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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 […]

Practice Action Slows Down At Windy Indy
Thursday, 18 May, 2017 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Practice Action Slows Down At Windy Indy
Practice Action Slows Down At Windy Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Any way the wind blows really does matter to drivers hot-lapping at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Strong, gusting winds limited Wednesday’s third day of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500, as a number of competitors persevered to log fact-finding laps.
Verizon IndyCar Series team-owner/driver Ed Carpenter posted the fastest lap of the combined […]

Penske Drivers Bounce Back At Indy Practice
Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Bounce Back At Indy Practice
Penske Drivers Bounce Back At Indy Practice

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
That didn’t take long. One day after Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport paced opening practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, Team Penske returned to familiar territory atop the speed chart.
Will Power and Helio Castroneves of team-owner Roger Penske’s juggernaut stood 1-2 at the close of Tuesday’s six-hour […]

Andretti In Spotlight As 500 Practice Begins
Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Andretti In Spotlight As 500 Practice Begins
Andretti In Spotlight As 500 Practice Begins

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Marco Andretti momentarily did the impossible for this Month of May_ upstage new teammate Fernando Alonso _ by posting the fastest speed during Monday’s opening practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Driver of the No. 27 United Fiber & Data Honda, Andretti set […]

Bump Day Bumped As 33 Enter The 500
Monday, 15 May, 2017 – 9:21 | Comments Off on Bump Day Bumped As 33 Enter The 500
Bump Day Bumped As 33 Enter The 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scratch “Bump Day” and its inherent drama from this weekend’s qualifying schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
For the second consecutive Month of May, a field of 33 drivers has been named for 33 cars entered in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. That’s just […]

Power Takes Indy GP Win
Saturday, 13 May, 2017 – 18:57 | Comments Off on Power Takes Indy GP Win
Power Takes Indy GP Win

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Will Power used the backdrop of iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway to move past a pair of Team Penske greats in the Indy car record book.
Power dominated Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix on IMS’ 2.439-mile/14-turn road-course to collect win No. 30 in his 13-year Indy car career. The milestone victory pushed the 36-year-old Power ahead of current […]

Will Power Will Start P1 On Indy Road Course
Saturday, 13 May, 2017 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Will Power Will Start P1 On Indy Road Course
Will Power Will Start P1 On Indy Road Course

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Team Penske reached another milestone at the INDYCAR Grand Prix Friday, earning its 250th pole position in Indy car history while extending its Verizon P1 Award domination on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road-course.
Will Power broke his track record with a lap of 1 minute, 7.7044-seconds at 129.687 mph during the Firestone Fast Six, the last […]

Schmidt, Mario To Square Off At Indianapolis
Friday, 12 May, 2017 – 16:31 | Comments Off on Schmidt, Mario To Square Off At Indianapolis
Schmidt, Mario To Square Off At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway will add to its list of automobile industry innovations Saturday, when Mario Andretti and Sam Schmidt square-off in the first race featuring two semi-autonomous cars.
Schmidt, co-owner of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and Andretti, the 1969 Indianapolis 500 champion, are scheduled to compete before the […]

Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis
Thursday, 4 May, 2017 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis
Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fernando Alonso aced the Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the span of 51 laps Wednesday, the first step in his bid to qualify and compete in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
“He gets it,” Andretti Autosport team-owner Michael Andretti said of Alonso, his […]