Ben Hinc

Ben was hooked after witnessing Dario Franchitti's victory at the 2009 Iowa Corn Indy 250 and began providing media coverage from IndyCar events in 2015. If IndyCar is on track, he can be found live-posting and updating The Apex's Race Reports from his iPad Pro.

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Colton Herta rounds Turns 3 and 4 during qualifying for the 2024 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.
New Detroit Circuit Better but Still Bumpy in Second Year

Improvements to the modern-day Detroit street circuit were aimed at improving the racing in year two of the downtown return.

Scott Dixon qualifying for 2024 St. Petersburg IndyCar season opener
Midseason Hybrid Deployment Draws Criticism at Season Opener

Christian Lundgaard in particular approached INDYCAR’s latest hybrid introduction plan with considerable skepticism.

Podium finishers prepare for restart at 2023 Indy 500
In Defense of the Purity of Racing

“Any meddling in the name of entertainment devalues the series and the sport,” writes Ben Hinc in a rare opinion piece.

Will Power leads Romain Grosjean around IMS during 2023 Indy 500 practice
Rainout Does Little to Diminish May’s Momentum

From the return of Last Chance qualifying to unique opportunities for history to be made, there’s plenty to play for at the 107th Indy 500.

Romain Grosjean races in 2023 Barber IndyCar Grand Prix
How the Fastest Barber Two-Stopper Fell Short of Maiden Win

Romain Grosjean handily beat all other drivers who pitted twice at Barber but could only come within 1.7854 seconds of his first IndyCar win.

Kyle Kirkwood races Scott McLaughlin during the 2023 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Passing Data Reveals Positive Trends Through Season-Opening Races

Here’s how the first three races in 2023 fared through the lens of Ben Hinc’s bespoke “Passing Index” and “Position Passing Index” data points.

Kirkwood leads Dixon through Detroit turn
Kirkwood Remains Focused Despite Rising-Star Status

Kyle Kirkwood opened the weekend at Belle Isle with the fastest IndyCar practice lap and won the GT Daytona pole.

Romain Grosjean's No. 51 Honda
Road America Visit Signals Return to Normalcy

This year’s race at Road America gets close to IndyCar’s traditional weekend schedule, suggesting “normal” might not be too far off.

Cars swarm pit lane at IMS
Indy 500 Will Shine in Face of Pandemic

Some things anchor us to the past and show us a window into the future. The Indianapolis 500 is one such thing, and it’s just what we need.