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Trackside: Random 500, Hulman Classic thoughts
Some random thoughts, notes and quotes surrounding the recent running of the Tony Hulman Classic and Indianapolis 500: Despite the troubling times in IndyCar racing, the 500 still carries a strong measure of mystique even to the most casual race fan.
Dario does it again: Franchitti finds a way in frantic finish
Dario Franchitti avoided problems all day and had just enough fuel at the finish Sunday to win the Indianapolis 500 for the second time.
Kanaan’s storybook run comes up just short
Despite the fact that Tony Kanaan finished 11th Sunday in the Indianapolis 500, his was the story of the day.
Ganassi makes history, ecomes first owner to win Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500
Chip Ganassi made history Sunday when Dario Franchitti won the Indianapolis 500 but gave credit to members of the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team.
Pushin' for 4: Castroneves seeks to become fourth driver to take four checkered flags
One of the biggest questions awaiting an answer from the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday is “Can he do it?” Helio Castroneves is sitting in the catbird seat in his quest to become the fourth four-time winner. The pole-sitter could join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears in a unique club at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mears was the last driver to earn four wins, the last in 1991. Ironically, Mears works very closely with Castroneves during races.
Defending Indy 500 champ wins pit stop competition again
Helio Castroneves is beginning to look like the Ironman of Indy.
Jerry Coons Jr. wins 40th running of the Tony Hulman Classic
Roger Penske set the bar for Indianapolis 500 excellence
When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Company was born in 1909, how could the founding fathers, Carl Fisher, James Allison, Arthur Newby and Frank Wheeler, have known the impact that 320 acres of overpriced farmland would have on the world? Jump ahead nearly 100 years. How could the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have known the force that Roger Penske would be in its history?
Trackside: Sprint drivers ready to battle for Tony Hulman Classic crown
In its storied past, the Tony Hulman Sprint Car Classic has generated a fair share of memorable moments. Whether it’s been the close competition or stellar individual performances, the event has seldom fallen short of its lofty billing.
Jack Nicholson named honorary starter for Indianapolis 500
Three-time Academy Award-winning actor Jack Nicholson has been named honorary starter of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race on Sunday and will wave the green flag at the 2010 edition of the event.
Who's in, who's out: Field’s set for 94th running of Indianapolis 500
The field is full for the Indianapolis 500. The final nine spots in the lineup were filled in the second day of qualifying Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Fisher leads way for female drivers/owners and she's loving it
Janet Guthrie broke down the barrier. Lynn St. James made her mark. The spotlight is always on Danica, but Sarah Fisher has really set the bar for women in open-wheel racing. She is the only female owner/driver currently in the IZOD IndyCar series and only the second woman owner/driver to field an entry in the Indianapolis 500.
Castroneves takes shootout for fourth pole
Four was a nice number for Helio Castroneves on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Pole Day qualifying for the Indianapolis 500.
Castroneves driving well, still 'having a lot of fun'
How much better could things get for Helio Castroneves?
Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Castroneves claimed his fourth Indianapolis 500 pole and his second consecutive one.
Indy rolls out Pole Day changes today
Pole Day will take on a whole new meaning today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In one of the biggest changes to the Indianapolis 500 to date, drivers, teams and fans are anticipating an electrifying day.
Scott Dixon tops Wednesday speed charts at Indy
Wednesday was the busiest day yet for Indianapolis 500 practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Drivers turned 2,282 laps in cloudy, cool and dry conditions in preparation for the start of qualifying Saturday.
Trackside: When it comes to non-wing sprint car racing, track position is key
In highly-competitive non-wing sprint car racing, no one factor can loom larger in determining the final outcome of a race than track position.
Weather, crash dictate schedule at Indy 500 practice
Practice for the 94th Indianapolis 500 started an hour later and ended 10 minutes early Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Castroneves leads way in second day of Indy 500 practice
Despite threatening weather and a few sprinkles Sunday, veterans and rookies alike turned laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500. Three-time winner Helio Castroneves paced both the field and Team Penske with a fast lap of 227.046, nearly a mile an hour faster than Scott Dixon, whose Target Chip Ganassi car pulled a 226.202 while his teammate Dario Franchitti recorded a 226.044.
- Racing Results: May 16, 2010
Stanbrough among favorites for today’s Action Track opener
If you trust the weather.com Web site, the temperature will drop from 69 to 60 degrees after 6 p.m.
Chance of precipitation will range from 10 to 30 percent.
Practice for Indy 500 begins today
Practice for the Indianapolis 500 begins today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
- Motorsports and art: ISU accepting entries for Artomobilia exhibition Indiana is known worldwide for motorsports events, specifically those staged at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Events such as the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400 evoke images that are indelibly embedded in the American psyche.
- Metro Rounup: USAC schedule for 2010 about ready to roll U.S. Auto Club schedules are pretty well set for 2010 and several events are scheduled for The Action Track in Terre Haute, Bloomington Speedway and Lincoln Park Speedway at Putnamville.
- IndyCar trims down 500 schedule The schedule for the Indianapolis 500 will be shorter in 2010 with all of the action in a two-week, three-weekend schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway capped by the running of the race May 30.
- Exhale IndyCar, Danica will be racing in 2010 Danica Patrick is set for another season in the IZOD IndyCar Series. And possibly more. The popular driver has inked a two-year contract with Andretti Autosport with a joint option for a third year. She will drive the No. 7 Go Daddy green car which was unveiled this week on national television.
- Izod gives IndyCar first ‘legitimate’ title sponsor Izod and the IndyCar Series became synonymous Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as officials made the announcement that the fashion company would be the series’ title sponsor for at least the next six years.
- Jimmie Johnson close to racing into NASCAR history Jimmie Johnson is on the verge of making history in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing and doesn’t plan to get conservative in the last three races of the season.
- Gordon moving up Chase standings, but his teammates are in his way Jeff Gordon is off to a slow start in the NASCAR Chase for the championship but the four-time series champ thinks he still could take top honors. To do it, he would have to win a race or two and pass Hendrick Motorsports teammates Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson to do it. Martin and Johnson rank one-two in the Chase point totals and have won the first two races in the championship series.
- Next IRL race has deep meaning for two drivers The Indy Japan 300 has special meaning for IndyCar Series drivers Ryan Briscoe and Danica Patrick.
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