Indy Car Press Releases

ECR - FAST FRIDAY PRACTICE COMPLETE FOR ED CARPENTER RACING

FAST FRIDAY PRACTICE COMPLETE FOR ED CARPENTER RACING; INDY 500 QUALIFICATIONS BEGIN TOMORROW

Two Day Qualifying Format Begins at 11 A.M. ET Saturday



(SPEEDWAY, Ind.) May 19, 2017 – Qualifying Preview
A tricky weather week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway continued today wih a hot and humid Fast Friday that was then interrupted by rain midday. By 4 p.m., the track was dry and Ed Carpenter and JR Hildebrand were able to complete preparations for tomorrow’s first day of qualifications for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 12:36 PM, 05.20.2017

Chevy - TEAM CHEVY DAY 5 PRACTICE RECAP

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
101ST RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DAY 5 PRACTICE RECAP
MAY 19, 2017

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 12:34 PM, 05.20.2017

DRR - Busy day on track for Sage Karam in Thursday practice at Indy

Busy day on track for Sage Karam in Thursday practice at Indy,
22-year-old Nazareth racer posts 6th fastest at 225.185 MPH Best lap
 
Mecum Auctions DRR team likes No. 24 car’s direction and will work on qualifying trim
 
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 18, 2017) – Sage Karam enjoyed another busy day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday in the No. 24 Mecum Auctions DRR Chevrolet in recording the sixth fastest speed of the Round 4 practice with a best of 225.185 miles per hour in preparations for the 101st Indy 500 on May 28.

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 11:30 AM, 05.19.2017

Chevy - Team Quotes

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
101ST RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TEAM CHEVY DAY 4 PRACTICE RECAP
MAY 18, 2017
 

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 11:27 AM, 05.19.2017

PR-IndyCar: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - Quotes

"What They're Saying" from the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet, 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion): "It's definitely a champion team for regrouping like they did, understanding the issue we had in qualifying. This morning in the warmup, I was back home in my car. It was great to get that feeling back. The race, the car was fantastic. We got very lucky at the start, I would say. We went through the chaos. I think God had something to play with it actually, because he put the car back where it needed to go. Very lucky. Then after that, we were a bit lucky with strategy. But that was actually the plan. So thanks to (strategist) Kyle Moyer and (engineer) Ben Bretzman for their work on that. They gave me some clean air.......

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 6:02 PM, 03.12.2017

PR - Chevrolet Will Power Puts Chevrolet on Pole at St. Petersburg

Will Power Puts Chevrolet on Pole at St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – (March 11, 2017)  Will Power likes to start on the pole.  For the second consecutive year, the driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevroletgrabbed the Verizon P1 award in Firestone Fast Six qualifying on the Streets of St. Petersburg.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 9:39 PM, 03.11.2017

PR - Honda Racing Front Row Start for Honda, Scott Dixon at St. Pete

Front Row Start for Honda, Scott Dixon at the Grand Prix of St.Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 11, 2017) – Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon again led the Honda effort Saturday at the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, advancing to the “Firestone Fast Six” final qualifying round.  Dixon will start Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from the outside of the front row, second.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 9:36 PM, 03.11.2017

PR - Honda Strengthens Effort for 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series

Honda Strengthens Effort for 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series

TORRANCE, Calif. (March 8, 2017) – Improvements throughout – led by the return of the championship-winning Chip Ganassi Racing organization – highlight the Honda effort as the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series opens this weekend at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Featuring a talented full-season lineup and updated Honda Indy V6 engine, Honda opens the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series seeking its seventh competitive manufacturers’ championship and 12th Indianapolis 500 victory in the last 15 years

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 5:44 PM, 03.10.2017

PR - Chevrolet Opens Season with Strong Lineup of Teams/Drivers

DETROIT (March 8, 2017) – New faces, familiar places and intriguing races highlight the Verizon IndyCar Series season as Chevrolet opens defense of its Manufacturer Championship and owner/driver titles this weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

The 14th Indy car race on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit will be telecast live at noon (ET) Sunday on ABC, and kicks off the 16-race campaign on a variety of street and road courses, superspeedways and short ovals.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 5:40 PM, 03.10.2017

Team Penske’s Anniversary Celebration

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 24, 2016) – Dignitaries from the motorsports industry will join in tribute to Roger Penske on June 30 when he receives the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 2:34 PM, 06.24.2016

Jim Chapman Award

T.E. McHale and Dan Layton, who represent Honda in its diverse auto racing programs including teams using Honda engines in Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Friday were announced as winners of the 2016 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.    

In addition, to mark what would have been Chapman’s 100th birthday, a new permanent award was unveiled. It will be displayed in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s media center.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 3:36 PM, 05.27.2016

IMS - Florence Henderson to serve as Grand Marshal for 100th Running

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 23, 2016 – Florence Henderson, a beloved part of Indianapolis 500 Race Day for a quarter-century, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Henderson, a native of Dale, Indiana, will complete various official duties as Grand Marshal including greeting drivers and dignitaries on the pre-race stage, delivering the “drivers to your cars” message over the public-address system and riding in a Grand Marshal Parade Car at the front of the field prior to the start of the race.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 10:06 AM, 05.23.2016

AJ FOYT RACING - Qualifying Report – Indianapolis 500

Qualifying Report – Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS May 22, 2016—In the final qualifying round for the Indianapolis 500, the AJ Foyt Racing team experienced the highs and lows of Indy.

Takuma Sato put it on “the front row” of the 24 qualifiers outside of the Fast Nine to start 12th on the outside of row four.  He posted a four-lap average speed of 228.029mph in the No. 14 ABC Supply Honda under tricky weather conditions which caught out his teammate Alex Tagliani.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 10:05 AM, 05.23.2016

PENSKE - Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report

Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report
                   
Track:      Indianapolis Motor Speedway  
Race:       The 100th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
Date:       May 22, 2016
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 10:04 AM, 05.23.2016

HONDA - Hinchcliffe, Honda Claim Indy 500 Pole

Hinchcliffe, Honda Claim Indy 500 Pole
James Hinchcliffe to lead the field to the start of the 100th Indianapolis 500
Honda drivers claim four of the top five starting positions
Ninth Honda pole in 16 “500s”

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 10:00 AM, 05.23.2016

INDYCAR - Hinchcliffe wins emotional pole position for 100th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 22, 2016) - Drama, redemption, heartbreak, exuberance. Armed 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.

James Hinchcliffe, who nearly lost his life at the same track a year ago in a crash during Indianapolis 500 practice, put together a scintillating four-lap run of 230.760 mph as the final driver of the day in the Fast Nine Shootout. It allowed the Canadian fan favorite to claim the Verizon P1 Award and $100,000 prize for earning the pole position and the right to lead the 33-car field to the green flag to start the epic race May 29.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:58 AM, 05.23.2016

IMS - James Hinchcliffe wins pole for 100th Indianapolis 500 as field of 33 is finalized

INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, May 22, 2016 – James Hinchcliffe, the Canadian who missed the 99th Indianapolis 500 after a practice crash, will start the 100th Indy 500 on the pole after a four-lap average of 230.760 mph on Armed Forces Pole Day.

Taking the last qualifying attempt of Sunday’s Fast Nine Shootout, the driver of the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda edged Josef Newgarden’s No. 21 Preferred Freezer Chevrolet by less than four hundredths of a second over the 10 miles of qualifying, 2 minutes, 36.0063 seconds to 2:36.0407.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:57 AM, 05.23.2016

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT - 100TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500-MILE RACE POLE DAY REPORT

100TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500-MILE RACE
POLE DAY REPORT

The field of 33 has officially been set for the 100th Running of the 500-Mile Race, and DHL driver Ryan Hunter-Reay will see the green flag on May 29 from the outside of the Front Row. This marks the American's second career Front Row start for the famed race. With Hunter-Reay leading the way, Andretti Autosport secured all five drivers in the first five rows. Townsend Bell placed the California Pizza Kitchen / Robert Graham Honda into the fourth position, matching his career best Indy 500 start from 2011. Lining up next to Bell will be Carlos Munoz in the fifth position with the United Fiber & Data machine. The NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb car of Alexander Rossi will take the grid from the middle of Row 4, earning Fastest Rookie honors for the California native. Track veteran driver Marco Andretti endured a gear complication during today's qualifying and, despite running his four laps all in the sixth gear, planted the Snapple car into the 14th position.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:55 AM, 05.23.2016

ECR - JOSEF NEWGARDEN TO START ON FRONT ROW OF 2016 INDIANAPOLIS 500

JOSEF NEWGARDEN TO START ON FRONT ROW OF 2016 INDIANAPOLIS 500
Narrowly Misses Out On Pole Position; Hildebrand, Carpenter To Start 15th and 20th, Respectively
SPEEDWAY, Ind. May 22, 2016 – Pole Day Notes

Josef Newgarden will have the best view in the house for next Sunday's 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 as he will start in the middle of the front row. His 2nd place starting position is his best start in five attempts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Today's effort by Newgarden in his No. 21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet will give Ed Carpenter Racing it's 3rd front row start in the past four years. Team owner Ed Carpenter won the pole position in 2013 and 2014.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:52 AM, 05.23.2016

D&R-KINGDOM RACING - Indy 500 Qualifications in Gas Monkey Energy Chevy

Tough Weather Conditions Hamper Sage Karam’s Run Sunday
in Final Indy 500 Qualifications in Gas Monkey Energy Chevy
 
21-year-old driver posts a four-lap average of 226.436 MPH for 23rd Starting Spot
 
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 22, 2016) –  Sage Karam, the youngest driver in the 33-driver field at age 21, was anxious to make another four-lap qualifying attempt Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after Saturday’s initial time trials for the 100th Indy 500.
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:50 AM, 05.23.2016

PRITEK TEAM MURRAY - Matt Brabham to start 27th in Indy 500

PIRTEK Team Murray rookie, Matt Brabham will start the 100th Indianapolis 500 from the 27th position after Armed Forces Pole Day.

Following yesterday’s qualifying run where Brabham was 26th, the times were scrubbed and a single run against the clock was held for positions 10 through 33. He was the third fastest of the rookie drivers in this year’s Indianapolis 500.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:47 AM, 05.23.2016

AJ FOYT RACING - First Day Qualifying Report – Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS May 21, 2016—The first day of qualifying for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 normally would set the field of 33 cars but with just 33 entries in this year’s race, the focus shifted to determining who would be in in the Fast Nine shootout tomorrow afternoon.

Although the AJ Foyt Racing team will not be among the contenders for the Fast Nine session based on today’s results,  the team will use tomorrow’s 30-minute  practice sessions to determine if the setup on Takuma Sato’s No. 14 ABC Supply Honda will suit both Jack Hawksworth and Alex Tagliani.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 2:42 PM, 05.22.2016

HONDA - DAY ONE QUALIFICATIONS

A thrilling late-afternoon qualifying run by James Hinchcliffe of nearly 231 mph secured first-round qualifying honors Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as Honda drivers claimed the top two preliminary qualifying positions and five of the “Fast Nine” who will contend for the pole in Sunday’s final qualifying.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 11:27 AM, 05.22.2016

PIRTEK TEAM MURRAY - Matt Brabham and PIRTEK Team Murray qualify for the 100th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - 22-year-old rookie, Matt Brabham has qualified the #61 PIRTEK Team Murray Chevrolet for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Brabham completed his only qualifying run today early in the first round. His four flawless laps were all in the 226mph (363.712kph) bracket, with the four lap average being 226.389mph (364.338kph).

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 11:15 AM, 05.22.2016

PRITEK TEAM MURRAY - THURSDAY PRACTICE REPORT

Build-up to Indy 500 qualifying continues for Brabham

Matt Brabham’s preparation for his first Indianapolis 500 continued today with 97 trouble free laps of the Speedway as the PIRTEK Team Murray outfit concentrated on race car pace ahead of this weekend’s Qualifying.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:13 AM, 05.20.2016

D&R-KINGDOM RACING - Thursday Gas Monkey Energy Chevy at 225.923 MPH

Sage Karam Continues to Work on Indy 500 Settings
Thursday Gas Monkey Energy Chevy at 225.923 MPH
 
Hotter weather makes for tricky track conditions as qualifying get closer
 
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 19, 2016) – Weather has become a factor this week during practice runs for the 100th Indianapolis 500 as heat and wind made for tricky conditions Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:11 AM, 05.20.2016

HONDA - PRACTICE DAY 4 REPORT

Called in as a replacement driver for Dale Coyne Racing only last Wednesday, Gabby Chaves went from the sidelines just one week ago to the top of the speed charts Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, leading the field for Honda as preparations continued for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29. 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:10 AM, 05.20.2016