101st Indianapolis 500 And 2017 Month Of May Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil are on sale today, along with the entire 2017 Month of May schedule. Fans who have not already pre-ordered tickets can visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ticket office or IMS.com to purchase their seats for an action-packed schedule that also includes the IndyCar Grand Prix, Indy 500 practice and qualification days, concerts and so much more.
Three Andretti Drivers Named To Race Of Champions Team USA
Three Andretti Autosport drivers will battle head-to-head with the some of the fastest motor sports drivers from around the world when Race Of Champions (ROC) comes to American soil for the first time in its 27 years of running. Andrettiís American racers Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi and Scott Speed will compete at ROC Miami Jan. 21 and 22 to prove their home country is the fastest in motor sports.
United Rentals Renews Partnership With Rll; Multi-Year Agreement Includes Primary Sponsorship For Rahal Entry At Phoenix And Detroit
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that United Rentals Inc., the largest equipment rental company in the world, has extended their agreement with the team with a new multi-year agreement. United Rentals will be again be the primary sponsor for the No. 15 Verizon Series entry of Graham Rahal in the Chevrolet Duals in Detroit, June 3 and 4, and has added primary sponsorship of the No. 15 entry at Phoenix International Raceway on April 29. The agreement also calls for United Rentals to be a major associate sponsor on the teamís entry for Rahal during the 2017-2018 seasons and continue on as the Official Equipment Partner of the Verizon Series.
Team Penske, Carlisle Build On Successful IndyCar Partnership
Team Penske announced today that it has extended its partnership with Carlisle Companies (CSL: NYSE) as a sponsor for the teamís Verizon Series program. Carlisle and Team Penske began their relationship prior to the 2011 season and they continue to enhance the strong bond between the two companies.
Team Penske, Hitachi Reach IndyCar Partnership Extension Agreement
Team Penske and Hitachi Group announced today that they have reached a partnership extension for the 2017 Verizon Series season.
The familiar Hitachi branding will continue aboard the No. 3 Dallara/Chevrolet Indy car driven by three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves for eight races in 2017. Additionally, Hitachi will continue to serve as an associate sponsor on each of Team Penskeís other Verizon Series entries for drivers Simon Pagenaud, the 2016 series champion, Will Power, the 2014 title winner, and newcomer Josef Newgarden.
Jr Hildebrand Returns To Full-Time IndyCar Competition With Ed Carpenter Racing
After serving as an integral part of the Ed Carpenter Racing organization over the past three years during the Month of May, JR Hildebrand will return to full-time Indy car competition in 2017. The 28-year-old has joined ECR as the driver of the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet for the entirety of the 2017 Verizon Series season.
Hunter-Reay, Butterball Partner with Mid West Food Bank to Feed Central Indiana
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Andretti Autosport and Ryan Hunter-Reay teamed up with partners Butterball and Kroger to give back to the Indianapolis community in the form of 500 Butterball Whole Turkeys.
Montoya returns to Team Penske for 2017 Indianapolis 500
Juan Pablo Montoya will return to Team Penske for the 2017 Indianapolis 500, team president Tim Cindric confirmed to INDYCAR. It is currently the only Verizon IndyCar Series race that the two-time Indy 500 winner is scheduled to drive in the 2017 season.
Montoya has won 15 Indy car races in 91 career starts over five seasons. The 41-year-old Colombian drove for Chip Ganassi Racing in CART in 1999-2000 and for Team Penske from 2014-16, with stints in Formula One and NASCAR in between. He won the CART championship in 1999 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2000 and 2015.
Following the exciting running of the Verizon IndyCar Series Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix in April, the return to the desert has become an important stop on the INDYCAR schedule.
In preparation for the first oval race of the 2017 season, scheduled for April 29 in Phoenix, five Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and teams, including two Indianapolis 500 winners, participated in a one-day Firestone tire and aero testing session at Phoenix Raceway on Oct. 18. The drivers are making their first appearance on the track since the return of the series last spring.
Ntt Data Announces Return To Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today that NTT DATA will return as the primary sponsor on the No. 10 Indy car in the Verizon Series as part of a multi-year deal. Driver Tony Kanaan will also return to the program for his fourth season with CGRT to pilot the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda. The 2004 Verizon Series Champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 Winner scored his first win for CGRT at the season finale at Auto Club Speedway in 2014, and will continue the legacy of the No. 10 car which boasts 20 wins from Kanaan, Dario Franchitti (13) and Dan Wheldon (6) dating back to 2006.
Pagenaud awarded $1 million as 2016 IndyCar champion
In epic season deserves an equally impressive champion. That's what INDYCAR has in Simon Pagenaud, who was honored this evening at the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration.
Pagenaud, 32, was saluted at Hilbert Circle Theatre on Indianapolis' Monument Circle for capturing the season championship on the strength of a series-best five race wins and seven Verizon P1 Award pole positions over the course of the 16-race campaign.
The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet was awarded the $1 million champion's prize and the Astor Challenge Cup, the trophy presented annually to the series champion since 2011, by Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, before a capacity crowd.
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