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Posted On May 24, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Lights

Oliver Askew Wins 2019 Freedom 100

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS— It all came down to a last second slingshot for the crown jewel event of Indy Lights, but Oliver Askew beat fellow Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Norman to the win for the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race got off to a bit of a rocky start as Jarett Andretti spun his car under the yellow before the race started and Aaron Telitz pulled into the pits with a broken axle that took five laps to fix for the 2016 Indy ProRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Friday marked the final time the NTT IndyCar Series teams and drivers would have the chance to dial in their cars for the Indianapolis 500 during Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and it was a familiar face at the top of the pylon when all was said and done. Tony Kanaan, driver of the No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet and the 2013 winner of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, posted a lap of 39.908 seconds, 225.517 mph to leadRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — “I told those guys it’s either going to go back on the wrecker or we’re going to take the checkered flag first so luckily it was the latter half of that.” Tyler Courtney only led seven laps of the 64th and final Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds but they were the laps that counted as the Indianapolis native racked up a win at one of the crown jewels of the month of May in Indianapolis. Chris Windom led the first five lapsRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — INDYCAR has formed a partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to design an Aeroscreen for enhanced driver cockpit protection that will be implemented for the outset of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the two organizations announced in a joint news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Aeroscreen is being developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies to reduce the risk of driver injury from debris or other objects striking the cockpit area. The driver safety innovation that will encompass the cockpit consists of a ballistic AeroscreenRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick topped both of the NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the first practice for the Alsco 300, Reddick’s No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet Camaro SS ran a lap 30.000 seconds at 180.000 MPH. Cole Custer was 0.082 seconds behind after he ran a lap of 179.502 MPH. Rounding out the top five in the first practice were Austin Cindric, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, and John Hunter Nemechek. InRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – For the second time this season, William Byron has scored a Busch Pole Award at a marquee event. Byron set the fast time in his No. 24 Liberty Patriotic Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at his home track. His 29.440 second, 183.424 MPH lap makes him the youngest pole winner in the history of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “This is a dream come true,” Byron admitted. “I grew up in Charlotte and came to this race every year. So, it’s aRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – A hometown race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will carry extra meaning for Jeffrey Earnhardt and his sponsor iK9. In the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300, Earnhardt’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Supra will carry a memorial paint scheme for Mooresville Police Department’s Officer Jordan Sheldon. iK9, the primary sponsor has chosen to honor the life and service of the K9 Officer. Officer Sheldon lost his life in the line of duty on May 4 during a routine traffic stop. Other teamsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “I’ve just had fun so far this year, and it hasn’t been in IndyCar, but now this year really could change quite a lot after this race,” Conor Daly said of his 2019 motorsports season. It was a roller coaster ride for the 27-year-old last year as he only ran four NTT IndyCar Series races, including the Indianapolis 500, where he finished a lap down in 21st for Dale Coyne Racing. Daly almost wouldn’t have had the opportunity of even running the 500 at allRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Spencer Pigot has been right on the cusp of breaking through in his second full-time season with Ed Carpenter Racing, but since he and the team rolled into Indianapolis for the Month of May, things have been on a whole new level. After finishing fifth in the Indianapolis Grand Prix to kick off the month, the driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet backed it up by setting the fastest time in the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifications, giving him an added confidenceRead More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Andretti Autosport clearly found the perfect setup combination this afternoon during single-car qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Robert Megennis led the Indianapolis-based team to an emphatic sweep of the top four starting positions for tomorrow’s Freedom 100 Presented by Cooper Tires. Megennis, 19, from New York, N.Y., will start from the pole position for the jewel in the crown of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season at the historic 2.5-mile “Brickyard” oval, with teammate Oliver Askew, from Jupiter, Fla.,Read More