IndyCar puts Castroneves on probation through June (The Associated Press) (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:03:32 PDT)
IndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series' social media policy. Castroneves was penalized Tuesday for a tweet sent from his official account after the Long Beach, Calif., race on April 13 that criticized race control for not penalizing drivers during the race. The tweet included an image of IndyCar's official logo with a ''thumbs down'' symbol photo-shopped in the center. The tweet was deleted not long after it appeared, and Castroneves later posted that his sister had sent the missive from his account without his permission.
IndyCar drivers calmer after Long Beach tempers (The Associated Press) (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:36:14 PDT)
Tony Kanaan got a text of apology from Ryan Hunter-Reay. Will Power tried to apologize in person to Simon Pagenaud. Only three days after a wild race in Long Beach, where tempers flared and so many drivers were mad at each other, 18 cars were back on the track Wednesday for an open Firestone tire test at Texas Motor Speedway. You just need to kind of forget about it and move on.'' Power joked that he and Pagenaud ''had to cancel our vacation.'' They both took part in the Texas testing, but Pagenaud wasn't one of the drivers who participated in media availability during the lunch break.
IndyCar driver Saavedra fined $10K (The Associated Press) (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:39:16 PDT)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- IndyCar has fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for a rules violation at Long Beach.
Townsend Bell to drive for KV Racing in Indy 500 (The Associated Press) (Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:27:38 PDT)
KV Racing will field a third car in the Indianapolis 500 that Townsend Bell will drive. KV won the race a year ago with Tony Kanaan, and now has Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Saavedra in full-time entries. The Chevrolet that Bell will drive will be sponsored by clothing designer Robert Graham. In seriousness, Bell believes he's got a chance to win with KV.