Track Tech Special Edition: IndyCar, IMS, and Verizon Wireless Partner Up Against Domestic Violence w HOPELINE

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  SPEEDWAY, IN – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is world renowned for hosting the best racing in motorsports. But, they do so much more than house the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. On the same note, IndyCar and the multiple teams & drivers that compose it, do just as much off track for their communities as they do on track for their fans… maybe even more. Teams & drivers are actively involved in fundraising and charity organizations. Some … Continue reading Track Tech Special Edition: IndyCar, IMS, and Verizon Wireless Partner Up Against Domestic Violence w HOPELINE

GoDaddy Leaves Danica Patrick Just As She Shows Improvement

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  Timing is everything. And it always seems like timing is never just right for Danica Patrick. Just when it looked like things were starting to go well for Patrick, it was announced this week that GoDaddy would be leaving as the primary sponsor for Patrick and her No.10 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet following the 2015 season. On one hand, it makes sense for GoDaddy if they want to move away from NASCAR and take their business in … Continue reading GoDaddy Leaves Danica Patrick Just As She Shows Improvement

Track Tech: Verizon Wireless’ Blackberry Classic  (BB 10 OS)

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  To answer the question I just heard you ask in your head or maybe even out loud… yes, they still make Blackberrys. The Blackberry Classic is the newest device in the Blackberry family here in the United States and I asked to demo this product specifically because of my own loyalty to the brand. I switched over to Blackberry in 2009 when I selected a Tour from Verizon Wireless. I remember talking to salesperson, asking how … Continue reading Track Tech: Verizon Wireless’ Blackberry Classic  (BB 10 OS)

Newgarden Conquers Barber, Rahal Impresses and Dixon Continues Annual Tradition in Birmingham

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  Two Americans and a Kiwi walk into Victory Circle… stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Anyone? Yeah, I didn’t think so. This weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park was hands down, the most entertaining race of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, thus far. So much so, that I find myself in the happiest and goofiest of moods, coming up with ridiculous lead-in’s like the one I started this … Continue reading Newgarden Conquers Barber, Rahal Impresses and Dixon Continues Annual Tradition in Birmingham

Penske Dominant, Again; Hunter-Reay Hat Trick a Challenge

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  Helio Castroneves impresses with his 43rd career pole position and back-to-back Verizon P1 Awards in the IndyCar Series this weekend; he managed to achieve pole last week in Long Beach as well. This milestone also gives Castoneves his second pole at Barber, gives Team Penske it’s 7th consecutive start from the pole and it also marks the 5th race in a row with an all-Penske front row. Castroneves spoke continually about how these accomplishments were, “just … Continue reading Penske Dominant, Again; Hunter-Reay Hat Trick a Challenge

The Mayor has Something to Say about Bowties Topping Boards

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  Chevrolet-powered Verizon IndyCar teams conquered the field in the second practice session this afternoon at a Barber Motorsports Park. The Top 10 fastest laps were all run by drivers piloting the Chevy twin-turbo engine except for a P7 time by James Hinchcliffe in the Arrow-sponsored Schmidt Peterson Motorsports No. 5 Honda. The Mayor of Hinchtown has had a love-hate relationship with the road course in Birmingham over the years. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. … Continue reading The Mayor has Something to Say about Bowties Topping Boards

Dixon Looks to Continue Success with Fast Practice at Barber

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  What started off as a slow morning practice session in Birmingham, resulted in the most recent Verizon IndyCar Series race winner at the top of the leaderboard. Scott Dixon, driver of the Target & Coca-Cola sponsored No. 9 for Chip Ganassi Racing has wound up on the podium at Barber Motorsports Park every year the series has competed at the picturesque road course. The inaugural Honda Grand Prix of Alabama was in 2010. He has never … Continue reading Dixon Looks to Continue Success with Fast Practice at Barber

No Matter the Final Score, Steve Byrnes Defeated Cancer

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  Sports give us an escape from everyday trials and tribulations. Or least they should. They are supposed to be a distraction. They are supposed to entertain us and allow us to get away from all of life’s worries for a few hours. They aren’t supposed to make your heart feel heavy or your tear ducts swell up (unless it is happy tears because who you were rooting for wins a championship). But cancer doesn’t care about … Continue reading No Matter the Final Score, Steve Byrnes Defeated Cancer

Surprising IndyCar Qualifications could Foreshadow Unpredictable Race Results at Long Beach

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here, through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  The mostly Chevy-powered Firestone Fast 6 was disrupted by the roar of a single Honda engine in yesterday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach qualifications, courtesy of Andretti Autosport driver, Ryan Hunter-Reay. Hunter-Reay makes his 10th career start at Long Beach tomorrow, being no stranger to success on these streets. He started from the pole last year and won the race in 2010. Hunter-Reay was in good form yesterday and feeling confident after qualifying, joking during … Continue reading Surprising IndyCar Qualifications could Foreshadow Unpredictable Race Results at Long Beach