Helio Castroneves Fastest in Final IndyCar Practice on Carb Day

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske wasn’t happy with their qualifying effort last weekend for this year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Will Power was the only one to qualify in the top nine, with the rest coming from 18th on back. On Friday though, they showed that their race pace may prove to be the ones to beat. 

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James Hinchcliffe Blows Engine in Final Practice on Carb Day, Should Honda Be Worried?

INDIANAPOLIS – Just 29 laps into his Carb Day practice run, James Hinchcliffe blew an engine on his No. 5 Honda. What’s strange is the Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports driver just came out of his pit stall when the green flag came back out. But, if this was a fluke occurrence, it would be one thing, but this is becoming a bad trend for Honda engines. 

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Bourdais Released From Hospital on Wednesday

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais, injured in a crash May 20 during a qualifying attempt for the 101st Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, was discharged from IU Health Methodist Hospital on Wednesday and has been moved to a local rehabilitation facility. Bourdais sustained multiple pelvic fractures and a fractured right hip when his No. 18 GEICO Honda crashed into the SAFER Barrier in Turn 2 on the third lap of his qualifications attempt Saturday. The Dale Coyne Racing driver underwent successful surgery that evening at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

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The 5 Favorites to Win Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to believe, as it seems like I was just writing this story last year, but here are the five favorites to drink the milk in Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). I have three previous winners on this list. Also, if you’re a fan of Andretti or Ganassi, you”ll enjoy this too.

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Top 5 Sleepers to Win This Year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Everybody loves a good longshot to win a sporting event right? It’s fun to root for the underdog. Well, here are five “sleepers” that could win Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). 

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ABC Goes All-In With Cool Features Including Visor Cam for 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

For the 53rd consecutive year, ABC will air the Indianapolis 500. This year’s broadcast begins at 11 a.m ET and will be presented by Firestone. Allen Bestwick will call the race, joined in the booth for analysis by former series drivers Scott Goodyear and Eddie Cheever.The announcer team also will include pit reporters Jon Beekhuis, Rick DeBruhl and Dr. Jerry Punch. ESPN SportsCenter anchor Lindsay Czarniak will host the pre-race show from the Speedway’s iconic Pagoda, and SportsCenter reporter Marty Smith will join the pre-race show and take viewers inside some…

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Making a Case for Fernando Alonso to Win the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – When Fernando Alonso first announced in April that he’d race in this year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) it turned a ton of heads around the world. A current Formula One driver, a world champion at that, is skipping F1’s biggest race and driving in IndyCar’s biggest race. Now that we have reached race week here in Indy, I don’t think any of us could have scripted a much better month for the Spaniard. 

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