In what is typically a time of dryness and despair for motor racing fans, there was a bit of a respite this weekend in the form of an entertaining Rolex 24 at Daytona. While there were many enjoyable parts of the famous enduro, particularly the race to the finish in the GTLM class, for my money, the story of this weekend’s race was the breakout performance of Pipo Derani. There have, of course, been other stories in the world of racing of late.
Q&A from IndyCar Media Day Drivers: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Matthew Brabham, KVSH Racing Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing Sage Karam, Dreyer & Reinbold Carlos Munoz, Andretti Autosport
At IndyCar Media Day Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske Will Power, Team Penske Reliving the finish of the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Going back and watching the last 10 laps of that race, it almost seemed like Will you were exactly where you wanted to be. You held everybody at bay until Juan got you in the end. What's going through your mind in the last 10 laps?
At IndyCar Media Day Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, gave his assessment of the state of IndyCar at today's IndyCar pre-season media day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He talks about the new races for 2017, the increase in TV ratings from minuscule to minuscule +50%, the increase in leader circle team payouts, the increase in attendance at the Speedway, technical enhancements made to the cars, and the challenge of TV time slots to increase ratings.
Q & A: Honda resigns with IndyCar for 2 more years
Mark Miles and Art St. Cyr Art St. Cyr, President, Honda Performance Development, and Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman and Company address the IndyCar media members in attendance on Honda's announcement that they have resigned with IndyCar for the 2016 and 2017 season. St. Cyr was still on a high after Honda trounced Ford and Chevy last weekend to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Upgrades being made to IMS ahead of 100th Indy 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles updated the media Tuesday on the status of $50 million in changes and upgrades that the are being made to the facility ahead of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May. Another $42 million is slated to be spent in the next two years.
NASCAR Hall of Fame Exhibit Will Launch Exciting Year in January Team Penske unveiled its plans today for the year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary in motorsports during 2016. The team will wave the green flag on the commemorative activities by displaying an exhibit at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC in January. “Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Team Penske” will be a multi-faceted program that will reach into retail and merchandise, media and fan engagement, sponsor partnerships and special events
by Mark J. Cipolloni I don't know when it's going to happen. It could be within the next 10 years. Maybe 15 years. For certain within 20 years. All the experts say that the future of automobiles is all-electric and self-driving. So what becomes of auto racing when cars are silent and driving is no longer a thing people do? Will there be any fans left to sustain the sport? Will people pay to sit in the grandstands watching a race in silence? Will people pay to watch silent race cars running around a track with no drivers in them?
by Brian Carroccio It's a slow time for the world of major auto racing. Sure, you had the Roar Before the Rolex 24 this past weekend, with practice for this upcoming weekend’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire having started. However, generally speaking, this is a slow period for racing. That said, there has been some news of late in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
by Lucille Dust The AR1 Faces in the Paddock series shares the stories of the men and women behind the scenes working in the racing industry. In our latest installment, AutoRacing1 IndyCar Correspondent Lucille Dust spends a few minutes with racing lifer Wayne Selman. A former crewman and current transporter driver for CFH Racing, Selman shares some of his experience from two-plus decades working in Indy Car racing. Enjoy!
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