Push to Pass Podcast [S3E6] – A Gap in the Schedule

The time between races is not necessarily “down time”. Sometimes, these weeks are the busiest during the season because we are in the process of review, preview, testing, and preparing for the next round. The Verizon IndyCar Series tested at Barber Motorsports Park this week in Birmingham, AL – Dusty, Zach, and I discuss the return of Juan Pablo Montoya to the track. The guys and I also have some fun debating what location might be best for this long-awaited International season kick off that’s been hinted at the past couple years. Could it happen as soon as 2018? And … Continue reading Push to Pass Podcast [S3E6] – A Gap in the Schedule

IndyCar 2015: Ready, Set, Race – Part I of II

Here we go. The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season is set in place. Dates, locations, times and broadcast syndicates are all public knowledge. Media and fans alike can plan their Spring & Summer travel and they can look forward to yet another incredible year of race competition. While some teams and drivers are as solid as the schedule, some combinations are yet to be announced or even determined. Where will Ryan Briscoe end up? Who will drive for Bryan Herta Autosport? Will there be any new teams or drivers added to the full season? Certainly there is a plethora of … Continue reading IndyCar 2015: Ready, Set, Race – Part I of II

Racing to Capture the Perfect Shot – Part I

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook may be aware that I am in the midst of a huge photography project. I wanted to wait until I was completely done before posting this article but it looks like I will be splitting this into two parts, since I am just busting at the seams to share these albums with you. I took over 6,000 pictures in the first 2 months of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season. I’ve been able to attend the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the … Continue reading Racing to Capture the Perfect Shot – Part I

The Calm Before the Storm

*Please note this article was supposed to post on 04/27/14 at 12 noon, but due to loss of internet services in the Media Center at Barber Motorsports Park starting at 11am (CST), some information regarding times, etc. are incorrect in this article. The green flag start was at 4:40pm (CST) for the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.  There is nothing quite like the calm before the storm on a Verizon IndyCar Series Raceday morning. Walking through the pits as teams prepare their boxes for “the big show”… strolling through the paddocks as crew members piece the DW12’s together … Continue reading The Calm Before the Storm

Same Team, Different Town. Hinchtown, That Is.

Practice #3 at Barber Motorsports Park for the Verizon IndyCar Series proved to shuffle things up a bit! A name in the top 3 we hadn’t seen through practices this weekend yet – Ganassi driver, Scott Dixon, held a great stride right behind KV Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais and James Hinchcliffe of Andretti Autosport. Andretti is becoming the name of the game this weekend. Ryan Hunter-Reay was the fastest throughout both practice sessions yesterday, Zach Veach just won the Barber Indy Lights Race #1 of the weekend, and James Hinchcliffe topped the pylon when the checkered waved at the end … Continue reading Same Team, Different Town. Hinchtown, That Is.

Hunter-Reay Remains Hot Under Alabama Sun

Our second practice at the 5th Annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was less eventful than the first, in regards to incidents, but the five fastest laps switched around up until the very end. At the checkered, the drivers lined up as such: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Sebastien Bourdais, Will Power, James Hinchcliffe & Helio Castroneves. In a post-practice conference, Hunter-Reay fielded questions about the accident that took him, Sarah Fisher Hartman driver, Josef Newgarden and fellow Andretti Autosport teammate, James Hinchcliffe out of the race at a time they were running 1-2-3. “It’s racing, it’s over .We’re all good on … Continue reading Hunter-Reay Remains Hot Under Alabama Sun

Hunter-Reay, Castroneves Still Dominant at Barber

The first Verizon IndyCar Series practice of the race weekend here at Barber Motorsports Park was an interesting one. Red flags interrupted the 45 minute session 3 different times, the incidents involved Sebastien Bourdais, Graham Rahal & Scott Dixon. Dixon seemed to have a rough morning, taking a single lap at the start of practice & bringing it back to the pits for an extended amount of time, and then apparently stalling on the track drawing one of those three red flags. Word from his team is an “apparent mechanical issue.” Scott needs to have an almost perfect weekend if … Continue reading Hunter-Reay, Castroneves Still Dominant at Barber

IndyCar 2014 – Schedule Preview

In this section of MTAF Wheels IndyCar 2014  preview, I will be taking a look at this season’s schedule. The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule consists of eighteen races at fourteen different venues. The venues include five street circuits, four road courses, three superspeedway ovals which are part of the Fuzzy’s Triple Crown Challenge, one intermediate oval, and two short ovals. The Fuzzy’s Triple Crown Challenge features the three 500 mile races on the schedule (Indianapolis, Pocono, and Fontana). A $1 million dollar bonus is awarded if a driver can win all three events during the season and $250,000 if … Continue reading IndyCar 2014 – Schedule Preview