Push to Pass [S3E29] – Gateway to Awesome, Headed to the Glen w Anthony Martin

(WATKINS GLEN, NY) – Technical issues this week kept me from being able to record alongside Adrian and Gerhett, but I still recorded my segments, just bummed not to be able to debate and get into discussions with the guys about this past weekend’s event at Gateway Motorsports Park or look ahead to Watkins Glen. I am here at the track though, so I guess the week’s not all bad! Adrian and Gerhett  interviewed Anthony Martin, driver of the No. 8 Cape Motorsports car in Pro Mazda. He discusses his season and what’s going through his mind heading into the finale … Continue reading Push to Pass [S3E29] – Gateway to Awesome, Headed to the Glen w Anthony Martin

Steinbrenner Opts for IndyCar over Yankees

Twenty year old George Michael Steinbrenner was born into a family that made their name in the world of sports. He is fully prepared to continue that legend, but his career preference is speed and cars, not baseballs and bats. When asked how he made the choice between continuing the family trade, as it were, or pursuing a career in motorsports he explained that it was never an ultimatum moment of “hey, pick one!”. It was just a natural pull for him towards racing. I think that’s pretty cool to hear because let’s be honest, the IndyCar Series is definitely … Continue reading Steinbrenner Opts for IndyCar over Yankees

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

Davey Hamilton, Jr. Carries on Family Tradition

The more track action, the better. This is the mentality of every passionate racing driver you’ll meet. It’s also the mentality held by the majority of track owners, event promoters, and racing fans. Everyone loves when the Verizon IndyCar Series has support series with them at race weekends – there is never dull moment and you’ll always see something new. Support series expose racing fans to new cars, drivers, and forms of racing. Like, ramps. Yes, ramps. V8 trucks hauling their larger-than-life radio-controlled-car exteriors through the air at full speed with the help of a ramp. The reactions of the … Continue reading Davey Hamilton, Jr. Carries on Family Tradition

Carb Day 2016 – You Will Rock, Cars Will Roll!

  Memorial Day weekend is always a time of celebration in Indianapolis, and this year will be no different as widely-loved American rock band, Journey, will be taking the stage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert! The record-breaking band will have you dancing in the infield to all their hits including Don’t Stop Believin’, so don’t even pretend like you don’t know all the lyrics! The full release is below: The historic 2016 Indianapolis 500 weekend, culminating with the 100th Running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, will kick off on Friday, May 27, with … Continue reading Carb Day 2016 – You Will Rock, Cars Will Roll!

Time to Go Racing: Welcome to St. Petersburg

Hard to believe it’s already been one year since attending my first Verizon IndyCar Series as a member of the media. I feel like I’ve grown as a professional and even as a fan. I’ve met more people than I could possibly count, many of which I know will be a part of my life forever. One of the reasons I love this work so very much, besides the obvious racing aspects, is because I learn something new on a daily basis. There is always someone who can tell me a story, enlighten me about a historic aspect of the … Continue reading Time to Go Racing: Welcome to St. Petersburg

Cleveland’s 2015 IndyCar Connection

Surrounded by multiple Maseratis, a bright orange McLaren, a Rolls Royce that refuses to be categorized into a single “type” of automobile and a yellow Porsche that is as equally beautiful as it is blinding, is not a bad way to spend a Friday morning – particularly when it’s being done on Millionaire’s Row. Collection Auto Group, recently rebranded as Bernie Moreno Companies, presents the foreign & luxury car lineup every year at the Cleveland Auto Show and it’s a not-to-be-missed exhibit of lavish vehicles for attendees. I spoke with Bernie about the past year of sponsorship that Collection Auto … Continue reading Cleveland’s 2015 IndyCar Connection

Cold Winter Months Yield Hot-off-the-Press IndyCar Announcements

Most people don’t think of December as a motorsports kind of month. Those people would be wrong. The Race of Champions took place this past weekend in Barbados, announcements throughout multiple series are dropping on a daily basis for the 2015 season and on December 11-13 in Indianapolis, the Performance Racing Industry show took place at the Indiana Convention Center. The Verizon IndyCar Series had three packed days of panels, interviews, announcements, and program updates at PRI 2014. Let’s take a look at a few of the big stories from the event! Partnership between CFH Racing & State of Indiana … Continue reading Cold Winter Months Yield Hot-off-the-Press IndyCar Announcements

What Off-Season? The Racing World Never Slows Down

The first official weekend of the Verizon IndyCar Series Off-Season did not feel like a weekend off to me! In fact, it was just as packed with coverage, travel & the beautiful sound of race cars as the past 6 months. The last official testing of the Indy Lights new Dallara chassis, known as the IL-15, was this past Saturday at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This was the only testing for the car that I was able to attend, given my schedule, but I found it a beautiful sort of “full circle” event, seeing as how I was in … Continue reading What Off-Season? The Racing World Never Slows Down