Does LeMans Win All But Ensure Alonso Another Indy 500 Shot For 2019? Why He’s Likely Heading Towards North America

INDIANAPOLIS – Now that we’re 24 hours past the literal day long event in LeMans, it’s a good amount of time to sit back and reflect on what Fernando Alonso just accomplished. In just his third ever start in a sports car, Alonso won and did so in one of the most prestigious races in the world – the 24 Hours of LeMans. He also won his second ever sports car start with the same Toyota team in Spa. His first sports car was in the 24 Hours of Daytona where…

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Prime Sports NASCAR, Race Review Online Podcast: A Look Back On The Indy 500, The Coca-Cola 600 And Previewing Sunday’s Race In Pocono

Greg DePalma, PSN’s C.J. Radune and Eric Smith of Race Review Onlinelook back at the best and worst of NASCAR’s two weeks in Charlotte, where a new aero package sparked a thrilling All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 was a yawner without it. They also recap the Indianapolis 500 before turning attention to this week’s Pocono 400. Listen Here

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Opinion: Why The Indy 500 TV Ratings Aren’t A Huge Deal To Me And Why I Think They’re On Solid Ground Still

INDIANAPOLIS – You may have seen the overnight ratings for the Indianapolis 500 and think, oh my, what happened? Yes, the overnight ratings were a 3.4. Yes, that’s the lowest for the prestigous race since it began airing flag-to-flag action in 1986. But, I’m not worried about those numbers. Here’s why. The 3.4 rating is still leaps and bounds above any other race that the Verizon IndyCar Series hosts on an annual basis. Plus, the 3.4 rating is the second highest rated race in any series around the world for North…

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Rookies Have Solid Indy 500 Outing

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, the Indianapolis 500 rookie class had a ton of attention. “Fernando Mania” had struck the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway when the popular Spaniard touched down stateside to compete in the world’s biggest race. He had a solid month, qualifying fifth and leading a ton of laps. Unfortunately, his engine would blow before the end of the race. But, another rookie in Ed Jones would finish an impressive third in his Dale Coyne Racing entry. Now, with a rookie class consisting of Robert Wickens, Matheus Leist, Zachary Claman…

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Stefan Wilson’s Pit Call Comes Up Just Short For Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – When Stefan Wilson passed Oriol Servia on the Lap 193 restart of Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, he joined his brother Justin Wilson as just the fourth set of brothers to lead the prestigious race. They join Louis and Gaston Chevrolet, Al and Bobby Unser and Buddy and Jacques Lazier as the only brothers to pace the Verizon IndyCar Series field on the famed 2.5-mile track. But, when Wilson did take the lead, he was trying to pull off the near impossible. Could he steal a ‘500…

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Hunter-Reay Moves Into Top 5 In Points, Leaves Indy 500 Frustrated With Lapped Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Hunter-Reay is quietly having a solid 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. If not for bad luck, he’d likely be heading to the Duels in Detroit battling for the points lead. Leaving Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, Hunter-Reay sits fifth in the points standings after scoring his fourth top five finish of the year. The Andretti Autosport driver charged hard from his 14th starting spot on a hot and slick Sunday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and leaves generally happy. See, Hunter-Reay quickly went from 14th to the top 10…

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Main Takeaways From Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to believe but the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is now in our rear view mirror. It seems like the last 365 days flew by. Now, we have a full year ahead of us until the 103rd Running next May. But, now that we’re a few hours after Will Power crossed the yard of bricks first, here are a few thoughts on this year’s race. 

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Tire Puncture Costs Tony Kanaan Indy 500 Win

INDIANAPOLIS – Lets face it, if one of Tony Kanaan’s Firestone tires doesn’t get a puncture and he’s not forced to hit pit road on an unscheduled stop on Lap 99, the popular Brazilian driver is likely kissing the bricks for the second time of his career. Kanaan, led 19 laps in Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, but if not for that key moment of the race, he was in position to win. The AJ Foyt Racing driver charged from his 10th starting spot to sixth in the early…

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Power Best Ever Penske Driver, Now Series’ Best Oval Racer Too Making Him Among Best Ever Overall

INDIANAPOLIS – Just look at the names that have won for Roger Penske. The storied organization has 201 career Verizon IndyCar Series wins. Drivers like Al Unser Sr and Jr., Bobby Unser, Tom Sneva, Mark Donohue, Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan, Emerson Fittipaldi and more have driven for the Captain over the last several decades. In fact, out of those 201 wins, 19 different drivers have reached victory lane for them. But, among those 19 drivers, no one has won more than Will Power. The Australian native won his 34th career race,…

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Power Becomes Team Penske’ All-Time Wins Leader In 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500 Triumph

INDIANAPOLIS – A certain Team Penske driver was searching for his fourth win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. He got it too. While you may be confused because Helio Castroneves, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, crashed out on Lap 145 and finished 27th, his teammate won his fourth race at IMS instead. See, Will Power has won the INDYCAR Grand Prix in three of the last four years. He started on the pole in each of those races too. Now, he got a win on the famed 2.5-mile oval…

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