IndyCar adds Boston race in 2016The Verizon IndyCar Series will return to New England next year, landing in Boston for the first time ever with a race to be held over the Labor Day holiday, Sept. 2-4, 2016. The Grand Prix of Boston has laid out a proposed 11-turn, 2.25-mile course ne... [05.23.15 - 4:37 pm]App Brings IndyCar Racing From The Track To Mobile DevicesSOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – IndyCar fans who can’t make it to Indianapolis for the 500, or are looking to prepare for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Detroit Grand Prix, can follow the action on the INDYCAR 15 app. The free app, available on iOS and ... [05.23.15 - 11:53 pm]IndyCar on edge after crash-filled run-up to 500Ryan Hunter-Reay driver of the #28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda Dallara leads a pack of cars during final practice on Carb Day for the the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 22, 2015 in Indianapolis, Ind... [05.22.15 - 9:26 am]IndyCar's Derrick Walker still looking for answers after tough week with endl...INDIANAPOLIS – As Derrick Walker strolled through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garages one day this week, he was stopped by an old friend. Roger Penske, like everybody else, wanted an update on IndyCar's investigation into the safety of the cars. [05.22.15 - 9:59 am]IndyCar: 2014 speedway aerodynamics could return after Indy 500With the spate of crashes and airborne events during practice for the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar has floated an idea to its manufacturers that could see teams reverting to some (or all) of the 2014 bodywork (shown above, at Fontana's season finale) for ... [05.23.15 - 8:54 am]Emergency crews provide medical attention to dozens of overly intoxicated Ind...SPEEDWAY, INDIANA (May 23, 2015) – Just hours before the Indianapolis 500, race fans are gearing up for a big race day. “This is my first Indy 500. I’m never missing another one in my entire life. This is the greatest day of my life,” says an ... [05.23.15 - 7:04 pm]IndyCar race seen as grand for BostonBringing the sights and sounds of IndyCar to the streets of the Seaport District will be a major win-win for both the racing organization and the city, insiders say, providing Boston with a Labor Day revenue boost and introducing the high-octane sport ... [05.22.15 - 5:14 pm]Indy 500 Schedule 2015: Start Time, Live Stream, Odds and More for Showcase Race2015 Indianapolis 500 Starting Information IndyCar.com Starting Grid, Odds 2015 Indianapolis 500 Starting Field, Odds Grid via IndyCar.com, Odds via Odds Shark Indy 500 Storylines The Crashes It's been a nerve-wracking week of practice sessions at the ... [05.24.15 - 2:09 am]IndyCar adds Boston street race for 201622 May 2015 – IndyCar has announced that it will add a Boston street race to its calendar for the 2016 season. The event, scheduled to be staged on Labor Day weekend, will feature an 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street course which surrounds the Boston... [05.24.15 - 12:30 am]Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Verizon IndyCar Series are teaming up with Sn...INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Verizon IndyCar Series are teaming up with Snapchat for Sunday’s Indy 500 race. A team from Snapchat, the mobile-only photo and video messaging application, will combine content shared by race-goers... [05.23.15 - 9:08 am]
IndyCar chief gives high marks to maiden GP of LouisianaThe rain that washed out qualifying and ultimately produced a caution-heavy inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana hardly dampened IndyCar chief Mark Miles' enthusiasm for the event. ''Unfortunately, because of the rain, it's not being fully tested for... [04.13.15 - 1:41 am]Corner worker violates IndyCar protocol by pushing ChavesAVONDALE, La. (AP) -- IndyCar officials say a local corner worker at the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana provided ''unauthorized assistance'' when he pushed Gabby Chaves' car off of rain soaked grass and back onto the track during Sunday's race. [04.12.15 - 10:06 pm]Pit crew member treated, released after IndyCar incidentIndyCar officials say a pit crew member who was hit by a car Sunday during the inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana has received stitches for a cut on his leg and has been released. Tire changer Todd Phillips, a front-outside tire changer for Dayl... [04.12.15 - 10:58 pm]IndyCar qualifying at NOLA washed out, Montoya awarded poleSevere weather conditions forced IndyCar Series officials to call off qualifying for the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana on Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park. [04.11.15 - 11:55 pm]IndyCar pit worker flipped at slippery Grand Prix of LouisianaThe inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana was marred by bad weather and a potentially serious accident in pit lane. [04.13.15 - 9:16 pm]IndyCar pit worker flipped at slippery Grand Prix of LouisanaThe inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisana was marred by bad weather and a potentially serious accident in pit lane. [04.13.15 - 9:02 pm]IndyCar forcing manufacturers to strengthen body componentsIndyCar officials are requiring engine manufacturers Honda and Chevrolet to make structural upgrades before this weekend's Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. ''When you have those bits, I don't think those bolts are going to hold on,'' Team Penske driver He... [04.09.15 - 8:45 pm]IndyCar's new aero kits leave debris trail in season openerBroken bits and pieces from IndyCar's new aero kits littered the track in the series season opener, which was slowed by several cautions to pick up the parts. The multiple race stoppages - there were five long cautions to sweep debris off the St. Peter... [04.01.15 - 5:18 pm]Rain washes out IndyCar qualifying at GP of LouisianaJuan Pablo Montoya got some extra mileage out of his season-opening IndyCar series victory, thanks to a rain out of qualifying Saturday in the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. The 39-year-old Colombian spun off the wet NOLA Motorsports Park trac... [04.11.15 - 11:18 pm]Auto - Hinchcliffe wins first IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana- James Hinchcliffe's one pit-stop gamble paid off Sunday as the Canadian won a chaotic IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana. In the US open-wheel series' first race on the NOLA Motorsports Park track in suburban New Orleans, Hinchcliffe took the lead when ... [04.12.15 - 8:23 pm]
Indy 500: Why Are So Many IndyCar Drivers Crashing? - NBCNews.com NBCNews.com Indy 500: Why Are So Many IndyCar Drivers Crashing? NBCNews.com A spate of fiery crashes in the run-up to Sunday's Indianapolis 500 has raised questions about new body kits outfitting cars that average more than 200 miles per hour. On a Wednes... [05.24.15 - 5:03 am]IndyCar's Charlie Kimball: 'There's no gas in the gas tank' - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star IndyCar's Charlie Kimball: 'There's no gas in the gas tank' Indianapolis Star Then he moved on to the IndyCar Series. As all drivers do, Kimball went through an intense medical screening, with doctors aware that he was diabetic. He passe... [05.23.15 - 4:08 pm]Could you beat an IndyCar driver on a kart track? - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star Could you beat an IndyCar driver on a kart track? Indianapolis Star You're in a kart zipping around a 14-turn road course when, wait, was that Juan Pablo Montoya you passed? And while your date was watching from the cool cocktail lounge ... [05.24.15 - 8:06 am]IndyCar Series coming to Boston in 2016 - Boston Globe (subscription) Boston Globe (subscription) IndyCar Series coming to Boston in 2016 Boston Globe (subscription) The clean, quick, jet-like whine produced by turbo-charged Indy car engines will reverberate throughout the Boston Seaport district next Labor Day weekend afte... [05.23.15 - 5:23 am]Where have all the IndyCar bad boys gone? - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star Where have all the IndyCar bad boys gone? Indianapolis Star That's Jimmy Vasser on Gordon — "Built from granite," he added — but it could just as easily have been a rival talking about Jones, Foyt or any number of IndyCar drivers almost ... [05.22.15 - 11:14 am]IndyCar Series season to date: It's a tight race - Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Star IndyCar Series season to date: It's a tight race Indianapolis Star Five races, five winners. Car debris. Weather issues. All-time greats win, as do upstarts. It all adds up to to a close IndyCar Series points race five events into the 16... [05.23.15 - 4:16 pm]App Brings IndyCar Racing From The Track To Mobile Devices - CBS Local CBS Local App Brings IndyCar Racing From The Track To Mobile Devices CBS Local “Fans are essentially in the car with us, but I think it's the access that they have always wanted and always desired,” said Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal in a rel... [05.24.15 - 6:52 am]Swift action by IndyCar's safety team to save... - NBCSports.com Swift action by IndyCar's safety team to save... NBCSports.com CONCORD, N.C. – Some NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers met with series officials about safety concerns, including the sport not having a traveling safety team similar to IndyCar, shortly after Kyle B... [05.21.15 - 6:39 pm]Emergency crews provide medical attention to dozens of overly intoxicated ...... Emergency crews provide medical attention to dozens of overly intoxicated ... Fox 59 SPEEDWAY, INDIANA (May 23, 2015) – Just hours before the Indianapolis 500, race fans are gearing up for a big race day. “This is my first Indy 500. I'm never missing ano... [05.24.15 - 2:09 am]
Castroneves Passes 227 MPH in 'Fast Friday' PreviewThree-time Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner Helio Castroneves liked what he felt and saw from the new Chevrolet engine installed for practice May 15 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Hinchcliffe Cleared To Resume Driving DutiesVerizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe, who was diagnosed with a concussion following an incident during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10, was cleared to resume driving duties after being re-evaluated May 15 by the INDYCAR medical team. [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Daily Trackside Report - Thursday May 15Daily Trackside Report for Thursday, May 15 [05.14.14 - 8:00 pm]Pagenaud Cracks 226 MPH in Quick Practice SessionSimon Pagenaud, who won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course May 10, caught everyone?s attention May 14 on the 2.5-mile oval with the fastest lap of the month in practice for the In... [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]Indy 500 Rookie Report: Jack HawksworthJack Hawksworth says he was duly impressed on his initial visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October 2011 for a Mazda Road to Indy test on the road course. [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]Daily Trackside Report - Wednesday May 14Daily Trackside Report: Wednesday, May 14 [05.13.14 - 8:00 pm]
Indy 500: Firestone's legacyThe eve of the 99th running of the Indy 500, and there are statisticians everywhere performing last-minute scans of the record books. How many winners came from pole position (it’s been 20 so far); w... [05.24.15 - 12:16 pm]INDY 500 RETRO: Final flight for Gurney’s EaglesThe legendary Dan Gurney – racer, team owner, and constructor – was a pillar during Indy’s wildest era. Turbocharging, advanced aerodynamics, and modern chassis construction methods sent speeds soari... [05.23.15 - 6:38 pm]Borg-Warner’s “Fast Supper” honors Indy’s best of the bestA.J. Foyt sat in between Parnelli Jones (BELOW) and Dan Gurney reminiscing about the 1960s while a video of their Indy 500 exploits played silently across the room on a big screen. Johnny Rutherford ... [05.23.15 - 5:46 pm]Indy 500: Indy changes held us back, Honda saysHonda believes it was disadvantaged by the precautionary changes made ahead of Indianapolis 500 qualifying following the airborne accidents involving Chevrolet cars during practice. Cars were forced ... [05.22.15 - 11:00 pm]Indy Car Triple Crown statsABOVE: Still the only Triple Crown winner: Al Unser, 1978. Click here to view stats as PDF [05.22.15 - 10:17 pm]
Indianapolis -- Ryan Briscoe, who was hired this week to fill in for injured James Hinchcliffe in the 500, was given an hour with the track to himself Thursday to acclimate himself to the car with its new aerodynamic package.
IndyCar: 2014 speedway aerodynamics could return after Indy 500With the spate of crashes and airborne events during practice for the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar has floated an idea to its manufacturers that could see teams reverting to some (or all) of the 2014 bodywork for the remainder of this year's ovals. [05.23.15 - 3:41 pm]
Scott Brayton's nephew looking to settle unfinished business at IndyTwenty years ago this month, Scott Brayton made his qualifying run that landed him the pole position for the 1995 Indianapolis 500, averaging 231.604 mph over ten miles. He won the pole again in 1996, but tragically lost his life in a practice crash da... [05.23.15 - 8:29 pm]The Indy 500 auditionINDIANAPOLIS - The Indy 500 serves as a place where champions can become legends and where careers are made as young guns try to bust through that glass ceiling. Conor Daly is one of those who has one chance to make a name for himself and it's in this ... [05.23.15 - 6:38 pm]Making it as a single-car team in IndyCarINDIANAPOLIS - It’s never easy to go into a knife fight with only your fists, but if you know how to use your weapons, they can be very efficient.
Such is the case with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Bryan Herta Autosport.
They are the only full ti... [05.23.15 - 6:16 pm]The Andretti Curse - Will it end in 2015?Five members of the Andretti family have taken part in the Indianapolis 500. Combined, they've had nearly 70 chances to win 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.' They've only won it once however (1969 with Mario Andretti). The reason why they haven't dom... [05.23.15 - 2:55 pm]Bourdais: "Did anyone really believe this was safe?"Sebastien Bourdais has driven numerous types of high-powered machinery in his racing career. From Peugeot Le Mans prototype cars to Toro Rosso Formula 1 cars to Champ Cars and now IndyCars, Bourdais has driven it all and has driven it all over the worl... [05.23.15 - 1:25 pm]BHA and Gabby Chaves Ready for 99th Indy 500Indianapolis –The plan for Gabby Chaves and BHA is simple: run 200 laps, 800 left turns, pass 25 cars, and cross 3 feet of bricks before anyone else. That would win the #98 team their second Indianapolis 500, and make Chaves the ninth rookie to win "Th... [05.23.15 - 12:54 pm]
Honda: Indy changes held us backHonda believes it was disadvantaged by the precautionary changes made ahead of Indianapolis 500 qualifying following the airborne accidents involving Chevrolet cars during practice [05.22.15 - 5:19 pm]Power tops Indy 500 Carb Day sessionReigning IndyCar champion Will Power claimed Carb Day honours by setting the fastest lap in the final practice session ahead of Sunday's Indianapolis 500 [05.22.15 - 12:23 pm]Huertas ruled out of Indy 500Carlos Huertas has withdrawn from this weekend's Indianapolis 500 on medical grounds, and will be replaced by Tristan Vautier [05.22.15 - 9:30 am]IndyCar adds Boston race for 2016The IndyCar Series has announced that it will add a Boston street race to its calendar for the 2016 season [05.21.15 - 4:00 pm]Briscoe stands in for HinchcliffeRyan Briscoe has been called up to replace the injured James Hinchcliffe in this weekend's Indianapolis 500 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports [05.21.15 - 11:43 am]Hinchcliffe should make full recoveryJames Hinchcliffe has been moved out of intensive care, and is expected to make a full recovery from the injuries he sustained in his Indianapolis 500 practice crash on Monday [05.20.15 - 2:43 pm]
Indianapolis 500 previewIndianapolis 500 previewLooking ahead to the American classic with a driver who knows the place better than most...Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [05.15.15 - 4:55 am]Jim Smith: Clark’s Indy mechanicJim Smith: Clark’s Indy mechanicPart one of an interview with a marine engineer who was suddenly conscripted into Team Lotus and ended up winning the Indy 500Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [05.14.15 - 5:11 am]Penske’s first Indy winPenske’s first Indy winLooking back to Mark Donohue's 1972 victory and the legacy of that great first winMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [05.08.15 - 4:54 am]Penske vs GanassiPenske vs GanassiIndyCar 2015 looks like a fight between two of motor sport's powerhousesMotor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [04.24.15 - 5:09 am]IndyCar’s turnaround hopesIndyCar’s turnaround hopesIndyCar's aero kits make their debut this weekend – is it the start of the series' rejuvenation?Motor Sport Magazine - The original motor racing magazine [03.26.15 - 5:38 am]
Does IndyCar Really Need The Grand Prix Of Indianapolis?The month of May has always been magical when it comes to IndyCar and the Indianapolis 500. The entire month is devoted to testing, tuning, and hyping one of American motorsports biggest, most prestigious staples. But with last year’s inclusion of the ... [05.05.15 - 11:11 am]IndyCar’s Real Schedule Problem: Geographic DistributionIn Verizon IndyCar Series racing, distance is reported as time. On any given track, gaps can range from thousandths of to dozens of seconds, with any IndyCar driver preferring to minimize that distance between her- or himself and the racer ahead. The ... [04.25.15 - 9:45 am]Is Juan Pablo Montoya A Championship Threat In IndyCar?Juan Pablo Montoya hasn’t tasted championship gold in 16 years, but he’s in a position to change that all in 2015 driving for Team Penske in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Consider his résumé. He’s a former Indy 500 winner (2000) who happens to hold seven... [04.20.15 - 3:47 pm]At 35, Rocky Moran, Jr. Finally Reaches IndyCarStart to finish, IndyCar’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is just over 157 miles — if, that is, you begin at the green flag. For Rocky Moran, Jr., the journey’s been a little longer. Confirmed for his Verizon IndyCar Series debut just hours before fi... [04.18.15 - 11:23 am]Are Club Tracks the Answer for IndyCar?It’s a hot topic: the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule is leaving many cold. With just 16 races across 15 events this season, the IndyCar tour will hit its halfway point after the second race in Detroit during May’s final weekend. Formula One and NASCA... [04.08.15 - 7:43 pm]
INDYCAR has explored several possibilities in an attempt to find a replacement event following the cancellation of the March 8 race in Brasília. Due to the lack of time for suitable planning and the limited number of options, t... [02.02.15 - 6:52 pm]IndyCar News & Notes: Rahal Builds Momentum With Test At Barber1. Test helps Rahal build momentum for 2015: Rahal Letterman Racing kicked off its 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series campaign with a test session to end 2014.
The one-day test at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 10, allowed driver Grah... [11.12.14 - 12:46 pm]
The Masses Have Arrived Just a quick post before we head out for good. We headed to the garage area first thing and as son as we go there, it started sprinkling. Although it was enough to make us duck for cover, it lasted only a few minutes and amounted to nothing. As is us... [05.24.15 - 10:05 am]Welcome To Race Day At IMS! Good morning from what is soon-to-be a sunbathed Indianapolis Motor Speedway! It is absolutely perfect weather as the sun was just peeking over the horizon as we arrived here at 6:40 am. The Pagoda was already bathed in sun as darkness started to dis... [05.24.15 - 7:20 am]Has It Really Been Fifty Years?As we head to the track this morning to witness the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500, i have to ask myself “Has it really been fifty years since I went to my first Indianapolis 500?”. OK, it’ll really be fifty years next week since the 1965 race to... [05.24.15 - 5:02 am]My Personal Two-Seater RideBy Susan Phillips I must admit, at this point in the Month of May, I am pretty fried. The month of May is also one of the busiest months for my day job. It is graduation and “the new June” for weddings. I spent the weekdays writing “Congratulations” an... [05.23.15 - 5:11 pm]Welcome To Legend’s Day At IMS Good morning from a slightly cool, but beautifully sunny Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I’m not sure that the weather could be more perfect. It’s slightly brisk at the moment but headed to a high of 78 today. The forecast for tomorrow is partly sunny a... [05.23.15 - 9:41 am]
IndyCar: Favorites for Louisiana GPAfter their dominant performance on the streets of St. Petersburg, Team Penske now looks to compete for victory in the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. The 2.74 mile, 13-turn, and distinctively flat NOLA Motorsports Park is set to pose a unique ... [04.09.15 - 7:07 pm]IndyCar: The Two-Platoon ProblemThe Verizon IndyCar Series is unique in the motorsports world. With racing on oval tracks and road courses, the series demands a diverse skill set from drivers. Young American drivers are often brought up on local oval tracks, while aspiring European d... [03.03.15 - 6:40 pm]Favorites for the IndyCar Triple CrownThe three 500-mile races on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule constitute the Triple Crown of American open-wheel racing. The series will race at Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway and California’s Auto Club Speedway, with the 99th Indy 500 as the crown je... [02.27.15 - 12:48 pm]IndyCar: Silly Season Winners and LosersThe Verizon IndyCar Series will see a number of new driver/team combinations in the coming year. Race winners have switched seats during the long off-season, and several teams’ lineups have yet to be finalized. Revised aerodynamic packages should make ... [02.21.15 - 9:12 pm]2015 IndyCar Season PreviewEarly testing is already underway for the Verizon IndyCar Series, with the opening race five weeks away. This season will consist of 16 races across the United States and Canada, including the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park.... [02.20.15 - 9:58 pm]
Hinchcliffe, Sato deliver finish for the ages in Sao PauloAfter 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. Two of the best this series has to ... [10.29.14 - 8:15 am]Online versus Land-Based SlotsSlots are one of the most popular casino games. If you visit land-based casinos, you will find a whole area of slot machines with a lot of people enjoying them. Are you wondering if the excitement would still be the same if you play them online? Take a... [04.02.14 - 5:19 pm]All You Need to Know About Sao PauloThe Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo hosts the final round of the 2013 Formula One GP. This year it is the 2013 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix. According to GrandPrixTours.com, the first ever Brazilian Grand Prix race event (1973) was held at this Sao P... [01.01.14 - 8:46 pm]‘Turbo': A sorta-critic’s reviewFull Disclosure: The writer was a movie critic for the Huntington News, the campus newspaper of Northeastern University, during the early years of his college life. "Turbo," Dreamworks' latest offering that centers around a garden snail's dream of vict... Random thoughts and outburstsThe first half of the IZOD IndyCar Series season was littered with upsets from the smaller teams in the paddock – Takuma Sato and A.J. Foyt Racing at Long Beach, Tony Kanaan and KV Racing at the Indianapolis 500, and Mike Conway (Dale Coyne Racing) and...
Month O’ May Adventures (and Misadventures) Continue at Indianapolis Motor Sp...For this racing fan and immediate party the month of May in Indianapolis has been very enjoyable. How can it not be when Indy cars take to the track? The tendency for those outside looking in (especially along the raw sewage line that is the internet) ... [05.18.15 - 10:16 am]‘Tis The Merry Month ‘O May for Actual IndyCar Racing FansEvidently the Disciple fan club has gotten restless and I apologize for neglecting to inspire the special dreaming that comes to many from reading my quaint little missives. LOL. Truth is the ‘ol D has been busy earning a living. Come Friday, however, ... [05.06.15 - 1:07 pm]IndyCar NOLA Recap (With The Benefit of Time)Better late than never and perhaps it is a great idea to compare the event this weekend with what took place last weekend. Full disclosure: Disciple party of six attended the very first NOLA IndyCar GP outside Avondale. Two of us had team credentials a... [04.19.15 - 2:25 pm]NOLA: IndyCar Gets a Red Carpet in a Great New Market!As the IndyCar Series makes its way for the first time to the outskirts of New Orleans to a club track with higher aspirations, the weather forecast looks unfavorable. That’s OK. It will be a warm rain with parties and great food nearby. Whether IndyCa... [04.07.15 - 4:40 pm]New IndyCar Season Underway; So Is The Onslaught of Obsessed ChatterersThe legion of squatting Internet Television Executives have gotten neither more enlightened nor less deranged this year despite the long off season. Predictably these Einsteins have pronounced the St. Pete season opener final 12+ number (anything less ... [04.01.15 - 7:55 pm]
Indianapolis 500 Records And Milestones At RiskVictoriesCurrent Record: 4 - A.J. Foyt, Al Unser & Rick Mears - Helio Castroneves win would tie record. - Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay 2nd win - Would tie w/Fittipaldi, Johncock, Luyendyk, Milton, Unser Jr., Vukovich... [05.23.15 - 10:11 am]Indianapolis 500 Carb DayCarb Day's on-track activity kicked off at 11am with a 1-hour Verizon IndyCar Series practice. 1,195 incident free laps were turned by all 33 drivers on Sunday's Indianapolis 500 grid.
The Chevy's proved to be quick in race conditions, capturing 8 of th... [05.22.15 - 4:42 pm]2015 Indianapolis 500 Driver Milk SelectionsEach of the last 59 years the Indianapolis 500 winning driver has done one thing after pulling into Victory Lane at IMS, they've downed a big bottle of milk.
The tradition will continue this Sunday with all 33 drivers vying to become the 60th consecutiv... [05.22.15 - 10:55 am]Huertas Out For '500'INDYCAR announced Friday morning that Dale Coyne Racing Driver Carlos Huertas is not medically cleared to drive in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.
Huertas, according to INDYCAR medical consultant Dr. Terry Trammell, has an inner ear condition that will requi... [05.22.15 - 9:31 am]Briscoe Fills In For HinchcliffeSchmidt Peterson Motorsports confirmed Thursday morning the signing of Ryan Briscoe to pilot the team's No. 5 entry in Sunday's Indianapolis 500. The entries full-time driver, James Hinchcliffe, left the seat vacant due to injuries sustained in an acci... [05.21.15 - 11:20 am]
Hunter-Reay Says Chance Of Repeat Win Slim INDIANAPOLIS – Only five drivers in the revered history of the Indianapolis 500 have won the race back-to-back. Realistically, reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay isn’t wild about his chance of becoming No. 6 Sunday during the 99th running of “The Great... [05.24.15 - 8:03 am]Graham Rahal Is Thinking America First At Indy By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – Auditions for the USA’s next star Indy car driver will continue Sunday during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, and all-American boy Graham Rahal figures…why not me?
One year after R... [05.23.15 - 8:05 pm]Specter Of Flying Cars Hanging Over Indy 500
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – Race drivers are supposed to be fearless.
But, heading into Sunday’s 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, no one would be surprised if all 33 starters were feeling at least a little trepida... [05.23.15 - 1:43 pm]Power Shows Power In Carb Day INDIANAPOLIS _ Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and Team Penske delivered a couple Friday during the last on-track activity before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will P... [05.22.15 - 8:46 pm]Team Penske Out To Show It Can Still Win Indy Mike Harris | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been six years since Roger Penske last visited Victory Circle at the Indianapolis 500.
That must seem like an eternity to a guy who has won the biggest race in the world 15 times since Mark... [05.22.15 - 4:44 pm]
Five worthless opinions: 2015 Indy 500 QualificationsThe Verizon IndyCar Series makes me happy. Normally, that happiness comes from the racing itself. Other times, it comes from a series that continually makes news for all the wrong reasons. In other words, the WO’s (worthless opinions) often write th... [05.18.15 - 9:56 am]The English Premiere League Indy 500 qualifyingOne of the greatest advancements in televised sports in recent years is cable broadcasters falling in love with European sports. All year, a fan of live sports can crawl out of bed, pour a cup of coffee, and without putting on pants, watch F1 racing, ... [05.16.15 - 1:58 pm]Sibling rivalry: the plight of the Angie’s List GP of IndianapolisPeople with older siblings understand the story. If your older brother or sister is anything you are not – smart, good-looking, athletic, popular, criminally insane – then you are constantly in the position of being compared, normally unfavorably. You ... [05.10.15 - 12:11 pm]Spending at the SpeedwayThe band ’63 Burnout has a song called “Trouble at the Speedway,” a very Dick Dale-ish surf guitar instrumental. Good stuff. The title made me ponder some of the current troubles at the Speedway. Money was one that came to mind immediately. Don’t ge... [05.07.15 - 12:58 pm]Why Indy is more than a raceAfter winning the Indy 500 in 1992, Al Unser, Jr. said, “You just don’t know what Indy means.” He was right. Somehow, words cannot always convey the emotional connection that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 has on its fans. G... [05.04.15 - 12:39 pm]
Day Before the 500 RecapEarlier this week, I was having a hard time trying to decide whether to attend Legends Day at the Speedway or head out to Lucas Oil Raceway for the 70th annual Day (formerly Night) Before the 500 festivities. Since it is Kevin's first trip down for the... [05.23.15 - 10:21 pm]Five Fearless Indy 500 PredictionsIs it almost here? Is it really almost here? Can you tell I'm getting excited?
My weekend starts to get busy soon, so I guess that means I am the first one out of the gate with a few Indy 500 predictions. Here we go!
*Like the last three years, the r... [05.20.15 - 9:23 pm]A PerspectiveDaily crashes, cars getting airborne and flipping over, drivers suffering traumatic injuries, safety being called into question, people pointing fingers...did I wake up and it was the (supposedly epic) 1990s again?
In all seriousness, I've been strugg... [05.19.15 - 6:52 pm]Angie's List GP of Indy RecapWow, what a race Saturday! I had a great time...my son Matt finished eighth and won his age group, I set a new PR of 28:00 and Kevin, running his first race, was right behind me five seconds later.
Oh, wait! Wrong race! That was THE race on Saturday, ... [05.11.15 - 12:37 am]Let's Get This Thing Started!So happy that it is May, and I had a great weekend in Indianapolis running the Indy Mini Marathon on Saturday and checking out the aero kit test at IMS on Sunday.
Of course, I'll mostly be writing on the latter in this space, and if you want to read m... [05.04.15 - 12:28 am]
Indy 500 Carb Day RecapIt was Carburetion Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which meant a lot of activity, and a lot of people. The day really got started with the final practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The one-hour practice session was jam-packed, as all 33 driver... [05.22.15 - 11:24 pm]IndyCar News and NotesToday was Indy 500 Media Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which comes on the heels of the 99th running of the race this Sunday. There were plenty of happenings today, some that were expected and some that weren’t. The news began with the officia... [05.21.15 - 9:52 pm]Indy 500 Practice – May 18Another day of practice at Indianapolis, another gut wrenching accident that left a lot of people in shock. About an hour into today’s Verizon IndyCar Series practice for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, James Hinchcliffe had a mechanical failure on a part o... [05.18.15 - 10:57 pm]Scott Dixon on Pole for Indianapolis 500A Pole Day unlike any other. Today was filled with intrigue, heartbreak, controversy, and drivers getting one shot to make the field for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 next Sunday. After an emotional day, it was Scott Dixon who came away with... [05.17.15 - 8:08 pm]Saturday Indy 500 Qualifying PostponedToday was supposed to be the first day of qualifying for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 next Sunday. Mother nature had other plans though, raining heavily in the Speedway area. Qualifying has been postponed until tomorrow, and the two drivers... [05.16.15 - 5:18 pm]
We've Been Here Before (aka Existential Ramblings)It's Indianapolis.
It's the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and all that accompanies it.
Speed. Danger. Thrills. Drama.This Sunday will be my 28th Indy 500.
In light of the recent uproar regarding the on-track incidents of the past week, (larg... [05.19.15 - 5:02 pm]Where Amazing Happens / Alternate RealtiesOne of the most enjoyable parts of the Indy 500 is not only the amazing and rich history of the event, but knowing that each year is an opportunity to see something amazing.
Some of the richest lore comes from events that seemed destined for a cert... [05.13.15 - 10:50 am]The Legacy of 'The Greatest 33'I am, perhaps, quite predictable.
I can't possibly know this, however, unless evidenced by others.
For those that know me well, they register only faint surprise when I produce one of two sports-related anecdotes; one that employs use of comparativ... [05.05.15 - 12:24 pm]Gordon Moore's Law and IndycarIt's been over 50 years since those heady days of the 1960s science and technology boom in the US. Electronic (vacuum) tubes were soon to be replaced by an interesting, solid-state device, known as an integrated circuit board. (What was it about the 19... [04.28.15 - 1:29 pm]J.W. von Goethe and the Ever-Esoteric IndycarThere have been several treatises written by many much more skilled than I dealing with the sturm und drang surrounding Indycar and it's TV ratings (which is oft used by media and advertising folks to indicate its relative popularity in our culture, an... [04.21.15 - 12:10 pm]
Unfiltered Race Notes: Barber 2015Jumping right into it has been this years theme so let’s do it. –Prerace– The first shots of the Gorgeous Facility are of the flying codpiece triplets. Weird. The Augusta of Motorsports. I saw the helicopter shots, that grass isn’t … Continue reading → [04.27.15 - 10:08 am]Unfiltered Race Notes: Long Beach 2015Ok, As we all know I am an almost religious DVR watcher, so how does my terrible fandom get repaid? By me realizing 10 minutes into the broadcast I was not recording! I recovered and was able to start about … Continue reading → [04.19.15 - 10:09 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Grand Prix of Louisiana 2015Welcome back to the second installment of everyones favorite race review! Here we are in NOLA Motorsport Park for the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana. After a wet start to the weekend, I’m ready to get down to business. Let’s … Continue reading → [04.12.15 - 6:02 pm]Unfiltered Race Notes: Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 2015Welcome back to the most best-est unfiltered race notes!!! I have no idea what is in store for anotherindycarblog during 2015, but these were fun, so lets do it again! —Pre-Race— Alright alright alright… 7 month off-season, you have not … Continue read... [03.29.15 - 8:24 pm]Dallara, IndyCar, Randy Bernard and Black HelicoptersIt’s January 19th, one day after Honda and Chevrolet submitted their final designs for their spiffy 2015 aerokits; a glorious day for sure. But here we sit with no images or anything really too concrete regarding what we may be … Continue reading → [01.19.15 - 10:49 pm]
VICS: 99th Indianapolis 500 Starting LineupINDIANAPOLIS – Starting lineup for the 99th Indianapolis 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with rank, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (9) Scott Dixon, Chev... [05.22.15 - 4:01 pm]VICS: RAHAL AND SERVIA COMPLETED FINAL CARB DAY PRACTICE IN PREPARATION FOR S...Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Verizon IndyCar Series CARB DAY NOTES/QUOTES – Friday, May 22, 2015 RAHAL AND SERVIA COMPLETED FINAL CARB DAY PRACTICE IN PREPARATION FOR SUNDAY’S INDY 500 1) Wil... [05.22.15 - 3:54 pm]VICS: Power posts fastest lap in final practice sessionWill Power proclaimed the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet ready for the arduous Indianapolis 500 Mile Race following a final 60-minute practice session in which the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion recorded the fastest lap at 229.020 mph. P... [05.22.15 - 3:46 pm]VICS: Super sub: Vautier fills in for Huertas in Indy 500Tristan Vautier, who substituted for JD Davison in the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda in Indianapolis 500 qualifications May 17, will substitute for Carlos Huertas in the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing entry in the 99th Running of the 500 Mile Race on May 24... [05.22.15 - 3:40 pm]FR: Luke Chudleigh Announces Partnership with MioGlobal Heart Rate Monitor Brand Teams with Canadian Racer Toronto, Ontario (May 21, 2015) – Luke Chudleigh is proud to unveil a new partnership with Mio, a leader in the field of heart rate monitors for athletes, with the open-wheel race car driver now... [05.21.15 - 10:15 pm]
Talk of Gasoline Alley May 23, 2014Click to play podcast It's another thrilling installment of "Talk of Gasoline Alley" as Kevin Lee sits down with IMS Historian Donald Davidson to relive the long and glorious history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.23.14 - 7:58 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 22, 2014Click to play podcast It's another thrilling installment of "Talk of Gasoline Alley" as Kevin Lee sits down with IMS Historian Donald Davidson to relive the long and glorious history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.22.14 - 9:01 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 21, 2014Click to play podcast Tonight, Kevin Lee and Donald Davidson answer calls related to the history of the Indianapolis 500. [05.21.14 - 8:45 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 19, 2014Click to play podcast Kevin Lee joins IMS Historian Donald Davidson to talk more about the History of the Indianapolis 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [05.19.14 - 8:38 pm]Talk of Gasoline Alley May 16, 2014Click to play podcast Curt Cavin joins IMS Historian Donald Davidson LIVE from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for another edition of Talk of Gasoline Alley! [05.16.14 - 6:57 pm]
2015 Indianapolis 500 Race Day ThreadI didn't really want to be the thread starter, but I've been sitting here since 5 AM ready to post in the official race day thread and...nothing. I couldn't wait any longer!!!
"It's Race Day in Indianapolis!"
Headed out from New Palestine to IMS... [05.24.15 - 6:33 am]Let's Go Racing!!!!God Speed to our brave drivers and crews - how amazing is it to be even a small part of the Indianapolis 500!
Let's pull a Newgarten!
Jim and Sarah [05.24.15 - 5:01 am]espn classicSo the Last few years ESPN classic has shown a weeks worth of Indy 500s leading up to the race, this year nothing. I looked forward to that every year, your Jackie stewarts, your Sam poseys etc. ....at least out here in Washington state, nothing is bei... [05.24.15 - 12:27 am]Thank You and Enjoy the Race!I think I've posted here less than ten times in the several years I've been registered, but I read almost every thread on my lunch break or before bed literally every day. I hope when I finish grad school and only work (hopefully) one job I'll be able ... [05.23.15 - 8:25 pm]2015 Indy 500 CrowdIf the number of campers around the speedway is any early indication of tomorrow's crowd, the place will have attendance levels not seen since the mid 90's. Cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings. [05.23.15 - 5:57 pm]Debating Going To IndyAs usual, I had to work Saturday so like almost every Indycar race I go to its a last minute deal. My heart say "Yes, you know its worth it and you won't regret it as you watch the cars go around the pace lap", while my head says, "You are broke, Belle... [05.23.15 - 5:37 pm]Franchitti to honor Clark at 500http://sports.usatoday.com/2015/05/23/dario-franchitti-jim-clark-lotus-indianapolis-500/
But on Sunday morning, a few minutes before the start of the race Franchitti won three times, hell do something that cant be placed under glass i... [05.23.15 - 4:59 pm]Great day at the trackI went to check out the memorabilia show at IMS and spoke with Gordon Kirby and Jim McGee who were there to do book signings. They both wrote a personalized autograph in the book I purchased, "Jim Mcgee Crew Chief of Champions", By Gordon Kirby. It's a... [05.23.15 - 4:58 pm]Has Indy become NASCAR?Nobody's going to win by more than a few seconds. Maybe milliseconds. Win by a lap or more, no way.
Lead 100+ laps? No way.
So....is it a race which goes to whoever is the best positioner/drafter? [05.23.15 - 4:47 pm]Davison race day paint scheme and sponsorLooks better than what they had before.
Image: http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq114/86Sabre/IMG_2755a_zpsl0m3ryip.jpg%7Eoriginal [05.23.15 - 3:03 pm]I've watched 26 Indy 500s this monthI have every Indy 500 from 1989-2014 on VHS, DVD, DVR. I decided to watch all of them this month to understand more of the recent history of the race and to look back at memories. While watching these races, I have put some into categories and given "a... [05.23.15 - 11:56 am]Straight No Chaser posted a vid of their Indy 500 version of Back Home Againu-FwwNDCUKE
It's pretty close to the standard arrangement that they've been doing since they were in college for the Little 500.
I would guess this confirms no Purdue band to mess it up, which is great. [05.23.15 - 11:39 am]Need confirmation on North 40 parkingI was finalizing my plans for tomorrow and read on the ims site that the North 40 no longer has any free parking. I know the last couple of years the front portion was turned into premium parking but most of the lot was still free. The ims site says... [05.23.15 - 10:54 am]Flyover by A-10C Warthog by IANG 122nd Fighter WingFinally, the first indication of what the fly over will be.
Outstanding. Here come the Blacksnakes!
Flyover by A-10C Warthog(s?) by Fort Wayne's 122nd Fighter Wing!
from Indy ... [05.23.15 - 8:29 am]2016 Indy Expecting More Entrieshttp://www.racer.com/indycar/item/117048-indy-500-chevy-honda-anticipating-additional-entries-for-100th-anniversary-race [05.23.15 - 8:29 am]
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