Column: IndyCar needs more feudin' and less of the niceties to draw fans back...Those NASCAR guys mix it up with each other on a weekly basis, like their auditioning for a spot in the WWE. Sure, some of the antics are downright silly. I mean, did Nelson Piquet Jr. actually kick another driver in the groin after they ... [05.24.13 - 5:11 pm]IndyCar aims for higher safe speedsINDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar officials may be about to give the series a retro look and bring back the chase for track records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles and Derrick Walker, the new head of IndyCar competition ... [05.23.13 - 12:11 pm]Column: IndyCar needs to start playin' the feudINDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- They have dinner together. They chat it up on Twitter. They offer congratulations on jobs well done, solace when things don't go so well. Clearly, there's a lot of respect among the 33 drivers in Gasoline Alley. Maybe a little too ... [05.24.13 - 11:55 am]IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay in fast companyReigning IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay may have his best chance yet at a win in the Indianapolis 500 this season. (Photo: Michael Madrid, USA TODAY Sports) If there's a favorite for Sunday's Indianapolis 500, odds are it's a member of ... [05.20.13 - 3:01 pm]FYI WIRZ: IndyCar's Eddie Cheever and Scott Goodyear Talk Fast MindsIt’s an observation in the National Football League among players and especially Pro Bowlers that a fast brain develops a fast body. In motorsports it may take more than a fast brain and body. It takes a fast car, fast engine and fast parts as well. [05.24.13 - 3:49 am]AUTO PACKAGE: IndyCar's young drivers give series new look, solid foundation ...Carlos Munoz, of Colombia, puts on his helmet as he prepares to drive during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)The Associated Press ... [05.22.13 - 5:25 am]IndyCar drivers promote Pococo IndyCar 400SCOTT DIXON has never raced at Pocono Raceway, In fact, until yesterday, all he knew was the mountaintop race track is in Pennsylvania. Dixon, a two-time Izod IndyCar series champion, will be racing at 200-plus mph July 7 when the open-wheelers return ... [05.20.13 - 5:56 pm]Young drivers give IndyCar solid foundationINDIANAPOLIS — Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti have all the ingredients the IndyCar Series has been craving. They have famous family names, have reached Victory Lane and seem to enjoy playing up their growing rivalry. The bold, budding stars represent ... [05.22.13 - 5:50 am]IndyCar Penalizes 3 Cars for Rules ViolationsIndyCar officials fined Graham Rahal's team $10,000, Ryan Briscoe's team $5,000 and Michel Jourdain Jr.'s team $1,000 Tuesday after they failed post-qualifying inspection. IndyCar said Rahal's team failed to comply with cooling rules that apply ... [05.21.13 - 8:25 am]IndyCar owner Sarah Fisher hitting the booksThe youngest woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 and first female car owner, Fisher has enrolled in the business school of Western Governors University to pursue her bachelor's degree. Fisher graduated near the top of her high school class but ... [05.23.13 - 9:25 am]
Strong start to the season has IndyCar expecting Indy 500 to equal last year'... Philly.com Strong start to the season has IndyCar expecting Indy 500 to equal last year's ... Fox News INDIANAPOLIS – They raced 1-2-3 in line, trading the lead a whopping 15 times over the final, frantic 75 laps. All three drivers had a last-lap plan in ... [05.24.13 - 6:19 pm]Watch the most insane IndyCar finish ever - USA TODAY Watch the most insane IndyCar finish ever USA TODAY The finish of today's Firestone Indy Lights race — the IndyCar equivalent of Class AAA baseball — might have been the best in the century-long history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Actually, forge... [05.24.13 - 2:13 pm]INDYCAR: Inside IndyCar's New Speed, Safety And Technology Initiative - SPEED... SPEEDtv.com INDYCAR: Inside IndyCar's New Speed, Safety And Technology Initiative SPEEDtv.com Working in concert with soon-to-be INDYCAR president of competition Derrick Walker, Miles' plan is exactly what he shared with me earlier this year--one where an... [05.24.13 - 11:04 pm]Takuma Sato gives AJ Foyt a chance - ESPN Takuma Sato gives AJ Foyt a chance ESPN The force that has driven to the top of the IndyCar standings with a win in Long Beach and a second-place in Sao Paulo this spring -- and has created such a stir going into Sunday's 97th Indianapolis 500 -- is 5-fe... [05.24.13 - 4:09 pm]2013 Indianapolis 500: AJ Allmendinger would stay in IndyCar if Roger Penske ... SB Nation 2013 Indianapolis 500: AJ Allmendinger would stay in IndyCar if Roger Penske ... SB Nation AJ Allmendinger says he would stay in IndyCar if team owner Roger Penske offered him a full-time seat. Allmendinger also drove for Penske in the NASCAR Sp... [05.24.13 - 9:03 am]INDYCAR: Miller's Mailbag, 5.24 - SPEEDtv.com SPEEDtv.com INDYCAR: Miller's Mailbag, 5.24 SPEEDtv.com Those creature comforts are important even to fans like me who love the sound of a Indy car just being fired up. But, speaking of the cars, the aero kits are going to excite the fans; the engines bei... [05.24.13 - 2:23 pm]2013 Indianapolis 500: Dreamworks Animation and IndyCar team up for "Turbo ..... SB Nation 2013 Indianapolis 500: Dreamworks Animation and IndyCar team up for "Turbo ... SB Nation One of the major victories of the IndyCar marketing department from over the past few years was conceiving the feature film "Turbo" with Dreamworks Animatio... [05.24.13 - 7:06 am]Simona de Silvestro on IndyCar 36 to air Friday night on NBCSN - NBCSports.com Simona de Silvestro on IndyCar 36 to air Friday night on NBCSN NBCSports.com IndyCar's Carb Day coverage is currently airing on the NBC Sports Network until 4 p.m. ET. Later tonight, the focus shifts off-track, for the latest installment of IMS Productio... [05.24.13 - 1:19 pm]INDYCAR: Pagenaud Leads Indy 500 Carb Day Practice - SPEEDtv.com SPEEDtv.com INDYCAR: Pagenaud Leads Indy 500 Carb Day Practice SPEEDtv.com INDYCAR: Pagenaud Leads Indy 500 Carb Day Practice. After getting whooped in qualifying, Honda turns up the wick for final practice at Indy, running P1, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10 with Sim... [05.24.13 - 1:44 pm]Celebrity Drive: Graham Rahal, IndyCar Driver - MotorTrend Magazine Celebrity Drive: Graham Rahal, IndyCar Driver MotorTrend Magazine During his rookie year in the IZOD IndyCar series, Graham Rahal became the youngest driver to win a race in the series' history. This impressive accomplishment fits neatly into Rahal's lin... [05.25.13 - 3:30 am]
Click to view at indycarbuzz.com 2013 Freedom 100 Highlights
Watch highlights from the exciting 2013 Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Watch highlights from the final practice for the 2013 Indianapolis 500.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com IZOD Indycar Series Competition Presser
Mark Miles and newly hired competition director Derrick Walker talk about the future speeds and safety for the IZOD Indycar Series.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com 2013 INDYCAR 36: Charlie Kimball
Watch the full episode of INDYCAR 36 as we follow Charlie Kimball around during the 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
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Watch highlights from bump day practice for the 2013 Indy 500.
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Click to view at indycarbuzz.com Simon learns to throw
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' Simon Pagenaud will be throwing the first pitch out at the Milwaukee Brewers game on May 20 to promote the #Indy500orBust...but...
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Beatriz visits World Cup venue in progressTwo of the biggest sporting events to take place in Sao Paulo over the next 18 months collided April 30 when IZOD IndyCar Series driver Ana Beatriz visited the worksite of the Arena de Sao Paulo, which will serve as the city’s World Cup venue next summ... [04.30.13 - 1:54 pm]History of car No. 8 in Indianapolis 500In eight seasons competing in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Ryan Briscoe has seven victories and 27 podium finishes over 102 starts.
The Aussie, who was the 2012 pole sitter, will make his 103rd start in the 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on... [04.15.13 - 1:22 pm]Beatriz piling up the milesAdding two IZOD IndyCar Series races to her schedule means Ana Beatriz will be spending a lot of time on airplanes.
The Dale Coyne Racing driver returned to her native Brazil following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama to attend a wedding during the... [04.09.13 - 12:12 pm]Does it look like Helio?Helio Castroneves said he’ll call it “mini me.”
AAA Alabama produced bobble-head dolls of Castroneves, who will drive the No. 3 AAA Insurance Team Penske car this weekend in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. Castroneves v... [04.04.13 - 10:07 pm]Franchitti cheers on fellow ScotMiami resident Tony Kanaan accompanied Dario Franchitti to the Sony Tennis Open to watch Andy Murray compete in an early-round match. Franchitti and Murray — both from Scotland — go way back, but Franchitti had never attended a professional tennis mat... [04.01.13 - 12:07 pm]East meets West, and West listensTakuma Sato spent a few days with A.J. Foyt at a convention in Vegas last month — a sort of “get to know you” period for the recently-hired driver and the Indy car racing icon.
Sato’s initial observation of the IZOD IndyCar Series team owner? “The more... [03.23.13 - 9:57 pm]
Dario Vs. Helio: The Showdown For Immortality Looms SundayFor the past 22 years, the most exclusive club in the Indianapolis 500 has been limited to just three men. Legendary names all, these three race drivers are the only men to win the world?s biggest race four times in their career, and their names have t... [05.23.13 - 8:00 pm]Penske, Castroneves Extend Pit Stop Challenge DominanceTeam Penske and Helio Castroneves continued their mastery of the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge, winning the annual competition to determine the fastest Indianapolis 500 pit crew Friday, May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [05.23.13 - 8:00 pm]Dempsey Wins In Stunning Photo FinishComing off Turn 4 of the final lap of the Firestone Freedom 100, Carlos Munoz, Sage Karam and Gabby Chaves were three abreast on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, urging their cars and being cheered by tens of thousands of spectators on their feet. [05.23.13 - 8:00 pm]Pagenaud Fastest In Final Practice for IndyCarSchmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports? Simon Pagenaud surged to the top of the speed chart in the waning moments of the one-hour final practice session for the 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race with a best lap of 225.827 mph. [05.23.13 - 8:00 pm]Daily Trackside Report - Friday, May 24, 2013[05.23.13 - 8:00 pm]Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge Press Conference - Team PenskeMODERATOR: You see the power of the three-time winner here, don't you? At the Economaki Press Conference Room, we've got the winner of the annual pit stop contest.
This is a guy that's worked with Helio for a while. Helio, this is an interesting day a... [05.23.13 - 8:00 pm]
Dysons look ahead to Legends Day at IndyChris and Rob Dyson will each drive a historic Indy car on Saturday at Indianapolis, as part of "Legends Day Honoring Parnelli Jones." [05.24.13 - 6:35 pm]Indy 500 Carb Day NotebookAnother Honda comeback looming? Penske vs Ganassi for pit stop honors; Zanardi at Indy and more. [05.24.13 - 5:24 pm]VIDEO: Indy 500 Carb Day practiceSimon Pagenaud tops the final practice session for the 97th Indianapolis 500. [05.24.13 - 2:27 pm]Dempsey wins astounding Lights racePeter Dempsey took the win in an extraordinary four-wide finish to the Freedom 100 Indy Lights race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [05.24.13 - 1:38 pm]Pagenaud quickest on Carb DaySimon Pagenaud set the fastest time on Carb Day at Indianapolis as the cars made their final on-track appearance before Sunday's 500-mile race. [05.24.13 - 12:25 pm]
Members of the IndyCar Competition Committee FinalizedNews release from IndyCar below... INDYCAR OPENS WAY FOR INNOVATION IN SPEED, SAFETY Members of new INDYCAR Competition Committee finalized INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 23, 2013 -- INDYCAR will open the door to increased technical innovation in its cars... [05.23.13 - 3:03 pm]Cyndie Allemann Competes in 24 Hours of the NürburgringCyndie Allemann at Nurburgring Woman of pressdog® Cyndie Allemann has now raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Le Mans and the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Read all about her adventures in Germany on Cyndie's site HERE and follow her on Twitter @Cynd... [05.23.13 - 7:39 am]AJ Almendinger Goes Step-By-Step at IndianapolisAJ Allmendinger gets reacquained with IndyCar at IMS AJ Allmendinger says he’s been taking it a step at a time during his return to open-wheel racing and debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, trying to get back to where it... [05.20.13 - 5:15 pm]Uncle pressdog’s Fireside Chat — Indy Qualifying EditionYo, yo, yo, peeps. Did you miss me last weekend? I didn’t think so. May 18 was me and mrs. pdog’s 28th wedding anniversary and she surprised me with a quick jaunt over to the Iowa/Wisconsin border for some Mississippi... [05.20.13 - 9:14 am]Shea Holbrook Adds Team Owner to Her ResumeShea Holbrook Shea Holbrook’s transition from driver to driver and team co-owner came with a big dose of big picture. In 2013 Shea Racing has expanded from just Shea Holbrook and her family-run team to a three-car effort with the... [05.18.13 - 8:03 am]
May 24: On Carb Day, Burger Bash and KanaanQuestion: Based on pole sitter Ed Carpenter and the rest of the front row, do you think we will have a clean, well-aligned start? I seem to recall last year’s start was one of the best in years, with the pace car pulling off late the way it used to be ... [05.24.13 - 7:57 am]May 23: On Burger Bash and bronze badgesCarb Night Burger Bash VI When: Friday, 6:30-10 p.m. Where: 96th Street Steakburgers, 4715 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis. What: Family-oriented outdoor event with special guests hosted by Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee. Cost: Free. Donations welcome. Benefiti... [05.23.13 - 6:55 am]May 22: On Jim Harbaugh and James GarnerQuestion: Wow, 26th year covering the Indy 500. You don’t look a day over 40. Gonna be at Carb Day in the suite for some guy named Reed. He claims his car is sitting on something called a “pole.” Not sure what all that means. Could you explain. (Dan, S... [05.22.13 - 7:28 am]May 21: On ticket prices and pre-race funQuestion: What a welcome surprise by the Speedway yesterday in the form of a 15 percent increase in ticket prices. My section in Turn 1 is already spotty and this will not help. We purchase four tickets each year and might reduce to just two next year.... [05.21.13 - 7:27 am]A bittersweet May: Carrying on the Indy 500 tradition for grandpaThe following is a guest post from Amy Haneline, Indy Star Digital Developer. Last May, I posted an article on the Star’s 500 Buzz blog titled “My grandpa’s 500 love affair creates a family tradition.” The post explained how the month of May has become... [05.19.13 - 8:00 am]
Conor Daly crosses the Atlantic for Indy 500 runConor Daly is going places. Fast.
The 21 year-old son of former racer Derek Daly joined the field for the 97th Indianapolis 500 on Bump Day--the last of 33 qualifiers for this year's race. Despite the back-of-the-pack starting position, the Noblesvil... [05.25.13 - 2:39 am]Rob and Chris Dyson drive vintage Indy cars around IndianapolisIndianapolis, Ind. – On an annual basis, several dozen vintage race car owners are given the opportunity to have their restored race cars driven around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This year some three-dozen, immaculately restore roadsters and rea... [05.25.13 - 1:55 am]Ganassi presents special gift to Zanardi at Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayTarget Chip Ganassi Racing owner Chip Ganassi presented the Reynard 96I/Honda that Alex Zanardi drove to victory in the CART race at Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca in September 1996 to Zanardi during a special ceremony this morning on the Yard of Bricks.... [05.24.13 - 11:36 pm]Pagenaud leads final practice, Castroneves' crew wins pit stop contestINDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 24, 2013 - Simon Pagenaud hopes Coors Light Carb Day is a good indication of Indianapolis 500 Race Day.
Simon Pagenaud, Schmid ... Keep reading [05.24.13 - 11:12 pm]Zanardi gifted with Ganassi car from Laguna Seca race in 1996Indianapolis, Ind. – In a special ceremony at the Yard of Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Chip Ganassi presented Alex Zanardi with the Reynard 961/Honda that Zanardi drove to victory in the CART race at Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca in Septem... [05.24.13 - 10:04 pm]The Indianapolis 500: iconic is more than a wordAn icon is someone of something regarded as a representative symbol of something. It is fair to say that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 are icons of auto racing. Oh, other tracks like Le Mans and Daytona can lay claim to thi... [05.24.13 - 8:06 pm]
[05.24.13 - 5:09 pm]2013 Indy 500: Practice 10 timesTimes from the one-hour Carb Day practice session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which saw cautious reason for optimism by the hitherto subdued Honda contingent.
[05.24.13 - 5:05 pm]2013 Indy 500: Media Day VIDEOVideo footage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway covering the events of Media Day in which the IndyCar drivers and officials talk with the press, as well as qualifying for the Indy Lights Freedom 100. [05.22.13 - 8:00 pm]2013 Indy 500: Jourdain misses out on Bump DayMichel Jourdain Jr. emerged as the big loser of qualifying at Indianapolis this weekend, despite desperate efforts by his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team.
Pagenaud quickest on Carb DaySimon Pagenaud set the fastest time on Carb Day at Indianapolis as the cars made their final on-track appearance before Sunday's 500-mile race [05.24.13 - 12:25 pm]IndyCar aims for record Indy speedsIndyCar is planning rule changes that could result in breaking the speed record at Indianapolis, while continuing with its efforts to improve safety in the sport [05.24.13 - 7:12 am]IndyCar finalises double-header rulesIndyCar has confirmed details of the race two qualifying procedure for the three double-header events on the 2013 schedule [05.23.13 - 2:41 am]Teams fined for Indy infractionsThree Indianapolis 500 entrants have been penalised for technical infractions following post-qualifying inspections, although the grid for Sunday's race remains unchanged [05.22.13 - 3:57 am]Jourdain misses the cut on Bump DayRahal Letterman Lanigan will be left with just its two full-time drivers Graham Rahal and James Jakes in the Indianapolis 500 after its third entry for Michel Jourdain Jr was the surprise Bump Day casualty [05.19.13 - 6:29 pm]Carpenter claims surprise Indy poleEd Carpenter emerged as the surprise winner in the battle for pole position for next weekend's Indianapolis 500 [05.18.13 - 7:31 pm]
Tom Sneva finally wins at Indy, 1983Tom Sneva finally wins at Indy, 1983Not since Scott Dixon in 2008 has there been a first-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. Owner/driver Ed Carpenter, rookie ...Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [05.24.13 - 6:07 am]Ed Carpenter takes pole at IndyEd Carpenter takes pole at IndyEd Carpenter is playing David versus the Goliaths of Penske and Andretti at Indianapolis this year. The 32-year old Carpenter ...Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [05.20.13 - 5:15 am]Derrick Walker takes on a new challengeDerrick Walker takes on a new challengeYou have to tip your hat to Derrick Walker and wish him the best of luck. The 68-year old Walker ...Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [05.13.13 - 4:54 am]James Hinchcliffe wins againJames Hinchcliffe wins againA chaotic, crash-strewn IndyCar race in the streets of Sao Paulo on Sunday got its act together in the closing ...Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [05.07.13 - 4:52 am]More on Formula 1 and Long BeachMore on Formula 1 and Long BeachMy blog in this space two weeks ago – about the possibility of Bernie Ecclestone and some partners making a ...Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.29.13 - 4:58 am]
Indianapolis 500 PreviewBy the time you read this, Susan and I should be well on our way for our third and final consecutive weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tonight, after we meet up with my oldest brother and his crew, we will all be attending our first-ever Carb... [05.24.13 - 5:03 am]They Just Don’t Get ItBy now, my friends and co-workers are used to my behavior during the Month of May. They are used to it, but they are still perplexed by it. They don’t get it. I have one co-worker that sort of semi-gets it, because he’s a big NASCAR fan. But I’m not ev... [05.23.13 - 5:04 am]The Rising Cost Of The Month Of MayIf you’re a regular ticket holder to the Indianapolis 500, you may have already received a letter from IMS President Jeff Belskus outlining the ticket price increases for 2014. Curt Cavin reported this past weekend that ticket prices for most seats wou... [05.22.13 - 5:03 am]Can Honda Flip The Switch?Now that the starting field has been set for the 97th Running of the Indianapolis 500, it’s kind of interesting to scan through the field to see the distribution of power through the field. The Top-Ten cars on the grid are all powered by Chevrolet. You... [05.21.13 - 5:03 am]Late To The PartyBy Susan Phillips As many of you know, my son graduated from High School on Saturday afternoon, Pole Day, Mr. Oilpressure and my first Anniversary. Many compromises were made and it was agreed that I would leave the graduation festivities to my son and... [05.20.13 - 5:04 am]
End of a seasonIn the end, it came down to three points. An American accepted the Astor Cup with the title only decided at the checkered flag. An American stood in victory lane after 500 miles on an oval track.
In other words, it was the coda that many IndyCar fans h... [09.16.12 - 12:33 am]INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Fontana) "The Friday Setup" will be a preview of the upcoming races and the schedule of the weekend events (practice and qualifications) leading up to race day. Also it will include other forms of rambling about the upcoming race (and the overall state... [09.14.12 - 8:00 am]The better part of valor: Conway recuses himself from INDYCAR finaleNo more.
That is what Mike Conway said when he considered taking part in this season's final IZOD IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
Conway, a genial, mild-tempered Brit, has plenty of reason to hate high-speed oval racin... [09.13.12 - 5:18 pm]INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Fontana) U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
It ain't over yet. Stud Hunter-Reay will not go quietly into that good night after all. The last race is a Saturday night oval, and dammit we want our American hero conquering all. Also we want PENSKE B*TCHFACE one more time. ... [09.13.12 - 11:40 am]On mergers and unifications: enduring the long road aheadI have to say that while I don't know nearly as much about the inner workings of sports car racing as I do about other series like IndyCar and NASCAR, I have always been turned on by sleek prototypes, supercars, and even the "lowly" touring series.
And... [09.06.12 - 3:17 pm]
My Daughter's Take: Indy 500 PreviewMy 8 year-old daughter Saris is a budding IndyCar fan, and earlier, she provided us with her INDYCAR season preview. Today, we share another Q&A, in which she shares her thoughts on this year's Indy 500.
OK, Saris, it's close to bedtime while we're wr... [05.25.13 - 7:22 am]Carb Day Update: Amazing Finish, Carb Day WoesGreetings from Carb Day, where I just witnessed the most exciting finish in Firestone Indy Lights history. That's not hyperbole. Coming from fourth place on the last lap, Ireland's Peter Dempsey of Belardi Auto Racing joined a 4-wide melee that also in... [05.24.13 - 2:33 pm]For Lazier, Not Just Another Indy StartStarting from Row 11 on Sunday, 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Lazier won't be content to stay there, if he has anything to say about it.
"Of course, you're in it to win it always when you race," affirmed Lazier while surrounded by members of the ... [05.24.13 - 7:08 am]Your Questions Answered: Carb Day's Firestone Freedom 100If you're headed out to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Carb Day and aren't a big fan of the band Poison, you may be headed out to catch the Firestone Freedom 100. I thought we could answer a few prospective questions folks might have about the event:
... [05.23.13 - 7:44 am]Indy 500 Field Preview: Rows 6-11Today marks the second installment of a preview of this year’s starting 33 drivers for the Indianapolis 500. If you missed yesterday’s preview, which covered Rows 1-5, you can find it here.
16) Scott Dixon, #9, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
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Less Than 48 Hours To Launch; If THIS Don’t Whet Your Appetite for Indy V2.01...On Carb day at the ‘Hallowed Grounds’ that comprise the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, FIL history was made on this date. With a gap of 0.026 seconds, Ireland’s Patrick Dempsey pulled off the tightest finish EVAH at the Motor Speedway. Forget the fact th... [05.24.13 - 8:48 pm]Pole Day Wrap Up; Yawwnnnnn………Ed Carpenter wins the Indianapolis 500 Pole…….W...I got a little tradition busting to share with you, pal. Consider this: The qualifications ‘traditionally’ end at 6pm local time in Indianapolis. In a smooth transition of television schedule adjusting and shell game type of hidden moves, NBCSN bounced... [05.19.13 - 8:10 am]Tuesday 05/14/2013 Brickyard Cliff Notes: A Toe IS A Tow Is A Race Set Up Tow Based on all that transpired today at the Hallowed Ground (5565 miles ran in a 6 hour period by 34 different driver/car combinations) it sure smelled like a race set up kind of throw away day on the speed charts for the 97th running of the Indianap... [05.14.13 - 11:57 pm]Monday 05/13/2013 Brickyard Cliff Notes With the best of the very best Indianapolis based blogging scribes relentlessly posting either minute by minute @Twitter updates in preparation for their blogs or completing professional writing assignments, I thought I would slide in a few Cliff Not... [05.13.13 - 11:22 pm]A Little Soul Searching Or 33 Is Just A NumberThirty two names, thirty THREE cars. Too much emphasis is being placed on the magical number of 33. Traditions die hard and yet, they do have a way of being slightly altered. Recall when 34 cars started the Indy Racing League’s grand show in the not to... [05.08.13 - 5:46 pm]
Buddy Lazier returns to the "500"Buddy Lazier has become the fourth former winner of the Indianapolis 500 to have an entry submitted for the 97th running of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."
Lazier Partners Racing, owned by Buddy's father and 1981 "500" starter Bob Lazier, will ... [05.09.13 - 5:09 am]Report: Derrick Walker to become IndyCar president of racing opsNBC Sports Network's Robin Miller is reporting on SPEED.com that Ed Carpenter Racing team manager Derrick Walker has agreed to become IndyCar's president of racing operations, and that a formal announcement is expected next week.
Walker, 68, has ov... [05.09.13 - 4:31 am]IndyCar race director speaks on Sato's moves in Sao PauloTakuma Sato was twice reviewed by IndyCar Race Control in the closing laps of Sunday's Sao Paulo Indy 300 for his rather defensive tactics to protect the lead from both Josef Newgarden and James Hinchcliffe.
No action was taken against the A.J. Foy... [05.08.13 - 3:57 pm]Indy 500 entry list released32 drivers have been announced for 33 entries that will take part in the 97th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.
The official entry list, which was released yesterday, features 17 Chevrolet-powered entries and 16 from Honda. Topping the list are Dario Fra... [05.08.13 - 1:56 pm]Hinchcliffe, Sato deliver finish for the ages in Sao Paulo[youtube]OvsUHspjgAs[/youtube]
After battling each other wheel-to-wheel in one of the most electric finishes in IZOD IndyCar Series history, there was nothing left for James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato to do but smile, laugh, and share an embrace.
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Indy 500 Qualifying – What A Weekend!A few observations following a great weekend of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500: -Ed Carpenter on the pole is a fantastic story. It was very popular with the locals, short track enthusiasts, other drivers, most actual fans and the press. He did a w... [05.20.13 - 10:21 am]The Merry Month Of May In Indianapolis at the 500 and Related PleasuresOne of the most enjoyable traditions about the month of May in Indianapolis at the track is consumption of well-prepared pork tenderloin sandwiches. I like it best when it is dipped twice in buttermilk and egg, and floured then panko’d, then cooked in... [05.15.13 - 4:48 pm]Just a Racing Fan Enjoying The Best Month of the Year…People have asked this month ‘Disciple, why aren’t you blogging about Indy every day….after all it’s May?’ True dat. Truth is I am having way too much fun actually enjoying the sights and sounds to stop and comment. Perhaps if it was raining non-stop i... [05.14.13 - 10:08 am]May in Indy – Let’s Hit The Big Track in Speedway!Now that we are in May it is time for anyone who fancies themselves racing fans to focus on the one event that defines the sport – The Indianapolis 500. A list of items for which I have hope include: -No rain on any day the track is open. The compresse... [05.07.13 - 10:18 am]Almost Here: The Month of May and the 2013 Indianapolis 500!Now that the month of May is nearly upon us the zombie-like, cart-crapper contingent is in full blown sport destruction mode as they always are around this time every year. It is a real shame they just refuse to grow up. Oh well. Every large family has... [04.29.13 - 10:20 am]
Carb Day: Final Practice With 1,305 laps turned in the hour long session, several yellows were flown including a small incident at the entrance to pit lane resulting in nose damage to the #18 of Ana Beatriz. The last caution came just shy of noon, at the end of the session, wh... [05.24.13 - 1:11 pm]INDYCAR Announces Indy Qual PenaltiesINDYCAR announced in a press release Tuesday three penalties levied against IZOD IndyCar Series competitors for violations during Indianapolis 500 qualification technical inspection. The fines are: The No. 8 entry of Chip Ganassi Racing driven by Ryan B... [05.21.13 - 4:29 pm]Bump Day RecapMichel Jourdain, who didn't make a single qualifying attempt Sunday, struggled to get up to speed all day and failed to make the field, becoming the first '500' Bump since 2011.
20-minutes before the gun was set to sound Jourdain pitted and was instruct... [05.19.13 - 5:54 pm]Pole Day Recap2013 Pole Day is in the books and for the first time since 1957 with Pat O'Connor, a Hoosier will be leading the 33-car pack to the drop of the green flag for the Indianapolis 500.
1. (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy 02:37.3689 ( 228.762) 2. (26) Carl... [05.18.13 - 9:20 pm]Q&A With A.J. AllmendingerA.J. on what it feels like to be a rookie, back in the Indycar, golf and more.
Notes: Honda Feeling The Power At Indianapolis By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and the word from Simon Pagenaud is that Honda Performance Development apparently has closed the horsepower gap on rival Chevrolet heading i... [05.25.13 - 8:59 am]Castroneves Thinks No. 4 Is Within Reach At Indy By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – There was a time when Helio Castroneves thought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was an easy place to figure out.
The colorful Brazilian driver came to Indy for the first time in 2001 and surp... [05.23.13 - 5:23 pm]The Yanks Are Storming Gasoline Alley By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Pre-race story lines for the Sunday’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 fittingly will be dominated by the possibility of either IZOD IndyCar Series superstars Helio Castroneves or Dario Franchitti beco... [05.22.13 - 10:45 am]Carpenter Hammers The Big Boys On Pole Day Ed Carpenter, the lone team owner/driver in the IZOD IndyCar Series recorded a blistering four-lap average speed of 228.762 mph (best lap of 229.347 mph; 39.2418 seconds) in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka car to win the pole for the 2013 Indian... [05.18.13 - 10:15 pm]Viso Gets A Grip, Puts Down Fast Lap On Fast Friday By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
E.J. Viso flirted with the magic 230 mph barrier during “Fast Friday” practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, further stamping any-and-all of Andretti Autosport’s Chevrolet-powered roster as the drivers t... [05.18.13 - 8:12 am]
An Open Letter to the IndyCar Series Team OwnersHello, Gentlemen (and Lady, Ms. Fisher), You don't know me, but I'm a long time fan. Of all of yours. Literally. Mr. Penske, I've thrilled to the feats of your bespoke chassis that so dominated CART for years, and I've enjoyed the driving of basically e... [06.06.12 - 11:09 pm]The World Calls The Thrilling Indy 500 FinishSo I'm pretty sure unless you're part of the .00001% of bored angsty messageboard lurker, you and 99.9999% of the world found the 2012 Indy 500 thrilling, exciting, unpredictable, and one of the best motor races of any kind in quite some time. But one ... [05.29.12 - 11:08 pm]Indy 500 Odds Are InSo here are the First Odds for this year's Indy 500.
Will Power9-2Helio Castroneves4-1Ryan Briscoe9-2Dario Franchitti6-1Scott Dixon6-1Marco Andretti10-1Tony Kanaan10-1Ryan Hunter-Reay20-1JR Hildebrand25-1Field (Any Other Driver)25-1James Hinchcliffe25-1... [05.09.12 - 3:10 pm]The State of IndyCar Engine Supply in 2012Subtitle: The Post Wherein The Speedgeek Finally Loses His Everlovin' Mind
There's been a whole lot of stuff that's been sticking in my craw of late when it comes to the World of IndyCar, specifically, in the realm of engine supply. I won't clog up the ... [05.01.12 - 11:49 pm]Sarah Fisher Hartman (Ain't) Racing - How Did We Get Here?The latest and possibly biggest yet hubbub of the 2011-2012 IZOD IndyCar Series offseason has been the ongoing struggle by Sarah Fisher and her crew at the newly re-launched Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing to get an engine to put in the back of their brand... [02.20.12 - 10:36 pm]
Indianapolis… I am in you!!Well, that was an adventure! So glad I decided to head out on Wednesday, instead early Thursday morning. At least this way I got to sleep last night and acclimate myself today, and arrive at the Yellow Party refreshed Anyway, … Continue reading → [05.23.13 - 9:19 am]A Quick Hello!My goodness, where does the time go? I swear I try to schedule time to update this thing, but scheduling my brain to produce something interesting on demand is not always the best course of action! *trust me you should … Continue reading → [05.19.13 - 3:23 pm]Travel Channel Seeks Enthusiastic Indy 500 Fans for New Show…Are you who they’re looking for? I was approached this week about this, but alas, as much as I would like to participate, (mostly to meet Adam Richman who is one of my food/travel channel crushes) I hardly fall into … Continue reading → [05.02.13 - 5:21 pm]The Tipping Point…I have a folder on my desktop, it has the icon of a bucket, and in it I toss “sheets of paper” (rtf files) with story ideas, and random thoughts, and clips, and quotes, and rants, and links… I reach … Continue reading → [02.21.13 - 12:19 am]Canadian Motorsports Expo UpdateSo they’re really pulling out all the stops and hyping the crap out of the NASCAR driver appearances this weekend. (don’t remember them creating quite the same frenzy for Tracy, Villeneuve, Hinch or Franchitti) Anyway, this dropped into my inbox … Cont... [02.04.13 - 9:05 pm]
2012 Indy 500 crowd picture looking at turn 4 #Indy500orbust [05.21.13 - 1:27 pm]Katherine Legge appears set for Indy50034th driver/combo for Indy 500 comes to life
Katherine Legge will drive the soon to be #81 for Sam... [05.18.13 - 10:47 am]
The Indianapolis 500: iconic is more than a wordAn icon is someone of something regarded as a representative symbol of something. It is fair to say that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 are icons of auto racing. Oh, other tracks like Le Mans and Daytona can lay claim to thi... [05.24.13 - 10:00 am]The Time Trials at the Indianapolis 500Even with all the changes to its format over the years and the possibility of more to come, the pathos of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 never gets old. The Time Trials both test and reveal character every year. The true cognoscenti of IndyC... [05.19.13 - 2:20 pm]Value added Fast Friday at IMSAs IMS rubs its hands together and gleefully prepares to spend its own tax money on moving both its facility and fan engagement into the modern era, the question is how to spend the money. Since I have absolutely no qualifications to offer any suggest... [05.17.13 - 12:21 pm]The Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s past is not its futureI doubt if Tony Hulman ever envisioned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway being what it is today: a multi-race, multi-series venue poised to add lights and reap a favorable interest free loan from the state of Indiana derived from its own taxes. The fact... [05.12.13 - 6:10 pm]Ten Worthless Opinions: Sao Paulo Indy 300 Samba EditionDancing is life in Brazil. The main straight for the Sao Paulo Indy 300 is the Sambadrome, the 30,000 seat home to the carnival parade put on by the samba schools in Sao Paulo. The samba schools are year-round organizations that are the social hub of... [05.06.13 - 2:37 pm]
The 500...Let's Do ThisHoly cow, I am blown away by how quickly this month has gone. Here it is three days from the race, and I am just getting caught up that it is May as it is. Which is unfortunate, because for a lot of reasons May is my favorite month of the year. Oh well... [05.24.13 - 1:04 am]Day 5 -- Consider the Gauntlet ThrownI was looking at my posts from May of last year (mostly so I don't incessantly repeat myself) and stumbled across my title from Thursday's practice: "Day 6 -- The Rise of Dixie". In it I spoke of how Scott Dixon had quietly worked on other things all w... [05.16.13 - 10:46 am]Day 3 In the BooksIt looks like the weather is starting to warm up, and with the mercury rising this week, speeds will probably begin to do the same. But even though the high temperature only reached 63 degrees Monday, things still began to get a little racy.
Monday is... [05.13.13 - 9:12 pm]Brazil Wrap-UpBy now plenty of the superlatives have been spoken about Sunday's Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300, but still I think there is room for more. Yes, that's how great of a race it was. I mean, when people have talked about the last 10 laps of the race, they ar... [05.07.13 - 7:24 pm]Just Because I Feel Like BloggingI know, not the most catchy of titles, but I've already used words like "musings" and never want to use "potpourri". I could have gone with "potent potables" like on the SNL Jeopardy skits, but whatever.
I'm in a little of a pissy mood, so this has no... [04.24.13 - 9:28 pm]
Getting A Closer Look at the Borg-Warner TrophyThe first thing you see when you visit the IMS Hall of Fame Museum is the legendary Borg-Warner Trophy. It is prominently displayed in the center of the show floor, for all to see. The desire of every driver, the…Read more › [05.24.13 - 10:43 pm]Kanaan’s Quest ContinuesFor most athletes, winning a Championship is the ultimate accomplishment. It’s at the very top of the list, taking priority over everything else. One particular athlete has already won a title, but is still chasing “The Big One”. His name…Read more › [05.22.13 - 9:41 pm]Indianapolis 500 Field Is SetThe field is set for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 next Sunday. Bump Day at Indianapolis used to be about multiple teams going home, and last minute deals being put together. In recent years, it became a glorified…Read more › [05.19.13 - 5:54 pm]
Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning's End(This post was written on the last day of April, 2013 and, after 2 days of reflection and consideration, was posted)
Tomorrow represents the figurative upswing of momentum and acceleration in Indycar toward the Memorial Day weekend classic and what I ... [05.03.13 - 10:46 am]'Nostalgesic' and Home RemediesHanging On
Here in the middle-west of the USA, winter has seemingly clung all too desperately, truncating the typical spring rhythms. I've been guilty of staying too late at a good party myself, not listening to the signs that tell me "you're done here... [04.17.13 - 12:32 pm]Crystal Ballin'Howdy folks! Your old pal DZ here again writing on the very cusp of another Indycar season. Nothing like waiting 6 months during the off-season and then rushing together a post while the cars practice in the sun at St. Pete, Eff-Ell-Ayy.
Actually, my... [03.22.13 - 2:43 pm]Indycar, My iPod, and Moz (a noir narrative)On the shiny precipice of a new Indycar season and, in following the News of the Indycar world through February 15, I find myself again wondering,
"What in the actual hell is going on?"
OK, ok... o.... (deep, cleansing breath)..... k...
Bee... [02.15.13 - 12:09 pm]"So whadda we do now? ...We wait"The Superbowl not 24 hours old, Indycar fans who populate the Twitterverse almost immediately set about lamenting the amount of time we still have to wait for the 2013 Indycar season to start.
This reminds me a bit of people (mostly younger, some old... [02.04.13 - 2:43 pm]
Dreams to Realities …Well, well, well … I leave a blog alone for 6+ months, and it gets all dusty on me. I know, I know … here I start my own, personal INDYCAR-based blog, and then I leave it alone through the entire 2012 IZOD IndyCar Season. Plus, all my proposed in-sessi... [10.12.12 - 4:00 pm]Rubens Barrichello … moving the needle?I’ve promised myself … a maximum of 1,200 of my own words after this paragraph … Verbosity, thy bad name is me. Here goes nothing … — On Thursday, March 1st, 2012, Rubens Barrichello inked a one-year deal with KV Racing Technologies, driving Car #8, sp... [03.02.12 - 10:05 am]Making INDYCAR better … personallyNo one could deny or claim we haven’t made mistakes along the way. We have. But our only goal every single day with IndyCar is to better it and make it stronger. We have fantastic drivers, we have outstanding teams, and partners willing to invest milli... [02.28.12 - 10:00 am]2012 Cars – IZOD IndyCar SeriesA few weeks ago, I recall tweeting an initial breakdown of car/driver/engine combinations. Of course, I swapped one team’s engine contract, and was electronically backhanded for my faux pas (Thanks, Pippa! I owe you). So, I came up with a spreadsheet o... [02.19.12 - 7:30 pm]36 SuperCars, 36 Hours – Day 2First … an apology for yesterday’s post (36 SuperCars, 36 Hours – Day 1) … it was a little long. I promise I will do better once the 2012 INDYCAR season starts up in earnest. However, I hope I didn’t scare you from Day 2! Saturday, February 4th, 2011 –... [02.12.12 - 10:06 pm]
The Gift of the Magi News came on Tuesday that Pippa Mann had secured a ride for this year’s Indy500. Within the small IndyCar Twitter-node the news was reason for an overflow of heartfelt rejoicing. The IndyCar Twitter-node loves Pippa and rightly so. More so than any ... [05.02.13 - 1:33 am]Leftovers From Barber Weekend
This year in addition to taking in the race at Barber we decided to stretch the weekend a few days. So after the race, we drove to Tennessee and rented a small cabin in the mountains for a couple days. Which implicitly implies – I haven’t seen the ra... [04.09.13 - 11:35 pm]Barber Saturday - A Familiar Face and a Few ImagesI spent most of Saturday schlepping around Barber Motorsports Park toting my camera and a tripod hoping to capture some "Phantom Car" images. No such luck - The GrandAm series which is usually money for 3 - 4 yellows that bunch the field up and make t... [04.06.13 - 11:49 pm]The Annual Pathetic Season Preview - Part 1 It seems like every year we get to this point in the year where the first race is just a few days away, everyone else is doing it and I succumb to the peer pressure…So Here Goes. Predictions: Scott Dixon will win the Series Championship. Last year I... [03.18.13 - 10:47 pm]Fans Really Don’t Want Aero Kits But it’s the pittance they’ll accept in lieu of ever getting what they actually want.It’s Sunday night and having caught up on my twitter timeline, it seems that one of my Blogging peers will be making the case tomorrow that IndyCar adopting aero kits ... [03.11.13 - 2:32 am]
Into the Crystal Ball… 500 Miles To Go EditionA 500 mile race in indycar racing, and especially the Indy 500, is an endurance test packaged as a sprint race. There is literally no time to think during this race, only time to allow ones instincts to make the … Continue reading → [05.23.13 - 10:51 am]Bump Day Live Blog!!!FINAL UPDATE As The Speedway sits quietly after two days of non-stop running, Michel Jourdain packs up to head home after a heartbreaking afternoon. The #17 crew called off a last minute bonsai run after an entire day of parts … Continue reading → [05.19.13 - 1:13 pm]Pole Day Live Blog!!!Wow, what a first run through the field! Will Power has the current fast speed of 229.808, nearly an entire mile an hour faster than Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay. That elusive 230 mile per hour lap looks like it … Continue reading → [05.18.13 - 4:53 pm]Welcome to May! Welcome to May Welcome to the official opening day Social Media Garage live blog on a chilly day at the Greatest Race Course in the World. We’re starting a bit late due to the ridiculously chilly weather today but … Continue reading → [05.11.13 - 3:37 pm]Weekend Review… The Greatest Street Race EVER EditionYet another race in the books, and another finish for indycar lore. Depending on who you ask, the 2013 Indy Brazil 300 was either the race of the year, decade, century… or ever. I’m not sure I have the qualifications … Continue reading → [05.08.13 - 6:12 pm]
A Message from IMSUnderstandably, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway wants you to have a blast taking in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.
So... the smart folks at IMS have highlighted a few tools that will enhance your experience, whether you're at the track or enj... [05.23.13 - 12:33 pm]Everyone Needs a Rookie to Root ForIt's only natural, with the approach of the Indianapolis 500, that the attention of many focuses on those drivers that have achieved the greatest amount of success at the corner of 16th and Georgetown.
This year, four previous winners of the '500' are s... [05.17.13 - 11:07 am]70 Hours of Indy 500 Programming on ESPN ClassicNew and lasting memories will be made with the running of the 97th Indianapolis 500 on May 26th, but why not get tuned up for this year's race by reliving some of the great moments of the past?
The ESPN Classic network will air 70 hours of Indy 500-rela... [05.16.13 - 8:50 am]Notes from the Cathedral of Speed: OCD Meltdown & MoreDespite knowing I'll spend hour after hour at the track over the next weeks, I found myself having an internal struggle, at the end of the day, trying to decide whether I should leave or stay.
2013 Freedom 100 Firestone IndyLights RaceClick to play podcast Flag to flag coverage of the Firestone IndyLights Series and the Freedom 100 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. May 24, 2013 [05.24.13 - 4:46 pm]2013 Indy500 Bump Day QualifyingClick to play podcast IndyCar Radio's coverage of Bump Day 2013 at the Indiananapolis Motor Speedway gearing up for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500. [05.19.13 - 6:29 pm]2013 Indy 500 Pole Day QualifyingClick to play podcast IndyCar Radio's live coverage of pole day from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2013 Indy 500. Go to www.indycarradio.com for more event informtaion. [05.18.13 - 8:07 pm]2013 Brazil IZOD Indy Car RaceClick to play podcast Listen to all of the excitement from Sao Paulo, Brazil with Mike King and Mark Jaynes in the booth and Davey Hamilton and Patrick Stephan in the pits. For up to date schedule and affiliate information go to www.indycarradio.com. [05.05.13 - 3:38 pm]2013 Long Beach IZOD IndyCar Series RaceClick to play podcast IndyCar Radio's coverage of the 2013 race in Long Beach, CA. Driver Stefan Wilson earns his rookie stripes behind the mic as he joins Nick Yeoman & Michael Young in the pits. Listen to each race online at www.indycarradio.com. [04.21.13 - 8:37 pm]
MFW podcast episode 83Click to play podcast Need something to throw into your iPod for your drive to the Speedway? This week's show has plenty to offer: interviews with James Hinchcliffe and Alex Tagliani; Indy 500 trivia with MFW's Paul Dalbey and George Phillips of Oilpressure.com; the winners... [05.22.13 - 11:17 pm]MFW podcast episode 82Click to play podcast It's catch-up day on the More Front Wing podcast as Paul, Steph, and John cover off many of IndyCar's hot topics such as the finish in Brazil, the Month of May so far, aero kits, Derrick Walker, and much more. [05.14.13 - 11:26 pm]MFW podcast episode 81Click to play podcast On this week's More Front Wing podcast, Paul speaks with 2013 Indianapolis 500 entrant Pippa Mann, Steph catches up with Firestone Indy Lights driver Zach Veach, and our own Zachary Houghton joins us to preview the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented... [05.01.13 - 11:42 pm]MFW podcast episode 80Click to play podcast On this week's More Front Wing podcast, Steph has a chat with Graham Rahal and joins Paul for a detailed rundown of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. [04.25.13 - 11:09 pm]MFW podcast episode 79Click to play podcast Helio Castroneves joins us on this week's More Front Wing podcast as we look back on the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. [04.10.13 - 11:16 pm]
Talk of Gasoline Alley May 24, 2013Click to play podcast Tonight, Mike Thomsen, filled in for Kevin, and Donald answered calls and talked about Dempsy Wilson, Dick Jordan, Rene Dreyfus, and Sid Collins. [05.24.13 - 5:27 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 23, 2013Click to play podcast Tonight, Kevin and Donald answered only email questions that have compiled throughout the month. [05.23.13 - 5:06 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 22, 2013Click to play podcast Tonight, Kevin and Donald answered only email questions about the upcoming race and also past drivers. [05.22.13 - 5:03 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 21, 2013Click to play podcast Tonight, Kevin and Donald answered questions about Scott Brayton, Gordon Johncock, and Bob Collins [05.21.13 - 5:00 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 20, 2013Click to play podcast Tonight, Donald and Kevin answered questions via email, twitter, and calls regarding past drivers and 500's [05.20.13 - 5:00 pm]
Minimum tire temperaturesLatest forecast is for around 60 degrees at kick off tomorrow. This, along with cloud cover, will give us a cool track.
Anyone know the minimum temperature for running these tires? I've read somewhere that it's in the 50s, but cannot recall where ... [05.25.13 - 7:54 am]May 24 Friday (Turn 3 infield), Indy 500 photo & video coveragehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/chimpanzee/sets/72157633672548990/
see video with Rick Ward, son of 2-time Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward. Rodger was WWII pilot, "Top Gun" instructor for P-38 Lightning (aircraft of top W... [05.25.13 - 7:06 am]SHAQ with INDY 500 shoutoutPost game on TNT of the Pacers-Heat game with Shaq, Charles Barkley, and Kenny....they were mentioning game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Indianapolis on Sunday at 8pm and Shaq gave a shout out to the Indy 500 noon on Sunday. Not a huge deal, b... [05.25.13 - 3:14 am]Hondas again? Or no?Seems like last year. Hondas are faster on Carb Day and may still have the fuel advantage they had last year. Even though Andretti Autosport has seemed formidable, an extra pit stop makes it awfully tough.
Is this race going to need some odd yello... [05.25.13 - 1:02 am]ok, I can't find itWhat were the final practice speeds for each driver today? [05.24.13 - 10:53 pm]Austin Russell Racing (Live)Austin Russell is the iRacing.com Indy 500
@AustinRussell99** [05.24.13 - 9:07 pm]I dare to say....better Pork Sandwiches than IMS....but since I've never had an IMS Tenderloin, might be out on a limb here, but Butte Montana is the home of Pork Sirloin Sandwiches:
http://www.porkchopjohns.com/whats.htm [05.24.13 - 9:06 pm]Milwaukee IndyFest 2013 - who's going?OK, I know that it's the Big Race this weekend, but IndyCars will be on the Mile in just 3 weeks. Last year's event was a blast, and this year's looks to be even better. Anyone else going to be in Milwaukee on June 13-15?
Saint Lou... [05.24.13 - 8:42 pm]semi-OT: does Izod only sell clothes to fat people?I put off my, uh, once every 5 years clothes shopping until this week, and went to an outlet mall that had an Izod store. I was able to get a few polo shirts, but when I went to look at pants, everything was like 36x29 or 38x31 or some bizarre size. ... [05.24.13 - 8:26 pm]i will try this one more timeI have made it to the motel on shadeland. I will be at the track Saturday and the race Sunday. I still have three extra tickets. If you would like to join me give me a call. 251 404 1229 [05.24.13 - 8:07 pm]Full 2013 Diecast linehttp://www.greenlighttoys.com/2013INDYCAR.html
They pretty much made all of my favorite drivers in the 1/64 scale I normally collect, so this will cost me money. [05.24.13 - 8:05 pm]Does today's Freedom 100 finish signal a rebirth of sorts for open wheel racing?Today's four-wide finish made it to the lead on SportsCenter and its on the front page of Yahoo! and other sports sites. Add in Mythbusters and the upcoming Turbo movie and... might this be the positive attention that has been needed for so long? [05.24.13 - 8:01 pm]Chip Ganassi honors Alex Zanardi at Indy with presentation of Laguna Seca Carhttp://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/05/24/chip-ganassi-honors-alex-zanardi-at-indy-with-presentation-laguna-seca-car/
Didn't see a thread on this...
I wasn't able to attend today. Anyone present?
... [05.24.13 - 8:01 pm]So, Southwest vista, NorthEast Vista or H stand???OK. seems like we are ROADTRIPPIN to the 500!!!!!! some plans fell through so we are jumping in the car, headed west in a couple hours. Already have a hotel room. I'm sure no problem picking up tix on the street, but the IMS website has plenty.
T... [05.24.13 - 4:30 pm]James JaquesAnyone get James Jacques autograph at the Honda Tent? We got there too late :D
Image: https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/931184_4371174812552_2017482374_n.jpg [05.24.13 - 4:02 pm]
Top 10 Drivers Who Never Won at the Brickyard of Indy 500It is a list that no driver wants to be a part of, yet at the same time, one that fans feel continually compelled to moot.
It is a list of... [05.25.13 - 3:28 am]What a Finish!Peter Dempsey won his first Indy Lights race today in a wild 4-wide photo finish! Incredible... [05.24.13 - 2:00 pm]Favorite drivers?Who are your favorite drivers in the Indy 500? [05.24.13 - 11:37 am]Worst accidents?What are the worst IndyCar accidents you've seen?
(I thought I had posted this before, but it must've been deleted by accident) [05.24.13 - 9:17 am]INDYCAR FANTASY COMPETITION : Round 6 & 7 - Detroit, MI / PICK YOUR DRIVERS H...Please pick your fantasy drivers from the list below.
** PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL BE MAKING TWO DRIVER PICKS : 1 per race **
Both picks must be... [05.24.13 - 7:05 am]Pickem! 2013 Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit (Race 2)Round 7 of 19
Please make your picks using the link above.
If you must amend your picks, please make a new post and do not use your "edit post"... [05.24.13 - 6:48 am]Pickem! 2013 Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit (Race 1)Round 6 of 19
Please make your picks using the link above.
If you must amend your picks, please make a new post and do not use your "edit post"... [05.24.13 - 6:47 am]6 peopleWatching video of the Top 9 qualifying for the pole, it looks like 6 people watched as spectators. LOL!
The turn 3 grand stands actually looked... [05.19.13 - 1:42 pm]97th Indianapolis 500 Mile-RaceImage: http://digbza2f4g9qo.cloudfront.net/~/media/IndyCar/Schedules/2012/Race-Logos/Indy_2013.png?mw=210&vs=1&d=20120927T100719
*Race 5 of 19
... [05.19.13 - 8:15 am]seriously NBC!?you can't delay a stupid horse racing post race show by 30 or 40 minutes in order to show a LIVE event? [05.18.13 - 6:20 pm]Qualy based on speedOnly started watching racing and indycar last year...why on ovals, is qualification based on average speed? Why not just base it on fastest time in... [05.18.13 - 2:28 pm]Where to see practice timesWhere online can I see Indy 500 practice times as the day goes on? The IndyCar website only has times from yesterday. I am writing this at 6:50 pm... [05.16.13 - 6:51 pm]Live feed/stream problems?Anyone else watching the lice feed/stream on indycar.com and having it freeze multiple times? [05.16.13 - 2:53 pm]INDYCAR FANTASY COMPETITION : Round 5 - Indianapolis, IN / PICK YOUR DRIVERS ...Please pick your fantasy driver from the list below.
Picks must be made by 10am on Sunday, May 26th.
If you would like to make your picks secretly,... [05.15.13 - 8:43 pm]Pickem! 2013 Indianapolis 500Sorry for the late post on this folks!
Round 5 of 19
Please make your picks using the link above.
If you must amend your picks, please make... [05.15.13 - 8:13 pm]
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