IndyCar and Dallara reduce aero kit costs for 2018

Hidden in the drama of Danica Patrick’s Indianapolis 500 announcement on Friday, IndyCar confirmed that teams will receive substantial discounts for their 2018 universal aero kits.  The story was first reported by RACER in September. In an effort led by the series’ two manufacturers, Chevrolet and Honda, and a grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corportation, … Continue reading IndyCar and Dallara reduce aero kit costs for 2018

Options for Danica Patrick in her Indianapolis 500 return

In a surprise announcement from Homestead-Miami Speedway this afternoon, Danica Patrick confirmed the end of her full-time racing career and additionally announced that she will run the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 next season. “It just came from my heart, and I think it’s going to be awesome,” said Patrick.  “Nothing that was being presented … Continue reading Options for Danica Patrick in her Indianapolis 500 return

Matheus Leist confirmed as A.J. Foyt Racing driver in 2018

After weeks of speculation, A.J. Foyt Racing confirmed Thursday that 20-year-old Matheus Leist will pilot the #4 ABC Supply machine in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.  Paired with the series’ most experienced full-time driver in Tony Kanaan, the two make up “Team Brazil” and will certainly be a duo to watch for next season. … Continue reading Matheus Leist confirmed as A.J. Foyt Racing driver in 2018

Lead designer Beatty details development process of 2018 IndyCar

The Verizon IndyCar Series will kick off a fresh season on March 11 in St. Petersburg, Florida, an event that will be accompanied by a new era.  Departing are the aero kits introduced in 2015, designed to inspire creativity and uniqueness between Chevrolet and Honda teams.  In concept form it was a splendid idea met … Continue reading Lead designer Beatty details development process of 2018 IndyCar

Indy Lights and Mazda Road to Indy showcase exceptional driver development rates

Has it ever been more apparent how important the Mazda Road to Indy is to North American open-wheel racing?  With the announcement that defending Indy Lights champion Kyle Kaiser will get a shot at the Indianapolis 500 and three additional races in 2018, a dazzling track record continues to validate that narrative.  The ladder series … Continue reading Indy Lights and Mazda Road to Indy showcase exceptional driver development rates