Arrow Electronics to Sponsor SPM, Hinchcliffe in 2015

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  Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - March 5, 2015 - During each Arrow Electronics Internet of Things Immersions event, Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Sam Schmidt relays his experience of working with Arrow on machine-to-machine technologies - the same technology that enabled him to drive a modified 2014 Chevrolet Corvette at more than 100 mph on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval last May. The former Indy car driver, who suffered a spinal cord injury in a 2000 practice crash that left him a quadriplegic, says it was one of the most exhilarating days of his life. Earlier today,…

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Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Teams take delivery of road/street and short oval aero kit Dixon seeks to extend streaks this season First series title motivates Power for more 'Focus' Tops Box Office, Indy cars Impress Stars Of note: Newgarden's NBA debut is a slam dunk Tickets on sale for Milwaukee IndyFest Single-day tickets on sale now for 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Dixon added to 12 Hours of Sebring lineup 1. Teams take delivery of road/street and short oval aero kit: Teams aligned with either Chevrolet or Honda have taken delivery of the initial…

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 24, 2015) - Race fans will recognize the familiar sound of a Verizon IndyCar Series car when heading to theaters Feb. 27 to catch the opening of "Focus," a Warner Bros. Pictures film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Scenes with Verizon IndyCar Series cars were shot at NOLA Motorsports Park, which hosts the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana on April 12, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. Indianapolis 500-winning team owner and former Indy car driver Bryan Herta of Warren, Mich., and Carlos Muñoz, the 2014 Sunoco Rookie…

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Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Drivers showcase athleticism at NFL Combine Chevrolet renderings of road/street aero kit Karam to start opener at St. Pete Jakes added to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports lineup Author John Green happy with his fantasy INDYCAR team Of note: Wilder adds punch to home state event Krewe of Bacchus hosts drivers on Officer's Float Drivers to attend screenings of "Focus" movie Winterfest begins at NOLA 1. Drivers showcase athleticism at NFL Combine: Josef Newgarden and Sage Karam were invited to the home of the Indianapolis Colts for the NFL Combine, where hundreds of…

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SCOTT DIXON TONY KANAAN CHARLIE KIMBALL THE MODERATOR: We are joined by 'The Veterans,' Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan. We have the stars of Ganassi Racing. We also have Charlie Kimball joining us. Tony and Scott, been busy already this year. SCOTT DIXON: Yes. Obviously excited to be talking about IndyCar and kicking it off and getting ready for the season. Testing for us, we've had a few weeks off, looking forward to the new aero kits, Chevy showing a little bit of theirs today. Hopefully we get to see Honda's sometime soon. Yeah, obviously starting off the year in a winning way, which is always exciting. The…

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The Next Generation

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An interview with: JOSEF NEWGARDEN GABBY CHAVES SAGE KARAM THE MODERATOR:  We have what are billed as The Next Generation, drivers who had successes in a variety of our ladder series. Sage. SAGE KARAM:  I'm going to start this off by saying I have an announcement that I'm going to be at St. Pete in the Chip Ganassi No. 8 car, GE LED sponsorship.  Really looking forward to that.  Looking forward to getting in the series again.  Yeah, let's get the series going. THE MODERATOR:  Going back to Florida with more good news. SAGE KARAM:  I'm always in Florida, which…

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The Stars of Andretti Autosport

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RYAN HUNTER-REAY MARCO ANDRETTI CARLOS MUNOZ THE MODERATOR:  These are three gentlemen who had tremendous success here.  We saw Ryan at the museum.  Carlos has been Rookie of the Year.  Marco has done exceedingly well here with some great finishes. Ryan, we'll start with you.  You come back to this place.  A whole new perspective, I would think, as the defending champion of the event, and also as a gentleman who has won the Verizon IndyCar Series. RYAN HUNTER-REAY:  It's a tremendous accomplishment for the team and for myself personally to be an Indy 500 winner.  We feel like we're…

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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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