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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s been 12 years since five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon won the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps this year’s running of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing may be his greatest shot yet of getting a second Borg-Warner Trophy. After ending up second fastest on Carb Day Friday, the current points leader has been proud of the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing’s efforts this month that’s had its share of ups and downs. Especially last Sunday where Dixon crashed in Turn 4 during post-qualifying practice. Championship caliber teamworkRead More

Posted On August 21, 2020By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pato O’Ward Tops Carb Day Practice

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward set the fastest pace at 225.355 mph to top Friday’s Carb Day practice for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The 21-year-old ran 84 laps as he’ll look to shine at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, not only aiming for Rookie of the Year honors, but perhaps also the famed Borg-Warner Trophy. “I think it’s just been really important to try and get the best car under us for race day,” said O’Ward. I think traffic running is going to be key.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Major auto racing in the Pacific Northwest may have been cancelled for the year due to COVID-19, but it’ll still be a part of the NTT IndyCar Series’ future. Both the City of Portland and Green Savoree Portland LLC announced Thursday that the Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway will still be a part of INDYCAR through 2023, guaranteeing there will be more racing out West as this years marks the first time the sport won’t make a single visit in that region sinceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The time has come. The Greatest Spectacle in Racing is near and while many folks want to commentate about the obvious absence of fans in the stands, there’s still a few things they can look forward to in the 104th renewal of the Indianapolis 500. For the first time since 1987, an Andretti will lead the field to the green flag as Marco, who’ll be competing in his 15th Indy 500, is hoping to cap off an amazing month at IMS with a Borg-Warner Trophy. Should he winRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer With the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge being four days away, all the talk have focused on NTT IndyCar Series drivers regarding their feelings about going through the COVID-19 pandemic, especially races like the 500 going on without fans. On Wednesday, it was finally the executives turn to shed light on their very tumultuous year as Mark Miles, Doug Boles and Jay Frye reflected on their road to the 104th Indy 500, but also the current championship campaign which has completed its first six ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Scott Dixon becomes the second driver this month to have crashed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With an hour and 49 minutes left in the post-qualifying practice session, the second place starter’s No. 9 PNC Bank Honda lost control and backed it into the Turn 4 wall. Dixon’s car continued doing a few twirls before lying to rest on the front straightaway with front and rear damage. Full course yellow for an on-track incident involving @scottdixon9 during #Indy500 practice at @IMS. Watch live on @NBCSportsGold: https://t.co/zyZcawU8vZ#INDYCARRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first guy out to fight for the Indianapolis 500 pole position was Takuma Sato, and for awhile, it appeared Sunday would’ve been another milestone to his racing career. Then Scott Dixon and Marco Andretti stole his thunder and out-qualified him, but nonetheless, Sato will start third for next Sunday’s 104th Indy 500. In his 10 previous Indy 500 starts, Sato qualified no better than fourth back in 2017, the year he won the 500-mile race. After Sunday’s Fast Nine Shootout, he became the first JapaneseRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NTT IndyCar Series rookie Rinus VeeKay continued proving his worth after ending up sixth fastest (231.114 mph) in Saturday’s opening qualifying round for the 104th Indianapolis 500. Not only was the 19-year-old sensation from Ed Carpenter Racing was the fastest rookie, he’ll also be the lone representative for Chevrolet as the rest of the Fast Nine shootout drivers are Honda powered engines. VeeKay’s superb four-lap average speed, highlighted with an opening lap speed of 231.789 mph, took place very early in the session as he wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer An uncharacteristic moment unfolded at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday as Team Penske failed to have one of its four drivers advance into the Fast Nine shootout (Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC) for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. It’s the first time Penske has been shut out of the first three rows since 2002 as two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden qualified no better than 13th, while the other three drivers, all former Indy 500 champions, failed to crack the top-20. NewgardenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Where a driver rolls of in line for qualifying has never been so vital than this year’s Indianapolis 500 as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato will be the first two guys out for tomorrow’s qualifying session, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET. Drawing took place 15 minutes after the six-plus hour Fast Friday practice session concluded as drivers and team representatives came up to the stage based on where they ended up in practice. Once they were on stage, they grabbed a coinRead More