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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dallara Extended Through 2020

INDYCAR announced Thursday morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit a contract extension with Dallara. The new contract has Dallara providing the current IR-12 chassis through the 2020 season.

INDYCAR says the bodywork, set to start competition in 2018, will be unveiled "soon".

*UPDATED* INDYCAR has released concept drawings of the 2018 bodywork:

According to the release: 
The images revealed will not be what the cars wind up looking like in 2018, but they provided the first public direction of the process.
More details will be given at the Phoenix open test in April with a complete display car being the goal for the Indy 500 in May. The car is expected to test this summer.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

INDYCAR Releases Race Times

INDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced Wednesday afternoon the race times and networks for each of the 17 events in 2017.

In addition to the races, ABC will broadcast both days of Indianapolis 500 Qualifications 4-6pm.

Sunday March 12 - St. Pete - 12-3 - ABC
Sunday April 9 - Long Beach - 4-7 - NBCSN
Sunday April 23 - Barber - 3-6 - NBCSN
Saturday April 29 - Phoenix - 9-midnight - NBCSN
Saturday May 13 - Indy - 3:30-6 - ABC
Sunday May 28 - Indy - 11-3:30 - ABC
Saturday June 3 - Belle Isle - 3:30-6 - ABC
Sunday June 4 - Belle Isle - 3:30-6 - ABC
Saturday June 10 - Texas - 8-11 - NBCSN
Sunday June 25 - Road America - 12:30-3:30 - NBCSN
Sunday July 9 - Iowa - 5-8 - NBCSN
Sunday July 16 - Toronto - 3-6 - NBCSN
Sunday July 30 - Mid-Ohio - 3-6 - NBCSN
Sunday August 20 - Pocono - 2-6 - NBCSN
Saturday August 26 - Gateway - 9-midnight - NBCSN
Sunday September 3 - Watkins Glen - 1-4 - NBCSN
Sunday August 17 - Sonoma - 6:30-9:30 - NBCSN

*All times are Eastern

Monday, January 9, 2017

Keith Urban To Play Legends Day

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Monday morning that Keith Urban will be headlining the Firestone Legends Day Concert the night before the Indianapolis 500.

Urban was originally scheduled to ride in Mario Andretti's "Honda Fastest Seat in Sports" 2-seater at the Indy 500 last May, but had to drop out due to a back injury. Urban was replaced by Lady Gaga.

Country artists Dustin Lynch and Clayton Anderson will open for the Grammy winner.

Tickets go on sale January 16th.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Steinbrenner Racing Joins Andretti Autosport To Field Lights Car For Herta

Andretti Autosport announced Thursday afternoon a combined effort with the newly formed Steinbrenner Racing to field an Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires entry for Colton Herta.

The Steinbrenner family purchased the now 27-time World Series Champion New York Yankees in 1973. 7 of the championships have been won under the family's reign. George Steinbrenner IV will serve as team principal.

“I have been around Indy car racing for nearly half of my young life as a fan and enthusiast,” said Steinbrenner Racing team principal George Michael Steinbrenner IV. “Andretti Autosport always seemed to have a prestige in how they operate and present themselves that mirrors that of the Yankees. The legacy of the Andretti name and the success and wide reach of the Andretti brand is as impressive as you will find in the world of motor racing.”

Colton Herta, son of 2016 Indianapolis 500 winning car owner Bryan Herta, returns to the United States following 2 successful years in Europe. The 16-year-old Herta is the 4th announced Andretti Autosport driver to compete for the 2017 Indy Lights Championship.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Chilton Returns To Ganassi

Chip Ganassi Racing announced today the return of Max Chilton to the team's No. 8 entry in 2017.

Chilton, who had a best finish of 7th (Phoenix) in his rookie season, was rumored to be headed to a KV/Carlin entry next season. With that car yet to materialize, re-signing with Ganassi was the clear best option.

“I think we were able to build a solid foundation in my rookie year in the Verizon IndyCar Series with the support of Gallagher and the team," said Chilton. "The learning curve is very steep here, and the field is separated by just a few seconds from top to bottom with really talented teams and drivers, which makes the competition incredibly close. Having a year of experience now to adapt to the car and learn all of the courses on the schedule is huge for us. Chip and Gallagher give us everything we need to be competitive and go out to contend for wins, so I’m optimistic for the direction of the No. 8 Gallagher team heading into next season.”

Chilton's signing along with Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball rounds out a return by the entire 2016 CGR lineup.