Indy Car News

INDYCAR - Castroneves wins third straight Long Beach pole with track record

LONG BEACH, California (Saturday, April 8, 2017) - He may be one of the elder statesmen of the Verizon IndyCar Series, but Helio Castroneves isn't slowing down anytime soon. The Team Penske driver broke his own track record today in winning a third straight Verizon P1 Award to start on pole position in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

In the Firestone Fast Six, the third and final round of knockout qualifying, Castroneves pushed his No. 3 Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street course in a sizzling 1 minute, 6.2254 seconds (106.980 mph). It earned the 41-year-old Brazilian his third straight Long Beach pole and the 48th of his 20-year career, leaving Castroneves one behind fellow legend Bobby Unser for third on the all-time list.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 11:27 AM, 04.09.2017

INDYCAR - Past Long Beach winners dominate first day of practice

LONG BEACH, California (Friday, April 7, 2017) – Experience paid off on opening day at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, with all seven past race winners entered this year finishing in the top eight on the combined speed chart.

Will Power, a two-time Long Beach race winner, posted the best lap in the second of the two 45-minute practice sessions. Driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power navigated the 11-turn, 1.968-temporary street course in 1 minute, 7.0800 seconds (105.617 mph). The quick lap is within a half-second of the track record set by Helio Castroneves in 2015 (1:06.6294).

“Sometimes you get it right, like the setup,” said Power, the 2014 Verizon IndyCar champion and Long Beach winner in 2008 and 2012. “You know, it's only practice. (By being fastest,) you can show everybody where they're lacking, they'll go back and study it. I was hoping (other drivers) would go quicker, but they didn't.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 10:16 AM, 04.08.2017

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Results

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Results Sunday of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.8-mile St. Petersburg street circuit, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 5:28 PM, 03.12.2017

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Qualifying Results

ST. PETERSBURG - RIS -  - Qualifying Saturday for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.8 mile(s) St. Petersburg street circuit, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, time and speed in parentheses:

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 9:47 PM, 03.11.2017

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - Practice 3

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – RIS – Scott Dixon (105.154 MPH) sat at the top of the Practice 3 speed chart Saturday. James Hinchcliffe followed at 105.082 MPH. The top six drivers were Honda powered. Only two Chevys made it into the top ten.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 11:52 AM, 03.11.2017

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - Friday Wrap

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – RIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series kicked off its 2017 season Friday on the Streets of St Petersburg. The 14 Turn 1.8-mile street course is home to Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

Juan Montoya, who won last year’s race is no longer racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Last year’s P1 winner Will Power, who then had sit out the next day’s race due to an illness, is back and healthy. Power has won twice at this circuit and holds the record for most poles (6).

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 5:32 PM, 03.10.2017

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - Friday Pit Notes

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – RIS – Pit Notes:

Chevrolet and Honda have signed multiyear contract extensions to supply engines for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The announcement follows those earlier this year that chassis maker Dallara and tire supplier Firestone have also signed multiyear extensions.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 4:51 PM, 03.10.2017

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Bourdais Bounces from Last to First

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – RIS – Sebastien Bourdais cruised to an emotional victory Sunday to win the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - the first race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Bourdais’, starting last, took an early pit stop that put him in position to pass defending IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud (who finished second). Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato rounded out the top five. Four of the top five were using Honda engines

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 5:33 PM, 03.12.2017

Will Power Wins Seventh St. Pete Pole

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – RIS -  Will Power won the pole position Saturday for the seventh time in the last eight years for the opening race to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season – The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

"I think that went very well,” Will Power said. “I saved a good set of tires for the end there.  They had one lap on them - really happy for the guys at Verizon and the whole team. It's good to be starting on pole. That was everything I had at the end.  I gave it all I had because I knew it was going to be close. I haven't put that much energy into a lap for a while.  I'm really happy. We will do our best tomorrow in every condition."

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 10:08 PM, 03.11.2017

INDYCAR - Competition runs strong and deep at Phoenix Raceway open test

AVONDALE, Ariz. (Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017) - Two days of on-track testing for 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and teams were literally like day and night.

Cars carrying Chevrolet engines and aero kits dominated the day sessions of the Phoenix Raceway open test, while those with Honda equipment filled the top of the leaderboard for the night practices. So, following 12 on-track hours and more than 5,000 laps run on the 1.022-mile oval, the competition for the upcoming 17-race season may be as tight as ever. That's saying something since the last 11 season championships have been decided at the final race.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 2:04 PM, 02.12.2017

INDYCAR - Phoenix Open Test, Combined Results

Phoenix Open Test
Phoenix International RacewayCombined Results of Practice

Rank Car Driver Name C/A/E/T Session Time Speed Total Laps

1 21 Hildebrand, JR D/C/C/F Practice 3 00:19.0401 193.234 241

2 20 Carpenter, Ed D/C/C/F Practice 3 00:19.1223 192.404 206

3 2 Newgarden, Josef D/C/C/F Practice 3 00:19.1693 191.932 275

4 3 Castroneves, Helio D/C/C/F Practice 3 00:19.1957 191.668 309

5 12 Power, Will D/C/C/F Practice 3 00:19.1988 191.637 263

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 2:03 PM, 02.12.2017

INDYCAR - Newgarden Fast at Phoenix Raceway Test, Day 1

Newgarden leads first day of Phoenix Raceway open test

AVONDALE, Ariz. (Friday, Feb. 10, 2017) - The roar of 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engines filled the air with sweet sounds at Phoenix Raceway, day and night, as 21 Verizon IndyCar Series entries turned laps for the first time together in 2017.

The first of a two-day open test for all full-season teams saw Team Penske newcomer Josef Newgarden record the fastest of 2,638 total laps turned on the 1.022-mile oval over the course of two three-hour practice sessions. The second practice came under the lights during the same time period that the Phoenix Grand Prix will take place April 29 on the short oval steeped in Indy car history.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 10:48 AM, 02.11.2017

INDYCAR - ABC Supply 500 race results

ABC Supply 500 race results

LONG POND, Pa. - Results Monday of the ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1.  (8) Will Power, Chevrolet, 200, Running
2.  (1) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 200, Running
3.  (22) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 200, Running
4.  (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200, Running
5.  (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 200, Running

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 5:36 PM, 08.22.2016

INDYCAR - Win by Power at ABC Supply 500 tightens championship race

LONG POND, Pa. (Monday, Aug. 22, 2016) - It's a whole new race for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. By winning today's ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, Team Penske's Will Power claimed his fourth victory of the season and closed within 20 points of the top of the standings.

Power held off Verizon P1 Award pole winner Mikhail Aleshin by 1.1459 seconds on the 2.5-mile "Tricky Triangle" oval to also collect the 29th win of his Indy car career. It tied him with a pair of Team Penske greats for 11th on the all-time victory list - Rick Mears and Helio Castroneves.

"I love winning 500-mile races and this is one of the toughest ovals that we race on," said Power, whose other 500-mile victory came in the 2013 season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

The 200-lap race was delayed a day after heavy rain Sunday forced its postponement. Starting eighth, Power gradually moved his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to the front, not taking his first lead until Lap 64.

"The car started off really, really difficult to drive," said the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion, who led 55 laps on the day, including the last 36. "We adjusted on it all day and, for the second half of the race, the car was just awesome."

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 5:32 PM, 08.22.2016

INDYCAR - ABC Supply 500 postponed until Monday by rain

LONG POND, Pa. (Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016) - About the only thing to slow Mikhail Aleshin this weekend at Pocono Raceway is Mother Nature.

Heavy rain this afternoon forced postponement of the ABC Supply 500 at the "Tricky Triangle" until noon ET Monday (NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network). The green flag for the 200-lap race on the 2.5-mile oval is scheduled to wave at 12:09 p.m. The forecast for Monday calls for sunny skies and a high temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

The delay forces Aleshin, who Saturday became the first Russian driver in Indy car annals to win a pole position, to wait an extra day to lead the 22-car field to the green flag.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 4:41 PM, 08.21.2016

IMS - Racer Bryan Clauson Died Sunday Night; Statement from family of Bryan Clauson on His Passing

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 - Racer Bryan Clauson passed Sunday night from injuries suffered in a midget crash at the Belleville Nationals in Kansas on Saturday night, August 6, 2016. He was 27 years old.
The family of Indy 500 veteran and USAC champion driver Bryan Clauson released the following statement this morning:

"Last night, the 7th of August, we said goodbye to our son, my fiancé, our friend, Bryan Clauson. He was surrounded by family and friends and we were grateful that we could experience his final moments with him.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 10:18 AM, 08.08.2016

INDYCAR - JOSEF NEWGARDEN MEDICAL UPDATE

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sunday, June 12, 2016) - Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden sustained a fractured right clavicle and a small fracture on his right hand in an incident in today's Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Newgarden, driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing, collided with the Honda of Conor Daly of Dale Coyne Racing on Lap 42 of the race and was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The race was suspended by rain after Lap 71 of the scheduled 248-lap event.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:53 AM, 06.13.2016

INDYCAR - Munoz claims first career pole at Texas Firestone 600

FORT WORTH, Texas (Friday, June 10, 2016) - Carlos Munoz was devastated when he didn't win the historic 100th Indianapolis 500 two weeks ago. The Colombian was able to gain a little solace today by taking the Verizon P1 Award and will start from the pole position in Saturday's Firestone 600.

Driving the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda, Munoz earned the first pole of his four-year Verizon IndyCar Series career with a two-lap qualifying average of 217.137 mph on the 1.455-mile oval at Texas Motor Speedway. The 24-year-old's best qualifying effort in 45 previous starts was in his very first race, second at the 2013 Indianapolis 500.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 4:55 PM, 06.11.2016

INDYCAR - Texas Qualifiying Results

FORT WORTH - RIS - June 10, 2016 -  Qualifying Friday for the Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Serieswith qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, and speed:        
     
1. (26) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 217.137    
2. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 216.901    
3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 216.740    
4. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 216.740    
5. (21) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 216.684 

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 4:53 PM, 06.11.2016

INDYCAR - Power finds way back to Victory Lane in second Chevrolet Dual in Detroit

DETROIT (Sunday, June 5, 2016) - Will Power's day didn't start well, but the Team Penske driver made up for it by winning the second race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans.

Power took the checkered flag 0.9203 of a second ahead of teammate Simon Pagenaud today to collect his 26th career Indy car win, moving the Australian into a tie for 14th on the all-time victory list with Rodger Ward. It was Power's first win in more than a year, 19 starts ago at the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May 2015.

"It's been a long time," a relieved Power radioed to his crew on the cooldown lap from his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.

"It just gives the whole crew some confidence," said Power, who missed the 2016 season opener at St. Petersburg with an inner-ear infection after winning the pole position for the race. "I think we've all kind of been stumbling a little bit, the whole group of us. It's been a tough start to the year. I missed the first race and just had a few mishaps, and now we're there."

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 8:29 AM, 06.06.2016

INDYCAR - Bourdais moves up all-time wins chart with Chevrolet Dual in Detroit victory

DETROIT (Saturday, June 4, 2016) - Sebastien Bourdais compared the first race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans to a game of Texas hold 'em. The KVSH Racing driver had the winning hand today, making history in the process.

Bourdais, the four-time Indy car season champion, won by 2.0401 seconds over Conor Daly in the 70-lap race on the 2.35-mile temporary street course at Belle Isle Park. It was the 37-year-old Frenchman's 35th career victory, tying him with Bobby Unser for sixth on the all-time list.

"It's like playing poker," Bourdais said. "You know what hand you have right now at the moment, but every bet you make is going to work or not work based on what's going to happen later on. You just have to make decisions and today we just got the lucky hand. The guys in the pits made the right call. Thankfully I didn't make any mistakes, ran pretty well and pretty strong."

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 11:50 AM, 06.05.2016

INDYCAR - Power catches good break to win Honda Indy Toronto for third time

TORONTO (Sunday, July 17, 2016) - Will Power feels he's been on the wrong side of enough caution periods in the Verizon IndyCar Series that he'll gladly accept the timely one that helped him win the Honda Indy Toronto.

The 2014 series champion claimed his third win of the season and third on the streets of Exhibition Place by 1.5275 seconds over teammate Helio Castroneves, driving directly into the 2016 championship conversation in the process. Power now sits second in the standings despite missing the season opener, 47 points behind teammate Simon Pagenaud.

"Getting close, that's good," said Power, who sat out the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March with an inner-ear infection after winning the pole in qualifying. "It's good to get this momentum for the team going forward for the rest of the championship. Five (races) to go, all good tracks for me.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:51 AM, 07.18.2016

INDYCAR - Iowa Corn 300 Race Results

NEWTON, Iowa - Results Sunday of the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 300, Running
2. (8) Will Power, Chevrolet, 300, Running
3. (10) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 300, Running
4. (1) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 300, Running
5. (9) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 300, Running

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:59 AM, 07.11.2016

INDYCAR - Newgarden dominates field to win Iowa Corn 300

NEWTON, Iowa (Sunday, July 10, 2016) - Josef Newgarden put on one of the most dominant clinics in Indy car history, leading a record 282 laps today to win the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway.

The victory was the third of Newgarden's six-year Verizon IndyCar Series career and first on an oval track. It also vaulted the Ed Carpenter Racing driver three spots into second place in the point standings after 10 of 16 completed races.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:57 AM, 07.11.2016

INDYCAR - Qualifying for the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series

NEWTON, Iowa - Qualifying Saturday for the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, and speed:        
     
1. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 185.855    
2. (21) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 185.639    
3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 185.433    
4. (8) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 185.419    
5. (83) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 184.489  

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 11:21 AM, 07.10.2016

INDYCAR - Power wins in INDYCAR's successful return to Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Sunday, June 26, 2016) - Verizon IndyCar Series fans clamored for a return to Road America. Their wish was granted in spades today, with Will Power winning an intense and exciting KOHLER Grand Prix on the iconic permanent road course.

Power led 46 of the 50 laps around the 4.014-mile circuit in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, but was hounded late by a charging Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:56 AM, 06.27.2016

INDYCAR - Firestone 600 stopped by rain after 71 laps, will be completed Aug. 27


FORT WORTH, Texas (Sunday, June 12, 2016) - The Firestone 600 will have to wait another day for its completion. Another two months, in fact.

The scheduled 248-lap event at Texas Motor Speedway - the ninth race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season - was stopped after 71 laps today by heavy rain. INDYCAR and track officials announced that the race was suspended and will be completed Aug. 27 as a night race.

"We certainly want to come back and have a full race for the fans here in Texas," said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. "The people at TMS do a great job, so what we will do, per our rulebook, is start the race from where we stopped. So we will come back and start the race from that point.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:54 AM, 06.13.2016

LIGHTS - Rain Cancels Lights Qualifying

The long-anticipated rain has arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, preempting the scheduled Indy Lights qualifying session.

The morning Lights practice went off as scheduled, but the incoming weather front caused INDYCAR officials to move the qualifying for tomorrow's Freedom 100 up in the schedule.

Several qualifing attempts were made before Zachary Claman DeMelo's attempt brought on-track activity to an abrupt end.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 1:26 PM, 05.26.2016

Honda will field 17 drivers and teams

Honda Prepares for 100th Indianapolis 500

  • Honda, Hinchcliffe to start from the pole
  • Rossi leads five-driver rookie field
  • Honda to field 17 drivers and teams in celebrated race 
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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 2:59 PM, 05.25.2016

IMS - LIVE LOCAL TV OF 500, 1st TIME SINCE EARLY 1950's

Historic sellout marks 100th Running of the Indy 500 Local TV delay suspended for 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials announced the first sellout in the history of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race today. All suites, reserved seating and infield General Admission tickets for the 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil are sold out.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:06 AM, 05.25.2016

INDY 500 - Monday Practice Results

Taking advantage of sunny weather in the low 80-degrees, light winds, and a warm track, the 33 Indy car drivers shook down their cars in race set-up, and set the stage for Sunday’s running of the 2016 Indianapolis 500.

Despite the pole position being won by Honda, the four quickest cars today were all Chevy-powered.

Josef Newgarden, who starts in the middle of the front row for the race, finished today at the top of the speed chart in his #21 Preferred Freezer Chevy with a best lap of 227.414 - the only car to lap over 227 mph.

Nine cars did over 100 laps today, most of them piloted by drivers with limited seat time in Indy cars this season - Newgarden, Mann, Hildebrand, Bell, Munoz, Castroneves, Chilton, Pigot, and Wilson.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 5:14 PM, 05.23.2016

INDYCAR - 'What They're Saying' from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 2

'What They're Saying' from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 2

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, 2015 Indianapolis 500 winner): "What can you do? We had a good run going and then I ran over the trash bag. They gave us another shot, but that's not ideal. We came from the back of the pack last year. It's a long race and all kinds of things happen. My Verizon Chevy team will be ready on race day."

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Pennzoil Team Penske Chevrolet): "In the end our Pennzoil Chevrolet had great balance but we didn't have the speed to get us on the front row. You don't need to be up front to win, thankfully. I'm looking forward to getting the Chevrolet where we need to be and focus on the race ahead."

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 10:02 AM, 05.23.2016

Hinchcliffe Wins 100th Indy Pole in Dramatic Fashion

6/100ths of a second. Ten miles, and the difference between two drivers, one Honda-powered and one Chevy-powered, came down to 6/100ths of a second.

James Hinchcliffe missed the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 following a severe accident here at Indianapolis that nearly took his life, and emerged a year later as polesitter for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.

“I came into this month hoping we’d have a new story to talk about,” Hinch said following his run, and he gave his fans a great one.

The popular Canadian nipped American Josef Newgarden’s quick speed in the closing seconds of qualifying, turning a four-lap average of 230.760 mph to 230.700 mph respectively.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 6:59 PM, 05.22.2016

Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Results

INDYCAR
Verizon IndyCar Series


THE 100TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500-MILE RACE
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 22, 2016


QUALIFICATION RESULTS

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 6:01 PM, 05.22.2016

INDY 500 -ALEX TAGLIANI, ALRIGHT AFTER A SCARY CRASH

INDIANAPOLIS - RIS - May 22, 2016 - Alex Tagliani on his qualification run lost control just after the apex in turn four. After a wiggle then a dramatic oversteer a lot like a sprint car at Eldora, Tagliani just missed the outside wall with the rear of the car, as he did a 90 degree spin, sliding down the track toward the blocking attenuator at the opening of pit lane.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 3:38 PM, 05.22.2016

INDYCAR - 'What They're Saying' from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 1

'What They're Saying' from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 1


BUDDY LAZIER (No. 4 Lazier/Burns Racing Chevrolet):
"It's nice to be back for the 500. I'm very proud to be here. We're a small team, but we've been moving forward every day. On my first lap I was hard into the limiter, and by the end I'd worn the tires down towards getting a little loose. It really is man versus machine. If the car is 100 percent right it doesn't take too much to get comfortable again, but this track always tests the driver. I came here to do a job that I enjoy doing. The Indy 500 is a very special piece of American sport. I think young people today are interested in telemetry and aerodynamics, and I think the future is very promising for Indy car racing. I am very proud to be participating in the 100th running."

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 11:36 AM, 05.22.2016

IMS - Fast Nine Shootout set for Armed Forces Pole Day as 100th Indianapolis 500 field takes shape

Fast Nine Shootout set for Armed Forces Pole Day as 100th Indianapolis 500 field takes shape

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, May 21, 2016 - James Hinchcliffe's story of pain and recovery has been well-chronicled since a practice crash at last year's Indy 500.

Saturday, he began to write a new story.

The driver of the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda soared to the top of the qualifying chart during a wild final 75 minutes of Day 1 qualifying for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, hitting 230.946 mph for his four-lap qualifying attempt after withdrawing a previous attempt in order to try to crack the top nine.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 11:34 AM, 05.22.2016