Between October 4-11, 2005, B.A.R Honda embarks on its newest challenge: an attempt at setting an official Formula One Land Speed Record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.
Driven by enthusiasm and a determination to establish wh...
As the Indy Racing League season hits the home stretch, Andretti-Green Racing has a firm grasp on victory lane and the 2005 championship.
With only three races remaining, the battle for the title is pretty much between AGR teammates Dan...
One of the on-going pitfalls ofNew Auto Operations VP Steeped in Racing auto racing is that whenever a new boss comes in, there's always a chance he won't share his predecessor's interest in the program.
There are no such worries at Ame...
It had the same patriotic feeling as another popular victory in California 28 years earlier. And Nicky Hayden could certainly identify with Mario Andretti.
"It's a dream-come-true and it's the greatest feeling I've ever had, " said an e...
It wasn't quite as dominant as in 2004, but nonetheless,
Honda hammered the competition at the Indianapolis 500
for the second straight year - capturing the top four spots
and seven of the top eight.
"At one point, I know ...
Considering all his accomplishments and riches, there's not much anyone can
give to Michael Andretti. But Dan Wheldon managed to deliver a present that
his boss will cherish forever.
In winning the 89th Indianapolis 500, Wheldo...
In the old days, when anybody with a toolbox and a little knowledge could build
a race engine, there used to be catastrophic failures during the Indianapolis
500. It was nothing to have at least a third of the field KO'd by burne...
Kenny Brack made a remarkable return to Indy Car racing in May in what could
also have been his swan song.
After sitting out 2004 while recovering from massive injuries sustained in
the 2003 Indy Racing League finale at Texas, ...
She spun, got speared by another car, killed the engine on a pit stop, banged
wheels with another driver at 220 miles per hour and had to go lean on fuel
coming down the stretch. But, despite a few rookie mistakes, Danica Patrick...
Gil de Ferran always wanted to be in Formula One and, thanks to his racingsavvy
personality, engineering background, smarts and excellent record with Honda's
open-wheel programs in America, he's finally made it.
He's not on the...
Considering that 19 of the 20 drivers competing full-time on the IRL circuit
came from road racing backgrounds, the league's departure from an all-oval
series in 2005 is being met with open arms and wide smiles.
The IRL takes to
into the Formula One wars, BAR Honda is poised to join the elite after finishing "First
in Class" last year.
Sparked by Jenson Button's 10 podiums, BAR Honda wound
up third in the 2004 Constructors' Championship behind...
When he began his
career in 1970, Tom Elliott couldn't have envisioned Honda becoming a major
American motorsports and passenger cars. "We were selling a two-cylinder,
aircooled car called the N6000 and we had 32 dealer...
When Honda Performance Development
began life in 1993, it had a tiny office, big dreams and one employee.
had a desk and a telephone and I was the only employee for the first three months," recalls
Today, the Vice P...
In the 30-plus years he's worked around Indy-style racing, Kirk Russell has
seen a few good first-time venues and several tracks that, frankly, weren't
racing at any speed. But he knew instantly the IRL had a winner at St....
Born: May 19, 1973
Team: Andretti Green
Career highlights: Scored first two IRL victories in 2004 on dominating
drives at Milwaukee and Pikes Peak. Finished sixth in point ...
Drivers, mechanics and manufacturers dream about having a season like Tony
Kanaan, Andretti/Green Racing and Honda Performance Development did in 2004.
Scratch "dream." Make
Led by champion Kanaan, who had three ...
After losing the season opener, Honda-powered drivers and teams reeled off
nine consecutive wins, eight pole positions, six 1-2 finishes and led an astounding
1,703 out of 2,055 laps.
"I'm obviously very happy with how things...
Tony Kanaan and Eric Cowdin have been together for most of the past eight years
while Buddy Rice and Todd Bowland are only in their eighth month as a team.
Adrian Fernandez and John Ward are like an old married couple that occasion...
Today's Steering Wheels Do Much More Than Turn Car Left
What costs $10,000, lights up like a pinball game, gives out more information
than IndyCar historian Donald Davidson and is closer to a race driver than anybody
on his team? ...