INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hank Steinbrenner, George Steinbrenner IV and Michael Andretti have hired 16-year-old Colton Herta to drive the No. 98 car in the Indy Lights Series next season.
It's the first time Herta will race in the U.S. since 2014. Herta's father, Bryan, drove for Michael Andretti and owned the late Dan Wheldon's Indianapolis 500 winning car in 2011.
The teenager said he chose the No. 98 to honor Wheldon and plans to wear a helmet that bears the same design as the one his father used.Read more
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Max Chilton will return to Chip Ganassi Racing next season as the fourth IndyCar driver for the team.
Chilton was a rookie last year with Ganassi in the No. 8 and had Dario Franchitti as his driver coach. The Englishman was 19th in the IndyCar standings and his seventh-place finish at Phoenix was his best of the season.
Chilton spent two years in Formula One before moving to IndyCar.Read more
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Oriol Servia will race in Indianapolis 500 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with the possibility of adding more races during the 2017 season.
The 2017 Indy 500 will be Servia's ninth in the showcase race and fourth with RLL (2009, 2014, 2015). His best finish overall was fourth in 2012 with Dreyer & Reinbold and his best start was third in 2011 with Newman/Haas Racing.Read more
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - That's not graffiti on that model IndyCar you bought at the Indianapolis International Airport - it's the mark of a champion.IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud tweeted a video Wednesday afternoon showing how he killed a little time at the airport. Read more