What are the Pits?

The Pits is a lot of things- it’s where the teams & crews watch and communicate with their drivers during the race to help guide them, it’s where drivers make a "pit-stop" so that their tires can be changed and cars refueled and it’s where teams try to fix any car problems that may happen during the race. The pit is action packed and exciting!

WHAT IS A PADDOCK?

The Paddock is like the locker room by comparison to hockey, football, basketball or baseball.  It is better known as the GARAGE area in the racing industry. Whenever the cars are not on the race track during an event weekend they will be found inside the Paddock. Race teams are assigned a space for housing each car and accompanying equipment, and the impressive, purpose-built transporter trucks transform into a fully functional temporary garage for race weekend. 

Road to Indy in St. Pete

PALMETTO, Fla. – Andersen Promotions today announced the 2019 Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires schedule which will feature 12 events in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series including a new venue with the addition of Circuit of The Americas and a return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the season finale of all three levels of the globally recognized driver development platform.

Rossi, Dixon, Newgarden and Power pictured with the Astor Cu

Double points are up for grabs at the final race of the season! The IndyCar championship comes down to the wire as four drivers vie for the Astor Cup. We preview the Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Alonso tests at Barber

Portland returns, Takuma Sato upsets the field, the championship comes down to the wire in Sonoma, Fernando Alonso tests an IndyCar at Barber, while the 2019 IndyCar schedule loses an oval but gains a new road course. All this and more in this week’s #TrackTalk