Motorsports & Honda | Freedom Honda

June 5th, 2019 by

Honda has a long history of racing, dating all the way back to 1959, when it became the first Japanese manufacturer to participate in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy races. Joining the IndyCar competition in 1994, Honda got their first taste of victory at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 1995. Since then, they have continued to push the boundaries of what is possible with a vehicle. Their involvement with IndyCar has helped fuel innovation, not only in the racing world, but for commercial applications as well. 

Honda’s Role in Racing

After joining the IndyCar series, Honda quickly established the determination to excel against competitors. Between 2003 and 2005, Honda raced in 49 IndyCar races and won 28 of them, adding the first Indianapolis 500 victory in 2004. 


From 2006-2011, Honda became the sole supplier of engines for the NTT IndyCar Series. As competition returned, they continued to focus on improving and innovating on their engines. To this day, Honda has managed to collect 337 IndyCar victories, including 12 Indy 500 wins.

Research and Innovation

Honda participation in IndyCar has helped further research and advance innovation. The data obtained from races have been used to enhance racing safety, performance, and technology. In addition, the information is used to improve consumer-level technology.

From Racing to Commercial Use

The information gathered from IndyCar races is often translated to commercial applications. These applications can range from adopting new technology to improving child car seats. For example, the knowledge gained from manufacturing high-performance engines can be used to enhance fuel efficiency in consumer-level engines. Believe it or not, but the first rearview mirror was created for the Indy 500 and adopted by passenger cars not long after!

We’ve Got the Winning Solution For You

While you’re probably not looking to purchase a high-performance race car for your family, we do offer Honda vehicles that are sure to win you over. At Freedom Honda, we strive to provide excellent customer service and are dedicated to helping you ride off into the sunset with the car of your dreams. If you’d like to learn more about our offerings, give us a call today!