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With a new sponsor, a new engineering team, a new powerplant, and a new promotional gig with Honda Canada to contend with in 2014, James Hinchcliffe is looking at a lot of change for the coming season. But he’s taking it all very much in stride.
A highly ambitious crowd-funded Indianapolis 500 entry was announced recently. Which driver would you put into the ride? Here, the MFW crew takes our best guesses as who might get a shot.
Simona de Silvestro’s departure for F1 will no doubt ignite discussion of whether IndyCar needs another female racer on the grid when the series lands in St. Petersburg. MFW’s Steph Wallcraft argues that artificially wedging in a replacement would undermine women in all corners of the sport.
In the second part of John Lingle’s series on the Rolex 24 at Daytona, he examines the statistics posted by IndyCar drivers in the PC, GTLM, and GTD classes and pits them against those of their teammates.
In this first part of a two-part series, MFW’s John Lingle looks at IndyCar driver statistics from this past weekend’s Rolex 24 and compares them to those of their sports car teammates to revealing results.
Hulman and Co. CEO Mark Miles recently spoke to MFW’s Paul Dalbey regarding plans to begin the 2015 IndyCar Series schedule earlier, possibly as early as January, with a stint of three international races. He also revealed plans for an expanded Leaders Circle program and said he would be “disappointed” if a title sponsor is not in place for 2014.
What’s your best memory of your time as an IndyCar fan? We’re gathering 100 fan memories for our 100th More Front Wing podcast, and we want to hear yours!
Earlier today at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Michigan International Speedway President Roger Curtis told MFW’s Paul Dalbey that MIS and ISC “as a whole” are interested in bringing IndyCar back to their racetracks. He also said he expects to see IndyCar back at MIS in three to five years, though not before 2016.
We’ve got a Tony Kanaan 2013 Indianapolis 500 die-cast to give away courtesy of Toronto Motorsports — and we need your help!
This third and final excerpt from Hard Luck Lloyd discusses the 1969 Indianapolis 500, one of Lloyd Ruby’s closest calls with the Borg-Warner Trophy that instead became one of the most infamous DNFs in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
More Front Wing continues its series of excerpts from “Hard Luck Lloyd.” In this second excerpt, titled ‘I blew a wheel,’ we get an inside look at the 1967 Indianapolis 500 and the slow-talking Texan’s response to his team’s tire woes.
Juan Pablo Montoya took his first turn behind the wheel of one of Roger Penske’s IndyCar’s last week, which ensured that the discussion once again turned to whether he would be the one to bring IndyCar back from the brink. But the sport’s other imports have struggled to find the results fans crave.