Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'This weekend in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend -- popularly known as "the greatest spectacle in racing." Like the Kentucky Derby, a heavyweight title bout or Wimbledon, the Indy 500 puts a huge spotlight on a sport th... [05.24.17 - 4:46 pm]Riding shotgun with IndyCar's Simon Pagenaud on Belle IsleReigning IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud was on Belle Isle on Tuesday to promote the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, set for June 3-4. The Free Press rode shotgun on one of his laps in a 400-plus horsepower Chevy SS. (Chris Thomas/Detroit Free Press) Ver... [05.24.17 - 2:41 pm]Sebastien Bourdais released from IU Methodist hospital; begins rehabShare on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to email (Opens in new window) INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdai... [05.24.17 - 1:12 pm]Indy 500 pick, key stats to know for 2017 race at Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayMay 24, 2017 3:53pm EDT May 24, 2017 3:53pm EDT Key stats to know before picking a winner for Sunday's Indy 500. Indy 500 (Getty Images) Updated at 3:53 p.m. ET Updated at 3:53 p.m. ET Scott Dixon will start on the pole in Sunday's Indianapolis 500 aft... [05.24.17 - 9:32 am]We Have A Winner!As hard as I thought this quiz was, many of you proved me wrong – that it was possibly too easy. I don’t think so. Except for getting possession of a brand new Oilpressure.com polo as a prize, it seems like many of you enjoyed doing the research and ... [05.23.17 - 10:20 pm]Derek Daly talks those famous yellow shirtsSPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) – The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 is now just four days away. WISH-TV is the place to get ready for the big race. Leading up to the Indy 500, 24-Hour News 8’s racing analyst Derek Daly has been discussing some of the ... [05.23.17 - 11:48 pm]Conor Daly's new racing team tries to learn fast as Indy 500 approachesA.J. Foyt and his crew talk about the challenges they face with a new, young team and driver Conor Daly at the Indianapolis 500. Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press Conor Daly, who drives the No. 4 ABC Supply Co. Chevrolet for for A.J. Foyt Racing waits f... [05.24.17 - 2:41 pm]Captain's Corner: Castroneves on the magic of IndianapolisAs part of Motorsport.com’s content partnership with Team Penske, we will provide fans with exclusive content each week from the organization’s drivers, crew members and staff throughout the 2017 season. This week, Penske IndyCar Series driver, Helio ... [05.24.17 - 11:59 am]Once-promising Karam vows to put Indy 500 flops behind himPHILADELPHIA (AP) With the flick of a wrist, Sage Karam reveals an ink-stained reminder of Indy. ”You got a tattoo? What’d your dad say?” friend and IndyCar driver Marco Andretti asked. ”Kicked me out for three days,” Karam said, laughing. [05.23.17 - 6:24 pm]Drivers to watch at the Indianapolis 500Drivers to watch at the Indianapolis 500 Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star looks ahead to the Indy 500 and which drivers could be poised to have big days. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2rUjSae Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis St... [05.24.17 - 5:01 am]
INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 26 to Aug. 1)Party in the Penn Marco Andretti likes to hang out at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. But that doesn’t mean he’s antisocial. Andretti just gets all his friends to come to him. A cast of motorsports stars showed up to his latest soiree, held just after ... [08.03.16 - 6:08 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 19 to 25)Summertime … and the livin’ is easy It’s clear: Max Chilton knows a thing or two about good living. While the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock took a few days off last weekend, Chilton piloted a gorgeous convertible around the English countryside. He wou... [07.27.16 - 5:02 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: WHAT’S TRENDING in @INDYCAR (July 12 to 18)Dedicated follower of fashion In addition to being a great racing town and the home of the Honda Indy Toronto, the Canadian city is a good destination for the fashion forward. The combination of both makes it a perfect locale for Chloe Roberts, Max Chi... [07.20.16 - 10:29 am]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 27 to July 4)Reppin’ the red, white and blue Independence Day celebrations brought about all sorts of American sentiment and with an off weekend on the schedule, Verizon IndyCar drivers had time for some rest and relaxation. Graham Rahal made sure to dress the part... [07.05.16 - 5:18 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 18 to June 24)‘You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming?’ The always charming and conversational Emma Dixon had to find someone to talk to in Le Mans, France, while hubby Scott Dixon was busy getting a third-place finish in the 24... [06.27.16 - 5:39 pm]INDYCAR FAST SIX: What’s Trending in INDYCAR (June 11 to June 17)If the shoe fits Luckily, Helio Castroneves had perfect hair and his signature yellow No. 3 socks on when he competed on “American Ninja Warrior” in late April because when the episode aired June 13 on NBC, we see that he lost a shoe while holding onto... [06.20.16 - 2:42 pm]
Indy 500 video: A.J. Foyt Indy Museum exhibit, Pt 2RACER's Robin Miller and Marshall Pruett take you on the second of a three-part narrated tour of the incredible A.J. Foyt exhibit inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Click here to view Par... [05.24.17 - 7:48 pm]Bourdais moves from hospital to rehab...under his own powerSebastien Bourdais is making incredible progress as he recovers from a violent crash on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Dale Coyne Racing driver was taken to nearby Methodist Hospital im... [05.24.17 - 6:10 pm]How IndyCar's Frye plans to grow Indy 500 entryThe conversation with IndyCar competition president Jay Frye started by asking whether the Verizon IndyCar Series would consider buying a Dallara DW12 chassis or two to use as "house cars" in future ... [05.24.17 - 4:04 pm]'This place doesn't owe you s**t' – the Indy 500's close callsThis feature originally appears in RACER's July 2017 issue (No.285) under the title "Close, but..." "You cannot let this place get into your head," mused Tony Kanaan on a chilly morning at Indianapol... [05.24.17 - 3:44 pm]IndyCar releases new images of '18 aeroIndyCarâs 2018 universal bodywork is "99 percent" finished according to competition president Jay Frye, and based on the detailed superspeedway and first-look road course/short oval renderings releas... [05.24.17 - 2:34 pm]
Birchwood native Aaron Telitz races in the Pro Mazda Championship, one of steppingstone divisions that make up the Mazda Road to Indy. We asked him to share thoughts several times this week as IndyCar and its support divisions -- along wtih the Pirelli... [06.25.16 - 9:39 pm]Road America IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix second practice
Elkhart Lake — Graham Rahal, who suffered through electronics problems through the first session, set the pace Friday in the second practice for the Kohler Grand Prix.
What Sato learned from his famous defeat in the 2012 Indy 500Takuma Sato, Rahal ... Keep reading [05.24.17 - 4:48 pm]Captain's Corner: Castroneves on the magic of IndianapolisThis week, Penske IndyCar Series driver, Helio Castroneves, offers a first-person diary talking about the magic of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.There is no place like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There are several great tracks around the world. Ask ... [05.24.17 - 4:08 pm]IndyCar releases more 2018 car renderingsAll Verizon IndyCar Series competitors in 2018, whether Chevrolet or Honda powered, will run the much sleeker-looking kit which will fit to the current Dallara IR12 chassis next year.The supplier of the universal kit has yet to be finalized, but accord... [05.24.17 - 2:51 pm]Alonso Indy 500 win would inspire F1 drivers - Unser JrThe two-time Indycar champion, who is now driver coach for Harding Racing driver Gabby Chaves, believes a victory would also help to build up IndyCar's popularity globally."For him to come in and to win would escalate our sport even more and give it ev... [05.24.17 - 12:11 pm]Honda still investigating Indy engine failuresHPD race team leader Allen Miller admitted that there has been a common theme to most of the blow-ups, although Oriol Servia’s smoky retirement from yesterday’s practice session was caused by “something totally different.”Miller told Motorsport.com: “T... [05.23.17 - 8:31 pm]Coyne says there’s no question over Bourdais returnBourdais survived a 227mph / 118G oblique-angled collision with the SAFER barrier at Turn 2 of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday. The multiple fractures in his pelvis and his fractured hip were operated on that night, and on Monday he was standin... [05.22.17 - 8:30 pm]
Andretti’s almost perfect yearAndretti’s almost perfect yearMario dominated the USAC season, but Graham Hill won the big race in MayMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.25.16 - 10:16 am]The unrivalled Roger PenskeThe unrivalled Roger PenskeA career in racing and beyond, like no other before himMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.29.16 - 11:26 am]Indy superstars: The UnsersIndy superstars: The UnsersThey made their name at Pikes Peak, and they carried that on at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.21.16 - 1:09 pm]Indy superstars: Rick MearsIndy superstars: Rick MearsHe raced hard, he raced fair and his lack of ego makes him one of the greatsMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.18.16 - 1:15 pm]Indy superstars: Parnelli JonesIndy superstars: Parnelli JonesThe man who would not stand for the Europeans taking pole at IndyMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.17.16 - 1:32 pm]
Indianapolis 500 Driver Power RankingsWhich drivers look good heading into the biggest race of the IndyCar season, the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500? NOTE: This post is not related to the “Driver Power Rankings” articles released after each IndyCar race. #33 through #31
Indianapoli... [05.24.17 - 7:23 pm]Indianapolis 500 Team Power RankingsWhich teams look good as a whole heading into the biggest race of the IndyCar season, the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500? NOTE: This post is not related to the “Team Power Rankings” articles released after each IndyCar race. The “Last week” cate... [05.23.17 - 4:38 pm]Fantasy IndyCar: Sleepers and Busts at the Indianapolis 500The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series resumes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval in Speedway, Indiana for the Indianapolis 500. Which drivers should you pick and which should you stay away from in fantasy? The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series resumes on Sund... [05.23.17 - 3:32 pm]IndyCar: Looking Back at the Past Five Indianapolis 500 RacesThe Verizon IndyCar Series is scheduled to make its annual trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. The first Indianapolis 500 was in 1911. The race has been on the schedule in each season since the adoption of the DW12 chassis as well. What sorts... [05.23.17 - 2:28 pm]IndyCar: Championship Standings After Indianapolis 500 QualifyingWhile qualification points are only factored into the IndyCar championship standings once a race is completed, the large amounts of points distributed to drivers after Indianapolis 500 qualifying make the updated championship standings worth giving a l... [05.21.17 - 9:09 pm]
Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th
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Justin Wilson Funeral on September 10th [09.04.15 - 9:07 am]Update: Justin Wilson Family Statement
Indianapolis, Ind. 26 August 2015- On behalf of the entire Wilson family, thank you for the outpouring of support from around the world. We would like to share some new details about the Wilson Children’s Fund.
Justin Wilson Scores Seventh on Pocono Grid with Andretti Autosport
Long Pond, Pa (22 August 2015) – Justin Wilson is back in oval action this weekend at Pocono Raceway, set to race the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda-Dalla... [08.22.15 - 10:15 pm]Helio Castreneves Wins the Pole at Pocono - InterviewLONG POND, Penn (August 22, 2015) – Helio Castroneves is the Verizon P1 Award winner for the fourth time in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. With a two-lap average speed of 220.530 mph, the driver of the No. 3 Shell V-Power Nitro + Team Penske ... [08.22.15 - 7:03 pm]
We Have A Winner!As hard as I thought this quiz was, many of you proved me wrong – that it was possibly too easy. I don’t think so. Except for getting possession of a brand new Oilpressure.com polo as a prize, it seems like many of you enjoyed doing the research and l... [05.24.17 - 5:04 am]Throwback Liveries – Hits & MissesThe Indianapolis 500 is a showcase for many things. In the last couple of decades, it has become common for many teams to go to retro-style or throwback liveries for the Indianapolis 500 or even the entire IndyCar season. Some of these have more succes... [05.23.17 - 5:04 am]Random Thoughts On QualifyingThe IndyCar Grand Prix and the qualifying weekend for the Indianapolis 500 are now behind us. The grid is set and all that’s left now is the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. There was not a lot of drama in qualifying this past weekend, other than... [05.22.17 - 5:05 am]The Grid Is Set For The 2017 Indianapolis 500The field is now set for Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. There were not a ton of surprises, but there were enough to keep things interesting. Of the cars that ran, Zach Veach was the slowest with a four-lap average of 221.081 mph. Sebas... [05.21.17 - 7:19 pm]Qualifying Through The Eyes Of A FanBy Susan Phillips When I met George, I had barely even heard of IndyCar racing. Sure I had heard of Mario Andretti, but that’s about where my knowledge of the sport ended. I still don’t know all the technical parts and the qualifying format is a bit pu... [05.21.17 - 5:06 pm]
Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600Track facts, entrant facts, session results and more for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The post Race Report: 2016 Firestone 600 appeared first on The Apex. [06.07.16 - 9:46 pm]Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle IsleWill Power took the Race 2 win on Belle Isle in the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet.
The post Power Victorious in Race 2 on Belle Isle appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 5:36 pm]Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit PolesSimon Pagenaud earned the pole position for both races of the 2016 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Pagenaud Sweeps Detroit Poles appeared first on The Apex. [06.05.16 - 11:34 am]Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in DetroitSebastien Bourdais' KVSH Racing team put him in the lead in the final laps to take the win in Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
The post Bourdais Takes Race 1 Win in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 5:44 pm]Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in DetroitJosef Newgarden was fastest in morning practice ahead of Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on Detroit's Belle Isle.
The post Newgarden Tops Saturday Practice in Detroit appeared first on The Apex. [06.04.16 - 10:55 am]
Donald Trump and the Indianapolis 500President Elect Donald Trump, and by a decisive margin. Those words boggle the mind. It was a little different just five years ago. The sport of IndyCar has suffered through varying degrees of outright civil war since 1979. The heart of that conflic... [11.12.16 - 9:18 pm]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IIPart One yesterday lamented an apathetic neglect of quality oval venues in IndyCar today. Even a cursory look at venue balance over time validates the theory. If we assume really good attendance for an IndyCar oval event outside Indianapolis is 45,00... [09.27.16 - 9:47 am]Reinventing IndyCar Oval Presentation – Part IAnother exciting IndyCar season has wrapped up with mostly the best drivers and racing anywhere. Once again buzzword speakers in the fanciest offices at IMS will trumpet steady attendance and minuscule television ratings steadiness as giant steps forw... [09.26.16 - 12:42 pm]The Glorious Month of May at IMSHowdy folks…it has been a while. Yours truly retired in early May and my now leisurely days have been spent primarily at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the sold out 100th running of the great race. Qualifications this weekend were f... [05.23.16 - 9:28 am]The IndyCar Off Season Is About To End!Our seemingly infinite patience is about to pay off. The off season in the Verizon IndyCar Series has plodded along far too long. St. Pete this coming weekend should begin to quench our appetites. For those unable to spring break it to the Florida gulf... [03.07.16 - 12:20 pm]
2017 Indianapolis 500 Milk SelectionsBelow is the milk of choice for each 2017 Indianapolis 500 driver should they pull into victory lane on Sunday. The chart also lists each driver's choice back to 2013. 2017 Driver Selection BreakdownWhole - 172% - 12Fat-Free - 3No Pref - 1 Changes From 2... [05.24.17 - 9:17 pm]Dixon Wins Pole At IndianapolisThe starting grid for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 is set.
Scott Dixon captured the pole with a 4-lap average of 232.164mph, the quickest qualifying speed seen at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 21-years. You would have to go back to 19... [05.21.17 - 9:52 pm]James Davison To Replace BourdaisDale Coyne Racing has tapped James Davison to pilot the No. 18 car left vacant by the injured Sebastien Bourdais.
Davison has previously started the "500" two times. In 2014 he ran with KVRT and in 2015 with Dale Coyne. He's started 28th & 33rd and fini... [05.21.17 - 12:54 pm]Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 1The first day of qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 was filled with ups and downs. But mainly downs.
The biggest news of the day came about halfway through qualifications when Sebastien Bourdais lost control of his No. 18 Honda on his 3rd of ... [05.20.17 - 7:45 am]Indianapolis 500 Practice Day 5The first problem of the day happened early, when the No. 50 entry of Jack Harvey appeared to have an engine issue. Harvey had a crash in Turn 3 earlier in the week.
The second incident came at the expense of Spencer Pigot. The Juncos driver lost contro... [05.19.17 - 7:21 pm]
Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Newly-crowned Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon returned to the relative safety of life at 225-plus mph Monday, hours after being robbed at gunpoint at a fast food restaurant near Indianapolis Motor... [05.23.17 - 8:20 am]Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500 New Zealander Scott Dixon added some beef to his Indy car driving resume Sunday when he won the pole for next Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon _ a four time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, a 40-race winner and 2008 Indy 500 champi... [05.21.17 - 5:54 pm]Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap Indianapolis native and oval-track specialist Ed Carpenter led Day 1 qualifying Saturday for next weekend’s 101st Indianapolis 500, capping a scary-fast session of time trials at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Carpenter, who won Indy 500 poles in 2013 an... [05.20.17 - 7:06 pm]Bourdais, Honda Are Fastest On Fast Friday By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Despite over two hours of track time lost to mid-day rain, speeds peaked during “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway _ especially for drivers from the Honda camp.
Four-time Indy car champion Sebast... [05.20.17 - 8:48 am]Howard Having Happy Return To ‘Magical’ Indy By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Even Verizon IndyCar Series devotees can be excused today if they need a refresher course on the life and times of Jay Howard.
Absent from Indy car racing for six years, Howard emerged atop the speed chart... [05.19.17 - 9:12 am]
Horses for courses at the Indy 500Tribalism runs deep in motor racing, with the disregard and mockery of rival series a cottage industry among fans and journalists alike. The decision of F1 champion Fernando Alonso to skip the Grand Prix of Monaco to race in this year’s Indianapolis 5... [04.19.17 - 2:12 pm]2016 Indy 500 Turn 3 Diary5:10 AM As we roll out into the darkness, the family is restive¹. There are murmurs of discontent from the younger element about arising at 4:00 AM. My explanation about heeding IMS president J. Douglas Boles warnings about traffic and long lines at ... [05.31.16 - 12:26 pm]The Indy 500 – Meet the new bossI was 11 years old when I went to my first Indianapolis 500 in the late 1960’s. As a kid from small town Indiana, the race and the track were mythic entities. Only the special few got to attend it in person. In lieu of going, you listened to Sid Col... [05.27.16 - 10:49 am]Pole Day at Indy – Saturday should have been SundayThe Saturday qualifications for the 2016 Indianapolis 500 were fantastic, fabulous, superb, scintillating, tense, and whatever other words can be found in a thesaurus. It’s just too bad they didn’t count. Let’s just pretend they didn’t happen and do ... [05.22.16 - 6:14 pm]A Good Race is Hard to Find.Flannery O’Conn0r wrote the Southern Gothic short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” about an old woman whose manipulative behavior and selfishness led to her family’s destruction. Luckily, there was very little destruction at Barber Motorsports Park ... [04.27.16 - 3:14 pm]
One Thing From Back In The Day I MissSo, did you watch much of Fernando Alonso's test at IMS today? I watched a good bit and thought he did very well. It was a good start, although the real work begins in 12 days when he returns for practice and they start trying to make the car go faster... [05.03.17 - 6:11 pm]Help Wanted: Good WritersSocial media has been a sad place today with the stream of tweets coming from people at ESPN who have lost their jobs today. While loudmouth Stephen A. Smith and his $3.5-million per salary is safe, good, solid journalists like Ed Werder, Jayson Stark,... [04.26.17 - 4:28 pm]Nigel vs. FernandoI have to admit, I was as stunned as anyone by the announcement yesterday that current McLaren Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso will be driving for Andretti Autosport in this year's Indianapolis 500. Not only can't I believe the announcement, I also ca... [04.13.17 - 9:25 pm]All Things Considered Pagenaud Good With Runner-Up FinishSt. Petersburg, Fla.
(March 12, 2017) – Sometimes even “well-oiled machines” run into
an occasional malfunction.
Things ran pretty smoothly for Simon Pagenaud and his Team
Penske crew in 2016 as they rolled to five wins and eight podiums on their wa... [03.13.17 - 1:24 pm]Bourdais "Speechless" After Improbable St. Pete WinSt. Petersburg, Fla.
(March 12, 2017) -- When Sebastien Bourdais said down with his Dale Coyne
Racing engineer, Craig Hampson, Saturday night to work through strategy for
Sunday’s IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete, he didn’t think there was
much... [03.13.17 - 12:38 pm]
Indianapolis 500 Practice, May 22The Monday practice following qualifying is always filled with nerves and anxiety. That is because all of the teams and drivers are eager to fine tune their machines with the Indianapolis 500 mile race now less than a week away. It is the best opportun... [05.22.17 - 5:45 pm]Scott Dixon Earns Indianapolis 500 PolePole Day at Indianapolis. Few things in sports are as tense, dramatic, and exhilarating. After some incredible four-lap qualifying attempts, the field is set for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Scott Dixon put on an electric performance in t... [05.21.17 - 8:00 pm]Saturday Indianapolis 500 QualifyingFor the second straight day, rain showers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway shortened the amount of on-track activity. Mother nature finally cooperated though, and the first day of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 got underway. IndyCar announce... [05.20.17 - 8:00 pm]Indianapolis 500 Practice, May 19Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The boost was turned up, resulting in higher speeds as teams prepare for qualifications tomorrow and Sunday. Weather has been the hot topic, and while rain fell during the middle of the afternoon, only 2.... [05.19.17 - 7:00 pm]Indianapolis 500 Practice, May 18After a nearly silent practice yesterday, the entire 33-car field put in some serious work on Thursday. With possible showers in the forecast for the next few days, teams and drivers were eager to get on track today. Jay Howard put his No. 77 Team One ... [05.18.17 - 7:00 pm]
News Update and The Greatest 33 Revisited - 2017Firstly, I'll address the post-Pole Day Monday news which is in various parts disturbing, sad, and hopeful. Following those notable items, I'll forward the lesser, pithy bits I had already planned for this space today.
From the "Sad is the news from... [05.22.17 - 6:42 pm]The Second Race I AttendedIf you're currently an Indycar fan or just a fan of the Indy 500, a vast majority of us would recall with great reverence, that first race we attended and became hooked on the entire sensory experience.
How many of us recall the second race in a simil... [05.18.17 - 3:04 pm]The Ugliest Car to Qualify at IndyOne of the closest and most exciting finishes in Indy history came in 2006 when Sam Hornish, Jr. passed Marco coming down the front straight within 200 yards of the line on the final lap. Never in the history of the race had the lead changed so closely... [05.17.17 - 2:07 pm]How Tennis Confirmed That I Could Never Drive an IndycarI play sports as a way to get some exercise, but more as a way to challenge myself and assess my skills. I love to compete - fairly, cleanly, honestly. I play many sports for the competitive aspects or for the enjoyment of learning a sport new to me, b... [05.16.17 - 12:59 pm]Wake Up The EchoesThe line "wake up the echoes", as almost everyone from the northern part of Indiana would recall, is a lyric from the Notre Dame Victory March. The line is set within a stanza implores one to recall and revive the glories past;
Cheer, cheer for old N... [05.15.17 - 1:13 pm]
Feeding the Alonso HypeI hear your complaints. We were given a 6+ hour web broadcast with expert analysis, features and a multi-camera format. Oh… you were complaining that this was too much coverage? That the other rookies in the field will not receive … Continue reading → [05.05.17 - 9:48 am]Found Footage: 1965 Indianapolis 500 Fan CamHello again!! It’s been oh so long since we have spoken! Nothing substantial to report from anotherindycarblog WORLD HEADQUARTERS, but I have stumbled across a bit of old media from Indy 500s past. Two separate 50 foot reels of 8mm Kodachrome Movie … C... [04.03.17 - 7:42 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… The Gorgeous Facility EditionWelcome to another year at the most-beautiful-gorgeous-awe-inspiring-crown-jewel-of-a-facility Barber Motorsport Park. Soooo I only have realized this week that the actual prerace is spate from the actual race broadcast on the guide. So all I have is t... [04.26.16 - 9:31 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes… The Kitten is Still a Kitten EditionOk. Here we go again! Regular full disclosure: I’m on DVR but I have no idea how this ended… Self enacted twitter ban successful! No pre-race. The DVR programming kicked in during opening ceremonies. No complaints here. I just want … Continue reading → [04.18.16 - 9:07 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: The 10 Year Hiatus EditionAlright alright alright. Over a week late but never short, here’s to another exciting edition of notes. The anotherindycarblog compound was affected by a multi-day power outage no thanks to an increasingly intoxicated ‘spring’ in Indiana. As such, cove... [04.10.16 - 9:54 pm]
Engine Reliability Could Swing Indy 500 in Chevy’s FavorIt’s been a pretty adventurous Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway so far with speeds reaching close to 240 MPH. While the speeds have been up, it means the cars are reaching their [...] [05.22.17 - 2:34 pm]Dixon captures Indy 500 pole with fastest speed average in 21 yearsINDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 21, 2017) – Scott Dixon thrilled Indianapolis 500 qualifying fans like they haven’t been in more than two decades, capturing the pole position for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor [...] [05.21.17 - 9:23 pm]Statement from Sebastien Bourdais, Dale Coyne Racing driverINDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 21, 2017) – The following is a statement from Dale Coyne Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais, who sustained multiple pelvic fractures and a fractured right hip in an incident during qualifying Saturday for [...] [05.21.17 - 7:17 pm]James Davison to Replace Injured Bourdais at IndianapolisDale Coyne Racing officially announced Sunday afternoon that James Davison will be the fill-in driver for injured Sebastien Bourdais, driving the No. 18 GEICO Honda for the 101st Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The [...] [05.21.17 - 6:15 pm]Bourdais Undergoes Successful SurgeryFollowing a vicious crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Saturday, INDYCAR issued a medical update stating that Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais had a successful surgery on Saturday night to fix pelvic and hip [...] [05.21.17 - 12:44 pm]
Please help me rememberI could have sworn there was a race in the early 90s where Mario and Michael Andretti passed a car together both high and low, splitting the driver that was in front of them either after a restart or at the beginning of the race when the green flagged ... [05.24.17 - 10:25 pm]Excellent Single Ticket for SaleNortheast Vista Turn, Sec. 14, Row Z.
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One of our gang can't make it, just trying to recoup. [05.24.17 - 10:12 pm]Race Day traffic on 465After sitting in nightmare traffic on 30th St. last year (ended up parking at Marian U and hiking it a looooong way), I am coming in from west of the track this year to park at a friend's house about 1 1/4 mile from the track. I've never come in from ... [05.24.17 - 9:34 pm]Indycar: Current vs 2018I was wanting to discuss this since the first renders came out a month ago but I wanted to wait until the renders for the road course kit were out too.
I wanted to have an analysis of different characteristics and how they will be affected with the ... [05.24.17 - 8:56 pm]for the old farts who want to drive calhounhttp://www.projectcarsgame.com/newspc2/the-indianapolis-motor-speedway-comes-to-project-cars-2-with-ol-calhoun-ridin-shotgun
something the lead vehicle artist for project cars wanted for a while,, he grew up with an old indy fart [05.24.17 - 5:59 pm]Sebass headin home!https://twitter.com/bourdaisontrack/status/867478550454120448
Amazing! [05.24.17 - 5:43 pm]Race Day Challenge - Help?!?I apologize, this probably isn't going to be what you think it is. But, on Race Day I have a prior commitment that precludes me from being able to head to the Speedway area until about 10:00 AM, basically I'll be able to be getting on 465 from Allison... [05.24.17 - 5:29 pm]FYI VP Pence might be attending the race........according to Doug Boles press conference today VP Pence might be attending the race this year. Doug indicated that they hope to have a confirmation by end of business tomorrow. Just wanted to post this as it will likely impact traffic flow (cars an... [05.24.17 - 4:09 pm]Fernando Alonso flyby at indy!https://youtu.be/xDiZDy_jfpE
230+ flyby at indy i took on backstretch outside of track!!! Was amazing!!! [05.24.17 - 3:39 pm]Lots of new members... and some interesting nicknames among them :cool_shad
Post a hello, new folks, and I promise a laurel, and hearty wreath... or at least our verbose equivalent thereof. :gomer [05.24.17 - 3:37 pm]
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