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.
Tracy brings outspoken opinions to NBC booth (The Associated Press) (Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:30:30 PDT)
Paul Tracy, one of the most outspoken and polarizing drivers in recent history, has been given a microphone to opine about the current state of IndyCar. Tracy begins a six-race stint as an analyst for NBC Sports Network on Sunday at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. It's a dream-come-true for race fans, who have longed for someone with Tracy's candor and knowledge to tell it like it is in the booth. Although Tracy never held back on or off the track during his driving days, he's not sure how far he can push the envelope in the booth.