Found December 02, 2011 on Indy Racing Revolution: Yardbarker Blogger Network
Harsh economy claims one of open-wheel racing's greatest teams; Servia, Hinchcliffe now looking for new ridesThe statement from team owner Carl Haas was as shocking as it was brief: "The economic climate no longer enables Newman/Haas Racing to participate in open wheel racing at this time."And with that one sentence, one of racing's traditional powerhouses said its final goodbyes to the IZOD IndyCar Series. After 29 seasons of open-wheel competition, eight-time CART/Champ Car World Series champions Newman-Haas Racing is off the grid.While their glory days with such illustrious names like Mario and Michael Andretti, Nigel Mansell and Sebastien Bourdais were in the past, the team still scrapped hard in their final years, and in their last full season in 2011, they performed admirably with its veteran driver, Oriol Servia, nabbing fourth place in the championship, and its rookie pilot, James Hinchcliffe, besting J.R. Hildebrand for the series' rookie of the year ...
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