British driver hired to drive for Herta's team (The Associated Press) (Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:23:11 PST)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- British driver Jack Hawksworth has been hired to drive the No. 98 car for Bryan Herta Autosport this season. The IndyCar team made the announcement Wednesday.
Servia to run at least 4 races in 2nd Rahal car (The Associated Press) (Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:26:54 PST)
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field a second IndyCar entry for Oriol Servia this season in at least four races, more if sponsorship can be secured. Servia is currently scheduled to compete at Long Beach, Barber, the inaugural road course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 in a deal announced Wednesday. The Rahal organization last month finished a drawn-out process to secure sponsorship from the National Guard for Graham Rahal's car. Team owner Bobby Rahal has insisted he would only field two cars if it would strengthen the organization, and Graham Rahal said he told his dad he didn't want to ''rob Peter to pay Paul'' just to have a teammate.
US racer to attempt Indy 500-NASCAR double (Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:12:03 PST)
US stock car racer Kurt Busch was named Tuesday to drive in the Indianapolis 500, giving him a chance to become the fourth driver to complete a unique one-day double. The 2004 champion of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) will become the fifth driver for team owner Michael Andretti at the historic 2.5-mile (4km) Indy oval on the afternoon of May 25. Then the 35-year-old American will take an airplane ride to Charlotte, North Carolina, and return to his regular car in time for the Coca-Cola 600 stock car race that night, the green flag flying only six hours after the Indy 500 begins.
Panther sues IndyCar, Rahal over sponsorship (The Associated Press) (Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:16:55 PST)
Panther Racing has sued Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, IndyCar and others, saying it lost a $17.2 million sponsorship with the Army National Guard because of bid-rigging and other improprieties. The lawsuit filed Feb. 19 in Marion County Court in Indianapolis follows a ruling earlier this year by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The GAO denied Panther's appeal of moving the Army National Guard sponsorship to Graham Rahal's car for the upcoming IndyCar season.