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Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts
Friday, 20 May, 2016 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts
Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts

Gabriel “Gabby” Chaves’ abbreviated Month of May began seven days ago, when the 2015 Indianapolis 500 and Verizon IndyCar Series rookie of the year was hired by team-owner Dale Coyne for a two-race stint at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Chaves finished a lead-lap 17th in the third annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Speedway’s […]

Hunter-Reay Rules Wednesday, Says Wait ‘Til Friday
Wednesday, 18 May, 2016 – 21:10 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Rules Wednesday, Says Wait ‘Til Friday
Hunter-Reay Rules Wednesday, Says Wait ‘Til Friday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ryan Hunter-Reay maintained Honda’s spot atop the speed chart at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the close of Wednesday’s practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
But Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy 500 champion, said better talk to him after “Fast Friday” _ when he fully […]

Rain Puts Damper on Indy 500 Preparations
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016 – 19:43 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Damper on Indy 500 Preparations
Rain Puts Damper on Indy 500 Preparations

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Persistent rain on Tuesday forced Verizon IndyCar Series teams to adjust their preparations for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil following cancellation of practice.
The official call to end the day came at 2:45 p.m. (ET), with no laps turned and the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor […]

May Officially Under Way As Cars Hit Bricks At IMS
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016 – 7:24 | Comments Off on May Officially Under Way As Cars Hit Bricks At IMS
May Officially Under Way As Cars Hit Bricks At IMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The importance of track time was evident during Monday’s Opening Day of practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
All 33 entered cars logged time on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, totaling 1,972 laps. The 33 cars on-track were the most for an […]

Bump Day Bumped In Indy 500 Numbers Game
Monday, 16 May, 2016 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Bump Day Bumped In Indy 500 Numbers Game
Bump Day Bumped In Indy 500 Numbers Game

Scratch “Bump Day” and its inherent drama from this weekend’s qualifying schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A field of 33 drivers has been named for 33 cars entered in the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 29. That’s just enough to fill the traditional 33-car field […]

Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis
Saturday, 14 May, 2016 – 17:16 | Comments Off on Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis
Pagenaud’s Domination Extends To Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud’s dominating start to the 2016 season rolled into Indianapolis this weekend and shows no signs of abating.
Pagenaud, who had won the previous two IndyCar Series races – in Long Beach, Calif. and Birmingham, Ala. –and finished as runner-up in the other two races this season, won Saturday’s Grand […]

Red Hot Pagenaud On Pole In Indy
Friday, 13 May, 2016 – 19:03 | Comments Off on Red Hot Pagenaud On Pole In Indy
Red Hot Pagenaud On Pole In Indy

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IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud drove to the pole for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield road course on Friday.
The Team Penske driver, who has won the last two series events, won his second straight pole of 2016 and fourth of his career with a lap of 1 […]

IndyCar Returning To Iconic Glen
Friday, 13 May, 2016 – 15:30 | Comments Off on IndyCar Returning To Iconic Glen
IndyCar Returning To Iconic Glen

 
Watkins Glen International’s historic and recently repaved 3.45-mile natural terrain road-course has been added to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-4 _ a date that figures to prove pivotal in deciding the 2016 driver’s championship.
Ending weeks of speculation, INDYCAR officials confirmed Friday the venue in New York State’s Finger Lakes […]

Pagenaud To Hit Bricks As Man Of The Moment
Friday, 13 May, 2016 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Pagenaud To Hit Bricks As Man Of The Moment
Pagenaud To Hit Bricks As Man Of The Moment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
He is the hottest Team Penske driver not named Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya or Will Power. Meet Simon Pagenaud, who is channeling his beliefs in meditation and Ayrton Senna and his unassuming self into what could become a career-defining Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Pagenaud has fashioned a […]

IndyCar To Replace Boston With The Glen?
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 – 19:15 | One Comment
IndyCar To Replace Boston With The Glen?

Watkins Glen International’s historic and recently repaved 3.4-mile natural terrain road-course has emerged as the leading candidate to replace the cancelled Boston street race over Labor Day Weekend on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
Located in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region and an August staple on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, WGI would […]