Indianapolis 500 Tag

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Another important step down, more to come in Kyle Larson’s Indianapolis 500 journey. NASCAR Cup Series star Larson completed the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program (ROP) on Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a significant milestone as he attempts to become just the fifth driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the same day. Larson’s “Hendrick 1100” – the moniker given to this “double” initiative – will take place Sunday, May 26, 2024. “It was fun,”Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR has announced a 17-race schedule for the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, which will take the world’s most competitive motorsport series into several fan-favorite markets, including a much-anticipated return to the Milwaukee Mile. The schedule is also highlighted by two Saturday night races, a new and unique made-for-TV exhibition in Southern California, a global entertainment destination as the new host city for the season finale, and 12 NBC broadcast network showcases bolstered by the rising popularity of live streaming on Peacock. Milwaukee Mile lands onRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Kyle Larson is one step closer to making the Memorial Day Double at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway a reality. Ahead of Sunday’s running of the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard, Larson along with Hendrick Motorsports and Arrow McLaren unveiled the two Chevrolets that he will pilot in 2024 when he attempts to run all 1100 miles of the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. Both cars, including Larson’s No. 5 Cup car and the No. 17 Chevrolet heRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – After 26 seasons and 389 NTT IndyCar Series starts, highlighted with a championship in 2004 and a win in the 2013 Indianapolis 500, Tony Kanaan called it a career in open wheel racing after Sunday’s 107th Indianapolis 500. In a one-off ride in the No. 66 Chevrolet for Arrow McLaren, Kanaan had a noble 200-lap race, closing his chapter with a 16th place finish and bidding farewell to his fans by doing a cool off lap salute afterwards. While not the way Kanaan would’veRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – To throw a red flag or not to throw a red flag, that is the question. Sunday’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 was halted by a red flag on three separate occasions, but the last of that trilogy has become a talking point amid Josef Newgarden’s maiden win in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Following two stoppages for multi-car crashes at lap 185 and 193, the field lined up for a restart with four laps to go with Newgarden in the lead andRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – The weight is finally lifted. After Josef Newgarden accomplished almost everything he could have dreamed of in his NTT IndyCar Series career, only the Indianapolis 500 had eluded him – until today. A wild end to Sunday’s 107th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing saw three red flags in the last 16 laps to set up a one lap shootout to determine who would come away with their name immortalized on the Borg-Warner Trophy and Newgarden came out on top. Defending race winnerRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – The 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be a venture into the unknown for Graham Rahal. Since his first Indy 500 start back in 2008, the 34-year-old has only driven for one manufacturer – Honda. But when the green flag waves on Sunday, he’ll be piloting a Chevrolet for the first time. Last Sunday, it seemed Rahal would be destined to watch this year’s running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing from the sidelines after getting bumped from the field as the loneRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – The spotlight of the NTT IndyCar Series is shining brightly on Arrow McLaren, in large part of their ambitions of becoming one of the sport’s elite. They’ve got the drivers, resources and a core group of people to achieve such goal. Leading up to Sunday’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500, the four-car organization are touted as one of the favorites to beat powerhouse Chip Ganassi Racing. One driver out of that stable is quietly having a strong month and it’s third-place starter FelixRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANPOLIS – A.J Foyt is a name synonymous with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with “Super Tex” being the first driver to win four times in the Indianapolis 500. Now the team that bears his name is hoping to deliver their boss another win in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Throughout the Month of May, the Chevrolets fielded by the team and piloted by Santino Ferrucci and rookie Benjamin Pedersen have made it known that they’re here to play, with constant showings near the top of the speedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Let the Marcus Ericsson sweepstakes begin. Arrow McLaren team boss Zak Brown is living in the here and now of this weekend’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500, but is also keeping an eye on the future of his organization and where it could go from here. All four of the team’s entries will start in the first three rows on Sunday, with Felix Rosenqvist the highest in fourth place. Pato O’Ward starts fifth, team newcomer and 2016 Indy 500 champion Alexander Rossi willRead More