Indy Car Press Releases

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

AJ FOYT RACING - Practice Report: May 19

Practice Report: May 19
 
INDIANAPOLIS May, 19, 2016- Alex Tagliani, in the No. 35 Alfe Heat Treating Honda, led the way for AJ Foyt Racing in the fourth day of free practice for the 100th Indianapolis 500. Tagliani posted a speed of 226.272 mph, with the assist of a tow, good for 13th position on the speed charts. Tagliani ran a total of 44 laps in today’s session. After posting a 224.830 mph speed in yesterday’s practice and being two miles per hour faster today, Tagliani is happy with the progress of the team.
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:06 AM, 05.20.2016

LAZIER RACING - Lazier Burns Racing Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Buddy Lazier’s Indianapolis 500 Victory

Lazier Burns Racing Celebrates
20th Anniversary of Buddy Lazier’s
Indianapolis 500 Victory and Goes
For Another One in 100th Running

 INDIANAPOLIS, May 18 — This year’s Indianapolis 500 is the 20th anniversary of Buddy Lazier’s victory in the fabled race as well as the 100th running of open-wheel racing’s marque event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 11:27 AM, 05.19.2016

PIRTEK TEAM MURRAY - Brabham completes most laps in Wednesday Indy Practice

Brabham completes most laps in Wednesday Indy Practice

Matt Brabham has completed more laps than any of the other 32 drivers in the 100th Indianapolis 500 field in the second full day of practice at the famed 2.5 mile oval.

The 22-year-old rookie circulated 126 times for a best speed of 223.306mph (359.376kph) - his fastest ever lap of the Speedway. Whilst that time was 27th of the 33 cars, he set the 10th quickest ‘No Tow Speed’ - or unassisted by slipstream from another car.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 11:24 AM, 05.19.2016

D & R, KINGDOM - DAY THREE PRACTICE REPORT

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 18, 2016) – After Tuesday’s rain out of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sage Karam and the other 32 Indy 500 entrants were anxious to hit the famed 2.5-mile oval Wednesday with sunny skies for the six-hour Indianapolis 500 practice session.
 
Karam, 21, jumped back into his No. 24 Gas Monkey Energy Chevrolet and recorded 91 laps Wednesday with a best speed of 226.419 miles per hour. The youngest racer in the 33-driver field worked closely with head engineer Jeff Britton and chief mechanic Brian Goslee on a solid race setup for the Dallara chassis and Sage was pleased with the progress in the second day of practice.
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 10:46 AM, 05.19.2016

HONDA - DAY THREE PRACTICE REPORT

For the second time in as many days, Honda again led the way in practice for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, with Ryan Hunter-Reay quickest on Wednesday at the Brickyard.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 10:37 AM, 05.19.2016

AJ FOYT RACING - Track Report: May 16

Track Report: May 16

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. May 16, 2016 – Turning few laps during Opening Day practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the No. 14, 41, and 35 teams worked to establish a baseline for the upcoming week both on and off track.

Takuma Sato led the three teams in first practice, turning 24 laps with a top speed of 223.826mph to finish in 20th position in his No. 14 ABC Supply Honda. “It was a short day but at least we were able to do a proper shakedown and went through very basic study. We ran in very light traffic. Primarily today I ran just by myself to get into rhythm,” noted Sato.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:57 AM, 05.17.2016

DRR - Sage Karam’s Nine-Month Racing Hiatus Ends Monday

Sage Karam’s Nine-Month Racing Hiatus Ends Monday
As 21-Year-Old Racer Gets Back in an IndyCar at IMS
 
Youngest 2016 Indy 500 Driver Posts a 224 MPH Lap in 1st Day of Practice
 
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 16, 2016) – Young Sage Karam has been waiting nine months to get back into a race car. And Monday at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Nazareth, Pa., racer put in a solid day of work in the No. 24 Gas Monkey Energy Chevrolet for the Dreyer & Reinbold-Kingdom Racing team.
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:56 AM, 05.17.2016

CHIP GANASSI RACING - Honor the Diabetes Community With the No. 42

Novo Nordisk, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams and Charlie Kimball Honor the Diabetes Community With the No. 42 Tresiba® (insulin degludec injection 200 Units/mL)
Chevrolet at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500
 
Indianapolis, Ind. (May 16, 2016) – Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and longtime partner Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, along with their Verizon IndyCar Series driver Charlie Kimball, will join together to honor the diabetes community at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 4:54 PM, 05.16.2016

AJ FOYR RACING - Race Report: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS May 14, 2016—The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis turned into one of those races that the AJ Foyt Racing team would like to forget. Instead the engineers and drivers will go through the post mortem and try to figure out just where everything went so wrong.
 
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 4:45 PM, 05.16.2016

HONDA - Honda Drivers Make Their Mark at Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Honda Drivers Make Their Mark at Grand Prix of Indianapolis
James Hinchcliffe produces podium finish with third-place run
Graham Rahal’s charge from the back of the field nets fourth-place finish
Conor Daly leads 14 laps, finishes sixth, takes rookie lead

James Hinchcliffe continued his rise in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Saturday at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, taking his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda to a third-place finish for his first podium result of the season. 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 4:44 PM, 05.16.2016

INDYCAR - DRIVER QUOTES FROM THE INDY GP

'What They're Saying' from the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): "I struggled leaving the pits. I was on cold tires and I went down there and turned and the car never turned. I needed to go through the line and I didn't manage to. It was really close, so I got on the brakes and tried to make it but I didn't so I got a drive through penalty and pretty much ruined our day. At the beginning I was struggling a little bit, but we made a change to the car and it got a lot better.  At the end we had a really good car."

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 4:39 PM, 05.16.2016

IMS - Pagenaud wins for the second time at Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, May 14, 2016 – On an unseasonably chilly day, Simon Pagenaud remained scorching hot at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, winning and taking a couple of familiar names to Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet started on the pole, fell to third midway through the 82-lap feature then took the lead again on Lap 62 after a quick service on the fast Chevy allowed Pagenaud to surge to the front for good. He led a race-high 57 laps.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 4:36 PM, 05.16.2016

RLLR - GP OF INDY, RACE NOTES/QUOTES – May 14, 2016

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis
Verizon IndyCar Series
RACE NOTES/QUOTES – May 14, 2016
 
RAHAL FINISHED FOURTH AFTER RECOVERING FROM A QUALIFYING PENALTY THAT HAD HIM START 24TH IN THE ANGIE’S LIST GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS; PIGOT FINISHED 11TH IN HIS SECOND RACE
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 4:33 PM, 05.16.2016

ECR - DAY OF MISFORTUNE FOR ED CARPENTER RACING AT GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS

Newgarden, Hildebrand Plagued by Misfortune During Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Race
(SPEEDWAY, Ind.) May 14, 2016 – Race Notes
Luck was not on Ed Carpenter Racing's side today for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the road course race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway preceding the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Preferred Freezer Services drivers Josef Newgarden and J.R. Hildebrand finished 21st and 22nd, respectively.

Newgarden qualified 5th for today's race but the No. 21 car was cited for a violation of Rule 14.3.1.1 of the Verizon IndyCar Series Rule Book for minimum car weight. Newgarden's qualifying time was voided and he started from the back of the field. Hildebrand rolled off the grid from the 18th position for his first race since the 2015 Indianapolis 500.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 4:28 PM, 05.16.2016

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT - ANGIE'S LIST GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS RACE REPORT

ANGIE'S LIST GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS
RACE REPORT

 Race Day at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis brought frigid temperatures for 82-laps of running at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. From green flag to checkered, the Andretti Autosport cars showed competitive pace, even if not reflected in the finishing results.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 4:22 PM, 05.16.2016

AJ FOYR RACING - Qualifying Report: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Qualifying Report: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
 
INDIANAPOLIS May 13, 2016 – Jack Hawksworth led the way for AJ Foyt Racing as he qualified with a time of 1 minute, 9.5141 seconds, to put the No. 41 ABC Supply Honda sixth on the grid for the third annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Hawksworth is no stranger to the front of the field on this road course. He started second in the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis in 2014, led 31 laps, and finished in seventh that year.
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 1:40 PM, 05.14.2016

Andretti Autosport -ANGIE'S LIST GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS QUALIFYING REPORT

ANGIE'S LIST GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS
QUALIFYING REPORT

 The Verizon IndyCar Series field of 25 took to the 14-turn road course inside open-wheel racing's most notable oval racetrack today, and it was rookie Alexander Rossi that led the way for Andretti's four-car effort - taking the grid in the 14th position tomorrow. Veteran driver Ryan Hunter-Reay showed promising speed in the morning practice session with a sixth-place standing and will line up 17th for Saturday's 82-lap race. Carlos Munoz had an eighth-place showing this morning in the hhgregg machine and will take the green flag from 19th, with teammate Marco Andretti lining up 21st.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 1:39 PM, 05.14.2016

INDYCAR - 'What They're Saying' from the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Qualifying

'What They're Saying' from the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Qualifying

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): "We made some really good changes on the Verizon Chevy and I thought we had a chance to make it to the Firestone Fast Six. During that one lap when I went from P1 to P8, the car was very strong, but I got too close to a car and picked up a lot of understeer. Overall, I don't believe what happened will affect the race tomorrow because we have a really good car. We're looking forward to a strong start tomorrow."

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 1:37 PM, 05.14.2016

Penske - Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report

Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report
                    
Track:  Indianapolis Motor Speedway RC
Race:   Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis
Date:    May 13, 2016
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 1:35 PM, 05.14.2016

KVSH - Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis – Friday, May 13- Qualifying

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS
No. 11 Team EUROPA – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone
Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis – Friday, May 13- Qualifying

Qualifying:
Round 1 (Group 1): Fourth – 69.2463 secs/126.800 mph
Round 2: 10th – 69.4436 secs/126.439 mph
Round 3 (Firestone Fast Six): N/A
Qualified: 10th   
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 1:21 PM, 05.14.2016

Penske - Verizon and Team Penske unveil special hum livery for Helio Castroneves

New look for the No. 3 Dallara/Chevrolet to debut at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis
 
INDIANAPOLIS – Verizon and Team Penske will debut a new hum-branded livery on the No. 3 Dallara/Chevrolet Helio Castroneves will drive in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14. The one-of-a-kind livery will feature hum by Verizon, a cool upgrade that helps cars go from zero to smart in seconds.
 

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 1:10 PM, 05.14.2016

INDYCAR - INDYCAR to return to Watkins Glen International on Labor Day weekend

INDYCAR to return to Watkins Glen International on Labor Day weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, May 13, 2016) - INDYCAR announced today that the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Watkins Glen International for an event on Sept. 1-4. Tickets for the Labor Day weekend event - which will also feature Indy Lights - will go on sale next week and will be available for purchase at TheGlen.com and by calling (866) 461-RACE. The race will be the 15th event on the 16-race schedule and will likely play an integral role in the chase for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 2:58 PM, 05.13.2016

AJ FOYR RACING - Practice Report: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Practice Report: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS  May 12, 2016—Unlike previous road/street races this year, the AJ Foyt Racing drivers were not at the top of the speed charts on the first day of practice. However, they are aiming to have their cars at the sharp end of the grid after qualifying tomorrow.

Alex Tagliani, who is returning to a road course for the first time since 2013, was 19th in the No. 35 Alfe Heat Treating Honda. He ran a total of 31 laps for the day, and posted a best time of 1 minute, 10.51 seconds.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 9:16 AM, 05.13.2016

Andretti Autosport - ANGIE'S LIST GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS PRACTICE REPORT

ANGIE'S LIST GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS
PRACTICE REPORT

 The Verizon IndyCar Series returned home today for opening day on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. After two practice sessions, it was DHL driver Ryan Hunter-Reay on top for the team on the combined time charts, though rookie Alexander Rossi did spend time at P1 this afternoon. Additionally, Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Carlos Muñoz made their rounds in the top nine during morning practice at IMS.

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Volume 2016, Issue 5, Posted 8:18 AM, 05.13.2016