IndyCar – New Chassis Prognostication

Well, the day has finally arrived. Today at 1100 CDT, we will finally discover the new chassis and strategy for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series. You can watch the event live via IndyCar.com if you were not lucky enough to get an invite and have the ability to act on it. In another gesture that shows that the leadership is beginning to understand the importance of fans, early invitations were given to the Crew Level members of the official fan club Indy Downforce. Good on them for that! Sadly, I…

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IndyCar – OpenPaddock.net @ Future Car

That is correct folks! Be sure to have your Facebook and Twitter ready today as OpenPaddock.net will be at the Future Car Announcement later at the Indianapolis Art Museum. We will be celebrating the historic day with tweets, Facebook photos, and hopefully some video that will be located on YouTube right after the announcement. Rumor has it that CEOs from Lola and Dallara will be present, but as Randy Bernard said at Watkins Glen, you won’t know for sure until it is announced. Be sure to visit Openpaddock.net all day…

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Episode 25 – Open Paddock Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMaybe a day late but not a dollar short! Join Mike and I this week as we break down all the chassis stuff from the world of IndyCar. We also highlight some key changes in the 2010 WRC championship and venture to everybody’s favorite world of F1. Great chassis discussion to be had, so enjoy!

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IndyCar – Delta Wing Under the Red Tarp

Tomorrow afternoon at the Chicago Auto Show a red tarp will be removed from the Delta Wing IndyCar concept model. For now, we will just have to settle with this teaser photo from the Chicago Auto Show blog. ¬†This is part of Bridgestones booth. While it may not be much to look at, that red tarp seems to have spooked the establishment at 16th and Georgetown. For months now we have been hearing information trickle out about this design. What we know largely has been from planned leaks through Robin…

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IndyCar – The Swift Project

Just after Lola released their minimal thoughts on the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series chassis, Swift Engineering released a deluge of information regarding their project including several renderings of three different variations of their design. The exciting aspect of the Swift release is the level of technological innovation the company is bringing to the table. If Swift is able to accomplish even half of what they propose in their press release from today, then IndyCar is in for one hell of a ride! American race car company, Swift Engineering, Inc. is…

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IndyCar – On the 2012 Chassis Decision…. What About the Engine?

Three significant things came up this week on the 2012 chassis decision for the IRL. An article came out in USA Today with comments from Brian Barnhart, a chassis design criteria was released by the IndyCar Series and pictures of three chassis concepts started circulating from Dallara. The Leagues Design Criteria Safe: The new chassis must adhere to the league’s already high safety standards while exploring new technology to improve safety in all aspects of the car. Raceable: The new chassis must continue to produce the exciting racing that has…

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