Newgarden looks to sweep weekend with pole for second Detroit race

(Image: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media) DETROIT - The fun continues as surprises continue to pop up and hinder race activities here on Belle Isle. But that didn't stop yesterday's Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix winner, Team Penske's Josef Newgarden from nabbing P1 for this afternoon's race with a 1:14.8607, just a hair faster than Andretti … Continue reading Newgarden looks to sweep weekend with pole for second Detroit race

9 more days of waiting…

It's the weekend before the reason for the season and instead of a day of facts and figures, today GpGrl presents a documentary done by Formula E (key) sponsor Julius Baer, "How it all began: the story of Formula E." Enjoy learning more about Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag's vision for the series and where it … Continue reading 9 more days of waiting…

11 days more waiting for the Formula E season to begin…

***Note: Please continue to read the titles in the “On the first day of Christmas” style 11 days to wait, 11 teams for the season. And now, 22 drivers. Introducing the teams and names to look out for in the 2018/2019 Formula E season. Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Formula E Team Drivers: (#11) Lucas di … Continue reading 11 days more waiting for the Formula E season to begin…

The 12 Days of Formula E

T’was 12 days before the season, and all through the lands, Were enthusiastic and eager fans, They marked off their calendars, and patiently stared, For hopes their favorite racing season had neared, The Gen 2 cars were prepped and primed, Teams and drivers had already been timed, New gear galore, with team shirts and hats, … Continue reading The 12 Days of Formula E

Christmas karts for the kids! (and small adults like myself!)

  Okay racing fans and enthusiasts. I was keeping this post in my back pocket for the holiday season, seeing there are many of us looking for a fun gift to give this season, especially for our kids that we are secretly turning into racing nuts... You know you're one of them. A few months … Continue reading Christmas karts for the kids! (and small adults like myself!)

A tiny (huge) announcement

I was planning to talk more about this in an upcoming post/recap of my six-week track adventure, but the beans have been spilled and it’s about time I let you in on the fun. If you’re not on social media, you may not know that I’ve been a guest on a couple of Podcast-Radio sports shows … Continue reading A tiny (huge) announcement

A quick snap from the Indy 500

I'm delayed and behind. The unfortunate part of having a home and spending six weeks in a row at the track while traveling with company, is it leaves little time for editing and the proper writing of thoughts or recaps of races. In the wee early hours of Saturday before my next day at the … Continue reading A quick snap from the Indy 500

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”

Bottas Wins First F1 Race in Russia

(And in other news, a McLaren finally finished another race.) It only took 81 grand prixs to do it, but today, Mercedes's Valtteri Bottas finally won his first career F1 race at the Russian Grand Prix. Bottas's win was due first to a brilliant start at lights out. All weekend it looked as though Ferrari would … Continue reading Bottas Wins First F1 Race in Russia

Vettel Leads F1 Championship with Win in Bahrain

Bahrain was a race filled with what we would like to call, "racing." And there was also a lot of "what just happened?" It just may be the most exciting season of F1 we've seen in a long time. And oh, how we've missed this. We experienced this "racing" sensation in China last week, but the … Continue reading Vettel Leads F1 Championship with Win in Bahrain

Hello Hinchtown (Long Beach), California

Other possible blog titles I considered: "Andretti Autosport Just Could Not Catch a Break in Long Beach" "Bourdais Goes From Almost Last to Almost First"    Our favorite Canadian, James Hinchcliffe, took the well-deserved win at Long Beach this weekend. He drove a considerably solid race considering the rest of the field turned out to be … Continue reading Hello Hinchtown (Long Beach), California

600 Miles to Indy

This post is a little different from my usual. I wanted to share how my brilliant idea to try to squeeze a near 10-hour, 600-mile trip to Indianapolis for IndyCar testing into a day (yes, ONE day) went. You can formulate your own idea of the outcome, and/or continue reading. (Choose your adventure!) It started with a startling alarm … Continue reading 600 Miles to Indy

Bourdais Takes Unexpected Last to First Win at St. Petersburg

<Insert "Started From the Bottom Now We're Here> All jokes aside, after a crash in qualifying yesterday had Sebastien Bourdais starting dead last on the grid, he made his way for an insanely impressive finish and took the very first win of the IndyCar season. The race itself didn't look promising or set up for smooth sailing … Continue reading Bourdais Takes Unexpected Last to First Win at St. Petersburg

Hamilton Wins Mexico Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins!–again. It's hard to stay excited about the F1 races in this final stretch of the season knowing either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg will win. And while F1 fans are excited to have another actual contender for the World Drivers' Championship, it's grown rather dull that it has been between the two...Mercedes drivers...and Hamilton has fallen … Continue reading Hamilton Wins Mexico Grand Prix

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