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Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 16:51 | No Comment
Hometown Hero Carpenter Wins Pole For 2018 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As a track-rat child, Indianapolis-born Ed Carpenter had explored just about every square inch of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The one place he has not been is in Victory Circle on Memorial Day weekend. He will attempt to remedy that next Sunday and he will do so as the pole winner […]

Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 12:27 | No Comment
Hinchcliffe Takes His Lumps After Indianapolis Qualifying Failure

The racing fates of James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann became intertwined as the minutes counted down during Saturday’s first day of qualifying for the 102nd Indianapolis 500, when a former pole-winner and Indy-only specialist failed to crack the traditional 33-car field.
“Nobody failed us, the system didn’t fail us. We failed us,” said Hinchcliffe, who […]

Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole
Saturday, 19 May, 2018 – 16:56 | No Comment
Castroneves, Danica Earn Shot At 500 Pole

Two of the big stories at the 2018 Indianapolis 500 got a bit bigger on Saturday as  Helio Castroneves and Danica Patrick both drove into Sunday’s Fast Nine second day of qualifying and, hence, will have a shot at winning the pole for next Sunday’s race.
Team Penske’s Castroneves posted the top number during Sunday’s Bump […]

Turbo Boost Sends Cars To ‘Warp Speed’ At Indy
Saturday, 19 May, 2018 – 8:31 | No Comment
Turbo Boost Sends Cars To ‘Warp Speed’ At Indy

Additional turbocharger boost sent practice speeds at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the 230 mph barrier _ aka warp speed _ during Fast Friday, the eve of two days of qualifications for the 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Third-generation driver Marco Andretti topped the chart for the second time this week with a lap of 00:38.8262-seconds/231.802 […]

Andretti Climbs To Top Of Charts At Indianapolis
Thursday, 17 May, 2018 – 9:01 | No Comment
Andretti Climbs To Top Of Charts At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Third-generation Indy car driver Marco Andretti took Andretti Autosport and Honda to the top of the speed chart with a lap over 227 mph during Wednesday’s seven-hour practice for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Andretti’s best lap of 227.053 mph around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval led a […]

Same Old, Same Old: Penske Cars Fast At Indy
Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 – 8:12 | No Comment
Same Old, Same Old: Penske Cars Fast At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske, the most successful organization in the history of Indy car racing, was out-of-the-box fast Tuesday during the official start of practice for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27.
Simon Pagenaud topped an expanded speed chart as all 35 entered drivers completed laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis […]

Power Repeats As Winner Of The Indy Grand Prix
Saturday, 12 May, 2018 – 16:43 | No Comment
Power Repeats As Winner Of The Indy Grand Prix

Will Power played the tire game to perfection on Saturday and that handed him the victory in the INDY Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s infield road course.
The victory was the third for the Team Penske driver in the event with the others coming in 2015 and then last year.
He led 56 laps of […]

Power On Pole For Indy GP
Saturday, 12 May, 2018 – 7:56 | No Comment
Power On Pole For Indy GP

Will Power has been unbeatable at the INDYCAR Grand Prix when starting the Verizon IndyCar Series race from pole position.
The Team Penske driver and 2014 series champion is looking to make it three-for-three on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road-course Saturday after collecting the Verizon P1 Award during qualifying. Power, who won the race from P1 in 2015 […]

Month of May Could Be ‘Bumpy’ At Indianapolis
Friday, 4 May, 2018 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Month of May Could Be ‘Bumpy’ At Indianapolis
Month of May Could Be ‘Bumpy’ At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bump Day is positioned to return to the Indianapolis 500 qualifying format for the first time since 2011 this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where 35 entries officially have been filed for the 102nd edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Six winners are listed among the 35 drivers who will […]

Danica Searching For A Comfort Level At Indy
Thursday, 3 May, 2018 – 9:08 | Comments Off on Danica Searching For A Comfort Level At Indy
Danica Searching For A Comfort Level At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick says she is looking for “a fun May” in her ballyhooed return to open-wheel racing for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. And after a seven-year hiatus from the Verizon IndyCar Series and an underwhelming NASCAR Cup Series career, Patrick equates “fun” with “being relevant.”
“Oh, I remember […]