The pioneer in the racing safety business, whose impetus to keep drivers alive came from his own accident behind the wheel of a drag racing car, has passed away.
One of the most successful open wheel modified drivers in NASCAR history died in a plane crash this past weekend near the border of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
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On Carb Day Friday, INDYCAR showed off a driver cockpit protection Aeroscreen that will be implemented for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.
Of all racing disciplines, open-wheel is acknowledged as the most dangerous, as it exposes the driver to invasive debris from all sides.
Verizon IndyCar Series entrant Andretti Autosport, who teamed with McLaren to run Fernando Alonso during the 2017 Indianapolis 500, have scheduled a road-course test for the driver at Barber Motorsports Park.
In many ways, Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg Verizon IndyCar Series season-starter was the portent of a new era. In other ways it was a reflection of the open-wheel category’s past and present.
Beginning in mid-December, long-serving vice president of competition and head of race control Brian Barnhart will leave the Indianapolis-based Verizon IndyCar Series to take over the presidency of Harding Racing.
Hot rodders were permitted track time if they didn’t mind getting their cars a little dirty.