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Still-Feisty Foyt Thinks Indy Win Is Within Reach
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Still-Feisty Foyt Thinks Indy Win Is Within Reach

To a generation of open-wheel fans who saw him race and win during his prime, A.J. Foyt Jr. is as much a tradition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the Borg-Warner Trophy, the Pagoda tower and the Yard of Bricks.
Only don’t confuse Foyt with a potted plant. At age 78 and recovering from recent back surgery, [...]

Zanardi Finally Gets What He’s Owed At Indy
Saturday, 25 May, 2013 – 9:58 | Comments Off
Zanardi Finally Gets What He’s Owed At Indy

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Alex Zanardi finally got the bonus he negotiated with team owner Chip Ganassi nearly two decades ago.
The two-time Champ Car champion, who survived the loss of both legs in a race crash in Germany in 2001 and has gone on to even greater triumphs in his life, was [...]

Notes: Honda Feeling The Power At Indianapolis
Saturday, 25 May, 2013 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Notes: Honda Feeling The Power At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and the word from Simon Pagenaud is that Honda Performance Development apparently has closed the horsepower gap on rival Chevrolet heading into Sunday’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Pagenaud, who will start from the outside of the seventh row, topped [...]

Castroneves Thinks No. 4 Is Within Reach At Indy
Thursday, 23 May, 2013 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Castroneves Thinks No. 4 Is Within Reach At Indy

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – There was a time when Helio Castroneves thought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was an easy place to figure out.
The colorful Brazilian driver came to Indy for the first time in 2001 and surprised everyone, including himself, by winning the race.
A year later, he returned to Victory Lane, the [...]

The Yanks Are Storming Gasoline Alley
Wednesday, 22 May, 2013 – 9:45 | Comments Off
The Yanks Are Storming Gasoline Alley

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Pre-race story lines for the Sunday’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 fittingly will be dominated by the possibility of either IZOD IndyCar Series superstars Helio Castroneves or Dario Franchitti becoming the event’s fourth four-time winner.
Both popular drivers are bidding to join A.J. Foyt Jr., Al Unser and Rick Mears [...]

Carpenter Hammers The Big Boys On Pole Day
Saturday, 18 May, 2013 – 21:15 | Comments Off
Carpenter Hammers The Big Boys On Pole Day

Ed Carpenter, the lone team owner/driver in the IZOD IndyCar Series recorded a blistering four-lap average speed of 228.762 mph (best lap of 229.347 mph; 39.2418 seconds) in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka car to win the pole for the 2013 Indianapolis 500.
The one-car team bested the best of Team Penske and Andretti [...]

Viso Gets A Grip, Puts Down Fast Lap On Fast Friday
Saturday, 18 May, 2013 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Viso Gets A Grip, Puts Down Fast Lap On Fast Friday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
E.J. Viso flirted with the magic 230 mph barrier during “Fast Friday” practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, further stamping any-and-all of Andretti Autosport’s Chevrolet-powered roster as the drivers to beat during Saturday’s Pole Day qualifications for the 97th Indianapolis 500.
Viso recorded a lap of 39.2093-seconds at 229.537 mph in the [...]

Rookie Munoz Leads Andretti Charge At Indy
Friday, 17 May, 2013 – 7:03 | Comments Off
Rookie Munoz Leads Andretti Charge At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Rookie Carlos Munoz’s comfort level at Indianapolis Motor Speedway increased by 2.14 mph Thursday, when the Andretti Autosport driver re-emerged atop the speed chart heading into “Fast Friday” at the 2.5-mile oval.
Munoz, the Firestone Indy Lights point-leader, recorded the fastest lap of the Month of May at 225.163 mph (39.9711-seconds) [...]

Three-Timer Franchitti Moves To Top At IMS
Thursday, 16 May, 2013 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Three-Timer Franchitti Moves To Top At IMS

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Three-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti put Honda’s turbocharged V6 atop the speed chart for the first time during the Month of May Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as teams continued preparations for the 97th Indianapolis 500.
Franchitti recorded the fastest lap of the day at 224.235 mph (40.1363-seconds) with 27 minutes left in the six-hour [...]

Andretti Cars Setting The Pace At Indianapolis
Wednesday, 15 May, 2013 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Andretti Cars Setting The Pace At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ambient temperatures that inched into the 80s Tuesday were a welcomed respite for IZOD IndyCar Series teams testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But the results at the top of the time sheet remained the same as Andretti Autosport continued to dominate preparations for the 97th Indianapolis 500 on May [...]