INDYCAR: Injury Update Released on Newgarden Following Texas Crash

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Southwest, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series Leave a Comment

FORT WORTH, Texas — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden sustained a fractured right clavicle and a small fracture on his right hand in an incident in today’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Newgarden, driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing, collided with the Honda of Conor Daly of …

INDYCAR: Rain, Rain Go Away; Firestone 600 Postponed at Texas, Will Resume August 27

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Southwest, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series Leave a Comment

FORT WORTH, Texas — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — The Firestone 600 will have to wait another day for its completion. Another two months, in fact. The scheduled 248-lap event at Texas Motor Speedway – the ninth race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season – was stopped after 71 laps today by heavy rain. INDYCAR and track officials …

INDYCAR: Hard Crash at Texas Sends Newgarden to Hospital; Damages Wall

Jacob Seelman Featured, MidSouth, Midwest, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series Leave a Comment

A hard crash exiting turn four on lap 42 of Sunday’s rain-postponed Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway has sent Josef Newgarden to a local hospital and ended the race for both he and fellow American young gun Conor Daly.

I on IndyCar: The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Was One for the Ages

Tom Baker Featured, Midwest, Sprints & Midgets, Staff Columns, Tom Baker Blog, Verizon IndyCar Series Leave a Comment

If you didn’t like the outcome of the 100th running of the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing,” otherwise known as the Indy 500, what in the world were you hoping for?

I on Motorsports: Three Good Reasons to Love Memorial Day Sunday

Tom Baker Carolinas Racing, Featured, Formula One, International, Midwest, NASCAR, Sprints & Midgets, Staff Columns, Tom Baker Blog, Verizon IndyCar Series Leave a Comment

Memorial Day Weekend got off to a thrilling Friday start when Dean Stoneman, whose body was riddled with cancer in 2011, won the Freedom 100 by 24 ten thousandths of a second over Ed Jones in the closest finish in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history.

INDYCAR: The Mayor of Hinchtown Is Back; Hinchcliffe Scores Pole for 100th Indy 500

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Midwest, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series Leave a Comment

INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Joe Skibinski/IndyCar photo — Drama, redemption, heartbreak, exuberance. Armed Forces Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it all as starting positions were set for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. James Hinchcliffe, who nearly lost his life at the same track a year ago in a …

INDYCAR: Josef Newgarden Shows He’s a ‘Natural’ During Media Karting Event in Alabama

RaceChaser Staff Featured, MidSouth, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series Leave a Comment

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — official series release — Shawn Gritzmacher/IndyCar photo — “You’re pretty good for a first-timer; a natural talent.” Those were the words of the public address announcer to Josef Newgarden after the Ed Carpenter Racing driver set the fastest lap times at a media karting race on Monday at Autobahn Indoor Speedway in Bessemer, Ala. Newgarden, who collected …

INDYCAR: Ed Carpenter Racing Returns to Verizon IndyCar Series; Alliance With SFHR Dissolved

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Midwest, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series Leave a Comment

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – official team release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — The organization that operated as CFH Racing during the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season will become known as Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR), effective immediately. The team will remain headquartered in its current location at 1255 Main Street in Speedway, Ind. Ed Carpenter, Tony George and Stuart Reed are the …

INDYCAR: Newgarden Inks New Deal With CFH; Will Remain Driver of No. 67 Chevrolet in 2016

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Midwest, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series Leave a Comment

SPEEDWAY, Ind. –  official team release — IndyCar photo — CFH Racing announced Thursday that Josef Newgarden will return as the driver of the No. 67 Chevrolet for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 2016 season will be Newgarden’s fifth year with the team on the heels of his best season, which saw Newgarden score his first two Verizon …

INDYCAR: Doing the Math; Title Contenders Still Gunning for Gold Despite Slim Championship Chances

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series, West Leave a Comment

SONOMA, Calif. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — The six drivers mathematically eligible for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship heading into the race gathered to meet with media members prior to Thursday’s practice session at the twisting Sonoma Raceway. While all five drivers trailing leader Juan Pablo Montoya realize their chances are slim, none are giving …

INDYCAR: GoPro to Sponsor CFH Racing, Newgarden at Season Finale in Sonoma

RaceChaser Staff Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series, West Leave a Comment

SONOMA, Calif. – official team release — CFH Racing announced Thursday that GoPro will partner with the team for the final race of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season at Sonoma Raceway. Championship contender Josef Newgarden will drive the No. 67 GoPro Chevrolet in an 85-lap race on Sunday, Aug. 30. All eyes will be on Newgarden as GoPro is …

INDYCAR: Still Strong; Newgarden Banks First Career IndyCar Pole in Milwaukee Qualifying

RaceChaser Staff Midwest, Sprints & Midgets, Verizon IndyCar Series Leave a Comment

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — American Josef Newgarden earned his first Verizon P1 Award with a two-lap average speed of 170.223 mph in qualifications, taking the pole position for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers. The 250-lap race at The Milwaukee Mile is scheduled for 5 …