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Castroneves, Rahal Start Fast For Detroit Double
Saturday, 3 Jun, 2017 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Castroneves, Rahal Start Fast For Detroit Double
Castroneves, Rahal Start Fast For Detroit Double

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Helio Castroneves and Graham Rahal swapped top-of-the-chart honors during Friday’s practice sessions for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, the only doubleheader race weekend on the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
After Rahal led the morning’s 45-minute practice and Castroneves ran second, the veteran drivers exchanged spots in the afternoon. Castroneves’ lap of 1 […]

IndyCar Gig Will Be Pure Delight For Gutierrez
Friday, 2 Jun, 2017 – 17:06 | Comments Off on IndyCar Gig Will Be Pure Delight For Gutierrez
IndyCar Gig Will Be Pure Delight For Gutierrez

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Former Formula One regular Esteban Gutierrez says he is looking forward to a weekend of “pure, pure racing” as he makes his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Dale Coyne Racing in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.
Gutierrez is replacing the recuperating Sebatien Bourdais in the series’ only doubleheader on the schedule […]

Kanaan Chuffed About Driving Tour Of France
Friday, 2 Jun, 2017 – 8:54 | Comments Off on Kanaan Chuffed About Driving Tour Of France
Kanaan Chuffed About Driving Tour Of France

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Open-wheel veteran Tony Kanaan will check another box off his racing bucket list later this month, when he participates in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Kanaan, a native of Brazil, will join American Joey Hand and Dirk Müller of Germany in Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. […]

Indy 500 Victory Went To Sato’s Head On Monday
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Victory Went To Sato’s Head On Monday
Indy 500 Victory Went To Sato’s Head On Monday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Takuma Sato’s alarm clock went off at 6:45 a.m. Monday, launching a bleary-eyed search for a bottle of fast-acting pain relief tablets.
Should a throbbing head be considered yet another official confirmation of victory in the 101st Indianapolis 500?
“Actually, yes,” said Sato, explaining he got to sleep at […]

Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500
Monday, 29 May, 2017 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500
Alonso Gets A Small Taste Of The Indianapolis 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Surrounded by media and assorted gawkers post-race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he raised the milk and offered a toast.
Takuma Sato after winning Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500? Nah, Sato and his Andretti Autosport teammates were out kissing the bricks at the start/finish line after his scintillating […]

Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
Sunday, 28 May, 2017 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500
Japan’s Sato Storms To Victory In Indianapolis 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five years ago, Takuma Sato made a silly mistake and crashed on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500 while trying to pass for the lead and it cost him a shot at winning the biggest race in the world. On Sunday, the Japanese driver made amends as he took […]

Bourdais: I’m Not Done Racing
Sunday, 28 May, 2017 – 11:51 | Comments Off on Bourdais: I’m Not Done Racing
Bourdais: I’m Not Done Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS _ Accompanied by crutches, Sebastien Bourdais returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday morning for the first time since his violent crash on May20 during qualifying for the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“Physically, I’m doing well,” Bourdais said during a news conference on the Speedway’s Fourth Floor, “and I […]

Defending 500 Champion Rossi Feeling Optimistic
Sunday, 28 May, 2017 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Defending 500 Champion Rossi Feeling Optimistic
Defending 500 Champion Rossi Feeling Optimistic

INDIANAPOLIS – Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi never will be accused of vanity. Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of his improbable victory as a rookie in the historic 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Time to dust off that DVD for a quick review, prior to Sunday’s 101st edition?
“I’ve legitimately not […]

Alonsomania Sweeping 101st Running Of Indy 500
Saturday, 27 May, 2017 – 16:48 | Comments Off on Alonsomania Sweeping 101st Running Of Indy 500
Alonsomania Sweeping 101st Running Of Indy 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – It hasn’t been easy trying to upstage Fernando Alonso this Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Alonsomania is running WFO _ Wide. Flat. Open.
Scott Dixon breathed in whatever air was left swirling around inside the venerable “Cathedral of Speed” last Sunday, when he qualified on-pole for […]

Power Down On Power, Not Confidence
Saturday, 27 May, 2017 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Power Down On Power, Not Confidence
Power Down On Power, Not Confidence

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Will Power enters Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 knowing the Honda entries have more power than the Chevrolets, but this year’s Indy Grand Prix winner isn’t worried.
“Every time we have a session, every day a Honda engine blew, so they don’t have the reliability,” said Power, who starts ninth. […]