Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tag

By Road to Indy PALMETTO, Fla. – Less than three weeks after another successful season for the world-renowned Mazda Road to Indy open-wheel development ladder wrapped up in Portland, Ore., teams and drivers are already focused on 2019 as the Eighth Annual Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test takes place this coming weekend, September 22/23, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course. Almost three dozen drivers representing 15 different nationalities are already signed up for two days of action on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn track in Speedway, Ind., for allRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer How can a driver fly under the radar in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season finale? Aric Almirola found out after multiple pit road penalties kept him from ever being a factor for the win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Almirola finished well outside the Top-20 after running just inside the top-10 throughout the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard. Although he avoided trouble, the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion was busted for speeding on pit road twice, as well as pitting before pitRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the second time in the last four starts, Ryan Preece has failed to finish after crashing into the Turn 2 tire barriers in the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday, resulting in a red flag. On the 80th lap, Preece restarted alongside Tyler Reddick in row three, but the inside lane got the push, and he couldn’t challenge Reddick. Therefore, his challenger became John Hunter Nemechek at the South Short Chute. Preece was able to get an advantage over Nemechek and was runningRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There won’t be a playoff berth four-peat for the soon-to-be departing Chip Ganassi Racing driver Jamie McMurray. Needing a win to make the playoffs, McMurray was on the cusp of stealing a win, running inside the top-five, but had to settle for seventh in Monday’s Big Machine Vodka at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the highest among drivers who failed to qualify for the postseason. The regular season finale saw its turning point on Lap 145 when McMurray stayed out for valuable track position, afterRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – It’s been a historical two weeks for Brad Keselowski. The No. 2 Ford driver executed a hard-nosed pass of Denny Hamlin with two laps remaining in Monday’s rain-delayed Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard to win his first race at prestigious Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one week after visiting Victory Lane in the “crown-jewel” Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Keselowski earned Team Penske its first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at the track to go with the storied organization’s 17 IndianapolisRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Stewart-Haas Racing’s Clint Bowyer came within three laps of winning the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard. However, a late race restart left the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver spinning his tires. On the final restart at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bowyer restarted on the outside of Denny Hamlin in the No. 14 Mobil 1 / Rush Truck Centers Ford Fusion. However, while Hamlin’s No. 11 FedEx Possibilities Toyota Camry surged forward, Bowyer struggled. His Ford bogged down, stacking up the outside lane asRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway may have been delayed by rain for two days, but that wasn’t enough to break the magical run Justin Allgaier is enjoying. Holding off JR Motorsports teammate Tyler Reddick after grabbing the lead on Lap 84 of 100 in Monday’s event, Allgaier collected his fifth victory of the season, his third in the last five races and – perhaps most important – his first at the vaunted Brickyard. “We wonRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After becoming an early season favorite for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship, Christopher Bell’s regular season championship hopes took a hit at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Although the Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned another top-10 finish, his championship rival, and points leader, Justin Allgaier took the victory, extending his points lead. After the final restart of the Lilly Diabetes 250, Bell attempted to use the restricted aero package to his advantage, as he attempted to sling-shot past Allgaier but ran out of momentum in his No.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Mother Nature finally got the upper hand during the weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with rain and inclement weather pushing both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to Monday. Heavy rains Friday and Saturday pushed the Xfinity Series to Monday, and after trying to wait out a heavy mist on Sunday, NASCAR was finally forced to pull the plug and move the Cup Series race to Monday as well. The Xfinity Series will run their race first with a 10:00Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor INDIANAPOLIS – To say that the 2018 season has been a disappointment for Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports would be an understatement, but as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads into Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard, Johnson remains hopeful that he can muster up some of his Indianapolis magic from days gone by. The seven-time series champion is riding a winless streak dating back to June 2016 at Dover, the longest of his career, and sits on the cusp of possibly missingRead More