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Topic - Brian Barnhart
IndyCar's return to Houston got off to a bumpy start.
Helio Castroneves doesn't mind benefiting from the misfortunes of his closest title contenders in the IndyCar championship. Not even from a controversial penalty that led to criticism of his team.
IndyCar's new president of competition said Sunday he was in agreement with acting race director Brian Barnhart to penalize Dario Franchitti in the first race at Toronto, then later overturn the call.
IndyCar race director Beaux Barfield will miss the doubleheader race in Toronto because of personal reasons.
IndyCar has postponed next week's Indianapolis 500 rookie orientation because of possible rain and chill.
Katherine Legge threatened legal action over her termination from Dragon Racing on Wednesday, one day after the team said Sebastian Saavedra had been hired to drive the No. 6 this IndyCar season.
IndyCar race director Beaux Barfield's decision to penalize Will Power for blocking Tony Kanaan during last weekend's race in Texas was a bold call that changed the race and was met with approval from drivers and officials alike.
Helio Castroneves is happy with Beaux Barfield's job as IndyCar's new race director despite disagreeing with the penalty he received after the Long Beach race.
With the IndyCar Series still recovering from Dan Wheldon's death, officials said Tuesday that double-file restarts would be scrapped at Indianapolis, Texas and Fontana and more changes to improve safety could be announced before next month's season-opener at St. Petersburg, Fla.
With IndyCar still recovering from Dan Wheldon's death, series officials said Tuesday that double-file restarts will be scrapped at Indianapolis, Texas and Fontana and more changes to improve safety could be announced before next month's season-opener at St. Petersburg.
Forget all the initial complaints about Indy's new cars.
The new race director for the IndyCar Series wants improved communications with the drivers, and is willing to listen to their concerns about specific racing issues.
IndyCar's new race director is taking a hard line.
The IndyCar Series has selected Beaux Barfield as its new director for racing, according to a person familiar with the hiring.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway's "limitless" racing surface was singled out Thursday as a significant factor in a "perfect storm" of conditions that led to the death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon.
"The lateness of the build of this project, which has been unprecedented, is really one of the pitfalls when you wait until the last minute to do one of these things," said Brian Barnhart, IndyCar's president of operations. "It's one of the challenges you face, but we've got a great solution in place and it's not going to affect us in a negative fashion toward a lot of drama for the two qualifying sessions and the doubleheader."
IndyCar President of operations Brian Barnhart said Sunday the league has been monitoring Indianapolis weather reports.