IndyCar’s sorry history (Update #4)

UPDATE #4 Others include Vision, Hogan, and Dragon. The number of deceased IndyCar teams continue to increase. We can clearly see why. Can you?

07/17/14 Three more – Dan Gurney's All-American Racers, HVM and Walker Racing

07/17/14

Justin Wilson en route to victory at Detroit in 2008. It would turn out to be the last victory for the storied Newman/Haas team.

Another Reader writes….

Dear AR1:

Here are a few that weren't listed,
Bill Cramer

1. Galles Racing
2. Doug Shierson
3. Vince Granatelli's team
4. Fernandez Racing
5. Hemelgarn
6. RuSport
7. Newman/Haas

07/17/14 Dear AR1.com, I read in your "IndyCar’s sorry history" that Conquest Racing has folded!

This is not the case at all. My organization is active and will be involved in open wheel racing testing in a few weeks.

Furthermore, Conquest Racing is finalizing different programs for next season.

Please remove my organization from this list.

Thanks,

Eric Bachelart
President & CEO
Conquest Racing

07/16/14 Except in the CART years when things were good and teams were flush with money until Tony George destroyed it all, IndyCar has a very suspect history. How many IndyCar teams have folded over the years? Let us count the ways……

1. Jerry O'Connell Racing
2. Chaparral
3. Team McLaren
4. Bob Fletcher Racing
5. Morales Motorsports
6. Longhorn Racing
7. Frantz Racing
8. Gehlhausen Racing
9. Rhoades Competition
10. Conquest Racing
11. Wysard Racing
12. Mach 1 Racing
13. Hodgdon Racing
14. Walmotor
15. Intercomp
16. Cannon Racing
17. AMI Racing
18. Beaudoin Racing
19. JJ Enterprises
20. Pacific Coast Racing
21. Karl Racing
22. Alsup Racing
23. Mergard Racing
24. BFM Racing
25. Hoffman Racing
26. Rager Racing
27. O’Hanlon Racing
28. Woodward Racing
29. Shade Tree Racing
30. Bignotti-Cotter Racing
31. Tempero Racing
32. Buick Racing
33. Machinists Union Racing
34. Theodore Racing
35. Frey Racing
36. Space Racing
37. Metro Racing
38. Jet Engineering
39. Mergard Racing
40. Davis Racing
41. Joe Hunt Magneto
42. Mayer Racing
43. VDS
44. American Dream Racing
45. Provimi Veal Racing
46. Kraco Racing
47. Hess Racing
48. Forsythe
49. Pace Racing
50. GTS Racing
51. Gohr Racing
52. Indy Auto Racing
53. Ellme Racing
54. McCray Racing
55. Renaissance Racing
56. Primus Racing
57. Canadian Tire Racing
58. Ed Wachs Motorsports
59. Center Line Racing
60. Circle Bar Racing
61. J.P. Racing
62. Mosquito Autosport
63. Arciero
64. NFW Racing
65. Porsche
66. Raynor
67. United Oil
68. Walther
69. Gary Trout Motorsports
70. Andale Racing
71. Kent Baker Racing
72. Protofab Racing
73. Bayside Motorsports
74. Euromotorsport
75. Saleen
76. Mann Motorsports
77. P.I.G. Motorports
78. TEAMKAR International
79. Nu-Tech Motorsports
80. MacKenzie Financial
81. Edge Superior
82. Team Losi
83. Hayhoe Racing
84. D.B. Mann
85. King Racing
86. Concept Motorsports
87. Turley Motorsports
88. Paragon Motorsports
89. International Sport
90. Indy Regency Racing
91. ProFormance Racing
92. PacWest
93. McCormack Motorsports
94. Comptech Racing
95. Hall Racing
96. Tasman Motorsports
97. Project Indy
98. Della Penna Motorsports
99. Davis Racing
100. Project CART
101. PPI Motorsports
102. Mo Nunn Racing
103. Sigma Autosport
104. Team Players
105. Herdez Competition
106. PWR Championship Racing
107. Team Motorola
108. Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing
109. American Spirit
110. PK Racing
111. Rocketsports Racing
112. RuSport
113. PKV Racing (Now KV Racing)
114. Team Australia
115. Pacific Coast Motorsports
116. Team Minardi USA.
117. Newman Haas
118. Hemelgarn
119. Fernandez Racing
120. RuSport
121. Galles
122. Vince Granatelli's True Value team

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results — Albert Einstein

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