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Announcement:Introducing PLP.TV!

Some exciting offseason news that we can officially announce! Starting at the beginning of the 2020 season, we will have all of our weekly episodes, live shows, live interviews, and special at-track content on video! We will have a dedicated YouTube channel to share all these videos with you all! Jess, Matt, and I are…

Hickey: Remembering the Time IndyCar Killed a Golden Goose

IndyCar long has a history of shooting itself in the foot, and, well, the Porsche-IndyCar relationship from 1987-1990 is proof of this. A giant of the car manufacturing world, Porsche dipped their toes into IndyCar with Al Unser late in the 1987 IndyCar Season at Laguna Seca with off-the-track help coming from three-time 24 Hour…

Hickey: Top 10 Accomplishments by Jay Frye

#InJayFryeWeTrust is a hashtag that was born during one of our episodes and it has stuck ever since. Jay Frye joined IndyCar in 2013 as Chief Revenue Officer before being promoted to President of Competition in 2015. His quickly established himself as a successful leader within IndyCar with his ideas and level-headed leadership, eventually earning…

Hickey: Is McLaren IndyCar’s New Villain?

A lot can change in the course of a couple of months. I mean, you had an IndyCar team that was attempting to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 that couldn’t find the correct steering wheel for the car, who couldn’t convert metric to imperial measurements correctly, and who, the gravest mistake of all, could not…

Meyer Shank Racing Goes Full Time

There will be a new full-time team on the NTT IndyCar Series grid for 2020, but they will be familiar faces. As had been anticipated for the last couple of seasons, Meyer Shank Racing announced late last week that they will be on track for all 17 events next season, with Jack Harvey at the…

The HMD Motorsports Experience with Pit Lane Parley

In our first partnership announcement for the 2020 season, we have partnered with Road-To-Indy team HMD Motorsports, who after a successful 2019 season in Indy Lights with Toby Sowery and David Malukas have expanded to all 3 levels of the ladder series in 2020. HMD is now located in Brownsburg, Indiana. After a successful partnership…

Penske to Buy IMS, IndyCar Series

Like many of us, Roger Penske’s love of racing and the Indy 500 began with a trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a youngster. He was 14 years old when he attended his first 500 in 1951, and since then has become a respected name in business and a legend in racing. His legacy…

McLaren Names Driver Lineup, Hinch Gets Left Out

After posting something about Arrow McLaren SP over the weekend — which hopefully you read(!) — I didn’t think I would be writing about them again so quickly. But here we are. The week began with speculation as to who McLaren had picked as its two-driver lineup, and ended with the official announcement that gives…

McLaren Keeps Moving Forward

Arrow McLaren SP moved a little bit closer to the 2020 season this week with the unveiling of its new logo and the launch of its new website. It’s another step forward to a full-season effort next year, but there is still a lot of work to be done. It’s nice to have a some…

Windscreen Passes First Test

The long offseason has begun, but before everyone packs it away for the winter, there’s some testing to be done. IndyCar unveiled its new Aeroscreen Wednesday and put the series’ newest safety innovation to the test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scott Dixon and Will Power were the test drivers for this round. Together they…

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