Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor After an uncertain offseason, James Hinchcliffe will be back behind the wheel in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020, albeit on a part-time basis. On Wednesday, Hinchcliffe and Andretti Autosport announced that the 33-year old Canadian would be piloting the No. 29 Honda for three races, starting with the Indianapolis Grand Prix on May 9, followed by the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, and the June 6 race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Andretti entry will carry sponsorship from Genesys, which hasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer New Zealander superstar Scott McLaughlin will make his much anticipated NTT IndyCar Series debut at the GMR Grand Prix in Indianapolis May 9, driving for Team Penske. The two-time defending Virgin Australia Supercars champion successfully participated in last month’s rookie evaluation test at Sebring International Raceway, resulting into this landmark opportunity for the 26-year-old. “This is an amazing opportunity – to race against some of the best open wheel drivers in the world on one of the most historic tracks in motorsports,” said McLaughlin. “I’m excitedRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service The review was clearly evident on Matt DiBenedetto’s face and in his voice. After only one morning testing a NASCAR Xfinity Series car for the first time on one of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road courses, DiBenedetto’s reaction said it all. “It’s been fun,’’ DiBenedetto said during a break from the test Wednesday morning, adding, “I’m already jealous of these [NASCAR] Xfinity [Series] guys, just how cool the race is going to be and how good of a show it’s going to put on.’’ LastRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Funding of getting an NTT IndyCar Series ride is no longer a rigorous issue for James Hinchcliffe. That’s because Genesys announced Thursday at their Genesys Kickoff in Orlando that they’ll support the popular Canadian racer during the Month of May, including the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge May 24. This monumental announcement couldn’t have come at a perfect time as Hinchcliffe remains a free agent after controversially being let go from Arrow McLaren SP three months ago. Although Hinchcliffe’s chances of driving full-time in 2020Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two months removed from the bombshell announcement of the Penske Corporation acquiring the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series and IMS Productions, they’ve made it official Monday. Thus, ushering in a brand new era in the world of Indy car racing and “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” With Penske running the major conglomerates of Indianapolis have to offer, it ends a glorious 74-year ownership by the Hulman & Company, who revived the iconic 2.5-mile circuit from ruins after World War II ended in 1945 andRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer & Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief For the first time since November 1945, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a new owner. The Board of Directors at Hulman & Company have announced the sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, INDYCAR and IMS Productions to a subsidiary of Penske Corporation named Penske Entertainment Corp. “We’re very excited to be in a place where our process took us to a point where we as a family all agreed we needed to have a conversation with Roger Penske,” said Tony George, ChairmanRead More
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