Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Alexander Rossi was a man on a mission in Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, but even a passionate drive wasn’t enough to overcome the odds and score a second victory in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The 27-year old has shown grit and determination at Indianapolis in the past, take last year’s thrilling run for example, but this time around a little bit of anger looked to be the fuel that would propel him back to Victory Lane at Indianapolis. Ultimately,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – There are names that are synonymous with open wheel racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Andretti, Unser, Foyt…the list goes on and on. Heading into Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, Graham Rahal is looking to add his name to the list of drivers that have conquered the legendary speedway. Should Rahal be able to come out on top, he will join his father as champion of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The 30-year old Columbus, Ohio native has come close in theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Many drivers that came up through the road racing ranks either embrace oval racing or have an intense dislike for it but Marcus Ericsson seems to have fallen into the former category ahead of Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. The Swede qualified 13th in the 33-car field and was the fastest car for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and their affiliated entries on the first day of qualifying. For Ericsson, this was an enjoyable new experience. “Last weekend, qualifying, I thought that wasRead More
By IMSA Wire Service IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship fans searching for connections to Sunday’s 103rd Indianapolis 500 won’t have to look far. Two-thirds of the drivers in the 33-car field have at least one start in IMSA’s top series. That includes the WeatherTech Championship or its predecessors, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Ten of these 22 drivers have made at least one WeatherTech Championship start in 2019. WeatherTech Championship full-timer Helio Castroneves, who shares the No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPiRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Friday marked the final time the NTT IndyCar Series teams and drivers would have the chance to dial in their cars for the Indianapolis 500 during Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and it was a familiar face at the top of the pylon when all was said and done. Tony Kanaan, driver of the No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet and the 2013 winner of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, posted a lap of 39.908 seconds, 225.517 mph to leadRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — INDYCAR has formed a partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to design an Aeroscreen for enhanced driver cockpit protection that will be implemented for the outset of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the two organizations announced in a joint news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Aeroscreen is being developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies to reduce the risk of driver injury from debris or other objects striking the cockpit area. The driver safety innovation that will encompass the cockpit consists of a ballistic AeroscreenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “I’ve just had fun so far this year, and it hasn’t been in IndyCar, but now this year really could change quite a lot after this race,” Conor Daly said of his 2019 motorsports season. It was a roller coaster ride for the 27-year-old last year as he only ran four NTT IndyCar Series races, including the Indianapolis 500, where he finished a lap down in 21st for Dale Coyne Racing. Daly almost wouldn’t have had the opportunity of even running the 500 at allRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Spencer Pigot has been right on the cusp of breaking through in his second full-time season with Ed Carpenter Racing, but since he and the team rolled into Indianapolis for the Month of May, things have been on a whole new level. After finishing fifth in the Indianapolis Grand Prix to kick off the month, the driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet backed it up by setting the fastest time in the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifications, giving him an added confidenceRead More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Andretti Autosport clearly found the perfect setup combination this afternoon during single-car qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Robert Megennis led the Indianapolis-based team to an emphatic sweep of the top four starting positions for tomorrow’s Freedom 100 Presented by Cooper Tires. Megennis, 19, from New York, N.Y., will start from the pole position for the jewel in the crown of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season at the historic 2.5-mile “Brickyard” oval, with teammate Oliver Askew, from Jupiter, Fla.,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The drivers of the NTT IndyCar Series highlight the crown jewel event of the year with the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26. Former champions of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” such as Scott Dixon, Ryan-Hunter-Reay and Tony Kanaan discuss the significance of crossing the famous Yard of Bricks at the 2.5-mile oval known as Indianapolis Motor Speedway. James Hinchcliffe, who is seeking a win of his own to join the trio, also chimes in. Additionally, this year marks the 50thRead More