Talk:Newman/Haas Racing

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Who is Lanigan, and why and how did he get his name as part of the team???[edit]

Where has this Lanigan person sprang from, and how did he end up getting his name on the team? Why has nobody seen fit to add that part of teh story of this team which has always been simply NewmanHass for most of it's history? --Amedeo Felix (talk) 13:18, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Well??? How can it be someone can bother to create this page, but not answer my rather fundamental question?--Amedeo Felix (talk) 08:05, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Mike Lanigan is the President and Ceo of Mi-Jack Products, Inc. They used to be involved with Conquest racing, but decided to partner up with Newmann-Haas last year. Also, the info provided when you click his name on this page is incorrect (takes you to some other Mike Lanigan). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:57, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Car Numbers[edit]

I well imagine their car numbers will change when they join the IRL ranks...--Amedeo Felix (talk) 08:07, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

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Tra (Talk) 17:56, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Now that Paul Newman has died…[edit]

…will this team get a new name or parter? Will (Talk - contribs) 04:49, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Thankfully there is no sign of that from the team (they have always been rather slow at updating their site mind), but one may hope they would never be so curlish as to drop the co-founder's name from the team. It would be no less wrong than dropping Bruce McLaren's name from the team he founded.--Amedeo Felix (talk) 13:37, 1 December 2008 (UTC)


Shouldn't the drivers section be listed in chronological order?--Amedeo Félix (talk) 15:51, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

needs updating[edit]

2008 should be summarized in one paragraph. Info on the 2010 season should be added. (talk) 01:14, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:57, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Newman/Haas/Lanigan RacingNewman/Haas Racing

  • The team has officially changed their name back to Newman/Haas Racing, as seen on their website: Bduddy (talk) 22:33, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
  • That's almost irrelevant. Suggest you read WP:NC and probably also Wikipedia:official names and then decide based on Wikipedia policy what the best name would be. My guess is that it probably won't be either the existing or this proposed name. But it may be. Andrewa (talk) 04:16, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I believe that, for a racing team, the most correct and recognizable team would almost always be the official one, except in the case of sponsored names, etc. In any case, Lanigan was a recent edition to the team (and it's name) and many people continued to refer to it as Newman/Haas anyway, so I see no reason why the article shouldn't be "Newman/Haas Racing".
(Also, apparently I typed "Newmann" above, which I have fixed...) Bduddy (talk) 20:27, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Do you have a cite for this name change? Without one, this is pure speculation. I'm pretty sure their official page was never updated to reflect the change to N/H/L in the first place, but at any rate the fact that it isn't there is not sufficient proof that the name has changed. If Lanigan has left the team, there would be something about it in the news. In fact many news organizations still refer to it as N/H/L. Moving the page would be inappropriate. EeepEeep (talk) 20:10, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
  • After taking a quick look at their website, it's clear that other than adding news items, nothing's been changed since 2006 (look at the team history pages). And the posted news items use both NHR and NHLR names interchangeably. There's no evidence of a official name change. EeepEeep (talk) 20:36, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Apparently they are trying to keep this quiet for whatever reason... This is the closest thing to an "official" confirmation I can find, the changing of the team's official Facebook page here. Also, they have changed their official Twitter name here-note that some of their old tweets refer to "NHLR". Regardless of any official name change, the team is now widely referring to themselves as Newman/Haas, and people have always called them by that name (I think there may have been a case for that always being the name of the page), so I still think this article should be known as Newman/Haas Racing. Bduddy (talk) 00:19, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Well, when they stop being quiet about it, then we can talk about moving the page. Wikipedia is not a place for unsubstantiated rumors. EeepEeep (talk) 01:01, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I think that the posts on the official Twitter and Facebook pages show that these are more than "unsubstantiated rumors". And again, I believe that, regardless of the official status of any name change, there is a good case for this page to be named Newman/Haas (as the racing team was for most of its history) anyway. Bduddy (talk) 02:36, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
  • It's not a rumour anymore. The team's name has been changed back to Newman/Haas as Carl Lanigan has left the team. Both the team's official website, and the IndyCar Series team's page have been updated to reflect the new name. The entry list for Kansas still refers to it as NHLR, however that list was last published on the 19th, and so is out of date. TheChrisD RantsEdits 14:40, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Please post a link to the press release that confirms this is not a rumor. EeepEeep (talk) 20:38, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Seriously? There is no press release. Regardless, there is a wealth of available evidence that confirms that this is anything but a rumor. If you've read the links that have been posted and still somehow think that Lanigan is in the team's name, I'm not sure what else I can tell you. Bduddy (talk) 23:35, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I suggest you familiarize yourself with Wikipedia guidelines on verifiabiity, original research, and reliable sources. Whether or not I "still somehow think that Lanigan is in the team's name" is completely irrelevant to the matter. EeepEeep (talk) 09:25, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
  • The name change in several other locations, most notably on the website itself should be more than sufficient verified evidence to necessitate the move. If you're really that pedantic about it, then let's wait until the Kansas entry list is updated and see whether it mentions NHLR or NHR. Or possibly even wait for the first box score reports from practice. Or wait for quali, since I'm sure Versus will mention the change in their program. TheChrisD RantsEdits 10:18, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
  • The Kansas entry list says NHLR: [1]. I'm not being "pedantic"; it's a matter of wikipedia having only the highest quality, verifiable information. We don't need to get the scoop on the motorsports media. If Lanigan has left the team it will be reported in due course, and then wikipedia can be updated. EeepEeep (talk) 20:28, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
  • I already noted that the entry list says NHLR, however that list is from the 19th, which is from before this whole issue occured, so it's out of date and useless in this argument. TheChrisD RantsEdits 22:01, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Newer entry list shows Newman-Haas only. End of discussion, page needs to be moved. TheChrisD RantsEdits 16:04, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
  • You seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of Wikipedia. This is pretty classic original research: you're drawing a conclusion from bits and pieces of evidence, none of which directly verifies the information. It's all just connect-the-dots and speculation. From WP:V: The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth. Without any verifiable source, it would be inappropriate to move this page. At some point the motorsport press will report the name change, at which point it becomes verifiable and this conversation becomes moot. Up until that point whether it's true or not is irrelevant as wikipedia is not a venue for publishing rumors or speculation. Moving this page flies in the face of wikipedia's core principles and would be a destructive act. You're right that this discussion is over; it was over before it began as there is no justification for the move and no basis for debate. EeepEeep (talk) 22:43, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
  • How about this:
  • I count three references to "Newman/Haas Racing" and five to "NHR". Every source, official or not, since I posted this move request has done likewise. I believe that I have presented more then sufficient evidence that the team's, and the article's, proper name is Newman/Haas Racing-do you have any actual evidence to the contrary? I know Wikipedia's policies, and your standards are far above them-given the current rather depressed state of the IndyCar Series, you are probably not ever going to find anything that meets them... Bduddy (talk) 00:48, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
  • "evidence to the contrary" is irrelevant, nor does your evidence really confirm anything. If you really have such trouble understand wikipedia's policies you should stop editing. EeepEeep (talk) 06:59, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Well, there's another mention of Newman/Haas, straight from the IndyCar website itself. If you're still arguing against it despite the overwhelming evidence from proper sources, there is obviously something wrong with the way you interpret WP policies and everything... TheChrisD RantsEdits 17:33, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
  • So in case any admin ever actually bothers to come over here and make a decision, here's a recap of the evidence:
    -The team's webpage is at, and all references on it are to "Newman/Haas Racing". Actually, now that I look at it again, they have edited old press releases to use the new title, which is interesting, but not really relevant here...
    -Their official Twitter and Facebook pages refer to "Newman/Haas Racing", with evidence of a recent change in both cases
    -Their entry on the Indycar webpage, as well as other articles on the same site, are titled "Newman/Haas Racing"
    -Their sidepod at the last race had a Newman/Haas logo (not really good evidence, but it complements everything else) Bduddy (talk) 20:28, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Here is Robin Miller's mailbag from yesterday which mentions Lanigan leaving [2]Froo (talk) 16:00, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Um, did you read the Miller article. It doesn't actually say that. Which is exactly the point - Miller is a professional and wouldn't print something without a source. Are you more informed that Miller? I find that hard to believe.
    I'm still waiting for this "overwhelming evidence". All you've shown so far is an outdated website and some news reports that use one name, while anyone who's informed about IndyCar racing has seen an equal number of reports that use the other name in the same time frame. There is, disputably, no evidence whatsoever to support this move. Since this is completely, totally, and unambiguously obvious to any reasonable person, it's clear that your intentions are just to be destructive. Congratulations on destroying Wikipedia. Go have a drink and toast to all the silly people who actually care and work towards making Wikipedia useful. Laugh at all the people who foolishly follow Wikipedia policies against including unverified speculation in articles. This is completely wrong, and you know it. EeepEeep (talk) 23:48, 7 May 2010 (UTC)


  • User:Bretonbanquet put in Wikipedia:Requested moves#Uncontroversial requests at 21:27, 7 May 2010 this move as uncontroversial. I obeyed it, but I have now reverted that move. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 06:03, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • (In response to EeepEeep) "Out-of-date"? The Newman/Haas webpage contains significant content on the Kansas race that took place last weekend. I'm seriously beginning to think you're not actually reading anything of what's being posted. (To Anthony Appleyard) I placed this page in "Current discussions" about 10 days ago; I'm not exactly sure about how the uncontroversial/contested thing works on that page... Bduddy (talk) 06:07, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • All those issues have been addressed above. If you're confused please go reread the discussion. At this point no one has produced a single shred of verifiable evidence to support the move, so the discussion is closed. If the most respected journalist covering IndyCar racing won't say that the team's name has changed, how can wiipedia possibly say it? None of us are more informed than Robin Miller. When and if this is reported in the press or announced by the team we can move the page, but not a second earlier. If you don't understand that, please review wikipedia policies such as wp:but it's true!, wp:or, and wp:v. EeepEeep (talk) 08:58, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Their website's head page says "Newman/Haas Racing". Anthony Appleyard (talk) 09:51, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Two more recent articles which mention the team as just Newman/Haas: [3] [4] TheChrisD RantsEdits 11:37, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Apologies for suggesting that the move was uncontroversial, as I was not aware of this discussion. Another user asked me to move the page, and, on a bit of investigation, it seemed like a very obvious move to make. The team is referred to almost everywhere as "Newman/Haas Racing", including their well-maintained website. I do not understand why this discussion has continued for so long. Bretonbanquet (talk) 12:03, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Is it really because one (albeit well-respected) journalist hasn't mentioned it yet? We are not obliged to wait for him if sufficient other sources back it up, regardless of an official announcement. Autosport/FORIX refer to the team as "Newman/Haas Racing", and that organisation is as reliable as it gets. This discussion is just obstructive. Bretonbanquet (talk) 12:07, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • What do you think I've been thinking for the past two weeks? It's only the one editor who is against it and they're starting to become uncivil about such an obvious move, just because they feel that it's unverifiable. TheChrisD RantsEdits 12:11, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Yes, well I've basically only just arrived at this discussion, for the reason I've described above. My experience is largely within the Formula One WikiProject, where I am certain this would be a very short discussion indeed. The move is perfectly verifiable, as explained by you and others. Bretonbanquet (talk) 12:13, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Note that there is now no opposition to this move, as EeepEeep is indefinitely blocked, for reasons outside this discussion. I suggest the move go ahead. Bretonbanquet (talk) 23:50, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • It hardly seems unrelated, as the last two people to go on his little "list" were me and User:TheChrisD, but in any case I certainly agree that this article should be moved, finally, and then revised using what information we have... Bduddy (talk) 04:22, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.