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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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. […]

Castroneves Poised To Make Indy History – Again
Friday, 26 May, 2017 – 20:09 | Comments Off on Castroneves Poised To Make Indy History – Again
Castroneves Poised To Make Indy History – Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages. And the “good news” from three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves is that he believes he is poised to join the Speedway’s most exclusive list at the conclusion of Sunday’s running of the 101st Indianapolis 500.
Castroneves topped the […]

Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going
Friday, 26 May, 2017 – 7:32 | Comments Off on Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going
Energized Kanaan Wants To Just Keep On Going

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR’s “Ironman” is in no hurry to trade his driving suit for the double-breasted business variety, perhaps as de facto ambassador for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
For sure, Tony Kanaan is 42-years-old and on the backside of a productive domestic open-wheel career.  On Sunday, Kanaan will make his 16th […]

Bourdais Out Of Hospital
Thursday, 25 May, 2017 – 14:25 | Comments Off on Bourdais Out Of Hospital
Bourdais Out Of Hospital

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Sebastien Bourdais’ long and grinding road to recovery and return to the Verizon IndyCar Series is underway.  
Bourdais, injured in a horrific crash on Saturday during a qualifying attempt for the 101st Indianapolis 500, was discharged from IU Health Methodist Hospital on Wednesday and moved into a local rehabilitation facility.
Bourdais […]

McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
Thursday, 25 May, 2017 – 7:44 | Comments Off on McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience
McLaren’s Brown Wowed By Indy Experience

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – California native Zak Brown has spent this Month of May as the man behind the curtain _ the unconventional Formula One executive who gave his blessing to McLaren superstar Fernando Alonso’s bid to compete in the 101s Indianapolis 500.
A two-time F1 World Driving Champion, Alonso has been spot-on […]

Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head
Dixon Back On Track After Having Gun Put To Head

Newly-crowned Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon returned to the relative safety of life at 225-plus mph Monday, hours after being robbed at gunpoint at a fast food restaurant near Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dixon, wife Emma and three-time Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti were unharmed in an incident that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. at a Taco […]

Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500
Sunday, 21 May, 2017 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500
Scott Dixon Blasts To Pole For 101st Indy 500

New Zealander Scott Dixon added some beef to his Indy car driving resume Sunday when he won the pole for next Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon _ a four time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, a 40-race winner and 2008 Indy 500 champion _ posted a four-lap/10-mile average speed of 232.164 mph around the […]

Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap
Saturday, 20 May, 2017 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap
Carpenter Hammers Out Best 500 Qualifying Lap

Indianapolis native and oval-track specialist Ed Carpenter led Day 1 qualifying Saturday for next weekend’s 101st Indianapolis 500, capping a scary-fast session of time trials at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Carpenter, who won Indy 500 poles in 2013 and 2014, posted a four-lap/10-mile average of 230.468 mph around the 2.5-mile oval in his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra […]