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VICS: Ryan Hunter-Reay Qualifies Third for Indy 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the No. 26 DHL Honda, qualified in the third position just outside the front row for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was the second to last car to go out for his four lap qualifying run and almost knocked Josef Newgarden, who was currently on the pole off but on his last...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quadriplegic IndyCar owner Sam Schmidt hits record 152 mph driving semi-autonomus car

Sam Schmidt, a one-time IndyCar Series driver who suffered a horrific accident and is now a quadriplegic still has the racing bug in him. He has been fulfilling that adrenaline rush by being an owner of an IndyCar racing team, with his car winning the pole for the 100th Indy 500 and also driving in a simulated racing series. His biggest project has been finding a way for those...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 86th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 86th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 26, 2002 WINNER: Helio Castroneves AVERAGE SPEED: 166.499 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Castroneves became the fifth driver in Indy 500 history to win in consecutive years, but it is considered one of the most controversial finishes. Paul Tracy attempted to pass Castroneves for the lead on lap 199 at the same time as a crash on another part of the track...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Staying grounded: Castroneves knows goal of IndyCar changes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Helio Castroneves has no desire in being airborne and upside down again at Indianapolis. Neither does IndyCar, which is making changes in hopes of preventing those kinds of scary flips at high-speed tracks. ''For safety, that's what we're looking at,'' Castroneves said during testing Tuesday in Texas that included curved plates affixed to the bottom of cars...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Pagenaud Out-Battles Rahal, Proving No “One-Win Wonder”

Coming into the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Simon Pagenuad was coming off a race win at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. He was able to bring that momentum in with him as he qualified his No. 22 Team Penske PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet on the pole for the race. The Frenchman had been dominate the whole race, leading 84 laps of the 90 lap race. Although he did have...
Via On Pit Road
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dixon over IndyCar no-call at Long Beach, focused on Barber

Scott Dixon has moved past the IndyCar no-call at Long Beach that he contends cost him a victory, though he still believes the situation can lead to changes in the series' penalty system. Simon Pagenaud won Sunday by holding off Dixon's furious charge in the second half of the race. Dixon felt Pagenaud should not have ever been the race leader, though, because he broke a rule by...
Via Associated Press
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Ed Carpenter Racing to Rev Gears with Allison in May

Allison Transmission will be sponsoring the No 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet driven by Josef Newgarden during the Angies List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on May 14th. Additionally, they will be sponsoring the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet driven by two-time Indianapolis 500 pole winner and team owner Ed Carpenter during the...
Via On Pit Road
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan got an awesome and elaborate new Indy 500 tattoo

Tony Kanaan is one of the better IndyCar drivers out there. Kanaan won the 2004 IndyCar Series championship, and more recently, the 2013 Indianapolis 500. Like many star athletes do, Kanaan went out and got a tattoo as a tribute to his craft. His was quite big, and very detailed, as you can see from his Instagram post: And it's done. The story of my life with my best...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Liz Power remembers Justin Wilson, talks about being a racer's wife

SONOMA, California – The wife of the defending IndyCar Series champion Will Power knows all about the difficulty of being married to a race driver. But for Liz Power, this week has been devastating because she used to be the public relations director for Justin Wilson at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. Mrs. Power achieved her dream of public relations as a career and was previously...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Graham Rahal Overcomes Issues at Iowa, Moves to Second in Championship Standings

Credit: Chris Owens/IndyCar Posted By: Brian Eberly – Follow at @beberly18 July 18, 2015 The Iowa Corn 300 was series of ups and downs for Graham Rahal and his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team. The Hondas struggled throughout practice and qualifying, and Rahal rolled off from the 17th position when the green flag dropped for 300 laps at the 7/8-mile track. Rahal entered Iowa...
Via Motor Racing Digest
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: IndyCar driver Briscoe uninjured in 210 mph airborne crash

Ryan Briscoe managed to walk away unscathed after going airborne late in Saturday's IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway. The Australian was battling for a spot inside of the top five when he was hit by Ryan Hunter-Reay, sending his car backwards and airborne. Shortly after slamming to the ground, Briscoe gave two thumbs up and managed to walk away under his own power. Hunter...
Via Fox Sports
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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