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The Open Wheel’s Indy Lights Spring Training Test livery feature – The Open Wheel’s Indy Lights livery feature with photos of all the cars at the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Spring Training Test at Barber Motorsports Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/12/2021)

The Open Wheel’s Indy 500 IMS Open Test livery feature – The Open Wheel’s INDYCAR livery feature with photos of all the cars at the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Indy 500 Open Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/12/2021)

RLL unveils No. 15 Code 3 Associates livery for Barber – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has announced a new partnership with Code 3 Associates to be the primary sponsor on the team’s No. 15 car for Graham Rahal this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. View the livery on our No. 15 livery page here. – RLL – (4/12/2021)

Snap-on unveils Team Penske No. 2 livery – Snap-on has revealed a new livery for Team Penske’s No. 2 car for Josef Newgarden to be ran later this season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. View the livery on our No. 2 livery page here. – Snap-on – (4/12/2021)

Newgarden tops Day 2 of IMS Open Test – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden’s lap at 226.819mph was fastest on Day 2 of the Indy 500 Open Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday. The full Top 5 was Newgarden, Sato, Montoya, Dixon, and Rahal. Full results here. – The Open Wheel – (4/9/2021)

Bourdais quickest in Day 1 of IMS Open Test – AJ Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais’ lap at 224.427mph was fastest in Day 1 of the rain interrupted Indy 500 Open Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday. VeeKay was checked, cleared, and released from the medical center after this incident in the opening minutes of the test. Full results here and here. – INDYCAR – (4/8/2021)

Ganassi unveils No. 48 American Legion livery for Indy 500 – “In a series of humorous videos on social media this week, racing legend Jimmie Johnson finds the missing No. 48 Honda NTT INDYCAR SERIES car safe in the hands of his teammate, 2013 Indianapolis 500 Winner Tony Kanaan. Fans positively reacted to the Twitter and Facebook campaign which shows Kanaan answering phones at The American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis, hiding from Johnson and channeling his 20th run in the Indianapolis 500 in the red, white and blue American Legion livery.” Full release at the link. View the livery on our No. 48 livery page here. – Chip Ganassi Racing – (4/8/2021)

Foyt adds Hildebrand to Indy 500 lineup in No. 1 – “Celebrating the 60th anniversary of A.J. Foyt’s first triumph in the Indianapolis 500, ABC Supply Co. Inc. will sponsor a fourth AJ Foyt Racing entry in this year’s 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. J.R. Hildebrand will pilot the No. 1 ABC Supply Chevrolet.” Full release at the link. View the livery on our No. 1 livery page here. – AJ Foyt Racing – (4/8/2021)

Malukas tops Lights test at Barber – HMD Motorsports’ David Malukas was fastest in the Indy Lights spring training test at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday with a lap of 1:12.3418. The full Top 5 was Malukas, Lundqvist, Pedersen, Megennis, and Kirkwood. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (4/7/2021)

Miller’s Mailbag 4/7/21 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (4/7/2021)

Big Machine named title sponsor for Music City GP – “Today the Music City Grand Prix is thrilled to announce that leading entertainment and spirits company Big Machine will be the title sponsor of the inaugural IndyCar race this summer. The Nashville-based multimedia conglomerate includes the Big Machine Label Group with superstar recording artists like Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A and Carly Pearce; its rapidly-growing spirits company, Big Machine Distillery; and Big Machine Racing. The Big Machine brand aligns with Music City Grand Prix’s philosophy of combining the best of entertainment with racing for the first-of-its-kind festival in Nashville.” Full release at the link. – Music City Grand Prix – (4/6/2021)

Andretti unveils Gleaners Indy 500 livery for No. 98 – “Andretti Autosport has announced today that Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, with supporting partner Group1001, will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 98 Honda of Marco Andretti and Andretti Herta-Haupert Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is on the fast track to accelerate awareness of food insecurity throughout Central Indiana with their No One Runs on Empty initiative, which was launched in 2020 alongside their partnership with Andretti Autosport.” View the livery on our No. 98 livery page here. – Andretti Autosport – (4/6/2021)

INDYCAR announces details of international broadcast partnerships – “A robust lineup of international broadcast partnerships will help deliver the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to a growing global audience in 2021. A series of renewals and expanded broadcast and streaming relationships will bring the stars of North America’s premier open-wheel racing series to many markets across Europe, Asia and more. Existing and renewal partnerships will bring the action of the series and its defiant athletes to Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Nordic countries, Latin America, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. New broadcast partners in other nations and regions will be announced soon.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (4/6/2021)

Trackside podcast 4/5/21 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 4/5/2021 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (4/6/2021)

Peacock to stream upcoming IMS test on April 8 & 9 – “Nearly a full field of NTT INDYCAR SERIES participants will begin preparations for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge during an open test Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Thirty-two car-and-driver combinations are scheduled to participate in the two-day session, which will stream live to race fans exclusively via NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock. The open test at IMS creates a marquee launch for INDYCAR action on Peacock, featuring NBC Sports talent, exclusive content and interviews previewing the 17-race NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Fans can sign up here for one week to view both days of testing at IMS, and enjoy live coverage of NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying and practice sessions, as well as coverage surrounding the 105th Indianapolis 500, Indy Lights races, race day warmups and full-event replays of the 2021 season on Peacock Premium for $4.99 per month.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (4/5/2021)

Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport unveils Lights No. 17 livery – “Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport announced today that PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp. will be featured as the primary sponsor on the No. 17 Indy Lights entry piloted by Devlin DeFrancesco. PowerTap Hydrogen is a part of the hydrogen sector within Clean Power Capital Corp. and focuses on its intellectual property to take charge as the leader in developing cost-effective infrastructure for incorporating hydrogen fueling into daily life. The partnership with Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport marks the company’s first venture within the motorsports industry.” View the livery on our No. 17 livery page here. – Andretti Autosport – (4/5/2021)

RLL announces Ferrucci for Indy 500 in No. 45 with Hy-Vee sponsorship for Nos. 15 and 45 – “Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Hy-Vee, Inc. – an employee-owned supermarket chain that operates more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states – will be the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES entry at Road America (June 20) and World Wide Technology Raceway (August 21) as well as the primary sponsor of the No. 45 entry for Santino Ferrucci for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 (May 30). In addition, Hy-Vee will be a full-season associate sponsor on Rahal’s car.” Full release at the link. View the livery on our No. 45 livery page here. – RLL – (4/5/2021)

Arrow McLaren SP adds GMR GP and unveils livery for No. 86 – Arrow McLaren SP has unveiled the 2021 Arrow Electronics No. 86 livery for Juan Pablo Montoya at the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. The team also announced that entry will also compete in the GMR Grand Prix to start off the Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. View the livery on our No. 86 livery page here. – Arrow McLaren SP – (4/5/2021)

Arrow McLaren SP adds GMR GP and unveils livery for No. 86 – Arrow McLaren SP has unveiled the 2021 Arrow Electronics No. 86 livery for Juan Pablo Montoya at the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. The team also announced that entry will also compete in the GMR Grand Prix to start off the Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. View the livery on our No. 86 livery page here. – Arrow McLaren SP – (4/5/2021)

McLaughlin wins finale for INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Sebring – Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin won the final INDYCAR iRacing Challenge event at virtual Sebring International Raceway. Alex Palou and RC Enerson completed the podium. Full story at the link. – INDYCAR – (4/2/2021)

Paretta Autosport announces Rocket Pro TPO as primary sponsor for No. 16 – “Paretta Autosport today announced Rocket Pro TPO, the division of Rocket Mortgage which works exclusively with independent mortgage brokers, will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 16 Chevrolet in the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500. Piloted by Simona De Silvestro, the #16 Chevrolet represents a groundbreaking achievement in INDYCAR as the first-ever entrant in the Indianapolis 500 from a team that is female-owned, female driven and largely female crewed. As the primary sponsor, Rocket Pro TPO will be front-and-center with dominant branding on the car, firesuit and crew suits.” View the livery on our No. 16 livery page here. Full release at the link. – Paretta Autosport – (4/2/2021)

All 13 full-time Lights entries set for Barber test next week – The official Indy Lights entry list for the series’ test next week at Barber Motorsports Park is available at the link. – RACER – (4/2/2021)

O’Ward fastest at Texas test – RACER’s Marshall Pruett has posted a nice recap of a 17 car NTT INDYCAR SERIES test at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday. Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward was fastest in the session. Full report at the link. – RACER – (4/1/2021)

The Open Wheel’s 2021 Final Four liveries – The Open Wheel’s INDYCAR liveries feature with mock liveries for iRacing for the four universities participating in the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (3/31/2021)

Team Penske unveils No. 3 Indy 500 livery – Team Penske has unveiled the 2021 Pennzoil No. 3 livery for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. View the livery on our No. 3 livery page here. – Team Penske – (3/31/2021)

Pserra Racing and Serravalle add entry to ’21 Lights season – Pserra Racing and Antonio Serravalle will compete in the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season. Full release from Indy Lights at the link. – Indy Lights – (3/31/2021)

Newgarden unveils No. 2 Indy 500 livery – Josef Newgarden’s Shell Fuel Rewards Team Penske No. 2 entry for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race was unveiled on Wednesday. View the livery on our No. 2 livery page here. – Josef Newgarden – (3/31/2021)

Miller’s Mailbag 3/31/21 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (3/31/2021)

Trackside podcast 3/30/21 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 3/30/2021 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (3/31/2021)

INDYCAR Radio Network moves to indycar.com/Radio – The INDYCAR Radio Network has transitioned their online platform to www.indycar.com/Radio. Check it out at the link. – INDYCAR – (3/31/2021)

ECR unveils new USAF livery for No. 20 – “Ed Carpenter Racing and the U.S. Air Force are proud to unveil Conor Daly’s No. 20 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. In a brand-new design for 2021, Daly’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES car celebrates the U.S. Air Force’s B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. The No. 20 was painted in ECR’s race shop and features a pattern of silver, blue and black silhouettes of the only stealth bomber in the world.” View the livery on our No. 20 livery page here. Full release at the link. – Ed Carpenter Racing – (3/30/2021)

RLL unveils new Fleet Cost & Care livery for No. 15 – “Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Fleet Cost & Care (FCC), an industry leader in fleet management software, has entered into a new multi-year agreement with the team for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES that will include full season associate sponsorship and grow from being a primary sponsor for one event to two as Fleet Cost & Care will be primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s entry for the Genesys 300 on May 1 and XPEL 375 on May 2 — both at Texas Motor Speedway.” View the livery on our No. 15 livery page here. Full release at the link. – RLL – (3/30/2021)

ECR unveils new livery for No. 21 – Ed Carpenter Racing has unveiled their new SONAX livery for their No. 21 entry for Rinus VeeKay. View the livery on our No. 21 livery page here. – Ed Carpenter Racing – (3/29/2021)

Karam takes INDYCAR iRacing Challenge victory in Round 2 at Homestead – Sage Karam won the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge event at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 98 Andretti Autosport Honda. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly and Enzo Fittipaldi in the No. 52 Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing Honda completed the podium. Full story at the link. – INDYCAR – (3/26/2021)

Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix announces IMSA will rejoin one-weekend format for ’21 – “The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will return to its traditional one-weekend format in 2021 as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will join the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Series for an exciting on-track lineup, June 11-13 on Belle Isle.” Full release at the link. – Chevrolet Detroit GP – (3/25/2021)

Carvana to allow fans to choose Johnson’s No. 48 livery for five races – “Leading online auto retailer Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), known for its immersive, patented, 360-degree photo technology, is giving INDYCAR fans an experience they’ll never forget: the chance to get up close and personal with Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 48 Honda and select Jimmie Johnson’s Indy car paint scheme for five NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2021 races.” Full release at the link. – Carvana – (3/25/2021)

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