For the first time since 2012, the stars and stripes draped over the shoulders of the new Verizon IndyCar Series Champion. Josef Newgarden capped off his first season at Team Penske with a series title and a field-leading 4 wins to his name. He also celebrated with his engine manufacturer, Chevrolet, as they earned their 6th Manufacturer’s Championship title in a row with IndyCar. The title-sponsor of the series was also that of Newgarden’s car for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, in the form of hum by Verizon, the driving product of the tech company who also happens to … Continue reading Newgarden earns first IndyCar Championship, plans to appreciate the moment
Welcome to the new Track Tech! As you may know, I’ve been partnered with Verizon as a “tech blogger” since May of 2014. In that time I’ve normally posted a review of my devices after my demo is complete. More recently, I’ve talked about them on social media and done live updates during my demo. I thought I would combine the best of both worlds by trying a live notebook during each demo, so I can share all the cool discoveries I make about these devices on the daily! This live notebook will be easily accessible at the top of … Continue reading LFT Track Tech: Verizon Moto Z2 Play
Upon initial usage of the Droid Turbo 2, I thought, “Wow. This is the perfect size phone.” The 5.4-inch screen was comfortable for one-handed control and typing on the keyboard felt like second nature with ergonomically spaced keys. The lack of lines between the keys enhanced speed and accuracy, making the process of completing long emails or even quick texts, more fluid. The leather backing and gold-metal edges made it sleek and new-age while still feeling steady in my hand and regal to my eyes. What’s great is that if you purchase the Droid Turbo 2, you can use the … Continue reading Track Tech: Verizon Wireless’ Droid Turbo 2
The clear cloud-free sky in Lexington, OH yielded a clear incident-free practice session for the Verizon IndyCar Series on this gorgeous morning. The whole field headed out on the first lap and then came back in for adjustments. Some stayed longer than others, with some teams choosing to run minimal laps due to tire allotments. Tony Kanaan, driver of the No 10 Chip Ganassi Chevrolet, spoke on this after the session, explaining that the tire allotments are not a restriction of Firestone – they have produced plenty of tires for the series to use. The allotment per race was a … Continue reading IndyCar Produces More Flawless On-Track Activity at Mid-Ohio
Some quick thoughts on the Brickyard 400 from last weekend. The race was a slight step up from the past couple of years. The strategy taking part was interesting to watch. Attendance I think was about the same as last year maybe a little less. Estimated around 85,000 which is good except IMS seats about 250,000 and it looks not so good on tv. Attendance at races is a problem in just about every major racing series. Unfortunately people are not into auto racing like they were 20, 30 years ago. Nowadays, most people want to experience more than the … Continue reading Sam's Take: MTAF Wheels IndyCar Q & A for August 1st
The final doubleheader of the Verizon IndyCar Series 2014 season kicked off yesterday on a gorgeous day in Toronto, Ontario. The Canadian classic (while not always a “two-for” weekend) has been an IndyCar tradition – consistently – for nearly three decades. This year’s race field yields only one hometown hero in James Hinchcliffe. Hinchcliffe is the driver of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport UFD-sponsored Honda and has quite the tribute livery to his nation… Loving the Canadian pride on my @ufd_racing ride this week. #TrueNorth http://t.co/DDeQc0aaAU — James Hinchcliffe (@Hinchtown) July 18, 2014 View this post on Instagram Loving the … Continue reading The Verizon IndyCar Series Takes Over Toronto
A first time pole winner. A first time race winner. A rookie race winner. A double rookie podium – twice. An all Colombian podium for the first time in series history. A 40th career pole for a driver. Three first time podium finishers. Those are pretty awesome highlights for a race series season. Oh no wait… those were the highlights from one weekend in the Verizon IndyCar Series! That weekend was this past weekend in Texas. The series raced in the presence of the Astrodome with a title almost as long as that list of highlights: The Shell & Pennzoil … Continue reading Holy Houston… What a Weekend!