Short Revs, May 11, 2018

'Tis the most wonderful time of the year (for race fans): IndyCar really begins the month of May with the Indy GP this weekend. F1 takes on Spain. And fresh faces in Formula E.  (Photo: Screenshot from Newgarden's Instagram video as a digital letter to Simon Pagenaud and a challenge for the next #DefendThe1 tag.) … Continue reading Short Revs, May 11, 2018

Short Revs, April 27, 2018: The “weekend eve” of the Month of May Edition

We’re just a few days away from the month of May, otherwise known as the biggest and best month in racing--in Indianapolis. While IndyCar enjoys a short break before things get going at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there's still racing to look forward to this weekend. Back to Baku anyone? INDYCAR Sweet Rainy Alabama There was … Continue reading Short Revs, April 27, 2018: The “weekend eve” of the Month of May Edition

Short Revs, February 16, 2018

Bringing the drama and the excitement, there is almost too much going on in racing this week. From Danica Patrick landing her final racing ride for the Indy 500 to a scuffle between the Formula 1 and Formula E bosses, here is what happened this week in racing. Featured image: The Haas F1 car did … Continue reading Short Revs, February 16, 2018

Short Revs, February 9, 2018

A relatively quiet week in motorsports, as there are some big breaks in-between IMSA (next up Sebring) and Formula E (next up is Mexico City) races the last couple of weeks. Formula 1 is heating up, and IndyCar owns the media feeds with testing and media days in Phoenix. (Featured image: Scott Dixon with new … Continue reading Short Revs, February 9, 2018

Short Revs, February 3, 2018: The Late, Late Edition

Short Revs 2.2.2018 The 2018 racing season is truly underway and there is more news than I know what to do with. But for now, here’s the best of the week and weekend. (And apologies for the delay. Lost a family member this week and things were put on hold. Thank you for being patient … Continue reading Short Revs, February 3, 2018: The Late, Late Edition

Dixon breaks runner-up streak with win at Road America

Ganassi's Scott Dixon, who has been a runner-up on nearly every podium this season finally nabbed his first win of the season this weekend at the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America. His patience not only solidified his lead in the IndyCar Championship standings, but also shows his cool "Ice Man" collective, while demonstrating his … Continue reading Dixon breaks runner-up streak with win at Road America

Survivor: IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway Edition

Wild. Shocking. Enraging. "Adorable." These were just some of the words used by viewers, drivers and commentators to describe Saturday night's Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway. A newly paved track surface and brand new Firestone composite tires were promised to make for a more spectacular show at Texas, but I don't … Continue reading Survivor: IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway Edition

The Dual is about to begin, on the isle and the track

The Dual in Detroit is off to an interesting start with Rahal Letterman Lanigan's Graham Rahal earning the P1 award for the first race of the weekend after Team Penske's Helio Castroneves fastest time was dismissed with a penalty. The 3-time Indy winner Castroneves was said to have had his fastest, record-breaking lap on the … Continue reading The Dual is about to begin, on the isle and the track

A quieter start to the “Greatest Month in Racing”

The month of May finally arrived and so it brought with it the first weekend of racing festivities in Indianapolis: the Indy Grand Prix. And compared to the previous races of the season, it was a rather tame one. (Above: Annnnnd they're off! The starting grid making their way to the green flag.) The main takeaway is … Continue reading A quieter start to the “Greatest Month in Racing”

First Oval Win and First Win of the Season for 2016 IndyCar Series Champ Pagenaud

Defending 2016 IndyCar Series Champion Simon Pagenaud survived the first oval of the year and won his very first oval race, as well as his first race of the 2017 season at the Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix in Arizona. And although Robin Miller may have had something going with the race possibly being a rendition … Continue reading First Oval Win and First Win of the Season for 2016 IndyCar Series Champ Pagenaud

Castroneves Gets the Pole (And a Fancy Watch For His 20 Years) in Phoenix

Thursday night, IndyCar threw a wonderful celebration of Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves's 20 years with IndyCar, complete with digs at the two drivers and a beautiful, customized watch gift from Tag Heuer. Castroneves then gave himself a little extra present Friday with the fastest average lap of qualifying at 194.905 MPH, giving him the pole … Continue reading Castroneves Gets the Pole (And a Fancy Watch For His 20 Years) in Phoenix

The Championship at Sonoma

Alas, it is the end of the IndyCar season. As us fans, drivers and race brace ourselves for the next few months without Indy, let's at least celebrate this past weekend. Because ... ... Simon Pagenaud won the Championship!!!! Many of us: 1) knew this would be the outcome and 2) were particularly stoked for the … Continue reading The Championship at Sonoma

A Tricky Race at the Triangle

Lo and behold, the summer break is over and everyone is back to school on the track. Although, patience was of the essence as a rain delay meant we had to wait one extra day for the season to actually come back in session. It was one heck of a race to come back to. The … Continue reading A Tricky Race at the Triangle

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Qualifying for the Mid Ohio race this weekend set the grid in a more unique fashion. The more prominent and consistent drivers who usually make the fast six were scattered in the latter pole positions like Scott Dixon's 11th place start, or Sebastien Bourdais' 16th place start. However, pole positions didn't make for a huge … Continue reading Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Dual in Detroit, Day #1

Having watched a mix of Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud in the top-3 today, it came as quite the surprise to see Sebastian Bourdais take the checkered with Conor Daly following. It was a well-deserved win considering the light on-and-off drizzle--a sign of unpredictable weather, which I'm sure was making teams rethink their race strategies … Continue reading Dual in Detroit, Day #1