Tag Archive: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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 25

Kyle Busch dominates for back-to-back Indianapolis sweep

Mission accomplished, a record set, and a torch passed to the next generation.

Kyle BuschKyle Busch set a Brickyard record for laps led and became the first driver to sweep both a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series race from the pole in the same weekend, but the real symbolism of Sunday’s Crown Royal 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway didn’t come until the event was over. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Hanratty gaining speed in Prototype Lites after late start in racing

As a boy, Max Hanratty gravitated toward go-karts any time he visited an amusement park near his Wisconsin home

Wisconsin resident Max Hanratty has shown impressive speed early in his Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires career Racing was in the family genes, as his father, Kirk, worked extra jobs to fund a hobby of racing a Formula 1600 open-wheel car in local club events. Max also joined his father as spectators for IndyCar races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and The Milwaukee Mile. 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 30

Alex Tagliani climbs from 33rd to 17th overall at the 100th Running of the Indy 500

Tagliani moves up 16 positions at the Indy 500

Teammates Tagliani and Hawksworth Canadian driver Alex Tagliani was the biggest mover of the day at the 100th running of the Indy 500, which was held Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Starting 33rd and last on the grid, Tagliani’s team used a different pit stop strategy, which allowed the Quebec native to lead the race on two occasions prior to crossing the finish line 17th overall.

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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 14

Mazda announces Atlantic & F2000 Championship contingency program

Mazda will be posting season championship cash awards

2014-01-16_0849 While the Mazda Road to Indy is busy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mazda Road to 24 is sharing the pavement at Watkins Glen International with several series including the Formula Race Promotions’ Atlantic Championship Series and the F2000 Championship Series.

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May 05

Pagenaud’s 2016 success story finds early chapters in 2015

“This year we started really strong because of last year” – Pagenaud

Simon PagenaudSimon Pagenaud is off to a blazing start to the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, with consecutive wins coming on the heels of a pair of second-place finishes to open the campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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