And Ready To Contend

INDIANAPOLIS – Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing confirmed the long awaited Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season rumor on Wednesday morning in that they’ve signed Takuma Sato to drive their No. 16 Honda for 2018. With that move being said, it now likely means that RLL is on the fringe of something special. RLL had previously run multiple cars full-time from 1994 all the way through 2006. They’d scale back to a one-car team in 2007 and 2008, before becoming a one-off at Indy after. But, in 2012, they’d show back up full-time and have…

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Sato Returns To Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Over a month ago, Andretti Autosport revealed that they would stay with Honda power for the foreseeable future. With that being said, the team said that they have retained Alexander Rossi but wasn’t able to keep reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato though. They said that Sato was looking elsewhere and found a deal with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing. But, Andretti said that neither Sato nor RLL could make the move official until the end of the season. Well, the season has been wrapped up just over 48 hours and guess…

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What Might Have Been For JR Hildebrand and Carlos Munoz If Indy Just Went a Little Differently

As the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has come to a close, the turn now goes to Silly Season. With just a handful of rides still left, most already being accounted for, two drivers look to be left standing when the music stops and all the chairs are gone. JR Hildebrand was replaced with Ed Carpenter Racing by Spencer Pigot. Unless Hildebrand wants to take on the road/street course role, which honestly doesn’t make a lot of since being that he struggled on them in 2017, he’s a free agent…

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Which Numbers Does Team Penske Use In 2018?

My brain is odd and sometimes I can’t explain it. But, since Josef Newgarden won the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, what does this mean for the rest of Team Penske and their car numbers? Yes, I get that this isn’t a huge newsworthy content, but it is officially the offseason and my brain wanders. Newgarden, will likely don the No. 1 Chevrolet in 2018. After all, that number is reserved for the defending champion in the series if they’d like to use it. The last two Penske champions (Will…

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Putting a Bow On The 2017 INDYCAR Season, What’s Next Up Before 2018? Silly Season Update

The checkered flag has fallen on the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. It was a phenomenal year with a ton of parity. Yes, Team Penske led over half of the overall laps, put all four drivers in the top five of the final standings including seeing one of their drivers (Josef Newgarden) crowned as the season champion for their second straight title and third over the last four years, but overall, this was a great year. There were 10 different race winners and nine different pole sitter in 17 races.…

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