Tag Archive: Indianapolis 500

Jan 19

Danica Patrick, GoDaddy back together for ‘Danica Double’

“This is definitely the way I want to finish my racing career”

Danica Patrick will carry familiar sponsorship for her two-race farewell in 2018, with longtime backer GoDaddy reuniting for her efforts in the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Andretti slams ‘wrong and arrogant’ Haas

Haas became the first American team to race in F1 for more than 30 years

Mario AndrettiU.S. racing icon Mario Andretti has slammed Haas team chief Günther Steiner for his comments saying that no American driver is currently ready to race in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 24

Alonso signed prints auction benefiting Wilson Children’s Fund ends soon

Available in the online auction are a pair of photo prints  depicting Alonso at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May

Fernando AlonsoJust a reminder that time is running out to grab a piece of Indianapolis 500 history involving Fernando Alonso and help out the family of Justin Wilson in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 19

Munoz returns to Andretti Autosport for 2018 Indianapolis 500

Carlos Munoz is returning to the scene and team of much of his Verizon IndyCar Series success

Carlos MunozAndretti Autosport announced today that the 25-year-old Colombian will drive its sixth entry in the 2018 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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Nov 20

Speculation grows on who Danica Patrick will drive for at 2018 Indy 500

Patrick held a news conference to say that she’d conclude her career in the Indianapolis 500

Danica PatrickNot long after a tearful Danica Patrick announced that the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil would be the final race of her career, the news was still too fresh for many Verizon IndyCar Series team officials to digest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Danica Patrick to end racing career at Indianapolis 500

The first woman to win an Indy car race

Danica Patrick will end her racing career at the 102nd Indianapolis 500.Danica Patrick plans to return to the Verizon IndyCar Series and race in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May 2018, the final start in her barrier-breaking career as a race driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 03

All-Star Appeal: Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves preparing for 56th Rolex 24 at Daytona in Two-Day Test

Former Indianapolis 500 Champions Part of New Team Penske Sports Car Lineup

Acura on trackMontoya Aiming for 4th Rolex 24 At Daytona Championship. The inherent all-star flavor of the Rolex 24 At Daytona has become a tradition, one that will be especially well-served on Jan. 27-28 at the 56th running of the sports car endurance classic at Daytona International Speedway.

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Oct 10

F1’s Hamilton trying Indy 500 on for size? Nice ring to it

First it was Fernando Alonso, now maybe Lewis Hamilton wants to try the Indianapolis 500?

Lewis Hamilton and Takuma SatoThe three-time Formula 1 champion drew a step closer to a fourth F1 crown on Sunday when he won the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. But uppermost on the Mercedes driver’s mind during the post-race podium interview was checking out the Indy 500 winner’s ring worn by Takuma Sato. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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