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Monday, February 1, 2016

Chilton Signs With Ganassi

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Monday morning the signing of Max Chilton to the team's fourth full-time Verizon IndyCar Series entry.

Chilton, who raced 35 events over 2 seasons with Marussia in Formula 1, contested a part-time Indy Lights schedule with Carlin Racing last season. The 24-year-old amassed one win, six podium and 10 top-five finishes.

“Max is a talented young driver who has driven a number of different disciplines already in a short time," said team owner Chip Ganassi. "He brings a good deal of experience to our Indy car lineup and we’re looking forward to him being part of our four-car team in 2016 and making a big contribution.” 

Chilton will run the No. 8 entry alongside returning CGR teammates Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball. Last season the seat was driven full-time by a combined effort of Sage Karam and Sebastian Saavedra.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Fisher & Hartman Leave Rebranded ECR Team

After eight years as a car owner Sarah Fisher is stepping away entering the 2016 season. The team announced today that the organization will be renamed Ed Carpenter Racing effective immediately. Fisher's partner Wink Hartman is also leaving the sport.

Josef Newgarden will continue to run a full-time entry for the team piloting the No. 21 car. Ed Carpenter, running the No. 20, will compete on all five oval events again this year. Newgarden will run the Fuzzy's livery during the first four events. A road and street course driver is still in play for Carpenter's car keeping a two car effort still a possibility.

"After competing for a year as CFH Racing, we will be returning to ECR for 2016 and beyond," stated Ed Carpenter. "While we had a great year as CFH Racing, we have had some partnership changes within the organization and it makes the most sense to return to ECR. I am proud of what we have accomplished as a team since we started in 2012 and look forward to building upon that success for another exciting Verizon IndyCar Series season."

ECR, owned by Tony George, Stuart Reed and Ed Carpenter, will continue to operate out of the Fisher and Hartman owned shop in Speedway.

Wink Hartman was a lifeline to Fisher's organization in December 2011. As a sponsor to the team since it's inception in 2008, Hartman stepped up to a team co-owner just before the 2012 season helping them stay on track and sign a young Josef Newgarden. Since the recent downturn in the oil industry Hartman's oil business took a significant hit, affecting his financial support of the team.

Fisher will retain an office at the ECR shop and work in a limited role with the team on the sponsor aspect of the organization. Her main focus will shift with her husband Andy to their 60,000 sq ft indoor karting facility set to open in Speedway April 1st.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Karam Signs With DRR For '500'

Dreyer and Reinbold Racing announced Thursday the signing of Sage Karam to the team's entry in May's Indianapolis 500. DRR will once again partner with Davey Hamilton's Kingdom Racing for the effort.

“We, at Kingdom Racing, are extremely excited to be joining Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Sage Karam for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500,” said Kingdom Racing’s Managing Director Davey Hamilton. “We have past experience with Sage and have confidence we can be contenders for the win.”

Karam, who will be attempting to make his 3rd '500', will be sponsored by Gas Monkey Garage. Led by Richard Rawlings, Gas Monkey Garage is featured on Discovery Channel's "Fast N' Loud". Rawlings is also expanding the brand into the energy drink business with Gas Monkey Energy. 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice is a part owner in the drink company.

Karam, who'll run the No. 24, ran a DRR entry his rookie year at Indianapolis partnered with Chip Ganassi.

Friday, January 22, 2016

IMS Announces '500' Presenting Sponsor

In an unprecedented move the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced PennGrade Motor Oil as the presenting sponsor for the 100th Indianapolis 500. The deal is believed to be for 3 years worth about $5 million.

"We're thrilled that PennGrade Motor Oil is joining us, not only for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 but for more Indy 500s going forward," Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles said. "My grandmother worked for D-A Lubricant so I'm well-versed in the company's history and I know our fans will appreciate the Hoosier connection as well."

PennGrade Motor Oil's parent company D-A Lubricant Company sponsored '500' cars from 1955 to 1958. In addition, they're currently a sponsor of Graham Rahal's RLLR entry.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Verizon IndyCar Series Testing Schedule

Updated 2/5

Dec 21, 2015 – Jan. 4, 2016
TESTING BLACKOUT – Holiday Break

Date: Jan. 20, 2016   Track: Sebring International Raceway
HONDA MANUFACTURER DAY

Andretti Autosport
-Marco Andretti
-Ryan Hunter‐Reay
-Carlos Munoz

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
-Graham Rahal

Date: Feb. 1, 2016  Track: Sebring International Raceway

Andretti Autosport
-Marco Andretti
-Ryan Hunter-Reay
-Carlos Munoz

A.J. Foyt Racing
-Takuma Sato
-Jack Hawksworth

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
-Mikhail Aleshin
-James Hinchcliffe

Date: Feb. 8, 2016  Track: Phoenix International Raceway
CHEVROLET MANUFACTURER DAY

Team Penske
-Helio Castroneves
-Juan Pablo Montoya
-Simon Pagenaud
-Will Power

Ed Carpenter Racing
-Ed Carpenter
-Josef Newgarden

KVSH Racing
-Sebastien Bourdais

Date: Feb. 10, 2016   Track: Sonoma Raceway
CHEVROLET MANUFACTURER DAY

Chip Ganassi Racing
-Scott Dixon
-Tony Kanaan
-Charlie Kimball

HONDA MANUFACTURER DAY

Andretti Autosport
-Ryan Hunter-Reay
-Carlos Munoz

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
-James Hinchcliffe

Date: Feb. 13, 2016 Track: Auto Club Speedway
ROOKIE OVAL TEST

Chip Ganassi Racing
-Max Chilton

Date: Feb. 22, 2016 Track: Sebring International Raceway
ROOKIE TEST DAY

Chip Ganassi Racing
-Max Chilton


Date: Feb. 26‐27, 2016  Track: Phoenix International Raceway
TEST IN THE WEST – PROMOTER TEST

Date: March 1, 2016   Track: Sebring International Raceway
ROOKIE TEST DAY

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
-Spencer Pigot

Date: March 2, 2016   Track: Sebring International Raceway

Team Penske
-Helio Castroneves
-Juan Pablo Montoya
-Simon Pagenaud
-Will Power

Ed Carpenter Racing
-Josef Newgarden

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
-Graham Rahal
-Spencer Pigot

Andretti Autosport
-Marco Andretti
-Ryan Hunter-Reay
-Carlos Munoz

Chip Ganassi Racing
-Scott Dixon
-Tony Kanaan
-Charlie Kimball
-Max Chilton

Date: March 15, 2016   Track: Barber Motorsports Park

Team Penske
-Helio Castroneves
-Juan Pablo Montoya
-Simon Pagenaud
-Will Power

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
-Graham Rahal

Chip Ganassi Racing
-Scott Dixon
-Tony Kanaan
-Charlie Kimball
-Max Chilton

Andretti Autosport
-Marco Andretti
-Ryan Hunter-Reay
-Carlos Munoz

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