Tag Archive: Indianapolis 500

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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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 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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Apr 27

Formula One Champion Alonso to test May 3 at IMS

On-track preparation for his Indianapolis 500 debut

20170323-037Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will begin on-track preparation for his Indianapolis 500 debut with a test session Wednesday, May 3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 24

Indy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid – Alonso

Alonso is set to be coached by two-time CART champion and 2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran

Fernando AloIndy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid - Alonsonso believes that the Indianapolis 500 represents the toughest challenge in his bid for the Triple Crown of Motorsport as he gears up for his first Indy car run next week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 18

Howard ready to take on challenge of return to Indy 500

The 36-year-old Brit will drive the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda

Jay HowardIt’s been a long journey back to the Indianapolis 500 for Jay Howard, which makes the 2006 Indy Lights champion feel all the more fortunate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 14

Jenson Button to race at Monaco for McLaren-Honda

Fernando will return to Formula 1 duties from the Canadian Grand Prix onwards

2016-06-10_0070McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce that its race drivers for the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix will be Stoffel Vandoorne and Jenson Button.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 13

Michael Shank Racing partners with Andretti Autosport for Indianapolis 500 effort

The collaboration marks the newest chapter for Columbus, Ohio-based Mike Shank

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitor Michael Shank Racing will team with Andretti Autosport to campaign the No. 50 Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport Honda/Dallara with driver Jack Harvey for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 13

Fernando Alonso is determined to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Never having been at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Fernando Alonso gave the start in 2014

Fernando Alonso is determined to compete in the 24 Hours of Le MansThe announcement of Fernando Alonso’s participation in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 next month took everyone in motorsports by surprise, but the reason makes sense for this competitor at heart: to match the feat of Graham Hill, the only driver to win the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Apr 12

Fernando Alonso to race at Indy 500 with McLaren, Honda and Andretti Autosport

After an absence of 38 years, McLaren is to return to the Indianapolis 500 next month, using Honda engines

Fernando Alonso to race at Indy 500 with McLaren, Honda and Andretti AutosportOn May 28th 2017 McLaren will enter a single car in the 101st Indianapolis 500, powered by Honda. The car will be run by the Andretti Autosport team, headed by founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer Michael Andretti, a former IndyCar champion who raced in Formula 1 for McLaren alongside the legendary Ayrton Senna for a single season (1993) and is the son of three-time IndyCar champion and one-time Formula 1 champion Mario Andretti. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 03

Winning Indy 500 is next box on Pagenaud’s checklist

The Frenchman is focused on figuring out the Indianapolis 500

Simon PagenaudNow that he’s proven himself worthy as a Verizon IndyCar Series champion, Simon Pagenaud is committed to checking off another all-important box on his racing resume. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Postponed test at IMS still good day for Foyt

But A.J. Foyt still showed up

A.J. Foyt on pit laneTemperatures in the upper 40s prevented Chevrolet-powered Verizon IndyCar Series cars from turning laps in Saturday’s manufacturer’s test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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