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By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – In what has become another Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge tradition, the 33 participating drivers in this year’s race will fan out across North America on Tuesday to spread the word about the upcoming running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” This year, the 103rd Indianapolis 500 field is scheduled to visit 18 cities in less than 24 hours. Drivers will meet with local media in each location to discuss the race and partake in activities to increase the already-surging interest in the Indianapolis 500, theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS– One year after failing to make the 2018 Indianapolis 500, James Hinchcliffe has more qualifying drama ahead of the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe drove the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda to a first lap speed of 228.159 mph during his first qualifying attempt. While going through Turn 2, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 polesitter lost control of his car and hit the SAFER barrier exiting the corner. He was evaluated and cleared to drive but his team had a mountain to climb getting theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Confirming the final of 36 planned entries for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports confirmed that Oriol Servia will pilot the team’s No. 77 Honda entry in a partnership with Chicago-based Team Stange Racing. The Spaniard will attempt to qualify the No. 77 MotoGator Honda entry in a partnership that could see John Stange Jr.’s team start on the road to being full time competitors in the NTT IndyCar Series in a few years time. The team currently competes in stockRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Ed Jones has found a new home for the 2019 IndyCar season courtesy of a partnership with Scuderia Corsa and Ed Carpenter Racing. The 2016 Indy Lights champion will race the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet on the road and street courses while the eponymous team owner will race the same car on the ovals. Jones will race in the Indianapolis 500 in the No. 64 car prepared in a joint effort. “Joining Ed Carpenter Racing and Scuderia Corsa for the 2019 IndyCarRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Oriol Servia gave Scuderia Corsa their first taste of Indianapolis 500 action and leading the race with an off-strategy call gave the Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan assisted No. 64 Honda all the TV time they could’ve asked for and more. Servia started 26th following some qualifying difficulties and worked through the field and was in tenth place by Lap 74 before taking the lead briefly on Lap 95 before a pit stop one lap later. Servia would hover in the upper midfield and gained ten positions inRead More

Posted On May 20, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Sunday Morning Reflections from Bump Day

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Bump Day was back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday and in many ways it was a true throwback. Well, at least for those who saw it. Veteran IndyCar writer/historian John Oreovicz calculated that in the final 10 minutes and 35 seconds of qualifying that there were six minutes and ten seconds of commercials. Not ideal considering that the gun to end qualifying went off at 5:50 for TV’s sake for interviews when they had so many commercial breaks late. It was aRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — In the first day of practice for the 2018 Indianapolis 500, Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud turned the fastest lap of the day. Pagenaud’s No. 22 Menards Chevrolet went around the 2.5 mile superspeedway at an average speed of 225.787 mph in a lap that came during the morning session. “It was a very productive day,” said Pagenaud. “So, yeah, felt pretty happy. We’re obviously still learning a lot about the aerodynamics of the car. It’s quite different to what we had the past fewRead More
By INDYCAR AVONDALE, Arizona – INDYCAR announced that veteran racer Oriol Servia has been named a pace car driver for some Verizon IndyCar Series events this season, beginning with this weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway. Servia will split duties with Sarah Fisher, who has been an INDYCAR pace car driver since 2016. “Sarah has done a great job for us but she was unavailable for all of the races,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. “Oriol is a pro andRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Oriol Servia is now entered in the Indianapolis 500. In a new partnership between Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship team Scuderia Corsa, Servia will attempt to qualify the No. 64 Honda in what could be his 10th Indianapolis 500. “It is an honor to compete at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” said Scuderia Corsa team owner Giacomo Mattioli in a team release. “To be a part of this great racing heritage and tradition is something I alwaysRead More

Posted On February 22, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Rediscovering IndyCar Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer January 23, 2008. I was in my dorm room at Louisiana State University visiting speedtv.com to look up the motorsports news from the day. A Robin Miller headline immediately stopped my scrolling. CHAMP CAR: Tony George Makes an Offer for Unity Eyes widened, I clicked and read, finding numerous quotes that were smile-inducing. “We’ve got to find a way to make a deal with Tony George,” said 1996 CART champion Jimmy Vasser. “I was never consulted on anything that had to do with the Speedway butRead More