The evolution of Honda's Indy Car engine is state-of-the-art, but it certainly
isn't a typical progression in motorsports.
In 2003, Honda Performance Development unveiled its initial 3.5-liter engine
for the Indy Racing League ...
It's going to be tough to beat last year's dramatic showdown for the IndyCar
series title, since four drivers went into the final race with a chance to be
But what might be even tougher is finding a way to beat Team P...
Scott Sharp isn't in the Delphi car. Danica Patrick is no longer with
Bobby Rahal. Buddy Rice has a new team. Sarah Fisher is back in the series.
Anthony Foyt IV isn't driving for his grandfather. Kosuke Matsuura is
at a dif...
The Indy Racing League's move to ethanol to power its 225 mile-per-hour cars
in 2007 is both logical and historic.
After 40 years of running on methanol, a non-renewable fossil fuel made from
natural gas, the IRL began
The Indy Racing League frowned on engine leases when it started in 1996 but,
a decade later, it was thanks to Honda's bargain-basement lease prices that
the traditional 33 cars made it to the starting grid for the 90th Indianapolis...
There is absolutely no resemblance of any kind between Herb Porter and Robert
The former was a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking, stubborn, brilliant engine man
and car owner, who raised hell at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway f...
After three of 11 races in the 2006 SPEED World Challenge for Touring Cars,
Acura driver Pierre Kleinubing is tied for the points lead and the Acura entry
is in a torrid battle with Mazda for the manufacturers' title.
There hadn't been a single engine manufacturer covering the entire field at
Indianapolis since 1960, when the Offenhauser ruled.
But Honda went one better in May. Not only did it power all 33 starters in
the 90th Indianapolis 5...
After dominating IndyCar racing the past two years,
Honda agreed to power every car in the 2006 Indy Racing
Which really agrees with two-time Indy 500 winner Helio
Castroneves and past champions Sam Hornish Jr. and
In its 13 years of open-wheel racing in America, Honda
Performance Development has always been driven by competition.
But HPD did such a good job during the past two years in the Indy
Racing League that it now has the series to its...
Most kids have driven their father's car by the time
they're 18. Just not at 200 miles per hour.
That's the scenario as teenager Marco Andretti slides
into one of the Indy cars owned by his dad, Michael,
for the 2006 Indy Racing Le...
It began like most great partnerships.
"I called American Honda in December of 1986 to try and con
them out of a Honda to go ice racing," recalled Peter
Cunningham. "Amazingly, they said 'OK, but don't call us back.'
"And we've been ...
Honda's formidable Motocross and Road Race teams got off to
an impressive start in 2006 at Daytona as Team Honda's Jake
Zemke scored his first-ever Daytona 200 win in the AMA's
Formula Xtreme class, while Davi Millsaps captured the...
Tired of fighting, Roger Penske decided to
switch and is coming back to the Honda family.
The all-time winner in Indy Car racing hasn't won
a championship since 2001 (his last season with
Honda in CART, with Gil de Ferran driving) so...
Following 2004's major successes in Indy Car racing, it was hard to
imagine Honda's IRL teams repeating the kind of domination that saw
them win all but two races, the Indy 500 and both championships.
But, led by Dan Wheldon and his An...
Bryan Herta's senses are arrested immediately as the glass doors at
Honda Performance Development open, revealing front and center in
the spacious lobby, a race car. Not just any car, but the No. 7 XM
Satellite Radio Honda-powered ...
With General Motors gone and rival Toyota departing after 2006,
Honda Performance Development gave the Indy Racing League some
positive news in October when it renewed its commitment to Tony
George's series through 2009.
"We are plea...
Powered by Acura, the RealTime Racing team
clocked its competition in the SCCA's Speed World
Challenge Touring Car category.
Peter Cunningham captured the title with
consistency as his one victory was complemented
by six other po...
Andre Ribeiro flashes back to how superior his car was, Steve Horne recalls that satisfied feeling and Robert Clarke remembers not knowing the protocol for victory lane.
Those were the three key players' memories of Honda's initial open...