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Highlights from the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 90th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 29, 2006 WINNER: Sam Hornish Jr. AVERAGE SPEED: 157.085 mph WHAT HAPPENED: One of the most dramatic endings in Indy 500 history brought more ammunition for those believe in the ''Andretti Curse.'' Defending champion Dan Wheldon dominated much of the race, but it was Marco Andretti who passed his father Michael for the lead with three laps remaining...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Graham Rahal Fights Back For Fourth at Grand Prix of Indianapolis

For the Angie List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Graham Rahal, driver of the No. 15 Steak n’ Shake Honda, qualified in third position, but had to start from the ear due to failing post qualifying inspection for being underweight. “These are the days that build character,” he said. “Our backs were up against a wall for sure.” The Columbus, Ohio native would battle back hard...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Graham Rahal Fails Post-Qualifying Inspection, Remains Confident

For the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Graham Rahal, driver of the No. 15 Steak and Shake Honda, had a solid qualifying run claiming the third starting position. The quickest Honda in qualifying. However, he would fail post qualifying inspection for being two pounds underweight and will have to start from the end the field. “Yeah, I mean, it was a good run for us,...
Via On Pit Road
15 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Scott Dixon Tickled to Return to Watkin Glen

IndyCar announced Friday they will be going back to Watkins Glen International to race this year and Scott Dixon couldn’t be more delighted about it. “You know, definitely excited,” he said. “I think I anybody asked me any event after the first time going to the Glen what my favorite track was, Indianapolis was a given one for the oval, but always referred to Watkins Glen...
Via On Pit Road
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Take a ride around the Indianapolis road course with Graham Rahal

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal will line up third for Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. At 2.4 miles in length, the newly configured 13-turn road course is popular among many of the IndyCar drivers, and serves as a build-up to the Indianapolis 500 later this month. To find out just how much fun it is...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Will Power Off to Strong Start at IMS

Will Power was second fastest overall in the first day of practice for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The Australian won this race, which is ran on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course last year. “It’s a track I really enjoy because it’s technical,” he said. “It’s very much like a European track. You can drive the car in a different way that you...
Via On Pit Road
16 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Unveils New Scheme for Indy Grand Prix

For the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis this weekend Helio Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet will have a new primary sponsor. The unique livery will feature Hum by Verizon, an amazing upgrade that cars go smart. “New paint schemes are part of the pageantry of racing, and it’s always exciting because they make the cars feel new,” he said. “Hopefully...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Dixon Leads Second Augie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Practice

Second practice for the Angie List Grand Prix of Indianapolis saw six Chevrolet and four Hondas in the top-10 of the speed charts. Claiming the top spot this session was Scott Dixon, driver of the No. 9. Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet with the speed of 125.624 mph. Second went to Simon Pagenaud, driver of the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet with a speed of 125.453 mph...
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17 days 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 AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Will Power Leads First Augie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Practice

The first practice for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis saw seven Chevrolets and three Hondas to make up the top-10 on the speed charts. Will Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, was at the top of the chart with a speed of 125.624 mph while in second was the top Honda of the No. 15 Steak and Shake driven by Graham Rahal with a speed of 125.309 mph...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: NTT Group to Sponsor Tony Kanaan in Indy Grand Prix

This weekend in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis The No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet that is driven by Tony Kanaan will have NTT Group to serve as primary sponsor. NTT Group has twice before been a primary partner on a CGRT Indy car. “NTT DATA has been such a great partner for our team and we’ve really enjoyed watching our partnership with them grow since 2013...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Scott Dixon Takes Part in Project 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

To get ready for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the owners of the track have been doing renovations to the 107-year old track. The project, which they are calling project 100, cost about $90 billion dollars for the refurbishment. To complete the refurbishment, reigning IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon crowned the...
Via On Pit Road
18 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: KECO Coatings Resigns with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

KECO Coatings, a long-serving team sponsor for Schmidt Person Motorsports, announced that they have resigned with the team. KECO Coatings is a company that specializes in coating processes that they supply to high performance industries. They get feedback and research from SPM’s teams that are used in exhaust systems, wheels, suspension components, gearbox housings and race equipment...
Via On Pit Road
23 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Lucas Oil to Co-Sponsor Servia’s at Indy

On May 5, 2016 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced that Lucas Oil and Jahia Solutions group will be co-sponsoring the No. 77 SPM with Marotti Racing car that will be driven by Oriol Servia in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PenGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motorspeedway. Lucas Oil is a long time sponsor and partner of SPM and will share space on the...
Via On Pit Road
23 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Ed Carpenter Racing Goes Purple for Indy 500

Ed Carpenter Racing announced on May 5, 2016 Royal Purple, which is a premium synthetic lubricant and chemical performance manufacturer, will be a sponsor for the Verizon IndyCar team for the rest of the 2016 season. As a way to celebrate the partnership with ECR, Royal Purple has launched a 2016 Royal Purple Indy 500 sweepstakes that will give race enthusiasts the chance to win...
Via On Pit Road
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 80th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 80th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 26, 1996 WINNER: Buddy Lazier AVERAGE SPEED: 147.956 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Lazier won in the first Indy 500 contested by the Indy Racing League. The race was surrounded by months of controversy as most of the top teams and drivers chose to boycott the race because the IRL had split from the CART Series. The CART teams instead participated in the...
Via AP on Fox
23 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 AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Graham Rahal Posts Season-Best Runner-Up at Barber

Graham Rahal, driver of the No.15 Steak and Shake Honda, had the best race of his season so far, finishing in the runner-up spot in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motor Park. Rahal finished the race second last year as well. The race was exciting specially for Rahal behind the wheel as he battled Simon Pagenaud for the win. “Yeah, it was entertaining,” Rahal...
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April 27, 2016  |  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
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Sebastian Bourdais Apologizes for Contact with Dixon

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama wasn’t kind to Scott Dixon as it has been in the past. IndyCar has been racing at Barber Motorsports park since 2010, and until this year the New Zealander has always finished on the podium. Dixon started the race in fourth position but on Lap 3, he was spun in turn five by Sebastien Bourdais and ended at the back of the field. “Obviously...
Via On Pit Road
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Simon Pagenaud holds off Graham Rahal after trading paint at Barber

Simon Pagenaud got his second consecutive IndyCar Series win at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama on Sunday after a late-race battle with Graham Rahal.Pagenaud had dominated most of the 90-lap race, which was ran caution-free, but struggled with lapped traffic in the later stages. In the closing laps, Graham Rahal made an attempt to pass Pagenaud. The two made contact and the Team...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Pagenaud overcomes contact to win at Barber Motorsports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Simon Pagenaud led most of the way and overcame late contact with Graham Rahal to win at Barber Motorsports Park Sunday for his second straight victory. Pagenaud lost the lead briefly after contact with Rahal and was attempting to work past him outside on Turn 15. Rahal appeared to clip Jack Hawksworth, who was a lap down, and his left front wing fell onto...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Oriol Servia To Run Indianapolis 500 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced that Oriol Servia will be the driver of their third entry in next month’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motors Speedway. The Spaniard has driven in seven Indianapolis 500 previously with his best finish coming in 2011 when he finished sixth. “I am very pleased to have this opportunity at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports...
Via On Pit Road
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Pagenaud Edges Power For Verizon P1 At Alabama

The belief over the last several years of American open wheel racing that Team Penske’s Will Power is the undisputed star of road and street course action in the Verizon IndyCar Series, is perhaps now being challenged Or to be more exact a 1-A ranking of close equalization could be added. The supposed challenger to Power’s multi-year reign appears for now to be his second year...
Via On Pit Road
April 23, 2016  |  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 AP on Fox
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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