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    Kimball sets Texas track record to win first career pole

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  • A bittersweet anniversary
    Oct 16

    A bittersweet anniversary

    October 16. It's always a bittersweet day, to celebrate something that totally upended my life. But I've also been very lucky to have this opportunity to meet so many incredible people and give back to the community. On my 10th diaversary today, I'd like to thank my family, friends, healthcare team, and supporters. Thank you for being a part of my journey!

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  • After the Checkered: Zion
    Oct 13

    After the Checkered: Zion

    Kathleen and I joined friends at Zion National Park in Utah this week, and both the company and views were fantastic! Driving at 230 mph? No problem. Navigating steep switchbacks? Slightly terrifying! Yes, after a day hiking through The Narrows in the Virgin River, I overcame my fear of heights to take on Angel's Landing. After all is said and done, it was definitely worth it! Click here to view the full video, and keep an eye on #KimballsGoKamping on Instagram and Twitter for more updates.

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  • 2018 INDYCAR schedule builds on consistency, adds Portland event
    Oct 12

    2018 INDYCAR schedule builds on consistency, adds Portland event

    Via IndyCar.com Consistency and stability, plus the return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest, highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule that again contains 17 races. Sixteen of the 17 races from this year’s exciting and momentum-building season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot on the calendar to further capitalize on their date equity. The newcomer to next year’s schedule is Portland International Raceway, which hosted Indy car races under CART and Champ Car sanction from 1984-2007, including what is still the closest race finish in Indy car history on a road or street course. The Portland event is set for Labor Day weekend in 2018. To read more, please click here.

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  • After the Checkered: Yellowstone
    Oct 5

    After the Checkered: Yellowstone

    We're spending a few days at Yellowstone National Park, and it has been incredible! From the wildlife to the views, this has already become a favorite stop of our #KimballsGoKamping adventure. Yesterday we spent about four hours at Mount Washburn, a popular mountain hike here at Yellowstone. We've also taken a trip to the geothermal area, checking out the geysers (including Old Faithful, of course) and the hot spring pools. Click here to watch the full video, and stay tuned for more!      

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  • After the Checkered: Glacier
    Oct 2

    After the Checkered: Glacier

    Happy October! Kathleen and I kicked off the month with a snowy and cold (but beautiful!) hike to the Grinnell Glacier at Glacier National Park. We knew the weather would be an added challenge, so we made sure to pack extra protective layers and food for yesterday's trip. Luckily we were able to enjoy the day before the big snowstorm hit... we headed further south to Butte, Montana for the night, and we'll be on our way to Yellowstone soon! Click here to view the full video, and keep an eye on #KimballsGoKamping on Instagram and Twitter for more updates.

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  • New media, new audiences yield new measure of INDYCAR success
    Oct 2

    New media, new audiences yield new measure of INDYCAR success

    Via IndyCar.com In 2017, the Verizon IndyCar Series expanded its use of new media to garner larger and often younger audiences. In this way, the sport is embracing the same demographic as its new “twenty-something” champion and establishing platforms for future growth. INDYCAR executed that strategic plan in several ways, led by event-based live streaming (excludes any broadcast content), which rose more than 300 percent from a year ago. More than 8.4 million views of INDYCAR’s event-based live content has been consumed, quadrupling the 2016 numbers, further proving the increasing demand for online motorsports content. In addition, INDYCAR produced live shows away from race weekends, including Fernando Alonso’s first Indy car test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which garnered more than 2 million viewers in a single day. Social following continued to trend strong, with total following now in excess of 1 million. Adding video content also drove higher fan engagement. To date, total visits to IndyCar.com have increased 25 percent and unique visitors are up 27 percent versus the same point last year. Engagement with Twitter content increased 372 percent year over year, Facebook followers have increased by 250,000 since this time last year, and the hashtag #INDYCAR has delivered nearly double the impressions versus 2016. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4429" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • INDYCAR's Pappas deems universal kit testing a success
    Sep 30

    INDYCAR's Pappas deems universal kit testing a success

    Via IndyCar.com As testing and development of the next generation of car moves from INDYCAR to its engine manufacturers and teams, the initial stages of the process have been deemed successful by those working closest with it. Bill Pappas, INDYCAR’s vice president of competition, race engineering, has been overseeing the development of a new universal body kit on the existing Dallara IR-12 chassis. Working with drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia, INDYCAR engineers have tested the new car on tracks representing the series’ four disciplines – superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and street courses. “Obviously you’re very happy that the results come out like they do,” Pappas said. “I look at this whole business as a business of passion. You have to be passionate about this. The hours and frustration really doesn’t cause you big heartache or headache. You just want to see it come to fruition. You want to see this become the next generation of Indy car – something we can all be proud of and excited about. Hopefully, everybody else sees that and wants to be a part of it.” To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4435" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • After the Checkered: Olympic
    Sep 28

    After the Checkered: Olympic

    In this #KimballsGoKamping edition of the After the Checkered video series, Kathleen and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary by hiking the Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The famous (or infamous, perhaps) mountain goats even made an appearance! Click here to view the full video, and keep an eye on #KimballsGoKamping on Instagram and Twitter for more updates.

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  • ABC Supply 500 to return to Pocono in 2018
    Sep 28

    ABC Supply 500 to return to Pocono in 2018

    Via IndyCar.com The Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Pocono Raceway in 2018, officials from Pocono Raceway announced. Tthe 2018 ABC Supply 500 race weekend will be held August 18-19 at the 2.5-mile triangular oval. It will mark the 25th Indy car race held ‘The Tricky Triangle’ and the sixth-consecutive year in which the Verizon IndyCar Series has competed at the track since returning in 2013. In 2017, the ABC Supply 500 saw a race-record 42 lead changes and 590 on-track passes, 524 of which were for position. The race was won by Team Penske’s Will Power, who became the first driver to win back-to-back Indy car races at Pocono Raceway. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4432" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • After the Checkered: Yosemite
    Sep 26

    After the Checkered: Yosemite

    The final laps of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season have been clocked, the checkered flag has flown, and the countdown has started again... 165 days until we're back on track in St. Petersburg. Yes, this is the IndyCar off-season. What does that mean for me? It's time for intense post-season physical training, finalizing 2018 plans, partner appearances and testing. But first, my wife Kathleen and I need to get home from Sonoma! This time we're taking the long way, traveling through eight national parks in our motorhome en route back to Indianapolis. We're both avid hikers and love being outdoors, so this is definitely a "bucket list" trip for us (and our dogs, Taj and Lilah). We're taking you along for the ride via my After the Checkered video series. Our first stop was Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Click here to view the full video, and keep an eye on #KimballsGoKamping on Instagram and Twitter for more updates! Next stop: Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park.

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  • INDYCAR viewership on NBCSN increases 3 percent in 2017
    Sep 21

    INDYCAR viewership on NBCSN increases 3 percent in 2017

    Via IndyCar.com Viewership for Verizon IndyCar Series telecasts on NBCSN increased 3 percent from 2016 – an average of 507,000 viewers for the 12 races – making it the second-most watched INDYCAR season for NBCSN, according to data provided by The Nielsen Company and Adobe Analytics. Season viewership on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app exceeded the 2016 average of 492,000 and was just 1 percent shy of NBCSN’s record in 2015 (510,000 average). Seven NBCSN race telecasts this season exceeded 500,000 average viewers, the most since the network acquired INDYCAR rights prior to the 2009 season.The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Aug. 20 achieved the highest viewership -- 624,000 – of any NBCSN telecast in 2017. To read more, please click here.

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  • Live from the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
    Sep 17

    Live from the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 RESULTS Warmup: P22, 1:19.9086 Race: P11 RACE STATS Finishing position: 11th Starting position: 15th Pit stops: 4 Average speed: 103.759 mph Cautions: 0 Lead changes: 6 among 3 drivers Championship standing: 17th IN CK'S WORDS "I think as predicted by a lot of people, today’s race was a lot about tire fall-off. We fought rear grip and traction for most of the day, especially after about four or five laps in a stint. Overall I’m proud of the guys on the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team. They didn’t give up today and they haven’t given up all year. They kept their chins up and kept pushing as hard as they could. I think the 83 crew doesn’t know the definition of giving up. I’m not sure what the future holds, but I’m appreciative of everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing for the last seven years. I’ll relax tonight and get back to work on next season tomorrow." FROM PIT LANE Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 RESULTS Practice 3: 1:17.1271 Qualifying: P15, 1:17.1417 IN CK'S WORDS "We made some changes that were in the wrong direction today for qualifying. We’ll definitely have to unwind some of those tomorrow for the warmup session and the race. Scott made it through to the top six, so that’s good for Chip Ganassi Racing. We’ll look at what he was able to do in qualifying and try to learn from his data. I just wasn’t able to get the lap time I needed out of the Tresiba Honda today. It’s always tough when you know you want to be going quicker than the lap times you’re doing, but we’ll figure it out and be ready for tomorrow." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0902 Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 RESULTS Practice 1: P17, 1:17.4384 Practice 2: P13, 1:17.0106 IN CK'S WORDS "I feel like we made some progress this afternoon and were a little more competitive than we had been. We’re still not where we want to be at all. I think as a team we’re looking for some grip, but overall it was nice to make some progress this afternoon. The conditions in the second practice were more relevant for qualifying and the race Sunday afternoon. We’ll go back and look at the data from today, especially from the 9 car – I believe he was a few tenths up the road. We’ll look at all of the data from all of the cars and see what we can learn. I think we have a good concept and a direction for tomorrow morning." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0898Click here for more photos, courtesy of INDYCAR.

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