JIMMY VASSER RUMORS & GOSSIP

KV racing shuts down after 14 years in IndyCar

Former CART champion Jimmy Vasser has shut down his IndyCar team after 14 years and seven victories, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. KV Racing Technology, owned by Australian businessman Kevin Kalkhoven and Vasser, announced the long-rumored move Thursday. It's possible Vasser and the team's third partner, James Sullivan, will be involved in another effort for the Indy 500 in...
Via FOX Sports
February 17, 2017

Vasser, KV Racing shut down IndyCar team after 14 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former CART champion Jimmy Vasser has shut down his IndyCar team after 14 years and seven victories, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. KV Racing Technology, owned by Australian businessman Kevin Kalkhoven and Vasser, announced the long-rumored move Thursday. It's possible Vasser and the team's third partner, James Sullivan, will be involved in another effort...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Bourdais in Talks with Dale Coyne Racing for 2017

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief According to Racer.com, Sebastien Bourdais looks to be headed to Dale Coyne Racing for the 2017 Verizon Indycar Series season. The 37-year-old Frenchman admitted to having conversation with several people due to the uncertain direction of KVSH Racing. “I’m talking to a lot of people because Kevin (Kalkhoven, co-owner) cannot tell me what the plan...
Via Motorsports Tribune
September 04, 2016

Vasser and Unser Jr. promise a show for final celebrity race

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) A tradition will come to an end at the Grand Prix of Long Beach when the checkered flag waives for the final time on the fan-favorite Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. The race Saturday will be the 40th and final of the longest-running corporate-sponsored charity race in the country. The event, which has helped Toyota donate more than $2.3 million to ''Racing...
Via Associated Press
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Bourdais' car escapes damage in fire en route to IndyCar race

Sebastien Bourdais' IndyCar appears to have escaped damage following the fire that broke out while the KVSH Racing transporter was on its was to Phoenix early Wednesday morning.While the full extent of the damage to the transporter is still being assessed, team co-owner Jimmy Vasser has confirmed that neither the race car nor the team's equipment were compromised, and that preparations...
Via FOX Sports
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

KVSH racing hires Sebastien Bourdais for IndyCar season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Longtime IndyCar veteran Sebastien Bourdais was hired Saturday as a full-time driver KVSH Racing this season. The team made the announcement after signing Hydroxycut to be the primary sponsor of the No. 11 car. This will be the third season the 37-year-old French native will drive for the team co-owned by Kevin Kalkhoven, Jimmy Vasser and others. Bourdais won...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: North American Open Wheel’s Future Health Dropping?

Disclaimer: The views and opinions of this article reflect that of the writer, and not necessarily the management and other contributors of OnPitRoad.com. The decision made by KV Racing Technology’s co-owners Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven has certainly put the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series full time fleet in a super big pickle that is in need of a super big submarine sandwich...
Via On Pit Road
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Ganassi, Vasser open to Zanardi Indy 500 deal

Alex Zanardi's latest mention of wanting to compete at the 100th Indy 500 in 2016 has caught the attention of the Italian's many fans, and the two team owners who could make it happen. The two-time CART IndyCar champion has remained active in the sport after losing both legs 14 years ago in a crash, and with the timing of the CART/IRL split and his departure to Formula One, opportunities...
Via FOX Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: NOLA Motorsports Park test leaves INDYCAR drivers impressed

AVONDALE, La. (Feb. 11, 2015) - From a secondary viewing spot at NOLA Motorsports Park, KV Racing Technology co-owner Jimmy Vasser confirmed what he saw on pit lane. “I was impressed with the speed on the circuit for a first day,” the former Indy car driver said. “I think they’ll put on a great show.” From the drivers’ viewpoint, lap times on the flowing and flat 2.67...
Via On Pit Road
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sebastian Saavedra looking forward to season with KV AFS Racing

Sebastian Saavedra heads into the new season with KV AFS Racing, and all the deal all started coming together in the air. “Together with Jimmy Vasser, we got stuck on a flight going on our way to Toronto,” Saavedra recalls. “We were side-by-side speaking for everything, future plans.  Since then everything start to move forward.” The opportunity to work at KVSH Racing will...
Via On Pit Road
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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