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100 Reasons It’s The Greatest Spectacle In Racing
Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 – 14:18 | Comments Off on 100 Reasons It’s The Greatest Spectacle In Racing
100 Reasons It’s The Greatest Spectacle In Racing

By John Sturbin Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS _ The first book I ever took out of the public library in my hometown was a history of the Indianapolis 500. And one of these days, I might bring it back.
Surely, the statute of limitations has expired.
Growing up in an era when the Indy 500 was available on Race […]

Jilted In F1, Rossi Drives To P1 At Indianapolis
Monday, 30 May, 2016 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Jilted In F1, Rossi Drives To P1 At Indianapolis
Jilted In F1, Rossi Drives To P1 At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Michael Andretti says he knew exactly what he was getting when he added Alexander Rossi to his Verizon IndyCar Series driver lineup during the winter offseason.
“He was our hot, young American prospect to be in Formula One. He finally achieved his goal last year, which was awesome,” Andretti […]

Penske Still Running Strong As 100th 500 Begins
Sunday, 29 May, 2016 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Penske Still Running Strong As 100th 500 Begins
Penske Still Running Strong As 100th 500 Begins

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Age has never been anything more than a number for Roger Penske.
“I have no plans to stop doing what I’m doing,’’ the 79-year-old Penske said. “I suppose, when I do stop, it will be a very abrupt ending.’’
The white-haired entrepreneur remains as energetic and vital as ever as […]

Montoya Is Back Home Again In IndyCar
Saturday, 28 May, 2016 – 13:02 | Comments Off on Montoya Is Back Home Again In IndyCar
Montoya Is  Back Home Again In IndyCar

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A few days before Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 the internationally renowned race’s defending champion Juan Pablo Montoya casually sat in the loft of a Charlotte restaurant chatting with about a dozen media members at lunch.
The two-time Indy 500 winner was relaxed and obviously happy with his professional and […]

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 […]