Indy 500 Tag

Ryan Briscoe
Ryan Briscoe has the potential to do something that only racing legend A.J. Foyt has accomplished. Foyt is the only driver to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1967),  the Rolex 24 at Daytona (1983, 85), the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring (1985) and the Indianapolis 500 (1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977). This year, Briscoe has won the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring and was set to only compete in the crown jewel of sportscar racing – the 24 Hours of LeRead More
Simon Pagenaud reared his double-down times from yesterday with a lap of 230.698 mph to lead the final day of practice before qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The Frenchman’s lap was aided by a slight tow while 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon led the field in the non-tow category with a lap of 230.698 mph. The top two were followed by Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti, Will Power and Sage Karam, who were all north of 230 mph. Andretti was one of only two other HondasRead More

Posted On May 12, 2015By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Honda’s saving grace

This past weekend at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis for the Verizon IndyCar Series, we saw Chevrolet cars dominate practice, dominate qualifying and take a convincing win. Aside from the rain-drenched non-race at NOLA, that’s pretty much been the story of the season thus far. Indications are that Honda will close the gap on the oval track events, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are five more street or road courses remaining on the schedule. Some of the Honda drivers have been more vocal than othersRead More

Posted On May 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Indy Month of May Preview 05/03

Josh Farmer and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing look ahead to the Month of May and all the action from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The superspeedway aerokits for Honda and Chevrolet have been released and testing began today at IMS, which manufacturer had the edge? Will this be the year Arie Luyendyk’s speed records fall? Hit the link for a look ahead to the Indy Grand Prix and the 99th Indianapolis 500 as we take you, “In the Gravel Trap!” In the Gravel Trap: Indy Month of May Preview 05/03Read More
Honda teams pulled a 1-2-3-4 sweep of the top spots in the opening session of aero kit testing led by Justin Wilson in his debut drive for Andretti Autosport. Wilson laid down a flying lap of 40.1806s (223.989 mph) late in the one hour 30 minute session followed by AJ Foyt Racing’s Takuma Sato followed at 40.3310 (223.153mph). Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti made it three Andretti Autosport cars in the top five with the third (40.3605s) and fourth quickest times (40.3876s) while Tony Kanaan carried the flag for ChevroletRead More

Posted On May 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, IndyCar

Smithfield Foods to sponsor Daly in 500

Indianapolis, IN – May 3, 2015 – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) proudly announced today that Smithfield Foods will be the primary sponsor of the No. 43 Verizon IndyCar driven by Conor Daly in the 2015 Indianapolis 500. Smithfield Foods’ iconic flagship brand, Smithfield, will adorn the third Honda-powered SPM entry on opening day of the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Founded in Smithfield, Virginia in 1936, this global food company is the world’s largest provider of high-quality pork products. For Smithfield, partnering with SPM at the famed Brickyard isRead More
Today Honda gave the world its first look at its new Superpeedway aerokit design. With victory at Indianapolis HPD’s primary goal for 2015, Honda powered outfits are hoping this sleek new design with its unique rear wing treatment will help them claw back the advantage the Chevrolet teams have enjoyed so far in 2015. We’re excited to unveil our superspeedway aero kit, the newest element in this era of enhanced manufacturer competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Coupled to our proven Honda Indy V-6 engines, these aero kits are the productsRead More
INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 – Indiana racing legend and five-time Brickyard champion Jeff Gordon will drive a Corvette Z06 pace car to kick off the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500, on May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gordon, who grew up in nearby Pittsboro, Indiana, is no stranger to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He won the first NASCAR race in the history of the famed 2.5-mile oval – the 1994 Brickyard 400 – and has won four more times, including last year. His 2014 victory made himRead More
Emerson Fittipaldi has never been a stranger to the racing world. The two-time Formula One World Champion and two-time Indy 500 winner has a different view these days as President of the FIA drivers’ commission. Although it has been over 30 years since the Brazilian has graced the cockpit of a Formula One machine, the growth of the sport has never been closer for the 67-year-old. F1 with a twist In recent weeks, Fittipaldi has now been named as part of a panel to help investigate the horrendous crash atRead More
Helio Castroneves

Posted On August 31, 2014By Joey BarnesIn IndyCar

The Unfinished Legend of Helio Castroneves

The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season will forever be known as the year Will Power finally broke the reign of bad luck to capture the championship. The Aussie had previously been a 3-time championship runner-up from 2010 – 2012. As deserving a champion as Power is this season, lost in the joy is the heartbreaking defeat of this year’s runner-up, Helio Castroneves. Only one of them could deliver the Astor Cup to team owner Roger Penske at Auto Club Speedway Saturday night. After starting on pole and being in theRead More