Carb Day Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Rain may have put a damper at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday morning. 156 minutes later, the fans got to see the 33-car field partake on Carb Day for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Even if it was a cold one on a high 50-degree afternoon, there was plenty of action. The delayed two-hour session came to a close 10 minutes shy of completion due to rain. When it was over, the cold was felt all over IMS. That’s because Scott Dixon was fastest at 228.323Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day is the final opportunity for 33 drivers getting their cars well-adjusted before Sunday’s 105th Indianapolis 500. As obvious as it sounds, there’s a wild card that’ll change everyone’s approach. This weekend’s weather conditions will be cooler as a cucumber. All throughout the Month of May, hot conditions were the total norm. Now, temperatures will be in the high 60s. It’s bound to create more grip on the 2.5-mile circuit, thus creating exciting racing. How do the competitors feel about the suddenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s been 12 years since five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon won the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps this year’s running of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing may be his greatest shot yet of getting a second Borg-Warner Trophy. After ending up second fastest on Carb Day Friday, the current points leader has been proud of the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing’s efforts this month that’s had its share of ups and downs. Especially last Sunday where Dixon crashed in Turn 4 during post-qualifying practice. Championship caliber teamworkRead More

Posted On August 21, 2020By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pato O’Ward Tops Carb Day Practice

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward set the fastest pace at 225.355 mph to top Friday’s Carb Day practice for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The 21-year-old ran 84 laps as he’ll look to shine at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, not only aiming for Rookie of the Year honors, but perhaps also the famed Borg-Warner Trophy. “I think it’s just been really important to try and get the best car under us for race day,” said O’Ward. I think traffic running is going to be key.Read 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 INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – If there’s one thing known following the final practice prior to the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, it’s that no one knows for sure what is going to happen in Sunday’s iconic race. Miller Lite Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway featured the traditional one-hour practice for Verizon IndyCar Series competitors – the last chance for the 33 drivers and teams to zero in on the ideal car setup for race day. Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indy 500 winner, led the session withRead More

Posted On May 26, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2017 Carb Day Notebook

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Brazil was represented up front in the first two large pieces of Carb Day, the final day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500. The final hour of practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series had several drivers practicing moves they would pull off in the race with passing and being passed. Team Penske was at the top of the speed chart as three time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves was fastest with a lap of 227.377 mph, the onlyRead More
SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Dean Stoneman, driving for Michael Andretti’s Andretti Autosport team, this afternoon thrilled a massive and enthusiastic Carb Day crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by edging fellow Englishman Ed Jones to the yard of bricks and the checkered flag to win a gripping Mazda Freedom 100 Presented by Cooper Tires. Stoneman’s victory was the closest in the history of the hallowed Brickyard – just 0.0024 of a second – besting the previous mark set in 2013 when Ireland’s Peter Dempsey shaded three others in a four-wide finishRead More
The sun begins to rise at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and with it are 33 drivers preparing for a day that could alter everything that defines their career. Drivers that have never won “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” have a chance to change their path. While the ones who have tasted milk in Victory Lane and kissed the bricks have a chance to cement an even greater career in their quest to become one of the all-time greats. Helio Castroneves, a three-time Indy 500 champion, came within a foot of winningRead More