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Graham Rahal is no Indy 500 favorite; but would be no surprise if he wins

Graham Rahal is having a strong season, and is an Indianapolis 500 threat, even with his Honda power being less than the favored Chevrolets.
Via The Plain Dealer
16 hours ago

Tony Kanaan defends views on danger at Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – When Tony Kanaan spoke out to the critics of this year’s 99th Indianapolis 500, he became a hero to the segment of the racing community that realizes that high-speed auto racing is an inherently dangerous sport. He believed people unfamiliar with the history of this grand event were unfairly criticizing the Verizon IndyCar Series and that - from time to time -...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Power is pick to win Sunday's 99th Indianapolis 500: Elton Alexander (poll)

Will Power and the dominating Chevrolets will overpower the Indianapolis 500, but look for Graham Rahal in his Honda to make it interesting.
Via The Plain Dealer
20 hours ago

Jack Harvey Leads 1-2-3-4 Schmidt Peterson Sweep in Freedom 100

Although anti-climactic, the finish of the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Jack Harvey could not have been more surreal. Starting alongside teammate Ethan Ringel on the front row for the start, the two Schmidt Peterson drivers traded the lead six times during the 40-lap race before a lap 38 caution ended the race under yellow, declaring Harvey the winner. The 22-year...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Power Quickest In Carb Practice Practice at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s not a secret, we’ve seen a lot of chaos during the entire Month of May of Verizon IndyCar Series practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Today, it was chaotic, but luckily chaotic...
Via Race Review Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VICS: SPM ANNOUNCES RYAN BRISCOE AS REPLACEMENT DRIVER FOR INDIANAPOLIS 500

Indianapolis, IN – May 21, 2015 – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has announced that Ryan Briscoe will fill the seat of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Indy car on Sunday, May 24 for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. The seat became available after SPM’s contracted driver, James Hinchcliffe, was injured in a crash on Monday afternoon during practice at the Indianapolis...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Honda driver Rahal says Chevrolet has 'huge advantage'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Graham Rahal knows which manufacturer is the one to beat in the Indianapolis 500 - and it's not his own. A Honda driver, Rahal has spent May looking up at all the Chevrolets ahead. ''I definitely think come this Sunday, Chevrolet has a huge advantage,'' Rahal said. ''I think they appear to have more horsepower, when everybody is lifting in the corners and they...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy 500 veteran Briscoe slides into ride ahead of carb day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ryan Briscoe will replace the injured James Hinchcliffe in the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe arrived in Indianapolis on Wednesday, just in time to get fitted for the car, and headed onto the track for the first time Thursday for a familiarization session. The former Indy 500 pole winner will practice in traffic for the first time Friday. He got a call from team co...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Stars Aligning For Helio Castroneves To Win Record-Tying 4th Indianapolis 500 This Year?

INDIANAPOLIS – This year, Helio Castroneves is hoping he can finally return to victory lane on the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Brazilian, won the Indianapolis 500 in his first two...
Via Race Review Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ed Carpenter Indy 500 practice crash

Ed Carpenter Crashes In Practice Sunday Morning As He Gets Airborne

INDIANAPOLIS – I don’t know what the Verizon IndyCar Series needs to do, but something needs to change quickly. Two-time Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Ed Carpenter was involved in a scary crash in Turn...
Via Race Review Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Helio Castroneves walks away from awful crash

Helio Castroneves got real lucky Wednesday. Castroneves was involved in one of the scariest racing accidents we’ve seen in a long time while practicing for the Indianapolis 500. Somehow, Castroneves was able to walk away from the wreck relatively unscathed despite his car flying and flipping through the air. There’s video of the scary incident, including a couple of insane...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Dixon Paces Opening Day of Practice for Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2015) – Three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon recorded the quickest lap time of 25 drivers during the first day of practice for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Dixon’s lap of 1 minute, 10.6971 seconds in the second of two sessions on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was one second off the track...
Via On Pit Road
16 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Silly Season Winners and Losers

The Verizon IndyCar Series will see a number of new driver/team combinations in the coming year. Race winners have switched seats during the long off-season, and several teams’ lineups have yet to be finalized. Revised aerodynamic packages should make for faster speeds this year, so the engineers and drivers will have to work together to make the most of the cars. As the teams...
Via isportsweb.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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