By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “The Month of May” has arrived, but it’ll be pure silence this year as there won’t be an Indianapolis 500 in that glorious month for the first time since 1945. Former Indy 500 winners Tony Kanaan and Alexander Rossi explained during Friday’s video conference that it’s already affected them, knowing that the COVID-19 health crisis has dampened the spirits for them and the rest of the NTT IndyCar Series. However, the anticipated wait has shifted towards “The Month of August,” which both agreed it has theRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Heading into Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard, Alex Bowman sits in the 16th and final spot in the championship standings as he seeks to clinch a spot in the playoffs after taking over the reins of the No. 88 Chevrolet from the retired Dale Earnhardt, Jr. While Bowman has a wide enough margin over Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. to clinch a spot based on points, the 25-year-old could get bumped from the playoffs if there is a new winner outside the currentRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The Month of May 2017 for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is officially underway, and the fourth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix is now in the books. Team Penske’s Will Power put on a road racing clinic, dominating both qualifying and the race en route to his first victory of the season. Here are a few thoughts after round five for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series. 1 ) Differing Opinions Part 1: Quality of the Race After taking a day to digest the many social media fanRead 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 Adam Tate, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Dean Stoneman isn’t a name readily familiar to most American racing fans, but he is on a mission to change that. The latest turn in his long and difficult journey to racing success first came with victory in Indy Lights race two at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course during the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indy weekend. It took an even more dramatic turn today when he won the Freedom 100 over Ed Jones by 0.0024 of a second for the closest finishRead 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
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Marco Andretti set the top time in today’s Manufacturer aerokit test from Indianapolis Motor Speedway in windy, somewhat rainy conditions. Andretti led a field of 15 drivers, who logged a combined 501 laps on the 2.5 mile superspeedway. His 223.427 mph lap just edged his Andretti Autosport team mate Ryan Hunter-Reay, which will give Honda some reason to smile, as their full superspeedway kit may finally give them an edge on their Chevy powered rivals. The full results can be found here. The purpose of the twoRead More
In one of the better publicity stunts in recent years, Marco Andretti took to the wheel of his Dallara-Honda Indycar to race MotoGP ace Dani Pedrosa around the IMS road course to create some buzz ahead of this weekend’s Red Bull Grand Prix. It’s the kind of head to head diehard racing fans and the general public can both get behind. Though a one lap demonstration only, both Andretti and Pedrosa gave it their all at least on the straights and clearly enjoyed seeing one another’s machinery on track. IRead More
James Hinchcliffe described himself as the “luckiest unlucky guy” following his life threatening accident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 18. Lucky as in the Holmatro Safety Team performed the savviest driver rescue since Alex Zanardi’s rescue in 2001 at the Eurospeedway Lausitz and saved his life on the track after he lost 14 pints of blood. Lucky as in that if the suspension piece that penetrated his leg would have been just five millimeters in a different direction, he may not be alive today. Ironically he is alsoRead 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