Tag Archive: Indianapolis 500

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 »

Apr 14

Theodore Racing makes Indycar return with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Theodore Racing returns to Indycar

Theodore Racing returns to the Verizon IndyCar Series to contest three rounds of the 2016 season; Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach; Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th running of the iconic Indianapolis 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Tagliani to do “Indy Double” with Foyt, Alfe Heat Treating

Alex Tagliani and AJ Foyt Racing are reuniting for a Month of May doubleheader.

Alex TaglianiThe Canadian will drive the team’s No. 35 Alfe Heat Treating Honda in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14 and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Indy 500 winners share memories at Arizona Concours

Ryan Hunter-Reay remembers vividly when he caught the bug to race Indy cars.

Arizona Concours d’EleganceThe 35-year-old Andretti Autosport driver, who won the 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series championship and 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, gladly recounted the story as part of a special roundtable discussion at the Arizona Concours d’Elegance in Phoenix featuring a quartet of Indy 500 winners.

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Jan 21

Roger Penske dreams of 20 Indy 500 wins

Indycar Q&A

Roger Penske 16 WinsDefending Indianapolis 500 champion team owner Roger Penske turns 79 on Feb. 20. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

Team Penske unveils 50th anniversary plans

“Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Team Penske”

2015-06-14_18520 Team Penske, which owns more Indy car wins (178) and Indianapolis 500 victories (16) than any team in the sport’s history, unveiled plans for the year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in motorsports in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Montoya likes what he sees on Borg-Warner Trophy

“I think I’ve aged gracefully”

Juan Pablo MontoyaJuan Pablo Montoya did an animated double take after locating the bas relief image from his 2000 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race win and comparing it to the likeness affixed to the base of the Borg-Warner Trophy for his 2015 victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

INDYCAR stars shine bright at Montoya’s karting event

In Sunday’s finale, GP2 competitor Julien Leal held off Montoya and Chaves to take the win

Gabby Chaves leads the field at the 2014 Race of the Stars event hosted by Juan Pablo Montoya.A win and a runner-up finish was good enough for 2015 Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya at his annual Carrera De Estrellas karting event in Colombia. Read the rest of this entry »

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