Harding Steinbrenner Racing makes the switch to Honda for 2019

If a real one-to-one partnership with Andretti Autosport was going to remain in the picture, it was clear that Harding Steinbrenner Racing would need to change engine manufacturers for the 2019 season.  In a press release distributed this morning, the third-year team has done just that by giving Chevrolet its pink slip. Continue reading Harding Steinbrenner Racing makes the switch to Honda for 2019

Spencer Pigot to return as Ed Carpenter Racing driver in 2019

In feel-good announcements this afternoon, Ed Carpenter Racing confirmed that Spencer Pigot will continue as the team’s full-time driver in the No. 21 Chevrolet for the 2019 season. Pigot, who turns 25 on September 29, is 13th in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship.  In 2018 he picked up his first career podium by finishing runner-up … Continue reading Spencer Pigot to return as Ed Carpenter Racing driver in 2019

Power leads Penske 1-2 in ABC Supply 500 Qualifying

Two-time defending ABC Supply 500 winner Will Power put himself in prime position for a third after qualifying on pole for Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway. Power took his No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevy to a two-lap average of 219.511 MPH. Teammate and defending series champion Josef Newgarden will start second at 218.802 MPH. With … Continue reading Power leads Penske 1-2 in ABC Supply 500 Qualifying

Mazda announces departure from “Road to Indy” program

In a blindsiding move, Mazda Motorsports announced today that it would end a nine-year partnership with the Road to Indy development series.  The final weekend of competition for the Road to Indy under the Mazda banner will be Labor Day weekend during IndyCar’s return to Portland International Raceway.  Each rung on the MRTI ladder – … Continue reading Mazda announces departure from “Road to Indy” program

Bourdais paces hectic Honda Indy 200 first practice at Mid-Ohio

Practice times from Session One It wasn’t your typical Friday morning IndyCar practice at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course as three red flag periods plagued the 45-minute session.  In the end, it was Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais pacing the field in his vibrant yellow and black SealMaster Honda. The practice started slow with only … Continue reading Bourdais paces hectic Honda Indy 200 first practice at Mid-Ohio

Sato sets the pace in third Honda Indy Toronto practice

Combined Practice Results While Scott Dixon stole the headlines for much of Friday’s on-track action, Takuma Sato was lurking in the shadows.  The Japanese product will be on everyone’s watch list moving forward as he set the weekend’s fastest lap while pacing the field in Saturday morning practice. Each driver in the 23-car field bested … Continue reading Sato sets the pace in third Honda Indy Toronto practice