Dan Wheldon

Reviewing The Wheldon Tragedy At Las Vegas

It hasn't taken long for people (that don't race Indy cars) to say Dan Wheldon's death means open wheel race cars should not race on banked ovals. Dan's death is a terrible thing and Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a perilous place. Those statements are givens. But this is the "Cruel Sport" as Ken... read more

October 18, 2011 by 
Dan Wheldon won the centennial Indianapolis 500 this May Photo: Anne Proffit

A Forever Champion: Remembering Dan Wheldon, 1978-2011

Auto racing is perhaps the most exciting and most dangerous of sports that men and women participate in at any given time. It is one where the fragile nature of life is... read more October 16, 2011 by 


2012 Indy Cars Do Demonstration Laps At Las Vegas

The new era of Indy car racing is on display at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the INDYCAR World Championship weekend on the 1.5-mile LVMS banked oval. This morning, prior... read more October 15, 2011 by 

Tony Kanaan

Tony Kanaan Earns INDYCAR Las Vegas Pole Position

It took three years for Tony Kanaan to earn his fifteenth pole, but it was certainly worth the wait. Kanaan, who has been saddled with early qualifying slots in most every... read more October 14, 2011 by 


Michael Shank Racing Joins INDYCAR For 2012 Season

The IZOD IndyCar Series will welcome at least one new team for the 2012 season as former Toyota Atlantic and current Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series entrant Michael Shank... read more October 13, 2011 by 


Danica Patrick Fastest in IndyCar Series Practice at Las Vegas

The Indy cars had protracted practices for Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300 today on the 1.5-mile, gently banked Las Vegas Motor Speedway oval. The first practice of two groups... read more October 13, 2011 by 

Belle Isle Park road course

Belle Isle INDYCAR And Grand-Am Races Confirmed

The City of Detroit, Chevrolet, Penske Corporation, and INDYCAR have agreed to a four-year contract that returns racing to the Belle Isle Park 2.1-mile road course... read more October 13, 2011 by 

Dario Franchitti

It's INDYCAR Title Week In Las Vegas

One week remains before the IZOD IndyCar Series ends its 17-race season on the 1.5-mile oval at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This year's finale features another battle royal... read more October 10, 2011 by 

Panther Racing car. Photo by Anne Proffitt.

Panther Racing Commits To Chevrolet Engines

Panther Racing is going back to its IZOD IndyCar Series roots as the two-time champions renew their association with Chevrolet. Along with Team Penske and Andretti Autosport... read more October 8, 2011 by 

Josef Newgarden is the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights champion. Photo: Anne Proffit

Mazda Road To Indy Test Set At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDYCAR has decided on the best memorial it can give Chris Griffis, team manager for Sam Schmidt Motorsports' Firestone Indy Lights championship teams. Mazda Road to Indy... read more October 6, 2011 by 

 Ed Carpenter in Victory Lane. Photo courtesy INDYCAR

Ed Carpenter Wins At Kentucky Speedway

There is no chance for the underdog in INDYCAR - or is there? After two years finishing second on the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway oval, Ed Carpenter took the Dollar General... read more October 3, 2011 by 

Vitor Meira, Chicagoland, August 2010

Meira To Tackle Hawaiian Ironman Competition

Vitor Meira at his "day" job Photo: Anne Proffit INDYCAR drivers are amongst the most fit athletes in the world of motorsports, having to endure tremendous G-forces on oval... read more September 29, 2011 by 

Helio Castroneves in action at Infineon Raceway. Photo: Anne Proffit

IndyCar Fines Castroneves $30,000 For Disparaging Twitter Remarks

Team Penske's drivers are giving back to the IZOD IndyCar Series this season - but not the way they wanted to. First Will Power was docked $50,000 or community service for... read more September 28, 2011 by 


Brembo Wins INDYCAR Brakes Contract

The most successful supplier of motorsports braking systems has allied with the IZOD IndyCar Series for the 2012 season and through to 2015 as Brembo has been named exclusive... read more September 26, 2011 by 

Dan Wheldon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo: Anne Proffit

Wheldon Preps for $5 Million Go Daddy Challenge At Kentucky

Dan Wheldon is doing all the right preparatory work as he tries to win the $5 million Go Daddy INDYCAR Challenge at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16th. His team... read more September 26, 2011 by 

Marco Andretti concentrates on the task ahead of him Photo: Anne Proffit

Andretti Autosport Commits To Chevrolet

(L to R): Michael, Marco and Mario Andretti share a laugh at Indianapolis this May Photo: Anne Proffit Andretti Autosport finally confirmed one of those "worst-kept secrets"... read more September 26, 2011 by 


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