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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 25

New images of ‘NEXT’ car for Verizon IndyCar Series unveiled

The newest images give more definition to the sleek and bold look of the universal aerodynamic bodywork kit

New 2018 Aero Kit Concept RenderingINDYCAR has released the “NEXT” concept images of the car that will be used by all Verizon IndyCar Series competitors in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

Indy 500: Scott Dixon scores Indy 500 Pole at 232.164 Mph

Bourdais medical update

Scott DixonFollowing a brief delay for track drying after morning showers, final practice and preparations got underway for Day 2 of qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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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 14

Feeling the Power: Team Penske driver wins Indycar Grand Prix

Team Penske’s Will Power ended the weekend the same way he started it: in first place

Will PowerThe driver of the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet capped off a flawless weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix with a dominating win today on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Schmidt, Andretti trade barbs on eve of semi-autonomous car showdown

“Just take it easy on me”

Sam Schmidt and Mario AndrettiThey stared each other down with seemingly serious intentions, two racers sounding like boxers as they engaged in playful trash talk and measured each other. 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 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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May 03

Daly sets pace in valuable series open test at Gateway Motorsports Park

Daly said the egg-shaped oval drives more like a road course, which is fine with him

Conor DalyVerizon IndyCar Series open test at Gateway Motorsports Park provided a glowing example of what happens when INDYCAR, its teams, drivers and a racetrack work together for the good of all. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

Castroneves sentimental on return to Gateway for open test

Helio Castroneves is one driver who holds very special memories for the track

Helio CastronevesThe Verizon IndyCar Series prepares for its anticipated return to Gateway Motorsports Park in August with an open test for full-season entries Tuesday at the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Illinois. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 28

Indycar community celebrates legends Castroneves, Kanaan

“The best thing is not many people can say we can do this 20 years, something that we love, and still be very good at it”

Tony Kanaan and Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan stood in between their race cars outside Heard Museum, enjoying a moment in the shiny desert twilight, the decibels of upbeat banter between Brazilian buddies demanding laughter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 23

Newgarden drives to second Barber win, first victory with Team Penske

“This is a good one to have, I think we earned it” – Newgarden

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden added to the growing bank of fond memories he is accumulating at Barber Motorsports Park, driving to victory today in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 23

Where there’s Will, there’s Power at Barber Motorsports Park

Will Power isn’t perfect at Barber Motorsports Park, but he’s pretty close to it

Will PowerThe 36-year-old from Toowoomba, Australia, earned his fourth Verizon P1 Award at the track and the 46th pole position of his Indy car career Saturday in what will be his eighth start at the 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course when he leads the Verizon IndyCar Series to green for today’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 21

IndyCar headed back to ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

It’s back to “Sweet Home Alabama” for Josef Newgarden

Barber Motorsports ParkThe 26-year-old hails from Nashville, Tennessee, about three hours up I-65 from Barber Motorsports Park, site of this weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First.

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Apr 19

Honda’s Asimo robot named Barber Race Grand Marshal

Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO will serve as grand marshal at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

AsimoBarber Motorsports Park and race promoter ZOOM Motorsports are merging the high-tech world of INDYCAR racing with the high-tech world of robotics for a one-of-a-kind race experience. 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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Apr 16

Return to scene of Texas crash doesn’t faze Newgarden

Newgarden was involved in a frightening crash that left him with a fractured right clavicle

Josef NewgardenFor Josef Newgarden, returning to Texas Motor Speedway for last week’s Verizon IndyCar Series open test was no big deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 14

Chaves looks for fresh start with new team Harding Racing

The 23-year-old Colombian was last week announced as the driver for Harding Racing

Gabby ChavesIt’s been a long road for Gabby Chaves since his breakout Verizon IndyCar Series rookie campaign in 2015, but things appear headed in the right direction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 12

Indycar has deliberate plan for Texas open test

Most Verizon IndyCar Series open tests offer teams time to hone in on specific items where they need to improve

Texas Motor SpeedwayWednesday’s open test at Texas Motor Speedway has a more wide-ranging purpose. All 21 full-season cars plus the Indianapolis 500 entry for Gabby Chaves are scheduled to participate in the daylong test on the 1.455-mile oval in Fort Worth, site of the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 in June.

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