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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Pippa Mann’s run in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 might be considered average by some, but looking beneath the surface shows a great drive from 30th to 16th place for the No. 39 Chevrolet. Mann raced for Clauson-Marshall Racing, a USAC racing team known for performances on dirt and paved short tracks around the country. However, in their first foray into Indy car racing, the little team that could showed that it belonged as it finished every lap on race day and ran as highRead More
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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– What a difference a year makes. A reversal of fortune for Pippa Mann at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway meant that she qualified 30th for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 instead of being on the outside looking in. Mann’s No. 39 Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven 2 Save Lives Chevrolet qualified at 12:27 in the afternoon with a four lap average of 227.244 mph. That average put her in 17th position at the time. However, the weather conditions grew cooler as the late afternoon shadows beganRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS– Wednesday’s practice session for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 had some surprises in store around the 2.5 mile oval for many competitors and the fates struck a couple of talented drivers with incidents. While Josef Newgarden posted the fastest lap of the day at 228.856 mph, Fernando Alonso and Felix Rosenqvist learned that the Brickyard plays no favorites as both had contact with the Speedway’s unforgiving walls. Alonso’s incident came around 12:35 in the afternoon as the Spaniard brushed the Turn 3 wall, slid into theRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The fascinating and cruel nature of Bump Day reignited the debate of whether it’s a good idea having cars failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 compete. It’s simple, if they’re not fast enough or didn’t make the gun, they’re out. Two drivers’ aspirations of drinking the glass of milk and their heads engraved on the Borg-Warner Trophy were dashed Saturday as the charitable lass Pippa Mann and arguably, the face of IndyCar, James Hinchcliffe didn’t make the 33-car grid. Mann was bumped and didn’tRead 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 INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – The first day of qualifying for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was its typical emotional roller coaster. It was filled with nail-biting four-lap attempts, rain delays that ruined strategies, last-minute bids to bump into the field of 33 and ultimate heartbreak for those left on the outside looking in. The cars and drivers that will start the race on May 27 were established in qualifying on Saturday. Two drivers – Verizon IndyCar Series regular James Hinchcliffe and Indy-only pilot Pippa Mann –Read More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Danica Patrick won’t be the only fast female attempting to qualify her way into the Indianapolis 500 field this year. Pippa Mann’s coming back for her seventh Month of May. Mann announced on her personal website Tuesday that she’ll return to Dale Coyne Racing this May, attempting to qualify for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Mann, 34, will pilot the No. 63 Honda with sponsorship from Donate Life Indiana. “I am honored to have been asked to drive the Donate Life car this May,Read More

Posted On May 26, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Ed Jones Picks Up Indianapolis Quickly

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie Ed Jones has a lot to be proud of in his 2017 season so far. The Brit, born in the United Arab Emirates, finished tenth in his debut race on the streets of St. Petersburg followed by a sixth in Long Beach for Dale Coyne Racing. Heading to the Indianapolis 500, Jones was the only rookie out of the three yet to complete rookie orientation that actually finished the program within the initial time allotted onRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief For the fifth consecutive season, Dale Coyne Racing will have Pippa Mann behind the wheel for the Indianapolis 500. The 33-year-old British driver will be competing in her sixth Indy 500 overall, joining Sebastien Bourdais and rookie Ed Jones for the three car effort by Coyne. “I’m very happy to be rejoining Dale Coyne Racing for my fifth consecutive year with the team at the 101st Indy 500,” said Mann via a team release. “Dale has invested heavily in the team over the winter, and it’sRead More