It’s the most important race each year
As Graham Rahal moves forward after analyzing a 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season in which qualifying improved and he thought he drove better to finish fifth in the points, one race still sticks in his mind.
The 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil
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!!
Tagliani moves up 16 positions at the Indy 500
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.
Tagliani to rely on Alex Nagy to move safely up the field on Sunday at the Indy 500
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.
Here came the Hondas on “Fast Friday,” especially Michael Andretti’s cars.
Don’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.
The team’s exact schedule was not announced
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.
Ryan Hunter-Reay remembers vividly when he caught the bug to race Indy cars.
The 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.