INDYCAR News for the Month of February 2019

INDYCAR confirms 2019 Indy 500 qualifying procedure – “Bumping to secure locked-in grid positions on both qualifying days, the thrilling Fast Nine Shootout for the pole position and an opportunity to preview the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge with a full-field practice await NTT IndyCar Series fans May 18-19 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway…The drama on Saturday, May 18 will be intense with competitors battling for one of the 30 locked-in starting positions and a berth in the Fast Nine Shootout the following day. Each entry is guaranteed one attempt and multiple four-lap runs may be made as time permits. Cars in positions 10 through 30 at the end of first-day qualifying on May 18 are locked into those starting spots for the race and will not re-qualify the next day…NBC’s coverage on Sunday, May 19 (12-3 p.m.) will feature two highly competitive battles – for the last three starting positions in the field of 33 and the pole-deciding Fast Nine Shootout to determine the starting order of the first three rows…Sunday’s action will be capped by a practice of nearly three hours that should serve as a preview of the Indianapolis 500. Cars will be trimmed in race setup and running in groups. NBCSN will provide the coverage (3-6 p.m.).” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (2/28/2019)

DRR announces ’19 Indy 500 deal for Karam – “WIX® Filters announced today it is returning to the 2019 Indianapolis 500 set for May 26 with a continuation of its partnership with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing as chief technical partner for the team’s No. 24 Indy 500 entry and driver Sage Karam.” See the livery on our No. 24 livery page here. Full release at the link. – DRR – (2/28/2019)

Trackside podcast 2/27/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 2/27/19 is a great listen as always. Pippa Mann, Tim Clauson, Taylor Kiel, Elton Julian, and Ed Jones are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (2/28/2019)

Clauson-Marshall Racing announces Indy 500 entry for Mann – “Today, Clauson-Marshall Racing, the United States Auto Club National sprint car champion team, announced they are partnering with Ross Motorsports, Indiana Donor Network and their Driven2SaveLives campaign to field an entry for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26, 2019. IndyCar Driver Pippa Mann will pilot the #39 Driven2SaveLives Clauson-Marshall Racing Chevrolet. Representatives from Clauson-Marshall Racing, Indiana Donor Network and Indianapolis Motor Speedway joined Mann today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to announce the entry and unveil the car.” See the livery on our No. 39 livery page here. Full release at the link. – Clauson-Marshall Racing – (2/27/2019)

INDYCAR confirms LED panels for all cars in ’19 – “NTT IndyCar Series cars will again be equipped with LED displays to better assist fans with understanding how each driver is performing in every session this season and to aid the efforts of the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team in attending to disabled cars. The previous-generation matrix LED (light-emitting diode) system was discontinued midway through the 2018 season due to performance inconsistency on the cars. INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the NTT IndyCar Series, contracted with a new manufacturer, MoTeC, to modify a system used in IMSA and apply it to NTT IndyCar Series cars for 2019.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (2/27/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 2/27/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (2/27/2019)

Juncos announces Kellett as full-time Lights driver for ’19 – “Juncos Racing announced today Dalton Kellett would join the team for the 2019 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season. Kellett joins Indy Pro 2000 Champion Rinus VeeKay for Juncos Racing’s two car line-up. Dalton Kellett (Toronto, Canada) recently completed his third season in Indy Lights where he captured one pole and two podiums. The Canadian recorded three podiums between the 2016-2017 seasons and won the Hi-Tide Boat Lifts Kids on Track Spirit Award in 2017.” Full release at the link. – Juncos Racing – (2/26/2019)

McLaren confirms No. 66 for Indy 500 – “Fernando Alonso will run with #66 on his car when he makes his return to the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren Racing in May. Fernando will be making his second appearance with McLaren at the 103rd running of the 500, having starred on his debut in the race in 2017, when he was entered as #29. The choice of #66 is to honour McLaren’s first victory at the Brickyard, achieved with Mark Donohue’s Penske-run M16 in 1972.” Full release at the link. – McLaren – (2/26/2019)

Report: Mann set to enter ’19 Indy 500 with new team – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports Pippa Mann is set to enter the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race with a new team in Chevy-powered Clauson-Marshall Racing. Pruett reports the team may have an alliance with AJ Foyt Racing. Full story at the link. – RACER – (2/25/2019)

Hamilton Jr. arrested in Florida – Former Indy Lights driver Davey Hamilton Jr. was arrested in Florida on Saturday and faces charges of false imprisonment and aggravated assault. Full story at the link. – Indianapolis Star – (2/25/2019)

McLaren/Alonso set to run No. 66 at Indy 500 – McLaren’s entry for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, to be driven by Fernando Alonso, appears to be car number 66 according to items posted, and since deleted, on the official online store of IMS/INDYCAR. Full story at the link. – Motor.es – (2/25/2019)

Pruett update on McLaren’s plans – RACER’s Marshall Pruett has posted a good update on McLaren’s NTT IndyCar Series plans for 2019. Pruett goes into detail on McLaren adding Andy Brown and Anton Julian to their staff along with their partnership with Carlin. “I wouldn’t rule out us dusting off the car later in the year,” McLaren CEO Zak Brown told RACER when asked about running again after the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Full story at the link. – RACER – (2/20/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 2/20/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (2/20/2019)

Trackside podcast 2/19/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 2/19/19 is a great listen as always. Jonny Baker is a guest on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (2/20/2019)

INDYCAR announces new element to improve cockpit safety – “INDYCAR announced Tuesday the planned introduction of the next step to improve cockpit safety for all drivers in the NTT IndyCar Series. All cars participating in an April 24 open test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval will be fitted with Advanced Frontal Protection (AFP), a titanium piece made by Dallara. AFP, which stands a little more than 3 inches tall and averages three-quarters of an inch in width, is designed to deflect debris away from the driver. It will be positioned in front of the cockpit, along the chassis centerline. The piece has passed the same strength tests as Dallara’s roll hoop…A halo-type device was considered, but it cannot be fitted to the current version of INDYCAR’s chassis.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (2/19/2019)

Carlin announces Sargeant to F3 program rather than Lights – Carlin has confirmed Logan Sargeant to their Formula 3 program rather than Indy Lights for 2019 after the American tested an Indy Lights car for the team at Circuit of the Americas last week. “Carlin Buzz Racing can confirm that American racer Logan Sargeant will join their FIA Formula Three team for the upcoming 2019 season. 18-year-old Sargeant, who knows the Surrey based Carlin team well following a race-winning season together in 2017, completes the team’s line-up for the inaugural season of the FIA Formula Three Championship.” Full release at the link. – Carlin – (2/18/2019)

Foyt adds Harner as VP of operations – “Motorsports executive Scott Harner has joined AJ Foyt Racing as vice-president of operations. He will be based in the team’s Speedway, Indiana race shop…In addition to managing the day-to-day operation of the Indy-based team, Harner will work closely with Team Director George Klotz, who oversees the Texas-based operation. Harner will serve as race strategist for Tony Kanaan and Klotz will become the race strategist for Matheus Leist, who is in his second year driving the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet.” Full release at the link. – AJ Foyt Racing – (2/15/2019)

NBC announces Tirico will host their Indy 500 broadcast – “With 100 days until the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, NBC Sports announced today that Mike Tirico will serve as host of its first-ever coverage of the event. The 103rd Indy 500 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway will air at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 26, on NBC, the first time the race has ever aired on the network after 54 years on ABC.” Full release at the link. – NBC Sports – (2/15/2019)

Report: McLaren to partner with Carlin for Indy 500 entry – The Indianapolis Star’s Jim Ayello reports McLaren and Carlin have formed a “strategic alliance” as McLaren prepares its entry for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Full story at the link. – Indianapolis Star – (2/14/2019)

Rossi quickest in final session of COTA open test – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi was quickest in the final session of the NTT IndyCar Series open test at the Circuit of the Americas with a lap of 1:46.8535. The full top 5 was Rossi, Herta, Hunter-Reay, Rosenqvist, and Rahal. Full session results here and combined results from the two days of testing here. – INDYCAR – (2/13/2019)

Herta makes it three for three in early Wednesday session at COTA – For the third time in three sessions, Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta topped Test Session 3 at Circuit of the Americas with a lap of 1:46.6401. The full top 5 was Herta, Rossi, Pagenaud, Dixon, and Newgarden. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (2/13/2019)

Askew leads final Lights test session at COTA – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew was fastest in Indy Lights Test Session 3 at the Circuit of the Americas with a lap of 1:53.8017. The full top 5 was Askew, Falchero, VeeKay, Norman, and Claman. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (2/13/2019)

Andretti confirms Askew for full Lights season – Andretti Autosport has announced Oliver Askew will pilot their No. 28 entry for the full 2019 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season. “We’ve been following Oliver over the last few years in the Road to Indy and we have been very impressed with his talent behind the wheel,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “We are a championship-caliber team and thrilled to continue to field championship-caliber drivers. Adding Oliver to our already-strong roster has us confident we will be in contention to defend our title at the end of the season.” Full story at the link. – Indy Lights – (2/13/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 2/13/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (2/13/2019)

Trackside podcast 2/12/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 2/12/19 is a great listen as always. Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, Jon Beekhuis, and Lee Diffey are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (2/13/2019)

Herta fastest again in second test session at COTA – Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta swept both test sessions on Tuesday at Circuit of the Americas with a lap of 1:46.6258 in the second session. The full top 5 was Herta, Power, Castroneves, Rosenqvist, and Dixon. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (2/12/2019)

Askew fastest in Lights COTA Test Session 2 – Andretti Autosport’s Oliver Askew led the way in Indy Lights Test Session 2 at the Circuit of the Americas with a lap of 1:54.3065. The full top 5 was Askew, Falchero, Norman, Claman, and Malukas. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (2/12/2019)

Herta tops first session at COTA open test – Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta topped Session 1 of the NTT IndyCar Series open test at Circuit of the Americas with a lap of 1:48.7443. The full top 5 was Herta, Ericsson, Newgarden, and Veach. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (2/12/2019)

Andretti sweeps first four spots at Lights COTA Test Session 1 – Andretti Autosport’s Julien Falchero was fastest in Indy Lights Test Session 1 at the Circuit of the Americas with a lap of 1:54.6577. Andretti Autosport’s four car team took the first four spots in the session. The full top 5 was Falchero, Norman, Askew, Megennis, and VeeKay. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (2/12/2019)

Lights entry list for COTA test – The entry list for the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series test at the Circuit of the Americas is available at the link. It features nine entries with Carlin return to the fold as well as an already announced new team in BN Racing. – Indy Lights – (2/11/2019)

Andretti officially announces Gainbridge support for ’19 – “The No. 26 of Zach Veach will take on a bold new look for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season as primary sponsor Group1001 features online financial services platform Gainbridge on Veach’s full-season entry. Gainbridge is a digital-first annuity and life insurance agency built to equip people for action. It puts power directly into clients’ hands with an offering of high-yield tax-deferred accumulation and income products designed to grow their money for goals big and small, not just retirement. The products Gainbridge offers provide three key benefits: steady growth, simplicity and transparency.” Full release at the link. See the livery on our No. 26 livery page here. – Andretti Autosport – (2/11/2019)

O’Ward announces split from Harding Steinbrenner Racing – Patricio O’Ward will be looking for a new ride for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season after announcing his split from Harding Steinbrenner Racing. “The Harding Steinbrenner Racing team supported my decision to seek a new opportunity by releasing me from my contract and allowing me the opportunity to find a new team before the start of the 2019 season,” announced O’Ward. “Now, I am fully focused on finding the right opportunity and how I will use my scholarship from Indy Lights for 2019.” Full story at the link. – Motorsport.com – (2/11/2019)

Juncos announces NFP and Kaiser deal for COTA race – “Juncos Racing announced today NFP would extend their partnership with the team’s NTT IndyCar Series program for the 2019 INDYCAR Classic taking place at the Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) on Mar. 24, 2019. Kyle Kaiser will make his return to the NTT IndyCar Series and pilot the No. 32 NFP Chevrolet for Juncos Racing.” Full release at the link. – Juncos Racing – (2/11/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Laguna Seca test livery page – The Open Wheel’s single page feature of all the liveries from the February 2019 NTT IndyCar Series test at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (2/8/2019)

The Open Wheel’s Laguna Seca test photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s Riley Bridges’ photo gallery from February 2019 NTT IndyCar Series testing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (2/8/2019)

Chilton tops Friday’s test at Laguna Seca – Motorsport.com’s David Malsher reports Carlin’s Max Chilton was fastest of the 21 participants in an NTT IndyCar Series test at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday. Full results and story at the link. – Motorsport.com – (2/8/2019)

Enerson to test Carlin No. 23 at Laguna Seca and COTA – The Indianapolis Star’s Jim Ayello reports RC Enerson will test the Carlin No. 23 entry in upcoming NTT IndyCar Series tests at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and the Circuit of the Americas. Ayello further reports Enerson has not been confirmed for a race weekend at this time. Charlie Kimball will drive the entry in five race weekends in 2019, including the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Full story at the link. – Indianapolis Star – (2/7/2019)

DragonSpeed not testing at open test at COTA – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports DragonSpeed won’t be on track at next week’s NTT IndyCar Series open test at the Circuit of the Americas. “We won’t make the COTA test, but we have a date at Barber Motorsports Park we’re looking at later this month, and another at Sebring a few days before St. Petersburg on our calendar,” DragonSpeed commercial director David Aronson told RACER. Full story at the link. – RACER – (2/7/2019)

MSR unveils No. 60 livery for ’19 – “Entering the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season with an expanded race program, the squad will continue to impress with the use of AERO Sustainable Paint Technology as it once again celebrates the “Drive Pink Campaign” with partner AutoNation. The team returns IndyCar competition with a stunning AERO Liquid Metal™ Series pink livery for the No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda-powered IndyCar driven by Jack Harvey in support of AutoNation’s nationwide campaign. The campaign aims to fund cancer research in hopes of finding methods of treatment options for breast cancer patients.” Full release at the link. See the livery on our No. 60 livery page here. – Meyer Shank Racing – (2/7/2019)

Kimball returns to Carlin No. 23 for five races – Charlie Kimball will return to the Carlin No. 23 car for five races during the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. Kimball will race on the Streets of St. Petersburg, the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway, and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. More details at the link. – Charlie Kimball – (2/7/2019)

NBC Sports Gold INDYCAR Pass details emerge – NBC Sports’ NBC Sports Gold INDYCAR Pass is now available for purchase on their website. It’s for sale at an “Early Bird” price of $49.99/season compared to the regular price of $54.99/season. Sign up here. Full details at the link. – NBC Sports – (2/7/2019)

Trackside podcast 2/6/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 2/6/19 is a great listen as always. Jay Frye and Ed Carpenter are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (2/7/2019)

Kaiser to test with Juncos at Laguna Seca – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports Kyle Kaiser will test for Juncos Racing in the team’s No. 32 car at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday. Full story at the link. – RACER – (2/6/2019)

INDYCAR and Firestone extend exclusive partnership through ’25 – “INDYCAR and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced a five-year partnership extension for the Firestone brand to continue serving as the sole tire supplier and Official Tire of the NTT IndyCar® Series through 2025. The agreement, which includes continued rights for Firestone as the Official Tire of the Indianapolis 500®, furthers the brand’s storied history in open-wheel racing and its longstanding commitment to tire innovation. In support of this extension, Bridgestone also announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Akron, Ohio that will serve as the future home of Firestone race tire manufacturing. The Bridgestone Advanced Tire Production Center (ATPC) will be located across the street from the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center and less than a mile from the Bridgestone Advanced Technology Workshop, where race tires are currently produced.” Full release at the link. – Firestone – (2/6/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 2/6/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (2/6/2019)

INDYCAR announces two new hires – “INDYCAR is bolstering the commercial side of its business with the addition of two veteran industry executives. SJ Luedtke, a Nike sports marketing executive for the past decade, has been hired as INDYCAR’s Vice President, Marketing. She will be responsible for advancing INDYCAR’s brand across all channels, managing event and experiential assets, accelerating fan growth and engagement and working with media partners to drive consumption and ratings…Mike Zizzo has been retained by INDYCAR as a communications consultant. Zizzo is an award-winning public relations executive with more than 22 years of experience in the motorsports industry, including managerial roles with two of North America’s premier racing sanctioning bodies.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (2/6/2019)

Harner leaves Ganassi – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports Scott Harner has left Chip Ganassi Racing after 20 years with the team. Full story at the link. – RACER – (2/6/2019)

Acura announced as title sponsor of Grand Prix of Long Beach – “The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced today that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Acura to become title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Long Beach starting in 2019. The 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place April 12-14, 2019. Launched in 1986 as the first Japanese luxury automotive brand, Acura is a leading nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. Both Acura and its American Honda parent have their U.S. headquarters in Torrance, California.” Full release at the link. – GP of Long Beach – (2/5/2019)

Bryant to engineer Marco’s No. 98 car – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports Andretti Autosport has promoted Mark Bryant, Indy Lights champion engineer with Patricio O’Ward, to engineer the team’s No. 98 entry for Marco Andretti in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series. Full story at the link. – RACER – (2/5/2019)

Belardi tabs Kohl for ’19 Lights seat – “Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires veteran Lucas Kohl will be joining Belardi Auto Racing for the entirety of the 2019 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship, in the team’s second of three cars. After spending three seasons in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, Kohl knows that he has a steep learning curve ahead of him as he makes the jump to the top step of the Road to Indy ladder, but is excited for the challenge ahead.” Full release at the link. – Indy Lights – (2/4/2019)

IMS airs Indy 500 ad during the Super Bowl – “The biggest race in the world once again will be featured during the most-watched American television program of the year, as an advertisement for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge will air during the CBS telecast of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3…The 30-second spot, which is scheduled to be shown at the end of the second quarter on CBS affiliates in Indiana, promotes the “This Is May” campaign around the race. The ad features a fast-action mix of scenes from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and greater Indianapolis, exciting Indianapolis 500 action with the drivers of the NTT IndyCar Series and a song and narration from country music star Clayton Anderson, an Indiana native who performed at the 2017 Firestone Legends Day Concert at IMS.” See the video and full release at the link. – IMS – (2/4/2019)

IMS announces Gainbridge as new presenting sponsor of Indy 500 – “Gainbridge, an online financial services platform providing straightforward access to tax-deferred accumulation and income products, has reached a multiyear agreement to become the presenting sponsor of the Indianapolis 500 starting with the 2019 edition of the world’s most prestigious auto race. Gainbridge also will become the official annuity and life insurance partner of INDYCAR, IMS and the Indy 500. The announcement was made today during a press conference at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway featuring Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Hulman & Company President & CEO Mark Miles, Group1001 President & CEO Dan Towriss and IMS President J. Douglas Boles.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (1/31/2019)

Andretti names Megennis as Lights driver for ’19 – “Andretti Autosport announced today that New York-native Robert Megennis will pilot the No. 27 entry for the championship-winning team’s 2019 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires campaign.” Full release at the link. – Andretti Autosport – (1/31/2019)

Andretti announces deal for Daly for ’19 Indy 500 – “Indianapolis 500 veteran Conor Daly will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May piloting the No. 25 U.S. Air Force Honda with five-time Indy 500 champions Andretti Autosport. Daly completes a five-ship, All-American Indy 500 lineup, joining teammates Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Zach Veach…Additionally, the Air Force will become a full-season associate partner of Andretti Autosport with branding across the four full-season entries of Rossi, Hunter-Reay, Andretti and Veach, solidifying the team-work effect. Capitalizing on teamwork is how the U.S. Air Force accomplishes its mission.” Full release at the link. – Andretti Autosport – (1/30/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 1/30/19 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (1/30/2019)

Trackside podcast 1/29/19 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 1/29/19 is a great listen as always. Aaron Telitz and Jordan Taylor are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (1/30/2019)

IMS announces ’19 Indy 500 Snake Pit lineup – “The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light will feature a lineup of global electronic music superstars performing at Race Weekend’s biggest and best party, with Skrillex, Alesso, Illenium and Chris Lake headlining the Race Day concert Sunday, May 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The star-studded lineup will perform in the infield adjacent to Turn 3 of the IMS oval during the 103rd Indianapolis 500. Snake Pit performances will start at 7 a.m., with specific set times will be announced soon.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (1/29/2019)

IMS unveils ’19 Indy 500 ticket design – Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled the ticket design for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race with 2018 winner Will Power on Monday. See the ticket at the link. – IMS – (1/28/2019)

INDYCAR recap from Rolex 24 – INDYCAR drivers had a successful weekend at the 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona on Sunday as Fernando Alonso took home the overall win with Wayne Taylor Racing and Alexander Rossi and Helio Castroneves finished on the overall podium for Team Penske. Colton Herta won the GT Le Mans class with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Ben Hanley finished second in LMP2 with DragonSpeed Racing. Full story at the link. – INDYCAR – (1/28/2019)

Mario’s ’69 Indy 500 victory honored on ’19 Bronze Badge – “The 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s historic Indianapolis 500 victory in 1969 will be honored on the Bronze Badge for this Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A Bronze Badge is a treasured keepsake that provides fans with insider access and one of the best values in sports. It provides gate admission and Gasoline Alley access every day IMS is open during May except for Race Days for the INDYCAR Grand Prix and the 103rd Indianapolis 500.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (1/25/2019)

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