Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tag

By Road to Indy The tires and engines have barely cooled down after a rousing final weekend for all three open-wheel development racing series that comprise the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires on the West Coast, yet an intriguing mix of veteran and rookie drivers will converge this week on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix course, anxious to begin preparations for the 2020 season. Almost three dozen drivers representing a dozen nations are on the entry list for the two-day test on Saturday and Sunday, October 19/20.Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR, in collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, staged its first on-track test of a revolutionary Aeroscreen on Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the officials and drivers involved couldn’t have been more pleased. Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and 2014 series champion Will Power of Team Penske – both Indianapolis 500 winners – combined to run nearly 650 incident-free miles around the iconic 2.5-mile oval. Power ran 129 laps at a top speed of 224.591 mph while Dixon completedRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Grid driver Chase Elliott salvaged a top-10 finish after a disastrous start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Hendrick Motorsports driver avoided much of the attrition in the Big Machine Vodka 400 at The Brickyard because he was mired in the back of the pack. By staying out of trouble, Elliott’s No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 moved up the running order. He broke into the top-10 on the final restart and took the checkered flag in ninth.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – From the start of Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Ryan Newman’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff chances were in jeopardy. He entered the final Monster Energy Series regular-season race tied with Daniel Suarez for the final berth in the postseason, and qualifying didn’t go as well as Newman had hoped. He was 22nd fastest in time trials, giving up two spots to Suarez at the outset. But with astute pit calls by crew chief Scott GravesRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent He wasn’t a playoff spoiler, but Bubba Wallace still had a career day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Richard Petty Motorsports driver moved into the top-10 in the final stage. Wallace’s No. 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 picked off position after position. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver avoided the late attrition to break into the top-five with 50 laps to go. Wallace battled Ryan Blaney and William Byron as he moved closer to the lead of the Big Machine Vodka 400Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – It was a dominating victory for Kevin Harvick and a statement of superiority for his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads toward its 10-race Playoff. It was an ignominious end to Jimmie Johnson’s unique and unprecedented streak of qualifying for every Cup Series postseason. And it was heartbreak for Daniel Suarez, as he chased Ryan Newman over the final nine laps of the Big Machine Vodka 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A massive accident at Indianapolis Motor Speedway ended Jimmie Johnson’s playoff hopes before the race even finished. On lap 104, Johnson found his No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the bottom of a three-wide situation entering turn two. The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion’s Hendrick Motorsports machine broke loose beneath his teammate William Byron. As the car whipped around, Johnson caught Kurt Busch before slamming the outside wall. He was then rear-ended by Parker Kligerman who had nowhere to go. Chris Buescher,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Over the years, Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been the site of several hard crashes and in Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at The Brickyard, Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones became the latest to feel the wrath of the demanding 2.5-mile layout. As Stage 1 was coming to a close, drivers throughout the field were jockeying for position when Jones attempted to pass Keselowski into Turn 2, but the two drivers didn’t have enough margin between them, causing Jones to drift up the track into KeselowskiRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent JR Motorsports driver Jeb Burton had a career day in the Indiana 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On the final restart, the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver pushed Kyle Busch out front. However, Burton had his JRM teammates Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson on his outside. As Busch and Allgaier left him behind, the No. 8 State Water Heaters Chevrolet Camaro SS battled Gragson. With the draft being key, Gragson moved by his teammate with some help from Allgaier, Justin Haley, and Brandon Jones. TheRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Moments after the black and red flags waved to signal the end of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, Denny Hamlin had a tremendous accident in turn four. A flat right front tire sent the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry straight into the outside wall in turn four at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing machine burst into flames and it continued unabated down the frontstretch. Hamlin’s car slowed to a stop at the entrance of pit road. Fellow Cup Series drivers BradRead More