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#2 Post by Kailuaboy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:10 pm

Chevy reveals new IndyCar aero package






By Noah Joseph
Feb 17th 2015 at 11:29AM

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The IndyCar Series is not one that demands its participating teams and automakers to design their own chassis as they do in Formula One, but for this season, the organizers have opened it up to allow for custom aero packages. What you're looking at here is the new look of the chassis to be fielded by teams running under Chevy power.

Based on the Dallara DW12 chassis – introduced three years ago and named after the late Dan Wheldon – Chevy's new package is designed for road courses and short ovals, with the speedway configuration to be revealed later. The kit features new wings front and rear and more sculpted side pods. It's also got new wedges at the back to envelop the otherwise open wheels that are a hallmark of Indy racing, a more streamlined engine cover and bigger rear bumper pods.


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#5 Post by Kailuaboy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:20 pm

Honda reveals IndyCar aero kit






By Noah Joseph
Mar 10th 2015 at 9:30AM

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The IndyCar Series is stepping into a new era of competition that won't quite see manufacturers building their own chassis like they do in Formula One, but it's inching closer. This season, participating automakers will provide their customer teams not only with engines as they have in the past, but with complete aerodynamic packages. Chevy revealed its new aero kit last month, and now Honda – the only other automaker currently in the series – has followed suit with its own.

Like Chevy's package, the new Honda kit is designed specifically for road courses and short ovals with a high degree of downforce that would hamper high-speed running around super speedways. The lower-drag package will likely be revealed sometime before the Indy 500 that will be the first speedway race on the calendar when it kicks off in May.


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#7 Post by Kailuaboy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:27 pm

Team '15 season preview: 'Race for wins right away'






By Dave Lewandowski
March 8, 2015

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

The cast: Drivers – James Hinchcliffe, James Jakes. Chief engineers – Allen McDonald (Hinchcliffe), Dan Hobbs (Jakes)

Twitter: @Hinchtown, @JamesJakes, @SPMIndyCar

The cars: Nos. 5 (Hinchcliffe) and 7 (Jakes) Honda

Snapshot: Both drivers are in their first year with the team co-owned by former Indy car driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson. … Hinchcliffe, 29, of Toronto, won three Verizon IndyCar Series races (all in 2013, including the opener at St. Petersburg) in three seasons with Andretti Autosport before moving to SPM last fall. Jakes, 27, of England, drove for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2013 and Dale Coyne Racing in 2011-12. … Simon Pagenaud, who drove for the team the past three seasons, moved to Team Penske’s No. 22 car. Mikael Aleshin, who drove the No. 7 entry last season, moved to sports car racing in Europe. … In 2011, Hinchcliffe and Oriol Servia were the last drivers for longtime Indy car competitor Newman/Haas Racing. Carl Haas celebrated his 85th birthday last week. Hinchcliffe won the Sunoco Rookie of the Year and Tony Renna Rising Star awards following the 2011 season. … Hinchcliffe drove for Schmidt in the 2009 Indy Lights season (five podium finishes; fifth in standings). … The golden ale, Hinchtown Hammer Down, brewed by Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis, is named in his honor.


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#8 Post by Kailuaboy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:40 pm

Team '15 season preview: Focus on points, pointers






By Dave Lewandowski
March 10, 2015

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Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Part I

The cast: Drivers – Charlie Kimball, Sage Karam. Chief engineers – Brad Goldberg (Kimball), Eric Cowdin (Karam)

Twitter: @racewithinsulin, @SageKaram, @CGRTeams

The cars: Nos. 8 (Karam) and 83 (Kimball) Chevrolet

Snapshot: Kimball enters his fifth Verizon IndyCar Series season driving the No. 83 car with primary sponsorship from global diabetes care company Novo Nordisk. Kimball, of Camarillo, Calif., was diagnosed in 2007 with type 1 diabetes. He returned to racing in 2008 – claiming a podium finish in his first race. … He received a Jefferson Award for public service in 2012 for spreading the word about diabetes awareness and management. … He turned 30 on Feb. 20. … In September, he married Kathleen Thompson in Indianapolis. … His father, Gordon, worked with several Indy car and Formula One teams. … Karam made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 in a partnership between Chip Ganassi Racing Teams and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. He qualified 31st and finished ninth – the second-highest finish by a rookie. … Karam, of Nazareth, Pa., turned 20 on March 5.


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#9 Post by Kailuaboy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:44 pm

IndyCar Series introduces aero kits produced by Chevrolet and Honda for 2015 season






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Power testing the new Chevy IndyCar aero kit earlier this year. Source: IndyCar / Supplied


THEY’RE IndyCars, but not quite as you know them.


The arrival of the IndyCar Series new aero kits, designed by engine suppliers Chevrolet and Honda, have given the series’ cars a completely new look for the 2015 season.

Gone are the relatively sleek and clean lines of the standard Dallara DW12, piloted to championship glory by Will Power in 2014. In their place are an orgy of carbon fibre winglets, turning vanes and end plates.


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#10 Post by Kailuaboy » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:10 pm

Pro sports stars help kick off St. Pete opener






By Dave Lewandowski
March 11, 2015

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Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are incorporating local sports stars into the Verizon IndyCar Series race festivities March 29.

Vincent Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will serve as the grand marshal. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb will serve as the honorary starter, waving the green flag to mark the opening of the season and start of the 110-lap race on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit.


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#11 Post by Kailuaboy » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:13 pm

In-your-face introduction: Aero kit test at Barber






By Dave Lewandowski
March 12, 2015

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Chevrolet and Honda have unveiled computer-generated models of their road/street course and short oval aerodynamic bodywork platforms, and the radical packages will spring to life March 16-17 when Verizon IndyCar Series teams convene at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., for the initial multi-day on-track examination.

“It’s kind of like taking the SATs; everyone is cramming for the big test, which is St. Pete,” said Josef Newgarden, who enters his fourth season in the No. 67 CFH Racing Chevrolet.
The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is March 29 (3 p.m. ET, ABC).

“There’s a lot of work to do to try to figure out how the aero kits work on track. Set-ups will change, driving styles will change a little bit. It’s exciting and a new challenge,” added Newgarden.


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#14 Post by Kailuaboy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:24 pm

2015 numbers to note entering opening race






By Ryan Long (graphic) / Dave Lewandowski (text)
Published: Mar 23, 2015

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Some numbers to note heading into the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg:


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#15 Post by Kailuaboy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:26 pm

Collaborative efforts: Tire specs match aero kits






By Dave Lewandowski
Published: Mar 24, 2015

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There’s an underlying unknown with the Chevrolet and Honda aerodynamic bodywork packages that will debut in competition this week during the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Verizon IndyCar Series teams have had limited opportunities to evaluate the performance characteristics of the components and multitude of optional elements that increase downforce and reduce drag, so there is about as much driver and team personnel intrigue as there is by fans.


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