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Charlie Kimball

1985-02-20 (age 36)


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Foyt team now “engineering-led” after lacking consistency

Larry Foyt, president of AJ Foyt Racing, says that team members are now “all pulling in the same direction” and that a new-found consistency in personnel should reap dividends.

Kimball rejoins AJ Foyt Racing for Indy 500 and Indy GP

Charlie Kimball will make his 11th run at the Indianapolis 500 from behind the wheel of a Tresiba-backed AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet.

Stat attack – the final IndyCar driver standings for 2020

Scott Dixon won his sixth IndyCar championship ahead of Josef Newgarden who matched him on win count but fell short on points. Here’s how the final standings played out.

Kanaan rues missed Top 10 finish at Indy

The 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan was left stunned by a drop from potential Top 10 finish to going a lap down over the final stint in last Sunday's 104th running of the race. 

Foyt positive about 2020 prospects – whenever the season starts…

The coronavirus pandemic has torn up the worldwide motorsport schedule in a manner not seen since World War II. But when IndyCar action resumes, AJ Foyt Racing’s president Larry Foyt is positive the team can shine in a manner not seen from this squad for several seasons. David Malsher-Lopez reports.

Bourdais pleased with fresh start at Foyt

Four-time Champ Car title winner Sebastien Bourdais says he’s impressed by his initial test with AJ Foyt Racing, despite difficult conditions at Spring Training rendering the results inconclusive.

Foyt signs Kimball for full season campaign

Charlie Kimball has landed a full-time NTT IndyCar Series ride with AJ Foyt Racing in 2020.

IndyCar’s big questions of 2019

As the NTT IndyCar Series gathers at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the first large group test of 2019, David Malsher looks at some of the main topics to watch in the season ahead.

Kimball Q&A on Carlin progress, that top-five finish, and prospects

Notwithstanding Scott Dixon’s perfection and a fine result for Canadian fans, the hero of the Toronto IndyCar race last weekend was Charlie Kimball finishing fifth for Carlin. He talked to David Malsher about driving for a rookie IndyCar team.

Carlin “really proud” of IndyCar team progress in rookie season

Trevor Carlin says his team’s gradual improvements in the opening half of its first IndyCar season have left him proud of not only his drivers but also the pitcrews.

Carlin on IndyCar: “We’re now where we wanted to be at the start”

Trevor Carlin says his rookie IndyCar team is gaining traction in the series, after Long Beach saw him get its best grid position and best finish of the season at Long Beach.

Phoenix IndyCar: Kimball tops night practice for Carlin

Charlie Kimball led his ex-teammate Scott Dixon in final practice before tomorrow’s night Desert Diamond Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway.

Kimball welcomes chance to help steer Carlin

Charlie Kimball says that the switch to rookie IndyCar squad Carlin Racing, from one of the series superteams, Chip Ganassi Racing, offers him a great opportunity to grow.

Carlin drivers have mixed views over IndyCar debut

Charlie Kimball says that Carlin's first race in the 2018 IndyCar series was disappointing because the team should be fighting for podiums, but Max Chilton said it was an acceptable first showing.

IndyCar 2018 – a team-by-team guide

Who can we expect to see challenging Team Penske for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, and what are the achievable targets for all the teams in a season of technical upheaval? David Malsher is your guide.

Carlin IndyCar drivers “surprised by how sketchy the cars are”

Despite suffering electrical gremlins, Trevor Carlin says his team is satisfied with its first day of testing an IndyCar on an oval – but said Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton were “shocked” by the reduced downforce from the new aerokits.

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

Charlie Kimball says he’s expecting Carlin Racing to cause a stir in its first season in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Carlin “excited and quite emotional” after first IndyCar test

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.

Carlin expects "tough birth" in 2018 IndyCar season

Trevor Carlin says that his eponymous team will likely have a “tough birth” in the 2018 IndyCar season because he estimates it was six weeks behind schedule at launch.

Carlin enters IndyCar with two-car team for Kimball, Chilton

Carlin has confirmed it will join IndyCar in 2018 using Chevrolet engines and running ex-Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton.

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Alexander Rossi led a 1-2-3 Honda sweep of the podium Sunday at the INDYCAR Grand Prix of the Glen

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi scored his first-ever pole position in the IndyCar Series

Gateway IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Josef Newgarden, driver of the #2 PPG Automotive Fnishes Team Penske IndyCar Chevrolet V6, takes the checkered flag at Gateway Motorsports Park

Pocono IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Takuma Sato took pole position for tomorrow’s ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway

Kimball predicts “incredible” IndyCar race on resurfaced Gateway

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda driver Charlie Kimball says the repaving work on the 1.25-mile oval at Gateway Motorsports Park will create a great race for the Verizon IndyCar Series.

IndyCar drivers say F1-style Shield is the way forward

Will Power, James Hinchcliffe, Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton believe a version of the Formula 1 Shield will be “the way forward” for IndyCar safety, without robbing it of its open-cockpit roots.

Road America IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Dixon captures prized Road America win, 41st victory of Indy car career

IndyCar 2017: Team by team mid-season review

Nine races down, eight to go, and the usual suspects are starting to assert themselves in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series after a very open start to the season. But certain statistical anomalies could have far-reaching effects, says David Malsher.

Kimball, Dixon uncertain how Texas track changes will affect racing

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda duo Charlie Kimball and Scott Dixon have admitted they’re heading into tonight’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway with question marks over how much grip can be found at the reprofiled Turns 1 and 2.

Texas IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Charlie Kimball sets Texas track record to win first career pole position

Texas IndyCar: Kimball takes pole, Honda dominates, Vautier stars

Charlie Kimball scored the first pole position of his 109-race IndyCar career when he led a Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 1-2 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Detroit IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after Race 2

Rahal completes impressive weekend victory sweep at Detroit's Belle Isle

Why Charlie Kimball could win the Indy 500

He’s been accused of driving as if wearing horse-blinders. He’s been accused of being a pay driver who doesn’t deserve one of the best seats in motorsport. Yet Charlie Kimball is a genuine contender for Indy 500 victory, says David Malsher.

Too early to judge Honda vs Chevrolet battle, says Kimball

Charlie Kimball says there hasn’t been enough track running at IMS to judge which – if either – of IndyCar’s manufacturers has an edge, and that for now Ganassi is focused on learning Honda’s superspeedway aerokit.

Indy 500 entry list completed with 33 cars

Assuming Buddy Lazier will soon confirm his Lazier Partners Racing entry, the 33 cars and drivers set to race in the 101st Indianapolis 500 have now fallen into place.

Phoenix IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Simon Pagenaud picked one of the IndyCar Series tracks richest in open-wheel history to earn his first oval victory

Long Beach IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Helio Castroneves wins third straight Long Beach pole with track record

Hull credits Honda and Ganassi team for offseason progress

Chip Ganassi Racing’s managing director Mike Hull has praised the team for overcoming a “mediocre” 2016 and says CGR is meshing well with Honda in their joint drive to improve.

St Pete IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Will Power captured the Verizon P1 Pole Award in Saturday’s qualifying session for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at St. Petersburg, Fla.

IndyCar 2017 season preview, driver-by-driver

Just four days away from the opening round of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, here's your guide to each driver competing in three or more rounds.

Dixon tops Sebring IndyCar test as Ganassi-Hondas dominate

Scott Dixon led his three Chip Ganassi Racing teammates in a 1-2-3-4 in the final IndyCar test of the off-season, giving the team a boost as it switches from Chevrolet to Honda.

Ganassi switches to Honda power for 2017

Chip Ganassi Racing has announced that it will run Honda Performance Development units in 2017, after three years as a Chevrolet-powered team

Kimball to remain at Ganassi for 2017

Charlie Kimball will get a seventh season at Chip Ganassi Racing next year, and the American says that for rookies, staying in the IndyCar Series should be as big a priority as getting there.

Mears slams Kimball for Power clash

Rick Mears has criticized Charlie Kimball for the incident that saw the Ganassi driver turn Will Power’s Penske car into the barriers at the top of the Esses at Watkins Glen during Sunday's penultimate IndyCar round of 2016.

Kimball denies any wrongdoing in Power, Rahal incidents

Charlie Kimball has defended himself after being part of two major incidents during Sunday's IndyCar race at Watkins Glen International

Power expects to be cleared for Sonoma test

Despite initially not being cleared to drive following his shunt in today’s Watkins Glen race, Will Power says he feels fine, and expects to be testing at Sonoma on Thursday in preparation for the IndyCar finale.

Watkins Glen: Top 10 quotes after race

Dixon's perfect drive nets 40th career win, fourth at Watkins Glen

Texas 600: Top 10 quotes after race

Graham Rahal edges Hinchcliffe in 1-2 finish for Honda in Texas

IndyCar silly season: Who's going where in 2017?

Who goes where, and should we expect a huge game of musical chairs in the long IndyCar off-season? David Malsher breaks down some of the permutations.

Kimball: Pocono race will be about balance, not power

Charlie Kimball is expecting that this year’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway will put greater importance on the handling of the car, largely thanks to the addition of the domed skids on superspeedways.

"What They're Saying" from Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio qualifying

The 2016 championship leader hustled his car around the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to edge teammate Will Power for the pole position and will lead the 22-car field to start tomorrow's race.

"What They're Saying" from Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Practice

The Verizon IndyCar Series returned to the country's heartland today for this weekend's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Kimball, Pigot to judge USF2000 test winners

The Mazda Road to Indy Driver Advancement Program will see IndyCar racers Charlie Kimball and Spencer Pigot helping to judge the karters from MAXSpeed Entertainment programs to win a two-day USF2000 test

Ganassi still confident of challenging Penske in qualifying

After a day of very mixed fortunes for the Chip Ganassi Racing team in Toronto, Scott Dixon in particular is confident there’s more to come from the team.

Top 10 drivers quotes from Iowa

Quotes from the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway

Top 10 drivers quotes from qualifying at the Iowa Speedway

Qualifying Saturday for the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway

"What They're Saying" from KOHLER Grand Prix

Top 10 quotes from the Kohler Grand Prix Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 4.014-mile Road America

IndyCar drivers' half-term reports

At the halfway point in the 16-race 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series, David Malsher assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each driver, and how they should approach the second half of the season.