Tag Archive: Indianapolis 500

Aug 23

The next Race Of Champions (ROC) will take place inside Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium on January 21-22, 2017

Miami becomes first American city 
to host the Race Of Champions

ROC - Miami becomes first American city 
to host the Race Of Champions The Race Of Champions (ROC) is heading to the United States of America for the first time in its history after Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium won the rights to host the next ROC event on January 21-22, 2017.

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Aug 15

Kanaan not giving up on 2016 title drive just yet

Tony Kanaan sounds like an optimist

Tony KanaanOr maybe the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams driver just knows what mathematically eliminated means. And he’s not there — yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Toronto native retuns to home race as Indianapolis 500 Champion

“It’s just an honor and a privilege to be a part of it”

Toronto native retuns to home race as Indianapolis 500 Champion Long Time Bryan Herta Autosport Partner and Toronto native David Bowen heads into this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto as an Indianapolis 500 champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Toronto race celebrating three decades of great memories

“Having raced so much earlier in my career in Canada, I always looked forward to going back” – Rahal

Michael AndrettiThirty years ago, three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Bobby Rahal jump-started his championship challenge with a win in the first-ever race on the streets of Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Ford Performance present Le Mans 24 Hours Winners’ Trophy to Ford employees

The champagne has long since stopped flowing at the Le Mans 24 Hours, but there was still one thing left to do for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing

On Tuesday, they checked that box. Drivers Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER), Sébastien Bourdais (FRA) and team owner Chip Ganassi joined Ford Performance executives to present the winners’ trophy to Ford Motor Company employees on Tuesday at Ford’s Product Development Center, while third-place finishers Ryan Briscoe (AUS) and Richard Westbrook (GB) joined them for a formal presentation with Ford executives, question-and-answer sessions and autograph signing near Ford’s global world headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Rossi earns $2.54 million for winning 100th Indianapolis 500

Rossi was the first rookie winner since Helio Castroneves in 2001

Victory BanquetAlexander Rossi earned $2,548,743 from an overall purse of $13,273,253 for his victory on Sunday in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Alexander Rossi finds victory in IndyCar

Series rookie takes victory at 100th Running Of The Indianapolis 500

Starting from the 11th position, rookie Alexander Rossi has won today’s historical 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race driving the No. 98 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Honda for the Andretti-Herta Autosport collaboration. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Pole sitter James Hinchcliffe proclaimed the three fastest qualifiers “a fun front row” 100th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race

Fast and fun sums up front row for for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden, and Ryan Hunter-ReayThree cars from different teams, separated by a scant 0.0758 of a second over a 10-mile qualifying distance, two Honda engines and one Chevrolet, a Canadian and two Americans, a driver who has never been on a Verizon IndyCar Series pole, a runner-up who has never started second at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a 2014 Indy 500 champion who is a former teammate and good buddies with the fastest qualifier. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

James Hinchcliffe secures emotional pole position for 100th Indianapolis 500

Drama, redemption, heartbreak, exuberance

James HinchcliffeArmed Forces Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it all as starting positions were set for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

First-day qualifying at Indy leaves nerves frazzled

How crazy was it at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

James HinchcliffeThe exciting conclusion to the first day of qualifying for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil had quadriplegic team co-owner Sam Schmidt cracking jokes about doing a rain dance in his wheelchair for Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

May 20

Indy 500 Champion Buddy Lazier entered as oldest competitor in historic 100th running

Former Indy Car Season Champion Lazier returns to the track for epic race

Buddy Lazier - photo © Dave Lewandowski - Indycar Media With an Indy 500 win already under his belt, one of the league’s most experienced and successful drivers returns to the famed oval track for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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May 19

Hunter-Reay happy to be at sharp end of Indy 500 practice chart

Ryan Hunter-Reay isn’t getting ahead of himself

Ryan Hunter-ReayThe Andretti Autosport driver knows it’s only two days into practice for the epic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Practice rainout forces Indianapolis 500 teams to adjust

No laps turned and the track still wet from lingering light rain

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Yard of BricksVerizon IndyCar Series teams were forced to adjust their preparations for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil following cancellation of practice today because of rain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Andretti cars set pace on opening day of Indy 500 practice

Andretti Autosport led the way

Marco AndrettiThe importance of track time was plainly evident on the opening day of practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Chaves to race for Coyne at both Indy events

“We’re very excited to have Gabby join us for the next two races” – Dale Coyne

Gabby ChavesChaves, who claimed Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors at the Indianapolis 500 and the season-long Sunoco Rookie of the Year award in 2015, will join Dale Coyne Racing as driver of the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America Honda at both the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

For a fourth consecutive year, Pippa Mann is returning to Dale Coyne Racing as part of the team’s effort at this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Pippa Mann back with Coyne for Indy 500 for fourth straight year 

Pippa MannMann will once again be promoting her 2016 Pink #GetInvolved campaign, raising funds for Susan G. Komen, while sporting a pink helmet with the Komen running ribbon for the third straight year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Sarah Fisher enjoys setting the pace at INDYCAR events

From her time racing sprint cars and midgets, to Indy cars and then as an INDYCAR team owner, Sarah Fisher was used to being a pace setter.

Sarah FisherNow, she’s setting the pace once again in the truest sense of the word as the new primary pace car driver for the Verizon IndyCar Series. With longtime pace car driver Johnny Rutherford scaling back this season to drive only at Phoenix International Raceway earlier this month and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May, INDYCAR officials went searching for a successor. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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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