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02/12/19
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Video: IndyCar Rookie driver Press Conference at COTA
Colton Herta
Colton Herta
Press conference at the 2019 IndyCar Spring Training with rookie drivers Santino Ferrucci, Marcus Ericsson, Felix Rosenqvist and Colton Herta.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with Penske Team drivers at Spring Training
The four Team Penske Chevy drivers - Will Power, Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves and Josef Newgarden held a team press conference at Spring Training after the first test session for the IndyCars at COTA.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay
AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with Andretti Autosport Honda driver Ryan Hunter-Reay at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan
AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with AJ Foyt Chevy driver Tony Kanaan at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with IndyCar driver Graham Rahal
AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda driver Graham Rahal at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with IndyCar driver Will Power
AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with Penske Chevy driver and Indy 500 defending champion Will Power at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Andretti Autosport sweeps Indy Lights testing
Oliver Askew (L)
Oliver Askew (L)
Andretti Autosport drivers swept the top three spots in Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires testing at Circuit of the Americas on Tuesday.

Oliver Askew was fastest in the second of two sessions and quick overall in the No. 28 Dallara IL-15 with a lap of 1 minute, 54.3065 seconds (107.395 mph). Following the Floridian were Andretti drivers Julien Falchero (1:54.5303) and Ryan Norman 1:54.5380).

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02/12/19
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Herta stays on top in 2nd test session at COTA
Quick man Colton Herta
Quick man Colton Herta

Rookie Colton Herta proved that his morning fast time was no fluke as he was the only driver to dip into the 1m46s bracket in the faster afternoon session.

Herta's lap in his Harding Steinbrenner Honda of 1m46.626s was a full 1.4s faster than anyone else until the waning moments of the session when Will Power (Penske Chevy) put down a time of 0.48s slower then promptly spun trying to beat Herta's time.

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02/12/19
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No IndyCar TV deal for Canada yet (2nd Update)
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Toronto

UPDATE Adam Stern tweets: IndyCar is planning to complete a new media-rights deal in Canada for this season within the next two weeks, per a person familiar.

IndyCar's most recent deal in Canada was with @Sportsnet.

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02/12/19
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Stratasys And Andretti Autosport Form Multi-Year Technical Partnership
Michael Andretti signs another strategic partner
Michael Andretti signs another strategic partner

INDIANAPOLIS – Global leader in Additive Manufacturing, Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), and Andretti Autosport today announced the companies have partnered to further develop and expand the technical reach and capabilities of the already advanced championship winning race team. This multi-year technical partnership brings state-of-the-art 3D printing and materials engineering to Andretti’s Indianapolis headquarters.

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02/12/19
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Colton Herta tops opening IndyCar Spring Training session at COTA
Colton Herta
Colton Herta

Using the softer option Firestone Red tires Colton Herta topped the opening test session for the IndyCars at Circuit Of Americas in Austin Texas.

Herta's lap of 1m48.744s was 0.0949s faster than former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson using Firestone's Primary test tires which are being tested to be used when the teams return for the race in March....assuming they hold up well.

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02/12/19
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Tuesday Test at COTA

Front Straight at COTA

Good morning from Austin, Texas and the premier Circuit of the Americas.  The drive into the track for my first time was not quite what I expected.  There is only flat farmland surrounding this track.  Unlike Mid-Ohio which is surrounded by cornfields and green fields.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with IndyCar driver Scott Dixon
AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with Ganassi Honda veteran driver Scott Dixon at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with rookie IndyCar driver Kyle Kaiser
AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with Juncos Chevy test driver Kyle Kaiser at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with rookie IndyCar driver Colton Herta

AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with Harding Steinbrenner Honda rookie driver Colton Herta at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with rookie IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson

AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with Schmidt Peterson Honda rookie driver Marcus Ericsson at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Andretti team to provide technical support to Harding Steinbrenner

AUSTIN, Texas (Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019) – Andretti Technologies, the advanced technology arm of Andretti Autosport, announced today a partnership with NTT IndyCar Series competitors Harding Steinbrenner Racing to provide engineering and development support through the 2019 season. 

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02/12/19
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Oscar Mayer Gives Ryan Newman A (Deli) Fresh Wrap
Newman's wiener wrap
Newman's wiener wrap

On Sunday, Feb. 17, Oscar Mayer and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman will hit the track to kick off the 2019 racing season at the Daytona 500.

Newman will power the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Ford Mustang as part of a season-long sponsorship with the brand. The car’s hunger-inducing paint scheme will feature Oscar Mayer’s Deli Fresh cold cuts, a premium offering made with all the flavor of the deli and with no artificial preservatives, and no added nitrates or nitrites.

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02/12/19
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Pabst Racing Announces Hunter McElrea For 2019
Hunter McElrea will be using his Road To Indy scholarship money
Hunter McElrea will be using his Road To Indy shootout scholarship money
Oconomowoc, Wis.  – If there’s been a driver whose been beaming since late last year, it’s 19-year-old Hunter McElrea. 

After all, he’s coming off a terrific 2018 that saw him win the Australian Formula Ford Championship on the strength of 13 wins in a 21-race season and a triumph in the third annual Mazda Road to Indy Shootout which awarded him a season scholarship in the 2019 USF2000 championship. 

Excited and grateful, McElrea cannot wait for the USF2000 season to start as he joins Pabst Racing, the two-time consecutive USF2000 team champions.

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02/12/19
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MIT Professors Sue Ford For Allegedly Using Patented Tech On EcoBoost Engines
Ford Ecoboost Logo
A trio of professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claim that the Ford F-Series trucks are using stolen technologies, which they invented, in their engines.

Bloomberg reports that in a lawsuit filed by the three professors on January 30, their patented dual port and direct-injection technology have been added to Ford’s line of EcoBoost engines in recent years. The inventors are requesting an unspecified share of the proceeds.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist
AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with Ganassi Honda rookie driver Felix Rosenqvist at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Santiago Urrutia says IndyCar got another black eye with O'Ward
Santiago Urrutia knows the Road To IndyCar is usually a dead end unless you buy your ride
Santiago Urrutia knows the Road To Indy ladder series is usually a dead end unless you buy your ride
Amid the news that Pato O’Ward had separated from Harding Steinbrenner Racing on Monday, many IndyCar observers were disappointed with the day’s proceedings writes Tanner Watkins of Open-Wheels.

Fans, fellow drivers, journalists, and even series officials were left with a sour taste in their mouths during IndyCar Media Day in Austin, imagining what could have been for the second half of HSR’s all-teen team which included the top two finishers in last year’s Indy Lights championship.

Through slew of well-wishes and hopeful feelings directed to O’Ward, one driver took exception to the team’s handling of the events. It had been a story he knew all too well.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden
AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with Penske Chevy driver Josef Newgarden at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Patricio O'Ward quits Harding Steinbrenner Racing (2nd Update)
O'Ward is a future star and deserves to be with a top team. Michael Andretti would be smart to snatch him up immediately
O'Ward is a future star in the making. His talent is without question. If IndyCar wants to race in Mexico City, they need to step in and help

UPDATE On Monday O'Ward announced that he had split with HSR, one day before official pre-season testing begins.

"The problem is that the season is about to begin," he told Autosport.

"I do not know what will happen. Right now I am trying to stay positive that things will go well, but it is difficult because there is no time anymore; there are teams that do not have extra cars.

"The point is to go out and do a good job, not go out and get pity.

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02/12/19
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Video: Q&A with IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi
AutoRacing1.com captured this Q&A session with Andretti Honda driver Alexander Rossi at IndyCar's 2019 Spring Training Media event in Austin Texas.

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02/12/19
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Latest F1 news in brief - Tuesday
  • New Williams ROKiT livery
    New Williams ROKiT livery
    Williams has 'bright' look for fresh start in 2019
  • Haas sponsor sued over logo
  • Toro Rosso to use year-old Red Bull parts in 2019
  • Russian promoter slams Silverstone boss
  • Mosley supports Halo, budget cap
  • New Balance becomes Official Style Partner of Alfa Romeo

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02/12/19
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Maximum Entry For 2019 European Le Mans Series
Full field expected for ELMS season
Full field expected for ELMS season
The provisional entry list for the 2019 season has been revealed with a full grid of 41 cars across the three classes for the upcoming six round series. For the first time the ELMS received more entries than available places and a selection process was made to fill the available slots on the 2019 grid.

There will be a mammoth 32 Le Mans Prototype (LMP) entries – 18 LMP2 and 14 LMP3 – with 9 LMGTE entries, the largest full season GTE grid since 2014.

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