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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Rossi Charges From 32nd To Finish 4th In Sunday’s Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite starting 32nd, Vegas had Alexander Rossi as the favorite to win Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. No one has started this race past 28th and crossed the yard of bricks first, and even with that happened, it was all the way back in 1911. But, Vegas must have knew more than anyone else. Rossi, charged from his last row starting spot to finish fourth in Sunday’s near record setting heat at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Andretti Autosport driver was making daring moves all day and…

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Drivers Say More Downforce Needed For Future Indy 500’s

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading into this year’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, passing was happening at a record pace. After five races, we had well over 1,300 on track passes. That was an over 110-percent increase from 2017. That was a direct correlation to the new 2018 universal race car. Well, after Sunday’s 200 Lap race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, drivers are blaming the car for the lack of action too. There were 633 on track passes on Sunday, very few of them were for the lead. In fact, we…

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Carpenter Says His 2nd Place Finish Will Feel Good In A Couple Of Days, Will Come Back Stronger Next Year

INDIANAPOLIS – The loudest cheers in driver intros for Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 were for the hometown hero Ed Carpenter. That wasn’t surprising though. Carpenter, put the crowd to their feet on his qualifying run last Sunday too. In the ‘500 mile race on a sun filled hot afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Carpenter led a race-high 65 laps. That kept the Indiana faithful engaged all afternoon. This was by far his best race at his home track ever. The Butler University grad would bring his No.…

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After Servia’s Strong Indy 500, Scuderia Corsa Coming Back To The 2019 Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – We’ve seen it happen before and now it’s about to happen again. Last year, Michael Shank Racing, Juncos Racing and Harding Racing were all making their Verizon IndyCar Series debuts in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. They all came back in a bigger capacity for the 2018 season. Well, we’re about to see another team come back in 2019. Scuderia Corsa. 

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Dixon Rising Up Record Books, Earns 3rd Place Finish In 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Scott Dixon has had a very quiet start to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Through six races into the year, he and his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Ed Jones have yet to lead a single lap of action. 812 laps down and neither Ganassi driver has led a circuit. But, despite that, here Dixon is sitting fourth in the INDYCAR points standings leaving Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Think about that. Dixon, has had an off year and he’s well within striking distance of his fifth…

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Chevrolet Dominates 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Chevrolet showed last weekend in qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 to have the premiere power among the two Verizon IndyCar Series manufacturers. Chevy drivers had nine of the top 11 starting spots to start this race off with. But, would they remain there? See, this new car was supposed to take out any manufacturer advantage in terms of race pace. The cars were similar. The new 2018 car is a universal aerokit. It’s the same between Chevy and Honda teams. So,…

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