Indianapolis 500 Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – Santino Ferrucci shined bright on the biggest stage of them all at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Despite starting 23rd on the 33-car grid, the 20-year-old Connecticut native made all the right moves to finish a career-best seventh, and even led a lap, in “The Greatest Spectacle Racing.” “The race was surprisingly longer than it looks, and racing with other drivers was actually a lot more fun than I had ever hoped it to be,” said Ferrucci, driver ofRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — With no guarantees of another shot in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, Conor Daly had to make the most of his one opportunity with Andretti Autosport in the Indianapolis 500 and take advantage he did with a 10th place finish. The No. 25 U.S. Air Force Honda turned the fastest lap of the month and started 11th in the 33 car field. After some close action with a few drivers and running as high as second in the last 30 laps, Daly fadedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Track position is the name of the game when it comes to racing at Indianapolis, but even starting at a deficit in the track position department couldn’t deter James Hinchcliffe from making a run through the field to finish just outside the top-10. After driving his way into the 33-car field in last Sunday’s Last Row Shootout, the driver of the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda started the day in 32nd, but quickly jumped into the top-25 before climbing even furtherRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Alexander Rossi was a man on a mission in Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, but even a passionate drive wasn’t enough to overcome the odds and score a second victory in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The 27-year old has shown grit and determination at Indianapolis in the past, take last year’s thrilling run for example, but this time around a little bit of anger looked to be the fuel that would propel him back to Victory Lane at Indianapolis. Ultimately,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – There are names that are synonymous with open wheel racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Andretti, Unser, Foyt…the list goes on and on. Heading into Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, Graham Rahal is looking to add his name to the list of drivers that have conquered the legendary speedway. Should Rahal be able to come out on top, he will join his father as champion of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The 30-year old Columbus, Ohio native has come close in theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship fans searching for connections to Sunday’s 103rd Indianapolis 500 won’t have to look far. Two-thirds of the drivers in the 33-car field have at least one start in IMSA’s top series. That includes the WeatherTech Championship or its predecessors, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Ten of these 22 drivers have made at least one WeatherTech Championship start in 2019. WeatherTech Championship full-timer Helio Castroneves, who shares the No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPiRead 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 — INDYCAR has formed a partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to design an Aeroscreen for enhanced driver cockpit protection that will be implemented for the outset of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the two organizations announced in a joint news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Aeroscreen is being developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies to reduce the risk of driver injury from debris or other objects striking the cockpit area. The driver safety innovation that will encompass the cockpit consists of a ballistic AeroscreenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “I’ve just had fun so far this year, and it hasn’t been in IndyCar, but now this year really could change quite a lot after this race,” Conor Daly said of his 2019 motorsports season. It was a roller coaster ride for the 27-year-old last year as he only ran four NTT IndyCar Series races, including the Indianapolis 500, where he finished a lap down in 21st for Dale Coyne Racing. Daly almost wouldn’t have had the opportunity of even running the 500 at allRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Spencer Pigot has been right on the cusp of breaking through in his second full-time season with Ed Carpenter Racing, but since he and the team rolled into Indianapolis for the Month of May, things have been on a whole new level. After finishing fifth in the Indianapolis Grand Prix to kick off the month, the driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet backed it up by setting the fastest time in the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifications, giving him an added confidenceRead More