99th Indianapolis 500 Tag

Juan Pablo Montoya joined a long list of multiple winners of the Indianapolis 500 after a thrilling battle with teammate Will Power over the course of the final 20 laps. Montoya was the story of the race from the very beginning after he had a major moment on the first restart of the day. Simona de Silvestro ran into the back of Montoya’s Verizon Chevrolet, destroying the left rear wheel pod. The ensuing extended yellow flag allowed Montoya to come down pit road for repairs and relegated him to 30thRead More
Adam Tate, Josh Farmer and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing preview the 99th Indianapolis 500 live from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scott Dixon put the Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet on pole, can the 2008 Indy 500 winner take home his second Borg-Warner Trophy? The defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion, Will Power, starts alongside and takes aim at his first 500 win. Chevrolet had the upperhand over Honda in qualifying, will they in the race? Plus, Hinchcliffe’s injury and Briscoe climbs in as SPM’s super-sub. Click the link for all thisRead More
Renowned actor, passionate racer and TAG Heuer Ambassador Patrick Dempsey will wave the green flag as honorary starter of the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 24. Dempsey is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy,” with which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award and multiple People’s Choice Awards. He also appeared in many films including “Made of Honor,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Loverboy.” The Maine native knows his way aroundRead More
Sebastien Bourdais has driven numerous types of high-powered machinery in his racing career. From Peugeot Le Mans prototype cars to Toro Rosso Formula One cars to Champ Cars and now IndyCars, Bourdais has driven it all and has driven it all over the world. As part of driving in races all around the world, Bourdais has placed himself at risk at tracks with varying safety standards. At the end of the day however, he remembers that what he does carries a great amount of risk to himself and to others,Read More
Ryan Briscoe
Ryan Briscoe has the potential to do something that only racing legend A.J. Foyt has accomplished. Foyt is the only driver to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1967),  the Rolex 24 at Daytona (1983, 85), the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring (1985) and the Indianapolis 500 (1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977). This year, Briscoe has won the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring and was set to only compete in the crown jewel of sportscar racing – the 24 Hours of LeRead More
Ryan Briscoe
Confirming what Tribute Racing initially reported yesterday, Ryan Briscoe will be the substitute driver for James Hinchcliffe in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe will make his 10th start in the 500 from the middle of the final row due to a driver change. “Obviously, my thoughts go to James, you never like to be a part of a situation like this,” said Briscoe. “To have this opportunity, it’s great. Obviously coming into the Indy 500 on the day before Carb Day, it’s not the ideal situation. YouRead More

Posted On May 19, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Hinchcliffe alert after surgery

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe is improving as he is still listed in stable condition at IU Methodist Hospital. He is still in the Intensive Care Unit and is still being evaluated following a successful surgery yesterday to remove a lodged suspension piece from his thigh. He was in immediate danger following the accident a suspension wishbone penetrated the chassis following the 125 G’s impact into the turn 3 wall. The wishbone pieced his right leg and traveled through his upper right thigh. The Holmatro Safety Team had toRead More
James Hinchcliffe is out of surgery and has been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at IU Health Methodist Hospital. He is still listed as in stable condition. The Associated Press reported that a piece of the right front rocker had penetrated the cockpit and pierced Hinchcliffe’s thigh and surgery was needed to stop bleeding. The information was relayed to the AP by two anonymous sources as the details of his injuries have not been made public. “Obviously we’re relieved that James is awake and out of surgery,” said SchmidtRead More
James Hinchcliffe has suffered an injury to his upper thigh, but is in stable condition after a hard crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500 and is undergoing surgery at Methodist Hospital.  Something appeared to break on the right front suspension car as it suddenly veered to the the right and smashed into the Turn 3 SAFER Barrier. The car then spun down the track and briefly flipped onto its side and came back right side up before sliding to a stop. The Holmatro Safety Team extricated Hinchcliffe out of hisRead More
Scott Dixon held on for an agonizing 2 hours after being the fourth car in line to qualify and setting a four lap average of 226.760 mph to take his second pole at the Indianapolis 500. With only one attempt at the pole at hand, the Kiwi was not to be denied as he set the only lap above 227 mph of the session on his opening lap and followed it up with three more consistent laps to secure a 226.760 mph average and knock Ed Carpenter off the pole.Read More