Indy 500 Betting In Indiana Could Lead To More Indycar Odds
Mark Miles hopes legalized betting in Indiana brings more interest to the Indy 500 and IndyCar
With Indiana finalizing the details as to what Hoosier sportsbooks will offer and how the process will happen, one of the key takeaways is that they will be able to bet on the Indy 500, one of the most popular sporting events in the state.
Could legal sports gambling in Indiana, and the popularity of the whole IndyCar series in The Hoosier State, lead to more widespread IndyCar betting options both in the state and around the country?
Harding Steinbrenner Racing Partners with Dogs2DogTags
HSR supports Dog2DogTags
Dogs2DogTags (D2DT), a nonprofit pairing companion dogs with Veterans, will join Harding Steinbrenner Racing and driver of the #88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda-powered Indy car, Colton Herta, in a new partnership.
“The motorsport community has always been extremely supportive of Veterans,” said Harding Steinbrenner Racing co-owner Mike Harding. “After our team met D2DT at Road America, we immediately decided that this partnership was perfect for our team and a great opportunity to connect with Veterans and give dogs a second chance for a great cause.”
Mercedes unveils special livery for last German GP at Hockenheim
Mercedes adds white to the front of their cars and it looks better
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is running a special livery in Hockenheim to celebrate 125 years of motorsport. On 22 July 1894 the very first motor race was held from Paris to Rouen. The Mercedes-Benz Grosser Preis von Deutschland 2019 will also be the 200th start for the team in Formula One.
The special Hockenheim livery is an homage to the design of classic Mercedes-Benz racing cars. The front wing and the nose of the car are painted white - similar in design to Mercedes race cars in the beginning of the 20th century. Back then, the color of the car would symbolize the origin of the team - French cars were typically painted blue, Italian cars red and British cars green. The international racing color for German cars was white.
BMW management assumes the position. Just another reason to buy American and avoid BMW.
Apple CarPlay has been the savior for iPhone owners who didn't purchase a navigation system in their car, or who prefer using apps on their iPhone over the ones baked into their vehicle's infotainment. Essentially, it allows you to port a limited-functionality version of your phone's apps and features over to your car's infotainment screen. Most automakers include CarPlay for free—so much so that it's almost expected that a new car in 2019 will have it. However, BMW wants to change that.
BMW confirmed this week that it will charge an $80 annual subscription fee to owners who want to use Apple CarPlay on their BMW. If you'd rather get a slight discount by buying 20 years of CarPlay at once, you can pay $300 for a 240-month subscription instead. Drivers of 2019 and newer BMWs will receive a year's worth of access to Apple CarPlay for free and will have to pay for a subscription if they want to continue using the service after that year, per Engadget.
NASCAR officials modify 'arm's length' rule for uncontrolled tire penalties
Brad Keselowski pitstop in Phoenix
NASCAR officials redefined the guidelines for uncontrolled tire penalties Wednesday in an effort to make that element of pit-stop officiating less subjective.
The change eliminates the “arm’s length” interpretation of what constitutes a controlled tire during pit stops, and it will go into effect for this weekend’s events at Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway.
“After discussions internally and with competitors and teams, NASCAR will adjust how we officiate the uncontrolled tire rule to focus on preventing a safety hazard rather than concentrating on the subjective ‘arm’s length’ criteria,” NASCAR said in a statement.
All 10 F1 teams sign up for 2nd season of Netflix Series
Ferrari and Mercedes are included this time around
The well-reviewed Netflix docuseries "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" is coming back for a second season. To the delight of fans, Ferrari and Mercedes-AMG will be included this time around, too.
Formula One confirmed a second season of the series will premiere next year based on the happenings of the 2019 season, which is currently underway Considering all of the wild action that's taken place so far, it's shaping up to be a dramatic follow-up to the first season. Back to the biggest news, though. All ten teams will be included in the series after fans and the series' producers shamed Ferrari and Mercedes for declining to participate.
There’s a well-used saying that the best never rest. That has never been more true than with the Corvette Racing program.
During the last 20 years Chevrolet, Corvette Racing engineers and crew plus other technical partners have worked together to introduce a number of innovative tools and practices that continue to help keep the program at the forefront of GT racing.
How does Corvette Racing continue to innovate even after 20 years? Team Manager Ben Johnson and Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen explain.
Roush Fenway Racing Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Cyber Protection Giant Acronis
Acronis livery for Newman
Roush Fenway Racing has announced a three-year partnership with Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection specializing in the development of on-premises and cloud-based backup, disaster recovery, secure file sync and share, and data access solutions.
The multi-year relationship will serve as both a marketing platform and technology partnership, with Roush Fenway utilizing the Acronis’ tools to enhance its racing operations. The Acronis brand will make its on-track debut at Watkins Glen in August, serving as the primary partner for the Ford Mustangs of both Ryan Newman and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at the famed road course event in upstate New York.
UPDATE The event finally put out this press release on what we reported days ago.
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will remain as a cornerstone event on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule through at least 2024. St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved a four-year extension to the existing agreement with Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC last week.
This spring break racing tradition has been the season opening event on INDYCAR’s annual calendar for the past nine years of its 15-year history. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg brings worldwide exposure and spectators from across the globe to the City of St. Petersburg.
07/24/19 Only the true hardcore IndyCar fans would have stayed up to watch the Iowa 300 last weekend. The number of viewers reflects IndyCar's hardcore fan base size after being nearly invisible on NBCSN for 10 years.
.@NBCSN earned 2.8 million viewers for Sunday's race @NHMS, up 12% from 2.5 million for last year's race, which was rain delayed by a couple hours.
➖ Other U.S. motorsports viewership last weekend: 2) NASCAR Xfinity: 1.05 million 3) NHRA: 676K 4) IMSA: 213K 5) IndyCar: 156K pic.twitter.com/dmpGcb2t6e
Jorge Lorenzo crashing at Assen, will miss next 2 races
After suffering fractures to his T6 and T8 vertebrae during the Dutch GP, Jorge Lorenzo has elected to continue focusing on his recovery and will return for the British GP on August 25.
Jorge Lorenzo and the Repsol Honda Team have agreed it is best for Lorenzo to miss both the Czech and Austrian rounds to continue his recovery and avoid any further risk of injury. Having spent the summer break working on his recovery, Lorenzo’s condition has improved but he is still in some pain and his movement on a bike remains restricted. Silverstone has been set as his new objective for returning to riding for the Repsol Honda Team.
The secretive MotoGP ace Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda #93) has finally revealed to the world who his girlfriend is, and even her name - Lucia Rivera - while on vacation during a break in the MotoGP schedule.
It must be a sad day for all the MotoGP Grid Girls who drool over him on the grid.
Tonawanda-Built Next Gen 6.2L to Power All-New Corvette
6.2L Corvette V8
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today confirmed its Tonawanda, New York, engine plant will build the company’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 engine that will power the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Production of the 2020 Corvette Stingray begins at GM’s Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant in late 2019.
This news follows the reveal of the 2020 Corvette last week in Tustin, California.
RACER reports that former Sauber Formula 1 driver and reigning IMSA Prototype champion Felipe Nasr will be a guest of the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar team this weekend in Mid-Ohio, and will stay over on Monday to test one of the team’s Honda-powered cars.
“We’re assessing drivers,” SPM general manager Taylor Kiel told RACER. “We want to make sure we have the best mechanics, engineers, and everyone, drivers included, and Felipe’s been on our radar for a while.
RC Enerson to drive Carlin IndyCar at Mid-Ohio in place of Sage Karam
Carlin is proud to announce that RC Enerson will join the team for the 13th round of the NTT IndyCar Series season at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course piloting the No. 31 Lucas Oil School Carlin Chevrolet.
“We’re excited to have RC Enerson and the Lucas Oil School of Racing on-board this weekend in the No. 31 entry at Mid-Ohio. RC really impressed us at Spring Training at COTA at the beginning of the season and we were very hopeful that something could come together at some point that would put him back in the car,” said Team Principal Trevor Carlin. “RC has spent a lot of time with our team this season and he has quite a bit of experience at Mid-Ohio, including an INDYCAR start a few years back, so he should be able to jump right back in and make the transition a smooth one.”
The DTM will return to the Circuit Zolder (BEL) for the 2020 season, DTM umbrella organisation ITR and organizers for the Belgian racetrack confirmed on Tuesday.
“This year’s return to Zolder was a complete success for us,” explained Achim Kostron, Managing Director ITR. “The Circuit Zolder is a special venue for the DTM, a historic and unforgiving racetrack that perfectly reflects our racing DNA. We saw that in May, when we returned for two fantastic, exciting races. And the Zolder promoters have been fantastic – they’ve done everything right. We’re pleased and excited to be continuing our excellent co-operation on that basis.”
Lance Stroll “Hockenheim is a fun place to go racing. I’ve been there many times in my junior career – especially when I was racing in Formula 3 – so I know the track really well. I just like the flow of the lap and it’s a layout that creates close, side-by-side racing.
“These traditional European circuits are some of my favorites. It’s a bit like Silverstone with big grandstands full of fans – it sometimes feels like a football stadium when you’re in the final few corners of the lap. I really enjoy the atmosphere it creates.
Nico Hulkenberg has zero to show from his F1 career all these years
Renault's Nico Hulkenberg says that he's not surprised by rumors swirling around the paddock that this year could be his last chance to prove himself worthy of keeping his seat in Formula 1.
The 31-year-old German driver has taken part in 166 Grand Prix races since making his debut in Bahrain in 2010 with Williams. But in the nine and a half seasons since then, he's not yet been able to finish on the podium.
"You need to be in the right place at the right moment with the right car and team," he told the official Formula1.com website. "Unfortunately that timing for me in my career has never been perfect. I've never been in that sweet spot.
Abel Motorsports Duo Looking for Ultimate Success at Mid-Ohio
Lead driver Jacob Abel drove US F4 last year
When Road to Indy racing teams unload at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this week for Honda Indy 200 weekend, one team in particular arrives with high expectations. Louisville’s Abel Motorsports, coming off four top-seven finishes with two podium trips two weeks ago at Toronto’s Exhibition Place, anticipates another strong weekend at the track they call home.
Video: Fast Forward 2019 Iowa 300 The Iowa300 was delayed by weather, but proved to be worth the wait under the lights if you are a Team Penske fan. The Penske cars, with their trick shocks, led 296 of 300 laps. Comment
Former Haas F1 Test Driver Santino Ferrucci Continues F2 Rivalry in IndyCar
Santino Ferrucci is the real deal
During the past year, former Haas F1 development driver Santino Ferrucci was in the news for all the wrong reasons. When competing in Silverstone in Round 7 of the season, Ferrucci was handed a 5-second penalty for forcing off teammate, Arjun Maini. Later on, in the sprint race, he and Maini would come to blows again, this time for deliberately colliding with the Indian when the race concluded. As a result, Santino Ferrucci was banned for two races before the Trident team sacked him, partially due to racist attacks against Maini and his family.
Now, Ferrucci is racing in the IndyCar series, and he is not the only F2 presence there. Carlin Motorsport, the 2018 F2 champions, also made its presence known in the American open-wheel series.
Toyota shows front end changes (New above, old below)
Toyota has unveiled a revised World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours challenger for the 2019/2020 season.
The TS050 Hybrid LMP1 car features significant upgrades, most notably at the front of the car where previously it featured a much shorter, narrower nose, but that has been replaced with a much more pronounced nose where the bodywork has been pushed backwards, revealing much more of the front splitter.
Despite the visual changes, Toyota Motorsport GmbH technical director Pascal Vasselon, insists the car, which won at Le Mans twice this season, isn't "radically different to its predecessor".
"The most obvious change is the bodywork. We have updated the aerodynamics of the car and elsewhere there are minor modifications for reliability. This year’s updates are about optimizing details and reliability," said Vasselon.
UPDATE Rich Energy’s Dutch subsidiaries have issued a statement attempting to clarify the latest developments in the beleaguered sponsor’s troubles.
While the company name may have changed, the drink will remain as ‘Rich Energy’, now sporting a new logo in compliance with UK court orders to change it in deference to copyright holder Whyte Bikes. That’s according to the drink’s Dutch website, who released a statement through their website outlining the current state of play as the furor surrounding the company continues.
“Rich Energy will not change the name to Lightning Volt as William [Storey] claims on social media.” said the statement.
(GMM) Haas is not ready to consider its 2020 driver lineup.
The issue of the American team's drivers is a hot topic at present, after boss Gunther Steiner admitted his fury following the latest collision between Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen at Silverstone.
It has been rumored that Grosjean could be immediately ousted, but Haas ruled that out.
Masi is blowing smoke up everyone's posterior. Here at Silverstone Leclerc runs Verstappen right off the track (all 4 wheels), but that is deemed ok - no penalty. Compare that to what Vettel did in Canada - took race win away
(GMM) FIA stewards were not more lenient than usual during the recent British GP, according to race director Michael Masi.
Hailed as one of the most exciting recent grands prix, it was notable that despite more wheel-to-wheel action than usual, less penalties were actually given to the dueling drivers.
"It's mainly the track characteristics that led to the duels," Michael Masi, who earlier took over as F1 race director following Charlie Whiting's death, is quoted by Speed Week.
"The race was judged according to the same standards as before."
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