Indy 500 Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Farewell Honda, and hello Chevrolet as Fernando Alonso’s second Indianapolis 500 start will be powered by 2.2 liter twin turbocharged Bowtide Brand for his McLaren Racing entry. “It will be a privilege to wear the Bowtie Brand at the 2019 Indy 500,” Alonso about the announcement. “Having Chevrolet power behind me means we’re putting ourselves in the best possible position to compete at the front.” Last week, Alonso got a glimpse of running a Chevy-powered car when he tested seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson’s Camaro ZL1Read More

Posted On May 30, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, IndyCar, Videos

WATCH: Indy 500 Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The 102nd Indy 500 proved tricky for the drivers and entertaining for the fans as the new universal aerokit gave us an unpredictable race that saw big names crash out and under dogs lead late into the race. In the end Team Penske’s Will Power finally filled in the missing piece in his resume by conquering his ultimate goal and becoming an Indy 500 champion. If you missed the race, the highlights remix covers all the major talking points. If you want to relive 500 milesRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor Helio Castroneves entered Sunday’s 102nd Indianapolis 500 knowing it could potentially be his final Verizon IndyCar Series start After exiting early following a Lap 146 crash, the three-time winner prays it’s anything but it. “Please Roger (Penske), can I come back?” Castroneves told ABC’s broadcast shortly after his incident. Castroneves is one of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s most decorated drivers, sitting one win behind the all-time mark for Indy 500 victories with three triumphs (2001, ’02, ’09) in ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’ For the past nineRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power became the first Australian winner of the Indianapolis 500 with a superb drive to victory lane in today’s 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power crossed the finish line 3.1589 seconds ahead of pole sitter Ed Carpenter to collect his first Indy 500 and the record 17th for Team Penske. It also allowed the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion to become the first driver to sweep both races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, following hisRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor With the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 serving as the first of two double-points races of the year, there’s a lot more than just a place on the Borg Warner trophy at stake for the Verizon IndyCar Series field. But while he can’t ignore the potential risk, defending series champion Josef Newgarden isn’t worrying about points heading into what could potentially be a career-defining race. “You really don’t think about it here until after the fact,” Newgarden said. “It’s one of those things that’s in the backRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Pole Day Qualifying for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 begins shortly. Positions 10-33 qualify first before the Fast Nine Shootout. Each car is guaranteed at least one attempt. Scroll down for later attempts, this is being updated as each car completes an attempt. Qualifying order is reverse of Saturday’s results, the Fast Nine will not be filled in with car numbers until they qualify. James Davison in the No. 33 Belardi/Byrd/Foyt/Hollinger Chevrolet Lap 1: 227.226 mph Lap 2: 226.576 mph Lap 3:Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – It was the drama everyone missed, but it wasn’t the outcome expected as the return of Bump Day for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 claimed James Hinchcliffe. The 31-year-old Canadian, who is currently fifth in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings, was knocked out of the field of 33 with 18 minutes remaining in the session. He went out for a second attempt, but a vibration on the warm-up lap drew concern and returned to the pits with 11 minutes remaining. FromRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Qualifying for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 begins shortly. There are 35 cars going for 33 spots. Each car is guaranteed at least one attempt. Scroll down for later attempts, this is being updated as each car completes an attempt. First up is rookie Zachary Claman De Melo in the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda. Lap 1: 226.079 mph Lap 2: 225.677 mph Lap 3: 225.654 mph Lap 4: 225.480 mph Average: 225.722 mph-Provisional Pole Ryan Hunter-Reay in the No. 28Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Jay Howard and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports have announced their entry for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Howard returns to the team with which he competed in the 2011 and 2017 Indianapolis 500-mile races and will drive the No. 7 Honda with One Cure sponsoring the entry. One Cure is part of the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University that studies cancer treatments for various animal species. “To say I am excited is an understatement,” said Howard inRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer The details for the final leg of the Danica Double have been revealed. Ed Carpenter Racing announced on Wednesday that Danica Patrick will compete for the organization in May’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, confirming the news Patrick herself let slip during February’s Daytona 500 Media Tour. Patrick will pilot the No. 13 Chevrolet, running with the familiar green livery of longtime sponsor GoDaddy. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – to be the team to power Danica in her final race, and to doRead More