Category archives for: IndyCar

Afterburner Brings Back Franzoni

Brazilian Victor Franzoni has re-signed with Afterburner Autosport and is primed to take a run at the Cooper Tires USF2000 Presented by Mazda championship
(Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway - LLC Photography)

After a debut season that saw the squad score a major race win, four podiums and take fifth overall in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda driver standings, Afterburner Autosport announced the return of Brazilian standout Victor Franzoni to the tent for the 2015 season on Friday.

Rickards Moves Up To USF2000

Garth Rickards

Garth Rickards, 22, from Mechanicsburg, Pa., will compete with Team Pelfrey during the 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season.

TranSystems Back With RLL Racing

Bobby Rahal (IndyCar Photo)

TranSystems Inc., a global engineering transportation firm, has renewed their role as an official team partner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the team’s sports car and Indy car programs as well as an associate sponsor of the No. 15 Indy car driven by Graham Rahal in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Max Chilton & Carlin Join Forces

Max Chilton

Max Chilton will join forces with British race team Carlin in a joint development program ahead of Carlin’s 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series ambitions.

Homologation Begins For IndyCar Aero Kits

The process of aero kit homologation is well underway for the Verizon IndyCar Series. (Al Steinberg Photo)

The Jan. 18 aerodynamic bodywork kit homologation deadline was one step in a multi-year journey for manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda.

RLL Racing Adds DRIFIRE As New Sponsor

Bobby Rahal (IndyCar Photo)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has announced that DRIFIRE, a premiere provider and developer of high performance flame resistant fabrics and protective apparel to the military, industrial and consumer markets, has joined the team as an associate sponsor of the team’s sports car and Indy car programs for 2015.

VIDEO: Racers Discuss Foyt’s Career

VIDEO: Racers Discuss Foyt’s Career

Watch some of the best Indy car racers of all time discuss legendary driver A.J. Foyt and his incredible career, in honor of “Super Tex” turning 80.

Gossage Gives Foyt Unique Birthday Gift

A.J. Foyt's driver Billy Boat was originally declared the winner of the True Value 500k at Texas Motor Speedway in 1997, but later the victory was taken away by officials following a protest by Arie Luyendyk. Foyt never returned the trophy and still has it to this day.

So what do you bestow upon an iconic motorsports figure like A.J. Foyt for his milestone 80th birthday?

Hunter-Reay Receives His Baby Borg

BorgWarner President and Chief Executive Officer James R. Verrier (left) presented 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay (right) with his first BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy during the 2015 Automotive News World Congress. Team owner Michael Andretti (center) also accepted his third BorgWarner Championship Team Owner's Trophy. (PRNewsFoto/BorgWarner Inc. Photo)

Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner, received his first BorgWarner Championship Driver’s Trophy during the Automotive News World Congress held in Detroit, Mich.

Test Of New Indy Lights Chassis Complete

Kyle Kaiser had the fastest time during testing of the new Mazda MZR-R-powered Dallara IL-15 Indy Lights chassis in Florida. (Indy Lights Photo)

If the drivers’ comments following the first test of the new Mazda MZR-R-powered Dallara IL-15 are anything to go by, this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season is likely to be a barn-burner.

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