Tag Archive: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Apr 08

Hinchcliffe ready for journey to come full circle on IMS oval this week

It was at IMS on May 18, 2015, that Hinchcliffe suffered the worst crash of his career

James HinchcliffeJames Hinchcliffe will be the first to admit he has unfinished business – both personal and professional – when he returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum undergoes brand makeover

Focus on Legends, Daring and Speed of Motor Racing to Drive Museum Makeover

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum logo The Hall of Fame Museum today revealed its new brand and name, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway® Museum (IMSM). The name aligns with an unrivaled collection of automobiles and racing artifacts that follow the history of motor racing, Indy racers and the story of the extraordinary people who helped create the American automotive industry. Adding the image of the Borg-Warner Trophy and bold letters and colors represents a first step at enriching the visitor experience to the world-renowned raceway museum. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Indianapolis Motor Speedway aero kit test yields valuable data

More than 500 laps turned on the 2.5-mile oval by 15 drivers

Marco AndrettiThe Verizon IndyCar Series held a test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to assess the various configurations of the Chevrolet and Honda superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork kits. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Team Outlook 2016: Schmidt Peterson welcomes back a healthy ‘Mayor’

James Hinchcliffe, No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda

James Hinchcliffe2015 highlights: The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports season changed dramatically when James Hinchcliffe suffered serious injuries in a practice crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 18.

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Jan 13

Today marks the birthday of two men whose names will be forever intertwined with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its lasting legacy

Indianapolis Motor Speedway legends Fisher, Harroun share birthday

Carl FisherBorn Jan. 12, 1874 in Greensburg, Ind., Carl Fisher was 35 years old when he joined with James Allison, Arthur Newby and Frank Wheeler in 1909 to build the speedway as a way for Indianapolis’ burgeoning automobile industry to test its products and occasionally conduct manufacturer competitions in races. 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 »

Aug 12

Firestone tire test, team testing on the IMS oval

Six Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will participate in on-track testing Aug. 12 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tire TestThe 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET session will incorporate a Firestone tire test to be conducted with Marco Andretti in the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet, along with four drivers participating in team testing on the 2.5-mile oval. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Andretti, Pedrosa face off on Indy road course

Which is faster around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, a Verizon IndyCar Series race car or a MotoGP motorcycle?

Marco Andretti, Nicky Hayden, and Dani PedrosaThe answer was inconclusive Aug. 6, but it was fun to experiment. Verizon IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti piloted his No. 27 Snapple Honda next to MotoGP’s Dani Pedrosa, riding the No. 26 Repsol Honda, in an exhibition lap to help promote the weekend’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

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Jul 29

Sherwin-Williams joins INDYCAR, IMS as partner

“Sherwin-Williams is extremely excited for this new relationship with INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway” – Bobby Moody

Sherwin-Williams PartnershipSherwin-Williams, an industry leader in paint and coatings, will serve as the Official Paint and Finishing Partner of INDYCAR, the Verizon IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard as part of a multi-year partnership agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Eldora and Indianapolis

Human Torch Kyle Busch goes for Fantastic Fourth Victory of the season and Third Straight

NASCAR logoWinner of the past two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and three of the last four events, Kyle Busch will attempt to become the first driver since Jimmie Johnson in 2007 to take the checkered flag in three consecutive races when he gets behind the wheel for Sunday’s Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network).

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Jul 10

Chaves excited for 1st short oval of 2015

Auto racing first occurred on the Milwaukee Mile in 1903, six years before the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built.

Bryan Herta Autosport logoThen it was dirt. The mile was paved in 1954, and Indycars have competed there almost continuously since. The list of winners reads like a “who’s who” of open wheel racing… Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Montoya nets $2.4 million for Indy 500 victory

Indy 500 commonality: Passion for victory

Indianapolis 500 BanquetJuan Pablo Montoya earned $2,449,055 from an overall purse of $13,397,315 for his victory May 24 in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Hinchcliffe recovering following surgery

“Obviously, we’re relieved that James is awake and out of surgery” – Sam Schmidt

James HinchcliffeVerizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe underwent surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for an injury to his upper left thigh suffered in a crash during a practice session on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Indy ‘Fast Friday’ says it all: Six surpass 230 mph

Simon Pagenaud posted the fastest lap of the month

Simon Pagenaud“Fast Friday” proved just that at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with six Verizon IndyCar Series drivers running laps in excess of 230 mph on the final full practice day before qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Power is fifth different winner in as many races

Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis box score

Will PowerAfter earning the Verizon P1 Award with a track-record qualifying lap for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Will Power was asked about the prospects of a Month of May sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

BHA Angie’s List GP of Indy preview

Angie’s List GP of Indianapolis Pre-Race Notes & Quotes

Bryan Herta - Angie’s List - Gabby Chaves The second Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis kicks off the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday May 9th (3:30pm ET, ABC).

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Mar 06

Arrow Electronics to sponsor No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda driven by James Hinchcliffe

The livery was unveiled at Arrow’s Internet of Things Immersions event in San Jose, Calif.

James Hinchcliffe

During each Arrow Electronics Internet of Things Immersion event, Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Sam Schmidt relays his experience of working with Arrow on machine-to-machine technologies that enabled him to drive a modified 2014 Chevrolet Corvette at more than 100 mph on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval last May. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Sunoco extends its role as the official fuel

Sunoco, the official fuel of the Verizon IndyCar Series, also has been named official fuel of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sunoco Race Fuels logo Sunoco’s relationship with Indy car racing dates to 1968 when Mark Donohue drove the No. 12 Sunoco Eagle for Penske Racing. Four years later, that same team of Penske, Donohue and Sunoco won its first Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

BHA announces Gabby Chaves as 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series driver

“We’re excited to have Gabby join the team this year.” – Bryan Herta

Gabby Chaves 2014 Indy Lights Champion Gabby Chaves will pilot the famed #98 for Bryan Herta Autosport w/ Curb-Agajanian in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

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Aug 23

Ferrari rides momentum to TUDOR Championship GTLM Pole at VIR, Kaffer becomes Ninth different Pole winner in nine races

TRG-AMR Recovers From Road America Incident For Second Consecutive GTD TOTAL Pole Award

Oak Tree Grand Prix logo Riding a wave of momentum that began by winning the pole position at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the GT Le Mans (GTLM) race in the most recent TUDOR United SportsCar Championship round at Road America, Ferrari and Risi Competizione earned the pole position for Sunday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway.

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