Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – When all of the dust settled at the end of Sunday’s Verizon 200 at the Brickyard, a trio of NASCAR Cup Series rookies drove like veterans to bring home a top-five finish. For all three of the rookies — Austin Cindric, Harrison Burton, and Todd Gilliland — it came down to being in the right place at the right time on the final restart as the race on the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was pushed into overtime. The feat by Cindric, Burton,Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The NASCAR Cup Series has a new road course conqueror. Tyler Reddick survived a wild overtime battle against Ross Chastain—who, as it turned out, was under penalty for finagling the first corner—to win Sunday’s Verizon 200 at the Brickyard.  Reddick’s NASCAR Cup Series victory at the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course was his second this month, the second of his career and his second at a road course. There was one fundamental difference between Reddick’s win at the BrickyardRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff is still six races away, but AJ Allmendinger has already clinched one title. With his victory in Saturday’s Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard, the driver of the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet is the undisputed King of the Road. Allmendinger was an irresistible force at the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. He led 42 of the 62 laps and overcame a fraught 25-second pit stop that dropped him from the lead to 13th forRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power came into Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway within striking distance of the NTT IndyCar Series points lead and he’ll leave it on top of the standings after a third-place finish. As has been the case for a number of races this season, the driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet would have to climb though the field to make it happen. Power started the race in fourth-place, but contact with Pato O’Ward on Lap 1 and additional contactRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a long time coming, but Alexander Rossi is finally back on top of the podium in an NTT IndyCar Series race after scoring the victory in Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Since Rossi last won at Road America in June 2019, 49 races and 1,133 days have elapsed, but that clock now resets back to zero for the driver of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda. “It’s a lot of relief I think is the main word,” Rossi said.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – For Christian Lundgaard, there’s just something about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. After posting his best qualifying effort of the season, the driver of the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda backed it up with his performance in the race, running up front for the majority of Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix en route to a second-place finish and his first podium finish in the NTT IndyCar Series. “It feels amazing,” Lundgaard said. “I think the best feeling right now is that theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Tyler Reddick picked right up where he left off on the road courses, scoring the pole for Sunday’s Verizon 200 at The Brickyard. Reddick piloted his No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet around the 14-turn, 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a lap of one minute, 28.354 seconds (99.378 mph) to jump to the top of the board in the final round of qualifying, holding off all comers to take his second career NASCAR Cup Series pole. “It actually didn’t,” Reddick said ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Another week has passed in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season without Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing cementing a deal for him to stay put as the driver of the No. 18 Toyota next season. And the two sides don’t seem to be any closer to an agreement than they have been in recent weeks. Addressing the issue ahead of practice and qualifying Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Busch noted that he has looked at the landscape of the sport and is willingRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden is back to form this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, seemingly no worse for wear following his brief hospital stay following last Sunday’s race at Iowa. While there were some unknowns surrounding Newgarden’s status for Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix, the two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion got a partial clearance to practice on Friday morning, with clearance for the remainder of the weekend pending a re-evaluation afterwards. After putting up the second fastest time in practice, that clearance came a short time later,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – When the green flag flies for Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it will be the No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet and Felix Rosenqvist leading the field into Turn 1 after scoring the pole on Friday. After bolting on the red Firestone alternates during the Fast Six, Rosenqvist’s lap of one minute, 10.226 seconds was quick enough to boost him to the top of the board for his second pole of the 2022 season. “It’s been a pretty smooth day, surprisinglyRead More