Posts Tagged ‘Texas Motor Speedway’

Series releases results of inquiry into de Silvestro accident response

A statement was released by the Indy Racing League, sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series concerning the findings of their internal inquiry into the response to Simona de Silvestro’s crash during the Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway on June 5, 2010.

Podcast episode 27

Podcast episode 27: From our earliest beginnings back at

IndyCar statement on de Silvestro incident response

A statement was released by the Indy Racing League concerning the response of the Holmatro Safety Team to the accident of Simona de Silvestro during Saturday night’s Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.

Fire response not indicative of safety team’s merit

During Saturday night’s running of the Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway, the usually brilliant and unflappable Holmatro Safety Team, which follows the IZOD IndyCar Series to each event during the season, was involved in one of the scariest scenes in recent memory.

Podcast episode 26

Podcast episode 26: From our earliest beginnings back at

Thoughts on the condensed May 2010 schedule

Much has been made over the past 24 hours regarding the condensing of the schedule for next year’s Indianapolis 500. The gist of the changes are that opening day gets pushed back one full week and the handful of dark-days at the Speedway are now eliminated.

IMS must also remember its roots

My colleague Steph recently wrote a wonderful post about how IndyCar, as the Series, needs to remember its roots and not forget the working men and women that bought tickets, became devoted followers, and formed the bedrock of open-wheel racing’s success here in America. My only qualm with what Steph wrote is that I don’t think she took it far enough. It’s not only the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indy Racing League that must remember its roots. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation needs to remember how it become the world’s greatest race course.

Random thoughts on 2009 thus far

Since I’m stuck for 6+ hours at the Seattle airport, I’ve got plenty of time to jot down some thoughts on what we’ve seen in the IndyCar season so far. I haven’t reviewed anything, so whatever comes to mind are those events that really stick out.