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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ideal news for racing fans and the entire NTT IndyCar Series paddock. Ranging from the competitors and media pupils alike, the news people were waiting for arrived Thursday. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced they’ll be allowing approximately 135,000 fans, which will be up to 40% of venue capacity. Tremendous progress compared to last August when the 500 went on under closed doors. Following the approval by Marion County Public Health Department, next month’s race is expected to be the largest event since the pandemic. WithRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series will make its first of three stops at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this season on a historic Independence Day weekend as NASCAR will also make the trip to the landmark Indiana circuit as part of the televised billed “Indy Doubleheader.” The grand prix will kick-off the “Indy Doubleheader” as the Xfinity Series will have its inaugural race on the road course following the 80-lap race. Meanwhile, the Cup Series will be the first major race on the 2.5-mile oval as they’re hosting theRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — Scott McLaughlin entered the final turn of the First Responder 175 presented by GMR in fifth place, but he took the checkered flag as the winner less than one-half mile later. Yes, the finish of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge finale was that wild. Two-time reigning Virgin Australia Supercars champion McLaughlin edged Conor Daly by .2609 of a second to win the 70-lap, 175-mile race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. New Zealand native McLaughlin averaged 174.743 mph in the No. 40 PIRTEK Team Penske Dallara toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The best and wildest moment in the six-round INDYCAR iRacing Challenge tour was saved for last as crashes breed crashes for the leaders led to an unlikely runner-up finish for Conor Daly in Saturday’s First Respnoder 175 at virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Daly described his virtual IMS race enjoyable, but eager to get back into real world NTT IndyCar Series racing which is still scheduled to commence at Texas Motor Speedway June 6. “Honestly, not upset about it being over. I was enjoying today quite aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There’s a new team that’ll summon the NTT IndyCar Series paddock during the Month of May. That team will be Citrone/Buhl Autosport, who announced Friday that they’re planning of competing in both the GMR Grand Prix and attempt to make the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge. This sudden announcement came to be after two-time INDYCAR winner Robbie Buhl, along with his brother Tom, formed a partnership with both Robert and Nick Citrone after years of wanting to enter their own car on an INDYCAR grid.Read 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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer Motorsports Christmas shouldn’t be taken away from the fans, who have a day to celebrate their favorite sport. There’s an outlandish statement Ken Willis from The Daytona Beach News-Journal made about the Indianapolis 500 should be moved to Saturday and the Coca-Cola 600 staying on Sunday or even moved to Memorial Day. It’s a joke and who can blame the people who feel this way. I understand the earlier days of the Indy 500 had the “Never on Sunday” rule, but we’re beyond past thoseRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The recurring theme continues for both rookies Marcus Ericsson and Colton Herta, the only retirees in Saturday’s epic INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Their days ended in separate accidents while having stellar runs in the early portions of the race before rainy conditions played a pivotal role, neither whom dealt with due to their exits. Ericsson was the first victim of the 85-lap contest as he was on a charge to catch Will Power for the ninth position until theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California – One for the sprint car world and one for John Andretti. Sprint car driver Jarett Andretti (John’s son) will compete in a fourth Andretti Autosport Indy Lights entry for next month’s Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To acclimate himself into an Indy Lights car, notably the cockpit, Jarett will be testing at Kentucky Speedway next week before testing at Indy, and with his participation 2.5-mile circuit, he’ll become the seventh Andretti to race in the month of May. “That will beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A new chapter into NASCAR’s future has few perks as they’re further separating themselves from tradition once more. For what? To spice things up like its a game of Russian roulette? First off, I applaud the sport for making the Southern 500 at Darlington the playoff opener. A crown jewel event is the ultimate ideal start of the postseason and makes the most nostalgic weekend even sweeter. Their attempt of a doubleheader at Pocono sounds promising, but I’m not crazy about doubleheaders in major motorsports exceptRead More