Friday, January 24, 2014
Two-Time Indy 500 Champion Luyendyk Elected To Hall
Two-time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner Arie Luyendyk is among seven individuals who will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in August.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
New NASCAR Qualifying Format Unveiled
In a move aimed toward enhancing the fan experience watching at the track and at home, NASCAR has announced a new group qualifying format for its three national series that is more compelling, more closely emulates actual on-track competition and underlines the sport’s on-going commitment to innovation.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
NASCAR Adopts IndyCar Style Qualifying
One of the exciting parts of an IndyCar Series race weekend at a road and street course is the “Knockout Qualifying” which culminates with the “Firestone Fast Six.” A similar form of qualifications is used in the Indianapolis 500 when the fastest nine drivers in single-car qualifications advance to the “Fast Nine” with the pole determined among those drivers.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Indy 500 Winners Prepare For Rolex 24 At Daytona
As the biggest sports car endurance race in North America and one of the biggest motorsports events in the world, the Rolex 24 at Daytona has long attracted the greatest names in international motorsports, including the true “Legends of the Indianapolis 500.”
Monday, January 20, 2014
FOX Network Leads Live Coverage Of Rolex 24 At Daytona
The 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona will make history on Jan. 25-26 as the inaugural race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and race fans can see the event in its entirety across multiple platforms including the FOX Network.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Kanaan Presented With Baby Borg
Kanaan was presented the BorgWarner Championship Driver’s Trophy – commonly referred to as the “Baby Borg” -- by BorgWarner CEO James Verrier during a dinner at the Automotive News World Congress and surprised son Leonardo with a replica to display in his bedroom in Brazil.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Team Penske, Second Shot At Indy 500 Energizes Montoya
Montoya will return to North American open-wheel racing for the first time since 2000 as he drives the No. 2 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet for Team Penske in the IndyCar Series, starting with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 30. He will join three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and Will Power at Team Penske.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Provisional MotoGP Entry Lists
With the publication of this latest provisional entry list, the last remaining unknowns from the previous version have now been cleared up.
Friday, January 10, 2014
MotoGP Revving Up For Pre-Season Testing
As January draws to a close, so too will the MotoGP testing ban which will almost immediately signal the start of pre-season running in Malaysia and a critical period for teams and riders on the buildup to the new campaign.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Testing - Patrick Press Conference
DANICA PATRICK, NO. 10 GODADDY CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Daytona International Speedway and discussed the off season, her outlook for her sophomore season as a full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and many other topics.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
McMurray Quickest In Prototype Testing At 'Roar'
The variety of international talent that comes together for the Rolex 24 At Daytona was very evident Saturday in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing at Daytona International Speedway, as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and a Formula One test driver led the respective Prototype classes in the second day of Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Colorful Character Granatelli Became True Icon Of Indianapolis 500
He was, without doubt, one of the most dominant and iconic personalities in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
IMS Statement On The Passing Of Andy Granatelli
A statement from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles on the passing of Andy Granatelli, who passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 90.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Enthusiasm Building For TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Debut
France, NASCAR chairman and CEO, kicked off the session on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship by affirming his unqualified support of the racing series formed by the merger of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Chevrolet And Honda To Produce Aero Kits For 2015
INDYCAR announced that Chevrolet and Honda will provide distinct aerodynamic configurations for the IndyCar Series chassis beginning in 2015.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Commission Approves Initial IMS Facility Upgrade Plans
The Indiana Motorsports Commission approved preliminary plans by Hulman & Company to invest state funds on infrastructure upgrades at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, targeted at improvements that enhance the quality of motorsport events and the fan experience at the facility.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
2013 IMS Kids Club Holiday Event
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Page To Return As Chief Announcer Of IMS Radio Network
INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 – Veteran motorsports broadcaster Paul Page will return in 2014 as chief announcer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, a role he also held from 1977-87.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
'500' Winner Kanaan Cherishes Likeness On Borg-Warner Trophy
Throughout his racing career, Tony Kanaan has hungered to see his face on the Borg-Warner Trophy as one of the spoils of victory for winning the Indianapolis 500.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
IndyCar Series Confirms 2014 Television Schedule
The 2014 IndyCar Series television schedule will feature three weekends of ABC coverage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the network’s 50th consecutive telecast of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 25. NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will televise 13 races, including 11 in a row that culminates with the season finale on Labor Day weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Herrin Hopes To Raise Bar For Americans
Josh Herrin will become a new American face in the World Championship in 2014, joining the debutant Caterham Moto Racing outfit in the Moto2 class. The Californian hopes to witness a United States resurgence over coming years.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Free Admission Dec. 20 For IMS Hall Of Fame Museum, Track Tour
Free admission will be offered to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum and the narrated track tour on Friday, Dec. 20 as part of the “12 Free Days in Downtown Indy.”
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
History Maker Marquez Concludes 2013 On Top
This week’s crucial Valencia MotoGP test concluded on Wednesday afternoon with new World Champion Marc Marquez the top man again.
Monday, November 18, 2013
IMS, NASCAR Team Up To Battle Emissions WIth Local Tree Planting
Reducing the carbon imprint created by on-track emissions at NASCAR races is the goal of a collaborative initiative between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Green Tree Planting Program Delivered by UPS and the Arbor Day Foundation, which included planting 90 trees Friday, Nov. 15 at the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sixth Sprint Cup Title Secures Immortality For Humble Johnson
NASCAR is a team sport in which the driver gets the accolades for the victory. But to compare what Jimmie Johnson has accomplished by winning six NASCAR Sprint Cup titles in over the past eight seasons is comparable to Michael Jordan leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s.