Dec 21

IndyCar: Seven Teams Complete Pre-Holiday Test At Sebring

James Hinchcliffe was on hand for the Sebring test to help develop Andretti Autosport's new Honda-powered Indy car. (Photo: Getty Images)

James Hinchcliffe was on hand for the Sebring test to help develop Andretti Autosport’s new Honda-powered Indy car. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eleven IndyCar Series drivers representing seven teams got a jump on the 2014 season with a two-day test Dec. 18-19 at Sebring International Raceway.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Andretti Autosport, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, A.J. Foyt Racing, Dale Coyne Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing tested on the track as teams continued their 2014 preparations.

Dec 13

IndyCar: Chevrolet, Honda To Produce Unique Aero Kits Beginning In 2015

Chevrolet and Honda will utilize new aerodynamic bodywork “kits” beginning in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chevrolet and Honda will utilize new aerodynamic bodywork “kits” beginning in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

INDYCAR announced that Chevrolet and Honda will provide distinct aerodynamic configurations for the IndyCar Series chassis beginning in 2015.

As part of its long-range focus on innovation, INDYCAR announced in June that aerodynamic bodywork “kits” would be introduced and utilized for all 2015 races and include separate specifications for superspeedways and road/street/short ovals.

Dec 8

IndyCar: Kanaan Enjoys First Test With Ganassi Team At Sebring

Tony Kanaan (left) talks with longtime engineer Eric Cowdin (right) during the Sebring test. (Photo: IndyCar.com)

Tony Kanaan (left) talks with longtime engineer Eric Cowdin (right) during the Sebring test. (Photo: IndyCar.com)

Less than 48 hours after unveiling his bas relief image on the Borg-Warner Trophy at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Kanaan started his on-the-job orientation with his new employer, Chip Ganassi Racing, during a team test at Sebring International Raceway.

Despite joining a new team, there was familiarity for the Brazilian in his first on-track session. Longtime engineer, Eric Cowdin was on the pit stand as were drivers he considers friends. Kanaan was even familiar with the Chevrolet twin turbocharged engine that was affixed to the No. 8 NTT DATA car for the first time.

Dec 5

IndyCar: Catching Up With James Hinchcliffe

IndyCar: Catching Up With James Hinchcliffe

Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe poses with members of the Andretti Autosport team. (Photo: Getty Images)

It’s been an off-season filled with travel for James Hinchcliffe. Fresh from a career-best season that saw him take his first three IndyCar wins, the Mayor of Hinchtown headed to Europe to celebrate his brother’s birthday, and will head off on a weeklong cruise of the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 7.

In the latest addition of “Catching Up With…” the Andretti Autosport driver talks of his travels, the changes his team will have as it approaches the 2014 season, and why today may be the last time we wish him a Happy Birthday.