Tag Archive: Indianapolis 500

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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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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