Tag Archive: Indianapolis 500

Sep 14

Zach Veach named to drive Andretti Autosport entry in 2018

Veach made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut earlier in April

Zach VeachAndretti Autosport announced today that Zach Veach will drive the team’s fourth entry in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 22-year-old will pilot the team’s No. 26 Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

Signed Prints of Indianapolis 500 Field set to Benefit Wilson Children’s Fund  

Continuing an effort that was initiated ahead of the 2016 finale

Signed Prints of Indianapolis 500 Field set to Benefit Wilson Children's Fund  Continuing an effort that was initiated ahead of the 2016 finale that featured an image of the start of the Watkins Glen IndyCar race, the Wilson Children’s Fund (http://wilsonchildrensfund.com/) will once again be offering a custom run of items to generate funding for the children of late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson. As the Verizon IndyCar Series prepares to crown a champion this weekend at Sonoma Raceway, the assembled drivers will have one extra item on their to do list—help a friend.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Rossi Renews With NAPA AUTO PARTS & Andretti Autosport

NAPA Auto Parts and Andretti Autosport renew partnership

Alexander Rossi - NAPA - Andretti 98A partnership renewal between five-time Indianapolis 500 champions Andretti Autosport and NAPA AUTO PARTS will see Alexander Rossi return to the cockpit of an Andretti Autosport machine as part of a multi-year agreement starting in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 19

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

2017-06-11_0551Fernando Alonso is willing to consider competing outside of Formula 1 in 2018 if he is unable to find a seat that will give him a chance to win races next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 17

Bourdais cleared to return to racing

Bourdais was involved in a crash during an Indianapolis 500 qualifying

Sebastien Bourdais on trackVerizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to resume driving by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, following his recovery from injuries sustained in a crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifications. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

Gateway’s smooth new surface has drivers itching to race

If early impressions prove correct, Gateway Motorsports Park is ready for a grand return to the Verizon IndyCar Series

Helio CastronevesEight drivers, one representing each of the eight fulltime entrants currently racing in the series, tested at the 1.25-mile oval, which underwent a complete repave this summer.

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Aug 01

Bourdais confident he’s ready to race after successful Mid-Ohio test…

For those on the outside, the 10 weeks it took Sebastien Bourdais to get back in an Indy car flew by

Sebastien Bourdais

The Dale Coyne Racing driver gets back in an Indy car for the first time since his qualifying attempt crash at the Indianapolis 500, turning more than 80 laps at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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Jul 29

Hunter-Reay leans on lessons learned to persevere

“I’ll be there, I’ll be ready for it. I’ll be right at the front.”

Ryan Hunter-ReayNot that long ago, the patience of intensely competitive Ryan Hunter-Reay was tested to the extreme in a Verizon IndyCar Series season going nowhere fast. Or, maybe more accurately, not so fast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 10

Castroneves ends victory drought, climbs fence at Iowa

The victory drought is finally over for Helio Castroneves

Helio CastronevesNow his chase toward a first Verizon IndyCar Series championship is in high gear. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner ended a three-year, 54-race streak without a win by taking the checkered flag today in the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway.

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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 01

Kanaan replaces Bourdais for 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Move over, Fernando Alonso. Someone else is going after the second leg of racing’s career triple crown.

Tony KanaanChip Ganassi Racing driver Tony Kanaan, winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was named today by CGR to replace the injured Sebastien Bourdais in one of the team’s Ford GT’s for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Kanaan will be stepping into the car that Bourdais co-drove to victory at Le Mans a year ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 30

Sato’s life comes full circle with first oval win at Indianapolis 500

“I didn’t realize it was the Indianapolis 500, but now I can tell you 100 percent (that it was)” – Sato

Takuma SatoTakuma Sato first watched the Indianapolis 500 on television when he was 6 or 7 years old. He didn’t know at the time he was watching the race he would one day win.

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May 27

Button handed 15-place grid penalty in Monaco

The penalty means that both McLaren drivers will fall back from their qualifying position

Button handed 15-place grid penalty in MonacoJenson Button is set to start his one-off return to Formula 1 from the back of the field after being handed a 15-place grid penalty following changes to his power unit after practice on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 26

Castroneves paces Miller Lite Carb Day practice in final Indy 500 tune-up

Followed by Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan

2017-05-28-2493It has been eight years since Helio Castroneves claimed victory at the Indianapolis 500, but the Brazilian made his case for a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 win by setting the fastest lap of Miller Lite Carb Day practice today in final preparations for Sunday’s 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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May 24

Ron Dennis thinks McLaren Indy 500 bid is ‘pretty cool’

“Ron is Mr. McLaren in many ways and always will be”

Ron Dennis thinks McLaren Indy 500 bid is ‘pretty cool’McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has revealed his predecessor Ron Dennis is supportive of the team’s upcoming Indianapolis 500 endeavour, describing his feedback as ‘pretty cool’. 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 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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