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Ryan Hunter-Reay leads Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Practice

Ryan Hunter-Reay is continuing exactly where he left off. The defending Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama  winner led the pair of practices on Friday with a time of one minute and 8.7836 seconds. “The track was good – this is quite a bit hotter than we’re used to here at Barber,” Hunter-Reay commented. “It takes some getting used to and the track conditions have certainly...
Via On Pit Road
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Castroneves to bring back “Yellow Submarine” Pennzoil look for Indy 500

On Thursday, it was announced that Helio Castroneves will carry the Pennzoil “Yellow Submarine” paint scheme on his No. 3 Verizon IndyCar for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. The paint scheme will help the brand celebrate the launch of Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oils with PurePlus™ Technology. “For me, it’s an inspiration...
Via On Pit Road
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Helio Castroneves Sets Quickest Time of the Month on Cold Day at Indianapolis

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- The temperatures may have been unseasonably cool in Indianapolis on Thursday afternoon, but mother nature couldn’t keep the Verizon IndyCar Series off the track for Day 5 of Indianapolis 500 practice. Rain has affected the last two days of practice as we got 90-minutes in at the start of the session on Tuesday afternoon then only practiced for just...
Via Race Review Online
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Schmidt drives SAM car at Indy

Sam Schmidt got behind the wheel of a black Corvette on Sunday morning to take laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Schmidt, who is a quadriplegic as the result of a testing accident in 2000, drove the car around the track prior to the start of Pole Day. So cool to watch Sam Schmidt drive around @IMS… With a qualifying time of 73.713 mph! pic.twitter.com/mn7VrMlfJs...
Via Tireball.com
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Carpenter wins pole for Indy 500, Full Starting Grid

Ed Carpenter will lead a field of 33 cars to the green flag on Memorial Day for the start of the 2014 Indianapolis 500 at the 2.5 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Qualifying on Saturday sat the 33 car field but on Sunday starting positions were determined with spots 10-33 running laps ahead of the fast nine who all ran for the P1. In the end it was Carpenter beating out James...
Via Tireball.com
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Indy 500 Field

(Posted by Joey2448) The polesitter of the 2014 Indianapolis 500 mile race wasn't decided Sunday until the final car screamed down the front straightaway to log the last of four fast laps. It literally came down to the final seconds. When the weekend finally wrapped up and time trials were over, Indianapolis hometown hero Ed Carpenter had claimed his second consecutive pole...
Via Racing-reference
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kanaan eager for chance at Indy 500 repeat

ARLINGTON, Texas - Tony Kanaan hopes his Tuesday trip to Hurricane Harbor isn't an omen to how the rest of his week is going to go. Kanaan, the defending Indianapolis 500 winner, finished in the back of the pack when he helped christen the new Wahoo Racer water ride against various Arlington officials. He's hoping for much better results Sunday when he starts 16th in the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy 500 Pole Sitter Ed Carpenter Mixes Racing With Golf

Indianapolis Motor Speedway is hallowed ground for anyone who has ever driven a race car, open wheel or otherwise. But for Ed Carpenter, the pole sitter for this year’s Indianapolis 500, the track feels like more than that. It feels like home. Carpenter grew up near the speedway. His stepfather is Tony George, the former CEO of the speedway, and when he starts his engine for the...
Via Back9Network
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500, full results for 98th running

American driver Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon. Driving the No. 28 DHL Honda, it was Hunter-Reay who took the checkered flag first ahead of three-time winner Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti. In winning Hunter-Reay led the most imporant of the 200 laps around the 2.5-mile Brickyard. The race began with Ed Carpenter on the pole. He would lead...
Via Tireball.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Hunter-Reay Wins Indy 500

((HT: IMS/ESPN on ABC))An American driver has won the 98th renewal of the Indianapolis 500 in the second closest finish in the history of the event.Ryan Hunter-Reay gives Andretti Autosport its 3rd win for car owner Michael Andretti in a finish over Helio Castroneves with four racers finishing in the top 6 overall. Andretti admitted RHR ran a perfect last 6 laps for the win and Helio...
Via Online Sports Guys
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Baby Is Not Impressed With Indy 500 Milk

Ryan Hunter-Reay's baby was not impressed with the Indy 500 milk following the big race.
Via Gamedayr
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay’s son refuses to drink Indy milk

Ryan Hunter-Reay won the second closest Indianapolis 500. In victory lane Hunter-Reay celebrated calling himself a “proud American boy” as he became the first American winner of the race since 2006. Of course not everyone was as excited about drinking the victory milk. Take for example two-year-old Ryden who was not interested. This was the first Indy 500 win in the career of...
Via Tireball.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: “Amateur Moves” Cost Ed Carpenter a Chance at Indy 500

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- For most of today’s race, it looked like pole sitter Ed Carpenter had the car to beat. Last Sunday, he won his second straight pole for the Indianapolis 500 in dramatic fashion. Today, he was up front for nearly the entire race before he was taken out in just as a dramatic of a moment. Carpenter, had to pit off sequence just past the midway point...
Via Race Review Online
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins first Indy 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American since 2006 to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Hunter-Reay passed Helio Castroneves in a thrilling final lap to win the 2014 Indianapolis 500. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said in Victory Lane before he was joined by his wife and son. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in diapers...
Via Sports-Glory
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500 by .06 seconds

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American in eight years to win the Indianapolis 500 — and he did it by beating Helio Castroneves by just .06 seconds. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said via ESPN. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in diapers on the floor in front of the TV. My son did it today. He watched me here. I’m thrilled...
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Indy 500; Son Wants Nothing To Do With Milk (Video)

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American since 2006 to win the Indianapolis 500, pulling off the feat in dramatic fashion. Hunter-Reay and Helio Castroneves traded the lead four times during the last six laps, but it was the American who pulled ahead at the last second to win by 0.0600 seconds — the second-closest finish in the race’s history. “I’m a proud American boy...
Via NESN.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay ... From 'Rookie Move' To Indy500 Winner

"GOT MILK?!!!" - Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay pours the traditional award of a post race winner's quart of milk over his head in celebration of being the 98th winner of the Indy500. Partial Caption & Image: Eric Schwarzkopf (2014)   Ryan Hunter-Reay ... from 'Rookie Move' to Indy500 winner The Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) 2014 championship...
Via Notes From The EDJE
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter-Reay fits bill for IndyCar stardom

FORT WORTH, Texas - Maybe Ryan Hunter-Reay is the answer for what ails the Verizon IndyCar Series. He certainly has all the tools to be The Guy in Indy cars. Hunter-Reay, who visited Fort Worth Wednesday to promote the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway June 7, is coming off the biggest victory of his career at Sunday's Indianapolis 500. That win moved the affable 33-year...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: From Thrill of Good Finish to Agony of Defeat, a So-So Weekend for Graham Rahal

IndyCar Media Site Belle Isle, Mich- Just when you think everything was starting to look up for Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan driver Graham Rahal, it comes crashing back down to reality in a span of one day. Rahal, finished runner-up to Will Power in yesterday’s 70 Lap Verizon IndyCar Series race on the streets of Belle Isle. He had very high hopes for the second of the two duals this...
Via Race Review Online
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves looking for the Texas Two-Step this weekend

Two weeks ago, Castroneves put together everything that he needed to do to win the Indianapolis 500, however came up short, finishing second. The disappointment was evident on Castroneves’ face at the end of the Indianapolis 500, and some people wondered how he would fare moving forward and whether it’d eat at him. The disappointment wasn’t evident at all this past weekend...
Via On Pit Road
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tough Night for Andretti Autosport in Texas

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- From the highest of highs at Indianapolis to the lowest of lows now for Andretti Autosport two weeks later. In the Indianapolis 500 just 13 days ago, Andretti obviously won the race with Ryan Hunter-Reay, but they put three cars in the top four and four in the top six at the year’s biggest race. It really doesn’t get much better than that for...
Via Race Review Online
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Luca Filippi to run Houston and Toronto for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced earlier this week that they have hired Luca Filippi to drive the No. 16 car for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers and the Honda Indy Toronto. Sponsorship for Filippi’s effort will come from IMPCO and FightSMA. “I’m extremely excited to join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing because...
Via On Pit Road
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves set for championship run this season

Typically as any division reaches their halfway point, the title contenders begin to become more clear to the fans. Looking at the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season so far with eight races into the books, one of the drivers that shows a lot of promise is Helio Castroneves. Currently sitting second in points, Castroneves has a win and four podiums with only two finishes outside of the...
Via On Pit Road
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Bizarre Weekend in Houston Sees Underdogs Steal Podiums

Houston, TX- We always knew parity was coming on in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Gone are the days of the big three (Penske, Ganassi and Andretti) dominating the podiums and hogging the victory trophies. This weekend in Houston was even more evidence of that. After two complete races, stars like Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti...
Via Race Review Online
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Costly Mistake for Helio Castroneves in 2nd Duel at Houston Leaves Him with 1st DNF in 3 Years

Houston, TX- Entering today’s second Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, Helio Castroneves had to be ecstatic. The Brazilian made up six points on championship leader Will Power on Saturday afternoon and was starting on the pole for today’s 90 Lap Verizon IndyCar Series race. Also, his Team Penske teammate was starting 18th for the second consecutive day so he had a prime opportunity...
Via Race Review Online
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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