100th Indy 500 Tag

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The Verizon Indycar Series has concluded their action-packed weekend featuring two races on the Raceway at Belle Isle, with Team Penske’s Will Power coming home victorious in Race Two of the doubleheader. Here are five takeaways from the second half. 1 ) Are separate qualifying procedures necessary?  Double-header weekends for the Verizon Indycar Series feature an abbreviated qualifying procedure for the second race of the weekend. With the dual-race format having disappeared at Toronto, and Houston leaving the schedule entirely, Race 2 at Detroit isRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – 2015 Indy 500 Champion Juan Pablo Montoya has crashed out of the 100th Indianapolis 500. On lap 64 Montoya suddenly and uncharacteristically lost control in turn 2, spinning and making contact with the wall, bringing out a yellow. “Yeah, I am okay. People do a lot of dumb things on a restart and we were just being careful, trying to make up some ground. The car was really good and it felt okay. I went into two and got a big push and IRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – Marco Andretti has the look of someone who is ready. The 29-year-old has endured a mass of problems that have plagued the potential of his No. 27 Snapple Honda during practice and qualifying leading up to the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Andretti got bumped out of the Fast Nine Shootout, then was hindered with no fifth gear during his qualifying run the next day, but still managed to record the 14th best time. Overall, practice sessions haven’t been ideal either,Read More
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The latest generation of chassis that will form the basis for the first two steps on the acclaimed Mazda Road to Indy open-wheel racing development ladder – which offers Mazda scholarships to allow racers to progress all the way from the grassroots of the sport to the Verizon IndyCar Series – was unveiled this morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the lead up to the historic 100th Indianapolis 500. The new Tatuus USF-17 will be the series’ standard for at least the next five years, andRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Scott Dixon will have to go to a new Chevrolet engine prior qualifying for the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Near the end of final practice Sunday morning, the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet slowed down suddenly. The team discovered an issue with the engine and are currently making the change. Dixon, the defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion, missed out on the Fast Nine yesterday as CGR failed to have a car advance for the second time in the lastRead More
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By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The third Angie’s List GP of Indy is now in the books, and Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud took the checkered flag, extending his win streak to three. Certainly, Pagenaud’s stellar early season is the hottest story coming out of the famed Brickyard.  Here are five other takeaways from Saturday’s action at the track. 1 ) Conor Daly is a boss : On Saturday, Conor Daly led laps in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the third time in his career. Having led in Detroit last season,Read More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will kick off the Month of May with the 3rd running of the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The race is slated for May 14, 2016. About the Race The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis is race five of sixteen (or fifteen, pending a replacement for the Boston Grand Prix)  for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016. The event is held on a permanent road course, one of five such events in 2016. The defending raceRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer While it has been speculated for some time, Dale Coyne and Pippa Mann have made it official. The Coyne team will enter Pippa Mann in a Honda-powered car for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Oil. The timing of the announcement coincides with the kickoff of the 2016 Pink #GetInvolved campaign, raising funds for Susan G. Komen. Mann will once again be behind the wheel of the familiar pink number 63 IndyCar as she sets the goal of raising $100,000 toRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer As the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is making preparations for the historic 100th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, it is a wonderful time to take a trip down memory lane and examine the rich history of this uniquely American event. Each of the 99 previous races has produced a winner that will forever have his name etched in motor racing history. 67 race winning drivers, and two relief drivers have their images on the Borg-Warner Trophy. There are, however, an untold number of heartbreakingRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer Andretti Autosport put the rumors to rest when they confirmed that Townsend Bell will be joining the team’s effort at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Bell will be driving the No. 29 car in a fifth entry with the team that has three Indianapolis 500 wins to their credit. The Andretti team utilizes the Honda powerplant and aero package.  Sponsorship has not been announced, although the Robert Graham fashion company, a sponsor of Bell’s in the past, willRead More