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Penske Still Running Strong As 100th 500 Begins
Sunday, 29 May, 2016 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Penske Still Running Strong As 100th 500 Begins
Penske Still Running Strong As 100th 500 Begins

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Age has never been anything more than a number for Roger Penske.
“I have no plans to stop doing what I’m doing,’’ the 79-year-old Penske said. “I suppose, when I do stop, it will be a very abrupt ending.’’
The white-haired entrepreneur remains as energetic and vital as ever as […]

Montoya Is Back Home Again In IndyCar
Saturday, 28 May, 2016 – 13:02 | Comments Off on Montoya Is Back Home Again In IndyCar
Montoya Is  Back Home Again In IndyCar

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A few days before Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 the internationally renowned race’s defending champion Juan Pablo Montoya casually sat in the loft of a Charlotte restaurant chatting with about a dozen media members at lunch.
The two-time Indy 500 winner was relaxed and obviously happy with his professional and […]

Carb Day Notes: Kanaan Heads Into Weekend As A Contender
Saturday, 28 May, 2016 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Carb Day Notes: Kanaan Heads Into Weekend As A Contender
Carb Day Notes: Kanaan Heads Into Weekend As A Contender

INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, so let the words of 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan sink-in and serve as a warning heading into Sunday’s historic 100th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
“You know, anybody count us out (for victory on Sunday), it’s a big mistake,” Kanaan […]

Flat Spot On: ‘Wind Screens’ Coming for IndyCars
Friday, 27 May, 2016 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: ‘Wind Screens’ Coming for IndyCars
Flat Spot On: ‘Wind Screens’ Coming for IndyCars

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Race car drivers often say that walking into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be like channeling ghosts, because the place is such a testimony to history. Walking into the hallowed venue on Friday, however, I had a different perspective.
I was in the pedestrian tunnel that leads from Georgetown […]

Notes: Helio Seeking Fame And Fourtune At Indy
Friday, 27 May, 2016 – 14:48 | One Comment
Notes: Helio Seeking Fame And Fourtune At Indy

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Helio Castroneves would like nothing more than to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500.
That would be special any time, but even more so if he accomplishes the feat on Sunday in the 100th running of the race […]

Bobby Rahal Has Bittersweet Memories Of ’86 Win
Friday, 27 May, 2016 – 11:59 | Comments Off on Bobby Rahal Has Bittersweet Memories Of ’86 Win
Bobby Rahal Has Bittersweet Memories Of ’86 Win

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Thirty years ago, the winning driver of the Indianapolis 500 was interviewed in a small room underneath the old cement-block grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, just this side of the intersection leading into Gasoline Alley.
A simple table served as the dais for the winner and his car-owner and […]

RT’s Mike Harris Has Seen It All At Indianapolis
Thursday, 26 May, 2016 – 18:34 | 2 Comments
RT’s Mike Harris Has Seen It All At Indianapolis

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – The 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, the Indianapolis 500, has struck a chord among at least some of the sporting public.
After years of trying to regain the panache that made the Indy 500 the biggest single day sporting event in the world, the buzz is […]

Video: Indy’s Yellow Submarine Revisited
Thursday, 26 May, 2016 – 9:21 | One Comment
Video: Indy’s Yellow Submarine Revisited

 
John Sturbin visits with an old, familiar friend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
(Video by Really Really Big Industries, Inc.)

Newgarden Blossoms In Race Day Conditions
Tuesday, 24 May, 2016 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Newgarden Blossoms In Race Day Conditions
Newgarden Blossoms In Race Day Conditions

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Josef Newgarden’s Pole Day pity party officially reached closing time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday afternoon, when the rising American open-wheel star paced practice in conditions expected to mimic Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
All 33 entries turned laps around the 2.5-mile IMS oval during a 3.5-hour session scheduled […]

Schmidt Peterson A Big Story In The Making
Monday, 23 May, 2016 – 10:57 | Comments Off on Schmidt Peterson A Big Story In The Making
Schmidt Peterson A Big Story In The Making

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Inspiration, otherwise known as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, ruled Pole Day qualifications at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday as the starting field was set for the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
James Hinchcliffe, who nearly lost his life on the 2.5-mile IMS oval one year ago in a crash […]