Category Archive: IndyCar

May 21

Indy 500: Scott Dixon scores Indy 500 Pole at 232.164 Mph

Bourdais medical update

Scott DixonFollowing a brief delay for track drying after morning showers, final practice and preparations got underway for Day 2 of qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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May 21

Carpenter’s lucky late draw leads Chevy qualifying comeback

101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

Ed CarpenterWhen his 7-year-old son chose the number Friday night to see where Ed Carpenter would go out in today’s qualifying, Dad was hoping for a low number. Six, maybe. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

Bourdais fastest in Indy 500 ‘Fast Friday’ practice

As expected, “Fast Friday” lived up to its billing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sebastien BourdaisSpeeds crested in the final practice day prior to weekend qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, despite 2.5 hours of track time lost to midday rain. When the checkered flag waved to conclude practice, Sebastien Bourdais had the fastest lap of the day and week, at 233.116 mph. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 19

Alonso impressed by Brown’s vision for McLaren

“I think also with Zak the biggest difference is the vision and the approach for the brand”

Alonso impressed by Brown's vision for McLarenFernando Alonso is impressed by Zak Brown’s vision and approach to leading McLaren despite its ongoing Formula 1 struggles, believing the American to be more open to new ideas than predecessor Ron Dennis. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

Carpenter defies winds to lead Indianapolis 500 Third practice day

Team owner/driver Ed Carpenter posted the fastest of 408 total laps turned by 21 drivers

Ed CarpenterStrong, gusting winds limited running by teams on the third day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, but a number of competitors persevered and logged important fact-finding laps. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

Indianapolis 500: Updates from the Brickyard

May-aos and dreams

Andretti Autosport logoThough Opening Day didn’t come until May 15, there are some that say the Month of May didn’t truly begin until the green flag waived over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, opening practice on the famed 2.5-mile oval.

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May 17

Electrical gremlins continue to haunt Hinchcliffe in Indy 500 practice

Hinchcliffe said that the team still is unsure what the issue is

James HinchcliffeIt’s not been the best pair of days for defending Indianapolis 500 pole sitter and Verizon IndyCar Series star James Hinchcliffe. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16

The Tony Stewart Foundation announces The Faces of Team One Cure for 2017 Indy 500

The Indiana native announced that his Tony Stewart Foundation has launched the Faces of Team One Cure

The Tony Stewart Foundation announces The Faces of Team One Cure for 2017 Indy 500Tony Stewart is a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and his passion about people, pets, and motorsports will be on full display during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 this Memorial Day weekend.

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May 14

Feeling the Power: Team Penske driver wins Indycar Grand Prix

Team Penske’s Will Power ended the weekend the same way he started it: in first place

Will PowerThe driver of the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet capped off a flawless weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix with a dominating win today on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Power leads Indycar Grand Prix warmup; Rahal shows promise in 4th

On the 2.439-mile road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Will PowerWill Power made it a sweep of leading every on-track session leading up to this afternoon’s INDYCAR Grand Prix when he paced this morning’s 30-minute practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Schmidt, Andretti trade barbs on eve of semi-autonomous car showdown

“Just take it easy on me”

Sam Schmidt and Mario AndrettiThey stared each other down with seemingly serious intentions, two racers sounding like boxers as they engaged in playful trash talk and measured each other. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

Pagenaud sets sights on repeating as Indycar Grand Prix Winner

He’s the Frenchman driving a fluorescent freight train

Simon PagenaudIt’s impossible to miss Simon Pagenaud, not just because his No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet is Day-Glo yellow. The defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion is leading the points standings again entering Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and is beginning to distance himself from competitors when running up front. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Michael Shank Racing W/ Andretti Autosport unveil joint Indianapolis 500 entry

Joint Operations Paves the Way to the Brickyard for Michael Shank Racing

Andretti Autosport logoMike Shank and Michael Andretti, with the help of Jack Harvey, unveiled the No. 50 Honda in a media event Thursday hosted at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Indy 500 Car unveiled, Veach eager to get to work with AJ Foyt Racing

“I’m feeling just ready” – Veach

Zach Veach and A.J. Foyt RacingZach Veach has many things to be excited about heading into this year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 09

Johnny Rutherford returns to McLaren for the month of May

The 79-year-old Texan won the Indianapolis 500 on no fewer than three occasions

Johnny Rutherford returns to McLaren for the month of May 1McLaren-Honda-Andretti is delighted to announce that Indy 500 legend Johnny Rutherford will join the team’s IndyCar programme as its official ambassador for the month of May.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 09

Alonso: Reliability the only focus for McLaren-Honda

“After a run of difficult races for us, I’m not sure what we can expect from this weekend” – Alonso

Alonso: Reliability the only focus for McLaren-HondaFernando Alonso says he can’t approach his home Formula 1 race with any particular goal until McLaren-Honda solves its unreliability woes over a race distance. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 05

Corvette Grand Sport to pace 101st Indianapolis 500

2017 marks the 14th time a Corvette has served as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

2017 Indianapolis 500 Pace CarThe 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport will serve as the official Pace Car for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and will lead drivers to the green flag on May 28. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 04

Alonso breezes through Indianapolis Rookie Orientation test

“It was fun” – Alonso

Fernando AlonsoTwo-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso needed about one hour of track time today to pass his rookie orientation test for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 03

Daly sets pace in valuable series open test at Gateway Motorsports Park

Daly said the egg-shaped oval drives more like a road course, which is fine with him

Conor DalyVerizon IndyCar Series open test at Gateway Motorsports Park provided a glowing example of what happens when INDYCAR, its teams, drivers and a racetrack work together for the good of all. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

Watch the live web show of Alonso’s first oval test at IMS – Tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET

A fully produced live show will be televised online from 9:30 a.m.-noon

Watch the live web show of Alonso's first oval test at IMS - Tomorrow at 9 a.m. ETFans around the world can watch a live show of the highly anticipated first Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval test by two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso on Wednesday, May 3, with commentary from the 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1978 Formula One World Champion Mario Andretti. Read the rest of this entry »

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