IndyCar Unveils More 2018 Car Designs, Including Road/Street/Short Ovals Look Too

INDIANAPOLIS – The excitement is growing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series car. When they first debuted what the superspeedway car would look like this past winter, the announcement certainly moved the needle. Then, as more and more images of what the car would look like have come out since, it’s always treated with rave reviews. Well, IndyCar unveiled more designs today, including what the road/street/short ovals car would look like. Just like the superspeedway kit, this sleek slender car looks amazing. The air overhead intake is lowered, the rear wheel…

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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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Bold Prediction, Ed Jones Will Win Indy 500 Rookie of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS – We already know almost one guarantee, Ed Jones will win the Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year award for the 2017 season. Barring an unforeseen disaster, Jones, the only full-time rookie in the field, will basically win the award by default. But, as we head into the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) on Sunday, everyone is pretty much assuming Fernando Alonso will be the Rookie of the Year for the race. 

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Max Chilton Turns Fastest Speed in Busy Monday of Indy 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s only a matter of time before the Monday afternoon practice session on race week becomes another big staple of the Month of May. The fourth year of this new added practice session, has grown rave reviews. The crowds are steadily growing in large numbers, as fans witnessed today 2,705 laps turned by the 33 starters in this Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). They ran those laps in just three in-a-half hours. 

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