by Brian Carroccio There are numerous questions that arise following Monday’s shock announcement that Penske Entertainment has purchased the NTT INDYCAR Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Hulman & Co. The IndyCar world we all awoke to Monday morning is now forever changed. What exactly Mr. Penske transforms this new world into remains to be seen. But with The Captain in charge there is – finally – hope! And for longtime followers of the sport that can be nothing but good.
Including Indy 500, the Speedway and IMS Productions The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive and motorsports leader. Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, will acquire all Hulman & Company principal operating assets, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series and IMS Productions. The transaction will close following receipt of applicable government approvals and other standard conditions.
Young Lineup for IndyCar team Arrow McLaren SP today announced its driver line-up for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. 2018 Indy Lights Champion Pato O’Ward and 2019 Indy Lights Champion Oliver Askew will both compete in the full 2020 season for the newly announced entity.
Screaming Cosworth V8 A series of single-seater track cars built in New Zealand, with the performance to rival modern era Grand Prix cars, has been released for sale by emerging high-technology manufacturer, Rodin Cars. Powered by the Cosworth GPV8, which is based on the Cosworth XG that earnt its stripes in the Indy Racing League circuit, the new Rodin FZED will deliver a mighty 675 bhp at 9,600 rpm. Peak torque is 490 Nm at 7,600 rpm, while the redline is 10,000 rpm.
9 Questions answered on the new IndyCar Aeroscreen
IndyCar PR INDYCAR's Aeroscreen project designed to improve cockpit protection moved through its latest phase earlier this week with a short-oval test at Richmond Raceway, where the NTT IndyCar Series will race next June. Team Penske's Josef Newgarden and Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon combined to turn 823 laps in the first Indy car test on the 0.75-mile oval since 2009. In order to keep fans apprised of the developments, INDYCAR has provided answers to nine common questions.
Will Power and Scott Dixon at IMS Team Penske Chevy driver Will Power and Ganassi Racing Honda driver Scott Dixon track tested the new Red Bull Technologies designed Aeroscreen on the 7-year old Dallara DW-12 chassis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday. Here are the first photos from that test. Do you like the new look, or do you think it looks hideous? The driver's had a positive first impression on the flat Indy oval. Still more testing to do.
2019 IndyCar Champ Josef Newgarden tries the ROVAL
First IndyCar driver to run at Charotte since 1999 How does Josef Newgarden celebrate winning Team Penske's second major championship in the last 11 months? By driving his Shell Pennzoil Indy car around Charlotte Motor Speedway's 17-turn, 2.28-mile ROVAL. Newgarden was officially crowned the NTT IndyCar Series title earlier this week, and after Friday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, he strapped into his Team Penske Shell/Pennzoil IndyCar and took it out on the track for a few laps.
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