Paul Gentilozzi is a race car driver and businessman. His non-racing business interests are real estate development, principally developing office buildings for institutions and Government Agencies. Prior to his involvement in motor racing, he received his Business Degree from Michigan State University. In 1985 he founded the successful Rocketsports Racing team that has competed in the Trans-Am series, Champ Car World Series and The International Motorsports Association; as a driver he has won five drivers championships and nine manufacturers championships while holding the Trans Am record for wins, top three finishes and prize monies won. With 31 Trans Am wins, the most in series history, eclipsing the record held by Mark Donohue and 11 IMSA wins, he has run a number of different manufacturers including Oldsmobile, Ford, Nissan Chevrolet and most Jaguar. Previous to this he was involved in NHRA Drag Racing driving many Plymouth and Dodge vehicles. In 2009 He formed RSR Racing with his sons John Gentilozzi.
He teamed up with three other drivers to win the 1994 24 Hours of Daytona, his biggest win as a driver. He and Scott Pruett won the GTS class at the 2002 Daytona 24 hour event, he has fielded Champ Cars for rookie of the year Timo Glock, Alex Tagliani, Mario Dominguez, Antonio Pizzonia and 2004 Star Mazda series champion Michael McDowell, while running three Trans-Am cars for himself, Hollywood advertising executive/racer Tomy Drissi and that year's series champion Klaus Graf of Germany and Television star Craig T. Nelson. Gentilozzi and fellow Champ Car owners Gerald Forsythe and Kevin Kalkhoven purchased the assets of Champ Car following a financially difficult 2003 season. Judge Frank Otte ruled in favor of the trio, known as Open Wheel Racing Series LLC, over rival bidder Tony George, the chairman/CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy Racing League. In 2008, the series was acquired by the Indy Racing League
Ansari X Prize
The Ansari X Prize was a space competition in which the X Prize Foundation offered a US$10,000,000 prize for the first non-government organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks. It was modeled after early 20th-century aviation prizes, aimed to spur development of low-cost spaceflight. Created in May 1996 and called just the "X Prize", it was renamed the "Ansari X Prize" on May 6, 2004 following a multimillion-dollar donation from entrepreneurs Anousheh Ansari and Amir Ansari; the prize was won on October 4, 2004, the 47th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch, by the Tier One project designed by Burt Rutan and financed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, using the experimental spaceplane SpaceShipOne. $10 million was awarded to the winner, more than $100 million was invested in new technologies in pursuit of the prize. Several other X Prizes have since been announced by the X Prize Foundation, promoting further development in space exploration and other technological fields.
The X Prize was inspired by the Orteig Prize—the 1919 prize worth 25,000 dollars offered by New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig that encouraged a number of intrepid aviators in the mid-1920s to fly across the Atlantic Ocean—which was won in 1927 by Charles Lindbergh in his aircraft Spirit of St. Louis. In reading the book, The Spirit of St. Louis during 1994, Peter Diamandis realized that "such a prize and offered... as a space prize, might be just what was needed to bring space travel to the general public, to jump-start a commercial space industry."Diamandis developed a formed idea for a "suborbital space barnstorming prize", set an initial goal of finding backers to support a US$10 million prize. He named it the X Prize, in part because "X" could serve as a variable for the name of the person who might back the prize; the X Prize was first publicly proposed by Diamandis in an address to the NSS International Space Development Conference in 1995. The competition goal was adopted from the SpaceCub project, demonstration of a private vehicle capable of flying a pilot to the edge of space, defined as 100 km altitude.
This goal was selected to help encourage the space industry in the private sector, why the entries were not allowed to have any government funding. It aimed to demonstrate that spaceflight can be affordable and accessible to corporations and civilians, opening the door to commercial spaceflight and space tourism, it is hoped that competition will breed innovation, introducing new low-cost methods of reaching Earth orbit, pioneering low-cost space travel and unfettered human expansion into the solar system. NASA is developing a similar prize program called Centennial Challenges to generate innovative solutions to space technology problems. Twenty-six teams from around the world participated, ranging from volunteer hobbyists to large corporate-backed operations: Acceleration Engineering Advent Launch Services — website ARCA — website Armadillo Aerospace — website American Astronautics Corporation — website Bristol Spaceplanes Limited — website Canadian Arrow The da Vinci Project — website Pablo de Leon & Associates — website Discraft Corporation Flight Exploration Fundamental Technology Systems High Altitude Research Corporation — website IL Aerospace Technologies — website Interorbital Systems — website Kelly Space and Technology — website Lone Star Space Access Corporation — website Micro-Space, Inc. — website Len Cormier's PanAero, Inc. — website Pioneer Rocketplane — website Scaled Composites' Tier One project — Winning Team Space Transport Corporation Starchaser Industries - website Suborbital Corporation TGV Rockets — website Vanguard Spacecraft Whalen Aeronautics Inc.
Some sources mention two other companies: AeroAstro* Cerulean Freight Forwarding Co.but do not mention Whalen Aeronautics Inc. The Tier One project made two successful competitive flights: X1 on September 29, 2004, piloted by Mike Melvill to 102.9 km. They thus won the prize, awarded on November 6, 2004. In press coverage, the winning team has been variously referred to as Mojave Aerospace Ventures, the corporation that funded the attempt; as of 2011, the trophy is on display in the Saint Louis Science Center in Missouri. Although only the Tier One team launched a spacecraft into suborbital space, several other teams have conducted low-altitude tests or announced future plans to launch into space: ARCA launched Demonstrator 2B rocket on September 9, 2004 at Cape Midia Air Force Base in Romania, it was the first flight of a reusable monopropellant rocket. The da Vinci Project announced that their first flight would be on October 2, 2004, but this was postponed indefinitely on September 23, 2004, as they were unable to obtain a few necessary components in time.
No flight occurred. The Canadian Arrow team conducted a successful full-power engine test in 2005 and announced on June 2, 2005, that it had received permission from the Canadian government to use Cape Rich as a future launch site. On August 8, 2004, Space Transport Corporation's Rubicon 1 and Armadillo Aerospace's unnamed test vehicle, in two separate unmanned test launches, both crashed and were destroyed. On February 15, 2005, AERA Corporation announced its plans to send seven paying passengers into space as early
Croydon is a large town in south London, England, 9.5 miles south of Charing Cross. The principal settlement in the London Borough of Croydon, it is one of the largest commercial districts outside Central London, with an extensive shopping district and night-time economy. Part of the hundred of Wallington in the county of Surrey, at the time of the Norman conquest of England Croydon had a church, a mill, around 365 inhabitants, as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. Croydon expanded in the Middle Ages as a market town and a centre for charcoal production, leather tanning and brewing; the Surrey Iron Railway from Croydon to Wandsworth opened in 1803 and was the world's first public railway. Nineteenth century railway building facilitated Croydon's growth as a commuter town for London. By the early 20th century, Croydon was an important industrial area, known for car manufacture, metal working and Croydon Airport. In the mid 20th century these sectors were replaced by retailing and the service economy, brought about by massive redevelopment which saw the rise of office blocks and the Whitgift Centre, the largest shopping centre in Greater London until 2008.
Croydon was amalgamated into Greater London in 1965. Croydon lies on a transport corridor between central London and the south coast of England, to the north of two high gaps in the North Downs, one taken by the A23 Brighton Road through Purley and Merstham and the main railway line and the other by the A22 from Purley to the M25 Godstone interchange. Road traffic is diverted away from a pedestrianised town centre consisting of North End. East Croydon is a major hub of the national railway transport system, with frequent fast services to central London and the south coast; the town is unique in Greater London for its Tramlink light rail transport system. As the vast majority of place names in the area are of Anglo-Saxon origin, the theory accepted by most philologists is that the name Croydon derives from the Anglo-Saxon croh, meaning "crocus", denu, "valley", indicating that, like Saffron Walden in Essex, it was a centre for the cultivation of saffron, it has been argued that this cultivation is to have taken place in the Roman period, when the saffron crocus would have been grown to supply the London market, most for medicinal purposes, for the treatment of granulation of the eyelids.
There is a plausible Brittonic origin for Croydon in the form "Crai-din" meaning "settlement near fresh water", the name Crai being found in Kent at various places as late as the Domesday Book. Alternative, although less probable, theories of the name's origin have been proposed. According to John Corbet Anderson, "The earliest mention of Croydon is in the joint will of Beorhtric and Aelfswth, dated about the year 962. In this Anglo-Saxon document the name is spelt Crogdaene. Crog was, still is, the Norse or Danish word for crooked, expressed in Anglo-Saxon by crumb, a different word. From the Danish came our crook and crooked; this term describes the locality. Anderson challenged a claim made by Andrew Coltee Ducarel, that the name came from the Old French for "chalk hill", because it was in use at least a century before the French language would have been used following the Norman conquest. However, there was no long-term Danish occupation in Surrey, part of Wessex, Danish-derived nomenclature is highly unlikely.
More David Bird has speculated that the name might derive from a personal name, Crocus: he suggests a family connection with the documented Chrocus, king of the Alemanni, who played a part in the proclamation of Constantine as emperor at York in AD 306. The town lies on the line of the Roman road from London to Portslade, there is some archaeological evidence for small-scale Roman settlement in the area: there may have been a mansio here. In the 5th to 7th centuries, a large pagan Saxon cemetery was situated on what is now Park Lane, although the extent of any associated settlement is unknown. By the late Saxon period Croydon was the hub of an estate belonging to the Archbishops of Canterbury; the church and the archbishops' manor house occupied the area still known as "Old Town". The archbishops used the manor house as an occasional place of residence: as lords of the manor they dominated the life of the town well into the early modern period, as local patrons they continue to have an influence.
Croydon appears in Domesday Book as Croindene, held by Archbishop Lanfranc. Its Domesday assets were: 1 virgate, it rendered £37 10s 0d. The church had been established in the middle Saxon period, was a minster church, a base for a group of clergy living a communal life. A charter issued by King Coenwulf of Mercia refers to a council that had taken place close to the monasterium of Croydon. An Anglo-Saxon will made in about 960 is witnessed by priest of Croydon; the will of John de Croydon, dated 6 December 1347, includes a bequest to "the church of S John de Croydon", the earliest clear record of its dedication. The church still bears the arms of Archbishop Courtenay and Archbishop Chichele, believed to have been its benefactors. In 1276 Archbishop Robert Kilwardby acquired a charter for a weekly market, this marks the foundation of Croydon as an urban centre
Champ Car was the trade name for Open Wheel Racing Series Inc. a sanctioning body for American open-wheel car racing that operated from 2003 to 2008. It was the successor to Championship Auto Racing Teams, founded in 1979 by United States Auto Club Championship Division team owners who disagreed with the direction and leadership of USAC, with the then-novel idea of car owners sanctioning and promoting their own series collectively instead of relying on a neutral body to do so. Starting in 1979, CART sanctioned the Indy Car World Series, which through the 1980s evolved into the pre-eminent open-wheel auto racing series in North America, featuring street circuits, road courses, oval track racing. CART drivers continued to compete at the USAC-sanctioned Indianapolis 500; as the series prospered, concerns about costs and revenue sharing began to create opposition to CART's organizational structure. Attempts at reform, which saw the company rebranded as IndyCar in 1992 and a compromise board formed, failed.
In 1996, an open wheel "split" saw the newly created Indy Racing League take full control over the Indianapolis 500 and start a competing oval-based open-wheel series. CART ceased using the IndyCar name but continued its series without participating in the Indianapolis 500; the "split" saw a dramatic fall in sponsorship and general interest for open wheel racing, compounded by the growing popularity of NASCAR. After a series of setbacks in the early 2000s saw the departure of major racing teams and engine manufacturers to the IRL, CART went bankrupt at the end of the 2003 season. A trio of team owners acquired the assets of the series renamed it the Champ Car World Series. Continuing financial difficulties caused Champ Car to file for bankruptcy before its planned 2008 season. Champ Cars were open-wheel racing cars, with mid-mounted engines. Champ cars had sculpted undersides to create prominent wings to create downforce; the cars would use different aerodynamic kits depending on whether they were racing on an oval or a road-course.
Teams purchased chassis constructed by independent suppliers such as Lola, Swift and March, with some owners, such as Dan Gurney and Roger Penske, constructing their own. The series used Goodyear tires until 1995, when Firestone entered, creating a spirited competition between the brands. Firestone became the exclusive supplier in 2000, with their parent company Bridgestone taking over the role in 2003 and maintained it until 2007. Champ Cars used turbocharged engines. Cosworth and Buick engines were common until the mid-1990s, which saw Mercedes-Benz take over as Ilmor's branding and Honda and Toyota enter factory efforts; until 2003 engines were leased from manufacturers, who conducted research and development during the racing season. The exclusive availability of more advanced versions of engines to certain teams in the early-1990s became a major source of contention within the organization, manufacturers fiercely resisted proposals to have engines be purchased by teams. Starting in 2003, after the withdrawal of Honda and Toyota, Champ Car purchased a series of identical engines from Cosworth and leased them to teams under Ford branding.
In 2007, Champ Car was a "spec" series, with all teams running a Panoz DP01 chassis and a Cosworth engine. Champ Cars were visually similar, compared to, Formula 1 cars, which featured wings, mid-engines, an open-wheel design. Due to their use on ovals, Champ Cars weighed more and were more substantial in size, but had more powerful engines. Both series tended to downplay comparisons for commercial reasons, but 2002 saw a rare occurrence in both series running the same track within a month of each other. Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole position for the Formula One race with a lap time of 1'12.836, with the slowest being Alex Yoong's 1'17.34. In 1905 the AAA established a national driving championship and became the first sanctioning body for auto racing in the United States; the AAA ceased sanctioning auto racing in the general outrage over motor racing safety that followed the 1955 Le Mans disaster. In response, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony Hulman formed the United States Auto Club to take over the sanctioning of what was called "championship" auto racing, or open wheel racing, whose biggest event was the annual Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
USAC sanctioned the championship until 1978. A group of activist car owners coalesced around Dan Gurney who had grown disenchanted with what they saw as an amateur, hobby organization sanctioning their events and not properly promoting them or compensating teams. Notable incidents included the loss of a lucrative sponsorship by Marlboro in 1971 after USAC failed to enforce the brand's exclusivity at events and purses that teams said would result in a loss in money if the team was successful. In early 1978, Gurney wrote what came to be known as the "Gurney White Paper", the blueprint for an organization called Championship Auto Racing Teams. Gurney took his inspiration from the improvements Bernie Ecclestone had forced on Formula One with his creation of the Formula One Constructors Association; the White Paper called for the owners to form CART as an
University of Northampton
The University of Northampton is a public university based in Northampton, England. It was formed in 1999 by the amalgamation of a number of training colleges, gained full university status as the University of Northampton in 2005. Northampton Technical College was opened at St George's Avenue—now the site of the Avenue Campus—in 1924. Eight years a new building for the College was formally opened by the Duke and Duchess of York. A School of Art opened in 1937. At the beginning of the 1970s, Northamptonshire was one of the few counties in England to lack a teacher-training college. A college in Liverpool was transferred to what is now the Park Campus; the College of Education was opened by the Secretary of State for Education and Science, Margaret Thatcher, in 1972. In 1975, this College amalgamated with the Colleges of Technology and Art to become Nene College of Higher Education, taking its name from the River Nene. In 1978, it integrated the Leathersellers College from London. In 1993, the college incorporated St. Andrew's School of Occupational Therapy and was granted undergraduate degree awarding powers.
In 1997, it took in the Sir Gordon Roberts College of Midwifery. It became University College Northampton in 1999 and gained full university status in 2005. To gain university status it had to convince the Privy Council that a Royal Decree banning the establishment of a university in Northampton, signed by King Henry III in 1265 following the Battle of Lewes, should be repealed. In 2005, the university received the power to validate its own research degrees, validated by the University of Leicester. In the graduation ceremonies in July 2006, seven students received the first doctoral degrees validated by the University of Northampton. In January 2010, the School of Applied Sciences was renamed the School of Science and Technology and moved into the newly refurbished Newton Building at Avenue Campus; the Newton Building was opened in September 2010 by HRH The Princess Anne. The university has three sites: Avenue Campus, just north of the town centre, opposite a large open park known as the Racecourse.
The former Park Campus to the north of the town is now being wound down following the opening of Waterside. The university has various types of halls of residence on its two older campuses, with just over 1,600 rooms. Most first-year students live in halls, few second- or third-years do so. Many of them live in north-east of the town centre; the main halls are now located in the student village of the Waterside Campus and include Francis Crick. A former ground-floor flat in the latter is a multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre, another in John Clare houses the Centre for Community Volunteering; the university offers accommodation at Belinda Ferrison House in the Mounts area of the town centre. In April 2012, Northampton Borough Council granted planning permission for a 464-room hall of residence on the site of the St John's Surface Car Park in the town centre, it opened in 2014 and accommodates international and post-graduate students. New buildings include a Santander Bank, "one-stop" student centre on Park Campus, an innovation centre at Avenue Campus for small and start-up businesses, a complete re-fit of the editing and sound studios at Avenue Campus.
The university took ownership of the Grade II-listed former Kingsley Park Middle School, next door to Avenue Campus. This has undergone an £11m refurbishment and now houses most of the School of Science and Technology split between Avenue Campus and Park Campus; the building has been renamed the Newton Building, after Sir Isaac Newton. The university achieved the Ecocampus Silver award in 2011. In May 2012, the university announced plans to establish a new riverside campus in the town centre, on the site of the disused Northampton Power Station on the south bank of the River Nene and located within the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone; the Waterside Campus opened to students in September 2018. The Vice-Chancellor is Nick Petford, preceded in the post by Ann Tate and Martin Gaskell. On 10 February 2008, the university appointed Baroness Falkner of Margravine as its first Chancellor. In July 2017, she was succeeded by the BBC radio presenter Reverend Richard Coles; the Board of Governors are the members of the Higher Education Corporation and act both as Governors and charitable trustees.
There are 17 members of the Board of Governors. They are drawn from the private and voluntary sectors as well as from the staff and students of the University; the Changemaker Credit Union is a joint initiative between the university and Northamptonshire Credit Union, providing financial services to students and staff. Northamptonshire Credit Union is a member of the Association of British Credit Unions Limited; the university had 12,850 students spread across its two campuses in 2016/17. It is divided into four faculties: the Faculty of Business & Law, the Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology, the Faculty of Health & Society; the university offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees, foundation degrees, diplomas and a variety of postgraduate opportunities up to PhD level. In the 2012 Guardian University League Table, the university was ranked first for'value added' in UK; the university was awarded'The Outstanding HEI Supporting Social Entrepreneurship Award' at the UnLtd/HEFCE ‘Dare to be Different’
Cosworth is a British automotive engineering company founded in London in 1958, specialising in high-performance internal combustion engines and electronics. Cosworth is based in Northampton, with American facilities in Indianapolis, Shelby Charter Township and Mooresville, North Carolina. Cosworth has collected 176 wins in Formula One as engine supplier, ranking second with most wins behind Ferrari; the company was founded as a British racing internal combustion engine maker in 1958 by Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth. Its company name:'Cosworth', was derived as a portmanteau of the surnames of its two founders. Both of the co-founders were former employees of Lotus Engineering Ltd. and Cosworth maintained a strong relationship with Colin Chapman. When the company was founded in 1958, Duckworth left Lotus, leaving Costin at the company; until 1962, Costin worked on Cosworth projects in his private time, while being active as a key Lotus engineer on the development of Lotus 15 through 26, as well as leading the Team Lotus contingent at foreign races, as evidenced by the 1962 Le Mans Lotus scandal.
Initial series production engines were sold to Lotus and many of the other racing engines up to Mk. XII were delivered to Team Lotus; the success of Formula Junior engines started bringing in non-Lotus revenues, the establishment of Formula B by the Sports Car Club of America allowed the financial foundation of Cosworth to be secured by the increased sales of Mk. XIII, a pure racing engine based on Lotus TwinCam, through its domination of the class; this newly found security enabled the company to distance itself from the Lotus Mk. VII and Elan optional road engine assembly business, allowed its resources to be concentrated on racing engine development; the first Cosworth-designed cylinder head was for SCA series. A real success was achieved with the next gear-driven double overhead camshaft four-valve FVA in 1966, when Cosworth, with a help from Chapman, convinced Ford to purchase the rights to the design, sign a development contract – including an eight-cylinder version; this resulted in the DFV, which dominated Formula One for many years.
From this time on, Cosworth was supported by Ford for many years, many of the Cosworth designs were owned by Ford and named as Ford engines under similar contracts. Another success by the BD series in the 1970s put Cosworth on a growing track. Cosworth went through a number of ownership changes. After Duckworth decided he didn't want to be involved with the day-to-day business of running a growing company, he sold out the ownership to United Engineering Industries in 1980, retaining his life presidency and day-to-day technical involvement with Cosworth, becoming a UEI board director. In 1998, Vickers sold Cosworth and Pi Research to Ford. In September, 2004 Ford announced that it was selling Cosworth and Pi Research, along with Cosworth Racing Ltd, its Jaguar Formula One team. On 15 November 2004, the sale of Cosworth was completed, to Champ Car World Series owners Gerald Forsythe and Kevin Kalkhoven, the current Cosworth Group; the road car engine aspect of the business was split from the racing division, following the sale of the engineering division of Cosworth to Volkswagen / Audi Group in September 1998, renamed Cosworth Technology, before being subsequently acquired by Mahle GmbH in 2005.
Cosworth Technology was renamed as MAHLE Powertrain on 1 July 2005. Since 2006, Cosworth has diversified to provide engineering consultancy, high performance electronics, component manufacture services outside of its classic motorsport customer base. Current publicised projects range from an 80 cubic centimetres diesel engine for unmanned aerial vehicles, through to an engineering partnership on some of the world's most powerful aspirated road car engines, including upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie 1000+bhp V12. Cosworth supplied its last premier class racing engines to one F1 team in 2013, the Marussia F1 Team; the following is the list of initial products, with cylinder heads modified, but not designed by Cosworth, on Ford Kent engine cylinder blocks. The exceptions were Mk. XVII and MAE, which had intake port sleeves for downdraft carburetors brazed into the stock cast iron cylinder head, in place of the normal side draft ports, thus could be considered Cosworth designs. In addition to the above, Cosworth designed and provided the assembly work for Lotus Elan Special Equipment optional road engines with special camshafts and high compression pistons.
The final model of the above initial series was the MAE in 1965, when new rules were introduced in Formula 3 allowing up to 1,000 cubic centimetres engines with 36mm intake restrictor plate. MAE used one barrel of a two barrel Weber IDA downdraft carburetor with the other barrel blanked off; the domination of this engine was absolute as long as these regulations lasted until 1968. As Cosworth had a serious difficulty
KV Racing Technology
KV Racing Technology was an auto racing team that last competed in the IndyCar Series. The team was formed as PK Racing before the 2003 season by Australian businessman Kevin Kalkhoven and former Formula One team manager Craig Pollock from the remnants of the PacWest team; the team has sponsored drivers in the Atlantic Championship. In its first season, the team fielded one car and employed several drivers including Patrick Lemarié, Bryan Herta, Max Papis and Mika Salo, the latter of which scored the team's best result of third late in the season. For 2004, the team was revamped, it was renamed to PKV Racing, as businessman Dan Pettit and veteran driver Jimmy Vasser replaced Pollock as co-owners. The team expanded to field two cars for Vasser and rookie Roberto González. Vasser scored the team's best finish and second podium with a second place at Toronto, but the season was otherwise lackluster. In 2005, PKV replaced Gonzalez with former series champion Cristiano da Matta, who took the team's first win at Portland.
Da Matta finished 11th in the championship, while Vasser scored two third-place finishes and was sixth overall. For 2006, the team fielded full season entries for veteran Oriol Servià and rookie Katherine Legge. Vasser retired from racing after driving a third car at Long Beach. Servià scored a third place at Cleveland and finished 11th in the championship, while Legge struggled and finished 16th overall; the team's 2007 driver lineup was Tristan Gommendy. Mario Domínguez subbed for Gommendy at Edmonton, Servià replaced Gommendy for the final two races due to sponsorship issues; the team's best results were Jani's pair of second places finishes at San Jose. The team switched to the IndyCar Series following the unification of open wheel racing in 2008. Dan Pettit ceased his ownership role in the team and the team changed its name to KV Racing Technology. Australian businessmen Craig Gore and John Fish brought their Team Australia branding from Walker Racing along with driver Will Power to partner Servià.
Power won the Champ Car finale, the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach a race which counted towards the IndyCar Series championship. In the 2008 Indianapolis 500, the first for the team and both drivers, Power qualified 23rd and finished 13th, while Servià qualified 25th and finished 11th. In 2009, the team ran a full-time program for Brazilian Mario Moraes. Paul Tracy made five starts for the team: Indy 500, Watkins Glen, Edmonton and Mid-Ohio. Townsend Bell drove a third car for the team at the Indy 500. In 2010 the team ran full-time programs for Takuma Sato, E. J. Viso, Mario Moraes, plus a part-time program for Paul Tracy. James Rossiter tested for the team at Barber. For 2011, Sato and Viso returned to the team, as well as gaining technical support from Lotus Cars, re-branding the team as KV Racing Technology – Lotus, or KVRT-Lotus; the team added Tony Kanaan in a third car, the #82, as a tribute to the late Formula One and Indy 500 champion Jim Clark. In the 2011 Indianapolis 500, Sato and Viso were the first two cars retired from the race due to separate accidents.
For 2012, Sato would leave KV for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, replaced by former Formula 1 driver Rubens Barichello. The team announced that it would be partnering with Chevrolet. Although he was winless, Kanaan would finish 9th that season with a best finish of 2nd at Milwaukee. Both Viso and Barichello would struggle that year for results, with both drivers leaving the team at the end of the year. On October 30, 2012, HVM Racing's Simona de Silvestro joined KV for the 2013 IndyCar Series season. Kanaan's win in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 was the first for KV, while de Silvestro scored her first podium at Houston. Kanaan departed KV to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2014 IndyCar Series season, while de Silvestro departed the team at season's end, they were replaced by Dragon Racing teammates Sébastien Bourdais and Sebastián Saavedra for 2014. The team had moderate success in 2014, with Saavedra claiming his first pole at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Bourdais taking his first IndyCar win at Honda Indy Toronto.
Though Bourdais finished 10th in standings, a lack of results saw Saavedra's release from the team. His replacement for 2015 would be former GP2 driver Stefano Coletti. Coletti would struggle adapting to IndyCar, with a best finish of 8th at the 2015 Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Bourdais would take his second win at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit. KV would release Coletti at the end of the season, reducing to only Bourdais' No. 11 for the 2016 season. The team would take its second consecutive win in Detroit. Despite the win, funding for the team was in doubt as Kahlkoven wished to sell the team's equipment. In response, Bourdais departed KVSH for Dale Coyne Racing. Without proper funding and Vasser attempted to sell the team to Indy Lights owner Trevor Carlin, but the deal fell through. On February 16, Vasser and Kahlkoven released statements confirming the end of KV Racing Technology, the sale of equipment and technical data to Juncos Racing. In February 2018, former KVSH co-owners Jimmy Vasser and James "Sulli" Sullivan formed a partnership with Dale Coyne to field Sébastien Bourdais for the 2018 IndyCar Series as Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan.
Patrick Lemarié Mika Salo Max Papis Bryan Herta Jimmy Vasser Roberto González Cristiano da Matta Jorge Goeters Katherine Legge Oriol Servià Neel Jani Tristan Gommendy Will Power Townsend Bell Mario Moraes Paul Tracy Takuma Sato E. J. Viso Tony Kanaan Rubens Barrichello Simona de Silvestro Sebastián Saavedr