Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gabby Chaves gets a 2015 Indycar ride

Congratulations to Gabby Chaves.
The 2014 Indy Lights Champion secured a 2015 Indycar ride with Bryan Herta Racing.

Gabby talks with Robin Miller in last season about his hopes to make it to Indycar in 2015.

The thing we found most interesting about Gabby Chaves racing career is that his first race was with his mom when she ran in a spec series in Chaves' native Columbia before she knew she was pregnant with Gabby.



Sunday, February 15, 2015

2015 Indycar Open Seats

Even though the Indycar season is just a few weeks away (Yay),
there are still quite a few open seats for the 2015 season.
The teams with the open seats are...

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports:

Since Pagenaud left to join Penske, James Hinchcliffe, now driving for SPM, needs a team mate.

Andretti Autosport:

With James Hinchcliffe gone, Andretti needs a fill-in for the fourth car, and they are also looking to have a fifth car if they can find sponsorship

Target Chip Ganassi Racing:

TCGR still looks to fund a fourth entry, and there are plenty of candidates out there.

Dale Coyne:

There are still two seats open at Dale Coyne Racing

KV Racing

The team is looking for a teammate to run alongside Sebastien Bourdais for the 2015 season. 

and there is no shortage of drivers looking to fill those seats.

Justin Wilson
Simona de Silvestro
Sage Karam
Conor Daly
Zach Veach
Alexander Rossi
Carlos Huertas
Oriol Servia
James Jakes
Ryan Briscoe
Stefano Coletti
Sebastian Saavedra

We can't wait to see who will be on the starting grid for the season opening race,
The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 29th!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Trenton Speedway Indycar races

Trenton Speedway held many Indycar races in it's time, from the late 1950's through the final race in 1979.

Not far from our home, our grandparents often went their to watch local drivers like Mario Andretti, Eddie Sachs, Al Loquasto and Bobby Marshman.

Racer Magazine's Robin Miller linked to a Trenton race in his mailbag this week. We had such a great time watching it so we wanted to share the video of the 1978 Indycar race at Trenton Speedway with our readers.  Thanks Mr. Miller!

The program cover of the 1970 300 Mile Race.
You might recognize a few of the guys on the cover.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Indycar Videos from the Offseason

Indycar we miss you.
 40 Days till the start of the 2015 Indycar Season.
For now we watch Indycar videos and wait.
Find out who is on Will Power and Helio Castroneves's naughty list.

Robin Miller interviewing Roger Penske at the Chili Bowl in January.


And of course the obligatory "JOSEF' video from about a month ago.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Indycar at Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

Another Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race is in the history books, and Indycar stars co-drove the winning car for the fifth year in a row. 
Scott Dixon won his second '24 Hours' (first in 2006 teamed with Dan Wheldon) and Tony Kanaan took home his first win at Daytona.

14 of the 33 drivers who started the
2014 Indy 500 were in the field at Daytona.
There were also many other drivers with ties to Indycar or the Mazda Road to Indy Series.

Watching the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona is always a great start to racing season but it makes us even more anxious for the Indycar season to begin!