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  • Phoenix Raceway hosts second annual "Prix View" IndyCar testing session
    Jan 19

    Phoenix Raceway hosts second annual "Prix View" IndyCar testing session

    Via PhoenixRaceway.com Phoenix Raceway invites fans and media to the second annual “Prix View” Testing event for the Verizon IndyCar Series on Saturday, Feb. 11, Phoenix Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today. The event will feature virtually the entire field of drivers and teams as they prepare to race under the lights in the Phoenix Grand Prix on Saturday night, April 29, 2017. “The Prix View is an important testing opportunity for all the teams of the Verizon IndyCar Series to refine their approach to the championship before the season begins,” said Sperber. “We are pleased to be able to open the track so fans can see firsthand the critical adjustments the teams are making in preparation for the Phoenix Grand Prix and the entire 2017 season schedule.” Gates will be open from noon until 7 p.m., and fans can take advantage of free admission to watch drivers on track for testing sessions beginning at 1 – 4 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Over 20 drivers will also be available up close at an autograph session on the Fan Midway from 4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Fans can obtain an autograph wristband from the Phoenix Raceway Booth beginning at noon at the Phoenix Raceway display on the Fan Midway, while supplies last. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3705" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • INDYCAR announces multiyear contract extension with Firestone
    Jan 17

    INDYCAR announces multiyear contract extension with Firestone

    Via IndyCar.com INDYCAR announced a multiyear contract extension today with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BATO), continuing its longtime partnership with Firestone as the official tire supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The announcement extends the tire brand’s involvement in open-wheel racing that dates to Ray Harroun’s Firestone-equipped Marmon Wasp winning the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911. "Firestone is part of the fabric of INDYCAR and its commitment to evolving performance, innovation and safety in the Verizon IndyCar Series has been remarkable," said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. "The Firestone brand has been part of our sport for more than 100 years and continues to be an integral partner in the growth of INDYCAR on and off the racetrack." Firestone has been involved in racing competitions since the early days of the automobile, particularly at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Alexander Rossi’s win at the 100th Running of the Indy 500 last May was the 67th for Firestone – more than all other tire manufacturers combined – in the iconic race. Firestone, which returned to Indy car racing in 1995 following a 20-year hiatus, has been the sole supplier of Verizon IndyCar Series tires since 2000 and provides teams with a known, stable and reliable platform for the future of INDYCAR. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3702" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Month of May memories
    Jan 16

    Month of May memories

    The 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 is still months away (131 days, to be exact), but it's one race that is always on our minds. Of course race day is always highlighted on our calendars. But there is plenty going on throughout the month, from stressful qualifying laps to lots (and lots!) of waving during the 500 Festival parade. What are your favorite month of May memories and events? Tell me on my Facebook page here! [caption id="attachment_3698" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • INDYCAR announces multiyear contract extension with chassis manufacturer Dallara
    Jan 12

    INDYCAR announces multiyear contract extension with chassis manufacturer Dallara

    Via IndyCar.com The first step in revealing INDYCAR’s next equipment generation comes in the form of signing Dallara, the sport’s longtime chassis manufacturer, to a contract extension, officials announced today at the North American International Auto Show. The multiyear agreement calls for Dallara, an Italian company with a U.S. base in Speedway, Indiana, to continue providing driver safety cells to the Verizon IndyCar Series through the 2020 season. The 2017 season marks Dallara’s 20th anniversary in U.S.-based open-wheel racing. “Dallara's continued participation in our sport provides INDYCAR and our competitors a tremendous amount of confidence,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president, competition and operations. “Dallara has been an instrumental partner in the Verizon IndyCar Series for over 20 years and we are excited to extend our relationship with them." To read more, please click here.

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  • INDYCAR unveils initial concepts for 2018 car look
    Jan 12

    INDYCAR unveils initial concepts for 2018 car look

    Via IndyCar.com Jay Frye is fond of noting that current Chevrolet Camaros possess visual characteristics to yesteryear models. The INDYCAR president of competition and operations believes the Verizon IndyCar Series is on a similar path to historical throwback. Without giving specific details to how the cars and their accompanying aerodynamic bodywork might look when they hit the track for the 2018 season, Frye offered the first visual peek into the future today at INDYCAR’s exhibit at the North American International Auto Show in the Motor City. Frye unveiled a series of drawings designed to start the imagination process. The drawings were completed months ago, but they give the first picture of where the series is headed with its bodywork designs that will cover the Dallara IR-12 chassis. A point to be made: There is no indication the images Frye showed are what the cars will look like in 2018 – the process of bodywork design is a work in progress. But it’s a start witnessed first by media gathered at the first major North American auto show of the year. To read more, please click here.

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  • Verizon IndyCar Series TV schedule features continuity with ABC and NBCSN
    Jan 11

    Verizon IndyCar Series TV schedule features continuity with ABC and NBCSN

    Via IndyCar.com Continuity and consistency are the highlights of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series television schedule released today. In collaboration with ABC and NBCSN, INDYCAR’s television calendar will see each race return to the same network where it aired in 2016. The logic behind the schedule is based on continuing to seek opportunities to avoid broadcast conflicts with other major sporting events while giving INDYCAR fans the best possible viewing times. INDYCAR has experienced year-over-year growth in its television audience each of the past three seasons, leading to a combined 55 percent increase in viewership since 2013. “Today’s announcement is another key step forward in INDYCAR’s plan of developing continuity and consistency in both our event calendar and our television schedule,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We’re extremely grateful to our partners at ABC and NBCSN for their collaboration, which has been instrumental in the increase of television ratings and viewership INDYCAR has experienced the past three years and has the series well positioned to continue that growth in 2017.” To read more, please click here.

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  • Ganassi enjoys 'productive' day with all four cars at Sebring test
    Jan 6

    Ganassi enjoys 'productive' day with all four cars at Sebring test

    Via IndyCar.com Chip Ganassi Racing was the first Verizon IndyCar Series team to hit the track in 2017, with all four of its drivers testing Thursday at Sebring International Raceway in central Florida. The team was scheduled to test at Sebring on Dec. 9 but didn’t turn a wheel due to rain and wet track conditions. Mike Hull, the team’s managing director, called Thursday’s makeup test a very productive day and important since CGR is returning to Honda this season after three seasons with Chevrolet. “We ran all four cars today, all day until dark,” Hull said. “Each car had a pretty large list individually. There were some common items on the list but a lot of individual items. Being a team with four cars and having a new product to test with this being our first test day with all four cars, we got a lot accomplished today. We learned an awful lot. We explored the opportunity we had to get it done today without any issues. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3684" align="aligncenter" width="568"] Photo via Scott Harner @s_harner[/caption]

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  • INDYCAR: Ganassi gears up for Sebring test
    Jan 4

    INDYCAR: Ganassi gears up for Sebring test

    Via RACER.com Chip Ganassi Racing will become the first Verizon IndyCar Series team to hit the testing trail in 2017 when all four of its drivers visit Sebring International Raceway on Thursday. The team's most recent attempt to test at Sebring (along with Dale Coyne Racing) in early December was met with sporadic rainfall that ruined any change of gathering meaningful data. With CGR's offseason switch from Chevy to Honda engines and aero kits, tomorrow's outing represents a long-awaited chance to log miles and learn with drivers Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball (PICTURED). To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3680" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Double dip of testing for Ganassi lies ahead in Florida this week
    Jan 3

    Double dip of testing for Ganassi lies ahead in Florida this week

    Via NBC Sports Motor Sports Talk Chip Ganassi Racing Teams will have all eight of its cars split between its Verizon IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship programs testing in Florida this week, with four cars each at two typical Florida winter testing hotbeds. Per the team, the four-car IndyCar program will test on Thursday at Sebring International Raceway’s short course, in a makeup test for one affected by rain in December. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3677" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Local sports stars shine on biggest stages
    Dec 30

    Local sports stars shine on biggest stages

    Via Camarillo Acorn There were countless great sports moments in Camarillo this year. Rio Mesa High’s girls’ tennis team won its third straight Pacific View League title, and the Spartan boys’ swim team extended its title streak to 17, but those teams came up short in making our yearly list. In a year loaded with big-time wins, exciting playoff runs and historic seasons, five sports moments stood out from the pack. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3674" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • After the Checkered: Outdoor Grilling
    Dec 28

    After the Checkered: Outdoor Grilling

    In this episode of the “Charlie Kimball: After the Checkered” series, I talked about one of my favorite things to do at home after a long race weekend or during the off-season. As the son of a farmer, I truly appreciate local, quality food. And it's even better if I get to cook it myself! My wife Kathleen definitely rules the kitchen, but I have a handle on the outdoor grilling space. I typically use a dry rub recipe from Chef JJ's here in Indy, then smoke the ribs on my Big Green Egg. Click here to watch the full video. Want to be the first to see all of the “After the Checkered” new releases, sent straight to your inbox? Click here to sign up! [caption id="attachment_3670" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Click to play[/caption]

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  • Holidays with the Kimballs, Part 3
    Dec 24

    Holidays with the Kimballs, Part 3

    Via IndyCar.com The final part of holiday preparation for Chip Ganassi Racing driver Charlie Kimball and wife Kathleen consists of writing cards to those near and dear. Charlie made a real "connection" with a couple of fellow drivers on his list this year. To watch part 3 of the video series, please click here [Click here for part 1] [Click here for part 2] [caption id="attachment_3661" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Click to play[/caption]

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In the Phoenix area? Come out to see us on track for the first time in 2017 at Phoenix Raceway for a test session on Saturday, Feb. 11! Details below.

18 hours ago

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It's Friday! Workout? Check. Meetings? Check. Emails? Check. Heading out of Indy with some good friends for a wedding! Have a great weekend, everyone. [original photo via IndyCar Series]

3 days ago

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Hey #Indy, you can be #PitFitPrepared, too! You might even spot an #IndyCar driver at PitFit Training Conditioning Classes...

4 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday pic from the 2003 Usf2000 Series season, racing at Phoenix Raceway. Took home a pole position and two wins that weekend. We'll be back there for testing (in an IndyCar Series car, of course) in a few weeks!

4 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

It's that time of year... pre-season shoots for ESPN at IMS Productions!

6 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

#TechTuesday courtesy of Digital Trends.

7 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

We're still months away from the #Indy500, but the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is always on our minds! Other than the race, what's your favorite event in May? A visit after work to catch the last hour of practice? Those tense qualifying laps? The 500 Festival parade? Autograph sessions? [photo: LAT Photo USA]

7 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

Heading into the weekend with some heavy lifts at PitFit Training!

10 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

Here is your tune-in schedule for the 2017 season!

11 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

Another day closer to the Firestone Tires Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the start of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season! And a good day for a ROLL CALL... who's coming out to a race this year? [photo: LAT Photo USA]

13 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

Did you know... I'm on Instagram, too! Find me at: @charliekimball

14 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

Happy Monday! ICYMI:

15 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Great day of testing in Sebring yesterday with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams! We still have plenty to learn, but it's nice to have one day on track with Honda Racing/HPD under our belts. [photo via strategist Scott http://bit.ly/2hXLoTG]

17 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

"You don't know what you don't know until you start turning laps." [via RACER Magazine]

19 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Hello from Sebring... testing with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams tomorrow! #PitFitPrepared

19 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

"Focus forward." One of my spotter's favorite phrases, and a good one to keep in mind as we start 2017!

21 days ago

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Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA.

21 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

Photo courtesy of IndyCar Series.

21 days ago

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Charlie Kimball

One of my favorite off-season, post-race weekend, warm weather, or cold weather activities... grilling!

24 days ago

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