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  • Fond early memories for Kimball cover England, Italy and California
    Feb 18

    Fond early memories for Kimball cover England, Italy and California

    Via IndyCar.com (This is the latest in a series of stories tracing the roots of Verizon IndyCar Series drivers through their own words. IndyCar.com writer Phillip B. Wilson asks drivers where they grew up and what first sparked their interest in racing. Today’s subject: veteran Charlie Kimball, who joins the new Carlin team this season.) Wilson: What’s your earliest memory? Kimball: For me, having been born in England, I remember playing with friends in England and then moving to Italy. We’d go to the grocery store – my mom, sister and I – and going to the grocery store and not speaking a lick of Italian. There was this woman from New Jersey who had married an Italian man (who would help them). To read more, please click here.

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  • Carlin taking traditional methodical approach to IndyCar success
    Feb 11

    Carlin taking traditional methodical approach to IndyCar success

    Via IndyCar.com If history is any indication, it’s not if Carlin will win in the Verizon IndyCar Series, but when. The British-based racing team has taken a methodical step-by-step approach in every series entered around the world, building reasonable expectations each year on its way to eventual victories and championships. Although Carlin’s official Verizon IndyCar Series debut waits for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 11, a combination of factors has team namesake and principal Trevor Carlin excited over the prospects, as he spoke Saturday during the Phoenix open test at ISM Raceway. Those factors include the new car for 2018 with its universal aero kit and the veteran drivers he has employed – Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball – who were teammates the last two seasons at Chip Ganassi Racing and who both drove for Carlin in the past. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4607" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • Live from the 2018 Prix View
    Feb 11

    Live from the 2018 Prix View

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 RESULTS Session 1: P17, 184.357 mph Session 2: P14, 186.177 mph DEBRIEF "It's been another productive session with the No. 23 Novo Nordisk Chevy team. There are things we're still working out, even just fundamentals with the new car, but we're making progress every time we make a run. It will be valuable to finally have this data and start building from here. Overall, I'm just so encouraged and excited about this team and what we can accomplish this season. It's step by step, and I know everyone at Carlin is pushing hard to be competitive from lap one." VIEWS [caption id="attachment_4601" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption] Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 RESULTS Session 1: P22, 176.677 mph Session 2: P15, 184.426 mph DEBRIEF "It was a great first day with the new car. It's a brand new car to the team and a brand new car on the oval. It ran really well - no mechanical issues at all. We had a few electronic gremlins, but it sounds like a lot of people up and down pit lane were struggling with the same issues. The team has just been working flat out all day, especially on the electronics side, just trying to get the data where they need it and getting all the sensors where they need them. Mechanically we've got a little ways to go on the car, but we made progress and we learned a lot. From this afternoon to this evening we took a big step forward in competitiveness and speed. There's still a ways to go, but I have a lot of confidence in everyone here at Carlin." VIEWS [caption id="attachment_4600" align="aligncenter" width="626"]Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption] Click here for more photos, courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR.

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  • Behind the scenes as Carlin gears up for first IndyCar season
    Feb 7

    Behind the scenes as Carlin gears up for first IndyCar season

    Via Motorsport.com Motorsport Network's Julia Piquet reports on Carlin's first IndyCar test at Homestead-Miami Speedway, featuring interviews with team chief Trevor Carlin, and drivers Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball. To watch the full video, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4592" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Click to play video.[/caption]

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  • Join CK with PitFit Training on Facebook Live
    Feb 6

    Join CK with PitFit Training on Facebook Live

    Charlie will join PitFit Training's Jim Leo and Alex Wanee for a Facebook Live session on Tuesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. ET. Submit questions online here or via email at info@pitfit.com.

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  • Phoenix open test live stream coverage expanding
    Feb 5

    Phoenix open test live stream coverage expanding

    Via IndyCar.com Verizon IndyCar Series fans are itching to see the full field going wheel to wheel with the new-look cars in 2018. They’ll get that chance this week, with INDYCAR offering an enhanced live video stream of the two-day open test Friday and Saturday at ISM Raceway near Phoenix. All four sessions will be streamed live and include live commentary and pit-lane interviews with drivers and team officials. The stream will be available at racecontrol.indycar.com and includes live timing and scoring. Last year’s open test live stream used a single stationary camera high above Turn 1 of the 1.022-mile oval in the desert to capture the on-track action, without audio commentary – but interest was strong. The twelve hours of live streaming over the two days generated more than 57,000 live or same-day views, and over a year and a half worth of minutes (862,000) of live action were consumed by INDYCAR fans around the world. To read more, please click here.

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  • Kimball: "A lot of people will be impressed by Carlin in IndyCar"
    Jan 24

    Kimball: "A lot of people will be impressed by Carlin in IndyCar"

    Via Motorsport.com Carlin is entering IndyCar this season with a two-car squad for Kimball and Max Chilton, each of whom have arrived from Chip Ganassi Racing, as the latter downsized from four cars to two for 2018. Following the team’s first two days of testing at Homestead road course, Kimball said he thinks Trevor Carlin’s team can perform at a level that will startle some fans and rivals. To read more, please click here.

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  • Carlin "excited and quite emotional" after first IndyCar test
    Jan 23

    Carlin "excited and quite emotional" after first IndyCar test

    Via Motorsport.com New IndyCar team owner Trevor Carlin says it was a moving experience to see Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball embark on the team’s first shakedown test with a Dallara-Chevrolet at Homestead-Miami road course. The team ran for five hours today, Chilton driving first before handing over to Kimball who will do a full day at Homestead tomorrow. Chilton will then run two days at Sebring on Wednesday/Thursday. To read more, please click here.

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  • Carlin completes first day of INDYCAR testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Jan 22

    Carlin completes first day of INDYCAR testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway

    Via Carlin Carlin participated in their first day of INDYCAR testing today at Homestead-Miami Speedway with drivers Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball behind the wheel. Today’s test started a four-day testing schedule for the team with two days at Homestead-Miami Speedway and two days at Sebring International Raceway. “It’s a very exciting day for us as a team. It’s our first ever run with an Indy car at a shakedown test. It’s gone extremely well – we’ve had no technical issues whatsoever,” said Racing Director, Trevor Carlin. “The car ran flawlessly which is a testament to Colin and his guys. We’re very happy and now tomorrow we can start pushing on with our test program.” Max Chilton, driver of the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet, started the day off in the car and felt positive about the team’s first run with the new car, “That’s the completion of day one of testing for Carlin’s Verizon IndyCar Series 2018 program. It’s been a boring winter, but it’s really exciting to be back on track. I was on track for a few hours today and we had no issues with the car, which is amazing considering Carlin has never run an Indy car. It was a faultless day so now it’s just catching up on the many miles that other teams have more than us.” “We just finished up a shakedown day at Homestead on our first day with Carlin in INDYCAR. It was a new car and everything just went really well. Team Chevy brought a perfect engine to run and we were able to go out and do a bunch of laps to get a feel for the car,” said Kimball. “The hard work will really start tomorrow, but we have a good car and a good baseline to go off of.” [caption id="attachment_4555" align="aligncenter" width="569"] Photo courtesy of Carlin[/caption]

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  • ISM Raceway kicks off 2018 with third annual Verizon IndyCar Series Prix View
    Jan 10

    ISM Raceway kicks off 2018 with third annual Verizon IndyCar Series Prix View

    Via ISMRaceway.com Kicking off the 2018 racing season, ISM Raceway is excited to invite fans and media back to the track for the third-annual Verizon IndyCar Series “Prix View” test session on Saturday, Feb. 10. Fans will be able to see virtually the entire field of drivers on the track as the stars of the sport prepare for the Phoenix Grand Prix, which takes place on April 7, as well as interact with their favorite drivers at an autograph session. Gates open at noon with free admission for all fans to find the perfect seat for the two testing sessions throughout the day, the first from 1 – 4 p.m. and the second beginning at 6 p.m. To keep the entertainment rolling between tests, an autograph session will be held from 4:45 – 5:30 p.m. on the DC Solar Power Pavilion. Fans can obtain a wristband to participate from the ISM Raceway Booth beginning at noon at the ISM Raceway display on the DC Solar Power Pavilion (while supplies last). This will be the first chance for fans to get a look at the 2018 IndyCar aero kit. The new body, with streamlined aerodynamics, is designed to put on the ultimate show, and fans who attend the Prix View will get a sneak peek. Parking for the Verizon IndyCar Series “Prix View” test session is free to all fans and can be found by following directional signage once they arrive at ISM Raceway. Concessions will be open at the Allison Grandstands, and tickets for future ISM Raceway events can be purchased near Canyon 1. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_4558" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • New numbers for Kimball, Chilton with Carlin Motorsport
    Dec 26

    New numbers for Kimball, Chilton with Carlin Motorsport

    Via FanSided The 2018 season for the Verizon IndyCar Series could be one of the most exciting in recent years. Four new teams will join the grid for at least part of the season, including Michael Shank Racing, Harding Racing, Juncos Racing, and Carlin Motorsport. The latter of these organizations made some news over the Christmas holiday, announcing the car numbers for their two drivers. Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton will race for Carlin in 2018, changing their numbers for the first time in their IndyCar careers. After running the #83 and #8 cars respectively with Chip Ganassi Racing, they will switch to new numbers in the new year. Kimball will pilot the #23 Novo Nordisk Chevrolet, while Chilton races in the #59 Gallagher Group Chevrolet. To read more, please click here.

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  • Happy holidays from CK!
    Dec 22

    Happy holidays from CK!

    As we head into the holiday weekend, I want to use this as an opportunity to say thank you for the support all year long but especially the past few weeks. I'm looking forward to turning the calendar to 2018 and starting a new chapter with Carlin. But as I celebrate with family here in California, I am reminded that there are many people nearby who will start the year with unknowns ahead as they try to regain a sense of normal, everyday life. Please help support the Thomas Fire disaster relief effort by donating to the United Way of Ventura County or the Ventura County Community Foundation. You can also text 'UWVC' to 41444 to make a donation via your mobile phone. Thank you again, and happy holidays! -CK P.S. Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook tomorrow (December 23) for a special announcement!  

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