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Carpenter’s Done It All At Indy – Except For 1 Thing
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Carpenter’s Done It All At Indy – Except For 1 Thing
Carpenter’s Done It All At Indy – Except For 1 Thing

INDIANAPOLIS – Ed Carpenter’s first job inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was as golf-cart driver at The Brickyard Crossing, the championship-caliber course shoe-horned inside the mammoth facility at the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road.
“I washed the carts, parked them, charged them, cleaned clubs – whatever,” said Carpenter, recalling carefree summers at his family-owned […]

Villeneuve Returns To Indy Looking For Second Win
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Villeneuve Returns To Indy Looking For Second Win
Villeneuve Returns To Indy Looking For Second Win

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – It took Jacques Villeneuve exactly one lap on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval to ask himself,  “What have I done?’’
Nineteen years after winning the 1995 Indianapolis 500 the Canadian-born driver decided it was time to come back. The first few trips around the 2 ½-mile oval at speed […]

Carb Day: Kanaan Logs Fastest Lap Of The Day
Friday, 23 May, 2014 – 18:48 | Comments Off on Carb Day: Kanaan Logs Fastest Lap Of The Day
Carb Day: Kanaan Logs Fastest Lap Of The Day

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Carburetion Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and the word from Team Target is…don’t believe everything you see on Carburetion Day.
Reigning Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan posted the fastest speed during Friday’s one-hour session –the final tuneup before Sunday’s 98th running of the Indy 500 […]

Montoya At Indianapolis For The First Time – Again
Friday, 23 May, 2014 – 10:51 | Comments Off on Montoya At Indianapolis For The First Time – Again
Montoya At Indianapolis For The First Time – Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – In Juan Pablo Montoya’s universe, Indianapolis 500 history dates all the way back to Monday.
The Indy 500 JPM won as a brash rookie in 2000? Might as well have been run on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s original 2.5-mile brick surface with a riding mechanic aboard. As in, ancient […]

NASCAR Garages Will Be Watching The Indy 500
Thursday, 22 May, 2014 – 17:16 | One Comment
NASCAR Garages Will Be Watching The Indy 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – When Kurt Busch squeezes into his Indy car on Sunday to compete in the 2014 Indianapolis 500, he will not squeeze in alone. With him will be a NASCAR garage full of drivers and team members.
That became evident Thursday when the garages opened for business at Charlotte […]

Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy
Tuesday, 20 May, 2014 – 5:56 | Comments Off on Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy
Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch admittedly made a rookie mistake Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where an extra day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 bit him in the backside.
Busch brought out a yellow flag 95 minutes into a five-hour session when his No. 26 Suretone Dallara/Honda made right-side […]

Carpenter Constructs Another Indy 500 Pole Win
Sunday, 18 May, 2014 – 14:42 | Comments Off on Carpenter Constructs Another Indy 500 Pole Win
Carpenter Constructs Another Indy 500 Pole Win

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
For the second year in a row, Indiana native Ed Carpenter will lead the field to the green flag at the Indianapolis 500.
Carpenter – the final qualifier May 18 in the Fast Nine Shootout on the 2.5-mile oval – recorded a four-lap average of 231.067 mph in the No. 20 […]

Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run
Saturday, 17 May, 2014 – 20:27 | Comments Off on Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run
Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch posted a four-lap average speed of 229.960 mph Saturday during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, narrowly missing the top nine, then calmly told reporters at Charlotte Motor Speedway the effort was “hair-raising.”
“I had three, what I felt, were moments in the car,” Busch said. “If I had, had a fourth, I might […]

Carpenter Leads Fast Nine At Indy 500 Qualifying
Saturday, 17 May, 2014 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Carpenter Leads Fast Nine At Indy 500 Qualifying
Carpenter Leads Fast Nine At Indy 500 Qualifying

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Ed Carpenter, the pole winner for last year’s Indianapolis 500, had the fastest four-lap run in Saturday’s first round of qualifying for this year’s event.
Carpenter, an Indiana native, will lead the nine drivers who had the fastest qualifying runs on Saturday, into Sunday’s run for the pole.
Making the day even sweeter for team owner Carpenter […]

Carpenter Blows Past 230 MPH Barrier On Fast Friday
Saturday, 17 May, 2014 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Carpenter Blows Past 230 MPH Barrier On Fast Friday
Carpenter Blows Past 230 MPH Barrier On Fast Friday

Ed Carpenter cracked the magic 230 mph barrier during “Fast Friday” practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, adding the Verizon IndyCar Series owner/driver to the elite list of pole-position players for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Carpenter’s lap of 39.0418-seconds/230.522 mph around the 2.5-mile oval was turned less than 15 minutes into an abbreviated “Fast […]