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Foyt announces Bommarito primary sponsorship for Gateway – “The Bommarito Automotive Group continues to expand its footprint in motorsports. Missouri’s #1 automotive group has signed as the primary marketing partner of AJ Foyt Racing’s No. 14 Chevrolet for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway August 19-20. Associate sponsor and friends over at Rebel Bourbon are also proud to be a part of the 6th Annual Bommarito 500 NTT INDYCAR Series race.” Full release at the link. – AJ Foyt Racing – (8/10/2022)

RACER Q&A 8/10/2022 – RACER’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (8/10/2022)

Trackside podcast 8/9/2022 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 8/9/2022 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (8/10/2022)

Dixon wins wild Music City GP – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon won a wild Music City Grand Prix on the Streets of Nashville to take sole possession of second place in all-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES victories. The Top 5 was Dixon, McLaughlin, Palou, Rossi, and Herta. The championship battle remains tight as Power leads Dixon (-6), Ericsson (-12), Newgarden (-22), Palou (-33), McLaughlin (-58), and O’Ward (-59). Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/7/2022)

Paretta adds Laguna Seca to their ’22 schedule – Paretta Autosport has announced they will enter a car to be driven again by Simona de Silvestro for the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. – Paretta Autosport – (8/7/2022)

Lundqvist wins Lights race at Nashville – HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing’s Linus Lundqvist won from pole in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race on the Streets of Nashville. The Top 5 was Lundqvist, Robb, McElrea, Brabham, and Rasmussen. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/7/2022)

Dixon leads morning warmup for Music City GP – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon led the morning warmup for the Music City Grand Prix on the Streets of Nashville with a lap of 1:15.6050. The Top 5 was Dixon, Herta, McLaughlin, Kirkwood, and Palou. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/7/2022)

McLaughlin takes pole for Music City GP – Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin earned the pole for the Music City Grand Prix on the Streets of Nashville with a lap of 1:14.5555. The Firestone Fast 6 order was McLaughlin, Grosjean, Lundqvist, Palou, O’Ward, and Palou. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/6/2022)

Lights qualifying scrapped due to rain at Nashville – “Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship leader Linus Lundqvist will start from the pole of the Indy Lights Music City Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon after qualifying was canceled due to lightning-laden thunderstorms that rolled through downtown Nashville on Saturday afternoon. Hunter McElrea, second in the standings, will join Lundqvist on the front row for the 35-lap race on the 11-turn, 2.1-mile temporary street circuit. Live coverage on Peacock Premium and the INDYCAR Radio Network will start at 1 p.m. ET.” View the starting grid here. – INDYCAR – (8/6/2022)

McLaughlin quickest in Music City GP Practice 2 – Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin’s lap of 1:15.4609 was quickest in Music City Grand Prix Practice 2 on the Streets of Nashville. The Top 5 was McLaughlin, Newgarden, Power, Rossi, and Kirkwood. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/6/2022)

Pedersen fastest again in Lights Practice 2 at Nashville – Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports’ Benjamin Pedersen fastest again in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Practice 2 on the Streets of Nashville with a lap of 1:21.0820. The Top 5 was Pedersen, McElrea, Brabham, Lundqvist, and Frost. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/6/2022)

Lundgaard tops Music City GP Practice 1 – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Christian Lundgaard topped the charts with a lap of 1:15.9659 in Music City Grand Prix Practice 1 on the Streets of Nashville. The Top 5 was Lundgaard, Rosenqvist, Malukas, McLaughlin, and Newgarden. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/5/2022)

Pedersen fastest in Lights Practice 1 at Nashville – Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports’ Benjamin Pedersen’s lap of 1:21.8473 was fastest in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Practice 1 on the Streets of Nashville. The Top 5 was Pedersen, Frost, McElrea, Lundqvist, and Brabham. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (8/5/2022)

INDYCAR announces Nashville grid penalty for MSR No. 06 – “INDYCAR officials have announced a six-position starting grid penalty for the No. 06 Meyer Shank Racing entry for an unapproved engine change following Saturday’s race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The team was in violation of: Rule 16.2.3.2 A fifth (5th) Engine is eligible to earn Engine Manufacturer points if a Full Season Entrant has completed the Full Season Entrant Engine Mileage with its first four (4) Engines. Otherwise, a fifth (5th) or more Engine does not earn Engine Manufacturer points and will be considered an Unapproved Engine change-out. According to Rule 16.6.1.2, the penalty is a six-position starting grid penalty on road and street course events and nine positions at oval events and will be served at the series’ next event, which is the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Sunday, Aug. 7 on the streets of Nashville.” – INDYCAR – (8/5/2022)

Big Machine Music City Grand Prix spotter guide – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2022 Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the Streets of Nashville is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (8/4/2022)

Big Machine Music City Grand Prix entry list – The official INDYCAR entry list for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2022 Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the Streets of Nashville is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (8/4/2022)

ECR announces VeeKay extension for No. 21 – “Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that Rinus VeeKay will remain the driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet for the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season and beyond as part of a multi-year agreement. The 21-year-old joined ECR prior to the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season and has spent the entirety of his Indy car career with the Indianapolis-based team. VeeKay will compete in the full 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule behind the wheel of the No. 21, which he will campaign for a fourth consecutive year.” Full release at the link. – ECR – (8/4/2022)

Gallagher GP winning Andretti No. 27 issued post-race penalty – “INDYCAR is announcing a post-event infraction from the conclusion of the Gallagher Grand Prix, which was completed Saturday, July 30 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. INDYCAR has fined Andretti Autosport $25,000 and penalized the team 20 entrant/driver points after the No. 27 entry of Alexander Rossi was found in violation of the following in post-race inspection: Rule 14.4.1.1. The minimum weight shall include the car in ready-to-compete condition excluding Driver, Driver Equivalency Weight, fuel and drink bottle content. Rule 14.4.1.1.1. Minimum weight for Road/Street Events – will be 1700 pounds.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (8/3/2022)

RACER Q&A 8/3/2022 – RACER’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (8/3/2022)

Trackside podcast 8/2/2022 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 8/2/2022 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (8/3/2022)

Roe takes over from Serravalle in HMD No. 11 at Nashville – “Only two weeks after expanding to six entries in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship, HMD Motorsports has added James Roe to the HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing family for the upcoming Indy Lights Music City Grand Prix this weekend, August 5-7. Piloting the #11 entry, Roe will take on the temporary street circuit in downtown Nashville. After the departure of another driver from the team, Roe will be slotting into the #11 Topcon Positioning Systems, CES Power, and Trintech branded HMD Motorsports entry.” Full release at the link. – HMD Motorsports – (8/2/2022)

Serravalle ends Lights season immediately to focus on ’23 – “Beginning the 2022 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season with no testing, Antonio Serravalle has decided to conclude his campaign and shift his focus to the 2023 season. Competing now in a pair of partial seasons, Serravalle managed to score multiple top-ten results including a best finish of sixth in both seasons with Pserra Racing and HMD Motorsports.” Full release at the link. – Antonio Serravalle – (8/2/2022)

Paretta adds Acumatica sponsorship for Nashville – “Paretta Autosport announced Acumatica, the world’s fastest growing cloud ERP company, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 16 Paretta Autosport Dallara Chevrolet for the upcoming Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn., August 5-7. With fan-favorite driver Simona De Silvestro, Paretta Autosport is the only female-owned, female-driven, and female-forward team in the NTT INDYCAR Series. Continuing the legacy started at their ground-breaking 2021 Indianapolis 500 effort with a team comprised of more than 65% women, including four over-the-wall women crew members, the team is continuing to inspire diversity interest in STEM through racing.” Full release at the link. – Paretta Autosport – (8/2/2022)

OpenWheel.com’s Gallagher GP at IMS photo gallery – OpenWheel.com’s photo gallery from the NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2022 Gallagher Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is available at the link. – OpenWheel.com – (7/30/2022)

Rossi breaks winless streak with Gallagher GP victory – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi won the Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for his first NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory since 2019. The Top 5 was Rossi, Lundgaard, Power, McLaughlin, and Newgarden. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/30/2022)

Newgarden tops Gallagher GP warmup – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden topped the charts in the morning warmup for the Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a lap of 1:10.9281. The Top 5 was Newgarden, Kirkwood, Lundgaard, Rossi, and Herta. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/30/2022)

Rosenqvist takes pole for Gallagher GP – Arrow McLaren SP’s Felix Rosenqvist earned the pole for the Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a Firestone Fast 6 lap of 1:10.2265. The Firestone Fast 6 order was Rosenqvist, Rossi, O’Ward, Power, Newgarden, and Lundgaard. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/29/2022)

Newgarden cleared for remainder of weekend after practice – “After being evaluated by INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows following NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice Friday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the driver of the No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet, Josef Newgarden, has been cleared to resume all racing activities.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/29/2022)

IMS and IMSA announce “IMSA Battle on the Bricks” for September ’23 – “IMSA is returning to famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For the first time since 2014, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be back at the Racing Capital of the World on the weekend of Sept. 15-17, 2023, as the headline event of a full weekend of IMSA sports car action billed as the “IMSA Battle on the Bricks” around the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. The two-hour, 40-minute WeatherTech Championship event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17 with live NBC network television coverage.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (7/29/2022)

Rossi quickest in Gallagher GP Practice 1 – Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi was fastest in Practice 1 for the Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a lap of 1:10.0919. The Top 5 was Rossi, Newgarden, Herta, McLaughlin, and Palou. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (7/29/2022)

Gallagher GP spotter guide – The official INDYCAR spotter guide for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2022 Gallagher Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/29/2022)

Newgarden cleared to practice but to be re-evaluated afterwards – “Following the event at Iowa Speedway and per INDYCAR protocol, the driver of the No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet, Josef Newgarden, was evaluated this afternoon by INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows. The examination determined that Newgarden is cleared to participate in Friday’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice session on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Newgarden will be re-evaluated after the session to determine if he’s cleared to resume all racing activities for the remainder of the Gallagher Grand Prix event.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/28/2022)

OpenWheel.com’s Gallagher Grand Prix at IMS preview – OpenWheel.com’s preview of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2022 Gallagher Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is available at the link. – OpenWheel.com – (7/28/2022)

Juncos announces Ilott to return in ’23 on multi-year deal – Juncos Racing announced on Thursday that their current NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver Callum Ilott will return with the team in 2023 on a “multiple year partnership with the team.” – OpenWheel.com – (7/28/2022)

Dale Jr. to serve as analyst on NBC’s Gallagher GP race coverage – “NBC Sports presents a NASCAR and NTT INDYCAR SERIES crossover weekend, featuring a tripleheader at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) this Saturday and Sunday on NBC and Peacock. This marks the third consecutive year that IMS has hosted NASCAR and INDYCAR races on the same weekend. As part of the crossover weekend, NBC Sports’ Dale Earnhardt Jr. will serve as an analyst for the INDYCAR race and NBC Sports’ INDYCAR analyst James Hinchcliffe will join the commentary booth during the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday.” Full release at the link. – NBC Sports – (7/28/2022)

Gallagher GP entry list – The official INDYCAR entry list for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2022 Gallagher Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (7/28/2022)

Trackside podcast 7/27/2022 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 7/27/2022 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (7/28/2022)

CGR files lawsuit against Palou – The Indianapolis Star’s Nathan Brown has posted a thorough report on Chip Ganassi Racing’s lawsuit against Alex Palou in Marion County, Indiana following the driver’s announcement he will be heading to McLaren in 2023. Full story at the link. – Indianapolis Star – (7/27/2022)

Penske finds cause of Newgarden’s Iowa incident – RACER’s Marshall Pruett has a great read on Team Penske’s investigation of Josef Newgarden’s incident from the lead last weekend in the second race at Iowa Speedway. The right-rear shock appears to be the culprit according to team president Tim Cindric. Full story at the link. – RACER – (7/27/2022)

RACER Q&A 7/27/2022 – RACER’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (7/27/2022)

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