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Posted 19 September 2016 - 18:35

Neverovatno ali istinito, ovogodisnja Indikar sezona je vec zavrsena i polako pocinjemo da se fokusiramo na narednu...


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 18:39

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INDYCAR: 2016 Silly Season portal
Friday, 09 September 2016
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The only thing that's as much fun as following the current IndyCar season is indulging in speculation about who will be driving where in the next one. To make that as easy as possible, RACER has put together this handy one-stop guide to the moves that are shaping up right through the grid. We'll keep updating it as deals unfold.
 
AJ FOYT ENTERPRISES

NO. 14 TAKUMA SATO UNCONFIRMED

NO. 41 JACK HAWKSWORTH UNLIKELY

There are all sorts of moving parts here. Paddock whispers suggest that Takuma Sato might be on increasingly thin ice, and the team is known to also want a seasoned driver to complement its primary No. 14 entry if, as expected, Jack Hawksworth departs.

Pretty much everyone with a racing license has been linked to that drive. Despite his rookie status, Conor Daly has performed strongly at Coyne this year, and has ties to Foyt after making his IndyCar debut with AJ at the Indy 500 in 2013. Carlos Munoz, as many have suggested, could be at the end of his tenure at Andretti Autosport unless the required sponsorship deals materializes, and with the Colombian's impressive form this year and his impeccable record at the Brickyard, he might be everything Foyt needs. And with the uncertainty over the funding for Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 10 entry for Tony Kanaan, could the 2004 IndyCar and 2013 Indy 500 champion be in the frame to lead AJ – and sponsor ABC Supply – back to Victory Lane?
 
ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT

NO. 26 CARLOS MUNOZ UNCONFIRMED

NO. 27 MARCO ANDRETTI CONFIRMED

NO. 28 RYAN HUNTER-REAY CONFIRMED

Ryan Hunter-Reay's deal with the team extends through 2017. The recent announcement that Marco Andretti had inked a new deal to partner with Hunter-Reay next year appeared to confirm that he is a lock as well, until Michael Andretti admitted that he might move Marco over to the sister car overseen by Bryan Herta in the hope that a change in scenery might also lead to a change in fortunes. Either option would be under the Andretti umbrella though, so we're counting Marco as confirmed.

But Munoz's place within the team is the biggest question mark. He recently made it clear that he regards his future as open, although Andretti is still working to keep the Colombian for another season.
 
ANDRETTI HERTA AUTOSPORT

NO. 98 ALEXANDER ROSSI UNCONFIRMED

The team has met with Rossi's father/manager to discuss a new contract, but until Herta has the money together to sign the Indy 500 winner, the door is open for other IndyCar teams – or possibly one of their Formula 1 counterparts – to pry him away. If he did move, where would the team find a like-for-like replacement? (That will answer itself if Marco is shuffled sideways).
 
CHIP GANASSI RACING

NO. 8 MAX CHILTON UNCONFIRMED

NO. 9 SCOTT DIXON CONFIRMED
NO. 10 TONY KANAAN UNCONFIRMED

NO. 83 CHARLIE KIMBALL EXPECTED TO CONTINUE

Kanaan is having the best season of his Ganassi career, at least when measured against his teammate – he went into Watkins Glen ahead of Scott Dixon in the points, only to suffer a cut tire and finish 19th. So from a performance standpoint, his ongoing claim to the No. 10 is solid, and there's chatter that a contract extension could be in the offing once Sonoma is out of the way.

The only question marks arise when sponsorship is brought into the equation, and it's this uncertainty that has given rise to the prospect of the seasoned Brazilian plying his trade elsewhere in 2017. If he were to leave, where would the team look to fill the seat? Newgarden would be part of the conversation because he seems to be part of every conversation, but another option could be a two-time Indy-winning Colombian whom Chip has long had on speed-dial.

Kimball signed a multi-year contract extension at the end of 2014 and shows every sign of maintaining his strong relationship with longtime sponsor Novo Nordisk, while Chilton plans to start discussions about a new contract as soon as the season is over.
 
DALE COYNE RACING

NO. 18 CONOR DALY UNCONFIRMED
NO. 19 SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS EXPECTED TO BE CONFIRMED

The first real shock of the silly season came in the form of a bespectacled, trophy-laden Frenchman, with all signs pointing to four-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais ending uncertainty over his future at KVSH by decamping to Coyne.

For now we're assuming that Bourdais would go to the No. 19, because Daly's status in the No. 18 is unclear. Coyne insists that he'll have a two-car fleet again next year, but is the Byrd funding of the No. 18 dependent upon Daly being in the car? Maybe. Could Enerson return? Maybe. Could Spencer Pigot be drafted in if he doesn't continue on at ECR? Maybe. Seriously, we could go on like this forever.
 
ED CARPENTER RACING

NO. 20 ED CARPENTER CONFIRMED

NO. 21 JOSEF NEWGARDEN UNCONFIRMED

As the guy with his name on the door, Carpenter will drive the No. 20 on ovals for as long as he wants to, and the only question mark over that side of the garage is what he'll do with the car on the road/street weekends. But Josef Newgarden is the key to the whole Silly Season. It's easy to imagine him being high on Honda's wish list, and while Andretti has declared its interest, HPD's best hope of landing the Tennessean could be if Ganassi switches from Chevy.

And Penske? From Newgarden's standpoint it's easy to see the appeal of moving to the team that just won the championship, although whether Penske will have a seat available remains unclear. And all of this assumes that he doesn't stay where he is – if an opportunity with a bigger team isn't forthcoming, Newgarden has already proven that he's more than capable of winning races at ECR, and Carpenter will be pulling out all stops to remind him of that. About the only thing that's certain is that his departure would leave a hole that ECR might find very difficult to fill.
 
KVSH RACING

NO. 11 UNKNOWN

It's probably safe to assume that KVSH was blindsided by Sebastien Bourdais' plans to return to Coyne next year, given that Jimmy Vasser had been making optimistic noises about keeping the Frenchman just two weeks earlier.

But in the same story, Vasser also admitted that the team doesn't have its financial ducks in a row for next year yet. It was this uncertainty that spooked Bourdais, and which leaves a question mark over the team's plans for 2017. It's entertaining to contemplate what might happen if someone like Montoya or Karam joined forces with Vasser, but right now, the status of the No. 11 is anybody's guess.
 
RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN

NO. 15 GRAHAM RAHAL CONFIRMED

Team co-owner Bobby Rahal expresses an interest in adding a full-time teammate for Graham Rahal every year, but only if doing so will also benefit the No. 15 program. If that driver and their budget materialize, look for a second car.
 
SCHMIDT PETERSON MOTORSPORT

NO. 5 JAMES HINCHCLIFFE CONFIRMED

NO. 7 MIKHAIL ALESHIN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE

The team intends to keep Aleshin, and unless he wanted to take his SMP Racing sponsorship and move to Ganassi – assuming that there's space – it's hard to see where the Russian could go that's any better than where he is. Hinchcliffe's current contract runs through 2017.
 
TEAM PENSKE

NO. 2 JUAN PABLO MONTOYA UNCONFIRMED

NO. 3 HELIO CASTRONEVES EXPECTED TO CONTINUE

NO. 12 WILL POWER CONFIRMED

NO. 22 SIMON PAGENAUD CONFIRMED

Penske president Tim Cindric says that he aims to keep all of the current four drivers in the Penske program next year, but that could be interpreted any number of ways. And that ambiguity only serves as a breeding ground for speculation, most of which surrounds the status of Castroneves and Montoya. After all, "remaining in the program", as Cindric put it, doesn't necessarily mean "full-time IndyCar driver", especially with Josef Newgarden walking around as a free agent. Although Penske generally doesn't talk about driver contracts it's believed that Castroneves has one more year left on his current deal, so expect the No. 2 entry to be at the center of any upheavals.
 
POTENTIAL PLAYERS

SHELBY BLACKSTOCK

Currently: Indy Lights


The 26-year-old now has two Lights seasons with Andretti under his belt. He says that he's in no rush to move up to IndyCar full-time just yet, but is shopping around for a drive in next year's Indy 500.

GABBY CHAVES

Currently: IndyCar, part-time with Dale Coyne Racing


The quick Colombian was unable to find the backing needed to build upon his solid 2015 rookie season with Herta, but managed to salvage something from this year by making a handful of appearances with Coyne. Highly regarded by many in the paddock, his prospects will once again be determined entirely by budget.

RC ENERSON

Currently: IndyCar, part-time with Dale Coyne Racing


The Floridian pulled the plug on his Indy Lights program mid-season in favor of an IndyCar debut at Mid-Ohio with Coyne, and then extended the deal to include Watkins Glen and Sonoma. His performances to date have already put him onto the radar of many, but will he have the funding to back it up?

JACK HARVEY

Currently: Not racing full-time


The two-time Lights runner-up has two IndyCar tests with Schmidt under his belt. Harvey's ambitions of making his race debut in a one-off at Watkins Glen fell through, but he is continuing to work on trying to put together a deal for next year.

JR HILDEBRAND

Currently: Doing mad things with Virtual Reality

With all of the extracurricular activities that Hildebrand has on his plate, it's tempting to wonder whether he even has time for a full IndyCar program. The real obstacle, as always is budget, but it would be a surprise – and disappointment – not to see him on the grid at Indy next May at the very least.

ED JONES

Currently: Indy Lights


Jones has confirmed that he is shopping himself around the IndyCar paddock, and like Urrutia and Stoneman, he's also hoping to follow Pigot's lead by winning his way onto the IndyCar grid by securing this year's Lights title. He has previously tested twice with RLL.

SAGE KARAM

Currently: Not racing full-time


After parting ways with Ganassi at the end of 2015, Karam found a home in sportscars in the new F Performance Lexus – only for that program to be delayed until 2017. Karam is expected to remain in the Lexus camp, but will continue to look for opportunities in IndyCar. Jimmy Vasser is thought to be a fan.

SPENCER PIGOT

Currently: IndyCar, part-time with ECR

Pigot earned a three-race deal with RLL for winning last year's Indy Lights title, and has since added a suite of road/street course appearances with ECR, giving him the rare distinction of having raced both Hondas and Chevys this year. In the absence of easy access to funding, Pigot famously made his way up the ladder by winning a succession of Mazda scholarships, but now that he's in an IndyCar, the job is to make sure he can stay there. Just ask Gabby Chaves.

DEAN STONEMAN

Currently: Indy Lights


Another contender for the Lights title and accompanying IndyCar promotion, Stoneman had has first taste of an IndyCar when he jumped into Andretti's No. 28 at the Watkins Glen test in August. The Brit lost a couple of years of his career to illness, and at 26, is looking to get into a frontline series sooner rather than later. Based on the fact that he also recently tested a Formula E car at Donington, he's keeping his options open.

SANTI URRUTIA

Currently: Indy Lights


Urrutia's recent form in Lights has made him the guy to beat as the championship enters its final stretch, and he tested an IndyCar for Schmidt at Mid-Ohio in July. He's believed to be one of those in the frame if, as expected, a seat opens up at Foyt.

 

MILLER: Silly season's postseason kickoff
Monday, 19 September 2016
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After three days of walking around the IndyCar paddock, ambushing drivers and owners, trying to get an honest quote about who is going where in 2017, I've come to the startling conclusion that I'm as well-informed as anyone who cares, but I know nothing.

"Nobody really knows," said Ed Carpenter, who currently employs what should be the hottest free agent in the paddock – Josef Newgarden. "I don't know where Josef is going to be next year and I don't think anybody else does either. And all these other deals and scenarios are fun to talk about but I think it's all speculation at this point."

Here's a quick synopsis of what we know, what we've heard and what we learned in Wine Country (and I don't drink).

JOSEF NEWGARDEN

FACT: We all thought the personable 25-year-old badass is a slam dunk to replace Juan Pablo Montoya at Team Penske.

"It makes perfect sense. The timing is right and he's a fast kid that's going to win a lot of races," said one former Penske driver.

NEW TWIST: Alexander Rossi is taking Montoya's place. "That's what I keep hearing," a veteran said at Sunday morning's driver's meeting.

SUMMATION: Carpenter has made Josef a very attractive offer, Rossi was seen coming out of Penske's motorhome at Watkins Glen and Montoya is talking to three other teams about a full-time ride for next year.

REALITY: Nothing will be announced on Newgarden's future until early October, but Rossi-to-Penske was getting louder and louder on Sunday. Asked about Rossi in Victory Lane after Simon Pagenaud's victory on Sunday, Roger Penske just smiled.


TONY KANAAN

FACT: The savvy 41-year-old veteran and IndyCar's most popular driver is a free agent and wants to run for two more years.

SUITORS: A.J. Foyt wants the 2013 Indy 500 winner to lead the ABC Supply team out of the doldrums and is more than willing to give T.K. a two-year deal and move the 14 team to Indianapolis. Ganassi reportedly wants the Brazilian for one more season.

REALITY: NTT Data loves Kanaan and Ganassi needs NTT Data after losing Target, but the contract has yet to be signed.


JUAN PABLO MONTOYA

FACT: The two-time Indy 500 winner has been talking like he's out at Team Penske for several weeks because he doesn't want to be an "Indy-only" driver.

SUITORS: Old boss Ganassi and Carpenter have both been talking to the 1999 CART champion and Foyt has his cell number.

REALITY: JPM still has the aggression, ability and hunger to win and wants to drive full-time in IndyCar – not sports cars. He will have a seat in 2017 and he will be inspired.


ALEXANDER ROSSI

FACT: The 2016 Indy 500 winner is staying in IndyCar, rather than chasing Formula 1.

SUITORS: Only thought to be Andretti Autosport until the last few days but now Roger Penske is front and center.

REALITY: It was believed Rossi was working toward a three-year deal with Michael Andretti but The Captain usually gets his man.

LOGIC: Why would Penske take Rossi over Newgarden? It makes no sense.


CHIP GANASSI GOING TO HONDA

FACT: Honda is putting the full-court press on the owner of its first four IndyCar championships (1996-'99) and he hasn't re-upped with Chevrolet for 2017. "We're focused on finishing the season and Chip Ganassi Racing has been a great partner," said Mark Kent, the director of competition for Chevrolet and Cadillac, when asked about the rumor of CGR leaving for Honda.

DOMINO EFFECT: Honda loves Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Montoya from past triumphs and associations. If Ganassi's four-car armada leaves Chevy, that leaves Honda with 15 cars (16 if Schmidt Peterson Motorsports adds a third car).

REALITY: Honda might power 12 or 13 cars but no more, so somebody gets cut loose. Dale Coyne has Sebastien Bourdais on board, so would he jump to Chevy? Or would GM reach out and try to snatch Graham Rahal? Or SPM? Or would A.J. be wearing a Bowtie?

REALITY II: Why would Ganassi leave next year when the aero kits are frozen and Chevy has a distinct advantage on road and street courses?


In summation, Newgarden is the big domino. If he goes with The Captain, does the Fuzzy's Chevy seat open up for Montoya or JR Hildebrand? If Newgarden stays with Carpenter, then it sounds like Rossi is the likely replacement for JPM. If Kanaan stays with Ganassi, then Foyt will be looking at Conor Daly, Gabby Chaves, Carlos Munoz, Sage Karam and Montoya.

As the teams were loading up Sunday night at Sonoma Raceway, Newgarden stopped to chat. "This Silly Season stuff is crazy isn't it?" he said with a grin. "It was all quiet a month ago but this is wild. I mean, some of things I've heard this weekend are insane."

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 15:03

Njugarden u Penskiju:

 

 

A source inside Roger Penske's operation confirmed to RACER.com on Tuesday that the 25-year-old native of Tennessee will be replacing Juan Pablo Montoya to join Simon Pagenaud, Will Power and Helio Castroneves on the most successful team in IndyCar history.

 

Rosi najverovatnije naredne 3 godine u Andretiju:

 

 

Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi is drawing closer to adding his name to a new three-year extension to stay with the blended Andretti-Herta Autosport team. Multiple sources have confirmed a plan is in place to keep Rossi with the Honda-powered team, and signing one remaining sponsor is all that's needed to finalize the deal.


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 20:49

Newly-crowned IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud will carry the No. 1 on his car in 2017.

The use of No. 1 by the current series champion is discretionary in IndyCar: Scott Dixon retained his traditional No. 9 while attempting to defend his 2012 and 2015 titles, however 2013 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and 2014 winner Will Power both opted to carry No.1 during their seasons as champions.

Team Penske president Tim Cindric confirmed via Twitter on Wednesday that Pagenaud will join the latter's ranks by benching his regular No.22 for 2017.

"Simon Pagenaud will be sporting the #1 in 2017," he wrote. "Hopefully, we can keep it in the Team Penske family for a while."

Pagenaud dominated the Sonoma finale, earning pole and a commanding race win to finish the season 127 points clear of Power.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 18:28

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MILLER: IndyCar's waiting room
Monday, 26 September 2016
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While we wait to see where Tony Kanaan, Juan Montoya, Carlos Munoz and Max Chilton land in 2017 and if Gabby Chavez, Conor Daly, Spencer Pigot, R.C. Enerson and J.R. Hildebrand can remain in the Verizon IndyCar Series, it's also necessary to point out that IndyCar's waiting room is overflowing with youthful, hungry talent.

And they pretty much have nowhere to go.

At least a dozen drivers from the Mazda Road to Indy, past and present, own IndyCar aspirations but opportunities seem limited to the second seat at Dale Coyne and possibly the third car at Schmidt Peterson. Depending on what A.J. and Larry Foyt decide, there's at least one opening in the ABC Supply stable and if Chilton leaves Ganassi to go with Trevor Carlin, one of the primo seats in the series might even be up for bid.

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It sounds like Ed Carpenter has his sights set on Montoya or Kanaan to replace Josef Newgarden in the #1 slot for the Fuzzy's Chevrolet, with Hildebrand also a logical candidate and Pigot hopeful of staying on board for Indy and road racing duty. But that still leaves no less than 12-16 imminently qualified drivers going for three or four rides.

And, following the 19-year-old Enerson's seamless and eye-opening transition from Lights to IndyCar this season, it's certainly not out of the question for promising kids to get hired – especially if they bring a little money.

So here's a list (in alphabetical order) of Indy Lights' vets, past and present, that are either praying for a winning lottery ticket or another engine manufacturer to come along so they can move up to the big stage that currently sports far too few car owners.

MATT BRABHAM: The third generation of this famous family finally got into the Indy 500 and did a nice job but the 22-year-old is tired of driving the Honda two-seater and wants a full-time shot with no passengers.

SCOTT HARGROVE: This 21-year-old native of British Columbia lost the 2014 Pro Mazda title by a hair and has been scrambling to find Lights' rides ever since but IndyCar needs to cultivate a good, young Canadian and they have one in this kid.

JACK HARVEY: Runner-up twice in the Lights' championship, the 23-year-old Brit knows how to get to the front (2012 British Formula 3 champion) and has plenty of savvy, just not much money.

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ED JONES: The 21-year-old native of Dubai (pictured) is headed for at least three IndyCar starts in 2017 after winning the Indy Lights' crown with Trevor Carlin, who figures to partner with KV racing in 2017.

KYLE KAISER: Only 20, the Californian captured a pair of Lights' races in 2016 and wants to follow Enerson's lead and head for IndyCar in 2017.

SAGE KARAM: It's hard to believe the ex-Ganassi driver is still only 21 and it's harder to believe that nobody has picked up the Nazareth native who dazzled everyone in his 2015 Indy 500 debut and several times as a rookie in 2016. Dario Franchitti believes in him, but sadly no car owners feel that way at the moment.

SEAN RAYHALL: The 21-year-old Georgian triumphed twice in the 2015 Lights' season and then had a good IndyCar test at Sonoma before heading off to sportscars in 2016 to make a living.

FELIX ROSENQVIST: Scored three wins in only 10 starts in the 2016 Lights' campaign and backed that up with an IndyCar test at Mid-Ohio that still has the Ganassi guys raving. The 24-year-old Swede is a two-time Macau Grand Prix winner and has that "can't miss" look but you wonder if anybody in the IndyCar paddock is paying attention.

FELIX SERRALLES: The 24-year-old native of Puerto Rico had two Lights' victories in 2016 and may have enough funding to move up.

DEAN STONEMAN: Appeared to be on the fast track to F1 before battling and beating cancer and the 26-year-old Brit made it to Victory Lane twice during the '16 Lights' season.

SANTI URRITIA: The 20-year-old from Uruguay won four Lights races this year but lost the $1 million prize as champion to team tactics, so he needs funding.

ZACH VEACH: After sitting out a year, the 21-year-old American came storming back with three victories in Lights in 2016 and then blew everyone away with his IndyCar test for ECR at Sonoma.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 15:16

Potvrdjeno, Njugarden napusta ECR. Ostaje da se vidi da li ce zavrsiti kod Penskija ili kod Ganasija:
 

Josef Newgarden will have a new home in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

The coveted 25-year-old American driver informed Ed Carpenter Racing today that he will not be returning to the team for the 2017 season.

"While it's disappointing that Josef will not be returning, it's also not a total surprise after all of the speculation the past few weeks," team owner Ed Carpenter said. "I wish Josef the best in his future endeavors, but also remain focused on ECR's continued success. We are positioned well moving into 2017 and I have total confidence that we will continue to deliver the high level of performance we expect as a team."

Since entering the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2012, ECR has scored seven victories with three different drivers, including a 1-2 finish last year in the streets of Toronto.

The first three wins of Newgarden’s career came after joining forces with ECR in 2015. When 2016 season concluded two weeks ago in Sonoma, Calif., Newgarden earned a career-best fourth place finish in the championship standings.

Carpenter added ECR will begin evaluating all options for next season's driver lineup. Carpenter will continue to race the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet during the six oval events in 2017. ECR’s remaining lineup will be announced at a later date.


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 21:36

- Rosi potpisao visegodisnji ugovor sa Andretijem, za sezonu 2017. ostaje u bolidu koji zajednicki finansiraju Andreti i Herta.


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 17:52

- Njugarden potvrdjen u Penskiju, umesto Montoje!

 

 

Team Penske announced today that American open-wheel driver Josef Newgarden will join the organization in 2017 to pilot the No. 2 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series.


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 12:56

- Penski nudi Montoji dil za takmicenje u IMSA sportskim prototipovima (24h Dejtone i tako to) i nastup na Indi 500, ovaj se za sada necka, trazi kod nekog drugog ful tajm Indikar sezonu.


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 18:57

- Ganasi i zvanicno potvrdio transfer u Hondin tabor. Najverovatnije Fojt prelazi na Sevrolet, sto znaci da Sato definitivno otpada jer je on Hondin covek.


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 21:00

Jedan od najpostovanijih i najobavestenijih novinara koji prate Indikar avanzovao je na zvanicnu funkciju Indikar potpedsednika za komunikacije:
 

Curt Cavin leaves IndyStar after 30 years


Long-time IndyStar Indy Car Insider Curt Cavin has been hired by IndyCar as vice-president of communications. He will begin his new position Oct. 24.

Cavin arrived at IndyStar as an intern in December 1985, writing his first byline story about what was then Indiana Central University (now UIndy) basketball. He became a Pulliam Fellow at the newspaper in the summer after graduating from Franklin College and was hired as a full-time sportswriter later that year.

Cavin’s first column was about bowling, and he covered several Olympic sports before becoming a lead high school reporter in the early 1990s. He was the newspaper’s first regular NASCAR writer and has written about the Indy Racing League since its inception in 1996. He has covered every Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the past 29 Indianapolis 500s, authoring both editions of IndyStar’s “100 Years, 500 Miles” books. He has received national Associated Press awards for his coverage of motor sports, including the seat-counting story at IMS in 2004.

While best known as for his IndyCar coverage, Cavin is a former Indiana University beat writer in the Bob Knight era, and covered Butler University basketball when Brad Stevens was a graduate assistant with the program. He also has been instrumental in covering the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers through the years.

In addition to print coverage, Cavin has been an IndyStar leader in providing multimedia content while guiding a team of Indianapolis 500 reporters, photographers and editors, and he co-hosts “Trackside with Cavin and Kevin” on 1070 the Fan.

Cavin also created the Carb Night Burger Bash, a free fan event now a staple of the Indianapolis 500 weekend. In its nine years, the Burger Bash has donated nearly $200,000 to Central Indiana programs.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 13:03

- Transfer glasine kazu Fojt uzima Sevroletove motore, vozice Montoja i Munjoz.

 

- Dzeremi Miles, dosadasnji Njugardenov inzenjer u timu ECR, od naredne sezone ce raditi isti posao ali u ekipi Andretija na bolidu Aleksa Rosija.

 

- Prvi "zimski" testovi vozice se sada u cetvrtak na Gejtvej ovalu (nova trka za dogodine), ucestvovace i Sebastijan Borde u svom novom timu DCR. Pored njega, potvrdjeni su jos i Marko Andreti, Grem Rehol, Ed Karpenter i SPM dvojac Hincklif i Aljosin.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 15:21

RACER's Robin Miller checks in with the latest in IndyCar Silly Season news.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 19:55

- Kanan zvanicno potvrdjen da ostaje u Ganasiju, isti sponzor kao i do sada, NTT.


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 15:21

- Sve su glasnija govorkanja da ce doci do spajanja KVSH tima i Karlina, da Kevin Kalhoven ("K" u KVSH, inace vlasnik Kosvorta) zeli da batali Indikar i da Dzimi Vaser i Dzejms Saliven ("V" i "S" u KVSH) traze novog partnera da izbegnu gasenje ekipe. Nije tajna da Trevor Karlin radi na programu za "veliki" Indikar, sada kad vec ima dve sezone i osvojenu titulu sampiona Indi Lajt serije iza sebe, i mnogi veruju da bi spoj Karlina i ostatka KVSH ekipe bio dobitna kombinacija.


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