3 Seats Still to be Filled for the Indy 500, Who Will They Be?

A few weeks ago, we saw three drivers named for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 in a five day span. That gave us 30 drivers for the 33 car field. With that being said, that left three spots open. Now that we’re a little over a month away, where are those three seats coming from? If you paid attention to the Fernando Alonso announcement, you would have seen that Stefan Wilson’s bold move meant that Honda had no more cars/engines available. They are maxed out at 18 entries…

Read More

Chicago Blackhawks Performer Jim Cornelison to Sing Back Home Again in Indiana for Indy 500

Jim Cornelison, renowned for his stirring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Chicago Blackhawks’ home games, will sing “Back Home Again In Indiana” before the start of the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 28 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Cornelison, a 1992 graduate of the Master of Music program at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, has been the popular, exclusive singer of the national anthem before all Blackhawks’ home games at the United Center in Chicago since the…

Read More

Michael Andretti To Call Indy 500 for Fernando Alonso

INDIANAPOLIS – It was revealed today that McLaren and Fernando Alonso would be coming to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the May 28 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. That news sent shockwaves throughout the racing world, as a global iconic driver like Alonso is now going to race in the biggest race in the world. Later on in the day, it was revealed that Michael Andretti will serve as Alonso’s strategist while Eric Bretzman will be his engineer. Alonso and McLaren will team with Andretti Autosport, hence the technical moves…

Read More

Stefan Wilson Deserves Most of the Credit for Fernando Alonso Coming to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Stefan Wilson has good reason to hold a grudge against IndyCar racing. His brother, Justin Wilson, was tragically killed in a crash at Pocono in August of 2015 when a piece of a wrecked race car bounced off the track and hit Wilson in his helmet. Everything the younger Wilson had ever strived for, was gone in an instant. It was always Wilson’s goal to race in the Indy 500 alongside his big brother. That dream was dashed on that August day in 2015. He did get to race…

Read More

Fernando Alonso News Sends Shockwaves Through the Racing World, Boosts Indy 500 Prestige

INDIANAPOLIS – A few days ago, there was a report that next month’s Indianapolis 500 should see crowds exceed where they were for the 2015 race. That was always the benchmark for the 101st Running, because Doug Boles and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway knew that there’d big a huge uptick in fans for the 100th Running in 2016. With that being said, their main goal was to keep as many of those fans coming back for 2017 and knew there’d be a bit of a dropoff. Boles said that tickets so…

Read More

Andretti Autosport Bringing Huge Partnerships to the Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series is seeing a ton of positive news. From the deep fields, to close racing to intense thrilling finishes, the series is on a huge high. Mix in the new car for next year, and the buzz around the series is growing by the day. Then, Wednesday happened. The Fernando Alonso news is a huge get for the series, but if you look deeper, an even bigger storyline is brewing – new teams. Andretti Autosport will have six cars under their umbrella next month, but three…

Read More