Alexander Rossi 2nd in Andretti Honda The superior Team Penske put all three of their Chevy powered cars in the Top-4 as practice ended for the IndyCar Open test at Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas. The only one capable of breaking up the Penske party was Alexander Rossi in the #27 Andretti Honda. Will Power ended up on top with Rossi 0.2396 sec behind. The big surprise was Scott McLaughlin who was in an IndyCar for only the 2nd time in his life with the 3rd best time.
5 Things To Look For heading into IndyCar Open Test
At COTA Twenty-seven drivers in 25 cars are scheduled to converge on the Circuit of The Americas layout for a full-field open test Tuesday and Wednesday as the start of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season looms just over a month away. This event will mark the first full-field test of the new year and should prove beneficial to the drivers and teams when they return to COTA on April 24-26 for the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge.
With new driver Askew and O'Ward Arrow McLaren SP today revealed the liveries for its 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES contenders. The cars were unveiled by Arrow McLaren SP fans in downtown Indianapolis and signaled the start of an exciting new team and partnership. Hear from the Arrow McLaren SP drivers and team management:
88 Drivers have raced for Ganassi Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with the start of the 2020 season, currently fielding five cars across the NASCAR Cup Series and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. CGR, which began in 1990, is recognized as one of the most successful teams in the motorsports industry. Beginning with its first win in the 1994 INDYCAR race in Australia, the organization has compiled historic victories in some of the most iconic races around the globe.
Cancer takes him at 56 John Andretti, one of the most popular and versatile American race drivers of his generation, died Thursday, Jan. 30 after a long, courageous battle with colon cancer. He was 56. Andretti, a member of the famed Andretti racing family, drove and won at the highest levels of North American motorsports in Indy cars, stock cars and sports cars. He also competed in top-level drag racing and short-track open-wheel racing. His career included 12 starts in the Indianapolis 500 and 11 starts in the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Closes career with 5 final oval races Tony Kanaan's most emotional moment in his illustrious INDYCAR career came at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2013 when he finally captured the prestigious but elusive Indianapolis 500 crown. On Thursday at the world-renowned motorsports facility with the Borg-Warner Trophy by his side, yet another emotional scene transpired for the ever-popular 45-year-old Brazilian entering his 23rd season of competition. Kanaan, an Indy 500 winner and 2004 series champion, announced that the upcoming 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season will be his final as a primary driver.
by Andrew Maitland It must be a little weird to be as good as Fernando Alonso. But while his career is somewhat of a baffling rollercoaster right now, he's laying the foundation of what could become the new and unprecedented benchmark for a life in motorsport not just well spent, but eternally remembered and never matched or surpassed. It's tempting to think it hasn't been a perfect ride for the mercurial Spaniard who is now equally well-known on both sides of the pond, but I think that's just plain wrong. Fernando Alonso's career was just so ... Fernando Alonso.
Dixon, Hunter-Reay and Rossi have real chance to win NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers are set to compete in yet another prestigious offseason motorsports event with this week's Rolex 24 at Daytona, the top U.S. sports car road race at Daytona International Speedway. Just days after three NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers competed in the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the series will be represented by six former series champions and five Indianapolis 500 winners in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's season-opening race.
As IndyCar & IMSA go hybrid, auto industry dumps it
A Day late and a Dollar Short A Day Late And a Dollar Short, isn't that the life story of IndyCar and IMSA? After dragging their feet with hybridization of their power units for their top categories - IndyCars and Daytona DPi prototypes - when the automobile industry was spending tons of money on R&D on hybrid engines for their passenger cars, they recently had a Come to Jesus moment and decided they must now implement hybrid power by 2022.
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