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  • Live from the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
    Apr 24

    Live from the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

    Click here for tune-in information. SUNDAY, APRIL 24 RESULTS Practice: 4: P14, 1:08.9198 Race: P9 RACE STATS Pit stops: 3 Highest running position: 3rd Fastest lap: 69 Average speed: 113.698 mph Caution laps: 1 Penalties: 1, lap 13 for blocking Championship standing: 11th IN CK'S WORDS "I’m really happy with a top-10 finish for the No. 83 Tresiba® Chevrolet. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys did a great job this weekend with the stops and giving me a solid car to go out and race. I’m still shaking my head at the stewards' call for blocking on the 5 car. I passed the No. 5 car cleanly, but they thought I was blocking. I definitely don’t agree with it, but we’re going to review the tape to see what they saw to make them make that call. We’ll figure it out and carry some of this top-10 momentum from qualifying and the race into the month of May for the GP of Indianapolis and the 500." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3112" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption] Click here to view more photos. SATURDAY, APRIL 23 RESULTS Practice 3: P16, 1:07.7161 Qualifying: P10, 1:07.3020 IN CK'S WORDS "I'm really happy with our progress this afternoon. The 83 car was not where we needed it to be yesterday, and I don't think I was getting the most out of it. Even during this morning's session, we couldn't find the right direction. We definitely went the right way during qualifying; we put the alternate Firestone tires on and found quite a lot of lap time. It was nice to make it through to the top-12 and start inside the top-10 with the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team. We've got a good direction for our race setup, and it's always good to see all four Ganassi cars inside the top-11." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0071 Click here to view more photos. FRIDAY, APRIL 22 RESULTS Practice 1: P18, 1:08.3329 Practice 2: P20, 1:08.31 IN CK'S WORDS "Honestly, today was probably one of the more frustrating days I’ve ever had in an Indy car. We couldn’t find the balance and we really struggled to find grip. We tried a few different things and just went in circles. We need to really look hard tonight and figure out what direction we need to go in for tomorrow’s practice session to prepare for qualifying. I’m very confident in the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys and I know we’ll get it figured out, but it just kind of feels like we’re chasing our tails at the moment." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0070 Click here to view more photos.

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  • Tune in: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
    Apr 20

    Tune in: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

    WATCH All times local/Central Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: IMS Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Friday, April 22 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live on NBCSN 3 - 4:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream Saturday, April 23 11 - 11:45 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3 - 4:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifications > Live on NBCSN Sunday, April 24 10:30 - 11 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series warm-up > Live stream 2 p.m. Race broadcast begins on NBCSN 2:30 p.m. Green flag for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (90 laps) FOLLOW > Twitter: @BarberMotorPark @IndyCar #HIGPA #IndyCar #INDYRIVALS > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile: INDYCAR 16 app by Verizon for Apple and Android Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course (clockwise) > Race distance: 90 laps / 207 miles > Push-to-pass: 10 activations for 20 seconds each > Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, three sets alternate > Qualifying lap record: 1:06.7750, 123.999 mph (Scott Dixon, April 2013) > Entry list > Spotter guide > Pit lane assignments > Track map > Race weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "I think the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team has some momentum as we head to Birmingham. It's a short turn-around for the crew right after Long Beach, but I know we'll have a quick car again as soon as we roll out on Friday at Barber. Sure, it's not quite a drastic change as going straight to an oval, but with Barber's elevation changes and fluid turns, it definitely gives us (and our engineers) a significantly different challenge on the road course than the streets. Last season we had a decent qualifying, and I know that's something we'll continue to work hard to prepare for this coming weekend. Patience could be the name of the game once the green flag drops. With things heating up on track, I think it's going to be a great show for the fans down South!" [caption id="attachment_3099" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Live from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
    Apr 17

    Live from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

    Click here for tune-in information. SUNDAY, APRIL 17 RESULTS Warm-up: P14, 1:08.0488 Race: P11 RACE STATS Pit stops: 3 Highest running position: 1st Fastest lap: 1:07.661, lap 8 Laps led: 3 Caution laps: 0 Championship standing: 10th IN CK'S WORDS "I feel like the No. 83 Tresiba® Chevrolet recovered really well. Everyone on Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team was disappointed with qualifying yesterday, but we rolled the dice on strategy today and we were really hoping for a yellow at some point to make the strategy a little healthier. I can’t say I’m happy with an 11th-place finish, but I know we were fast enough to be in the top five and it’s a good recovery after our qualifying yesterday. We’ll carry this momentum into Barber on Friday and Saturday to try to qualify up front and ultimately race up front on Sunday, especially after proving that once we’re racing strong, we can stay strong." FROM PIT LANE Click here to view more photos. SATURDAY, APRIL 16 RESULTS Practice 3: P12, 1:07.6187 Qualifying: P15, 1:07.8065 IN CK'S WORDS "Frankly, I'm really disappointed with that. The track conditions caught me out; I wasn't expecting it to be nearly as slippery as it was. We were within a tenth of transferring into group two and I think the lap time was there, but I didn't quite get it done. The 83 car has been competitive, inside the top-10, all weekend. Tomorrow we'll just have to conjure up some magic so we can get up to the front and stay there." FROM PIT LANE [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://charliekimball.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/IMG_0051.mp4"][/video] Click here to view race weekend photos. FRIDAY, APRIL 15 RESULTS Practice 1: P13, 1:09.0566 Practice 2: P12, 1:08.1989 IN CK'S WORDS "In practice two we worked on some balance stuff trying to find a better combination for the car. I feel pretty good about the No. 83 Tresiba® Chevrolet – I think we’re in a good window. We need a little bit of lap time, but it’s just been so competitive today. I think I ended the second session 12th, but a tenth would’ve put me in seventh. We’re looking for a little more than that and we have a pretty good idea on how to make that happen heading into tomorrow morning. I’m confident that we’ll be strong coming out of tomorrow’s morning practice and heading into qualifying tomorrow afternoon." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0048 Click here to view more photos.

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  • How to eat like an IndyCar driver, according to Charlie Kimball
    Apr 15

    How to eat like an IndyCar driver, according to Charlie Kimball

    Via USA Today Sports - For The Win Each week, a new athlete will share their weekly diet and diet tips on For The Win. Up this week? IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball, who sent in his food diary on behalf of Novo Nordisk on the Race with Insulin campaign. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3073" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Tune in: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
    Apr 13

    Tune in: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

    WATCH All times local/Pacific Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: IMS Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Friday, April 15 10 - 10:45 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 2 - 2:45 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream Saturday, April 16 10 - 10:45 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 2 - 3:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifications > Live stream > Delayed broadcast on NBCSN, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17 9 - 9:30 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series warm-up > Live stream 1 p.m. Race broadcast begins on NBCSN 1:45 p.m. Green flag for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (80 laps) FOLLOW > Twitter: @ToyotaGPLB @IndyCar #TGPLB #IndyCar #INDYRIVALS > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile: INDYCAR 16 app by Verizon for Apple and Android Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street course (clockwise) > Race distance: 80 laps / 157.44 miles > Push-to-pass: 10 activations for 20 seconds each > Qualifying lap record: Helio Castroneves, 1:06.6294, 106.331 mph, April 18, 2015 > Entry List: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (PDF) > Firestone tire allotment:Four sets primary, three sets alternate > Race weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "After a weekend off, I can't wait to get back into the No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet at Long Beach! It really doesn't show in the championship standings yet, but I think we're steadily on pace for a strong showing this season. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team gave me a great, fast car at both St. Pete and Phoenix; we just weren't able to get the results. We'll have a good pit location thanks to our qualifying run in Phoenix, and I have no doubt the No. 83 car will be quick again. I'm looking forward to giving my hometown crowd a reason to cheer this weekend."

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  • The Real-Life Diet of Charlie Kimball, Professional Race-Car Driver
    Apr 5

    The Real-Life Diet of Charlie Kimball, Professional Race-Car Driver

    Via GQ Magazine Professional athletes don't get to the top by accident. It takes superhuman levels of time, dedication, and focus—and that includes paying attention to what they put in their bellies. In this series, GQ takes a look at what pro athletes in different sports eat on a daily basis to perform at their best. Here's a look at the tricky diet of Charlie Kimball, the IndyCar racer who won't let diabetes slow him down. Charlie Kimball was three years into his career as an IndyCar driver, having deferred entry into Stanford to pursue a sport he learned about from his father (himself a race-car engineer/designer), when a sudden strange rash brought everything to a halt. The condition was benign. But the doctor who checked him out nine years ago had some follow-up questions. “He asked if I had anything else wrong with me I wanted to ask him about,” Kimball says, “and I said, 'No, I’m 22,' like that meant something. Then I mentioned I had been thirsty, drinking eight, ten, twelve bottles of water a night, and going to the bathroom all the time.” The doctor had Kimball get on a scale, and he realized that he’d lost 25 pounds since the last time he’d weighed himself, just five days before. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3058" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Live from the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix
    Apr 1

    Live from the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

    Click here for tune-in information. SATURDAY, APRIL 2 RESULTS Race: P12 RACE STATS Pit stops: 5 Highest running position: 2nd Penalties: 1, drive-through for avoidable contact on lap 143 Caution laps: 56 Championship standing: 11th IN CK'S WORDS "I’m disappointed for the guys. We had a really good car in the No. 83 Tresiba® Chevrolet but didn’t quite get it done. I’m a little disappointed with the stewards' call because I saw it differently, but we’ll learn from that. The upside is we’ll get a good pit location in Long Beach thanks to yesterday’s strong qualifying run, and hopefully we'll be able to make something happen at my hometown race in a few weeks." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3055" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption] Click here to view more photos. FRIDAY, APRIL 1 RESULTS Practice 1: P6, 191.551 mph Qualifying: P4, 191.22 mph Practice 2: P10, 182.89 mph IN CK'S WORDS "I think qualifying is really important here at Phoenix. If the race track races like it did during testing last month, passing will be at a premium. Having a solid qualifying effort today was important. We spent a fair amount of time working on everything this morning in practice, but it was broken up due to two big yellows for accidents. We were fortunate enough to get a few qualifying simulations in early and I was pretty happy with the car overall. The 83 car looks good and is quick at the same time." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0040 Click here for more photos.

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  • Charlie Kimball takes a new look to a new track
    Mar 29

    Charlie Kimball takes a new look to a new track

    Via 1070thefan.com Charlie Kimball, driver for Chip Ganassi in the #83 Novo Nordisk Chevy Indy Car, joins Tony Donohue to talk about the upcoming race at Phoenix (Saturday 8pm 93 WIBC), a new livery on his ride and looking ahead to the 100th Indianapolis 500. Indy Car returns to the Phoenix for the first time since 2005. To listen to the interview, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3042" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Tune in: Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix
    Mar 28

    Tune in: Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

    WATCH All times local/Mountain Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: IMS Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Friday, April 1 10 - 11:15 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live on NBCSN 2 - 3 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifications > Live on NBCSN 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live via INDYCAR Race Control Saturday, April 2 5:30 p.m. Race broadcast begins on NBCSN 6:15 p.m. Green flag for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix (250 laps) FOLLOW > Twitter: @PhoenixRaceway @IndyCar #DDCPhoenixGrandPrix #IndyCar #INDYRIVALS > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile: INDYCAR 16 app by Verizon for Apple and Android RACE STATS > Track: 1.022-mile, tri-oval > Race distance: 250 laps / 255.5 miles > Entry List: Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix (PDF) > Firestone tire allotment: Nine sets primary with an additional set available to rookie drivers and those outside the top 10 in Verizon IndyCar Series points > Race weekend weather forecast > The Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix will be the first Indy car event conducted at Phoenix International Raceway since 2005 and 62nd Indy car race since the track opened in 1964. IN CK'S WORDS "I can't wait to get to Phoenix Raceway for the race weekend. We had our ups and downs at St. Pete, but the oval out West is a whole different game. It was good to have those two pre-season test days; I think we learned a lot about the car's capabilities on the banking and that sharp turn on the exit of two. It's such a fun track, but you really have to be focused every single second you're strapped in. It will be a big weekend for the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team as we unveil a new look on the No. 83 car, too. Lots to look forward to in Phoenix!" [caption id="attachment_3015" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • INDYCAR 101 with Professor B: Swems restraints and tethers for 2016
    Mar 27

    INDYCAR 101 with Professor B: Swems restraints and tethers for 2016

    Via IndyCar.com ABC and NBCSN pit reporter Jon Beekhuis explains the additional Indy car tethers in place for 2016 in this latest edition of "Professor B." To watch the video, please click here.

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  • Kimball finds his niche among Chip Ganassi Racing greats
    Mar 25

    Kimball finds his niche among Chip Ganassi Racing greats

    Via IndyCar.com Driving in his sixth Verizon IndyCar Series season, Charlie Kimball is finding his niche. Kimball, who has been with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams since he moved up from Indy Lights in 2011, claimed his first win at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2013, but has been winless since. Since then, Kimball has had bouts of greatness and pitfalls as well. Among the highlights was being in the four-way dogfight for the win in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2015. He was closing on Will Power for second place on the final lap, but ran out of time and had to settle for third. While coming that close to winning the Indy 500 was disappointing, Kimball found it to be inevitably motivating. “Coming that close last year definitely lights a little bit of a fire under you to come out harder and do everything that you can to get to Victory Lane,” he said. “Having said that, finishing third was a big confidence boost. There was great coverage, it was a huge result for (sponsor) Novo Nordisk, for Chip Ganassi Racing. While not the result that we aimed for as our goal, we definitely learned from that and used it as a springboard moving forward.” To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3031" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Desert Diamond West Valley named title sponsor of Phoenix race
    Mar 24

    Desert Diamond West Valley named title sponsor of Phoenix race

    Via IndyCar.com Desert Diamond West Valley, a new gaming casino in suburban Phoenix, has been named title sponsor of the upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. The Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix will take place under the lights April 2 on the 1.022-mile oval in nearby Avondale, Ariz. It will mark the first Verizon IndyCar Series race since 2005 at the track bathed in Indy car history. “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Desert Diamond West Valley,” Bryan Sperber, president of Phoenix International Raceway, said. “Bringing INDYCAR to PIR was a substantial goal of ours and this demonstrates the strong local support we have for the upcoming race right here in the valley. We look forward to showcasing INDYCAR here under the lights on April 2 alongside our new partner.” The Desert Diamond West Valley opened Dec. 20, near the western Phoenix suburbs of Glendale and Peoria to enormous turnout. Amenities include a casino floor with more than 1,000 gaming devices, dining options and more. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3028" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Image via INDYCAR[/caption]

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Good test at Texas Motor Speedway yesterday! Now it's time to prep the cars to move into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Major props to all Chip Ganassi Racing Teams team members... we're in for some more long hours and long days but also rewarding results. And thanks to their families for their patience and understanding!

18 hours ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Good morning from Texas Motor Speedway! Testing today with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, looking for some speed before we come back to race in June. Caption this pic from our pre-season media day (yee-haw's and howdy's acceptable):

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Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Sure, as drivers we can try to approach the Indianapolis 500 as just another race. Try to forget the buzz, the emotion, the history, and just do our jobs. But we're kidding ourselves. It's an honor to strap in at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and I can't wait to do it again for the 100th Running. Happy May, IndyCar Series fans! [photos: LAT Photo USA]

3 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Busy but fun couple of days visiting Detroit this week! Met with Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix volunteers, helped "build" the race course, and visited some pretty cool kids. Thanks for having me!

6 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Heading to Detroit later today! Meeting their awesome volunteers tonight, then lots of media planned tomorrow. Keep an eye on WXYZ-TV Channel 7, Detroit Sports 1051, FOX 2 Detroit, Detroit News, and WJR Radio this Wednesday morning!

8 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Awesome fan support, from the paddock to the hillsides, at Barber Motorsports Park this past weekend. You guys always make a rough day worthwhile. [More shots from LAT Photo USA here: http://bit.ly/HIGPApics] Onward and upward! Where are we headed next? A little place called the Indianapolis Motor Speedway perhaps?!

9 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Happy with a top-10 today after a tough weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. Thanks to the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Teams for a solid car and quick pit stops. Not sure I can agree with the call for blocking, but we'll take the ninth place finish and move on to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Month of May! http://bit.ly/1VI8GKw

10 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

It's... RACE DAY! Headed out for one last practice session at 10:30 a.m. Tune in to NBC Sports Network at 2 p.m. Central for Verizon IndyCar Series action from Barber Motorsports Park! Follow my Pit Lane Reporter on Twitter @RaceWithInsulin for live race updates.

10 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Big thanks to the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams--we made a lot of progress this afternoon. We'll start P10 tomorrow, and we're on the right track with our race setup. Looking forward to getting out there for 90 laps! http://bit.ly/1VI8GKw [Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA]

11 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

It's a new day at Barber Motorsports Park and the No. 83 team is ready to go. Check out qualifying live on NBC Sports Network at 3 p.m. Central! http://bit.ly/HIGPAtunein

11 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Today wasn't one of our best at the track. I felt like we were just stuck all day... we just couldn't find the balance or grip. But I have full confidence in the No. 83 team; we'll figure it out tonight and be ready to go for qualifying tomorrow. http://bit.ly/1VI8GKw [Photos via IndyCar Series]

12 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

Heading out for the first practice at Barber Motorsports Park! Check: http://bit.ly/HIGPAtunein for our schedule and follow @RaceWithInsulin on Twitter for live on-track updates!

12 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

En route to Barber Motorsports Park! Click on the link below for all Verizon IndyCar Series tune-in info this weekend. #HIGPA is live on NBC Sports Network on Sunday at 2 p.m. Central!

13 days ago

Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball

A #WayBackWednesday look at some of the action at Barber Motorsports Park in 2013... A good day at the office and an almost-podium for the No. 83. Working hard to do better this weekend!

14 days ago

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