Tag Archive: Indy 500

Jun 05

Q&A with John Duquenne, Indy 500 photographer and contributor for Flagworld.com since 2011

The 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

2016-05-29-477a6515 Flagworld : How long have you been a photographer, a motorsport photographer, since when? John Duquenne:  The 1991 Indy 500 was the first race that I was credentialed for. I attended my first Indy 500 in 1971. This year, the 100th running of the 500 was my 40th attending and my 25th photographing!!

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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 27

Tagliani was back on track at Indianapolis for Carb Day

Tagliani to rely on Alex Nagy to move safely up the field on Sunday at the Indy 500

Alex Nagy & Tagliani Canadian driver Alex Tagliani was back on track Friday morning for the final practice session prior to the start of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500-mile race, running mid-pack in the AJ Foyt Racing number 35 Alfe Heat Treating Special Honda. Tagliani was 19th quickest, posting a 223.133 mph fastest lap, only half a second off Brazilian Tony Kanaan who led the 33-car field on the day.
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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 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 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 »

Feb 08

XFINITY: Villeneuve set to return with new team

The team’s exact schedule was not announced

2014-08-09_0191 Wing Nut Racing, a new team that says it “will be debuting this year with a wide variety of racing avenues from off-road to stock car racing,” announced it has signed Jacques Villeneuve to drive its entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, with backing from Alsco, K1 Speed, and SpeedForSale. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Indy 500 exhibit featured at 2016 Canadian International AutoShow

‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!’ Celebrate the history of the Indy 500 at the 2016 AutoShow

Autoshow logo For more than a century, every Memorial Day weekend in the United States has seen open-wheel cars racing 500 miles around a 2.5-mile oval track known as “The Brickyard.” 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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Dec 11

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation has announced it will join forces with PIRTEK Team Murray for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation heading to Indy 500 with Pirtek Team Murray

Taya KyleEstablished in 2014 in honor of the famed American Sniper, Chris Kyle, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is dedicated to serving military and first responders through meaningful interactive experiences that enrich family relationships. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Brabham dynasty to continue at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

Pirtek to sponsor Matt Brabham and Team Murray at 100th Indy 500

Pirtek to sponsor Matt Brabham and Team Murray at 100th Indy 500 International fluid transfer solution specialists PIRTEK have created the opportunity of a lifetime for Matt Brabham in next year’s 100th Indianapolis 500, set to take place on May 29. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Content and access key to the future success of motorsport

Agag part of panel at FIA Sport Conference in Mexico

Agag part of panel at FIA Sport Conference in MexicoMotorsport must create more interesting content and provide better access to fans than rival sports in order to ensure it remains competitive in the current sports media environment. That was the message from key motorsport identities at the FIA Sport Conference 2015 in Mexico City today. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Formula One stars Alonso, Vettel aren’t ruling out future drive in Indianapolis 500

The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is May 29, 2016

2015-06-07_0862 Competing in the Indianapolis 500 is enticing to Formula One stars Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel because of its status as one of the greatest races in motorsports, and both aren’t ruling out a future drive. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Daly back on the bench, what’s next?

Q & A with Conor Daly

Conor Daily portrait American Conor Daly was bitterly disappointed after his car failure at the Indy 500 but one week later he turned many heads with his impressive performances in both races in Detroit. 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 21

Honda, Chevy set to duel May 24 at high Noon

“We’re starting in the right place but it’s still a long race” – Dixon

Verizon IndyCar logo After Verizon IndyCar Series teams had time to digest the rule changes and aerodynamic modifications required for Pole Day, a fast-paced afternoon of unpredictable outcomes followed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Tagliani joins Foyt team in Gurney Indy 500 tribute

Tagliani returns to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the first time since last year’s Indy 500

Alex TaglianiAlex Tagliani, the 2011 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race pole winner, will drive the No. 48 Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda for AJ Foyt Racing in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Indy 500 winner Hunter-Reay heads to ROC

This year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay has signed up for the 2014 Race Of Champions

Race Of Champions logo The 2014 Race Of Champions will feature the winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500 after Ryan Hunter-Reay signed up to compete at the event, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Albatec boss steps aside for Villeneuve after Swedish test damage

The Albatec team is aiming to give Jacques the best possible chance of victory

World RX - Albatec Racing - Jacques Villeneuve 01 Albatec Racing Team Principal Andy Scott has made the decision to surrender his #26 Peugeot 208 to former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, after the French-Canadian rolled his car in testing at Holjës, Sweden today.

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