This week we’re focusing on a few IZOD IndyCar drivers to learn how they use technology when they’re not driving 200 mph. We asked them questions about their personal websites, Twitter, what sites they visit daily, their favorite YouTube videos, what makes them laugh and much more.
It’s Web Week on IndyCar.com. We’ll be releasing a new driver interview each day, revealing a new side to IndyCar and the drivers.
The first driver up in Web Talk is Tony Kanaan – which isn’t a bad choice for this topic.
He's into technology
I just haven’t been able to put down my new lensbaby! I love playing with the sweetspot that is created by the lens. It’s a great tool to help guide viewers through your compositions. I am often taken by the peeled back eyelids and look of concentration so many drivers exhibit when stepping from their cars. Luckily, I got the focus right here to capture that.
Danica walking through pit lane
Photo info: f/4 at1/640 with a 50mm. lensbaby.
During the Long Beach GP weekend, some of us where holed up in the basement media center for the weekend. We occasionally got up for some sun and race action, but most of the time we typed on our laptops updating IndyCar.com, adding images to Flickr, tweeting and more. The highlight, especially for a new media guy, was looking up during the IndyCar session and seeing Tony Kanaan holding an iPad on TV -
Tony Kanaan Tweeting?
If you’re a geek like me or an Apple fan, it’s hard not to get excited by this image. We posted this screen shot to Flickr over the LB weekend and it quickly become our most popular picture of the weekend. Was he tweeting, reading a book, looking at Timing and Scoring? I wondered the same. Technology is an integral part of the IndyCar Series, so it’s not too surprising to see an iPad – but it is pretty cool nonetheless. I wanted to know more. [More]
Posted on: April 29, 2010
Of course IZOD IndyCar Series drivers like the dual titles (road/street courses and ovals) within the IZOD IndyCar Series championship initiative. It’s potentially more money to purchase iPads and Ritmo Mundo watches for everyone on their extensive Christmas lists. Indy Racing League CEO Randy Bernard on April 27 announced the implementation of contests to recognize the highest-scoring oval driver and corresponding road/street circuit driver. The champion of each discipline will receive a TBD cash award along with a trophy named in honor of an Indy car racing legend. Over time, that likely will be more meaningful than the dough.
New Indy Racing League CEO Randy Bernard
We just spent most of last week in Long Beach and Los Angeles. It was a great week, with great weather, great racing and lots of stars. The Long Beach race is a crazy atmosphere and a great time. We took tons of pictures over the weekend – on-track action, pit lane activity, fans shots, driver photos and lots more. The celebs were also in attendance, out and about throughout the week, and here’s my celebrity recap from the weekend. I probably missed someone, but I figured you would let me know. So here’s a quick recap.
Musician/Producer David Foster and his foundation were involved at the Long Beach GP with Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing and Hideki Mutoh’s IndyCar. Check out the pic below.
The David Foster Foundation involved at Long Beach