NASCAR Race Weekend Central

James Hinchcliffe Expected to Make a Full Recovery

2015 IndyCar James Hinchcliffe headshot helmet Credit IndyCar Media e1597876829657

Photo Credit: IndyCar Media

James Hinchcliffe is expected to make a full recovery following a harrowing and violent crash on Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A statement, released by IndyCar, confirms that the affable Canadian driver will not require additional procedures after a piece of the suspension punctured both of his legs. “We’re very pleased with his progress …

Read more

Tony Kanaan: If Drivers Feel Uncomfortable, They Shouldn’t Be in a Car

2015 IndyCar Tony Kanaan headshot helmet Credit IndyCar Media e1597883274565

Photo Credit: IndyCar Media

In the midst of a violent and crash-filled Month of May, Tony Kanaan says IndyCar is a very dangerous sport and that the peril is both part of the appeal to watch and participate in open-wheel racing. Following four crashes in six days, including one that has sent James Hinchcliffe to the hospital, the 2004 …

Read more

James Hinchcliffe Undergoing Surgery After Monday Crash

hinchcliffe crash e1431970140335

Monday practice for the Indianapolis 500 was delayed and postponed to later in the afternoon due to yet another violent incident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – this time involving James Hinchcliffe and Honda. Hinchcliffe crashed 50 minutes into the session and was taken to a waiting ambulance on a stretcher. He sustained an injury …

Read more

Ed Carpenter Becomes 3rd Chevrolet Driver to Crash at IMS

2014 IndyCar Auto Club Ed Carpenter racecar credit Huston Ladner

Photo Credit: Huston Ladner, Frontstretch

Chevrolet cars continue to spin and rise off the ground at Indianapolis with two-time and defending polesitter Ed Carpenter joining the dubious group on Sunday with a massive crash during warm-up for Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Carpenter hit the wall in turn 2 – the third Chevrolet to crash in that end of the speedway – …

Read more

Drivers Weigh-In on Safety After 2015 Indy 500 Practice Crashes

The Month of May is off to a dubious start. Now equipped with aerodynamic enhancements, the current IndyCar machine looks drastically different than any that came before it. The DW12 is also faster than it was last year and appears markedly more unstable following the first three days of practice for the Indianapolis 500. On …

Read more

Josef Newgarden Escapes Violent 2015 Indy 500 Practice Crash

Another day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 brought with it yet another violent-looking crash as Josef Newgarden was the latest victim of the seemingly unstable Chevrolet aero package at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Driving through turn 1, Newgarden saw his car snap loose, loop around, and hit the wall nose first. His Chevrolet then …

Read more

IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Honda Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Will Power Indianapolis GP VL

Through five races, IndyCar has some serious parity, as Will Power became the fifth different winner of the 2015 season after winning the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Here’s a quick look at the race. How it happened: Power dominated the entire …

Read more

IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Honda Grand Prix of Alabama

IndyCar 2015 Barber checkers Newgarden credit Chris Owens

Photo Credit: Chris Owens

Joseph Newgarden scored his first career Verizon IndyCar Series victory on Sunday afternoon, outlasting a hard-charging Graham Rahal and Scott Dixon at Barber Motorsports Park just east of Downtown Birmingham. Here’s a quick look at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. How it happened: Newgarden passed Helio Castroneves for 10th on a lap 40 …

Read more

Honda Cuts the Gap to Chevrolet in Alabama

IndyCar 2015 Honda Aero Kit for road and street events Courtesy IndyCar Media

Photo Credit: IndyCar Media

Much has been made about the early season woes for Honda and the HPD IndyCar program. Despite posting good results and gaining momentum on Sunday afternoon in the Grand Prix of Alabama, it appears as if the manufacturer still has a considerable gap to close on Chevrolet – at least on road and street courses. …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com

Frontstretch