A New Chapter For Team Penske

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An interview with: WILL POWER JUAN PABLO MONTOYA HELIO CASTRONEVES SIMON PAGENAUD THE MODERATOR:  Juan, good to have you back in an IndyCar.  Had a pretty good 2014. JUAN PABLO MONTOYA:  Yeah, it was okay.  At the beginning we sucked, I knew we were going to suck, so that was okay.  At the end of the year I felt I was doing a really good job.  Still felt like we were miles off in qualifying.  I have to really work at that. I thought our race pace was good.  Just need to put it all together. THE MODERATOR:  You got…

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NOLA Motorsports Park Test Leaves INDYCAR Drivers Impressed

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AVONDALE, La. (Feb. 11, 2015) - From a secondary viewing spot at NOLA Motorsports Park, KV Racing Technology co-owner Jimmy Vasser confirmed what he saw on pit lane. "I was impressed with the speed on the circuit for a first day," the former Indy car driver said. "I think they'll put on a great show." From the drivers' viewpoint, lap times on the flowing and flat 2.67-mile road course are quick and they expect considerably faster speeds when the Verizon IndyCar Series returns with new aerodynamic bodywork kits for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana onApril 10-12. Fourteen drivers…

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Chaves graduates to Verizon IndyCar Series; Drivers Turn Laps at Sebring and More

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Photo courtesy Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Daly puts best foot forward in audition Chaves graduates to Verizon IndyCar Series with Herta Eight drivers turn laps at Sebring private test Month of May activities include new twists Of Note: Vince Neil headlines concert at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Ed Carpenter named to "Forty under 40" list Smash Mouth added to Belle Isle event 1. Daly puts best foot forward in audition: Conor Daly wore his "lucky" shoes and a fresh firesuit, and patted the nose of the stark white No. 7…

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INDYCAR to Host Bryan Herta Autosport Driver Gabby Chaves and Bryan Herta on Teleconference

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Earlier today, Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) announced that 2014 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires champion Gabby Chaves will run the full 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season in its No. 98 entry. Chaves, along with team owner Bryan Herta, will be available on an INDYCAR media teleconference on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. (ET). WHAT:   INDYCAR Teleconference with Bryan Herta Autosport GUESTS: Gabby Chaves, BHA Driver, No. 98 Bryan Herta, BHA Team Owner WHEN: 2 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, Feb. 4 CALL NUMBER: (866) 475-2663. Pass code is INDYCAR or 6674241 if asked for a confirmation number. For media members…

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IndyCar Unable to Find Replacement Event For March 8th

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INDYCAR has explored several possibilities in an attempt to find a replacement event following the cancellation of the March 8 race in Brasília. Due to the lack of time for suitable planning and the limited number of options, the series has concluded it is not feasible to organize a replacement race on that weekend. INDYCAR will determine other opportunities for its teams and drivers at that time following a review of the current testing schedule.

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Statement from INDYCAR on Brasília event

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INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 29, 2015) - Today's announcement by BAND that the March 8 INDYCAR race in Brasília was cancelled was both unexpected and disappointing. INDYCAR had received every indication that the race was already a success: Two-thirds of the seats available for the event had already been sold; a title sponsor for the event (ITAIPAVA) was announced yesterday; hospitality was sold out; and track construction was progressing and scheduled to be complete in time for the event. Although we have not received formal confirmation from our partners in Brazil regarding the cancellation, economically INDYCAR is protected and the paddock is…

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Barnhart named INDYCAR Race Director

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Photo Courtesy Jim Haines/INDYcar Media INDIANAPOLIS (January 28, 2015) - INDYCAR announced today that Vice President of Competition Brian Barnhart has been named Race Director and will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series' three-steward Race Control system in 2015. Barnhart was a key member of the INDYCAR Race Control system implemented in 2014 that stipulates all in-race penalties are decided by a two-thirds vote among the respective stewards officiating each event. "We believe that based on his extensive experience in Race Control, combined with the three-steward system, Brian Barnhart is a good fit as INDYCAR Race Director," said Derrick Walker, INDYCAR…

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Aero Kit Homologation Marks Another Key Step for Chevrolet, Honda

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INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015) - The Jan. 18 aerodynamic bodywork kit homologation deadline was one step in a multi-year journey for manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda. Production of multiple components, pending INDYCAR approval, and then supplying Verizon IndyCar Series teams with the pieces is next on the list. The road/street and short oval packages will be tested by all teams for the first time March 16-17 at Barber Motorsports Park and will make their competitive debut at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 27-29. The 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 24 will…

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