Indy 500 Entries Already Filling Fast, A Full Look at Who’s Confirmed And Who’s Possibly Up Next

INDIANAPOLIS – With Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing’s announcement that Jordan King will drive a third entry for them for next May’s 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, it further proves that we could have a heck of a Bump Day on our hands for 2019. Last year, we had 35 entries going for 33 spots. James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann were the DNQ’s for this past year’s race. Will we have bumping again next year? If so, how many?

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King To Make Indy 500 Debut Next May

INDIANAPOLIS – Jordan King had a ride with Ed Carpenter Racing if he wanted it. ECR wanted King back in the same capacity for the 2019 IndyCar Series season. King though, wanted more. He didn’t want to be a road/street course only driver, he wanted a full season. Unfortunately, full season rides were closed. There was no availability. Instead, he found a ride for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500.

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McLaren Returns To The Indy 500 With Alonso For “Unfinished Business”

McLaren Racing announced on Saturday that they will contest the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 next May with Fernando Alonso behind the wheel. Competing in his second Indy 500, Alonso will attempt to become only the second driver ever to secure world motorsport’s unofficial Triple Crown: victories at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Indianapolis 500. The feat was achieved by Graham Hill in 1972 with his win at Le Mans.

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Mari Hulman George Passes Away At 83

Hulman & Company and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Emeritus Mari Hulman George, who touched the lives of millions through her deep passion for auto racing, stewardship of the Racing Capital of the World and decades of compassionate philanthropy, died Nov. 3 in Indianapolis with her family by her side. She was 83. Mari served as IMS chairman from 1988-2016, but motorsports and the world-renowned racetrack were among the cornerstones of her life since her father, Anton “Tony” Hulman Jr., purchased the facility in November 1945 and saved…

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Cornelison To Sing Back Home Again In Indiana For 103rd Running of Indianapolis 500

Fan favorite Jim Cornelison will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2019, singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” at the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and performing at other events as part of the official countdown to the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Cornelison also will perform at the 100 Days Out Party on Friday, Feb. 15 in Indianapolis and will attend other events on the INDYCAR and Indy 500 promotional calendar.

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Google Street View Was At This Past May’s Indianapolis 500

An exciting collaboration between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Google Street View team allows fans around the globe to experience the sights and thrills of Indianapolis 500 Race Day in a brand-new way. The project, which can be viewed at ims.com/RaceView , provides a 360-degree view of the entire track layout just moments before the green flag is dropped to start the 2018 edition of the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event. Fans can use the new interactive website to stroll down the front stretch and cross the iconic Yard of…

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Don’t Be Surprised If Kahne Tries Indy 500 In The Future, What He Said

INDIANAPOLIS – Kasey Kahne announced his retirement from NASCAR on Thursday morning saying that the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be his last. But, like Fernando Alonso and Tony Stewart, Kahne isn’t ruling out racing in other series’. Here are his words on that. “I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but I know I’m at ease with the decision that I have made,” he tweeted on Thursday. “The highs didn’t outweigh the lows and the grueling schedule takes a toll on your quality of life.…

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Could 2019 Indy 500 Have Alonso, Stewart and Castroneves?

INDIANAPOLIS – Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated announcement was made on Tuesday and that was that he will leave Formula One at the end of the 2018 season. While he didn’t announce his next endeavor, racing somewhere will be in the mix. He’s not retiring. With Alonso making it crystal clear that his No. 1 priority is to win the “Triple Crown” another shot at the Indianapolis 500 is highly likely. He’s already won two of the three races with Indy the only one eluding him. So, with him departure from F1,…

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Alonso To Leave F1 At The End Of 2018, Indy 500 At The Very Least Likely For 2019 Plans

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s happening Verizon IndyCar Series fans. Fernando Alonso has announced on Tuesday that he’s leaving Formula One at the end of the season. Most thought that an announcement of that caliber was coming but only half of the unveiling was actually made. What about his 2019 plans? While he didn’t say he was retiring from racing all together, the Spaniard in fact said the opposite. “After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, it’s time for me to make a change and move on,” Alonso said on his social…

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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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