The 2018 verizon indycar series was the 23rd season of the verizon indycar series and the 97th official championship season of american open wheel racing. Championship up for grabs as silly season chugs along. Aug 17, 2018 the 2018 verizon indycar series campaign is headed down the backstretch, and the first of the seasons final four races takes place this sunday afternoon 1. Why f1s 2018 silly season will be one to savour sainz to renault via toro rosso, mclaren and honda was the highlight of f1s 2017 silly season. Well, that doesnt mean contracts arent ending, drivers arent maneuvering for better rides, and pundits arent looking to what is really not that distant a future. But this year has also been one of the most tidy, by far. Aug 15, 2018 racers marshall pruett and robin miller hit the record button on an informal conversation about the 2018 indycar silly season and touch on every team with all the various items of interestsome. Leading the charge into 2019, mclaren serves as the most tantalizing thread to follow. Ultimate indycar silly season guide october update. Josef newgarden entered the season as the defending national champion the season marked the debut of a new universal. We have updated our 2018 indycar silly season page accordingly. The 2020 ntt indycar series season will begin saturday, june 6 with the genesys 300 at texas motor speedway but it will be held behind closed doors due to the covid19 pandemic. The 2018 verizon indycar series campaign is headed down the backstretch, and the first of the seasons final four races takes place this sunday afternoon 1. Im wondering if carlin are going to attempt to field an indycar team for 2017 or 2018.
She handily beat out 2017 monster energy nascar cup series champion martin truex, jr. Indycars 2020 silly season is all about alexander rossi. The 2019 ntt indycar series was the 24th season of the indycar series and the 98th official championship season of american open wheel racing. Josef newgarden is the reigning indycar series drivers champion. Heck, even reporter, podcaster, and manabouttown marshall pruett has already fielded questions on. With the season winding down, silly season has begun as. The exceptions are the second seat at schmidt peterson motorsports and the new operations that trevor carlin and ricardo juncos are believed to be in the process of forming. In fact, the team had approached recent indy lights champion oliver askew about replacing the likeable canadian in the car at the season finale. They were going to do so for oward, who won the 2018 indy lights championship driving for the team, this season even after harding steinbrenner racing released him less than one month before. This will be the third doubleheader on the 2020 revised schedule as indycar scrambles to fill the void left by the cancellation of cota, long beach, barber. Sep, 2017 the 2018 indycar season has been one of the best ever for road and street course racing. Indycars silly season with miller and pruett youtube. Aug 01, 2017 the first wave of verizon indycar series silly season chatter for 2018 has come over the last few races, and well leave it to mike hull, chip ganassi racing managing director, to give a primer. If half of the possible changes take place, the indycar grid could be in store for one of the biggest shakeups in a decade.
Defending indy 500 champion takuma sato will join graham rahal in the driving department. Oct 31, 2017 right when indycar silly season settled down it turned on its ear in the middle of summer it appeared indycar was set for a noticeable shift with familiar faces potentially on the way out and a few outsiders from the indycar and road to indy scene coming into the series. Catching up with indy lights silly season an increased car. Nbcsn indycar analyst paul tracy predicts how rest of. The indycar silly season with robin miller youtube. Silly season the indycar unemployment line sports media pass. All entrants will use 2018specification engines through the 2020 season as the series. Indycar 2018 season kickoff party by indycar published. Ive put in any relevant info in the field like if its most likely just an indy only seat. A third entry for the indy 500, if not additional races could also be in the mix. Indycars wild silly season is not done yet beyond the flag. Mikhail aleshin out of indycar ride at schmidt peterson motorsports. Sep 29, 2017 with the early start to silly season looking ahead to 2018, the fulltime picture for the verizon indycar series appears to be pretty much set in stone.
Godaddy green, to be exact a fitting color for her farewell tour. As youve read by now, mclarens expected participation is likely to be facilitated by an existing indycar team, most likely through an alliance with andretti autosport or rahal letterman lanigan racing. Due to hating my job and loving indycar ive taken the time to create a 2018 silly season tracker. Thirty of those wins have been provided by power, who won for the third time in the indycar grand prix. Honda entered as the defending manufacturers cup champion. Mar 9, 2018 the verizon indycar series community gathered on the eve of opening practice for the firestone grand prix of st. With the verizon indycar series in its full endofyear swing, the chatter and negotiations across the paddock have shifted into overdrive. However, the addition of the japanese star may not be all that is new for 2018. Ive created a field for every possible team and car. Daniel ricciardo will be at the centre of the silly season this year as rival teams circle for renaults star.
Indycar has had an unexpectedly wild silly season this year, and it is not. Indycar, llc, is an americanbased auto racing sanctioning body for indy car racing and other disciplines of open wheel car racing. Sunday, nbcsn indianapolis after 16 races, the 2018 verizon indycar series championship remains unsettled. Indycar news, information, updates, expert analysis and opinions. As silly season madness rages on, season resumes indycar august 17, 2018 3. Indianapolis stars curt cavin says, at the moment, the ovals on indycars schedule.
Feb 11, 2020 page 1 of 7 indy car silly season thread posted in racing comments. As youve read by now, mclarens expected participation is likely to be facilitated by an existing indycar team, most likely through an alliance with an. Josef newgarden will enter the season as the defending national champion. Silly season approaches, while indycar closes in on a new title sponsor. Abc doesnt pay to run 15th and 20th in the championship. Indycar sezona 2018 page 36 f1 i automoto sport forum b92. The mclaren indycar deal isnt dead, some of the series biggest names are approaching contract deadlines, and more new tracks could wind up on the 2019 calendar. Scuderia corsa made its indycar debut at this years indy 500.
No one from indycar or road america was available for comment but a member of a team confirmed that indycar owner roger penske had alerted all the owners of the change wednesday afternoon. Videos of every indycar and heritage series race where possible. Whether its dixon, alonso, or another highprofile star in the seat, mclaren appears to be doing more than simply evaluating a future indycar. Click on any link to view the full race broadcast, film or fan cam video. The 2019 indycar silly season, as usual, involves several moving parts and pieces, but all the key pieces relate to alexander rossi in some way. The silly season is getting an early start this year.
Racers marshall pruett and robin miller hit the record button on an informal conversation about the 2018 indycar silly season and touch on every team with all the various items of interestsome. Josef newgarden entered the season as the defending national champion. The premier event is the 102nd indianapolis 500, with takuma sato entering as the defending indianapolis 500 winner. There was never a statement from andretti or honda concerning the matter but the former indycar star made a rather shocking claim about it during todays press conference announcing james hinchcliffe would drive his no. Danica patrick news jayskis nascar silly season site. The victory was the 200th in indy car history for team penske, which made its debut in the sport 50 years ago. Im an andretti, andretti told indystar in may 2018. The 2018 verizon indycar series campaign is headed down the. The premier event was the 2019 indianapolis 500, with will power entering. The good news is the silly season is far from over, and at its current rate, it will continue well into the offseason. Honda will enter as the defending manufacturers cup champion for the second consecutive season. I think my father would be very proud if a ferrari could win the indy 500, said ferrari to. On january 10, 2020, in an interview with indystar, reinbold clarified that karam would be driving their car in the. I predict where all the teams and drivers end up when the 2018 season starts.
What you should know about the 2018 indy 500 drivers. Indycar sezona 2018 page 4 f1 i automoto sport forum b92. Robert wickens leaves dtm to race for schmidt in indycar in 2018. F2000 national championship, which are all a part of the road to indy. Team penske indycar driver will power 12 is congratulated by 2nd place finishes scott dixon 9 as he winning the indycar grand prix at the indianapolis motor speedway on saturday, may 12, 2018.
It didnt happen because we couldnt come to terms, said andretti of the alonso deal. The premier event was the 102nd indianapolis 500, with takuma sato entering as the defending indianapolis 500 winner. Schmidt peterson motorsports star and indycar rookie. Ultimate indycar series silly season guide november edition.
Petersburg to honor last years champions and look ahead to a most promising season ahead. Indianapolis motor speedway archives jayskis nascar silly. Feb 09, 2018 2017 honda indy grand prix of alabama. The victory was as much a study in statistical nuggets as the first victory of the 2018 season for power. After hectic july, 2018 indycar silly season kicks into high. The indy lights teams, along with dan andersen and andersen promotion staff, have been working hard to lower the budgets and increase the entries for the top rung of the road to indy. Talking about all of the rumors and speculation about the 2018 verizon indycar series season. Indycar drivers believe ryan newmans lastlap crash at daytona is an unavoidable product of autoracing at its highest levels. James hinchcliffe celebrates after winning an indycar series auto race sunday, july 8, 2018, at iowa speedway in newton, iowa. Jun 21, 2018 the silly season is getting an early start this year.757 1275 183 706 1112 267 459 47 1261 1128 1027 1056 519 1071 314 1512 1412 1526 873 1271 1266 521 392 1222 321 1358 1265 1162 641 563 1236 1178 205 406 1177