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VICS: Current Status of Sunday Activities At Indy UPDATE

Following Ed Carpenter’s morning warm-up crash Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Verizon IndyCar Series officials are reportedly thinking of making changes to the cars prior to the return of action on the 2.5 mile oval whether today or on Monday or later. All 34 entries attempting to qualify for the 99th Indianapolis 500, will be required to run when qualifying opens...
Via Rubbings Racing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ed Carpenter Indy 500 practice crash

Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Carpenter crashes during the Indianapolis 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ed Carpenter crashed during practice ahead of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Carpenter, who is trying to become the first driver to win three consecutive Indy 500 poles, spun into the turn two wall and flipped over before the car came to rest on its side. Practice was delayed for repairs to the track and safety fence. Carpenter's crash at Indianapolis...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Carpenter’s Hopes Affected By Crash Sunday Morning

All it takes is one turn of bad luck to change a scenario for the Indianapolis 500 and that is exactly what has happened to CFH Racing’s Ed Carpenter Sunday morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Moments after posting a lap nearing 231 miles per hour, the Indianapolis-native lost control at the apex of turn two and made heavy contact with the SAFER barrier with the rear of...
Via Rubbings Racing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Carpenter becomes third driver to flip over in Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS – The “Flying Circus” at the Indianapolis 500 continued early Sunday morning when two-time defending Indy 500 Pole Winner Ed Carpenter crashed in the Turn 2 wall and went airborne. It was the third time a Chevrolet IndyCar has flipped upside down after hitting the wall in practice this week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

After Ed Carpenter’s Crash, Something Drastic Needs To Happen

INDIANAPOLIS – Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me a third time, I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t have anything clever for that statement....
Via Race Review Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rain washes out 1st day of qualifications at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ryan Hunter-Reay was the faster of two qualifiers for the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday. Rain washed out the rest of the session. The defending Indy 500 champion had a four-lap average of 229.845 mph. Carlos Huertas was the only other car to complete a run, posting an average of 228.235. Three-time series champion Scott Dixon, one of the pole favorites, went 231...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Franchitti opens up about career-ending crash in blog entry

On the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 6, 2013, Dario Franchitti found himself launched into the air after contact with Takuma Sato’s car and up into the catch fence. The impact left him with two fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a concussion, ultimately ending his racing career. Earlier this week, Franchitti opened up about his crash in a blog post on The...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Dixon, Karam, and Power Over 230 Without Aid On Friday

Although Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud was the official fast timer holder on Fast Friday, the day before the start of time trials for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, Chip Ganassi Racing appears to have a leg up in a more concerning category with single car, four-lap efforts in play. Both Scott Dixon and Sage Karam managed to clear the magic 230 MPH barrier without the...
Via Rubbings Racing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: SELECTIVE RUNNING FOR RAHAL AND SERVIA ON FAST FRIDAY; READY FOR FIRST DAY OF QUALIFYING FOR THE INDY 500

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Verizon IndyCar Series PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – Friday, May 15, 2015     SELECTIVE RUNNING FOR RAHAL AND SERVIA ON FAST FRIDAY; READY FOR FIRST DAY OF QUALIFYING FOR THE INDY 500   1)         Simon Pagenaud      230.698 mph  48 laps 17)       Graham Rahal           228...
Via On Pit Road
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Will Power Keep “Perfect” Month Of May Going This Weekend?

INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power put it perfectly last Friday when he won the pole for last weekend’s second annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. He said the following: “You have four sessions during...
Via Race Review Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: RAHAL AND SERVIA COMFORTABLE WITH HANDLING HEADING INTO FAST FRIDAY FOR THE INDY 500

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Verizon IndyCar Series PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – Thursday, May 14, 2015     RAHAL AND SERVIA COMFORTABLE WITH HANDLING HEADING INTO FAST FRIDAY FOR THE INDY 500   1)         Simon Pagenaud      228.793 mph  46 laps 12)       Graham Rahal           226.941 mph  55 laps...
Via On Pit Road
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Verizon Drops Green Flag on HopeLine Drive at IMS

Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles and Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves make the first donations to the Verizon  HopeLine drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The month of May is all about racing in Indianapolis. The cars are on the track every day now. Positioning is key. Battles will be won and lost. And at the end of the day, no driver makes it to victory lane alone. With...
Via The Blue Mare
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Castroneves, Newgarden airborne crashes spark safety concerns at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay pondered the following question: How important is the pursuit of speed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway compared to putting on a good race and more importantly, a safe race? Hunter-Reay was left to answer that question after a second Chevrolet IndyCar flipped and went airborne from a crash in practice at the Indianapolis...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Townsend Bell Driver To Watch For 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Each year, the biggest sleeper in the entire Indianapolis 500 field is always Townsend Bell. He just stays under the radar and works his plan magnificently. Last year, that plan almost worked...
Via Race Review Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

When Is Crashing More Important Than Speed And Success?

INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, Helio Castroneves suffered a spectacular airborne crash in the first turn of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Castroneves, lost control of his No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet in the apex of...
Via Race Review Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves calls wild Indy 500 airborne practice ride 'a code brown'

Helio Castroneves joins other Indianapolis 500 drivers who have flipped through the air in practice for the annual race.
Via The Plain Dealer
20 days ago

VICS: TROUBLE FREE DAY FOR RAHAL AND SERVIA FOR PRACTICE 3 OF THE INDY 500

1)         Carlos Munoz                        230.121 mph  88 laps 16)       Graham Rahal                       226.661 mph  80 laps 27)       Oriol Servia                           225.284 mph  59 laps   GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “Today was a really...
Via On Pit Road
20 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: 99TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT INDY 500 UPDATE

Practice sessions for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 are well underway, and it’s been a rollercoaster week for Andretti Autosport’s stable of drivers. Working towards defending the team’s reign as Indianapolis 500 Champions, five Honda-powered machines took to the trackMonday afternoon to begin a week’s worth of testing, trimming and trials with the new HPD Super...
Via On Pit Road
20 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Munoz And Castroneves Make Headlines On Wednesday At IMS

After topping the charts on Tuesday, Helio Castroneves had a reversal of fortune on Wednesday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Actually it was a Richter scale shocker to be exact. Just one lap into practice, Castroneves lost control of his Team Penske Chevrolet in turn one and made heavy contact against the wall in the south short chute. The momentum created from the...
Via Rubbings Racing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Helio Castroneves Indy 500 practice crash

Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
21 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Castroneves walks away from scary crash at Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Helio Castroneves has been cleared and released from Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield medical center after his car went airborne in a spectacular crash Wednesday. His car wiggled as it went through the first turn early in practice for the Indianapolis 500, then spun into the outer wall and started rolling backward in the short chute between the first and second...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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