Danica Patrick says she does not plan to race in this year’s Indianapolis 500 because she wants to concentrate on her first full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series.
Texas Motor Speedway is set to host an IndyCar race for the 17th year in a row next June. The announcement ends speculation about the immediate future of the open-wheel series at the Fort Worth track.
IndyCar has docked Justin Wilson five points and fined Dale Coyne Racing $7,500 for failing a post-race inspection after the team’s win at Texas Motor Speedway.
Alex Tagliani claimed the pole position for Saturday night’s IZOD IndyCar Series race after posting the fastest two-lap average in qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.
The tension surrounding Texas Motor Speedway began in the offseason, when drivers still reeling from the death of Dan Wheldon publicly questioned the compatibility of IndyCar and high-banked ovals.
Indy racers Helio Castroneves and Ed Carpenter joined New School to preview the big race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway including the Firestone 500k on Saturday night.
Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti says he’s still “not very comfortable” racing on a high-banked oval, like that coming with at the Texas Motor Speedway on June 9.
IndyCar has levied $275,000 in fines to 13 different teams, including Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ryan Briscoe.
A test at the Texas Motor Speedway provided an indication of how the new cars with less downforce will perform on oval tracks, especially when teams have more flexibility in setups.
IndyCar officially scheduled a race in Houston for October 2013, a step toward expanding the circuit’s reach in the United States.
Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage was shocked when he saw reports that IndyCar drivers were concerned about his track’s fence.
Several IndyCar drivers dismissed any notion of boycotting the Texas Motor Speedway, and said the entire issue has been blown out of proportion.