In his first foray in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Stefan Wilson finished 16th at the Grand Prix of Baltimore Sunday. It was a decent showing for the 24-year-old native of Woodall, England who drove the No. 18 car.
The controversy surrounding Sunday's pit road collision at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma between race leader Scott Dixon's car and a tire being carried by one of Will Power's crew members followed the IZOD IndyCar Series across the country from California to Maryland.
Heading into the Grand Prix of Baltimore, Marco Andretti's performance has improved significantly this season. On a team that now features reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion and defending Grand Prix of Baltimore champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti is currently fourth in the standings.
When Sage Karam drives in the Firestone Indy Lights Series race at the Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday, he will be chasing 21-year-old points leader Carlos Munoz of Brazil and 20-year-old Gabby Chavez of Colombia, one of his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammates, for the overall championship of open-wheel racing's Triple-A.
For as long as Ryan Hunter-Reay can remember, the Indianapolis 500 was a huge deal. As a small child growing up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Hunter-Reay used to plop down a plastic race track and line up his miniature race cars in front of the television set on the Sunday morning of Memorial Day weekend.
Randy Bernard is out as CEO of the IndyCar series after a special meeting of the board of directors of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation on Sunday, radio station WIBC in Indianapolis reported.
Workers are taking down fences, removing safety barriers and opening streets following the weekend's races, with the goal of restoring the flow of traffic through Downtown Baltimore in time for the Tuesday morning commute.
Things didn't go well for Frenchman Simon Pagenaud in hisfirst race. But that didn't stop him. And though he could find similarities to that first outing last weekend, he clinched The IZOD IndyCar Series' Rookie of the Year award at the Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The first round of gleaming race cars will roar through downtown streets early Friday, marking the start of the second annual three day open wheel racing festival – and a victory for city officials and organizers who struggled to resurrect the event after last year's financial flop.