Kanaan Thrilled With 10th Place Qualifying Effort

INDIANAPOLIS – Fan favorite Ed Carpenter won the pole for next Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). The other big fan favorite was quickest in the other round of qualifying on Sunday, as Tony Kanaan will start 10th in the May 27 race. Kanaan, turned a blazing four-lap average of 227.644 mph in his No. 14 Chevrolet, which was good enough to be fastest in the first group. That has the popular Brazilan very proud of the AJ Foyt Racing teams efforts. Kanaan, has been…

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“Team INDYCAR” Rolls Off Next To One Another In Row 11 Of Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Back in the winter, both Conor Daly and Alexander Rossi were on the hit show “The Amazing Race.” The Verizon IndyCar Series duo traveled across the world promoting the series and nearly won in the process. Unfortunately, Daly isn’t a full time driver like he had hoped, so Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be the first race that both drivers will were in the field together. It also happens to be the biggest race in the world too. Well, as ironic as…

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Carpenter Beats The Penske’s For 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500 Pole (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – A lot of drama ensued on Saturday when James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann were dramatically bumped from racing in next Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). The only real drama we thought would ensue on Sunday was which one of the four Team Penske drivers would be starting on the pole for the May 27 race. Instead, the hometown hero shocked them all. 

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Dixon/Bourdais The Lone Honda Rangers Up Front And For Some Reason They’re Not Getting The Attention

INDIANAPOLIS – All the attention in the Firestone Fast Nine session on Sunday afternoon was about the seven combined Team Penske and Ed Carpenter Racing drivers. After all, when you have a three-time Indianapolis 500 champion in Helio Castroneves, the defending series champion in Josef Newgarden, the INDYCAR Grand Prix winner in Will Power, the likeable Simon Pagenaud, the hometown hero Ed Carpenter and the media darling Danica Patrick in that group, how can you not gravitate to those storylines. Meanwhile, two seasoned veterans stayed quiet and did their jobs behind…

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Danica Patrick To Start In The Indy 500, What Are Here Chances Of Winning The Race?

INDIANAPOLIS – Danica Patrick and Ed Carpenter Racing have done a great job of getting Danica up to speed for this month’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). They’ve methodically taken a conservative approach to her and how to get her comfortable with this new car and her first time in it since 2011. See, the last time Danica drove in the Verizon IndyCar Series, the car was completely different. They didn’t have paddle shifters or all the tools to use in the car to adjust…

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All 4 Penske Drivers Will Be Starting Up Front, Does That Bode Well For The Start Of The Race

INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday afternoon, all four Team Penske drivers flexed their muscles. Each of the foursome made the Firestone Fast Nine and only needed one attempt to do so too. On Sunday, all they had to do was just position themselves into the ‘500 itself. They knew they’d each be starting in the first 3 Rows for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Now, they wanted to ensure they’d all start up front together because it will certainly help in the early portions of…

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Chevrolet Closes Out Strong Indy 500 Qualifying Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – It was a great Indianapolis 500 Time Trials weekend for the Chevrolet camp. On Saturday, they put seven cars in the Firestone Fast Nine and did something really rare, none of their fleet of drivers ended up going back out on the famed 2.5-mile track to make a second qualifying attempt. They didn’t need to either. They were the class of the field. But, with having just three cars start in the top 17 of last year’s race and having 11 this year, most notably seven in the top…

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Options Drying Up For James Hinchcliffe To Race In The Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday, two drivers were bumped from the Indianapolis 500 field. One of which, is a popular fan favorite full-time driver. That is a big problem for the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway itself. When James Hinchclifffe isn’t racing in the May 27 race, it’s a problem. But, there is a rule in place to which Hinchcliffe can actually get back into a car for the ‘500. See, nothing stops a team from bringing Hinchcliffe onboard to race their car for the 102nd Running. It’s not…

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Despite Needing Hinch In The Field, Indy 500 Can’t Have Him Race Next Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – I wanted to get a full nights sleep and digest what had happened on Saturday to put my thoughts together on what the Verizon IndyCar Series should do if James Hinchcliffe secured a seat for next Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Part of me says let him race and if he does find a ride, nothing in the rulebook states that he can’t. Plus, it’s not like the series and the biggest race in the world is in any position to not…

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Davison Not Shedding a Tear That James Hinchcliffe Was Bumped From Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Saturday’s Day 1 of Indianapolis 500 Time Trials had no shortage of storylines. One that was maybe hidden more than others was how a new rivalry may be brewing between two drivers. James Davison made it clear that he’s not a fan of James Hinchcliffe and will shed no tears that Hinchcliffe and his No. 5 Honda team failed to qualify for next Sunday’s 102nd Running of the race (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Davison, talked to Jason Spells of WTHR-13 after he became the 33rd and final qualifier…

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