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[ArmsUp PR] ArmsUp Motorsports has signed two of their four drivers to contest in the 2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda: American racer Peter Portante and Canadian racer James Dayson.
[IMS PR] Andy Granatelli — known appropriately as “Mister 500″ — understood better than anyone the spirit and challenge of the Indianapolis 500, said J. Douglas Boles, President of IMS.
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.
Dario Franchitti spoke to the media recently for the first time since his retirement after his crash at the Grand Prix of Houston. The full transcript of the press conference can be found here.
[Foyt PR] Takuma Sato will continue as driver of A.J. Foyt’s No. 14 ABC Supply Honda for the 2014 IndyCar Series.
[Fan Force United PR] After a season on the sidelines, Fan Force United is excited to announce their return to Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, with Mazda Road to Indy veteran Scott Anderson leading their return to competition.
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!
[Belardi PR] Alex Baron, who made his debut in USF2000 in 2013 for the last two rounds at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the Grand Prix of Houston, is the first driver in the Belardi Indy Lights line-up for 2014.
[SPM PR] Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has signed Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver Jack Harvey, the highest finishing rookie in Europe’s GP3 Series in 2013, to drive one of its Indy Lights entries in 2014.
[Ganassi PR] Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and NTT DATA, a leading global IT services provider, announced today they have signed Indy car veteran and seven-time winner Ryan Briscoe to drive the No. 8 NTT DATA Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series. Along with the signing of Briscoe, Tony Kanaan will move into the seat vacated by four-time IndyCar Series Champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 Winner Dario Franchitti in the No. 10 Target Chevrolet.
[Rising Star PR] The new Rising Star Racing organization has an important mission in the world of motorsports – to help ensure that the most deserving drivers get the opportunities they have earned. By providing funding, support and guidance for select young drivers, Rising Star Racing will help bridge the gap between talent and opportunity.
[INDYCAR PR] INDYCAR announced today that Chevrolet and Honda will provide distinct aerodynamic configurations for the IndyCar Series chassis beginning in 2015.