Tag Archive: Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

Dec 05

Sato, Borg-Warner Trophy center of attention on Honda thanks day in Japan

More than 20,000 fans came for the daylong event to the facility that hosted Indy car racing from 1999 to 2011.

Takuma SatoJust a week after the Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated in the United States, Honda Japan honored its drivers, including 2017 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil winner Takuma Sato, at the Honda Racing THANKS DAY on Sunday at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Rahal sees growing strength in adding second car for 2018

Sato, who drove for RLL in 2012, will team with Graham Rahal

Takuma Sato and Graham RahalAfter fielding a one-car team for the bulk of the past four Verizon IndyCar Series seasons, change is afoot at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 03

Rossi wins at Watkins Glen as championship takes wild turn (updated)

Rossi won the 60-lap race at Watkins Glen International from the pole

Alexander RossiAlexander Rossi completed a dream weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen, as the Verizon IndyCar Series championship competition took a dramatic turn with but one race remaining on the schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Mann on the move, already working toward 2018 Indy 500

Prep for next year’s Indianapolis 500 began the moment her race ended this year

Pippa MannIt was perfectly understandable if Pippa Mann pulled off her helmet and decided to kick back for a while after driving to a 17th-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be a grind, not to mention the 12-month effort it took for Mann to get there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

Drivers must shift gears quickly from Indy to Belle Isle

The highs and lows of a month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make the most hardened souls weep

Dale Coyne RacingThe intensity can turn hair gray and add a wrinkle or two in the process. That’s May at Indy, where the pressure to perform on motorsport’s biggest stage can be unlike any other race. 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 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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Mar 25

Despite winds, Indy test brings smile to drivers’ faces

Despite winds that picked up in the afternoon and limited running, there was no place the 11 drivers would rather be

Graham RahalWarm spring temperatures provided an optimal platform for 11 Verizon IndyCar Series cars to turn laps today on the hallowed 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as they prepare for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in little more than two months. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Apr 27

Stefan Wilson honoring late brother’s memory with entry in 100th Indianapolis 500

Justin Wilson died in August 2015 from injuries sustained in an incident during the Verizon IndyCar Series

Stefan WilsonStefan Wilson will have a special co-pilot as he strives to qualify and race in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil: his late brother Justin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 19

Roger Penske to drive 50th anniversary Camaro SS pace car at 100th Indianapolis 500

The pairing is perfect because Penske Racing is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year

Roger PenskeThe winningest car owner in Indy car and Indianapolis 500 Mile Race history, Roger Penske will be the honorary pace car driver in a unique version of the new 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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