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VISC: Tony Kanaan to Make 300th Start in Sunday’s Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 is what some call the most challenging race to win in one of the most competitive racing series there is; the Verizon IndyCar Series. For Tony Kannan, the bold and likeable 40-year-old veteran will approach a true milestone in one’s career at the drop of Sunday’s green flag when he makes his 300th start. And  in a series as demanding and dangerous as IndyCar...
Via Rubbings Racing
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marco dominates 36th running of Zoopolis 500

Ahead of Sunday’s IndyCar race, Marco has secured a runaway victory in the 2015 Zoopolis 500 presented by the American Dairy Association of Indiana. Former Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan was the Grand Marshal for the event, throwing both the green and the checkered flag as the five tortoises raced down an incline at the Indianapolis Zoo to taste the milk (and fruits) awaiting...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

VICS: 99th Indianapolis 500 Starting Lineup

INDIANAPOLIS – Starting lineup for the 99th Indianapolis 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with rank, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 02:38.7579 (226.760) 2. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 02:39.0458 (226.350) 3. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 02:39.1900 (226...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tony George's push for softer walls likely saved Hinchcliffe

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. One of auto racing's most important safety developments, its origins began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Tony George. George watched replays of Hinchcliffe's accident and came to only one conclusion. ''That would have been just like...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – May 20, 2015

Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: 1. Indianapolis 500 Drivers Join Students on “Community Day” 2. Chaves Honored as Fastest Indy 500 Rookie 3. Does Less TV Mean More Races for Letterman? 4. Dixon and Wilson Charm 3,000 Texas Schoolchildren 5. How a Camaro Became a ‘Karamo’ 6. TAG Heuer Pit Stop Competition lineup set 7. Of note 1. Indianapolis 500 Drivers Join Students on...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kanaan voices opinion after another crash mars Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's been a tough week for the Verizon IndyCar Series as crashes in practice at the Indianapolis 500 have cast a dark cloud of anxiety over the sport. Tony Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion and 2013 Indy 500 winner, is not ready to enter panic mode. Instead, he took time to explain why race drivers do what they do, even after the major crashes seen at the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pagenaud posts best lap on Fast Friday at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) France's Simon Pagenaud posted the top speed on the fastest day of the week at Indianapolis. The Team Penske topped the Indianapolis 500 speed chart by going 230.698 mph late in Friday's practice. Six drivers hit the 230 mark after series officials gave all cars a boost of roughly 50 horsepower for qualifying weekend. Scott Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spectacular crashes at Indianapolis raise safety concerns

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) IndyCar manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda are taking a deep look into their oval aero kit packages following two spectacular crashes this week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They haven't found a common denominator yet, though safety concerns continue to loom over the Indianapolis 500. The lingering image of three big crashes, two that sent drivers airborne, has...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Pagenaud Quickest Prior To Speed Boost

With boost pressure set to be increased on all 34 entries in less than one day, Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud made his statement as a contender for the Verizon P1 Award by posting the fastest overall lap and the quickest solo lap on Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Although a bit off the pace set Wednesday by Andretti Autosport’s Carlos Munoz, who still holds the...
Via Rubbings Racing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Munoz Eclipses 230 mph as Speeds Climb during Indianapolis 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS (May 13, 2015) – Speeds continue to climb as Verizon IndyCar Series teams prepare for the 99th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. In a fast final 30 minutes, the fastest lap of the day exchanged hands four times among four drivers. When the checkered flag flew at 6 p.m. ET, Carlos Munoz had the fastest lap, 39.1098 seconds, 230.121 mph, in the No. 26 AndrettiTV Cinsay Honda...
Via On Pit Road
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Munoz hits 230 mph at Indianapolis as 2 cars crash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Carlos Munoz became the first driver this month to top 230 mph during practice for the Indianapolis 500. The Andretti Autosport driver finished with the fastest lap Wednesday at 230.121 mph. Townsend Bell, who is driving for Dreyer and Reinbold Racing-Kingdom Racing, was second at 228.969. Tony Kanaan, a Chip Ganassi driver, was third at 228.172. There were two...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Karam Paces Second Day of Indy 500 Practice; Coletti Passes Rookie Orientation

INDIANAPOLIS (May 11, 2015) – The chase for speed and unlocking the secrets of the new superspeedway aero kits began in earnest with the second day of practice for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Thirty cars logged nearly 1,100 laps on a day abbreviated by an early afternoon shower, with Sage Karam posting the fastest lap (225.802 mph) in the No. 8 Comfort Revolution...
Via On Pit Road
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Six Former Winners Headline 99th Indianapolis 500 Entry List

INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 10, 2015) – Six former champions are among the drivers named to the entries filed for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 24. Thirty-three drivers have been named for 34 entries. Chevrolet engines will power 17 entries, Honda 17 in the race, which will mark the debut of superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork produced by the engine manufacturers...
Via On Pit Road
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Karam leads way in 1st Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Sage Karam led the way in the first Indianapolis 500 practice on Monday with a fast lap of 225.802 mph. Scott Dixon was second at 225.293, Brazil's Tony Kanaan was third at 225.217, Marco Andretti, the only Honda in the top six, was fourth at 225.184, and JR Hildebrand was fifth at 224.760. Drivers downplayed how tough the quick turnaround between races after Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Former Winners Headline 99th Indianapolis 500 Entry List

Six former champions are among the drivers named to the entries filed for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 24. Thirty-three drivers have been named for 34 entries. Chevrolet engines will power 17 entries, Honda 17 in the race, which will mark the debut of superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork produced by the engine manufacturers.The former Indianapolis 500 champions...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Kimball Drives To Season-Best 5th Place Finish On Saturday In Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Quick, who was the best finisher out of the Chip Ganassi Racing camp in today’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday. No, not Scott Dixon. No, not Tony Kanaan either....
Via Race Review Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar personnel view GP of Indy as a "Crown Jewel" of road courses

INDIANAPOLIS – In just its second season on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis has already earned a special place among the drivers and teams that compete on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Held two weeks before the biggest race of the season – the 99th Indianapolis 500 – it has given the month of May a bit of a boost...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Switching To Scott Dixon’s Setup Helps Tony Kanaan Become A Contender For Saturday’s Race

INDIANAPOLIS – Coming to the closing stages of the third Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the weekend, Tony Kanaan was worried. With just 25-minutes to go, he was 21st out of 25 cars...
Via Race Review Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tony Kanaan A Definite Title Contender After Solid Start to 2015 Season

INDIANAPOLIS- Tony Kanaan has yet to win in 2015, but he’s been among the best drivers that haven’t so far. In fact, Kanaan isn’t just a threat at winning each week, but he’s a...
Via Race Review Online
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Castroneves Sets Record, Wins Verizon P1 Award for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. – It took only eight minutes of the first of three knockout qualifying rounds for the nine-year-old Long Beach track record to fall. Tony Kanaan, who will make his 12th Indy car start in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and 297th overall, recorded a lap of 1 minute, 06.7442 seconds on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. About 30 minutes later in the Firestone...
Via On Pit Road
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Castroneves Sets Record, Wins Verizon P1 Award for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

It took only eight minutes of the first of three knockout qualifying rounds for the nine-year-old Long Beach track record to fall. Tony Kanaan, who will make his 12th Indy car start in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and 297th overall, recorded a lap of 1 minute, 06.7442 seconds on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. About 30 minutes later in the Firestone Fast Six, Helio...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dixon, Kanaan fastest at opening Long Beach practice round

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Chip Ganassi Racing Team teammates Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan have the fastest times through the first round of practice at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Dixon had the top time, completing the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit in 1 minute, 8.6458 seconds. Kanaan finished the course in 1.8076 and Ryan Hunter-Reay was just behind him. Team Penski teammates...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: NOLA Qualification Rainout Puts Montoya on Pole

AVONDALE, La. (April 11, 2015) – Faced with starting deep in the field for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana after spinning out early during a wet Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying session, points leader Juan Pablo Montoya benefitted from a rainout that promoted him to the front of the grid. Due to the cancelled session, the starting grid for the April 12 race at NOLA...
Via On Pit Road
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NOLA Qualification Rainout Puts Montoya on Pole

Faced with starting deep in the field for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana after spinning out early during a wet Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying session, points leader Juan Pablo Montoya benefitted from a rainout that promoted him to the front of the grid. Due to the cancelled session, the starting grid for the April 12 race at NOLA Motorsports Park will be set by entrant...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Scott Dixon Quickest in Practice on Saturday in New Orleans

Avondale, LA- Yesterday, Tony Kanaan was the quickest man at the NOLA Motorsports Park as he turned a lap of 1:18.8753-seconds in his No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet. Today, his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate...
Via Race Review Online
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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