Archive for the ‘Manufacturer PR’ Category

Dario Franchitti to drive Camaro Z/28 pace car at Indianapolis

Dario Franchitti to drive Camaro Z/28 pace car at Indianapolis

[IMS/Chevrolet/CGR PR] Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. It’s the eighth time a Camaro has served as the pace car, starting in 1967 – and the 25th time a Chevrolet has paced the race.

Hinchcliffe and Honda Canada ink promo deal for 2014

Hinchcliffe and Honda Canada ink promo deal for 2014

[Honda Canada PR] Honda Canada and James Hinchcliffe have entered into a one-year partnership that will see the ‘Mayor of Hinchtown’ working with Honda to promote the Honda brand across Canada.

Ganassi confirms signing of Kanaan and move to Chevrolet for 2014

Ganassi confirms signing of Kanaan and move to Chevrolet for 2014

[CGR PR] In a press conference Friday at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, Chip Ganassi Racing confirmed an expansion to four cars to welcome Tony Kanaan to the team and announced a move to Chevrolet powerplants for the 2014 season.

Firestone to remain sole IICS supplier through 2018

Firestone to remain sole IICS supplier through 2018

[Firestone PR] Bridgestone Americas’s Firestone brand will remain the sole tire supplier to the IZOD IndyCar Series through the 2018 race season.

Firestone Racing’s Al Speyer to retire in 2013

Firestone Racing’s Al Speyer to retire in 2013

[Firestone PR] Bridgestone Americas announced today that Al Speyer, executive director of motorsports, intends to retire in 2013 after 38 years with the company.

Official 2013 INDYCAR Calendar available now

Official 2013 INDYCAR Calendar available now

[INDYCAR Calendar PR] UMP is proud to announce the release of the official 2013 INDYCAR wall calendar, a must-have for any racing enthusiast.

Firestone introduces new rain tire

Firestone introduces new rain tire

[Firestone PR] The new Firestone Firehawk rain tire will serve as more of an “intermediate” rain tire than its “full wet” predecessor.

Chevrolet adds Dragon to roster for Indy 500

Chevrolet adds Dragon to roster for Indy 500

[Chevrolet PR/INDYCAR PR] The No. 7 Dragon Racing entry driven by Sebastien Bourdais and the No. 6 Dragon Racing entry driven by Katherine Legge will be powered by Chevrolet twin turbo, direct-injected IndyCar V-6 engines effective immediately.

Honda to power Bryan Herta Autosport

Honda to power Bryan Herta Autosport

[Honda PR] American Honda and its Honda Performance Development (HPD) subsidiary will power a single-car effort from Team Barracuda-Bryan Herta Autosport for veteran Canadian driver Alex Tagliani at the 2012 Indianapolis 500 and for the remainder of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.

Simraceway to create official INDYCAR game

Simraceway to create official INDYCAR game

[Ignite Games PR] Ignite Game Technologies (“Ignite”) and the IZOD IndyCar Series today announced the Silicon Valley-based video game company will develop the next official IndyCar game and release it on its online racing platform, Simraceway

Chevrolet to replace engines in all 11 Long Beach entries

Chevrolet to replace engines in all 11 Long Beach entries

[Chevrolet PR] Unapproved engine changes will see all 11 entries serve a 10-spot penalty on the starting grid for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Firestone to remain in INDYCAR through 2014

Firestone to remain in INDYCAR through 2014

[Firestone PR] Firestone has announced its intention to remain with the IZOD IndyCar Series through 2014 and renewed its commitment as official tire and title sponsor of Firestone Indy Lights through 2012.