Indianapolis 500 Tag

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden has won the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship twice in the last four years, so he freely admits winning the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is the biggest box left to check in his racing career. If the speed chart from the second day of the Indy 500 Open Test on Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is any indication, that dream could become reality this May. RESULTS: Day 2 Results | Day 2 Rookie Orientation/Refresher Results Newgarden, from Nashville, Tennessee, was the fastest driver today and overall fromRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais of AJ Foyt Racing was the fastest among 32 drivers who turned laps Thursday at the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Open Test, which included a rain delay of more than five hours at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Frenchman Bourdais was among a group of 11 drivers who took to the 2.5-mile oval in the final 70 minutes of track activity for veteran refresher tests and the Rookie Orientation Program, and he turned a top lap of 224.427 mph in the famous No. 14 ROKiTRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This year’s Indianapolis 500 will mark 60 years since A.J. Foyt etched his face onto the Borg-Warner Trophy for the first time. To honor “Super Tex’s” maiden Indy 500 triumph, his race team announced Thursday its fourth driver for next month’s race. J.R. Hildebrand will be piloting the redesigned 1961 throwback livery with ABC Supply sponsoring the effort. Perhaps the one thing that stood out was the fact the fourth entry will have the No. 1 plate in their Chevrolet powered Indy car. The year thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer When Romain Grosjean isn’t running the No. 51 Honda for Dale Coyne Racing w/ Rick Ware Racing, Pietro Fittipaldi will be running the oval races this season. The current Haas F1 Team reserved driver will make his NTT IndyCar Series return after three years, slated to compete in the Texas doubleheader, Gateway and that elusive Indianapolis 500. Why elusive? In 2018, Fittipaldi was supposed to run for DCR’s No. 19 team until a career altering injury at a FIA World Endurance Championship event in Spa-Francorchamps dashedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer John Andretti, Tony Stewart, Robby Gordon, Kurt Busch and maybe Cody Ware. Yes, there’s been wild speculations around both the NASCAR and INDYCAR media world that the 25-year-old competitor is rumored of running for Dale Coyne Racing w/ Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Honda on the ovals. Notably, the 105th Indianapolis 500 and join the four aforementioned drivers who’ve done “The Memorial Day Double” by running both Indy and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the same day. The team announced last WednesdayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Beth Paretta announced the launch of Paretta Autosport at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday morning, looking to make the 105th Indianapolis 500 with Simona De Silvestro as their driver. As part of the Race for Equality & Change program, Team Penske will provide technical assistance to the No. 16 Chevrolet powered race team. “Today is the beginning of a commitment to gender equity in sport, to encourage women to work hard so they can earn their seat at the table or spot on the grid,” saidRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After 15 full seasons in the NTT IndyCar Series, Marco Andretti announced on social media Friday he’ll scale back on racing this year. The 33-year-old carefully thought about his future as a racer, including speaking with his father Michael Andretti until deciding now it’s time to hit the reset button. “I appreciate (Michael’s) openness and for allowing me the flexibility to map out my own course going forward,” said Marco. “I am fortunate to be in a position at Andretti Autosport to run the fullRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Juan Pablo Montoya already has the Rolex 24 and 24 Hours of Le Mans on his busy 2021 racing schedule, now he’ll add the Indianapolis 500 to his lineup following Arrow McLaren SP’s announcement Wednesday morning. The team confirmed Montoya will compete in the 105th Indy 500 (Sunday, May 30, 2021) in a third Chevrolet-powered entry which will mark the Colombian’s first trip back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 2017. “I’m very excited to be joining Arrow McLaren SP for the Indianapolis 500,” said Montoya.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Tony Kanaan will get an extension on his NTT IndyCar Series career. On Monday, Chip Ganassi Racing announced the 45-year-old Brazilian has signed a multi-year deal to drive the No. 48 Honda for the four oval events on the 2021 schedule. Kanaan will share the entry with seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, who will contest the 13 road and street course races. Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner, was with CGR from 2014-2017, grabbing one win (Fontana, 2014) and 12Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing w/ Citrone/Buhl Autosport driver Spencer Pigot is awake and alert following a hard lick on the pit entry tire barriers with five laps remaining in the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge. Running in 15th, Pigot’s No. 45 HyVee Honda spun at the entry of Turn 4 where his left side made wall contact. Pigot kept sliding until slamming into pit attenuator that’s bitten the likes of Dennis Firestone (1986), Kevin Cogan (1989), Mark Dismore (1991) and Billy Boat (2003) over theRead More