Category Archive: IndyCar

May 24

Pole sitter James Hinchcliffe proclaimed the three fastest qualifiers “a fun front row” 100th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race

Fast and fun sums up front row for for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden, and Ryan Hunter-ReayThree cars from different teams, separated by a scant 0.0758 of a second over a 10-mile qualifying distance, two Honda engines and one Chevrolet, a Canadian and two Americans, a driver who has never been on a Verizon IndyCar Series pole, a runner-up who has never started second at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a 2014 Indy 500 champion who is a former teammate and good buddies with the fastest qualifier. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

James Hinchcliffe secures emotional pole position for 100th Indianapolis 500

Drama, redemption, heartbreak, exuberance

James HinchcliffeArmed Forces Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it all as starting positions were set for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

First-day qualifying at Indy leaves nerves frazzled

How crazy was it at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

James HinchcliffeThe exciting conclusion to the first day of qualifying for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil had quadriplegic team co-owner Sam Schmidt cracking jokes about doing a rain dance in his wheelchair for Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Andretti Autosport cars put themselves in Indy 500 pole conversation

Here came the Hondas on “Fast Friday,” especially Michael Andretti’s cars.

Townsend BellDon’t put too much stock in the latest daily speed chart from 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil practice, which listed Team Penske’s Will Power and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden 1-2 with Chevrolet engines. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Steady progress for Tagliani at Indianapolis

Alex Tagliani ready for Indy 500 qualifying

Alex Tagliani devance Sato par Walter Kuhn Driving the AJ Foyt Racing number 35 Alfe Heat Treating Special Honda, Alex Tagliani made steady progress during the week-long practice sessions leading up to Saturday’s first round of qualifying for the 100th running of the Indy 500.

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May 20

Indy 500 Champion Buddy Lazier entered as oldest competitor in historic 100th running

Former Indy Car Season Champion Lazier returns to the track for epic race

Buddy Lazier - photo © Dave Lewandowski - Indycar Media With an Indy 500 win already under his belt, one of the league’s most experienced and successful drivers returns to the famed oval track for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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May 19

Hunter-Reay happy to be at sharp end of Indy 500 practice chart

Ryan Hunter-Reay isn’t getting ahead of himself

Ryan Hunter-ReayThe Andretti Autosport driver knows it’s only two days into practice for the epic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. on board as a major sponsor of Honda Indy Toronto

NASCAR-sanctioned race at Honda Indy Toronto to be called Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto

Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto logo Honda Indy Toronto announces that the NASCAR Pinty’s Series race to be held Saturday, July 16, at Exhibition Place, will be called the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto. The new agreement with Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. extends through 2018.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Practice rainout forces Indianapolis 500 teams to adjust

No laps turned and the track still wet from lingering light rain

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Yard of BricksVerizon IndyCar Series teams were forced to adjust their preparations for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil following cancellation of practice today because of rain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Andretti cars set pace on opening day of Indy 500 practice

Andretti Autosport led the way

Marco AndrettiThe importance of track time was plainly evident on the opening day of practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Pagenaud makes it three in a row with GP of Indianapolis win

Simon Pagenaud turned the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis into a “fuyez.”

Simon PagenaudThat’s French for “runaway,” which is exactly what Pagenaud and his No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet did to the field as he roared to his third consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series victory. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Pagenaud wins GP of Indianapolis pole; Rahal, Newgarden penalized

It’s pretty clear Simon Pagenaud has no plans of slowing down any time soon.

Simon PagenaudThe French native has been on a roll of late, winning the last two Verizon IndyCar Series races (streets of Long Beach and Barber Motorsports Park). He hasn’t finished lower than second in the first four races this season and has a solid 48-point lead in the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology continues tradition of innovation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing prepares double campaign for huge two-race month of May

AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology continues tradition of innovation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway With racers seeking any advantage possible to reap the rewards that victory at the fabled track brings, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has fostered innovation for over a century.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Scott Dixon tops practice chart for Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Will Power holds the track record

Scott DixonReigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon came out on top in a late flurry of fast laps to close this afternoon’s practice for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, setting notice that the track record may be in jeopardy this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Alex Tagliani to compete at the Indianapolis Grand Prix this weekend

Pier-Luc Ouellette to drive the EpiPen Chevy at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

AJ Foyt & Tagliani Alex Tagliani returns to Indianapolis in the month of May to compete in not one, but two IndyCar races at the famed Brickyard Motorsport Complex.

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May 12

Chaves to race for Coyne at both Indy events

“We’re very excited to have Gabby join us for the next two races” – Dale Coyne

Gabby ChavesChaves, who claimed Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors at the Indianapolis 500 and the season-long Sunoco Rookie of the Year award in 2015, will join Dale Coyne Racing as driver of the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America Honda at both the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

2016 Honda Indy Toronto to be fueled by Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons will roll up to the Honda Indy Toronto this year to fuel the event with its iconic coffee

Honda Indy Toronto logo Organizers of the event announced today that Canada’s largest quick service restaurant chain will join the Honda Indy Toronto as an official sponsor.

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May 05

Pagenaud’s 2016 success story finds early chapters in 2015

“This year we started really strong because of last year” – Pagenaud

Simon PagenaudSimon Pagenaud is off to a blazing start to the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, with consecutive wins coming on the heels of a pair of second-place finishes to open the campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

For a fourth consecutive year, Pippa Mann is returning to Dale Coyne Racing as part of the team’s effort at this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Pippa Mann back with Coyne for Indy 500 for fourth straight year 

Pippa MannMann will once again be promoting her 2016 Pink #GetInvolved campaign, raising funds for Susan G. Komen, while sporting a pink helmet with the Komen running ribbon for the third straight year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Sarah Fisher enjoys setting the pace at INDYCAR events

From her time racing sprint cars and midgets, to Indy cars and then as an INDYCAR team owner, Sarah Fisher was used to being a pace setter.

Sarah FisherNow, she’s setting the pace once again in the truest sense of the word as the new primary pace car driver for the Verizon IndyCar Series. With longtime pace car driver Johnny Rutherford scaling back this season to drive only at Phoenix International Raceway earlier this month and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May, INDYCAR officials went searching for a successor. Read the rest of this entry »

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