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    Motorsports: United SportsCar Championship drops Indy from 2015 calendar
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    What American racing series would be complete without a stop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? One of America's meccas of motorsport, the track known as the Brickyard hosts IndyCars (two races this season, in fact), NASCAR, even MotoGP. It's hosted Formula One, IROC and Grand-Am. But soon the ...

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    Video: Check out Indy's new million-dollar LED scoring pylon
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    Anyone that's been to a race at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway knows this to be true: The scoring pylon, which sat at the start-finish line and showed the positions of drivers as they lapped the oval has been horribly, terribly outdated, making it quite difficult to read. Considering ...

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    Motorsports: Long Beach rejects switch from Indy back to F1... for now
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    The term "grand prix" gets thrown around a lot. It typically applies to Formula One, but Indy uses it too (as does MotoGP and Formula Three). The difference (in nomenclature, anyway) is typically that while an F1 grand prix uses the host country's name, an Indy street race uses the specific ...

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    Motorsports: Jim Nabors hanging up mic after this year's Indy 500
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    The 2014 Indianapolis 500 will mark the end of an era, as it will be the last year that Jim Nabors will sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the race. Nabors first belted it out ahead of the 500-mile race in 1972, and aside from two years, has sung before every race since 1987. At 83 years ...

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    Motorsports: Jacques Villeneuve returning to Indy 500
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    The last Formula One World Champion to hail from this continent, Jacques Villeneuve has raced everything from stock cars to Le Mans prototypes and more. But it all started at Indy. After climbing up the ranks of open-wheel feeder series around the world, Jacques moved up to Indy in 1994, winning ...

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    Motorsports: Dallara reveals new Indy Lights chassis design
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    When it comes to building Indy cars, there's really only one name to know, and that's Dallara. In addition to the chassis it builds for such classes as GP2, GP3, Formula 3 and World Series by Renault, the Italian company made both the previous and current chassis for the IndyCar series, as well ...

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    Motorsports: Scott Dixon wins third IndyCar championship
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    Racing championships around the world are being decided this time of year, and the latest to enter the history books is the IndyCar Series. The 2013 championship wrapped up this weekend with the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, where Penske's Australian ace Will Power won his third ...

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    Motorsports: Andretti Autosport switches to Honda power
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    The IndyCar grid was split pretty evenly this season between Honda and Chevy power. Thing is, most of the front-running teams have been running Chevrolet engines. Except for Chip Ganassi Racing, the team that fields the likes of Ryan Briscoe, Scott Fixon and Dario Franchitti – but earlier ...

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    Official: Indycar's Dallara to work on 'futuristic green super-luxury RV'
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    Can the company that builds the speedster shown above really branch out into the world of recreational vehicles? Dallara, the chassis builder of choice for the IndyCar Series, is going to build an RV. It won't just be your run of the mill house on wheels, though. It's going to be something much, ...

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    Motorsports: Juan Pablo Montoya leaves NASCAR for IndyCars with Penske
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    There are many drivers that have distinguished themselves in one form of motorsport or another, but only a handful that have won races in as many different series as Juan Pablo Montoya. After taking the International Formula 3000 championship, the Colombian driver switched to American open ...

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    Report: Indycar cancels Grand Prix of Baltimore for 2014, 2015
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    IndyCar fans, here's some news that you may not want to hear. Due to scheduling conflicts, the Grand Prix of Baltimore is canceled for 2014 and 2015, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. While the future of the racing event has previously been jeopardized by financial disputes between the city ...

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    Motorsports: IndyCar to race on Indianapolis infield road course?
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    Just like Le Mans is to endurance racing, the IndyCar Series is inexorably tied to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If only the series could come home to its birthplace more than once a year. Well, that just might happen as soon as next season. While running on the banked oval twice in the same ...

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    Official: Snapshots from Acura NSX prototype run at Mid-Ohio
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    Acura's achingly slow showing of the new, hybrid NSX saw yet another step yesterday, as we reported late last week. A powder-blue prototype ran ahead of the open-wheelers at the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Why show the NSX Prototype at Mid-Ohio? Honda's Ohio research and ...

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    Motorsports: Mazda Skyactiv-D racer first diesel to run at Indy in 60 years
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    While it may not be touting the old "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" axiom we all know and love, Mazda recognizes that racing can only improve its cars. And so it's no surprise that the Japanese automaker is testing and refining its Skyactiv-D diesel engine by sending it out on various race tracks ...

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    Official: Acura to roll out NSX Prototype for Mid-Ohio IndyCar race
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    Acura will tease us yet again with its next-gen NSX when it makes an appearance at Mid-Ohio Raceway before the circuit's IndyCar race early next month. To be fair, the car's in-motion debut won't take the form of a production model – that's still a ways off – the vehicle will be a ...

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    Report: IndyCar boss Bernard steps down under fire
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    IndyCar has had had a rough few years, as shakeups in engine suppliers, chassis designs and tragedy has dominated the open wheel race series' headlines. In spite of all that, many have said this was IndyCar's best season of racing ever. The man who oversaw all of that is Randy Bernard, who has ...

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    Official: McLaren celebrates 40th anniversary of Indy win
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    When McLaren was bringing its new MP4-12C to the United States, there were fears that Americans wouldn't recognize the name. After all, the team from Woking is known principally for competing in Formula One, which has had a spotty presence in the U.S. at best. Those fears proved to be misplaced, ...

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    Report: City finds new promoters for Baltimore Grand Prix
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    Good news, race fans: the Baltimore Grand Prix may be returning this year, after all. The IndyCar and ALMS race extravaganza was held last year over Labor Day weekend at the Maryland city's picturesque harborfront, but though the event itself was deemed a success, a financial dispute between the ...

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    Report: Rubens Barrichello next F1 driver to follow Lotus to Indy?
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    There once was a time when Indy was considered not just a stepping stone to F1, but a viable alternative. Those were the days when proven grand prix drivers looking for a new challenge – drivers like like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Graham Hill and Mario Andretti – could take ...

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    Official: Lotus ramps up Indy racing program with Bourdais and Legge
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    The only thing more ambitious than Lotus and its expansive new product plan is the company's racing program. In the span of just a few years, the British automaker has launched forays into Formula One, IndyCar, endurance sportscar racing and even karting, all with its own factory-backed works ...

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