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IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by flyingturns89 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:39 am

Everything is pretty much signed thanks to the engine limit, so here's where we're at for IndyCar Silly Season.

IndyCar told the manufacturers that they could have up to 10 cars on track for the beginning of the season, with a few more let in after Indy. As a result, here's what teams look like.

First off, Honda, who kept defending champion Dario Franchitti in their cars, but putting his team, Chip Ganassi Racing, in their stable cost them four slots. However, they took up the remaining six with four single car teams and a two car team. AJ Foyt Enterprises, Sam Schmidt Motorsports, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Dale Coyne Racing, and most recently Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing all will make up Honda's 10 cars.

HONDA TEAM CHART

Chip Ganassi Racing
#9 Scott Dixon
#10 Dario Franchitti
#38 Graham Rahal
#83 Charlie Kimball

Dale Coyne Racing
#18 James Jakes
#19 Justin Wilson

AJ Foyt Enterprises
#14 Mike Conway

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
#15 Takuma Sato

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
#67 Josef Newgarten

Sam Schmidt Motorsports
#77 Simon Pagenaud

Up next, Honda's biggest competitor, Chevrolet. The bowtie stole away some big teams in Team Penske and Andretti Autosport, which count for six of their 10. The remaining four go to KV Racing Technology, Panther Racing, and new team Ed Carpenter Racing.

CHEVROLET TEAM CHART

Team Penske
#2 Ryan Briscoe
#3 Helio Castroneves
#12 Will Power

Andretti Autosport
#26 Marco Andretti
#27 James Hinchcliffe
#28 Ryan Hunter-Reay

KV Racing Technology
#5 EJ Viso
#8 Rubens Barrichello
#11 Tony Kanaan

Panther Racing
#4 JR Hildebrand

Ed Carpenter Racing
#20 Ed Carpenter

Finally, we have the manufacturer that couldn't fill its spots, Lotus. Lotus was only able to get five cars, but may have a sixth. They also have just one multi car team, with Lotus Dragon Racing jumping in with two full time cars. Add on HVM Racing, Bryan Herta Autosport, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, and a deal in progress with MSR Indy, a new team fielded by Rolex 24 winning owner Mike Shank, and that's Lotus's 2012 team

LOTUS TEAM CHART

Lotus Dragon Racing
#6 Katherine Legge
#7 Sebastien Bourdais

Lotus Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
#22 Oriol Servia

MSR Indy
#60 Paul Tracy?

Lotus HVM Racing
#78 Simona de Silvestro

Bryan Herta Autosport
#98 Alex Tagliani

In addition, more deals are still in the works, possibly for Indy and onwards. Teams like KV Racing Technology and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing could add another car. Conquest Racing has said they will be at Indy, but not before then.

TEAMS TO BE ADDED AT INDY
#30 Luca Filippi, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda

INDY 500 ONE-OFF ENTRIES
#25 Sebastian Saavedra, Andretti Autosport/AFS Racing, Chevrolet
#? Jean Alesi, Unknown Team, Lotus
#? Bryan Clauson, Unknown Team, Unknown Manufacturer


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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by AntmanB on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:47 am

Kathrine Legge. WHY? she was horrible in champcar.
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by f1fan12 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:02 am

Wheres Rubens? Crying or Very sad
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by Alpineopossum on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:39 am

KV is expected to have four cars
5 - Rubens Barrichello - BRZ - Nestle
8 - Esteveem Guirreri - ARG - Visit Argentina
11 - Tony Kanaan - BRZ - Geico
25 - E. J. Viso - VEN - Citgo


By the way Katherine Legge wasn't THAT bad in Champcar. Although she was rushed to the CCWS because they wanted a Danica equivalent, she was fast in the Atlantic series.
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by f1fan12 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:45 am

Katherine Queen of Crash has no bissneuss being in Indycar, put her in Lights until she gets some time learning ovals.
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by RealRacer4 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:46 am

http://www.indycar.com/news/show/55-izod-indycar-series/51204-performance-enhancing-tweak/

This is going to be added at only in Fontana and Indianapolis:






The reason it's not going to be used at Texas according to the article is because it will increase downforce, which is something Indy Car likes to avoid.

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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by Milan655 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:01 am

Alpineopossum wrote:KV is expected to have four cars
5 - Rubens Barrichello - BRZ - Nestle
8 - Esteveem Guirreri - ARG - Visit Argentina
11 - Tony Kanaan - BRZ - Geico
25 - E. J. Viso - VEN - Citgo


By the way Katherine Legge wasn't THAT bad in Champcar. Although she was rushed to the CCWS because they wanted a Danica equivalent, she was fast in the Atlantic series.

I'm not too confident in seeing Rubens in Indy Car. I believe it's either F1 or nothing for him, but I'm not sure really, haven't heard from him in a while.
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by Tanrar on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:31 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:http://www.indycar.com/news/show/55-izod-indycar-series/51204-performance-enhancing-tweak/

This is going to be added at only in Fontana and Indianapolis:






The reason it's not going to be used at Texas according to the article is because it will increase downforce, which is something Indy Car likes to avoid.

Fenders? on an INDYCAR?!
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by Ceej on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:55 pm

This is witchcraft. The whole point of open-wheel racing is to make cars launch off of each other Mad
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by Milan655 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:31 pm

I find this whole new design ridiculous. Formula 1 have managed without having to recreate an inverted aeroplane....
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by flyingturns89 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:11 pm

Alpineopossum wrote:KV is expected to have four cars
5 - Rubens Barrichello - BRZ - Nestle
8 - Esteveem Guirreri - ARG - Visit Argentina
11 - Tony Kanaan - BRZ - Geico
25 - E. J. Viso - VEN - Citgo


By the way Katherine Legge wasn't THAT bad in Champcar. Although she was rushed to the CCWS because they wanted a Danica equivalent, she was fast in the Atlantic series.

The Barrichello deal is being worked on, but due to some major holes in their plan, will not on the team chart. The Guirreri thing is, well, I'm sure if you're trolling or not, but there's WAY too much that wouldn't work with that, starting with the fact that someone already has #8.
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by Cynon on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:29 pm

f1fan12 wrote:Katherine Queen of Crash has no bissneuss being in Indycar, put her in Lights until she gets some time learning ovals.

She was only the Queen of Crash because she kept getting run over by Dan Clarke.

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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by PYLrulz on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:49 pm

Milan655 wrote:I find this whole new design ridiculous. Formula 1 have managed without having to recreate an inverted aeroplane....

Then again, F1 isn't running around on ovals with constant high speeds and the catch fences hanging right over the track
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by RACECAR on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:55 pm

Don't about you guys, but I keep hearing that Rubens will be officially announcing his participation in the Indycar series tomarrow.
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by tommykl on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:42 am

IndyCar teams!

Y U NO SIGN BERTRAND BAGUETTE?
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by ParaLanche on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:18 pm



Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
#67 Josef Newgarten
This is my guy for this season.
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by flyingturns89 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:47 pm

Barrichello deal is confirmed, listed with #8 now, but there are two teams with #8.
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by RealRacer4 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:55 pm


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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by flyingturns89 on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:06 pm

Started a list of Indy one-offs, and a list of teams that will join starting at Indy following announcements in the last couple days.
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by Alpineopossum on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:09 pm

Cynon wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:Katherine Queen of Crash has no bissneuss being in Indycar, put her in Lights until she gets some time learning ovals.

She was only the Queen of Crash because she kept getting run over by Dan Clarke.

This
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by f1fan12 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:39 am

Is anyone concered at the fact that a layout hasn't even been brought to the public, for the Chineese Race?
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Re: IndyCar Silly Season is just about over.

Post by Nextelracer on Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:55 am

f1fan12 wrote:Is anyone concered at the fact that a layout hasn't even been brought to the public, for the Chineese Race?

Nope. Knowing China, they'll probably just flat-out copy another design, like Long Beach, even if it passes through some residential neighborhood or something.
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Post by Cynon on Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:02 am

Nextelracer wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:Is anyone concered at the fact that a layout hasn't even been brought to the public, for the Chineese Race?

Nope. Knowing China, they'll probably just flat-out copy another design, like Long Beach, even if it passes through some residential neighborhood or something.

More like they'll just have a really boring layout that will turn out to be a pretty exciting race because the road conditions will be akin to San Jose.

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Post by RACECAR on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:49 pm

f1fan12 wrote:Is anyone concered at the fact that a layout hasn't even been brought to the public, for the Chineese Race?

Betting you they'll have another pathetic Street circuit with no flow and following the same idiotic formula of One Straight and a Crap load of tight corners because thats "Challenging". I would love to hope they are aware of an existing race Racetrack called Shanghai international, but I don't since Open wheel racing period seems to have an obsession to adopting poorly designed street circuits as of late.
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