[IMS PR] As previously reported, IMS has confirmed that long-time ABC and IMS Radio Network analyst Paul Page will return to become the Chief Announcer and the Voice of the 500.
[INDYCAR PR] The 2014 IndyCar Series television schedule will feature three weekends of ABC coverage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the network’s 50th consecutive telecast of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 25. NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will televise 13 races, including 11 in a row that culminates with the season finale on Labor Day weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
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.
[IMS PR] Throughout his racing career, Tony Kanaan has hungered to see his face on the Borg-Warner Trophy as one of the spoils of victory for winning the Indianapolis 500. That long-sought achievement was finally realized Dec. 2 during an unveiling ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
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.
Belardi Auto Racing has become the first USF2000 team to formally finalize its lineup for 2014 with its announcement of Nico Jamin as the fourth and final driver for the squad.
[NASCAR PR] NASCAR announced today that it has purchased Iowa Speedway. The agreement, finalized today under a wholly-owned subsidiary, Iowa Speedway, LLC, is effective immediately.
[Andersen PR] Andersen Promotions today announced Advanced Engine Research Ltd (AER) as the new engine supplier for Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.
[INDYCAR PR] Team Penske’s newest driver, Juan Pablo Montoya, sampled his Chevrolet-powered Indy car for the first time on Nov. 25 during the first day of a two-day test at Sebring International Raceway.
In the coming weeks we will be running excerpts from “Hard Luck Lloyd” to help generate interest for the release of this new book authored by MFW contributor John Lingle. This first excerpt tells the story of how Lloyd learned to fight for himself in the rough and tumble world of midget racing.
[Lights PR] Andersen Promotions today unveiled renderings of the Dallara IL-15. The car’s design is a joint effort between Dallara’s Italian headquarters in Varano Melegari (Parma) and Dallara LLC in Speedway, Ind. The car will be assembled at the company’s U.S. headquarters located near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
[IMS PR] The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Arts Council of Indianapolis encourage fans to participate in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis Trophy Design Project, which will create the winner’s trophy for the inaugural IndyCar Series road race on the IMS road course on Saturday, May 10, 2014.