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  • Tune in: Honda Indy 200
    Jul 26

    Tune in: Honda Indy 200

    WATCH All times local/Eastern Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Friday, July 28 10-10:45 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 2:15-3 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3:05-3:20 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series pit stop practice > Live stream Saturday, July 29 9:55-10:40 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 2:05-3:20 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying > Live on NBC Sports Network at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30 11:15-11:45 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3 p.m. Race broadcast begins on CNBC 3:40 p.m. Green flag for the Honda Indy 200 (90 laps) > 7 p.m. Encore broadcast on NBC Sports Network FOLLOW > Twitter: @Mid_Ohio @IndyCar @CharlieKimball @RaceWithInsulin #Honda200 #IndyCar > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile app: INDYCAR Mobile by Verizon Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course > Race distance: 90 laps / 203.22 miles > Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, four sets alternate; teams must use one set of primary and one new set of alternate tires in the race > Push-to-pass: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation > Qualifying format: Three knockout rounds with Firestone Fast Six > Qualifying record: 1:03.8700, 127.271 mph (2016) > Entry listPit lane assignmentsSpotter guideTrack mapRace weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "I can’t wait to get back to Mid-Ohio for the Honda Indy 200. It’s such a staple on the IndyCar calendar for both drivers and fans. The atmosphere is more like a backyard barbecue or tailgate, with so many people camping and having picnics on the hillsides while watching the race. As for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team, we’ve had a few strong qualifying sessions at Mid-Ohio, making it into the Firestone Fast 6 these past few years, so we’ll try to keep that going. It’s great to see the continued support from Honda at this event too. With the right strategy, a fast car and maybe a bit of luck, hopefully we can see the No. 83 Tresiba Honda on the podium this weekend." [caption id="attachment_4223" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • INDYCAR'S NEXT car design: Bolder, safer, even more thrilling
    Jul 24

    INDYCAR'S NEXT car design: Bolder, safer, even more thrilling

    Via IndyCar.com INDYCAR is primed for a new look, inspired by old favorites but clearly pointing toward what’s “NEXT” for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Your new Indy car: Bolder. Safer. Even more thrilling. Debuting today in preparation for the 2018 season, cars again powered by Chevrolet and Honda engines will represent a collaboration of several key constituents – INDYCAR, Dallara and design experts in the United Kingdom – paired with input from drivers, teams and fans alike. The entire process fell under the watchful eyes of Jay Frye, INDYCAR’s president of competition and operations; Bill Pappas, INDYCAR’s vice president of competition/race engineering; Tino Belli, INDYCAR’s director of aerodynamic development; and Dallara, supplier of the IR-12 chassis that has been used by all Verizon IndyCar Series competitors since 2012 and supplier of the stylish and functional universal aerodynamic bodywork kit that will cover each chassis beginning next season. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4232" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Kimball predicts "incredible" IndyCar race on resurfaced Gateway
    Jul 21

    Kimball predicts "incredible" IndyCar race on resurfaced Gateway

    Via Motorsport.com Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda driver Charlie Kimball says the repaving work on the 1.25-mile oval at Gateway Motorsports Park will create a great race for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Kimball turned the first ceremonial laps on the new track surface that track owner and CEO Curtis Francois called for following several instances of cut tires during the IndyCar test in early May. After driving a Honda Accord street car around the track in Madison, Ill., Kimball told IndyCar.com: “I think it's awesome. The investment made to repave and update the surface is significant. "The fact that we're coming back in August to a much smoother racetrack than we tested on is going to create a lot better racing for Verizon IndyCar Series cars under the lights." To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4229" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Kimball takes first laps on new Gateway surface
    Jul 20

    Kimball takes first laps on new Gateway surface

    Via IndyCar.com Though the St. Louis area was under an extreme heat advisory, that did not stop Verizon IndyCar Series driver Charlie Kimball from getting a sneak peek of the newly paved Gateway Motorsports Park racetrack. Kimball, who drives the No. 83 Tresiba Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing and tested at the track at the series’ open test in early May, was on hand today to take the ceremonial first lap on the new asphalt, which will undergo final touches prior to an Aug. 3 team and tire test ahead of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline race weekend Aug. 25-26. "It’s fantastic to be able to see the racetrack and see it in progress and be able to appreciate the crew that is laying the asphalt in a 98-, 100-degree day," Kimball said. "It’s pretty special. It’s great to get the excitement going about the race in August here in late July." To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4226" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Charlie Kimball to visit Gateway on Thursday
    Jul 20

    Charlie Kimball to visit Gateway on Thursday

    Via NBC Sports Motor Sports Talk Chip Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball will visit Gateway Motorsports Park on Thursday for a media appearance and will take a ceremonial lap of the repaved 1.25-mile oval. Following a test in early May that saw several cars suffer cut tires, Gateway officials opted to completely repave the facility ahead of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline on August 26. The project began after the June 17 Drivin’ for Linemen 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and was completed earlier this week. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4217" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Live from the Honda Indy Toronto
    Jul 16

    Live from the Honda Indy Toronto

    SUNDAY, JULY 16 RESULTS Warmup: P11, 1:00.7069 Race: P12 RACE STATS Finishing position: 12th Starting position: 17th Pit stops: 3 Average speed: 95.181 mph Cautions: 2 for 9 laps total Lead changes: 4 among 4 drivers Championship standing: 18th IN CK'S WORDS "Obviously not what we expected or wanted for the 83 car here in Toronto. I felt like we were behind the eight ball all weekend. We were making positive changes to the car, but we weren’t seeing the improvements on track during practice or qualifying. The race just didn’t play out for our strategy and we didn’t catch the yellow we needed. Regardless it was nice to have the Novo Nordisk Honda up front for a few laps. We’ll just refocus and head to Mid-Ohio where the 83 car has some good memories." FROM PIT LANE Click here to view more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. SATURDAY, JULY 15 RESULTS Practice 3: P18, 1:00.7340 Qualifying: P17, 00:59.9820 IN CK'S WORDS "Honestly kind of a frustrating session. If we would’ve run that lap time in the second group, we would have advanced to the top 12 but instead we’re on the ninth row. It’s going to be a long day tomorrow. I think the Firestone alternates aren’t holding up quite as long as the Firestone primaries, so that’ll definitely play into what we do strategy-wise. We’ve got to work the strategy and take advantage of the opportunities that are in front of us. We’re making the car better, but we just didn’t find as much lap time as we were hoping to find." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0714 Click here to view more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. FRIDAY, JULY 14 RESULTS Practice 1: P20, 1:02.8693 Practice 2: P18, 1:01.5214 IN CK'S WORDS "Honestly we're just struggling for lap time at the moment. The car's not great, but we seem to make it better and not go a lot quicker. I'm pretty frustrated, but the nice thing is we've got Scott's data to look at tonight. We'll learn from that and make sure the No. 83 Novo Nordisk Honda is fast tomorrow." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0712

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  • How engineers make the Indy cars fast so drivers can race them
    Jul 14

    How engineers make the Indy cars fast so drivers can race them

    Via The Toronto Star  It will be the drivers who’ll get most of the attention when the Honda Indy Toronto rolls into Exhibition Place this weekend – and rightly so. They’re the ones out there risking their lives. But, as they’ll be the first to acknowledge, they can’t do what they do on their own. How fast they go and how well they do depends on the efforts of a whole team, as well on their own skills. And the other key player in that team is their race engineer. Just what does a race engineer do? To find out I asked Todd Malloy, a 20-year veteran on the IndyCar circuit. Full disclosure: that last name is not a coincidence. Todd, I’m proud to say, is my son. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4205" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Tune in: Honda Indy Toronto
    Jul 12

    Tune in: Honda Indy Toronto

    WATCH All times local/Eastern Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Friday, July 14 10:40-11:25 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 2:15-3 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3:05-3:20 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series pit stop practice > Live stream Saturday, July 15 10-10:45 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 2:15-3:30 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying > Live stream > 6:30-8 p.m. Delayed broadcast on NBC Sports Network Sunday, July 16 11:30 a.m.-noon Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3 p.m. Race broadcast begins on CNBC/Sportsnet 360 3:40 Green flag for the Honda Indy Toronto (85 laps) > 7-10 p.m. Encore broadcast on NBC Sports Network FOLLOW > Twitter: @HondaIndy @IndyCar @CharlieKimball @RaceWithInsulin #IndyTO #IndyCar > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile app: INDYCAR Mobile by Verizon Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street course > Race distance: 85 laps / 151.81 miles > Firestone tire allotment: Six sets primary, four sets alternate; teams must use one set of primary and one new set of alternate tires in the race > Push-to-pass: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation > Qualifying format: Three knockout rounds with Firestone Fast SixEntry listPit lane assignmentsSpotter guidePast driver performanceTrack mapRace weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "I’m looking forward to getting back into street course mode this week for the Honda Indy Toronto, and hopefully we can recreate some of the magic from our podium finish in 2012. Toronto is easily a favorite stop on our tour. The city is so vibrant, and the Canadian fans at the track help make the weekend a lot of fun for us drivers too. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team had a strong car last year, finishing just outside the top-10, but I know we’re better than that. Each time we roll out to pit lane our goal is to finish up front, so that’s what we’ll be working toward again this weekend." [caption id="attachment_4180" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • New look for the No. 83 in Toronto
    Jul 11

    New look for the No. 83 in Toronto

    The No. 83 Novo Nordisk Honda will be sporting a new livery for the Honda Indy Toronto. Click here to view more images of the paint scheme, and follow Charlie's Pit Lane Reporter on Twitter for updates throughout the race weekend.

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  • Live from the Iowa Corn 300
    Jul 9

    Live from the Iowa Corn 300

    SUNDAY, JULY 9 RESULTS Race: P15 RACE STATS Finishing position: 15th Starting position: 14th Pit stops: 5 Average speed: 138.711 mph Laps led: 10 Cautions: 4 for 44 laps total Lead changes: 12 among 8 drivers Championship standing: 18th IN CK'S WORDS "A really hard day – I’m happy to bring it back in one piece honestly. The car stepped out on me a couple of times and I caught it right up to the wall in Turn 4 once. With the heat and the wind, it was just a really challenging day. I think the balance itself was hit or miss – we weren’t great. Overall, we just weren’t quite quick enough once the newness of the tires had worn off. It was really about the middle to the end of the fuel stint where we were losing a bunch of time to everyone around us. We’ll go back and look at it to try to figure out how to make the No. 83 Tresiba® Honda work on a short oval track." FROM PIT LANE Click here for more photos courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. SATURDAY, JULY 8 RESULTS Practice 1: P11, 183.258 mph Qualifying: P14, 180.863 mph Practice 2: P20, 173.037 mph IN CK'S WORDS "It was a little different outcome than what we were expecting from the No. 83 car today in qualifying. The track was reasonably good this morning, and then we went out this afternoon for qualifying and it had definitely gotten hotter and more slippery. A couple of the other series have run and put some different rubber down. We chased balance and grip a little bit. I'm disappointed in our qualifying effort and I think the car is definitely better in race trim than that. I guess the bright side is that bodes well for tonight's practice and the race tomorrow." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0698 Click here for more photos courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR.

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  • Tune in: Iowa Corn 300
    Jul 5

    Tune in: Iowa Corn 300

    WATCH All times local/Central Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Saturday, July 8 10-11:15 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 2-3 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying > Broadcast on NBC Sports Network 6:15-6:45 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream Sunday, July 9 3:10-3:20 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series pit stop practice > Live stream 4 p.m. Race broadcast begins on NBC Sports Network 4:40 p.m. Green flag for the Iowa Corn 300 (300 laps) FOLLOW > Twitter: @IowaSpeedway @IndyCar @CharlieKimball @RaceWithInsulin #IowaCorn300 #IndyCar > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile app: INDYCAR Mobile by Verizon Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 7/8-mile (0.894-mile) oval in Newton, Iowa > Race distance: 300 laps / 268.2 miles > Firestone tire allotment: Ten sets for use through the weekend > Qualifying format: Single car, cumulative time of two laps, one attempt per car > Two-lap qualifying lap record: 186.256 mph (2014) > Entry listPit lane assignmentsSpotter guidePast driver performanceTrack mapRace weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "Iowa Speedway is always challenging, both mentally and physically. But really it's such a great track for the fans--being able to see the whole track from the grandstands makes it a really cool and unique stop on our circuit. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team has had a chance to recharge and we're just ready to get after it this weekend." [caption id="attachment_4158" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • PitFit Training taking IndyCar drivers to the next level
    Jun 27

    PitFit Training taking IndyCar drivers to the next level

    Via WISH-TV It may look like machine used for training mathletes, but the type of athlete who benefits from these kinds of gadgets? IndyCar drivers. “There’s a lot of things going on around them where they almost have to multitask at 200 plus miles per hour that you don’t get in any other sport,” said Jim Leo. Leo owns PitFit Training, a gym on the northwest side of Indianapolis that many IndyCar Series drivers call a second home. To read more and watch the video, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4152" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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