Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Larson has been all about going fast this week. Fresh off a rain-shortened day of NTT IndyCar Series testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday for his attempt at the Indianapolis 500, Larson is back to his regularly scheduled duties of driving the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Larson was no worse for wear once he arrived in the Lone Star State, setting the fast time in qualifying on SaturdayRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden must like the view from the top at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as he was fastest Wednesday in the rain-shortened first day of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Open Test. Reigning “500” winner Newgarden turned the fastest lap during the morning session on the 2.5-mile oval, 228.811 mph, in the No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet. Two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden also led the Indy 500 Open Test in 2022 and last year, when he returned in May to earn his first victory inRead More
By Kirby Arnold, Special Contributor As J.R. Hildebrand completes his rookie year as a father, he looks back on a time of supreme happiness with wife Kristin and their daughter Julietta Louise, who turns 1 late this month. “It has been the most incredible 11 months of my life,” he said. While this wonderful phase is just beginning, the 36-year-old Hildebrand is working to revive another – his career as an Indianapolis 500 driver. He missed the 500 last year when he didn’t land a ride for the first timeRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The 2024 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is finally here. After weeks of piecing together next year’s schedule like a puzzle, the full picture was finally revealed on Wednesday when the sanctioning body rolled out the full lineup of tracks and dates for NASCAR’s premier series. While there are many mainstays that remain in known positions on the calendar, there have also been a number of changes made to the schedule, including the debut of Iowa Speedway next June.  Since opening in 2006, the Rusty Wallace designedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Daniel Suarez was in the thick of the fight for the win Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but will have to wonder “What if?” after a late race pit road snafu took him out of contention. Starting on pole, the driver of the No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet was a part of a three-driver trio that dominated the day, along with Michael McDowell and Chase Elliott. Until the final round of green flag pit stops, it seemed that any of the three could beRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – The little team that could did it again. Michael McDowell took the fight to the rest of his competitors Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, winning the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard to secure his place in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. After posting the fastest time in practice and turning in a fourth-place qualifying run, McDowell and his No. 34 Front Row Motorsports team made it known that they would be a threat on Sunday – and delivered. “Oh, man, this is such aRead 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 Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service INDIANAPOLIS — In Saturday’s Pennzoil 150 presented by Advance Auto Parts NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, the fastest car met superior strategy.  In this case, the fastest car—Ty Gibbs’ No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota won the battle—decisively—over the craftiness of AJ Allmendinger, as the two full-time NASCAR Cup Series drivers stole the show and potential Playoff points from the Xfinity regulars.  Allmendinger, the pole winner, parlayed pit strategy into a pair of stage wins, but Gibbs chargedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – The NASCAR Cup Series regulars will have some stiff competition when the green flag falls on Sunday’s Verizon 200 at The Brickyard, courtesy of a rush of drivers from various motorsports factions around the world that want to try their hand in stock cars. Among those that are making an appearance in the 82-lap race on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile infield road course are some familiar names and some new to Cup Series racing as well. Fresh off his win on the streets of ChicagoRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – “Even on a day when we did everything right, Lady Luck isn’t quite on our side.” If there was ever a day that all signs seemed to be pointing to a return to Victory Lane in the NTT IndyCar Series for Graham Rahal, it was Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. That is until he ran into the inevitability of six-time champion Scott Dixon. Rahal paced both practice and qualifying and was riding a wave of confidence into Saturday’sRead More