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Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Sunday, 22 May, 2016 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Hinchcliffe Earns Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One of the things that turns human beings into sports fanatics are great sports story lines. James Hinchcliffe is working on a beauty of a story this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On Sunday at IMS, Hinchcliffe won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
He did it in […]

Speeds Jump On ‘Fast Friday’ At Indianapolis
Saturday, 21 May, 2016 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Speeds Jump On ‘Fast Friday’ At Indianapolis
Speeds Jump On ‘Fast Friday’ At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s Will Power halted Honda’s week-long stay atop the speed chart at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during “Fast Friday” practice, a pivotal session leading into qualifying for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Power posted a lap of 232.672 mph around the 2.5-mile oval in his No. 12 Team Penske […]

Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Thursday, 19 May, 2016 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force
Topeka Represents New Beginning For Force

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Caesar salad which John Force was stabbing at with his fork Wednesday during lunch at a Kansas City barbecue joint was having a hard time making it into the superstar Funny Car driver’s mouth. His jaws were simply not up to the needed multi-tasking. Force […]

Hunter-Reay Rules Wednesday, Says Wait ‘Til Friday
Wednesday, 18 May, 2016 – 21:10 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Rules Wednesday, Says Wait ‘Til Friday
Hunter-Reay Rules Wednesday, Says Wait ‘Til Friday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ryan Hunter-Reay maintained Honda’s spot atop the speed chart at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the close of Wednesday’s practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
But Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy 500 champion, said better talk to him after “Fast Friday” _ when he fully […]

Rain Puts Damper on Indy 500 Preparations
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016 – 19:43 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Damper on Indy 500 Preparations
Rain Puts Damper on Indy 500 Preparations

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Persistent rain on Tuesday forced Verizon IndyCar Series teams to adjust their preparations for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil following cancellation of practice.
The official call to end the day came at 2:45 p.m. (ET), with no laps turned and the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor […]

May Officially Under Way As Cars Hit Bricks At IMS
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016 – 7:24 | Comments Off on May Officially Under Way As Cars Hit Bricks At IMS
May Officially Under Way As Cars Hit Bricks At IMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The importance of track time was evident during Monday’s Opening Day of practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
All 33 entered cars logged time on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, totaling 1,972 laps. The 33 cars on-track were the most for an […]

Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
Sunday, 15 May, 2016 – 16:18 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth held off kid drivers Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway Monster Mile.
The win was the first of the season for Kenseth and made him the fourth and final Joe Gibbs Racing driver to win a race and […]

Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis
Saturday, 14 May, 2016 – 17:16 | Comments Off on Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis
Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud’s dominating start to the 2016 season rolled into Indianapolis this weekend and shows no signs of abating.
Pagenaud, who had won the previous two IndyCar Series races – in Long Beach, Calif. and Birmingham, Ala. –and finished as runner-up in the other two races this season, won Saturday’s Grand […]

Pagenaud To Hit Bricks As Man Of The Moment
Friday, 13 May, 2016 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Pagenaud To Hit Bricks As Man Of The Moment
Pagenaud To Hit Bricks As Man Of The Moment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
He is the hottest Team Penske driver not named Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya or Will Power. Meet Simon Pagenaud, who is channeling his beliefs in meditation and Ayrton Senna and his unassuming self into what could become a career-defining Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Pagenaud has fashioned a […]

IndyCars Test Texas To See If Aero Is On Target
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 – 8:31 | Comments Off on IndyCars Test Texas To See If Aero Is On Target
IndyCars Test Texas To See If Aero Is On Target

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aerodynamic conundrum was addressed during a recent day-long private test at Texas Motor Speedway, where domed skid plates and rear wing beam flips were scrutinized by a near-starting field of 15 drivers representing five Verizon IndyCar Series teams.
The verdict? Per usual, depends on if […]