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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 […]

Bourdais, Honda Are Fastest On Fast Friday
Saturday, 20 May, 2017 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Bourdais, Honda Are Fastest On Fast Friday
Bourdais, Honda Are Fastest On Fast Friday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite over two hours of track time lost to mid-day rain, speeds peaked during “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway _ especially for drivers from the Honda camp.
Four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais capped the final day of practice heading into qualifications this weekend for the 101st Indianapolis 500 by […]

Howard Having Happy Return To ‘Magical’ Indy
Friday, 19 May, 2017 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Howard Having Happy Return To ‘Magical’ Indy
Howard Having Happy Return To ‘Magical’ Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Even Verizon IndyCar Series devotees can be excused today if they need a refresher course on the life and times of Jay Howard.
Absent from Indy car racing for six years, Howard emerged atop the speed chart after Thursday’s fourth day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500.
Driver of the No. […]

Hall of Famer McElreath Passes Away
Friday, 19 May, 2017 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Hall of Famer McElreath Passes Away
Hall of Famer McElreath Passes Away

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Auto Racing Hall of Famer Jim McElreath, the 1962 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year and a veteran of 15 starts in the 500 between 1962 and 1980, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, May 18, in his hometown of Arlington, Texas. He was 89.
One of eight surviving drivers who could claim to have […]